Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Past 2 Days...

  For the first time in a while, I didn't go for a walk yesterday. I didn't get up and go today either. I have just been way to tired to meet my 6:30am alarm. However, I did not just sit on my but all day and veg out in front of the TV or computer. I made use of my time and caught up on the mountain of laundry we had piling up. A family of five produces a ton of laundry, especially when you have a 4yr old daughter that likes to play dress up. So I tracked down a Sherpa and attempted to tackle Everest, and as of 10:30 this morning, I have reached the summit. All the clothes are washed, dried, folded or hung up, and put away. Success, and I didn't even need bottled oxygen!!!

  Yesterday was packed full of surprises and excitement as well. My 2yr old decided she would try out base jumping. She jumped from the top bunk, where my 8yr old son sleeps, but she forgot to equip herself with a parachute. to the doctor we go. After a flaming shot of Motrin and a few X-Rays later, they decided that she was good to go, nothing broken, no signs of head trauma. We were advised to keep a close eye on her for the next 24hrs just to make sure no signs of head trauma appeared. Lo and Behold, after dinner she started grabbing her neck and saying ouch. She wouldn't look up or to the right either, so off to the ER! The ER doctor said that the right side of her neck was very tight and tense, but there was no sign of any damage to the vertebra, so she was diagnosed with a strained neck. She also received more Motrin and some Tylenol with Codine, which they also sent her home with a prescription for. Hello awesome nights of undisturbed!

  I have been sticking to my diet, just not getting the exercise like I should be. I plan on getting back to my normal routine tomorrow morning after getting a good nights rest. I am sure my right knee is thanking me for the rest as well. I injured it in middle school, that was ages ago, and now that I have decided to get myself into shape, it wants to remind me of the dumb things I used to do when I was younger. I have just been stretching it before I walk and it seems to be just fine until I stop walking. After I get home and I am resting it rears its ugly head and breathes fire, at least that's what it feels like is going on inside there. I know I should probably get it looked at, but I am stubborn and pig headed, and as long as it isn't bothering me too much, I will most likely let it be. I am hoping that once I drop a few pounds the stress won't be so bad on it and it will be fine.

  Before I go, I would like to thank those of you that are following along. It's nice to know that I am not just having a conversation with myself all the time. If ever there are any questions you want to ask me, just ask. I will do my very best to answer them, and if it happens to be a question that I can answer in length, then it will most likely become a full page entry. Also, as I have mentioned before, I LOVE to cook. If you ever want a recipe or tips on anything that has to do with food, just ask and I will make a step-by-step post with pics of whatever kind of recipe you want. Thanks again for all your support, I greatly appreciate it.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope she is back to herself in now time. But then again, kids tend to mend quickly don't they? The advantage of being young... As for your exercise I know that housework and laundry can burn quite a few calories so even if it wasn't walking it seems to me you're still on target with your exercise. :-D

  2. Must have been frightening moments for you, concerned about your little girl. I'm glad it's nothing serious and I hope she recovers soon!

    I agree, doing laundry can be a good exercise! I don't have any kids, but with this laundry pile in the bathroom, you'd think I have. But nope, just one messy husband!

    If you have any small meal recipes (about 200-300 calories) with lots of veggies, I could always use some new ideas :)

  3. I certainly hope that your daughter is okay now, since I'm a week late in getting to read this. First of all, I'd like to thank you for following/reading my Healthy Reflections Blog.

    You struck a chord when you were talking about your pain, how it goes away when exercising, but as soon you stop, bam, it's back. I have inflammatory arthritis in my hip and knee and sometimes it likes to wreak havoc on my toes, as well. It does the same thing to me. I haven't been exercising either, and I'm actually on a self-imposed maintenance hiatus right now after having lost 30 pounds. However, I need to get back at it. It's just really frustrating when you're in constant pain. But what else can we do but stick with it?