Saturday, April 30, 2011

Song Challenge Day 14

Day 14 - A Song No One Would Expect You To Love

First one that popped into my head. Most of the songs that I love are pretty much expected, I think. lol


So yesterday I bought myself a glucose monitor, AKA a finger pricker! Okay it doesn't hurt that bad, but it took several minutes for me to get up the nerve to do it the first time!

I tested before dinner and it was low, I think 105. I tested 2 horus after dinner (tacos) and it was, I think 120something). Still in normal range. I tested this morning when I got up and it was 86. I had apples & peanut butter for breakfast and tested two hours later and it was 126. Still good. I had a Healthy Choice meal for lunch but didn't test two hours after that (I don't want to use so many test strips!). But all the normal numbers got me thinking. Why are they normal? Shouldn't they be high? Is it just the diet? So, purely as a test (not at all because I wanted chocolate, really), I had a great big handfull of chocolate chips and applesauce. I'm weird, I put chocolate chips in applesauce. A half hour later (just now) it was at 160, which is in the pre-diabetic range. I'll test again once it's been 2 hours and see if its still up there. Maybe the doctor was right after all. ;) I really want to learn more about this, and see how different food effect my glucose level. Before I get too prick-happy though, I need to buy more lancets and more test strips. So for now I think I'll just test after I've had something that I think I'm maybe not supposed to have (ie carbs).

In my pre-diabetes book, it doesn't say anything about when your blood sugar is too low. But isn't that possible? I remember when I worked at Wal Mart a woman was having diabetic related problems (I don't remember if she passed out or what) and they gave her some orange juice to raise her blood sugar. So the next thing I need to learn is what is too low and what I need to eat or drink to fix it. I guess that will be another time I test, when I think it's low. Because since I was a teenager, when I get a certain kind of hungry, I feel like I need to eat right away. I get a little shaky and a little sweaty, and I feel weak. I always thought that was diabetes. And now that I have this pre-d diagnosis, I think I was right.

Since I've been back from Safford, I've gone to the gym everyday! Today was the best day I've had there. I did 10 minutes on the bicycle first and that kinda got me warmed up and the elliptical wasn't so hard, and I feel like I got a better workout. But, I learned that there are more people there on Saturday afternoons. :( Younger people! Go away, youngin's and let me work out in peace! LOL They weren't annoying or anything, I just feel more comfortable when I'm in there alone, or close to it. :)

When I got to the gym today, I asked when the pool is opening, which is based on when school gets out. Schools gets out at the END of May. For some reason I wasn't thinking it was mid-May. So we are still without a pool for another month. This sucks. I wish I could be a lifeguard so it could be open year round!

That's it from me, till next time..

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend

I will try not to make this too super duper long!

Robin & I left around 10:00 Thursday morning. We had to stop in Wickenburg for Lala to get her rabies shot. But after that the stops were just for food, gas, pee. Of course road trips with kids are much different than road trips with just Clint & I! All the stops take longer! But I'm not complaining, just an observation. We got in somewhere around 7.. had dinner, watched the end of Idol, chatted, played Rummy, and went too bed way too late (most of that we did every night)!

The next day, we (I) slept in and had a fairly lazy day. Did a little shopping.

Saturday was the Pima County Fair in Tucson. That was a lot of fun! We took Ellie on a few rides, and with just about every one, she really wanted to go on it, until it came time to actually get on it then she freaked out! The first ride was a dragn kiddie coaster, which she did all by herself. She was all smiles until it started moving. Poor kid! We had turkey legs for lunch before walking around the shopping part of the fair. I spent a good amount of time talking to these diet people. If it wasn't so expensive I might have signed up. It's meals, kinda like a Nutrisystem, but its actually designed for people like me, and supposedly has great results. BUT I really need to learn how to prepare meals for myself, so its probably best that I didn't sign up.

Sunday was Easter, and it was not the normal Easter. It was fun, just different! The absense of the Myers (SIL) family was the biggest difference! And no extended family came, so it was just different! But Ellie & Garrett hunted eggs and got Easter baskets and we all ate good food!

