Every day is a struggle for me.
And I usually do a pretty good job at smiling and getting through it with a reasonably sunny outlook. But today I hit a brick wall...
ok, so that's not me. But it's me from the future. Skinny me.
LM has been so out of control since his OT appointment on Monday - non stop meltdowns. Nothing I do is right. And if I'm trying to do something and don't want a toy, so I say "no thank you." -- the screaming starts. The giant tears. The… Continue
Added by SM on January 22, 2011 at 12:48am —
Yesterday was LM's very first real OT appointment. We had met with the OT before Christmas...briefly. But yesterday was their first session together. We had already decided it had to be at our house, rather than at her place since he just isn't ready to deal with that much change.
I was totally surprised - he did really well. He was visibly stressed out with having someone new in the house, but he didn't scream. He did lots of toe-walking (this is something he does when he's… Continue
Added by SM on January 19, 2011 at 12:37am —
I'm following Cynthia Sass' new book, "cinch!", and I'm doing great so far (5.5lbs in just 3 days), but I have this fat girl mentality that I'm struggling to get over. Every single time I eat I feel like I'm overeating. I'm not...but I feel like it.
I am so tired of being fat that I punish myself with every bite. I didn't get to this weight by accident. I chose to eat my way here. No one held me down and forced me to eat an entire cake at a sitting...I did that all on my… Continue
Added by SM on January 1, 2011 at 11:54pm —
A couple weeks ago I was asked to review a new "diet" book ... because apparently even though I write anonymously, the interwebs still know I'm fat. I've been working really hard since my separation to lose weight...when I left my husband I was at my all-time heaviest...290lbs on my very small 5'4" frame.
I'll wait a moment while you digest that number (get it? digest!)...ahem. So as I mentioned earlier, I've since lost 45lbs and have never felt healthier. But I still… Continue
Added by SM on December 29, 2010 at 4:00pm —
If you've been here before, then you might notice I had a blog makeover!
It was done by Minx Blog Designs - she's super easy (and fun) to work with!
I now have a Favorite Blogs page to put everyone's blog buttons on...am I missing your button? Let me know! If you grab my butt(on) I'll grab yours!
...and now it's 12:56am and I really need to go to bed. Because the little man does not care if mommy stayed up late playing on… Continue
Added by SM on December 29, 2010 at 4:07am —
In an effort to rebuild the following I had on my previous blog (which I abandoned due to my stalker ex-husband), I've decided to run a giveaway. But this isn't any old giveaway...
Added by SM on December 21, 2010 at 1:16am —
I just wanted to let everyone know about my weekly giveaway linky - posted every monday.
Please come post your giveaways and enter the others!
Added by SM on December 20, 2010 at 6:16pm —
I’ve been on a lot of first dates in the last year, but none that have reached a second date. I’d like to tell you some of the reasons why I haven’t wanted to go on a second date with most of these men...
First, let me remind you that I am a single mom. I've had 3 really serious relationships in my life - 2 before I was a mother ("the mooch" and "the pervert"), and the one that made me a mother (the ex husband). My ex husband is no prince, so suffice it to say between him, the mooch,… Continue
Added by SM on December 20, 2010 at 5:39pm —
My life is chaotic. I love my job and the life that I have, don't get me wrong. But...I would (selfishly) like some me time.Time to spend with other adults... Continue
I have some really great friends that I pretty much never get to see - I don't know how to balance my mom/work/friendships life even after all this time. I guess it's really more that I have a lot of "Your dad isn't a part of your life so I feel the need to make it up to you and overcompensate…
Added by SM on December 15, 2010 at 6:10pm —
I've been divorced for a year now, and one thing I've discovered is that dating can be quite challenging. When I meet someone, I never know whether or not to tell him I have a child straightaway or not. There's the chance that he will turn and run immediately or -- even worse, wait until he has actually met LM and then disappear. That's not something that he (or I) could handle...we've already had one guy abandon us. I do the online dating thing. Sort of. I am continuously making profiles,… Continue
Added by SM on December 13, 2010 at 1:53pm —
Two new posts today!!
Added by SM on December 8, 2010 at 12:28am —
I'd like to lighten the mood a bit - I realize my last post was a bit depressing. I do that sometimes, and for that I truly to apologize. Wait...no I don't. This ismy blog after all. Read it or don't...it's all the same to me. *I'd like to add that I really do love having followers. So saying that I don't care if you read… Continue
Added by SM on December 6, 2010 at 3:47pm —
(if you haven't head the news, Diary of a Wheat Free Mom will be no longer as of December… Continue
Added by SM on December 6, 2010 at 3:23pm —
I know a lot of wheat/gluten free people; I've noticed that a lot of them eat all the gluten-free substitutes (GF bread, GF cookies, etc). The problem with that? Those gluten-free substitutes are packed with sugar.… Continue
Added by SM on November 30, 2010 at 12:49am —
Added by SM on November 27, 2010 at 12:11pm —
I changed the look of the blog (again) and I hope you like it!!
It even has a real picture of me & the Little Monster!
(yay! you get to see my big bum...lucky you.)…
Added by SM on November 25, 2010 at 11:15am —
Ok I know it's supposed to be Wordless Wednesday...but I wanted to announce that the Little Monster fit all those shapes himself!! We have worked for hours on this puzzle, over several days. Today he got all those ones you can see above!! I did place them beside the holes, but he put them in! He was so proud. I was so… Continue
Added by SM on November 25, 2010 at 11:13am —
The Little Monster had blood tests today.
...pretty much the most heart-breaking experience of my life.
I put numbing patches on his arms so the needle wouldn't hurt...but that wasn't the problem. The problem today was fear. From the moment we stepped foot into the hospital he started screaming. He dug into me like a… Continue
Added by SM on November 25, 2010 at 11:12am —
After last week's crushing blow about the Little Monster's development delays, I made a list and went shopping. The Early Intervention Consultant told me to go back to basics and start slowly. So to the basics I went...
[click here to read about it]
Added by SM on November 25, 2010 at 11:10am —
Added by SM on November 25, 2010 at 11:09am —