Monday, July 08, 2013
So Sunday was spent in the ER ... again. Kiddo separated his right shoulder this time. Has a lovely bone sticking up (not out thank goodness) He is in a lot of pain...at least until the meds take over. Has an appt. with the Ortho clinic this morning...with the Dr. we don't really care for.
What is sad is that we know who is really good and who is not at an Ortho clinic. Spend way too much time and money there.
This latest incident brought out the absolute worst in my kid...and although timing was probably really bad...I let him have it. Had a huge fight, a longer talk, and after lots of tears on both sides, have agreed that he needs to hit the reset button, take stock of himself, and see where he wants to go.
It breaks your heart when your child tells you he doesn't know why he is angry and doesn't even know who he is anymore.
Needless to say, we did not sleep. I haven't tracked squat in 2.5 days. I've lost weight but I'm not going to count it because I know those tiny pounds will spring back on when things level off and I'm okay with that.
Vacation may or may not happen. Either way, even if we go, it won't be what we had planned...all fun in the sun and whatnot. So while I am thankful that my son was not seriously injured, I'd be a liar if I said I was not disappointed about losing the vacay. Not to mention worried about my child's welfare both physical and mental, short-term and long-term.
Anyhoo, today he goes for an immobilzer sling for the right shoulder, then next week he can take his cast off his left wrist. I just know I am getting those sidelong glances now...they are wondering in the ER if the accidents are real and whether they should be calling child services.
Greeeeaaat. Whatever. He is 13 and has a very stubborn mindset and loves thrills. I don't know where he got that. :P Hopefully the rest of them bones will hold up.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
So this month I've been doing things pretty much as we should according to Spark. Moving much, eating less, tracking and whatnot.
The scale has not budged. Now, I'm not going to lie to y'all and say that I don't care about that. I do. It ticks me off a bit. Well, a lot actually.
I'm not considering it failure on my part. Why?
Because of my swimsuits.
Now, for the truly brave and trendy people out there, I'm sure you have absolute JOY and LOVE for swimsuit shopping.
I do not.
I bought a suit last summer so that I could cover myself according to state laws and city ordinances and was not happy. I had to go up a size or two into the "women's" category. By all means, it was not a bad suit, it's a cute enough tankini...but really... once there is a double digit size with a 2 at the front...is there anyting "ini" about it?
Still...even that suit was tight.
So, just last week, I got approval for vacation in July and we decided to go to Destin, FL again.
Now, that joy faded quickly when I realized fun in the sun meant dragging out a new suit or buying one. Needless to say, I'd still rather not have to shop for a suit, so I dragged out last year's model.
It did not fit.
It was too big. WAY too big. As in things could slip out and violate aforementioned city ordinances big.
So...what's a girl to do? Well, I still was not willing to step into a store so I thought, I'll just see how close I was to my other suit. The one that was stashed...long forgotten in the back drawers in my closet. Still double digit...16, but it was lovely. Nice slim teal halter one piece with ruching. Quite sexy when paired with a silky pareo.
The thing fits. Very well. Actually, there is an area of concern if that scale even budges slightly south. But no, I'm not worried about that number anymore. I weigh more than I did when I last wore this suit. It obviously is "good weight" much in the same way as there is "good food."
It's going to be a good vacation, y'all. ;)
Have a healthy day!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I can't believe I've gone this long without blogging. Tells you we've been rather busy huh?
First...the little thing that is driving me NUTS! Skin rash. There is a saying that even the mightiest predators can be taken down my the smallest of creatures such as fleas and flies. I believe it. I have no idea if this is caused by bug bites or just hives but....*scratches* ...it can definitely drive someone crazy. However, thanks to the blessing of an eczemic child, I have an amory of pharmaceutical creams and whatnottery. Feel a bit like a greased pig though. Lovely visual for you there. :)
Let's see...what else? Oh, FINALLY got the house refinanced and things resettled in that department. One huge burden taken care of and done! I had such a stressful week getting all the ridiculous amount of paperwork ready for that...right up to the last day with a 3 hour conference call with one of our creditors. Really...the amount of legal schmegal that stuff requires is what really threatens forests.
Moved mother into her new home. Had battles with uncaring moving companies, lackadaisical real estate agents, bad backs and bones, and weather. For the most part...it's done...all that's left is moving it around to her satisfaction (and really...that's nothing to sneeze at.) It's a great house and I think she's going to love it. It's built on a slope and right outside her dining room window is this HUGE hickory tree. That's going to be FANTASTIC in fall. I'm a wee bit jealous. :D
DH and I are doing all right. He is really trying and it's been rather nice. The thing is...I was really hurt by all this and my psyche is struggling against it. I have bad dreams about it all still. It's kind of hard to wake up and remind myself of reality when just two months ago the reality was the nightmare. Kind of crazy right?
Kiddo is doing great. He got a cast for his broken wrist after getting the pins out. It is one that is removable, which is cool. Ortho has come a long way in just a decade. He is out diving in the local pool today because they can make them waterproof and washable. How cool is that?
So...in all of that I have still maintained exercise. I have tried my best to eat as healthy as possible (not always in the massive moves we've made this month.) Scale is staying put but the clothes are loose and I've been able to get into the "archives" as I call them. LOL! I got a really great compliment this morning from my boss, which is nice. Not too worried about that number on the scale yet...I know I've got to boost the workouts soon, but not until my house is in order. (I have stuff piled to the rafters in what is supposed to be a dining room...the detritus of a failed divorce?...that seems so weird to write.) Anyhoo, got to find where all that stuff went in the first place...or ...if I'm lucky...get rid of some of it. *evil grin*
If you've slogged through this blog...thanks? LOL! Sorry? I don't know...I'm glad you feel comfortable enough and hopefully slightly amused that you call yourself a friend and come back for more another day. Til then...have a healthy and fabulous day!
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