Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Leslie is finally better and went off to school this morning. I took her to the doctor Monday morning and it turned out that she had strep throat. She was all smiles when we left there because she found out she wouldn't be getting a shot. A while back she had a penicillin shot and had a reaction to it. So now they think she might be allergic to penicillin, so we got a healthy dose of antibiotics for her. I have had an exhausting last few days. My toothaches have become more frequent and more painful. Often at night so that's why I haven't really been updating the blog. And my desire for the treadmill or situps has gone away also. I have fallen off the wagon a bit. I think it's time to see the dentist.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Long Day

I've got a sick kiddo on my hands tonight. She's finally getting some rest now, but poor Leslie has been miserable all day. I did manage to talk to the doctor this morning and will be taking her to see him first thing tomorrow morning. Leslie was so upset that she was going to have to miss school. She's had perfect attendance so far this school year. Her fever today has been as high as 102.7, but has gone down from there. I'm worn out now and will be heading to bed quickly.

I ate:
*bowl of special k cinnamon pecan cereal and silk milk
*sausage egg and cheese taquito that michael brought home from whataburger
*grilled chicken wrap from sonic
*kellogs fiber bar
*bowl of spaghetti with meatballs
*1 bottle of water
*3 cups of coffee with all the extras

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ladies Night!

I had a great saturday! Leslie and I went to the movies to see Paul Blart: Mall Cop. It was hilarious! And tonight, Michael went to see one of his favorite local bands play at a place in Humble. The band is Carolyn Wonderland and the Imperial Monkeys. She sings mostly folk/bluesy music. I went with him a few years ago to see her and really enjoyed it. Her band was even on an episode of Austin City Limits a few weeks ago. Since it's just us girls tonight, we got the little ones to bed and then Leslie and I had fun with nail polish. I now have a nice shade of glittery dark pink on my nails and it looks pretty neat.
I was pretty good with my eating today. I had:
*bowl of fruit and yogurt special k and silk milk(I put some silk in leslie's cereal today and she didn't even know the difference)
*2 bottles of water
*2 cups of coffee with the usual extras
*grilled chicken sandwich on special wheat bread
*small pork chop
*med size helping of lasagna hamburger helper
*small piece of sugar free angel food cake
*kellogs fiber plus bar
*1/2 of charlotte's corn dog ( i can't seem to get her to eat a whole one lately)

Almost time for saturday night live! tonight is a rerun, but next week Steve Martin is's usually pretty fun when he's around!

I feel better!

I slept from 9:40 last night until 6am today. That's exactly what I needed. I got up and did 20 mins on the treadmill, 24 situps and some leg stuff. I would have done longer on the treadmill, but Sophie was in the room with me and she was getting a little too close to the treadmill. She's not afraid of it at all. Charlotte likes to get on it and stomp. We have to keep it unplugged because she is just tall enough to reach the on button. And on this one, what ever speed it is stopped at, that's what it starts at. Also, when you are going to turn it off, you have to put your feet out the side of the belt because it stops on a dime, there is no gentle slowing. I think I might go out and hit some garage sales this morning. Sophie is the only one awake at the moment, so she'll be easy to take along. All of a sudden, i'm hungry! I'm going to go eat my delicious special k cereal!

Friday, January 23, 2009


No big update tonight. I'm having a monster toothache tonight, so i'm about to head to bed. I did good on eating yesterday until dinner. We went to Golden Corral, but made the mistake of sitting in front of the dessert section and when Michael came back with this gorgeous piece of chocolate cake, I couldn't resist and had to have a piece myself. Today I decided to have a free day. Tomorrow I will get back on track.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The number keeps going down!

I did it again! I have now officially lost 9 lbs! And the pants that i'm wearing today actually feel a little bit looser. That could just be my imagination though. I have had good intentions of getting up around 6am-ish and doing some exercise, but the bed is just so warm and cozy and I give in. It would be different if I weren't already getting up once or twice a night with Sophie. It would be a little easier to get up that early if I could manage to sleep through the night. Michael is good about getting up with her all night on friday nights so that I do get at least one night a week of about 7 or 8 hours of sleep. Tonight Michael put together Leslie's bunk beds and she was delighted! Charlotte didn't really want to go near them, but Michael showed her how she could get on the bottom bunk and reach up to the metal bars that are under Leslie's mattress and swing like a monkey from them. She loves the bunk beds now. Thanks Michael.
Here's my grub for today:
*bowl of special k fruit and yogurt with silk
*2 cups of coffee with the usual in it
*7 triscut crackers with thinly sliced cheese melted and a dollop of salsa on top(really wasn't as good as I expected it to be)
*2 bottles of water
*small baked pork chop with green beans and small romaine salad with lite italian dressing
*2 pecan sandie cookies and 1 homemade lemon sandwich cookie

Lunch kind of slipped my mind today since I had to go pick up Leslie from school early and then take my mom a couple of places. I think I might have a quick bowl of cereal before I head to bed because I am a little bit hungry now.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!

