Today was better than yesterday. I didn't have any major headaches which was a blessing since there was very little down time until Jesse came home. The busyness was a good thing because it distracted me from opening the pantry door a dozen times just staring at graham crackers.
Here's a quick glimpse into our day:
6:30 a.m-Wake up, give babies bottles
6:45 a.m.-Complete 2nd day of 30 Day Shred (gasping for breath + sore muscles from yesterday)
7:30 a.m.-Let babies play on the floor while I hop in the shower, try not to pass out
7:45 a.m.-Shred chicken that had cooked in the crock pot all night, strain and save broth
8:00 a.m.-Fix breakfast (scrambled egg, cantaloupe, grated cheese, shredded chicken)
8-9 a.m. Rush to get four kids in clean diapers/underwear, clothes, feed them breakfast, pack lunchbox, and drop Jackson off at preschool
9:10 a.m. Realize I left Jackson's lunchbox on the counter. Drive back home.
9:30 a.m. Return to preschool with Jackson's lunch. Drive to WalMart.
9:45 a.m. Buy more dish detergent and wipes since we are out of both.
|James would NOT leave Amelia alone!|
10:30 a.m. Return home. Lay babies down in cribs for nap.
10:30-12:30 Stuff diaper inserts, wash dishes, sweep, do two loads of laundry
11:30-12:30 Maddie's Physical Therapy
12:30 p.m. Lunch (homemade chicken salad in lettuce wraps), gave babies bottles
1:00 p.m. Pick up Jackson, drive to museum, play
3:00 p.m. Come home. After coming home late every day last week, Jesse surprised us by leaving work early. Finally have a chance to unwind. Babies nap. Eat a handful of strawberries and pecans as a snack.
4:30 p.m. Cook dinner (shepherd's pie)
5:00 p.m. Eat
The recipe I've been using calls for a rue so there's a nice gravy. Without the flour, there was a lot of excess liquid. I'll know next time to cut down on broth. The cauliflower mash on top was just as good as potatoes.
5:30 p.m. Wash dishes. Clean up. Play with kids. Indulge in a square of 85% chocolate. It definitely hit the spot!
6:45 p.m. Bring babies upstairs. Begin bedtime routine.
7:00 p.m. Babies go to sleep. Cuddle with Jackson while watching Calliou.
That brings us up to speed. I told Jesse that I'm having a hard time deciphering whether or not I'm actually hungry throughout the day or if I'm just craving carbs and sugar. I have a strong urge to eat, but I'm not sure why. I can't wait for the constant cravings to go away. Once again, I desperately wanted to hit up the Bojangles drive-thru for Boberry biscuits (2 for $1.00) after being stressed out over Jackson's lunch. I refrained. It's so helpful knowing that Jesse is eating this way, too. I would feel so guilty if I ate sweet biscuits knowing that Jesse is snacking on celery and almond butter.
Today was easier than yesterday. Let's hope tomorrow is easier than today.