Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dr. Laura-ism

I love when she talks about staying at home and raising your kids (I'm obviously pro-SAH).

She asked a caller today:
"If you had to be born again, would you want to be raised by:
a) daycare center
b) nanny
c) babysitter
d) loving mom

Not a new question she has asked.  She's asked this many times before and EVERY SINGLE CALLER says "d".  So why don't we do this for our kids?

Vitamin D

Something as simple as this vitamin that I unwittingly discontinued using in October has been why I have been so tired, unenergetic, and wanting to self-soothe myself the past three months!!!

I went to the doctor yesterday to get bloodwork done to find out if there's something wrong with me because I've been down and out.  I thought maybe my thyroid took a nose-dive again and the dosage had to be adjusted.

One question she asked was if I was still taking vitamin D, because she said..."you've been deficient in the past"...

This explains why I can be so incredibly tired after a workout. Tired after I've slept for eight hours straight.

So, if you are having symptoms like moi, please check to be sure you are getting your vitamin D.

Most of you are fine in this area but if you are not getting enough sun, you may need a boost.  Also, being Asian, I have a harder time absorbing this vitamin from the sun. Lastly, not all vitamin D supplements are created equal.  Get the more expensive D3 version-our bodies absorb it better.

After two days of taking this, my energy level was great and I rocked it at today's bootcamp!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Getting real

Folks I've lost steam. I've been disconnected in my quest to lose weight and stay healthy. I am at my healthiest in terms of my skin but the worse since 2009 as far as running and strength. It didn't happen all at once.

Kind crept up on my since late October. In late summer my plantar fasciitis was FREAKING painful.  I could hardly walk after a workout let alone get up from a sitting position without buckling under the pain.

I rested. And rested. Then tried to workout. Now only my left foot hurts. I didn't realize the amount of mental energy this injury takes. I feel like a blob. I'm up a few pounds and terrified that I will be up in the 160's again with a pre-diabetic diagnosis again.

What's different is I'm not in crisis mode about it. I'm tired. I'm overweight. I'm in pain. What the hell. My skin looks great...I should be happy.

Do you find yourself in this predicament? I thought I was a cup half-full kind of person...but this is definitely proving me wrong.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Two Teeth...Four days

Koo lost one front tooth on a Sunday.

Lost another one on Thursday.

He pulled them himself.  Decided it was time because they'd been loose for awhile.  Still so cute to me.

Back from break...payback

The boys had such a ball during Christmas break.  Sleep in late. check.

Traveled to see cousins and get tons of loot.  check.check.

No spelling lists to copy. Triple check.

Stay in PJs all day...well no. My boys do not like to stay in jammies all day. 

Needless to say, they did not want to go back to school.  On the first morning back, I had to wake them up (usually they are up and playing by 6:30am) and they were grumpy. They complained about me waking them up at 7:30am.  It was so much fun for me b/c paybacks are a *&^%!.  My days have started at 5am since the day S.E. came out of my womb. 

Seriously thought I'd have to wait 'til middle school to see them like this.

Works for fitted sheets

Happy New Year all. Is anyone coming to this blog anymore? I have been in a funk and can't seem to write about anything.

Well. I just made this table cover and I'm excited. Why didn't I do this sooner? 

In my house, I don't have a formal dining room. Kind of glad I don't. It just seems isolated. My dining room table is one I bought from a friend of mine years ago. It's beautiful. If I had to buy it brand new, I probably wouldn't because the price would be too much.

So I want to take care of it, protect it but still let my boys not only eat but do crafts, schoolwork, and build lego structures.

I've tried to keep it scratch-free (so far so good), but I've hated all my options.  Cloth or vinyl tablecloths would cover the entire table but would slide around and ultimately, milk would be dumped at least once a week when Koo grew out of using sippy cups. 

Placemats were okay but it left too many areas of wood exposed that I had to be Nazi mom when the boys would want to play with their toys at the table.

Today, I was modifying a king fitted sheet to our queen bed (that's a future post...) and thought, why not make a FITTED tablecloth!!!! Took less than an hour.  Since I hoard fabric, of course I would have remnant vinyl fabric which I cut to size (left 3" hanging over the sides) and then sewed a 3/4" hem, stuck some elastic around it and presto...fitted tablecloth.  No slipping, no exposed wood and best of all, it cost me nothing but time.