Kali, you are the reason I'm checking back in for today. I read that you had lost your dog , Flop. I'm so sorry that you and your husband's beloved pet has died at such a young age. How terrible. Please know that my thoughts are with you.
************ While I'm here, I may as well function as a member. I've been having a rough time of it. My son was in a pretty bad car accident on Monday last week and to make matters worse, he and my granddaughter were supposed to MOVE to Texas, to be together again with Aleecia (she trained to be a Texas State prison guard and started to get a life together down there with a new apartment and everything while Anna finished up the school year in Michigan), anyway , the move was supposed to happen on that following Friday. To say that it was a cluster f... would be an understatement.j So, I went to Michigan to help Ty with the packing, since he cracked his sternum and 3 ribs were broken, he is on Light duty lifting only for the next few months. They are all now safely ensconced in Kenedy , Tx. yay. Now they are only 9 hours away rather than 19, but it still may as well be on the moon. ****
I've not been on, because like in Steel Mag's.... I've had nothing good to say. My moods have been on pendulum mode and there seem to be more highly pitched tantrums than low and mellows. I really have not been ok, and I really don't want anyone to say it's ok to NOT be ok, lol. I'm back to 205lbs. yippee. The other side of Onederland is still just as crappy as I remember. Tight clothes, bigger swim suits, less energy, trouble walking, more sweating and a LOT more gassiness... yep I'm back in the two's... At least I haven't forgotten, right?
I really , truly hope that everyone else is doing well. Happy Bday to your hubby, Judy.
Jeez you guys. Everything seems to have gone to hell in a hand basket over the last couple of days.
Kathy, I'm glad you are back but you gotta get a hold of your inner child. I understand completely about the temper tantrums when you have to fight for every stupid lb. I'm right there with you and , like you, I'm feeling blue over it. It's so darned easy to gain and it seems to take so friggen much effort to lose... It's a horrid battle, and I'm sorry you are having troubles with it. Go ahead throw yourself on the floor and kick and scream... I'm sure a really good tantrum MUST burn calories. Right? Call it your exercise for the day and get on with it.
Michelle, I sometimes get boils and those stupid things can make you rage with fever, so I know that they can certainly make you feel funky. I'm glad you got it opened up. Hopefully by this time tomorrow, you'll be feeling much better
Keet, are you sure your tummy troubles are you certain everything is being caused by these meds you are on? I sure hope it doesn't last too much longer, you've suffered enough.
I have much to report and no time..so later, ladies n gents!
John, you've got kids , right? Do you happen to have a Wii game player or xbox ? Do you have any sports games for them? I love to play tennis, baseball and bowl on my Wii. And it's great exercise. It also is fun for the whole family to get into and can be done after dinner when it's family time anyhow.
Don't forget, any movement is exercise so make it fun. I mean, really, you can swing on a swing for an hour and it'll burn 100 calories. It doesn't have to be the standard choices of exercise. Think outside of the box and have fun with it.
Judy, you think of those tubs for a clogged drain, and I always see them and think "what if it doesn't seal right"? Either way, the only way to get out is to flood your bathroom, lol Nah, I am hoping to someday get into a house of our own again and be able to install a 6-8 person hot tub. With the steps built in, and the grab bars, it'd be the perfect alternative to a daily bath. And the perfect companion to my built in swimming pool, of course, dream on.....
Tia, you are going so well with this "wedding diet" of yours. I am wondering if you will actually have to have your dress altered smaller come sept. Wouldn't that be cool!!?
Aus, You and I have been around long enough that I'd be blind not to have gotten your number about the rainbow. You need your daily dose of visual color just like the rest of us. That morning POP of fruits and veggies is the eye opener we all crave.
keet, believe me, you don't want to go having sympathy pains for me. You'll end up one very sad duck if you do it too often. What is going on with your tummy, keet? I'm so worried about you. Maybe you should go for a day or so with no seasonings, no onion, garlic and no acidics(like tomatoes... ) I know a lot of people don't realize that anything from the nightshade family, like tomatoes, eggplant and such, can cause stomach problems. They seem bland but it's the whole plant family that they come from, such as deadly nightshade , that causes problems for some people. I'll check my recipes and sites for some very bland easy to fix stuff and will post ASAP. Beware of hamburger stuff , too, it's got a lot of grease and can cause tummy troubles too. But I'll get some recipes for those too, for you.
