Monday, June 27, 2011
In an uncharacteristic whiny rant, I will now list the things that are ticking me off about today. Please keep in mind it is only 11;30 am. (also, please feel free to leave this blog at any time).
1. Got up at 4;30. For no reason.
2. Had to meet a customer so decided I was going to go through Mcdonalds for an egg mcmuffin, no meat. I was looking forward to it since it is soooo rare that I do that! It was cold. I ate half, threw it out the window and then ate the hash browns instead of throwing them out the window!
3. Met with cranky customers (but did get paid).
4. Met with idiot Inspector (but did get permit signed off).
5. Husband called, grilling me about the next job we are on.
While I am driving.
Without having the file.
I could not give him any answers. So he kept asking me. I kept explaining I could not answer and he said, "Oh I know. I just wanted to ask you"...then proceeded to ask me again!
6. I was early so I went by the house I grew up in. We sold it the year before my dad passed away to a great young couple with kids. We pictured them living there and loving it and having wonderful memories like we did. The house is abandoned, overgrown and unloved. My dad's pool, in which he took great pride is now a green algae filled mosquito nest. His roses are dying, what is left of them.
It breaks my heart. I am going to go dig up his roses and bring them to my house. I dont care that it is wrong so dont preach to me.
7.I have a huge stack of mail because when we were gone, the US post office held it then delivered to me on Monday when we got back. Apparantly they found a HUGE pile they had held on to so now 5 of my bills are late. I have to go throught it all and then pay bills. Which I hate.
8. I weighed myself this morning and I am up 5 pounds. 5 pounds!! Really?? That is insane. I know it is not "real" weight and that it will come off but it still pisses me off that I can lose 3 pounds upon return of vacation and gain 5 in 1 day of eating nacho's that I puked up. SO stupid.
9. There are dishes in my sink. I hate that.
10. There is a fly buzzing me. I hate that.
11. Im cranky. I hate that.
I may add to this later as they day goes on. Or I may just get over it. Or not.
Yes, I will drink water, Yes I will watch what I eat for the rest of the day, Yes, I will plan my dinner, Yes I will walk the dog, Yes I will... blah blah blah whatever. All the things I would tell you to do if you wrote this. Yes I will be back to my real self tomorrow but for today? I hate things.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
SO the Celebration of life for Frank's dad was yesterday and it was a great day. Lots of laughs and memories and yea, a few tears but not too bad. Lots of our old friends came. These were the group of guys we knew when Frank was in his teens and have stayed in touch. They were the heavy hitters, baby. The coolest guys I ever knew and they may be grey or a bit heavier, they are still so funny and it was awesome hanging with them and talking for hours.
And here is one with Frank, Kelly, Kady and his mom.
It went great and so many people came. It was a good day and I feel like we can all move on now.
There was lots of food and I think I ate my weight in Nacho's yesterday. I woke up feeling horrible today and within an hour, puked my guys out. Sorry if that is TMI but I am trying to save you from my same fate. A few Nachos= ok. 200 pounds of Nachos: Not so much.
We will go home later today and get back to work and regular life. MY MIL is gonna be fine. She is supported by lots of family up here and we will spend more time with her, too. She is pretty active so she will come and visit us, too. She likes to camp and fish and be with people so I think she is going to do just great.
Have a great sunday and if you are thinking of someone today, dont wait. Give them a call or drop them an email.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
70 pounds lost TODAY! WOoohooo Wednesday and super happy, booty shake dance! Man, this was a long time coming and it feels fantastic!
Next goal: 2 pounds until I am out of the 220's.
That will mean leaving behind the 290's, 280's, 270's, 260's, 250's, 240's, 230's and then the 220's!
This means I only have about 10 pounds until I weigh less than my hubby which has been a goal since I started.
I tend to focus on 5 pounds at a time. I dont know if you remember when I wrote the blog about my visualization? I visualize a desert highway with a mountain behind me and one in front of me. I see myself walking down this road and every mile marker is 5 pounds. I am alot farther from where I started now and alot closer to where I am going.
