Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hope is in the you have some?

I have a wealth of emotions that are running through me on this day. Sitting home in the quiet while son naps, and seeing the first non-Caucasian President being sworn in, swells tears to my eyes that warm my cheeks. Be you democrat or republican, there is a new hope that is in the air. Seeing hundreds of thousands of people braving cold temperatures to support the cause they believe in, it warms me.
House hunting yesterday was not as great as I had hoped. The problem is that you can rent a really nice house, for a lot cheaper than the cost of the mortgage on that same house. So our taste has significantly outgrown our budget, and it's obvious when we compare what we can afford with what we want. Today's houses seem more promising, I'm hoping so.

In other news, I'm headed back to the doctor-AGAIN-tomorrow, for what may or may not have been a kidney infection all of this time. After a full round of antibiotics for the urinary infection, my symptoms are no better, and I'm having a good bit of sporadic pain in my back now too. Blah. I am not a fan of doctors, but I am a fan of keeping both of my kidneys, so back to the doctor it is.

I also started the Wii Fit today, just as I promised. Probably not the greatest of plans since I am not feeling up to par as it is, but I said I would start today and I did. I was really surprised to see that it categorized me as the low range overweight---??? I know I could stand to lose a few pounds, but when I am wearing a size 6 and 8, over weight was a bit shocking.

Ah well. I put my weight loss goal as 20lbs down in the next 3 months. We'll see. One thing I've learned in life is that after two kids, I am fabulous at holding weight, not so fabulous at losing it. it doesn't help that I have the eating habits of an overly picky 3 year old. I managed a 32 minute workout on the Wii Fit (refusing to round down on that, and taking every credit I can get!), and I feel accomplished for the day on that note. I am not the most fond of it, as it is a bit disruptive to have to stop and start a new sequence each time, but seeing as how some of the small stretches and exercises had me saying "Are you effin kidding me..." and stopping half way through due to the pain, I think it will keep me occupied for the time being ;) After that I will probably buy the Biggest Loser workout and move on to it.

New days ahead :)


Bridgett said...

Boy, I hope you're feeling better soon!

As for the inauguration today, I was so emotional...tears kept running down my cheeks despite my happiness.

They were happy tears and I had to keep explaining that to my 4 year old daughter. LOL

Good luck house-hunting!