Thursday, August 07, 2008
Well, today I was again very busy at work. I got a lot accomplished. I did ok with my eating, not bad, but not great either. I did manage to get on the scale to be surprised that I have not gained nor have I lost...so I guess, considering all, I can't complain about that. I am a little down, kids getting a chance to redeem to only find that David did it all, and convinced his sister to take part of the blame and only to find out that he got into additional stuff and stashed behind his dresser. I pulled my stuff out, dad's stuff out, dishes out....I am pretty furious. I decided to blog and maybe calm myself down. Also, hoping that it will be enough to keep me going through all this. I have to say, I read all the comments and been so appreciative. I don't know what else I would do if it wasn't for all of my spark friends. I know you all are what have kept me from, as you might say, quitting or gaining, or going completely off my rocker.
I really appreciate everyone's patience. I am so glad you all have been here for me. I do feel bad that I haven't been my usual cheerful self. I know we all have our down falls, problems, etc. It is weird and amazing to me how I can just write (type) all my stuff down and for all those to read. I'd be so vulnerable in the past, but it isn't really like that this time. I'm not sure of God's lessons with all that I am going through with David. Not sure what to think...I guess one day I will know.
I pray for God to give me strength and calmness to get through all this. I don't want the chaos, I want to reach my goal weight and I am not going to let this get in my way. I am taking this as a huge obstacle to get around or a huge hurdle to get over. Whichever it is, it isn't going to be easy.
I pray for God to put healing light on Shanshe to help her get well...and for all my other spark friends and what their needs may be. May God bless you all.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Ok, not really knowing where to start. First of all, we went camping for the weekend. It was a lot of fun. Got some blueberries. Did ok with eating...not great but not terrible. I have been bad with my eating....my nutritionist was happy I did so well on my vacation. I came back happy to not gain...but I told her I was a little disappointed though because I really expected to lose with all the exercise and doing so well. I was really proud of myself. Well, lets say, I have had the weirdest cravings and I have totally given into them...I ate some brownies....(just 3), decided to make cereal bars...those are better...so I have had some of those...I didn't do too bad today.... I came back to work yesterday to a ton of email, a ton of work, a call from the big boss, they were letting people go, but that is not why they were calling me, but to tell me that I am picking up work from another account. So yeah, really got a dumped on with a lot of work. I found out it was my week for reports so I was late doing them yesterday...so needless to say that was sucky. My husband and I stopped at Apache on way home from camping. Service was closed but sales was open. We looked at some campers. We found a camper we really like and are trading in our nice tent trailer. They gave me a really good price too for my tent trailer. We are struggling and probably shouldn't be doing this but are and waiting to make sure financing goes through. So this has been stressful. We came home, kids popped up the trailer. I would have unloaded but they wanted too and did. Well putting it down, they put a crack in the tent trailer. Neither dad and I were too happy. Ok, we got over it...took the trailer in for inspection tonight. So far so good....it really is in new shape. We get home, I discover the kids got into the camping stuff and ate the food for this coming weekend and of course denial and lie....so that really pissed us off. I am so tired of being burned. They act nice and want to be helpful, we surprised them with mini bikes over the weekend for camping so we all for can ride together and have some fun family time. We all did have fun, went to the blueberry fest and all. Even let the kids turn their hair blue and I did my hair blue. Well, only to be lied and stolen from by them...so we took their t.v. away, they are grounded to their room, took their cell phones away, and told them I am sick of us being nice and doing for them only to sxxt on me. I told themthat we were doing everything possible to make camping possible again this weekend to the ocean, but no they had to ruin that. They are both sulking in their room. They can just sit in their room for all dad and I care. We are tired of it.
Today, work has me soooo busy and still playing catchup. I have over 500 emails to read and respond or do something. I have action items to take care of...I have reports and print queue all week. I am really stressed in so many ways....I have not given up....I plan on getting myself back onto track....I am just so stressed. At least today, I did semi ok...with my eating. FYI it is hot and sticky and my room with fan is even HOT which makes things even worse.
My husband is on the cranky side...I am too...not with each other but with the kids.
I haven't avoided sparks or my team...I've been in total chaos mode and feel like I am going to explode. I pray to God to help me get through this all ok.
Hope everyone is doing well. I apologize that I have not been popping on pages or anything...just too darn busy....
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Well I did it, I got on the scale - no gain, no loss. I was hoping I would have lost with all the walking and sweating, but at least I didn't gain.
I am really glad to be home. It was REALLY HOT 110 degrees. I am so glad I got some exercise in and all the walking in Seattle because it was one heck of a lot of walking. I got a blister that was over an inch in size. My legs and feet by evening were so sore. Even though I was sore, we had a really nice time. We kept really busy.
