Saturday, September 11, 2010

Catch up

Thank you again for all of your comments :)
I also have to thank 2 new followers! Anne h and Sheilah thank you so much for joining me in My Day :) It's been hectic lately, but it should calm down any day now hehe :)

I've only been gone a couple days, but I'm so used to blogging every day that it feels like for ever!!! I will try and keep this short and sweet :) Well, short and sour? LOL.

The Car
The place returned the new alternator that I didn't need and didn't charge me for it or all the labor. They found what was wrong in the engine. 2 things, I fixed the most important one for TWICE what the alternator was going to cost me. I have about $15 in the bank right now... But I have a car, things are much better now that I don't have to worry about that! Step Dad is still supposed to do the sway bar links, but like I said- everything in his own sweet time... but I'm broke so I have no other option.

Middle School
My baby survived his first week on middle school :) I think he likes it more than he thought he would, so far it's going great! It's a lot more walking than he's used too, he has 2 blisters. :( Even though he did the treadmill all summer, walking home (and to school Wednesday when car was in the shop) AND up and down stairs all day is a lot. He's on the 3rd floor, and has to walk up and down the stairs at least 5 times. He'll get used to it I know :)

I have been very stressed all week, and I have been exhausted. I've been getting up so early and staying up all day. Going to bed at midnight every night (which is good for me) except tonight. I try to read my blog roll, but at midnight I have to go to bed no matter what, so I don't ever get to all of it and haven't had time to do mine :(
 Ray had a few days off this week, and got a ride the others. So I didn't have to get up at 3:35am on top of it all which was nice. But that ends tonight. I'll be bringing him to work... which is better than not having a car! Over all I've tried to stay positive, that little break down I had really did help I guess.

Joy of Being a Woman Appointment
As I mentioned, the one good thing about this was that I would be weighed and have on record that I was loosing. Woo Hoo!!!! Woo Hoo???? NO?
It didn't go well at all. That was Wednesday and my sanity was already hanging by a thread if you remember. I waited 45 minutes to even get in a room!!! Then another 45 till the 'doctor' came in! I was there a total of 2 hours 15 minutes... everyone was new except the receptionist, and it seemed no one knew what they were doing! To make a long story short, I did not get the 'good job' I expected for loosing 41 pounds. The nurse kind of said good job, along with drilling me about not being obsessed and I don't have to be a size 2... uh... look at me- NEVER going to be a size 8 even, and I'm fine with that. BUT she said she was anorexic at one point and I know she really did mean well.
The doctor on the other hand... It was the first time meeting her and I don't like her at all. She didn't even look at the chart. She says "Well I know the main health problem you have is your weight. You need to start thinking about that. You may feel fine now but in a few years it is going to start taking a tole on your body. You have to see how much you eat every day and start burning those calories blah blah blah blah blah blah." I did everything short of rolling my eyes. I stopped looking at her, Mmmhmm ing along, and I know she just thought I didn't care. That's not the case, if she would have took a second to check the chart, she would have seen that I HAVE lost weight. That I AM trying. So I said "Look bitch. You see that chart right there??? Why don't you take the stick out of your ass and walk on over and take a look at it! I'm sure you can read, so go ahead and do that. That's what your paid for isn't it???"
Haha!!! Did you believe me??? Holy Crap, that would have been good huh??? If you know me, you know that if pushed that isn't far from realistic :) BUT I was covered in nothing but a big napkin and she had yet to invade my... lady parts lol. So no, I wasn't going to say all that. What I said after she stopped yapping is "Yeah, I know all that. I don't know if you looked at my chart, but I have been loosing. I've actually lost 41 pounds since the beginning of the year." Her response? Did I get an enthusiastic That's Great! NO, I got a piddly, couldn't care less "Well. That's a good start." What a bitch.
Sorry, that got long... but it completely ruined an already messed up day.

