Thursday, July 31, 2008

Loving the Wii...and a couple updates.

So, I love my wii....I love my wii fit. I think it is so much fun and I actually look forward to playing it at night. Isn't it great? I get a workout and I am playing a game! It adds a lot of variety and challenges to make you work harder too.

Okay, update number 1: my cousin's dad (yes, it is Rhaztas) is still breathing on his own, even though they turned life support off on Sunday. His only brain function is breathing and his heart is beating. That is all. It is sad and she is having a really hard time dealing with it. Every email she sends talks about how inhumane this is...and I can't blame her. So sad and I can do nothing to help out.

Update number 2: I got an email to say I am eligible for the job. Found out I am in the top the nation that applied. How do you like that? My rating was 92 out of 100. Woot! Now I am just waiting to see what they have in mind for interviews, etc...

I think that is all. I found these really good Pringles pretzel stix honey flavor. They are great. 90 calories. 2 points. There are quite a few in the box too and delish!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
+0.4 lbs
Total weight change to date
-31.8 lbs

I am home now. I had to come back to work and I feel horible that I had to leave my cousin. They unplugged the life support on Sunday and as of last night he was still breathing on his own. It is really sad. His body is maintaining itself but there really is nothing left. My cousin is falling apart but at least I was with her when she really needed me. She has come to terms with this, as difficult as it was. Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers.
As you can see, I am up, but not much. I am actually okay with it. Tom started yesterday and I have had LITTLE water lately so I guess it is okay. Back to the plan today.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Doing okay.

Still in KS. I am doing okay. Eating is tough b/c we are always out. I had a minor melt down last night that included a snickerdoodle, some whoopers and licorice. Oh well. I think I am still in my points for the week and that just dipped into quite a few of my flex.
I only had one real meal yesterday and did really well with it. For dinner we had chips and salsa. There was nothing else and I was hungry so that is that.
Tom is due tomorrow. I don't think I will get to WI until Tuesday so we shall see.
Thanks for any positive thoughts going my way.
My cousin is shutting down the life support on her dad today. Please send her prayers.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Going away for a few days.

Going to KS tomorrow. My cousin's dad was in a motorcycle accident on Sunday and is in really bad shape. The neurosurgeon told her today that the best case scenario is a nursing home. every bone on his right side except for his arm and leg are broken. He has a c2 fracture, a skull fracture, a brain bleed and so on. He said that if the worst brain function was a 3 and the best was a 15 he is at 3.My cousin is like my sister. She is supposed to be married in 2 weeks in Vegas. She is the medical guardian for her father. This is horrible b/c he was such an abusive man for so many years before he was diagnosed 2 yrs ago w/a mental illness. He was on meds and really working on his relationship with her. She needs me so I am going to be there until Monday. Please pray for her.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I got it!

No, not the job. STILL waiting to hear if I am qualified. Got to love the government. But, I did get a Wii fit. We were at the store the other day and I was talking about it and the guy at the counter was like "call tomorrow, we are expecting a shipment." So, my dh (who I love and adore) called and took his lunch to go get it for me.
Sooooooooooooooo, if I don't do some painting on my countertop tonight, Wii Fit it is.

Feeling slightly better, but still sucking down cough drops. I would really like to be able to sleep, but it appears the cough really comes out at night. Niquil isnt' even helping.

Eating well. Sticking w/in my points so that is great.

Hope you all are doing well.

Monday, July 21, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.1 lbs
Total weight change to date
-32.2 lbs

I guess I did okay, even w/the excessive amt of points in cough drops!

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Wii rocks and cough drops count.

Yep, the Wii ROCKS!!!!! It is so awesome and I LOVE it! Dh and I played all day, even tho I feel like poo. I kicked his butt in the boxing. And the golf. ahem...he won in lawn darts.

Oh, and make sure you look at the back of a pack of cough drops. I was eating them all day and finally checked out the bag and they are 15 calories...EACH!!!! Oh my goodness. I think I have eaten about 5-8 points in them today. I went to the store and bought some sugar free ones. They don't have calories on the bag but they have a diabetic exchange so I can sort of guess.

Anyhoo, hope you all are doing well. Going to bed soon and need to get some I can play wii tomorrow!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Oh man.

