The Biggest Loser Week 2, Potty Training, and Chaos

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This last week has SUCKED as far as my weight loss efforts. I gorged myself on chocolate, wasn’t paying attention to how much water I was drinking, and didn’t do much as far as working out went. But, somehow the weight loss gods were on my side, and *drum roll* I am down 2 lbs! 

That means:
Last week I was at: 166.4
This week I am at: 164.0 
That is a loss of 2.4 lbs this week and 5.2 lbs (or 3.07%) total. I am feeling awesome about myself. Just eating more often and drinking more water/cutting out pop is making such a difference! 

 

Today, for some random reason, Hubs and i decided to start the three days to potty training with the boys. By noon, Nick was back in diapers. He is not ready! He bawled his little eyes out every time he peed. Alex, however… Alex only peed on the floor twice all day! He went to his potty every other time! My stubborn monster is finally getting it! I am so so so so proud of him! Every other time we tried, he fought so hard, we backed off. This time, he is thriving in our praise! I am still worried about him holding in bowel movements. But I guess we will see what the next few days brings! 

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This picture is from August of 2012. Alex was only 20 months old. But it makes me smile and giggle. 

I was up at 430 AGAIN this morning with my monsters. But I got Nick to nap today for the first time in over a week. So I am hoping that it’s a sign tomorrow will be better since maybe he won’t be as over tired and his little body with actually rest better. Also I broke Alex’s car seat and need to go replace it. I read the wrong manual and thought the base on his came off. Turns out only Nick’s base has the option of coming off. I guess we are buying a new car seat. Ha ha. What a day. I am off to bed. Tomorrow is a new day. 

Love, Hugs and more to come later
Lynn

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Heeeeeeelp meeeeee pleeeeeaaasseeee!!!!

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I really hope one of my awesome readers can help me. Please please please. You might recall yesterday I mentioned that we are going to start potty training Alex today. Well we started! It started off bad, when I suggested him taking off his diaper and using the potty he had a melt down. So I backed off. A few hours later he WANTED to wear his big boy underwear! yay! I was super happy. So we got him all decked out in his new Cars undies. Then he peed on the floor. Oh big deal, I moved him onto his potty, and explained (for the hundred millionth time) that we have to pee on the potty, not on the floor. Had him help clean up his mess, and put clean undies on. 

Then he peed on the floor again. Went through the same routine. He seemed to get it. He told me he needed to pee on the potty, not the floor. 

Then 2 minutes later (literally TWO EFFING MINUTES) I walked back into the living room to find him squatted on the floor WATCHING himself pee. As soon as he seen me he bolted to his potty. But he was already done. Again we cleaned up and talked about it. Then a did a mommy bad and put him in a diaper. I probably shouldn’t have. But he asked for it and I could tell he was getting upset about the accidents. I don’t want to discourage him from potty training by making him feel bad about accidents… but obviously being as positive as I have been (accident’s happen, it’s okay, let’s clean it up etc) isn’t getting the point across that he NEEDS to pee on the potty and not on my floor. 

Anyone have any tips? 

Love, hugs and more to come later!

Lynn

Proud Momma Moment

Alex is 2 yrs and 7 months old. Today, for the first time, he asked me to take his diaper off so he could pee in his potty. So I did. He sat there, and sat there, and sat there some more.

After about 15 minutes he started getting upset saying: ‘scared of poo momma, need a diaper please momma… scared poo in potty. Please Momma, Alex diaper’

It was heartbreaking. Part of me wanted to give in so he wouldn’t be so distraught. Part of me wanted to not give in and try to work through it with him.

So I sat on the floor next to him and talked to him. About how big boys use the potty. And he’s a big boy now, not a baby like Zoey. It wasn’t working. He was still asking for a diaper. I was about to give in. I hate seeing him upset. When all of a sudden his face lit up and he shifted so he could see in the potty and said ‘look Momma, water in my potty!’ 

HE DID IT!!!!! HE PEED IN THE POTTY!!!!!!

Here’s hoping he does it again! 

Love, hugs and more to come later!

Lynn