Day 1: Arrived, checked out the hotel, room, played some slots and went to bed.
Day 2: Up early, walked to bus stop on the strip, decided to walk to next stop, then next stop, then next stop, got on bus, found out we were heading the wrong way, got off, crossed street, got on other bus. Rode all the way back and to opposite end of strip. Went to the MGM and saw the Lion Habitat, crossed over the bridge to the Tropicana. The escelators weren't working so had to walk up and down them. We went through the Titanic, then we say the Dirk Magic Show. It was pretty good. We went over to New York New York. We did the roller coaster at NY NY. We walked the hotel and ate lunch over there at a sandwich shop. I ended up only eating 1/2 sandwich. Drank lots of water but still didn't have enough water for 110 degrees. After NY NY we went to MGM and walked outside and down street to bus.
The bus...OMGosh...we waited for 4 different buses (1 hour) in 107 degrees. I was dying, tired, sore. Finally, we got on bus. We were so tired we went back to our room, no more stops. We played a few slots, went to bed.
Day 3, We went and watched a time share thing (2 hours), but it paid for the 2nd show we wanted, ride tickets, tower tickets, and $30 dinner / lunch voucher for Roxy's. We hung out at our hotel. We saw the American Superstars, ate at the buffet for dinner before show. We then went to the Bite Show. Both shows were really good. We really enjoyed both shows. The Bite is a clean adult show and the stunts were great. Good story line and affects. All music. We rode the tower to top and did the 3 rides. It was pretty cool to do, but HOT outside. We went to our room...
Day 4, We took the monorail (not bus) and went to Excaliber for the Tournament of Kings dinner show. It was pretty good. We went to the Mirage, saw the habitat. We did one heck of a lot of walking. Monorail was very clean and the only way to go.
Day 5, We went to Harrah's and Sahara's and spent rest of day at our hotel, it was Sunday, our lighter day of walking...still a lot of walking but not as much. We also hung out at our hotel.
Day 6, We had another busy day...lots of walking. We caught the Monorail and went to the Venetian. We did the Madam Tussad's wax museum. It was a must do. It was romance package and the lunch was great. The gondola ride was good. We went back to our room, we got ready for dinner for Top of the World...it is similar to our space needle. It was a very expensive dinner and very romantic day/evening. After dinner we went to our room. We then went to bed. I won't go into details here....lol...I will let your imagination to that...tee hee. We walked the upper deck before dinner. Our dinner reservation was 8:45. So we had lot of pretty lights, darkness outside, the perfect setting and view.
Day 7, We walked to Circus Circus and had breakfast, didn't go on rides, we just walked around, did some slots, then walked back to our hotel, we packed our stuff that morning and dropped off at the bell desk. We ate dinner/lunch their at Roxy's Diner and used our $30 voucher. We then caught shuttle to airport, had a coffee at airport and caught plane. We then arrived into Seattle 11:10, got luggage and picked up at midnight and off to home...bed asleep by 2:30 AM.
Note: While we were on vacation, my daughter and her fiance' got their car stolen. We let them use our car. They were to come to house and feed animals while gone. Well, I tell ya, they did do that and just that. I was disappointed. The dog messes were unbelievable...but got it cleaned up before coming to bed. The car was here and on empty...the car seat covers taken off and not put back. I am definitely going to say something to her. I know I will be saying "NO" the next time they need help moving, or watching their animals. I was really disappointed at how disrespectful they were and even knowing how cautious we are and never loan our car. Lesson learned. Anyways, I will make different arrangements for the dogs next time too. I was really disappointed. It told me how unappreciative they were.
I am so glad to be home though. Felt good to be in my own bed.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
OMGosh...I am back from my vacation. It is 2:16 AM...Latest yet that I've stayed up since I left. We got home and had cleaning of dog messes and bathing to do...hopped in shower and came to bed and on my sparks. Will be going to sleep shortly. I am very tired. I ate sensibly most all of my trip. I got MEGA WALKING done....blisters on my feet and sore legs, sore feet. My feet hurt every day and legs and ankles to almost the point of crying. My husband brought me a bucket of ice so I can make an ice pack at hotel room. The trip was wonderful...never have a desire to go back to Vegas for vacation though.... too expensive. Everything has gone up, even the shows went up in price as well as food and the slots were sucky...extremely tight. We did a lot of cool stuff...saw some really cool shows, saw a lot of stuff. I will blog about it tomorrow. I am too tired to even blog this morning (night) I haven't gone to bed yet....so going there now.
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