ANDREWMOM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANDREWMOM ANDREWMOM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673391 Since we got some snow and Ice last night mu son thought he would be funny and asked if we could put the Christmas tree back up.. HA HA HA? <em>198</em> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:44:47 EST Behavioral http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672662 I think we are all in agreement that andrew's "problem" is behavioral. The psych dr. diagnosed him as OCD and will trat him as such. He was good and I feel positive that as long as Andrew works with him we may finally see an end to this. He went through an extinsive questioneer for insurance, which is geered more for adults nad he was laughing at some of the question as we went through them. Once he confirmed our insurance, he notice the $20.00 co-pay and said that our travelling back and... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:18:17 EST Psych appt tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669088 for my son. THIS one HAS to work. He is a Child Psych, not like the other one who dropped him after two sessions. This H-A-S to work!!!!!!! If he does not stop soon life in my house is going to continue to be miserable for all. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:25:46 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668255 THE POUNDS ARE COMING OFF!!!! Now I see results! YAY! I have to be more patient! Now to keep it going..... <em>386</em> <em>521</em> and <em>306</em> !!!! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:03:13 EST YAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667176 Success is a grand picker-upper. <em>104</em> <em>334</em> <em>521</em> <em>20</em> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:48:26 EST Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666295 So everyone says that not getting enough sleep is a hinder to weight loss. Then I will never lose the weight. I am lucky if I get 5-6 hours a night. I wake up alot during the night sometimes more than once ( loke 3-4). It has always been that way for me and I am not, I repeat: N-O-T taking anything to help that issue. Even when i was a kid I had troublr falling asleep. Mom thought I was a "hypochondriac like my father" and did nothing and it just followed me into adulthood. Now I have... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 08:57:22 EST Trying to stay on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664220 So hard. I know I should not be relying on the scale bu it is so so so fustrating to not see ANY change after two weeks! I have been eating better (95% of the time) and going to the gym as much as my schedule allows but not seeing results is maddening. I know it is not instant but I would take SOMETHING!!!!! I know, two lbs is better than none... <em>198</em> . Is there something else I should be doing, eating or not eating???? Once the weather is nicer (in New England that is a crap-... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:57:57 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663573 Today is tomorrow's yeserday. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:10:37 EST Progress... how uplifting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662445 It is so funny how such a small change can uplift one's attitude! I am starting to see a downward trend (FINALLY!!) and it is making me feel better. Plus I have been eating okay (cheated last night but I deserve it and it was yummy!). I got to keep it going... did it one and I CAN do it again!!!!! Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:08:43 EST Hubby's Birthday!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658400 Happy 45th Birthday Pookie!!!!!! <em>35</em> <em>44</em> <em>35</em> <em>44</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:26:10 EST Another fun day at the dentist...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656820 Had a tooth that I thought broke or the filling did so I saw the dentist yesterday. Wow! Did I get a surprise!! Yeah. Tooth was slightly broke, filling did break and it was a nice deep cavity. He said any deeper and it would have been down to the nerve. YAY! So now I have a new filling for $186.05 and, since he HAD to investigate further, he found four more fillings that should be changed since they are over 25 years old. But I already paided my deductable so each would only cost me ... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:43:12 EST Almost back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656004 I am back down 3 of the 4 I lost last week. Wow... it is amaizing how one bad weekend can screw up so much! Oh well..... I am back and ready (sor of) to get this done once and for all. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:58:51 EST Blew the loss this weekend... oh well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655406 Was starting to feel ill on friday night - After getting off the treadmill (nauseous and all) I went to change up to go home and after that it was uh-oh! and to the restroom I went to hurl! Had no dinner (the thought of eating - uhg!). about 10, while watching a move, Hubby pulled out the canister of cashews. felling sort of hungry, I had a few....and a few more. end of the movie, getting ready for bed I regretted those cashews. Very Much regretted them. Woke up Saturday, felt fine..... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:26:58 EST Keeping it going... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653108 Still doing the smoothies for breakfast. Wondering what else I can make that is good since most fresh fruit is so darn expensive and I am really picky. Any suggestions would be most welcome. I wonder that if I used strawberries if there was a way to strain out the seeds after using the nutribullet. I love strawberry flavor but the seeds realy gross me out. I have a small strainer but will it work with a smoothie consistancy? I would hate to try and it not work and then have to waste it.... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:17:31 EST Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652197 we were just joshing around about spouses and one of my co-workers piped up and said: "I wanted a Sugar Daddy and I got me a Jolly Rancher!" <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:38:33 EST Things are better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651377 Problem has been cleared up; got some sleep last night AND I have finally made the scale change!!!!! Almost 5 lbs!!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <em>521</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:51:29 EST I did something stupid yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650570 I won't get into what it was but is causing me to not sleep and my stomach is still in knots since yesterday. I just hope what I did does not have any consequences of my life will become ultimately unbearable! Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:51:22 EST Ate Domino's Yesterday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650074 And I really do nto feel guilty. Only ate 2 pieces and 2 strips fo the cinna-bread (can't resist!!). I went lightly over my calorie goal but that is okay since I went under earlier in the week. Holy SH--!! I am actually staring to get this thing??????? Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:19:52 EST Weekends are my problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648321 I am so good during the week - having to work and not have access to more food. Weekends - ugh! I have had almost 500 cals and that is just breakfast! Time to re-adjust! Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:36:53 EST No change but feeling okay... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647560 Scale is not moving but I have been only doing this new regimin for a week - I have to be realistic and know that it would be impossible to see a change in the numbers this soon - but one can hope, right?? I also am aware of the "muscle weights more than fat" senerio and am pounding that in my head as well (with an imaginary 2 x 4). I just have to really keep this going. The PT I utilized is postitive I will see a change in my body fat percentage by June - he said 3%. Does not seem like m... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:56:00 EST Second Session http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646797 Last night was my second session with the trainer. I have a written out plan to go by and I am now on my own ($45.00 per session - two is enough for now, unless I fall into a huge pile of cash somewhere!). He also meadured my body fat (UGH!). 41%??? Discusting. I was embarrassed that he knows that now but he feels confident that by June it will go down about 3% at least. Glad he is confident. Hubby asked me what it was... I did not want to tell him... really did not... once I did he ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:05:31 EST Sore but I feel okay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646010 I am still hurting from Monday's session with the trainer I hired... what was I thinking??? <em>20</em> I do feel better than I have in a while. Not at sleepy this morning even though I still only get my usual 4-5 hours of sleep a night (I have never slept more unless I was knocked out for surgery or have a few too many - THAT has not happened in a LONG while!). Has another fruit smoothie for breakfast this morning as I did yesterday morning. was not as good since I used more water... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:49:20 EST Personal Trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645172 So I started working with a personal trainer last night - ho-boy! He had me doing things I never thought of. He is trying to help me with the weight loss and strengthing up my hips to releave my pain so I can work out better. THAT is what I need. So he charges what he charges. I am tired of the pain and the doctor is useless. I will only have two of three sesstions to start with just to get me going ont he right track and then once I hit a rock I can see what else he can show me to get ... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:02:50 EST Question: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644246 Does anyone think that paying someone $1.00 per hour for a personal trainer is too much? I could really use the help but I have no idea how much one would usually charge. I can not do this by myself anymore.... losing NOTHING and ready go throw in the towel! Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:00:36 EST Waiting game. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641965 I left a message with one of the providers I was given yesterday and now it is just a waiting game to see if she will return my call. And how long do I wait before I call again. I do not want to seem pushy but I really need to get this going soon. It has been going on WAY too long and his next GI appt is on 4/14 and I wonder if he is not getting it by then if the Dr. will want to do the barium enema xray and following those results, possibly a colonoscopy on him. If it is all in his hea... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 08:47:39 EST It's a no. Back to the drawing board! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641156 They called and no. The facility does not like to submit to insurance companies and therefore they want cash up front. Here I am back to the drawing board with more names to call and see if they will see Andrew so he will stop (hopefully) the insanity! HE even said, when I asked him, that he want to stop and he wants to understand why he is doing it. That to me is a plus and maybe once we find the right person he will willingly work with them and finally get it?! Time to make more phone ... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:59:54 EST I am not above begging... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640228 There is, from what andrew's dr stated, a really good place that might be able to finaly stop Andrew;s pooping habit. The downfall? Not in the network for insurance coverage. The told me tat they like to meet once a week at a charge of $100.00 per visit. Ouch! So I called my insurance comapny just to be sure and yup - not in network BUT the very helpful person gave me an email and told me to be VERY detailed as to what is going on and what has been done so far (be details without being d... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 09:20:15 EST Wigged out on my son last night... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635894 I did. I could not take it anymore! He poops his pants and just sits in it and does nothing/says nothing. I ask him if he did and he says no. I get so upset that he lies about it to me. I just don't know wht else to do. He has seen a GI doc, waste of our time behavior "specialist" and not a psychologist who saw him twice and pretty much gave up. He is SEVEN and he does it in school, home, out, anywhere. I am out of ideas. I want so bad to get into his head to see why since he always... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:12:53 EST "Burn more calories than you take in"...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634153 I wonder how this is possible... yeah, if I ate salad and tofu? Ii know I probably eat more carbs than I should, should eat more protein and a few other things but I would also have to go to the gym every day (and not see my son hardly at all) but then I would be home by 7:30/8 and still have to have dinner then pretty much go to bed. Sounds like an exciting life. Oh... I could try to work out at home but as soon as I ger home I have to start diner 'cuz the hubby and the little man needs... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:16:40 EST Not good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633214 The visit with the pychologist did not go well. He talked alone with Andrew for about 20-30 minutes and then asked us to join them. I was thinking we had progress... what was I thinking! He pretty much said he does not know what else to suggest to help and good luck. he is done! I am not pleased! He suggested we get his room fixed up so it is more a a "big boy" room with this "big boy" bed and hopefully he just changes on his own thinking he is a big boy and should not be doing what ... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:50:09 EST Visit number two today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632388 Tonight Andrew has his second visit with the psych Dr. just them tow alone. I hope that it will work because he is still not showing any inititive to do for himself, as usual. He still has to be reminded before and after, if he goes in his pants which he does ALOT. He still tries to hide/lie when he does and we notice (who could not?) which is so, so, so fustrating. It has to end! Soon?????? <em>198</em> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:31:26 EST Do you think it is rude? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629034 for the past two days one of my co-workers has TEXT-ed our boss - not called - to say she is not coming in due to her being sick. She always does it the night before - NOT the same day. That causes me to have to work at HER desk and my boss work at mine... messes us up. I understand she is ill and all but really - technology and all wouldn't a phone call be better? Myboss was very irritated when she called me this morning to let me know my fate... ugh! At least she is not mad at me!! ... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:28:50 EST No progress yet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628125 My son met witht he phychologist alone on 2/14. He refuses to talk of it which I told him is fine. Only if he wants to SHARE... it is his decision (I am trying to make him feel like he is in control). The sad part, he is still pooping in his pants. He still lies about it when he does a majority of the time and still shows no incrntive to want to change the habit. I know it was only one visit so I am hoping the next one has more of an impact. We will see on 3/3 (I think that is the dat... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:11:58 EST If you are experincing the snow storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622994 and you are at work... GO HOME!!!! If you are home - good! Stay safe everyone!!!!! Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:57:46 EST Everyone LOVES Free Stuff!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622361 Especially me! so Hubby's Aunt lives in the south and is always sening care packages with clothes her grandson has grown out of, books she finished (she knows I love to read!) and other odds and ends. Well, this time she sent a Nutribullet and she did not recall sending. My SIL did not like it and had no use for it (she could not figure it out!) and so..... it is now mine!!! Anyone have really good (and I mean good, not yucky - I am a picky) recipes for my new toy? Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:20:23 EST Cold today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621122 And my ankle is KILLING me!!! I wonder why I keep going on the treadmill when it causes such pain... I suppose I am a glutton for punnishment? Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:11:10 EST Thought of the day 2/10/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620176 We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld <BR> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:11:19 EST Heat Wave?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617630 I go in my car to go to work this morning and the outside temp read -2! Bu th time I got to work about 20 minutes later it read at 3... what a heat wave!!!!!! So balmy. Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:51:35 EST Tired today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616988 could use another snow day off wihout all the snow! Thu, 6 Feb 2014 14:24:02 EST YAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615973 Snow day!!!! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:40:13 EST More snow expected http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614783 tonight into tomorrow and again Sunday into Monday> Here is to some more days off!!!!! That is the the upper management realizes it is nuts to open and have elders come in with type of weather!! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:11:52 EST More snow...! Groundhog day is a farce!!! - I will explain: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613963 You have to admit - I know the whole idea of groundhog day is fun...but wouldn't YOU be scared with all these people invading your home, pulling you out of your comfy home in the early morning and being drenched in spotlights, cameras and cheering folks??? Not my favorite way of waking up in my mind! <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>146</em> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:57:57 EST Happy Football Sunday!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612787 Happy Football Sunday (since the real name is copyrighted and cannot be used without permission from the National Football League)! Silly but is true!!!! It is really sad that restaurants can not even advertise a party of that name without having to pay a fee to use it. I don't have that kind of cash so again I say - Happy Football Sunday and enjoy the game!!!! Sun, 2 Feb 2014 07:57:50 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612420 Yesterday's GI appt went relatively well. I think the idea of tests are becoming nill - meaning that I think the DR might be agreeing it is in his head and not in his body. He did say that he still is a bit backed up but that many kids have slow stomachs and have this problem. We have to do a large Marilax clean out (4 normal size doses in 4 hours - not fun!!!) and up his dosage to every day again. Saw the Pych. today and he feels the same and also that he is ready to meet him at our next... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 20:02:48 EST Let us see what today brings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610880 <em>29</em> Today is Andrew's GI appt. I wonder if the Dr is going to want to do those test or if our seeking uot a psychiatrist to help will delay. Last night was hard. Hubby was frustrated as was I so he was sent to his own room to bed (he suggles with us due to his not wanting to be alone at night) where he cried the entire time until he came to our door saying he was thirsty - cring to a long stretch will do that!! Once he had his drink he was told to go back to his room and he b... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:08:34 EST He brings it out of me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610049 My son is frstrating me to death with his pooping issue. I try and try not to flip out on him each time he does it (which is EVERY time ne goes) but sometimes I just break and the yelling and anger over somes my sense. It is just so HARD!!!!!!! I know that parenting is not easy and all partent do things they regret... but I am so, so, so tired of the yelling, speaching, threatening, begging, asking why, the doctors and everything. I just want him to be a normal, happy and healthy 7 year ... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:54:00 EST I really DID try... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608945 Four more munchkins down the gullet... oh well. Still pretty much made it with my calorie range though. SIGH..... Worked hard at the gym if that is any consolation. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:35:16 EST I am trying... really! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607993 It doe snot help when one of the Providers who is leaving (she was covering, actually, and is not needed anynore) brings in munchkins... mmmmmmmmm.... <BR> <BR> I admit - had one - ONLY one. Went over tot he box again, looked in and walked away. Man I saw the glazed and powdered ones in there but I did not partake anymore. THAT is strength. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:15:18 EST It's not working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606879 I do not know if it is stubborness, a physical problem or if he really does not know but how much more I can take of him pooping his pants??! We have been trying the suggestion by the psychologist and it IS NOT WORKING at all! If you do not tell him to go try the bathroom he will poop his pants; even after he tries he will more than not. We have another session this Saturday without him. friday we have a follow up witht he GI specialist who might still want to do the tests on him. Mayb... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:57:13 EST Skipping the gym today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604142 going to try the Wii U (My son got i for Xmas) tonight instead. Has to be close to the Wii fit.. we'll see. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:45:20 EST