NJJ-EXERCISE30's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NJJ%2DEXERCISE30 NJJ-EXERCISE30'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/ saga with the in-laws continue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416604 Good Morning; boy have I learned my lesson to stay out of it. I got another email this morning. This one was to inform me that FIL is going to pay for nurse. Why did they not do this in the first place and leave the family out of it. They were hoping the family members would cough up the money first before they approached the ogre. Now I hope they go to my FIL first and settle it an adult way. <em>244</em> Dh had a bad week overeating and refuses to go to Weight Watchers today. I hate... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 11:38:45 EST an update with DH's family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416263 good Morning; I know I have experience with his family for years. My SIL sends a note stating that they have decided to hire the nurses aide for $700 a month to relieve my husband's sister b/c she needed the relief. In the note, no one stated if the money is coming from the FIL's savings account or out of the pocket from some other family's savings. I sent back a note that as far as we are concerned that the FIL must pay first from his savings and then come back to the family and they will... Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:42:47 EST got another letter from sister-in-law http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416015 Good Morning; on going issue with DH's family wanting $700 a month for a nurse for his Mother to administer medicine so his sister does not have to do it. DH pushed back and then I got involved. The parents have enough money for this type of care, but father does not want to spend the money in his bank account. He has always been tight with this money. As they age, in 90's he has been a tight wade and losing his mental facilities. Both sister and big brother have power of attorney. Neit... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:09:06 EST what a day yesterday with MIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415554 Good Morning; DS texted that the AC went out the night before. They had to contact the MIL again. She was not very nice and did not take the seriousness of the situation. She has a handyman which is available to fix stuff for her. The guy came out and did not fix the AC. DIL had to go to mother and emphasis how series the heat is for the baby. DIL finally took baby to Starbucks and other places to stay cool. MIL pops over unannounced and started bad mouthing DS. You are a lousy father... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:48:35 EST do we ever get a break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414171 Good Morning; we got an email from my DH's family. MIL is not taking medicine and had another attack- which we knew. she came back from hospital to her assistant living facility. She has lost her short term memories, confused and taking her medicine out of order or not at all. Her daughter who lives in town has to come to her apartment and make sure she takes it properly 4 x a day. The facility has a nurse who will do it for her but charges $700 a month. Sister is asking for money. My D... Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:08:03 EST Had a very good day yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413498 good Morning; DS went back home and waited for repairmen to come. they were in the house only a short time and we are not sure they fixed it. MIL has a repairman for her rental. I was very pleased how DS handled everything. DS went to counselor. He came out of it feeling good. He came back and told his wife you need to call counselor. You need to get the Sh.. from your past out so we have full life. You need to tell your counselor the truth. I am going and want to get better and you ... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:38:01 EST kids here again- they lost their AC yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413130 Good Morning; we have the house all in order for vacation but kids called and their home was 100 degrees inside. they called MIL to fix AC since she still owns house. she is taken her good old time. they have no status and it might be days before she gets it fixed. they came here to stay until AC gets fixed. It is very hot here and humid. I just went out to rake the acorns that are falling all over from the oak trees here. I came in sweating not from heat but from the humidity. We s... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:34:04 EST kids here again- they lost their AC yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413129 Good Morning; we have the house all in order for vacation but kids called and their home was 100 degrees inside. they called MIL to fix AC since she still owns house. she is taken her good old time. they have no status and it might be days before she gets it fixed. they came here to stay until AC gets fixed. It is very hot here and humid. I just went out to rake the acorns that are falling all over from the oak trees here. I came in sweating not from heat but from the humidity. We s... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:34:02 EST Feeling stress without stuffing yourself with food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411394 Good Morning; I am succeeding with my weight loss progress program even though the stress has come back recently. DH comes home and wants to talk about our plans for the trip. I do not have a problem but he is asking questions and changes that we had already discussed. I learned that when I was asking the questions weeks ago- he really was not listening. This is the pattern for years. He makes judgements in his life what he wants to hear or not. Usually parenting issues was not one of h... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:13:34 EST managing and not losing now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411223 Good afternoon; I am maintaining my current weight. I have too much going on. when I get back from vacation I will continue on my journey. My goal for vacation is to maintain also. I watch what I eat and drink. My DH usually goes wild and gains 10 lbs but I have been on many vacations where I do not gain and just maintain. I got tired of gaining 10 lbs and then having to lose weight when I get back. I am happier watching what I eat and drink. I allow sweets, bread on occasion etc. I... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:11:49 EST what an active day yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409258 Good Morning; did not sleep well. my grandson turned 3 yesterday. He is having problems adjusting to his new daycare. I went to his daycare for a grandparents day. He burst into tears when he saw me. He says he wants to go home immediately. I talked to his father yesterday and he is going to talk to the teachers. He has seen things that he does not like. the majority of the problems is there is more chaos in the classroom that he is not used to this. His last daycare was which is qu... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 07:27:01 EST watching weather channel - oh brother! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408995 good morning; I have friends in Florida. I used to live there about a decade ago. I have been in tropical storms, close to Hurricanes, but nothing like this. Hurricane Harvey a coupled weeks ago and now Hurricane Irma. Oh may! Now they are saying that they predict it is going to remain inland instead of going out to sea. I just send prayers to everyone. My daughter is in the process of fostering dogs from Houston until the owners looks for the dogs. She is doing it one dog at a time ... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 11:03:41 EST kids leaving today and tomorrow activities with grand kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408581 Good Morning; I am feeling grateful that I went to my counselor. I feel free to get back to my "normal" life again. Tomorrow I am going to lunch with my grand daughter at her school, snack with my grand son at his daycare and then HB for my grand son with dinner. Busy day but this is what I like. Calm, stress free and just fun. My life is normally very low key. We have to focus on our trip and get the packing done. I will have to get my house reorganized. The water bills have been so high... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 08:27:53 EST what the counselor said http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408191 Good Morning; my counselor was so happy to see me. She put her arms around me. She would be a friend if she was not my counselor. any ways, we got down to business about my DIL and the situation. I told her about DIL's mother in some detail but not all - we only had 50 minutes. I told her that my DIL was abused as a child that gave me nightmares for 3 days when DIL told me. I told her how I was asked to be at her delivery not her own mother. Counselor agreed immediately that DIL needs ... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 07:07:07 EST this weekend was such a challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407874 Good Morning- I was so stressed. My DIL has been throwing baby wipes in our toilets and had two toilets stopped up.. Son unstopped one, but then she did it again to another one. Son just lost it - he said he just talked with her about it. He was so stressed DIL was acting like a child. We had my daughter here with her family. Daughter knew something was going on. I did not enjoy my own daughter due to DIL. I am going to see my counselor today. I am just so tired of people not acting m... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 10:14:10 EST Family BBQ today - up early to organize how http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407095 Good Morning; My son and his wife are definitely trying to clean up. But there is just much that needs to be improved, I am not going to take that on this trip. I expect them to go home after the weekend due to appointments. Son has a counseling appt. DIL - none yet. Both son and DIL are FaceTiming with his daughter from a previous relationship where the mother is a nightmare. They told us last night his ex is going to counseling and the counselor said it was time that his daughter con... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 06:30:12 EST just put pool up for grand kids coming over tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406831 Good Morning; I have had a busy morning already. I am getting organized for a family picnic Sunday and then game day for my DH HB on Monday. I encourage the kids to give gifts that are free. They do not need to spend money for gifts. I appreciate the free stuff more. DD told her dad that she is coming over Monday to play board games for his HB gift. . I have to watch the grand kids. DH loves board games. So do I, but someone has to watch the kids. So I said that I will watch the kids... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 11:47:08 EST house much cleaner today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406419 good Morning- with son and DIL here with their newborn- We are living with "teenagers again." <BR> they are not very organized or even know how to clean up after themselves. Now I have talked to my son and texted but his father came home not very happy. The house is much more organized. DH is not one who has ever learned to be gentle in his opinion. He came home from work with this posture and face - he was not pleased. He did not say anything - it was his body language. I also found out ... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 07:54:02 EST just raked the front yard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406065 Good morning; there is so much debris from the winds of the hurricane. We had leaves and twigs every where. I picked up much yesterday from the backyard and today from the front. I also went to the gym this morning. This helped greatly from stress. I had a physical earlier this week. I was at my lowest weight in decades- even with clothes on. <em>104</em> / The news is still bad in Houston and surroundings areas. I have been giving to charities that can aide people. Food banks and ... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:30:44 EST life has gotten very complicated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405635 good morning- my son and his wife are here. The more I am with his wife- I realize that she is so immature and out of touch with reality. Yesterday she comes down and tells me that she is communicating with my son's ex. His ex is a nightmare. I am thinking why take on someone so damaged when you need to be helping yourself. I try to be patient, but I decided to call for an appointment to my counselor. I know I have experience and age to help me, but my counseling helped me greatly. The... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:13:16 EST safe and sound - southern Texas is horrible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404846 Good Morning; I live north of the main part of the storm. We are getting much rain and wind gusts. We know that live there and they are ok. People in Houston are use to flooding and even on the news one guy said I keep a raft just to help when we get flooded. This storm was extreme. My daughter went to university and went through Hurricane Rita, Ivan and Katrina. Long story- she came home with one of them but spent 12 hours on road trying to get home which only takes 3 hours normally. ... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 07:17:19 EST Feeling great today - sleep well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403828 Good Morning- talked to my daughter. She called and we discussed the BBQ. I told her that your brother has longed to talk with you. She did not say anything. I did not expect any comment - she is very stubborn. I just sent a message that the ball is in her court. She can act like an adult or a child - it is her choice. She has chosen to take a break from working. she is an engineer and has the skills to find another job. There are ones in our area. I guess her small company was not ve... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:31:44 EST adult children http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403421 Good Morning, something is going on with my daughter and my son. It has been happening for awhile. My daughter has had some set backs - she quit her job and assumed she was going to get this other job she loved and wanted. She did not get it. She is kind a drift. <BR> Son just had a baby girl which is 1 month old. Both his wife and he are finding it more difficult to manage a newborn. They are coming back this weekend for a while for a rest - they call it vacation where I give them supp... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:20:04 EST solar eclipse today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402265 Good Morning- What a lovely morning! I just got back from gym. Slept well! Eating cleaning and managing stress better. DH has jury selection today. He is working at home this morning until he leaves for the court. He actually calmed down yesterday. I remember his father was erratic at times. I saw this many times so I can just image what he saw as a child. I think it is learned behavior. I learned in my 20's at counseling how to manage my emotions. I am not perfect and I still have t... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:18:33 EST Just got back from gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401910 Good Morning; Stress has been mounting lately. DS called - his wife and him are having problems with a creepy MIL. They live in a house they rent from her. Cheap rent. Long story. <BR> MIL told them that in December they will sell the house and give money to them for a down payment to a new home. I think they are going to be greatly disappointed b/c this crazy woman is just playing with them. I do not think she has any intention of selling house. Any ways, DH had a bad day yesterday- ... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:03:47 EST At a plateau but that is ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401570 good Morning; I just jumped on scale this morning. I am grateful that I have a stable weight today. My progress of weight loss has slowed but this is nothing new to me. I am very fortunate that I am still at my lowest weight in decades. I have gotten super busy. Trying to figure out the weather in the countries we are traveling in the near future. I have lots of choices because I have this size already in my closet. My biggest problems is my toiletries. I have thin hair. I really use ... Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:27:09 EST Do you get many phones calls on your cell phone - you do not want http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401015 Good afternoon; I am launching my own campaign. I get 3-10 calls a day. I then send a message to that number & say: "Please keep calling I am building a case for harassment. You are one I am targeting. Thank You. " I do block the calls and put the number in a Do not call file, but this campaign seems more effective. So far so good!! What I have found these calls are sometimes the same people using a different numbers. Have a good day!!!! I lost 2 " in my waist and 1" in my abdomen.... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:40:05 EST wow - what an ordeal - trying to get a refund from a seller on Amazon market place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400113 Good morning; Warning to anyone shopping on Amazon market place. Have you noticed there are many countries in the market place- 100,000 sellers from all different countries. All clothes are made in numerous countries. Since I am going on vacation, I saw some things I liked from the photos. I ordered some. they were not the quality I wanted or even the material. I wanted to send the items back and wanted a full refund. I have done much buying on Amazon over the years but I did not expe... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:40:05 EST grandkids here for the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398953 Good morning, my grandson who is nearly 3 woke up crying for his mom. So we were all up at 5 am and dragging. Thank goodness for Netflix which has some great kids videos. Grandpa is dragging also. He just does not have the energy any more. I am concerned about his job again. He comes home so tired and fatigued. He says he just needs the vacation coming up in a few weeks. I watch him b/c of our neighbor who is really gone down the tubes fast with Parkinson's. My DH does not just sit an... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:43:25 EST I am so angry- I could spit bullets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397511 Good afternoon- I have spent 3 days over a major outage on my DH benefits data base at his company. they lost all of our data and DH had to call in and spend about 3 hours - on phone which he hates. He screwed up some of the paper work. I have had 2 days cleaning up his mess. I just Faxed the last of it. I used to keep all his personal information in our safe, but he wanted to keep his own in a file on his book shelf. Well trying to find the information was madding. He has all this stuff... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 13:14:42 EST What I have learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395450 "Don't become too vested in reaching your ultimate goal. Be open to learning no matter the results and enjoy your journey toward healthy changes."— Kristin S. Vickers Douglas, Ph.D., L.P. <BR> I found this quote and I am learning it is not the ultimate goal of losing this weight or that many inches- it is the journey. that is why I regulate my jumping on the scale. The scale has screwed my journey so much in the past. It messes with my mind b/c I have expectations that I want to achieve bu... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 08:10:53 EST lot happening today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394591 Good Morning; I am definitely a size 10 now. I started my lifestyle change a size 16 years ago in 1997. I had lost weight then but kept going back and forth from 14-12. I have been mostly a size 12. I am changing all my clothes out to get size 10 in. I truly have many in my closet b/c I have been here before. I feel great. I am having a recurring injury problem. I have an appointment with a pilates instructor who works on injuries. I have hope. Our annual vacation is looming in 2 m... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:05:05 EST got on scale and lost again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393384 Good Morning; My DD is bringing the grandkids here today. I have the inflatable pool up and ready. I will just have them here from breakfast to dinner. I already have my brand new grand daughter here with her parents. I have a full house. It is all manageable. My son and his wife are not the nervous parents like my daughter and her husband were. I am very pleased. I am eating clean and getting so much exercise in with the baby caring. Have a good day! I will have a busy day but lov... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 08:04:20 EST doing very well - I am eating well and stress is manageable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392696 Good Morning; Baby had a tough night and the parents are sleeping. I have baby and she is sleeping now. I am so glad that we can help. My other grand kids are coming for the day this weekend. I have to get my inflatable pool up tomorrow and get the water warm so they will be in the pool all day. I bet. I also have to get activities organized for them too. They might get tired of pool at some point. Life is good and calm. I am sleeping well. My BP is excellent. My glucose is excellent... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:51:00 EST so much going on here - still eating clean - but WOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392248 Good Morning; My home is a safe haven literally. My DIL has unloaded about her mom. What a creepy twisted person. I had a bad childhood but hers was worse by a mile. Since she has had the baby, she is remembering so much. It has really bothered her. We have talked but I am worried about her mom. She has her hooks in her daughter. She bribes her with money and then threatens to take it away. DS never knew anything about her background before he got married. He is overwhelmed b/c he... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:11:02 EST lost weight and managing stress so much better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391770 Good Morning; I got on the scale today b/c I felt strong. I lost weight. Yea! The real success is that I am still eating a bagel in the morning. Bread - real bread has been an evil food for me for decades. It has always been a conflict for me. When I travel, bread is a stable around the world, But for me, I would not allow me to eat any - ever. I do not want low calorie processed bread. I wanted a real organic product that has good ingredients in it not fake ones. Eating real food is ... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:04:48 EST busy weekend - busy day - going to help DS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391287 Good Morning; DS was so mad this weekend. DIL was setup to visit people from out of town. <BR> MIL took DIL and baby to church to try to get the baby baptized DS calls me up we need to get out of this town. MIL has gone too far. DIL stopped everything when they got to church. But the entire congregation wanted to hold baby. Baby was very upset last night. I get a call last night, WE NEED HELP. I said what do you want me to do. We want you to come up and watch baby while DIL and DS ... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:59:41 EST I am in a good place in my life - so I stayed off the scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390474 Good Morning; for most of my life, I let the scale rule my life. I would be happy until I saw that the scale did not move or move in the wrong direction. I would then get in a mood. Start this self talk of negative feedback. I got up this morning and felt great. I am losing inches- I can feel it and I also tried on a lower size. They fit but just a little tight. I do not need to jump on the scale to prove that I am losing. I need to keep doing what I am doing. I am eating clean, exerc... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:35:24 EST Got a call from DS yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390113 Good Morning; he just said mom - we are coming home for a week or two. I said that will be great. I did not ask why or even comment at all except to say - you and your family are welcome anytime. My son is smart enough to know when to call in the reserves. the plan is for them to come the end of the month. I am going to start getting the baby stuff out that I saved from my grand kids. I also know that their plans can be fluid because my DIL sometimes changes her mind or throws concerns w... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:46:40 EST got some sleep and just got back from gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389710 Good Morning; I feel so much better b/c of a good night sleep. I did a great workout. My body is getting back to where I left off after my injury. I have to be careful not to injury myself - I will be going on vacation in a few months. My vacations are very active and I need my strong body. I got injured - I had my masseuse give me a very deep massage. It felt good. I told her about my injury that I had 2 year ago where I was laid up for 6 months doing physical therapy to recover. She... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:38:42 EST doing well and have been back to exercising but http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389489 Good afternoon; I am not sleeping well at all. I think going to help with my DS and DIL has thrown my sleep pattern off. I am lucky if I am getting 6 hours sleep a day mostly 4. <BR> I am super tired now. I still have been exercising though, I do not have much patience when I get like this. My neighbor has a tendency to come over and bore me to death when she seems me in my yard or driveway. She says that she is thinking of moving to be closer to her daughter. I will love that. I a... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:54:58 EST lost again - at a weight that I have not been in years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386912 Good Morning; I have a ways to go. I am heading in the right direction. I have not been so pleased. I always thought I could not lose with a thyroid condition. I have decided to set small weight loss goals and not the entire long range goal. It can be overwhelming. The biggest asset to my journey is that the stress has lessened in my household. My DH has a job which causes him anxiety more than I would like. The latest was this weekend, but we talk and it calms down. I have put myself ... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:12:46 EST DS solved breast feeding problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385546 Good Morning- yesterday we went up to visit our new GD. DH had not seen her so my DS wanted his dad to see his daughter. DS proceeded to tell us that he got on You Tube and saw a video about breast feeding. Both DS and DIL used the video to conquer her fears and work on technique. They are now having success breastfeeding. I was so pleased that DS is such an involved father. <em>247</em> I went back to the gym this morning. I was so happy to start my routine again. Have a good day!!! Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:53:56 EST DS solved breast feeding problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385545 Good Morning- yesterday we went up to visit our new GD. DH had not seen her so my DS wanted his dad to see his daughter. DS proceeded to tell us that he got on You Tube and saw a video about breast feeding. Both DS and DIL used the video to conquer her fears and work on technique. They are now having success breastfeeding. I was so pleased that DS is such an involved father. <em>247</em> I went back to the gym this morning. I was so happy to start my routine again. Have a good day!!! Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:53:52 EST lost 3 lbs taking care of myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384778 Good Morning; <BR> I just came home yesterday after a week of emotionally supporting my DS and DIL in the birth of my granddaughter. <BR> I stayed in a hotel which had a Panera right next door. I did not want to overeat and I wanted to eat clean. <BR> This was my plan. <BR> 1) No extra food in room. I had to go out and get the food, but just what I would eat in a meal. <BR> 2) I would attempt to exercise on TM if injury would allow it <BR> 3) I would read, watch cable but most of all d... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 10:05:43 EST trouble in babyland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384371 good Morning- Baby went home from hospital. I guess before I got to the hospital. DIL felt she got dressed down for not breast feeding correctly and all sorts of stuff. I was not there, but my DS was. I walked into the room and the happy feeling was gone from yesterday. DIL went into a tail spin. You could see how she was handling the baby- baby was crying most of the morning. DS was frustrated. I whispered to DS see if you can take the baby so she can calm down. DS could not get the b... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 08:47:30 EST July 4 baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383975 Good afternoon; <BR> <BR> What a blessed event that I witnessed Tuesday. Both my DS and DIL wanted me to be in the labor room b/c they knew that I would be a calming effect on this event. <BR> I knew both of them needed it to be their day. Both were scared- DS has PTSD and uses a forearm crutch b/c of two back surgeries from Iraq. He has had 3 dark years of adjustment after the war. <BR> He has been progressing and taking actions to try to find the man who went to war and came home very c... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 09:02:31 EST no baby yet but hoping today - July 4th baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383130 Good Morning; I am waiting for the word to come back to the hospital. No one is texting back. I was at hospital 8 hours yesterday- I left at midnight. DS was grateful I was there. At 1:00 am, MIL shows up in parking lot wants DS to come down and get food for hospital staff. He goes down and tells the MIL that she is not going to go up to labor room. He and his wife with the hospital staff are all they need - go home and do not come back. We will call you when you can visit the baby at h... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 08:38:32 EST Just got a call from DS - no room at the inn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382751 good Morning; Fort labor rooms are full. they are on standby. In reality, I know there are more than only 2 labor rooms. But because it is a holiday week, they only staffed 2 rooms which are in use. DIL getting nervous! they will call them anytime one opens up to 2 am. I am just reading a good book. DS is getting nervous, too. I invited them to lunch but they just going to wait and see. Every one have a good day!!! <em>247</em> Mon, 3 Jul 2017 09:47:01 EST Leaving soon to help my son http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382340 Good Morning; I have my bags packed, snack requests for DIL, exercise stuff for me and books- laptop- IPAD. I am one who prepares for any circumstance. I will be in the hospital starting tomorrow. If baby does not come on her own today, they are going to start induction tomorrow. DH is not in a good mood and we have had words already. I asked him why are you so impatient? He always says I am fine. He is not. I said is that you want to get rid of me or you are going to miss me. As he... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 09:34:29 EST