Back to weight loss calorie levels. For February. My tentative goal is to get 125, and then maintain between there and 130. I learned a lot from Januarys trial-maintenance, so it was well worth it. I am not looking forward to the reduced calories again, but I think it will be worth it in the long run. Having a lower set point will make the natural fluctuations less scary, I think.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on my POV of the moment), we have trip to AZ coming up in two weeks, which will mean a break in my very comfortable food routine. I do not do well when presented with many options food-wise. The only good thing is that our meals will be at restaurants, so Ill have some choices (vs meals at someones house where you feel badly for not eating everything theyve so graciously prepared for you as a guest).
Will made me giggle this weekend with two items. One, he has started inserting Well
into the beginning of his sentences. With a lilt in his voice. Its an imitation of my speech pattern and Steves, but with his own twist. Also, he said to me, Ill give you a chance to show me the crescent moon. Oh, you will, will you? Am so struck lately with the imitating he is experimenting with.
Been feeling a bit neglectful of Ellen lately with Wills emotional rollercoaster rides. Shes had some bowel issues. It appears to have been the soy in her formula. Some is good, but too much is bad. She has regressed a bit with regard to solid foods, preferring her bottle and just a few snacks (graham crackers are her favorite). Shes also had some night fussies with is unlike her. She could be teething. Doesnt seem congested or like she has an infection of any sort. I miss her. I have to make a point to have one on one time with her, and make Will accept Steve as a substitute for me sometimes.
S horrible. Very difficult time right now.
My hair hasnt been holding a curl to save its life lately. Im just not happy with my hair. I dont like the color, and it falls flat/limp within an hour or so of styling. This is new, and not sure what to attribute the change to. Could be the harsh winter. Could be life post the second pregnancy. Just dont know.
My nails seem abnormally brittle to me, too. I take calcium supplements, so I wouldnt think that would be a contributing factor. Again, maybe the harsh winter? Or post pregnancy body?
I think I have IBS. The Mayo Clinic website says it often appears in women in their early 30s. It says that while stress doesnt cause it, it exacerbates the symptoms. I think my bowels are sensing the stress. Treatment seems benign (eat more fiber) to extreme (colonoscopy). Im going to try to drink more water. I had been doing well with getting in an extra glass a day for a few months there but I let the habit slip. Unfortunately, the gas from extra fiber is almost unbearable for me, so I shy away from adding extra fiber. In the long run, though, it may be best to do that.
My Grandma went into the hospital over the weekend, and her status is mysterious they have been running tests but not showing anything in particular. She is disoriented and having spasms. I feel so badly for her. And for my mother.
No news on the house. Am getting very discouraged. Ive heard the nightmare scenarios of dealing with banks, but never imagined wed be staring down spring without a planned move for the summer. Makes me very irritated with the activities I didnt schedule b/c I thought we wouldnt be in Burnsville.
Ack. Im discouraged in general. My body feels old, and my spirit doesnt feel especially young, either.