LYNNABEL's Jun 2010 CalorieKing Blog

Monday, June 28th 2010

The results of potty training, you ask?

Ellen: 64
Steve/Lynn: 2

What a debacle. If anything, she is FURTHER away from it after this weekend. Actually, there were a few successes but not nearly enough to convince us that she would see significant progress any time before our east coast trip (2 weeks from now). So, we will try again at the end of the summer. Steve had planned to carry it through this week to see where she was at the end of the week, but by Sunday Steve suggested putti...

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Friday, June 25th 2010

Will is 4 ½ .

In the car on the way to church one Sunday afternoon ... Will is recovering from a cold and is unnaturally subdued. He starts coughing, hard. It goes on for a while. Without turning to look at him, Ellen says from her seat, “Doin' ok?” Without turning to look at Ellen, Will says, “Yes.” No drama, no fuss, absolutely straight faces. They looked and sounded like an old married couple.

Will: “Mommy, did you eat Ellen?” (by way of the 97th discussion about the birds and the b...

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Thursday, June 24th 2010

My pride has taken such a beating over the past four months. I’d like to think I’m the only one in my immediate (M – F) surroundings who knows this, but I don’t know how much longer I can keep this up. My self esteem and my sense of self worth are unstable at the best of time – this can’t be good for me. My eyes well up, my nose prickles and my throat closes in grief and frustration and humiliation at least several times a week. Is sheer endurance is a virtue? I hope that is the lesson the unive...

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Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

I decided to do 45 minute of a Pilates DVD today for my workout. It reminded me both of yoga and of ballet. I really enjoyed the stretching aspect of it. So, whether or not it burns any calories (my heart rate was up, though) I'm going to work it into the routine.

I have a heart rate monitor watch now. And even though I think its WAY too generous with the calories it calculates for me, its been interesting to see how my heart reacts to certain exercises. I still want to have my BMR/RMR tes...

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Thursday, June 17th 2010

So it has been forever and day since I updated. I’m stealing a moment at work to do this, which is part of the reason I haven’t been able to update in a while.

Ripple ate a leather baseball a while ago. I saw her chewing on it and didn’t stop her. I figured she was enjoying it. I didn’t realize she had CONSUMED the entire thing. After I’d forgotten about the baseball, she got very, very sick. Wouldn’t move, wouldn't eat, and threw up for days. We took her into the vet (she had JUST been in ...

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