Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Well this morning, I have had a cheese omelet made with Egg Beaters, Turkey Sausage & Coffee with Fat Free Half & Half. I feel like I'm doing better after yesterday being a whirlwind bender!
I got up yesterday morning and had a Protein Shake and Coffee. Worked at the little branch of bank near my house that has the Huddle House restaurant and Baskin Robbins Ice Cream and a convenient store of goodies all under one roof. Well it hit me about 10 a.m. I was sitting there with my internal struggle going on within my brain and stomach. I announced "Who will go in with me on a pizza for lunch?" Knowing we were getting pizza, I still wandered over to the market and came back with a big bag of Ruffles Potato Chips and Mayfield's French Onion Dip. I did drink water with my so called "SNACK." small.....miniscule victory! So after taking my lunch hour to come home and check on my dog and do a couple things in the house, I went back to work and asked, "Has our pizza been ordered?" 1 hour later, I sat in the back with the co-worker who split the order with me. We got the Pizza Hut $10 deal of a medium one topping pizza, bread sticks with marinara and cinna sticks with frosting. After 3 pieces of pizza, 3 breadsticks, and a couple of cinna sticks, I was content. Or so I thought.
Around 4 pm, I announce, "I'm craving cheesecake." Off I wander to Huddle House to buy a piece of cheesecake. They are out. Should have scurried back to the bank, but 10 minutes later find myself with syrup scented breath, after having substituted a waffle instead.
I was feeling sick, had a headache and very tired. YA THINK? All those carbs and calories after having done so so well. After 5 pm and coming home, I let the dog out to potty and feed her and go upstairs to sit in the recliner. Feeling like garbage!!!!! Wake up around 10:30 and decide to get ready for bed. So all that food and it basically destroys my evening, the way I feel, and how good I have been.
Today is a day of eating healthier again, doing some yard work, laundry and getting back on track.
Bless me Spark world for I have sinned...in such an excessive way!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I have been thankful many times in my life (at later times for unanswered prayers. I wouldn't have thought so at the time...old boyfriends who made the relationship to toxic...jobs I thought I wanted but didn't get to find out later they weren't as good as I thought, etc. (YOU GET THE PICTURE!)
But today I am extremely grateful for the news Jack got. Many yrs ago, before we were married, he had his daughter in a Volkswagon Beetle with him. This was in the early to mid '70s. They were coming home from a baton competition she had been in. Someone hit him in another car. No major injuries they thought at that time. Ya know back then some cars didn't even have seatbelts...the hit knocked him out of his seat & his head hit the roof inside the car very hard. He went to the hospital. All they did then was give you a brace for you back & some pain meds & tell you to take it easy.
Then later, in the 80s, he was working on "The Living Christmas Tree." This is a program at a church they do almost every year & they build this huge stand for the members that sing to stand in & they decorate the wood to look like a tree. He was helping construct it & and something gave way. He was at the top which was very high in the air & fell & had to have a steel plate put in his leg.
Later, in the late 80s, he was building the two story cabin we live in. We weren't married at that time, because I would have had a stroke, but he was on top of the metal roof tied off with a rope. His shoes slid & before you knew it, he had slid off the roof. The rope swung about 4 times & then SNAP...the metal roof cut it & he bounced off a block wall with his forehead and onto the concrete below.
Earlier last year (or maybe it was the year) before his back started really hurting him. It hurt to the point he would be on heating pads & and taking Acetaminophen for pain and going to the doctor who also prescribe pain meds. Finally he said something was going to have to be done. They x-rayed his back & said it was a mess. He has bones in his spine that need the insides scraped out and the alignment of this spine is a nightmare. They said it should have killed him or paralyzed him. The treatments that were advise were: 1. Physical Therapy Exercises (which he has been doing for almost a year); 2. Epidurals in the back (which he has had about 4 in 1 year); and 3. Back Surgery.
It has gotten to the point he went to see his doctor & was told due to his age (he's 68 (25 yrs older than me)) that his surgery was very serious and could leave him on his back for up 4 to 6 months. Well of course he didn't want that, but the pain has been so bad that he decided to talk to another doctor.
A neurologist was recommended that we were told was very good & does this kind of surgery & Jack had an appointment this morning. He saw the doctor and the doctor check him out & everything and told him this is a surgery that he performs 2 or 3 X per week. That he would be in the hospital for 2 to 3 days & come home and be able to do almost any activity...just not lifting or anything strenous for 6 weeks...6 WEEKS...it's a heck of a lot better than 6 months.
I just want to give God the glory for answered prayers by Jack, myself, and our church. I am sooo happy & so is Jack!
Monday, October 05, 2009
S'been a while since I've posted...I know.
Saturday morning, Jack got up early as usual and went ahead to feed Lacy instead of waiting for me to get up & get breakfast going on. This was about 5:30 am. Around 8 am, I got up, started breakfast...had biscuits in oven, turkey bacon going in the skillet. Lacy barked to be let out. Hank (her BFF & husband...yes he's a dog), came inside rather than her going out, when I opened the door. I was in the kitchen by myself & had not noticed that Lacy hadn't eaten all her food. I went out of the room for a minute...all of a sudden, HUGE dog fight going on between the kitchen & living room. I ran into the room, trying to break them up. They were on their hind legs up in the air (like you see on The Animal Channel) swatting & teeth exposed....it was AWFUL! when they finally quit & got the food dish away, I let Hank back out...Lacy took off outside too, but they seemed ok with each other. They seemed the best of friends again. She & he has gotten into it before, but never this bad! She appeared to be ok. I had the door open & screen door closed so I could hear if they got into it again, but they didn't. About 10 minutes pass...Lacy comes to the door wanting in. I went to let her in & her eye was bleeding (where would be the thin skin under eyelid on us). I, fortunately had showered, but was without makeup & hair not done, but I rushed her into the SUV & took off to the vet's clinic. They looked at her & also discovered her ear underneath on the same side had a wound. Not sure if these were bite marks or claw marks, but I think probably claw marks. I was so afraid it being sooooooo close to her eye she might be blind. She wasn't thank goodness. They scrubbed it & used surgical glue to seal the eye and ear wounds. Brought her home & kept her in all day...that evening the eye broke loose & started bleeding again. Called the vet, and they said to use a cold wet compress with pressure & they put some Neosporin on it. Finally all was well again.
Hank's mom (human mom who is our friend) was called from the clinic that morning. I wanted her to know they appeared fine, but I yanked Lacy up to take to vet & hadn't even checked him. She was off work that day or normally she would have been there. She went out looking for him & couldn't find him. She said when he finally came across the field & under the fence into their yard, he was hanging his head & tail drooped between legs. She said he was acting all guilty & she said, "Yeah, I know what you've done. Come here & let me check you out." She banished him from being at our house all weekend.
But he was ok & now Lacy is doing better.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Hey guys...came home yesterday to one side of our house (only the top portion is being done) finished with the siding. Thought I would give ya'll a little snippet of what's to come.
And here are the railings in a solid stain...the house will be in a semi transparent of the same stuff, but I didn't like the way it looked, so I will give the house part in a whole shot for ya'll when it's done.
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