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Things happen !! But I don't give up.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Well life sure gets interesting and things happen and we just have to stay positive and go on. So a few weeks ago I went to pick up gf from church. Well we have been so cold and icy and I didn't even think she would have ice in her drive way. I don't have any on mine and so here I stepped on it and down I went. ! On my side. Hurt my leg and a little if my hip. And arm. Not bad thou. Saw a lady across the street walking her dog and she didn't even stop to help me. I crawled to the grass and got up and my leg felt like a big hunk of hard muscle ! I got to the door and saw my sis. Gf. And cried. Just couldn't believe I did it again. Fell !! My kids and my husband always tell me to be careful and I do try and have had some bad ones before. One were I pulled my hamstring so bad that I screamed ! And had to go to urgent care ! But this one even thou the bruse was sooooo big wasn't bad. Now I am great a little pain but not bad and can sleep in that bad side. So now I have a cold. It's almost over just a little cough so I am back to really working out. I have been active but yesterday I did rest a lot. So things happen that get in the way but we have to keep going and not look back and know we will get to our goal !! I know I will !!

  
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VONBLACKBIRD 2/3/2013 3:38PM

    emoticon I'm so sorry for your fall. I am so scared of falling that I don't venture out in cold, wet, icy or snowy weather...as I fall so easily anyway. Take care of yourself.

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MOVEITMARY 2/1/2013 4:01PM

    Oh goodness, that could happen to anyone. Please don't beat yourself up about it, you were already beaten up plenty by the ground!

That is really mean that the person walked right by you without asking if you were all right; that has happened to me too and it makes me sad for the world.

I find in my life that if I have a string of accidents or illnesses, it is sometimes my subconscious mind trying to tell me to slow down/take more care of myself.

(((((hugs))))))

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JESSBOND 1/31/2013 7:14PM

    Oh my god... I hope you get all better soon! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 1/31/2013 3:12PM

    Oh my goodness. I do hope you mend quickly and feel great soon!

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PHATPAT18 1/31/2013 11:06AM

    Oh dear, do take it easy. Falls can be so dangerous.

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PAULALALALA 1/31/2013 10:11AM

    So glad you didn't break anything! You must have good strong bones.

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LINDA! 1/31/2013 9:57AM

    Oh Geri, so sorry. I know that really hurt, I have been falling more lately too. It is tough to be in pain. Take care!

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Thinking about weight

Friday, November 16, 2012

I have been thinking about losing and does it really make you happier. I was happy when I was a little bit smaller. Could wear much more and felt good in clothes. But I don't think I was happier. Was more thinking that I would look better in pictures and people won't think I am fat. ! If I had started this journey many years earlier like when I was in my 30's I would be much better off. It's so much harder when your older. I am 61 going on 62. And don't have as much engery. I do walk and find things to do to keep me busy but it's hard when I have fallen so much and hamstrings are messed up so I am hurting. I always look on positive side. It could always be worse. Would I be happier really skinny? Don't think so. I hust want to look good in clothes and not see the bulges and all. Which stomach will never be flat. Never be what I want so I have to accept what I can't have and look at what I do have. ! And how blessed I am. I can do a lot compared to my gf who has many more health issues than I have. So I will keep going. Fighting my sugar addiction and strive to look my best no matter what weight I am at. ! And keep working out. Doing weights to keep me strong. So the older I get I can keep doing what I am doing. I want to be here for my husband and kids and grand kids. And keep up with them. Which I am !!
So never give up. Cause i don't and I will be healthy and and keep going ! And still on this journey to learn every day how to be better. !

  
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SIMPLY-4-ME 11/20/2012 5:02PM

    Sounds like you're in a good place mentaly and that's half the battle. emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 11/16/2012 5:10PM

    you got this doing the best you can moment to moment day to day

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GOPINTOS 11/16/2012 5:05PM

    The weight loss journey is more like 80% nutrition. Getting a handle on carbs (bad carbs) and cravings, helped the weight to start to come off. That makes exercise easier on the knees, etc but still, it is mostly about what goes in your mouth. Which I think is the good part. It is much easier for me to control what I eat than to try to exercise like a maniac :)

And while I do want to look better, it is ultimately about health. I want to feel better :)

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NESARIAN 11/16/2012 4:59PM

    Thanks for sharing. I could still wear my high school clothes when I turned 50. Menopause hit at 51 and I entered a time warp of weight gain. 50# in one year. I learned then what happiness was about and putting all my happiness on what I weighed was not working. I just want to be healthy! I wish I still weighed 110 but healthy is more important.

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PICTUREME40 11/16/2012 3:54PM

    I'm with you 100%. Fibro has made me feel like a 80 year old grand ma for most of my adult like. But it's not going to stop me from being the best I can be what ever my age I am. I may never get to the weight I was in my 20's but who cares. All I can do is take it day by day. Some are better than others.
Thanks for sharing.
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MEXGAL1 11/16/2012 9:57AM

    We are just about the same age and I really think for me it's all about feeling healthy and good. Each day that I feel good is a gift to me. Eating good whole foods really does it for me and makes me feel optimum.
Thanks for this blog and the reminder.
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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ANDREWMOM 11/16/2012 9:23AM

    I am trying... really!!! Thanks! There is hope for me yet???

