Saturday, January 10, 2009

This is what 103 degree fever looks like....

Little J is down for the count. The doctor said her ears are good, her lungs are clear and her tonsils look horrible!!!! Strep throat test came back negative which gives her the yucky winter plague that can last 3-5 days. Today is day 3 and it ain't pretty. She would be great in a Nyquil commercial right about now. I know that high fevers in kids is normal and that it means that her body is fighting off the infection but when your baby has a fever of 103 and just lays in your arms with no spunk and no back talk....your heart just breaks. I don't care if she isn't potty trained until she is 25.....I just want my spunky 2 year old back!!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

I Now Understand......

I now get why so many people fall off of the weight loss wagon after they are motivated. I have re-introduced my body to cardio the past few months and am happy that I have dropped 20 lbs. However, the past 7-10 days I have upped my cardio AND added weight training. AND.....are you sitting down?........I have been watching what goes into my mouth!!!! Snacks are pretzels, celery, yogurt. Little J has been sick the past two days and I made her homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and I have been eating that and oatmeal and salads and I got on the scale this morning and........NOTHING........not an ounce of movement!!!!!!! UGH!!!!!! So I am venting to my sister about it and she says it's muscle.......muscle weighs more than fat. Then why am I lifting weights?!!!!???? The whole goal is to LOSE weight, not to gain it!!!!! I know, I'll burn more calories with muscle, it will increase your metabolism, yada yada yada.
Did I mention not even an ounce of a loss?!!!!!
So, don't worry about me. I am not racing to a Krispy Kreme drive thru or anything but I had better see that scale move next Friday in the negative or else I see a Whopper with my name on it in the very near future!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thousand Words Thursday

Little J's Tea Party
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My New BFF!!!!!

She may look like a pile of old rusty metal to you.....but we have become inseparable the last two weeks. I wish I were a runner but I am just NOT....but I am a walkfaster!!! So, it takes me longer to go the same distance but I am okay with that. She started out in the basement, then she moved to our loft last year when I got my mp3 player for Christmas, then she moved to the main floor in our bedroom where the t.v. is and out of sight and now she is in full view in our living room. Why? mainly so she can glare at me until I get on and do my cardio but hubby's shift changed to 8pm to 4am and I wasn't able to get into the bedroom until late afternoon and it just wasn't happening. My brother is sending modified workouts to me each day based on the Crossfit website which incorporates weights with cardio and on my days off I just do cardio.
Today I am doing:
400m (.25)
sumo deadlift with high row (check here for form) 15
shoulder press (15) (check here for form)
push ups (15)

as many rounds as possible in 20 min.
I will then finish out my 30 minutes on the treadmill.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Weekly Winners

THE Blankie....

My Perfection....Big J's foot...I still think it's cute!!!

Guitar Hero Decades Focus

Bubble Yum Lip Balm....MMMMmmmm!!!!

The Santa hat is still out....

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