Wednesday, December 26

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!!!

We spent the day relaxing at my brothers house.... he has 170 acres, so the kids had a ball riding motorbikes and spending time with all their cousins. When we got home a girlfriend came over for a quiet drink which was nice.

After all the rushing around in the lead up to the day, it is great for it to be over so I can slow down a bit:) I did well foodwise - didn't diet, just ate normal...had a few drinks, and I was happy to see this morning that I only gained .2 for the day:)

Vic is off work for 3 weeks, so I will be taking advantage of him being home to get to the gym as often as I can - in past years over the christmas break ( my next real weigh in is on the 11th) I normally gain at least 3 kilo's...I am determined it won't happen this year!!

I have a huge box of chockies sitting in the cupboard which I was given during the week from work - Last thursday night we had a huge storm and the whole store flooded, we had to close, and then spent the next couple of hours mopping up water....was quite a workout...the owner was grateful that we stayed to help that he gave us all choc and a six pack of cans ( they are gone I will not be opening the box...because I know I will end up eating the lot - I may just give them away I think!!

I hope you are all having fun over the holidays - I am back to work on friday!

Monday, December 17

Things have really been busy lately...I have finally finished my Chrissie shoping which is a great relief:)
Work has been really full on, and the boys have so much to do at this time of year!
Weight is still going down slowly 92.4 last week:)

I was sent this today so I thought I'd share for all you mothers out there:

Before I was a Mom:
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom -I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a MomI never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom -I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom -I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

Tuesday, December 4

I'm back...

Sorry about my extended absence from blogging - it is mostly due to having no phone connection for over a month - very frustrating!!
Also things have been so busy that when I do get a chance to get online...time is limited!

Things are going great here - lots of work, lots of study and things with the boys...I can't wait for the holidays to get a rest!

My weight went back up a bit while I was gone...but I am happy to say that it's coming down slowly - last weeks weigh in saw 93.7.

The last few weeks I have stopped stressing about points/fat/cals etc and just tried to eat when I am hungry and just not go overboard on seems to be working, small loses and less stress...lets hope I can keep it up:)