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post #1121 of 1137
oh man, i just watched this

video

and watching him trying to crawl to the finish line? chills. that's definitely a fight to the finish.
post #1122 of 1137
yay, that's a great story!!! they didn't mention it, but did the other 2 guys qualify for Boston too??? Maybe they were not concerned with it....
post #1123 of 1137
OMG-I'm totally crying after seeing that. What a great story.

No zumba today-I have a 2 hour choir practice b/c our big concert is Wednesday. And just like that December starts and the craze begins. Eek! I may try a short run this afternoon with dd2.

We had some excitement in our neighborhood last night. We kept seeing flashing lights around the corner, tons of them. Dh finally walked up there and came back to report that someone had driven a car through a house. It was stuck in this poor woman's basement and there's a huge hole in the side of her brick house. Some neighbors told dh that they pulled 6-7 people out of this Accord, some taken on backboards, some given breathalizers and handcuffed and taken in police cars. The police and fire department were here for hours. The lady that lives there is probably in her 60's and single. I'm not sure what will happen to her house. I feel so sad for her, but thankful that she wasn't hurt.
post #1124 of 1137
:yawning:

I had to sit in the dark in DS's room last night for over to get him to sleep. Then he was up crying at 2. Brought him in bed for two hours of toddler snoring and wiggling before giving up and coming out to the couch and putting on Nemo at 4. Now he's super whiny and driving me insane. :

I. am. tired.

PT later this morning, could be interesting with the whinemonster.
post #1125 of 1137
Paige I sent a package off to you this morning.

Gaye I am *so* with you on the tired thing. Leah's doing her 3 yr molars and she's super-duper cranky.

I'm here in perkins, trying to work. A group of 4 retired ladies is conducting an AA meeting here in the next booth. Urgh. I support them, but geez I need some quiet!
post #1126 of 1137
So toddlers wiggle in bed, too? This itty bitty girl of mine is crazy-wiggly
sometimes and I am exhausted.

Runningmommy and mommajb, your posts about the pushup challenge reminded me I needed to do mine last night. Thanks for keeping me on track!
post #1127 of 1137
I'm back from yoga at the Y - boy was it a long class! She went 15 minutes over. Oh well... my legs sure do feel good now.

Update on baby Cade - he is off of the ventilator. : He's holding his own and doing as good as can be expected.

It's still snowing here. : I even shoveled a little this morning (don't worry I didn't pick up and heave the snow... I just pushed it across the driveway into the yard).

for all those sleep deprived or trying to get work done.
post #1128 of 1137
Happy December mamas (is there a dec thread I'm missing? ). I had SUCH A FUN DAY WITH JOOJ! Really, it was awesome. It's so funny meeting dingos in person for the first time, there's all this basic personal information that we don't really have (like what exactly our dh's do kind of thing) but the there is all this quite intimate stuff we know all about and can refer to seamlessly in conversation. And then, just being in the other dingo's presence is one of those odd experiences too because you have the picture of what they look like so their face is familiar but then the voice is all new. You know? Anyway, it was so fun and I totally stayed way later than I'd had in my mind that I would because I was having too much fun. And Jo's kids are not only gorgeous but they are sweet and smart and engaging. I'm bummed that dd1 didn't want to do the drive because I know she would absolutely have fallen in love with Jo's ds. And it may well have been a shade of schadenfreude but I so recognized the gleam in Jo's eyes as she tried to get a word in edgewise with her daughter. It was awesome, I'm just sad that it can't be a weekly thing. And this morning I had the yummiest honey I've ever had on my toast. Thanks bees!

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Oh, oh, oh! And, even with Thanksgiving, and AF, I lost a little more weight! I'm now at my lowest weight since puberty, at 163.8 pounds!
That's awesome Bec! You must feel so great!

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Run instead of buns - now that's a mantra!
Oh yeah, that's a keeper.

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RR: Do any of you find it hard to balance *leaving* your family to exercise.
Yeah, I used to, but over time I've realized that even on the days that I come home to sad little faces that claim to have missed me desperately for every second I was out, it's still worth getting the time to myself. It recharges me in a really important way. But I totally remember that guilty feeling. Just ignore it and go.


So last night when I got home I was introduced to the Wii by dh and dd who were busy talking about their golf scores . I was terribly skeptical but after a few rounds of boxing in which I knocked out all comers I am hooked
Today is going to be about sledding and tomorrow we're taking dd1 skiing at the wee little local slope. It'll be a blast.
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Happy December mamas (is there a dec thread I'm missing? ). I had SUCH A FUN DAY WITH JOOJ! Really, it was awesome. It's so funny meeting dingos in person for the first time, there's all this basic personal information that we don't really have (like what exactly our dh's do kind of thing) but the there is all this quite intimate stuff we know all about and can refer to seamlessly in conversation. And then, just being in the other dingo's presence is one of those odd experiences too because you have the picture of what they look like so their face is familiar but then the voice is all new. You know? Anyway, it was so fun and I totally stayed way later than I'd had in my mind that I would because I was having too much fun. And Jo's kids are not only gorgeous but they are sweet and smart and engaging. I'm bummed that dd1 didn't want to do the drive because I know she would absolutely have fallen in love with Jo's ds. And it may well have been a shade of schadenfreude but I so recognized the gleam in Jo's eyes as she tried to get a word in edgewise with her daughter. It was awesome, I'm just sad that it can't be a weekly thing. And this morning I had the yummiest honey I've ever had on my toast. Thanks bees!

