Monday, July 28, 2014

Our summer in review, a new adventure, and why I shouldn't be blogging

Why is it that my kids can ignore me for hours, but as soon as I want to talk on the phone or go to bed, it's "Mom!  Mom!  Mom!  Mom!  Mom!"?  One would think that when kids become teenagers this phenomenon would end, but one would be wrong.  I was able to make the escape tonight, shoving my bedroom door closed as my youngest narrowly escaped getting his nose caught in the door.  I want to be available to my kids and all, but it's after 11:30 and we both work in the morning. 

Which is exactly why I shouldn't be blogging. 

Sleeping would be a better idea, but for some reason I'm not that tired.  I had a nap on the couch for an hour or so this evening, and slept in 'til 9 this morning, so I'm good.  Besides that, Vince and I have so much more energy now with our new adventure:  juicing!  We started two weeks ago and the results have been amazing!  I have lost 6 lbs and Mr. Wonderful has lost 13!  JerkSO not fair.  I'm so happy for him us!

It all started because of this documentary, and it has changed our lives.  We watched it a few weeks ago, and even though we have talked about losing weight and made some feeble attempts at it over the years, this time something clicked...we are ready to make a change to improve our health and live the life we are meant to live.  It's only been two weeks, but what we have learned so far has been mind blowing!  Probably the most profound thing for me has been losing the cravings.  It happened within the first couple days, I literally don't think about food until I am feeling hungry.  I look at food differently a source of nutrition instead of a way to escape stress.  We are having a juice and an egg for breakfast and another for lunch, and supper is lean protein with vegies and a salad.  We have so much more energy - I even played tennis yesterday afternoon!  I have had no headaches, and Vince's joint pain is gone.  We don't get sluggish or reach for the caffeine to get us through the days.  It's been nothing short of amazing so far and we are motivated to keep going.

So here we are 2/3 through another summer and my mind has not caught up with that fact.  Given the time and my need to both blog and sleep, here are some sentences about what I have learned so far this summer:

Having two boys in baseball significantly impacts our schedules and our ability to cook meals at home, but it's also super fun to hang out with the other parents and watch our boys rock it!

Nats are very annoying.

I have vacuumed approximately 47 lbs. of baseball sand from our house and vehicles.

Having a girl who loves to perform also significantly impacts our schedules and our ability to cook meals at home, but it's also super awesome to watch her do what she loves, and do it so well!

Flowers are beautiful!

Purchasing a ton of flowers and planting them in pots on our decks, and admiring their beauty everyday is very rewarding and relaxing.

If you don't keep up with the watering, they will die and you will end up throwing them out 2/3 of the way through the summer.  Again. 


Cooking with fresh herbs grown on your deck is delicious and super fun!

Your herbs will survive because your husband cares more about them than you do about the flowers, and thus they will get watered enough.

Having two boys entering their last year of highschool in a month is cause enough to COMPLETELY FREAK ME OUT!!! 

Oh dear, I need to go to sleep before I get myself all worked up.