Oh how I love the weekends! Unlimited snuggles with my favorite little boy. Goofing around with my husband. Catching up on my DVR. That’s what my weekends are made of and I just love them so much.
This weekend we ventured downtown to the St. Louis Auto Show. We’re in the market for a new SUV so we thought this would be a great way to check out the latest models all under one roof. We spent a little more than 2 hours hopping in and out of vehicles and by the end of it all, I think we’re even more conflicted on what to buy than we were before. We absolutely LOVED the Buick Enclave, but holy smokes is it expensive. Other favorites include the Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, GMC Acadia, and Chevy Traverse. Ideally, we’ll get something with an accessible third row that also lays flat so we don’t always have to board our dog when we go out of town. Something spacious with room to grow with our family.
Basically, a van that isn’t a van.
D approved of this red truck, but we had to explain to him that it’s not very practical.
Anyway, I’ve been doing a bit of navel gazing lately, mostly about life, parenting, money & career, health, the pursuit of happiness, and friendships. Broad topics, I know, but that’s just where my head is lately – jumping from big picture to big picture. I’m constantly trying to “trim the fat” from my life, in every sense of the phrase.
In regards to parenting, I’ve been stepping away from the weekly Bump and BabyCenter emails, and have swapped out my Baby Development books for guilty pleasures like US Weekly or a Chelsea Handler book. My baby is happy and healthy and developing just fine, but I get too caught up in the tiny milestones like crawling, talking, and teething that I work myself up into thinking something is wrong with my child.
Newsflash to myself: Just because someone else’s kid crawls faster than yours doesn’t mean they’re the next Einstein. It just means they have to babyproof earlier.
Besides, your kid has more hair than any baby on the planet and already LOOKS like Einstein. See?
And enjoy those lack of teeth as long as possible. Gummy grins are the cutest anyway.
Maybe I’ll dive a little deeper on the other topics in the near future, but for now, let’s skip ahead to the literal “trimming of the fat” shall we?
Week 4: -1.2 lbs
Total lbs lost: 6.4 lbs
Total lbs to go: 33.6 lbs
So it looks like I’m not averaging 2 lbs a week, and while a tiny bit of me is disappointed by that, I’m SO HAPPY to see another loss. Especially since I FINALLY dropped a tens digit. The truth is, I could probably work a bit harder. I haven’t worked out AT ALL. I’ve been hit or miss with tracking points because I’m still allowing myself to live my life and not force friends or family to adjust their habits based on my diet. I’m making better choices most of the time, and I’m back to tracking this week, but I know there’s room for improvement and seeing a tiny drop is just enough motivation to keep me going, so for that, I’m thankful.