Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Vacation is Over

I suppose you figured out I decided to take a break from blogging. In fact, I was somewhat forced to take a break from a lot of technology as I had to get my work computer switched out over the break.

I've been on vacation from pretty much anything except our family and friends since Dec. 23. It's been amazing. I really tried to not look at email (ok, I looked, but I didn't open or respond to everything) and just be in the moment with Will and our family and friends.

That said, I have a lot of catching up to do - both at work, with our lives and with the blog.

This morning (Tuesday) we had a check up appointment with Will's mito doctor. After some confusion (not on our part) about who was supposed to be where and when, we finally got to visit with Dr. Koenig. It was brief, especially after a 3 hour wait, and really we didn't have any concerns about Will except some minor drooling which we do not need to "fix" - it was more of just a hmmm, we've noticed that it's increased.

We didn't want to go through all the painful discussions about health and the future, so we left it pretty short. By then, Will had enough anyways. I don't know a 2 year old who enjoys wearing a urine capture bag...

All in all Will has a "clean" health update at least in respect to having a fatal disease.

In other regards, we've decided that we DO NOT have a clean bill of health on our end. Neil and I both eat for comfort, and let's face it, we've needed quite a bit of comfort the past few months. So we've packed on the pounds in an unhealthy way.

So blog friends, we're going to pretend you really want to hear about our weight loss and you all can hold us accountable. Don't allow us to order bad food, graze at the office or "celebrate" with food. I've cleaned out all the bad stuff in the house and we're focusing on smaller portions, lean meat, veggies and fruit. I know we can do it, I just have to really focus.

Besides, I'm supposed to be a bridesmaid for a high school friend in March. Currently, I doubt the dress fits. I've got my work cut out for me. Just in case, does anyone have a really REALLY good seamstress? :-)

Happy New Year! I hope that 2012 brings us good health for Will, a healthy and positive pregnancy and many fruitful endeavors for Neil's company. Most importantly, I hope it brings us peace and joy as we continue to walk towards the great unknown.

Cheers to you and yours in 2012!!


  1. A heartfelt happy New Year to all of the Martins!! Good luck on the healthy eating!
    Trisha Edwards

  2. A heartfelt happy New Year to all of the Martins!! Good luck on the healthy eating!
    Trisha Edwards

  3. hey girl,

    I'm right there with ya. I started my dietary changes in Oct. and am down about 20 lbs. but still so far left to go. Things seem to be slowing down already which means I need to get serious. I joined "the biggest loser" at work. So I'll be held accountable by having to get weighed by the school nurse. but will have to think of other ways to get this weight off. sick of it.

    glad you took a break for vacation and got some time with your sweet family. also, excited to read that last paragraph about the pregnancy part as well. will be making wishes!!!

  4. Happy New Year to yall!!! Good luck with the healthier eating and we pray for a great year for Will!!

  5. nothing says motivation like slapping on a pretty dress in front of a bunch of people - you can totally do this :)

  6. HAPPY NEW YEARS! Just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my little guys blog and leaving your kind thoughts. Spent some time reading your past posts and learning more about your sweet Will while enjoying all the beautiful pics of your family. Your boy is absolutely adorable and pray his health only improves in 2012. Love and hugs-Heidi & Jack (mito)

  7. Oh and great news on your nephews! So happy for your sister and all your family.

  8. After getting a few phone calls/texts I just thought I'd add... We are NOT pregnant. Not happening tomorrow, next week or even next month. Just a goal for 2012.

    Heidi, I'm glad we're connected now!

  9. Happy and healthy new year wishes to all of you especially to precious little Will!

    The Hayes'