Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My old friend self-doubt...

Here is my Deck of Me card for this week. The theme is funny ha-ha. What do you find funny. This was easy! Owen and Morgan. They crack me up. This was taken at the Uptown Art fair earlier this month. I can always count on one of them to make me laugh.
This is an all digital layout. I took a picture of the actual printed card with the date stamp but it didn't turn out well so I just posted the digital layout file. The corners are rounded and I stamped the date in the lower right corner. It smeared though!

On Sunday my mom was visiting for a bit and like a true toddler Owen was showing off. He was running and shaking his head while screaming ah-ah-ah. Well, as you know it's difficult to run and shake your head without losing your balance. Especially when you are under 3 feet tall and walking is a new skill. So he had fallen down several times already. But kept getting back up and doing it again. As he was going past the coffee table (round glass) he fell and bumped the table. He didn't hit it hard but grazed himself between the eyes just enough to make it turn purple and swell immediately! I ran and picked him up almost before he was down and it was there instantly. It grew to about the size of 1/2 a golf ball and looked awful. This was of course shortly before we were leaving for dinner and church! He would not hold still for ice so we did the best we could with that while Morgan checked the What to Expect book. We decided he was fine except for looking like a vampire from Buffy the Vampire Slayer! These pictures show the slight bruise between his eyebrows and the blue around his eyes. I didn't get a picture of the swelling. I think I'm okay with that!

As for the self-doubt title... three weeks ago I embarked upon a new diet. Or a change for the better health and fitness wise. Exercise, water, no more junk. I've been lifting weights three times a week and getting regular cardio exercise on the other days. Walking, running, biking etc. I've been eating well and keeping track of what I eat. Not calories as that usually discourages me. But just a journal of what I'm eating. I'm trying to follow the Abs Diet. But not be a slave to it. And I'm keeping track of my weight and measurements. I weigh myself and measure every two weeks. Morgan puts the scale away so I can't get on it every 5 minutes. This Sunday I weigh and measure. And I'm worried about it. That I haven't lost inches or pounds. My clothes feel the same. The first week I lost 2.5 pounds. Then my "time" of the month happened and that put a damper on my efforts. But I didn't gain and I kept at it. So reason would lead me to believe I am doing well. But I want to see results. And I'm doubtful. I keep telling myself that regardless of what the scale or the measuring tape say I'm feeling better and it's good for me. But I'm a results oriented person. And I need to see some!

10 comments:

Marjolein said...

I love this one, what a cute little face!!! And digital or not, it's still a card!!

Jenny said...

What a great card! That picture is priceless!

I think your son hitting his head was probably worse for you than him! Hope he's doing better.

Lynn said...

I just love your DOM card. That is a great photo of Morgan and Owen. Just love it!
I have a saying "Boys Play Hard"! They don't stop until they do get hurt most of the time. Unfortunate for mom's..... Because we worry.
As for the weight loss... I will have to tell you that having been there and going there again, some people don't show results for the first 8-12 weeks, then it just seems to pour off them. I think that is what is happening to you. You are turning any fat into muscle (which weighs more) and it just takes time for your body to adjust to the change. Keep up the good work.It will pay off in the end

Jill said...

They do look like fun! Sorry about the boo boo & hang in there on the exercise! It's always for the better even if it takes awhile to tell the results!

Stephanie said...

BooBoo' happen. It's always hard for Momy though!
Good for you for sticking with the life style change. You can do it!

Toni said...

I agree with Jenny; Owen's bump on the head probably caused you a lot more stress than it caused him :) The little ones are much more resilient than we think they are - thank goodness for that!!

Sending you ((hugs)) about your self-doubt...whatever the numbers say, just keep doing what you're doing and you'll get there!

elin said...

Great card.

Dani said...

Your card is great, two naughty boys who cheer you up when you feel down, what else can you wish for ;)

Je@net said...

Love this card!! What a great picture!!

Paula said...

What a little cutie he is, bless such a nasty bump.
Fabulous card, it is so good.

As for the diet, you will know when you lose weight your clothes will tell you. If you feel better in yourself don't become a slave to the scales. I know i lost weight but by home time water retnetion in my ankles showed me heavier than i went out the door I have put them away for a few months!!