Today was a history making day and I'm glad I was able to witness it. It would have been awesome to have been there with the other millions of people, but I was happy with being able to be warm and wear shorts instead of layers of clothing like the people that were outside. Charlotte was watching with me and I was trying to get her to say President Obama. But all I could get out of her was Present Omama. Close enough! I have faith that he will help our country in great ways.
As for yesterday, I didn't blog because I had an awful toothache right before bed and with the help of some Tylenol PM, I was sound asleep very quickly. I don't quite remember what I ate yesterday, but I was a good girl. I also got on the treadmill yesterday for 30 mins, did 35 situps, 6 pushups and some leg lifts. I think I am going to save up for either a new treadmill or an eliptical machine. I would like to try some jogging on the treadmill but the belt slipping is going to cause me to fall one of these days. Geannie is the one that gave me this one and when she was here earlier I got on it and showed her what it does to me. She didn't have any problem when she was using it. Back in the day when I was going to Gold's Gym, I liked getting on the elipticals because I really felt like I was making some progress.
Today I ate:

*bowl of special k yummy chocolate delight mixed with some special k cinn. pecan and some soy milk....didn't see much of a taste difference so i'm happy with it
*large grilled chicken salad with organic romaine lettuce and lite italian dressing
*2 cups of coffee with splenda and lots of cream
*cup of mint tea with splenda

I got so caught up in stuff that I realized I forgot to eat dinner. I sent Michael and Leslie and Charlotte out for pizza while I stayed home with Sophie. Geannie brought over the bunk beds tonight and I just lost track of time. I was trying to tidy things up before hand and got really into it. There is nothing like having somebody come over to make you get in gear and clean house!
Tomorrow we are going to attempt to put together the bunk beds. Leslie is really excited. I'm excited too, I always wanted bunk beds when I was a kid!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

No cake for me!

Here's my food:

*2 whole wheat pancakes with SF syrup
*4 pieces of turkey bacon
*2 scrambled eggs
*3 bottles of water
*2 grilled chicken wraps on whole wheat tortillas with salsa
*small frito pie
*1/2 of charlotte's corn dog
*3 cheetos

I did something else today worthy of a pat on the back! The girls and I went to Will's birthday party at Mr Gatti's and I didn't eat anything while I was there. I made sure to eat before I went so that I wouldn't be hungry and give in when it was cake time. I was able to convince Leslie to keep her tickets that she won and save them for next time so she might be able to get a bigger prize. And we were late getting home so I didn't want to wait in line to cash in her tickets. Michael was supposed to go meet a friend of his at the observatory and he was bringing his daughter so Leslie would have somebody to play with. Her favorite thing to do there is to draw on the dry erase board. I went there with all the kids one time and Charlotte managed to draw on the wall under the board and I tried to wipe it off and made a bigger mess. I ended up getting a space picture that was lying on the desk and wedging it under the board so that it hung down and covered the spot. Eventually, I will have to bring some paint up there and paint over it.
I got on the scale today and got some good news! I have lost a total of 6 pounds so far! I keep thinking that i'm not doing enough exercise or eating well enough, but I must be doing something right! And to help myself a little more, tomorrow i'm going to try out the vanilla silk soy milk. When I told Michael about it, I think he thought I was kidding. We'll see how I like that.
Now I'm off to bed and to watch tonight's episode of Desperate Housewives that I recorded. G'night!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

so tired

Today was a great day! I went with Leslie and the girl scout troop to the state park this morning. It was pretty chilly, but since I have insulation of a polar bear, I am right at home in that kind of weather. We got there just in time for a presentation about alligators at the nature center. Most of the kids got the chance to pet a baby alligator. Leslie had no intentions of getting near it. After that we went on a pretty long hike. Then came lunch and we had a little visitor at our picnic table. A big fat squirrel came running over and jumped up on the table and scared the girls pretty good. We shooed him off of the table, but he didn't want to take no for an answer. He finally stayed in his tree until we were gone. I also discovered something today. The father of one of the girls in the troop is a guy I went to high school with. We weren't friends. He was the big popular football guy and we really didn't cross paths that much and I don't know if he even recognized me or not.
I need to get to bed...i can barely keep my eyes open.

