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My broken mirror

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I have lots to say - be afraid, be very afraid.

The last entry told about my fridge passing away...which it finally did, poor thing, while we were away camping. But let me digress a moment, because camping was an adventure itself. We rode out one of the worst storms EVER - I thought a twister was joke.

Back to the fridge...I said that when this fridge died, I was going to get my ultimate dream fridge...of course there are height issues, LOL - nothing is easy. On the hunt to 6 different stores in 2 hours, we came to the conclusion that we would have to move the restricting cabinet up about 3 inches to get a decent today, DH did just that!! (easier than he thought) and then he went and got my dream fridge! (to be installed tomorrow - thank God above)

But the story gets better...As I was unpacking, I broke my mirror. I'm usually not suspicious, but for some reason, something is off and it seems to have started with the stupid mirror. First the fridge not fitting in the space, OK, that is normal. Then my horrorscope, as I will call it today, was not nice at all. Doom was on the wind. I usually blow that off too, but I fell off the wagon camping, HARD, and I was struggling back to get on (which is hard with no fridge) when the day just flooded upon me like a tidal wave. Here we go:

Crap #1 - I called daycare....they raised the price almost $50 from last year. For each kid!! This is Long Island, I'm not even going to say the prices because you will upchuck, like I did.

#2 - You might ask, where did you put the food from your broken fridge? the ANCIENT fridge in the basement, of course! Nothing like going up and down a flight of stairs to get your kids' milk & juice every 10 seconds. Such darlings! And next to that ancient fridge is an ancient freezer on an ancient extension cord my dad rigged up about 30 years ago. No BS, I swear.

#3 - Getting the latest milk at 7pm tonight, I grabbed the handle to the ancient fridge in the basement and got a shock up my arm! Stupid me was like - huh? and went for the door with my other hand....shock #2 up the arm. DUH!! DH was down in the cellar with me, and shut the breaker off. The ancient basement fridge is done too! That one at least went out with a bang! LOL

#4 - The ancient freezer is AOK, but the ancient extension cord is BURNED OUT...I'm talking fried. So is the plug it was plugged in to. The thing sent sparks out last year, so I'm not surprised. Why didn't we replace those last year, you ask? Because we are lazy dummies, that is why! Let the house burn down - there you go!! How stupid are we?! Put a big fat L on my forehead please.

#5 - Working out did not happen again today - the wagon is speeding and I'm running hard (in my mind) to get back on, but nothing is getting me going. My AM workouts fizzled. I liked them a lot - got it done and over with in the morning and didn't have to think about it for the rest of the day...why did it fizzle? It wasn't a routine, that is why, just a try. I need to establish that again and then I'll feel better.

#6 - I ate whatever the hell I wanted today and I didn't care. Well, I care, but I made poor choiced instead of the healthy choices. It wasn't a whole lot of choices to choose was Chinese for dinner that killed me and no fruits and veggies because the lack of fridge. I don't even want to calculate it on my log - that is how crappy I feel about it. I don't have to see the number of cals, I know what it is - over. period. Was it emotional eating? partly YES....partly hunger. I felt like a bottomless pit.

#7 - Maintenance is like being thrown into a big sea with no life preserver. Tread water....go ahead...keep going...getting tired?....too bad....keep treading....keep it up...what? your tired? still?....too bad....keep going...keep that nose out of the water....keep want to live, right?....keep treading...
Before "Maintenance" and "GOAL" - the weightloss kept you going. That pound, that inch lost was golden! Now it is a little bit like being lost in the sea, trying to find your way to land....balance normal exercise with the healthy eating habits. Being Ms. Done is fun, too, but I have to add that fun into my day too. The balance board is swaying back & forth instead of being steady.

Between work, kids, wife, Ms. Done (that gets in too because it is important to me), visiting family & friends...I feel like I So when my mirror broke, it was not the mirror was me.

Today was that uber crappy emotional day that happens every so often. Money issues, family issues, daycare issues, work issues, career issues, an issue and throw it on the pile, I don't care anymore. The broken mirror started it and the shock by the fridge ended it. I'm done. Sometimes, we have to throw up our hands and surrender.

