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3 hours ago, Terah said:

I hope it will improve when he gets older for him too. He is not hyperactive, rather the opposite: he is a dreamer. His mind wanders to places that have nothing to do with his assignment. 

If he's a dreamer as opposed to hyperactive, he may actually be gifted? Like, schoolwork will not be enough to hold his brain's attention, he needs a bigger challenge.

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10 hours ago, Plazmotic said:

If he's a dreamer as opposed to hyperactive, he may actually be gifted? Like, schoolwork will not be enough to hold his brain's attention, he needs a bigger challenge.

Maybe, but I don't thinks so. The teachers have to test the children a lot here (the Netherlands). His intelligence is above average, but not off the charts. Besides: they have a system where children that can take on more difficult tasks can do so, and children that have more trouble get easier assignments. I could ask the teacher to give him an IQ test to be sure :) 

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11 hours ago, Plazmotic said:

If he's a dreamer as opposed to hyperactive, he may actually be gifted? Like, schoolwork will not be enough to hold his brain's attention, he needs a bigger challenge.

 

This is what I tell myself all the time...

 

11 minutes ago, Terah said:

Maybe, but I don't thinks so. The teachers have to test the children a lot here (the Netherlands). His intelligence is above average, but not off the charts. Besides: they have a system where children that can take on more difficult tasks can do so, and children that have more trouble get easier assignments. I could ask the teacher to give him an IQ test to be sure :) 

 

This sounds like a good system!

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This week is proven to be crazy busy. As most of you know, we're trying to sell our house. Now we've got a potential buyer. We agreed on a price, but we haven't signed anything yet. It will be an other week (at least) before we know for sure he's going to buy the house and he won't be able to bail anymore.

He had expressed the wish to move into our house on november 1st. Which is way too soon. We can't get a new house by then with all the finance and stuff done. The real estate agent has managed to push it to november 14th, which is still soon. So we went house shopping today. We looked at three houses (that happened to be all from the same realtor, which was convenient, but not on purpose :D ), and we actually picked one be both liked! This is the link for who wants to take a look. It's a lot bigger than our current house, and it has everything we need. The big bedroom has to be divided in two to create three bedrooms, but that's not that hard. We're going to go there again with our own realtor to take a look next Monday.

 

But, because we don't know for sure this boy will buy our house, we're still going to participate in the open house route. Everyone with a house for sale can participate and people can come look at houses without an appointment. It's a great way to attract buyers. And, to make it really fun, this day is on the same day as A's 7th birthday. Which he wants to celebrate on the day itself obviously. Because, well, he's 7. We managed to get this all done with a lot of help. My sister is going to be in our house giving tours when we've got the kids party at the movies in the morning. And than SH will take over when I go to my MIL's house with the boys, and the rest of the family will meet us there to celebrate.

 

So the days are filled with planning, and I've got my regular jobs, the boys and housekeeping off course. I'll be glad when this is all over and we're sitting relaxed in our new house wondering where we were so stressed about :P 

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I love the look of the house you're thinking of buying! I live in a mid terrace and I hope your potential new neighbours know how to walk up a set of stairs instead of thundering up them unlike mine ;)

 

It's a beautiful house though, I hope everything works out! 

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2 minutes ago, deftona said:

I hope your potential new neighbours know how to walk up a set of stairs instead of thundering up them unlike mine ;)

LOL. They have little kids, just like we do. So it won't be quiet. But the upside is: they won't complain about the noise we make too ;) 

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2 hours ago, Terah said:

This week is proven to be crazy busy. As most of you know, we're trying to sell our house. Now we've got a potential buyer. We agreed on a price, but we haven't signed anything yet. It will be an other week (at least) before we know for sure he's going to buy the house and he won't be able to bail anymore.

He had expressed the wish to move into our house on november 1st. Which is way too soon. We can't get a new house by then with all the finance and stuff done. The real estate agent has managed to push it to november 14th, which is still soon. So we went house shopping today. We looked at three houses (that happened to be all from the same realtor, which was convenient, but not on purpose :D ), and we actually picked one be both liked! This is the link for who wants to take a look. It's a lot bigger than our current house, and it has everything we need. The big bedroom has to be divided in two to create three bedrooms, but that's not that hard. We're going to go there again with our own realtor to take a look next Monday.