*bowl of special k chocolate delight
*ham and cheese sandwich on special wheat bread
*2 bottles of water
*big apple
*choc/banana smoothie
*little bitty bag of ruffles chips
*med hunk of roast beef with bbq sauce
*half of leslie's ham and cheese sandwich from lunch

Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm a rock star.

I'm gonna start off with my food for today while it's still fresh in my mind:

*bowl of yummy special k chocolate delight cereal and 2% milk
*1 piece of wheat bread toast with sugar free strawberry fig jam on it
*2 bottles of water
*3 cups of coffee with splenda and lots of cream
*can of zesty gumbo healthy choice soup with extra chicken added to it
*air popped popcorn..a few handfuls
*small diet drpepper
*2 small grilled chicken wraps with chipotle bbq sauce and flour tortillas
*5 strawberries with splenda and a little bit of lite cool whip

I think that's all. It seems like a lot today. I think my favorite thing today was the strawberries I just had. They were on sale at Kroger this week and they were huge! I cut them up and put them in a ziploc with a packet of splenda. Then I shook it up and added it to some cool whip. It was wonderfully sweet tasting. I have a great timesaver trick that I use to cut the strawberries. I learned this during my two weeks at the Cheesecake Factory. If you take a boiled egg slicer and place the strawberry in it and just press it down, it makes perfectly straight slices. It might be a mushroom slicer, i'm not sure. But it works! Leslie was amazed by this and decided to cut all of the strawberries for me after that. We went to McDonald's for dinner tonight. I was good and had the little wraps with grilled chicken. They were very good and a tiny bit too spicy. Charlotte hasn't been to the playground there since she was little bitty and had a blast there tonight. She made it all the way to the top and just crawled around in a loop for a while. I think she was scared to come down the steps so Leslie eventually had to go up and get her. There hasn't been anymore jumping out of the crib since the other day and I'm thankful for that. We will be getting bunk beds in Leslie's room in about a week and I am thinking about letting Charlotte sleep on the bottom bunk. We'll need to go out and buy some of the rails for the sides so she doesn't roll out in the middle of the night. We are getting the bunk beds that are in my friend's son's room. His birthday is this week and he's getting a bigger bed that won't fit in the bunk beds. Ok, I got distracted and lost my train of thought on this.....but guess what! I registered to take the qualifying test for Jeopardy online later this month. I'm very good at it when I watch it, but when i'm on the spot I'm not sure if I could live up to my at home game. The only bad thing about Jeopardy now is that it got bumped from its afternoon time slot and now it comes on at 11:30pm. I know I am fast asleep by that time usually. Who watches it? I should start taping it to practice some more. If anyone wants to register for the test, I think the deadline is Jan 25 or sometime near that date. I have to go get some sleep. Tomorrow i'm going with Leslie's girl scout troop on a trip to the state park. I think that will be my exercise for the day! Oh yeah, I got on the treadmill for 30 mins(really 35 mins, after the first 5 mins the phone rang and i didn't get back on until 20 mins later) and I did 35 sit ups, 6 pushups and some leg lifts. Go me!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Free Day!

I was up a little late last night and did some procrastinating and skipped my daily typing session. My main reason for being out last night and it wasn't that late, but I signed up to be a mystery shopper and one of my assignments was to go to the Wendy's that is part of a truck stop and buy two separate meals and check out the cleanliness of the place. And then this morning I had to go back to the same place but stay in the gas station part and have coffee. Each time you go you have to stay for at least 20 mins so you can observe everything properly. So, as Cari suggested, I have designated yesterday and today as my free days. And I have decided on free days, I'm not going to log my food or weigh myself. Tomorrow morning i'm back to the treadmill and situps. I'm actually going to try not to weigh myself for at least a week. That way hopefully i'll see a little more progress at a time. I had a diet coke with my food last night and that was the first soda I have had in at least a week. I haven't even missed it. When I ran out, I just didn't buy anymore and I keep the fridge stocked with water. I bought some more Special K last night. I have decided that the chocolate delight flavor is now my favorite. It's got just enough good stuff in it to make me feel like i'm eating something sugary and bad for me.
The weather today was so perfect. Chilly enough to bundle the kids up a little but nice enough to go outside and play. I took the little ones out today and put them on the swings and they loved it. Sophie thinks is the greatest thing in the world and I had to pry Charlotte off of her swing when it was time to go back inside. Today was much better in the nap department. Charlotte was a little more willing to go to bed, but I still put a big bean bag chair on the floor next to her bed. And I got them to take a nap at the same time. That is the key to making my day a lot more productive sometimes.
I am starting to nod off...better go get my beauty sleep!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I did it!

