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An Eye Opening Week

Saturday, June 26, 2010

This week has been a eye opener for me as my weight has gone down. I noticed yesterday that I had to adjust the seat in my car, cause my feet didn't reach the pedals as well....and no I am not getting shorter yet (not quite at that age). It was strange, cause it's something I never thought about. I guess my butt must be getting smaller, which is a very good thing.

I also put on a size 18 pair of pants yesterday, that didn't have any elastic in the waist!! In Feb 2009 I was to the place where I was moving into a size 24. It is such a great feeling to be able to SEE these changes and know that, even though the scale may say that I'm not losing the lbs very fast, that my body is adjusting to the pounds that I have lost. It has taken me since Feb 2009 to lose 40 lbs, but since I can't exercise very well, I am very pleased with myself.

I challenge everyone that reads this to start today to get those pounds gone. Yes it takes work at the start, but I am now to the place where it isn't work anymore. You HAVE to know that you are worth the effort and that you CAN do it. I want everyone to feel the way that I felt yesterday when I realized how things have changed for me over the last year and a half. I HATE to fly, but I can't wait to sit in the seat on the airplane and see how I fit now!!!

Please stop today and think about how you could feel in a year or after losing 40 lbs. Did you know that for every 10 lbs you lose, you take 100 lbs of pressure off of your knees? My doctor told me that on Thursday.



Where do I start........

Sunday, June 06, 2010

It has been a very hard two weeks. We sold my deceased In Laws house and have to have it cleaned out by the 21st. So the last couple of weeks I have been over there going through desks and paper and dishes......etc. It has been a real chore and I am so sore and tired. My hands don't want to move the way they should since the RA is pretty bad and they hurt. Most of it is done, but my sister in law is useless. All she does is sit in the sun and order people around. She didn't lift a finger to help pack anything up. And she so controlling. She is forcing things on my Step daughter without even asking me if I want any of it. She gave her a candy dish that is about 100 years old and didn't even look at me as far asking me if I wanted it. Mike is really upset with her about these things also. He said that she is about as useful as "tits on a boar".....sorry if that offends anyone, but that sums it up very nicely.

My Step-daughter and I have been planning their wedding for Sept 2. Now Julie (my step daughter) is a very influential young lady and puts way to into some of the things that people tell her. We have planned this wedding and have a spot to rent close by. Since this garage sale and her spending time with my SIL, the plans have now changed to where the date is different and it will take place at my SIL house that is 1.5 hours away from where most of the people live. Besides that, if it is held at her house, SHE will be in charge, not Julies mom or me. My SIL won't be able to sit by and let us be the "Moms". Mike is really upset about this also. He knows how his SIL is and knows that it just won't work. Julie thinks that her aunt is now her best friend and she will do anything to keep that relationship going. She doesn't realize that this isn't a good relationship and we will have to try to talk with her about it without making Julie feel like she is doing something wrong. Very touchy situation.

But......I got to see Brayden (my new grandbaby) alot over the last couple of weeks. He was really fussy yesterday, but I was able to take him in my arms and just rock back and forth, and he went right to sleep. That happened TWO times. It felt so good to hold that baby and put him to sleep. He is such a cutie. I need to post some new pics soon. I was so busy, I didn't take any during the sale and that was a big mistake on my part. But I will get some soon and get them up. Julie has turned in a good mommy, even at her young age and her boyfriend has turned into a great daddy. She is having a hard time pulling away from Mike though, and needs to realize that she has a family now. Not that she doesn't need her dad, but that he won't be in her life as much as before. She has to learn to go rely on her husband for the things that her dad was there for. I'm sure that she will get just takes time.

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GERIKRAGH 6/7/2010 10:16AM

    Good luck. Watch Ur eating with all the stress U are going through.

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DORIS104 6/7/2010 9:22AM

    Not yet, her dad is going to talk with her about it and help her see that it isn't a good idea. We also told her that we will pay for the hall that is closer so that won't be a burden on them. It won't be a happy wedding if she has it at my SIL house.

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MOMMY2KB 6/6/2010 10:29PM

    I'm sorry you are going through this. Are you able to let your stepdaughter know how important the plans that you made together are?

I hope everything goes well for you.


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Thursday, June 03, 2010

I am sitting here with the urge to eat everything in site!!!!!! I have had this coming on for about a week, and tonight my husband isn't home and it seems like a free for all night as far as food goes. I haven't had these cravings for about a year and I don't want to blow it now. I though that if I sat here and blogged that the cravings may go away. I'm not really craving bad stuff, but those cherries in the kitchen sure look good and I bought some fresh grapefruit that is really sweet. I am trying to stop this feeling so maybe someone can help me.

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_MRSFISH_ 6/5/2010 12:24AM

    How did the night end up? Did you get a handle on your cravings? At least you were craving good things like cherries and grapefruit! I've been having big time cravings the last few days. Today was good, but earlier this week it was crazy! You sound like had a good plan of attack. I should start doing that... fighting cravings with sparking!

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New Medicene was approved!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I found out that the new med they want to try for my arthritis has been approved by the insurance and that I will get my first infusion this week. I really hope that it helps, since I have been hurting a lot lately and the Remicade just didn't last as long as it should. It was supposed to go 6-8 weeks in between treatments, but mine seemed to only last about 3-4 weeks. It is a low does chemo treatment, so they don't want to do it that often. I really hope that this will be a better med, and I won't have it wear off as soon.

