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Family Drama, the longest day ever at the Vet ER, and my work stress..

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Well It has been a week from HELL! Geez..

Last weekend, I had family drama. Hubbies fam-bam were not playing nice with each other and my husband is the peace maker/fixer so when they have issues guess who gets a phone call?! Him! And then I have to sit and hear all the drama. This week my BIL decided my other BIL wasn't his brother any more because he wasn't nice to my SIL. And then Facebook got involved Yeah.. Stupid drama.. Am I the only one who has this junk go on? I mean seriously if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all! Especially on Facebook. My family is the complete opposite. We just act like we aren't related or even know each other. ha-ha

So by Tuesday night things had finally wound down and people weren't at each others throats or calling John for" he said she said" conversations. It was amazing so we celebrated. We bought burgers and brought them home to enjoy. Then we decided to go to Target to get some groceries and to just shop and get out for the evening. When we came back, Minion, my super adorable doggie decided to get into the trash and ate coffee grounds and the wrapper to my burger. It was the kind that was foil on one side and paper on the other. Well she was bouncing off the walls. We figured it was just the coffee and that she would be okay. That night I was full of energy from the fast food and the few sips of soda I decided to partake in. I stayed up until midnight even though I had to work the next morning. Well one thirty am came and my doggy wasn't feeling good. She kept needing to go out side and she couldn't go potty. She would act like she had to go and then nothing would come out. Then she would do that doggy yoga stretch thing and would act like one of her legs hurt and lean to the other side. Finally she came inside and just laid on the bed shaking uncontrollably and she just looked like she was in pain. This cycle of going out no potty and then come in and shake went until about 330am and I finally called the ER Vet. They are about 45 minutes away. We got there at almost 5. They checked Minion out and said she should take some Pepcid and she will be okay. We arrived home around 730am. I called in sick to work. I was so sleepy. I was hoping to rest. NOPE. Minion started throwing up and shaking even more. Can we not win?! We tried to call her normal vet. They would not be able to see her until almost 3 that afternoon. So we called the ER vet and they asked us to bring her in immediately. By this time I had this terrible idea in my head that my burger wrapper had hurt her stomach and she was going to die. I was a wreck but I kept calm. John, my hubby was a total wreck. I have never seen him in such a panic/freak out mode. I swear he had tears while we were waiting in the vet to see what they said. Well several blood tests, x-rays, and hours later, we found that little Minion had a bit of the wrapper stuck in her intestines and stomach but she had thrown the rest up. Her organs were a bit swollen from the irritation but with drugs and hydration she will be okay. So they put a hydration bubble deal under her skin. The coolest thing. She looked like a camel. LOL Plus we have too give her some pills and liquid medicine for the next week or so until she gets feeling better. We got home that day at 1230pm. I have never gone without sleep for so long like that. I have no clue how I get the strength to even deal with that. If you haven't figured it out already, Minion is like my child. I have no kids currently and she is my everything. I love her to pieces. I know I probably sound like a nut. But oh well. That is just me.

Today Minion is feeling a lot better. She barks at people when they walk by the house and at random birds that fly by the window so I know she is feeling good. But we are watching her close and praying that we never ever have anything like that happen again. We moved our trash can into our garage so she cant get into it while we aren't home.

Thursday, I show up to work and the crazy lady that retired who swears I cant do my job was there. Hooray! NOT!! She told me my bank records were missing $27,000 and I saw the mistake that she didn't and told her it would take me a day to fix and for her to come back. She refused. And stayed. I worked on that from 10-430 and she just milled around the office on the clock and just drove my assistant and I insane!! She started talking about politics, and she was going off on tangents about things I didn't agree with and didn't really care to hear her opinion about. Finally she gets working on her work and then at 5 tells me she couldn't finish it and would be back next week. AH! Poke me in the eye. So Friday rolls around, Im officially two days behind now because the day before's fun. And guess what?! I turn on my computer and all my icons are gone and there is a folder on my desktop that I have never seen but I click on it and it asks me for some network password that I don't know. My boss is uber nutty about things (imagine a 65 year old Sheldon from the big bang theory and you have him to the t). He built the system that we use for our books and sales records. So its not like I can google an answer. And somehow it is all tied in with the rest of the system of my computer. He tired to explain to me one day how it worked but I swear he was talking about something way way way beyond my level or even sense of caring. LOL And since his name is on the building (his words not mine) he doesn't arrive when the work day begins at 8. Yeah, try 11-1130. So I had to sit there for three hours with no way to work on my stuff. He came in and I swear he put in a couple passwords and within 5 minutes I was up and ready to work. I was so annoyed. I am so behind at work and this month we do our year end. So I am super stressed.

I think I am going to start blogging some more. It was suggested to me that I should blog to get things off my chest and that it could help me on my weight loss journey.

That's what Im going to do.

I cant promise it will be daily but Im going to shoot for a few days out of the week.

