Tuesday, January 18, 2011


So....I love the wii fit.  LOVE IT!  I have been doing it pretty regularly, and I have lost almost a pound.  I know...it's not much, but it's a start.  I gained a little, about seven pounds, between Thanksgiving and New Years, so I am working really hard to lose that.  I am also making an effort to eat a little better, and as soon as we get back into a routine around here, I am going to start dieting.  I don't remember if I mentioned this anywhere...maybe on FB...but they did away with Bob's position at work.  That means no more set hours, no more weekends off.  He will go back to working different hours all the time, and he's kind of stressing about it.  I think it will be a good thing.  Right now, as much as I like him being home in the evenings and weekends, we never have time for just us.  With these new hours, we may actually have more time to spend together, which is going to be nice.

Anyway, back to the wii fit.  I have been trying to do different things every day, but the one think I always do is the step routine.  I do it for thirty minutes, and then spend another thirty minutes boxing, or doing kung fu...oh, and they have this obstacle course that is kicking my ass, but I love it!  I am usually dripping with sweat by the time I finish, which is great.  There is actually a site dedicated to moms who are losing weight with the wii, and I think I might join in on some of the forums and see what other moms are saying.  I have a hard time putting myself out there, though, which is shocking, right, since I have so many blogs....but it's the one on one that I have problems with.  I want to stay motivated, though, and finally get some of this weight off.  Losing the 50 pounds over a year ago and keeping it off is a huge accomplishment for me.  It tells me that I am finally learning how to keep it off instead of gaining it all, plus some, back.  So, I am encouraged that if I lose more, I will be able to keep that off too.  Fingers crossed, right?

I have also been having issues with my dang wisdom tooth again.  This time, though, I have decided to go have it pulled.  We have already filed our taxes, and our money should be in within the next two weeks, so I will finally have the money to have it removed.  Now I just need the guts to do it.  I am such a chicken.  Plus, I know any dentist who looks in my mouth will know it's been many, many years since the last time I've been.  I don't want to be judged, I just want to be pain free. 

We didn't end up going to therapy last week because of the snow, but we did go today.  Elizabeth asked Bob how he was doing since his dad's death, and to be honest, he's been okay.  He had a moment Sunday when he got upset, and I knew that something was bothering him.  Turns out, it was my dad and his friend Duane's dad.  Let me back up...Friday night, I was on facebook, when all of a sudden my computer was attacked, and when all was said and done, I could not get on the internet.  I called my dad for help, and he told me to run scans and stuff, but nothing worked.  So Saturday morning, he called and asked if I wanted him to come look at it.  Of course I said yes, and within thirty minutes he had me back online.  My dad rocks.  Then later that afternoon, he went to help his friend do something for his dad, and seeing them interact, on top of seeing my dad come and rescue me, upset him because he never had that kind of relationship with his dad, and now he never has the opportunity to.  I told him that he can't change the past, but he can continue his awesome relationship with Ryan, and know that there will never be a day when Ryan feels about him how he feels about his dad.  Make sense?

But, other than that, he has been doing really well.  And I think I have rambled enough.  Time to go check facebook and then call it a night.  Hope you all had a good one.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Life Goes On...

Even in the winter, the ducks like to be fed.  In fact, they pretty much surrounded us and gobbled up three loaves of bread in about ten minutes. 

Life is slowly going back to normal, whatever that may be.  Bob (formerly Junior...long story) has gone two days without breaking down, though tonight I have no idea where he is.  He said he needed time to himself, so he went for a drive.  Since we are not a cell phone family, I have no way of getting in touch with him, so I am sitting here waiting for him to come home.  I think this time alone will help him to clear his head. 

The two of us went and had a nice afternoon date today, which consisted of eating at a restaurant where they serve you at a table instead of a buffet line.  It's hard to go to place like this with the kids because they are expensive.  It cost us $45 for the two of us to share an appetizer sampler plate and each get a meal.  I had two mini burgers and a trip to the salad bar, which was yummo!  I ended up bringing home most of my burgers and fries, as well as the appetizers.  I ate all the salad though.  They had the best pumpernickel croutons, too.   Spending that much was kind of wasteful, but it was nice to sit and talk with my husband without the kids.  We never get to do that.

I will be happy when he finally goes back to work next week.  I think it will be good for him to get back to his normal routine.  We are going to therapy again on Tuesday.  Elizabeth thinks going every week for a little while will help Bob sort through all his feelings, and I agree.  I'm hoping he can move through the grief process and come out the other side in tact. 

So, I guess it's time to talk about me.  You all know how much I love to do that, lol!  I have been doing the wii fit pretty regularly, though this past week was rough with Bob here all the time.  He hates when I do it...he thinks the music is annoying.  I haven't weighed myself, though, to see if I've lost any weight.  I need to do that without the kids around, so maybe one day next week I will.  They are predicting snow again Sunday night, so they may be home again on Monday.  Anyway, I am loving the games on the wii fit, and am finding myself playing for an hour before I know it.  I love exercise programs like that, where I don't even realize I am exercising, even though there is sweat dripping down my back.  I have a feeling that this is the thing I have been looking for to get me back to losing weight.

Well, Bob just came in, so let me get off of here.  Night.