No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
And HOPEFULLY this is the last time I will EVER have to report this! I'm back under 200. Just barely, but 198.5 is less than 200, so...
It's been a busy summer in the Williams Compound ( I call it that because our back fence indeed has barbed wire across the top, Thanks Greene County Fairgrounds! lol) The baby is crawling, pulling himself up to stand and is generally resentful of the fact that he cannot walk yet. As if it's MY fault! Must be that " Second Child' complex. My younger sister had the same attitude.
Hubby came in second with the Biggest Loser Competition at work. The irony of it all is ( and there is a lesson, so pay attention!) the guy that won, did so by using the laxatives and the sauna outfits and somehow managed to weigh in later than Hubby ( everyone cried " Foul!" on that one! But, there was nothing in the rules ot the contrary, so its been duly noted for NEXT time that EVERYONE weighs in at approximately the same time) They literally had to drag the guy in from the treadmill.
Now, for the exciting part. Old boy has already put on 10 lbs! Hubby has managed to maintain pretty well, maybe putting on 2-3. ( don't you HATE men?! lol) Hubby lost his weight with the lifestyle change and diet and exercise. And so far, is holding. He still weighs less than I do, but not for long!
Man Cub is doing fine. Like most little boys, has an obsession with all things mechanical. We went to the Dayton Air Show. He was a happy camper, climbing in and out of planes and helicopters, giving us the stats he has learned from watching the " All About " shows. He actually asked when he can go back to school. I'll need to remind him of this when he's 14.
It's just been so blasted HOT!!! We've been shattering records from the 30's, left and right. I pray that everyone's A/C holds out. I can't even begin to express my happiness over getting the new camper, with working A/C. ( Our old camper's had crapped out before Man Cub was born) We've been going at least once a month. No where exotic, just the local state park campgrounds. But it's nice to get out of the house. I thought I would be putting some serious miles on our little bike trailer, but with the excessive heat warnings and temps in the 110's, I don't think it would be good for the babies. ( well, baby and the big boy) i know it's July, but GEEZ! My poor garden is looking pitiful. i had tomatoes the size of small gourds last year. We are barely clearing regular SMALL tomato size. I've been dutifully hauling water back to them. The fields around here look AWFUL! ( as I type this I'm being bombarded with 'School tomorrow, Mommy?' Speech therapy has done wonders! Now, can we shut him off? lol)
Fair is coming up. I'm going to be a baking fool next week. For some reason, I'm feeling it this year. Last year, it was all I could do to cook what we needed to eat, being pregnant. Forget any superfulous cooking!Theyear before that, we had just bought this house and were elbow-deep in paint and other crap. So this is the year! I just baked a practice batch of bread, and after reviewing the stats, its 1 Old WWP/ slice! And tastes WAY better than store bread! I'll have to break out some whole wheat flour and give that a whirl.
For some strange reason, I feel that food has lost it's 'grip' on me. Last year, I commented on how I wish I could 'feel pregnant' so I wouldn't eat all the time? Well.... I have days where NOTHING sounds appealing. Even my arch-nemesis, PIZZA! The bread I just baked? I've had 3 slices. Spread out over the entire afternoon. I'm chomping on cherries as we speak and the bread just sits on the counter. This from a self-confessed Bread-a -holic. I feel as though I " get it." I don't HAVE to finish every last morsel of something as if I will never have it again. Chances are pretty good that it will cross my path again.
Don't get me wrong! I still have the " Can't fill the bottomless pit" day, but I'm pretty sure they are PMS related. After all, isn't everything? lol