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POLL: Biggest challenge right now

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Re: POLL: Biggest challenge right now

  • Not Child Related: Moving...Well, we've hired movers so the biggest problem here is my utter lack of motivation / energy to pack.  It's pathetic.
  • Money is tight.
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  • LOOSING WEIGHT (sub goals: eating well and exercising)

    I have been stuck 5 pounds up from my pre preg weight for about 4 months.  

    ARRRGGGG 

  • Getting enough sleep and losing weight, but I have a newborn, so these will just take time.

    Also, I'm having some rough days with DS#1.  I don't know if he's just feeling neglected, or trying to adjust to having another kid to contend with, or maybe it's just his age and stage, but man, there are some serious back talk, disrespect, irrationality and tantrums going on around here.  I have to discipline that kid constantly, and it is exhausting.

  • Biggest challenge for us right now- is eating or lack thereof.

    she is getting four teeth right now (two top ones and two bottom ones) and eating suuuuuuuuucks big hairy ones.

    Also the desire to eat in the high chair- she is an eat on the go kinda gal. drives me nuts.

    she usually eats sooo good- but when teething starts- forget about it. blah

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  • Finding the energy to do it all.  I'm a little over 28 weeks pregnant and I have a 3 year old and a 1 1/2 year old.  The baby is due January 19th and it's a struggle just keeping up with the two I have now let alone trying to get ready for his arrival.  Not to mention that the holidays are coming up and I'm in the process of getting a small business venture off the ground.  I'm a busy girl these days and it's exhausting!
  • DD has given up naps. I make her stay in her room for "quiet time," but I don't get anything accomplished while she's in there (30-45 mins). And since my DH works OOT at least 4 days/week, I'm getting nothing accomplished. By the end of the day, I've worked 14+ hours straight with DD and I'm tired and need some alone time, and really don't feel like scrubbing toilets.

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  • I'm pregnant and exhausted and my once fairly typical almost 2 year old got Roseolo and is now a total beast. I love her to pieces but the illness came and went and left a rash-y and not so nice little girl. I'm banking on the nice girl returning once the rash leaves...PLEASE? Everything has become one big power struggle. Everything is a fight. We've been trapped in the house since Saturday and I'm ready to go insane. :( Oh and my house is falling behind cleaning wise, shopping wise, the baby's room is no where near done, money is tight etc etc. I think I just get to a point every now and then when I just need something for ME. You know how it is being a sahm and just give give giving all the time. I don't watch my shows anymore, listen to my music, etc. I think I need a break to regain myself lol. Not happening though!

  • Time!  I do NaNoWriMo every November (writing 50K words in a month), and this year we are also closing on a house.  Plus, we're traveling the week of Thanksgiving.  I don't know how I'll get everything done while caring for a very demanding toddler.
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  • In one word:  motivation!

    We moved at the beginning of August and still have yet to finish unpacking.  I need to start eating right and exercising.  I need to figure out how to make healthier meals for the boys but haven't yet (I try to get in 5 fruits and vegetables a day but lately....).  etc......

  • Resisting the urge to lock myself in a closet when DD does nothing but whine and hang on me all day long!  I sure hope this isn't a long lasting phase.

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  • Getting sleep and money being soo tight so finding ways to really stretch a dollar. I guess you can add losing weight in there too.
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  • Finding the motivation to lose weight. I know I need to, I know the things I should do, but right now I just don't care. I have been really down lately, and don't feel like starving myself (aka dieting) and exercising. When DS naps I try to catch up on stuff around here, or veg on the nest. By the time he goes to sleep, all I want to do is relax. And no way am I getting up early to exercise and then do a full day with Gav. I need to stop being lazy though otherwise I am going to look like this forever Tongue Tied We are eating very healthy now though, which has curbed the gaining, but I will not start seriously losing weight until I get off my butt and do something.
     

  • Losing weight. I know how, I want to, but I just don't. I do work out regularly, which may help keep me from gaining right now, but I need to cut wayyyy back on the eating.

    Ugh.

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  • Living a significant distance away from most family.

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  • school- Its my last semester and Im just so distracted with the baby and it doesn't help that I've lost all motivation to do anything more than average.

    household- sometimes I forget to even brush my teeth, its alot harder to keep up with stuff than I thought

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  • Learning how to feel comfortable with MIL right now and walking.  Last night I opened the pantry and a few cans of soup fell out.  One of them smashed my middle toe on my left foot Sad  It's not broken, but the nail is turning black and it hurts to walk normally. 
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    Finding the motivation to lose weight. I know I need to, I know the things I should do, but right now I just don't care. I have been really down lately, and don't feel like starving myself (aka dieting) and exercising. When DS naps I try to catch up on stuff around here, or veg on the nest. By the time he goes to sleep, all I want to do is relax. And no way am I getting up early to exercise and then do a full day with Gav. I need to stop being lazy though otherwise I am going to look like this forever Tongue Tied We are eating very healthy now though, which has curbed the gaining, but I will not start seriously losing weight until I get off my butt and do something.
     

    I could have written this post. 

    If nothing else, take comfort that you aren't the only one.  I need to lose 40lbs and the way I feel right now, it might as well be 400lbs.

  • Getting enough sleep and finding something to wear that kinda fits (or losing weight).  
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  • I see new mamas on here saying there big thing is losing weight- totally understandable, but rest assured it will come off!  It took 9 months to gain it all, it will take that  long to come off, annoying yes, but don't feel bad about it you created a human being.  Just wanted to offer that bit up there.  And yes I'd definitely like to lose someweight, I can't remember a time in my life where I was content.... but baby weight is another category.
  • Trying to figure out if and when we want another DC.  I am leaning towards "no," but then I change I mind.  I just want to know if I'm done!
  • Getting him to eat!  Some days he loves table food, and then other days he'll throw it all on the floor and whine until I give him jar food....

    Oh, and I'd love to get him to start walking, and saying a couple more words than mama and dada

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