Me eating hasn't been good. I'll start off the day ok, then over eat for dinner (NOT follow my 'wait 10 minutes for another serving' rule.) It's been bad... After my doctor appointment I even ordered pizza :( yeah... I know. Not good. At All. I had 5 pieces :( I had some Pepsi 0 too. It had no calories, but it has also made me crave pop :( I want some so bad right now! I might have a tiny but of the Pepsi 0, and will try to stay away from the rest. I shouldn't have ever had any at all!!!!
I also had a piece of 410 calorie chocolate silk pie Wednesday and Thursday. Soooo goood, but definitly a once a year type thing.
I have come to the conclusion that I can NOT have Salsa con Queso in the house, because I can't stop eating it. SO we'll add that to the chex mix for not allowed in the house. Pizza? I need to just stay away from it!!!! I was doing so well, only having one or 2 slices. Now all summer I have had no self control... no more of that!
I just realized tonight that I have only lost 5 pounds ALL summer... Which is good if I tried and that's what I lost. I'd be fine with it. BUT it's because I fell off the wagon so many times. No matter, I'm back on it RIGHT NOW.

I went and had my cut (more like scrape) checked out today. It was withing 72 hours of it happening and they gave me a tetanus shot immediately. Even though it was urgent care/ walk in, I was in and out very quickly. The shot hurt a little lol. It's been 13 years since I had a shot. They put ointment and a bandage on my leg. Got a prescription to fill if it starts getting redder or looks infected. It DID look and feel fine... but now after they messed with it, it hurts and is very red. I'll wait and see. Anyway, I'm not going to die of tetanus so that's good :)

I think that about covers it.
I write everything I eat down on paper now, so I can remember. So I have it if you want to know exactly what I had. That was the worst of it though. I have had a little more veggies than usual, so that's good. I found that I really like stir fried veggies with a little soy sauce.

Even though I have been having a hard time, I stayed with the treadmill :) I'm so glad I did!!! Wednesday: 15 minutes/ .56 miles, Thursday: 15 minutes/ .55 miles, I managed to do more that .52 every day. Guaranteeing a increase in the total weekly miles :)
Today (Friday): 16 minutes/ .61 miles. 
Days in a row: 32 :)

Today was also my weigh in... coming right up!!!!


  1. Glad to hear that you haven't abandoned us :p

    Finding a good doctor is tough. Sure, most of them really know their stuff, but it's always so much nicer when your doctor is a people person.

    It's official, you are dominating that treadmill! Over a month solid. Every. Single. Day. Awesome! Don't worry about the progress you made over the summer. As you slowly increase the mileage, you'll see more dramatic results. I guarantee it. You just gotta hang in there and take it slow. Cardio works! :)

  2. I am really impressed that you have stuck with the treadmill for 32 straight days! It is the greatest cardio exercise and easier on our bodies (knees & hips) than other cardio.

    Do I need to tell you again...throw out the pizza.

  3. I am very happy about my 32 days :) Thanks Mark and Jo!

    Oh I know :( I HATE to admit it, but I just wanted it sooo bad after that day I had. And, it made me feel better... I know that's bad, and I know I can't keep doing that. I really thought I would be able to eat slow, follow my 10 minute rule and end up at 2 pieces! But once it got here I never thought about that again. I need to just stay away from it. I didn't have left overs though, so that's something :)

  4. I'm glad that you did point out to the doctor that you've lost weight since the beginning of the year but you shouldn't let what people say or DON'T say mess with your mind. It took away for the positive and you need the positive, even if it comes from within.


  5. Tina,
    I have been reading your blog for many months and root for you every day. I have put together suggestions and some helpful hints, but it ended up being 5 pages long in a word document. If you would send me your e-mail address I will send it to you as an attachment.
    Hope you are having a great day!
    grannie annie

  6. I know I shouldn't let what others say bother me, and usually I really don't. I couldn't care less what others say, USUALLY lol. I guess I've been having a hard time lately and that was just another straw on the camels back... It didn't break me but pissed me off some LOL :)
    I'm trying really hard to stay positive, because you're right- I need that!
    Thanks Sheilah :)