MUNCHKIN131's SparkPeople Blog MUNCHKIN131's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community It has been a while Ok summer is half over but I am still plugging along. <BR> I ended up going on that vacation with my 2 kids and husband and he was miserable and didn't want to leave the room most of the week and we ended up leaving a day early because of the weather. The best part was my 3 mile walk every morning when the sun came up and I was happy with that. <BR> I am still working an looking for a full time job. <BR> I finally did get to take that Zumba class and I discovered that I have no movement at a... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:41:56 EST Not loving my life rite now Mothers day was ok, nothing to speak of, I laied out in the sun and read while my husband took a knap. Then we went to dinner. <BR> Dinner was stressful because sitting Dennis and Kellie is like sitting between a lion and a zebra. <BR> My husband is now home because he has pulled muscle in his back but he refuses to go to the ER and have them help him. <BR> Instead he is laying in bed with bengay on and a hot water bottle. <BR> I am all for taking care of yourself but this whole thing could h... Wed, 14 May 2014 14:43:03 EST Days/ Nights/nights/days O my goodness <BR> Ok for 2 weeks I am trying to keep up with my own well being but it is hard. <BR> I am so tired. <BR> My husband was having an issue with his Asthma, and then he had a sinus infection and now this week he has a Viral/bacterial throat infection. <BR> All for the last two nights he was up and down and bouncing like a flopping fish. I am so worn out I feel like I could sleep for a year. <BR> I realized I have made many changes in the last few years this morning when I woke u... Sat, 10 May 2014 18:38:12 EST crazy This week has been up and down. I feel ok except for my sore thigh muscles. <BR> I think it is from doing the walking lunges on the treadmill. Or it could be the running...or just changing the pounds on the leg weights. <BR> But I am dong ok. <BR> I did get on the scale but never had a chance to log it. On Tuesday I was down .25 of a pound and today I am up 1.75. I am attributing all that to muscle and stress. <BR> My husband went to the Dr. On Monday and was given Pedison and took Tuesday, W... Sat, 3 May 2014 11:45:55 EST Heads Up I am doing much better today <em>30</em> . <BR> I worked out twice and ate 3 times so that is a good thing. <BR> my Knee is feeling much better. So I worked out cardio in the AM and the weights in the pm. <BR> Tomorrow will prob be the same routine as today but it will be the abs and oblique's. <BR> Although I didn't sleep well I didn't feel as tired as if I had slept. I was itching all night. My face and my feet. And my husband was up and down all night because of his breathing. <BR> I ha... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:15:44 EST Frustration! Ok so I finally get a game plan in place on how to proceed with completing my classes for Nutrition and I go to the school and register for the distance learning and discover that it is $513 not the $100 that the web posted. <BR> So now it looks like I have to wait on that again. <BR> I do hope that the Vocational school decides to open up the Nutrition and weight management class that they canceled. I only have to wait a few more months in order to find out. Either way I won't be doing anyt... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:14:21 EST Partying Well I was suppose to be going to Atlantic city to celebrate my sister in laws Birthday. <BR> How ever as always with everyone in the family it becomes a stressful event. <BR> Tessa didn't want a bunch of ppl to hang out with us so she said not to invite my daughter. Well I told this to my husband on the way to meet his sister and he decided that he wanted to have our oldest daughter meet us for drinks after dinner. And of course since she and I had the discussion of not inviting anyone she ... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 19:41:09 EST Focus,refocusing...refocused? Ok, <BR> Well Kellie is still not her old self again but we are working on it. She has always had issues with time. She does not like to keep on other peoples time frame. Never has even in first grade. We used to call it "Kellie time" But at least know she is trying her hardest to be on time for school and that means on those days I get to work out either in the morning or both in the morning and the afternoon, that all depends on the hours I have to work and the days of the week. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 20:17:18 EST Treadmil Ok <BR> I normally alternate my cardio equipment. However this week I seem to be favoring my treadmill. So I stepped it up a few notches, I added walking lunges on my cool down. So I am not sure how many I get in it would be what ever is doable in 5 min. I think the next time I do them I will try to count them. <BR> Today I did the stair master for 10 minutes WOW. I hate that thing. And my knees are really not happy with me today between the lunges and the step. <BR> I did discover, though t... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 18:29:40 EST Control Maybe I am still working out. And still working. I finally got Kellie back on schedule and she seems to be doing better. I am almost afraid to say anything. <BR> As long as she is getting to school on time then I can work out 2x`s a day. <BR> But if not I am at least working out in the afternoons. <BR> I have made some new friends. And I am starting to feel valued by my bosses. <BR> My husband is still complaining about all the body cramps. But he has done nothing to improve his health. There is no... