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frustration with a little less humiliation...(follow up from yesterday)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ok, if you read my blog from yesterday, you will call the whole humiliaton situation.
Well, I do believe that has been partially, and for the most part, sincerely and with much relief, cleared up.
Today I ran into the same person and had a better chance to speak with them and we had a short, but very informative conversation and I do feel alot better about it today.
So, now, hopefully that can lay to rest, or at least lay dormant for awhile.
As for the rest of my day, no walk, again.
I slept in today, maybe tired from yesterday humiliaton episode, or too much pampering at the spa.
But, either way, I went back to bed this morning til 8am.
And ended up babysitting about 5 hours, for a brake change on my car that should have taken an hour or two at most.
Then the rains came. Again, my poor yard is so overgrown its awful. Just weeks ago I was complaining about how it was too dry and the grass was dying, now its made a recovery.
We have had heavy rains almost daily.
But I stuck to my food and water and so did the scale, stick I mean, it still hasnt moved.
I really dont know what to do.
I really have no answers. I have added cardio, added weights, taken away practically every enjoyable food known to the human race.
Added veggies, and fruits....etc.
I am just pretty much at a loss as to why this is happening. (maybe over expectations)
But still I will keep trying, banging my head against a wall maybe.....but what else can I do.

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CORTNEY-LEE 7/20/2012 10:11PM

    Bodies are weird and never seem to do what we want them to do!

You are doing fantastic! Keep up the awesome work. Also be sure to keep track of your measurements. You could be losing inches.

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    Hey! Send some of that rain my way, would ya? You WERE losing, right? Before you amped up your exercise? You might try adding a couple hundred calories each day and see if that helps. If the scale still doesn't move after a week, add a couple more. If at any point it starts going upward again, you can cut back again. I've seen several people who plateau over too few calories. I don't know that that is what's happening to you, but perhaps. emoticon

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a little red in the face, and pink in the nails....(with pics)....(and flatfootn)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

How I spent my day.....
being totally (self-inflicted) humiliated!!! and then, onward and upward to the nail salon....
The humiliation story is a little complicated to go into detail....but, have you ever told someone something, you assumed they already knew.
Or, went up to someone you thought you knew only it turned out to be not the right person....
well something, almost, like that happened to me today.
While I had the right person, it was the wrong place and the wrong time, and I assumed this person knew I was coming to talk to them, and only to find out they had no idea what I was talking about....
So, I felt like I had intruded on them, and assumed something that maybe, or maybe wasnt true, and so I drove away feeling like a total and complete idiot and am waiting to hear from my friend to see how much damage control is needed or if its just a lost cause....
Ok, vague, but still take my word for it, embarrassment to the nth degree.
Then I went to the salon and got my mani/pedi and finally took the time to figure out my FB for cellphone and so that part of my life is complete.
I didnt get to walk today at all, by the time I returned home from the salon, it was a full on downpour.
And, so, all I have to say about today is, that if the weather permits, I plan on being on that track at about 7am, or earlier and walk walk walk....
And if that scale dont start moving, out the window it goes.
Stuck to my calories and water today.
Still need more magnesium and to add more veggies.
Hope everyone had a nice day.
(((pics are hard to see, but its a a pink, white and silver glitter zebra design)))
I edited this blog, this video is in reference to my last blog from yesterday, this is a short video of my son Jason flat footin earlier this year at a festival in our town, Hillbilly Days....just for those who asked.

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NATNOEL 7/21/2012 7:16AM

    That's cool....your son is a great dancer.
Love your accent !

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KKLENNERT809 7/20/2012 12:14AM

    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed watching. Looks like great fun.

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/19/2012 10:45PM

    Wow! That was so much fun to watch! Thanks for the link.

Your fingers and toes look Mah-velous dahling! I have never had a pedicure. Have a great weekend.

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a hop, skip and a jump, but mostly a walk....

Monday, July 16, 2012

The pulled muscle in my back kept me in bed longer this morning than I had planned, it really only seems to bother me when I am relaxed, laying down.
But, I made it to the track, twice today.
First I went for a 30 minute walk alone, around 930 am, it got hot too quick and I was sweating, sticky and steamy.
So, I came home, showered, and went back at 7pm, and walked with my friend for another 30 minutes.
So, I am getting in my cardio, and as soon as this muscle is fully healed, I am gonna get back into my weights and up my weight amount.
I plan on being back out on the track, if the rain holds out way early in the morning, no later than 7am!!!
I find that I actually am liking walking, even the blister on my foot hasnt been such a nuisance.
But, that said, I am still going to get a pedicure next week!!!
Stuck to food and water, and now if that stupid scale will just show that my efforts are paying off, cause it has shown me no love all week!
Hope everyone is having a good one.

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L80BIKER 7/17/2012 2:21PM

    So glad you are picking up the dumbbells! You certainly have the right attitude! I am hoping your optimism rubs off on me! BTW get the shoes you deserve it! emoticon

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/17/2012 11:29AM

    I think you're doing fabulous! Congratulations!

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FATHINSN 7/17/2012 1:28AM

    Must be nice to have those walks, lately it's haze or raining so the only long walks that I can do is 3-min between my car and workspace. But I'm more to jump rope so it's still ok for me to do workouts at home :D

It's funny that I've never seen anyone commenting on scales as their best friends or what a clever device (in loving tone, not sarcastic), hehe. Me, it depends on which scales - the office scale is stubborn, home scale is confused and the fitness store's scale is unreliable LOL

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word to your mother....

