Well...when I stepped on the scale yesterday it read LO BAT...so I tried it again this morning since I *have* to weigh in on Wednesdays and instead of saying LO BAT, it said I gained 2 pounds! I would rather have had to pick up new batteries at the grocery store than see that, but I know exactly why it happened: Holiday weekend, and my last "DIET FREE" weekend. SO, you know I had to eat fried chicken, a bunch of stuff at the baptism/birthday party on Friday including TWO pieces of cake (I had to, there were two different yummy flavors: Chocolate with chocolate filling and White with raspberry cream filling). I also ate a rack of baby back ribs, potato salad, crazy snacks while watching fireworks, crazy snacks while sitting at the backyard fire pit, and crazy snacks at Idlewild. This was over a span of four days but it was still quite piggish!
This is what I get: Indigestion and a horrible gain. BUT, the diet hasn't officially started--my 6 week appointment is tomorrow and that will also be the start of my diet. I'll be doing Weight Watchers (unofficially)--I know how many points to eat and have all the tools from the last time I did this, although I'm sure things have changed because they are always updating the program and making it "new and improved."
I'm also going to try to get on the treadmill again...I still haven't figured out the best time to do this. I wish I could say that Chloe had a reliable schedule of nap times and awake times, but she doesn't. She is reliably asleep every day around midnight but that it not exercise time!!! Also, have I mentioned that she cries alot and likes to be held? A self soother she is not, which baffles me because the other three were pretty decent at self soothing and would stop crying if they were tired and fall asleep. Chloe just cries and cries...even if she is tired, she will not fall asleep until she is snuggled into some one's arms and when you think she is sleeping and put her down, chances are she only sleeps for about 10 minutes and then wakes herself back up because God forbid she doesn't feel any body heat! I will most likely plop her down in her seat in front of the treadmill and hope that the whirring of the machine and the pounding of my feet will provide enough rhythmic white noise to keep her mesmerized. And if I have to, I'll just crank up the volume on the stereo and ignore her cries.
I don't think I am spoiling this child...everyone says you can't spoil a newborn--she really has had this "don't put me down" personality since birth. I'm just dealing with it and hoping that she gets better. I can't hold her 24 hours a day! I found my snuggli from when Jordan was born and I wore it a little this weekend, but it gives me a backache. And a friend just sent me a wrap called a Mai Tie...and it is much better, but I'm sweating my butt off (not literally apparently because I still managed to gain two pounds) because we are in the middle of a heat wave and I've got the baby glued to my chest like some sort of radiant heating baby kangaroo. As I type this she is lying on the floor crying. Ah well....
It's time for lunch anyway. Hope I have happier news to report next week!
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