Saturday, February 27, 2010

Felt like I had a newborn

The fabulous little Miss Rowan came down with a severe stomach bug last night at bed time. She told me she had a belly ache, which isn't unusual as she comes down with painful stomach cramps every time tooth brushing time is mentioned... convenient eh?

Needless to say I didn't believe her....

So I read her a book, sang Twinkle Twinkle and with a kiss and a mummy hug I left her to nod off while the hubs and I played an amusing game of scrabble.

(amusing because the boy can't spell, and he gets all excited when he makes a cool word like Kiddie which is supposed to spell kitty??? He went to college, I swear)

About 20 mins later I heard her screeching... I ran into her room expecting to see her pulling off another stalling bed time stunt, but instead found her standing in the middle of her new beige carpeted bedroom floor with a stream of red Crystal light and popcorn chunks spewing forth from her mouth.

(TMI???? sorry)

She was horrified.

She hasn't been sick since she started staying home with me after my lay off over a year ago, so throwing up to her wasn't even something I think she remembers.... she was only 2 or so the last time it happened, now she's almost four.

She cried, she told me she was scared.. and with wet eyes filled with giant crocodile tears, she said "Mama, when my no be sick anymore?"


We attempted some ginger ale to settle her tummy, but 10 mins later she started crying again and I got into her room in time to hold her hair back as she threw up into a mixing bowl by her bed..... and since she'd climbed into my lap for comfort while she threw up, I was also blessed with pajamas covered in diarrhea when her rear end backfired all over me with the force of her vomiting.

It was super duper.

(but hey, that's what makes a Mom a Mom right?? We're troopers).

I spent the night waking up every 45 mins to an hour with her getting sick again. I haven't had a night of broken sleep like that since she was an infant and man alive have I been spoiled! How did I ever survive a year of that while trying to sustain a corporate career? They must have all thought I was stoned... Huh, maybe that's why I got laid off???

The kicker? Hubs, sound asleep in our bed, snoring away.

Don't get me wrong, he's a great dad, and if he had woken up he would have helped me in a second, but he just zonks out.

It amazes me how well a man can tune out a child or a baby. He never woke up with her as an infant either. Woman must have hawk ears. She made one tiny peep last night and I was awake, alert, and by her side before she had the chance to sit up in bed.

Barney?? ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I just don't get it!

Either way, she had a low grade fever for the rest of the day and by morning was able to stomach a tad bit of juice and some dry toast. By dinner she kept down a small piece of pizza.

She's on the mend, thank goodness.

And tonight, oh how I'll relish 8 full hours of uninterrupted sleep....... and how I'll rest assured that our decision not to have any more babies, is most definitely the right choice.

(don't worry, after 20 minutes of scrubbing, Hubs got the red vomit stain out of the carpet. See I didn't have to do all the work.)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Weigh in Wednesday

This week was a bust weight wise, I didn't gain nor lose.

I have been running a lot and generally when I start running I put on quite a bit of muscle so I'm going to chalk it up to that as well as the fact that I came down with a cold Monday have not worked out for the past few days.

Overall however I'm happy that I didn't gain anything and even happier that the weather has been so warm that I was able to get outside for some runs. I even did a nice long 4 mile run on Sunday which was incredibly awesome.

Of course, today, I woke up to this.... Ugh... queue New England Nor'easter to dash my running dreams against the rocks.

Ahh well, it'll melt soon hopefully. I plan to start throwing in some strength training days with my cardio days. I want to focus on my abs for sure to get rid of the baby jiggle I've had going on there for the past 4 years, and definitely some leg stuff to help with my running.

Anyone have any great programs you use that you'd like to pass on?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday Weigh In

It was a great week eating wise. I got back on track, ate close to the earth, limited my calorie intake and I worked out everyday but one.

I got a few runs in also on the warmer days which was wonderful.

Today I weighed in at 210.1 so I'm down 2 lbs :) My total weight loss is now 42 lbs.

I'm really looking forward to losing the next eight, because at 202 I will weigh what I weighed 4 years ago when I gave birth to my daughter (I really started packing the weight one once I stopped breast feeding her).

Then, I can officially move on to taking off that damn baby weight!! Better late than never right? I weighed 170 when I got married and then 6 months later got pregnant. I am hoping to be that weight by August when I run my half marathon, because it'll be a lot easier on my body.

Another goal I look forward too, is weighing under 180 pounds so I can officially be smaller than my husband. I asked him his weight the other day, and he joked around asking me if I thought he looked fat. I told him simply that I wanted to know how much farther I had to go to be smaller than him. He said "oh, how much farther babe?"

I just looked at him with a straight face and stated "that's not really open for discussion at this time." HAHAHAHA Good thing he doesn't read this blog!

And lastly, because having small goals is important in weight loss, I can't wait to get back under 200 lbs!

Over all I'm pretty pleased with myself! And ready for another successful week!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Remember when???

Remember last year when I joined the ravelry Crochet Along? And I started making all those 12 inch squares?

Like, I'm totally done!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

How have you spent your Valentine's Day so far?


A romantic morning ice skating. (swoon)

Well as romantic as you can get with one of these around anyhow.

At least we have plenty of love to share. All three of us.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Half Marathon

Here is the link to my personal donation page for the half marathon. All proceeds will go to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD). Please donate to this awesome cause and help a fat girl reach her dream!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Weigh In

Whew boy was last week a colossal failure! I'm so glad to be home, around familiar things and eating healthy again!

I did exercise last week which was nice, but I ate like a living vacuum so it was all for naught.

I did weigh about 216 when I got home Saturday.

Today I'm back down to 212 thank goodness!

I've been running all week too which has been fabulous, I've really missed it.

And.... DRUM ROLL PLEASE! I've registered for a half marathon August 28th, I'm starting a 12 week training plan on June 12th! Super excited about that! SQUEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

My dad has been laid off since November. He spends at least 8 hours a day in the woods now that he's home. Today, he found a great trail through the mountains so he came home to drag Rowan and I out into the cold.

I shouldn't say that, its 30 today, not too bad, and it was fantastic to go out and get some fresh air.

We hiked for almost 2 hours, all through the woods... over hills and under. There's nothing more beautiful than a winter wood.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday Weight In

I'm experiencing some minor technical difficulties regaurding my weight today. We are house sitting for my in laws and I have no idea how accurate her scale is compared to my own... they're all different! I had planned on weighing myself when I left and then getting here and weighing myself immediatly upon arriving but that plan was lost in the chaos of relocating a 3 year olds home for a week. Egads!

So today according to her scale I am 215lbs. A weight increase. I'm curious to see what the scale at home says when we get back.

I have not being eating well though this week, I'll totally admit to that. My hubs grandmother brought over an apple pie baked in a giant 2 foot by 1 foot baking dish, yowza! And being in a different place has made it very hard to stick to what I did all last week.

I have been exercising however. Running no less which has been totally awesome! I've being using my elliptical since probably late October and I was able to go out there and still run 3 miles easily and in 37 mins which is 3 mins faster than I could this fall :) It has been awesome! and it makes me look foward to my workout times each day. I can't wait for spring so I can start running more regulary.

So anyhoodle, there is my weird messed up "not sure if its accurate" weigh in. :)

I hope your weeks were more consistant than mine!

UPDATE: I put little miss on the scale and she weighed 2 lbs more than her normal weight (she does not fluctuate) so that being said I think I'm at 213. Still higher than last week but like I said, I'm eating like crapola this week, plus I'm pmsing... hopefully next weeks results will be better!