Wednesday, April 28, 2010

12 Months, 4 Weeks..

We had a fun weekend, then a bad start to the week. Mario had Friday off because he works in San Antonio now and the city was closed for Fiesta so I decided to take the day off too so we could take Caroline to the San Antonio Zoo. This was our third trip to the SA Zoo and it was definitely the best because Caroline was able to run around this time and she seemed more interested in the animals.

She loves to point at things now..she was pointing at some kids that were walking by. She loves kids!

 She got to chase the goats around.
 We rode the train again..she loved it.
 It was hot when we got home so we set up her pool in the front yard.
 This pool is perfect for toddlers! It's from Target. She liked it for a while..until she got cold.
 She loves her water table..she fills the cups up and drinks out of them.
 We went to the Weiner Dog Races in Buda on Saturday and realized that Caroline didn't seem to being feeling very well.

She woke up with a runny nose, watery eyes, and a rash on her cheeks from drooling. We had pictures with Lyndsay that morning (I soo can't wait to see the rest..she's awesome!) and Caroline was acting fine. By Suday evening, I noticed she felt warm so I took her temperature. It was 103.4. She slept like crap that night and Mario took Monday off so he could take her to the pedi. Her pedi said it was just a cold and only time would help. Her fever Monday was 103.8.

I'm in training this week and couldn't miss it and Mario only had enough leave to take one day off so Caroline got to spend time with my parents yesterday. They said she was perfect and never felt warm. She was back to normal this morning so she got to go back to daycare. I really think teething had something to do with the fever, though her pedi refuses to admit that teething can cause a fever. I hope the rest of these molars come through very soon..if they haven't already..she refuses to let me stick my fingers in her mouth.

Monday, April 26, 2010

McFatty Monday..Week 16

Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 4 months since I started this lifestyle change..and what a change it has been. I feel so much better about myself now, which makes me a better wife and mother. I actually want to work out now, and I feel guilty if I don't. I'm very suprised about how good I have been with my eating. I used to snack constantly and crave bad foods. I haven't done any major cheating since I started this.

I got on the scale this morning and I was pleasantly suprised to see that I'm now under 200, which means I'm back to my pre-pg weight and I reached my first goal..ahead of my May 1st deadline. My next goal is 185, which is what I weighed on my wedding. I'm going to set a goal of July 15th..though I know it's going to get harder to lose as I get smaller.
Current weight: 199.6
Weight lost this week: 2.4 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 44.1 pounds

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

12 Months, 3 Weeks..

Things are going well around here this week. Caroline's teeth don't seem to be bothering her and she's pretty much back to normal (knock on wood). She has switched from preferring to crawl to preferring to walk and her daycare teacher said she even has no problem walking on the rocks on the playground. I'm pretty excited about this because now I can put her in shorts, dresses, and skirts without having to worry too much about her poor knees.

We bought her a water/sand table from Costco and put it together this week. We're not planning on doing sand anytime soon (if ever) but she already loves playing with the water. I can't wait until it really gets warm out so we can put her in one of her 3 swimsuits and blow up her little pool.

I've been doing long walks with Caroline around the neighborhood after work and she naps in the stroller. She's starting to get tan lines on her feet from wearing her sandals and it looks like she's going to take after her dad and tan easily (yay for that!). I need to remember to start making her wear sun screen.

Here are some pictures from the week.

42 Questions About Makeup..

I don't know if anyone really cares about this but it will help me pass the time so, here we go:

1) How many times do you wash your face daily? the shower before I go to bed

2) What skin type do you have?
I'd say it's pretty is so much better now that I'm not eating crap all the used to be pretty oily

3) What is your current facial wash?
Proactiv gentle formula

4) Do you exfoliate?
There are little exfoliating beads in the face wash so I guess so

5) What brand do you use?
See previous answer

6) What moisturizer do you use?
Proactiv gentle formula

7) Do you have freckles?
A few so far, I'll get more over the summer

8) Do you use eye cream?

