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Here we go again

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The headache remains though not as bad as it has been. I must go back to work tonight. Hope there is no drama tonight is all I can say. On top of it all I think I need to flip my mattress as my back is killing me. So full of complaining today and all week, but I am miserable. My kitty makes it a little better with his purr and constant love.
We can make it through anything I think if we know we are loved. It emboldens us and encourages us. Without that feeling of being loved we tend to give up and fade away. I am glad I have my kitty.
Well, I hope you all have a better day than mine is starting out to be!

  
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3CATSLEP 8/19/2009 8:29PM

    Oh I hope you will be feeling better soon! I know you must feel miserable. I'm so glad you have your kitty with you!!! emoticon

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SHUTRBUG1 8/19/2009 12:35PM

    Sending good thoughts and karma your way in hopes you will feel better and your day gets better. emoticon

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CRIB5023 8/19/2009 9:28AM

    Just remember the phrases, "Everything is Temporary" and "This Too Shall Pass." Before you know it things will be looking up. Stay positive!

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The scale was so sweet to me.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fell asleep around 9pm amd slept until 7am. Good night's sleep. I still have the headache and think it is all allergy related. Between the Loratadine and the Excederine I am doing better. I think the scale even felt sorry for me and went down a pound last night. I have been trying harder to behave lately and really wish I had been all along. I am behind my goals all the way around, but if I am still making progress I will continue to be happy. I sat at 180 or thereabouts for about six weeks so I guess I'm pretty patient. I wasn't happy and I didn't behave, but I continued to be patient waiting for the scale and myself to do what they needed to do. It is beginning to pay off again. Our final weigh in is next week for the second round of our Biggest Loser. I just hope she doesn't make me feel too bad! I will continue to do what I know I need to do regardless of whether or no the office is watching. Nice scale. Good scale-y. Pretty scale.

  
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3CATSLEP 8/18/2009 9:38PM

    Ah, the scale - it's so pretty......nice scale! emoticon

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DEEGEE757 8/18/2009 3:20PM

    Nice scale, nice scale... keep sayin' it LOL

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MAGGGGG 8/18/2009 10:10AM

    Good job. I also have been stuck in a holding pattern. And the scale just moved down after weeks staying the same. It's hard will you don't see any movement. But we did the right thing.

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RANDYB 8/18/2009 10:10AM

    Good luck.

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4:30 am

Monday, August 17, 2009

Got to sleep unril about 4:30 this morning. Sitting with my cat in my lap and not feeling too bueno. Headache again. Hard to type with my cat's head on my hand. Couldn't find any topics I wanted to respond to on the message boards. I need to get a lot of things accomplished today, but need to feel better fast. Didn't get enough water yesterday, but did well on my calories. Even ate pizza. Got hubby set up on Spark. Hope he uses it, but not sure he will take the time. Still I am excited.

  
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3CATSLEP 8/17/2009 10:46PM

    I hope you get a good rest. Just having a cat on my lap makes me feel better and when they purr it puts me to sleep. Glad you got hubby on Sparkpeople! emoticon

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SHUTRBUG1 8/17/2009 10:24AM

    Its so hard to stay positive and productive when you are tired. I hope you have a chance for a little catnap sometime today, and I hope that headache goes away soon. Take care of yourself.

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CINDYHOUGHTON 8/17/2009 7:45AM

    Usually sleeping at this hour. If I could figure out why I am awake, I'd be asleep!

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VENISEW1 8/17/2009 7:28AM

    You're up early today. Are you always up this early or is it b/c you're stressed about all the things you have to do? Hopefully you can get some sleep soon to get rid of that headache. Hope you have a good day!

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Awake at 3am

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Can't sleep. It is 3 am and I am wide awake. Don't know if it is hormones or what for sure. Nothing much is going on. I get my four days off and now I can't sleep. Am looking forward to church in a few hours. but too early to get ready :). Guess I could pray if it is too bad!

  
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NOSKINNY 8/16/2009 6:14AM

    IT IS OKAY to be awake when it's your normal cycle!!

If you sleep now you might throw off your sleep schedule and not be able to stay awake at work. So find quiet things to do:

start an autobiography
read
dust
ir
on clothes - look up Extreme Ironing calendar Wow!
scrub walls
look up motivating quotes/phrases
look up bumper stickers and get a good laugh!

meditate (like on how you would feel if you were at work and desperately needing sleep - it works for me)

draw a picture
put together a puzzle
crochet or knit
paint your finger and toenails


warm milk
Tylenol
strengthening exercise (situps, leg lifts, squats, etc. nothing aerobic)
read a school book or a dictionary :)

At this point I think I will start at the top and work down.
See you in dreamland! emoticon

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DEEGEE757 8/16/2009 5:47AM

    Hello Cindy. I belong to an SP team called I Need Sleep... You may want to check it out and see if you find anything relevant to your specific situation there. There is also support as well of course. Sweet dreams if you finally get to sleep.

Dee

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AMIRIA661 8/16/2009 5:26AM

    Since I began my journey with SP and drinking lots of water, I seem to wake up in the early hours of the morning wanting to visit the bathroom. Trouble is once I'm awake, I find it hard to go back to sleep again, so I know the feeling.

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Something so small

Friday, August 14, 2009

I am sitting on the phone trying to pay my son's tuition bill. It is taking forever. The system at his college is so hard to use and not at all user friendly. To compare it to the other college I have had to deal with I hate it. There is no fast and easy way to do anything. They put you on hold for a half hour when it could all be avoided with an easy to navigate website. This in turn puts more pressure on their personnel. They continually frustrate me with how difficult it is to manuver or get anything accomplished. It is almost as though they don't want to be contacted, even to take your money from you! Go figure!!!!
People don't seem to care about customer service any more either have you noticed? People aren't really taught to care about another's feelings or time. We've become so selfish and uncaring. It takes so little to make a big difference. Kids can't count back change and don't know what was plain basics to us not that long ago. My husband sent me an e-mail about a teenager working at Mc D's and they didn't even know the difference between half a dozen and six. I'd laugh except I was crying so hard. What has happened to our society??

A little smile goes a hundred miles. You can hear a smile on the telephone you know. My husband is such a sweetie and now my kids are too. They help out the cart guys at Walmart by making sure the carts are neat and orderly in the stalls and they always take a cart in when they go to lighten the load. Then it takes less work for the cart guys to do their job. When we go out and eat, mind you my daughter is a waitress, they always leave the table easy to clean by consolidating the plates and the trash. They used to call it being considerate of others. I don't know what it is called nowadays. My daughter will do the little things when waiting on her customers that make them want to come back and sit at her tables. Yes ,she knows it translates into bigger tips, but the things she does make the experience much more enjoyable. She is constantly looking for ways to improve. Why have we lost that?
Today what can we do to make someone else's life a little better? Can we make someone's bad day a little better just because we walked into it? Are you a giver or a taker in this life? Just for today let's put our own wants and desires aside and think about others for a change. Imagine the difference we can make by doing something so small.

  
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SHUTRBUG1 8/14/2009 12:48PM

    A smile feels better than a frown on your face. Taking the extra step to help someone makes YOU feel even better than it makes them. I agree that courtesy and customer service seem to be missing from many businesses. I try to greet my server or check-out person with a big smile, and in many cases they perk up and start smiling. You're right - small things are so important.

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