Monday, February 23, 2009

TAP ... TAP ... is this thing on? ... TAP ...

i was about thiscloseto taking a picture of the dishes i washed the other day.

a few pans ... a few glasses ...

and a hugesassload of medicinal droppers and syringes and measuring cups. it was very telling of the last few weeks.

i think to date we've had 4 ear infections, two bouts of a stomach bug and a four-day course of a 103 degree fever. that fever quickly became a 105 degree fever ... in my littlest ... and we ended up having to get an injected antibiotic because she was too sick to keep anything down ... and it looked like we were battling strep throat. all in all ... breathing treatments, steriods, 5 types of antibiotic, advil and motrin, wine and beer ...

blah blah blah ... girls are sick ... blah blah blah ... typically ol' mommy blog complaints ... blah blah blah ... sick of it yet?

me too.

and i guess what i'm really here to say on monday morning ...

is casey (the definitively fearless leader) over at hasay (a group of bloggers trying to lose weight) ... gave us a kick in the ass this morning. she said (in better words than mine) ... stop the excuses ... get on board ... or go.

and casey? i'm here.

today ... it's pathetic ... another 2 pounds ... in the last two weeks.

but i'm ready for more.

and i'm going to do it this time. no excuses.

by the way ... the no pop thing ... i did it. i urge you to do it too.

(and casey ... if you are ever interested ... i know the internal motivation is the best ... right? but i'm wondering if we could do some problem solving to figure out some external motivation ... i'd love to help you?)

10 comments:

Sprite's Keeper said...

Ack! I would say you all need some sunshine to clear up those nasty germs, but I have no idea how cold it is up there. Just feel better!

mrsbear said...

I think the sick kiddies is a justifiable reason for letting HASAY take a back seat. Sounds absolutely terrible. Hope they're feeling better soon, this season absolutely blows.

Laufa said...

Hope all are feeling better in your house soon!!! Externat motivation? Examples please.

Casey said...

Yay! I'm glad to see I didn't scare you away with my mean post. I'm so sorry about the kids being so sick. We got to the rounds of antibiotic shots a few times with Graham and once with Elliot and it wasn't pleasant.

I'm working on easing myself off of soda like you did. Baby steps though, I can't deal with children if my head is throbbing from a caffeine headache.

Here's to a kickass HASAY week. GOOOOOOOOOOO HASAY! :)

3 Peas in a Pod said...

We have icky germs over here too. Spring will be here in 3 1/2 weeks and not a moment too soon!!! (Not like I'm counting or anything) :-)

2 lbs. is great! Do you watch the Biggest Loser? The weight they lose on that show is the kind of weight I expect to lose but it's so unrealistic unless you have Bob and Jillian as your trainers. Sometimes I wish I did. Or any trainer for that matter.

Keely said...

nice work on the no pop thing! That's a hard one.

FoN said...

Very nice job on the lack of pop. Coke is like heroin to me - REALLY hard to stop!

Christy said...

Sorry to hear that your babies have been so sick. That is always tough.

HeatherPride said...

Man that's a rough go of it! I hope you guys are all germ free by now! Awesome on the two pounds! My work is starting Weight Watchers next week and I'm joining. I can't stand it any longer. Here's to skinny jeans!!

anymommy said...

Hope you get a little sunshine and a break in the sicky thing soon.

(Awesome job cutting the pop!)