Monday, January 11, 2010
I stayed up late Saturday night watching movies & generally goofing off on the computer; then got up late (8am) Sunday morning and left for my volunteer work at the Old City Cemetery Native Plant Demo-Garden with out eating breakfast. Worked out there from 10am until 2pm, then headed over to widow-friends to check in on her & maybe take her out for late lunch. So glad I connected w/her, but she had already eaten, so left her place @ 3:30 to head back home & had a MickyD attack! I actually went through the drive through, ordered super-sized big-n-tasty meal and totally enjoyed eating it in my truck as I drove home, listening to K-love radio.
But oooooooooooooo this morning, I felt like a piggly-wiggly when I started to track the MickyD attack and everything else I ate for dinner that evening! It's like my Fat-Sister just took over because she was hungry and she wanted to eat!! wasn't sure she was going to be fed in the morning, so of course she had to super-size it at Micky D's and evening dinner.
I totally blew so many triggers: not going to bed by midnight; not packing a lunch snack for my volunteer garden work on Sunday; and worst -not eating breakfast and then pushing myself to get too much done and trying to eat on the run.
This little incident just reminds me of how far I have to go mentally & emotionally to achieve the health goals I want.
I'm disgusted I had to report this, but as Charlotte say's "Tomorrow is another day" and so far its going pretty good.
Ciao for now!
Friday, January 08, 2010
Well, well, well, 2010 is here and my company is gone, the house is getting back to normal (though the home office is still a mess -BUT I'm working on it!).
Got up this morning to dedicate a few hours to catching up w/my SparkPeeps and revamp my game plan for 2010. [I apologize for not checking in much over the holidays, but things just got a bit crazy and we went up to cabin for a week and we have no internet or cell phone service up there. But I've enjoyed every minute of their visit.]
A friend sent me an email filled w/all sorts of cute animal pics. I love the one w/a little squirrel dressed in a GI joe combat uniform and decided to make him my mascot for 2010! So now I have my own personal boot camp drill sergeant on my home page- who just happens to be a squirrel (where do folks come up w/these photo concepts?)
Combat squirrel, says enough update blogging because I've got to get to the gym this morning.
Ciao for now.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Dang these blues have been really tuff to shake! Maybe its mixed w/PMSing??? I'm not sure, but I just keep wanting to shake this funky-bummer mood I'm in.
So had glass of buttermilk w/my vitamins (yep I like buttermilk at wierd times) and this was one of them. It's like a funky, clotty, wierd drink that leaves strange white paths on the inside of your glass, which I like to look at and keep hoping one day I might see a buttermilk madonna on the side of the glass. Hmmm. no such luck this morning.
Next I poured a cup of coffee added a dollop of Baileys, & logged on to one of my daily bible reading sites (www.rc.net/wcc/readings/dec9.htm) and read the following scripture:
28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)
Its weird how depression makes me feel "heavy laden", but it does. And for some reason reading this line lightened todays burden. In fact it lightened me up enough to move on to a prayer of thankfulness for this scripture; AND:
to get my butt logged back on to SparkPeeps & track what I ate for the last two days, and and set some goals for today which include getting my bootie back in the gym for at least 30 minutes before 11pm tonight!
HA! How's that for 'Scripturing' & Sparking away the blues?
Mim is tired of moping about!
Monday, December 07, 2009
Bubba passed away this past Thursday, at home w/all the familly around him. We took him up to our cabin in El Dorado County and buried him in our tiny apple grove on Friday.
We're still a bit in mourning, and are trying to prepare ourselves for the death of our other dog Bella. She lost her buddy, and doesn't seem to be too happy about the three kittens that have joined the family.
I'm sorry to say that I've just not been in mood to track food or exercise or do much of any sparking this past week. I did however, manage to make it out to the Native Plant Demo-garden this morning (8am and worked there until about 1pm) -DANG was it cold!! At 10am 2 additional volunteers came out, and we continued w/dead heading & pruning native shrubs (Carpentaria Californica, salvia clevelandii, artemesia) and cutting back deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens). But 5 hours of gardening did me good.
Thanks for all your thoughtful & kind words this past week. I really apreciated them
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Well the boys & i managed to prepare a nice turky dinner w/fixins (mom our domestic goddess @ kitchen queen abandoned us to spend 4 weeks over the holiday w/her brothers/sisters families in Blythville, Arkansas). Since I was the head dinner chef I decided to get the men involved. My nephew was given the turkey, gravy & vegetable assignment, pop was on dish detail & hubby was on table set up & drink assignments (I love my bailey's & coffee on cold days). Shane was stressed, but he did great. We also enjoyed the sweet potato maple syrup cranberry dish that SMASHY1 shared at the November team potluck (thanks SMASHY1).
Unfortunately, our turkeyday turned blue as the health of our loveable lab Bubba, took a big down turn. We think he had a stroke/TIA, because he has lost motor functions, his sight & possibly his hearing. He's not responding to his name & is very listless w/little or no appetite -even when offered turkey bits; & not been able to get off the ground w/out assistance. Anyway today we are taking him to vet &dealing w/possibility of puttin him down. :-(
So right now the house is in very tearful sad mental state & sending up prayers for Bubba our loveable, sweet labrador.
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