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Friday, 7/25/14

Friday, July 25, 2014




We made it through swim lessons for this summer!!! All the different classes and teachers played a fun game of water polo together.



Maegann passed her level and it was one the instructor told them the first day is the toughest class to pass so nobody expected to make it through. After the way it began (in tears because it was so hard) she ended so happy and absolutely charmed by her teacher Preston. Isaac needs to retake his level which is not surprising as he has never passed any level other than mom/tot swim because he has a thing about the back float or back stroke. He just doesn't like the way the water gets in his nose. It's mostly an autism sensory thing for him. We've passed him along to this point, but there's no way he can go to the next class without pushing past that feeling. I told him even if he's done now it is okay. He knows how to swim, can go to the deep water to dive and that's the most important thing. All these other strokes are not.

After lunch we headed to the YMCA to swim. I had to stay with Dakota (the autistic 6 yr old that Maegann watches each week) the entire time due to age requirements. I was okay with that, but goodness did I get a workout! Climbing those steps to the waterslide about 15 times... manuevering the "not-so-lazy" river (no tubes to float it) for a very long part of our two hour stay... and resistance work on the arms/shoulders as I had to hang onto a chunky, slippery boy down that fast and twisty slide. It was a lot of fun though.

Tonight I went for my Bountiful Basket so my morning would be free tomorrow as I need to head to Boise about 9:15 for an all day doTerra conference. Looking forward to a day away by myself. Afterwards (it's over about 5) I'm going to one of my upline's to borrow some items for the booth I'm doing next month.

  
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CARRIE1948 7/26/2014 8:52AM

    Sounds like it was fun, though

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/26/2014 8:41AM

    Sounds like you had a fun time at the Y! Congrats on Maegann passing on to the next level! That is great! Enjoy your day today. Can't wait to hear all about it!

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NELLIEC 7/26/2014 12:01AM

    Wow, you DID get a workout!

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Thursday, 7/24/14

Thursday, July 24, 2014




Enjoying a much quieter day. Here's the quick recap:

*slept in a little
*schoolwork
*swim lessons
*quick trip to Walmart (had to get another item for dad)
*watched MasterChef online while Sparking
*checked email
*6 loads of laundry (Replacement part came and washer is working great!)

Swim lessons were cold today as it was barely 66 degrees at 11:30 a.m. We've had high 90s and 100s for a month so the change felt cold. Back up in the higher numbers tomorrow for the final day of class.



I also helped the hubby get the measurements for the yard shed. He's getting closer to that cement slab getting put in place!



Tomorrow: School and my Saturday cleaning chores since I'll be gone on Saturday for a doTerra event all day long.

  
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BLESSED2BEME 7/25/2014 1:46PM

    Busy, busy, busy but always so organized and ready for anything. Thanks for continuing to inspire me Janet.

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DOROTHYBERO 7/25/2014 8:10AM

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CARRIE1948 7/25/2014 7:24AM

    How do you like the EOs?

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TINATC26 7/25/2014 5:56AM

    That pool looks so inviting!! Only you would call a day that includes 6 different activities (one of which is SIX loads of laundry!) "calm," Janet!! emoticon

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/24/2014 9:07PM

    I'm glad that today was much calmer!

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PENNYPEARLS 7/24/2014 7:58PM

    Wow! You are able to accomplish a lot. We have a shed and it is nice to have the extra space. emoticon

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Wednesday, 7/23/14

Wednesday, July 23, 2014




Today is one of those days that just totally has a mind all it's own and I hung on for the ride! Here's the quick rundown:

*Took dad to the eye doctor for a recheck. Good news...no new lenses needed.
*Two quick stops on the way home.
*10 minutes home before taking the kids to swim lessons.
*Taco Time for lunch with the kids.
*Shopping at Walmart as dad needed a couple items so I tacked groceries onto the trip.
*Stopped at Assisted Living to deliver dad's items.
*Home to throw dinner together as we had to eat by 5 p.m.
*Took Isaac to counseling at 5:45.
*Took Maegann back to a different Walmart to get the sheets she wanted to go with the comforter she bought earlier.
*Home and checking email/Spark at 9:00 p.m.

To say I'm tired and ready to crash is an understatement! LOL

Tomorrow.... nothing on the list other than swim lessons to take us out of the house. Yeah!!!!! We will get a full day of school done and I can catch up on laundry and cleaning. Just breathing a sigh of relief that I can be home.



BL Challenge - Team Emerald: Tomorrow is our 6th weigh-in! Go Emeralds!


Wii Fit: Planning to get this fired up tomorrow. Now that I'm off the program that required lower exercise I have to step it up!

  
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DOROTHYBERO 7/24/2014 10:55AM

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CARRIE1948 7/24/2014 9:23AM

    Glad you'll have a day with less driving

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/24/2014 8:29AM

    And I thought that my day was crazy yesterday! You got me beat! Hope that your Thursday stays calmer.

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DONNABRIGHT 7/24/2014 7:10AM

    Don't forget to take care of you!

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TINATC26 7/24/2014 6:13AM

    Yikes, what a day! I hope you rested well my friend...

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NELLIEC 7/23/2014 11:53PM

    Wow, I bet you are ready to crash!

I pray for deep peaceful sleep for you!

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Tuesday, 7/22/14

Tuesday, July 22, 2014




Well, I did it. I spoke with the Nutritionist about going off program for the first time since October. She gave me my instructions and what to watch for so I'd know when to make changes. There was a sense of relief as I left though as it was one less weekly appointment to attend, but there was also a sense of "oh no" because I was now back in control of things again. I can do it, but it's a fair concern as I have had issues forever with weight gain. More reason to get an appointment with my own counselor soon so I can deal with the whole "never good enough" piece that does play into this with emotional eating.