Tomorrow is a new day and it will be better than today. Things always work out in the end, and most times, they do. I set my alarm for 5:30am and now I am going to bed. I'm waking up and hitting the TM.

I threw out that mirror the other day...I guess some shards were left on the floor to cut my feet a little bit. It's time to vacuum really well and buy a new mirror.

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OAKBORN 8/16/2008 1:55PM

    Wow Annie! Have you had one h*** of a week. I'm sorry. emoticon

Sounds like you have gotten back on track again. You can keep this up... by taking care of you, you will be taking care of all those you love too!

Your description of maintenance sounds like my fears. How do I keep going when I don't have a recognizable goal except "stay put"? Maintenance is more than just weight, it is keeping balance in your soul and life too!

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IRISHBOOKWORM 8/14/2008 11:01PM

    Good god girl, I have had some days, but, I can honestly say mine never ended in being shocked by a freezer! WOW! Are you better now? You just got back from camping. I really should make that a mini-goal. Actually, I have a group of friends that go floating a couple times a summer. Maybe someday I'll join them! Did you manage to get on the TM the next morning? I probably still would have had my case of the "screw-its" carry over! How's the maintenance going so far? Talk to you soon.....


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IAMLION 8/13/2008 7:45AM

    Welcome back from camping!

You really had one heck of a day!! emoticon I hope today will be much kinder to you!

Sorry about the day care increase! That alone would have been enough to do me in!!

The positive on the fridge being down stairs was the workout you were getting going up and down those stairs. Glad you didn't pass out from all your trips!

You are much braver than me. One shock and then I'm calling the husband. Our conversation would go like this, "Hun, can you bring me some milk from the fridge downstairs?" Then I would follow him down there and he would look at me weird (for going down stairs with him) and then I would giggle when he gets his shock. Yep, I'm not right sometimes! Then I would have freaked out when I saw that the outlet was fried. We've had two do that and I was scared that all our wires were bad, etc... I tend to worry sometimes. I've had two family members pass away from house fires so I am a bit paranoid.

How is that new fridge working out??

I hope you have an AWESOME day and that all goes well!

emoticon Connie

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EMSNANA 8/13/2008 7:25AM

    WHEW! What a day you had...but I think you sound like you might just have things under is to a good tomorrow.

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PUMPKINFACE73 8/12/2008 10:24PM

    Wow sunshine that is a heck of a day.......I am right here with you in limbo doing this maintenance is sooooo hard! BUT we will come out vicorious.....we have worked too hard, sweat too much and we WILL do it (not sure how at this
Tomorrow is a new day and it will be better.......heck all the fridges are broke how much worse can it get......just teasing and trying to make you laugh

Have a great night MS DONE

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Friday, August 08, 2008

We're heading out to came in Greenport LI NY today - new campground - wish us luck!

I'm almost halfway thru my touring project! LOL!! I've met so many wonderful people! THANKS

Oh - and our fridge is crapping out! YAY!!!!! I hate that fridge!! Now I can get my uber-ultimate fridge that I have been drooling over. The frugal person is out the window on this one...I want what I want this time around!

So send a prayer that the poor beast passes away while we are gone. It's empty and forelorn already....may it rest in peace.



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IAMLION 8/10/2008 6:40PM

    Hope you are enjoying your camping trip! We won't be going anywhere until Sept. It's just too hot around here to go tent camping. We haven't upgraded to a trailer yet. One day in the future.

Here's hoping your fridge conks out! Out with the old and in with the shiny brand new!

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Ms. Done et al.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

WOW is all I can say. WOW.

I feel a little like a teeny tiny celebrity in a ginormous pond at the moment. That being is kind of weird. My page has been hit over 200 times!

I have to blog about this to get it out of my mind and into cyberspace.

When I started this page, I had no idea that ANYONE would look at it! 2 weeks ago I added my goal pic - on one of the frizziest hair day's ever in a NY summer! LoL and now that is what everyone is seeing!! Figures, right!?! And this week has been get together after get together with family and friends...temptation everywhere!! AND POW! Ms. Done! The irony is crazy!

God has a plan and a path. I don't get too religious here, but I guess I'm on some path. My sister who told me about SP found out from her friend who saw it on the E! network's celebrity diets. She just said to my sister - "who knew that that veg-out in front of the TV would have had such a ripple effect." Thanks Lisa for vegging out that day.

