Thursday, 27 August 2015

Brief update on babies and toddlers

Above is a rare moment of them together. 
Declan is a big mommy suck (Deb only). Spencer was never big in cuddling unless he was going to sleep willing (aka nighttime). He is a prett y happy baby though. Still not sleeping through the night. Getting worse lately. Deb is contemplating giving infant cereal soon but not before talking to the nurse at his four month shots next week. If she says ok the we may give some before bed. He is definitely an eater and Deb is keeping up pretty good with breast feeding. But that means I don't get much cuddle time.  He eats every two ish hours during the day and at night sometimes as frequent as every hour. I'm convinced it is time to add solids. We started Spencer on solids at five months because his appetite was growing. But it was no where near what Declan's is now. 

Above is his four months photo. He is getting so big so fast. 

Above is Spencer at the petting Zoo. He did very well. And had lots of fun. 

Above was Spencer's first major owie. He was running down a ramp and tripped and down he went. He was a trooper though. Cried for a little bit but then did well Deb cleaning it up and putting Polly on it. 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

CIBC Run (or walk) for the Cure - Calgary Run

After a long period of radio silence here in the blogosphere, here is what I have been up to.  

Since going on vacation around Canada Day and gaining 5 pounds on that trip, I went to ground 0 and over to my highest non pregnant weight.  So it’s time to get serious.  I have been battling changing what I am doing to lose weight and keep up with Spencer.  Spence is now able to run like the streak.  Getting him to sit still usually requires TV, which we try not to use all too often.

My struggles of weight loss include having to resist the free food provided at work, which is everything from chocolate, to cookies, to candy, to ice cream, to anything bad, and some good snacks too. My slight saving grace has been they have babybel mini cheeses.  So in an effort to be lower carbs and higher protein I have two of those as my snack. 

So for part motivation to keep going and keep walking and exercising I have made the plunge and signed up for the CIBC Run (walk) for the Cure for Breast Cancer. 

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Over the weekend I did a test run to see if I can walk 5 km on a treadmill in under 1.5 hours.  Approximately, One hour, 23 minutes, and two treadmills later I made it.
It was tough but was able to do it. I even ran a small section near the end.  I did need to periodically slow down, but kept going at a pace of about 2.7 mph.  Maybe C25K isn't impossible.  Probably not for this run though, which is slated for October 4th.  

If anyone is reading this, and would like to help support me

Even though a treadmill died in the making of this blog post, I hope no other exercise equipment will meet their demise in doing this challenge.   Let's see how I do on the actual route this week and how long it takes me.   

I don't know why this is all of a sudden highlighting, sorry.