Tuesday, July 27, 2010

9 months, 19,7 pounds 28 1/4 inches

Little Andrew is not so little anymore...he's crawling everywhere, he pulls up on everything, talks to his reflection in the oven door...he's not my little baby anymore! He and Adrian are becoming best friends more and more each day...they are so cute. Adrian reads to him and Andrew squeals and giggles at Adrian's every word. Their relationship makes my heart smile and I hope it lasts forever!

Monday, July 12, 2010

just need to vent

I figured out the other day that just exercising is not good enough. I mean I really figured it out when I saw a picture of myself. what was I thinking??? am I kidding myself that whatever I was doing was working. I guess so...

Sometimes it takes a while to see the truth. Unfortunately. So, not sure if anyone really reads this stuff, but here I go. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome when I was trying to get pregnant with Adrian. It's not that big of a deal, but the symptoms are horrible. One of them being it is REALLY hard to lose weight on a 'normal diet' if you have PCOS.

So after seeing some horrible pictures my mom took of me, I decided to face the truth. I need to eat a LOT less carbs and sugars, and a LOT more proteins, fats and vegetables. It's the only way a PCOSer can lose weight, because this disease plays games with your insulin levels and doesn't allow your body to get rid of the carbs you eat, so it just stores them. I lost 20 pounds the first week Andrew was born (and Adrian for that matter) and gained it back in about 4 months. It's heartbreaking and depressing to go to the gym, sweat like mad and not see results.

But there is good news, I guess. I've looked at Paleo diets, Primal Eating, low carb and high fat diets. There's still a lot I can eat, but a lot I can't. I'm trying to figure out how to manage a household of boys, including my husband, who don't have the same nutritional needs I do. I've looked at gluten free, although it still allows for a lot of carbs, so I am just tweaking things to my likings and my needs.

I had a headache the first day or so, but it has seemed to pass. I can eat as much bacon as I want (or so they say...but really I eat a slice or twice a week, maybe.) I'm going to learn how to make brisket. I am not completely eliminating carbohydrates. Even my friends who are rather strict with their primal diets, still have an every once in a while treat.

I guess I'm in the weaning stage...a pinch of bread with my salata de vinete instead of half the loaf. I'm a work in progress...we'll see how the pictures look in 6 weeks...at Adrian's birthday.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Riding the choo choo train at the San Antonio Zoo

Adrian asks for the choo choo every time we go to the Zoo or eat lunch at the park nearby with Daddy...it's right around the corner from Cristian's work, so we'll go pick him up and have a picnic every once in a while...
The train is free until Adrian is 3...which is in 6 weeks, so I thought we needed to go soon! I thought we were going to pack a lunch and go to the park and train, but both boys were rather sleepy at 11:30, so we waited til after nap time...and yes it was a lot hotter! but so worth it to see his face.
For whatever reason the city has not paid to improve the parking lot at the Zoo, so it is rather uneven and Adrian fell pretty badly on our walk in...his knee was bleeding, but we could tell it wasn't a cut...just a scrape and a little bruised, so he still wanted to go on the choo choo, but had Daddy carry him the rest of the way...
His expressions are endearing...I love his love for new discoveries. At one point on the ride we went through a tunnel. He wasn't quite sure what to make of it. It was dark, with just a glow from a few lights above. Everyone was screaming (as per the direction of the conductor) He was smiling with an inquisitive look of...is this fun or scary? We got out of the tunnel and he gave me the biggest grin...he kept telling Andrew...this is choo choo...this is choo choo!
All in all, it was really hot, but it was a great outing...ending with a little shade by the river...

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