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Monday, June 3, 2013

Random Monday-June 3, 2013

A first for me last week...I got pulled over.  I was taking my little sister home at 10 pm after she'd helped me catch up on laundry.  We live at the top of a very long steep hill and as I neared the bottom, I saw a police car starting up the hill towards me.  I hit the brakes and checked my speed...10 miles over the speed limit.  Oh, shoot.  Then I saw the cop pull over to the side of the road and start turning around as he flipped his lights on.  Oh, shoot! Oh, shoot!!!  My little sister started laughing at me as I was freaking out.  I pulled over and was informed that not only was I going over the speed limit, but I also had a headlight out.  The policeman checked my record, saw that it was clean and gave me a verbal warning.   

I took Little Man to the doctor last week to recheck his heart murmur.  It was concluded that we'll continue to keep an eye on it, but that he should outgrow it in the next few years.  He also was referred to a pediatric orthopedic specialist for his feet because he's very pigeon toed.  Because his appointment was in a city 45 minutes away from where we live, I left the girls with my sister-in-law for the day so I could get some shopping done after Little Man's appointment.  My mom came along, which Little Man was pretty happy about.  I was excited to spend the day with my little guy since we don't get to do that often.  However, by the time we were done with his appointment, it was obvious that he wasn't feeling well.  We went to eat after finishing at the doctor's and a few minutes into the meal, he announced that he was tired and wanted to sleep so my mom helped him lay down on her lap and he fell asleep within seconds.  Being the good mom that I am, I decided to get some of my shopping done anyways while my mom stayed out in the van with Little Man.  He rallied mid-afternoon and they came in to find me in Target.  After checking out, I took him to the bathroom.  Like many 3 year olds, he belted a song out at the top of his lungs while in the bathroom.  His song of choice?  A Sunday School song that goes like this: "Running over, running over. My cup is full and running over."  Perfect bathroom song, right?

On that same note, my kids were singing the hymn "Victory in Jesus" together the other day.  It was unbelievably cute until they got to the line that goes, "He plunged me to victory."  Princess and Little Man interpreted it as "He punched me and kicked me."  Oh. my. word.  Kids, it is not a violent song!!           

I've been trying to lose the baby weight for a while now, but because I'm not accountable to anyone, but myself, it just isn't working.  Which is why I'm sharing my steps to losing the baby weight here, on my blog.  I'll be doing updates on the Random Monday posts.  My plan is to make small changes to my life that will add up and help me lose the weight.

Change #1: Make 1/2 cup of a chai latte instead of a whole one.  This will still satisfy my craving for a chai latte in the morning while cutting down on the calories.

Change #2: Limit myself to 1 can of pop a week.

Change #3: Drink more water!!  I'm not usually a big fan of water, but I am going to make an effort to choose water over something else when I'm thirsty.

Change #4: Exercise 4-5 days a week, using the exercise plan from Back On Pointe.  I'll also be adding some exercises that target the abs (my main issue)

Change #5: Eat just a little bit less of everything.  That means that when I dish my supper up, I'll take a little bit less than I normally would.  If I eat something that's preportioned, I won't finish it (yes, Mom, I know that's wasteful, but I would rather have food go to waste than to my waist!)  I also will be using smaller plates which helps portion control.

My stats as of June 3rd:
Weight: 158 pounds
Waist: 39"

My goal weight: 135 pounds

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1 comment:

  1. That was nice of the cop to give you a verbal warning! I've been pulled over a few times. I always freak, but it never ends up being a big deal! I'm glad your little man had a good appt!


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