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OFF TO DISNEY!

Friday, January 07, 2011

This is the wdw marathon weekend that we go to every year. we go with son,wife and grandkids. Hubby is doing the half and the rest are doing the full. I watch. Yesterday,s schedule was hectic. 730, chamber bkfst, 900 , home for paperwork at the job, 1000, dr,s apmt that got cancelled,back home to prepare for client, pb&j sandwich, lay down for 15 min to regroup, drive to 1:oo client,make decisions and sale,2:30 ,see second client,pickup check for DR furniture and bedding, 3:00 deliver two lamps and collect check, try to see another client not home,3:25 I,m starving so go get mcchicken sandwich and ice tea. Home at 4:00 and record checks and place orders,check messages. At about 4:30 I give up. Feed dog and lay down. Hubby comes home, nodinner,he ate and leaves for his barbershop singing. I read mail, have cup of soup and klondike bar. Wash clothes and pack suitcase,watch news and stupid movie. Check emails. 9:30 I get in bed. Hubby comes home and packs. Finally turn off lights. 4:00am alarm goes off. It is now 5:50 am and we are on way to disney for 8 hour drive.
This is a typical day, especially if I am going out of town. We will drive back Monday, our 37th wedding anniversary. Work catch up for three days and then off toAtlanta Market for the weekend. Tuesday night is chamber annual banquet. Thursday is quilt night. at least I will be walking a lot. Atlanta is 24 floors of shopping in 3 buildings. I guess you could say I have an active life. I will see 2 grandsons this weekend. Later.

  
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ELSEEBEE 1/7/2011 11:03AM

    Enjoy the wdw marathon! My DD and her best friend walked it a few years ago, wearing tiaras and giving the crowd the "royal" wave along the way! Needless to say, they were a big hit!

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PVILLAGO 1/7/2011 7:09AM

    Isn't it wonderful that you have such a full and blessed life?
Enjoy every moment of it because life can change in a blink of an eye.
Just be grateful and have a great time. Busy is good :) emoticon

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PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY; IT'S YOURS!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Glen Beck said t his morning that personal responsibility is something that Americans have given up in the last 100 years. We have to work on getting it back and I agree. So after grousing yesterday about being discouraged about not losing weight, my horoscope (Pisces) this morning said, "Your body wants something different from that which your schedule allows. Pay attention." Whoa, I'm always talking about how our social life hinders my weight loss efforts as we eat out a lot. (my schedule) But my body wants to lose the fat around my waist and get healthy. I've heard from several of you that say they have lost weight and also eat out a lot so it can be done. Yes, it can by making the healthier choice. WE are going out tonight to bonefish grill so I need to get online and see what they have and count the points. The responsiblity for my health and weight is mine, and mine alone! Just need that reminder constantly!

In first grade, when we got our first report cards, I got an unsatisfactory in "Takes care of personal belongings." Guess I didn't learn much as I still have trouble with that. Looking at my messy desk, I own it, so if I don't like it, I need to do something about iT! So I will, right after I finish this blog! Later.

  
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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/6/2011 6:07AM

    All the best to everyone, on our weight-loss journey through 2011 !
Happy New Year !

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BUGGYS 1/5/2011 1:22PM

    I'm a Pisces as well!!! I told Andi on her blog that restaurant food is loaded with salt and added fat...even the healthy choices so maybe you can ask to have your dish made without salt, butter, oil, etc....restaurants want your business so they will prepare things the way you want!

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ANDI571 1/5/2011 1:15PM

    So funny, we are both Pisces. I do know it's all about attitude and good choices whether we eat at home or eat out. Skinnieminnie just said, you can't be grateful and put yourself down at the same time. So true.

I went to WW's two weeks ago. At that time, I had actually lost .6 pounds since the last weigh in in November. I thought I was on a roll, then went hay wire for some reason. I just have to get my priorities straight. Life will not beat me!

We will do it, just keep on keeping on.

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KASEYCOFF 1/5/2011 11:36AM

    I totally agree with your determination - and whenever we go out to eat, I always check the restaurant's online menu. (And if they don't HAVE an online menu, they obviously don't want my business, lol!) Sort of like the scout motto, 'Be prepared!' :-D

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KALANIA 1/5/2011 11:06AM

    Well said and so true!

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SO DISILLUSIONED, I WANTED TO CRY!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I need to go back and read my last blog or two. emoticon Today I had a meltdown and I wanted to cry. I had a 10:00 meeting with my photographer so thought about not going to WW but decided at the last min to go. It was packed with newbies of course. I weighed in and I gained 2.4 pounds so I am almost back to where I was when I started last year. I could just feel the tears welling up I was so frustrated. The girl next to me Kept telling me I could do it, just give it time but I've only gained weight since I went back in November before TG. I guess I set myself up for failure to join at that time but my lifestyle is so hectic and busy, I find myself out to eat half the time which is the kiss of death.

Okay, so I am going to be calm about this thing and decide what to do. Stay like I am or commit and give up alcohol and everything else that isn't within my allotted points. And get moving. I guess I really don't have the get up and go about it. Do I really want to weigh 160 lbs? Do I really? I'm just disgusted.