Michelle, it's weird. But the last couple of days, I've been wrapping my feet in self stick stretchy sports tape. It's like it is binding my tendons together from side to side . I sleep with the wrapping on and have kept it on most mornings till around noon. Then I unwrap and take my shower.... anyway, it seems to be helping. I have been thinking it was my arches and the problem seems to be more located in my tendons, not toe to heel as I thought, but more side to side. Weird huh? Sports tape is kind of expensive so I think I'll be looking into ACE wrist wraps.. they would be about the right width and I could tighten them as needed, and geared toward comfort.
Judy, I can't. I can't remember the last time I actually soaked in a tub. With my hip, it's just so much work and so scary to try to try to get in and out safely that I don't take baths. Ever.. Slip and falls happen more in the home, in the bathroom, than anywhere else. and the last thing I need is to rebreak anything.
thanks for thinking about me though. I don't mean to constantly complain about my feet and hip... I'm just really at my wits end about it. I'm about ready to give up, really.
Ok, so it's morning again. I had an extremely close call last night. I've been having problems being creative in the kitchen for dinners. My feet and back have gotten so bad that I really can't stand to even think about standing around preparing and cooking for "a crowd" every night, and it's cut my love of cooking into nonexistence. I HATE it! I've been saying it to Michael for some months now. If I could afford to eat out for however many meals I want during the day, it'd be what I'd choose to do. And that is so not me.
anyhow, my close call. Went to walmart to shop for inspiration for dinner. Out of the blue and for no other reason than my feet hurt and I didn't want to cook, I got the urge to purchase a full dozen krispy crème vanilla cream filled , choc. covered donuts... I know you know the ones I was thinking of. We all do. and, what's more, I truly envisioned myself stuffing every single one into my face before I got home to make sure that ... 1. I wouldn't get caught guilty and 2. I wouldn't have to share. The problem is, I never really overcame the urge. I didn't buy them but even today, I want them. Or even more of them. I think right now, I could easily eat until I puked, if I had them, and probably even more , after.
Breakfast Vanilla coffee x 2 water
Lunch, Friday out w/ Michael blueberry pancakes turkey sausage
Dinner yogurt and mixed fruit salad w/ granola
Missing Rachael, Laura, and Kathy...wth is everybody?
LOL, Judy, seems like you may have hit the big time. Someone "out there" is receiving posts from your Rainbow Challenge... have you gone National with this??? Why did I not get a post about this post?? If it's here, why would someone need an email about it? Can't we just answer here discussion with a reply? Are you gonna or do you want one of us to email her?
Oh, hell. It's been a morning already. Got up and it was like orchestrating a 100pc band today. Michael is now having to go in at 7am. Alex has always gone in at 7 and today, Monica had to too. So the conductor, Moi, started coffee at one end of the counter, while Alex ran around making eggs across the walkway, then interrupted me to pop in toast, then I (at the other end of the counter to get away from Alex), tossed some sort of frozen thingy into a sack with a fork for Alex's to go lunch, and made a meatloaf sandwich for Michael, Packed it , then went back to the coffee corner once vacated to pour for 3, cream ... sugar... cha cha cha..... Anyone else hearing the strains of Debussy's Clair de Lune?
Everyone gone and Gage and I are doing just fine.... then we weren't. He's happy, he's happy, he's SCREAMING! Must be breakfast time... right at the same time I'm getting hungry, of course. X SO I throw entirely too much oatmeal into a bowl, water it, nuke it, while holding him, mind you... and trying to prepare a bottle for him.... Finally set him down to listen more fully to his screaming.. Stir my oatmeal, cut in a peach... shake his bottle to make sure it's completely heated through... sit down , start "A Nightmare Before Christmas" because Gage likes singing and doesn't necessarily care what is being sung.. Plug in the bottle and go to take my first bite.. and the little TYRANT is having None of that! MY eating can wait so that HIS breakfast goes completely uninterrupted. Ok... feed, burp, feed, wipe up spit up... burp, feed, feed......zzzzzz I am lucky that I got to eat at all. Cold oatmeal is NOT for the faint of heart but WTH at least I got my breakfast!
Gage is conked out in a neck breaking position that only a baby could love and Gramma is blogging when she should be napping also... round two coming up!
Lunch will be catch as catch can, I'm sure. Probably eggs n greens with a little diced ham for grins and giggles