Well, another year has come and gone like the blink of an eye. I feel like 2006-2007 were a big blur. Ever since my surprise pregnancy with Kate, things have been hectic to say the least. Having four kids in five years have made everything feel like a blur. It feels that most days, I am treading just to keep my head above water. I think the worst thing about it all, is that in my efforts to take care of my family and other obligations, I have really just let myself go. I haven't lost the baby weight from the two preganancies right in a row, and to top it off, I have just let food and MOUNTAIN DEW be the only thing that I did for me. The new year brings all of the resolutions, and while i don't really have a "resolution", and I am really trying to get back into shape. I have cut WAY BACK on Mountain Dew. This is the hardest thing for me. I can handle not eating certain foods, but Mountain Dew is my baby. I limited myself to about 6 oz. yesterday (I've got to ween myself slowly...I usually drink a huge mug every day), and I had a painful headache and shakes all day. I don't enjoy sweets...or sugary snacks, so if I don't get the Dew, I don't get much sugar. I am sure that is why I had the shakes so bad. It is really depressing when you find out how dependant your body becomes on something. It makes me thankful that I am not a smoker, drug user or drinker, because I question my will power to overcome my addiction to Mountain Dew :) LOL! Anyhow, I am trying...I am eating low calorie, cutting out the Dew and getting back on the Treadmill for a 30 minute run every day. We'll see what happens...wish me luck!
We had our traditional family party at Grandma Christensen's house on New Years Eve. It's always fun. We have a baked potato bar with tons of toppings, and lots other goodies. The kids all spent the night (grandma is so brave...she has a cousins sleepover for them all). They stayed up much later than me...I think I must be getting old...or maybe I'm no fun anymore (or possibly a combination of the two ;o)
Now that the holidays are over, I am already getting spring fever. Pretty depressing...I still have a lot of winter and snow to endure, and I'm already thinking spring!