Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Latest Injury

My son Micah has been playing with the neighbor's little boy and they have one of those big trampolines. Micah jumped off yesterday and landed funny on his foot. At first I didn't see anything wrong because someone told me it was his ankle which seemed perfectly normal to me. But as the day and night went on his foot seem to bother him more. By the morning, he was limping pretty badly. So I thought to be cautious we would take him to the doctor here in town, being a small town they also provide x-ray, so it would avoid waiting in the ER, so we did that. But now we still have to wait for the radiologist to read the x-ray. We think he might have a small hairline crack in the top of the foot bone below your 2nd toe. It's pretty swollen and pretty painful to the touch. The doctor said she saw a spot that looks suspicious but she isn't trained like a radiologist. We are hoping for a call back soon to tell us if anything is wrong or not. Micah leaves Friday for a weekend at Camp Luther with Dad. He is already packed, 2 days early, and waiting to go. We have his foot wrapped for now and he is trying to rest it. Although, I don't think rest is a word in this 6 year old's vocabulary. I don't know how I will get him to sit still if it is actually broken. Thankfully hairline cracks heal pretty quickly especially in young ones who grow and change so fast. So time will tell, I hope we get a phone call between now and Friday morning to tell us if he needs a cast or not.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Old News but Good News

About 6 weeks ago I decided it was time to get serious about losing some weight. I had reached my all time high (of which I won't mention here) but it was way too high. Years ago Weight Watchers had always done the trick but lately didn't seem to be working as well. I came across a different kind of diet called the Lord's Table. I'm not sure why it's called that but basically 2 days a week you eat normal 3 meals, 2 days you each half size meals, 2 days a week you eat/drink only liquids like soup and juice and then 1 day of the week you fast. I thought that would be a little scary - how could I possibly not eat for 24 hours but some of the fast is while you are sleeping so it is really only the daytime hours of the next day. Surprisingly though it wasn't too bad. I didn't find myself very hungry either, probably enough fat on me to live off of, but bottom line in the approximate 6 weeks or so that I've been doing this I've lost 15.5lbs!!! I do think I've reached some plateaus with this program so if that continues I'm going to try to combine it with weight watchers one week and then back to the Lord's Table the next week and continue like that for awhile. I have about 50-60lbs to go but this is a great start to a thinner, more improved ME!


Today is the one year mark of my blog. I hope to do better with blogging and adding pictures as often as possible. Sometimes I just don't know what to write about. Today though we took the kids to a homeschool fun day. They made homemade juggling balls out of balloons and millet seed. We were also given some lessons on juggling by a professional juggler. It was fun and we had great weather for it, considering we were outside.

Happy Blogging everyone!