LYNNABEL's CalorieKing blog

Saturday, Jan 26 2008

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Will has been sick three times over the last 24 hours. There may be nothing worse than a sick child. Little makes me more sympathetic but, unfortunately, little frustrates me more, either. Will is officially in his terrible two's. He's trying very hard to manipulate us, and when he's sick, he has even less tolerance for our non-cooperation with it. His favorite tactic for sending us over the edge (we're doing a good job at hiding it, though) is to change his mind 90 times in 30 seconds.

Ellen slept for 5.5 hours straight last night. I was so happy. She had been steadily shortening her "long" sleep over the previous several nights, so I was starting to panic. It had been 4 hours, consistently, for a week or so, then went to 3.5 and then 3, and then the worst night was when there wasn't a stretch longer than 2.5.

So, I had a weight revelation yesterday. With my current scale, I was 142 when I got pregnant with Ellen. That was higher than I wanted it to be, but that was my "starting" weight. I'm already down to 152. 3 - which means that I only have 10 lbs to go to my starting weight. That's better than I thought - and it also puts the slow loss into perspective...the last 10 lbs is always the hardest to shed. I would dearly, dearly love to be back down to 130, which is where I was before Will. Not sure if that' s possible without a level of work that I'm not sure I want to commit to...we'll see. Frankly, I'd happily settle for a toned 140 in the short term.

I made a 15 photo collage for Will's room this week and put in the poem from church. It looks great, if I do say so myself. I'm working on one for Ellen's/my room next. Then I'll do my next photobook on

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3 comments so far.


a decade ago

Yay-you're doing great with the weight loss! I hope mine comes off quickly, too! I am about 21 weeks pregnant now and trying hard not to concentrate on the weight gain, but definitely in much better control than with my first!!! Hope Will is feeling better! BTW, how old is your Ellen?




a decade ago

Your children are so blessed to have you for a mom...did they hit the jackpot or what. :kiss:




a decade ago

Poor Will! I hope he feels better soon, for everyone's sake! I understand the changing-of-the-mind. What's even more fun is when they won't answer you AT ALL---which is Maya's current "trick" -- my only advice is to start letting him make controlled choices -- out of 2 things -- do you want this or that? And, if possible, let him do whatever it is for himself. If it's something like which cup he wants...which was HUGE here for some reason...put all of his cups/bowls/spoons somewhere that he can get them himself...and then go about your business while he makes up his mind. That saved me many moments of frustration in the mornings! // Yay for Ellen sleeping longer!