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Friday, January 10, 2014

My Mom is home from the hospital and had her first follow up today. Doctor said she is doing very well. Even gave her the ok to do the 4 hour drive tomorrow for Christmas with my brother! She is still a bit confused but both drs say that is pretty normal.
Managed to find a swim suit at Wal-Mart today so now I can go swimming with the Granddaughter over the weekend. Maybe that will help burn some calories!
Hope everyone has a safe and healthy weekend!

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BSTMAMAS 1/11/2014 7:12PM

    That's great about your mom. Have fun swimming

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HAPPYTI 1/11/2014 2:34PM

    So glad your Mom is doing well!!

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ROGERLEW 1/11/2014 11:06AM

    Great For both of you!! emoticon

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JANTWO 1/11/2014 12:25AM

    That is great!!!! Have fun!!!!

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EMMACORY 1/10/2014 10:04PM

    emoticon Glad to hear she is on the mend. Enjoy your swim time. emoticon

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PJ2222 1/10/2014 10:03PM

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RAPUNZEL53 1/10/2014 10:01PM

  That is Great!

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Random things

Monday, January 06, 2014

Wow is it cold or what. We had -19 this morning when I left for work. That's before the wind chill is figured in. The husband didn't have to work because of the weather so he drove me in so the car wouldn't have to sit out in the open parking lot. That made me happy!! It was sure nice getting into a warm car when he picked me up. I don't think my poor old car liked the cold to much, it was making some weird noises. The husband said was because it was so cold. A guy I work with has a daughter that is a dispatcher for the county and he was telling us that they had 9 calls from people thinking someone was breaking into their homes, but were actually the houses snapping and creaking because of the extreme cold. I can believe it because last night I was in the garage putting stuff in the recycling and it sounded as if someone was walking around in the storage space overhead. It actually scared the heck out of me.
I have not made it to the fitness center at all this month because of the cold and the simple fact that I hate changing. I change when I get to work, we have to wear flame resistant uniforms, change when I leave work. If it is warmer I put my gym clothes on before I leave work, that way I have no excuse. My gym clothes just aren't warm enough right now to trek across the parking lot. I know it isn't a very good reason not to go! Have to just do it, once I get there I am fine. It's just getting there.
The company I work for has gone 100% smoke free. It's a good thing I guess since I need to quit smoking but I am eating more now at breaks. That's not such a good thing! Trying to bring raw carrots, celery, sliced green peppers to snack on, but it seems the sweet tooth is really kicking in! Tracking my nutrition is still a nightmare!
My Mom has surgery on Wednesday morning. She has to be there at 5:00a.m. so that means she has to leave around 2:30 a.m. My Dad and niece are going up with her. I think I will either drive up myself or go with my brother and wife. I want to be there before she goes in, but my brother doesn't know what they will do about their son and getting to school, so they may go up after they get him off. This surgery makes me very nervous. They are removing a blockage from her cardioid artery. She had a triple bypass in 2009 that didn't make me nearly as scared! I just have a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach! They told us that she will only have to stay overnight and that she will be good to travel on Saturday. Saturday we are supposed to have our family Christmas for my side of the family. We are driving over 4 1/2 hours to stay at a resort and water park. I don't want to go. I really don't have the extra money for a room even though we are splitting the cost of a room. My one brother and family are renting a condo, they have a lot of kids and one room would not work for them. The condo has a complete kitchen so my other sister-in-law is telling everyone what to bring so we don't have to go out to eat, which is ok since it should save money, but she gave me a very long list with the brand of ingredients to use to make the stuff. Her daughter has a food allergy so she uses certain brands only. They aren't the brands I use so I have to buy more of something I have because it isn't the right brand.I understand her concern but I read the labels and can see if it is made in a peanut free facility. I just can't afford to buy more. I'm not sure what to do, don't want to make her mad.
My husband and son won't go because my husband hates driving that far and if there are more then 3 people there he just doesn't feel comfortable, has a thing for crowds. My son and brother don't get along because of a stupid reason!! I also don't have a swim suit, water parks aren't much fun with out a suit! Oh well, I just better suck it up buttercup!