My originial goal was to lose 111 pounds. I will reasses when I get there, the main thing is, I am getting there.
The point I was to make is that EVERYONE can do THIS! I am not special, I do not have super powers. So many people in my "real" life tell me how great I am doing and that they need to lose weight but then they go on Jenny Craig or try super excercise situations or get B12 shots and it frustrates me.
ALL YOU NEED IS SPARK! The support and information is the key. The tracking is critical, especially in the beginning.
You also need something you cannot get anywhere: You need commitment. You better really want it, peeps, or it aint gonna happen no matter what you do.
You have to want it enough that you will try every day, even when you fail.
You have to want it enough to quit lying to yourself.
You have to want it enough that going for a walk becomes something you look forward to and not a punishment.
You have to want it enough that you will stick to it, that you wont give up, to understand you deserve to have a healthy body that can allow you to live a full, healthy,happy life.
When I started 15 months ago, I decided I would lose 111 pounds in a year. Alot of people did it! I read their stories and was inspired. I have not been able to do it in that time frame although if I had wanted to, I could have worked harder and done it.
Instead as time went on, I adjusted my goal and found a pace that I could live with. Sometimes I have been frustrated by how slowly I have lost, especially since January, but the important thing is I have kept going. I will never quit.
This 70 pound goal is not a stopping point. It is just a place to pause for a minute and look back up that road, to all the 5 pounds markers that are behind me. I will look back, then turn around and keep walking toward the next mountain.
I still have a ways to go but It's cool though. I like to walk now.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Have you been friends with someone for awhile that ALWAYS brings you up? Just always knows the right things to say? You notice that they comment on others blogs and are encouraging and really motivating? Did you know that you can nominate them to be a sparkpeople motivator? You may have used that little nomination button on their page or maybe you have never noticed it. It is a very easy way to bring recognition to someone who is worthy and then that would allow someone else to discover this awesome person to help them on their way as well.
Give someone some props today!!
I was thinking how nice it would be if we could have some sort of "like" button, similar to facebook, to let someone know you read their comment on your page or blog but maybe you just didn't have time to respond. Or maybe some other quicker way to respond to them. I find myself short on time sometimes and although I read every single comment and every single spark goodie, sometimes it is hard to be able to respond to everyone.
I WANT to, I really do, because the comments mean sooo much to me. They encourage me, make me laugh, give me advice and make me think. Comments are really the lifeline and what makes SP work but I think the process could be streamlined.
I am sure you have commented on someone's page or blog and you wonder if they ever read it or why they didnt respond. Would it make you feel better to know that they did and they liked it or loved it or it made them "lol". I know I would love it.
Some of the more popular blogs (over 500 responses! Really??) How would someone find time to respond to everyone?
If you agree, lets start requesting this to SP or "like" this blog so we can get some attention for the improvement that I think would be very beneficial.
You guys have a great day and make someone else's day brighter.
Monday, June 20, 2011
So much happened over 10 days, I cannot show you everything so here are just a few highlights.
We went to the mountains above Vernal, Utah and stayed with our friends at their cabin. There were about 12 of us for most days with a few leaving and a few new friends coming until we ended at the dwarf car races down in town.
This is my view every morning off the back of the cabin:
The adorable bedroom we stayed in:
The cute living room/ bar:
Getting ready to go riding with my crew:
My view from the Razor:
Taking a break:
Some awesome young bucks. There were 6 of them!
Gorgeous views of the Green River farrrrrrrrr below:
Gorgeous views from the Mountain (10,000 feet!)
Friends on the ride:
Just one of hundreds of fish we caught:
My sister, Becky. (aka TEXWIFE)
And finally, me.
This pretty much captures what the last 10 days were like, except I didnt take pix of all the delicious meals we had.
This week is a busy week of getting back to roofing, and prepping for Frank's dad's celebration of life. We will be with his family all weekend but I am taking my laptop cause I will definatly need a break.
Oh yea, I am gonna make 3 kinds of cake pops in homage to Jim. He loved them so that is what I am providing for the service. (Lord, help me during the baking).
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