Friday, May 28, 2010

Fit Fridays

Well this week was an absolute disaster. I am up 2 lbs which is so frustrating!!
Granted I didn't eat well all week due to Mrs. AF coming and I only walked twice this week due to a strong and cold north wind but it was still so depressing to step on the scale and go two pounds backwards. I am really hoping it is just fluid (bloat) from said AF which usually happens about a week before it shows up.

I was really hoping I would break into the 180's this week, it has been so long since I have been there. Now this week coming I really need to work my tail off to get there, but I am super determined!!

On a slightly good note, I was told by two people this week that I look like I have lost a lot of weight. Which is nice to hear even if it has been a little bit. My jeans also do not fit, I have those nice saggy droopy butt jeans now that are so not attractive. So what did I do? I tried on my skinny jeans, well my slightly fatter skinny jeans, and they fit!! Granted I have major muffin top but I rocked them this weekend with a flowy top and it felt great!! Now to just lose the muffin top.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:
~ My wonderful husband who works hard for our family
~ My sweet adorable boy who fills my life with so much joy
~ That in one month my brother will be coming home to live, no more hospital. That he can now walk, which is so amazing!
~ The bald eagle and it's baby I saw flying when I looked out my back window. They are such beautiful creatures. So strong and graceful. Every time I see them I think of the verse Isaiah 40:31:

But those who wait upon the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

~ Which makes me thankful for God's Love

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Teething Sucks

On Sunday we discovered Liam had a little tooth popping through and well today it is here and to make it worse he has two more that are just about through. The last few days have been horrible for sleep and today he is so fussy and tired. I cannot do anything to make it better for him. The only thing he wants is for me to hold him. I feel so bad for the little guy because he just looks up at me with his big sad eyes as if he is trying to say "help me mama" and I can't do anything. I feel so useless and I am on the brink of tears. I really hope they all come through so soon so Liam can get back to himself and we can get some sleep.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fit Fridays

So I decided to let Fridays be my day to talk about Operation Get Fit.

So here I am about a month into my journey to get fit and back to my sexy self and it is going pretty well but I am working really hard at it. The first couple of weeks I started eating healthier and eliminating junk from my diet. I did allow myself to eat whatever I wanted on Saturdays but I would always feel so yucky and fatigued so now I am just going to get rid of that all together.

The last two weeks I starting exercising. I walk or walk/run at least 3 times a week but I try to do more. I find this is what is working the most. The eating healthy helps me feel great but it is the combination of exercise and eating healthy that is taking the weight off. One alone would not do the trick, you need to do both.

So as of this week I am down 6lbs and I am feeling great. Only 4 more pounds until I can reward myself.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sweet Blog Award

Jessie gave me this sweet blog award, she is a such a sweetie herself and has the most adorable little girl. Head on over to her blog to check them out.

I would like to nominate

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sleepless Nights

For the last 2-3 weeks we have been running on no sleep. Liam has been getting up at least 4 times a night and then finally waking for the day at 5 am. Now 5 am isn't too bad and I totally wouldn't mind that if he slept from say 7pm- 5am but he doesn't.

Normally he eats and goes down at 7pm and he was sleeping right through until 6 am or occasionally he would wake at 3:00am for a feeding and then go back down. Oh how I miss those nights.

I guess we are going through the four month wakeful along with teething. The poor little guy has his two middle teeth on the bottom just waiting to pop through. They are swollen and red and look so sore. I really hope they come through soon, I hate seeing him in pain and well we all need some sleep.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Little Pinch

Liam has recently taken up pinching and while he is just exploring all he can do with his hands it hurts. Yesterday while I was just about to feed him he pinches my arm really hard. I loudly said ouch and what does he do? Looks up at me and laughs!!

I am beginning to think I am going to have my hands full with my little cutie!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Eating Well is Hard!

This whole eating healthy thing is really hard, I mean really hard!! I love love food and chocolately fatty food at that. Before I met my lovely hubby I was 36lbs, actually make that 32lbs(due to my recent loss) lighter than I am now. I was in great shape, working out every day and eating very healthy. Then I met my junk food, chips addicted husband and well my healthy habits changed. I adapted his eating habits and lifestyle and fast forward 4 years I am now 32lbs heavier.

This last month I vowed to get my healthy lifestyle back and let me tell you it is not easy. I find it especially hard when you are a stay at home mom and you have the fridge starring at you all day long. Then there is the problem of baking! I am a huge baker, I actually baked every day when I was pregnant with Liam and every day after he was born. I just needed to have cookies and loafs and such around. Problem was I would eat them all myself.

So now here I am eating healthy, and it is going well. I feel great and when I do indulge in some not so healthy options it makes me feel really yucky. Last night I went to the movies and brought along a little sandwich bag with about 20 chips in it and I am proud to say I didn't even eat half of them. Before I could easily eat my whole days worth of calories while watching a movie.

I do still bake, I chose some healthier options and I make smaller portions. For example, I made mini strawberry muffins yesterday. They are delicious and so very cute!

So For breakfast today I indulged in two mini muffins along with some cheese and my daily foot smoothie. It was a great breakfast!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Mother's Day

I had such a wonderful day. My husband is one of the least romantic people you will meet and doesn't often plan things for days like this as he doesn't know what to plan but he made me feel really special.

He first made me breakfast pancakes, eggs and bacon. He does not cook. I gave him my pancake recipe and he went to it. Although they were a bit burnt I ate them because he did something for me he wasn't comfortable doing but he knew it would mean a lot. I love him for that.

He then brought Liam in to me and Liam was holding on to my gift which was a gift card to indigo so I could get some new books since I am always buying books for Liam. It was so cute, he smiled as he handed it over to me. I love him so much!

We then went to visit my brother in the hospital and Liam gave his Nana a gift, which was a photo book of him for the last few months. She loved it.

The rest of the day we spent relaxing and playing together and DH even covered supper so I wouldn't have to make it. Love Him!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

To all the mother's out there I wish you all a wonderful day. We all have the most amazing yet difficult job one could ever have. I never knew I could love anyone as much as I love Liam. He has brought me so much joy and happiness in such a short time.

A Mother's Love

A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Fluffy Butts

Liam has a blow out poop at least once a day and it is so frustrating and disgusting. So after many many weeks of scrubbing poop and getting stains out of his clothes we have switched to cloth.

Here is a before

And after, his cute fluffy butt

4 Months

So I am about two weeks late on this post but Liam is now 4 months old. I cannot even believe how fast the time is going, it makes me a bit sad but at the same time with each new month comes new developments. He is so fun now, he talks and smiles all the time and laughs, it is so cute.

4 Month Stats:

17 lbs 11 0z
26.5 inches long