Saturday, June 27, 2009

19/20 Weeks

Hi all. I'm 19 or 20 weeks preggo today. I think the doc changed my due date so I'm 19 weeks and 1 day. I'm having ANOTHER girl. Oh joy. When you already have 3 and a step daughter, adding a 5th girl to the mix isn't so much fun.

I'm sitting here watching the grill. Clint threw whole baking potatoes on it. I think they need to be nuked, then placed on the grill but he is man, and man know grilling, so woman need to listen. Whatever. They'll either burn or we will end up throwing them in the microwave in the end. He's currently gone to get gas in a gas can for my car. We went into town today (I live in the country) and he was driving but failed the notice the gas light come on. This thing comes on when you have like 30 miles till empty. It won't even tell me how far from empty it is because its that low. It couldve waited until the morning, but he decided to go now. He really wants a cigar although he quit the other day. Yeah right. Ill talk about that in a min. Meanwhile, I'm watching the food on the grill. Fun.

So he's moved to our new place. I move next Friday. He's decided he wants to eat only organic and natural foods. If you've read Stacey's blog, she points out that just because its organic it doesn't mean its healthy. An organic cookie is still a cookie. However, Clint is eating natural chicken, beef, veggies, etc. Granted its hot as hell here and he sweats a lot and loses fluids, he went from 217 to 205 in a week. That entire week he ate yummy good for you meat and veggies. All he drank was water and gatorade at work because they make him.(The are peculiar about work/rest cycles in the heat and buy gatorade and make you drink it) however, he's been drinking like 3 beers a night. And smoking cigars. He wants to eat well because of the information I was telling him about Jillian Michaels book. Yet he poisons his body with that garbage??? Why am I spending all of the extra money on organic goodness when he's just nullifying the effects? Sure, we've saved a ton of money by him not eating out. I'm just in awe that he wants the beer and cigars. I'm telling you--if its not organic, he's not eating it.

I'm looking forward to moving. We are on an acre here. There's pecan trees on the property. There's a swing on the porch. Clints seen deer every day this week. I was on the swing this morning and all I was missing was a cup of coffee! We are no longer by a highway so Mackenzie can roam around. And the best part--the town next to us--San Angelo--is awesome. Target, HEB (a kick booty grocery store), a mall, Academy Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Sams, Lowes--all in town. Previously, the nearest mall was 70 miles from my house. The nearest Target,Best Buy, and Academy was 98. Altus did have a Starbucks but it closed so the closest was 70 miles. I couldn't get organic stuff in Altus. Ezekiel Bread? Nope. Amy's Burritos? No way. Natural Beef? Ha. Kombucha Tea? When hell froze over. You COULD get forzen natural chicken breast. There were 2 of Amy's soups. They FINALLY got greek yogurt. I had 3 choices to shop--2 small United Supermarkets and a Super Wal-Mart. I had to travel 70 miles to a health food store. There weren't any Farmer's Markets or roadside stands. Wal-Mart sold like 4 organic veggies. It was pathetic. I told Kelly O about this and I think she thinks I was kidding. I WANTED to eat better--but couldn't. Yes, I can eat non-organic foods--but things like Ezekiel Bread and Kombucha were non existant. For Pete's sake, I couldn't even buy quinoia. (I think I spelled that wrong). Yeah, I wanted to make several recipes from Tosca Reno's Clean Eating Cookbook but couldn't because I couldn't find the products. What the hell is rocket because they don't sell it there. If its not spinich, green leaf, red leaf, romaine, iceburg, or butter lettuce, you're not gonna buy it. Anyway, that's all changed. I can buy everything I need at HEB. There's a whole section for stuff you would find at a Health Food store. Ok, you all might find it at your grocery store!! But within this section, there's flax seed oil, Kefir, Braggs ACV, Protein Powder, Glutamine, Vitamins, Supplements, etc. I'm so thrilled!