Guess what! I got on the scale today and it showed a number, not ERR for error. I was quite pleased with myself. It happens to be the same number I remember seeing on the scale right before Sophie was born. I'm still a little insecure at the moment about revealing that number, but I might change my mind once I make a little more progress. Tomorrow morning I'll be back on the treadmill and doing more pushups after that. I can tell that the pushups are doing some good because it hurts when I laugh. And with all of the Looney Toones that live in my house, I do a lot of laughing. Except this afternoon...Charlotte decided to cause me alot of worry. She was just about asleep in my arms so I went to put her in her crib. I had made it out of her room and shut the door, walked across the hall and she started crying and then I heard a thunk and even louder crying. She had decided she no longer wanted to be in that crib and flung herself out of it. I ran in there to find her sitting on the floor with a bump on her forehead that was getting bigger and bigger. It ended up to be about the size of half a walnut. I called the doctor to ask whether I should bring her there or to the hospital or just give her tylenol. The nurse talked to him and said that as long as she was not vomiting or acting disoriented she would be fine and to give her some tylenol. So I gave her some of that and she was back to her happy self.I had also given her one of Sophie's frozen teething rings to put on it but she just wanted to chew on it. She ended up falling asleep on me in the chair a while later. And now the bump isn't so bad, but there is a good size purple bruise there. I don't know who cried more, me or her. It's not the first time she's done this. About 3 or 4 months ago she managed to get out and landed pretty hard. We are getting a set of bunk beds at the end of the month so we are going to try getting her to sleep in a big girl bed and see how that goes. I was nervous putting her in the bed tonight, but with Leslie in there, she didn't seem to mind. I put some blankets down on the floor by her crib just in case. I ended up with a bit of a black eye myself yesterday after bumping heads with Sophie. We were on the bed and she was trying her best to get to the edge and I kind of dived over in front of her so she couldn't fall off and at the same moment she stopped and leaned back and my eyebrow connected with her hard head. She doesn't have a mark on her and I have a big purple bruise. So we are quite the interesting looking family at the moment. Tonight Michael went to college station, to the George Bush library, where there was an astronaut from one of the SkyLab missions talking about some stuff. And he was signing autographs too. I got Michael to take his camera along so maybe he could get a picture with him.
I'm pretty tired now. Typing all of that stuff that went on today wore me out. I'm going to go try to get in the bed an stay warm since it's going to be super cold tonight.
Here's my lovely meals for today:
*special k yogurt and fruit cereal ( I have decided this cereal is better than cap'n crunch!!)
*1 bottle of water
*2 cups of coffee with splenda and lots of cream
*3 thin vanilla cookies
*meatball wrap(my own invention:wheat tortilla, 6 meatballs, bbq sauce, a little cheese..mmm)
*2 tacos: wheat tortilla, lean ground beef, taco seasoning, little bit of cheese
*cup of peppermint tea with splenda

Monday, January 12, 2009

Magic Monday

Tonight is going to be an early to bed night. I spent a lot of time with Sophie in the recliner last night. I was up for good by 5am. Then I decided to make the most of it and did some exercising since I was already up. I did 28 mins on the treadmill. I am having some issues with the belt slipping and I almost fell a few times. I also did 35 sit ups and 6 push ups. And then some leg lifts that were painful. But I think it's all paying off! I got on the scale today and it lingered a long time on a number before it changed to the error symbol. So I think in the next couple of days I can actually start counting pounds!
Today I ate:
*bowl of special k cinnamon pecan cereal with 2%
*can of chicken tortilla soup with some extra chicken in it
*ham and cheese sandwich on wheat bread with lt mayo
*2 bottles of water
*salad with romaine lettuce grown in michael's dad's garden and chicken ( i haven't eaten it yet, but I will soon)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday again!

