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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I started off kinda sad yesterday, but I perked myself up. I exercised, but while I was exercising, I suffered intense sinus pain in the center of my head--that did not go away. I had day care kids (from one family) show up with serious head colds, sent them home when one of them developed a fever. I had parent-teacher conferences last night (went really well) and then had to get my daughter to counseling. After I dropped her off, I came home to my kitty sprawled out moaning on the floor. I packed him up, picked up my daughter, and went to the emergency vet (after calling my regular vet). I nearly passed out when they brought the bill to me (the estimate is between $943.93 and $1,336.68). My cat has had this issue before (he gets crystals in his urine that blocks his ability to pee), it cost me a total of $327.00. This is the worst the ER vet has seen and tells me he will die if I wait to take him to my vet in the am. Fabulous. My daughter is standing right there. I have no choice but the pay the extortionists. Mind you, this is possibly going to cost more than I make in a month. We leave the cat there, go home, and I completely fall apart. Full-out sobbing. Yet, I don't eat. I just let all my emotions out in tears.

Still haven't heard from the ER, I called my vet and they are going to contact the ER and work up an estimate for transferring him. I then go to shower and have started spot-bleeding (my period is due next week). I figure this is stress and weight loss/exercise changes all rolled into one. This does remind me that I have to schedule an appointment with my Gyn. I do that. I then feel an urgent need to get to the bathroom. So, on top of everything--I now have diarrhea.

Oh. The what the??? part is that I weighed myself this morning--and I am down 5 pounds from yesterday morning (where I was up 3 pounds from last week). I think I will have to see what next week brings me on the scale and consider buying a new one. Speaking of buying a new one, I forgot to mention that my ailing hairdryer finally died mid-blowdry this morning. Yep. I am having one of those days where you just gotta laugh. What else could possibly be thrown my way? I think just about anything could happen the rest of the day and it wouldn't phase me. BRING IT ON! I AM STRONG! HEAR ME ROAR!

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LLCURTS 11/16/2008 10:12AM

    Like the old quote - THIS TOO SHALL PASS - you are a strong person and you will get through this. At least you lost weight. LOL one way or another, huh?
Thanks for the encouragement on my page - If I can do it you can do. Keep truckin' along...
Hope your cat improves soon. Keep up the strength - the joy of the Lord is your strength.

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a little encouragement

Monday, November 10, 2008

Okay, so I weighed myself this morning and I started to let those numbers on the scale dictate my mood. (I am up 3 pounds) Then I started to do some positive self-talk. I really want to get this down in print to make it a little more convincing. Small victories: 1. I ate one small portion of chili at the party I went to Sat. night 2. I drank 2 glasses of wine instead of a bottle 3. I ate one small helping of Sunday brunch with my visiting brother and wife 4. I ate half my lunch out with my BF 5. I ate a very healthy dinner last night 6. I drank my 8 glasses of water 7. I slept 7 hours last night 8. I kicked butt last week with my cardio, and 9. I am off to a great start with my breakfast today. Okay, I do feel a little better. If anyone has anymore words of encouragement for me, I sure would appreciate them!

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ONECATOWNER 11/10/2008 8:47AM

    don't get discouraged we all hit those little bumps now and then,when it happens to me i watch what i eat the next day and push myself a little harder on my exercise plan. make sure you eat breakfast too this is something i have to make myself do when i first started sparking as i'm not much of a morning eater but now i can't seem to go without it, it seems to jump start my body for the day and i always have at least 1 cup of water when i first get up even before my coffee also make sure your using the food trackers and fitness trackers to.
hang in there, you seem to be on the right path before you know it everything will become habit forming . i wish you all the best on your spark journey.


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W8WHITTILER 11/10/2008 7:34AM

    We will hit a few bumps in the road along the way on this journey....but have you gone back and read what you wrote in your DID NOT make a complete fall when you hit that bump, you merely stumbled a bit...but it seems that you are right back up and right back at it..
That is something to be proud of in I add that one to your list..
10. I stumbled but did not take a full fall, I caught my balance and up and running again full force, am not going to let that small bump get me down.

You are doing great, keep it up!

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Ugh!!! Runny nose-run amuck!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

So, this head cold has been going around all the kids I watch. My daughter got it a couple of days ago. I woke up at 4:30 am to the feel of post-nasal drip out-of-control. Not my normal wake-up time! I was able to get another hour of sleep. I am now showered and sipping coffee, tissue at the ready. Waiting for the little cold-sharers to get here. I think we are gonna have a great day.



Monday, November 03, 2008

So, I am so excited to report that I lost 6 pounds my first week! I could hardly believe my eyes this morning on the scale. I did not think I would have lost more than 2 pounds. What a difference cooking my own food makes. And having a plan everyday. I celebrated by pushing a double stroller filled with a 4 and 2 year old on a nice long walk this morning. Indian summer rocks! I feel so GREAT!

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VEGIWAVE 11/5/2008 8:22PM

    Hearning that you are doing well in the first wek is fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to repond to my natcho issue..I am going to try to find some baked ones to have with homemade salsa so i dont feel deprived! I imagin pushing your children on a walk that is good for everones health must feel very rewarding. (and it is great to get kids outside!)

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CRITTERMAMA912 11/5/2008 4:47PM

  Came to thank you for reading my blog and making a comment, so I thought I would check yours out. You are doing awesome! Keep it up! I noticed you talk here on your page about your cats. You should come check out Cat Lovers Team. We are a bunch of crazy cat lovers who support each other in our weight loss and cat loving efforts. I like it. Step by step we are all doing it!!

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CURVY1955 11/4/2008 4:53AM

    Hi, firstly thank you for your message on my page. Much appreciated.

emoticon on your first weight loss. That's awesome in your first week.

Keep going. I believe that you can achieve your goals. Keep believing it yourself and you will get there, for sure.


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JQRICHMOND 11/3/2008 2:55PM

    Fabulous! Keep up the good work!

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JELLYBEAN72 11/3/2008 1:30PM

    emoticon to you!! Thats amazing.. Keep up the great work your'e doing amazing!! emoticon

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Friday, October 31, 2008

So, my daughter went home with a friend from school today and I will be alone until 9pm tonight. I did not purchase candy because we don't usually get many trick or treater's here. It's weird being alone on Halloween. This will be the first year my daughter is going out without me. Not quite sure what to do with myself.

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AUNTRENEE 11/2/2008 9:50PM

    This is the 3rd Halloween without my mom. Lost my mom in October, 2006 at the age of 55. Her health was getting bad starting in March of that year. Even though our situations are different, being alone is similar.

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CALIFORNIA-GAL 10/31/2008 6:54PM

    How about a nice long bubble bath with candles and your favorite type of music? Then snuggle in and watch a movie that you have always wanted to see or one that you've seen before and that made you happy! Indulge yourself in a way that is good for you!

~~~ Candi

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