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KKKAREN 11/16/2012 9:17AM

    I'm in your age range and your blog really hit home with me. I'm healthy and in fairly good shape from my exercise, that which I can do. And try not to stress too much about the number on the scale. Right now I feel like a pretty hot Grandma at a size 14. Thanks for putting it in prospective.

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I was fooling myself...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I kept telling myself.. you didnt gain weight.. you still can fit in your clothes.. But that really isnt the case.. i gained weight and now i really have to do better with eating.. i am doing exercies.. as much as i can.. hamstring is koilling me after doing a lot of yard work and bending over but i can still walk and do a lot.. so i am walking each night with hubby and dog.. and most mornings too.! But now i have to do better with food.. and have to deal with sweets.. so more journaling.. and more postive attitude.. i know i can do this.. i have before.. i just wished i ncould get another treadmill!!
Sometimes it is hard to have a healthy life style when so much gets in the way.. but i am forever trying to keep on the right tract no matter what.. and now that it is getting cooler i will be doing more!!

  
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PHATPAT18 9/20/2012 10:13AM

    You CAN do it. Using the nutrition trackers will be a great benefit to you.

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SEAWILLOW 9/20/2012 8:42AM

    emoticon I could really relate to your blog. Thank you for sharing your journey! emoticon

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SAM60SUMTHINK 9/19/2012 9:05PM

    Funny how we know what to do and then... whoops. But yesterday is done. The future is in front of us, a clean slate upon which to create.

Sometimes little mantras or even token reminders placed in tempting spots can help and yet not be noticeable to others. For me, certain phrases do it; I just think them and it helps. Purposeful thinking, not passing thoughts. One, "accentuate the positive", came to mind immediately while reading your blog tonight.

You are so right: the 'stuff' that fills the hours of our days - our lives! - pushes what really is a NEED (healthy lifestyle/changes) to the back burner. Time put YOU first. You're worth it. After all, you ARE one Classy Lady!!

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MEXGAL1 9/19/2012 6:35PM

    You can do this. I know you can. Good for you to be honest with yourself. that is the first and best step. check out my blog today as I saw a good guest on Dr. Oz and posted a link... not sure but might help with the sugar craving stuff.
Have a terrific evening.
Sallie

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VONBLACKBIRD 9/19/2012 4:06PM

    emoticon and I'm doing more too to join you.

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FUTUREMRSFENTON 9/19/2012 2:20PM

    Oh momma. You can do anything you put your mind to. You are so much better than me. Believe me i know what a challenge it is.. you know my struggles.

Gotta keep at it.. And no matter what.. you still look great and beautiful everyday. Period. Me.. not so much. But i at least see a very beautiful woman/mother every time i see you.
we need to bike ride more.. and now we can do some of that on weekends. i love you momma. always.

Keep at it. i am here for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RORYLYONS 9/19/2012 11:39AM

    I had the same situation earlier with an injury working outside.. emoticon on your decision to increase your walking... emoticon on hanging in there.. emoticon

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SUGARSMOM2 9/19/2012 10:26AM

  you can do this . you will do this . the easiest person to lie to is yourself . we believe anything we tell our minds . you are getting better you are waling with hubby and dog . good companions to work your magic . you are not alone . sorry for the pain you have suffered .

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LINDA! 9/19/2012 10:18AM

    I know that sometimes injuries really hurt out progress. I am glad that you caught the increase in weight now. I know you can do it. Hope your hamstring feels better soon! emoticon

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PAULALALALA 9/19/2012 9:57AM

    emoticon Way to spot an upward trend and nip it in the bud!

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CHANGING4ME49 9/19/2012 9:53AM

    Good attitute my friend. emoticon Knowing what it is you need to do is half the battle. emoticon

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JO28352 9/19/2012 9:44AM

    You can do this!!!!

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I am adjusting..!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ok things arent how i like them.. hubby after many years of being off weekends..(by the way hes 62) now he has to work weekends.. and only ONE day off.. which is thursday.. ok i am dealing with it.. and we refinanced the house.. so payments are a lot lower and we will never pay off the house.. oh well .. and tried to lower the cable by going with dish but we still have a year to go on contract.. and the lowest it looks like we can go .. and still not many stations.. is 67 dollars.. now that sucks.. we have only family type channels.. and not much else.. i am pissed at that.. but ok.. will deal.. and cut lower.. also went with Metro Pcs.. pay as you go.. and its not too bad.. cause can use my phone for interest too.. so cutting 50 dollars.. so thats one good thing.. so we still dont know how much hubby is getting paid.. so thats what is bugging us.. but hey i am dealing..
I am still walking and doing other exercises and keeping busy so i dont get too frustrated.. the one good thing.. my son and his gf is going to give us some help so we can watch movies and some shows we cant get.. they will work it out for us.. so have to keep going and think positive that things happen for a reason and we will make it thru no matter what.. !!
I have lost inches.. dont know about pounds since i dont have a scale.. so not to worry i know i will get back to my weight i was at!

