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Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Had a good day. Everyone at work including boss, his wife and kids took Debbie Downer out for lunch to celebrate her coming baby. Had a nice time. The last couple of days she has been in such a nice mood. I keep thinking when is she going to stab me in the back...why is she being so nice...when is she going to turn and change...don't like working in that type of environment. She will be gone in a couple of weeks for awhile and wonder how that will be. More work for the two of us...but it will be a better environment. I know a lot of this is adjusting to a new boss, new environment. We came from a great environment with an encouraging, motivational boss. The change has been challenging especially when you have a Debbie Downer in the office.

A season of change and transition.

Mom is doing ok. Went to exercise with me last night. Doesn't really do it like you are supposed to but she is working most of the machines and is doing something more than sitting in front of the TV at home. Think its mostly to get out of the house but even that is good for her.

Getting into more of a routine of cooking at home. Planning and preparation helps.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/17/2011 11:08PM

    Glad you had such a good day!!! It is so much healthier if a little more time-consuming planning and cooking meals at home. Ken and I are doing so much better controlling our blood sugars and his lymphedema by eating at home.

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Survived taking Mom to dentist. He was so good to her, very patient, kind, attentive, explained what he ws doing, measured, had her look at colors, shapes of teeth etc. She loves him

An hour and a half late to work and boss sent me on errands right away. Then worked milk shake booth for the county fair for 4 hours and got to leave at 3:30 for that. Feeling it this morning.

Can't believe after our shift we walked around a bit and thought about the funnel cakes, elephant ears, bucket of fries and chose to wait and go home and eat. In the back of my mind I keep thinking...what do you really want...stay where you are or change. Plus hubby doesn't really like that kind of food. I usually eat it and then it hits my stomach and I think...why did I eat it. Thankfully I had fresh green beans already cooked up at home so just had to heat them up. Starting to crave fresh vegetables instead of sweets or fried foods.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/17/2011 12:29AM

    emoticon and emoticon on not getting any of the momentarily delicious tasting but crappy food at the fair!!! What a wonderful choice!!! Also glad that your mom's dental visit went well.
A emoticon day for you for sure!!!

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CAT609 8/16/2011 6:52AM

    Woohoo! What a thing to crave. Good for you! You had a lot of temptation and you didn't cave in. emoticon emoticon

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Ready to start the week!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Going with hubby and Mom to dentist this AM. She has been after us to get her new dentures...so hubby took her for beginning and he wants me there to help pick out size and color of teeth. Been a bumpy weekend trying to get her back up and going. She gets to feeling sorry for herself and thinks she has every disease and won't eat (I think) etc. She was too ill to go to church but we got her out for breakfast and then she was feeling good enough to go to SAM's and Walmart. Think she was bouncing back and feeling better. She ate a good breakfast and that's usually a good sign she is back on her feet. She is good at manipulating us...as she left..said now she had groceries if only we would take her to get a new couch then her back wouldn't hurt anymore! It's always something. It never ends. Then I feel guilty. Vicious cycle. Hubby doesn't worry about it as much as I do.

So got up at 4 so I can get in exercise and get ready to leave at 7:15. Got a long day as I'm working at the fair til 9 pm for work.

Boy weekends go so fast.

Got baby guilt done for PG co-worker. All the girls are taking her to lunch tomorrow with boss' wife for baby luncheon. Looking forward to time all together. She was in good humor Friday for the most part, Wonder why she can't be easier to work with more often???

Off to make it a great day!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/17/2011 11:05PM

    So glad that you made a quilt for the new baby!!! You are AWESOME!!!
Being a caretaker is a difficult job at its best. At least you know you are doing all you can!!! WAY TO GO!!!

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LISA0517 8/15/2011 12:23PM

    I'm glad your mom is feeling better. I think we women are trained in the guilt thing! Men do have an easier time letting go of it.



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GATOR12 8/15/2011 11:33AM

    I remember the guilt those moms & mil can cause. As long as you know you are doing your best and trying to help her when you can. I bet the quilt is nice. It is so much more personal to receive a home-made gift. Good for you!! Have a good week!!

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JULIEANNCAN 8/15/2011 5:11AM

    I hope you have a good day. I think it's always difficult to be a caretaker, but especially if it's your mom. I don't know why that is.

I wish you all the best always! emoticon

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PRINCESSOKIE 8/15/2011 4:33AM

  I like this

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Finally Seeing Some Success

Sunday, August 14, 2011

We drove in a parade yesterday! Weather was gorgeous. Then in the afternoon went on a mystery drive to Clifton Mill and had dinner. What gorgeous weather.

Mom's been puny soo took over some fresh green beans and new potatos I fixed yesterday. She worried me most of the evening...so we went over after we came home from dinner and she looked so much better and said she had eaten some of the green beans and potatos. She sits and stews about her health and is alone in a dark house and won't get out much. Just gets herself down and we have to get her back up. Been a few things that upset her recently...minister resigning, UTI and finally it clicked in that she has early Alzheimers etc. Change really upsets her and throws her off. I accidently left info from Pharamacy with the meds and now she thinks she has every side effect from the antibiotics.

I am excited...I am finally making progress. Been on here 3 years or so. Exercise is a part of my life, water is my main beverage and pop is very limited. Making healthier choices but weight didn't seem to come off. Tried tracking food a time or two but didn't keep at it or see much success (didn't do it very long) As the scale slowly was climbing nearer and nearer 200...I thought...this has got to stop. So joined a spring spark challenge and did so-so but started tracking better. Then joined a summer challenge and things finally started to click. Even eating out some and able to stay withing daily limits. Have lost about 5 pounds now...can't believe it. It's been a long haul...but counting and writing them down really is starting to work for me. There have been days where I have gone over too! We see where this journey takes me...I read over and over people's success is tracking...and it seems like that is a good key for me too! Inside I feel so tickled...I can't believe it really works. I am not starving and seem satisfied too!

Off to make it a great day!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/15/2011 3:46PM

    emoticon on making progress!!! 5 pounds is AWESOME!!! Have a super week!!!

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JULIEANNCAN 8/14/2011 2:42PM

    emoticon Way to go on making progress! That's wonderful! :) I know that some people don't like tracking their food, but I really feel like if I didn't, I would just make too many "special exceptions." Losing 5 pounds is awesome! emoticon

I hope you had fun at the parade and will have fun at the mall. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! emoticon

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Fabulous Friday

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mom under weather. Dr couldn't see her so called in a prescription for her. Hopefully that will get her on the mend.

Went to watch Thursday Night Lights that my son's company sponsors. Had record attendance over 2000 people. They have a drag strip where people can race each other. It was interesting! Lots of neat cars. Not where I want to spend every Thursday night but neat to see what my son does on Thursday nights. He runs one of the booths there. Hubby even saw someone from a company he works with. Hubby loves anything to do with racing. He enjoyed it. It was a change of pace.

Off to make it a great day!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/14/2011 5:26AM

    Glad you got to watch Thursday Night Lights and spend some time with your son. Hope you are having a super weekend!!

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ANATASHIKI 8/13/2011 12:00PM

    sounds very interesting and exciting!

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JULIEANNCAN 8/13/2011 5:52AM

    I'm glad you got to spend time with your son. I hope your mom feels better soon. Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon

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EDITOR 8/12/2011 6:14AM

    Boy that sounded like fun and something different to do.

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