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This Weeks Wednesday Weigh-Blah!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ok, after not getting the chance to weigh in last week...and knowing full well how awful i stuck to plan last week...eating terrible and working out was worse...i have gained a full 5 lbs...uhg!!! it sometimes still amazes me how fast bad habits return so darn quickly....along with the weight. Thankfully I have been getting back on track before even hitting the scale today...for the little picture...OMG...i gained 5 lbs!!! The larger picture...i only gained 5 lbs... 2 weeks of not keeping accountable...1 of those weeks being stress filled and out of control... but before letting it keep out of control and gaining back all the weight i lost...i got on that scale, took my beating, and took note. This isn't easy...never really going to be... but with each fall, we have the choice to stay down, sink lower...or just get our tushy up and push it push it push it...Life will happen...but i just have to live the best i can live each day...i wasn't doing that last week...i survived...but that is about it...i didn't live it..and definitely not the best i could of. I could of made better choices...but i didn't... but as sunday, i started a new week...this morning i started a new day. New beginnings are wonderful things...and everyday we wake up, we get the chance to start anew... wohoo!!! So yesterday be gone...today is a new day.

  
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KADULAC 7/23/2014 7:33PM

    I wish weight would come off as easily as it comes back. I hope you're having a much better week this week. emoticon

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This Weeks Menu Monday & Update On Son

Monday, July 21, 2014

Well, I'm not going to repeat everything I said on Friday, but I did want to update those that are praying and thinking of us during this difficult time. Son, family and myself are taking one day at a time, one step at a time. He at this point doesn't want to quit the drinking, thinks he can "control" it. BUT, he is willing to wait for 21 days to "break" the habit AND he won't drink until he has had his first meeting with a professional. He has an evaluation on the 31st, from there they will decide which treatment would be best. He did say the evaluation would not count as the first meeting...I am not happy about the drinking part, but at least he is giving it time before he does. I'm praying that the treatment will help him not to even want to go back to drinking. He has promised to keep an open mind about it. Frustrating!! I did let him know that this would not happen again and he would be out if i find alcohol was found on my property or he was drunk in my home. I've never been one of those tough love kind of moms...i didn't need to be with the girls...all i had to say to them is i would prefer you didn't do that and they took that as a no and didn't do it...boys are wired totally different...and though i am not liking this new mom...i also know it's years late in coming...and if not now then it may be too late next time...uhg...

As for the menu this week...very little changes from last week. Pretty much most of it is carried over from there since the menu was furthest from my mind last week and everything was ate on the run.

Here is what's on the menu for this week:

Monday-Funeral of a friend
Breakfast-Bagel thin, strawberries & egg
Lunch-Salad with grilled chicken
Dinner-Dinner w/mom

Tuesday
Breakfast-My McSandwich, grapes
Lunch-Salad
Dinner-Roasted chicken w/mashed potatoes & Green beans

Wednesday
Breakfast-Chocolate covered strawberry oatmeal, boiled egg
Lunch-Leftovers from last night
Dinner-Italian sausage w/sweet potato fries and brussel sprouts

Thursday
Breakfast-pancakes, boiled egg, banana
Lunch-Leftovers from last night
Dinner-Homemade hamburger helper and corn

Friday-Bake a girl cake or a boy cake
Breakfast-English Muffin, boiled egg, grapes
Lunch-Leftovers from last night
Dinner-Salad w/grilled chicken

Saturday-Gender reveal party for 4th grandbaby :)
Breakfast-Raisin Bran cereal, boiled egg
Lunch & Dinner-at the party

Sunday
Breakfast-Toast w/soy butter and banana
Lunch & Dinner-Ham, homemade scalloped potatoes and broccoli

  
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KADULAC 7/22/2014 4:38AM

    That's great that your son is willing to give up up alcohol for a time. Hopefully he will have no desire to go back to it later. emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 7/21/2014 11:41PM

    When it comes to alcoholism, you cannot be an enabler - you do have to take a strong stand. This is what's best for you and you son. But I understand how very hard it is as I grew up with an abusive alcoholic father. Thinking of you!