Yesterday, at my FIL house was a disaster just like I expected. The house has been sold and we need to have everything out by the 21st. My SIL is such a control freak and she just latched onto my step daughter and started forcing all of the kitchen stuff on to her, without any regard to what I might want. I know that my step daughter is just setting up house, but there are things that I would have replaced at my house and given her to use instead. But it is over now and I just need to let it go.

I was packing up the china cabinet, and took out this really fragile Pegasus glass piece. All I did was take it from the cabinet and set it on the table and the glass statue fell off the base and broke into pieces. Mike said that it had to be cracked at the inbetween the base and the statue in order for that to happen. The only thing that held it to the base was a really thin piece of glass and the statue was rather large. When it fell it also hit a toothpick holder that was really old and broke it. I was crying since the Pegasus was one that my husband gave his mom years ago. He of course said that it was a accident, which it was, and told me that it wasn't that important. I know he just said that to make me feel better, and that he was rather hurt. I have all the pieces, and will try to get it restored for him. He doesn't want me to, but I know that he would really like it if I did.

Brayden was very good until the last hour that we were getting everything that was being kept loaded up in the trucks. But I have to say that he was a great distraction, and he is such a good baby. Nikki really is very lucky and is starting to show that she is a good mommy.

I am really concerned about Mikes back also. The pain is starting to go down the back of his leg, and there is so much to do that his dad's house. He won't take it easy either, but has his limits because of the pain. I just hope it isn't a disc. If we find out that he doesn't have a bulging disc, then we will find a chiropractor for him to go to. Hopefully, that will be the fix for him.

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ALLIEINSHAPE 5/30/2010 3:17PM

    Hope you find some relief for your arthritis pain with this new medication. My knees have been very bad the past couple days with the humidity.

Doesn't it always happen that the things we like or that mean the most are the ones that get broken but nothing ever happens to the junky things. And very difficult to divide up family items without some strife. I know my mother gave my brother her good china and silver because he was the "son" and then my sister-in-law went and sold them right away for the money (I doubt it she even got much for them). I was so upset. But then I have to remember these are just THINGS, even it there are memories attached to them for me, apparantly not for them. These memories or thinking I could use this stuff "someday" is why my place is still cluttered with things that I am working on letting go. Your health, family and friends are always more important than THINGS.

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I'M MOVING OUT..............

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My boss just doesn't get I'm moving out. I was off for 4 days...4 wonderful, busy, fulfilling days!! I accomplished a lot at home, rested, spent time with Mike, gardened, etc. Then I get to work on Monday morning in a very good mood and ready to tackle my work that no body did while I was gone. So I find out that one of the managers made a HUGE mistake in the cash report and since I am the bookkeeper, it was mine to deal with. Well, Mr Macho decided that it was the day to do all the employee reviews, so I couldn't do any of my work. There is the training room that he could have done them in, but no, he had to use HIS office (that is what I found out that he calls it). Anyway, I did address this with one of the assistant mangers and she agreed that he is not going to change, so she gave me permission to get what I needed to have the training room functional for my purpose. I just can't believe that this store manger would purposely keep his employees from doing their work. I wasn't the only one that it effected on Monday either.

So today he wasn't in this morning, and I got down to business on the problem with the cash report and it was much more involved than I expected. I spent all morning on it and when he came in at 2 pm, he still had more reviews to do. I looked at him and asked him if he knew what I was dealing with. So my co worker was standing there and gave him the evil eye also....LOL I told him that the ledger was due, the problems with the cash report, my Hallmark order needed to get done, and the expense report was due. He was still going to kick me out, but reluctantly, he said that he would leave HIS office and go in the other room. That was after my co worker literally pushed him out of the office and said that is the way I need to handle things from now on.

Well tomorrow, after work, I am going shopping and getting everything I need for the other office and move in. That way, I won't have to worry about it anymore. One of these days, maybe he will grow up.

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MOMMY2KB 5/26/2010 9:32AM

    I hope you enjoy YOUR new office. The guy sounds like an idiot full of power control issues. I'm glad to hear that you and a co-worker were able to get him to move if even for a moment. Some people, like your boss, just never get it do they?

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SLIMMERKIWI 5/26/2010 4:21AM

    I was off work for 6 MONTHS after my accident. Where I worked NO-ONE did any filing (that was my job with the hard-copies) When I returned to work on reduced hours AND reduced days I had to try to struggle to "catch up". Fortunately none of the stuff was important other than to keep for tax purposes, because it was all on the computer. Still ............. L-) My boss didn't have his own office - it was where I was, where the fax was, the photocopier was, the paper shredder, etc. IF he had anyone, he used to take them to the lunch room! At least he was a bit more considerate that way.



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ALLIEINSHAPE 5/26/2010 1:04AM

    Assert yourself and stand your ground. I am stressed just hearing all you have to do. So glad I am retired from investment accounting. Very familiar that no one does your work when you are away. I used to stay late before holidays to make sure everything possible was done ahead, and then when I got back I had to stay late again fixing the mistakes of whoever was supposed to cover for me. And then they would never pay me for overtime because they said I was slow and should be able to get it all done during regular hours. Even though I worked thru lunch and no breaks either. Of course now that I'm gone they decided some of my "vital" tedious procedures were not needed anymore (no one wanted to do them). Take it easy and don't let them take advantage of you there. Hope your move to your new "office" works out.

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