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SPARKFRAN514 10/14/2013 12:38PM

    NO fur babies are so important in our lives. I even have a friend who shares her fur baby with me its called going to Grandmas for a few days and time to get spoiled some more. Glad things are going better for your baby. i have to agree computers and sure be stressful and take a special touch at times and the people who speak what I call computer don;t understand those of us who don't i am with you i don't speak computer either very well. Hope your work week goes better and the Hamburger wrappers stay in the trash can emoticon emoticon

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JCARDINAL 10/13/2013 1:19PM

    Wow, what a week!! Glad your baby is ok! You deserve to take a rest day today!! emoticon

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I did FINISHED my first 5k - A photo blog

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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FUZZIBRAINZ 9/22/2013 6:53PM

    WooHoo! you go girl!!! emoticon emoticon
(I'm so jealous - I didn't get to even walk in the yearly race we usually do.)

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PATRICIAAK 9/21/2013 11:38PM


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GMO_JEN 9/21/2013 8:26PM

    Way to go!!! Looks like a blast :)

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STEVIEBEE569 9/21/2013 6:35PM

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STEVEN_D 9/21/2013 1:45PM

    Fan Tas TIK way to go!

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IDLETYME 9/21/2013 1:10PM

    Congratulations - really looks like fun. You are great looking girls!!! emoticon

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RENATA144 9/21/2013 1:08PM

  Your beautiful face says it all ! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Book Review: Choose More Loose More

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Kayla's review:

I finished reading this book and thought I'd share my thoughts.

It was an awesome book! If you are looking for a good solid nutrition plan and some inspiration I definitely suggest that you read this book!

The beginning it tells a bit of the life of Chris and his wife Heidi. It tells how they met and how he became the transformation specialist that he is today.

It had a lot of journal type prompts in it. And kind of helped me dig out some inner feelings and reasons of why I gained weight.

The diet: Carb Cycling. When I first heard of this stuff I texted Jean and asked if she thought it was legit. She said yeah. That was really the whole reason I even wanted to read this book. I've been searching for a way to diet that works for me! I have fallen off the path to healthy and I really need something new. Is carb cycling for me? Maybe. The book explains the idea in depth and it really makes sense. It sounds like something I could totally do, if I was single. I'm just not sure how it would work if I tried it out with John John in my life. I talked to him about it and he said to do what I need to do. (LOL Guys, is that code for stop and go eat a big mac?!) Pretty much the diet is like this Wake up eat 30 minutes after you wake up. Then you have four more meals in the day that you eat every 3 hours. So in my schedule, the way it would work out I wouldn't eat my dinner with John because he wouldn't be home from work yet. I am still on the fence about it all. But anyways there are several different styles of it but pretty much you alternate days of eating high carb meals all day or low carb meals depending on the day of the week. Then on the 7th day you have a reward day and can eat sensible portions of anything you want. He says that this kind of fuels your metabolism to work over time. Going high then low on the carbs actually pushes your body to use the energy you have stored on your body (fat!) Sounds like a good thing!

Anywho.. That's it.. Its a good book. If you are interested its like $25 and Barnes and Noble!

If you read all the way down to this, God Bless you for listening to my rant/mini novel!

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PATRICIAAK 9/21/2013 11:43PM

    interesting. I winder if you could space your eating 3.5 hr instead of 3 so you could eat with John.

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GMO_JEN 9/21/2013 8:31PM

    Looks interesting. I have never quite grasped carb cycling, but I love the idea of a total cheat day. I am not sure I could do carb cycling with my hubby either. But, inam always looking for more nutrition guidance

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RYDERB 9/21/2013 1:06PM

    Thanks for sharing! Good luck! I hope you find a way to make it work for you, and your husband. I do all the cooking so when I try something new, my husband doesn't have a choice. He just has to come along for the ride. emoticon

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I'm back.. Comparision photos and what Im up to now.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Well.. Im back on Sparkpeople..

I figured I should reset my password and check in with you folks and say HI! HI!!

How is everyone?! I haven't bee non here in six months or so.

Some things have changed..

I've constantly stayed on track since February 2013.

I've lost 11 pounds since February 27.

I've started exercising 5 days a week. In March I finished my first workout dvd. I did an entire month of Hip Hop Abs. I lost 7 pounds and 7 inches. It was great to wean me into exercise again and gave me excellent results!

My current programs: Power 90 & I'm learning to run for reasons other than a sale or a spider/snake is chasing me. I run because I LOVE the feeling. I am still trying to learn but I KNOW I've found the exercise I'm meant to do. I'm participating in my first 5K race August 3rd. It's a color run and I am really excited! It is the first of many goals that I am on path to accomplish.

I've learned that to get to my goals it is not going to be easy but if I put my mind to it and push through the hard and keep going I WILL get there!

I'd really like to be a little more active in SP this summer.

Here are my results from Hip Hop Abs.

Here is a fuzzy facial comparison of my results. The left is last week the right was in February when I started.

Me after todays 5k practice.

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READY4CHANGE81 7/21/2013 3:47PM

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PINKYGALMISH 6/25/2013 11:53PM

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're doing awesome!!!! Your pics are so inspiring!