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KIM22211 7/21/2014 4:27PM

    I had 3 boys and one girl all three boys were easier for me than the one girl when it comes to sass and talking back and attitude!

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The Past Repeating Itself

Friday, July 18, 2014

Well on an upbeat note, the menu I posted on Monday will be repeated next week since I didn't have the time to cook any of those meals...so next Mondays Menu is already made out. Now for the rest of the story...which is not as upbeat. Warning....depressing and possible triggering blog.

Tuesday had been a busy busy day. Got to bed a bit late but was sleeping actually pretty good for me. My body must of known that would be the last good sleep I would have for a couple days. At about 130am, my phone rang. It was my niece. I go into panic mode and wondering what was wrong with her...to find out it wasn't her...she told me to go check my son and she was on the way...my mind was screaming this ain't happening but my heart knew it was...he had the door locked but i was able to get him to open it. Thankfully he hadn't started to do anything yet, but was waiting...waiting for me to get up and leave for the day...which would of only been a couple more hours...I still don't know the how it was going to happen...but he was determined it was going to...while trying to talk to him, i texted his 2 best friends...1 of who was there the first time this happened in April.... they did not answer right away so I texted my son in law who i knew was probably still up... while waiting ds got angry at me...i know he would never intentionally hurt me...even in the state of mind he was in...i also knew if he accidentally hurt me, this would really send him further over the edge. Thankfully i was able to calm him back down and keep him calm until his friends got there...then son in law and niece arrived... we talked for what seemed like all night and day...in reality, an hour...2 hrs from the time i got the call.... we finally convinced him to go to the hospital...no, this is not what i wanted...couldn't bare to see him in that place again...but i was also not willing to bury my son...not anytime soon!!! The friends loaded him up in my car while i finished getting dressed and getting my stuff together...niece grabbed some stuff for us...niece, son and i headed off to the hospital while the friends shut down the apartment and son in law made the calls...many hours later he was admitted without the need for consent to that other hospital...ambulance took him over and niece and i...and by then his oldest sister...were left to say goodbye as we were not permitted to then see him again until later that evening...sleep would of been wise...but i knew it wouldn't happen...we stopped at my other daughters house to fill her in...grab some coffee then head out the door...back home so niece could get her vehicle and drive home...me to change clothes, run a brush through my hair and go to work... should of i? no!! but there was no way i could of stayed home either... i at this point was lost with no real direction to go...we've been down this road...but it was sooo different...yet...just the same...i really should not of been at work that day... the boss knew that yet let my do whatever i though i needed at the time...yes, i am very blessed with the best boss in the world...or was...because not long after getting to work, i was told of his new promotion that would be leading my wonderful boss away from here :( i am happy for him but so sad for us... that evening my daughters and i gathered and went down to the hospital...the last time this happened, he was released before those next visiting hours...so we never had to see what was on the other side of those doors...if you never had to, count your blessings...get home and it was another late night...neighbors, friends, family and bosses for both him and i...all needing updates...the only thing keeping me going was the caffeine iv and prayers...the next 18 hours would go in a busy and blurry haze...i went from being strong and ready to do all i had to do for my son to being a weak and helpless mess...they released him yesterday...yep...a little over 24 hours...i should be happy...and i am...to a point... but my son needs help...we went this route 3 months ago... he obviously needs more than love and a pat on the back....so now i'm weak and a helpless mess who is having trouble keeping the tears at bay...most times not having any luck with that one...even still today...he's at work...i'm at work...we are planning to move forward to our weekend plans of the local fair that we have been attending for almost 20 years now...i should be happy...and i am...excited...well, almost...kinda...i'm also anxious... nervous...and scared half to death....i can't always be there to babysit...he is 20 years old... i can't make him do what he needs to do and don't do what he shouldn't... again... he's 20 years old...only he can make the choices...but that doesn't mean as his mother i am not hurting....that i'm not scared...each day i think i am stronger...then within moments i cry...i get anxious...and i start to panic...nope..stronger is not happening today...maybe tomorrow...

