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A rough week

Saturday, August 14, 2010

This has been a rough week. My mom went back into the hospital last Saturday and was moved to Wichita on thursday. They have decided they can do no more for her. She will stay in the hospital there until Monday, and if she makes it through the weekend, they will move her back home for hospice. They have said it will be less than a week.

I was out of town Monday-Wednesday. Ate fairly well. Only had one meal of fast food. I've been keeping up the momentum of eating well. Hopefully next week I can start adding some exercise in. I did lose another pound last week. so far this year I have lost and kept off 7 pounds! I'm very pleased with that since last year I gained 30 pounds!

Oh, and both my husband and daughter had walking pneumonia! And Kaelyn's antibiotic has given her HORRIBLE diarrhea. She gets her last dose tonight, so hopefully the diarrhea will subside now.

Better go make lunch-we're having fat free bean burritos on whole wheat tortillas!

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ANDYINBC 8/15/2010 11:59AM

    You have been going through so much! I hope things do get better for you and your family. Please take care of yourself.

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GRACIOUSGRAPE 8/14/2010 4:19PM

    You have been going through so much lately. Wish there were something I could do to help you with your load. Just know that you have a lot of friends here that are praying for your family and keeping you in our thoughts and sending our strength through SPARK. Proud of you for staying focused through all of this. emoticon emoticon

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TUXBABY 8/14/2010 3:29PM

    Hugs and prayers to you and your mom. I've been through that too many times with my own mom, and friends/family too. ((((hugs)))) emoticon

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Boo on the sickies in your home too, but YAY on the weight loss and KEPT off so far! Just do what you can while you can... you have a lot going on.

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MCJULIEO 8/14/2010 2:42PM

    Oh, I am SO sorry! So many hard things at one time can't be smooth for you... please get some rest if you can, and know that you are not alone...

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SPADIVA77 8/14/2010 1:51PM

    (((HUG))) YOu know I am thinking about you guys!

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ALLIGATORKATE 8/14/2010 1:42PM

    sorry about your week, wishing you some peace.

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It's only Tuesday??

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Ugh, I ate too much for lunch. I ate healthy, but we went out to lunch, and I just ate the large portions like it was nothing. and now I pay for it. ha! I should know better by now. Otherwise I'm still staying on track!

Work has been annoying the living daylights out of me today. I still feel like I need a vacation. I don't like that feeling! I head out to Austin on Monday for work, for 3 days. It's going to be hectic, but I will get to see my "counterparts" from other parts of the state, and am looking forward to that.

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MNABOY 8/3/2010 10:32PM

    Stay away erom the "Oasis" in Austin

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Worst Vacation Ever

Monday, August 02, 2010

So we leave last Tuesday, trip going well, and about 10 minutes from the hotel in Dallas Kaelyn throws up all over herself, her car seat, and the back seat (and some of our luggage). We pull over as soon as we can (we're in 5:00 traffic!) and spend the next 30 minutes cleaning things up the best that we can. Poor baby. Had to cancel our dinner plans with SPADIVA77 and her husband!!!

Then we get to the Hyatt Place we had reserved. First room only has a shower, no tub. Baby girl is gonna need a bath!! So they move us. Next room smells AWFUL (worse than the truck does now!). Next room, the air conditioner is blowing HOT air even though it is set on the coldest setting. My husband, sweating and very smelly now (he cleaned the bulk of the throw up!) tells me to get on the phone and get a room to the Gaylord Texan (we had originally talked about staying there but were going to save money on a hotel and have more money for fun!). We get a room and head over there.

That night was spent bathing and doing laundry. I wake up about 4am and feel like my arms and legs are on fire. Side effect of the niaspan my doc started me on (I am calling them today!!!). We get up Wed. morning, have a very nice breakfast, and head out to the Galleria. Shop, eat, have fun. Head over to Grapevine Mills Mall and do a little more shopping. Relax at the hotel, then head out to Waters-Creek to meet SPADIVA77 and her hubby. We do a little shopping there, then eat dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Had a BLAST with Andria and Peter! My husband started feeling bad and couldn't eat. He felt SO bad about having to cut the evening short.

We get back to the hotel and my hubby proceeds to be sick ALL night. Didn't sleep. Get up the next morning and he is sick ALL day. Kaelyn and I finally went for a swim. We ordered room service for dinner that night. Hubby is sick most of the night again. We get up Friday and Kaelyn and I go to breakfast while my hubby tries to rest some more. Just as KK and I start eating, she proceeds to throw up all over the table!!! The waitress was SO nice and helpful. At this point I was DONE with this trip!

