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Plateau blues....

Saturday, May 08, 2010

My weight has stayed the same since Christmas which is the longest plateau I have ever had in my life! I will say that much of it is due to lack of exercise but my nutritional efforts have not changed...still on track there. I stay on the lower side of my intake and certainly don't feel deprived or hungry so I think I am ok there. I have gotten into a bit of a rut eating the same foods so maybe I need to eat some different things...I just don't know at this point how to change things up. Since the weather has gotten nicer I have gone out a few times and walked but now these damned gnats have moved in and when your outside they swarm your face so bad you can't even enjoy being outdoors. The more steam you generate by walking briskly only causes the swarms to get worse. The only way you can walk is to wear a mask but that sucks because it gets wet with sweat and pretty soon it is collapsing around your face. I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC so that doesn't cut the mustard with this old girl! I don't want to work out to DVDs because I am stuck in doors for 6 or more months out of the year due to our crappy winters! So it is all about being outside in the good weather! Any suggestions would be welcome!
On the other side of the coin...we are in the final week before our new Grandson comes to stay. My daughter has really had a tough go of it the past few weeks fighting off getting pre-eclampsia. Her last check up showed that her blood pressure has stabilized and we only hope that this coming week things stay in good shape and her scheduled C section for the 14th goes without any hitches. She has been nesting in a HUGE way the past few weeks...everything in her house was turned upside down and inside out, cleaning, moving here moving stuff there!!! WOW it made me tired just thinking about it! So I will be scarce over the next few weeks helping her adjust to the new babe plus keeping our 2 1/2 year old Grandson busy and feeling loved. I think he will adjust well as he loves babies and he is SO helpful. Such a precious little man! Of course I will be posting pictures so all of you will get to see our new baby!! VERY EXCITING!
On one of my status messages I had mentioned that we were approached to have our Flower Garden photographed by the editor of Country living magazine. They saw our pictures I had posted on Better Homes and Garden online in their country gardens section. My hubby freaked out when they contacted us and said he wasn't a professional gardener. I calmed his nerves and told him he didn't have to be a "Master Gardener" to show off his green thumb and the artistry that went into that garden and the beautiful cord wood garden shed that he built from scratch. They will be coming the end of June or the first of July for the photo shoot and they said they would be here most of the day. I assume to catch the garden in morning and evening lighting. I find it very exciting and after a long winter with snow up to our a$$es I am looking forward to this very much!
So tomorrow is Mother's Day and my hubby asked me what I wanted. All I said was I wanted to improve the living conditions of my ring neck doves that we have. They are nesting and they need more room to expand their families as well. Gosh everything is expecting around here LOL! Of course my hubby has watched me care for animals for the past 33 years of our life together so wanting this for Mothers day doesn't come to any surprise to him. He just smiled and said ok we will work on this today. So that is what I will be doing for the rest of today once I get off this computer. LOL! Here is a picture of what my doves look like:

I just want to wish all the ladies out there a very Happy Mothers day and hope that the time spent with your families tomorrow is relaxed and full of love. Remember to make memories!!
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  • BIRDBRAIN222
    Your doves are beautiful!
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    4032 days ago
  • GINGERSTARDUST
    emoticon news about the garden pix being taken Ruth!!I am so glad you have them coming as your place is emoticon emoticon emoticon in my humble opinion!!I Just love your birds beautiful!!Sure hope your summer is great you deserve it!! emoticon Ginger
    4034 days ago
  • WINGSOFCHANGE
    I've been thinking of you and your daughter, hoping that she and the new little one are doing okay. I can't wait to see pics of the little guy! I'll be thinking of all of you tomorrow!
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    4056 days ago
  • OLDERDANDRT
    Don't worry about the plateau. You'll get your stuff together and the weight will peel off again.
    Prayers and positive thoughts for your expected DGS and his mommie. Nerves are normal for such a situation.
    Oh, what a great critter mom you are, too! Your Mothering instincts extending to your doves. Not surprising, you sweet thing!
    Great blog. I'm always interested in what's going on with you, dear.
    The picture people are going to be astounded by your grounds!!! You may get a trophy to boot!
    Take care!
    Jayne
    4058 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    What a nice blog. From news about the baby, to your garden being photographed to that sweet picture of the hands and feet!
    4060 days ago
  • PUDLECRAZY
    Can't wait to see that grandbaby!
    4060 days ago
  • MEOWMAMA3
    I know that Avon Skin so Soft keeps mosquitos away, have you ever tried it? Maybe it will repel gnats too. I'm sure with the warm weather coming, extra baby duty, and the farm in full swing will help melt off some pounds. I would definitely try some new foods. Do you eat brown rice? I think it's my secret weapon. Fills me up, keeps me moving, and goes well mixed with every other low cal fave in my fridge. I'm praying for a smooth delivery and all sorts of new baby oohs and ahhs!!! Send me the link to the BH&G photos when you get a chance, I'd love to see them. You and yur daughter have a wonderful Mother's Day.... Let's see, that would be Mother Hen Central in a George Washington wig and Mother Hen East in a Tina Turner wig, each sipping on a no-cal cocktail! Cock-a-doodle-do to you!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4060 days ago
  • TAKINGCAREOFKIM
    Woohoo! congrats on the photo shoot! Congrats on the new baby coming! I'm right there with ya on the longest plateau in history thing...hang in! Love ya!
    4061 days ago
  • MICHELAR
    Your doves are beautiful doll! What fun expecting a new grandbaby and taking care of your grandson.

    Have a wonderful Mothers day sweetie! emoticon emoticon
    4061 days ago
  • VALERIEMAHA
    Thanks for sharing parts of your wonderful life, with its accompanying challenges. Happy Mother's Day to YOU, biological AND Earth Mother extraordinaire!
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    Maha
    4061 days ago
  • RULEBERG
    I needed to read about someone else who has hit a plateau! It is soooo frustrating. But, at least I figure I am not gaining. Eventually it will turn around.
    4061 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4363972
    That is awesome! Can't wait to see the photos in the magazine.
    4061 days ago
  • JERSEYGIRL1950
    Hey Girl, Enjoy the grandchildren and how cool about the garden photos..can't wait to see that..you also have a wonderful Mother's Day emoticon
    4061 days ago
  • WISLNDR
    What an honor to have your gardens photographed for a magazine! Let us know when it comes out!

    It's good to hear that things are going well even if it does seem winter-y today!


    4061 days ago
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