Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I've been doing a terrible job at this weight thing and wonder if I'll ever get that energy to focus on it! I haven't been doing ANYTHING with this, so much changes going on here lately.
I know one thing for sure.....
soon I will be increasing my Daily Steps, lol, because we were able to PURCHASE A NEW HOME, in FULL, with CASH. The formula was simple....suffer all spring, summer and fall without while hubby is bedridden, lose his job, fight back, and WIN a settlement at the same time as finding an approximate 2500 square foot house for $15,000, just a mile and a half towards the center of town!
We are gong from an 1100 sq. ft. to that. The house was built before 1873 and is really beautiful inside, but needs some TLC since it had been apartments before our purchase.
We are real excited about this and I expect to be much more active in my daily routine because of it.
That's all the hope I can offer you for now.
About the synthroid experiment (taking it at night instead of A.M.) I am still doing that and I still like it, but I haven't lost weight, gained some even, but it's my lack of concentration at fault, of course.
I'll talk to ya'll later. Who all is still one here and active anyway?? It's been a lonnnngggg time. So sorry.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Hi everyone! So sorry I haven't been on here supporting you through your challenges. I have not even attempted my goals. Hubby has been off work and bedridden since April. they took him off the payroll in May and off our insurance plan since June 1st. It's been crazy-crazy. The union has fought to get his job back but the company is standing their ground saying that Hubby QUIT his job. The case will go to arbitration, which will take many months. We we forced to file with Job and Family services and now have food, medical and financial support through them. Hubby had just received all this good news last week. Initially, we had to find a new surgeon, because the one who did his other two back surgeries is no longer on our insurance list. But since we got on medicaid we tried again and they accept ONLY that medicaid card. So he has his first appointment near the end of this month. Woohoo. Pray everything goes well....red tape, xrays, and proper diagnosis and treatment.
Since we are on food assistance, it will be easy to get the healthy food we need. So....it will undoubtably be my fault if I have not dropped a pound come Christmas. lol It's already my fault anyway......... smile. If I have learned anything through Spark...it's where to place the blame. wink.
It's hard for me to keep up with all this. I am on Facebook, if anyone wants to contact me there. I see that some of you have not been able to get through to my email : email@example.com . I think I need to reload my mail thing, but no one in this house knows how to do it! I get mail from all kinds of other people, though. Hmm.
Anyway, the kids, extended family and I are all well currently. It's just Hubski that we are focused on right now. I'm in charge of errands, gardening, childcare and home educating, etc. so my plate is rather full. I was trying to start a card business called Simply Joyful Christian Stationery, Books and Whatnot...but I'm not so sure I'll be able to get it up off the ground without too much hassle with taxes etc. I'm trying to keep it simple, but they should don't let you! Anyway, I'm either busy or tired, but God has provided this ENTIRE 4 months. It is almost unbelievable that we still have everything! Please give God (as in Jesus Christ) the glory for His wonderful loving provision through fellow Christians and family and friends and 'coincidences'. wink.
I'll talk to you more later,
Kid corner: We were watching the Muppet Movie and Maggie, 6, declared: "This movie is TOO funny for me." smile.
Friday, May 27, 2011
I'm still feeling well after changing my thyroid med dose time, and having some teeth taken out. I have the energy, but haven't focused on working out at all. Shame on me.
Our new challenge this year, lol, is that my husband's back is out, in a bad way, and just won't go back in. He has had two surgeries approximately ten years ago and has been doing pretty well since then. Last year he was off due to stress (his employer is a major part of that stress). He returned to work for about 4 months and is now off again.
Recently, his employer has claimed that Hubby quit his job and he has cut off all his pay and insurance.
We will probably get the job back, because it was done with a bunch of hogwash and they don't have a leg stand on. If the employer doesn't willingly give in, we will have to take it to court. sigh.
The major problem with this is Hubby HAS to have painkiller and the meds are terribly expensive even WITH the insurance. Also, he has not even had his appointment with the surgeon yet. If he does indeed need surgery, how will we be able to pay for it?
Hubby is still mostly bedridden. We have a walker with a seat that he occasionally takes outside. He loves that he can sit down on it once he gets where he's going. The other day, HE sat, while directing US on planting the garden. lol
He can only stay out of bed for about 1/2 hour without being in severe pain and has to drop back into bed.
I was beginning to have chest tightness again a couple weeks ago, from the stress. I held off talking to the doctor about it, because I knew that medicine can be the last resort instead of the FIRST resort. I'm glad I did, the pains have passed and I'm fine now.
Anyway, I'm gonna try to set some time aside for me, start walking places instead of driving, so I can start trimming down.
All this rain and such we've been having has been giving me some of those bad 'pressure' headaches. ugh. My current one is about 30 hours old. :(
Funny: We received a bunch, I mean a BUNCH, of day old bread and baked goods from someone. When the kids were carrying it all into the house, my 6 year old spied something that made her QUITE happy. "Praise GOD, We've got DOUGHNUTS!" she exclaimed.
Take care everyone!
Email me, if you don't see me on here soon enough. lol
Monday, May 02, 2011
I'm just not up for getting on Spark people lately.
Currently, hubby is down with his back again. probably needs a 3rd surgery.
Pray for his spirits to remain high. He's basically contained to bed, because it hurts too badly to stand, walk or sit.
I'm pretty much in charge of everything now, including homeschooling, so Sparking is taking a back burner.
Please remain in contact with me at firstname.lastname@example.org (yes, there was a 'ski' tacked on there. lol)
I would to hear from each of you!!!
Love you guys!
p.s. as soon as I think of something funny to say, I'll post it. grin.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
So JUST before I woke up this morning I had a dream.
My dog, Highlander, wanted out of his cage. I bent to unlatch it and saw that he had been playing with a Top Hat. Yes, a Top Hat. He knocked it, so it landed upright on his head. I let him out. And as he came out of the cage, a scarf, which was lying on the floor, kinda of wrapped around his neck.
So now, my dog (a Black mouth cur, hunting dog) is wearing a Top Hat and a winter scarf.
I go to unlatch my screen door while my dog is up with his front paws on the wall sniffing at the hook. I let him out onto the porch, where it is snowing.
The dog walks over to the steps (I THINK on his hind legs, not sure.) and places one paw on the railing, and sticks his left paw out in front of him to catch and examine the snowflakes.
Now, I gotta ask...why?......oh never mind, I don't think I'd wanna know.
Just another day in the life of....
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