Out to dinner tomorrow night with friends. Going to DIsney Friday through Sunday, Going to Atlanta the following weekend. In between there's the Chamber Annual Banquet. And Niagara Falls at the end of the month. I guess I'm just having too much fun in my life to be troubled by a few pounds.

I'm not giving up though, it is just going to take a while to get on the WW track. Still havent' learned the new program enough to get settled into it so I don't know where I'm going. emoticon I feel better just venting. Later.

  
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CELLOPLAYER1 1/4/2011 8:49PM

    You can loose weight while eating out. You just need to make good choices and watch the portion size. I lost 23 founds while having to eat out while our kitchen was being remodeled.

Hang in there you can do this!

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BUGGYS 1/4/2011 7:03PM

    I have been up and down for the past 10 years and just haven't gotten a handle on it until I went on SP...no, I haven't lost alot of weight but I am still encouraged by all of you who support me...so stick with it and with the healthy choices that you can make, you will do it!

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ELSCO55 1/4/2011 6:34PM

    We all have times that we get off track. The new program is so different,but you will learn it. Keep on tracking and you will beat the scale.

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REJ7777 1/4/2011 6:24PM

    That's what venting on SP is for! emoticon

You would probably be gaining a lot more if you weren't going to WW and Sparking! You'll get results equal to the effort you're willing to make. And right now, you're certainly making some efforts and getting some good results, even though not as good as you'd like. Every day is a new series of choices! emoticon

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ANDI571 1/4/2011 6:13PM

    You can eat out and get your weight under control. It's all about choices. I eat out most of the time. I ate out all 3 meals today.

I had an Egg McMuffin for breakfast. I made it less calories by taking off 1/2 of the muffin. For lunch we went to Red Lobster. I haven't had popcorn shrimp in forever so that is what I ordered. I did eat all of the shrimp, but just a few bites of the baked potato (I could have made it better to have taken off most of the butter), all of the salad, but dipped my fork in the dressing. I took a couple of bites instead of eating the whole biscuit. For dinner we ate Popeye's chicken. I pulled off all the skin and just ate the chicken, and had the mashed potatoes. I did eat 1/2 of the biscuit.

Granted today was a little higher than I usually do. I usually leave off the biscuits when I eat those places, but I just was in the mood to eat it today.

I order off of the kids menu or the senior menu's. D1 and I split meals most of the time. That way if we order an 8 oz. steak, I only get 4 oz. with 1/2 of a baked potato.

Just make wise choices when eating out, and most of all, stop when you start feeling full. It can be done, I am living proof (when I don't eat from emotions).

You can do it. Just don't quit. All you have done is slowed your process, you haven't stopped it. Good for you going to WW's today. I opted out of my meeting today.

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KASEYCOFF 1/4/2011 5:46PM

    I know what you mean, hon - we've ALL been there. And yes, it's a matter of choices: what do you want, and how much do you want it? If you are happier and more comfortable when you're not struggling to resist the things that make life enjoyable, it's an option. If you are willing not just to forego the 'goodies' for a short term for perhaps forever - in terms of lifestyle change - that's another option. Give it some careful thought and consider what you want most and what you're willing to do to get it. No judgment: it's what YOU are happiest with, Carol. emoticon

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JENNY888 1/4/2011 5:37PM

    Don't give up. You can do it. It will take awhile, but the correct habits will emerge. It is just harder than you originally thought. This happens to all of us.

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LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Monday, January 03, 2011

I finally learned that lesson, learn to be calm. I am so calm, it is ridiculous almost. Nothing seems to phase me. I digest it, and then get calm. How do I do it? Not sure except I have learned to turn it over to God. Philippians 4:1-9 says Do not worry about anything, but in prayer...let your requests be made know to God. (v6). On KASEYCOFF'S blog this morning, she had a list of questions and the first one is "What was the single best thing that happened this past year?" I guess I could say "I learned to be calm". OH, If I could just bottle up that feeling and pass it on to others!

I've learned not to stress about my weight. I was watching a Doctor on TV this morning who said to aim for a 5 to 10 lb weight loss in one year. I settled in with about a 5 lb loss last year so I am on. What I have to learn this year is how to exercise and fit it in and keep it up. I am such a slug.

I think it is not what I eat, but my lack of movement that keeps the weight on me. I have lost inches though as my clothes fit better and 2 pairs of corduroys that I bought about a year ago are baggie. THis is good so that when we go to Niagara Falls at the end of January, I'll be able to wear another layer underneath to keep warm.

What was the single most challenging thing that happened this year? Dealing with my mother-in-law and trying to be nice. Okay, that is one thing I'm not calm about so I need to work on that. I resolve to do better this year. Here's an example, yesterday after church, she wanted us to take down the Christmas wreath off her door and hang a pansy wreath. I thought she should leave the Christmas wreath up for a few more days for the 3 wise men to come but hubby instantly decided to jump to it and take it down. We ended up arguing about it and finally put up the Mardi Gras wreath as that is the next event to happen. Actually, hubby wants me just to shut up about it and I want to be right so I give my two cents and then he tells me to shut up and don't argue, etc.etc. So this year, I will try and do better.

