Conversations with my kids

1Shane: Mom, you’re drinking a mountain dew, are you ok?
Me: It’s diet
Shane: are you ok?
Me: I’ve had a bad day
Shane: Because you were crying?
(I didn’t say anything, but I looked at him)
Shane: I heard you crying last night.
Me: I’ll be alright
Shane: I know you will, because you always are,….but Mom, it’s really ok if you’re not ok. You don’t have to be strong all the time. We understand.
(of course I started crying again, he went to the fridge and got me another diet dew)
Shane: here, you might this too.
then he gave me a hug,…

 

 

2I finally bought myself a desk chair! Hailey just came in and said, “Is your butt comfy?” I said, “yes it is.” She said, “good, because I like being the only pain in your butt.” I swear this child and the things she comes up with!

 

A Conversation with my daughter about boyfriends: (we were writing out her Valentines for her class)
Hailey: Mom, I really like this one boy in my class.
Me: Good, I’m glad.
Hailey: He’s my boyfriend
Me: Oh ok.
Hailey: Do you have a boyfriend?
Me: Ahh, no I have a husband,….your Dad,…remember?
Hailey: Yes, but a husband is not a boyfriend.
Me: Well true. So I guess your Dad is my husband and my boyfriend.
Hailey: Your boyfriend can’t be in your family! Your boyfriend has to be someone not in your family.
Me: We weren’t always family. When we first met we weren’t in the same family.
Hailey: Did you tell him he was your boyfriend?
Me: Yes, I guess I did.
Hailey: and then you married him?
Me: yes,…eventually.
(A few cards later)
Hailey: I like this boy too,…he’s my boyfriend too.
Me: Oh, good lord Hailey,…how many boyfriends do you have?
(she started counting on her fingers,….at 5,…I told her to stop and keep writing the cards.) Lord help me!

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Me: Ok kids, dinner is going to be ‘every man for himself kinda thing’, so tell me what you want, so I can make it.
Hailey: Um, I think I want some noodles.
(I start the noodles, and then go back to Shane’s room)
Me: Shane, tell me what you want for dinner.
Shane: I don’t know.
Me: Well you need to make a decision before I sit down to eat whatever I make for myself.
(go back finish Hailey’s noodles, wash some dishes, then go back to Shane)
Me: I am making myself a grill cheese sandwich, do you want one?
Shane: no.
Me: What do you want?
Shane: I don’t know.
Me: ok
(I go back and finish the dishes, sweep the floor, make some tea, and then make my sandwich, while I heat a bowl soup too. Sandwich is done, I get all my stuff to the table, then take out of the trash, and wipe down the counters. All while hearing nothing from Shane.)
The second my butt hits the chair, so I can eat my dinner,….
Shane: I think I do want a grill cheese sandwich.
( I roll my eyes, hand him my sandwich, and watch my soup get cold, while I get out the frying pan I just finished washing to make me another sandwich.)
Now I am just sitting down to eat my dinner again, and Hailey is ready for desert.
The kids need to go back to school before someone gets hurt.

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Weight Loss Tracking

My husband’s return date keeps getting moved around and I feel like I am on a roller coaster. I was hoping to lose 25 lbs by the time he gets home, but it looks like I am going to have to be happy 12 lbs.

I am happy that I weight less now than I did before I had my children. I am happy that feel better, have more energy and look better in my clothes. I feel better in my skin. I am happier and more confident.

I went back to my “roots” so to speak, when it comes working out and eating. Everything in Moderation is my theory and has been my theory from the beginning. I have been going to a few yoga, core, and strength training classes, running on the elliptical 45 minutes 5 days a week and practicing portion control. I cut back a little more on the sweets, fast food and overall snacking to cut a few more pounds, and that is when the pounds starting coming off.

I am going to continue working out at this level and hope to lose the last 13 lbs soon. (18) 164

30 Day Workout Update

I finished my second 30 day workout which was buns, guns, and abs. It took me longer than 30 days to complete because mid way I really started to hurt. My great friend, Heather, who was doing the workout with me had a great idea. We started doing the days for 2 and 3 days at a time, instead of just one day. That way we weren’t pushing ourselves to hard and we were able to work on our strength and endurance at the same time.

buns guns

 

 

This is the workout I was doing for the last month a half. It was hard, but I am did it,…finally. I feel stronger, but again I didn’t lose much weight. I lost the 4 lbs I had a gained with the 30 day shred workout, and I can now comfortably fit into my size 12 jeans. They were tight, too tight before and now they fit perfectly. I was a size 12 before I had kids, so I guess in a small way I have met one of my goals. I would just like to see more lbs come off.

