Sooo, it’s been a while since my last entry. That was due to technical difficulties with Daniel’s server and Comcast. Also, I’ve been planning Liam’s blow-out 5th birthday party. But, I’m back. Here’s the latest:

Today is Mother’s Day and Noah just walked up to me and said, “Today must be a pretty unusual day for you. Because usually you cook and people don’t give you cards”. I told him he was right, he continued on, “yeah, people don’t usually wake you up with kisses and hugs either, huh? So, it’s a pretty special and unusual day”. I love him to pieces. What a beautiful soul.

Also, I have been trying to lose weight as of late. For the past month or so, I’ve been trying a bunch of different things and it is awful. I have 20 lbs to lose, to get back to my before pregnancy weight. When I started trying to lose weight about 6 weeks ago, I had about 23 lbs to lose. So, yeah, it’s not been a very quick or rewarding experience.

I did a 1200 calorie diet for a week, and at the end of the week I was exhausted, dizzy and was having headaches everyday. I decided those were bad signs, even though I was losing weight. So then I tried “clean eating” and got a 7 day menu plan, complete with a shopping list and I followed it to the T. I was eating new stuff like plain, nonfat greek yogurt and quinoa. I was having no sugar, little bread, lean meats and lots of fruits and vegetables. I’ve been continuing on that trend for the last few weeks and really liking it.

I am also working out. I already have a gym membership, but my friend, Leslie was convinced I should do this 6:30 am workout class with her. I am not a morning person. It’s genetic. Nothing I can do about it. I really don’t think my body is equipped for functioning before 8 am, but because I really like Les, I agreed to do it with her. Plus, how can a fat person say no to working out? So, I have been doing my regular workouts, plus this early morning workout class.

With all of these healthy changes in my life you would naturally come to a few conclusions: 1. “I’ll bet she’s losing weight!” and 2. “She probably feels stronger and has more energy. At the very least, she must feel better, even if she’s not losing weight!” …. nope. nothing. I feel terrible. I am sore all. the. time. And I don’t know what “good kind of sore is”, but I’m pretty sure it’s not this. I wake up in the mornings and everything aches. The kind of ache like a giant stepped on me and it broke every bone in my body kind of ache. I couldn’t wear high heels to church today because my right knee is out. And I don’t have more energy, because I’m so darn tired. I don’t get it. But I keep at it because I don’t know what else to do. We’ll see. Maybe it’s more of a long term effect …. I’ve only been doing this extra workout class for the past two weeks, so we’ll keep it up a while longer.

Anyway, that’s lately … now I’ve got tons of firsts and bday parties to blog about!!

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