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Cheers, Jeers & Schemes: 2.21.2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

emoticon Went to the park TWICE this week with my boys!!! We had so much fun :D
emoticon Spreading the Spark IRL with some friends. I love talking fitness and goals!
emoticon Continued to easily integrate being vegetarian before dinner, and even some days having a vegan breakfast and lunch. Tonight I will dine on BBQ (not even a chance of a vegetable... I consider beans/legumes a separate category from veggies, and I usually lump potatoes in there as well!). I struggle with my omnivores dilemma now on a daily basis, since I give it thought, every day. I'm clearing out the existing stuff in my freezer so I can start buying my meat exclusively from a local butcher who buys their meat from local farms (It's a local shop, for local people, heh). Since we're eating less meat, it becomes a bit more affordable to buy our meat this way. At least, until the boys get older. Ugh! I may have to get a different job, or find/get a promotion (wouldn't that be nice?!) !!! :D

emoticon Was wearing my fitbit... and then at some point this week I took it off, and I keep forgetting to put it on my bra! GRR!
emoticon good shoes on, desk up (just do it!)
emoticon eh, cutting myself some slack this week as I was a lump on a log (in severe pain) last week -all week long- from the kidney stone.

emoticon Go to the park after work next week!
emoticon Plan to do leftovers that day instead of take out (what we did last night after the park, oops!)
emoticon Get the shoes out and put my desk up... I Plan on putting it up before I leave work today, that way it's already up on Monday.
emoticon FITBIT on
emoticon Clean giant water glass and fill it with water at work (instead of getting sodas -yikes!)
emoticon Clean out the closet of clothes I do not (should not) wear!!!

So far I've been pleased with my week. No melt downs (some near misses!), was able to handle everything even though husband has been working late the last couple of weeks. My mom, aunt, and mother-in-law helped last week while I was down with the kidney stone. I could not have survived without them. The X-Ray on Monday showed no stone in my ureter, so I did pass it (probably on Friday, when I started to feel better)! BUT I have 2 still in my kidney, so now my urologist has a plan to do a full workup on my pee and blood (woot!) to tell me specifically what foods I may need to avoid (if I need to avoid anything) that could be contributing to creating the stones. I'll also need to get them X-Rayed every 1.5-2 years. Apparently they could break off at any time, get bigger, or I could die with them intact. Sooo... I'm going to start drinking lemon water every day in the hopes that I can erode them. Good Times!

Happy Friday!

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JOYINKY 2/21/2014 11:35AM

    I love your jeers; cheers and schemes!! You're doing a wonderful job of planning for success and a healthier life for your whole family. I am so glad you have good support. A week with a kidney stone is unbelievable! You deserved some down time. Better days ahead! emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 2/21/2014 10:14AM

    Ha! I don't consider beans, legumes, or potatoes vegetables either (or corn). :D

Glad the stone is gone! Hope you can figure out how to avoid more of them!

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ELRIDDICK 2/21/2014 10:07AM

  Thanks for sharing

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