Monday we left later then I expected (like 2PM!) but it was okay. We had a smooth trip home, only stopping for the necessities, so it went fast. Its amazing how Robin & I manage to find things to talk about no matter how much time we spend together! Over the weekend, I joked that we started acting like real sisters.. the way we were picking on each other. I guess she is the closest thing I've ever had to a sister, and I'm glad! :)

We got home at like 8 last night and today I've been doing laundry and trying to clear out my DVR! :)

Diet was only so-so... if I'm being honest, less than so-so while away. I didn't go back to old habits but it was just harder to avoid the carbs! I had apples & peanut butter for breakfast every day and that was good. Lunch varied, a few salads, a tuna sandwich. But dinner. Ohhh.. dinner. Spghetti, rice, tortilla. It didn't do terribly but I could have done better. And through Saturday I did okay with the snacking, but once the Easter candy rolled in, it was hard to avoid! I did have more then I should have, but still no where near as much as I would have had if it weren't for the diet. On the road, I got salads when I could, and a wrap at Sonic because apparently the don't do salads anymore. Dumb! Oh, and travel snacks proved to be tricky! I should have brought more fruit on the way there. Gas stations aren't known for their healthy snacks, apparently! I found the peanuts are the way to go. I also had a cheese stick & a peach cup (which probably had sugar in it). I guess overall I did okay. But the only exercise I got was walking around stores and the fair. Oh well, I went to the gym today! :)

So that's it from this girl, maybe I'll get to my song challenge tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Song Challenge Day 13

Day 13 - A Song That Is A Guilty Pleasure

I chose this song because the chick that sings it is also known as iCarly, and it can't be normal to like kid music right? But I do.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Feeling Good!

Alright so the first couple diet days were hell. But, I've been handling it better the last couple days. Still sticking to it. I'm not eating NO carbs & sugar (that's damn near impossible) but I'm cutting them (drastically) wherever I can. I could compare, for you, what I used to eat vs. what I've been eating, but I won't bore you with that. Just know that I'm eating waaaaaaaaay healthier than I used to. And that I plan to stick to it!

Last night, I made country fried steak, using whole wheat flour. The fried food messed with my tummy! That never happens, and it's an indicator that my body is adjusting to the healthier food, and that's a good thing. Also, I haven't been taking vitamins butt my pee has been vitamin yellow! TMI, I know. But it's a good sign, I think! Is it possible to get too many vitamins?

And I've finally found the real bright side. The things I can get excited about now, not things that we'll achieve down the road. I am excited to start playing with new diabetic recipes, and substitutes! Like, tomorrow for lunch, I'm gonna have a pizza with a cauliflower crust. I made the crust today and had a nibble. It's pretty good! I got the recipe from Angela. Now I just hope that its okay that I made the crust the night before! I have also heard of mashing cauliflower instead of potatoes. I also want to try to make some diabetic cookies eventually (that'll be later). There's lots of recipes in that book I got that I look forward to trying out, and maybe finding something new that I (and hopefully Clint) love!

Today was day 2 at the gym. Day 1 I did the elliptical for 30 minutes, burned over 300 calories. It was NOT easy. I am so beyond out of shape. I kept telling myself I'd stop at 20 minutes, 25 minutes.. But I made it the full 30, and was so proud of myself for that! Today I did the bicyle thing and I didn't like that as much. The seat is so uncomfortable, it doesn't require arms at all, it burns much less calories and is somehow more difficult. Tomorrow I think I will try the treadmill. Then once I get more comfortable I want to start mixing it up. I go in the afternoons, and my goal is to eventually be able to burn all the calories I've had that day... breakfast, lunch and any snacks. I think it'll be a little while before I get there, though. Also, I should say that our FREE gym (gotta love this town!) is really nice! It's clean and all the equipment is in good shape, AND there isn't many people there when I go, which is awesome! I much prefer to have the place to myself!

So, I have accepted that this is how my life will be now, for the rest of my life. I hope to become one of those people who has to go to the gym every day. But that may be a stretch. I think that knowing that my health is acutally in danger is the motivation I needed to get going with a diet & exercise routine. I am thinking about starting a new blog for this topic. My hope is that I'll lose a bunch of weight, reverse my pre-diabetes diagnosis, and be a success story that maybe people will think, "If she can do it, I can do it!"

And I feel good after going to the gym. This is gonna be good for me in many ways!

So, would you like to know what I've learned about pre-diabetes from the book I got? No? Well, too bad! I'm going from memory here, so I can't promise that it's 100% accurate, LOL.
*Pre-diabetes is reversible, Diabetes is not! This is why it's important for me to take action NOW, instead of later.
*Diabetes brings on heart disease, stroke, blindness and all kinds of things that I didn't realize.
*When looking at nutrition labels, you want to look for products in which the calories from fat are 30% of the total calories. So, if something has 100 calories, you want it to have 30 or less calories from fat.
*Also when reading labels, you want to look for products where the sugar makes up 25% or less of the carbs. So, if something has 40 grams of carbs, you want it to have 10 or less grams of sugar.
That's some of the main things I got from that book. That, and a little bit of science, that I would surely get wrong if I were to attempt to remember it right now. So I'll leave that out.

