Thursday, August 13, 2009


Can you believe this is my 8 year old? Neither can I. She has grown so much. It's been a very good summer, primarily because we've gotten her migraines/dizzy spells figured out. It's been such a blessing for her to have a normal life the past few months. I pray that it continues.

These pics are from the first day of school yesterday. She deserves a good school year. (She missed over 30 days in both kindergarten and 1st grade because of the dizzy spells.) She loves her new teacher. She's easy to get up for school, at least the past two mornings. I'm hopeful that continues.

And she got promoted in swim lessons last night to Shark. That's her second promotion this summer, and Shark is the highest level she can go, and then it's swim team. She'll be in Flying Fish for two more weeks, then a two week break, then we start lessons at the Shark level in mid September. We are moving lessons to Saturday mornings. Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30 is just too much during the school year. We were all exhausted & grouchy last night.

Thank you all for your morning workout tips!! I loved them all. It was great to hear from some of you that don't normally comment, so big thanks to you especially. I've been waking up this week at 5 - 5:15 a.m. to get to work early. I am going to bed around 10 p.m. This is totally new behavior for me. Usually I go to bed at 11 p.m. - midnight, & get up at 7 or 7:30, & am at work between 9:30-10. I think I'm going to continue to get used to the new sleep/awake times, & then ease into working out in the mornings. I really like getting up early & having time to drink coffee, pray, watch CNBC, clean the kitchen, color my hair (which is what I did this morning), or whatever, and still get to work at 8ish a.m.

I did manage a run yesterday--FINALLY--3 miles in the afternoon. It wasn't too terribly hot in the shade, but it was hot enough to make me slower than molasses. And I think I need new shoes. My shins were hurting & my feet hurt like heck last night. I love getting new running shoes. They are always so supportive & comfy.

Weight is still the same, bah! Can't wait for another drop down a pound or two. I always hold onto weight at mid cycle, so it's not a surprise. Just a bummer. Ah well. I'll keep plugging away.


Mama said...

Hope Sophie has an awesome time in 2nd grade. Jones starts 2nd in a couple of weeks.

Hang in there. The weight will come off. Good job becoming a morning person. I have to get back on that schedule when school starts. I'm still enjoying sleeping later right now.

MCM Mama

Doc Manette said...

What a beauty! She looks so cute in her back-to-school new outfit. And congratulations to her on making "shark". I bet the swim team will be fun and such a great way for kids to get exercise. I so, so miss taking 6 y/o to swimming lessons - and the only thing about our old life I really miss was the neighborhood pool.

Sounds like you are having a very successful week in getting up early.

School starts the 24th - trying to keep the kids - seems like we didn't have much of a summer with 12 y/o's baseball schedule.

Vickie said...

back to school time once again! seems like the summers just go faster and faster.

very cute pictures! loved the summery outfit.

So glad that things are going well for her - she needed a break! and so lucky that it was solved by the end of 1st grade. Swimming is such a great activity - so glad that she loves it. I agree - evening is too much - Saturday is much better.

carla said...

(cant comment on how old she looks :) Im already fearing kindergarten and mine is 3)
Im awake with you ----and off to workout.

see you there.

virtually ;)

Cindy...154 said...

So glad Sophie is doing good. Our year is starting out good, too. Glad you are maintaining, its always better than gaining!

LG said...

She is so cute. I hope and pray that she remains migraine and dizzy free. I hope she has a grand time in 2nd grade. I'm so impressed that she's a Shark. (There are no Jets around, right?)

Hang in there; you're still sticking to things which is more than I can say!