Thursday, June 25, 2009

Small Successes and Thankful Thursdays • Vol. 18

My eighteenth weekly edition of Small Successes for moms (hosted over at Faith and Family Live - read more here!) they say, it’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. With a two week lapse, it's good to be back!
  1. Thomas and I successfully made the adventure back to the midwest. With a good deal of flying and driving and several evening events (which are not his strength), I was so impressed with how well he did. We have slept a good deal since we've been back, but it's been well earned.
  2. I started Weight Watchers. After meeting with my fantastic doc for followup care after Thomas's birth, we went through a number of things to get my body back on track. Jonathan offered to do it with me, so that I'm not making two sets of different meals each day. That - in and of itself - has been a huge blessing to me for accountability and motivation. And after a week, we are down more than 10 pounds together.
  3. I took yesterday as a 'downtime' day. We headed only to St. Columban and Safeway, and spent the rest of the day at home. He napped, I worked on projects and got caught up a bit around the house. Jonathan went to the Bank Night and turned in our funds for our team, and brought dinner home.

The things I'm thankful for this week...

  • Thomas sleeping through the night last night without waking to nurse. He actually went to bed around 6:00. I woke him at 9 pm to change him into his sleeper and for a dreamfeed. He woke only briefly around 1:30 am and I just rubbed his back so he stayed asleep. That was a huge step for him!
  • Rain last night. I loved falling asleep to the pounding rain. That's one of my favorite sounds (especially AFTER the new roof!).
  • Clean clothes. I love the scent of fresh clothes from the dryer. Not so much after four consecutive loads, but I've learned that the clothes won't wash themselves!


Katie said...

Great job on starting WW! Best of luck! You will do great!

CFCina said...

Hey Shelley--I'm doing WW too, thru an at-work's been great. I haven't quite hit my 10% yet, but I'm on my way. THANK YOU for that wonderful blog link yesterday..I emailed it out to all my at-work WW new recipe ideas!

Get lots of rest tonight. Can't wait to hear about your Relay...Go Thurston County!!!

~ Kathy

ViolinMama said...

Shelley!! I miss you!!!! I've been reading as I can. I've loved all the latest pics and stories. You always inspire me. We need to chat one day.

I to have been doing WW! I've lost almost 25 lbs. Ok, maybe closer to 21...LOL but I'm really proud of you. In fact, I started a FB group of friends of mine and friends of friends to support each other. We post GREAT recipes, updates, problems, vents, etc. Can I invite you to join us (because I know you....we invite people we can trust). Let me know! We're small, but we're supportive!

I'm so glad you safely traveled, and had a down day. That is MY day TODAY.

I love your spirit as always. Have a great day!

ViolinMama said...

check out AMAZING recipes and they taste like the real/restaurant/food instead of lean!

Catholic Mommy Brain said...

Glad your midwest adventure went well, and you took some time for yourself. Have a good week!

Casey said...

Great job on WW - I need to get back to that myself!

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