  
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KADULAC 7/18/2014 6:14PM

    I'm so sorry you're going through this again. I pray he gets the help he needs. emoticon

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LINDA! 7/18/2014 2:59PM

    I am so sorry to read this. I remember the last incident and knew that your heart was broken. To have this happen again, must be devastating. I am praying for him (and you plus family.) Nothing can make you stop worrying. I know that you have prayed about it. But, as a mother, nothing is ever going to take this off your mind. I do think he has to get professional help. I do not believe that he can do this on his own. Trained professionals know what to look for and how to help. I do hope he will go for treatment. emoticon emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 7/18/2014 2:31PM

    Oh dear JoDee, my heart goes out to you. He is master of his own destiny and you carry the pain and worry of it Be strong ... at least as strong as you can be ... because you really have no other choice. There is no quick and easy solution here, he needs professional help, but he has to want it. Thank goodness you are surrounded by such a loving and supportive family!!!
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This Weeks Menu Monday

Monday, July 14, 2014

Well here we are back at Monday :) It's been a busy but good weekend spent with family and friends. Didn't get much work done around the house but amazingly enough...it's still there waiting for me emoticon

Here is what's on the menu for this week:

Monday
Breakfast-Bagel thin, strawberries & egg
Lunch-Tuna salad sandwich w/tomato slice and corn
Dinner-Dinner w/mom

Tuesday
Breakfast-My McSandwich, grapes
Lunch-Salad
Dinner-Roasted chicken w/mashed potatoes & Green beans

Wednesday
Breakfast-Chocolate covered strawberry oatmeal, boiled egg
Lunch-Leftovers from last night
Dinner-Italian sausage w/sweet potato fries and brussel sprouts

Thursday
Breakfast-pancakes, boiled egg, banana
Lunch-Leftovers from last night
Dinner-Homemade hamburger helper and corn

Friday
Breakfast-English Muffin, boiled egg, grapes
Lunch-Leftovers from last night
Dinner-Over to dd2's for dinner

Saturday
Breakfast-Raisin Bran cereal, boiled egg
Lunch-Sandwich & Veggie Soup
Dinner-Taco bowls w/lots of lettuce & tomatoes

Sunday
Breakfast-Toast w/soy butter and banana
Lunch & Dinner-Ham, homemade scalloped potatoes and broccoli

  
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KADULAC 7/16/2014 12:17AM

    Yum. I know what you mean about the house work waiting for us. It never seems to end.

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KIM22211 7/14/2014 2:09PM

    so far, our breakfasts are much a like! Have a wonderful one!!! I sure am!!

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This Weeks Fitness Friday

Friday, July 11, 2014

Well the past week was uhg...not so good. I did go to the gym for a short work out on Friday the 4th...but had skipped then Saturday & Sunday. But I was back to it come Monday morning. I have been trying to do 30 minutes moderate cardio...the treadmill. And then 30 minutes intense cardio...gazzelle and bike. Yesterday I fell short on the intense cardio..but only by 10 minutes... I have also been keeping up with my 45 minutes strength training each week... 15 minutes 3x a week...and my flexibility everyday...well, except those 2 days i didn't go to the gym. So I'm stepping it up a little but keeping it still reasonable...

My playlist for the week was:
Turn Up The Music by Chris Brown
She Won't Be Lonley Long by Clay Walker
Dance Again by Jennifer Lopez ft Pitbull
Gimmie That Girl by Joe Nichols
Guys Do It All The Time by Mindy McCreedy
Somethin' Bad by Miranda Lambert ft Carrie Underwood
Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul
Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
Push It by Salt-N-Pepa
Small Town Throwdown by Brantley Gilbert
I THink We're Alone Now by Tiffany
Funky Cold Medina by Tone Loc
DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love by Usher ft Pitbull

  
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KADULAC 7/12/2014 3:26AM

    Good job. I love the song, "Gimmie That Girl". Have a great weekend.

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EDWARDS1411 7/11/2014 11:09PM

    Keep up the good work JoDee!!!

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