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Bad Days Come To All

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ever have one of those days when you just want to sit and cry because things look hopeless?

When I first started SP almost 2 years ago I imagined myself being this 180 pound beauty; but instead I'm still at the weight I was, having lost some and gained some, and unable to figure out why. Though I'd exercised and followed my diet very carefully, nothing was helping, and now I feel like crying because no matter what I do, I just can't get to a lower weight.

Before my Dad was ill, I had lost down to 208 pounds, I was working towards breaking the 200 pound mark, and then when he got the brain tumor, and passed away, I went right up to 260; and currently I'm at 258. This morning I was sitting here feeling sorry for myself, the WORSE thing in the world to do, and you know why?

Because all it does is make you crave food, want to give up, but I'm not going to do that. I realize that with several things working against me it's going to be harder, and no matter what, I AM going to defeat this. I AM going to prove the doctor wrong

What are those things? Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes; age, Thyroid condition; each are things which can affect the ability to lose weight.

The Diabetes because if you get your diabetes under control, and then you start lowering what you eat, and exercising more, you have reactions, which you need to take something for to bring up your blood sugar (milk, food), it's a vicious circle.

Age: as you get older your body metabolism tends to slow down, I'm 57 years old so I also have that working against me, hey, if I could, I'd be 20 again.

Thyroid; the darn thing just isn't doing like it should, and of course, I can't have the kind that makes you lose weight, instead I have to have the kind that makes you gain, wonderful.

But see those words, Thyroid, Age, Diabetes...T.A.D. That's a tad thing compared to getting healthy, and that's something I WILL do, and I plan on never stopping achieving that goal.

Yes, I will have up and down days, and I may post about them here, but you know what, I WILL NEVER GIVE UP, and neither so anyone else, because we're in this together.

Thank you all for being here for me, you have no idea how much I appreciate it, especially during days like this. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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ERIN_POSCH 12/17/2014 5:02PM

    you can do this. we are her and you are not going through this alone. you are ong the right track... think positive and you can beat anyting.

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LBMAMA2015 12/16/2014 5:27PM

    You can do it! The best part of this journey is knowing we all have to start somewhere and you can make a difference. Trust yourself and give it time. Best wishes!

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BLUECAFE 12/16/2014 1:35PM

    Just take it a day at a time. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new. Every slip up or success teaches us something new. Just remember, progress not perfection.
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1CRAZYDOG 12/16/2014 1:01PM

    Have type 2, age and thyroid too. Just here to tell you it IS possible to do what needs doing . . .it just takes more work (dang!) and a little more time (double dang!) but oit's worth it!

HUGS sweetie, you CAN do tjhis.

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BARCELONAME 12/16/2014 12:57PM

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Busy still.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Wow, don't think this will slow down until this playground is built, I swear I've either been emailing, talking on the phone, or driving somewhere every second of the day. Alright, that's a little exaggeration, but sure seems like it. I'm exhausted by the end of the day because I'm doing so much and exercise, are you kidding? I don't even have time to do that with all the running around, so I just try to walk a little extra, take stairs, etc. I don't know if it's doing any good, but hey, it's something, right.

I hope you all are doing alright, not much else new in other news, but I'm trying to keep up with life.

Take care of yourself, and smile when you get the chance. emoticon

  
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ERIN_POSCH 12/16/2014 11:44AM

    anything is better than nothing =)

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1CRAZYDOG 12/16/2014 9:15AM

    Balance . . . not easy to achieve! You're doing wel!

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2DAWN4 12/15/2014 11:43PM

    How cool that you are able to incorporate ways to still work out when it sounds like some days you don't even have a chance to breathe!

Take care of yourself!

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A Busy Weekend.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Wow, I can't believe my last post was Thursday, I guess I have been busy.

Well, the Ticket sales on Friday and Saturday went really well, we sold $195. worth of tickets (at 6 for $5 and 4 for $1/each because the 2 who were selling before I got there didn't know and sold 4 of the tickets for $1/each. (Grrr. but oh well. We'd all voted that it would be easier to just do the 6 for $5 instead of individual tickets, but I guess they weren't paying attention.)

I went to the clerk at the place (because someone who was excited about buying one knew her and said to tell her to buy a book) and asked her, and she said no because she lived on the east side of town. I told her Shirley said to buy one and she said the same thing. I thought..wait..the playground is on the east side of town, and if I could win $300 worth of groceries..it'd be worth driving 10 minutes to get them....wow...why not just say I'm not interested in supporting a very popular accessible playground that brings in a LOT of business to the city. Some people are just too selfish I guess.

Sorry, but people like that really put me in a bad mood. Only one worker bought any tickets from us and that's so frustrating.

Thank goodness this coming weekend we sell at the store itself. Wish we could have sold at the credit union on that side of town instead. Oh well, we did sell a lot of tickets anyway. I felt like saying to the woman "we had people from IL and her friend was from milwaukee area, what difference does it make if she's from the east side?" but I didn't.

Anyway, can't believe it's so close to Christmas already, hate that the years closing out already. I'm not as excited about Christmas as I used to be when my Dad was alive. So much has changed, and anymore, I just wish we could bypass it.