 

But, because we don't know for sure this boy will buy our house, we're still going to participate in the open house route. Everyone with a house for sale can participate and people can come look at houses without an appointment. It's a great way to attract buyers. And, to make it really fun, this day is on the same day as A's 7th birthday. Which he wants to celebrate on the day itself obviously. Because, well, he's 7. We managed to get this all done with a lot of help. My sister is going to be in our house giving tours when we've got the kids party at the movies in the morning. And than SH will take over when I go to my MIL's house with the boys, and the rest of the family will meet us there to celebrate.

 

So the days are filled with planning, and I've got my regular jobs, the boys and housekeeping off course. I'll be glad when this is all over and we're sitting relaxed in our new house wondering where we were so stressed about :P 

Such a beautiful garden.  Good luck! 

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Last week has been busy and stressful. I didn't get to do much dancing unfortunately, and food could have been better. I noticed that the more stressed out I was, the more diet thoughts I got. But the best part is: I actually noticed it, and was able to look at them from a distance. I choose to ignore them. Okay, I took one diet shake for breakfast, but that was it.

When the stress went away I noticed binge thoughts, but again: I noticed and was able to look at them from a distance. I didn't gave in (okay, again: a little, but it was nowhere near the the binge fests I've had in the past). 

And an other thing I realized: I was watching a short show on netflix about models, and I saw how they calculated everything they ate, had to exercise a little, but not too much (or they would have too much muscle). And I just realized: they NEED to do this, because it's their job. My job is taking care of my family, sew stuff and write stuff. I don't need to look like that, or even close to that. Realizing that I realized that (yes, I was pancaking :P ) I had to laugh, because its so obvious! 

 

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4 minutes ago, Terah said:

Last week has been busy and stressful. I didn't get to do much dancing unfortunately, and food could have been better. I noticed that the more stressed out I was, the more diet thoughts I got. But the best part is: I actually noticed it, and was able to look at them from a distance. I choose to ignore them. Okay, I took one diet shake for breakfast, but that was it.

 

Do you think it could be because you feel like you're out of control, and dieting has been a way to gain control for you? Because this happens to me, too :D And having diet shakes is fine, as long as you're having them because you like them, or if they're convenient - not because of restrictive thoughts, right? ;)

 

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And an other thing I realized: I was watching a short show on netflix about models, and I saw how they calculated everything they ate, had to exercise a little, but not too much (or they would have too much muscle). And I just realized: they NEED to do this, because it's their job. My job is taking care of my family, sew stuff and write stuff. I don't need to look like that, or even close to that. Realizing that I realized that (yes, I was pancaking :P ) I had to laugh, because its so obvious! 

 

I am happy, I am healthy, I am loved. That's enough. 

 

Yessss! I had the same realization some time ago. It's so easy to look at fitness experts on social media and think that you should look the same, when in fact it's their JOB to look that way, and they have made it their profession! You're job is to take care of your family, sew stuff and write stuff, absolutely <3

 

It's great to hear about your thoughts, it sounds like you're doing well :) I hope the house selling is going smoothly!

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3 minutes ago, Ensi said:

Do you think it could be because you feel like you're out of control, and dieting has been a way to gain control for you? Because this happens to me, too :D

I'm not sure. It could be, but it also could be that I'm miserable already, so why don't I add to that :P 

 

5 minutes ago, Ensi said:

And having diet shakes is fine, as long as you're having them because you like them, or if they're convenient - not because of restrictive thoughts, right? ;)

I don't really like them. But sometimes they are just convenient. The one I've got now is not too bad though. I do add dates and some frozen fruit to them to make it taste better when I have that on hand though. 

 

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Yessss! I had the same realization some time ago. It's so easy to look at fitness experts on social media and think that you should look the same, when in fact it's their JOB to look that way, and they have made it their profession! You're job is to take care of your family, sew stuff and write stuff, absolutely <3

And that's why I love to read you're thread <3 

And yes, you're right: those fitness experts need to look a certain way too! I never even thought of that....

 

7 minutes ago, Ensi said:

It's great to hear about your thoughts, it sounds like you're doing well :) I hope the house selling is going smoothly!

I just got the contracts for selling our house in my e-mail!!!!! Just a few days and that boy is legally obligated to buy our house. Fingers crossed!

