Thank you to those who commented or emailed about the negative talk.. It definitely helped me feel less like I was making a big deal out of nothing. And it prompted a serious talk (without any yelling or arguing, thankfully) about how husband's temper was getting out of hand. He didn't realize how awful he sounded all the time until I recorded it, and I'm happy to say my normal husband has returned since then. The one that takes kid and his friends to the park for wiffleball even when he's exhausted, and sends me to take a bubble bath while he finishes the dishes just because. Knowing that he's normally such a sweet and thoughtful man made the Mr. Hyde even less tolerable I think.
I'm still struggling on the diet front.. Having really good days undone by a few bad days. No gaining, but no losing. Stagnant. We've had cookouts the last 2 weekends, and even with all the snacky things brought, I'm too busy to overeat. Works out well for everyone :)
Exercise.. Ugh. This remains the hardest part for me. I've been taking the kids for walks when the weather allows (Memphis has had tons of rain), but I pay for it. My husband said it sounds like plantar fasciitis, and I agree after Googling. I have a physical this summer and will talk to the doctor if the stretches don't help.. And goodbye flip flops :(
And, as usual, the cuteness..