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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A biking we shall go.

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I'm very anxious tonight. We go to clinic tomorrow for blood work. I doubt Carly's counts will look very good. I'm sure her ear infection and meds will knock them back a bit. But, off we will go. I'm praying I will be pleasantly surprised. Please keep Carly in your prayers.

I didn't think today was going to be very nice. Thankfully, it did turn into a nice day. We played outside for what seemed like an eternity. Once Carly gets outside, it's darn near impossible to get her back in the house. She just loves it.

Ashleigh surprised us today by getting out of work early. Carly was on cloud nine. She spent some time outside with Carly so I could finally come in and fix dinner.

After eating dinner we grabbed some bikes and head off for long bike ride. Over 5 miles long!! Holy moly am I ever out of shape. I should probably be doing this several times a week. This could really pay off with my diet. As you see above, Carly had a blast. She loves to go on bike rides. Daddy was getting her all fastened up. So he could ride her. I refuse to do that. I'm scared to death I'll fall over. Even though I always rode our other two kids and never fell once! I flat out refuse to ride Carly.

Speaking of diets. I've been doing Weight Watchers (WW)for a month now. So far I've lost 10lbs. I've done WW in the past (after having Carly) and have had great success with it. Of course I blew it. Or else I wouldn't need to be on it again, right!?! To be fair. I did start to gain it back soon after Carly was diagnosed with leukemia. She was so sick and in and out of the hospital so much. All we had time for was fast food. Something that I really can not eat much of. It got to the point where Brad finally asked me, "mom, are you ever going to cook food again?". I did
eventually. By that time though my weight had already started piling back on. So, back on WW I finally go. It's not easy this time either. Not sure why. Could have something to do with the fact that I'm now over 40.Hmmmm...that could just be it!

5 comments:

Denise said...

I will be anxiously awaiting the results from tomorrow but until then continuing with prayers. Just hold on to the fact that she is otherwise healthy!!!

Heather said...

Joany ... is this you?I am so confused.I ALWAYS get carepage updates but here you here!How in the world have I missed you here.Have you ever wondered why I haven't been here?I have to investigate this more ...maybe this is new.Okay .. enough of my disbelief.Love to Carly.

ABCDE=Party of 5 for ME! said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! Check out that gorgeous smile!!! I'll be praying for you guys tommorrow with the blood work.... I know thats always the hardest, waiting to find out the results! Congrats on the lbs lost! I seriously need to do that (after this baby is born)!!!

Hugs! Have your best day ever!
Dawn

Ria said...

Hi! 1st time visitor here. I have a 20-month old son with DS and understand the anxiety about blood work. I hope all goes well.

My blog: Bill and Ria

Michelle said...

sounds like it was a great bike ride - and congrats on the weight loss!