Not much to report today. Leslie and Charlotte came home from grandpa's house all in one piece. And they were perfect angels there. Even during church! They said that while Walter was up at the front reading some announcements, that Charlotte felt the need to say Grandpa really loud. But everybody thought it was pretty cute. Leslie took her cookie order form with her and got a couple sales while she was down there. Day 2 of the cookie sale and she is up to 24 boxes! My brother in Colorado ordered 12 of them. But I think she's the only girl scout at her school so she should get quite a few in the next week or so. Well i'm about to go in the other room and watch a movie with Michael. I rented Get Smart earlier today. My mom said it was hilarious. I got it from one of those Redbox rental machines that are at walgreens, mcdonalds and walmart. I also got one night free by using a promo code. This code only works at the redbox units located outside of walgreens. And i'm not sure if it only works on sunday or not. Right before you check out, press the button that says Add Promo Code and type in DVDATWAG and it will give you a free night for one movie.

here's my good eatin' for today:
*bowl of special k fruit and yogurt cereal with 2%milk
*1 cup of coffee with splenda and lots of cream(there's not much stuff in the cream)
*2 bottles of water
*2 grilled chicken wraps with salsa and guacamole on whole grain tortillas(and the tortillas were terrible! I bought some more whole wheat ones today)
*small hunk of sausage with a serving of delicious sauerkraut
*sandwich on whole wheat bread with thinly sliced cheese, ham and light mayo only on one side of the bread

I had to make the sandwich because Charlotte liked her dinner so much that after she ate it, she came over to my side of the table and proceeded to talk me out of most of my dinner. I'm just happy she was eating. She is doing that kid thing where one day she'll eat one meal and the next day she eats everything in sight!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Go Me!

I want to start off today by thanking Cari for suggesting that I try some Special K cereal. I got the cinnamon pecan flavor and ate a bowl tonight and it was so good!! I was expecting it to be a little mushy, but not at all! And since the store had a good sale on special k, I bought some of the yogurt and fruit kind too. I'm sure it will be just as delicious. Earlier today, my mom, Sophie and I went to my aunt's birthday party in houston. It was a surprise party and she was very surprised to see everybody. We had a lot of fun and ate some great fajitas. I did good and only had about 5 chips and ate the chicken instead of the beef. Sophie even packed away some of the beans and rice.
*light strawberry banana yogurt
*1/2 banana
*3 flour tortillas with chicken and guacamole and salsa
*5 tortilla chips
*about 3 bottles of water
*bowl of special k cinnamon pecan cereal with 2% milk
*a few triscuts with guacamole

and I got on the treadmill for 30 mins today, did 20 situps and 5 pushups. I think today was a great day all around.


I'm a slacker! I meant to update last night but just didn't make it in here to do it. We had a good visit with Walter and Anne when they came to pick up the girls and I just plum forgot about this. Charlotte was all excited to be leaving with them, so I hope she is still excited when she wakes up this morning and realizes mom and dad are nowhere to be found.
Here's all the yummy stuff I had yesterday:

*bowl of maple brown sugar shredded wheat with 2% milk ( I finally got around to getting something other than the whole milk)
*2 grilled chicken wraps with salsa and fat free wheat tortillas
*handful of pretzels
*small apple
*grill chicken salad with romaine and spinach, salsa and some guacamole
*2 bottles of water

