Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I mentioned yesterday that I'm struggling with some issues. Well, none of the situations have changed, but my attitude is a little better. (Thank you to those of you who prayed) . I thank God that He has kept me from gorging on bad-for-me food.....I'm an emotional eater. God has promised to supply all my needs, and I'm claiming that promise.
Since I've been burning so MANY calories with the painting job, I have allowed myself to intake a few extra calories, but it's not emotional eating (what a change from my 'usual'). Breakfast this morning was lo-fat yogurt with granola on top, a clemintine, V8 lo-sodium juice, and coffee (black, no sweetener) - not a bad start to the day. I know, the granola wasn't exactly lo-fat, but I wanted some crunch.
My DH has gone to his monthly breakfast-with-the-boys he used to work with (they're all retired now), and I'm taking part of the morning off from painting. Good for my soul. I'll get back to it later, and hope we can finish today so we can move furniture back in our bedroom tomorrow. Right now, I have clothes in 2 or 3 other rooms! Besides, our guest room bed is only a double, and we're used to sleeping on a queen....what a difference! LOL
Have a great 'Sparking' day, y'all.
Monday, October 11, 2010
I've taken a shower just now, so I may begin to feel human again soon. Before my shower, I painted for six hours....just took a 15 minute break for lunch. We're not finished yet, but at least we've made good headway today. That, and the fact that I burned a kazillion calories today are the only 2 things I feel good about at the moment. sigh.
Forgive me, I'm struggling w/something, and don't yet see my way out of it.
I do hope you all are having a great day, and I promise to continue eating as 'right' as I can.
Saturday, October 09, 2010
We had to 'scuff' (sand) all the shiny surfaces (they'd been painted with oil paint), and that took 2-1/2 hrs this morning. After lunch, I crawled around on my hands and knees, painting all the baseboards. That took another 2-1/2 hrs. I'm bushed! Hopefully I'll sleep well tonight. It'll be Monday before we tackle more painting.
After church tomorrow, we'll stay to count the offering, then hurry home to change clothes. Our grandson has another baseball game. So far, they've done very well this fall, and the weather should cooperate tomorrow - sunny, with temps into the mid-70's or so. I'm thinking shorts and a sleeveless shirt.
I weighed myself this morning, and the scale hasn't budged for two weeks. My official weigh-in day is tomorrow, so we'll see if all of today's activity made any difference in the downward direction.
With everything out of our bedroom (for the painting) I can't get to my treadmill, so I'm getting cardio by painting. Hopefully we'll be able to move things back into the bedroom on Wednesday; but I'm dreading that - my DH and I moved everything out by ourselves, and I still have many bruises to show for it. Thankfully, most of them can be covered when I go to church tomorrow. Cross your fingers that I don't have any need to go to the hospital any time soon - they'd probably call the police, thinking my DH has abused me. LOL
Time to Rest well, everyone.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Yes, we should have painted it before getting new carpet (which looks nice, by the way), but we didn't think of it. We are planning to buy paint shortly and get started on the walls and trim. The carpet does look nice, but is more mustard-colored than either of us thought it would be. Oh well, we think it'll 'grow' on us.
I had to watch out for 10 kittens this morning as I cleaned their room at the shelter. They are darling, and growing fast. I sure hope they all find homes soon, for their sakes, and because that would enable us to take more from the SPCA, etc. I hate to think that so many adorable cats have to be put down because there's no one to take them home.
Construction has started on the shelter's new dog house. We'll be able to take in twice as many dogs, and have two 'show' rooms, and just plain more space when it's all completed. It's going to take months, tho'.
Have a marvelous 'sparking' day, y'all.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
We're to get new bedroom carpeting tomorrow, so today was move-everything-out-of-the-bedroom day. It took 2-1/2 hrs and I'm bushed! To give you some idea, we have a headboard w/an attached light bridge, all attached to two tall (heavy!) 'piers' (or towers) of drawers. Then there is my tall chest of drawers, and my husbands HUGE chest of drawers. We also have a bookcase jam-packed with books. First we took everything out of the bookcase, the chests and piers, disassemble the pier-lightbridge-headboard then moved everything to other rooms.
I'm not doing ANY other strength or cardio exercise today.
Although it isn't raining at our house, it's dreary outside today. Think I'll curl up with a book and take a nap this afternoon.
Have a great day y'all
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