I'm a mom of two beautiful girls trying to get healthy in order to be a good role model.

Monday, September 18, 2006

My poor kitty

My cat, Chloe, is very sick. We noticed on the weekend that Chloe had lost a lot of weight. This morning I started to get worried because she seemed very lethargic. I took her to the vet this afternoon and the vet said it was very serious. Apparently she has jaundice which indicates a problem with her liver. They took a blood and urine sample and I should find out more on Tuesday. I hate this. I love my cats to death. Not to mention she is only 4 years old. I called my husband from my cell while they were taking her blood. I couldn't stop bawling my eyes out. The thing with animals is, how much are you going to spend? I hate, hate, hate that it comes down to money especially when this person is a family member. But, just for the tests and some antibiotics it cost me $300 today.

Please, please pray for my kitty......

I'll update tomorrow when I know more.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


My husband called me today and said our real estate agent is coming on Tuesday to do a final walk through and sign the papers to put our house up for sale. Funny enough, after that conversation my left eye started twitching and hasn't stopped. I'm guessing my body is telling me I am stressed?!?!?!?!?

On another note, I am very concerned for my best friend. Her period is 2 weeks late, she took a test and it was negative. She went to the doctors and they are doing a blood test. She is so sure that she is not pregnant (due to the fact that they use condoms and I truthfully don't know anyone who has got pregnant while using condoms properly), and she thinks she would know if she was preggo. She told me she has had nausea, fatigue and cramping. I think she is in very bad denial. Buuutttt, there is a part of me that believes she isn't either and that makes me worried that there is a problem. I'm going to be so nervous until I hear the verdict.

I just have to say, I love TV. It is so sad, but I don't know what I would do without it! I got so excited about Survivor tonight and then I saw a commercial that Amazing Race starts on Sunday! WooHoo! No wonder I'm fat! I'm a total couch potatoe!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Jiggly Jelly

That would refer to my stomach. I'm telling you, I got such horrible stretch marks. As you can see from the picture (4 days before baby was born) I was so huge that I think my stomach actually looks fake. So now my stomach is a stretch mark jiggly mess. And as I lose weight, it seems like it just looks worse instead of better. My dear husband, bless his heart, told me last night that my stomach shows what a proud mom I am. I was almost in tears. Sometimes I need to hear something like that to remind me that my daughter is so much more important than having a flat, smooth stomach. It's really so insignificant but I guess as a woman, it's just one of those things we cry about.

Weight loss is actually going really well for me. I am 17lbs down as of today. I'm actually 7 lbs lighter than I was pre pregnancy. Still about 28lbs to go, but I'm slowly making my way to the half way mark.

I'm also starting to get that baby itch again. Seeing all my pregnant friends makes me really miss being pregnant. I'd love to have another one soon but then I think of the cost of two babies in daycare full time and it snaps me back to reality!

Well, I'm off to the cottage this weekend. Hopefully the weather holds out!

Thursday, September 07, 2006


So my weekend was great. We went to Muskoka for Friday to Monday. It was hubby's grandparents 50th anniversary party. What an accomplishment. Although I know I will be with hubby forever, 50 years married seems like a heck of a long time! Overall the weekend was so much fun. I got a pair of those Crocs. They are kinda ugly but SO comfortable. I tell you, I wish I had a pair when I was pregnant. I would have lived in them!

The baby was so cranky this weekend. Friday night it took me until 2am to get her to sleep. I guess she is now old enough to realize she is in a place that isn't home. At the party, there were so many people (strangers to her) that were in her face talking to her that she spent the whole time screaming. It was so stressful.

And now I have a cold. Yuck. I feel pretty crummy and having to take care of a child while I'm sick isn't too great either. All I want to do is curl up on the couch and watch TV, but Daughter won't allow that of course! She wants to play!

Well, I'm off to see if I can nap while she is!