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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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DESERTDREAMERS 8/2/2010 11:14PM

    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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TEDDYBEARDONNA 8/2/2010 11:13AM

    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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I suck

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

That's the way I feel anyway, like I can't get anything right in life. At least healthwise. Just down overall about my health today. I feel like an addict or something, I KNOW eating like I do and not exercising is BAD for me and will kill me early if I keep going this route, but I seem to not care about changing my ways! I know I need to be around for a long time for my daughter, but that doesn't seem to be motivation enough. My husband said I need to focus on my health. But how? and when? Or are those just excuses for me not doing it?? Grrr...

  
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ANDYINBC 7/21/2010 12:56AM

    Sorry to hear you are feeling so down about this part of life. I know I have been in the same place and so many others here as well. In fact about 2 months ago I was feeling the same and for some reason I said everything was going to change on June 1, and whatever it was, I have been going great since then. And with each success, I don't want to stop. I wish I can tell you what my motivation was, it wasn't my kids, my wife or any crisis, just something inside said, "things change June 1"

For me one big difference is committing to the Spark teams and boards. Everyone of here wants us all to succeed and we want you to do it as well. I know you are part of my Orange team on the Battle, so hey, we need you to be living healthy to win that battle. But more so, we just want you to be successful in this journey. Hope you don't mind if I check up on you! emoticon




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FITJEDI 7/20/2010 11:40PM

    Commit to one small, TINY change that you will do each day for a week. I can be really really small, like just putting on your exercise shoes and then taking them off. You'll find that gradually, you will make lasting changes.

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MNABOY 7/20/2010 6:56PM

    Been there and have the rolls left from the malaise (they don't give t-shirts). When you decide to take control of your life there is a lifestyle change. Doesn't happen all at once and there are days, weeks that old ways revisit. However, the time comes when the good ways exceed the old ways. Keep after the goal.

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-AMANDA79- 7/20/2010 6:35PM

    Remember baby steps! It doesn't have to be perfect to work.

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VELVETUNICORN 7/20/2010 5:06PM

    It's hard to stay motivated! You can do one positive thing today though to improve your spirit. Why not take your daughter for a walk around the block or to the park? It's a small step but you'll feel so much better afterwards!
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DARKMETALSKIES 7/20/2010 3:41PM

    It's not that you suck, as you put it, it's that it's just not that easy to take control of changing your eating/lifestyle habits when you've become so used to them. You have to reach deep inside and search for the motivation, the determination AND the willpower to step up to the plate that is your life and take a swing. Start small, buy healthier foods for your family, cook healthier, eat out healthier. It's a choice, you CAN choose. Just choose what you know will get you closer to the person you truly wish to be. Believe in yourself :)

Best wishes,
DMS
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