ANDREWMOM's SparkPeople Blog ANDREWMOM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Trying not to get frustrated because I know that the scale is not the best way to judge but when it does not EVER move from a certain point for weeks... gets very discouraging! It goes down then back up; down then back up... gggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr <em>234</em> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:03:50 EST :) <em>104</em> <em>248</em> One of many to go! Thu, 4 Jun 2015 09:04:41 EST Horrible few weeks It has been bad to good.... Started when my dog started acting more tired and listless, not eating and drinking a ton (and peeing a ton too). Started vomiting after drinking and not eating at all. Stumbling and just lying around, not climbing the stairs any more. Took him to Tufts in Grafton (animal hospital) where they triaged him and told us that he is severely diabetic and very, very sick. Was told it was touch and go but we decided to have them do what they could He was in ICU for a... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 13:29:28 EST Trying not to be discouraged I know that the scale is a horrible way to keep track but I can not help it! It will not go down! goes up 1-2 then goes back down to just before my next goal.... tell it to stop teasing me!!!!!! <em>216</em> <em>11</em> <em>225</em> m Wed, 6 May 2015 09:04:09 EST Busy weekend really tired... ate plenty: Saturday was the Cub Scout car wash, can drive, food drive, and bake sale (can not say no to woopie pie!); then one of my son's friends had a birthday party (cheeseburger, chips and cake!). Sunday was another birthday party which hubby took him this time (YAY!) and the little man's 1st communion (for which I make a sauce/spaghetti, bread, more cake and a guest brought pie which I DID NOT partake - too FULL! But of course I HAD to have a little ice cream with ch... Mon, 4 May 2015 10:26:10 EST I have posted before... .... but he is so darn CUTE! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 1 May 2015 09:02:39 EST Go away... 2 lbs! Go away and let me reach my next goal! Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:16:42 EST minus 10 and counting..... FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <em>334</em> m <em>521</em> <em>345</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>248</em> m Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:10:12 EST Andrew's 1st bike! <img src=""> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:44:30 EST Morning..... <img src=""> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:05:20 EST Happy Wednesday! <img src=""> Wed, 8 Apr 2015 08:35:17 EST Up then down started with a 2# gain due to a bad weekend but I am lower today then last Friday. It is going (slloowwllyyy)... :) Thu, 2 Apr 2015 09:07:21 EST Week 3 Okay so I have been keeping this going for 3 whole weeks now! Treating myself to pizza with the family tonight AFTER the gym. Lost 6 so I think I derserve! Have to order more Herbalife; using the protein shake I had used previously (a few months ago) - waste not.... <BR> <BR> Hope this trend continues! Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:30:58 EST My Babies.... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Adorable... ain't they??? <em>334</em> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:51:20 EST Looking for the other end! <img src=""> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:45:41 EST YAY! Another .6! Woo Hoo! Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:57:24 EST Small changes daily... I know they say "not to weigh in every day" but it is making me accountable and showing a small decrease evey time. It helps me to know that what I am doing is making a difference! 2.4 lbs less is 2.4 lbs less! Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:36:24 EST I have no patience... but I am trying! Over a week now and I hav enot seen much change - 2-3 lbs in a week and 1/4. I suppose I should be happy but just like everyone else.. I want more that is possible! Where is the magic wand.....? Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:42:18 EST Trying something new... Yup. I am trying the Herbalife shakes for breakfast and lunch for 30 days. Lets see if this jumpstarts my system to finally after 25 years. Can I get this stinking fat off my body for good??! It is actually quite filling. Started Monday and after day 4 I am still feeling okay with it. 26 more days.... <em>198</em> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:26:32 EST Parent - Teacher Conference Not completely looking forward to it tonight... if he would stop pooping his pants I would but... sigh!!! Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:55:26 EST No peace until he is done none. It will always be this way until he stops. The psych appt was better but it still is not good at home. He just does not want to stop I think... I just hope that he does not get hurt because of this, he has such great friends at school, Shame if they start treating him bad. Kids can be so mean! Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:22:52 EST Peace Another Psych appt - another few weeks of peace until the explosions begin again. It happens every time. I am so tired of this cycle. Please, little man, stop this behavior before the next explosion... I can not take it anymore!!!! <BR> <BR> I know it is a control issue and he really has no idea how or why he is controlling it but others do not and after a while it just boils up in frustration and BOOM! <BR> <BR> Just venting.... don't mind me! Fri, 7 Nov 2014 08:23:42 EST Happy Halloweenie! <em>333</em> <em>423</em> <em>275</em> <em>421</em> <em>420</em> <em>431</em> <em>424</em> <em>419</em> <em>423</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:44:15 EST Better? I will not talk too fast but yesterday was a much better as well as at night. He did better in school - NO lying and only once he had to change and he did it without lying! Last night he changed HIMself when he was getting ready for bed. We would not have known had he not forgotten to flush the soiled paper in the toilet. He willingly gave me the soiled underwear he had put in his hamper as well which tells me he was not trying to hide it. Do I take that as a fluke or as a possible trend... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:58:19 EST When will it end??! I am so tired of it all.... when will life get back to normal? When is our home going to become normal. I am tired of the yelling, punnishing, threatening... the anger that is flowing through the house. It is all from one thing and I love him to no end but if he does not stop what he is doing soon something is going to happen and I and nervous of that! I wish there was a magic powder or spell of SOMETHING that could make him STOP! He is spending his recess in the principal's office agai... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:39:57 EST Tired of everything! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:52:55 EST AARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGG when you are at the point where you do not know what else to do... I am at a loss. He HAS been medically cleared. I wonder if we should just d/c the mirilax he is currently on and change to a fiber regimin and see if that makes any difference?? I have to call the doctor soon and give a report but what do I say? I have not seen anything to know if reducing the miralax makes a difference since he continually poops at school (and his pants) and not much at home...even then it is in his pant... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:21:19 EST Frustrated... at a loss! I do not know what to do anymore! My son continues to poop his pants (3x in school today!!) Hubby had to pick up in school and he is lying about it - like you can no smell it??????. I need a miracle to get him to stop. Medically he is cleared. They all think it is behavior. HE is controlling it but he does not know why. I hope the school does not eventually kick him out (public school) . What is a parent to do?????!!!!!! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:44:25 EST 20 years! <em>384</em> <em>384</em> <em>384</em> <em>384</em> <em>384</em> <em>384</em> to Hubby and myself! <BR> <BR> This is a record in my family for 1st marriages....scary I have know him more than half my life! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:49:41 EST FRIDAY!!! That's it!! Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:07:21 EST Try it and you might like it.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here is my littel Cub Scout. Here he and his fellow Scouts were learing to raise the flag properly. He, at first, thought Cub Scouts would be boring but once he started he now plans to continue to being a Boy Scout! We are hoping it will help with his issues (shyness, lack of confidence and most of all his soiling issue - YES! he is STILL doing THAT!). The Troop Leader and Den Leader both know about his issue... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 09:05:46 EST Back to the gym today Have not been in over 3 weeks! Life has been busy... it is not an excuse either!!!! I have been enjoying not going but I guess I have to get back into it to get this weight down. Lost a little over 10 but it is not enough... I still can not see my feet! <em>15</em> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 08:38:38 EST still tired I wonder when it will end...??? Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:26:34 EST tired that's it! Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:28:56 EST Boss is out today.... So I can play, andrelax. Sometimes it is nice when the boss calls out sick! Not that I am happy she is sick... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:21:18 EST I wish I did not have to work! Justsaying... my son had his first day of 2nd grade...wish I could have brought him and picked him up instead of my sister and law! <em>39</em> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:03:00 EST WOW! I only gained about a pound while on vacation last week and I did not watch what I ate - well, I did while I stuffed my face with it! I have a loss the beginning of this week too!!!! .6 to go to cover my July goal before I even think about my August goal. I am thinking the right way (most of the time) this time! <em>244</em> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:56:17 EST progress?? I think I might have lost one but I will have to wait and check on Friday... and I will have to be good next week (on vacation!). Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:43:44 EST Not a happy camper this morning! So it is pouring today and what has to happen..................? Yes, the idiot light for low tire pressure came on when I started my car this morning!!! So... I had to stand IN the rain (I WAS having a good hair day - do not have those often!) and check each tire - the passenger front tire was only 26 pounds... hope it is not a sign that I need yet another tire. Hope it is just because the change of weather. I really do not want to have to stop in the rain on the way home and again put ... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:46:13 EST HI! That's it! Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:27:06 EST July goals unreached So they are not august's goals with an addition: the two pounds from July and five more for August.... <em>198</em> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:45:25 EST Again... why did they have to fix the scale??! I am the one who mentioned it too! i knwo it has to be accurate for the ppt's due to their CHF but now I have 5 lbs instead of 2 lbs to go to my next mini goal which was due today... I did not make it! <em>46</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:02:20 EST Darn Candy! Why can I not resist tootsie rolls and Bulls eyes and all those other yummy sugar infested treats this week??? I tried and tried to ignore their call but alas they broke my will. Sigh!!! mmmmm.... the tootsie roll is soooo gggggooooooodddd! Oh well... they are gone now. There is always tomorrow - it is another day! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:10:54 EST Sonic Just telling you..... the BEST cheat meal ever!!!! Will be having it again, too! That cheeseburger... yum! Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:22 EST darn! So they had someone fix the scale at work.... <em>198</em> Now it is correct and I have not list all I thought I did... off by 3 pounds. I know that does not sound all that bad but 3 pounds is 3 pounds! <em>198</em> <em>46</em> <em>2</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:27:59 EST Eagle family at Webster lake <img src=""> <BR> Hubby's Aunt lives at Webster Lake in Mass and there is a huge Eagle's nest on the other side from where she lives. Here you can see the baby and the momma a little behind the baby. Really cool!! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:19:41 EST Thought of the day.... <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:12:46 EST Phew!! Got my walk at lunch done just beofre the sky opened up! Was worried it would start to pour brfore I got back. PHEW!!!!!!!!!!!! <em>198</em> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:16:08 EST Mostly good weekend Saturday went to Mohegan sun to see Jeff Dunham. Stopped in at Margaritaville for dinner - Oh yeah! <BR> <BR> Tropical fruit margarita with mango puree in it... jerk chicken bites and CHEESEBURGER (in paradise!). The Jerk chicken was excellent.... ate MOST of the burger (too big!) and some fries (not even half). I was full but oh so very happy! Yes - drank the entire margarita = $10.00 a glass I am not missing that! <BR> <BR> Ate not too great Sunday as well but lo and behold I got o... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:06:45 EST Happy... F-R-I-D-A-Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src=""> <BR> wWAKE UP WITH THE CHICKENS AN HAVE A GTREAT DAY!!!!! Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:39:38 EST