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:02:08 EST update I did blog before now but I have no idea where it went. <BR> So to up date you Kellie doing much better, I am still working and she is just getting back on track for being in school and on time. <BR> Everything else here is pretty much the same. <BR> I am still working out 6 days a week, and my stress level is not getting lower but higher. <BR> Kellie is still doing therapy. <BR> My next class was canceled not I need to figure out how to complete this certification. I will come up with someth... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:08:10 EST Working out hard Well for the last 2 days I have had to split up my work out to 2 parts one in the morning and one after work in the afternoon. <BR> I am stressed in the mornings as Kellie is always running late, And I don't like to be late. So I have to abbreviate my work out in the AM. So I wasn't getting in my full work out. I was able to maintain my weight but that is not what I want. So I decided to add the second part of my work out in the afternoon. <BR> I am glad I did. I at least feel like I am accom... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:30:38 EST update I can't believe that it has been nearly a month since I blogged. <BR> Everything is plugging along. My daughter is still doing her therapy, I am just getting over Bronchitis again. So we are working on getting everything back in order in a timely fashion. <BR> I have only been working out the last few days. Today I did 70 min of cardio. I am working on my running. so I can get ready for the Disney 1/2 Marathon in Feb 2015. I know it seems like a hard goal but heck every day in my life is a ha... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:36:40 EST crazy confusion Wow. <BR> ok so we went to the therapy appointment last Monday, it went well and Kellie went to school all week, Late but made it in. Then Friday after school we went to Long Island NY to visit family. That went well except none of us wanted to come home. My husband did not go with us because it was the spur of the moment decision to go and he had to work on Sat. <BR> So he had told me he was thinking about buying a new car, What ever. It doesn't matter to me what he does, but he is always bu... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 16:11:19 EST Tired Ok, <BR> So we took our daughter to the Robert wood Johnson ER and she was evaluated by there Pedestrian and 3 Neurologist. <BR> After 9 hr of being there they determined that the cause was more mental then physical. <BR> We spoke with the Dr. Separate from my daughter when we discussed this issues at hand he told us that he doesn't want to say she isn't sick but the test were inconclusive enough to determine that she should be having more sever testing. They had given her and IV with some p... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:51:38 EST You can't make this stuff up!!! As usual my life is one big chaotic mess. <BR> My normal issues aside I have enter 2 other blogs but for some reason they never appeared. What ever. <BR> So to re-cap: My husband told me I am an enabler because he did not believe that my 11 year old was actually sick. I posted it on FB and said I was called and Enabler and who would know better than my husband. <BR> Anyway. My daughter got sick on Christmas eve, I was thinking it was a Migraine because it had all the normal markers for her m... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:55:40 EST Tummy tuck and breast increase?? Ok I was trying to figure out how many pounds I am carrying around with all the extra skin I have from my pregnancies. And my husband said he would pay for a tummy tuck if I doubled the size of my breast!!! <BR> I said no!! I hate the thought of any surgery but I do feel like I am shoveling sand against the tide. But I do not need or want larger breast. <BR> I did go to a site and check it out but both processes seem painful and I can only say I don't think I am ready for it or would probabl... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:12:23 EST Hear is to the end of the rush Well I am glad to say I made it threw the Holiday with out getting sick. <BR> I am very happy that we had a good Christmas. For the most part we slept. <BR> My oldest daughter and I were up until 3 am wrapping gifts only to be woken up at 5 am to open them. Needless to say the two of us were wipped out all day. We slept off an on. I was very glad we had no plans to go any where. <BR> I put dinner in at 3:30 and we ate at 6 and we were all back in bed by 9:30. <BR> I wanted desperately to get ... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:05:16 EST UGGG Not sure why I bother blogging any more. I never seem to have anything good to say!!! <BR> Now my brother in law my husbands oldest brother, when we were at the wake we thought he had a pinched nerve. It turned out to be a broken neck. <BR> Although there seems to be some discrepancy because we are not sure why his Dr. had not ordered him to be in the hospital and he is currently sleeping on the job. <BR> There is never a dull moment in this family. My sister in law had decided that she is no... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 14:58:28 EST Long time Wow I can't believe it has been so long since I blogged. <BR> Ok I guess everything was pretty quiet then. <BR> Right up until last week. <BR> I went to work on Wednesday and was call by my sister in law to tell me their uncle passed away. WOW. <BR> For some reason my husband had taken the day off with out knowing this and they were trying to reach him by phone. I didn't want him to get that call upon waking up. So I was lucky enough to be able to just tell my boss and leave. There are not ... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 18:01:05 EST Good Vs.Bad Ok I am sick again, I picked up my daughter last weekend and of course now I have what she had. <BR> However I found a job. It is a jumping point for me. It is in the Kid club at the local gym. I am very glad to have it they are very accommodating. I get to work week day mornings. <BR> <BR> The painting project is completed and it looks great. I am very happy to have it over with. <BR> I am disappointed that I will not be able to continue with the classes at the vocational school because th... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:04:56 EST still painting O man this is the longest week of my life. The painters are still working on my living room. They don't seem to get it right and they have to keep coming back. <BR> They tell me they will be there at 9 and show up at 3. Yesterday they had to re plaster the whole room. I can't stand it any more. <BR> As for my husband his surgery is done and he has 10 staples. He however is still nasty. <BR> I forgot to take the lint off the top of the dryer the other day and he started screaming at me about h... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:18:22 EST New painting project Well now that everyone is back at school my husband has decided to paint the living room. We hired the same people who did the basement. They do really great work. <BR> Everything else in my life is the same up/down/round and round. I keep thinking all this craziness is in my head but then if that were the case both my daughter and I would be sharing the same illusion. <BR> Poor Kellie she is only 11 and she can see that things are not rite. She keeps asking me if were are going to get a di... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 13:08:49 EST Change is good Way too much drama for me. My stomach has taken on a life all it's own. I think I have reactivated my peptic ulcer. <BR> My birthday was completely ruined by my husband and his temper. <BR> He and my oldest daughter are not speaking and that was the start of last weekend. And it just got worse. I ended up loading up my dilapidated car with all her stuff and bringing her down to school with my girls and one of her friends. I prayed all the way there and back that my car would hold together lo... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 20:55:42 EST OOOO lordi Ok well we are making progress on the medical end for my husband thank heavens. <BR> He has finally found a new Dr. who seems like she knows what she is doing. <BR> He went to her for the first time today, she sent him for x rays and by the afternoon she called him and told him what she recommends him to do. <BR> I hope she knows what she is doing. But so far so good. <BR> When we left her office he asked me what I though about her and I told him, the only thing I can say is she doesn't have ... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:50:39 EST Not sure of how I am feeling Frankly I am just miserable. <BR> I am frustrated, tired, board, aggravated. <BR> My life is far from what I want it to be but I have no idea on how to go about fixing it. <BR> The people I want in my life I am sure I have pushed away. <BR> The people I wish would leave me alone are hanging on for dear life. <BR> I spend a lot of time in my own head. I have been exercising but I am not making enough changes to sustain my goal. <BR> My classes are stalled and I have discovered that I could ha... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 20:36:43 EST signs signs every where there are signs Ok so the funeral all went well and as we were standing at the grave a beautiful black and yellow butterfly looped around her casket over everyone of us and disappeared. <BR> Well since my niece was killed we have taken every butterfly as a sign and this one was no exception. We took it as she is in good hands and she is at peace. <BR> Now we have to left over to deal with. It is odd that my phone is no longer buzzing or even on my nite stand. But as soon as my daughter leaves for school it... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:40:12 EST The End After a long and eventful couple of years my husbands aunt finally passed away. She had knocked on deaths door so many time and this time they finally anserwed. <BR> I want to believe it was painless because she was in a coma for a couple of days and I know she would not have wanted to stay in that state for a long time. So I am glad for her she is finally at rest. <BR> She told us last week she wouldn't be here this week. 1 Week and 1 day later she passed away. there were 6 of us with her I ... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:41:47 EST Hamster wheel affect Ok <BR> So the aunt is still hanging in but they are decreasing her Parkensins meds and they are giving her more antianxiety meds. She is still trying to climb out of bed in the middle of the nite. The other nite they found her 10 feet away from her bed, she some how got out of the bed and crawled to the other side of the room and pulled out her catheter. She is becoming a handful. <BR> Now my brother who is in his 60 is having heart issues and he lives 130 miles from me. This is not going we... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:21:48 EST Round 2 It is that time of year again we have to deal with the student loan stuff for both my daughter and myself. And we have to contend with the aunts health. <BR> She really isn't doing well and my poor sister in law is pretty much at the end of her rope. She is worn out and you can hear it in her voice, and see it in her face. My husband finally got the picture and is trying to help her. By sending me over to the aunts more often. <BR> I am still looking for a job and looking forward to going bac... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:56:39 EST Wow it has been a while. I can't believe I haven't been on here since April. I was very shocked to see I haven't blogged in so long. <BR> Lets see all the kids are home for the summer, I am still going to the gym like a crazy women and I think I am starting to make progress with getting my husband to understand why going is so important to me. <BR> <BR> We celebrated out daughters 21 birthday in AC and had a blast. Or at least I did. I got in some good laughs and relaxed. It was a very stressful week preceding that... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:55:14 EST the wheels of progress. I printed out my graphs for the year. And only since late last august have I made any real progress but it is a lot of progress. I am just afraid I am going to loose focus. I know classes are almost over and I have already lost 15+lbs since the 3rd week in August but I would really like to be down to 20lbs when I hit that 1 year mark. <BR> So I will have to stay as focused as I can. <BR> The house is coming together again and I am still looking for a job. I am sure the stress of my classes... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:23:43 EST It has been a while Well I wish I could say things are settling down around me but of course they aren't. I have been working hard on my school stuff. Still getting resistance all around me. As a matter of fact I hung up on my daughter when she called me because I was working on my paper and told her I had to go and focus and she had the nerve to tell me I suck at school stuff and that is why I am having a hard time writing a 6 page paper. <BR> <BR> I don't understand what it is about me that makes people want... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:16:28 EST Update So it turns out she didn't hit the end of the metal rail but slammed into 4 of the cement dividers and knocked them out of wack. <BR> She still very learie about getting in a car to go any where. She had made her first therapy apt for wendsday. She has to get back behind the wheel but none of us will let her use our car rite now. She is still too jumpy. She will be home in a few weeks and I will work on it from there. Atleast my car is pretty heavy so as long as she is doing the local stuff s... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:22:10 EST And the Hits just keep on coming Ok, there is no easy way to lead into this. My daughter totaled her car on the way back to college on Monday. She is physically fine but emotionally trashed. She is very jumpy and is having a hard time eating and sleeping. <BR> She hit black ice on the parkway and slammed into the end of the metal guard rail spun around and landed on the opposite side of the parkway facing the traffic. Thank go no on else was involve. <BR> I took her back to school on Tuesday. She was stubborn and wishes now... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:43:05 EST and still in a holding patter I am getting very frustrated. I can't get to the gym because I seem to always be waiting for someone to get here. My husband took off most of last week so he could deal with the comings and going and then I just had to deal with the kids. <BR> Spent Sat driving to Haddon field Nj and in case you don't know where that it is, it is 20 min this side of DE. My daughter had a chorus concert it took me and hour and a half in each direction to sit threw a 20 min show. <BR> Now if you remember it wa... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:45:53 EST UUUG. Now what!!! Ok I have been sick and I haven't been going to the gym. Just as I think I am out they drag me back in. I finally get to a point where I feel I can get to the gym. All my missed notes and tests are made up and I put the towels in to dry and guess what???? The dryer self com-busts!!!! <BR> So Now I have to deal with burnt house smell. Yes I do realize it could have been much worst. I never go out or go to bed and leave my appliances on just for this purpose. We were all home, and for some reas... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:37:58 EST All aboard for the frustration train Ok quizes and test and homework, house chores,laundry,kids, kids projects. What was I thinking???? Why am I going to school? What do I have to prove and to whom? <BR> I guess it is all just me. I wanted to see if I can do it and make something more of my self. It is not easy but what in life is? I wish I could just get my memory to kick in and I would do fine. I have no problem doing the work it is finding the time to study and getting it to stick in my brain. <BR> I got a 68 on my last bone... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:04:29 EST Acceptance I have come to realize I am not the same person that I was in high school. <BR> I can't even say I want to be, but I do wish I still had the photogenic memory I had back them. Now I can just remember what something looks like but no memory recall on what it is. Very frustrating. <BR> So I spent 3 hrs last nite racing against the clock. My youngest daughter realized at 8:30 she had a project that was due today and not Tuesday. <BR> Normally not a problem. This time. Huge problem she needed pos... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:31:28 EST Moving rite along Well I had another test and did ok, But for me if it isn't an A it is just ok. I got a 76 and it is much better than my 68 from the week before. <BR> I have been working out pretty steadily and I am solidly in the 140's now I am happy about that. I went to visit my brand new great nephew last weekend and it was great he is so cute. I got to spend some time alone if you can call driving 134 miles in each direction alone. I enjoy driving and listening to my music. <BR> I am glad the weather i... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:02:41 EST 2 weeks down I made it through 2 weeks of class. I am still enjoying it but stressing some of the memorization. <BR> I am still trying to keep up with my work out but didn't get there today. <BR> I am very tired of this cold. <BR> Looking forward to spring. <BR> I did send out a few job applications and a resume. <BR> No calls yet except for Selling insurance. <BR> No thanks. <BR> until next time. Fri, 1 Feb 2013 17:32:24 EST I am sooo dizzy from going in circles Around an around I go. <BR> One day I feel like I have everything working with me the next I feel like it is working against me. I know I can't control how other people react but it is getting annoying when I have to check my responses to there over reactions. <BR> I am one person with a lot of patience but even my patience have an end. <BR> I can only do so much in a day just like everyone else. Now I am being asked to stop worrying about me and get a grip on everyone and everything else in ... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 12:00:22 EST Page 2 Ok so I started my second class today and to my relief the instructor is 67 years old. I think he and I will get along famously. As he was telling us about himself he walked around the room and just as he go to the part about how he used to council people in nutrition he was looking rite at me like he knew what I was going for. I am sure he has no idea but It was odd. <BR> He is a very nice man and seems to have a great sense of humor. I am very much looking forward to learning from him. <BR>... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:23:00 EST a new Page well I went back to classes today I am very excited. I just hope it goes as well as I believe it will. I like the professor so far and I am 1 of 4 women in the class the other 16 are men/boys. I don't think other than me and the professor any of them are over 35. Most I would say are closer to 22. <BR> <BR> So today started a new page and a new chapter in my life. I am taking it as it comes, Not like there is anything else I can do about it. I am working on several goals besides my classes. ... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:00:50 EST Making progress I spoke with my nephew who learned how to run Marathons. I took his advise I alternated walk/run and added a 1/2 mile to my time. <BR> I am very impressed with myself. I shall keep this up for the week and see how far I can build it. But I let him know I tried it and I wasn't as out of breath as I had been when I was trying to just keep running. <BR> I am sure the more weight I loose the easier it will become. <BR> I did some weights but not as much as I had yesterday. <BR> I made this aweso... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:15:18 EST getting back to ruteine I am happy to be back home and doing my work outs. I am not sure how I am going to squeeze in my work outs with school 4 days a week. I guess I just have to see how much homework I end up with and work it from there. <BR> We already hit costco so I don't have to go to the stores and as long as I remember to take the food out of the freezer we should be ok. <BR> I am sure I have mentioned it but I am going to build up to run the 1/2 marathon in Disney next year...I managed to run for a whole 3... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:28:26 EST Back from Disney We took the kids to Disney for our Daughter's 16th Birthday. <BR> When we got back I had gained 1lb...I am betting it is muscle. My legs were killing me most of the week from walking and standing. I wish I know what the mileage was, I had lost my pedometer, so I didn't get to track. <BR> They had a dancing lite show with 5 million lites. It was great. We were there in time to see the Christmas Decorations. It was very beautiful. The weather was mild. <BR> I am all set to start my new classes ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:36:40 EST new Years Day Ok well I spent a good part of last night drinking and never got drunk. Sad for me.... also why I don't drink often. That is a major indicator for anyone who has alcoholics in there family. The second one would be the morning after cravings. I was surprised I didn't get them this morning. Or maybe I just ignored them I started off sweating the alcohol out at the gym first thing this morning. <BR> I got my days confused thinking today was Wednesday and did my measurements and weight in. I am... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 20:47:21 EST Happy New Year Well here I am again on New Years Eve with my reflecting of what life has thrown at me this year an yet again I have seen threw to the end. <BR> I passed 2/3 classes I still don't have the 3rd grade in so I am pretty sure I passed. I didn't get the grade I was hoping for in English because I made the mistake of asking my daughter for help and she told me that it needed to be more of a summery. So I did a summery comparison and got a D. <BR> As for all the rest of the year, I have run the gamb... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:56:22 EST Counting down to New Year I am glad to be done with my classes, I am looking forward to starting my new ones. Something is bugging me but I am not sure what. I feel like I am stuck in a pattern and I am not sure what the pattern is. <BR> I am kinda afraid for the new year to start. There is no guarantee that it will be any better than this year. But I am trying to stay focused on the positive and not think about the negative. It is hard because part of me realizes it means letting go of certain things and people. I am... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:07:53 EST