Friday, August 24, 2012
I stepped on the scale for the first time in.... a while this morning. It came very close to agreeing with the Dr's scale.... just shy of 200. I was NOT happy! But, it's my own fault, but I had NO idea!
See, about 2 months ago I just lost the interest, and that's entirely what it was, I wasn't interested in putting in the work (now some may look at that and go "um, Kris, maybe dr appointment time?".... and you are 100% right, but that's not the point right now) So I just stopped. Didn't go out of my way to get any extra movement in. Oh, the excuses!!! Don't want to switch from sandals to sneakers, I get enough at my other job (standing behind a register), it's too hot, etc....
I had regularly been taking a walk around the block on my way to get the mail. It was 11 minutes of walking each weekday. Many days that's all I got, but it was consistent. Now, after 2 months of NOT going for that 10 minute walk......I've gained 12 pounds!!!
I didn't change my eating habits between then & now so I can only assume it's the lack of exercise.
SO.... YES! It' is ONLY 10 minutes, but it can make a world of difference!!!!
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
I just have to share..... we were camping this weekend. Now, keep in mind that we are avid campers & take it very seriously. We've learned that camping on Holiday weekends is a bad idea because it's when the party people choose to camp....BAD thing.
This past weekend, not really thinking it was "a holiday weekend," we went to a WONDERFUL little amusement park that had a campground. I knew it wouldn't be our normal camping experience, but that it would still be fun. O M G!!!!! I could never have been so wrong!!!! Don't get me wrong, the campground was nice (would have liked more grass, but....) but the people camping around us...... SO RUDE!!!!
For those who are not campers, it is typical to have "quiet hours." That's when you are expected to keep the noise to a minimum. Usually quiet hours are from 10 or 11pm to 7 or 8am. This park was 10pm to 7am. Well.....the first night, our neighbors had country music blaring until midnight or so while they were talking (over the music of course). I kept saying to myself that atleast it wasn't hard rock or something really awful! LOL But it was really annoying because they had yelled at our kids for being too loud at 3pm in the afternoon "my baby is sleeping!" Oh give me a break!!!
The second night we had new neighbors beside us & across the street. I can't say this with enough bold: OH MY GAUD!!!! Their kids were running all through the campsites (occupied or not) from the minute they got there. They were screaming & carrying on and the whole bit. We headed out to the park for the day & left everything locked up good!!! (we don't usually worry about it) In the evening they were just as loud. I got the impression that they hadn't wandered into the park. Around about 10 or 10:30 the fire crackers came out. Yep...AFTER quiet hours began!!!! (we also found out later that fire crackers are not permitted in the campground....THAT must be why they weren't going off when camp security drove through!) They were going strong until just before midnight when we headed into our mostly sound-proof camper (with all the windows closed so there was no air moving...but it was better than the noise!). Security had come through just before and scolded them for leaving fire cracker garbage in the road. They quieted down while he was there but it didn't last. I woke up around 3am and there was STILL loud talking but the kids seemed to have gone away. The old guys were up talking at 6:30am (one must have been mostly deaf cause the other was shouting...at least I hope that's why he was talking so loudly at 6:30am!!!).
I woke up on Monday just ready to leave.....that was before the rotten children decided to have a water gun fight.....in OUR site!!!! I lost it and yelled at them.... laughter erupted from the adults on the other site (their camper was parked between me & them). Sorry....I want to put my tents away DRY!!! After that it was "lets just get the heck (stronger) out of here!!!" I was sooooooo mad!!!! I've never broken camp so fast in my life!
We proceeded to the camp office & filed a complaint. They seemed to take it seriously but...who knows. The grounds are really nice & the people are AWESOME but they are very few & far between and for "a holiday weekend" there was just not enough security present. I don't want to blame the campground or write them off as a "no go" but.....
It was so interesting to me to listen to my kids (16, 13 & 9) in the car ride out of the park: "were we ever like that?" "I'm sorry if I was ever like that!" "why do kids behave like that?" "why didn't their parents stop them?" "MY kids will never get away with acting like that!"
I guess we did an okay job after all!!!!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Okay....I'm just gonna put it out there.... I HATE (bold, italicized, underlined, 3 font sizes bigger) THE HEAT!!!
It's more than just the normal "oh it's hot".... I have a reason to fear the heat!! It makes me pass out...... Well, it happened once, when I was a teenager, but I'm guessing it's not something that would be better with me being older now. Taking into consideration the fact that there were extenuating circumstances involved with the events of my youth, it was still enough to scare the crap out of me!
Usually my family just prepares for me to be ultra lazy & grumpy and I lay around making the best of it. But yesterday, for some reason, I got myself all worked up about the heat. The forecast was for 2 days of 90+ degrees with high humidity....YUCK! Now I work in a really nicely air conditioned office (actually we didn't even have to turn the a/c on until late afternoon because the building still had some "winter cool" left) but I knew I was going to have to go out to get the mail....sure wasn't going to let the 85 yr old boss go out in the heat....and I had to do a lunch run. For some reason it caused a full-on anxiety attack. Now, when I went out to get the mail it was only 85 so it wasn't bad. Still not yet 90 for the lunch run so all that fuss for nothing! So I spent the afternoon talking myself down & eventually beating myself up for being sooooo silly!
Today I'm much more laid back. The humidity isn't so bad & I only had to go get the mail (it was 90 by that time today).
Isn't it crazy the trips our minds can take us on!?!?!? I am super glad that there are cooler temps for this weekend while we camp (no a/c in sight!) I just hope this 90 degree stuff doesn't become "the norm"..... I really HATE it!
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