SUESUESUDIO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SUESUESUDIO SUESUESUDIO'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/ The Multi-Tasker Needs to Retire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240583 I was reading one of the many emails I receive from FlyLady. I swore that I had written the letter. It was from a “FlyBaby,” complaining that she couldn’t get the list and the missions done each day in order to de-clutter her home. <BR> <BR> Remember the List? <BR> * Morning Routine: <BR> • -Get Dressed to Shoes including Hair/Face, Brush Teeth <BR> • - Make Bed <BR> • -Swish & Swipe <BR> • -Empty Dishwasher <BR> • -Reboot Laundry (a Load a Day Keeps CHAOS Away) <BR> • -Check Your Calen... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 18:13:06 EST Expect and Accept The Unexpected http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239059 As I have confessed before, I am a perfectionist. You would not know that from looking at my home on some days. But surprisingly, perfectionists become so overwhelmed by trying to do everything “just right,” that unless they can make that happen, they won’t bother starting. <BR> <BR> So , in walked FlyLady.net. It’s a miracle! I can stop this perfectionist attitude and be even more organized. <BR> <BR> If you are a FlyBaby, you know the drill: <BR> * Morning Routine: <BR> • -Get Dress... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 17:19:16 EST Good Health is a Gift to Appreciate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237564 <BR> <BR> I was sending a private message to a friend over the weekend who lost a relative she was very close to cancer. He was around 50 years old. Late last week we lost someone in our community around that age. We have no idea how, the person just never woke up. <BR> <BR> It got me to thinking how many people I know who have struggled with illness this past year. How many have lost v. how many have won. Further, I thought about the correlation between the two and I could find non... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 17:48:28 EST That Mountain is going to be Flatland today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234373 This Weekend: I’ve talked to my Mom, had my coffee and begun the morning routine. I have several things I would LIKE to do, but will not (repeat to myself 10 times) beat myself up anymore if I don’t get them done. <BR> <BR> We’ve done a little switch up to our weekly menu system. Today, we eat leftovers. It always used to be during the week before the garbage got picked up. By doing it today, I don’t have to cook! I am a lady of leisure! <BR> <BR> So, I’m going to try some recipes tha... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 10:53:35 EST A Mountain Out of a Molehill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233614 The whole week at work over all was not bad. Today I promised myself that if I could get my pallets unloaded before 11:30, I would not exercise tonight. To do this, I would have to work very quickly. Done at 11:22! I’m relieved because I just don’t have the energy tonight <BR> <BR> My Diet: <BR> Eating sensibly, sneaking a cookie here and there, exercising, logging in, spinning the wheel, blogging, huddling. You name it, I’ve done it. I’m looking forward to hitting my goal weight. I’v... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 18:27:28 EST A Place For Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230672 I’m tossing my usual blogging format out the window today because there is something that weighs on my heart. <BR> <BR> I was driving to work this morning and this advertisement on the radio said something like: Do your parents need care? Just call 1-800- a place for mom. I about drove off the side of the road. What have we become? Where are our priorities? <BR> <BR> Because some that read this blog know me personally, live in my community and know who I know, I’m going to be very ca... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:55:05 EST Taking My Own Advice … Part 2. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229194 Taking My Own Advice … Part 2. <BR> <BR> My Day: *Whispers Positive thoughts in my head* We had 3 corporate folks at work, they walked through my department. Thought it looked good. They were even impressed that I sold so much candy in the new location. They said that I’m getting new racks for the potatoes and onions, which means I will have the same amount of stuff but condensed in a smaller area. (Keeps inventory down) <BR> <BR> Then the Roller Coaster of Cuts. To put it bluntly, Ja... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:59:14 EST Taking My Own Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227614 <BR> <BR> My Weekend/Day: It rocked! This weekend was relaxing, productive and exciting all rolled into one. Having the Wii Impish Brat telling me I’m Normal was the icing on the cake. <BR> <BR> I went into work determined that I would get inventory done, a truck unloaded and leave my department looking in great shape, and I did it. Looking back, I don’t know how. I have the print outs of my inventory and I guess I pressed the “Cases” button instead of the “Pieces,” so I had an inv... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:53:23 EST 01/26/13 – The Day I Became Normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224121 01/26/13 – The Day I Became Normal <BR> <BR> My Day, My Diet, My Resolution all rolled into one: <BR> <BR> I know I said yesterday that I wouldn’t be blogging, I’m turning off the computer except for email and Pinterest. <BR> <BR> Let me preface by saying that while I was positive thinking all week, joyous and full of gratitude, I did feel that the scale was going to go up. I was ready to accept that and not beat myself up over it. <BR> <BR> I was eating healthy except for the nightly ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 09:34:54 EST $30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222294 My Day: <BR> This is starting to sound redundant. It was a great day at work. I finished doing the plans for the garden center to start up March 15th. <BR> <BR> I drew up display plans for the annual Idaho Potato Commission Contest. To most people that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but to Retail Produce Managers it is. Managers win cash prizes and each division is dependant on how many registers there are in the store, so I am not competing with SuperStores. My theme will be “Some ... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:07:19 EST Anti-procrastination Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220527 My Day: Another positive day at work. It was hectic, but I did get everything done. I’m actually trying some of the FlyLady techniques at work, such as Declutter for 15 minutes, listing things in priority, no negative self-talk allowed. Between FlyLady and The Secret, I feel like I’ve accomplished so much more and I’m not freaking out at the last minute. It helps having the holidays over. Tomorrow is a kick-back day. It’s time to clear out the top drawer of the file cabinet and order p... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:06:35 EST State of my Union Address http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219011 My Day: Another good day at work. Positive Attitude prevailed. Cleaned out my entire bottom file drawer ... seriously, it had been piling since Halloween (the wonderful world of holiday retail). I ordered Easter Lilies and the first of the flowers and vegetables for my garden department. It is a bit strange when I woke up to 1 degree temp this morning. <BR> <BR> My Diet: I'm eating within calorie range but stayed away from the gym again today. I'm leery of exercising then walking out i... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:19:58 EST Baby It’s Cold Outside! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217461 My Day: It went really well. For others at work, not so much. I’m really trying to focus on the power of positive thinking and the joy that brings. As today’s Queenism says : “Negativity was a bad habit she had fallen into” It worked. Things seem to be running very smoothly in the world of fresh produce, at least in my world. <BR> <BR> My Diet: Not so good there. I snacked the weekend away. I was going to go to exercise, but talked myself out of it. I kept thinking that I’d go fr... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:41:56 EST I Will Never Be Like My Parents! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214170 I Will Never Be Like My Parents! <BR> <BR> It’s 9:00 on a Saturday … that’s AM not PM! I sit here with my second cup of coffee totally relaxed. I cleaned my house in under an hour. The laundry is done. The bed has clean sheets. *Gasp* The Oven Is Clean and Ready for Christmas. Oh wait, I’m a little late on that. <BR> <BR> As I was putting my weekly clean sheets on my bed, a flood of memories came rushing in. Saturday mornings growing up, my parents had a routine. The routine I swore... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:56:24 EST Just Don¡¦t Ask Why or How http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213399 My Day: The readers of my blog are going to think I¡¦ve totally lost it or I¡¦m making it up. You can¡¦t make this stuff up. <BR> <BR> Day 3 of Positive thinking as described by The Secret. I started listing the things I am grateful for, in my audio journal on the way to work. I also continued positive thinking throughout the day¡K I am happy, I am prosperous, I am healthy, etc. I listed the things I really want in my life, in my audio journal on the way home from work. <BR> <BR> Remem... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:10:50 EST Don’t Worry! Be Happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211864 Don’t Worry! Be Happy! <BR> <BR> Ever since watching The Secret yesterday, that has been my mantra. It’s working already, and it feels good! (www.TheSecret.tv) <BR> <BR> My Day: <BR> I returned to work after being gone for 2 days with the flu. I laid there wondering what my department would look like when I returned. Scratched that …. I brooded, worried, panicked and almost didn’t want to return. As I drove to work this morning I kept repeating “I want to be happy, I want prosperity, I ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:11:55 EST Snowy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205026 My Day: Woke up at 4am to see ice on the deck, screens and trees. No snow. I was really looking forward to seeing a blanket of snow in our back yard. <BR> <BR> Even so, as I look out there the birds and squirrels are eating and our cats are watching their every move. That is, when the cats aren¡¦t walking through the two empty bedrooms wondering where the occupants went. Our maine coon is especially lost because the bed she sleeps on during the day and looks out the window, was moved ou... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:03:47 EST A Boy, his Grandpa and a Horse trailer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203863 In a weird twist my son pulled away with his belongings at 1:12pm on 1/12. I have no idea why I looked at my watch. <BR> <BR> I surprised him. No drama, no tears, or trying to do it all for him. I had things to do to keep me busy. At one point when he was going to his car, I called his name .... and He said "MOM, I'm coming back! It's not like I'm moving across the country!" I said, "I know, but you dropped something." :) <BR> <BR> Later on my hubby, son and I are talking. I was de... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:11:33 EST It's a Beautiful Thing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203343 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1524113692.jpg">My Day: Has just begun. Drinking some coffee, updating my Cozi Calendar and finishing up my menus going out 14 days. I’ve let emails lapse, so I dug into a few today. <BR> <BR> As I said yesterday, today is my son’s move out date. I am going to offer help when needed and work on my resolution the rest of the day. Biggest goal today will be to shut the computer off as it is a major distraction from me getting things do... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:33:50 EST Empty Nest or Sewing Room? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202627 My Day: Today was great! 45 minutes before I leave for the weekend, my supervisor shows up. The guy went to work on my displays, filled a couple of things and said "Thumbs up!" YES!! <BR> <BR> With that out of the way, this is the all important weekend. My son moves out "forever," in his new bachelor pad. When your child is born, your total focus becomes raising and educating the child to become a responsible member of society. He has graduated college. He has a good job that he enjo... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:10:28 EST Out with the old ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201352 My Day: <BR> I left work an hour early. Though I felt behind there, I felt ahead of the game the moment I walked out the door. <BR> <BR> Armed with my FlyLady Cozi Calendar, I got a heck of a lot done! <BR> <BR> My diet: <BR> Today I wore the jeans I wore on Christmas Day. They make me feel ... skinny! No joke, I got to work and before lunch 3 employees were saying "wow, you have really lost a lot of weight." Trust me, the jeans give the illusion of slim. However, 2 more employees log... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:56:16 EST I KNEE-D My Days Off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199331 DAILY BLOG: I KNEE-D My Days Off! <BR> <BR> My Day: <BR> The end of the year numbers are in. I made year end gross profit, year end sales, and barely squeeked by on labor hours. <BR> <BR> I knew something was brewing when the produce supervisor sat and talked to my store manager and didn't ask for me to be present. I had been freaking out for 2 days wonder what was wrong now! <BR> <BR> We customarily reduce hours from January-March because those are the slow months. I had done that ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 19:26:13 EST Stopping the CHAOS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197689 <BR> My day: Mail order prescriptions suck. Our insurance is now requiring it. It's been 3 weeks without a medication because the mail order company wants "more information." The medication is $185 without insurance and $30 with insurance. My dr has sent them 6 faxes. After calling customer service, my insurance company finally gave me a "mail order over-ride" so I can get it at the pharmacy. <BR> <BR> I arrived at work to find all sale items empty. No one even opened a box the entire... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 20:56:19 EST Every Excuse in the Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195932 My Day: <BR> My Morning consisted of unloading a 6 pallet truck of stuff I didn't order. It was ordered by the same guy that told me to get my inventory down. He just increased it by 5 percent. Physically, I am tired. <BR> <BR> My diet: <BR> It is the continuing saga of can't eat enough calories. I am just not hungry. I haven't been to the gym in a while and I am trying out every excuse in the book to just skip it. <BR> <BR> 1. I am tired. I am getting enough sleep, I just have no time ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 22:08:58 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192949 My Day: <BR> My daugher leaves to return to college today. She already knows I'm going to miss her. I'm determined not to tear up or act mournful today. It doesn't help me or her. I'm so proud of her and the opportunities she has right now and in the near future. So, I'll simply ask her if there's anything she needs help with. <BR> <BR> My son packs up this week, and I'll deal with that in my mind later. <BR> <BR> My Diet: <BR> We ate out last night, but I had planned for it so I'm sti... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 11:15:12 EST CHAOS - I've got a secret http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191292 My Day: <BR> It hasn't really started yet. I've watched a few inspirational videos and made a plan for my day. I just started FlyLady.net to help me attain my New Year's resolution. She has really inspired me in ways I cannot explain. I think she's gotten to the heart of what eats at me and makes me beat myself up. But that is for another day. <BR> <BR> My Diet: <BR> I've spun the wheel, I've huddled, given inspiration to a couple of people, posted an inspirational picture on FB, eaten ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 09:46:36 EST Exceeds Expectations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190733 My Day: <BR> One of my co-workers said that it's really hard to cram 5 days worth of work into 4. That is so true. Throw a holiday, an inventory, a LIFO and try to get verification done as well as the regular work you perform over 5 days is.... exhausting, stressful, confusing.... all of the above. I'm not done with verification but it will have to wait until Monday. <BR> <BR> Most companies have a yearly employee review. The company I was with previously had you rate yourself, the manag... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 21:42:08 EST Just when I thought it was over ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188766 My Day: <BR> Inventory count was Sunday. But the end of the year brings a new twist called LIFO. I have no idea what this means, perhaps some accounting guru can explain. Basically you break your department down into subsections and give the amounts of inventory in each. <BR> <BR> It is due tomorrow. I thought this LIFO would take 15 minutes tops. I did it in my previous job, but dummy me forgot I run a department that is 4 times larger now. 3 hours and 20 minutes later, I signed and c... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:22:20 EST It's a Mystery! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185754 Even Detective Joe Friday couldn't figure out this mystery. Just the facts: <BR> <BR> The last time I weighed in was on December 20th <BR> <BR> Two days I ate over 2600 calories <BR> <BR> Out of 14 days, I exercised twice. <BR> <BR> While I did log my food 12 out of 14 days, the majority of them I went over on something ... calories, fat, carbs. <BR> <BR> I lost 2.4 lbs in 14 days. <BR> <BR> I do not plan on spending my next 14 days the way I spent my last 14, I think I'm the poster ch... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:00:55 EST Done! *Doing Happy Dance* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182641 For most occupations, people look forward to relaxing during the holidays. Exactly the opposite in retail. Even worse in grocery. There is no rest for the weary until that magical moment on December 31st, mid afternoon when it is finally over. <BR> <BR> From January 1st to Easter the retail produce department comes to a screaching halt. There will be a short spurt of people with resolutions to lose weight (a week). Valentines Day is flowers and chocolate covered strawberries.... enjoyab... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:18:14 EST Home Stretch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181347 The only thing keeping me sane at the moment is knowing that in 18 hours, my trusty assistant will take over the department and I will have 4 out of 6 days off. I don't know what I would do without her. <BR> <BR> I slept about 3 hours. Tossed and turned the rest of the night ... a bit worse than typical for the night before inventory. Being this is year end, I guess it was expected that I'd lie awake reminding myself to count the Cunningham Candies in the Deli or that juice in the corne... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:27:48 EST Back On The Treadmill Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180133 I came up with several excuses why NOT to return to exercising TODAY after a 3 week Hiatus: <BR> 1. Inventory is tomorrow. <BR> 2. I ran late getting to work and wasn't sure I packed everything in the gym bag. <BR> 3. I ran late leaving work .... and wasn't sure I had packed everything in the gym bag. <BR> 4. I could have a fresh start on January 1st. <BR> 5. It's really cold outside. <BR> 6. I didn't bring an extra pair of shoes besides my new gym shoes, so I would be walking out of th... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 19:08:25 EST Christmas is over, 3 days until the stress is over. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179025 Five days since I last blogged. I haven't totally fallen off the wagon. <BR> <BR> Christmas with my parents, my MIL, my husband and kids was wonderful .... no really, it was. I wasn't stressed out that things weren't perfect. I didn't spend my entire time in the kitchen. I actually played a few board games, wii games, relexed and enjoyed the experience. <BR> <BR> Why was this year so different? I lowered my expectations. I vocalized my stressors. Meds were in check. I didn't eat m... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:54:19 EST Speed Cleaner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174586 This is it, the last night before family arrives for the holidays. I just got off of work. I go back to work at 6am. <BR> <BR> I tend to "WIG OUT" , "STRESS OUT", "FLIP OUT." and generally make those around me want to run away for the night when it comes to crunch time before guests. This year will be different. <BR> <BR> I've had a list that I've been gradually chipping away at. Only so much you can do when you're gone during the day. I'm thankful my daughter took care of a bathr... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 17:30:53 EST Crash and No Burn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173974 It started innocently enough. I forgot to bring my day's measured food to work so not only did I have to seek something healthy, but I had to guess how much. <BR> <BR> Dried apricots and pistachios for breakfast. Fiber, protein, carbs... It's all good. <BR> <BR> Then it went bad. I was making up sample trays for customers.... I had to sample the dips, the tortilla chips, and Hawaiian Bread, right? Can't let the customers try it without assuring the quality of the product. <BR> <BR... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 21:31:36 EST Ready, Set up, Now Let's Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173145 The Friday before Christmas at work (Produce Department) is always like this. The HUMUNGOUS truck has arrived with all the goodies. Cooler is full. Flowers are arranged. Fruit Baskets made. As unbelievable as it sounds, I look forward to this day. All the months of ordering survey, drawing up plans, pricing, labor hours, ordering.... comes to fruition (sorry for the pun) at this moment. I have 4 days to sell everything I've got, and say a prayer that I made the right decision. <BR> <B... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 19:26:02 EST Forgiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171996 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l684990788.jpg"> <BR> I got 9 hours of sleep. The last produce order for the holidays is locked and loaded. My "to do list" grows by the moment, but I'm rolling with it. Called my Mom to make final plans for Christmas and she reminded me of something I needed to add to my "to do list." <BR> <BR> No one's family is perfect, mine included. I won't say what it is, but there is a subject that keeps being brought up that creates high emotion esp... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:49:18 EST Too Much of a Good Thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171354 I said in yesterday's blog that I had finally returned. I was already prepared for the "adjustment phase," and how it effects me personally. I had Netflix queued up. I slept from 1am-4:15am. Don't get me wrong, I am thankful that I feel better but tonight better not be a repeat performance. Only so much "Breaking Bad" I can watch! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my only day off before Christmas. I have made a list of things I have to accomplish and those I'd like to get done. Not going to beat ... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:56:48 EST I have finally returned...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170373 I was listening to the radio this morning while getting ready for work. It was an advertisement regarding depression awareness. You've probably heard it. It goes something like "No one tells a diabetic to suck it up, we don't tell a heart patient to ignore it and it will go away. Depression is an illness for which you are never completely cured, it is a chemical imbalance and there is medication. Do not continue to suffer alone." <BR> <BR> If you haven't figured it out by now through th... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:19:31 EST Clark W. Griswold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169371 <BR> I am the female version of Clark W. Griswold, and it is evident especially between Nov. 1st - Jan. 2nd. No, I don't run around with a chainsaw cutting down a tree in the front yard. I set expectations for a holiday that no one could reach. <BR> <BR> My Grandmother is my model. I don't know how she did it. Her house was immaculate. Her tree was perfectly decorated. The table was gorgeous with her best china, silver and linens. There was always a beautiful centerpiece. <BR> <BR> Oh ... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:10:06 EST An opinion on Mental Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166762 DAILY BLOG: Mental Health <BR> <BR> I’ve thought a lot about what I want to say and how I want to say it. The thing that prevents me is how people might react. Please understand that this is merely my opinion, and I don’t expect for a moment that anyone might agree with me. This is me putting thoughts into words on a blog. <BR> <BR> I grieve for the innocence lost in Connecticut this morning. The children, the teachers and the families involved are in all of our thoughts. The nation m... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:53:29 EST Good News at the Doctor Appt. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166733 My thyroid is going to be okay. The Doctor is keeping me on my same medication. I'll feel tired, "foggy," forgetful for a few more weeks. <BR> <BR> One of the side effects of hypothyroidism is high anxiety, which I continue to experience. Not a good time with holidays and work but I'm rolling with it. Med adjustment there and an appointment in 30 days. <BR> <BR> My posted weight change today reflects what Wii fitness said. However at the Dr's it was the miracle magical number .... 