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HAPPYTI 1/7/2014 9:16PM

    Good Luck to your Mom on her surgery tomorrow. I hope you have a nice time at your family Christmas and don't let any family drama get you down (I totally understand where you're coming from!)

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BSTMAMAS 1/6/2014 9:25PM

    i understand as far as family as i have the problems w my sister. just go enjoy yourself and have a great time. as far as your weather be safe and keep warm. being in AZ ive never experienced all the weather others are experiencing

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LAURANCE 1/6/2014 8:33PM

  Thanks for the heads-up about houses cracking and snapping when it gets this cold. If it happens I'll know what's going on.

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

I really don't like tracking my food! Scares me when I see the totals right up there on my computer screen!
I need to throw out the mayo, wow is there a lot of fat in 1 TBSP of mayo. I also need to start bringing my lunches and snacks with me to work again. I was doing pretty good at that until last month.
My husband doesn't understand that I can't eat the stuff he does and gets upset when I don't want to eat what he has cooked, so I give in so he doesn't pout all night and eat it. He gets upset when I cook my "diet" food for us, he eats it but picks at it forever! Grrr Maybe he should cook his own, and I'll cook my own and the Son can eat which ever he wants???
Ok I'm done whining for now!

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BSTMAMAS 1/3/2014 10:50AM

    It's just me and my teenage daughter here but we go through same here. I don't buy anything I'll eat and I'm cooking healthy. She's refusing to eat and says there's no food when fridge /cupboards full. We don't just battle ourselves but our family members as well when we change. Don't give up

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FAITH2BWELL 1/3/2014 4:03AM

    I don't think you are whinning , As a matter of fact, you'll about to find out thay you are not alone (smile). My hubby and I goes through the same thing except he does not cook. we just clashes all the time when it come to the food, It is hard for me, But some how I'm going to do what I need to do. You can do it too. Take care.

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The first day of the new year.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Wow, hard to believe that the holidays are pretty much over. I loved spending time with my family and friends. I even enjoyed the shopping, since I spent most of that time either with my Mom or my Daughter, and I usually don't like shopping. I most definitely enjoyed the wonderful food, a little to much (OK, honestly, a lot to much)!
The tree is put away, a little worse for wear after the dog redecorated it, and pretty much all other signs of the holidays are also packed away. I'm sure I will find one or two things that I missed, usually do but even that is kind of fun! Am I sad that the holidays are over, yes, but do I need to get back into some sort of an attempt at a routine, a BIG yes!
A new year, a new beginning! Small steps forward and the acceptance that I my take a step or two backwards but I will not stop! Routine here I come!
May you all have a Happy and Healthy 2014!


Life IS Good!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

December has been a rough month for me as far as my eating, fitness and tracking have been going. Got caught up in shopping and preparing for the holiday, and then taking my Mom back in forth to doctors appointments, didn't eat healthy at all and most fitness time I had planned was spent sitting in a car for hours at a time. So not a good month!
Yesterday the Granddaughter came and spent the day while my Daughter (her and her Husband have a truck) helped my Son return a very big, very heavy gun safe, that had a defective key pad. The Granddaughter and I were playing and running around on the floor when she comes over to me and puts one of her little hands on each of my cheeks, leans in really close so that our noses were almost touching and says "Hamma, I love you!" Then goes back to making coffee with her play coffee pot! I'm sitting on the floor in ratty sweats feeling like the queen of the world, so yep LIFE IS GOOD! I feel I am truly blessed to have such unconditional love in my life!

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ROGERLEW 12/30/2013 7:37AM

    How Special!!!! - Lovely Granddaughter!!!!
I know how it can be taking care of a parent - even when not going to doctors appointments, I check on my Mom daily and do whatever she needs done - I figure it wasn't that long ago she was making sacrifices for me.

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GIZMOLUVSME 12/29/2013 3:49PM

    AWWWWWW what a sweet little granddaughter you have!! Thank you for sharing! Its so nice to be able to still declare that "life is good" even though your diet and exercise have been off. Keep thinking positive! emoticon

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CARRIELYN56 12/29/2013 1:08PM

    Thank you for sharing. Do something "good for you" every day. emoticon

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