Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I'm still all mixed up as to what day it is. When I was HOME in the USA, Saudi Arabia changed their weekend days to be more in line with the rest of the Middle East countries. The weekends here used to be Thursday and Friday-Thursday being like your Saturday and Friday being the holy day, now the weekends are Friday and Saturday-with Friday being the holy day and Saturday being, well, Saturday. Our TGIF used to be Wednesday, now it's Thursday and I am so confused still.
I try to grab the wrong side of the refrigerator door to open it, I try to grab the flush handle on the side of the toilet tank when here the flusher is a pull up knob on the top of the tank, here I have a dish washer that, well leaks now, it's still over 100 every day.
My husband who used to be a devout cat hater has decided he wants to take care of a kitten that was born a couple of days before I left in March, now we need to figure out a name for her and get her spayed. soon. And he wants to get the Mama cat spayed too so she stops having kittens.
On the upside, we're not running two households now, I'm not putting gas in my car twice a week, we're not buying groceries for 2 households, we're not running all the electricity in our NH house, I can get back into my cross stitching and I can get back on track with food and exercise because there isn't much else to do here. There are no tasty sweets here like at home, no pork, no alcohol, no bacon, no sausage.
Hopefully Sunday (or whatever day it is) I can start all over and get back on track, plus DH has to go on a business trip for a few days.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I just realized I never shared a picture of my Tattoo I got during Bike Week in Laconia NH. It is in memory of my Daddy. And it passed my mother's approval.
Monday, August 12, 2013
What happened to April, May, June & July? It always seems time goes by so fast when I'm home on vacation but drags on when I go back to Saudi. I'm only home here in the USA for another week then back to hell until the end of May.
My family was here in New Hampshire, we had a fun week of shopping and doing touristy things then we took them back home.
Had my last Dr. appointment today, weight was DOWN!!! I'm so very excited over that. My blood test report was good as well so I can stop a couple of medications. A1C was down a couple of points but not all that great but I will continue to work on that since I can't get sweets and good stuff over in hell.
Had a so so vacation since March, got to see snow, sub-zero temps that I don't normally see, got to watch my Grandson play baseball, got to see a great Friend in Maine (Hi Pat) and see wonderful sights with her and hopefully can do that next summer too. Visited my family a lot, got stuck in a flash flood, buried my daddy. Trying to hold back the tears still, hurts to say good bye to my family and home but it's still cheaper and easier than trying to run two full households year round.
Gotta get my car inspected and registered so it will be ready for me in May.
So that's my notes for now.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Today is my with SparkPeople. What have I done in 5 years?
Through reading the articles, I have learned the right things to eat in the right proportions, I quit drinking soda, I started eating more green veggies, I've eaten things that I never thought I would and they actually taste good.
I've learned exercise CAN be fun, I like how tired I feel after a good workout, I actually like sweat. I learned you don't really need all kinds of exercise equipment, you can use your imagination
I found out I'm not the only one that has failed and succeeded, and failed and got back up again and I will not fail.
I've made lots of great friends, I've cried with Spark friends over losses great and small, I've laughed at stories and jokes, I've learned their tips and tricks for things, I've met some wonderful Spark Friends at our New Hampshire Spark rallies, I've lost friends who are no longer Spark members.
I've shared my stories and my life both here in my home country of the USA and overseas from Saudi Arabia.
I've really HATED some of the changes SparkPeople has made to the site and still hate the changes and liked some others.
Spark People has helped me figure out what I was doing wrong and helped me do things right. I may not follow through to the T, but SparkPeople worked for me. I haven't been as faithful and lost all the weight I need to lose but I'm working on it, I may not be around as much as I used to but I still find time to check in and say hello.
Life is going to get a whole lot busier in the next 6 weeks, some good, some not so good or fun but I'll make the best of it.
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