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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Who else gets extremely frustrated when the in-laws come to visit? Well my mother-in-law is amazingly manipulative and always seems to make me seem like the bad guy. My biggest issue is that I have an almost eleven month old child and shortly after she was born, I was nursing her and my mother-in-law walked into my closed bedroom and told me I was doing it wrong. Its only gotten worse from there, everything I do is wrong, no matter how hard I tried. And its putting a strain on my husband and my relationship. They're here all weekend and I'm "not allowed" to cook at all while they're here because she'll only eat authenticate chinese food that she makes. Sounds great, but it gets old fast and you'd think it was healthy but it's actually not. And I tried to give up our bed so she wouldn't have to sleep on the floor of the living room and suddenly I'm a bad person for that. I have to go through the living room to get the baby's bottle when she wakes up in the night (sometimes multiple times a night). And I didn't want to hear about how when her baby (my husband) was little, he was potty trained at 10 months and sleeping through the night, and everything else. Just like she never had any issues with breastfeeding or anything else for that matter. Basically it all boils down to the fact that she thinks she's a better mother than I am. But when I tried to insist that they take our room, she said that if they make me so uncomfortable, they'll go stay in a hotel. Ta-da I'm the freaking bad guy again. So now all I want to do is go cry and eat lots of chocolate and they're here all weekend.

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NUTKINNB 7/6/2013 9:59AM

Sorry to hear that it's such a rough time.

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    Ugh, that sucks. emoticon Good luck with the visit; I hope you survive okay. emoticon

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MARGARITTM 7/4/2013 7:18PM

    Sorry that you have to go through all of this at what should be a great week end . Time for hubby to step up and handle his mom

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

So I think I need help. My husband and I had a fight tonight (again). It wasn't really a fight, it was something went wrong, he blamed me, and stopped talking to me. Now he's in bed and I'm depressed. The problem is that I'm about to severely damage my weight loss. Every time I get like this, I start eating everything in sight. And today was already a "hollow day" where nothing seems to fill me up. I'm trying so hard not to cheat. So far, instead of eating the chocolate I have hidden in the drawer next to me, I've done 100 squats and 50 wall pushups. The problem is that if when I finish my workout after the AB section, if I hasn't worked, I'm going to eat the high calorie dark chocolate. I don't know if I can help it.


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MELEL17 6/23/2013 9:03PM

    What about trying to drink some water...perhaps ALOT of water! Or I've seen a healthier milkshake recipe using almond milk...they say it tastes like a Wendy's Frosty! Find healthier alternatives to your cravings. I know it might sound silly, but what about some relaxation exercises?? Try some deep breathing...focusing only on your breathing..No thoughts allowed! Maybe write your feelings out?-might help you feel better and have less of a 'need' for chocolate.

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ACCALIAA 6/18/2013 10:44PM

    Walking isn't an option. I can't leave while he's asleep and he went to sleep after he stopped talking to me. Our baby is sleeping too and I can't leave her alone. I just did my 45 situps, 30 crunches, 30 leg raises, and 35s plank and I'm still craving the chocolate. I haven't eaten it yet and I'll probably go to bed soon to keep myself from doing it. Our problem is that he thinks that even though the only time I get to do anything around the house besides entertain the child is after she's asleep. When she goes to sleep, I have to clean the house, do the dishes, do the laundry, do my workout, do my work from home, and still have the energy for what he wants to do.

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MYBULLDOGS 6/18/2013 10:24PM

    when i get under stress i walk. the fresh air helps calm you down.

i don't no how long you've been married, when you go to bed angry and wake up angry thatt is not a solid foundation for a marriage.

sounds like theres othr problems brewing and i would ask directly what is going on. before you ask make sure your ready for the answer.

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JANET552 6/18/2013 10:17PM

    Did you help it? Did eating the chocolate help? When you crave like that, I think your body really needs protein. Still, I understand how powerful cravings can be. If you ate the chocolate, please don't beat yourself up. Brush yourself off and think of a better way to handle the situation. Good luck!

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Weight Loss Challenge

Monday, June 17, 2013

I am doing a weight loss challenge this summer. And I volunteered to be a leader of the team, not thinking that they would actually need me. Turns out they did need me. So now I guess you could say it is the blind leading the blind. Although, it does seem to be going well so far. I致e lost 2.9 pounds in the first week. I知 hoping that during this challenge I can lose at least ten pounds. I would prefer to lose twenty or more, but I知 setting the goal lower and hoping to go beyond. Mainly I just want to get healthy. During the summer challenge on Spark People, I致e also been doing two other challenges, I started them at the same time and I知 using them to propel my weight loss. I知 doing the 30 day squat and ab challenges. I cannot believe how hard it is to do ab exercises.

But my goals are pretty simple:
*lose 10+ pounds
*complete 30 day AB challenge
*complete 30 day squat challenge
*get some form of cardio exercise everyday
*do wall pushups everyday (hoping that I値l get the strength to do real ones)
*drink at least 8 cups of water a day (up from 1-2)


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BROWNSUGAR2828 10/3/2013 12:48PM

    I realize this is an older post so I'm going to ask you how this went? You are going a great job in the Leap Into Fall Fitness Challenge! emoticon

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Day Two of Vet Visits

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

So after another sleepless night with the puppy and him still being in so much pain, we went in to the vet again. They did the X-ray and it is not a break. But the doctor noticed a few new symptoms and we were able to figure out that it is not his actual foot that hurts, it's the neck. Our tentative diagnosis is cervical neck pain caused by either an intervertibal disc pinching a nerve or its in the shoulder burcipal area. We don't know for sure because that would require an MRI and our vet isn't equipped with that kind of machinery. Bottom line is that we're treating him with heavy painkillers, steroids, and a muscle relaxer and hoping he'll get better. The bad news is that it is a 4-6 week recovery time where he is not allowed to go for walks. I just lost my workout buddy! emoticon It sucks but there's nothing I can do about it until he's better. I'll just have to be my own workout buddy and work twice as hard!

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JANET552 6/18/2013 10:20PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your puppy!! We just returned from our dog (age 6) having an MRI. We are seeing a specialist which is about 2 hours from where we live and they use a facility for humans -- after hours and after all the humans have been served first. Our dog has two herniated discs and will have surgery on Thursday.

Keep getting out there for those walks!!

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UMBILICAL 6/12/2013 8:47PM

  Good deed

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ACCALIAA 6/12/2013 8:45PM

    There are two pictures of my puppy in my gallery.

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PJ2222 6/12/2013 8:40PM

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CAROL494 6/12/2013 8:39PM

  Hope your puppy gets well soon!

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Hard Day

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Losing weight is hard work. It becomes even harder when your dog sprains his ankle badly and you can no longer take him for a walk. Now I feel guilty going for a walk without him. How sad is that? I did all my strength training that I had planned for today and even stayed under my calorie goal. But that walk was hard to sneak in. I ended up going for a walk while I was grocery shopping. Walk around before going into store, spend extra time just walking around. Works wonders, but makes the baby pretty upset. She gets bored easily. And now I'm rambling. Oh well.

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JCDUBEA63 6/11/2013 11:49PM

    emoticon it's a battle everyday but we have to keep pushing!! emoticon

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