September 6, 2009

What Have I Been Doing??

I feel like a total slacker lately. I just posted a bunch of stuff just a little bit ago, but it was all from August & summer in general. The good news is that we are settling into a new school year routine. And even though we have cub scouts, young women activities, soccer practice (games starting this Saturday), visiting teaching, playgroup and soon preschool, it really IS easier for me...Well, in a few ways. At the end of March, I was diagnosed as diabetic (mildly diabetic). They did some blood tests & sent me to the dietitian & the diabetic counselors to teach me how to control/test blood sugar and help with more healthy eating. I did REALLY well for a while, so when I went in to my Dr. in June (after 3 months), I had lost about 20 lbs. & my blood work was looking better than earlier. Well, after that...I pretty much fell "Off the Wagon". I went to AZ in June & did pretty...well...some good, some bad eating choices. But, it was vacation, so what-the-heck. I came home, but just couldn't seem to pull myself back on track. I have been eating horribly. I haven't been testing my blood sugar, or keeping track of my eating habits. I haven't really gained, but I'm not really satisfied with MAINTAINING. So, now that we have a more normal-ish routine, I need to re-commit to eating more healthy. I need to commit to tracking my sugar & counting my carbs like I should be doing. And yes, I need to EXERCISE. Ugh.

Anyway, now that I've purged my brain...I have been spending LOTS of time working on my 2009 photobook. Last year, I made a photobook & had one printed for me, my mom, Bryan's mom & his Grandma. They got them late for Christmas, even though I spent days making pages, so I could meet the deadline. This year, I have already started. These are just a couple of my faves so far.

This will be my front COVER - We took this impromptu family photo @ the St. Louis zoo this Summer.
Kids are hilarious sometimes.
I always seem to have lots of pictures of the girls & very few of Adam. Poor guy, I think it's mostly because he's not home & when he is, he'd rather take the pictures than be in them. Hmmm...I think I know how he feels.
These pics crack me up. I swear they fight with each other AS MUCH as they play with each other.
So Cute!
So, I'm hard at work creating & scrapping my memories. I can hardly wait to see how it turns out.

3 comments:

normal mom said...

The pictures look great! And I am trying to dedicate between 8:30 and 9:30 M-F for exercise. I've done ok, so far, but not great. I like to walk at Eastland Mall. If I get bored with that, I have some new workout videos to mix in with my tried and true ones. Then I also have something to do in winter when I don't want to go all the way to the mall.
If you want to meet me for walking, let me know. Sometimes it helps to have a buddy!

Mom said...

I love to read your blog and the pictures are great! I don't usually take the time to leave a comment, but I read it all. I am proud of your weight loss and I know you can keep going and do what is best for your body and your family. I am looking forward to this year's photobook. Thanks for all you do.
Love ya, Mom.

Muche's Smala said...

YOU GO GIRL!!! For everything: the photo catch up, the school-ditching 2 kids (2 to go) and the weight loss (I'm doing P90 for exercise, it's awesome, it works!!! and it kills!!!!)