I am so so so so thankful to Megan and Jim for watching Tatum last night! It was so nice to have a night off and get a full 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. So yesterday I knew Valentines Day was next week and I wanted to do something romantic for Cody and figured that it would be more of a surprise if it was this week and not next so I dropped Cody off at work in the morning and ran a bunch of errands to get ready for the evening. I even went to Costco and bought roses to put on the floor leading to the bedroom.I kinda felt like isn’t the boy supposed to do this but to be honest I didn’t see Cody buying flowers and destroying them but instead giving them to me so I could appreciate them more. It felt so romantic. After we dropped Tatum off to Megan’s we went out for dinner and then when we got home I told Cody that he couldn’t come in until I came to get him. Before I had left I put the rose petals on the ground so when I came inside I just had to light the candles and bring in the sparkling cider and chocolate covered strawberries (which I made myself earlier that day thanks to the night before want of chocolate covered pretzels) and then I brought him in. He was totally surprised and we had a wonderful evening. First thing he did was get out the camera and take pictures of the candles everywhere and the rose petals and the food. We even had time to watch a movie (Hoosiers and I hated it!) and we went to bed by 11. I was so tired that I thought that I was going to pass out but we had a lot of fun being with each other.
With Weight Watchers I figured that I would post online how I am doing week to week. I started on Monday and I was 240 (even since I had Tatum I have been around 233 to 238 but since I was having my monthly visitor I was a little heavier). I never thought I would let myself get this big especially since I was down to 160 over a year ago but I did. So I have my weigh in days set for Saturday and this morning I weighed 234. So I am down 6 pounds this week (granted my weight fluctuates about 3 to 5 pounds during the day) but I am proud of myself. I think it will be more real to me when I get out of the 230s where I have been since after Tatum was born.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Well if you couldn't tell by the title what I am doing by the title of my post I will describe what I am looking at: a milk induced cute coma boy who has a little milk mustache and a half smile going at the wonderful thoughts of milk fairies dancing in his head. Life is so hard for little boys! I would like to go to sleep and dream of food. I had a little break down yesterday. I joined Weight Watchers (for a third time in my life) on Monday. I figured I was going to have to join and seeing as to how I gained 50 pounds during my pregnancy. I blame it on it also being my first year of marriage as well. I have lost 20 pounds since Tatum was born but I guess I have to work off the other 30 plus the other weight I gained before I got pregnant bring the grand total to lose to get down to premarriage weight: 70 pounds! Wow! But hey I dug my hole for myself so I will have to dig my way back pound by pound. I have done Weight Watchers 3 times in my life. The first time I lost 40 pounds and kept it off for 5 months until I was put on birth control before I got married. The second time I did Weight Watchers I prepaid for 3 months and ended up pregnant after 3 or 4 weeks. So I hope to have better results this time around like I had the first. I think the thing that helps the most is having support to lose weight. My support this time around has been my sister Emily. She really and truly is inspiring me. She has already lost 15 or so pounds exercising and watching what she eats and you can tell by looking at her. I have to say that what is helping is jealousy. To be honest the only reason I joined and had such great success the first time was my best friends were doing Weight Watchers and losing weight and getting all sexy and I was getting fatter and more jealous. I have been really good this week except last night I would have killed for some chips and salsa (not store bought) and/or chocolate. I have to admit that I even swore because I wanted it so bad. So Cody, after giving me a Heather Anne for swearing (is he my mother?), helped me dip chocolate covered pretzels to eat. I wasn’t terrible because I didn’t eat tons of dipped pretzels (just a ton of chocolate during the process) but afterwards all I could think about was why didn’t I just go do something to distract myself? Oh well I am still within my weekly points but I guess Friday night date night I will have to be good when we go out to eat cause I am about out of my extra weekly points. I think that I will continue to write about my weight (whether it be gainage is losage (I love making words up!)) because it is vary therapeutic to vent my food frustrations. This is why I would like to join Tatum in his food dreams but I would like to invite the fresh made chips and salsa dipped in chocolate fairies…. So back to bed with the both of us and I wish my 3 followers (including Cody who is already dreaming of food while I feed but hey I will cut him a break cause he was on the phone until midnight with people from India for work while I slept and drooled) happy food dreams!
Posted by Heather at 1:50 AM
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Ok I finally gave in and started a blog. I am not every computery at all so it will take me a while to get a hang of this. I told by my sister that I should start a blog but I would wait until I had my baby thus something interesting to write about. Tatum is now 6 weeks old and a lot of fun but a lot of work. I have always heard that things you work the hardest for worth more to you and that is totally true with children. Tatum was born December 22 and we go to bring home our baby boy on Christmas Eve. What a present he was. I was due January 4 but I had preeclampsia so my doctor induced me 2 weeks early. It is 11:30 right now and my son's fever is finally breaking and I am very sleepy so I am going to head to bed but I will continue to set up my blog. So happy blogging!
Posted by Heather at 10:15 PM