Originally Posted by vydalea
Maia: okay, it's appointment day. how'd it go?????
Hey, thanks for asking!
It went pretty well, actually! YAY! My BP was 110/80 in the office. Whew, eh? I'm not happy with 80, but I'm way happy with 110, and I'll just have to work with it. He said all the expected things. Reduce/eliminate salt, get aerobic exercise, start yoga and progressive relaxation, keep watching my diet for where I can improve-- and lose weight-- GRRR, where was the kudos for losing 35lb in the last 15mo??
I have been walking. I walked 15m on Thursday, 20m on Friday, 28m on Monday, nothing on Tuesday cause it was nasty out, and yesterday, I was just getting ready to try a yoga DVD when a friend called who's moved away recently. So while I was on the phone with her, I walked all around inside my house. Around and around and around, for nearly 30 minutes! Yay me! I was distracted by the phone call, so I didn't really notice I was exercising, and I was actually somewhat breathless when I was done! And 25m today outdoors. I'm trying!
Originally Posted by FeralFox I think I'm going to have to collect some fun winter gear (snowshoes, forms for building snow bricks, a good sled, maybe cross-country skis at some point) to help me and the kids get through those winters.
I'm already starting to show (honest to Gods, it better not be twins!) so it won't be too much longer, I don't think, before my waist does the telling for us. Same situation at work, I'm not sure how or when to tackle it.
Are you on Freecycle in your new area? I would suggest trying to get some stuff for free before you commit to new things-- you might not like some brands, and like others...sort of like a test market, kwim? If you can try them out for free. Oh, and a refrigerator box makes a GREAT sled
Starting to show?? How far along are you? MAN, this was fast! Well, congrats!
Originally Posted by wombatclay
Walk at Home- Leslie Sansone makes the dvds I have. Her website is here
and she has free "try it" samples on her site. I love that she has three kids, a sucessful career, and a decent philosophy in a real body.
I have heard of her. I haven't tried her yet, though. I might see if the library has any. You can check out those kinds of vids for 3 weeks!
Originally Posted by revolting
I remember trick-or-treating in the snow some years, and here we are in December with no snow accumulation.
You know? I think we did, too, in northern NJ in the late 60s-early 70s! I don't think they get that much snow that early anymore.
Originally Posted by 3xMama Hmm, I always heard that magic erasers take off any and everything that could possibly be there so I'm a little hesitant to try that.
Maia-Good phrase! Motivation comes after action...The last time I tried exercising continually, I got really really discouraged because after two or three weeks, nothing at all had changed. I have yet to get over that and its been nearly a year.
Is anyone else feeling like a massive Scrooge?? I'm totally not into the Holidays at all. I need to start the kids on crafting gifts for grandparents, look into making Yule cookies and/or a gingerbread house with them and gift buying? Ha, haven't even decided if I'm going to a store to do it or if I'm gonna just hit the net much less *what* I'm actually going to get.
Walking at 10 months....if ds had done that, I would have thrown him out a window. He's so hyper as it is! He didn't walk till 14 months and I was perfectly fine if he'd crawled till he was nine
Magic eraser-- the key is to try it in an inconspicuous place, first.
Exercise-- what is your goal? If it's fitness, yes; that's what it's for. I am wanting to be more fit, and for my heart to be more fit, and for my BP to come/stay down. If it's weight loss, I agree with Gary Taubes...it's for making one hungry, not for losing poundage.
Scroogyness-- At this stage of the game, I'd be buying clay and buying a premade gingerbread house that you just put together and maybe buying premade cookie dough, or even cookies. Who cares, if it's homemade or store made, if it's late in the game and you feel pressed for time. It's all good. The key is not to feel guilty if you bought stuff instead of made it!
Mantra: let go of guilt
Originally Posted by FeralFox
3X - Same situation here, though I'm on the opposite end of the age thing. I'll be 32 next year, and we want to have at least four more. I'm not super comfortable with having kids into my 40s, with all the increased risks, so we need to get going asap!
Feral, I had my one and only ds at 41. It was fine. I went into it thinking I was a high risk pregnancy just because of my age, and because I was 160lb at 5'1". First midwife I ever met, at 4 weeks pregnant, said no WAY was I high risk. High risk is high BP and high blood sugar and things like that. And heart issues and such. Plus, the risk for things like Down's isn't really higher, it's that the pool of moms having kids in that age group is less, so the ratio is higher.
Off to bed soon!