Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Quick Update

Sorry for neglecting the blog for so long. Blogging is definitely at the bottom of my priority list right now.

Things are generally good around here. We are getting ready for Christmas. Almost done shopping... still have a lot of making to do.

At the beginning of the year I made a commitment to loose weight because we wanted to try to get pregnant again around Michael's 3rd birthday. I was slow at loosing the weight, and then I broke my wrist, which did not help things. So for the last couple of months I've been spending a lot of time at the gym. I did my first ever 5k on Thanksgiving, which felt great. So the weight is finally coming off, but I'm resolved that we won't try to get pregnant again until I'm at least not obese... so that is probably still a couple of months away... which is a little disappointing cause we were hoping to start TTCing again soon, but being healthy very important, so that is a top priority right now.

My grandma passed away a couple of weeks ago. It was her time and I'm glad that she is no longer suffering. Her passing has caused my mom to be a little hard to deal with (I'm giving her a pass for now), but it has reminded me just how mentally unhealthy she is. And on top of that, my estranged aunt (that I haven't seen or heard from since I was 8) wants back in our life. Dealing with the emotions from all of that has been hard but it has also reminded me how far I have come, and that's something to be proud of.

Michael is awesome. This kid is amazing. And spoiled :) I don't know how we will fit all the toys he's getting for Christmas in the house.

I will try to post again soon. Keep warm!


Rachel said...

Yup, weight loss is at the top of my pile come January for the same reason (have to finish up this semester first). I'd love it if you'd write more about what you are doing - purely for selfish reasons. Sorry to hear about your grandma but wishing you a very merry Christmas.

Amanda said...

I haven't been doing anything special. Running and intervals with weights mostly. I'm also dieting pretty hard using MyFitnessPal. More planning to avoid eating fast food. I'm also loving the website SkinnyTaste.com, delicious and healthy recipies to add to the rotation.

Michelle said...

I saw there is an email from you and I've started reading it a few times, but always get intrupted. We have placement. I blogged about it. Definitely want to email you more details on this experience when I have more than a minute.

George o said...

hello amanda
how can i contact you?
do you have email?

Jess @ LifeintheWhiteHouse.com said...

Glad you guys are doing well. Sorry to hear about your grandma.