So I am on week 2 of my goal of losing weight and eating healthy. I have lost 6 lbs (which is a pretty good start). 44 to go! I haven't weighed in this week, but I will try to tomorrow. I haven't worked out much this week bc both Zay and I have had a cold. Also, my grandma baked me a strawberry cake with strawberry icing (MY FAVE) and I do confess to having a couple pieces....BUT now I am back on track. :) I have learned a couple things about myself this week. I eat sometimes when I am upset or avoiding something overwhelming. (like 5 loads of laundry) I never realized I did this, so I am going to pay more attention. I seem to be quite the sweet tea addict. I have missed it and thought longingly of sweet tea at least a few times a day. BTW, tea with splenda is just not the same so don't even suggest it! ;) I also expect to have something sweet every night after dinner. I don't know when this happened but I am trying to change my mindset. I don't NEED sweets. I did make some whole wheat chocolate chip cookies the other night. They were 110 calories each, which is much better than your avg cookie plus they were delicious. My husband has been very helpful; not complaining about the lack of sweet tea or soda and downed 4 choc chip cookies right away( he said that was how many it took to begin forgetting they were wheat). He even memorized every word to the "30 day shred" and says what Jillian is gonna say before it comes out of her mouth, which is oh so helpful. (not!) Thanks for all of ya'll's help and advice!
I am on day four of the 30 day shred. It is getting easier each day. I am still sore and feel challenged by the workout. I am eating healthier and haven't felt like I've missed out on much. Yesterday, we had pita burgers. I made the whole wheat pita pockets in my bread machine and they were delicious! I have become quite the bread machine fanatic. I really don't know how I survived so long without one ;). Anyway, they must've looked pretty good because Aaron actually ate one. (And only 1 point according to weight watchers!) Here's a pic below.
Yesterday Azaylee had her 4 month appointment. She was 13lbs 15 oz( 75th) 24 1/4 inches(75th) and her head was 16 1/2(50th). Seems she has slimmed down alot from her 90th percentile weights! The new pediatrician said she was doing great and that she was a good size for her age. She did great with her shots. She didn't cry at all until the 2nd one and that lasted only a minute. I really liked the new pediatrician's office and felt comfortable there. I hope this is a better experience! Azaylee kept smiling at the doctor everytime he talked to her. At the other office she cried most of the time. I don't know what the difference was but she was happy to be there.
4 month facts: * Azaylee no longer takes the soothie! After all that attachment she decided to be done with it and now just sucks on two fingers. * She rolls both ways and if I leave the room for only a moment she is laying on the cold hard tile off of her rug and blanket, but she doesnt seem to care. * She is loving rice cereal and seems really excited when I get it out for her to eat each day. * Azaylee likes to play in the exersaucer. Sometimes when I take her out when she isn't ready to get out she will start crying. * She is still miss independent, and doesnt like sleeping on us. If we lay her in her crib she normally falls asleep within a few whimpers. * She is not a very talkative baby. She prefers to just listen and watch everyone else talk. * She has a few fave toys that she really enjoys and gets excited about. (one is that bumblebee frog you got her, russ and em! Thanks) * She still loves baths and sometimes squeals when I turn the water on for her bath. * She loves to swing outside and ride in the stroller for walks. If only it were warmer outside! * She always wakes up smiling! * She has slept 12 hours straight everyday this week!
Thank you for all the comments and emails! I appreciate all the advice/sympathy ;). My current plan is to do the "30 Day Shred". I started yesterday and boy am I sore! Day 2 of level one was much easier! It is only 20 minutes, so I can do that easily during naptime. I read lots of reviews and it seemed like a good way to start. I am also counting Weight Watchers points without actually going to meetings. I think this will help me get back on track with portion control and make me aware of everything I eat each day. So far, since my last post I have done pretty well. I will keep ya posted on any results that seem to come about from this plan.
