Hi guys ! Hope your weekend is going well so far !
Here's a quick recap (sorry long post) of our lives until now:
-After we came back from Las Vegas, we decided trying to be healthy and working out, mainly because I needed to lose weight in order to start fertility treatments.
We tried to figure out what would work best for us, as we have tried numerous times before with diets and failed, and the one thing that seemed to stand out for us and would push us toward our goal was the Paleo diet. If you are not familiar with it, it mainly consist on eating more veggies and meats. So we had to stop eating less process foods like pasta, bread, peanuts, rice, dairy, beans, and so on.
Was it hard? Fuck yes ! Our bodies went haywire for 1 week and half, but then adjusted itself afterwards.
|My favorite picture of myself after months on the Paleo diet !|
In addition of this, I started working out at our local gym (very convenient) 3 times a week, and Guillaume started going to the gym at his work (lucky bastard!) whenever he had free time.
Guillaume and I have worked our butts off to lose the extra weight, and it has definitely helped with my health issues. I have not had herniated disc pain for months (*knock on wood*) and I have been sleeping a little bit better. Guillaume has been getting stronger and he has been able to lift me a few inches off the ground, which I consider a huge victory for us especially since I used to refuse it.
|So proud of him !|
|Working hard as always...|
|Not the most flattering photo, but who cares LOL !|
At first, we thought we would stop with the Paleo diet until we reached part of our goal weights, but we decided to continue it and re-introduced back some foods like bread (though lately it has been gluten-free). Being 85% Paleo is still tough at times, but we know the pros outweighs the cons so we are excited to see how long we can continue it.
-In June, I accepted a full time position in the accounting department in the farming company I was temping. I was so happy to finally being done moving from place to place, and just have stability. Of course no job is perfect. I had to make a few sacrifices. First is my salary . It is not as much as I would liked, but I am hoping that after a year, I would re-consider my options and see where I stand. Second is my commute. I drive a bit longer, but I do avoid highways, and I do get home a bit late. I have less time with DJ during the weekdays, but I try to make the best of it. But I am thankful that Guillaume is awesome at taking care of DJ until I get home.
-In early July, Guillaume's dad got remarried in Brighton and we had fun at the wedding ! It was good to see extended family and meet new family members. I wish I could tell you we took a lot of photos, but nope. #majorfail
|Instead of a hangover photo after partying at the wedding, this is a "parent need to wake up early with toddler for breakfast" ! DJ is so stylish with his hat !|
Late July, we celebrated our 5 year anniversary. Wow ! It is amazing how long we have been together and the shit & craziness we have endured, and still love each other. I can't wait for another 5 years with this guy.
-In August, we finally went to Ottawa gay pride ! It was short and sweet and fun ! DJ has fun watching the floats go by.
|Happy to finally here !|
We also discovered dim sum for the first time and we are ADDICTED !!!
-In early September, Guillaume had PRK laser eye surgery to correct his vision. It was actually his 2nd surgery this year as he had his first one in May to correct his double vision. The 1st surgery took a few hours, whereas the 2nd only took 10 mins tops by laser. For both surgeries, he recovered well. Now, he is glasses- free ! Yay !
|1st surgery pre-op...all smiles but nervous...|
|Post-op...so loopy and tired|
|2nd surgery...so happy not to need glasses and he could see me very well !|
Late September, it was DJ's 3rd birthday and we actually did an birthday party by his request. I was hoping to be a lazy mom and just have grandparents over, but DJ wanted one. So we had a Super Hero birthday party with half chocolate/half vanilla cake and his friends. Our house was chaotic, but we had fun. We had a genius idea to get disposable coffee cups for the parents so we could make coffee in case someone wanted it (we had a breakfast birthday party) and oh boy I will do it again ! Our coffee machine was on non-stop until everyone left! Best $ 20 spent !
|1st birthday cupcake on his actual birthday !|
|I love this photo!|
|Loot bags all ready for birthday party the next day...|
|Yay cake !|
|It was actually a pretty good cake !|
|Following day, small birthday lunch with grandparents|
|Lego = very happy kid !!!|
Quick update= now that we have a 3yr old, we are amazed how Dj has grown ! He is talking so much, asking questions (“why do you sleep in Mommy's room?”), understanding us more, and love helping. We have also entered the Lego and super-hero obsession phase. Yay! Seriously yay because Guillaume and I grew up on them so we have no issues about them, except that Legos are sometimes expensive and DJ is particular about what kind of Lego he wants...oy vey!
We also deal with toddler tantrums, but they seems more emotionally charged other than the plain refusal to do a task, so we are learning to find new ways to parent. It is fun, nerve-wracking, and wacky at times.
|Batman to the rescue !!|
-In October, we spent Thanksgiving weekend close to Toronto so we could visit Guillaume's grandma and go to the Lego attraction park. We liked the park, but DJ didn't like how noisy it got so we didn't spent a long time there. But we made sure to get a Lego set before leaving ! #Priorities !
|Legoland ! Trust me we are ALL EXCITED !!!|
|Impressive Lego structures of downtown Toronto|
|I love this mural !|
For Halloween, we did the usual trick & treating around our neighbourhood but we didn't stay too long because we were recovering from feeling sick the day before. Guillaume and I also went to our first Halloween party together and it was fun.
Now that we are in November, it is crazy to think we are one month or so away from Christmas.
I am not ready for the craziness of holiday shopping to start...