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The contract for selling our house is signed. And we're close on striking a deal for the house we want to have. The stress is subsiding a little.

Besides that: I feel really good about myself :D No more judging my body, or feeling bad about the way I look. 

 

Dancehall was really challenging, but also fun. During zumba my knee started bothering me. I think I sat in a wrong position today or something. But I still had fun :) 

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And sorry guys that I haven't been that active in your threads the last couple off weeks. There is just so much to be done here. I'll do my best to catch up when I can!

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Just when things started to calm down, I got sick :( Nothing too serious, but especially the low energy is not fun.

We now officially sold our house, and the bid we did on the new house has been accepted! In about 5 weeks we're going to move all our stuff to my MIL (she has a big house), to stay there for about 6 weeks before we can go to our new house.

It is so sweet she lets us stay there! I know most people don't get along with their MIL, but I got lucky <3 (My FIL on the other hand ;):P )

 

The boys are acting out because of all the changes that are coming, and SH and me are a bit on edge because of it too. There is still a little bit of planning to do, but most stuff is sorted. We're a family of nerds, we don't do well with changes :P

 

I caught up with all of your threads finally, and I'll try to be more active here this week :) 

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4 hours ago, Terah said:

We now officially sold our house, and the bid we did on the new house has been accepted! In about 5 weeks we're going to move all our stuff to my MIL (she has a big house), to stay there for about 6 weeks before we can go to our new house.

Woo hoo!  Congratulations, and I hope the rest of the sales process goes as smoothly for you as it did for us.

 

Count me among those blessed with an awesome MIL. :)

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I felt a lot better today :) My energy is picking up again, and I got a lot done (not as much as I wanted, but that never happens :P )

Sharks will be arriving in about a week from now, so my body thinks it is necessary to start bloating already ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ This is also a sign I need to pay more attention to eating healthy, so that's what I'm going to do this week. Not to lose weight, not starving myself. Just eat more healthy so I will feel better.

I can do this!

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"You don't have to get rid of all your insecurities to be confident" 

 

Acknowledge your insecurities, but don't let them dictate your life. 

Just something I came across today.

 

Also: Dancehall and zumba class both made me crazy happy. I was just smiling, grinning and laughing all two hours :D 

I love being happy <3 

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Still bloated. Stupid hormones. It's making it harder to not feel bad about my body. But I'm doing the best I can. 

I do need to try harder to eat more freggies though. I've been taking the easy route towards processed foods way too much. Their just so easy and tasty! But I've got to remember that they won't make me feel good, they drain my energy and make me sluggish. 

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8 hours ago, Terah said:

Still bloated. Stupid hormones. It's making it harder to not feel bad about my body. But I'm doing the best I can. 

I do need to try harder to eat more freggies though. I've been taking the easy route towards processed foods way too much. Their just so easy and tasty! But I've got to remember that they won't make me feel good, they drain my energy and make me sluggish. 

 

Could you keep track of the days of the month when you're the most bloated? I know I have certain days when I'm more bloated than usually, and I'm trying to accept it as a part of how my body kinda works. I know it evens out, eventually.

 

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Accepting that bloating is just a natural part of how my body works has helped me to pay less attention to it, I guess. It's no longer something I should feel bad about, it's just business as usual - everybody has some level of bloating every day, and it's just how ZE LADY BOODY WURKS every month. (I didn't even subscribe to this monthly treat.) I'm also challenging my own belief that I should be ripped 24/7, or that my body should look the certain way all the time. My body exists outside of my own aesthetic ideals lol. Human bodies are super weird, and bloating is just another weird mechanism :D Try to eat some more veggies and drink enough water, though! I'd prefer veggies like zucchini and cucumber over bell peppers and cabbage when I'm bloated (because they might make me MORE bloated), so eat what the veggies you know are good for you. Make yourself feel comfortable <3

 

Look how cute this is, btw:

 

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5 hours ago, Ensi said:

everybody has some level of bloating every day, and it's just how ZE LADY BOODY WURKS every month

I needed to see that, thanks! 

 

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I should be ripped 24/7

Whahaha, I've never been ripped. Not even during my skinniest period of the month :P And I don't aspire to be, I like some curves (and SH does too ;) )

 

That fish is so cute!

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