Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas

December flew by faster than a G6 (has anyone heard that song?  Mike and I are weirdly in love with it.) Christmas is such a wonderful time but can be so chaotic!  Christmas for us was full of visiting family, wonderful gifts, amazing food and a hospital trip.

I don't know exactly what was wrong but we took Georgia in and that caused me to miss one of our Christmas celebrations.  At this point it comes down to gas and constipation for Georgia and she was in a lot pain because of it.   It was a stressful day and I am not quite convinced that her problem was as simple as constipation so I will be going in to see our doctor for follow up.

My daughters were absolutely spoiled but in a good way, they recieved some really wonderful and thoughtful gifts.  My challenge is to organize it well so that it doesn't get lost.  I also recieved some great gifts that I am very excited about, mainly cooking things.

As Christmas draws to a close and the New Year is approaching, my mind has begun to think about weightloss again.  This past month I have enjoyed all the great baking and food that comes with Christmas.  I decided to just enjoy guilt free.  It has been great!  But I am in sugar overload and I am thankful for January where things will be calming down.

I am trying to decide if I should do a New Year's Resolution or something less formal.  I want to lose weight again and get back to eating healthy.  So stay tuned to see what is in store for the New Year. 

Any one interested in working together?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Maybe it does...

Some of my readers have been wondering how my weight loss efforts have been going.  After being so enthusiastic a month ago, I really haven't been doing much.  Mike has started consulting in the city and is gone all day and some evenings too.  That has been hard so exercise and weightloss has been put on the back burner as I learn to parent 3 children.  I haven't been too worried because well it is the Christmas season and I have been doing a lot of baking.  Now here is a shocker....I have actually been losing weight!  Woohoo!  Finally breastfeeding is working for me!  For the last 3 weeks I have lost 2lbs each week.  I don't know how long it will last but I am enjoying the benefits right now.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Positive Thoughts

I am so glad I wrote the last post when I did because the very next day things went downhill fast and I was thisclose to throwing in the towel.  And in true Melynda fashion I freaked out and signed up for every parenting class I could find.  Now a week later I am calm and reminding myself that, "This to shall pass."

What was so bad?  Ally being the first to go through everything constantly challenges me.  I find babies to be easy, granted I am blessed with easy babies but I have been through the newborn stage 3 times and I know what is coming and how to deal with it.  Three going on four is a something on to itself.  Ally somehow manages to throw every curve ball there is and of course at the worst times.  Last week Ally proceeded to  use her bedroom (which is two feet away from the bathroom) as a toilet.  I am so glad that she hasn't learned to lie yet because the surprise she left would have been so much worse a day later.  The next thing was anger.  Ally has started to experience the powerful emotion that is anger.  It would completely take over her and she would lose control and then she would hurt Zoe. 

I was completely blown away by the behaviors and started to question my ability to parent.  My reaction to the fighting was not something I was proud of.  I am hoping that the classes will help because I need some tools to deal with the age three because there are two more to follow.

Thankfuly the week is ending on a better note than last week.