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The Stay-At-Home Me

Hello there! Well I’m back here again! Gosh I missed blogging. I remember saying a few months ago that I’m gonna be more active here, but unfortunately some things just screw up your plans.  What am I saying here?  Well there’s the case of mismanagement of time, simple laziness, and people who would rob you of good motivation, hehehe.

Anyway, I’d like to move my self to take charge and make things change.  I wanna do this before 2014 starts and everybody would be so into drafting their New Year’s Resolution list.  So mine’s gonna be a tiny bit different.

So, yeah here we go!

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The Me as of Nov 2013

I’ve been making resolutions lists or goals lists like forever, and unfortunately have not actively worked on each item I had on every list.  There was actually one list I’ve made wherein I was able to achieve around 9 items of the 35 items I had there.  Really bad huh?  Oh well,  I’ve got a lot of things on pending, and right now I think I finally have the chance to really work on them – I hope!  I’m just praying that the nanny I got this time would stay with us until such time that my kids can be independent enough.

Honestly, I’ve been struggling with the idea that I have to be a stay-at-home mom for most part of the year now.  I actually didn’t consider the possibility of that when I was pregnant with my second child.  The reason is that I didn’t want to underestimate myself for having kids and still be able to keep up with my  job.  Career-wise you can say that I am a late bloomer, hey actually I’m a late bloomer to just about everything, hehehe!  So I was trying my best to be a “career mom”.

Like many other mothers out there who’ve been through the same situation that I am in now, things weren’t going the way I wanted and planned them to, so I submitted to the idea.  I did several things to convince myself that staying at home could work for me.  I did things like baking, cooking, reading novels, though in digital form, and even video blogging.  Those were some of the efforts which I thought was fun doing especially that I’m not worried with some deadlines or meetings.  Of course it is given that I get to spend enormous amount of time with my children.  That my friend is priceless indeed.  I’d agree with anyone who’d say that that is the ultimate perk of staying at home.  But my friend, there are also challenges.

As an observation, when you are in the office, you are able to manage your time according to the tasks that you’ve planned for yourself based on the urgency of tasks or on your prioritization.  At home, that is a challenge for me.  Some experts would say that you can apply time management at home and with your kids.  It’s actually good that you can introduce your kids to time management at their very young age, but I have observed that kids, even though you train or discipline them while still young, have their own moods and coping mechanisms.  They have their own style in taking their time to adapt to change and development, and a parent like me has to be sensitive and attentive to that.  And I am admitting that I almost always fail in doing so.  Knowing that now I’d say that staying at home is kinda like a new job opportunity for me to take on.

May 1, Labor Day

Today as the country is celebrating Labor Day, our company decided to go on an outing. Here at Iba, Zambales we started the day with a feastful breakfast of rice, longganisa, daing na bangus, tocino, and tapa. Once again, I failed to take a picture hehehe

Lack of Sleep

Sorry. I know I said that this would be a daily blog of my progress, but a lot has happened the past few weeks and I got a bit busy, some times lazy, to make/share updates. I wasn’t also able to track and take note of my eating habit, but I still make it a point to constantly hydrate my self with water. So drinking water has been instilled in me, whoohoo!

So today, Day 20, I am still at 80lbs. This is harder than I thought. What has been my stuggle aside from food intake is rest. There were sleepless and late nights doing research of iphone apps and trying to organize my online existence.

Aside from eating well and drinking the much needed H2O, sleep is of equal importance too. According to studies and what has been told and taught by experts, one need to have atleast 8hrs of sleep everyday. This is to give the body enough time to recuperate from a day’s busy activities. It also gives the body time to restore to it’s natural, unpressured and unstressed state. This is also another area where I think I will have a little bit of difficulty. Somehow I just can’t move forward if there is a task to do and complete. I tend to sacrifice sleeping time just to get something done. There are also times when a good movie or tv series is on and I just can’t pause without finishing it. There are also times when working late at home gets me more in a focused mood because it’s more peaceful and quiet at night since everyone is sleeping.

Simple Afternoon Delight

Enjoying a 2-layer peanut butter sandwich and cold water in my aqua flask.  Sorry for the lack of spread.  I just emptied the peanut butter jar that’s why I have a very thin spread here.  Good thing I manage to have a second layer 🙂

My Aqua Flask

Since I’m not much of a water drinker, which is not a good thing, I took it upon myself to make sure that I drink the required amount of water everyday. I thought of getting this flask so I will have water in my work bag everyday, everywhere I go. I wouldn’t have any excuse this time right? So there you go, just the right size for me. I’ll upgrade to a bigger bottle next time. Gulp, gulp, gulp!

Day 8 – Only a Pound gained

With day 8 in my project calendar it seems that I’ve only gain a pound. My recent food intake must still improve. Although I can say that I have improved on drinking water, still a lot effort must be taken in eating nutritious food. So at day 8, it is only 81lbs.