LYNNABEL's Jan 2009 CalorieKing Blog

Monday, January 26th 2009

Several times during the past two weeks, Will has called Ellen “sweetie girl” which just melts my heart because he made that up on his own – neither Steve or I call her that. :love:

When I doubt myself as a parent, I take comfort in the love/care Will shows to Ellen, because it means that he is observing good/loving behavior from Steve and I and translating it to her.

He is by no means like this all the time, but on Friday evening, when Steve left for LaCrosse, Ellen crawled to the gate ...

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Tuesday, January 20th 2009

It cost me $90 to print all my pictures (600 plus) from March through December of ’08. Yikes.

Ellen: Standing, reaching for surfaces and hands to step to, imitating “shh” noise with finger to mouth, pointing, clapping, concentrating on opening and closing things for long periods of time, seems focused, determined, squirmy – doesn’t snuggle for longer than 3 seconds, but routinely lays her head against legs, arms, shoulders; pats her leg to music; starting to sign “all done” fairly we...

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Tuesday, January 13th 2009

Of all the things to stress about, I'm stressed about archiving pictures and memories. The reason I've never gotten into traditional scrapbooking is because I knew it would stress me out. And the alternative for dummies ( photo books) is turning out to be as stressful. I'm not crazy about the final product, and its expensive. I wouldn't mind expensive if I loved each of the 4 books I've made so far like crazy. And I don't.

So I think I might go back to regular photo albums with,...

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Wednesday, January 7th 2009

Callie and I are on the same mental wavelength, if Jay the psychologist is to be trusted, because I'm obsessed with maintenance right now. Granted, its only been half a week of eating what I am guessing are my maintenance calories, but I can't stop thinking about it. I'm sure I'll get used to it, and I'm glad I'm doing it so I know what to expect when I do FINAL maintenance. It feels like a lot of calories, but not so many that I don't have to think about it. I'm logging VERY faithfully because ...

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Thursday, January 1st 2009

Its 6:15am. If you had told me ten years ago that I would someday view early morning as a sanctuary from the busy-ness of the day, and that I would consider it prime "me" time, I wouldn't have understood what you were talking about. In the most fundamental sense. My thoughts would have run, "Isn't ALL time ME time?" "Days aren't that busy. I don't get it." Ah, growing up. Sure does change one's perspective. I do realize what an obvious statement that is, but I'm act...

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