A bit of an update **sorry long post
Monday, March 19, 2012
It's been a really long time since I blogged and I really have been meaning to. The last year has been crazy since my surgery Dec. 8, 2010. In short I had my rotator cuff repaired and got some nerve damage, my shoulder froze up, then I had a manipulation in April which a day later I dislocated my shoulder down then forward (very painful) , then in July I had another manipulation and again the next day dislocated it down and forward. Because of the nerve damage and freezing they can't put the ligament back on the bone to prevent dislocation. It's all kinda a bummer but I keep trying to move it move and have accepted that some things I just can't do for right now. I spent almost a year on a bunch of nerve meds etc, physical therapy, surgeries etc. No excuse but I ended up going up 25 pounds. Then in October when I tried to start losing again the weight just seemed to be stuck if I tracked etc or just kinda ate whatever within reason, so I kinda gave up. This time I'm doing the Sparkpeople plan and I'm sticking to it!!!! I will allow myself 3 meals of plan within reason a week and not beat myself up if I mess up just start back over with a clean slate right away. I have been doing it for the last 2 weeks and the scale finally moved a pound. I'm excited about that and at the same time frustrated with my body. I just have to remember that even when the scale isn't moving I'm still getting healthier and no to let the stupid number rule me :)
On a great note in April we are going to Anaheim for my daughters hip hop finals and we are going to Disneyland with the kids the two days following the compitition. Then in late April my hubby and I are finally headed off to New York for a week and a half. We are super excited about this trip we have been planning for 8 years. It finally isn't going to be postponed any longer :) Also due to us going through the Dave Ramsey Course and getting our finances under control we didn't go into debt with me being out for 9 months on half pay. We even managed to pay the medical bills.
The kids have mostly been doing well. I had some very hard parent moments this last week. Long story short on that one. My 11 year old son was on a bus with some routes put together, due to few kids going in on spring break. A kid he didn't know crawled under the seats went up behind him and grabbed him by the throat and threaten to cut him with a pair of scissors and actually did then ran back to his seat at the back of the bus(only 7 kids on the bus, the 4 in the back were laughing and calling my son names). Thankfully not that deep, it's a crazy ordeal cause later the kid was looking for his wallet and accused my son of stealing it. When the kids was crawling on the ground looking for his wallet my son kicked him and is now being charged with assault too. Not anywhere near as a serious charge as the other kid though. So I had to sit through my 11 year old being read his rights, watch the video, and learn he too was being charged because he was no longer in danger when he kicked him. Also the next day the kid threatened him with a bigger pair of scissors and flashed them at him. That is when my son finally told his teacher about the day before and the tapes got pulled from the bus. It kinda looked like a pretty good cat scratch about 3-4 inches long :( I'm so thankful I didn't get a call that he was on his way to the hospital or that he fought back and someone got stabbed. Poor thing just sat there, it really broke my heart and still does. Not sure what is to come, the kids is actually in class with my daughter she is almost 13. School is back in session in a week and I'm tring to get my son into counseling starting this week. Through this I have managed to keep my eating and exercise mostly under control with a few lazy but eating good days.
Oh yeah and I starting using a fit bit back in January if anyone wants to be friends. Hope to post some new pics soon and can't wait to start catching up with people and meeting new people.