Monday, January 17, 2011
This series is premiering right now on A&E. I am recording it because I have a lot of online catching up to do tonight. It will follow 2 people every week (20 people in all) on their weight loss journeys. This show WILL give you motivation to eat right and get moving. If these people can do it, so can you!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
So, I took down the tree today, re-arranged the living room and put some of the Christmas decor up in the attic. So what happens tonight? After I give the kids a bath and whilehubby is taking a shower, I go in the basement and there is water all over the laundry room and in the back storage area. The hot water heater burst! Yeah. It's been a long evening. Having a couple glasses of red wine so I can sleep soundly tonight!
Christmas night we had water over half the laundry room because we had roots in our lateral line. In the past we've had issues (flooding in the basement because of hurricanes, laundry hose on the loose, etc.) but never two incidents this close together. Is God testing our patience or what? We will survive. I am very thankful hubby has a friend who is a plumber and came over to help and will be back tomorrow morning. Guess who doesn't get to take a shower until this is all fixed? Me of course ;-)
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Hello Spark friends! Happy New Year! I hope these past few days of the new year have helped you decide on what your goals will be in 2011 and that you are taking the steps needed to achieve them. I was trying to be optimistic, but over the past few days, things have been bringing me down.
A few days ago (Sunday to be exact), I went through all my e-mails from SparkPeople and then went to the groups I am a leader for and welcomed every new team mate I could. I am so looking forward to incorporating SP and the members here into my life again! Even though I was feeling tired, I pushed myself to exercise. Although I did not feel any more energetic, I felt at least I did it. This was all on Sunday.
Yesterday, Monday, my tummy and digestive system was really bad. IBS or just paybacks from all the wrong foods I had been eating over the holidays? Today its a little better, but not enough that I feel I could get on the elliptical. And I weighed myself and it is official, I have gained 5 lbs back, so I have re-adjusted my weight on Sp to reflect the gain.
Then today, I had to take my dog to the vet because he needed his anal glands expressed. (I had dogs growing up and never knew of this problem until this dog....more info. here if you are interested:
He was actually into the vet for this same thing 3 days before Christmas but the vet could not express anything from the right side and told us to bring him back if he persisted licking or scooting. Well, we didn't bring him back in time and now she did express the right side, but he has an infection. This happened over the summer and let me tell you, it was miserable. Mainly because the steroid prednisone they put him on makes him drink water like crazy and then he pees on the rug!!!! We've had this dog for 12 years and he never had accidents, but this medication makes him not be able to hold it throughout the night. I'm in for a long week and a half and I'm hoping to try to not let accidents happen, but it's almost impossible. I'll be awakened during the night hearing him go on the rug. Last time he woke me up to go, but then he went on the rug anyway! I'm just a but bummed by all this.
Lastly, I feel my S.A.D.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) kicking in. It just might be a combination of the holidays being over and finally being able to NOT run around like a chicken with its head cut off! You'd think I'd be overjoyed to finally get some down time? The Christmas tree is still up. I plan on taking it down tomorrow. I guess I need to go sit in front of one of those lights
I called my husband when we got home from the vet and he was not happy with the prednisone Rx. So he called the vet and spoke to her after he did some research online. Turns out prednisone can be harmful to older dogs, not to mention there are other ways this can be handled....Omega Fatty acids being one way. So for now, we are NOT giving him the prednisone and hopefully will hold off and be able to return the meds (expensive!) I am feeling a bit relieved about this since it is a big burden off of me
Monday, December 13, 2010
Hello Spark Friends!
I just wanted to stop by to tell you all that I have been spinning the wheel (when I remember) on SparkPeople, but that's about it. I've been so busy shopping for presents, wrapping presents, cleaning the house, laundry, throwing a surprise sleepover party for my daughter, cleaning up, then having a family birthday party for my daughter. The a dear friend and neighbor lost her 2 year battle with cancer on Saturday 12/11/10, so I will be attending her funeral on Wednesday morning. None of the Christmas gifts are wrapped and I still need to buy some more gifts for certain people. I am trying to take a breather, but it is difficult. I can't wait to get back to a more 'normal' routine that include exercise and eating properly. I miss SparkPeople, but right now there isn't a lot of time to squeeze it in. I will return soon though!
Merry Christmas friends!
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