I have a furniture delivery this morning so I need to quit and get ready. Later.

  
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NOW2DAY 1/4/2011 5:46PM

    I enjoyed your last two blogs. I was wondering won't it be cold when you go to Niagara Falls, I always think about Marylin Monroe when I hear Niagara Falls and the movie she did there. I have to say when it comes to your mil wouldn't it be better to please her and be done with it than to argue. Love your background picture with the azaleas.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/4/2011 5:11PM

    I hope that you'll have a nice, calm 2011 !
All the best !

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SUNRISE14 1/3/2011 4:01PM

    I LIVED RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO MY MOTHERNLAW AND ANYTHING THAT DIDN'T DIRECTLY INVOLVE ME I STAYED OUT OF IT ! MAKES LIFE SO MUCH EASIER AND MAKES HUBBYS LIFE EASIER WHICH MAKES HIM LOVE AND RESPECT YOU MORE. AFTER MY MOTHERNLAW DIED 15 YEARS LATER MY DH THANK ME FOR NOT MAKING HIS LIFE TORTURE BY TRYING TO PLEASE HER AND ME ! I WOULD DO THE SAME IF SHE WAS LIVING TODAY ! AFTER ALL JOY IS JESUS-OTHERS- YOU emoticon emoticon

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DONNAEDA 1/3/2011 11:25AM

    Let your hubby deal with mom, and take yourself out of the equation. You should not be decorating her house. She needs to what she wants to do.

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SUNNYDAZE9 1/3/2011 11:17AM

    I, too, like your Bible verse. But I don't think I have reached your calmness state yet.

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MAGA99 1/3/2011 9:49AM

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KASEYCOFF 1/3/2011 9:43AM

    For what it's worth, I find a lot more tranquility when I pracitce some simple meditation techniques. Otherwise - I would need a powerful anger management course, lol--! :-D

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A-LITTLE-DAB 1/3/2011 9:33AM

    Calm, conentment, peace - these are things to be valued and pursued. God can give you a love for your DMIL He did that for me. Thank you for sharing.

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JAN 1 AND OVERWHELMED ALREADY!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Well I had my coffee and sat down to review my e-mails. Here it is 8:33 a.m on Jan 1 and I'm already overwhelmed. PIles of papers on my desk, stuff everywhere, tree still up, 2 books half read, WII FIT still in the box, kitchen table still has leaf in it with Christmas table cloth, etc. etc. etc.
So when my messages included one from Better Homes and Gardens entitled
OUR BEST ORGANIZING TIPS ROOM BY ROOM, I pounced on it. Go to www.bhg.com and look for organizing tips.
Anyway, I went straight there and took the quiz to determine what organizing sense I have. ARE YOU KIDDING? I'm supposedly a Schoolteacher Type! I'm predictable and reliable (reliable yes, predictable, not so sure. Have to ask my friends); a rule-follower (ARE YOU REALLY KIDDING?) I look for anyway possible to break the rules, to do things a different way; and I'm structured by not afraid of spontaniety. (Will I drop everything to have fun) Don't think so, sometimes maybe, usually not.
I must have really answered wrong, have to go back and look. I did get a couple of good ideas and I created a folder called ORGANIZING and this year I intend to drag all of those organizing e-mails over to it and save them. For what, I'm not sure, but I guess I can refer to them occasionally.

I printed out the month by month storage plan that is supposedly designed for me and there were a couple of good things. One is to create a goal list of 12 things, one for each month. That is a good idea, I think I can do that. January is attack the home office and as I look around, I definitely need to do that so that is first on my list. So January will be spent organizing the office and I'll start with filing last years bills that are about 6 months high.

Well, I guess I have to give up now and go take the tree down. Hubby is already watching the FSU/South Carolina game that we didn't get to watch last night because we went to a party. Here we are at the party and he has his I-phone checking the score all night. Finally we went to the bar and watched the final 5 min of the game. We are really FSU nerds.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Later.

  
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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/2/2011 5:38AM

    Happy New Year 2011 !
All the very best to you and yours !

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TOWHEE 1/1/2011 10:06PM

    I guess I'd better got to that website and see what they think of me. I'm a pack rat and am having trouble letting go. I know that I don't need bank statements from 20 years ago, but what if ....

I think I'll tackle the home office first too. If I can get rid of some of these boxes, then I'll have more room to do my floor exercises.

Happy New Years.


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DONNAEDA 1/1/2011 11:08AM

    I love organizing, I wish I could help you. I touch a paper only once. Either I toss it, or I file it or I put it in a pile for "action". Thats a key to success for you.

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KASEYCOFF 1/1/2011 10:21AM

    I hear ya, hon - 'Clear the clutter' is near the top of my list, too. So I'm looking at one little bit at a time. It didn't get where it is overnight, and it won't get 'undone' overnight, but... I will chip away at it. I am DETERMINED!!! emoticon

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