USMAWIFE's SparkPeople Blog USMAWIFE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I really need a better ENT My labs came back from the allergy test but they were un readable Contacted the Ent' nurse where I found out I am allergeric to the English dust mite <BR> <BR> Originally the doctor was to call me but he did not so the nurse schedued me to come in for an appt this afternoon <BR> <BR> Hubby took me since my car was still t the mechanic. After waiting a while, the ENT bad his appearance where I told him I knew I was allergic to his darn bug. He tells me can not do anything for me except ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:01:06 EST Busy tuesday it feels like today has lasted forever <BR> <BR> My bud, the one who pushed me hard to loose the weight for me an encouraged me with evrey pound lost, had hip replacement surgery yesterday morning. <BR> <BR> Sunday night before we signed off, I got the nicest message from them thanking me for the supprt through the surgery and therapy. I knew when surgery was over and when they should be back in the room. Shocked me when I got a facebook message saying all was good, they were walki... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:25:08 EST motivating words a friend shared this on my facebook timeline today <BR> <BR> When you say things like, “I am blessed, I am strong, I’m going to accomplish my dreams.” That’s not just being positive, you are prophesying victory, success, and new levels. Your life is going to follow the direction of your words <BR> <BR> Joel Oesteen Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:23:04 EST Sunday well dinner did not happen last night and brunch with two of hubby's classmates and their wives did not happen <BR> <BR> e are getting together with the couple who live 40 minutes from us on Tuesday night which should be nice <BR> <BR> the other couple stopped on their way back home and I had a talk with his best friends wife. she was amazed at how hubby is acting but she said that seeing me with the weight loss, she understood his insecurity but still agreed his actions are not warrante... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:14:54 EST saturday Its another Saturday night and right now waiting for hubbys best friend to come and take me out for dinner. that was supposed to be around 5 and now its close to 730 <BR> <BR> Also hope that he called another one of their classmates to say hi and surprise him that they are close by and will be joining us for brunch Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:20:42 EST FORTUNE COOKIE WORDS OF WISDOM Take care of yourself first. Then help others. <BR> <BR> Pay attention to your family. Don't take them for granted. <BR> <BR> Be thankful, even if your life is not perfect. <BR> <BR> Be at peace with yourself. <BR> <BR> If you can dream it, you can become it! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is another day <BR> <BR> You excel at pleasing others <BR> <BR> Lead by example, not by words alone. <BR> <BR> If you have an idea, make it into reality <BR> <BR> An exciting adventure awaits you. <BR> <BR> T... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:31:03 EST Last day of winter it is finally that time. spring will begin in less than 24 hours at 645 <BR> <BR> today it is so cold and rainy I wanted to stay in bed and stay comfy but got up did some laundry , worked on the weekly yardages for our knitting challenge and manged to get some knitting in Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:03:55 EST the doctors visit <BR> doctor still can not figure what is causing a the problems so he drew blood to test for allergies (which honestly he should have done last week) he agrees the space between the vocal chords is a major issues but will not do surgery on me he wants me to do two types of thereapy, one for swallowing so I do not asperate and the second for hopefully making the gap smaller which even he admits most likely is not going to happen <BR> <BR> he thinks my throat is also hoarse due to acid ref... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:21:45 EST Busy Wednesday ahead around 830 tomorrow morning I find out what the CT scan shows and what the doctor wants to do with me. I am not a fan of voice therapy for 8 weeks which might or might not correct the problem and also we have no idea if it is going to be a permenent fix or not <BR> <BR> then it is the vet for the dog <BR> <BR> and now on my way back from the ENT have to stop at the dentist office. the tooth he broke on his fit of stupidity when he gashed his head, he split it in half eating dinner tonigh... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:53:28 EST Poll Future self to present self If you could ask your future self one question what would it be?I'm so curious what you'll say! Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:48:56 EST saturday thanks to everyone for their support yesterday <BR> <BR> Right no I have so much on my plate that doing everything I can to keep my mind busy so that I do not go insane <BR> <BR> I take my stress out on knitting and right now i have almost the enitre back of a sweter done. only started it this morning <BR> <BR> starving aso but my stomach is doing fiips and i am afraid to eat most likely going to make a shake later and that will be it Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:34:11 EST just one of those days this is one of the days I just feel like throwing in the towel and it is all due to stupid stuff <BR> <BR> seems the more I do, the more people expect of me and get nasty with me when i say something to them for not reading what i wrote. it's stupid things like when it says free for limted time and then come back at me with it is no longer free.. why isn't it free, etc <BR> <BR> I really need to get away but still not allowed to go anywhere now and do not want to rock the boat here <BR> ... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:25:17 EST tests done, now waiting for the doctors evaluation THis moring started very early t 4 am <BR> <BR> I had to be at the hospita at 845 for my throat swallow test. <BR> <BR> After hubby left I was between trying to go back to slleep and getting some thing to eat I was afraid if I ate the wrong thing I would get sick at the hospital. I stayed in bed and started playing on the computer until it was time to get up <BR> <BR> the test was not as bad as I thought I had a tech, speech pathologist and radiolologist all there recording my sw... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:28:06 EST 1st finished project for challenge My test knit shawl I could not get the fringes in the center to braid so I tried this look instead <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The other project the picture is to large to save <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:21:04 EST Boring tuesday today was boring' <BR> <BR> had light therapy and then home trying to get an appt with the ENT next week but they have not returned my call yet <BR> <BR> tomorrow I see the speech pathologist and then then speech therapist <BR> <BR> i have been warned that a tube will be going down my throat to test my vocal cords Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:34:32 EST Monday I am so tired of banks going from zero fee to whatever they want to charge <BR> <BR> I kept an account that was designed for seniors (it was my moms acct) to keep my money I got from rebate checks and other checks I received so I had my own spending money <BR> <BR> SInce there is no longer a direct deposit with this account, I was now being charged 25.00 a month was not worth it since my average balance each month is about 50.00 <BR> <BR> Closed out the account and now setting up a new on... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 18:49:15 EST Sunday i really dislike these 23 hour days. messes up my sleep big time <BR> <BR> today just could not get into much and tried to start gathering my numbers for the first week of the chalenge but most have not posted them yet <BR> <BR> did some knitting and laundry but not much elese <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Mar 2015 19:52:14 EST saturday my plan for today was to knit and mediate <BR> <BR> I am in a place today where I could not mediate thats ok it will happen when it happens Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:46:00 EST Friday This morning I had my CT scan. Even though there were two people ahead of me, I was taken within 5 minutes of arriving since I had an appt. entire thing took less than five minutes and I was on my way home <BR> <BR> then this afternoon I get an email from my husband when he got drunk on Valentines day and gashed his head he also hit his molar on the container and cracked it. So now a new expense, have to take him to the dentist to have it removed that is about two hundred give or take... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:21:18 EST crazy weather at 4 am it was 66 degrees <BR> <BR> then the rains came and tonight it is supposed to be in the 20's Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:06:42 EST Hump day This morning made a surprise visit to my endro (he is only in the office once a week) When I walked in he was at the desk talking to the nurse The last time he saw me was back in Nov before Thanksgiving and my weight then was about 225. He was shocked when I came around the other side I was weighed in and since last Wed I am down 6 lbs to 184 on their scales, 179 on my home scale <BR> <BR> We talked for a few minutes and I felted really good when I left. <BR> <BR> dropped off my pres... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:50:00 EST Tuesday I needed to run out to pick up a few things today. hubby offered to go with me as he needed also to get some things left here at 4 pm and most errands done by 515 as we left Walmart I was feeling worse with this sinus thing and told him I was heading over to urgent care )in the same shopping center to get an appt for tomorrow they told me unlike the other urgent care they do not do that, but it was about a 2 hour wait. I was feeling so sick I said lets do it <BR> <BR> hubby ran the las... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:12:31 EST Monday finished my first project and the desiger asked if I wanted to test knit another and starting on that tonight <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:34:50 EST Sunday the freezer did not get cleaned out as it was raining and we could not put it out outside to drain <BR> <BR> working still on this new 100 day stashbuster challege and having issues with several members who just can not get the links to join Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:12:19 EST great weekend ahead NOT this morning I so wanted to have coffee smoothie. Went to our inside freezer and there was none in their. So went out to the garage where we have stand up freezer and a refrigerator /freezer. checked in that one first and none there. so opened the big freezer to find this huge block of ice in front of all the food So Sunday it will be defrost the freezer and see what is salvageable <BR> <BR> Might get hubby to move it toight so I can let it defrost sooner <BR> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:31:57 EST thursday just in one of those moods today where everything is going wrong and I can't fix it. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:18:04 EST everything is now up to mother nature we are in the midst of a winter storm warning. at this point no one can figure how much snow we are going to get some say 1-3 inches. others 4-8 inches <BR> <BR> my dermatologists office called and they are going to be closed until Monday it is going to be nice not having to get up for therapy this week <BR> <BR> I stopped by my endros office for my weekly bp and weight check. BP is perfect at 120/80 and weight down another two pounds I did not mention this when I got home as I did n... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:22:39 EST something truly is going on in this universe the last few months I have complained like others that people are seeming to be more (not saying stupid) but like their brains have just turned off <BR> <BR> on one of my facebook knitting groups, an admin was called a racist.. No she did not make any comments about a person. she simply asked I like you hat but can you tell me if it is knit or crochet <BR> <BR> the person then went on a rant and the big one that got everyone's attention THIS IS TOO UN UNBELIEVABLE. THE GROUP "KNITTING... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:46:28 EST Sunday was able to run a few errands this morning and then come home for the rest of the day <BR> <BR> since have a lot going on in my brain with life Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:30:38 EST saturday I spent the day cleaning and working on my new shawl. as long as I am doing both, I am not eating and I am not dwelling over things <BR> <BR> one of my friends from the trip wants to tell hubby off for the way the weekend ended and also because he will not allow me to come out and play with them again. So for right now I am not sharing any of this contact information as I do not want to start another world war <BR> <BR> we are barely talking about it now and I just do not feel like pushin... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:45:32 EST Friday I had to get out the house this morning so tired of trying to clean blood from the carpet Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:19:16 EST My Blessing for today on Feb 5th I ordered a new pair of glasses which were to be delivered back to the store within 5 working days. on top of that the sales person called it in and asked it to be a rush order so I could have it on Feb 11th before my trip The latest it would be in would be the the 13th which was 7 working days <BR> <BR> I tried calling several times on the 11th and could not reach anyone. Figured with my luck the glasses would arrive as I was getting ready to take off on my flight to vegas th... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:43:30 EST I dislike my real estate agent Last week while i was out of town, my real estate agent showed up at my house for the first time in close to two years and took new pictures. then she moves the lock ubox from the front of our house and hangs it from the outside light fixture on the side of the house <BR> <BR> problem with that location is that there is a big wooden barrel there and if the person looses their footing they are going to trip.. also if the agent is short, she is not going to be able to reach the box. <BR... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:39:30 EST freezing my butt off the ice storm hit us last night and thankfully most of the ice has defrosted but is expected to refreeze tonight <BR> <BR> i spent the day cooking and finishing up laundry. still can not remove all the blood from the quilts so considering dying the quilts to match the stain Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:25:44 EST Tuesday good thing with my trip.. lost 4 lbs Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:05:01 EST Busy Monday Since I am back there is lots to do <BR> <BR> wash 3 loads regular launder <BR> <BR> one load of towels used for cleaning the rugs <BR> <BR> one loads of comforters, not including pre treating and presoaking them in the kitchen sink <BR> <BR> cleaning grout in the bathroom <BR> <BR> cleaning master bedroom carpet <BR> <BR> we did a trip to the doctor this morning to see if he needed to have a cat scan or mri due to the amount of blood lost/ our regular doctors were not there so he ha... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:22:02 EST MAJOR STRESS after a very pleasent day of watching rugbyi got the nastiest and meanest text message from hubby. when i called him to respond we ended upin mjaor fight and him telling me that there is snow coming in which might prevent me from landing monday <BR> <BR> so my friend and i went and changed our fights, got confirmations from delta and then i texted hubby back as he as no longer taking my calls, that is would be arriving on sunday evening same time as monday <BR> <BR> then i was so shaky t... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:22:49 EST Valentines Day having a great time in Vegas. met up with some west pointers here who told us to come out and support the army womans rugby team. these ladies are incredible and took the entire tournament in the college division <BR> <BR> then we were c9nnected with tickets for the three days of the mens international rugby tournament. <BR> <BR> we went to day one now getting ready to go to day two after breakfast. plan for tonight is to party hard LOL Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:42:40 EST thursday after a very very early day I am n9w in vegas Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:41:35 EST hump day great day. better tomorrow Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:23:29 EST Tuesday hubby had a really bad night of sleep which ment I had a bad night of sleep <BR> <BR> went to walmart this morning and actually found jeans in a smaller size, a pair of shoes and picked up some groceries <BR> <BR> next stop was to my endro for a weight and bp check bp perfect and another 2 lbs gone <BR> <BR> went home and was putting away the groceries to find I left two things at the store <BR> <BR> got to the doctor this afternoon he finally figured it out Since i have all these au... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:10:24 EST monday woke up with rain and at 1015 pm it is still raining and the temps are getting ready to fall <BR> <BR> my plans for tomorrow have taken a change i only planned on doing light therapy in the morning, then going out to get a pair of jeans and maybe shoes, but now i have to see the dermatologist. <BR> <BR> my back feels like it is on fire with lots of zits. hubby can see the spots and they are just not responding to these meds he put me on. after three months it would see that i should be ... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 22:24:53 EST Sunday last night we ended up staying in and I fixed some food for us at home. no one honestly felt like going out at 830 after being up since 5 qn <BR> <BR> today was busy trying to get ready for the people who wanted to see the house. honestly not sure if they did come as usually one thing is left out of place but this time nothing changed <BR> <BR> i took a long hot bath and now sitting up knitting and waiting for the grammy's to begin Sun, 8 Feb 2015 19:17:58 EST long saturday went to bed last night close to midnight, up with hubby at 5 am <BR> <BR> they real estate agent is showing our house on sunday and i wanted to get the second floor done today and then tomorrow to the floors and kitchen counters on sunday <BR> <BR> our friends from nc are in town and he was going to stop by this evening and we all go out to dinner together. it is now 7 pm and no word from them yet hubby is coming home in about 30 minutes and if we do not hear from them i will fix us some... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 18:59:17 EST the "girls' found their happy place this afternoon i went to soma intimates for the first time and LOVED my experience there <BR> <BR> i had a consultant between me and another customer for over an hour. got personal fittings, tried on many bras and at the end i ended up with this material which is so soft you do not even know you have a bra on. <BR> <BR> Some of their items are pricey 48-56 dollars but there was also sale on with 15 percent off plus a pair of panties with each bra purchased and you also get rewards cert... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 21:48:57 EST thursday this morning after therapy i decided i needed to really get serious about finding clothes for my trip <BR> <BR> first stop ashley stewart honestly all their clothes looked so old and matronly <BR> <BR> next to fifth avenue clothes. found the same thing in there <BR> <BR> then to catherine's. the only good thing that came out this store was finding my bra size was no longer a 42dd but a 36 d. unfortunately though the smallest size they carry is 38 D <BR> <BR> so now i on a missi... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 21:31:22 EST knitters a new place for shopping in addition to all i do on here, i also am an admin for several facebook groups <BR> <BR> this came through the one of the groups and all of us wet our pants from the laughter <BR> <BR> <BR> I saw somewhere little "twisty" things to hold dpn - for non knitters those re the needles socks are knit on and come in sets of 4 or 4 - together for storing. Has anyone seen them or know where I can get them? TIA! <BR> <BR> answer <BR> pig castrator bands work well I hear! <BR> <BR> the conversat... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 18:31:59 EST 80 TOTALLY AWESOME USES FOR COCONUT OIL <BR> Be sure to buy organic coconut oil. Most Walmarts carry it on the aisle with the other cooking oils (it's less than $7 at mine), also health stores should have them as well. <BR> Personal Hygiene/Body: <BR> 1. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face. <BR> 2. Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening. <BR> 3. Preshave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending da... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 18:09:17 EST husband finds horrifying email from this wife fiugre everyone needs a laugh today <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ing-email-from-his-wife </link> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 21:17:36 EST it is Super Bowl Sunday and to me it means nothing Not a football fan at all so my plan once hubby wakes up and comes down stairs is it <BR> <BR> do my quick inventory of what yarns I have pulled out and plan to use on the 100 day challenge <BR> <BR> list the patterns I plan to use for it <BR> <BR> wind up 20 balls of yarn and start knitting a sweater I would love to wear when I go to vegas next week <BR> <BR> download some videos on how to play rugby <BR> <BR> find some things I personally want to do when ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:36:02 EST