Monday, March 15, 2010

Kick in the pants

Posted by Lindy

So I have officially decided to be serious about getting my food and exercise under control. I have been 'talking' about losing weight for months now... well years actually, but after my actions yesterday this will be enforced immediately.

Yesterday, James, Taylor, and I tried out 'Austin's' since a friend recommended it. Let me tell you, I enjoyed my food! They had this spinach and artichoke dip in a bread bowl that was to die for. We ate EVERY bit of it! Taylor ate her normal amount... not a whole lot. We continued on shopping and then came home. At around 6, I thought the peanut butter cookies that were waiting in the fridge sounded tasty. I popped them in the oven and Taylor and I were eating them as soon as they came out. We shared three. About 8:30, we put Taylor to bed. 2 hours later, I sat here thinking... I never made dinner... then OMG, Taylor's dinner officially consisted of peanut butter cookies. Talk about feeling like a bad parent... I was instantly sick to my stomach!

Now, I am going to start the 'from the couch to a 5k in 8 weeks' and we are going to focus on portion sizes and healthier cooking! Gonna pull the grill out tonight... 50s = warm enough to grill!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Marriage Course

Posted by Lindy

I talked my husband into joining for in a course to strenghten our marriage that is provided by the church that sponsors my MOPS program. We have only attended one session, but I am so happy that we are going. James's view of religion is harsh, and I was worried we wouldn't make it through the first session without him walking out. We had a few moments where I could tell he was irritated, he rolled his eyes and made a few comments during the 2 hours, but he stayed for me... for us. AND, he's willing to go back. YAY!!

It is so easy to stop communicating in your marriage... this starts out as a crack but eventually lead to something close the grand canyon if it isn't fixed early on. I know that 7 weeks won't fix two years of a widening 'crack,' but I KNOW it will start to fill it and help us to fix things that we have lost control of.

I just want to say that the major point taken from our first session is 'marriage time.' No matter what, as a couple 1-2 hours a week needs to be set aside to focus on each other without our precious children stealing our attention. I have made a conscious effort to put away the computer, turn off the tv, close the book... just to spend quality time with my favorite man. :)