Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Camping was GREAT! LOTS of walking done....LOTS!
Ok, a little stressful the first day...but setup with 3 kids always is. The park itself was just fine - nice enough facilities, a pond, a playground, trails, woods; the bugs were not too buggy just yet and not too big either; neighbors were friendly and nice, not too many yahoos this time around; kids on bikes were, well, kids on bikes...at night...loud...just when the little ones were going to sleep...
The next day - my stress was pretty much gone and we spent most of the day on the playground - watching the kids have fun and talking with other parents. The in-laws came out for dinner and they had a nice time with the kids and hangin' out. My FIL loves this stuff...old army reservist. He built the fire with the kids and then we had s'mores.
Sunday was a day of rest - the kids were too pooped to pop and 2 out of 3 were napping heavily by noon. Me and DH actually read magazines!
Monday we came home, DH peeved that the lights on the left side of the trailer were not working, but our fellow campers shoved some foil in and we took our chances on the ride home. By the time we got home - the taillights were working just fine. DH was baffled. We probably have to replace the plug. Oh well...
As for the diet - confession time has come...I did not drink my water, I binged on S'mores on Sunday, I had way to many carbs overall...but I think the max was 2500 on the very worst day. See - I can justify anything
So, now I am back in the saddle - water, water, water today - I'm fairly floating right about now. I'll be in range if it kills me. I'll get on the TM or do my strength, so help me God! Actually, God, please help me if you hear me! I need some strength for my motivation! I am dreaming about S'mores!
I know - just another blip and bump in the big picture...It's today's mantra! Say it with me....just a bump, just a bump, back in the saddle, drink your water, just a bump, back in the saddle, just a bump, back in the saddle...
Our next camping trip is one month away - for a week...I'll have a new plan of action for that one. S'mores allowed, only one a day! Not 2, or 3, or 4 You think I'm kidding? Try 5!
OK - confession time is over! I hope y'all had a great weekend and didn't fall off the wagon too bad! Just keep saying your matra like me!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I felt it immediately this morning when I woke up...the full moon was GONE!
I know - I'm a wacko, but for real, everything is back to normal! I was even nursing the 20 month old's 103 fever last night, and still woke up like a new woman! My husband and father said they felt the same thing!
I even feel perky again! Like I want to/can exercise again! WoooHoooo!
Oh Happy Day!!!!
DH is off today with the 20 month old, and we are getting the food ready for camping on Friday morning. Lot's to do between now and then. We'll probably be proactive and pack most of the stuff in the truck tonight. I can't wait!
I'll be taking my camera - let's see what naturey thing I can take this time around to spruce up the old Sparkpage. The weather is supposed to be wonderful....I can't wait!
OK - enough perky happiness! Ooooooo - I can't wait!!!!!
Monday, May 19, 2008
I always know when it's a full moon.
Things are always, well....off.
Kids, hubby, me...trying to get out of the funk today, but had no luck.
Things peeved me all gosh darn day. And no, it's not my TOM. I deleted my earlier blog... too pessimistic, even for me. That's was not me...stress, yes, but not me.
The bile duct thing really threw me out of my mojo. I've been trying to get it back ever since, but I'm too pooped to pop. I should be doing sit ups right now, but I went to bed so late last night I have no energy. Thanks dh for the caffenated tea!
Oh well, tomorrow is a new day, right? I'll do my strength during lunchbreak.
Good news here!! We scheduled 2 more camping trips - HOORAY!!!! I'm so excited! We are going this weekend and we are ready to rock! A couple new things to work on - the awning, the new grill...I can't wait!
So good night, dear hearts. Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Many of you don't know this, but I don't eat ice cream at all. Used to, but now I cannot. Even the slightest lick will get me sick. Something changed in my body that cannot digest the fats created in ice cream. I'm not lactose intolerant (been tested), I eat cheeses and milks daily with no problem...it's just the darned ice cream, or so I thought.
In 1998 I had my gall bladder removed after, oh, let's say 10 years of suffering from attacks. After that, my system was all screwed up, as it sometimes gets when it comes out. It seemed that every 2 years, I would still have gall bladder type pain. I had these attacks even thru my pregnancies. One day, it got so bad, I went to the hospital, told the ER doc about my duct problem, he told me it was probably gas and then later profusely apologized to me when the sonogram came back showing a huge, inflamed bile duct. They did an ESRP scope down my gullet and pulled out "sludge." Sounds pretty, huh?
So long story short, my gastro guy told me that I should just really watch the fats, blah blah blah. I have a tendency to over produce "sludge" or teeny tiny stones.
Since SP, I've been a maven about watching and recording everything, so it didn't take me long to find the offending culprits in my diet. Light cheesecake on Mother's Day (MIL made it special for me), eggplant and garlic & oil pasta (eggplant get saturated with oil), and I treated myself to a chocolate glazed Dunkin Donut because I was under cals....bad move - that was the straw that broke the camels back.
Midmorning yesterday, my attack came, turned my upper abdomen into a tight spasming playground from you know where, and I was down and out on the couch. Called in the troops for backup (DH and dad) and by mid afternoon the sludge had passed. I'm so used to the feeling of it passing I know exactly when it happens. Scary.
Total tally of cals yesterday: 485
Total tally today: 990
I get scared to eat anything, especially fats, even though it is most likely gone for a while. If I had one wish to make, it would be for this to go away for good. I think I can get a stent put in to keep it open...something to talk about with my gastro guy. Until then, I have to live with my stupid bile duct.
PS - I am totally fine today, like nothing ever happened...so weird, huh?
Monday, May 12, 2008
I wanted to sharewith everyone what my almost 4 year old gave me.
It's a piece of paper with questions anwered my him and written by his teacher. Here it is:
Name is: Danny
My Mom is 4 years old.
Some of my Mom's favorites are:
tv show: little bell (Little Bill)
song: Superman (huh?)
story: Mrs. Jeepers (I was reading them a book with that character in it)
I love it when my Mother: EXERCISES (I almost cried over that one)
My mother and I like to: play the drums (again, huh?)
My mother is great because: she loves me
I will honor my mother today by: not crying (does it everyday at drop off)
I really teared up in the daycare when I read about the exercising thing...5 months ago it would have been something completely different. So I guess I have a mini-goal accomplished - to be a good example for my kids. DONE!
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