Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

This morning I showered by myself! Which is not to say that I'm not capable of such a feat but the opportunity just doesn't present itself very often. Owen LOVES the shower. Or showber as he would say. And the moment he hears that one of us it going to take one he's pulling at his clothes and saying "Owen showber too!" And because I know there will come a day when he won't want to take showbers, I let him take them with me. And after I'm finished I get out and let the tub fill a bit so he can play while I get dressed and ready for the day. I generally end up regretting this last step because he loves to throw water out of he tub. And no matter how small a cup I give him, he manages to get water all over the bathroom. Oh, and all this usuallyis happening about 3pm!
But today Owen was sleeping in. In our bed. Because he decided to keep saying "mommy" "mommy" "mommy come" over and over last night and I got tired of getting up and going in his room. So I brought him in our room. Where he rolled around for an hour or so and FINALLY went to sleep. Which is why he's still asleep. So rather than lay in bed not sleeping I decided to get up and have a showber on my own. In the MORNING no less! I didn't take a long showber. I didn't want to risk him waking up while I was in there and having a melt down because first he wouldn't be able to get in the bathroom and second because I was in the showber without him! So I took an efficient and quiet showber! And now here I sit writing while Owen is still asleep! Oh bliss!

A little update on my doctor appointment last week. My physical went well. As well as being poked and proded goes. But nothing red flagged. Except for being overweight and having high cholesterol! Yes, I need to lose some weight. (I was not surprised by this!) But the doctor didn't seem to agree with me that it should be 50 pounds. She thought starting with 20 would be fine and see how I felt then. I explained that I have a rather distorted perception of how much I should weigh. Mostly based on my height. And she said that taking into account my body structure that 100 pounds or less was too thin and I needed to be more realistic. Much more realistic! As for the cholesterol I dont' think that really surprised me either. My HDL and triglycerides are good but my LDL is high. So I need to work on that too. Which means M&M's for breakfast and my relationship/obsession with cream filled donuts will have to be scaled back. All the good things about being an adult are always bad for you! Eating whatever you want, staying up late, and scrapbooking until 2am. All come with a consequence.

I used to be healthier and more diligent about my health but after I had Owen that seemed to take a backseat. And while I've made some efforts over the course of the last 2 1/2 years I've not stuck with it for the long haul. I've been a yo-yoer about exercise and diet and I need to make a lasting commitment to my health. I know how I should and want to be, I just have a terrible time making the changes and sticking to them. At some point I always rebel. Which is silly since the only person I'm rebeling against is myself! Dumb logic!

Today looks like it's going to be a nice day. Perhaps Owen and I will take a walk. And speaking of my little man, he has risen!


muirwoodsue said...

I loved reading about your camping trip.Looks like you made the best of it despite the rain.
Great memories were made that weekend!

Sandra Collins said...

Oh I can totally remember never taking showers alone, my kids have outgrown taking showers with mommy now. Good Memories.

Janet said...

Your day started out great! I'm laughing at "showber". :-) You know, I sort of let myself go after DD was born and 15 years later have finally started exercising and TRYING to eat better. I am NOT an exercise-type person, but I have to admit that I feel a lot more energetic now that I'm doing it. And I didn't focus on weight loss, but it happened anyway. You've made an important first step! Good luck!

Lily said...

**sigh** i miss taking a shower with my kids! enjoy it while it lasts. glad to hear your physical went well

Lynn said...

Catching up again Heather. Sounds like you guys had an awesome time camping despite the weather. The photos are wonderful especially the sunset.

Showers without the kids! True bliss. I remember the days when the kids would run into the bathroom and declothe themselves and jump in. Pure craziness. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your showber alone today.

Lemon Cupcakes said...

I miss those shared shower days. My kidlets are all too big now. It seems like everyday I'm saying to one of them "oh, I guess you're too big for that now."

And you're right about all the good parts about being an adult seem to be bad for you now. LOL I'd love to eat like I used to 15 years ago. ;)

Noelia said...

Good to know that there were no red flags with your health! I remember those days when I couldn't go to the bathroom by myself lol.