Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Again I'm in the position of trying to let go of more things out of my control.
I've done what I can, got to move on.
This morning after waking up early randomly, I had a hard time getting back to sleep with things on my mind. I ended up watching some TV and going grocery shopping and skipping my planned workout today.
I'll be ok -- this is Day 2 off in a row, and I'm meeting my gym buddy in the morning, so I'm following my self-prescribed rule of no more than 2 days off in a row. Plus I'll have lots of time tomorrow morning to really burn a lot of calories.
It always feels good to have a house full of healthy food again, too. :)
Edited to Add: Seems people thought I was letting go of Roscoe and grieving for him, not really. I still have hope for him, the Roscoe situation remains unchanged -- what I'm letting go of is that whole MESS that I blogged about yesterday.
Monday, February 16, 2009
SO TICKED OFF.
This dog had VISIBLE ribs, you could feel every bone in her body, we found TWO ticks on her, one gorged and one not yet attached, and who knows maybe more that hopefully got killed during the flea/tick bath we gave her, her coat was totally dry -- obviously malnourished. NO COLLAR, no obvious ties to anywhere...
Someone came in and claimed that they were the owners at the vet that my DH and our friend took her to to get checked out. I don't know that they had any proof, but the vet made them give her back to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They said she had been missing since the day we found her... Grrrr. These hillbillies do NOT REMOTELY care for their dog, yet we have to give her back?
I'm trying to find the right information to call and report and complain about these people.
Not to mention they protested paying any of the vet bill for the care the vet gave her before they showed up. Luckily for us the vet said not to worry about it, but I'm convinced that if we had been at OUR vet's office instead, the vet would not have forced return to the "owners".
I can't believe people are allowed to "care" for their dogs in such a way.
I'm not sure whether the location is within city limits or in the county, and I can't find the county codes regarding care of animals so I'm not sure what I'm even able to do yet but HAD to vent my frustration.
Edited to add: Confirmed the vet did not require ANY proof of ownership, no vet/shot records, NOTHING. Also did put in a call to the Sheriff's Animal Control Deputy. <3
Monday, February 16, 2009
Had a good weekend -- got to rescue another lost doggy while trying to find Roscoe, and found a foster/possiblypermanent home for her very quickly! We took her to the local pet store to use their shower station with the flea and tick shampoo and one of their employees fell in love because she looks a LOT like his dog. Both are brindled pit bulls with white toes, only his also has a small white diamond on the back of his neck. He obviously had a lot of love for the breed and anti-fighting, etc., as well. His doggy was in very good health and friendly -- we got to visit when helping take her to his house. He agreed to foster, but admitted that he would probably end up keeping her.
This poor baby was skin and bones!!! So glad to know she has a good home and we don't have to worry about her being ignored in the shelters by people scared to adopt a PB and eventually getting put down.
So that was nice. Also as of today on my home scale I'm officially BACK in maintenance range. Longer than I thought it'd take after Christmas, but I had a LOT of NON-Christmas related backslides due to all of the emotional turmoil I've been going through, and the past couple of weeks I was stuck maintaining just above my range, so it's not like I sat around being way over forever, just not super pressing myself to get back since I was so close.
So now I'm 169 at home -- 166.6 in clothes and after breakfast at the work scale!!! Thinkin that one is a LITTLE generous to me... so anyway. I'm going to keep trying to lose to 165 again while Scale Back Alabama is going on. If by March 16th I'm not at 165, but at 167 or so, I'll just switch back into maintenance anyway. But if I hit 165 BEFORE the final weighin, I'll switch then. That's a 6lb cushion to what I need to weigh at final weighin to qualify as 10lbs lost for my team, so I have NO PROBLEMS doing that.
The dress stops JUST above the knee, and I wore dark tights and pointy flats with it.
Here's a closeup for makeup hair, my dangly earrings... sorry about the expression. HAHAHA.
Oh and of course BATHROOM pictures.
Friday, February 13, 2009
HAHAHA. So work today has been a chorus of, oooh Lady in red!
It IS a little cliche, but oh well. It looks good dangit. :D I took a couple pictures this morning, but was taking them myself so couldn't get a good full length -- will recruit hubbie to try this evening and hopefully get some. Anyyywayyy...
Did the other new JM Video I got -- "No More Trouble Zones"
It was murder. I had to stop due to time, but I was actually grateful to be out of time because it was killing me. :D Apparently upping my weights and giving away my lighter ones was not the best move when it comes to this video. JM herself was talking about how she was only doing 3lb weights because we'd be doing bicep curls for 5 MINUTES. Yes. So um... I had to leave out some of the curls because now my lightest weights are 8lbs.
I'm still glad I got heavier weights, it just means that at least for a while I will not be able to follow portions of that video as shown because my muscles are burning out far sooner!
Some murderous highlights -- return of "Surrenders" <-- you hold weights straight up over your head, step back, kneel down with that knee, then the other knee, then step up forward and press your body weight up -- repeat until death.
The Bicep Curls circuit which had some lunges and static squat and side lunges, etc. all the while performing bicep curl variations (wide grip, hammer curl, normal grip)...
I'm blanking right now but there was more killer action. OH! Lateral and anterior shoulder moves. Basically she's doing combination moves in each circuit for the most part and they are supersetting particular body parts. Like the shoulders superset, triceps superset, biceps superset, abs are paired with a chest superset... yeah. I had to stop right before some more mat work -- I think Plank rows was the next move. I LOVE YOU JM!! For Kicking my Butt!!!!
Tonight is me and my gym buddy (LAFTERSFREE) 's "Healthy Meal" night. We've been trading off preparing a healthy meal for each other (and my hubby) almost every week (every week?) anyway. First she did a salsa chicken slow cooker dish, then last week I did Chicken Tikka Masala and garlic Naan, and this week she's doing Tilapia, Parm Roasted Potatoes, and a squash thing... I think the tilapia is lemon garlic but I'm not sure. VERY EXCITED! :D
Tomorrow I have to work. :P BOO! But I'm sure some fun V-Day action will occur at some point.
I was rushing so much this morning I did not have time for breakfast -- I ate one Girl Scout cookie before leaving the house... not quite the breakfast of Champions. And now I have a bar of chocolate and a box of Sweethearts TARTS on my desk. If those were the REGULAR conversation hearts, they'd be gone by now. :D hahahaha.
I'm thinking at 2 hrs into work I may go and raid my lunch -- I brought a grapefruit and I could peel it and eat half now and the other half with lunch. I won't have time to peel and eat a whole grapefruit at lunch anyway because it's LIBRARY DAY! :D
Had a Roscoe dream last night -- dreamt he was home and during the whole dream I was thinking, "Why am I not more ecstatic about this?? Roscoe is HOME!!! Oh yes, this is a dream..." so it was very bittersweet, but nice. More good omens/positive energy.
I've felt so much better this week. Very positive and reassured. More calm feeling than ever since this whole thing has happened.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
So, by virtue of me standing around socializing at work, I got a dress given to me. BWAHAHA.
It's kind of amazing because it's a size medium and it appears to be long enough to avoid scandal.
We were discussing the fact that we're supposed to wear red tomorrow and I was saying how I don't even think I have any red clothes anymore because the red stuff got too big and thrown away and I don't think I've purchased anything red in my new clothing buys... so my coworker pulls out a dress from her drawer that she was going to give to someone else but it turned out to be a smaller size than she thought it was and anyway, she gave it to me instead!
What a nice happy surprise. So I have something RED to wear afterall. I've been tasked by the co-workers to wear it tomorrow. HAHAHA
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