I have the crud and I have it bad. That elephant that was sitting on my chest seems to have taken up permanent residence.
I am coughing, but it doesn't seem to help, just annoy me. My throat is on fire and I am TIRED. Good thing my kids are asleep.
The good news is that I have NO appetite. Yep, none...well, okay, some, but all I really want is ice cream and I don't have any of that so I don't really want anything.

I am taking tomorrow of work. So is dh. We decided we needed a recovery day. It has been crazy busy lately and we just need a break. Kids are still going to school and grandmas. I am breaking out the Wii tomorrow too. Soooooooooooooo excited!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Super *bad* mom strikes again...

Sooooooo....I took ds into the dr. yesterday. I figured a month of bad sleep (for me, and him, of course) was enough...ohhhhhh....I am a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad mom. And the hot pedi told me so. Well, not in words, but with his eyes.
Yep, ds is now on flovent on a daily basis. His asthma is bad and I have been bad about not getting it treated. Not only that, but he has a sinus infection. The poor kid isn't even 3 and I am slacking on his medical health.
Needless to say, I feel like crap. Literally and figuratively. Yep. I woke up feeling like there was an elephant sitting on my chest. It hurts to breathe. I think it is Gods way of telling me what a bad mom I have been and that is how my son must have felt.

Seriously tho, although I am serious about being a bad mom. I feel like crap. Thank god for HOT coffee. It makes life so much more livable.
I am doing well today. A little sore, as I took the kids I work with to a water park yesterday and they had a lazy river, except that we weren't lazy at all. My arms are sore from paddling the tubes and my legs are sore from running thru the water to keep up with everyone. I highly recommend those parks. They rock.
Oh, I also got a Wii!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I just need to get the Wii fit so that my good friend, Carla (aka Miz Fit) will be happy with me. :-) Exercise is good. I know this. I just need sleep more. Sigh. But maybe if I am playing a game then it won't be imposing on my sleep???

Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0.7 lbs
Total weight change to date
-31.1 lbs

Not much of a loss this week, but I will take it considering how I ate. I really didn't do "bad," so to speak, but I ate over points most nights. I was just HUNGRY. Also, dh had his bday on Saturday and I took him out to the Aloha Grill which is yummy stuff. A steakhouse. We had a bottle of wine, an appetizer (I only had one piece) and a piece of pie for dessert. It was a small piece and we split it. Yesterday I was really hungry in the am and just tried to eat light in the evening.
New week and all is well. I did get to my pedicure goal tho. I am only 2.9 lbs from my mini goal I set for my cousins wedding which is on 8/8 so I guess I am doing okay. I tried on some dresses the other night and they fit, off the rack. I am not happy with how they stomach is a mess, but otherwise they were almost too big. Got to LOVE that!
Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Another early morning....

do you ever feel like it just won't end? ugg! DD woke up puking this morning around 2ish...she finally went back to sleep around 4ish...thankfully dh took a turn w/her so he stayed on the couch and I went to sleep until 6. Tired again.
Tomorrow will be no better. We have a group of guys deploying out and I need to be to the base by 5:30am so that I can see them off and answer any questions for the families. Sooooooooooooooooooooooo tired! But it is worth it, all of it. Even, or especially the puking kids.

I did okay the other day. Only had a minor sugar melt down. I was STARVING when I came home from work and was planning on taking the kids out w/some friends and then to Pump it up. I sat down and pulled out the cereal box and downed, probably 2 servings. I counted 3 jic tho...then we went to dinner at applebees and I just got the ww onion soup b/c I wasn't hungry but knew I needed something to balance the sugar attack out. It worked. I was fine and did not mess anything up. I think I only went over by 2 pts that day and I more than had that in flex.

Sleep would be awesome.

Still have not heard about the job, but that is to be expected. Just keep saying those prayers for me...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4 am this time.

Yep, it is 4 am and I am wide awake. It is not my son's fault this time though. I have no idea why but I have been trying for the last hour to go back to sleep and it just isn't happening. I think I am going to be miserable today. :-(
I am hoping it doesn't mess with my food too much. I have this habit of eating when I am tired just to try and stay awake. Yuck. Hopefully I will pick yummy stuff like oranges and carrots rather than the crap that my body still tends to crave.

Oh well, hope you all have a good day.

