Ramblings: An Update on Life…


Where do I even start?

My mind is going a mile a second and I can’t even get my thoughts processed correctly these days.  It’s been almost nine months since I started working full time and I’ve got to be honest, it’s been difficult for me.  On top of my thyroid condition (I HATE it!), being anemic and feeling tired all the time – it’s hard for me!  It’s especially difficult knowing that my kids won’t have much of a summer because both parents are working full time, five days a week, to get the bills paid on time and such.  You know the deal.  I won’t bore you with the details.

I know I shouldn’t be complaining — many moms have been doing the full time gig for MANY years but I’m just expressing myself on MY blog.

I’m entitled to whine on my blog, right?

Yeah, I think so.

I normally don’t blog about my private life, especially now since I don’t have the time to blog leisurely (ugh!) but I’ll try to start sharing what’s going on in my boring life.

For instance, did you know I joined Weight Watchers over six months ago?


It’s because I didn’t share that part of my life.  You may be asking why.  Well, it’s because I feel like I have failed. I lost 7 pounds in six months!! Can you believe that? I can put the blame on my thyroid condition (although I’m sure it helped with my weight gain) but I’m positive it’s because I don’t count ALL of my points — which isn’t a good idea.

If you know Weight Watchers, then you know it’s very important to count your points in order to lose weight. But I guess you can call me lazy and unmotivated.  I was doing ok during the month of April, when it was cool, because I was walking during my lunch break and noticing my legs were getting stronger and toned.  Now that it’s scorching hot in New York, I tend to stay indoors where it’s nice and cool.

I’m telling you, when a mother works full time, five days a week — it takes a toll on EVERYTHING! I don’t know if I can speak for all the moms out there but I’m speaking for myself, obviously. I get home and all I want to do is nothing.  Even though I try to thank God each and every day that I have a job, I still dream about the good ol’ days when I was home with the kids — especially now.

Before you know it, the kids will be starting school. Sigh… I NEED a tropical vacation.


  1. Hang in there Lis! It’s not easy and it makes us feel guilty especially in the summertime when our children are home. The one thing I can say is our kids always respect us and thank us when they get older because we worked and were able to do those little extras. But as we all know, most Mom’s just want to stay home and be Mom.
    We do what we can to the best of our ability! Keep smiling pretty lady 🙂

    • It sucks but you’re right. My kids are doing more and are realizing that what I do isn’t easy. Thanks so much for your input. It really means alot to me 😉

  2. I love reading blogs that share personal stories. It’s how we can connect and It’s also nice to know that you are not the only one going through whatever it is your going through. I hope keep sharing. I always say that giving birth is the easy part. It’s what comes after that is so tough.

    I also have a thyroid issue (hypo) and know how hard it is to loose weight and being tired. If you still feel like you’re in a fog have your dose increased – regardless of what your dr says. I have to fight all the time – it’s my body and I know when i’m feeling off balance. They like to go by the #’s and it’s annoying.

    As moms we always think we are never doing enough with our kids – guilt is such a terrible thing. All we can do is cherish every single moment and make lasting memories


  3. Hang in there Lisa. I know it’s hard. I’ve always been a working mom, and it takes some juggling. You will get use to it, but you will still be tired! Is it Friday yet?? 🙂

  4. You are an intelligent and strong woman! You will figure it out – take it one day at a time. For me, menu planning is a great thing. Scheduling time to rest too. You may think I’m nuts but jot down some time in the evening where you do absolutely NOTHING. It’s a great way to recharge your batteries without taking the Tropical Vacation. 🙂 XO

  5. Girl I have to congratulate you for working, being a wife/mom, blogger, losing weight, and probably another bagillion thing you do for your loved ones. 🙂

    Having just had a bout with anemia, ask you doc about ferralet 90, prescription iron pills. That helped me kick anemia in less than 3 months. That and all the beef, lentils, & spinach I could get into my diet. Obviously getting over anemia had to take precedent over weight loss, so I’ll be back to that soon. I’ve only lost 5 lbs in the last 6 months (up and down those same 5) but its all good…at least its not a gain.

    Hope you are well xo

  6. Lisa, I hope you are feeling better and stop kicking yourself in the butt!!! Life is hard all ready withour kicking yourself even more….I am an RN and I know how difficult life can be when your thyroid is acting up…know that you are a great Mom and doing the best for your kids and hang in there!

  7. Schedule time to have “me” time and let everyone know ahead of time so they don’t bother you. Your kiddies are a lot of older now so ask them to help you out on everything possible. Mine are a lot older and they still complain sometimes when I ask them to help me in the kitchen. So what I do is I ask them to donate 15 minutes of their time. When I say it like that it doesn’t sound like a lot and 15 minutes (15 minutes can turn into 25 minutes easily) makes a huge difference. 😀

    I don’t know if you cook a big dinner every day but if you do, take a break from cooking a big dinner a day or two or even three. Like on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Cojelo suave y cuidate!

    • I try not to make a huge dinner every week night – it’s just too much for me. I do cook double so we can have leftovers 🙂 I’ve trained my family to LOVE leftovers. LOL

  8. You didn’t fail!!! You lost 7 pounds, girl! Good for you. I’m still working on mine 😉

    We are so hard on ourselves, aren’t we?

    • It’s so hard to lose weight. The weight I lost is slowly creeping up. Ugh. But yes, you’re right – we are so hard on ourselves!

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