  
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TRUCKERWIFE2 7/30/2012 9:31AM

    Can understand your frustration. Went from one income to half that within a month 4 1/2 years ago. Finally getting credit back on track. Hope all goes well.

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VONBLACKBIRD 7/26/2012 7:43AM

    My retirement came early for me with having to go on disability..my income was cut in half...Hubby's company closed but thankfully got a new job which was out of town though but paid really well. Thankfully our house had been paid for several years before all this happened..Then with hubby working off and hating it, we decided it was almost time for him to take early retirement..so he worked like crazy for 2 more years at this new place and we pinched pennies so much and got all our bills entirely paid off in 2 years..except for one vehicle payment. We then took one of our money market funds and had a payment sent to us each month which was the amount of the vehicle payment..so he got to retire at 63. He is 66 now and I'm 61 and we both do not regret it...we still pinch pennies and have remodeled the entire house ourselves only when we had extra money to pay for the supplies..we have one bathroom left and will get it completed soon. We raise our own garden now and have a flock of chickens for eggs and hubby hunts for meat each fall and winter..We never go out to eat now but eat healthier. I shop only the sales at the local grocery. Since we live 50+miles from nearest Walmarts or large town, we only shop over there once a month for necessities and then we usually stock up..We keep ourselves involved in our home and craft projects and family and church activities. And we both love life. Oldest son paid for a motel room to come down to visit this past June..so life is good.

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ROIETMOM 7/25/2012 4:50PM

  We've had to cut expenses quite a lot in the past couple of years. It's hard and it gets tiring not being able to do some of the things friends can. I think your consistency with your exercise will help relieve the stress. emoticon

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NESARIAN 7/25/2012 1:20PM

    Great attitude! you can do this!

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MEXGAL1 7/25/2012 1:15PM

    Yes you WILl get to the weight you want...know that you can do it!

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Changes are hard..

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Well another change.. hubby used to get weekends off.. so now that wont be any more.. new boss sent him home early yesterday.. about 12.. and hes off today.. also sounds like he wont be getting the same pay.. soooooooooooooo changes.. did refinancing on house... cel phoneso house payment will be lower.. and now getting cel phones lower price per month and internet too.. then we will lower bill on cable.. not as many stations and all.. also.. truck will be paid off soon so that will help. Hubby is going down to SS office to see if he can get social security and how much can he make per month and not go over..so he might retire and work just part time.
Its a lot to take in and deal with.. and i know it will be ok.. but hard to deal with.. so i was sleeping good now i am not.. i guess evern thou hubby told me not to worry.. i am.. i cant help it..!! Life goes on and i just want hubby not to work too hard and to be happy.. i worry about him too..

  
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TRUCKERWIFE2 7/21/2012 9:55AM

    Dh lost his job 4 years ago and got a new job within a month at half the pay. If you have credit cards many of them will help you with hardship programs. I've paid off one of them this way and will have the other paid off within the year. Most creditors are willing to work with people than taking it the shorts. Hope everything works out for you. emoticon

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NIMAWEYGH 7/19/2012 12:59PM

    Oh Geri it seems you and I are rowing the same boat. Worker's compensation stopped my check (still hurt they have not even attempted to fix my back or knee) so my income is 0 until January. So all the bills fall on my DH now who also draws his disability.

Like you we are now using the pay as you go cell phones from Wal-mart and that alone saved us 79.00 a month, we cut off the cable and are using an antenna and our Netflex, we are not driving my car at all so no gas there, we are refinancing the other newer car so that payment will go down 200.00 and we are just cutting corners all we can.

Now we are talking more, reading more, playing cards and a few board games and it is wonderful.

Don't let the change get to your health and I will start sending up prayers. Just think back in the day, EVERYONE got along fine with old fashion antenna's outside the house with only about 6 channels, there were NO cell phones or computers and I think we were healthier for it.

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Only thing I refused to give up was the internet........heck all my friends live on it.

Chin up gal, love ya dearly. emoticon

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MEXGAL1 7/19/2012 10:43AM

    So sorry for the changes...changes can be so hard. By the way, last time I was in the states having a hard time sleeping I found an over the counter aide that really helped me. It's a chewable tablet called midnite. All natural ingredients. You might try it.
best of everything to you!
sallie


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RMKMGMGM04 7/19/2012 10:16AM

    Changes are indeed very tough! Especially when your used to something for so long. With lowering your bills and doing a refi, just think, you'll be able to spend more time with your wonderful hubby:) It will all work out in the end.

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