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Saturday, April 19, 2014

We've had a really rough time with the in-laws. Husband's parents are basically crazy, and so is his sister and her husband, all of whom live here. Through a lot of work, we've salvaged and repaired the relationship we have with the other two sisters -- one lives here, one lives about 3 hours away (he has several other siblings, but they all live up north and we never actually see them). Anyway. It's basically his crazy parents and his crazy sister and her husband, versus everyone else. For years, Husband and I were the outsiders. Now everyone has realized we were right all along, about EVERYTHING, and the only ones who refuse to accept it are his stupid parents and sister. Anyway, anyway. A couple of weeks ago, the two sisters we like and their families (kids, husbands, etc), showed up at FIL's and MIL's house, and FIL came running outside, screaming at them, saying they weren't welcome. He went ballistic. Then MIL came outside and did the same thing. All the kids were crying. Then they all left. It's been a really weird and saddening situation.

Tonight my niece was celebrating her 10th birthday. We had a GREAT party tonight at my one SIL's house (the one I have my meetings with). It was just a bunch of girl cousins, and they had a great time. We all helped make a taco dinner. Then the girls cleaned up the kitchen and my niece got to open her presents. She was SO cute. She absolutely loved all her gifts, and was so excited when she opened everything. After presents, we had ice cream sundaes (I didn't. I had strawberries and a little bit of whipped cream). Then the girls were goofing off doing different things in different parts of the house, and all us grown-ups played the Wii. We bowled for quite a while. I got second place in the first game and first place in the second game! Then we played a mini golf game, too, and that was pretty hard. We had a great time! It was absolutely drama FREE, which was so nice. Everyone there liked everyone else. No one was being ugly or giving anyone a hard time about something. It was just so nice and fun and relaxing and stress-free. I loved it. We all took about a million pictures and the ones of me didn't come out too bad at all. I actually thought I looked pretty ok in the pictures...but I still look awful darn heavy. But I know I'm doing something about that, so it doesn't bother me too much.

I ended up borrowing my SIL's Wii Fit Plus and Wii Active programs (with the balance board and everything). I have been thinking about buying it, but really wanted to try it first. Tonight I noticed that she had the Wii Fit Plus game, so I asked her if I could borrow the game and the accessories for a little while. She said I could borrow everything to try it out (they don't use it a lot). When we got back to our house, we set it up and started using it. We have had a lot of fun with it! I really like it. I think it will be a nice compliment to my current activities. One thing I don't want to do is get bored with my fitness activities. If I get bored, I'll quit. I have to give myself lots of options, to keep going.

Speaking of which, all of the alcohol in this house is now GONE, and I'm not buying any more. I'm going to workout tomorrow, and see how hard I can push myself. I've got specific goals ahead of me and I really want to accomplish them.

Hopefully I will get a better night's sleep than I did last night.


SBD -- Phase 1.5, Day 26


Breakfast: coffee with sugar-free French vanilla creamer, Truvia.

Lunch: homemade green juice (kale, cuke, celery, green apples, lemons, ginger).

Dinner: taco salad (shredded lettuce, seasoned ground beef, grape tomatoes, Mexican blend cheese, sour cream, salsa), about 5 corn tortilla chips.

Dessert: strawberries and whipped cream.

Snacks: watermelon, cheese, peanuts.

Activity: various Wii games.

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