Today I'm going to a family birthday party at a mexican restaurant, so i'm a little worried about what I will find to eat there, but my mom is going too so I we'll be able to keep each other in line.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I can tell i'm getting a bit older when I have come realize that I should no longer drink coffee after a certain time because I'll be up all night. I just finished my second cup for the evening and I'll probably be up until midnight at least. But I have some house cleaning to do, so maybe I'll get that done. My inlaws are coming by tomorrow evening because they have wonderfully volunteered to have Leslie and Charlotte come stay the weekend with them. Charlotte has only stayed the night somewhere with out me a couple of times. Once when she was a tiny baby and once right after Sophie was born. But Leslie will be with her so she should be ok. I hope I'll be ok. I enjoy when they go off with friends and family but I miss them like crazy when they do. Back when Leslie was 7 months old, I went with Michael and some of his family to Germany for a couple of weeks and Leslie stayed with my parents while we were gone. I called home everyday and cried every night because I missed her so much. So maybe that is part of why I allow the kids to cling to me constantly. I have a hard time letting go of them.
I found out today that I have been a good influence on a couple of people! I know that usually my name and good influence aren't used in a sentence together very often, but it's true! I have been talking to my mom about my new healthy habits and she has started to get back into those habits herself. She has type 2 diabetes and really needs to be on top of that. And i'm sure that if I were to keep up the bad habits, I would be next in line for that. And tonight, Michael's stepmom called me after hearing what I was up to and wanted to be kind of a food/exercise buddy. And my good friend, Cari has given me a bit of incentive to do well also. I haven't been able to weigh myself because my scale doesn't go up that high, so I will figure out a place to do that at soon. I am trying to set small goals so they are easier to reach. So my first goal is to lose about 30lbs by May. I want to be able to sit comfortably in the seats at Minute Maid Park this year. Last year Michael and I bought a mini season ticket package and went to quite a few baseball games. We were up in the nosebleeds but we still enjoyed it. Towards the end of the season, the seats became a little painful to sit in. So I have decided this year is going to be better. Michael and I have new almost matching Astros shirts and hats. Hopefully we'll be able to make it to a couple of games together. Usually one of us takes Leslie or a friend to the game. Ok...I am just rambling. I didn't realize how long this post was getting. I keep stopping to talk to Michael or to do something else. I have a great story about Michael at one of the games that I'll share another day.
Here's what I ate today!
*2 pieces of sd toast with sugarfree strawberry fig jam( so delicious!!)
*a small bowl of frito pie(shared it with Charlotte)
*2 bottles of water
*a grilled chicken wrap with salsa and a fatfree wheat tortilla
*2 texas shaped waffles with sugar free syrup
*2 cups of coffee with lots of creamer and some splenda
and Leslie took a 30 minute walk this afternoon. When I got home from it I was exhausted. Walking outside with hills and grass and concrete takes a little more out of me than the treadmill does!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

fun with mom and kids

Today started off with screams because the little ones both had to go to the doctor for checkups and both of them had to get shots. There were a lot of tears and quite a few bandaids, but they both had smiles on when we left. From the charts that they have, Charlotte is likely to be around 5'6" and around 125lbs if she keeps up her current growth rate. Sophie is very tall for her age and he said she should be near 5'10" when she's grown. And Leslie will be that way too. I knew they would all end up taller than me. I'm only 5'5" in thick soled shoes. Michael is the cause of all these tall girls since he's 6'4". My mom went with me to the dr office to help wrangle the kids. I need all the help I can get sometimes. Usually when I am with my mom we end up eating junk food for lunch and today was the same. But I was good and had grilled chicken strips from JackNtheBox. And then for dinner we went to the chinese buffet and I only had one plate of food. And afterwards I felt really full and probably won't be doing that again anytime soon.

*banana smoothie
*5 grilled chicken strips
*a few french fries
*diet coke
*bottle of water
*terriyaki chicken, beef eggroll, small side of fried rice, crab puff
*fortune cookie

Tomorrow I should have time for the treadmill again. I was out of the house for most of the day and since Sophie chose not to sleep last night, i'm heading to bed quite a bit earlier than usual tonight.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Just a day

Nothing exciting to report today!

*2 scrambled eggs with salsa
*2 cups of coffee with splenda and a whole lot of creamer
*lg grilled chicken salad with romaine lettuce
*5 mini choc chip cookies
*diet pepsi
*1 bottle of water
*6 skinny slices of pizza w/ranch dressing ( i know i lost it a bit at dinner, but I have been so hungry lately and afterwards my stomach felt awful. that is the first time i have felt that way in week. It used to be a daily thing.)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy Monday!

I saw the movie Bedtime Stories tonight and it was fantastic. And not just because Adam Sandler was in the movie. It was a very cute movie and I think Leslie will enjoy it a lot. I got to go into town by myself tonight! I just needed a tiny break from being home all the time. I went to Hastings and spent my giftcard from christmas. I got the new Buckcherry cd and a Dr Phil weightloss book. I bet those two things get bought together all the time.
This morning I had the most wonderful smoothie. I haven't made my own smoothies in forever, but I came across a recipe last night in Self magazine that I had to try out. It is a chocolate and banana smoothie. It takes 2 cups of milk, a frozen banana, 1/4 tsp vanilla, and some choc syrup...i think about 2tbsp of it. Blend it and voila! You have the most delicious and filling drink. I was full after I drank that. Charlotte tried it with me and liked it at first but then handed me her cup back and made a face that let me know that it was icky. And today I broke out the pilates dvd. I haven't done it in a long time and it's a little on the painful side. Leslie even tried out some of the exercises with me. What a good sport.

