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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I know it may not sound like much to anyone else, but I got my strength training in before work today. That is a major accomplishment for me.

I worried about exercizing or training before work because the job is so taxing. Honestly though, I began to wonder if that was just an excuse. I have been so good at finding excuses in the past. So, we'll see. I stretched pretty well afterwards, so the tightness should be minimul (I hope).

I lost one pound last week. It felt wonderful. I also bought a new scale, which appears to be much more accurate than our last one, but I had to move to into my bedroom and out of the bathroom. I was so bad about weighing every day because the old scale sat right outside the shower.

Now, I really don't think about the scale at all. It gives me something to look forward to on Mondays. I say that, of course, with great expectations of losing every week. Time will tell.

I have also incorporated Subway into my eating plan. I have to admit that Jared was right. You cannot beat what you get for 323 calories.

I work on Saturday nights and we are just too busy for me to stop and eat. I stop on the way home and buy a Club. I eat half when I get home and (call me crazy) the other half for breakfast. I am not much of an egg person and the sandwich keeps me full for most of my twelve-hour-day on Sunday.

I am having a lot of trouble meeting my calorie requirements on Sundays. We are sooo busy from the time we open until we close that we just don't have time to eat. Who wants to see a server chewing as they take your order?

I will continue to work on that. All-in-all, I am very happy with my progress and I really love this site and all the wonderful people I have met so far!

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Monday, March 19, 2007

I had a very long weekend. I worked Saturday night until 11:30. I was up at 8:00 on Sunday, at work by 9:30 and worked until 11:00 last night. We were so busy. It is season here in Florida and all of our Snowbirds are in town until sometime in April. I love having them here, but sometimes it feels as if our area is just going to burst!

I am having so much trouble meeting my minimum calorie requirements on the days I work, Sundays especially. We really are too busy for me to take any kind of break to eat. Heck! Going to the bathroom is difficult enough.

I am trying very hard not to expect too much of myself this time. That is an old habit I am trying to break. I am celebrating my one pound loss this week instead of kicking myself because I didn't lose two.

Positive beleifs and positive reinforcement. No more optimistic pessimist. Sounds strange, doesn't it? I was always one to hope for the best and not be surprised if the worst happened. Kidding myself, yes. I think so. Any amount of negativity is still pessimism, isn't it?

So I came back to Spark with a new attitude. I have also applied that attitude to the rest of my life. I have already found that I just feel better about everything. I try to think of every day as a brand new day and a new start.


So Worried

Saturday, March 17, 2007

I worked with Rachel last night and she really didn't look good. She had another cyst forming on her leg, she is very tired and lethargic and it is hurting her to walk.

Dan and I were out with the grandbeauties today and I called to check on Rachel. She had just left the doctor's office and was on the way to the infecious disease doctor.

She called me a little later to tell me that they were sending her to the hospital to begin a ten day round of intravenous anti-biotics and then to the surgeon on Monday to have the cyst removed.

She has been in such pain for so long. I cannot believe that damned infection is back again. She said she sat through the treatment next to a woman that has the same infection. Rachel's is in her blood. The other woman's infection is in her bones. She is in her sixth week of treatment, they blew her veins in the first four weeks and the IV is now in her chest.

It breaks my heart and scares me so badly for her (them). I researched it on the internet when they diagnosed it in December and what I read really scared me. MRSA can cause cysts on organs including the brain, a particular kind of pnuemonia and death.

I just hope and pray that this treatment works. She has no insurance and the bills keep piling up.


Happy Anniversary!!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

I had both grandbeauties today-all day. Allie was sick and as sweet as honey and Lexie was as ornary as a pit bull. She's only three, but some days I could swear she is hormonal!

I ate a good breakfast (subway club six inch), worked out on the eliptical ( I really do love that machine!) and finished preping and packing the kitchen for tiling and painting. I am very excited about finally finishing it.

Dan arrived home and we went to an early dinner at the Bonefish Grill. I really wish I like fish, any fish, but I just don't like the taste. I feel like I am punnishing myself when I eat it. I had a steak, salad and the veggie medley. It was wonderful. Dan ate Tile fish. God Bless Him. He enjoyed every fork full of fish!

We were going to go to a movie,ut he took me to the Hyundai dealer instead. I am quite happy driving my ten-year-old van, but he really wanted this to be a special anniversary. I took a 2007 Tucson home until the morning. We will see what happens.

Robin is doing better. Thank God! I haven't told her that the infection has been fatal to other people. That information scared me to death for her. I just keep praying a checking up on her.



Wednesday, March 14, 2007

It helped a lot going to the doctor. Having someone else verbalize that the depression is greatly related to hormones and the lack of sleep helped me so much.
I spoke to my sister today and she continues to say that good doesn't come to us because we weren't born under the right star. I refuse to accept that. I think believing statements like that directly affects positive outcomes. That is my primary reason for starting my own group for positive reinforcement. Noone else may post there, but it really doen't matter. It helps me believe in myself.
I worked out last night and it felt wonderful. I had great intentions of doing my strength training today, but I have a sick granddaughter (Allie) home with me and I just never got around to it.
I will work tonight and I will be physically drained when I get home. If I can climb on that eliptical tomorrow it will be a major score for me.


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