Thursday, April 22, 2010

Just A Million Things


Well, it's been really busy here. So busy I barely have time to get online to email anybody back (sorry everyone!) or call anybody. Just busy, busy, busy like 24 hours/day!

The house sale is driving me batty! I will be so glad when it's done! I knew the house sale process wasn't going to be easy, but each time something is dealt with, something else pops up in its place. At this point (as of this moment anyway), we have everything pretty much managed to close escrow in a few weeks, and I'm just holding my breath that nothing else pops up. Please!!!!

I have scheduled movers for next week, so if all the stars align, we will be moving our furniture into our new house (where we've been living for almost two months now without most of our furniture). Right now the master bedroom at our new house is flat out empty, and oh's going to be good to have a nice big bed to sleep on at night. I am counting down the days!

I enrolled Paprika in another art class through Parks & Rec, and it was a bust again (she was the only one enrolled). They said it was "open studio" and she could just do whatever she wanted, and the parents were supposed to "teach" the kids. I was like, "so, I'm supposed to pay YOU, so I can teach my child by herself. Why can't I just go home and do that?!"

I've probably been indulging food-wise more than I should, and darn it, I really want that scale to budge. It's been sitting in that same old place. Part of it I know is stress eating. I take care of the kids all day and then when they go to bed I just want to have a nice, relaxing (and big) meal. Or I snack during the day for energy because I'm tired. I know I could be snacking on healthier things, I know that! But in the moment...ah, it's a hard battle to put down the cookie!

Anyway, I was feeling so overwhelmed with it I considered going to Jenny Craig. I know if I go there, I will lose weight and the food thing will be "managed" for me. They tell you what to eat and when to eat it, and it's so easy. But...their food is 100% processed, and full of excitotoxins, and I'm breastfeeding (so everything I eat goes to Ginger) and PLUS I didn't get this far with my weightloss journey just to start feeding myself crap again.

So...I decided not to do Jenny Craig. But I am back to tracking what I'm eating. I still have about 20 pounds left that I want to lose. I know I will have so much more energy when I'm down at that ideal weight. So, let's go ahead and get there already!

So, that's what we're up to! I can't believe Ginger is almost one year. Seriously. Where did the time go? In two months she'll be a year old. I am so not ready for that! Sniff, sniff!


Lost in Space said...

Hope things slow down for you soon so you can get a breather!! Hang in there, friend.

Kelly said...

Keep up with the weight loss! Skinny Tuesday and your hard work helped inspire me to get out there too.

Devon said...

goodness gracious...sorry for your crazy days!! hope it gets easier soon.....and you'll reach your weight loss steps, remember? :P

Jus said...

Congrats on resisting the urge for easy in favor of REAL food in a way you can sustainably eat for life! Easy is always, well, easier but slow and steady (without the additives) wins the race!

FourJedis said...

You guys are always so busy! Don't worry about the weight. It'll get there. Of course seeing how creative Paprika is with her food creations, you guys could make that another special thing you do - grocery or market shopping for fruits/veggies to make colorful, tasty salads and what-not. I bet she would eat that up (both literally and figuratively)!

Eve & Joel said...

You're doing a great job as a wife and mom! I know when I'm busy I don't really think about what I eat because I barely have time to eat anything at all. Just do the best you can now while you're busy and when things slow down a little you'll get back to the grind stone. Don't worry! You can do it!