Friday, June 29, 2012

I dont have to tell anyone how hot it is. This is dangerous weather. Our local Judge has issued a burning ban, and no one should have to be told not to burn right now.
I was sitting on the porch earlier, and the wind was blowing thru the trees, but I couldnt even feel the wind or breeze on my skin.
Too hot to do much of anything but sit home and complain about the heat.

I have an awful lot to complain about today.
My ankles are swollen, so bad, when I took my socks off after about 2 hours, I had a huge indention where they had been.
My heart is racing again today. Dont know how much the heat factors in to that.
But for about 3 or 4 days now the palpatations have gotten more pronounced.
My hair is dry and looks like straw and the 30 bucks I spent on a hair straightener was a waste, because it seems to dry my hair even more.
I am so looking forward to rain.
If ever.

I have to go grocery shopping, emphasis on the words HAVE TO.....cause I sure dont want to.
I need something to rid my body of extra water, and nothing stimulating like coffee.....
I have decided to cut back on all of the caffeine until I see what is up with this racy racy heart....
PCOS!!! You will not get the best of me!!
Stay cool, eat right, lots of water, and watery fruits....stay in the house with the air cond, and check on the elderly, pets, etc.....
and I think the price of ice just doubled.

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CORTNEY-LEE 6/30/2012 2:46PM

    I use new Clear Care Shampoo and Conditioner... it is awesome! It will help that dry hair for sure!


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HONEYPOT319 6/30/2012 9:34AM

    Hi Val! I hope you are feeling better soon! Praying for what ails you. :)

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OBIESMOM2 6/29/2012 3:40PM

    emoticon emoticon
I've had that heart racing thing too. Never have figured out what causes it (I don't do caffeine).

Hope all is well for you.

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the good and the bad and the bad and the bad.....

Friday, June 22, 2012

I hadnt realized how long it had been since I blogged. Or really did much SP at all. Update on my friend, he was indicted this week, that was super fast, so they must think they have something on him.
All I know is, the man I know would have to have an awful good reason to do what he did. And until I hear it from him, I wont believe anything anyone tells me.
But, he is still in jail, bond is set way too high for anyone, and until next week when he goes before the judge there is no chance of getting it lowered.
Which a part of me is secretly glad, cause I would be too worried about his peace of mind and maybe his way of thinking would be what does he have to lose.
So, I havent been up to much this week. Staying home, waiting on Honey's unemployment check to arrive.
More bad news on the job front for our area, 750 coal workers were laid off by one company yesterday.
At least 200 of these are permanent job losses.
Altogether, my local tv station announced yesterday that since the beginning of the year, 1300 coal jobs have been lost or laid off.
The fear is beginning to grow in our hearts and our minds.
Men with new born babies, house payments, truck payments, school clothes to buy, etc, they are beginning to feel the pain of job loss.
But, the trickle down effect on our local economy will be the most disastourous of all.
When around 45 percent of your local workforce is someway coal related, and the coal mines are shut down, then other jobs go as well.
One friend who owns a tire store is beginning to feel the pinch, she had to lay off one employee herself this week because money isnt coming in for big coal truck and coal equipment orders.
Daycare workers report more children are being taken out of daycare, since one parent is out of a job, they have no need to put them in daycare.
The effects havent fully started to spread, but I look for it to by the time school goes back.
I have just been dealing with stress, back pain and all this added to it, worrying if hes gonna have a job to go back to.
I cant focus any of my energy on all this stuff with the doctor....I dont even know when the next apt is, I need to really get that worked out.
I am just gonna have to call and let them in on my decision to postpone anything that life changing until I have less stress to worry about.
The only good news to report is that it finally rained her last night, for the first time in awhile....our beans in our garden were really needing it and so was the grass and rivers....
Except the thunder and lightening sent my sons dog into nuclear meltdown and I woke up to find scratched up carpet in the spare bedroom where he sleeps.
I have bought some calming meds to give him, they are supposed to be all natural, but they dont seem to do too much....Guess this will mean a visit to the vet for something to take the edge off.
Hope all of you have a nice day.

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SETAGOAL1 6/23/2012 1:18PM

    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

You have chosen to succeed.

Few baby steps complete a long journey

Writing is progress!!!

Janet- emoticon

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RG_DFW 6/23/2012 7:28AM

    Stay with it no matter what

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CORTNEY-LEE 6/22/2012 7:42PM


Positive thoughts for you!

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CINDYSDAY 6/22/2012 4:23PM

    I pray that you have some blessings in your life!

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CHRISTINA791 6/22/2012 11:47AM

    So sorry to hear times are rough where you are. I agree - sometimes the best thing you can do is just talk it out when things are beyond your control.

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KNEWMETODAY 6/22/2012 11:06AM

    What I hear is that you're here! No matter what goes on in our lives and no matter how easy is becomes to project into the future, we're HERE. There are some things that we just can't change because we, ultimately, have no control. Our bodies are out business and, in spite of all going on around us, excessive food does nothing but add to the stress and frustration.

You're doing well to "talk it out." This site is about solutions....

Have a great day!

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