It doesn't help that as much as we are paying a night for this hotel, the room wasn't as nice as expected. Plus, they put us RIGHT next to a staff room, and of course there is staff in there working all night long, and the walls were VERY thin, so we heard everything all night.

We get on the road about 10am. Stop at Bass Pro shop first, my hubby felt like walking around some. He was starting to feel better. We stopped in Decatur for lunch and had a great waitress and a good lunch. Took our time getting home. Stopped in Hedley and got some fresh pecans, plums, and cucumbers. Got home about 8 or so that night. Everyone seems to be doing better. On the up side, I've lost a pound! hee hee.

We were sad we didn't get to go to the zoo like we had planned or make it over to see Kaelyn's great grandmother. Just another reason to go back down there! and to see SPADIVA77 and her hubby again!!!!

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    Ouch - now you need a vacation to recover from the vacation! Hope everyone is better now. (Isn't it funny that DH felt better in a "guy" place?)

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BELLAMAGOO78 8/2/2010 11:39AM

    sorry to hear that the trip was not as nice as planned! Being sick on holidays is never fun! Glad you never got the bug though! Take care !

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KARENPAGE1 8/2/2010 11:26AM

  The side effect ("flushing") you mentioned about Niaspan is normal and can be prevented by taking it with aspirin. It disappears after about two weeks.

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    So sorry, but do hope everyone is feeling better. Nothing like cleaning up that kind of a mess.

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BJW-FARMGIRL 8/2/2010 10:34AM

    OMG! I guess there's something to be said for staying home, huh? Sorry it was so trying. Hopefully everyone is better and you don't get sick, too!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 8/2/2010 10:27AM

    emoticon I am sorry that you had such a rough time!!

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Status Quo

Monday, July 26, 2010

At least my weight is...still can't get the scale to move down! But I'm very relieved to not be gaining. And I'm proud of myself for eating well even while out of town for 4 days. I really focused on that. We leave town again tomorrow, so it will be another 4 day challenge to eat well!

Got my lab results back from my doctor's appointment last week. My numbers haven't really changed, so that is another relief that they aren't worse!

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ANDYINBC 7/28/2010 12:23PM

    Great to see you posting. Keep using the nutrition tracker and exercising. You will have the results you are looking for. Let us know how things are going. emoticon

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HOTPINKPIXIE 7/26/2010 10:01PM

    keep eating healthy and exercise if I can do it so can you! Glad your at least maintain g sometimes that's even hard to do!

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MEYLOSE 7/26/2010 2:58PM

    The scale will move, remember not all accomplishments are measured on the scale.

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GRACIOUSGRAPE 7/26/2010 12:59PM

    WhooHoo - good news. Holding the weight steady and not gaining is a big WIN. You are staying focused - awesome job. I know exactly how you feel. Haven't lost or gained any weight in 2 months. So I am focusing on the fact that I am holding steady, just like you are.

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SAM910 7/26/2010 12:15PM

    Keep it up and soon those numbers will be better.

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SAM910 7/26/2010 12:15PM

    Keep it up and soon those numbers will be better.

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Maybe I don't suck

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I appreciate everyone's encouraging words! I'm feeling much better today. Somehow yesterday, without even thinking about it, I ate very well! Today I brought a healthy breakfast and lunch to work with me. I'm already trying to get my brain in the right frame of mind for eating well while traveling the next four days. And to try to make time for exercise since I am in training all day these next few days. I'm staying at a hotel I haven't stayed at before, but I'm pretty sure they have exercise facilities. If not it might be nice to take a nice evening stroll around Austin! I plan to go by Whole Foods and stock up on a few healthy snacks to have with me while I'm there too. I love Austin!!!

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GOODGETNBETR 7/24/2010 1:14PM

    Enjoy your trip and now you know: You Don't Suck! Keep up the great work making this dream a reality.

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MOCUEVAS 7/22/2010 8:29AM

    Have a great time! With your plans, sounds like it will be a great and healthy time!
Smiles, Mo

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MEYLOSE 7/21/2010 4:29PM

    I knew you could get past that feeling, Good 4 U!!!! Make wise choices and you will succeed, I know you will.

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