6 Random things about me.

This tag comes from Amanda.

I'm supposed to tell you 6 random things about me...

1. I worked at a beach in Malibu every summer for 10 yrs from the time I was 15. We had a neighbor who was the limo driver for the owner of the place and he hooked us up with the job. Probably the most fun I have ever had in a job. I loved that place.

2. I raised 9 sheep for auction through 4-H. I only wanted one of them. My parents made me do the rest. It was alright and definately taught me a lot though.

3. I won a national speech competition, also through 4-H, and the topic was friendship.

4. My husband was a good friend who I tried to set up with my cousin. Good thing that didn't work out... :-)

5. We had a "foster daughter" for about 3 yrs just after we got married. It was my cousins daughter (the same cousin I tried to set dh up with). We really miss her now that she is back with her mom, but are proud of her mom for working so hard to get her back. :-(

6. It took us well over a year and multiple medications to get pregnant with my son...and my daughter we weren't even trying for. The oddness of our bodies.

The rules:
Link to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write six random things about yourself.
Tag six people at the end of your post.
Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Okay, I know I don't have six readers who have not been tagged already or who would do this but I will post a couple and see what happens. First up, Christy. Then Swizzle. And Tallmama. That is all.
I feel a little like when I first got email and didn't have enough people in my contact list to forward things too...sigh...

Monday, July 7, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-2 lbs
Total weight change to date
-30.4 lbs

and the wisdom of wwol...

WAY TO GO! You've just lost another 5 pounds. Keep up the awesome work! Here's a special tip from another dieter that we thought you might enjoy:
"Instead of giving in to cravings, binges and unplanned eating, I ask myself, 'Do I want it?' No I don't. 'Will I eat it?' No I won't."— Yvonne

I was worried after yesterday. I stayed in points (i did use flex) but I think I ate some "heavier" items than usual and they usually affect my wi...I drank so much water last night in an attempt to pee it all out. I can't believe I admitted to that. I don't know. I think it kept me awake more than helped me keep the weight down. The only thing that is good is that all the salt I ate yesterday has to be out of my system.

How did you all survive the holiday?

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th!

I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Mine started off rough. 4:30 am w/an asthma attack from my son. I need to call the dr. to check on this b/c this has been consistant for over a week...B/n 4:30 and 5:30 am...I am ever so slightly worried.

Then, dh got a call and had to go up to San Francisco. They are moving the firefighting equip down here to his base...which means that he will probably be working all weekend. And all week, until the fires are out. I love my husband, and I appreciate his job, but sometimes it is hard. So much for a family weekend. Oh well, the military calls and we answer.

I walked over to the coffee shop w/the kiddos to get some sanity back. Would you believe I let myself run out of coffee? I mean, I only drink one cup a day but geez...I need that cup.

Have some tri-tip marinating for the evening, going to cut some veggies up later, probably when the kids are down for their nap. Then I might try and take one myself. It's been a long week.

Oh, the fishing trip was fun. I love the ocean and don't get remotely sea sick. Good thing I am a mom too, b/c as the kids were puking over board I was able to help them out...while eating my granola bar. lol...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Just wanted to let you know...

I faxed my 17 page job application over on Monday night. Can you believe it? 17 pages is correct. It's for a government job so what can I say?

Thanks for all the encouragement. I will keep you posted and when I need some prayers for the interview (if I get that far) and to get the job I will definately ask for them!

5 am in madness!

Yes, you read right. This is 5 am in madness. Why madness, you ask? Well, let me tell you that I am up, dressed and ready to roll right now. I am walking out the door just as soon as I am done with this post. We are taking the kids deep sea fishing today (which is fun but the timing...). Anyhoo, I think I am prepared for the day. Have my lunch and some water (not too much, I don't want to pee while on the boat...ick).

So, let me tell you really quickly what a doll my dh is. We went to the outlet mall the other night to find a shirt for ds and as we were leaving he directed me into the coach store. I said, what are we doing here, this place is too expensive. He said no, you need a checkbook holder. I said "too expensive" he says "no" I say "yes" he says " are getting a gift for losing a point." Sigh...what a wonderful dh. he then said "you have been working hard, have lost almost 30 lbs and deserve something nice."

I heart him.

So, later dudes. Have a fabulous day!