 

 

 

 

25 YMCA 10 milesI joined the YMCA today! And to celebrate I ran 10 miles! Here I am in the YMCA locker room after my run, rocking my “Katniss braid”. I thought since I managed to lose 40 lbs with nothing but portion control and walking, I would try that again. I am still going to start another 30 Day workout, but I am also going to add cardio.

My husband will be home in a few months, and I know he has lost a lot of weight,…and I can’t let him win.

Next Workout “Get your Body Back” 10 minute workout. It’s eight different moves, and you do 3 sets of 12. I am going to try to find a picture or list of the workout so I can post it.

Sorry I have been so bad posting results and updates. Thanks for reading.

 

 

The Kids have been out of school for way too long,……..

017Me: Ok kids, dinner is going to be ‘every man for himself kinda thing’, so tell me what you want, so I can make it.
Hailey: Um, I think I want some noodles.
(I start the noodles, and then go back to Shane’s room)
Me: Shane, tell me what you want for dinner.
Shane: I don’t know.
Me: Well you need to make a decision before I sit down to eat whatever I make for myself.
(go back finish Hailey’s noodles, wash some dishes, then go back to Shane)
Me: I am making myself a grill cheese sandwich, do you want one?
Shane: no.
Me: What do you want?
Shane: I don’t know.
Me: ok
(I go back and finish the dishes, sweep the floor, make some tea, and then make my sandwich, while I heat a bowl soup too. Sandwich is done, I get all my stuff to the table, then take out of the trash, and wipe down the counters. All while hearing nothing from Shane.)
The second my butt hits the chair, so I can eat my dinner,….
Shane: I think I do want a grill cheese sandwich.
( I roll my eyes, hand him my sandwich, and watch my soup get cold, while I get out the frying pan I just finished washing to make me another sandwich.)
Now I am just sitting down to eat my dinner again, and Hailey is ready for desert.
The kids need to go back to school before someone gets hurt.

My Freaklesh daughter

29 Hailey: Mom, what does Freaklesh mean?
Me: Huh? Where did you hear that word?
Hailey: On my cartoon.
Shane: She means freakish, Mom.
Me: Oh. (how in the heck do I explain this?) Um,…well it means crazy, it means you kinda look crazy, and maybe do crazy things.
Hailey: Oh, ok. I think I understand. (then she walks away, and a few minutes later she comes back) Mom, I am freaklesh.
Me: Yes, Hailey,…you are very Freaklesh.

 

 

 

 

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Hailey found my camera

 

 

 

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She likes to take pictures of herself

 

 

 

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She’s kinda Freaklesh

Day 6 of Guns, Buns and Abs

My arms feel it, my legs feel it and my abs feel it! I am not feeling it to the point I am hurting, I just feel it when I move or laugh. I really think doing the 30 day shred helped with my endurance and strength. My daughter started working out with me last night. She informed me I wasn’t doing enough, so we did jumping jacks and bicycles as well. Monday I am going to start adding cardio. I will start with 30 minutes of cardio, then do the Buns, Guns and Abs, then do 30 more minutes of cardio.  I am sure when the numbers of squats, pushups, and leg lifts get higher, I will either split it up or only do 30 minutes of cardio.

This week is going to be tough. It is my birthday on Monday and I am having lunches and dinners with friends. I am going to have to work hard and be careful about eating out so much, and not eat cake at every sitting. My husband told me to live it up for the week. But I have been living it up for too long, and he will be back in 4 months, I can’t afford to live it up anymore.

 

That little voice in your head,….

You know when you’re in the grocery store and your kid says they want to try something new, and that little voice in your head says, “you know they aren’t going to like that,” but you don’t want to be a negative nelly, so you get it, knowing full well, it’s a waste of time and money. Then they beg you to make it asap, and the whole time that little voice in your head is saying, “you know you’re going to be dumping this in the trash in about 20 minutes, right?” Then you’re done and you hand it to the child with a big smile, and about 2 minutes later you hear, “Yuck!”,….and that little voice in your head says, “when are you going to start listening to me?” and as you scrape it in the trash, the little voice says, “would this be a bad time to say I told you so?” Yeah that just happened to me,….again.

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