That's awesome Bec! You must feel so great!

Oh yeah, that's a keeper.

Yeah, I used to, but over time I've realized that even on the days that I come home to sad little faces that claim to have missed me desperately for every second I was out, it's still worth getting the time to myself. It recharges me in a really important way. But I totally remember that guilty feeling. Just ignore it and go.


So last night when I got home I was introduced to the Wii by dh and dd who were busy talking about their golf scores . I was terribly skeptical but after a few rounds of boxing in which I knocked out all comers I am hooked
Today is going to be about sledding and tomorrow we're taking dd1 skiing at the wee little local slope. It'll be a blast.

Oh man! I want to meet some dingos. You make it sound so awesome. Are you sure you aren't heading down this way??

Nobody can manage to beet my little 3 yo dd at boxing -I have no clue why. She can practically wander into the kitchen for a snack mid-round and still win. We have tried everything including boxing on our knees. Her other fav is the long run. She is a little dingo in training. She can't quite run in place so she laps the couch for 10 minutes at a time.

bec - you are doing great!

Tomorrow I run again. My knee seems better but only a few miles will tell for sure.
post #1130 of 1137
HBM, scary about that house!!!

I went back to that Dr today. He retested my thyroid levels. And he also thinks that I have IR, despite my labs soming back in normal ranges. He doesn't seem like a pill pusher to me.. based on my gut feelings abotu him and from what I have read in teh books that he authored.... but he gave me a script for metformin.

I am torn on this. I am thrilled about it, I'm hoping that this somehow makes a small change in my body and how sugar is metabolized, and that it will enable me to lose 2 lbs a week with my continued diet and exercise. I'm torn b/c I'm not one to turn to meds or a quick fix... espec when I've had bloodwork that seems to indicate that I do not have IR (Dr is going more on my physical issues, the fact that my GD was so severe, and teh fact that my fasting BS levles were slightly elevated. I'm hoping that this helps me lose weight, and that once I lose 30 more lbs of fat that my body will be producing less fat holding hormones and I can get off the met, continue my diet and exercise, adn lose a little/maintain on my own.

Anyway, I'm excited and nervous at teh same time.
post #1131 of 1137
Uh, Gigi, you've been at this with amazing tenacity for 11 months. Your gut has been telling you something is off for the better part of half a year. I can't speak to the specifics of this treatment, but it sounds like you know something isn't quite right. What are the consequences of trying this treatment? Would you have a way to evaluate after a fixed amount of time whether or not it's working?
post #1132 of 1137
yes, I know. But I *do* still cheat on my diet. I try to fit it (like Halloween candy, choc cake that I've baked for dessert, high fat salad dressings, nuts and cheese) into my daily calories (1400 after working out, so 1400-2000 a day), but I have not eliminated sugar or reduced fat in my diet... so part of me feels like I actually have not tried *everything*.. but I am so afraid of telling myself that I CANNOT have a specific food.

anyway, thanks for the support , just giving a little more insight into how my mind's processing everything
post #1133 of 1137
CathToria - I think it's reasonable to have a trial of metformin. I have seen it be very helpful for folks with IR, and helpful for weight loss when they have IR. However, I do NOT think you should expect to lose 2 lbs a week, unless you are going to do a starvation type diet. Healthy, sustainable weight loss is usually in the 1/2-1 lb a week range, sometimes even slower. Losing faster increases the risk of regaining and also makes it much more difficult to maintain healthy lifestyle changes, since the amount of caloric restriction you need is so much. To lose 2 lbs a week you need to take in 1000 less calories than you burn every day, which usually just isn't reasonable.

I'm at work. Give me strength to get through the rest of the day!
post #1134 of 1137
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y but I am so afraid of telling myself that I CANNOT have a specific food.
I totally get that and I think it's unwise to completely cut out a specific food. That makes it the forbidden fruit and you start to get a little crazy about it, yk?
It sounds like it will be a good idea to try the meds and see what happens.

Is anybody else struggling to keep hydrated in cold weather? I am just too cold to drink and I don't really care for many hot drinks (unless laden with fat and/or sugar). I just so *dry* right now. Ugh.
post #1135 of 1137
OK, I'll be happy with 1 lb a week, LOL
post #1136 of 1137
Just quickly checking in before I go get kids.

Sparkletruck, I have been on Zoloft for a couple of years now. I had to up the dose a few times until I got it right (200mg). It is great because it fixes what isn't right and I don't feel any side effects. Recently I was struggling more so with energy, etc and have now added Wellbutrin. It has helped with my energy levels, but I still have some dips in mood. My therapist and I have come to the conclusion that I need the meds and running for optimal mood stabilization. For mood I should do 20 min pretty much every day, preferably in the morning.

Gotta jet.
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