Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cheese is my enemy, Peyton's teeth & Yo yo's

Cheese

In my effort to lose weight I have made a few lifestyle changes. The running is the exercise part, but I've also changed my diet. I've cut out sugar, which is not to say that I don't enjoy a sweet treat every once in a while, I've just made it more of a "treat" to eat it. I can honestly say that that has been easy. I don't really feel like I need it. Cheese is a different story. I LOVE cheesy, gooey things. If it's Italian food already covered in cheese, it's usually not enough and I have the waiter add extra parmesan cheese on top. It's always seemed the more fattening, the better. I've realized that cheese is my kryptonite and I've cut it out almost entirely. Oh how I miss it. Everyday I want to run to the refrigerator and eat it. I also love bacon. Like that has anything to do with cheese, but I do love it. Strange that I would seeing how I was a vegetarian for so long. It's just something that I really like. Ryan says that I would eat a donut if it was wrapped in bacon. Mmmm...bacon wrapped donut.

Teeth

Peyton has been threatening for quite some time now to get his first tooth. I think that it's closer than ever. He's been very irritable and had a mild fever on and off for the past few days. His gums feel swollen and he's constantly moving his tongue across them. He chews on everything. Socks, feet, hands (his own and other people's) toys, whatever. I hope it happens soon so that he can get some relief.

Yo yo's

Jackling Elementary had a NED assembly yesterday. Apparently, it's the most popular elementary assembly around. A group of people, excuse me, yo yo experts comes and dazzles the kids with amazing tricks and then tells them that all of the yo yo's used are available for purchase. So, of course, it was the first thing my kids talked about when they got home. Tyler nagged me from 3:00 when he got home until he went to bed at 9:00. He's absolutely convinced that he will be come a yo yo master if he gets one of the amazing NED ones. They both have a yo yo, but they both know that they'll never be any good unless they have the NED Boomerang yo yo. It is a fundraiser for the school and I always like to help out their school. We'll see.