*excellent choc/banana smoothie
*delicious ham and cheese sandwich on sourdough bread
*small apple
*2 bottles of water
*diet pepsi
*chicken teriyaki flatbread sandwhich from subway that I snuck into the movie theater!

Tonight while i'm typing this, I have some company. Our kitty is sitting on the desk with me. This is a rare occurance since i'm horribly allergic to cats. But through the miracle of Zyrtec, he's hanging out with me today. I was so relieved when Zyrtec became an over the counter medicine. I love cats and it breaks my heart that I can't let me sleep in my lap or be in the house all the time like everybody else I know with cats. If I haven't taken any medicine, I can barely stand to be in a house that has inside cats. I don't know what did it to me. I was fine with cats until I was about 16 and it went downhill from there. I tried to tell myself that it didn't include kittens, but I found out the hard way that they are on the list too. I try to make the medicine last so I only take a couple of times a week. The other days I have to just let the kids play with the kitty. I know poor Gato (yes, out cat is named Cat) doesn't understand why I only play with him every now and then. He's so good with the kids though. Leslie is scared of him a little. More just scared of his claws and what they might do. Charlotte thinks he's the best thing since sliced bread. And little Sophie just wants to yank on his fur. He has been very patient with the kids up to a point. He finally decided Charlotte should know better and has given her a couple of warning pats when she has cornered him or pulled his tail.
Starting to get sleepy already! Maybe tonight i'll get a little more sleep. Sophie sleeping so good saturday night was just a fluke it turns out.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

I said Michael was coming home today, but he hasn't shown up just yet. He has to be at work tomorrow so I imagine he'll be here eventually. I got the kids to bed pretty easily tonight like last night. But after an hour of being in there, Leslie comes and finds me and informs me that Charlotte has just removed her diaper. So that made the evening interesting. I ended up not going to sleep until after 12:30am. When I went to bed, I just knew that I would be waking up in the next hour with Sophie, but to my surprise, I didn't get woken up until 6am. That means she slept from 9pm-6am. Amazing! I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for a repeat! I can hear Charlotte all the way down here already though. But she doesn't sound mad, just loud. I don't know what I did different last night with the kids than I do other nights. One sleeps good and the other stays up half the night.

Today's gourmet meals were:
*bowl of maple brown sugar shredded wheat with milk
*the best grilled cheese sandwhich ever on sourdough bread
*baked chicken with a small salad and some chicken flavored noodles
*2 bottles of water-i'm really trying to work on drinking more water...I just hate water though
*and i'm about to go eat some graham crackers with peanut butter while I watch Desperate Housewives

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I miss him!

Michael will be back tomorrow! The kids and I have been having a good time these past few days. Normally I would be pulling my hair out by now since I haven't left the house since Thursday and it's been all kids all the time. But I have been in a very zen place and I'm even getting a chance to do some housework. I'm not sure what has come over me. The only thing that I wish I could fix would be sleeping most of the nights in the recliner holding the baby. I get up with her and fall asleep out there. It's hard to put her back in her crib because she is so used to sleeping on me now. But other than that, I have had a good weekend so far. Tomorrow I will finally take down the christmas tree. It is so much fun to put it up every year, but taking it down is something that I put off each time. I think I left it up until mid january one year. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that. This year I finally got smart and got one of those tree removal bags so that I don't end up with the needles all over the house.
Well here's my food list for today:

*1 1/2 slices of french toast with sugar free syrup
*2 bottles of water
*lg grilled chicken salad with lite italian dressing
*tuna fish with tbsp of mayo and some pickles
*peanut sweet and salty bar
*some grapes

I'm sure I ate more, but nothing else comes to mind at the moment. That doesn't look like much at all. I was just so busy with laundry and having fun with the kids that eating wasn't a priority today. I have a little bit more cleaning to do before I head to bed and hopefully I'll sleep more in the bed than in the recliner!


I'm sorry I haven't been updating daily as promised. My husband is out of town so it's been a little wild around here with all the kids. I have been doing well on my food though. I did have a little mrs bairds apple pie yesterday during a few moments of stress. I have been trying to keep up with my portion control. I think that has been one of my biggest problems. I enjoy eating, so this is quite difficult for me. I have made it almost a week now though. I just have to find the time to exercise now and I think things will really pick up for me.