One of my good friends is participating in a blog "interview" meme type thing, so I told her I wanted to participate. Here are the "rules":
If you want to play along:
1 - Leave a comment with your blog URL, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your blog with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
And here are the 5 questions she asked me:
1. why do you want to loose weight so bad when clearly it's trying so hard to stay on and you are beautiful and your husband keeps saying he loves you no matter your size? (ok if this is too personal skip it OK!)
It's not too personal and it's an excellent question! I guess the reason I am so desperate to lose this weight is to get back to the healthy, full of energy, self-confident young lady I once was. I have had at least 20 extra pounds since the day I got married (I gained them during our engagement) and 40 extra since I had Owen and went through a serious case of postpartum depression.
At the moment I am striving to get back to health: mentally and physically. Part of that is getting down to a healthy weight that allows me the energy to play with my children, the self-confidence to be "sexy" for my husband (sorry, I can't think of any other way to describe it) and the self esteem I need to be the best me.
This is the first time ever in my life that I've had to work to lose weight and it's hard!
I know my husband loves me unconditionally, so this is something I'm doing for myself.
2.What's your daily routine like?
I get up whenever I roll out of bed. ;-) Some days it's 5:30 other days it's 7:30. It depends on when my kiddos come in and ask for breakfast. I don't have any in school yet, so there is no hard and fast schedule. I usually make a warm breakfast for the kids and then blog/read blogs while they watch a bit of tv.
I make lunch, put Owen down for naps, get Kate and Christian settled in for quiet time and then usually clean. Sometimes I read a book, but I usually make the most of the time my kids are in their bedrooms to tidy up the house.
I make dinner, we eat anytime between 5:30 and 6:00 depending on when Josh gets home and the kids go to bed between 7:30 and 8:00.
Some days we go grocery shopping or to the library. Some days we go for a walk. It depends on the weather, how tired the kids are and how tired I am.
I fit laundry in wherever, but I must say that Josh is a HUGE help in that department. It's my least favorite job and he helps me a lot by switching the loads and then we fold it together while watching a movie or tv.
I end up in bed anytime between 9:30 and 11:00.
Basically, we have no set schedule! LOL
3.what things do you enjoy doing to make your home a cozy place to be?
CANDLES. I love candles. I know they aren't practical when you have little ones running around. My youngest is 2.5 but seems rather mature and has never been one to get into drawers or cupboards, etc... So I'm able to have candles burning, and most days I have at least one going all day.
I also like to use cleaning products that smell good, so it smells clean and fresh. In the winter I'll often times just boil a pot of water with cinnamon and nutmeg in it all day.
I also like to vacuum. It makes everything seem so much cleaner just seeing those vacuum lines in the carpet.
Also, music. I often have BMM or soothing music playing... usually at the end of the day while I'm making dinner and trying to get the kids to begin settling down for the evening.
4.Where would you live if you could choose to live anywhere in the world and why?
Hmmmm, well I loved being close to my family. Both sides of our family. If I took my family/church out of the equation I would love to live in a warm, tropical place. Maybe Maui. I love the beach and it would be amazing to wake up to the sand and sun and sea every day.
5.How do you feel about moms who have difficult kids?
I sympathize with them! I know that each child is born with their unique personality and sometimes those personalities are difficult. I don't view it as a reflection of the mother or her parenting styles. My first born daughter has the most difficult personality of my 3 children. She was an "aggressive" baby. She rarely bit, but she definitely hit, pushed, shoved, and was a bit of a bully. So I know what it's like to be THAT parent, lol!
If you'd like to participate in the interview, leave me a comment and I'll post 5 questions on your blog for you to answer. =)
Today saw a loss of 2 ounces. Whoop de freaking do. ;-)
I did realize today that I am not supposed to eat or drink for 10 minutes after taking the drops, which I had absolutely not been doing. Since they are homeopathic they have to have time to work before introducing anything else into your system. So I will be much more vigilant about that part of it.
I also read that it's safe to continue taking the drops even when on the maintenance phase, which is confusing to me since I thought that the point of only eating 500 calories a day was to not balloon up. I thought the drops opened the fat cells, which is why you can have zero fat. But apparently I misunderstood. I'm going to research it some more and then perhaps continue taking the drops once I begin maintenance, which will be next Friday.
I'm going out of town for my sister's 30th birthday, but I'll be back Monday with a scale shot!