LIMDUR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LIMDUR LIMDUR'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/ Weigh In Day 10/30/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259532 Our weigh in days are Sundays. I lost a pound and a half, weighing in at 158 even. JO weighed in at 193, gaining a pound over a course of about five or six weeks. Hopefully getting back to the bicycle and walking routine will help. We are both looking forward to impriving our times for the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis in December. My goal is to run it in 40 min even or possibly 39 minutes. JO's goal is to finish just a little bit faster than before (47 minutes). Sun, 30 Oct 2016 23:37:16 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258172 Just a short, general update. I will be trying to blog more to talk out frustrations and to keep me more accountable. My Dad has lost some weight, and his his A1C is much better now that he is on insulin (and actually taking it). He is going to try to walk daily, instead of the couple of times a week he does now. (And that was a recent change for him). JO was a tad disheartened when he heard that my Dad had lost weight, and how much my Dad weighs. JO is about 50 pounds heavier than my da... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:38:08 EST I don't like who I see anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6256177 I don't. I really don't. I see a person whose life has been consumed by work and doesn't have time for anything besides that. And when I make the time, I just feel exhausted. Currently running on 2-3 hours of sleep. Yesterday there was so much traffic getting to work/church, that I only spent about an hour and a half, two hours at church versus the near 4 hour drive traffic made it to be. If I take a day off from the retail job, it is to do something. Be it for church or with JO's family. B... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:06:31 EST Ugh. But a bright side? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6251042 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9bcc41f7-0c38-4396-a3ed-f7ea793cc20d.jpg"> <BR> So, been gaining weight steadily. Like, crazy. I am wondering if I have inherited my mother's thyroid issue. Hers started when she was in junior high, my sister's started around then as well. I think theirs was linked with puberty... I will be better at tracking what I am eating/planning my meals, and if I am still not losing (also with getting 250 minutes of cardio a week) I am going to make an... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:25:20 EST Sunday Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202594 JO and I weighed in in Sunday. He is down a total of 4 pounds and I am back to 156. We are going on more walks, yay! There are so many birthdays and celebrations in July. My Dad's was the 9th, JO's brother's is today, and mine is in 9 days. This means lots of eating. I will be keeping track. I don't know if I can track my food on here during the cruise. I will try. Might just have to just right all of it down. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:54:13 EST Cruise, Pokemon Go, and Doctor's Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201474 The cruise with JO's family is in about three weeks. Excited and nervous about it. XD <BR> <BR> JO has lost three pounds in the past two weeks, yay! I keep going up and down. XD Ah well, I will keep up making healthy decisions and keep going forward. It has been easier to get JO to go outside for walks (at night, when the humidity and temperature is much lower) now with the release of Pokemon Go. It is nice. We went out for a 1.65 mile walk last night. Didn't really find any Pokemon, but he... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:25:14 EST Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193997 I lost a pound and JO lost two! We are sitting at 155.5 and 299.5, respectively. I got him out on a 3.65 mile walk this week and we did a lot of running around shopping and cooking this weekend, so yay! I will be starting a beginner's 10k program in a couple of days. So... hopefully that will go okay. I might try to get JO to go with me on the walk days (only a mile or two those days). Sun, 3 Jul 2016 09:24:12 EST A Week In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182015 I am a week and a day back in to losing weight. When I stepped on the scale yesterday it was sort of between 156 and 156.5. So I lost roughly a pound and a half last week. Though my eating was everywhere yesterday because of the pre-Father's day luncheon at church (no salad in sight this time. The men boycotted the original menu which was healthier. Replacing cold cuts and salads with nachos, italian sausage, etc). And then JO didn't come home until late, and we went out to eat instead of c... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:56:08 EST Slow Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179810 I need to cut back on checking the scale. My old tendency of checking a lot is coming back. Though I did clock in at 156, which is less than I started the week with. I accidentally ate too few calories last night. I thought I had measured out two cups of my Chinese food, but I had only measured out one, which explains why I still felt hungry afterwards. I only had 900 calories instead of 1200. :l Oh well. Better today. I did a 3 mile and 5 mile run this week so far. Today will be another 3 ... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 18:03:02 EST Quick Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178915 Day 4. I resubmitted all of my current weight info and then got a new suggestion for calories. Lowest is 1200 now instead of 1330. This does not surprise me and I was trying to stick as close to 1200 as I could before, but I will redouble my efforts. I have lost a pound since starting again. That is since Saturday/Sunday. I tend to like Saturdays or Wednesdays for weigh ins, ao depending on how my schedule is going to be, I might switch the day. JO (my boyfriend) will stick to the Saturda... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:57:09 EST Doctor's Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178515 So, this is the 3rd day of me trying to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I got a call last week from the doctor's office saying that I was due to for a general physical. Went in today. Everything went well. The doctor told me that I am overweight with a BMI of 29 (I weighed in at 159 with clothes on and after eating two meals and 32 ounces of water). She was impressed in how much weight I had lost on my own, though. Pretty much she told me to keep doing what I am doing, with the exercising, eati... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 18:58:10 EST Weigh In Day: Day 1 for New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177162 My boyfriend and I both want to lose some weight before going on a cruise with his family at the beginning of August. We weighed in today. I gained some weight from the holidays and haven't gotten it off yet. I did lose 4 pounds s8nce last week though. I weighed in at 158.0 today. My goal is 145, but I will be okay with 150. He weighed in at 299.5. His goal is to lose 20 pounds. So about 279/280 lbs. Today was not the greatest start. My stomach is giving me issues so I am not really abl... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 21:19:32 EST New Month update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174463 It has been about a month since I wrote anything here, but I have still been tracking. My cousin's funeral was on the 13th of May, the day before what would have been her 33rd birthday. It... went how a funeral for someone so young goes. I met some of her cousins on her mother's side and we have started talking. While out in Indiana, I did my best to eat well. Sometimes I could (getting salads instead of burgers, etc) and sometimes I couldn't (the hotel breakfasts were not that great...) T... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 13:23:27 EST Dealing with Grief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156545 My cousin passed away a few hours ago. She had been battling cancer for the past year and then went into kidney failure last night. She was 32/33 years old. I am trying to wrap my head around this. I am also trying to keep my head on straight, but I don't know how well that is going to work. I don't know when/if there is going to be a funeral or not. Currently drinking coffee to keep me going. Caffeine consumption always goes up among me and the cousins when we are stressed. Better than ot... Wed, 4 May 2016 21:49:07 EST Freeze Your Buns 5k and Food Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102942 Walked/ran the Freeze Your Buns Run 5k on the 7th of February. I did 90 seconds of walking and 90 seconds of running intervals. I reached my quickest time yet, somewhere in the vicinity of 40 to 41 minutes. When I crossed the finish line, it said 41:05. However, I didn't cross the start line when the clock started (runners go first) so I am not 100% sure what my actual time was. I have been looking on the site for the run, but there is no information there. I think since the run got postponed... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:57:05 EST Getting back to logging food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073149 As it says on the tin, I am getting back to logging/keeping track of my food intake. I really got off the wagon for it around the holidays, though I would try. The four Christmas dinners in two days (three of which were the same day) were what really kept me from tracking. And football related snack fests. But I tracked what I ate today and even with going to Noodles & Company for dinner, was able to stay under my max calories allowed. Today I ran indoors for the entirety of an episode of Lov... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 21:37:55 EST Freaking out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067084 Currently freaking out over some blood tests. I have been on this one medication for a little over ten years now, and all of my tests would come back normal, even when I weighed 215 lbs. Now, when I am somewhere between 145 and 150 lbs, I keep getting increasing results that levels in my liver are rising that mean that there could be some cell death going on. I am freaking out. My doctor said that it isn't high enough to be of worry yet, but I need to have another blood test in about a month ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:00:50 EST 5k Results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042688 Finished the Jingle Bell Run 5k an hour ago, and I beat last year's time by about ten minutes at 42 minutes and 57 seconds! My goal was 45 minutes. So happy! I feel very energized. Sat, 5 Dec 2015 10:01:03 EST Runkeeper App Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033817 I love using the Runkeeper app while working out. Lately I have been using the 5k training workouts that will have me jogging part of the time and walking briskly for the rest. I keep classifying my workouts as a walk, even though I am jogging and thus having a higher heart rate/breathing rate. I am not sure if my calories spent count is still accurate. Would anybody know? Should I start using the running function for my jogs/jog and brisk walk hybrid workouts? Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:46:00 EST Boyfriend's Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017599 I think I am more excited about my boyfriend's birthday today than he is. I am looking forward to taking him out to Sakura's tonight. :) Yummy food that will probably last a couple of days for me. Just want to relax with him tonight. :) I will be bringing the rowing machine from my parents' house to our house soonish, so that will be nice. We will need to put it in the office so that the dog can't interfere with it/accidentally get hurt if he tries to settle next to it while we are using it.... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:20:16 EST Dinner Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011850 I have no idea what to do for dinners anymore. My boyfriend and I don't always agree on stuff for dinner and I can only take plain pasta so many nights in a row. And the same mixed veggies. I miss asparagus, but he won't eat it. I am thinking of going on a separate shopping trip just to buy stuff for me, because I just don't know what to do for meals anymore. I don't even have fresh garlic because it is supposedly too expensive. :( I just don't know what to do and I just end up not eating or,... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 21:35:06 EST Unexpected Days Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008108 So originally I was supposed to work tomorrow, but my boss told me that all the work was done, so I wouldn't have to come in. I'm actually feeling a little down about it because I was looking forward to going in tomorrow. Now I need to find a way to spend tomorrow in addition to the rest of today. It is raining out, so I am not exactly motivated to go outside for a walk. Plus it is windy from the hurricane passing by. Next week is a full week, with me working everyday, so I will enjoy t... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 16:10:50 EST Maintaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001483 I found out that despite thinking/feeling that I have gained 5 - 10 pounds since starting my new job, i have actually maintained my weight. Probably because at work I usually hit my goal of 10,000 steps, usually before noon (so typically after about 6 hours, or a l Iittle less). My boyfriend has lost 3 pounds. We are going to walk a 5k on Saturday for his sister's work. It should be fun. :) Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:29:49 EST Accomplishment :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997941 So, this isn't my accomplishment, but my boyfriend's that I am writing about. We are both pretty sure he has lost some weight after we have started making meals at home and go for at least one thirty minute walk a week (try to do more, but it depends on our schedules). Plus he has been making better food choices when we do go out to eat. I'm very proud of him. :) Our scale is a little weird, so he hasn't gone on it yet to check 100%, but still. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:10:43 EST Exercising with a New Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984557 I am currently trying to figure out how I am going to keep exercise in my schedule once I am working 6-7 days a week. I will most likely be working a max of 6 hours a day until the holidays, so I should be able to keep up with it. For example, I can go on a walk with the dog after work when I am at my boyfriend's house and the elliptical and exercise bike when I am at my parents's house. My boyfriend is wanting to lose weight, and I am hoping that we can start going on walks together when... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:49:12 EST New Job + Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980893 I got a new job, just a temporary holiday position, but still a new job, at a store. I haven't gotten my schedule yet, so I am waiting for that. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that I will be able to balance everything with this new job. Exercise, family time (my immediate family and my boyfriend's family) and the job. Plus sleep. Sleep is important. Depending on what my hours are, I might be working late at night, or early in the morning, arriving before or leaving after everyone else, not sure. Just... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:57:04 EST 4 year journey and counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974443 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5fade84d-f4b3-4889-8ab2-b06141bc3de5.jpg"> I just realized that I have been on this weight loss and healthy lifestyle journey for four years now. When I joined this site four years ago, I was 200 pounds, 15 pounds under my highest weight (which was at my college graduation) of 215. I was not happy, lacked confidence, but was determined to make a change for the better. A change for myself, a change for better health, a chamge for a happier and... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 00:12:42 EST Every lit bit counts... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969918 I wasn't feeling very much up to exercise today, but I did 30 minutes on the exercise bike at least, which is better than nothing. <BR> <BR> It might be because I went a little overboard yesterday. I had finally figured out the elliptical I recently got and so I think did too much on that, plus the bike yesterday. So... Yeah. <BR> <BR> But overall, I just didn't really feel great about it. <BR> <BR> I'm getting at that point again when I want to cook and do lots of things in the kitchen,... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:17:52 EST Stitches out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961812 I got my stitches out on Tuesday, do hopefully I can get back to my normal exercise routine soon. I have been dreaming about exercise for two weeks now. I tried walking for a mile on Monday, but could feel my stitches pulling so I had to head home, resulting in only a half mile walk. The leg looks good, and seems to be healing well. I might try the exercise bike tonight, maybe just a half hour to ease back into things. I have been trying to do strength training while waiting to do cardio agai... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:32:35 EST Minor Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955345 I had minor leg surgery on Thursday. <BR> <BR> I had a cyst on my right leg, about three or four inches below the kneecap. It had been there for several years, but recently it started bothering me, especially when I would kneel down or if any pressure was put on it. <BR> <BR> By doctor's orders, no exercise for definitely a week. Possibly two weeks. I asked if I could use the exercise bike, but the doctor said that that would be too much, since it could cause the stitches to pop out. <BR>... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 10:44:18 EST Health Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915927 I think that I have gotten over the bronchitis. I am using the inhaler once a day if I start coughing a lot to help me breathe, but so far I am good as long as I don't overdo it. I went for a thirty minute walk yesterday that took more out of me than it should have, as I took a two hour nap after, but I guess it is part of my body recovering. Stepped on the scaleat home for the first time in a long time (I stopped because I realized I was getting obsessed with it) and saw that while I was... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:51:30 EST Bronchitis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912431 Went to the doctor on Tuesday night and found out I have bronchitis, which is why I keep feeling sick but can't seem to get better, I suppose. On antibiotics, cough medicine, and an inhaler. Any walking or exercise has been pretty much put on hold. <BR> <BR> Of course they weighed me while I was there, and after I got this nice little print out saying that I'm overweight and that I need to cut 500 calories a day and exercise and I'm just thinking, "I'm a lot better than I was in 2011, when ... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:25:44 EST The Walking Gal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907241 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l812432830.jpg"> I'm now pretty much known in my neighborhood for my walking. There are some ladies that always encourage me to keep it up, and some of my neighbors are suggesting places for me to get new walking shoes (my current ones are kind of falling apart). They are also encouraging me while working on training for 5ks or just walking. Feels kinda awesome. :) Sunday I played an informal game of softball with my boyfriend and his folks. ... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 18:18:30 EST Naptown Trot 5k Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901794 For the Naptown Trot 5k, I finished in 45:46.6, so I actually did a lot better than I thought I did. :D Last time my time was 49:15, so yay! With this one I just walked, which is probably why I did better, because I don't really know how to recover from running very well. That is something that I still need to work on. Just wanted to share my improvement! <BR> <BR> We are still looking for an April 5k to do. Hopefully we will find one soon. :) Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:30:45 EST Next 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887234 It looks like the next 5k my boyfriend's family and I are doing will be on March 28th, and it will be another run to benefit Special Olympics. <BR> <BR> After that, it is a toss up for the April 5k, as it depends on if I go to my 5 year college reunion or not. If I go to my college reunion, JO and I will do the Brenda Bryant Memorial 5k (proceeds go to scholarships for VWIL students at my college). If we don't go to my reunion, we will do the Chesapeake run (I think that is what it is calle... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:16:21 EST Can't Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864180 Can't sleep. I dozed off for a little bit, but then people began stomping around, slamming the microwave door, getting cereal and eating loudly (I can hear my sister eating in the next room through the walls....) Basically very cranky Limdur right now. :l Another reason I sleep better at my boyfriend's house or his parent's house. They all keep the same basic/regular hours. Mom doesn't sleep more than four hours a day and my sister sleeps all day and is up all night (and gets mad at us for w... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:05:33 EST 2nd 5k results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863131 For the Freeze Your Buns 5k, I did a combination of walking and running. I realized that I really need to work on my breathing and also pacing. I don't know how to do anything but go all out. (My boyfriend did cross country running and such in high school and is going to work on that with me) I crossed the finish line running and my time was 49:15 or so, which is better than my 57:03 from the Jingle Bell Run. Yay for improvement! :D Currently looking for the next 5k with the bf's family and ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:49:56 EST Freeze Your Buns Run 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854641 Found the next 5k I am going to do. I will be doing the Freeze Your Buns Run 5k for Special Olympics on Saturday with my boyfriend and his family. Most likely I will be walking, but I might try to jog a little bit of it. <BR> <BR> Pretty sure it is going to be freezing that day. It snowed earlier this morning, so not sure how cold it will be that morning. I will make sure to be all bundled up for it. :D Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:13:37 EST How do you handle people asking for weight loss advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845200 I have had a number of people ask me how I lost weight, and to give them tips on how to lose weight. I will talk to them about everything that I have done, with the changes in food, portions, exercising, etc. I notice that as I go on, they realize that they won't lose the weight immediately, and they then just blow me off, saying "I'll just try that diet again" or "Oh, I need to lose the weight fast, for my boyfriend." Or something like that. <BR> <BR> Is there a way to explain to them the ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 22:43:26 EST First 5k Complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834101 Walked my first 5k on the fifth of December. It took about 57 minutes and 7 seconds. I decided to just take it slow and steady, especially since I ended up in a car accident not just a week before and was a little sore and didn't want to overwork myself. <BR> <BR> I had a good time. Wanted to jog a little bit of it, but didn't get around to doing so. Looking forward to doing another one. Not really worried about my time, but hoping to do better next time. <BR> <BR> Overall it was a fun da... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:49:40 EST First 5k Countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819801 Working towards my first 5k on December 6th. I plan on just speed-walking it, as I am not good at running. I did a three mile walk in October and that went well, so this one should too. Just slightly worried about the cold weather. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:27:56 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614192 So, long story short. <BR> <BR> Mom is doing a heck of a lot better. Everything with my sister and DORs has fallen through. Dad keeps on doing whatever. My boyfriend broke up with me. I still have no job other than the nursery job at church, so have no chance of getting out of the house. <BR> <BR> I've also been feeling horrible emotionally and physically for the past couple of weeks, and since I haven't really been able to eat anything, lost about five pounds because of it. <BR> <BR> I... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:08:13 EST Lots of Stuff Going On http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511555 As the title says, lots of stuff going on right now. Mainly on the family front. <BR> <BR> There is still no diagnosis with what is going on with Mom. However, we know that it isn't vertigo. It looks like it might be a neurological problem, as we have discovered that her eyes are fine (one of her complaints was blurred vision, etc) and other things are all in working order. So there is a disconnect somewhere in the brain, we think, between her eyes and brain. We're looking into a neurologis... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:28:57 EST Lots of Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396876 Hey Everybody, it's been a while. <BR> <BR> Lots of things have been going on lately, so I haven't really gotten on here all that often, other than to track food and workouts. <BR> <BR> Well, things are looking a little better. <BR> <BR> On my mom's health: My mom finally got to see the specialist yesterday. Part of it was more hemming and hawing and evasion, but this time, we have a little bit more. They are going to do a concentrated MRI on her ears and see if there is a lesion on ei... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:37:43 EST Stomach Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279362 Since the beginning of the week, I've been having some stomach issues. Nothing has really been settling on my stomach very well. So far, the only thing that seems to stay on my stomach well right now is rice, bananas (sort of), and ginger ale. Water is finally not upsetting my stomach, as it was doing so for a few days. <BR> <BR> I'm not quite sure what has brought on this sudden sensitivity. Though, I do know that as I've gotten older (and I really need to stop using that phrase, I'm ... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 20:32:01 EST Crummy Weather, Crummy Moods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271964 Well, currently I'm in not all that great of a mood. I think that it is mainly to do with the weather, with it being so cold and dreary outside. We got a day or two of sunshine, but they feel like ages ago. I'm not sure really when they were. <BR> <BR> I find myself realizing that for the most part, I just hide inside the house unless my sister or mother need me to drive them somewhere or we need to get groceries. I go to church on Sundays, work in the Nursery. If the weather isn't too ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 23:44:47 EST I got a job! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241714 So, yeah, been meaning to post about this. Among all of the crazy that has been going on with my mom's health, my own and everything else, I was finally able to get a job! It is only once a week at my church, working for not quite three hours as the nursery worker, but hey, it is a job and I'm looking forward to it. A little nervous, because one of the kids and I haven't really interacted all that much, she mainly just sort of stares at me and contemplates me a lot. XD I guess she doesn't... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 14:29:43 EST Appointments and other things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232257 So, today was mom's appointment with audiology. It took about two hours, starting at about 0925 and ending at about 1130/1145. She actually felt fine afterwards which was good. We had a pretty good lunch and then walked around a mall for a little bit. <BR> <BR> Now, mom is asleep, Dad is annoyed because Mom and I were too tired to make dinner (Mom didn't sleep at all last night and I only slept for about four hours total on and off) and my sister is her general not really caring about a... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:42:48 EST Possible Sprained Wrist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229335 So, I think I sprained my wrist. Was hanging out with the bff today and it started hurting when I made the smallest movements, after some inspection, he noticed that it was swollen and some things were off about it. Right now, just have it wrapped up and not really moving it. It makes driving really weird though. The weight of the car keys can actually set my wrist hurting, so mucking with the gearshift and wheel is a bit... annoying. <BR> <BR> Hopefully this will clear up soon. Going t... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:57:36 EST Things are starting to look a bit better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217698 So, Mom has an appointment on the 31st to go see a doctor about what is going on. It will be two hours long, possibly 3 hours if a hearing test is done as well, but hey, we're moving forward. We'll have to go across the beltway, but I've done one errand across it, so I think I can do it again. Definitely going to be taking a book along with me. Possibly some knitting for the appointment. <BR> <BR> Also, found out that Dad tried out the exercise bike for ten minutes today. He's been talk... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:34:25 EST