So crazy busy today! I did way better with my food than I expected! I did give in and have a few forbidden snacks - chips and dip (just a hadful tho) and some dark chocolate, but my overall calories were good and my fitness pal 'gives' me extra calories for exercise so I technically didn't go over... just went over what I'd like... but by less than 200cals - so really not bad.
I did a TON of heavy cleaning and clearing today. Cleaned out my pantry and all my kitchen cupboards, spent at least 2 or 3 hours working AFTER hitting the gym for 45 mins. I figured DD was home sick (not really sick, just way over tired) and that meant a day home from work for me so I wanted to get some stuff accomplished!
Sarah, Unless you are cutting wine for TTC I'd still have some, maybe cut it to one glass but it is healthy and unless you are overindulging it shouldn't hurt weight loss I'm normally a wine drinker (infact 2 years ago when I lost 70lbs I was drinking a glass a night!) but we're TTC so I've been cutting it out unless AF is around, although today I did have a light beer after all my hard work!
Marie, keep trying I always found it 'easier' when I was home but that was really cause I wasn't eating at all... I'd get so busy I'd suddenly realise it was time to get supper started! Not really healthy... I tend to go out for lunch too often with co workers... trying to cut that out.
Kim, YEAH!!! I'd be having plenty of Mimosas (or Margharitas maybe) to celebrate too! I've often thought about going back to school but don't think I've got the energy now... you've accomplished something awesome!
Deirdre, I agree with cutting off the excess salt and butter early! I tried to do that with DD, but not everyone was on board - my ex's family are from Newfoundland - home of salt pork, salt beef, salt cod...basically anything... his Mother introduced DD to the wonders of salt and butter (she puts a ton of butter on hard boiled eggs). One very proud moment was when DD was offered a cheese sandwich, she said 'yes please' and when she was handed a Cheese Wiz sandwich she said 'umm that's not cheese...' she was 3
Wow a really busy day with tons of shopping again for me. I tend to have these days when my mama's off of work. LOL Had to get some veggies and stuff around the house. What did my mom make for dinner? Spaghetti! The forbidden dinner food to dieters. Ugh! Thank god I weighed myself this morning and not tomorrow. Hehe.
Sarah, totally feel the 'manic Monday' vibe. Hip hip hooray!! 2 lbs down is great! Here's hoping that every week follows the same pattern.
Deirdre, bummed for you not getting the + this month....... but secretly excited we might be sharing a board. It's so funny that our predictions were close to the same; Feb for you and Nov for me. Mine will most likely be early Nov (like the first, IF it happens) so I will stick around Oct. I have a feeling little one could be early again.
I don't know what I would do without my stove! When are you getting it back? I'd be raising h3ll until it happened. Politely of course.
Crystal, loved the 'home day' you had and so understand where you're coming from. We've had our share of rough nights and just stayed home as opposed to battling it out with the teachers. When Drake has a rough start to his day, it def continues on that path. Thankfully, we haven't had to many rough days this year! WOO HOO. Kindergarten? An absolute nightmare.....
Saw your OPK pics! Everything that can be crossed is crossed for you! I hope you got lucky this time.
Can't wait to try the chicken lasagna. Sounds so yummy.
Ok, edit this again in a sec. Sleepy baby.
Drake (9 )
We've had some improvements since switching from the french program to the english one but still seem to be battling with her teachers (personally I think it's unreasonable to give an ADD child a 1 minute math test and expect her to complete it like the rest of the class, DD doesn't do well with fast...) so I figured it would only result in MORE notes home and complaints about her 'inappropriate behaviour' AKA not doing everything normally...sigh... I miss our old school
And to make me feel WORSE my best friend says 'are you really sure you want another kid?? Girl you'd really loose it, you can't handle the one and two dogs!' Umm thanks for being supportive? Ugh I'm super stressed with Nick gone lately and yes Eala's given us some serious headaches but Nick's not gone forever! I don't understand why she'd be so completely unsupportive! I was so supportive of her and her girlfriend wanting a baby I offered to be a surrogate (she can't have any and her GF is already 3!
.... and there's my morning rant.... now off to take the pup to get his nuts chopped off....
GRRRR second time writing this....
Thanks Marie, we've had some progress since switching her to from the french program to the english program but I still feel it's a constant battle with her teachers, I personally think it's unreasonable to give an ADD child a math test with 20 or 30 questions and say get as many done as you can in 1 minute - then fail her cause she only got 4 done! I figured that sending her yesterday would only result in more notes home and complaints about her 'inapporpriate behaviour' AKA not doing everything normally.... sigh... I miss our old school
And while I'm on a rant... my best friend has suddenly become totally UNsupportive, she said 'are you sure you want to add another kid?? you'll totally loose it! You can't handle to one with the 2 dogs!' Ummm thanks for being completely UNSUPPORTIVE!!!
Yes I'm stressed lately with Nick gone, and yes Eala HAS given us some serious headaches but he's not gone forever and she's getting better as she gets older (kindergarden = yikes!). My best friend and her girlfriend want to have a baby eventually, she can't carry a baby and her GF is already 38, so they are thinking they may need a surrogate - I offered to be one - I'd like some support in return....
There's my morning rant (again).... now to take the dog to get his nuts chopped off....
now that my compute made me do this twice - grrrr I'm not having a great day and it's only 6:30...
