JENNEINAZ's SparkPeople Blog JENNEINAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community What Went Well 9-22-14 Number 1: Youngest son had an okay day with regard to his digestive issues. Disaster was averted but we suspect that was because we were on top of things rather than because everything was going smoothly. We will know more over the course of the week. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Some friends that haven't been at Park Day because they were sick are finally back. Other friends didn't come and that was sad, but we enjoyed what we could. Youngest and I played with a racquet ball because there were... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:13:36 EST What Went Well 9-21-14 Number 1: Youngest son had a good day with regard to his digestion. This is huge. I also talked (by email) to his doctor and he says we should just keep on keeping on. So that is what we are going to do. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My older kids went to a Magic: The Gathering (It's a collectible card game.) launch tournament yesterday. They had fun. Youngest son and I stayed home and did other stuff. <BR> <BR> Number 3: In the game cookie clicker, I have 199 prisms. Getting 200 of them is ... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:35:57 EST What Went Well 9-20-14 Number 1: Japanese school went well. I was worried that my youngest was placed in a class that was too hard. I was wrong. Not because he was that good, but because his classmates were that bad. Anyway, he will be fine. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I drove on the freeways again, getting us to and from Japanese school. I am working on making this not so scary. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I made raspberry muffins, this means that there is almost nutritious breakfast food in the house. <BR> <BR> Number ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:34:35 EST What Went Well 9-19-14 Number 1: My kids (all three of them) went to shop class and had a good time. They were gone from about 8:30 until about 3:30. I had a glorious time all by myself. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went on a bike ride all by myself in addition to the one I did with my big kids. I am going to have to do that again because it was FUN! <BR> <BR> Number 3: I may have found a solution to my younger son's swimming problem. Water polo. There is a team nearby that will let him drop in and see if he lik... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:59:43 EST What Went Well 9-18-14 Number 1: I saw a rainbow on our bike ride. <BR> <BR> Number 2: There are nice people at the DMV. We spent over two hours there, but in a couple weeks, all three of my kids will have state id. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We will find a solution to the swimming problem. Youngest got a new teacher last night and this one made him cry. I am so not thrilled at the teacher turnover at this place. It wasn't this bad when we started, but we seem to have gotten a run of bad luck. There is a solut... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:22:47 EST What Went Well 9-17-14 Number 1: I didn't have to go anywhere. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The stuff that was left on the roof from Monday's repair is gone. And the roofers are done! <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched the end of America's Got Talent live. I was surprised at who won. Happy but surprised. <BR> <BR> Number 4: My kids needed some random stuff for chemistry class and I had it. A large balloon and a film canister! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:29:26 EST What Went Well 9-16-14 Number 1: Youngest son had another good day in the bathroom. It looks like giving him the All Bran Buds was a bad idea. It has too much fiber for his system to take at once. Mini wheats are okay and muffins are okay. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Our csa box arrived and we now have a whole bunch of interesting fruits and veggies in the house. We got a couple of melons that I didn't think anyone would eat so I put them in the blender and made smoothies with them. I didn't know melon went in sm... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:30:33 EST What Went Well 9-15-14 Number 1: My son was successful in the bathroom all day. This is good. Unfortunately he also hard poop which was not in the plan. And worst of all, it might be my fault because I gave him too much fiber. Good grief this is hard. I really hope today goes better. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The garage roof has been taken apart. They are half done. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We got an updated estimate on the redo of our bathroom. I hate mold. I hate leaks in the walls. And I hate trying to matc... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:09:52 EST What Went Well 9-14-14 Number 1: I went on my bike ride. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My kids played a Star Wars rpg with my husband and gave me some time alone. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We chose not to go to a picnic because of the football game happening near our house. It was a good choice. There were back ups of two hours to get into to the parking lots on the roads that we would need to be on. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I stuck with the food plan. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:03:11 EST What Went Well 9-13-14 Number 1: For the first time in about a month, youngest had a completely successful day with his digestion. I have forgotten how much nicer it is to not worry about the bathroom habits of your child. I am ready to rememer! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I drove on a freeway. For the first time. Really. I have attempted to do this before much the panic was too much. Yesterday I didn't panic and I got us to where we needed to go. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I made high fiber muffins and egg, bacon, and... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:38:23 EST What Went Well 9-12-14 Number 1: I made a plan for food for the week. Hopefully this will help with the bad choices I was making because I was hungry and didn't think. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I watched America's Got Talent and there are Americans with talent! <BR> <BR> Number 3: The men working on the shower are done for the weekend! Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:01:31 EST What Went Well 9-11-14 Number 1: Youngest took the last dose of his super meds. After that it will be back to just single dose and hope that works. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We got the email that said the forms for the California High School Proficiency Test that I used for my older kids had been accepted. If they pass the test it will make it much easier for them to take classes at the community college. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Swimming lessons for youngest went well. He is getting yet another new teacher. Sigh. <... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:21:56 EST What Went Well 9-10-14 Number 1: Everyone is still alive and doing okay. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The pest control guy came and got rid of wasp nests, sprayed for creepy crawlies, and explained when someone would be back again. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The shower that did have rot issues doesn't have them anymore. Instead it has brand new 2 by 4 in its place. This is very good. <BR> <BR> Number 4: My youngest is coping well with his super meds. They aren't significantly more disruptive than the single dose meds. ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:29:23 EST What Went Well 9-9-14 Number 1: In order to get my bike ride in before my husband left for work and before the plumber came to continue demoing the shower, I had to do it at about 7:00. So I did. That is a good thing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The shower demo is almost complete. We know there is rot in the wall and how much of it. We know there is not rot in the floor. This will give everyone a better idea of what really needs to be done. Knowledge is power. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I went to my training session... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:47:50 EST What Went Well 9-8-14 Number 1: I survived! This is important. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The demo of the shower has started. This means my husband and I are sharing a bathroom with our daughter. This is going to be fun. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I got a chance to talk to my friend at the park. We talked about kids and life and everything it was wonderful. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I mostly got everything done that needed to get done. I forgot to set up the crock pot for dinner until 5:30 so those plans got changed. Din... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:58:41 EST What Went Well 9-7-14 Number 1: I went to lunch with my husband and talked about all kinds of stuff. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I watched a documentary about some Disney animators. (and fell asleep during it too) <BR> <BR> Number 3: I have finished the edits on one of my stories. Now I just need to find the courage to post it. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:21:35 EST What Went Well 9-6-14 Number 1: Japanese school went well. I think this teacher is going to be a good fit for the adult class, about as good fit for the adults as she was a bad fit for the kids last year. My boys are in the same class with the teacher that taught the adult class last year. I don't know how much they will learn, but my youngest will not be in tears this year. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We met some old friends at Japanese school. Some people we knew from years ago have decided to learn Japanese. ... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:52:16 EST What Went Well 9-5-14 Number 1: We have a plan for my youngest and his digestive issues. I am happy about that part but am still stressed about the implementation of the plan and whether or not it works. Think happy thoughts for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday because that is when we go for it. <BR> <BR> Number 2:I recognized that my stress was going through the roof last night and watched a movie to try to take my mind of it. I ate too much of the wrong food too, but I did try. <BR> (The movie was Major Lea... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 11:05:41 EST What Went Well 9-4-14 Number 1: I practiced recorder again. It is still very slow and very messy. I am hoping it will get better by Tuesday when I see the teacher again. <BR> <BR> Number 2: After a couple of emails and a phone call yesterday , my youngest has a doctor appointment this afternoon. I am so impressed with this doctor's willingness to help. Hopefully, we will get some answers or a referral out of this. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I finally had a good night's sleep. It was amazing how much better I fe... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:40:16 EST What Went Well 9-3-14 Number 1: I practiced my recorder today. I worked on the three songs I need to figure out and it was slow and hard. I hope today is better. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I worked on my Japanese vocabulary too! I even found a new flashcard app to help. I am still adjusting the settings on it, but it looks like it will help. I also pulled out one of my Japanese textbooks and decided to start working my way through the grammar there. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I did go biking yesterday. I am suddenly... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:56:43 EST What Went Well 9-2-14 Number 1: I saw my trainer again. He was very careful not to hurt my shoulder. I walked like the exhausted person I was back to my car when I was done. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I had the first day of music lessons for the semester. I remembered more than I thought I did. It was good. I also met the teacher's new cats. They are named Rondo and Coda, like the musical terms. I think that is cool. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The first day of math for my youngest wasn't too awful. He said he didn'... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 11:57:41 EST What Went Well 9-1-14 Number 1: We have a date for when the shower will be demolished and then redone. That is going to be a pain to live without out a master bath for a few weeks, but my daughter can share. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We almost have a date for when the garage roof will be redone. It looks like the two sets of workmen will be here at the same time. That should be fun... <BR> <BR> Number 3: Younger son had another good day with his digestive issues. This could almost be a habit! <BR> <BR> Number ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:10:29 EST What Went Well 8-31-14 Number 1: I went walking with my husband. We walked around the mall a few times and it was good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Husband played a role playing game with the kids for a few hours in the afternoon. It is a Star Wars game and they had a good time. So much that they are going to do it NEXT weekend too! <BR> <BR> Number 3: While they were playing I edited my story and I think it is ready to go. <BR> <BR> Number 4: After nearly three weeks of digestive issues for my youngest son, yest... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:47:48 EST What Went Well 8-30-14 Number 1: My daughter and I went on a bike ride. It is different with her going along. I don't know when she will choose to go again. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My husband bought some new water enhancers for me. He couldn't find the brand I liked so he bought six(!) other brands. I think one of them will work. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We watched the fireworks from our living room and they were pretty. One one more day of fireworks this season.... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:51:44 EST What Went Well 8-29-14 Number 1: My shoulder is feeling better. I hurt it doing some exercise with the trainer on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I didn't need to worry about making dinner. Husband took care of it. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I listened to a mix of all the music we have. It is quite a mix and a serious trip down memory lane. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:05:49 EST What Went Well 8-28-14 Number 1: I got to sit in the waiting area and work on my Japanese while my daughter was doing her physical therapy. I have been using an app on my ipad and it is helpful. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The bike doctor came to our house and did tune ups on all our bikes. He filled the tires with air and fixed a brake line on the youngest's bike. And all in less than an hour. I think we will need to make another appointment with him in a few months. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Even though traffic was un... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:43:01 EST What Went Well 8-27-14 Number 1: The weather is being nice. Not too hot, not too cold. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The music teacher got back to me about the time/day we have lessons. It is the time/day we were hoping for. We start next Tuesday. I think I need to practice between now and then. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We have a solution to my youngest's digestive issues. It isn't a very good solution but it exists. <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:50:31 EST What Went Well 8-26-14 Number 1: I saw my trainer again. I am very tired. It is amazing how tired and sweaty a person can get without ever lifting a weight. I used my new heart rate monitor and it worked. It got very high (like 172) but that just shows that I was working hard and that the thing works. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We got to the library and picked out a bunch of new books. I think we are going to have a read aloud moment this Friday to try and get through some of them because we aren't making time i... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:36:35 EST What Went Well 8-25-14 Number 1: Orientation for the online chemistry class happened. It looks like it might work. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Week one of the online english class happened too. It looks like it is going to be fine too! <BR> <BR> <BR> Number 3: Physical therapy for my daughter's ankles is working and she is making progress. <BR> <BR> Number 4: We decided to stay home from the park because my youngest was coughing and feeling icky. The good news, we didn't share his cold. <BR> <BR> Number 5: You... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:11:43 EST What Went Well 8-24-14 Number 1: I slept through an earthquake. My husband woke up and then went back to sleep. The kids slept through it all. Of course, we are fine. The people in Napa are not so fine. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The 49ers game didn't cause us any trouble. No tailgaters in the yard. No major problems! <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched the final game of the Little League World Series. Seoul, South Korea did an amazing job. Chicago tried really hard. I wish the US team had won, but the South Kor... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:04:32 EST What Went Well 8-23-14 Number 1: I watched the Little League World Series. Today's game is between South Korea and Chicago. It should be good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I made progress on the scale. Woohoo! <BR> <BR> Number 3: I stuck to my calorie numbers in the face of hot dogs and other yummy things. <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:15:21 EST What Went Well 8-22-14 Number 1: We got login information for my big kids' chemistry class. It is online and the orientation is Monday so I was getting a little bit worried. This is this company's first time doing online classes so there are bound to be a few hiccups . At least this one is done. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I made bread. It has been a long time since a baked anything. I won't eat most baked things because there is too high a chance they contain milk and besides I don't need the calories. But my kid... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:41:18 EST What Went Well 8-21-14 Number 1: I took my daughter to the physical therapist. We didn't get lost and the place is actually quite close to home. Yippee! My daughter has some new exercises to do and plan for making her ankles more stable. We will see if she does them and if they work. She goes back next Monday. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My younger son's digestive problems still haven't completely resolved and I sent an email to his doctor hoping for some reassurance that I was doing the right thing. It turns out ... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:32:40 EST What Went Well 8-20-14 Number 1: The roofer finally came at about 11:30, which meant I got to both deal with him and go to the dentist. But the good news is that he thinks we only need to replace the roof over the garage and not the rest of the house. This is good. Both because it is less money and because it should be quieter. School starts soon and since we are homeschoolers having the roofer get pounded on isn't good for studying. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My daughter has a physical therapy appointment for later... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:21:44 EST What Went Well 8-19-14 Number 1: We went to the library to pick out books. My ten year old has found a new author that he likes and he needed the next book in the series. (The author is James Patterson.) <BR> <BR> Number 2: That same ten year old is not ready to have summer vacation be over, but he decided that we needed to start read aloud time this week instead of waiting until Monday because he thinks that part is okay. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The new trainer is wonderful. Other that not understanding that sho... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:13:43 EST What Went Well 8-18-14 Number 1: My youngest had two baby teeth pulled. The dentist said they had very long roots and were definitely not coming out on their own. My son had no pain and did great all day. WooHoo! <BR> <BR> Number 2: The weather and company at the park were great. All of my kids found someone to talk to and enjoyed the day. I happily talked to a friend. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I stuck to the food plan even when it was hard. WE got home from the park at 5;30 and everyone was hung... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:15:45 EST What Went Well 8-17-14 Number 1: The first football game at the new 49ers stadium didn't cause us traffic nightmares. We did not have people parking in our neighborhood. This is all a good thing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to see a student production on Mid Summer Night's Dream. The kids did well. I don't appreciate Shakespeare so I was kind of bored, but that isn't the fault of the acting. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My youngest has terrible constipation issues. He takes daily meds and it usually keeps things go... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:15:19 EST What Went Well 8-16-14 Number 1: I met the owner of the new gym I was going to look at and decided to try it out. I have a training session with Sean on Tuesday at 2:00. I hope it works out well. One of the things that told my this was going to be a good place was the jump ropes. They had one for short people that was really meant for short people. It didn't have knots to shorten it; it was made that way. This is huge for me. Most gyms seem to think that everyone is tall or at least taller than I am. This ... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:46:21 EST What Went Well 8-15-14 Number 1: I usually have company on my bike rides during the week. My older son comes along and rides with me. It has turned into a time where he has my sole attention and he asks all sorts of questions and we talk about stuff. This is good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I am working my way through relearning my katakana. It is going slow but I am remembering. So far I have the first four columns memorized. At least I remembered the hiragana. And I now know roughly eight kanji. It isn't very m... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:56:50 EST What Went Well 8-14-14 Number 1: In the morning on my bike ride we often go past the same people. They joke about not biking more than 25 miles or just say 'Good morning'. It is wonderful to be part of a neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I took my youngest to his swimming lesson and he smiled the whole time. This teacher is totally the right fit. They played follow the leader in the pool and tried to do dolphin stroke backwards. It looked really strange, but it worked. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I think I may ... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:42:11 EST What Went Well 8-13-14 Number 1: I have had a bunch of stuff that I have been putting off doing. Well, I did a bunch of them. I registered by older kids for their Algebra 2 class. It is online. It took maybe ten minutes for both of them. I filled out the CHPSE paperwork so my older kids can get their High School Proficiency certificate, which will make registering for community college classes easier. That took about twenty minutes for both of them. And I made appointments with the DMV to get state id for ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:24:42 EST What Went Well 8-12-14 Number 1: We went to the library. I am amazed that the books my ten year old wants to read are in the Young Adult section. I guess the Super-Villians hang out in Young Adult. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We got haircuts! I doubt I lost weight from getting my hair cut but it sure feels nice. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I finished my story! I haven't finished proof reading and editing it, but the first draft is done. Woohoo! Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:43:21 EST What Went Well 8-11-14 Number 1: I didn't hit the truck. When I was on my bike ride there was a truck in the middle of the path. I usually am going quite fast because it is a downhill slope but yesterday I went slowly and I didn't hit the truck. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to the park and played with a two year old. She is sweet and adorable and loved rolling the ball down the slide and then retrieving it, climbing up the slide, and doing it all over again. While her Mom and I talked about everything and noth... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:15:18 EST What Went Well 8-10-14 Number 1: The schedules finally aligned and my daughter got to talk to her therapist! This is good. My daughter deals with anxiety issues and they are sometimes overwhelming. And just because I am mom, what I say doesn't get listened to the same way as the therapist does. Anyway, it is a good thing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I watched Total Recall, the old Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. It was good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My husband purchased a set of legos on Wednesday and has been trying to ... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:34:27 EST What Went Well 8-9-14 Number 1: My older son went to a meetup and got to use a Raspberry Pi circuit board for the afternoon. He had fun. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I got to see all three of the major shows at Great America last night and we even got pictures of the Broadway show. We haven't been able to take them before but either they changed the rules or we didn't understand, but now we have some! <BR> <BR> Number 3: I bought a new Japanese learning book. This one is how to learn kanji. I am okay at reading hi... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:13:08 EST What Went Well 8-8-14 Number 1: I ate exactly two cookies that my daughter made. Not all of them. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I saw my shows at Great America! <BR> <BR> Number 3: I watched a whole bunch of Sanctuary and they were good. I don't watch more than a few at a time because they are emotionally overwhelming. But in a good way! Sat, 9 Aug 2014 12:10:30 EST What Went Well 8-7-14 Number 1: Even though I was exhausted I didn't over eat too much. I stayed within my calorie ranges but I had a hard time eating mindfully. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My daughter had her rheumatologist appointment. The drive wasn't too bad and the facility was amazing. And we now have a for sure label. She has Benign Hypermobility Syndrome. That is a really fancy way of saying that her joints are super loose but it isn't progressive or causing other problems. The doctor have her a prescri... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:36:20 EST What Went Well 8-6-14 Number 1: We saw geese and bunnies on our bike ride. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I watched lots of Sanctuary. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I am still working on eating mindfully. It is hard. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 12:23:05 EST What Went Well 8-5-14 Number 1: I went to the library. It was again a pleasant afternoon visit. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I ate intentionally. I am not eating as many calories as my coach or SparkPeople say I should but I did eat exactly when I was hungry until I wasn't hungry and then I stopped. I figure learning to pay attention to my body is more important than any coach or computer. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I worked on my plans for the school year some more. I am still working out how to deal with geography. I ... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:35:11 EST What Went Well 8-4-14 Number 1: On my bike ride I saw geese. They are much bigger than one would generally think. I am glad they weren't in my path. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The park was good. An old friend came and it was really nice to see her. She brought one of her boys and it looked like he was having fun. Perhaps they will come back again soon! <BR> <BR> Number 3: My husband chased down an early copy of a book for me. It was amazing. <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 12:44:54 EST