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JCARDINAL 6/23/2013 10:52AM

    Way to go on the progress!! Good luck on your color run! emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 6/23/2013 12:56AM

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TODAYIAM 6/22/2013 10:18PM

    You are doing great!! By the way, what is that cool little thing you have on your arm?? I would love to get me something like that!!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/22/2013 5:39PM

    good job! it helps so much to find SOMETHING active that we love to do. That's really been key for me too. I power walk and due to where I live I am lucky to be able to walk ANYWHERE and EVERYWHERE. that leave me with NO EXCUSES for not getting in my walking.

HUGS and smiles.

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RYDERB 6/22/2013 3:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Good for you! I'm so glad you've been doing so well. Good luck with your 5K

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Weight Loss, feeling better, and how I am going to do this!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Well Its only Saturday, but I snuck into the bathroom this morning and weighted in a couple days early. I just wanted to see where I was at and if what I did this last week was a good thing.

I LOST 2.4lbs!

Yep, I want to do a cartwheel!

This week wasn't perfect.

I did my 30 day shred dvd one day. I about died! LOL My legs were so sore. Last time I was working out doing Yoga, I had a similar experience. Anyone have any idea what I can do to prevent my legs getting so stiff after workouts? I found myself walking like a penguin even 3 days after the workout. hmm. I need to research that. I wonder if I need to stretch differently/more/something.

Even though I only worked out once, I did do 50 jumping jacks every time I did a shower. haha That is awesome! I feel like I'm about to die and then jump into the shower. I like to watch my body in the mirror and imagine what its GOING to look like.

I ate much better than I have been. Now, I did go to Applebees and had a few drinks and then we ended up at Red Lobster one night. I had never been there before. LOL YUM! I teased my husband and asked him why he had been holding this place back from me! If I wasn't being more mindful of myself I would have prob ate myself silly! I had a few shrimp, a roll, a salad, and a billion glasses of water! LOL But I looked on Pintrest for healthy lunches. I found this AMAZING salad idea and even got my hubby loving them too!

TADA this was Monday's lunch for hubby and I! Mason Jar salads! They are sooo good! I loved them! So did hubby!

So for the last week, I have been eating tons of fruits and veggies. I have ate special K cereal every morning for breakfast. Its my favorite. I actually like it! LOL And then I have a snack of an orange or some celery and a bit of peanut butter or applesauce. And I've been having either soup or salad for lunch. I totally enjoyed it this week!

I also have started making my own bread. I don't eat much bread as it is, but my hubby eats lots of it because he likes sandwiches for lunch. But I got a bread maker for Christmas and since we haven't bought a loaf of bread since. The more I think about it, homemade bread has to be so much better for you. You know everything that goes into it.

Here is a loaf of white bread I made. This next week I want to learn how to make some whole wheat bread.

I am really happy with the progress that I've gotten so far.

I've not given up on my diet coke but I've really scaled that down. And I have been drinking more water.

I'm really starting to feel the momentum. I CAN and I WILL do this!

--Love ya'll

Thanks for letting me vent!


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OPTIMIST1948 1/14/2013 7:20PM

    Salad jars look delicious. I may be inspired to try. Homemade bread is a trigger food for me. I just keep eating more and more until we are out of butter....
Sore after workouts, STRETCHING! Then do more the day after. So DVD Monday. Tuesday stretching, Wed do the DVD again.

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COUPONS0216 1/13/2013 4:13PM

    Wonderful week! AWESOME job on the weight loss! Very pretty salads, look out McDonald's mcshakers, they have serious competition! LOL!

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JCARDINAL 1/13/2013 3:19PM

    Congrats on the weight loss!! That bread looks delicious! emoticon

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SARASMILING 1/13/2013 5:46AM

    Yay! So proud of you! emoticon

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JULESJET 1/12/2013 8:32PM

    You can use the breadmaker to make the dough, and then roll it out into baguettes to bake in the oven for a lighter, fluffier inside!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/12/2013 5:41PM

    Excellent! Way to go! Awesome!!

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RODRIGUEZ41508 1/12/2013 2:36PM

    Great Blog !
Love the Mason Jar salad idea .... That's Awesome :)

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AZULVIOLETA6 1/12/2013 2:33PM

    Yay for salad-in-a-jar! It's the only way that I find that I am able to get enough veggies in my diet.

Glad you had a great week.

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HCHASE2 1/12/2013 2:31PM

    Your blog is very attractive and well done. I think I will sart putting pictures of my menu ideas on mine to share with others. Very inspirational, thanks !

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ECOAGE 1/12/2013 2:11PM

    I use King Arthur's White Whole Wheat Flour instead of white AP flour or the more traditional whole wheat flours for everything. All the nutritional value of traditional whole wheat flour and a milder flavor and color than whole wheat. No need to mess with changing recipes, just use your favorite recipes. Store in plastic in your freezer.

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MELISSAT123 1/12/2013 2:08PM

    Go Kayla! Go Kayla! Sounds like you had an awesome week!

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