9) Do you or did you have acne prone skin? was bad when I was pg and right after I had Caroline! I used to break out once a month before that..but not bad.

10) Did you ever have to use Pro-Activ?
I use it now. I ordered it right after Caroline was born and it dried out my face bad! My whole face was red and itchy. I called and canceled and they gave me a refund and sent me the gentle formula for free. I love it. After 3 shipments I canceled again because I just started the second bottle (and Caroline is a year old). I think I'm good for a while.


11) What foundation do you use?
Origins Stay Tuned

12) How about concealer?

13) Do you know your undertone colour?

14) What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I wore them for my wedding and loved them but I don't know how to do them myself

15) Did you know you were supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, but I don't.

16) What brand of mascara do you use?
Buxom Lash - Blackest Black

17) Sephora or Mac?

18) Do you have a Mac Pro card?

19) What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
A foundation brush, a powder brush, a blush brush, an eyeshadow brush, and sometimes an eyelash curler

20) Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?

21) For the face?

22) What is your favourite eyeshadow? Colour or shade?
I usually always stick to the neutral brown family..or greenish brown

23) Do you use pencil or liquid liner?
I rarely use liner, but it's a pencil when I do

24) How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
I don't

25) What do you think of pigment eye shadows?
I don't know what that is

26) Do you use mineral makeup?

27) What is your favourite lipstick?
I don't wear lipstick..just gloss and chap stick

28How about lipgloss?
I like the lip smackers stuff..haha

29) What is your favourite blush to use?
I like the Origins stuff but I think I'm using Cover Girl or something like that now

30) Do you buy your makeup on Ebay?

31) Do you like drugstore makeup?
I don't really shop at drugstores

32) Do you go to CCO's?Cosmetic Company Outlet?
Nope, I've never heard of it

33) Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?

34) Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I don't think so

35) Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Foundation line

36) Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick or eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

37) Which celebrity always has great makeup?  
No idea

38) If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use?

39) Could you leave the house without any makeup on?
I could, but I usually don't

40) Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I'm okay

41) In your opinion what is the BEST makeup line?
I'm an Origins fan

42) What do you think of makeup?
I like it

Monday, April 19, 2010

McFatty Monday..week 15

My monthly visitor is here and I feel very bloated right now. I wasn't sure if I was going to see any weight loss when I got on the scale this morning...but I did. I'm 2 pounds from my pre-pg weight..and so close to being under 200!

I dug through my bins of clothes in the spare bedroom yesterday and realized that I don't have any 14s..they're all 12s. I tried on the 12s and two of the pairs of work pants fit..without a muffin top or anything. Woo hoo. I did realize something when I was trying on all those pants body is definitely not built the same as it was pre-pregnancy..I don't think it ever will be. All the pants I tried on fit perfectly in the butt and thighs but wouldn't button around my stomach. I'm afraid that it doesn't matter how much weight I lose, I will always have this saggy, stretch mark covered, loose skin on my stomach. Blah!

Current weight: 202
Weight loss this week: 1.4 pounds
Total weight loss so far: 41.7 pounds

Sunday, April 18, 2010

She's an Official Walker..

Caroline has been standing her self up and walking a lot more over the past week. She still crawls if she wants to get somewhere fast but I would consider her to be an offical walker now. She is working on two more molars and they seem to be really hurting her. It sucks that there isn't much we can do about it.

It's a rainy weekend here in the Austin area so we're spending all of our time inside. We have a first birthday party to go to today and that's about all of our excitement for this weekend.

Here are some pictures from the past few weeks.

Monday, April 12, 2010

McFatty Monday..Week 14

Thank you Gap for running a little big!! I bought some new jeans yesterday in a size 14..woo hoo! I'm also now wearing a size L instead of XL in most shirts.

I'm still going strong, and still very motivated. I'm so close to being under 200! My goal was May 1st but I think I'll make it before then.

Oh, I was outside playing with Caroline on Friday when Mario got home from work and he said I was looking hot. Haha.

Current weight: 203.4
Weight loss this week: 3.4 pounds
Total weight loss so far: 40.3 pounds..woo hoo!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Houston, we have molars!!

