WordPress sent me a little note this morning that it was 3 years ago that I registered this blog address. That is craaazy! I actually started MCVOT 5 years ago on Novomber 10th, 2009 over on blogger (ps, SO glad I made the move – if you’re still on blogger, you shouldn’t be, seriously) and it feels pretty crazy to think I’ve been writing in a public space on the internet for over half a decade. That’s a lot of oversharing! It’s also a lot of friendship building, accountability holding, knowledge sharing and everything else. I can’t imagine my last 5 years of life without y’all in it. Many of you know more about me than me “real life” friends – it’s funny how that works.
At any rate, I don’t have much time today, so here are a few bullet points about life right now.
- Weight Loss: Since this started as a weight loss blog, I should probably include this in my 5 year anniversary post! I’ve been REALLY slacking in the past month, and it’s showing in the tightness of my clothes that were all finally fitting again. Boo! On the upside, after seeing 162.4# on the scale on Monday (my line in the sand is 160), eating well Tuesday, and being super sick on Wednesday, I’m back down to 158.5# this morning. However, getting sick is obviously not how I’d like to keep my weight under control! It’s time to get back at it with fitness. I’m really struggling with balance since I’m extra busy at work and the days are so much shorter so I want to sleep so much more. Somehow I need to carve out some “me” time for exercise though.
- Overall Health: Not so great. I keep having this weird thing happen to me about 3am where I wake up shivering and shaking. I put on sweatshirt, wrap myself up in an extra warm blanket, and make Charlie cuddle with me, but nothing helps. After a couple of hours of misery, I usually try to get up, get lightheaded, puke, have whole body aches, a horrible headache, etc., and by morning I’m in a puddle of sweat. It’s horrible. This has happened 5x in the past few months, and the last two times were only 2 weeks apart (most recently yesterday). Unfortunately they’ve been increasing in intensity every time, and yesterday I couldn’t even get out of bed all day. *sigh* So I don’t know… all of my blood work has been normal, and my doctor (and boss) is going to give me some migraine meds to try next time I wake up feeling like this, and we’ll see if that helps at all. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I’m 10 months postpartum (no period yet), have a non-hormonal IUD in, and am still breastfeeding, so I guess it could be partly hormonal, but I don’t know? I think my immune system is just really weak right now, but it sucks to be getting so sick all of the time.
- Kids: They are fantastic. Harvey is 10 months old already! He is a crawling, furniture cruising machine, and he takes a couple of steps from time to time. He calls me Mama (yay!) and is sleeping pretty well (usually one wake-up around 4-5am). Stella is hysterical, full of imaginative stories and ideas. She is also incredibly trying, and it’s not uncommon for her me or her Dad to stop into our room at night muttering dammit she pisses me off after the 900th time of putting her back in bed. She is a boundary pushing, incredibly frustrating, amazing almost 3-year-old. 🙂
- Work: Still insanely busy for me. I have about a month of this left, so I’m just trying to hang in there. Charlie, unfortunately, has the opposite issue. Yesterday he got laid off for the foreseeable future (UGH) so we are scrambling for him to find odd jobs to make ends meet. Please keep us in your thoughts and we try to keep things together on that front. I hate stressing about money. Hate it. This is also a good reminder that we need to work on our savings account once we are both working again so that this isn’t sure a stressor in our lives.
So there ya go, the bare bones update. I have so many things I want to write about, and no time to do any of it right now. I’m guessing that will remain the case for the next month, but I hope to be back here and posting more regularly soon! Miss you guys…