SENIMMO's SparkPeople Blog SENIMMO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community And windows 10 just ate another blog. Please, don't even suggest I "just do it in word, then cut and paste it". It doesn't work when windows has deleted every dang thing that was on the entire screen?!?!! <BR> <BR> I really hate these touchpad mouse junk things. We've pretty much determined that the way I have to hold my hands to type with my nerve damage is causing my hands to get too close to the mouse thingy and that's what keeps deleting my screen, It reads it as some kind of edit command. I keep turning the dang thing off ... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:24:47 EST Making a bunny run today. No, not skiing, and I'm not running to get "rabbit food". I'm going to Green Bay to the farm store to actually get rabbit food. I didn't realize how close my rabbit was to being totally out of food. I can order it local, but it will take 2 weeks for it to get here. Yeah, he'd starve by then. I can take the day and run to green bay. <BR> <BR> I need to go grab my son's textbook and computer code for his class that starts a week from Monday, anyway. <BR> <BR> I'm taking a friend with me. She'... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:45:09 EST Yeah, I'm feeling it. I hadn't realized just HOW bad I'd let myself slide...until I tried, no, wait, I actually DID a coach Nicole video yesterday. I sure felt it while I was doing it, and I'm paying for it today. I'm still going to do another one when I'm done with my blog, though. <BR> <BR> I'm doing some research and contemplating the wisdom of fasting. I'm thinking it's probably not a good idea for me at this point. I need to get myself back in the habit of taking my vitamins and as soon as we can afford it,... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:25:46 EST And the weather man misses again!? Yep. Hubs and I planned and watched and routed, and for what? NADA. The storms weren't as severe as they were predicted WHERE they were predicted. They were off again. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm not saying the storms weren't bad, they were. I'm not saying people didn't get hurt or that some perished in the storms, they did. I'm saying their targeting was off. WAY off. <BR> <BR> That was good for Hubs, he's had clear roads (some wet, but nothing too dangerous) for almost the whole trip. It was good... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:35:10 EST I wish I had the energy- that my cat has right now. I'm not sure where she gets it. She's been wound up all morning and wants to play...with my yarn, my keyboard, my computer mouse, the rabbit, the guinea pig, the dog, my knitting needles, the cell phone cord, the tv, the computer screen, the name it, she's after it today. <BR> <BR> She's a terror! The rabbit and guinea pig have learned to fight back. She sneaks a paw into their cages real slow, and they thump her before she can claw at them. They've ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:19:48 EST Never sure... When I blog late at night, I'm never real sure which day it is going to post as. Sigh. It is what it is. <BR> <BR> Hubs is running cross country in the middle, so he's playing tag with the winter storm. So far, we've been able to keep him in more rain than snow/ice. He drives, I map and plan. It works pretty well. It helps that I know the job, have confidence in his skills, and know to not panic over road conditions or forecasts. <BR> <BR> I've got him sleeping now and getting up just befo... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:38:50 EST Happy Birthday to all who were born today! Especially my amazing, awesome Hubs. I sent him messages and texts, called him, and enlisted a number of people so send him fb messages and texts. I even got my nieces to send photos of the babies wishing him happy birthday. <BR> <BR> He's 49 today. I turn 50 in august, he turns 50 next January, and son turns 21 in May after that. Holy crap, so I have a lot of parties to plan! <BR> <BR> I'm going to cheat for my birthday and just get a big sheet cake (or two) from Costco and have it at the ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:05:00 EST Gotta love friday the 13th... Not really, but it's not as bad as it could be. The city still hasn't bothered putting anything down for the ice on our road (it's a truck route?!) and it's hard to get out, but I'm planning to run a few errands anyway. <BR> <BR> I ended up having a lot of stuff yesterday that I "shouldn't", but it's not the end of the world and it was still smaller quantities than it used to be. And even though I had Ice cream and chocolate, I didn't go ahead and have junk for dinner. I had turkey sausage. ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:40:24 EST More progress, sort of :-) I got my son to go to the grocery store with me last night. We got meats, veggies, fruit juice, diet bread in more varieties, so hopefully at least one will taste better, etc. <BR> <BR> He left all the cold stuff in the car, and forgot to take it in this morning before he went to run the shop for me. Good thing it's still freezing fricken cold out! It's too icy for me to try carrying it, between my bad balance, bad hands, and the knees. <BR> <BR> I slept really late this morning, I intended... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:54:21 EST No shortage of rude- I realize that not everyone is intentionally rude. But sometimes I get so frustrated when someone reads a blog, doesn't know the whole story, and makes a comment that-while I'm HOPING it was meant to be positive-sounds incredibly snotty, holier-than-thou, and downright RUDE. <BR> <BR> When someone is blogging about being frustrated that their exercise plans are derailed by weather (snow and ice here), if you do not know them (or just can't be bothered to read their backstory?!) why would you... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:19:03 EST Snow, rain, and ice. Ugh. It's good I was planning alternate days at the pool, I'm stuck in the house until I can get my son to shovel. We got about 6 inches of snow, then a few hours of sleet/rain. Now it's getting colder again, so it's turning more to snow again. Which means it's going to be all ice in a little while. I'm not in a rush to go out in it! <BR> <BR> Hopefully, tomorrow will be better. If they bother to plow, it should be. They haven't bothered so far, and the storm started last night. We live on a tru... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:13:06 EST Getting there That's half the battle, right? Getting to the gym, pool, whatever? Well, I went. And I worked out. And the person I was supposed to meet? Didn't show. But I was there, and I worked. <BR> <BR> The new swimsuit is a little big, but nothing a t-shirt couldn't fix. The scale was being evil, though. There is absolutely no way I gained 10lbs back in less than a week when I've been measuring and counting what I eat. I think I'll get a battery put in my scale and see what it says at the end of the w... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:17:49 EST No resolution resolution :-) Everyone has been asking me what my resolution is for this year. I don't have one. I resolved to not make a resolution that I wasn't going to stick with-whatever the reason was. <BR> <BR> I'm just planning to do the best I can this year. I've got so many things going on, that I just want to keep up with everything, graduate on time, and have the shop support itself. <BR> <BR> We thought we were going to have to put about $400 into replacing a machine in the next few weeks. I was able to fix... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 17:04:07 EST Best feeling ever?! Quite possibly is buying new swimwear in the size you are "supposed" to be in for your weight (because you outgrew what you already owned <em>2</em> ) and trying it on when it gets delivered and finding it is TOO BIG!!!! <em>224</em> <em>104</em> <em>246</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> While ordering new bigger ones kind of stunk, finding out that I'm not as big as I thought or as I "should" be for what I weigh, is a good feeling. <BR> <BR> Now, I need t... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:21:38 EST Heading into day 5 of tracking... I forgot to blog yesterday, but I did log (most) of my food. I'm not sure what made me think I had done a blog, unless it was yet another one of those blogs that goes poof in the middle of an upload. Not out of the realm of possibility, that's for sure. <BR> <BR> Today is my Great-nieces first birthday. I've still never seen her in person. Sigh. One day I'll get out there to see both of the babies. Of course, they're not babies any more. my Great niece is 1 today and my great nephew will be ... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:46:38 EST Day 3 of staying in range! I am actually logging all of my food and still doing it. Okay, it's only been 3 days, but still. It's been THREE CONSECUTIVE days!! I usually stop after 1 or 2. Then I stop counting and measuring, and we all know where that ends up! <BR> <BR> So, three days is an accomplishment. <BR> <BR> I'm not planning on going back to the gym until next week, though. I've got to get this upper respiratory thing under control first. Or at least stop aching so bad and get the fever to go away. Plus my new... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 17:06:11 EST Making the smart decision? I'm not sure if I am or not. I woke up this morning intending to go to the gym, but I've caught a bug and I'm coughing, achy, and generally feeling pretty lousy. I think being in a crowded facility with a bunch of kids, no less, would NOT be good for any of us. <BR> <BR> I don't need to give anyone whatever I've caught and I sure don't need to catch whatever the kids are spreading around! So, I'm just going to work on inventory for the store, make plans to make our homemade cheese (YUM!!!) a... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 12:06:36 EST Positve steps I made it to swim yesterday. I'm not going all-out with the exercise, I know better this time around. I put in just over a half hour and I'm taking today off. I'll go again tomorrow. I've decided, for now, that alternate days are going to be better. If I do too much, the knees will act up worse and I don't need that. <BR> <BR> I got on the scale, though. And that was awesome. I'm back under 350, 346.something. I logged it, though. I'm hoping and working for under 300 for my graduation. I'm p... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:23:56 EST Progress already!?!! Yep. It's not even 9am on New Year's Day, and I'm doing better. I don't know how my weight is, but I'm making coffee at home (instead of OMG calorie flavored at the coffee shop or mdconalds) and I've got a breakfast in the microwave. I've got some "binge food" planned for today, but I've gotten out portion-sized dishes, so it's not going to be the free-for-all that it usually is. <BR> <BR> If my son gets the ice and snow off the car, I'm going to try to go swim. If there are too many heathe... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 09:46:04 EST Happy New Year I hope everyone has a safe, healthy, and happy new year. <BR> <BR> I'm planning a healthier one than I've had in years. I started by not binging all evening on junk and "adult beverages". I've got a food plan started and the grocery lists put together. I have a month off of school, so I'm going to try to get to bed early at night and get up early in the morning to go swim. <BR> <BR> Of course, that plan has to wait until I'm feeling better. I don't think going to the gym with a horrible u... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:34:51 EST Yeah, it didn't happen... I woke up this morning with a fever, coughing up gross stuff. So the pool and exercise totally did not happen. <BR> <BR> I did get to deal with more "mama drama ". Sigh. She failed her breathing tests and went to the ER yet again yesterday. After she threw a tantrum and demanded my niece take her to buy cigarettes when my niece went to visit for christmas. <BR> <BR> I told me sister and nieces to not buy her any more cigarettes and when she throws a fit, to tell her to b*tch at ne, not th... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:27:09 EST Ready for this year to be DONE With all the drama this past year with my mother, the bs with the election, the ridiculous price of tuition (for Internet classes so I have to teach myself?!), and my ex stirring up trouble, I am ready for a new start. <BR> <BR> I'll be working in the shop, taking a lighter course load, ignoring my ex as much as possible, and trying to stay motivated with the exercise and weight. <BR> <BR> I went to the pool yesterday, stayed home and spun yarn and knitted on sweaters today, plan to do p... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 21:55:15 EST Busy, busy, busy! I'm planning to open the shop every day this week and I'm going to bed shortly so I can get up early enough to go to the pool before I go to work. Here's hoping sales go well! Sun, 18 Dec 2016 20:49:32 EST Done! I finished my last final a couple of hours ago. I think I did okay. I'm ready for a break, though. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is our Christmas luncheon and party. I rhalked them into baked chicken instead of fried, and there will be fresh veggie trays too. Progress!! <BR> <BR> I'll be finishing up a custom order for the shop tonight. And I'm still waiting and praying to hear about serenity. <BR> <BR> I did a couple of hours of research learning how to do her hair (she's biracial, so I need to le... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:18:28 EST The waiting game I've finished 3 of 4 finals, now I wait for the grades for those. I have to wait until noon tomorrow to take the last final, then wait for it to be graded. And we're waiting indefinitely to hear about custody of the baby. Oh, and also waiting to see what freight they find for Hubs for the rest of the year so we can pay bills, lol. <BR> <BR> I'm SO not good at waiting. Especially not patiently. But I'm working on it. And I've been making progress on not binging this year. My weight is still n... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:52:15 EST Just when you think it can't get crazier - It does. My life is currently exploding with good things and total insanity. <BR> <BR> Not only am I taking finals this week, planning to graduate in may, and running my new store, but now it looks like Hubs and I may be getting a new daughter! <BR> <BR> No, my son is not involved with a girl. No, I am not pregnant. Someone we know is facing some issues that will prevent them from caring for her. We were asked if we were still interested in being parents again. She is not a "baby", she is ... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:02:01 EST Free time? What's that?? I've got finals this next week, so that's a full-time thing. I've got craft shows/farmer's markets the next two weekends, that's also a full-time thing preparing. And I'm running the shop 4 days a week, working on new products, trying to get ahead on inventory for when sales DO pickup-another full time job. And I'm still managing to do an adequate job on all of it! <BR> <BR> Ok, so the sleep is a little sketchy, but I'm making decent food choices (student appreciation dinner tonight, I order... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 18:57:47 EST Here we go! I may or may not end up regretting this, but we're signing a year's lease on a shop in downtown Sturgeon Bay this week. <BR> <BR> Yes, I'm still finishing school. No, I will not be sleeping for the foreseeable future. I am, however, hoping that all the extra moving and doing will help with the weight. <BR> <BR> We'll see how it goes! I'll keep you all posted. At least as often as I have time to. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:21:37 EST The term paper went well... I was pretty sure I had gotten an F, I wasn't understanding what she was asking for and the instructions were online. I don't process information on computer screens well and totally had the instructions wrong. <BR> <BR> BUT the paper was so well written and complete on the topic, she had to give me an A...Actually an A+. As in 100%! So, I'm in a much better mood for that. Still not a fan of the instructor, but I'm dealing with it. And I'm planning to not take any more of her classes becaus... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:31:06 EST Experimenting I had to go pick up a few things at the store this morning so that I had breakfast and lunch while I'm on campus. I picked up some apples, salad mix. a pot pie (I saw a new brand that is actually labelled as a veggie pot pie with chicken and the calories weren't horrible), and a few microwave meals that don't need to be refrigerated. They were on sale, so I got several kinds to try out. <BR> <BR> I've been having a lot of trouble with time and being able to make decent meals. It's been a lot... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 10:39:29 EST I'll get there... Eventually I will get caught back up on the classwork. I forgot about a midterm paper that's due in just over a week. I had to email the instructor for clarification on the topic. It's one of those "lowering costs of transportation" assignments. Which is fine, but it would be nice if they would tell me do they want the historical proof of it, do they want a "how to", do they want this is how companies are currently trying to achieve this, or what??? <BR> <BR> Sigh. Having a functional knowle... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:54:24 EST Catching up Is what I've been doing on my classwork. I got everything done for the accounting 2 project, got it turned in on time and managed to pull an 86 on it! WOOHOOO!!! I got my supply chain chapter questions finished and turned in on time (even with a migraine!) and also got my lean manufacturing article review done and submitted. It may not be what the instructor wanted, but it's done and turned in. <BR> <BR> I'm having salad for dinner with a hard boiled egg. I also made a hamburger, but probab... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:11:47 EST Another class down! The payroll test was both better and worse than I thought it would be. I had forgotten one of my source documents, so I missed some points, but it was still ok. I got an 87, which made my day. I have to verify with the instructor if that was 87% or 87 out of 90. <BR> <BR> Either way, I got a solid B, and I'm good with that. It's enough for me. <BR> <BR> Now, to catch up the rest of my work. Like excel 2, which is kicking my butt. <BR> <BR> I also stopped at the grocery this morning. Grabb... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:46:14 EST So much for that! I went to do my volunteer thing this morning. I found the place. I looked for on street parking, 2 hour meters. That wasn't going to work. I ended up having to go in the parking structure. I don't do well with those. I am claustrophobic as well as being afraid of heights. I managed to get into the parking building. I was doing ok to get to the steps, they were closed for construction. I went to the other end of the building to the elevator. One was out of order, the other didn't go to the gro... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:30:27 EST Some things aren't meant to be Evidently, having a shop is one of them. Sigh. I got the email this morning, they want the building bought up front. And if I don't have the $13k, they will list it with a realtor and charge probably double that or more. Oh well. <BR> <BR> I'm not going into debt for a building that may or may not have enough visibility to make a profit. It would be what my dad called "buying a pig in a poke" <BR> <BR> So, now I have to find a way to get myself in good enough shape to do the lifting and hau... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:01:48 EST Whew! We got the store cleared out. I have to run up later and grab my business license we left on the wall, but that's no big deal. <BR> <BR> I'm almost done with the payroll written project. I finished the payroll registers and everything matches the check figures, so now I have to write the journals, post to the ledgers, and do the w2's. I think I will have it finished either this afternoon or tomorrow. Sigh. It's exhausting on top of everything else. <BR> <BR> And I got on the scale this mor... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:18:30 EST More than ready for things to slow down! I'm still working frantically to finish the accounting projects. And I have to move out of the store this weekend. And my hands are killing me, sigh. <BR> <BR> I've already been working on this project for about 7 hours today, so I'm considering putting it up in a bit and going home to soak my hands in relatively hot water to try to get them to stop hurting so bad. The cold weather setting in isn't helping, that's for sure. I may have to cave in and go buy warm gloves or mittens already. I'm... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:10:56 EST One of my class grades is already in! I knew we had done well on our project. I didn't know we had smoked the whole class! My group got a perfect score!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> We started the next class today, and this one has individual projects instead of a group. I've already presented my project to the instructor, gotten approval and have almost all the work done. All I'm going to have to do is make a powerpoint presentation! We have to analyze a process and improve it. <BR> <BR> Since I am having to work on rugs for ... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:07:56 EST I can't make this stuff up- Episode jillion of "mama drama". Remember last month or so ago when my mother had a tantrum and called a squad and it turned out she had gas? <BR> <BR> Well, she did it again yesterday. My nieces aren't arranging their whole schedules around my mom wanting the babies at her house for truck or treating, so my mother threw a fit, said she was having a heart attack and called an ambulance. <BR> <BR> Every time, we all drop everything and I sit by the phone while my sister runs to the hospital.... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:19:53 EST Presentation day We're doing our presentation for our final today. No one really knows what the instructor actually wants, so we'll be flying by the seat of our pants. <BR> <BR> We met yesterday to go over things and I reminded the kids (my teammates are both around my son's age) to dress for a presentation. The girl has a business luncheon right before class, so she's good. The boy works in manufacturing, so I reminded him to just throw a clean shirt in the car and change right before class. I got out a ski... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 10:33:16 EST And another roller coaster week... Yep. Up and down and the up is a slow, hard climb with the down being a WHOOSH and you're lower than you started. Sigh. <BR> <BR> I spent almost every minute I could spare working and setting up the shop (and quite a few that I couldn't really spare...). Was ready for the weekend of back and forth between markets and shop, and??? <BR> <BR> Son is taking the WHOLE WEEKEND to take another "mini vacation" with friends (I had been told/asked about an overnight, not the whole weekend!), the weat... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:08:54 EST Let's try this again... Since my blogs keep getting blasted into cyberspace by popup ads, I’ll give it a shot through word. We’ll see if this helps keep me sane, even though it’s a lot more work for me with my computer “issues”. <BR> <BR> I had a good sales day on Saturday, not amazing, but not bad. Sunday was really windy, so it was more or less a bust. I did, however, get amazing news. <BR> <BR> My son had run sales at the Settlement Shops, where a friend owns a shop and let us use it for the day. He had slow an... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:20:45 EST And so it goes- Yet again, I had a really good blog nearly done and POOF. A pop-up ad from a sparkvertiser and my blog disappeared. Sigh. <BR> <BR> Not going to redo it. I will just get frustrated and my (formerly) good mood will stay in the negative range. Ugh. <BR> <BR> I'll maybe blog tomorrow...If things aren't so hectic I'm pulling my hair out... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:06:24 EST Let me clarify- I tried clicking to go to individual pages to write personal explanations, and for some reason, it isn't working. So, I decided a blog would do. <BR> <BR> I need to make it clear-I am NOT a teacher. I have great respect for teachers. I have absolutely no intention of ever becoming one. <BR> <BR> Yes, I realize at my age it is reasonable to assume that I am the teacher and not the student. But I AM a student. I get frustrated when people assume that I'm a teacher, like there is something wr... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:05:19 EST Slowly, but surely I'm making small progress today. But it's progress. I'm still having some issues breathing, mostly it's allergies, but the weigh is also a part of it. I'm hoping to keep on an even keel and keep making small steps. <BR> <BR> I grabbed a salad this morning and tossed a couple of baby bel cheeses in my lunch bag. I forgot my water bottle, but I did grab my coffee cup. I made coffee at school instead of buying high calorie crap. Today is popcorn day, and I did go grab a bag, but it's only a ha... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:31:26 EST Taking stock... I'm not thrilled with myself right now. I'm back up near my highest ever weight. I KNOW I can lose it, I just keep putting things off. So, it's time to stop, evaluate, decide and make changes again. <BR> <BR> I've come to the realization that none of what "works for everyone" actually works for me. I do not do well with the traditional ways of doing things. It backfires almost every time. My biggest problem right now is the whole "weight loss is a journey" thing. <BR> <BR> Wait. Wait! Don'... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:25:13 EST I'm tired of being a grown up- Not only am I running a full-time business and taking an overload of college classes, Hubs and I decided to start house hunting. <BR> <BR> Now, I was doing fine with running my business (and Hubs' to be honest), full time college was a breeze, the overload is a little hectic, but manageable (textbook typos notwithstanding!). House hunting on top of it? YIKES!! <BR> <BR> Now, I'm all for a little "creative license" in advertising, but I draw the line at outright LYING. And I'm not at all ce... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:20:50 EST Gotta love textbook typos Oh, wait, we don't have to? yeah? good. Because I don't love them. I don't even find them mildly amusing. They are annoying beyond words. We pay hundreds of dollars for books to learn things and there are three glaring errors in the first 30 pages of my supply chain text. Sigh. This is going to be one LONG semester. <BR> <BR> But I've got this. I'm relatively certain I will survive the typos. I can't promise that the textbook will... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:33:27 EST So far, so good! I'm just over a week into the new semester and I'm on track with all of my classes. Even with all of the hectic with Hubs and the truck, I'm still not behind on anything! <BR> <BR> I'm still making time to do a ton of the cooking around the house and keeping him on a more or less no added sodium and no caffeine diet. He's not thrilled, but he is adapting. We'll see how much attention he is paying when he has to go back to work and do it himself. He'll have to get his DOT physical shortly an... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:51:19 EST Up and Down and round and round! That's pretty much been my past week. Good thing I've got a good grip on reality! <BR> <BR> Hubs went back to work last thursday while I was at school in the morning. While I had the car in the shop in the afternoon, he messaged me and asked me to come get him. He lost the freight he was supposed to pick up on friday because the truck failed its inspection on thursday. Parts will take the better part of a week. So, the decision was-pay a week of hotel bills and meals or pay for a tank of gas... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:19:29 EST