FITFRIT's SparkPeople Blog FITFRIT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community CRAP day... today like sucked....sorry I haven't been around e1, but my work schedule is demonic because my boss is well, satan. She promised me back in May a promotion, I worked my butt off all summer and then they gave my promotion to a girl who only started in May, has no formal training, has taken off more time than I have in my year here, who can't work extra hours or other shifts, and did I mention I just finished my bachelors degree which totally pertains to my job? Yea...I'm not a little pissed, ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:59:31 EST We lost our kitty.... 5 years ago this summer the summer program bus driver found a cat on the side of the road. They pulled over and took it with them to the school. The kids named it Newton as in Sir Isaac Newton because they were learning about him in science that week. We talked about keeping him but found out the bus driver had kept the kitten. A week or so later we went to Petco and this little kitten reached through the cage bars and attached himself to my daughters pant leg. He was so cute and when we look... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:17:14 EST haven't posted a blog in an eon.... Between my dad's death, mom's breast cancer diagnosis, subsequent double mastectomy, college, and my work schedule, plus the kids softball and soccer I haven't written a blog in an eon... <BR> <BR> I am potentially up for a promotion at work, SUPER excited about that because it means a raise and NO more third shift! Regular Monday thru Friday 8-4. I haven't worked a job like that..well ever. I always worked either 2nd or 3rd and I'm really hoping this whole scenario pans out or I'm going to ... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 02:04:21 EST Guess i get to compare after all... FOUND my fitbit! might be my old one but at this point I so don't care I was so happy to see it I almost fainted! I have since bought a spark tracker which I will admit I'm not as impressed with so we'll see after I get to actually compare the two once it hits midnight tonight. <BR> Oh did I mention I also have a flat tire, I was disinvited to my friends house to hang out while our daughters went to prom tonight, um, I work all this week despite being a 3 day a week part time employee, and o... Sat, 10 May 2014 20:19:26 EST lost and found lost my fitbit for 2 days....really not happy since I worked those days and walk my butt off at work. ARG! I'm going to lowball my estimate as to how much I walked, and try to make up for it tonight at work. hope everyone is having a good weekend! Sat, 5 Apr 2014 22:14:13 EST family game night We instituted family game night again tonight, every wednesday; we make homemade pizzas and play games together as a family. Tonight we played Apples to Apples Disney and the new Monopoly with the little electronic cards...I don't recommend playing that with twin 8 year olds and a 10 year old. It took FOREVER...we finally called it due to bedtime. <BR> <BR> I love having my family around the same table playing games, but I wish we had decided on something healthier to eat than pizza...sigh Wed, 2 Apr 2014 22:20:35 EST gave up, but didn't I gave up sparkcoach, I hate to admit this but I was just using it for the extra points most of the time. I can't abide the extra time to read the stuff and do what it says when I'm not getting in enough ST or cardio....I need to stop reading about it and DO it... <BR> I did however kick back into WW and promise myself I will start staying for the meetings. I can't pretend to read those.... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:37:11 EST back to the grind Told my boss I could work any day this week except I have to work at midnight tonight which is technically tomorrow....BLAH! I work tonight, tomorrow night, wed & thurs days, then Friday I have a staff meeting then work 3rds all weekend. Then 3 days off and 2 more thirds...I may need to have someone remind me that I'm human by the end of this schedule! Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:40:33 EST maintaining I have no doubt that if I had slept like a normal person last night I'd be posting a loss this week. As it stands though I only got about 2.5 hours of sleep and am posting a maintained loss of 8lbs. I work third shift tonight so I won't be sleeping normal tonight either. New schedule isn't out yet so who knows what next week holds. It has got to be better than this schedule of one day per week though. How in the world do I make money working one day per week? PFFF...the worst part is they ask... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:53:42 EST sick kiddos Abby came home from school sick today, Austin didn't feel well but managed to make it through the day. I don't like seeing my babies sick. I guess they probably don't like me calling them babies anymore since they are 8 now... <BR> <BR> Despite the sick kids, I did do my ST today, plus time on the stationary bike, and I also walked with a friend for awhile at the school during softball practice. This is only day two, but I could feel some soreness in my stomach/groin area from the leg extens... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:36:38 EST mixed signals So my husband has been short and ignoring me most of the weekend. I admit I had a headache Friday and I went to bed shortly after we got home from the school carnival. This morning he got up at the crack of dawn and left and didn't get home (with 3 of our kids) until 20 mins till their bed time and then informed me they were hungry. It was odd too since I know they had three full meals at their grand-parents (his parents) not that I was invited. It works for me because I'm not too keen on spe... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:50:26 EST achingly painful so I have a's no wonder since I am highly stressed, pissed off, and all around devastated because I thought I was finally going to make some progress with my dr about my thyroid only to be told, oh, no because you are hypertensive you are screwed. Why thanks, thanks so much for wasting my time (I was 15 mins early and the dr was 33 mins late) and money ($35 copay and she wants me to come back in a month for another of these???). Yea, that will give you a migraine. So will findi... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:19:26 EST 8 lbs down...a whole lot more to go So far I'm back on track and I weighed in this morning to an 8 lb loss, which is actually up a few ounces from two days ago but since I'm weighing in with different clothes on each time that's to be expected right? I don't want to lose too fast and lose momentum. <BR> <BR> I'm also trying desperately to stay away from my fridge which is housing left-over chicken wet burritos from last nights dinner. I used chicken breast, fat free refried beans, but still it's only 11:45 and I have already ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:46:28 EST stomach shrinking? I've had very little appetite lately and when I do eat I can't eat what I was before, trust me I am NOT complaining, just curious why all of a sudden this wonderful thing happened. Weighed in today at ww and am down 5.2 lbs since last weigh in (which was only Saturday) but I did have my tennis shoes on at that weigh in. Still a loss is a loss is a loss! Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:54:29 EST blog eater spark ate my blog...again..that is all Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:06:09 EST starting slow I didn't get in any cardio yet, but I ate SO much better today than I have in weeks. I counted and tracked everything, and while not exactly in my calorie range I was SOOOO close. Within 100 calories of where I wanted to be. I was 7 grams of fat over too which isn't horrifying considering what I know what I have been eating lately. I'd have done more today but I have a fantastic sore on my foot that makes walking very painful. <BR> My neighbors did their usual food push and brought over a bo... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:58:57 EST the sickness can go away now... and of course...venting My youngest son has yet to go to school this week, he had a yucky cough all last week too. Now my oldest son is sick too. Then I now have the sniffles, sneezes, and a headache fairly regularly that requires 3 ibuprofen and 2 migraine meds to leave the premises. I'm feeling really blah, but I made today's dinner yesterday and today's breakfast yesterday too. Two days in a row my oldest daughter wanted to go to Mcdonald's for a shake or frappe or whatever and two days in a row I had my large u... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:59:39 EST Adding insult to injury I had a really bad day. Not foodwise but emotionally. About the only thing good about it was I didn't turn to food for comfort although I did feel a little pull to do it, I didn't. <BR> I did however cook a healthy dinner with all the food groups and healthy too. Baked some chicken breasts in a little bread crumb with seasoning, it was good. Too bad that I now think some of the chicken must have been bad since I can't stop running to the bathroom and I have horrible stomach cramps. Awesome..... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:26:46 EST Irritable So I've been out of town a lot lately taking care of my mom, her dogs, her house, just making sure she doesn't need anything. Well I am heading back up there on Monday and I find out today that she has plans for that weekend that she has been nice enough to include me in without ever telling me. I was planning to be home with my family that weekend and I do have a job to come back to...sigh. I'm feeling a lot taken advantage of at the moment. The fact that she accused me of stealing her debit... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 23:20:45 EST Surviving To put it mildly it's been a rough couple of weeks. I worked a week of nights without one off then headed up north to stay with my sister and take care of my mom while she underwent a double mastectomy. I came home and right back to work I went, which is where I am right now in fact. After my last night (tomorrow) I headed back up north for 4 days again. I am ready for a break! Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:42:58 EST Mom's doing great.... We left mom at the hospital tonight at about 8pm, we were with here for about 13 hours today which meant not walking a whole lot since we were in the room most of the time with her. She was in pretty good spirits and seemed to be ready to get some real sleep tonight. Then of course we ended up at the Mexican place again and had drinks and too much food....I did just order an appetizer instead of an entree and I didn't eat even close to all of it. Yay me, the fact that I had more than a couple... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:18:43 EST It's getting closer..and a weigh in at WW First off anxiety is starting to set in about my mom's surgery...I'm sitting here on the verge of tears because I know I have to be strong for her and it's going to really freaking suck for her. I'm mostly worried because she lives alone now and I don't know how I would function if I lived alone suddenly after 20 years of waking up next to the same person every day. Scary thoughts. <BR> I'm beyond thankful for last night with my husband and kids, we sat together and watched a movie, my young... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:24:01 EST packing...running around.... Leaving tomorrow to go take care of my mom while she undergoes a double mastectomy...I haven't had more than 5 hours of sleep in two weeks and I'm exhausted. I am so looking forward to sleeping in that hotel for a few nights despite the terrible reason for going up there. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:57:57 EST did i mention i don't like snow? more SNOW??? I'm done...winter can end NOW Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:19:44 EST still no word from the landlords Rent was due the 10th...their house payment had to be paid by the phone calls, nothing. Not looking real promising... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:16:54 EST Snowcoming! <img src=""> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 23:25:16 EST Valentines Day... So today for Valentine's day I got off work at 8 am came home and went to bed. I've never had to work 7 days in a row on thirds before with their being no break in sight. I have to take off after my last third to go up north to be with my mom for her mastectomy and then I come straight back from there and go back to work. I then work 4 nights in a row and then Mike and I are going to take off for a weekend with the kids to somewhere. I am considering taking them to Great Wolf Lodge but my mot... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:05:30 EST We have a date... My mom is finally going to have her surgery for her breast cancer. Part of me is relieved that it's finally going to happen and part of me is scared. A lot can go wrong and even though they told us that she won't need any additional treatment after this having the double mastectomy isn't guaranteed because of a previous surgery and leftover staples in her chest. I'm anxious and trying not to let it eat away at me since I work the next 7 nights in a row before her surgery. I can get through th... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:18:39 EST Scared and tired of being lied to So a couple of months ago we got some mail for my landlords and one of the kids opened it by mistake. We found out thanks to this piece of mail that they are a couple of house payments behind...scary since we've never missed a house payment and we have searched unsuccessfully for another place to live for the last 3.5 years with nothing that will work for our family of 7 with dogs and cats...plural on both. I am seriously upset because today another such letter arrived and I couldn't help mys... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:55:29 EST Back to work... last night I started the first of 5 midnights in a row...I'm tired, fighting off a nasty head cold and of course now I have a fat lip and the start of 3 cold sores which I NEVER get...not really liking how this week is shaping up. Wed, 5 Feb 2014 17:31:04 EST Sleep.... I got up last night at 11 pm after a little less than 5 hours of sleep, was at work by midnight. Got off work by 8 am and I should have gone to bed when I got home...but I didn't. Instead I stayed up all day and then crashed somewhere between 5 & 6pm. I got up again sometimes between 10 & 11 pm and now I can't sleep. This is so typical. Because I am sleeping so little I end up being awake longer, having 3 days in the period of someone else's typical 2 days. It's bizarre and causing me to eat ... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 02:04:20 EST Got my new schedule...I agreed to working every other weekend and on the new schedule I work every weekend...I agreed to work no more than 4 days per week..on the new schedule I work 5...I am supposed to work days and thirds and all I have are thirds...CRAP Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:27:42 EST odd motivator.. So I've decided if I'm going to watch tv for every show I watch I have to walk during half of it. While walking I've been doing some ST exercises with my dumbbells as well. Other than doing these two things I really haven't gotten crap done lately. Well, I did make it a point to prep some healthy food items for tomorrow. Going to make Spark's potato soup recipe in the crock pot, pretty excited about trying that. Will have to repost if it's worth sharing about. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:41:47 EST lost days... I feel like I'm in a blur here...I worked 4 third shifts in a row, a couple of them well past 8 hours and then I spent an entire day sleeping it off. Then naturally that night I was up till 5 am again...I can't seem to get back on an even keel...if anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:28:07 EST is winter over yet? We are getting ANOTHER storm....grrrrrrrr. I am ready to be done...its blowing and snowing so hard I can't see my neighbors house. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:54:14 EST blizzardgate! I thought we had already seen the worst weather of this winter but it's even worse now...BLAHHHH! YUCK... tomorrow my 2nd oldest turns 15, where has the time gone? I'm just bummed I work all weekend this weekend. Oh well, next weekend we're doing something nuts just my two oldest girls and I! Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:51:18 EST draggin butt! Okay wow I'm freaking tired..and I work tonight so I'm leaning heavily towards nap and soon! Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:55:35 EST OMGOSH! What fun!!! Worked last night, came home just wiped out but couldn't go to sleep. Finally fell asleep several hours later and got about a 3 hour nap in. Got up, got ready and ventured out, we picked up our oldest daughter, then the 2nd oldest, then the 3 youngest, then ran to the post office for a package of presents from grandma and then off to Craig's Cruisers we went. It's one of those indoor play areas with gokarts and the like. OH MY word! I had no idea it would be that much fun or that a pizza/past... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:03:23 EST working too much Worked a 14 hour shift I was not scheduled to work and have to be back to work in 6 hours.....yikes Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:02:42 EST my blog is missing... so i posted today's blog earlier via my sparkcoack app and it gave me points of it but it's MISSING...thanks Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:00:52 EST Probably tmi for some of you.... Last night after everything that happened I couldn't sleep. Big shocker there....I was up until almost 5 am and then curled up on the couch. Hubby seemed not to have noticed that I did this on purpose and sent me upstairs to bed after he got up. He then proceeded to leave and go fishing sometime before I actually crawled out of bed and didn't get home until well after dark here; I'm guessing between 7 and 8 pm. How nice to just leave and go do something you want to do rather than spend the da... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 01:45:49 EST Eventful day... Took my twins out today for another part of their birthday celebrations....We took them to see two movies at two different theaters in two different towns, walked around two malls, had lunch out, ran hubby to work so he could change over some stuff, came home and still made dinner...AND was basically accused of ruining their birthday for agreeing to take 20 minutes out to sign for my daughter who will be 15 next weekend (which I happen to work all of) to have her ears pierced...nothing fancy,... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 01:20:38 EST my babies are 8! The twins turn 8 today!!!! I am so blessed to have such amazing, smart, beautiful, incredible children!! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:32:31 EST the rooms a movin! I think I have vertigo....or something is drastically wrong with my blood pressure. I am going to bed very early since I have to work later. hopefully I feel much better when I wake up. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:18:48 EST thankful? why yes, yes i am My blog task for sparkcoach is to blog about what I'm thankful for. I have a lot to be thankful for and I often tell the people in my life how much I love them but I'm not sure they realize how they keep me going. I think they need to know that when I make sure there is breakfast ready or a fresh pot of coffee or steaks or fresh brownies for my mechanic who came clear to my house to work on my truck....I do these things because I'm thankful and sometimes actions speak louder than words. At le... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:33:58 EST LONGGGG day.. Today started out with me going in to work at midnight, working till 8 am, then on the way home I stopped and grabbed a coffee, got my daughter some breakfast munchies from Mcdonalds (i know, bad idea), stopped at the local Family Dollar and then came home to wait on my mechanic who was making a house call. Today was day 3..he didn't make it here the first two days...Today he showed two hours late. He did get the truck torn apart at least which is pretty serious progress given that he hadn't ... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:19:46 EST working tonight...sigh Couldn't sleep last night from 2 am till almost 4 am and then got up at 6 to get kids ready for school. Only there wasn't school today so I made hubby breakfast and then 3 of the kids, watched a show with my oldest daughter and then went to bed and slept for 3 hours or so. I will have to take a nap tonight and then I work 12-8, then don't work again until Thursday night. I'm excited as we have planned to take our children to the indoor Craig's Cruisers in Grand Rapids next Wednesday for their... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:30:36 EST neighbors.... So I didn't even make it out of the parking lot at work and my neighbor's texting me that I'm coming over there for dinner.... Well okay then...too bad that she knows I'm eating differently now but she cooks stuff I can't eat.... This should be fun.... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:30:24 EST family parties and no power Went to my husbands family Christmas party today (yes they are more than a little late) and came home to NO power....WONDERFUL... not... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:49:22 EST ouch.... My stomach hurts, I can't stop going to the bathroom...tmi, I know...but it's really awful accompanied by horrifying stomach cramps. It got so bad I am now dehydrated and fraught with charlie horses. To boot my mother has called me every hour when she knows I am supposed to be sleeping. I broke down and called in sick to work, which I've never done before only to find out that my boss got fired...nice. NOT <BR> I really liked my boss. . . . . feel kinda like WOW, what happened ther... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:25:50 EST