Thursday, May 26, 2011
The past 24 hours have been a test of my faith and my resilience and I can truly say this Thursday morning, I am still standing! I am thanking God I was home when the apartment over my own hot water tank burst sent gallons and gallons of water into my humble home. Thank goodness I was able to get a hold of complex management team who were very proactive to reassure me that I would be made whole again. Hallelujah for USAA renters insurance who took my claim with care, offered cleaning assistance and just gave me an overall sense of security during this minor inconvenience. I say minor because I was put up in an hotel down the street from where I live and my apartment complex will reimburse me for my poodles boarding. Right now the plan is to get back into my home by Saturday morning and the clean up continues
My furniture is being securely stored and will probably not be returned to me until Tuesday. The cleaning company just called me to make arrangements to clean any of my clothes, curtains that gotten wet during the my downpour. I will be without internet and cable access this long weekend, but my apartment complex has wi-fi in the clubhouse and I have 24 hour access and will be able to log on My carpets will be cleaned and ceiling replaced and I look at this as a big push on my spring cleaning. I guess my biggest tragedy of this minor inconvenience is that I broke three acrylic nails , ate a horrible patty melt from Denny's last night and broke down and had a cup of coffee with cream and splenda this morning from the free hot breakfast bar I had to pull myself up by the bootstraps and get my act together and not let the stress send me into a free for all food binge. I was able to go back to my apartment last night and get my work clothes for today and tomorrow, get a few creature comforts, my laptop charger and I had some fruit and protein powder to eat. No matter what I am still on this weight loss journey and I am still determine to stay on track
Just because I will have no TV to watch this long weekend, I will have time to read, watch a boatload of DVD's I have laying around, purge some old wet papers and get organized for fun summer living
Monday, May 23, 2011
I was awaken this morning early because my SAME all weather radio going off, warning me of inclement weather. I finally plugged this new radio in because my old one didn't seem to be working-since I have moved here about 18 months ago, it has never gone off. Well I was right because this new radio was singing like a champ that I had to turn it off. I am concerned about it going off while I am not here and disturbing everyone. I am going to have a new protocol to make sure I have it on while I am physically here. This is tornado season and I do live in the so called tornado alley. I am praying for the victims of this tragedy and it is my prayer that God keeps His safety net over me and my poodles and all those around me. I can't imagine being caught in one and just like riding a roller coaster, I do not want to experience it.
I start this five day work week off with a bang. Looking forward to having a three day weekend coming up. I was planning to travel to St. Louis this Saturday to get some things out of my storage. I think I may put that trip off, I want to get my back porch cleaned, put my bench and my desk together this weekend. I do not have too much planned this Memorial Day weekend, just cleaning and organizing , getting a couple walks in at local parks and some good old fashioned R & R.
Happy Birthday to my oldest poodle, King Hezakiah McClary, who turns the ripe old age of nine! Hez got a new collar and dog tag and some very expensive treats from Land of Paws
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I participated in the annual Walk it Challenge for Weight Watchers today with some members of the meeting I attended. There were well over 1000 walkers participating a local park here in North Kansas City. Nice area, nice park, smooth walking trail. Of course I always have anxiety when doing events such as this. I started not to drive out there, but once I got going, I was okay. Some meeting members ran it, others walked like I did. I pushed myself and just being around other like minded individuals, WW leaders from all over, the Kansas City Track Club and Jazzercise, I really saw the importance of me 1). eliminating the sugars for my diet and 2). moving my body more than what I am currently doing. It was a little humid and I had sweat pants on, so I am looking for some decent fitting compression shorts to give me the support I need while walking. My "good" workout Asics gym work out shoes I realize are two years old so I am going to have to get a new pair if I plan on pounding the pavement this summer. My leader was gracious and plans on forming a walking group for members that want to continue walking. I figure if I can't run right now with my knee issues, at least I can still lace up, put on my fuel belt and use my walking sticks and get my groove on. I have no excuses-I even bought a rain poncho
I enjoyed being out there with the folks and gave God the glory, the honor and the praise while walking this trail. Some things for me to remember is to put my pedometer and sun visor and sunscreen in my bag prior and just prepare a bit more to make the mornings less daunting. I got a lot done this weekend as far as activities go. After the walk, I went by the City Farmer's market and bought some fresh veggies and more spices. My spices are exploding with flavor, not the old same old stuff I have been using and I like it Thank God for Jesus that the Amish ladies were not down there with their homemade sweet treats. I am doing the reading on getting rid of sugar and flour out of my diet and as much as my mind tries to tell me I want coffee, it is day fourteen with me not having my obligatory cup with cream and sugar and it has made a difference in my body. My new wellness center that I visited yesterday for my colonic was a blessing and I am going to schedule my next visit in a couple of weeks. They also do ear candling, something I heard that is good for relieve sinus pressure.
My focus this week is to get my package in the mail to my sister and start the application process for school. I enjoy staying active and living my life out loud!
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