Caroline has been very fussy lately and drooling like crazy. She hasn't been as interested in solid foods and she would scream when we put her down. I was hoping that this wasn't "normal" for her age because, honestly, it has really been testing my patients.

Her pedi said she had some molars that looked like they were about to break through but I've heard that it can take a while for them to finally come in. Well, when I was attempting to brush her teeth yesterday, I felt two of them poking through..both on top. This brings her total tooth count to 10!

I can already tell the difference in her behavior this morning. She's actually playing with her toys and ate a good breakfast. Unfortunately, I don't think the bottom ones are far behind. This teething stuff is not fun!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Caroline update..

How has it already been a week (and a day) since Caroline turned 1!? I still haven't done her 12 month pictures yet. Maybe I'll do them this weekend. We've been super busy lately and I haven't uploaded pictures in a while. We've been spending a lot of time outside in the evenings. Caroline loves being outside! We've been switching off pushing her around the neighborhood and walking the dog right after work. She naps in the stroller and we all get exercise (including the dog). Then we grill something and hang out in the front yard pretty much until bath time for Caroline.

She had her ear tube follow-up appointment on Monday and they look good. The ENT does think she has allergies though so we have to give her Zyrtec at night. About 10 minutes after we give it to her she gets pretty loopy and funny, then she falls asleep for the night. She also had her 12 month appointment on Monday and she's 23lbs 10oz and 29 3/4 inches long. She's in the 75th percentile for everything.

She can walk pretty much across a room without holding onto anything but she prefers to crawl and cruise. She won't walk unless we stand her up and she feels like doing it. She is fast with her crawling! She is into everything. We need a new entertainment center because she pushes all the buttons on everything. The other day she turned the stereo almost all the way up, then started screaming. My dad said I did the same thing when I was her age. She's been steering clear of the stereo since then so maybe she learned her lesson.

She's talking up a storm! Most of it is just babbling but she does say quite a few words. She's off of bottles wasn't hard at all for her to make the switch to cups. She still can't figure out what to do with straws so we're only doing sippy cups for now. The transition from formula to whole milk has been tough. She doesn't like whole milk. We had a free sample of the next step formula so we're on that for now and I try milk with her every few days. I talked to her pedi about it and she's not worried. She said she just may not be a milk drinker. She said as long as she gets 2 servings of dairy a day, she never has to drink milk, water is fine for when she's thirsty. That made me feel better about the situation.

Here's a picture I took with my phone the other day. I promise to post more next time.

Monday, April 5, 2010

McFatty Monday..Week 13

I'm finally getting around to posting today because I had the day off and I've been running around all day and haven't had a chance to relax. We're finally home and Caroline is napping..ahh.

We went to the in-law's this weekend and I was pretty worried about what I would do about food. His mom can cook..but the food is not healthy at all. Luckily we ended up bbqing and Mario and I bought some chicken breasts and squash to grill. I went to the grocery store when we got there and bought a veggie tray, my low carb bagels, and peanut butter. I managed to make it through the weekend without cheating at all..and I was surrounded by candy, cupcakes, and cake.

I got an Iphone on Friday and got the "Lose It" app. I've been using it to track my calories. I like that I can take it anywhere with me. What apps do y'all use to help stay on track?

Current weight: 206.8
Weight loss this week: 3 pounds
Total weight loss so far: 36.9 pounds

Friday, April 2, 2010

Birthday Week

We've had a busy week this week. Caroline's birthday was on Wednesday and we went to a local egg hunt that night. On Thursday she had an egg hunt at daycare and her first holiday party. I went to the party and got to watch the kids eat and play with their plastic eggs. I was off of work today and we went to an egg hunt get together with a bunch of ladies from a message board I frequent. Caroline had a blast.

I need to do a post about what Caroline is up to these days but that will have to wait. We're off to Pearsall in the morning to spend some time with Mario's family. I also need to take her 12 month pictures but that will also have to wait.

Anyway, here are some pictures from this week.