Ok, the grill master is back and he's aggravating me--making me grab this and that. So I'm out. Have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Grow up

Have you ever knows someone that is newly pregnant and you know they're going to be a drama queen about it? You just know that they're going to lay in bed all day complaining about morning sickness when they're perfectly fine and will run to the doctor for every ache and pain. I know someone like this. She's 18 and was trying to get knocked up and got her wish. Now she's complaining that "sugar is spilling into her urine", she's had 2 infections, and if she keeps going the way she's going, the heat's gonna land her in the hospital. She's about 8 weeks pregnant and she's freaking out about all of the above and a baby kicking her in the stomach. Granted, none of those things are good, but it's not life threatening. A--if you do have gestational diabetes, this is treatable. The main thing is changing your diet. B--Infections are common. What kind of infection she had is a mystery to me. I suspect yeast infections which, guess what, is common during pregnancy and is treatable! C--the only time she's exposed to the heat is when she gets in her car to go somewhere. She acts like she's the only woman in the world that's ever been preggo during the summer and she's super fragile and might melt. D--Do you know how much padding and cushion there is for a baby in your belly. I think Mackenzie kicks me on a daily basis. I think there's a HUGE difference between getting kicked at 8 weeks and getting kicked at 38 weeks. At 8 weeks, you have A LOT of padding there. I can understand being concerned, but this chick sneezes and thinks she needs to see the doc because something is wrong. Hypochondriacs should not procreate.

When we heard she was trying to get preggo, the first things I said was that she was going to be very dramatic. And she is. I hate to see what the remaining 32 weeks will bring for her. Oh wait, I won't have to see it. I will be gone! YAY. That's a good thing because I hate drama.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I am trying to have the strength to get up and workout. I really want to sleep...Pregnancy is kicking my booty. I really need to pack, but I really need to workout too. My arms are getting fat!!!

I have a topic I want to briefly talk about--excuses.

How many of you are still trying to lose weight but you aren't really working for it? To lose weight/shape your body, there's 2 parts to the equation. Diet+exercise=good body! No diet+no exercise=bad body. How many people say they want to lose weight/tone, but you won't do the work? If you're constantly missing your workouts and making excuses for missing them, then I don't believe you REALLY want it. If you're not sticking to your diet, then you don't really want it. <<<>>>

I need to workout and eat right. Who cares if I am preggo? That doesn't give me the license to do what I want. I guess I *can* but then once I have the baby, the struggle to get the weight off is going to be amplified. I don't want that. Unless I get up and workout, then no one is to blame for the flabby arms but myself!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Piss on heartburn!

Can life get any better? There's sooooooooooooooooo much going on right now. SOOOOOOOO much. Life is amazing. It's really amazing how some things can have a domino effect. Have you ever noticed that when things go bad, everything seems to go bad. Your dog dies, you lose your job, you wreck your car...Ok, maybe not that extreme, but you get the point. What about when things go good? They say bad things come in 3's, what about the good ones? So far I have two really great things happen back to back. I don't know what your belief system is, but I do believe that everything happens for a reason. And I firmly believe that a higher power definitely had a hand in this. Turning 30 turned out to be amazing. I really think this is going to be the best year yet!

So I have been eating out alot. I swore I wouldn't but geeze, I haven't been up to cooking. Since Clint works nights, I try to come back to town to have dinner with him. But that means if I come home, I only have one hour and that's not enough time to cook! Sure, if I wanted garbage like Hamburger Helper, then that would work. But to really cook--cut up meat and veggies and slowly cook everything--that takes time. Sure, some things I make can take less than an hour, but I don't want to be rushed. Anyway, I spend today cooking a few meals. I spent half the day. And I didn't get everything cooked. But here's a glimpse of my meal plan:

Chickens salad on a bed of lettuce with asparagus
Kashi Frozen Pizza with Salad
Turkey spaghetti with whole wheat noodles and salad
Veggie Soup
Beef Roast with red potatoes and organic carrots


I don't have anything more planned because we are going to be moving our stuff this weekend. REEEKKKK. We are moving 2/3 of it. Clint is going first and when I get a job, I will go. All I am keeping here is my bed, futon, TV, coffee table, bunk beds, kids TV, Mackenzie's bed, kitchen appliances, washer, dryer, fridge, clothes, bathroom stuff. EVERYTHING else is going!!!

Alright, it's date night! I gotta get dressed for that!