Thanks for all of your kind and understanding comments and emails regarding my hus’s back injury and my complaints of my feeling selfish. His MRI came back negative for a herniated disc but showed some deformities in 2 discs. He is feeling much better and only has some minor back and leg pain now.
NOT JUST JELLY BEANS
As I have written before, I have had a hard time losing my T pregnancy weight. He is 4 and a half years old now, so I am not sure if I can still blame the weight on him. Well, I am trying Weight Watchers again now. I am doing it on my own because there are no meetings I can consistently attend near here. When I lost my E pregnancy weight almost 10 years ago, I attended WW meetings weekly and the weight came off easily. The meetings do really help, receiving even the tiniest praise in the form of a round of applause or a gold sticker goes along way in motivating a person to continue on the diet. That is why I am going to try and write about my newest attempt in getting to a healthy weight. And I hope you all will help me with your always lovely and encouraging comments. I know some of you are also doing WW or other things to lose weight and I love to read about how it’s going for you. I will be honest and own up if I have a setback, after all I am human.(And one of those humans who loves anything made by Hostess)
For a visual, so be it, a silly visual, I am going to use jelly jars filled with jelly beans to help track my progress. Each bean represents a pound. On the left are the pounds I need to lose to reach my goal, on the right are the pounds I have lost. I started last Tuesday and have lost 4 pounds. After I am down to my goal weight, I will treat you all to a recent photo of me, I have only posted old pictures here and rarely at that.
A FUNNY LOOK AT RAISING A TODDLER
I think I have mentioned here before that one of my best friends from High School Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, a comedian and writer, published a book on parenting, and now she has written two books on parenting. She calls them “anti-advice” books and they contain extremely funny, down to earth , realistic views on parenting. Her first book Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay and Other Things I Learned as a New Mom is the perfect read for new moms or any mom for that matter. (you’ll also find me in her acknowledgements, yes I am bragging). Her second book Naptime is the New Happy Hour and Other Ways Toddlers Turn Your Life Upside Down just came out this week. I started reading it last night and already I am half way through it. I had many laugh out loud moments last evening! Stef is also the author of the blog Baby On Bored. You can find these books for a discounted price on Amazon. I ordered mine from Target which goes through Amazon. I am still waiting for my promised free autographed copy. I also added them to my Shelfari shelf on my side bar.
Have a great weekend everyone!