I would like to lose weight.... like 50 lbs....I know, I know that's a lot and is pretty unrealistic. But I have to. I can't continue to gain weight or stay at my current weight. None of my clothes fit. Here's the problem, I love to workout. I went to the gym several times a week before Azaylee was born for dance and yoga classes. Why is that a problem you might ask? Because even if I work out 7 days a week, I never seem to lose weight. I have lost weight once in my life. It was when I was doing weight watchers and running on a treadmill hardcore. I can't afford Weight Watchers...AND I have no idea when to go the gym now that Azaylee's around. When she first came home from the hospital I was going to the gym after her 4AM feeding, but that was SO exhausting. I am also a fairly healthy eater. Sweet tea is probably my main problem. I am considering using my Christmas money to purchase Wii fit, Wii Biggest Loser game, the 30 day shred, pay for some weeks of Weight Watchers or anything else that would work. Why should you care? Because maybe something has worked for you. Maybe you know the secrets? Or maybe if I post this on my blog I will magically lose weight? :) I don't know. It's worth a try. Any suggestions?
My dear husband said to eat lots of sour patch kids. Oh and don't forget the Coke and nutty bars. So N-O-T Fair!
I was really looking forward to Azaylee's 4 month appointment at the pediatrician this morning. We haven't been since the 2 month mark and I am really ready to know her weight, height and all that good stuff. Somehow I managed to get the first appointment of the day at 8:30. I got there at 8:20 and the door wasn't unlocked yet, so I waited with Azaylee for about 25 minutes until the door finally opened at 8:45. This wasn't a huge deal, plus they did apologize for running behind. After that I went up to the desk to sign in and they said I had to wait and they would call me up when they were ready. I watched a couple of people go up and pay their co-pays and one lady who's daughter appt was at 8:35 came and went. I was getting a little frustrated and Azaylee was also. (I had given her Tylenol right before we left home since she was getting shots.) Finally, I went up to the desk again around 9:15 and was told I couldn't be seen because I had an outstanding balance. I knew that our insurance was trying to charge us for two visits in September while Azaylee was still being covered by me, but assumed if I paid my copay and we got down to the bottom of this after talking with the pediatrician after my visit today that things would be fine. Besides, we don't actually owe the amount they are trying to charge us for. The guy at the front desk called Blue Cross and Blue Shield per my request and decided that if I paid the copay they would let me be seen as long as I fixed the balance within the week. At this point Azaylee was crying and I was having trouble even hearing over her. So I paid the copay and got ready to go back. After 5 more minutes the guy at the front desk called me back up and said they had changed their minds and Azaylee couldn't be seen. SO.....after 1 and 1/2 hours of sitting in that place, we couldn't be seen? And when you called to confirm my appointment why didn't you tell me? I am normally pretty even tempered, but at this point I was mad. Mad that my child had Tylenol for no reason. Mad about getting Zay out in the cold and making her sit in a flu-ridden waiting room for nothing, and mad that after all this they had already taken my copay and said they couldn't refund it then, but had to apply it to the account instead. I finally walked out, with no apology, an upset baby, and with tears welling up in my eyes. I cried all the way home. I just kept praying to have a good attitude and that this would be a lesson in patience and self control. Aaron called this afternoon and took care of everything, is going back to get our money back, and straightened things out with BCBS. Praise God for a wonderful husband!
On a more positive note, after Azaylee got up from her Tylenol induced nap we tried some rice cereal! She has been grabbing food off my plate lately, trying to stick my fork in her mouth and opening her mouth in a chewing movement while watching us eat, so I figured it wouldn't hurt even though she just turned 4 months yesterday. She loved it. She kept using her fingers to shove more and more into her mouth. It was so funny to watch. She licked the spoon then her fingers and then opened her mouth for more. I was really thinking, "has someone secretly been giving her food? She acts like she's a pro at this." Here are some pics. They are a little blurry, because they are from my video camera.
Supposedly it is national de-lurking week, which sounds just plain weird to me. BUT, I want to know if you lurk around here and read my blog. So leave me a comment if you do. I don't really see a point in continuing if I'm the only one that looks at it. (Besides, I know I don't post that often post-Zaylee =)