170.... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:58:53 EST Seasons of My Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164902 DAILY BLOG: Seasons of my life <BR> <BR> I called my best friend from high school tonight ... she's still my best friend :) We live states apart and don't see one another often, but we can pick up the phone and pickup where we left off. <BR> <BR> We are in the same season of our lives. Our babies are now in college, independent young women that we are proud of. My son has finished, has a good job and moving out next month. <BR> <BR> Well, I've been afraid of changing <BR> 'Cause I'... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:48:49 EST Something Feels "Off," but it's about to get better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163557 The saga continues...... <BR> <BR> I was in a zombie-like state today. I finally had to share with a couple of co-workers what the heck was going on since my face was flush, my voice was slow and raspy, and frankly couldn't think straight. I spent much of my time hiding in my prep-room making Fruit Baskets. <BR> <BR> The Pharmacist called to say that my refill script was ready, I was cleaning up and getting ready to go... when the Produce Supervisor showed up. He asked me what gross profi... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:56:01 EST Something Feels "Off" Part III http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162407 It's the continuing saga of as my world whirls. <BR> <BR> I phoned the pharmacist the moment he walked through the door. He checked the records and found that I had been on the same medication, from the same company the past three years .... until last Monday. He confirmed that some do have a reaction to a different company's generic. It was auto-ordered because a bottle of 1,000 tablets was .02 cents cheaper. <BR> <BR> He is re-ordering my usual brand and it should arrive in the morni... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:31:38 EST I pulled myself together .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161344 This afternoon. <BR> <BR> I did get the Christmas dishes washed and the Nativity done. I even decorated the coffee table, TV and Diningroom table. I minimized my expectations. <BR> <BR> Two loads of laundry are folded and ready to put away. <BR> <BR> DH finally came home after a 10 hour shift, said frozen pizza would be okay. Oops, none in the freezer. I have dough in the breadmaker and cutting up veggies. Way better on the hips. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to deny it. I'm still in a fo... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 18:36:14 EST Something Feels "Off" Part II http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160862 On Friday, I said that I just didn't feel right. I knew I wasn't sick and it had to do with medication. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I spent the day resting. Except for weighing in and warming up leftovers for dinner, I did nothing. I did post on the Spark Dealing with Depression board and got a lot of support (Seriously, If you have depression issues ... go to them. I've never felt more understood) <BR> <BR> While in my "fog" a lightbulb went off in my head last night. When my thyroid medicati... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 08:46:30 EST Weekly Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159987 173.7 down 0.9 <BR> <BR> It's progress. <BR> <BR> On a positive note, while weighing in on the Wii Fit. I noticed this horizontal orange line just below my weight. I guess I have 3.7 pounds to go before that Impish Brat doesn't scream at me "You're Overweight." I don't know about anyone else, but I turned the sound off a few months back and didn't feel quite as ashamed when I stepped on the board. Sat, 8 Dec 2012 08:48:34 EST Something seems "off" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159583 *Turns off whiny voice* *Turns on Analytical voice* <BR> <BR> If you take meds for thyroid, hormones or depression (please ignore if you don't), you just know when something is "off." That feeling of "did I take my meds today, because I sure feel like I forgot to." <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1500061981.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It would explain why I am exhausted when I get home. I'm asleep by 9pm. I'm not motivated to exercise. I don't feel like eating, but I am staying ... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 19:28:55 EST Choose the best excuse! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158621 I have not been to the gym in 6 days. I have not exercised in 3 days. I know I need to. I have so many excuses that I'm not sure which sounds most convincing. <BR> <BR> I had inventory on Monday. <BR> I've worked late each day since. <BR> My DH is on an inventory marathon <BR> If I went to the gym, we wouldn't eat until 8pm ... I think we did last night. <BR> I'm thinking of that list of stuff that needs to be done before 12/23. <BR> I haven't finished Christmas shopping <BR> My brain is ... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 21:16:14 EST