Friday, December 24, 2010

It's Xmas Eve Day!

And I really, really, really wish I wasn't constipated.

Can having a good bowel movement be my Xmas wish this year?  Seriously!

weight:  226.6 lbs

I had planned for being 225 lbs today but, like when I didn't hit my date goal on Sept 11th -- I will still get there, even if it takes a bit longer.

Today Baby Girl and Son and I are headed over to his godparents' place (aka the home of one of my BFFs) to decorate cookies and exchange presents while Hubs and Step-Daughter are on the way here.

Then we are going back over there on Boxing Day to do gifts and such with Hubs and Step-Daughter when Son is at his father's place.

Baby Girl was up for a good chunk of the evening last night - so I am rather tired today.

Not sure how much or how little I'll be blogging over the next few days, but I expect to still post at least once per day hopefully!

So to all of my readers - I wish you a non-denominatial, non-religious happy holidays and should you be of a more religious bent than I, then please change my wish to you into a form that most suits what your personal beliefs are.

Although I consider myself non-religious and fall under the spiritual and probably neo-pagan umbrellas of classifcation -- we call it Christmas here.

I was raised with Christmas within my family's belief in the United Church.  Hubs is a lapsed Catholic.  Step-Daughter was baptized in a church by Hubs and her mom.  Son and Baby Girl have not been baptized in a church although they do each have a wonderful set of godparents, who understand their role of providing additional moral guidance, and being confidants to the kids without being religious.

But godparents is the term I am used to - so that's what we use.

Son does say prayers at night, although not in a traditional sense.

When he was younger I taught him to say and think of the following:

"Protection, strength, perseverance, wisdom, oneness with the universe."

And when he is older, he is free to believe in what he wants to - even if it differs from my own personal belief system.  I plan the same freedom for Baby Girl.

Have a great day, everyone!


  1. You poor thing. I hate being constipated! And it seems to really slam me around holidays and when I least need to feel that way. lol

    Lots and lots of water, my dear. I am not kidding, here, Drink, drink, drink. I was seriously plugged and drank like a gallon and a half of water, got a little roughage and... Woo Hoo!!!! A couple of Phillips Soft Gels will help, too. (Check to be sure that they are safe to take, since you are breast feeding.) But seriously, water, water, water should take care of it. Especially if you can get a little exercise with it.

    I hope that you go and feel better, soon. I really do feel for you. *hug*

  2. Sorry about the no poop. It's a pain in not only the butt. I hope things move soon for you. Like Ice Queen said, water and more water.
    I just spent the last 1/2 hour reading a bunch of your posts. You are doing an amazing job with you weight lost. You also have a beautiful family.
    Take care and have the most awesome and Blessed Christmas.

  3. It could also be the lack of sleep you had from staying up with baby girl. My weight loss efforts are directly linked to my sleep patterns. On nights when I sleep like shit, the weight clinges to me like a Buy One Get One Free Sale at DonutMart. Merry Christmas HotAss!

  4. Thank you ladies!

    @Ice Queen- Yes, I have been drinking my water BUT I've also been having caffeinated tea which cancels it out or something... but yes my sleep has been HORRIBLE... Last night Baby Girl was up from 3 - 5 a.m.
    I've never heard of the soft gels - I'll have to look into it if this sitch doesn't sort itself out soon!

    @Julie - thank you and thanks for saying you've been reading my posts and for the compliment on my family & my weight loss!
    Merry Christmas to you too!

    @RNTG - Thank you for calling me "HotAss"!!! *smooch* I really do think my sleep issues have a negative impact on me for various reasons (when I am tired, I work out less for example)... Merry Christmas to you too!!!