Now, to change the subject... Tomorrow morning I'm babysitting my nephew Jace for a couple hours, then having lunch, then the gym and then I have to start getting ready for my Easter trip to Safford! I'm going with Robin & her kids, since the husbands have to work (who needs them, anyway?). We're leaving Thursday morning and coming home Monday. It should be a fun weekend! We're gonna spend a day in Tuscon, at the fair... and the stores, no doubt. I'm only a little worried about my diet while away (especially at the fair!). I will have less control (although my MIL has already asked lots of diet questions) and we'll be eating out some, so that'll be a challenge too. But I figure, as long as I can get a salad, I should be oaky!

I've been making Mother's Day cards, and realized something...
I send out way too many Mother's Day cards! Of course I send them to our moms, grandmas and sisters, but I also send them to my friends that are moms. So it turns out I know a lot of moms. It was never a big deal when I bought them, but now that I'm making them it's a lot of work! But I am almost done. Now, if any of my mom friends (and its not allll my mom friends, just the close friends, I guess) read this, it's not a super fancy card, but it was made with love! :)

Well I guess that's all this rambly lady has to say! Till next time...

Song Challenge Day 12

Day 12 - A Song From A Band You Hate

Well... this is hard. Because I tend to not listen to bands that I hate. And I honestly can't think of a band that I hate right off the top of my head. I'm trying to think of the crapolla that Clint listens to...
Aha! This is not a band, but surely everyone hates it! :D

Monday, April 18, 2011

Song Challenge Day 11

Day 11 - A Song From Your Favorite Band

This is difficult for me, because I don't listen to a lot of bands. I listen to a lot of singers/artists. Hmmm.....
Yeah, no, I can't go with a band. And I don't have one favorite singer. But for the challenge, I'll go with...


Oh, and I just thought of a band! I think they count as a band?

And I chose songs that weren't singles just for shits & giggles.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Song Challenge Day 10

Day 10 - A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Finding the Bright Side

Gah! I'm usually so good at finding the bright side, and getting excited about it. In this case, I see all the bright sides, I'm just not getting excited about it for some reason!

What are the bright sides?
*When I lose weight, I'll look & feel better!
*Maybe I'll have more energy, too!
*I won't be at such a high risk for diabetes, which is great. I really don't want to be a diabetic!
*I'l be living a healthier lifestyle, that hopefully I'll continue after I reach my 25lb goal.
*Hopefully it will make me a healthier mommy someday, and our kids will be healthier because of it.
*In six months or so, we can TTC again, and hopefully get pregnant pretty quick, and hopefully have a healthy baby.
*A July baby isn't so bad. I always wanted a spring or summer baby. Warm weather birthday parties are more fun, and easier to plan! So if we have a July-September baby, that's great!
*During this time while we're not TTC, I can enjoy life in a different way, without worrying about my cycles or not having a drink "just in case." I now KNOW that I won't be pregnant in 4 months, so if I want to plan things that I can't do while pregnant, I can!

So there. I'm being positive.

However, this diet? Sucks! My shopping trip was something of a fail. I got plenty of fruit, and stuff for salads. But I didn't get any side dishes. Probably because I don't know what to get. Guess we will just have to figure it out.

So yesterday Robin & I went to Prescott (kid free!) and we had lunch at Olive Garden. Obviously I didn't get the big plate of pasta I would normally go for. No, we both did the unlimited soup, salad, & breadsticks deal. We had three salads, I had two bowls of soup, and limitted myself to one breakdstick. I had the Minestrone soup, which has veggies & beans. It also has some macaroni, but oh well! For a snack later, I had a banana. On the way home, we ate a bag of grapes (instead of the Easter candy we've been having lately).
For dinner, Clint & I had taco salad. We baked some whole wheat carb balance tortillas, which were actually really good like that! I don't know if I'm supposed to have any kind of tortilla. Obviously, I still haven't got my diet completely figured out. But after dinner, I could feel my body digesting differently. It hurt a little, but mostly it was just weird. This diet is already effecting me. And I know it's a good thing. It's just weird!

