Friday, April 8, 2011

Weekly Catch-Up

I have been falling behind with my posts this year and I promised myself I wouldn't. I am really trying to be better about updating it but things have been crazy busy with the kids, school, the house, baby showers, birthday parties, family, etc, etc....the list is never ending. It seems as though at the end of each week I usually post any happenings from the week into one long post so here it goes.

  • I have been updating One Frame a Day which I am happy about. I may not update it each day but I take the daily pictures usually 5 or 6 days a week.

  • School is finally starting to wind down. Actually let me take that is getting pretty busy since it is the end of the semester, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for this class. T-minus 3 more classes!!

  • Tomorrow I am throwing a baby 'sprinkle' for my bestie Emily. I am super excited to see everyone and it is going to be 82 degrees! They didn't find what they are having but I am going to predict now that it's a boy! Her first little girl just had her first birthday. How cute is she!!!
  • Two weeks ago I start Weight Watchers. This will be my 4th or 5th time I have done it and now that the entire system has changed, I think that this is not only going to be a diet, but a complete lifestyle change. I really like the new program and I am looking forward to the next couple of months and watching the weight come off. For week #1, I lost 9.2 lbs and I weigh in tomorrow for week #2. This baby weight needs to be gone!

  • These past few months I have had some skin issues that I haven't talked about at all on the blog. I have been very self-conscious about it and it has been pretty painful. It is mainly on the legs and arms and just recently made its way to my face. My doctor realized that the treatment I have been on for the past 7 weeks is not working so he finally put me on steroids. I wasn't too happy about this since I am trying to lose weight and one side effect of steroids is hunger...ugh! It never fails. However I have been on them for 3 days now and I am seeing an enormous difference! I am so excited that now I may be able to wear dresses this summer! Thing is, if the condition comes back, we will need to do more extensive tests to try to find out what it really is. Please say a little prayer that they never return (please and thanks)!

  • The weather this week has been absolutely gorgeous. The kids and I went on a walk on Thursday and also got to experience the first day this summer of popsicles and sidewalk chalk. I can't wait for many more of these days!!

  • My niece had her tonsils out last Friday and has done fantastic. She was so funny before surgery and so sweet after. She has pretty much made a full recovery!

  • RANDOM ALERT: I love Chinese food so I was SO excited when I found a Weight Watcher recipe for Chicken Fried Rice. I made it on Tuesday when Aaron was in class and it was amazing so I wanted to share.
-Cooking Spray
-4 large egg whites
-1/2 cup scallions
-2 garlic cloves (I used minced garlic)
-12 oz uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-1/2 cup carrots
-2 cups cooked brown rice
-1/2 cup frozen green peas
-3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

And yes I took a picture :) Only 4 points for 1 cup!

  • These two little people are still the light of my life.

Here are a couple of updates on Blake:
  • His new favorite response for any question we ask him: "Yep"
  • He LOVES to be outside. Everyday when we get home, he runs to the backdoor yelling 'outside'!
  • Last night he ate three bananas before bed. Yep I said 3.

Here are a few updates on Kylie:
  • She is getting over a nasty ear infection this week. Weird since she has tubes (is this normal?)
  • She loves wearing flip flops. When I put them on her, she cries if they fall off or if I take them off of her.
  • She hums and sings Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. It makes my heart smile to hear her little voice.

Have a great weekend!!

1 comment:

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