Bad Llama

So I was bad today. I didn’t work out. I didn’t really eat badly, but I had two helpings of dinner, which I probably shouldn’t have. My excuse? Josh was being fussy enough pretty much all day that it sucked all my energy. It’s true.

In other news…we went to our doctor appointments today, and for me, it’s official. According to some stuff that I’ve read, we should wait 60 to 90 days before actively beginning trying to conceive, so we’re looking at the beginning of November, depending on how I’m feeling, so that we can work on preparing my body for pregnancy.

So, since I was bad, and didn’t do anything really productive, this is going to be an extremely short post. I’ve been bad, bad llama. *slaps self*

Get on me!

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Day of Rest

This should be a relatively short post, since nothing much happened. Brian had a headache, which kept us from going to church, since he needed to get rid of it before we had to run the kids out to St. Clairsville to meet up with their PA grandparents so they could go there for a couple of days before starting school. We had a nice, quiet morning, and then headed to St. C. Spent a while getting their school supplies, as well as some other stuff we needed.

They had the EA Sports Trainer 2 set at Wal-Mart for $25, which I figured wasn’t a bad price…but we couldn’t really afford it, with all the other stuff we were having to get. Brian was pretty set on getting it for me, but I figured…I’m still working on getting my energy levels up, like my friend Meghan commented a few days ago that the WiiFit is good for. So, I’ll keep working on that, and once I feel ready, we’ll go and get the EA set.

We did a lot of walking around the store, but other than that, I’ve kept it pretty easy. I know you’re supposed to have at least one day of rest in a typical week, so I think Sundays will fit that fine – after all, that’s what they’re supposed to be.

Tomorrow, Crissy and I go back to the doctor, her for an initial check-up, and me to get my IUD removed. So far, the plan is to wait a month or so, see if having the birth control gone helps to remove at least some of the weight, and keep preparing my body for babyness. Tuesday is the back-to-school rally and open house, where I’ll go and meet the kids’ teachers for the year. Then Wednesday…it’s back to school! Yay!

Beautiful, beautiful

Eventful day today. Took the kids down for the last day of Wacky Wednesday (they go school next week! I can’t wait!), and since they had a lot of help down there, I figured I’d let them run around without having to worry about me at their shoulder and have fun. So I got Josh bathed, all that jazz…then once I went to pick them up and walk them down to Ron and Erin’s, Crissy, Josh and I were off to the doc’s.

So this was a new doctor – basically sort of a test-run to see if we’d want her to be our family doctor. She was really nice – very attentive, kind, and detailed, which I like to see. Poor Josh, though, is traumatized. We got his shots done last week, and pretty much…now I think he has a fear of people in scrubs. Or something. All I know is he wouldn’t let the poor nurse touch him, screamed the entire time we were getting his height and weight done – and that was all we were doing! – and clung to me like I was his lifeline. My poor little tot.

As far as my checkup – well, I’m overweight, but we knew that already. But my blood pressure was normal (which had been a little worry for me, after being induced for hypertension with Josh). We did, however, talk about my sinus issues. She checked my ears, nose, and throat, acknowledging, like all doctors, how GINORMOUS my tonsils are. She said that my nose was tight and swollen, and that it was obvious that I was stuffed up, by my voice. So she prescribed me this steroid nasal spray which, she says should help me once winter comes along and tries to make me miserable. I have hope!

She also prescribed me prenatals to start taking, and I’m officially getting my IUD out on Monday. She didn’t have the right equipment there today – which is fine, I know she’s setting up a new office and is getting a lot of stuff moved in and done. Crissy’s going in on the same day to have a well-check done, as well as get the doctor set up as her own so that she can get her prescriptions refilled when necessary.

We went grocery shopping after that, picked up some more dietary stuff for us as well as something for dinner. Got my prescriptions filled, headed home, and settled down for a little bit, doing my facebook games, a little talking, all that jazz. Then, I decided – it was time. Got the WiiFit out, had Ian and Caitlyn handle Josh, and decided on the routines I was going to do. The doctor recommended, both for my weight and for baby-prep, I do half an hour a day. The longest pre-set routines that I can put together at any one time are approximately 21 minutes, so I did one of the three-at-a-time, then one, and then I ended with the Warrior pose to stretch out and cool down after. My routines were, first, the Health set, which are titled Tummy, Overindulged, and Leaner You…I think. Then I did the Mind and Body routine out of the Lifestyle section (I think). Total time? 35 minutes. Not bad, eh?

So I actually feel rather good right now. Crissy had dinner ready literally as soon as I finished my Warrior pose, and it was rather nummy – alfredo pasta with chicken, and garlic bread.

The Scio Fall Festival started tonight…I don’t know if we’re going to go down, but I think we might tomorrow. If we do, and we walk…the WiiFit probably won’t happen. Anyone who’s seen our hill will understand why.

So, This is Me

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The title says it all.

This is me.

Heather Elizabeth Stromski, née Williams, aged 28 years, 5 days. I’m not even sure if I accented that properly, but I can’t be bothered to look it up and check.

I am the wife of Brian, stepmother to Ian and Caitlyn, and mother to Joshua…and seeking to be mother to another little bit within the next year or so.

Prior to my pregnancy with my son, I weighed 145, or around there, and was pretty happy with the way I looked. Then I allowed the idea that I was pregnant to mean that I didn’t have to watch what I ate, or move around more than necessary, and I billowed out. Even after I gave birth, I still didn’t weigh over 200 pounds, but now I do. My husband says at least some of it is the fault of my birth control, but I know it’s not all of that, and I know I have to accept the blame for most of it. So I am, and now, I’m ready to take charge.

So, the intent is to start out doing at least 20 minutes a day of exercise on the WiiFit, and my roommate and I are going to work at structuring a good diet for the two of us.

I did my WiiFit workout today, using the ‘Combine’ function and selecting the Form routines of Hips, Arms, and Figure. It involved several yoga positions, a couple of rhythmic aerobic and balance routines, and a decent bit of sweat on my part. I’ve discovered that burp rags (which we stopped having to use for Josh a few months ago) can definitely be ret-conned into sweat rags.

Tomorrow, I go to a doctor that may become our new family doctor. There, I will get my birth control removed, and Brian and I will start working on another chapter of our lives. Won’t that be interesting. >.>