Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stomach flu..

Bleck! I hate having the flu. I have had diarrhea for 4 days and started vomiting last night. Not fun. I can't decide if I should take some Imodium and stop it, or just let it run its course. All I know is  I am so sick of being sick, and I really hope the kids don't get it!!!! Those are messes I don't want to clean up.

So for today I was planning on going to the gym and then to do laundry, but I think I will skip the gym but still do laundry. I am running short on towels and if the kids get sick - I may need them.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I joined the gym!!

Yesterday a friend and I went up and joined the gym. I got a 30 minute workout in before they had to come get me because Zach was crying in the daycare. He has never been to daycare and he is a clingy boy so he has a hard time.
I biked on a recumbent bike for 15 minutes and then walked around the track for 15 minutes!! Not a  whole lot but more than I was doing so go me!!
I hope to see results in a  few weeks. I will be going Monday through Friday almost daily (unless something comes up where I cant go). and then on weekends when we aren't bogged down with other plans.
Wish me luck!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Its an early morning

   4:30 am. That is the time Zach woke me up today. ARG. The "normal" wake up time is 6. That is 1 1/2 hours of missed sleep after already being woke up from Mia, who had a nightmare. I think she came in about 2 am. She crowds me out every time she gets in the bed and then Zach can't sleep because of being crowded between me and daddy.

   It is mornings like this that I am super glad I stay home. I can try and squeeze a nap in later when Zach takes a nap. I just have to keep him (and me) awake until we get Mia on the school bus and then back home. Hopefully he will be ready to lay down by 9. Then I can still get a couple hours in and have time to do the daily stuff that needs to be done. :)

   There is always plenty to do around the house! I will defiantly enlist t he help of the kiddos when they get home from school!!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday Weigh In...

Well, like I said yesterday - I am gonna blog more. So here is my weekly weigh in. I have not done anything yet to loose weight (this time around anyway). So here it is .....
Weight this week - 214

I am hoping next week is at least 212. :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Long time no blog.....

Wow! I took a long break there. I just wasn't feeling it. Know what I mean? There wasn't much (still isn't) going on so I just didn't post. However - I am planning on making a change in that.

I need to get back on the dieting bandwagon. I am yet again 214lbs. ARG. So I need to loose about 5 pounds before my upcoming doctor appointment in about 2 1/2 weeks. (Yikes!!) So I am thinking of doing a weekly weigh in (Wednesday seem to be good cause of the W in Wednesday works well with the W in Weigh in).  Plan is to 1. Stop eating so damn much (I will keep a food journal) 2. Get off my fat ass and exercise. and 3. Work on loving me more so I can feel good about myself and want to eat better and exercise.
I think they are hand in hand. Without one, there will be no success, but with all three I can accomplish my goal. So short term (yet again) is to get under 200. I am hoping to achieve this by the end of May. (That's about 6 weeks). Long term is to get down to 135. That is my pre-pregnancy weight for all of the kids. What a dream that would be huh?!?!?!

I also plan on spending a lot more time outside with the kids. Park at least 3 days a week and then pool when it opens up about 3 days a week. I think a picnic is in order for at least once a week!! Fun times. Also there is a little pond nearby that has ducks and geese. We will have to walk down there and feed the geese and ducks. There is also a cute park there and a really nice walking trail. Defiantly have to go there once a week too.

There is only about 8 weeks of school left, so I am starting to plan the summer fun. I like to go to the library weekly and get educational books and then do crafts and watch a movie. I like to do themed weeks. The kids seem to enjoy it. I have to start thinking of good themes for an almost 2 year old, 5 year old and 6 year old. I am sure there is tons. I defiantly want to go to the zoo at least once this summer. I love going there.

So to get all of this done I am going to have to break my face book addiction. It is that darn frontier ville. :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Snake Saturday...

This past Saturday we went down to North Kansas City for thier Snake Saturday Parade. This is the first time for us all to go together. Sam had been in past years with his dad, but no one else had been.
There were all sorts of nice cars. The kids' favorite was the Shrek car!!

They had pony rides.
Zach's favorite was the petting zoo.

And of course there was the parade. It was awesome. There were all sorts of Irish themed floats and of course St. Pattys Day floats. Here we are waiting for it to start...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Doctor appointment =bad news

I had some blood drawn on Saturday for a long list of tests. I had an appointment yesterday to go over all of those results.
Wow! Well, I wasn't that taken aback. I really haven't been taking care of myself the way I should.
So here is the breakdown... My Cholesterol and Triglycerides are high so I have to start on meds for that. My calcium and vitamin D are low so I have to start taking a multivitamin and extra vitamin D. My HbA1C (tests sugar levels long term) is at 5.8. At 5.9 they consider you diabetic.
So the doc has ordered me to cut out all refined carbs.
Wow! That is like 90% of my diet. No wonder I am overweight with high cholesterol!!
She wants to see me in one month to check on my progress in weight loss and also my blood pressure to make sure the increased dose is working. So I really need the encouragement to get on this. I plan to wright down everything I eat/drink and also exercise and then keep track of that. I really need to loose this weight.
My waist is at 47 " and I eventually want it to be down to 35 or less. That is the healthy number.
I weighed myself this morning and I was 209. I eventually want to be down to 135.
I will keep you all updated.