Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A whole NEW me!!

So ive started on this 60 day slim down program. Its geared towards post-natal women. So it will target all the right areas! Im really excited about that.

The diet isnt hard, the recipes are made for women with families so Im not just making me a meal and then everyone else a different meal. We all eat the same thing. Lucas is liking it so far. Plus I get filled up on what Im supposed to eat and then he can make himself a sandwich or eat what the kids are eating for lunch if he is still hungry. There are a bunch of different recipes too. So i get to pick and choose what i want to eat each day. So far Ive chosen salads for lunchs, so ive made the kids sandwichs since they wont eat a shrimp salad. But the dinners Clara will eat. Tonight we had soft tacos. And for mine I just did what the diet said meat, cheese and lettuce. But for Clara I added sour cream because she LOVES that stuff (she is my daughter after I dont find myself hungry during the day. And I do get one snack. I choose when in the day I want it and if I get hungry later on I just have a glass of water or crystal-light. So Im eating healthier without having to put in too much effort.

The excercising is a whole other story tho. Its not hard to do. It just pushes me to keep going when I want to stop. Each interval is only 10 minutes long. And I can rest for a few minutes between intervals if I need to.  I will be doing it and want to stop so bad, but then I remember why I am doing it and that the 10 mins is probably almost up, so I push through and finish. Yesterday I got through all 3 intervals without taking more then the time to choose the next interval on the dvd as a break. When I was done I felt so accomplished. It was great. I was all sweaty and gross. But it felt good. And today was a rest day, but since it was nice this morning I wanted to take a walk. So we (I made lucas get out of bed to go with us) took the girls and the dogs on a walk. We were gone for about 30 mins, it was a nice enjoyable pace. And it was nice to get out and do something together. So the excercising is going great also.

I really feel like I can do this and not quit. Granted its only day 4, but I havent given up
Im gonna track my progress on here to give me some accountability. You guys will know if I dont post an update and hopefully will ask why and then I will have to do it. lol Now my goal is since Ive had two kids, I just want to get down to my pre-Clara size. I looked best at 135, and I think I can get there again.

Day 1 measurements:
Dominant Arm: 12 cm
Chest: 39.5 cm
Neck: 14 cm
Natural Waistline: 33.5 cm
1" below bellybutton: 40.5 cm
Hips: 37.5 cm
Dominant Leg: 22.5 cm
Dominant Calf: 13.4 cm
Weight: 150

With the weather getting nicer now we are spending alot more time outside. And I love it. When we are outside we do stuff together. I love being outside in the sun. It just puts me in such a better mood. The dogs love us being out there with them and Clara loves playing with all her friends. Summer cant get here soon enough. I want to go to the lake and go swimming and do all the fun stuff that summer brings. And hopefully by summer I can wear my new tankini and look AMAZING!! Wish me luck. Im really gonna do it this time. Lucas is motivating me and I have the determination. I cannot fail with this combination!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Baltic Amber Necklaces

Ive seen these necklaces on my mommy sites and finally bought one. but i bought it for taylor and she says it works. so i wanna get one for elise when she teeths next. but i wanna win it and this site is doing a giveaway for one. so im blogging about it to get another entry. but i really like them. i like that they are a natural way to fight pain and its not a drug.

anyways here is the link to the giveaway.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

my babys arent babys anymore

So I have finally decided to put pictures in the frames at my house. As most of you know. I have all these frames with pictures of nice people and I have no idea who these people are. But as I sit her and upload my pictures I cant help but feel guilty. There are TONS and TONS of pictures of Clara from the time she was born until now. And only maybe a third of Elise. Im hoping most of them are my old phone memory card (but its in lucas' phone now so i cant check) and if they arent then im really bad mom and elise will definately feel the second child syndrome. I know it well being a second child. I vowed i would never do it but I have done it. In my defense....we were building a house and then we moved into the house and then we were super busy. But I could sit here all day making up excuses. Its not that I love Clara more. Its that I had more time with her and it felt like it took longer for her to grow up. Elise will be 9 months old tomorrow and I feel like the time has just flown by. I remember it taking Clara FOREVER to get this old. And im sure with the third baby (no, im not pregnant....yet) it will go by even faster. I just wish time would stand still for a few minutes, just so i can enjoy my babys while they are babys.

