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Saturday, 9/20/14

Saturday, September 20, 2014




I can't believe how non-stop this day has been and that is not what I thought it would be like! When I see the list below it is no wonder I'm so thankful to finally be Sparking and watching a movie online.

*Gym
*Bountiful Basket
*Walgreens
*Grocery Store
*Haircut
*Put everything away from the stores
*Started laundry
*Vacuumed
*Made 2 of 3 beds with new linens
*Took my dad back home
*Hobby Lobby
*Lowe's
*Lunch with the family
*Painted a rail at the end of the stairs
*Updated receipts

While I was doing all of this the family was out with my dad and this afternoon they have all been outside painting boards for the coming patio cover!

Tomorrow... church and getting things ready for co-op.

  
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DIANNEMT 9/20/2014 6:52PM

    You deserve a break! Get a good night's sleep! And maybe a bubble bath!!

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Friday, 9/19/14

Friday, September 19, 2014




Enjoyed a quiet day at home which also meant one morning for the entire week that I did not have to awaken to the alarm clock. However, while Tim was up early getting ready to head to a meeting he didn't pay attention to the houndies so Jolie came upstairs and woke everybody up early. Oh well.

We got school accomplished and while the kids were doing their work I got things done for co-op. I really should have kept track of how many hours I've spent on that this week because I truly feel like it was way too much of my time. Definitely need things to calm down soon. Nothing dramatic...just lots of little things. I also spent a couple of hours getting school plans in place in the tracking software and checking today's work.

After lunch Tim took Isaac with him to work and Maegann and I went to Michael's to find some fall decor for the house. With all the cute decorating spots in this little place we really needed something different as all our other things were mostly for spring/summer as that's when we were selling the old house and we bought them for "show." Got some cute things at 50% and the fall colors are so pretty in here with all the brown shades on the walls.

Didn't have any free time once home really so it was into the kitchen to work on supper for everyone. Tonight I'm enjoying Biggest Loser (online) while Sparking.

One decision I made at some point today was to go back to eating even closer to how I was on the previous nutrition plan. I am tired of the scale creeping back up. I can account for a little with the muscle weight, but not 20#. Makes me so angry, but it is my fault for not caring a little sooner. I truly don't think I paid attention to the number as it was such a slow process. Now that nothing is fitting nicely the number has my full attention. Tim spoke with my Chiropractic doc that helped me so much and he offered his advice for what to make happen and it is pretty much where I was at in my head. Gotta make it happen!

Tomorrow... gym for cardio, Bountiful Basket, groceries, car wash, a couple errands, home to mop floors and change bed linens. Trying to keep the day as quiet as I can once the morning is done.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 9/20/2014 10:37AM

    Hope your afternoon stays calm! Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, 9/18/14

Thursday, September 18, 2014




Made it to the gym a little late this morning thanks to a tire going flat. Had to turn around and come get a different vehicle. Nice that Rocky had a few extra minutes so we could get a full 30 minutes done anyway. He is pushing me and that is a good thing. He sent a nice text a bit later in the morning telling me he thinks I'm doing great and to keep up the hard work. Now if I can just get the scale to start reflecting that work!

Other accomplishments today:
*school
*in-home counseling
*Isaac's physical therapy
*much of the co-op work (I need this to quiet down soon...too many hours each week.)



This evening I had a chance to check the weigh-in and I don't remember ever having one completed by 8 p.m. MT since I've been doing the reporting. Wow! Check this one off the list and congrats to those who had amazing losses for our first week!

Tomorrow... school and nothing else on the calendar. Yahoo!

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 9/19/2014 8:40AM

    Sounds like this trainer was just right for you! Have a great Friday!

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CARRIE1948 9/19/2014 8:37AM

    I'm so happy the trainer is turning out to be such a positive ally

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DOROTHYBERO 9/19/2014 8:37AM

    Enjoy your quiet day!

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NELLIEC 9/18/2014 11:22PM

    It's great you got a lot accomplished!

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Wednesday, 9/17/14

Wednesday, September 17, 2014




This morning the kids and I headed out for Maegann's eye appointment at 7:30. Glad I kept the appointment even after finding out much of the recent trouble was a sinus infection because we did learn her eyes have changed enough that glasses are not needed currently.

Afterwards we went to breakfast at McD's and then ran a couple errands on the way. Then it was time for schoolwork. Got it done easily (mostly) and then it was off to Isaac's counseling appointment. I used that waiting time to get my "to do" list put together for co-op and start working on the sub list for Monday. Got lunch done for everyone and then I headed back for my counseling appointment. Once again most of the conversation revolved around what to do for Isaac. I did ask her why she was pushing the H.I. services so much because for us it seemed like one more thing to suck time out of the family for basic stuff. She said it would offer some new ideas for the family in working with Isaac and basic life skills, but I'm still not 100% convinced. I'm still researching. At the end she wanted to know what I'd like the sessions to look like (finally) and I told her I need help knowing how to deal with the frustrations and emotions that come from the list of Isaac's behaviors...not dealing with him. So...I'll give her one more try to see if she can do it.

That only left a couple hours free at home so I'm enjoying Master Chef while Sparking. We are going to a company "dinner" tonight so the evening is pretty well out of our control again.

Tomorrow... trainer time, school, in-home counseling, taking Isaac to physical therapy and then NOTHING!!!!!


BL Challenge - Team Emerald: Gearing up to begin our second week as our weigh-in to end the first full challenge week is tomorrow! I put out the inter-team challenge for the coming week and some members are already making it happen along with the mini challenge Karen (co-leader) put out there to go hand-in-hand with it. Loving it!

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 9/18/2014 11:59AM

    I hope that the counselor ends up working for you Janet! Enjoy your calmer Thursday!

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DOROTHYBERO 9/18/2014 8:54AM

    Hope counseling goes better next week. Sometimes it seems counselers really do not listen.

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Tuesday, 9/16/14

Tuesday, September 16, 2014




Woke up tired as expected as I adjust to crazy busy Monday's with the homeschool co-op. First stop...the gym!



I am beginning to not like the words "you've graduated" from the trainer. Means I can expect a much more intense workout. He did say I'm breezing through them and I'm right where he had hoped I'd be strength-wise. I must say I typically don't notice new aches and pains until later evening, but today it was within a few hours.

Spent the morning working through school with the kids and getting more done for the co-op meeting tonight. Isaac headed out for a birthday party about 1:30 (won't be home until around 9:00) so Maegann and I went shopping for fall clothes. Her latest growth spurt took her right out of the ones she had. Found a couple pair of jeans and about 4 tops that will get her started. I also found myself a light gray cardigan (no buttons) to wear over tanks, etc. Came home and took a long nap and now I'm doing some email/spark before grabbing supper and heading out.

Tomorrow.... schoolwork, Isaac's counseling, my counseling (if it is still all about what to do for Isaac it will be my last with this person) and then nothing.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 9/17/2014 9:08AM

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/17/2014 8:31AM

    That has to make you feel good that you are breezing through the trainer's moves. Shows how strong you are! Have a great Wednesday!

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NELLIEC 9/17/2014 12:36AM

    Wow, that seems like a looong party for Isaac to go to!

It does make sense to end your counseling if it isn't really meeting your needs.

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