Today I had Total boring cereal for breakfast with half a banana. For lunch I had a Healthy Choice meal. Throughout the day I've had another banana, a watermelon slice, an apple, a ham & cheese rollup and a hard boiled egg. Not once have I felt full, or even satisfied after eating. I hope it gets better.

For dinner we're having grilled chicken and corn. Corn is starch, so it's probably a no no. I'll also have salad. Heck the cereal I had this morning probably wasn't right. I guess I should be having eggs for breakfast. I don't like to cook in the morning though. Argh!

While in Prescott yesterday, I got "The Everything Guide To Reversing And Managing Pre Diabetes" so I will read that soon, and hopefully it will give me a better understanding of sugars and carbs and what I can and cannot eat. I would also like to see if I can get one of those finger prick tester things. I think it would help me to see how different foods effect my blood sugar. But maybe the book will give me the understanding I'm looking for.

Time for a change of subject! This morning, Clint helped me get my flower garden area ready. He mixed the soil & stuff for me. And I planted my itty bitty seeds. Really, I wasn't expecting them to be so small! I should have started with the baby plans instead of seeds. Oh well, maybe I'll get lucky! Clint planted his pepper garden yesterday. And we have a raspberry bush to plant, and more flowers and pumpkins and watermelons. Not sure when we'll do that, since we're out of soil. But I look forward to watching all of it grow!

I haven't mentioned my little Zoey lately. Today, Clint handed me a rose bud that he cut off the bush. I was holding it and we were just talking, not even paying attention to Zoey. All of a sudden Zoey jumps up and tries to take the rose from my hand. LOL She thought it was food! Sometimes we'll hold treats at our hips and make her jump for it. Well that's where I was holding the rose. I have it to her but she wasn't interested in eating it. Silly puppy.

I'll leave you with that silly puppy thought. Till next time...

Song Challenge Day 9

Yeah, yeah... another delay!

Day 9 - A Song You Can Dance To

This can be taken two ways. A song that I actually remember some of the video choreography too, from when I was a dorky teenager... well this one is hard for me to resist doing the chorus dance.

A song that actually makes me what to get up and dance.. Hmm... Ah, gotta be....

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I Don't Even Know What To Name This Entry

Today started out good. Clint and I went to Prescott, had lunch at the mall, then headed to Famous Footwear to get him some new shoes (with a discount from one of my besties!) We still had time to kill, so we went to Michael's where I got some scrapbooking stuff, not a whole lot. I had a doctors appointment at 2, but we got there at 1:30.

After waiting a while (really not much past 2), the ultrasound tech called us back. She did an abdominal and a transvaginal. It was awkward for Clint, next time he will stay in the waiting room! She didn't say a lot, mostly just told me what we were looking at (ovaries, lining, etc). She did say there were cysts, which is to be expected with PCOS.

We waited to see Dr. O for quite some time. We were both getting sleepy! When he finally came in, he apologized for the wait and got right down to business. The ultrasound confirmed PCOS. But the main concern is my blood sugar. Remember the post about my blood work a few weeks ago? Well, it is PRE diabetes, but it sounds like I'm VERY close to full blown diabetes. Of course, I didn't ask for actual numbers. Next time I will try to get my medical records so I can see for myself.

His plan is birth control and metformin. I expected both. What I didn't expect was the SIX months he wants me on them. That's six more months without a chance of pregnancy, and that's when I started crying (because its what I do. ). He wants me to lose 25 lbs before we start trying again. On one hand that sounds like a lot, but really it isn't, not compared to how much I weigh! Which is a secret.

So then we have the weight loss plan. The meds will help. But I also have to exercise every day. He said a walk doesn't count, that I need to sweat! But I sweat when we walk in the sun. Doesn't count. But the worst part is the diet. If you know me, you know I have a sweet tooth. I love cookies so much I bake quite often! Anything sweet, I love. Ice cream. Brownies. Chocolate chips. But I have dieted before and cut waaaaaaaaay back on the sweets. It sucks big hairy balls, but I can do it. No, the worst worst part is the starch. He says very little starch, like one serving a day. Like if I want a sandwich for lunch, to have an open face sandwich. If I want potatoes, to have a small serving. Mac& cheese should probably be out of the question. Pastas? No way. Its amazing how much this is effecting me. But let me take a minute to say that Clint is being so so so supportive! He is a picky eater, and not a veggie fan. Our side dishes are always potatoes or mac. But he is telling me not to worry about him (which comes so naturally to me. Its what I do, its my job to worry about him), that it will be good for both of us, and that its important to keep me from becoming diabetic. I think he is more concerned then he let's on. So, he is being great.