Today I realized Clara is ready to go to the preschool storytime. When did that happen? The lady even asked how old she was because she thought I was in the wrong one. My baby girl is becoming a big girl. And im just not ready for it. and now we are putting elise to sleep in the bed. So we can phase out the crib. And she is using a sippy cup to drink juice. I guess all I can do is take more pictures so when they are all grown (which will be too soon) I will have pictures to look back on and remember these sweet days when all they wanted was me and I could make it all better...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Blood Tests

So its never been super easy to get my blood drawn. My veins like to hide, but they have always gotten it on the first or maybe second attempt. Well today I had to get my last set of blood work to donate eggs. They have to do genetic testing to test for any genetic disease that I might be a carrier of that I dont know about. So last week when I got my blood drawn I passed out and they ended up poking each arm and each hand and finally getting enough out of one of my hands (they only needed one vial). So today I made sure to drink alot of water and eat alot of sugar to hopefully make my veins pop out. It didnt work. After poking me in one arm and not getting anything the lady put a heating pad on my arm for ten minutes and then tried again. And got nothing. So they had to send me to a different place to get it drawn. So I go to this whole other building like five minutes down the road. And the lady looks at my veins and realizes they are hard to see. So I told her if she can get it out of the veins in my wrist to try. So she did and got blood on the first attempt. But then the vein decided to not give any more blood after five vials. So she had to poke me again a little closer to my hand to get the remaining four vials. Now my arm is sore from my elbow to my wrist. Ive never had it hurt this bad before. But hopefully this is the last set of bloodwork that needs to be done before I get put in the donor pool. :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Husband Working Evenings

Lucas works the 4pm-1am shift and he LOVES it. He gets to wake up, spend time with the family and do things he wants to before he has to go to work and be tired from that. But the only problem with that is he isnt home when I put the girls to bed and he is sleeping when they wake up. And I cant sleep until he gets home. So we are going to bed at the same time, Im just getting up hours earlier then him. I do enjoy him being home with me during the day more. I feel like we get to spend alot more time together as a family. But he misses everything that goes on during the evening. Like last night. I went to Open Mic Night at the Farellis in Parkland (its every monday from 7-11 and it was alot of fun, everyone should go) and he couldnt go because he was working. But I think it was something he wouldve enjoyed. I miss having him with me when we are invited to places. For Claras birthday party he had to leave an hour into it because he had to go to work, so he missed most of it. Granted he shouldve asked for the day off, but it is what it is. I just wish we lived in a world that people didnt have to work and we could all stay home with our families.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Finally starting a blog...

So Ive been wanting to start a blog for a while. And since we have our computer back I figured now is a perfect time to start. Here is a start on where everyone is right now:

Lucas- He just got a promotion at work. He will now have set days off and 40 hours a week. We are really excited about it. He also got a raise which is awesome. He is loving his job and loves working the evening. He gets to spend all day with the girls and then go to work. He is an amazing father and husband. He plays with the girls all the time and helps around the house. I couldnt ask to be with a better man.

Clara- Well she is definately 2 now. She has the attitude of a full blown diva and its only the begining. She can talk really well for her age and is learning all sorts of new things. She can remember things that happened weeks ago and knows where everything is. She is a great helper with Elise, although today when I asked for a diaper she said "Mom, im busy with my magazine". It was a little funny. Overall she is just growing too dang fast.

Elise- She is crawling and getting into everything. We clean up the dog food and water about four times a day. She is starting to walk along the couches and walks all over the kitchen pushing her walker from behind. She is eating everything and loves to be with people. She has one tooth and lots of hair. She is tiny compared to what Clara was, so its weird to see such a little baby doing such big things. She can say Dada and says Mama only when something is wrong. She is gonna give us a run for our money for sure.

and lastly.. Me- I am just as busy as ever. I still watch kids during the week , so that keeps me pretty occupied. I am also donating my eggs. I have gone through the tests and am waiting to hear back with the go-ahead to put me in the database. Besides that the girls keep me busy with cooking and cleaning and all the funny mommy chores. But i wouldnt ask for it any other way.

Thats all I have for now. I have to go because I am supposed to leave in half an hour and Im still in Pajamas....