Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Kellan update (sadly long overdue!)

**note: I just realized I never published this post back in April when I started it! Oops! **

I wrote this original post in Sept of 2012, and for my own benefit, wanted to reprint it with updates, which there's a ton!! 

eat-sometimes he puts all his fingers in his mouth  signs it correctly now
drink-looks like he signs it next to his head instead of at his mouth
thank you-he makes a "gaa" or "ka" sound while holding out his hand, we are working on this! mostly signs this correctly
Night-night-signs and says "Nuh", or "Ni"
kitty-makes whiskers sign with his hair
puppy, doggie
pig, and he snorts!
cry-he signs it in response to "what's a baby say" (waa, waa, waa)
bear (and roars)
sit-he does his pointer fingers and taps one on the other
done (holds hands out to sides)
ice cream!
Calliou (the cartoon!) he pulls on his ear, we don't know where he came up with this!!
down, he points down and says "dow
brush teeth

 Spoken words:
Ma-pretty much everyone is Ma!  Just I am mom now!! 
mine, usually preceeded by NO!
boo (peek a boo)
down, sounds like dow

Dad (often says "da-ee" so we are working very hard on "da-Dee"!
Shelby (says shh  bee, which is up from just "bee" a month or so ago!)
Tobin (says Bo, or sometimes t-bo, which we are also working very hard on!)
Kellan (makes a hard kkk sound, followed by ewen, think ellen without the "l" sound)
pop, as in soda, as in he loves it!
I don't know (yes, that's his new fav, "Kellan, where's daddy?"  "I-know", which means I don't know! lol!)
off, sounds like just o (aw)
on, sounds like above lol!
Ipad  sounds like p-pad! 
Elmo (his favorite!)
water (waaa)
refers to himself as 'me', ie-me ball (my ball)
I love you, which doesn't sound anything like it, but we know what he's saying!!
fish (as in gold fish crackers!)

"woo woo"-puppy
tiger and bear-roars

 Gives "five" and fist bump or knuckles

Gives kisses and hugs

He can identify our family members in photos, including my neice

He love to sing songs, Slippery Fish, Wheels on the bus, Twinkle Star
I'm 10 days in to my zero pound challenge, and today was weight and measurements day. I was a big nervous, as I had a terrible weekend. But all my numbers were down, so I was very happy!
I'm liking the meal plan, especially because "cheat" days are allowed occasionally. Rebecca, the owner of fit body, is so supportive. I emailed her after my bad weekend, wondering if I should pick up with day 8 of the plan or start back on day 5, where I kind of left off.  She told me just to start back on day 8 and shake off the weekend, and do better this weekend. We are going to
Missoula for Cat-Griz, so it's going to be a tough one again, but I'm determined to do better!

In other news, Tobins football team, Guadalajara Gladiators, took 3rd place, and Tobin was chosen for All-Stars! At their team dinner last night one of the coaches (the offensive coach) singled Tobin out, saying what a great season he'd had as center. I was a proud momma!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Zero Pound Challenge

The time has come for me to dust off this ol' blog and put it to some good use.  For the next 8 weeks it is going to serve partially as my journal (the other part will be my Angel Tree fundraising).  I have joined Fit Body Boot Camp, and they are doing this Zero Pound Challenge.  The main purpose is to NOT GAIN weight through the Holiday season.  I've been so desperate to lose weight, so I thought I may as well start now, and not 10 pounds from now in 8 weeks.  So here's my back story:
I grew up skinny, very skinny.  My nickname I recall most was "Skinny Mini", which really never bothered me.  When I got pregnant with Morgan (now 21) I was 18 and 100 pounds soaking wet.  I gained 35 during the next 9 months, and lost every bit of it the second I delivered her (well, almost).  I was fairly self conscious about my weight, I'd been asked if I was anorexic, etc.  But I was happy, it was never a huge deal.  I never set out to "gain" weight.  I got married at 28 and had my second child.  That pregnancy resulted in very rapid weight gain, and then I never came close to losing it afterward.  Repeat 2 more time.  The result is I am much heavier than I ever dreamed I'd be.  I hate the way I look and wear clothing that covers it up as much as possible.  I am very embarrassed when I run into people from my "skinny" days.  I hate it.  But, I like to eat.  And I don't really like to exercise.  I had promised myself that I would lose enough weight to get down into the 140's before I turned 40, and here I am, 3 weeks from turning 41.  I feel like such a failure.  I know I can lose weight, I've done it before, but then I turn around and gain it right back, and then some usually.  It's so frustrating.  So what makes this time different?  Well, I have several things on my side.  I recently started taking a nutritional supplement called Thrive, which gives me the energy to not only make it through the day, but to actually want to work out! Then there's FBBC.  I joined there last May on a Groupon deal for 6 weeks and loved it.  But with summer I felt like I wouldn't use it much, and the cost was prohibitive, as I was in the middle of trying to decrease my hours at work.  In September I got an email from the owner with a back to school special, so I bought another 6 weeks.  During that time I discovered my employer is a preferred member of FBBC, which means we get a significant discount!  I knew I had to do it.  Rebecca, the owner, is so great.  She's totally there for her clients.  It's not like going to a gym, working out and being done.  It's like a family.  Rebecca has helped me identify some issues, she's very intuitive, like that child in me that didn't like being skinny, and she doesn't want to go back to being skinny again, so she sabotages everything I do to lose weight and I stay fat.  Not that I way damaged by my childhood, or by anyone around me when I was skinny...It's just me, some weird little part of me that doesn't want to be skinny!  (I know, right?!)  So no, my goal is not to become skinny.  It is to become healthy, fit, trim and lean.  So I can wear a swimsuit and not feel like a beached whale.  So I can look into the mirror and like  what I see.  So when my husband tells me I'm beautiful, I can actually believe him.  So I never have to hear again, "when's your baby due?"!!!  Tomorrow is day one.  Week one is carb depletion, which I've done before, and it sucks, but I can do it.  Blogging is going to be my accountability.  When I want to eat, I shall blog.  I am excited to see what the next 8 weeks look like for me.  I'm excited to open this new chapter in my life!