Friday, September 16, 2011
A few days ago I came downstairs in the morning to start my coffee and when I walked into the kitchen I saw the freezer door wide open. Apparently when my son took something out of it the night before, it never closed properly and now I had a puddle.
What a mess! The ice tray was completely melted, there was a multi-colored puddle on the bottom of ice pops that leaked and everything was defrosted. I was crazed!!!
I had some wild caught salmon (which is very expensive) and lots of chicken that I bought on sale etc. Since I had to run off to work and my son (who I was screaming at) had to go off to school, I just threw out what was falling out and shut the door. I would deal with it when I got home.
I posted on facebook how upset I was and my cousin called me. He said that I was being overly cautious and that most of the things there were just fine. I could refreeze just about everything and that the things I was unsure about refreezing I should just cook. Really? Well, what a relief....
So for dinner I made all the salmon. There was quite a bit so I made it several ways. My son was at wrestling practice and I wanted it done when he got home. While I was waiting for him I tasted a little piece. It was delicious.
I went to pick up the boys at practice. As I was dropping off his friends I felt it. My stomach started to growl. Then it got worse and worse. As soon as we got home I headed for the bathroom. Yup, I was sick. Thank goodness I just had a little piece and was only in the bathroom maybe 5 times!! I threw it all away.
What's for dinner my son asked? Salmon? No I called from the bathroom, cereal!!!
Went on the rampage and threw out all the rest of the chicken and fish. Should have done this in the first place. Lesson learned!!!!
Oh, and I'm fine today, thanks :)
Sunday, September 11, 2011
What a difficult day this is for everyone. As a New Yorker I think it is especially hard.
I work in NYC. Ten years ago today I was recovering from shoulder surgery and my client had called and asked me to come in just a bit later. It was so fortunate that she did.
I came out of the shower and turned on the TV to see the weather and traffic before I went in and all I saw as the first tower burning. I sat down on the bed, mesmerized by what I was seeing. No one knew yet that it wasn't a horrible accident but terrorists.
My phone started ringing. It was my cousin who lived in DC. He wanted to know if I understood what was going on and to see if I were still home. While on the phone with him he heart sirens. He looked out his window to see smoke coming from the Pentagon. We were both horrified.
Then I saw the second plane hit. It wasn't real, it just couldn't be happening. I started feeling sick. My brother, my husband and my daughter's father were all in the city. I knew they weren't in that area but you never know! I couldn't reach them. Phone lines and cell lines were jammed.
My girlfriend called me hysterical. Her husband worked in the towers. She couldn't reach him. It was all such a nightmare. Hours later, we finally got a hold of him. He was one of the lucky ones. He got out in the nick of time, covered in soot, running for his life, but alive. He is ok physically, but emotionally will never be the same with the things he saw and endured.
My family was all ok. I ran to the school and got my children out. I hugged and kissed them and reassured them all their loved ones were ok.
They don't remember much of that day but for sure, I will never forget. Let's give them all some thoughts and prayers today, both for those we lost and those that survived. Life will never be the same.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I can't believe it's been a month since I've written a blog. Seems life can really get in the way!!!
I have been thinking about triggers today. This past week, although I have been getting on the treadmill almost every day, my eating has been out of control. I couldn't figure it out until.......
Yesterday, my ex came over for a meeting with the bank. We refinanced the house because interest rates are so much lower and we could save a lot of money each month. I realized that seeing him causes me stress, lots and lots of stress!!
I think that I eat to swallow all those unhappy, upsetting feelings. Just the anticipation of having to sit with him at a table, and to be nice to him when what I really wanted to do was punch him in the nose....well, you get the picture.
I woke up today and realized what I had been doing. I feel a little better now. I know he is a big trigger for me and I really need to not let that get to me.
I'm going to work on this, really.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I haven't lost any weight in two weeks. I am not exactly sure why this is but I have been put on some new medication exactly two weeks ago so I am going to attribute it to that.
What's driving me crazy is that the scale registers EXACTLY the same weight each time I get on it, down to the oz. There has been no change at all!
I haven't stopped exercising and I have been eating exactly as I should. I am hoping that there will be something to show for this by this weekend. It is a little disheartening to work so hard and see nothing on the scale but......I do notice that my clothes seem to be looser and that makes me smile.
The next pound I lose will make it a full 10 lbs since the beginning of May. I guess that's why I want to see it so badly.
I know I have a ways to go because I gained so much weight this past year and I have no intention of stopping. I just wish that darn scale would move!!!!
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