Monday, November 28, 2011

McFatty Monday..

Yikes, I have been way off track for the past two weeks. Measuring food and counting calories hasn't really been a priority. I'm back on track today with eating clean and I hope I can get this weight that I have gained off and then some.

Current weight: 191.4
Weight GAINED over the past two weeks: 3.4 pounds
Weight lost since starting clean eating: 7.4 pounds

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wurstfest 2011..

We went to Wurstfest a few weeks ago after struggling with the decision to even go. Janel was in the hospital but was making good progress and we thought it would be good for us and for Caroline to get out a little after spending days at the hospital.

We got there before the gates even opened and were able to get some great tables. I knew we were in for a busy day with a 2 1/2 year old!

We ate lots of food.
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Rode the carousel several times..
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Caroline got her face painted for the first time.
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We were there for over 8 hours and had a great time with our family and friends. We can’t wait until next year!


Our 10 month old niece Janel lost her 9 day fight for life after nearly drowning in her bathtub. Needless to say, the past two weeks have been a roller coaster of emotion. Please pray or send positive thoughts to my sister-in-law, brother-in-law and 4 year old nephew as they struggle to deal with this tragedy. I can't even  allow myself to imagine what they are feeling. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

McFatty Monday..clean eating week 13

The title of this week's post should not even mention clean eating because it didn't happen last week.

Last week consisted of a lot of eating out..and I wasn't making good choices. Our niece is in the hospital (and that deserves a post of its own) and we lived on fast food for a few days. We also went to Wurstfest (another post) and that consisted of fried food and beer.

After tempting fate and still losing weight every day even though I was not eating well and not exercising, I have finally gained some weight, which I deserve, and which should help me get my butt back in gear. I'm back on track today even though I don't want to be. I packed the usual breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Current weight: 189.6
Weight GAINED this week: 1.6 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 9.2 pounds

Monday, November 7, 2011

McFatty Monday..clean eating week 12

This week was pretty much a blow off week. I was sick starting on Tuesday and I didn't track my calories at all. I also didn't eat totally clean and did a lot of snacking. I'm back on track today with the usual breakfast, lunch and snacks.

I also didn't work out at all. I'm pretty sure I got sick right after starting the couch to 5K program last year too. I'm still congested and coughing so I'll start week 2 as soon as I feel better.

Current weight: 188
Weight lost this week: 1.6 pounds
Weight lost since starting clean eating: 10.8 pounds

Sunday, November 6, 2011

::whispers:: potty trained::

I haven’t really blogged about it..or talked about it..but I would say that Caroline is potty trained. We have tried a few times to start getting her interested in sitting on the potty, and she would, for about two seconds before she would exclaim that she was done and get up and run off. She was the oldest in her daycare class (of 2-3 year olds) that wasn’t potty trained. They have been trying for a few month to get her interested in the potty but she would do the same two second sit for them.

I talked to her pedi at her 2 1/2 year appointment about techniques to use and how to do it and she said to just wait until she was ready and she would pretty much train herself. That sounded like a great idea to me, so that was the plan. About two weeks ago (three weeks after the pedi appointment) daycare said she started asking to sit on the potty..and she would actually go. They kept her in a diaper that week but she only went in the diaper once or twice the entire week. Once she left school, she had no desire to sit on the potty at home so we were still doing diapers. We talked to her teachers about that and they started talking at lot to her about using the big girl potty at home. By that weekend, she was using the potty at home (she even wore panties to Costco and used the potty there).

Since Monday, she’s been in panties full time (except at night, we put her in a diaper but she doesn’t actually go all night, I just don’t want to wake up covered in pee because she sleeps with us). I can’t believe it. I guess she was just ready..and the lollipops she gets for going don’t hurt the situation either.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween..

I woke up sick this morning (fever, congestion, sore throat) so I stayed home from work, which means I can share our pumpkin carving and Halloween pictures.

We carved our pumpkin on Sunday afternoon. Caroline wasn’t a fan of the “guts” at first.
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She realized that she could use a spoon to scoop them out and she was ok with that.
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Mario decided to “carve” it with a drill.
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For the other pumpkin, Caroline picked out a princess Mr. Potato Head package.
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We went trick-or-treating with some of Caroline’s friends. She loved it. She wasn’t shy at all.
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