But still, this is so difficult! I have been into meal planning for several months now. It just makes life easier. Well, about half of what we normally eat, we can't now. I was trying to make my grocery list for tomorrow and I was sitting there crying over it and Clint comes in and gives me a hug and I tell him how overwhelming it is, and that I just don't know what we're gonna eat. Its really a drastic lifestyle change. So we talked and made lists and talked some more. We are gonna step into it slowly. For now, we are taking out the junk like hamburger helper. That stuff is so unhealthy anyway! Also, no more mac& cheese. Probably still some potato, just smaller portions. Meat is okay, Dr. O said lots of protein. I'm probably not supposed to have taco shells but for now we are leaving them in.

For breakfast, I'm gonna get a bunch of fruit. I don't know what else to do. I may get a whole grain cereal too.

For lunches, I'm gonna keep doing some Lean Cuisines, but also salads. Salads with ham and/or turkey and olives and carrots and maybe even bell peppers.

Snacks will be fruit, veggies and hard boiled eggs.

None of this is like me, and not much of it sounds appealing at all. But I have to do what I have to do. It is a lifestyle change and I'll get used to it.

But today was rough. It might sound like a silly thing to be so upset over. But combining the diet with waiting six more months to get pregnant... its just a lot.

So I am mopey, and sad, and Negative Nessa right now. And its what I need. Let me find the bright side later. Right now, I need to be sad. So here are some thoughts that are making me sad.

*We get to start trying again in November, if I get pregnant right away (which is unlikely), I still wont have the baby till July 2012. 2012!! Isn't that when the world is supposed to end?
*I'll be 28.
*I'll have been married for three years.
*That leaves lots of time for random friends to get pregnant before me.
*It is very unlikely that I'll have 2 by 30. Heck, we might decide to stick with just one.
*Did I mention I can't eat anything I'm used to eating?
*No more baking
*Eating away from home will be a PITA.

Gah! I guess that is all for now. Maybe my next post will have the bright sides. I'm great at finding bright sides.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Song Challenge Day 8

Day 8 - A Song You Know All The Words To

I know all the words to about 80 million songs. But I guess the challenge is choosing which one to pick. So, I thought, "I haven't posted any Taylor Swift" and so I put her name in You Tube and this is one of the first ones that popped up.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Song Challenge - Day 7

Day 7- A Song That Reminds You Of A Certain Event

I chose the song that my brother sang at my wedding, for our first (and only... ever.) dance.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Song Challenge Day 6

Day Six - A Song That Reminds You Of Somewhere

Sorry for slacking for a couple days. Now that you've forgiven me (because surely you have!), this one was kind of hard because there are A LOT of songs that remind me of A LOT of places! After thinking & thinking, I've decided to do a song for each place I lived as a kid, that I actually remember.

So we'll start with Cottonwood, AZ. (lived there ages 4-6 (ish))We had this on a RECORD.

Prescott, AZ. (lived there ages 7-9 (again, ish. Just assume the ish))

Show Low, AZ (ages 9-11)

Globe, AZ (ages 11-13) I thought I was so cool because I could do the rap.

Scottsdale, AZ (ages 13-14)

Healdsburg, CA (14-15) This is hard because it's when I became obsessed with NSYNC & Britney so they are all I can think of. What else was on TRL that year? Oh, yes...

Rancho Cucamonga, CA (15-16) This is the time that I started going to NSYNC concerts. So I'll use an NSYNC song here. Because this video really does remind me of Rancho, and my friends there.

Prescott, AZ (again!) Since I finsihed HS in Prescott, and stayed there for years after, I'll stop here! This song reminds me of senior year.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Arizona Weather

There's really nothing like it. Last night it snowed. Clint says we got about six inches. It's April!! Usually the last snow comes in March, so I was surprised. Today it's been mostly cloudy but the snow is mostly gone. By the weekend it is supposed to be back in the 80s. I love it.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

PETA vs the Infertile community

Since I'm not a great debater, I just want to share this blog:

She says everything that needs to be said, and says it so well.