We had our in-home time with Isaac's counselor this afternoon and I believe this will be good for all of us as he can see how badly we communicate sometimes. LOL He did catch that I am stressed right now so I filled him in on my latest and he also figured out the difficulty we have with Maegann wanting to "be the parent" at times because she knows what is expected and Isaac isn't doing it. Said he can help with that a bit. Another reason for her to have a counselor of her own for awhile too that will actually work with her on the autism stuff. That's what we wanted before, but the bully stuff was really at the forefront at that time unfortunately.

Tim stayed home and worked on the fence/gate since it was already 3:30 and a friend came over to play with Maegann so I headed to church to get the co-op supplies put away and some other shelves organized. Nice having that job checked off the list for September!

Tomorrow begins with a repeat eye doctor visit with my dad so we can make sure the good eye has the right lens script. Won't be home long before it is time to take the kids to swim lessons. Only 3 more days of those. Nothing else for the day other than Isaac's counseling appointment (individual one) at their office at 5:45. We had to rearrange appointments around swimming.

  
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LADYDARYA 7/23/2014 7:26PM

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TINATC26 7/23/2014 9:47AM

    I understand your concern about being off the program, Janet, but you know what you need to do, and the key will be not throwing the baby out with the bathwater if you slip up. You can do it!

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/23/2014 9:12AM

    You can do it Janet! Have a great Wednesday!

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CARRIE1948 7/23/2014 8:10AM

    Sounds like there may be some relief in the future

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DOROTHYBERO 7/23/2014 7:53AM

    Sounds like a good day!

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NELLIEC 7/23/2014 12:03AM

    It sounds like the day was filled but not rushed. It does sound like the counseling will help everyone. emoticon

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Monday, 7/21/14

Monday, July 21, 2014




I must start this blog stating that I did well turning my talk around this morning when I would notice my frustration rising with little boy. I am going to have to work hard at remembering to do that so I can change the voice inside my head to reflect the truth. These are his choices and I am not a failure if I do all I can and he still chooses differently. (Thank you Trish for validating that thought!)

I calmly made it through the morning even with kids being fussy with each other at the vet office. I wanted to leave them home, but they wanted to go. LOL I was thankful for the help though getting the houndies in and out of the truck. My first time taking the "new to us" Dodge Dakota! Really need to get it cleaned inside and out though...still a mess, but we haven't made it a priority yet with all the dirty projects going in and out of the truck bed.

Swim lessons went well for both of them (4 more to go!) and then we came home for lunch. I did call the chiropractor's office while at the pool and made an appointment for this afternoon to once again reset these emotions. I couldn't believe I actually waivered about whether or not to do that over supply boxes for co-op! I am glad I placed myself as the priority, but that tells you how off my internal balance was today.

I'm thankful I went in.... my balance was way off and he had to work harder than usual to restore it. He then went after my emotions and said that something was attached to my heart so he cleared out those negatives for me. Interesting.... I know it is working because I'm tired. He also advised me to discontinue my current weight loss program as my brain is just not getting the healthy fats that it needs. He said since I've been doing this long-term (since October) my brain just can't keep things going as smoothly so it is time to make changes. I promised him I would switch to the next stage tomorrow when I see the Nutritionist. Have to get my metabolism regulated. I am sad that I only have 40 pounds to go, but I am happy that I am down 87 lb. and gave myself a jump-start on my health. If I find the last 40 just won't go on their own over the next six months I can go back on this program for a month or two and finish it off, but for now I know this is the right thing to do.

Now, for the irony of the decision made (co-op supplies vs. my health). I did get all the pencils sharpened and distributed into their individual class bags. That was the hardest part of the task at hand for the supply boxes. I only need about a dozen items from the office store and know exactly what boxes they go into and that will take all of about 10 minutes!

Tonight's decision.... go to Costco or not with my daughter to do price shopping and pick up a few items. The tiredness is what is getting me, but I know she could use an outing. Feeling very sad today about her hamster. If not, we'll go tomorrow instead.

Tomorrow: Nutritionist, swim lessons, Isaac's counselor here at the house.



Bible study: I have been able to find more time lately to work on my individual bible study time. Very thankful about that! I am working through Beth Moore's "James" study and honestly maybe there was a reason it took me so long because the lessons are so relevant to things happening in and around our family right now. I knew I was being pushed to do this study about a year ago and had only gotten through two weeks of the eight by the time we moved to the new house. At any rate...I'm now on the seventh week and learning so much. Need to start looking for a new one soon!



BL Challenge - Team Emerald: This week marks our 6th weigh-in out of 10! The time is flying by! So proud of this group too...they are doing amazing things and working so hard! Go Emeralds! Karen's an awesome co-leader too!



5% Challenge - Team Daisy: I haven't been doing very well with this challenge, but I'm sticking with it.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 7/22/2014 8:36AM

    I'm glad to hear that you did put yourself first yesterday! Hope today goes smoothly!

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CARRIE1948 7/22/2014 8:06AM

    It is hard to learn to put yourself first. But, if you don't, things spiral out of control more easily. Good for you for making yourself a priority.

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DIANNEMT 7/21/2014 8:16PM

    Glad you know you made YOU the priority! And you are an important part of the Daisy team--whether or not you feel successful at it!!

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