Saturday, July 09, 2005

Meeting New Friends

Met up with some new friends at the zoo this morning - friends from my Jan. 04 birth board. The board members are from all over the country (and a few international), but it just so happens that 4 of us are from Nashville! Sad thing is, this is the first time we've ever gotten together. All in all it was a good time - just hotter than heck. I knew we couldn't stay a long time - turns out Patrice and her crew left at the same time I did. I didn't want to pay the elevated prices for burgers and fries, plus I needed to get home since Greg was flying out this afternoon. Unfortunately, Ethan fell asleep on the way home and has fought a nap all afternoon. It's 5:00 now and he just fell asleep a few minutes ago. Natalie was obviously not going to sleep either, so she's sitting in the office with me until I tell her she can go. She was wailing and I didn't want her to wake Ethan up. Hopefully, they will go to bed a little early.

Had a good IM chat with Lisa about what she could do to help motivate me with the new healthy lifestyle. We came to the conclusion that I should start making note of how I'm feeling/what's going on when I feel the trigger to eat when I'm not really physically hungry. Well...I realized one a little while ago! (though I was actually hungry) With the kids both fussing/throwing fits about not taking naps and Natalie saying she needed to potty every 5 minutes, I was getting more and more frustrated because I was in the office trying to get something uploaded. I think the trigger was that my precious, beautiful children were not doing what *I* wanted them to do!! It was disrupting my plans and I was getting more and more annoyed. Good thing to note regardless of trying to change eating habits.