Song Challenge Day 5

Day Five- A Song That Reminds You Of Someone

I'm gonna take this opportunity to tell you how awesome my brother is. He is so talented, and there are a ton of songs that reminds me of because either he sings them with his band, or they're a karaoke favorite. Here is a video of him from a couple years ago doing karaoke.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Song Challenge - Day 4

Day 4 - A Song That Makes You Sad

This took some thinking, but when it hit me it was soooo obvious!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Song Challenge Day 3

Day 3 - A Song That Makes You Happy

When trying to think of my "happy" song, this one popped into my head. Seriously, how can this song NOT make you at least a little happy?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sand & Sun

So today was fun. Robin & the kids and I went to what us Bagdonians call a "river." It's running pretty dry at the moment, but there was plenty of water to splash around in. The kids sure did seem to enjoy it! So did the dogs... boy, did they get dirty! Zoey actually got pretty deep into the water, which is rare for her. I guess she figured if Lala (Robin's dog) can do it, so can she! Robin & I got to lay out in the sun and get our tan on. Ish. I don't tan easily. At least my legs don't. They're clear, the sun goes right through them. Oh well, it was nice to bake anyhow! It was a really nice day, and we had a good time! I was gonna post pictures, but my computer is being so bad at the moment, that it's just not gonna happen! Sorry!

I also wanted to say that I watched the ACM Awards last night, which is more of a concert than an awards show. But it was fun to watch. I liked this part:

Also wanted to say that I finally downloaded Femme Fatale (Britney) and of course love it. I think I will always love Britney, even if she sucks. Kinda like Justin and Christina. I guess I just gotta hang on to that little part of my youth. :)

Song Challenge - Day 2

Day 2 - Your Least Favorite Song

This year, it's been ...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 1

A friend of mine is doing this on Facebook. Always one to jump on the bandwagon, I decided to do it in my blog.

So here's the list:
day 01 - your favorite song
day 02 - your least favorite song
day 03 - a song that makes you happy
day 04 - a song that makes you sad
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone
day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to
day 09 - a song that you can dance to
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep
day 11 - a song from your favorite band
day 12 - a song from a band you hate
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love
day 15 - a song that describes you
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19 - a song from your favorite album
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty
day 29 - a song from your childhood
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year

Day 1- Your Favorite Song
Well since I have about 582,358 favorite songs, I'll just do a few. These are all time favorites, and the last will be my favorite that's played a lot right now.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Look At Me, Blogging!

So I have gone back and forth about what to do with this blog. I've decided it's keeping its name. It will continue to be about all aspects of my life, not just TTC, and I plan to blog more frequently! I've added our TTC timeline on the side bar there, since that will be a big part of the blog, and its easier to know what's going on with that there. I just weeded through the blogs that I follow. I'm still following way too many, but have weeded out the ones that made me think "why did I ever start following this blog?!"and the ones that haven't been updated in a really long time, and the ones that I no longer have access to. I don't think I stopped following anyone who follows me. If I did, please let me know and I'll follow again! :)

So how about a real update on my life, eh? I have actually taken an interest in yard work, which has never ever happened before. It's because of this beautiful Arizona weather, it just calls me outside. So I've got all the leaves picked up (they've only been there since we moved in...) and an area picked out for a flower garden, which I plan to start soon. But I know very little about how to start a garden, so I've been putting it off. I don't wanna mess up! I'll start soon though. Clint started a spot for peppers, which, at the moment looks like a grave. In fact, if Clint ever goes missing..... I kid, I kid! I would hide him better than that! I don't know when he will start that pepper garden, or if I'll end up doing it. But it should be fun anyway.

Zoey has also been loving the warm weather. She is outside a lot, chasing the birds and the bugs. Silly puppy.

Robin and I have been going for (almost 2 mile) walks often. I really want to go at least every other day. Of course, we didn't go yesterday (but walking around Wal Mart totally counts as exercise, right?) and we didn't go today because we both had loads of laundry to do. So hopefully tomorrow, if it's not too windy. Her biggest little one doesn't like the wind. After our walks we usually just hang out, maybe play a little Wii. I'm so glad I have Robin here in Bagdad!

Clint has been working his butt of lately, putting in lots of hours. I'm a lucky lady, and I appreciate him very much!

I've been making small attempts to eat better. It sucks. LOL. I will do better once I have an official list of dos and don'ts from my doctor, which I imagine will be on the 14th. No fun! But yeah yeah, I know, it'll be good for me. And hey, if it helps us concieve, it will be worth it!

I will end this now. It's about time to start watering the "lawn" (it will be a real lawn eventually). Then Clint will be home and dinner will be going....