Crystal, are you speaking my language or what? Hahahahaha! My son is ADHD, right? Well my 2 year old is TWICE as wild! He was a total nightmare baby, just that he was anxious and crabby. He JUST started sleeping through the night last night. Even now, what I think is the norm, people watch him and say, (with eyes wide as saucers) OMG! He never stops! Or, is he ALWAYS like that? So, that being said, even my mother has said, are you sure you can handle one more? (and said it more than once) I say, 'Ya know one day you'll look at me and think to yourself, d@mn Marie sure is looking fat. To which I'll reply, oh yeah, btw, I'm 7 months pregnant. It's a ______ and the name is ______.' Lol! She said, you wouldn't dare! I said, we'll see...... And that was the last negative thing I heard. Just b/c your daughter is going through a rough spell doesn't mean she will ALWAYS be going through a rough spell.
And for the time testing.... same over here! What I did was copy the test and make Drake finish it no matter how long it took. Then, do it again, then maybe again. I don't know about your daughter, but Drake would psych himself out and then knowing the clock was ticking only made things worse. Once he could get the hang of it at home we had no troubles at school. And we use LOTS of reassuring. Like, 'OMG! LOOK! You got half of it done! See? I told you could do it! You're so smart! Not let's see if you can get anymore done the next time!' HTH
Couldn't update more last night. I was sleeeepy. And my tummy was bloated. I have all our points ready except Tasha's. I hope she gets on by the afternoon. I'll wait til about 5 to submit. We were sooooo close to getting the extra 10 points. We will do it this week!!
Drake (9 )
If I sit with her to 'correct' it (ie finish) she has no trouble, but she needs constant refocusing. Her teacher asked me to set a timer and only go back after a few mintes. That just doesn't work for her! She will find SOMETHING to play with, her pencil an eraser the paper, her clothes... She was going to see the resource teacher when she was in French but since moving the english she's not throwing crazy tantrums anymore (she actually understands, and is less frustrated) so they won't send her anymore Even with medication - it only goes so far and we don't want to up her dose too much since she's pretty tiny and has lost weight already (the shortes in her class and still in toddler size shoes!). I'm feeling like we need to switch her meds entirely but I'm scared to do that...
Crystal - Hope your days gets better. I'll be thinking about your poor pup!
I am SO impressed by your daughter's cheese comment! That is awesome. Irish food isn't much better. It's either boiled (needing salt and butter to be edible) or incredible greasy :O) I still want her to be able to appreciate her culture and eat these foods, just not on a regular basis. And if she decides it's gross, so be it.
When I was TTC Erin, I made a decision to not think like I'm pregnant until I "was". It was for sanity reasons. So I didn't ban alcohol or certain foods, or not make plans etc. I specifically remember having a beer or two one day while I was in the 2WW with Erin. She was fine. That being said, it was 2 light beers. I wasn't out boozing it up. I think that doctors/experts cant say what is an acceptable amount of alcohol to consume while pregnant so that just say don't. This way they're not responsible for people's drinking problems, etc. I had a glass or two of wine a week (or so) after my 1st trimester with Erin. I just made sure I ate food first. But if I was the type of person who couldn't say no after 1, then I wouldn't at all. KWIM?
Marie - Don't dread pasta! It is, after all, a grain. Part of a nutritious diet But you should try to stay away from regular pasta and switch to whole grain/ whole wheat.....or.....homemade with whole wheat pasta (WAY easier said than done!). But even white pasta in moderation isn't awful.
DH said this mornig that he's going to try to fix the stove today. But I have a feeling he'll get distracted.
So, Drake's improved behavior? Because of meds, diet, or a combo of both??? Just curious.
I am really hoping we get to share a board again. If I land on the Oct. board, I'll be due the 22nd. Perhaps if you go early we'll share a b'day :O)
AFM-I opted to go to my favorite Irish pub for dinner last night instead of sushi since I had rice with my lunch. I got a salad, but it was one of those BIG salads with chicken, cheese, nuts, cranberries, etc. The good thing was that I immediately put half in a to-go box. The bad thing is that I never put the box in the fridge so I had to throw it out this morning (
I also had 2 wonderfuly tasty beers with dinner. My splurge since AF is here :O) Erdinger (pronounced Air-dinger). One of my favs.
Got on the scales this morning and it was DOWN. Not a whole lot, but a step in the right direction. The good thing about not getting preggo yet (besides possible sharing a BB with you, Marie!), is that I have another 4 weeks to keep dropping weight. If I can get to 135 as my pre-preg weight I'll be happy. That's only 6 pounds. That's motivation to get on that treadmill right there.
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Crystal, sorry I wasn't much help. (this is for Deirdre too->) I wad really scared about switching meds for Drake too. He was losing weight (he was 45lbs) and it only seemed effective for about 3-4 hours. Mornings..... ugh. I had a call from the principal every day. Yeah. So we switched it up durring summer break just so if it wasn't a good thing it would be okay. What he's on now is a medicated patch so he dosen't have to ingest it. Absorbs into bloodstream. I weigh him every day. In less than a years time, he's up 5 lbs!!! It's really a hard choice to make and I completely understand. ((((hugs))))
Deirdre, that stinks about your salad getting left out. Sometimes salads aren't so great the next day, so just think of it that way. lol! I hope you get your oven back today.
So far, food is going great today. Now to work on that water....
Drake (9 )
Hi Cait! Welcome to the crew!!
Deirdre, you'd be proud of me. Only whole wheat and veggie based pasta in my cupboards. But my mom's...... No way! She never steps outside the box.
Drake (9 )