First the other stuff...I haven't worked out yet this week and I don't plan to today either. Night terrors have reared their ugly head and lack of sleep has caught up with me. Hoping to have an early night and get on the work out train tomorrow.
I weighed myself for the first time in awhile last night. I was at 156. 1 lb above my lowest but 2 down from my last impromptu weigh in. Given how I've been eating, I'm OK with it. I haven't been putting in 100% so I'm not getting a good return. That's just the way it works.
Things are just crazy busy here the next couple weeks and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. (I know you can be overwhelmed and you can underwhelmed but can you ever just be 'whelmed'? I think you can in Europe...10 Things I Hate About You...anyone? anyone?) I haven't opened those medical bills yet. I know I need to bite the bullet and do it but I feel like it's one more thing that's going to bog me down. Hubby and I got into a spat last night but ended on a good note but it was still exhausting. I'm "on call" at work this week for system assurance stuff and I can't think of anyone less qualified to do this than me. This stupid one-step-above-a-zach-morris phone is causing me all kinds of anxiety. My internet isn't working at home so I get to sit around, waiting for the cable guy to show up this afternoon. My nephew had surgery yesterday on his spine (all went well, no worries) but it's his birthday tomorrow (I think) so I'm picking up a gift on my lunch today and running it to the hospital tomorrow. I'm also dropping off a crib for a friend of mine tomorrow. We are finally giving away our girls' crib. I'm a little sad to see it go but there's really no reason to hold on to it at this point. We're dog sitting this weekend and I'm pretty sure there was something else I was supposed to do. I'm hanging out with BFF and another friend at BFF's house/pool on Saturday which will be a nice respite. Sunday is Father's Day. I'm not sure what we're doing yet but the gift is all ready to go and I think he'll love it. I'll post what it is after since Hubby reads the blog. Next weekend is my daughter's birthday and we haven't planned anything yet. I'm pretty sure the circus is next weekend too but I can't remember. My youngest daughter has her kindergarten assessment on the 20th. My birthday is the 27th. One of Hubby's friends has offered to have a little gathering at a bar for me for my birthday on the 30th which should be fun. Then there's the 4th of July, the wedding on July 7th, and finally our trip to SC on July 18th. My head is spinning with all there is to do the next few weeks and then work on top of everything else. Definitely looking forward to my vacay in July, if only to have a minute to breathe.
So what else? Oh right...it's time once again for "In The News with Panda..." This edition features a ridiculous study about how babies born via cesarean section more likely to be obese. Article is here. I'm not going into too much detail about this one because I just think it's so absurd to make sweeping statements like this conclusion. A couple things not taken into consideration:
- Since more and more babies are born via c-section, doesn't it make sense that more of them will be obese, just looking at the growing obesity problem and doing the math?
- Women with gestational diabetes are more likely to have an induced labor which leads to more c-sections, could it be the GD that leads to childhood obesity as opposed to method of delivery.
- Is it just me or do these microbes mentioned in the study sound made up? Seriously???
- As if to defend it, they compare it to studies that have found babies born via c-section are more likely to have asthma too. What the what? Seems to me, maybe they need to be taking a look at WHY women are having c-sections to begin with. What other factors are going into these kids rather than, in my opinion, arbitrary delivery methods. Ugh.
Things like this just really bug me. I know women who have suffered actual depression because they didn't get to deliver "naturally" and felt they had somehow failed. Do we really need to add to why women may feel this way? I understand wanting to discourage unnecessary c-sections but people should be discouraged from doing that anyway, in my opinion.
OK...finished with my rant about that. Needless to say, I'm feeling a bit... off... today. I'm not "down" or "sad" or anything like that. I'm actually pretty happy that I'm maintaining. I'm not limiting myself to anything and not working out enough so to not be gaining is awesome. I'm just feeling really busy.
So...a Hump Day Happy Thought, yes?
And for anyone who didn't get the reference, this is a Zach Morris phone.