My Mom no longer does what we used to, everything has changed, and it's more depressing for me than anything, I guess because of New Years. We used to all go out to eat, then some long time friends of our family used to come down and we'd go to my Mom's and open gifts again with them.That's all gone, because my Mom refuses to go out to eat anymore, and absolutely refuses to have those friends come visit. It's so sad, and I hate it. It just doesn't seem like Christmas anymore.

Change of subject, getting too emotional right now. So anyway, on Saturday after the Credit Union closed, I had to go to a graduation party, then church. and today our daughter and future son in law and hubby and brother in law went to watch the game, and got home late, cleaned, washed clothes, etc. I'm exhausted.

I think we're going to the trailer for New Years, I have not been up there on New Years since about 1973 or so.

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead, and take care of yourself and as always, smile! emoticon

  
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ERIN_POSCH 12/15/2014 3:27PM

    my mom was pulling away from any outings or public appearances.... we found out it was beause she had the shakes so bad she didn't want to embarass herself or us. once we found out what the issue was we were able to be more understanding of her needs.

i hoep you are able to find some answers with your mother's situation. maybe its the traditions that are triggering a depression within her. maybe you could talk to her about ching tradions up a bit so it can better help her enjoy this time of year.

not judging.... just saying... i'm just pasing on my personal experience.

be blessed.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/15/2014 10:09AM

    Selfish people don't stay on my radar long, because it isn't worth my while! They're losing out!

Sorry to hear about your Mom. Sigh . . . aging takes it's toll on their thinking.

HUGS

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MELYROD18 12/14/2014 11:29PM

    Yes selfish people do get me really upset! I'm sorry your mom hasn't been wanting to go out and get together with friends anymore. You are always busy, busy, busy. I hope you enjoy your holidays and keep bring smiles to everyone's faces. emoticon

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Finished

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I finally finished putting up everything, all we had to do was the outside bulbs on the tree, and my son helped me out, oh and the ribbons, so we got all those done today and yesterday. Thank you, Scott! I have such a great son.

My fingers were so cold, it's really chilly outside today, yesterday was nicer, that's for sure.

Still didn't get as many as I'd liked to help with the selling of tickets at the two places, and one of the women who was going to do it, had to drop out because her "calendar was full". So now I have to run to the other side of town to do it on Saturday. GRRRRR. We have 12 people on our board; 5 work/babysit; 1 has something else going on; 1 doesnt want to because she's on another board and doesn't want to "conflict"; 3 are helping, 2 have no excuses.

It's the ones who want no "conflicts" and have "no excuses" I'd like to boot in the behind so bad. I mean they could be there, they just want the notoriety of being on the board, period. Sure they have helped in the past when we've needed it, but they just don't want to be there to sit and sell. I'm going to contact each and make sure they've picked up their tickets to sell.
They ARE going to sell tickets, like it or not!

Ok, I've vented that out. *L*

Tree with Ribbons:


Tree with Bulbs:


Can't really see the Bulbs that great, but there are a lot of them:


Oh, almost forgot, we had a LOT of turkeys visiting yesterday, so I took a lot of pictures, even had some up in the trees next to the house, too. And even in these pictures, they all still aren't in them, as some of them were beside the house in the pine trees eating the bird seed!! So here you go:






The dark blotch you see in this picture is the eaves of the house, where I took the picture from the patio door window, that's how close they were to the house:



Well, have a wonderful day, and as always, find something to smile about!

  
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ERIN_POSCH 12/12/2014 3:05PM

    DINNER!!!!

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MELYROD18 12/11/2014 9:46PM

    Love all of our pictures and great job decorating as always. son helped you and I hope you get more help selling the tickets. Keep pushing and keep smiling my dear friend.

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COMPCHIC52 12/11/2014 3:24PM

    wow lots of turkeys. someone could have a big feast. emoticon Good job at finishing up. Good luck on the sale of tickets. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/11/2014 2:43PM

    Wow, haven't seen that many turkey's all together! We d have them around, though.

HUGS

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Lit up

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I figured I showed what the inside looks like, so tonight I'd share the outside, and more of the inside, but what the lights look like.

I hope you all have had an incredible day. I'm a little late, but it's because so much is going on with the playground, wrapping gifts, and just trying to do so much to prepare for Christmas.

Kmart is closed now, and I already miss it, I was thinking of things I needed to go and pick up, then realized the store wasn't there anymore to get the things I needed. I have no idea where I'm going to get them, but it kind of brought tears to my eyes. I miss my store...and to order online, I'd have to wait for it to be sent.

Oh well, what can you do, right?

I hope you all have a wonderful day and never forget, nothing lasts forever, and we can move forward, don't look back and learn how to adjust in every way.

Here you go, enjoy the lights, and thank you all for kind words, they meant a lot.

Garage door:


Front of house:




















  
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MELYROD18 12/11/2014 9:56PM

    Wow! Job well done, your home look amazing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ERIN_POSCH 12/11/2014 1:04PM

    beautiful lights.

i grieved when our value village thrift store closed.... DH and i shopeed there every tuesday for years and never paid more than 99cents for an outfit. when it closed and we had to shop at goodwill and other places I got a severe case of sticker shock. I hpe you can find a suitable replacement close to you and soon.

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PEZMOM1 12/11/2014 7:51AM

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1CRAZYDOG 12/10/2014 9:19PM

    Ali, it's beautiful!!!!!!!

So sorry about K-Mart. **SIGH**

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JCLJR4547 12/10/2014 7:50PM

  NICE!

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