I skipped my Weight Watcher meeting yesterday...because I knew it wouldn't be pretty!
I will have to do better this week.
New healthy recipes always help get me motivated.
I found this recipe blog that I love. You've probably already been to Gina's site..it's pretty popular!
Her recipes are easy and she includes all the nutritionals.
She also calculates the points for those who are doing Weight Watchers.
I tried three of her recipes this week:
When Brady was little, he was obsessed with vacuuming. This is actually kind of funny since Eric and I met selling vacuum cleaners! Anyway, every morning after breakfast, he would vacuum the entire house. Brady was almost two. This went on for about a year and a half. Every morning. After breakfast. I'm not kidding. Even throughout the day, if he found a crumb on the floor or a fuzzy, he would want to get the cleaner out. We started to worry that he might have OCD. We talked with the pediatrician and she didn't seem to think it was cause for concern.
Fast forward 6 years later...and Brady has zero interest in vacuuming these days. I sure do miss that little boy. He was always so anxious and willing to help. He liked to keep his things nice and tidy. He once told my in-laws who were babysitting at the time, that they needed to put away the one toy before getting another one out to play. He always put the toilet seat down. He wasn't forgetful because his mind was distracted with all sorts of other things.
Last night I went into Brady's bathroom and I immediately thought he forgot to flush thetoilet because the pee smell was so strong. Nope, that wasn't it at all. There was a nice puddle of pee on the floor next to the toilet. This never use to happen...but lately is it happening more and more often. And, I'm tired of it. The toilet seat cover was also wet. Because he's always in a hurry and careless, I have to now clean this up? Well, not anymore. I made him strip down to his undies and wear the big yellow rubber gloves to clean it up. I wanted to get a picture...but it wasn't the time. The part that makes me so mad, is that he was insulted that I was so upset and that he had to clean it up. After he cleaned up the floor and the sides of the toilet, he got a bath, and I did a more thorough cleaning and mopped the floor. Eric took apart the toilet seat and we gave it a good cleaning.
We're now making Brady sit his skinny butt on the toilet when he goes to the bathroom. At least for awhile until he can learn to be more careful and respectful. This is just one of those things I have little tolerance for.
I sure do miss that boy that vacuumed everyday. He loved to help...and he never talked back either. Oh well, at least I have the memories!
I know Weight Watchers works...I just need to stick with it.
I tend to give up too easily if I don't see results right away. I need to
remember how good I felt those two weeks. I felt in control of what I was eating,
I had more energy, and I felt better. I will try and get back on track.
Sunday afternoon I looked out the window into our backyard and saw this mom and three kids
playing on Brady's playset. It must have been someone visiting a neighbor because I didn't recognize
them. I just find it odd. I can't imagine taking my son into someone else's yard without asking first. I'm all for sharing. In fact, I enjoyed watching them play...at least someone's getting some use out of it! Brady has enjoyed playing on it here and there...but definately not like we had hoped he would. Anyway, maybe I'm just being overly critical. My husband didn't seem to think it was a big deal. I just find it a little rude. Just ring the doorbell and ask. Oh well. Maybe it's just my monthly friend coming out...she's not as nice as me.
Brady took this picture of Eric and I last night.
I don't have many pictures of just the two of us...we're usually the ones taking the pictures!
We had dinner out last night with Eric's parents.
Brady was on his best behavior. (That doesn't always happen when we go out to eat!)
After dinner we came back to our house and Eric opened his gifts from us and we had birthday cake.
Brady probably spent two minutes "making" Eric's card. As you can see, he's no artist, and that handwriting of his drives me bonkers...but it made me laugh...especially the "you support me" part and the "you drive me to a vacation that is really far from here." Still, a keeper to treasure.