Strange post title, isn't it? Well, those are the two things on my mind this evening. First, Sydney has allergies. It's a big problem in northwest Arkansas. In fact, many people told me I'd develop allergies after moving here, but - knock on wood - Randall and I are still both in the clear. The same cannot be said for our sweet daughter. Sydney showed signs of allergies in the spring, but she was still so new, no doctor would call it allergies. Today, after a weekend of lots of outside time, poor Sydney's eyes could be an advertisement for allergy medicine (the "before" picture, of course). It is truly pitiful. I called the nurse at our pediatrician's office, and based on the symptoms I described, the doctor prescribed Zyrtec. One 1/2 teaspoon every morning. I'm really hoping this will help! I have friends in the area whose kids have taken it for years. I'm typically opposed to medicine, but just add it to the list of things that will change after becoming a parent. We'll do anything to help her feel better!!
Topic #2: Weight loss. I've debated putting anything on the blog because - gasp! - I might actually have to be accountable. But, here it is. Sydney is almost 9 months old, and I need to get in gear. This is hardly baby weight at this point, and I am just not happy with the way I look. Honestly, we do pretty well with the food side of things, minus a few hiccups here or there. Now, my feet are going to hit the pavement. We went for a walk/run last night. Randall pushed the jogger and I juggled between running and walking my way through. It felt good. Now the challenge is keeping it up...that is always the challenge! I plan to weigh every Friday morning - this Friday will be the first to get my starting weight - and post my results on the blog. I will just be posting the change, not my actual weight. No ma'am. And my updates will be subtle, like at the end of the next post, not its own post because that might call too much attention to it. Ha! Oh, and before you ask, yes, I do want to have more children. But I need to get in better shape now for the next time. Every time I get lazy, I'm going to try to think of The Biggest Loser ... which premieres tomorrow night!