Friday, August 18, 2006

A day at the Zoo

Thanks to the membership that Grandma and Grandpa W gave Aimee for her birthday, we were able to visit the Brookfield Zoo this week and Aimee was very excited to be a Junior Zookeeper. Posted by Picasa

We got up close and personal with the farm animals... Posted by Picasa

The Mother bird says, "For more pics on our visit to the zoo, check out my picture blog" Posted by Picasa

The Impossible

I did it. I got that second magnet up on my Fridge. The one that celebrates the fact that I'm doing what I never, since the 2nd grade, thought I could do. I'm actually losing weight.
Yesterday, I made my stretch goal of losing 50 pounds (I've actually lost 53 since joining Weight Watchers). Since 6 weeks after having Aimee, I've lost a total of 93. Pretty incredible.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Growing up?

Aimee has officially given up her morning nap. Not only has she stopped napping for her usual minimum of 3 hrs a day, she isn't even napping for 1 hr a day. I keep trying to tell her that she's NOT grown up, that all of her friends that are under 3 nap for 3 hrs a day, and that every book I have read about the subject say that she should be NAPPING. Instead, she ignores me and chases the dog.

So if you happen to call and I'm not answering, it's probably because I've collapsed from exhaustion.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


It's been a week since I had my braces put on. It's been a week of mouth, head, and stomach aches. I am trying to push through the misery. They only put braces on my upper teeth, the lowers will come later once my upper jaw has done some adjusting. The orthodontist said that the pain is a lot worse when an adult wears braces because the bone is harder. He doesn't know when I'll get the lowers put on. I'm just hoping that I'll have a break from the pain that will be long enough for me to be able to eat some real food. (That's why I've been having stomache aches).

I never thought that I'd be worried about eating enough. I've come to learn that starving your body can cause it to go into starvation mode and losing weight becomes more difficult. Even 100 calories can make a difference, so I'm finding myself thinking of how I can eat more without actually having to chew.

Today, Aimee and I took out the construction paper and markers. We were trying to make a birthday card for her Grandpa John. She got marker on herself, her clothes, the fan, the humidifier, the changing table, and the dog. None on the paper. It was lots of fun and it took my mind off of the tiny torture devices on my teeth.

After Brian got off of work we went to the water park for a few hours. Good times.