11 PM and Finally Cooling Off

We attended a lovely outdoor wedding today. D.L.F. and Cupcake did pretty well, although D.L.F. started to get cranky toward the end for lack of a nap (plus the heat–it was 100 degrees today with 50% humidity–and neither our car nor our home has air conditioning!). Also, since we moved into our home over a year ago, we had been storing a queen-size bed in D.L.F.’s room. He played on it, it was where we changed his diaper, it was where we sat and sang songs and read books before nap and bed times. Some friends of ours are getting married soon and needed a bed for their new home together, so we were happy to give the bed to them, but it was kind of traumatic for my little buddy. His room looks so empty now! Change is so hard on kids, but they are also resilient, so I know D.L.F. will get used to his room’s new look soon. We were able to move some of his larger toys out of the living room and into his bedroom, since there is more room in there now.

I’ve been expressing to T a lot lately that I need to get serious about losing the weight that I put on when I was pregnant with Cupcake. T tells me he likes the way I look, but he also understands that losing weight is something I want to do–not just to look better, but also for my health and comfort (I’ve been having back problems). So tonight he showed his support by surprising me with an MP3 player that I can use while exercising, and he said that he wants to help me do what it takes. He and I still need to talk about options, but I’ll probably be joining a gym and/or getting some exercise equipment soon. Oh, and, uh, cutting back on the chocolate. That will actually be extremely difficult for me, because I really like chocolate and eat it pretty much every day and get headaches if I don’t. Anyway, I love my hubby and appreciate his thoughtfulness and support so much.

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One response to “11 PM and Finally Cooling Off

  1. Consider walking. I dropped 35 lbs. a few years ago by eating healthier and going for 2 to 5 miles walks each day. Sometimes on my lunch breaks (2 mile walks) and on weekend mornings (the 5 mile walks) The weight just melted off. Walking is great because it is *free*, strengthens your back muscles, is non-traumatic on your knees, has dozens of other health benefits, and it gives you *peaceful* alone time. I also use weights for my arms and do arm exercises everyday. Even when I didn’t *feel* like walking I made a deal with myself to walk for just 15 min., but once I got going I didn’t want to stop. I drank only water, coffee with milk and diet Snapple. Basically I quit drinking my calories. 🙂 I ate lots of fruits and veggies, low-fat cottage cheese, low-fat yogurt, came up with creative low-calorie meals, soups, etc. I also made sure to treat myself to pizza once a week and kept low-calorie ice cream treats in the freezer in case I got a craving. Sorry for rambling on so long, but I just wanted to give you some helpful hints. You *are* beautiful at any weight. Of course you want to feel your best though. Maybe skip the gym and save up for an a/c. 🙂 100 degrees and 50% humidity is tough without one! Just look around for a used one maybe. Best of luck!

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