The ripple is on it's way...I plan on visiting everyone who stopped by. From the looks of it, it is going to take some time! LOL As with steps, baby steps...

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SFOSTER 8/6/2008 12:02AM

    Congrats again on making your goal. You are truly an inspiration.

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So much better!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I usually do not blog daily, but being that this was an unusually high blog week for me, I figured I might as well finish off the week with a positive note!

The grumps have finally passed! Thank goodness!! I hate being mental. I knew it would pass, but sometimes, things just have to run their coarse. kind of like a craving - just get it done and over with and MOVE ON!!

Work was SUPER slow - gotta love the while I was waiting for things to happen - I did sit-ups and pushups in the back room! Strength done for the day! LOL It woke me up, which helped a lot. We call that time of the day - dopey time (3pm). Mexico has it right - a siesta in the middle of the day should be everyday!

We had company for dinner again - fine by me, keeps the kids entertained - so dinner was a little high in cals. Tomorrow is a new day and a new month! Time for a 10 day personal challenge...I think I'm ready for one.

So my 10 day challenge will be this - cals in LOW range; exercise on the scheduled days - in the morning if possible; do a little something outside eveyday, whether it be weeding or swimming with the kids. Try that Indian dancing DVR program too - the kids will like it. That's all - keep it simple stupid - KISS.

So there we are.
What's done is done.
August 1st - here I come!!!


Mental week - no motivation - I'm human

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

That's all. Mental wreck with no motivation to do anything whatsoever. Just a phase, I am sure, but it stinks nonetheless.

I'm pulling all my mottos out tonight...
- this too shall pass.
- tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.

It seems like every 3 weeks is an oomphless week...and it is so funny how it does not correspond with PMS or MS!! Maybe it's the ovulation week! LoL!! but if that was the case, wouldn't you think I'd be wanting something! NOT!! LMAO - poor DH!

Anyway - I know why I'm a headcase. It's that week.

So here is some accountability - I ate CAKE!!! Lightening then struck me thru the window. LOL!! I really don't eat that many refined sugars anymore, but I made it for my aunt's 75th birthday today and it was a chocolate layer cake with cherry pie filling in the center, covered in fluffy vanilla frosting - almost like a black forest cake, I guess. I could not resist. Oh well - what is done is done. Was it good, you ask? Hell yeah! I make a mean box cake mix!

It's late and the kitchen is a disaster from dinner still....I guess that is what I'l be doing after I sign off...yay :P

Dirty little secret - I love "So You think you Can Dance?" WOW!
Newest thing I tried this week - bellydancing on the FitTV channel - it is so hard! only lasted 20 minutes.

I'm hoping blogging will get me over this hump. Overall it was a good week and day aside from the exercise and cake. Eating more cals for maintenance is a little weird and I feel like I am cheating...I have to get over that mental block. I just don't want to let my guard down and turn to old habits. That reason is why I am blogging. I can look back and see the pattern, and then work on that.

I refuse to beat myself up about a crappy few days. Nobody is perfect. This is a journey and not a marathon.

See.... I use my own advice when I need it most. It is the execution that needs a little help is all. LoL And it's even more important to laugh at oneself during these idiotic times.

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OAKBORN 8/3/2008 7:08PM

    Hey Annie!

I understand. I have been fighting my own motivational slump lately... kinda up and down. But you can do it... pulling out your mottoes is a great idea! Remember why you have taken this journey... look back and remember the work you have put in!

I love your new avatar pic! So very very cute! emoticon

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VICKYWICKY1 7/31/2008 7:50AM

    Yes, we do "parent" ourselves. Though we know the answers, it doesn't always change how we feel. I'm vacationing this week and feeling very guilty. I had fried clams and ice cream yesterday. I can't remember when I had either last time! I've had cookies this week. Aagghh! When I get home, back to what has become normal eating.

Be a nice parent to yourself, forgive and forget.

See, I know what to tell myself too!


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APRILSHOWERS*** 7/30/2008 10:11PM

    Hey, I would LOVE to belly dance, what channel is FitTv?? I have Cox Cable, I don't know if that makes a difference, lol. I hope I have it!!

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