Tuesday, September 10, 2013
and most days, I want the "parade" to just stop for a bit, take a water break, let me enjoy the music.
Suffice it to say, I'm feeling really down.
- My heart has not been in the 5% challenge this time around. I'm slogging through it, but not actively participating.
-I joined Weight Watchers 2 weeks ago, hoping that the weekly meetings would motivate me and help me get back on track. Yesterday I ate an entire bag of Honey Dijon potato chips...that was my healthy lunch. I couldn't stop myself; I put them away, got them back out again, put them away, got them out again and then I actually hid the bag in my briefcase so no one else would see it. Did I log it? Yes....
-On the same note, the WW scale was much higher than my home scales, so which weight do I use? I've continued weighing myself on the home scale for the 5% challenge, but I feel like I am being dishonest!!!
-Our beloved collie, Spencer, has been diagnosed with cancer. Today we should have the biopsy results, telling us whether it has gone into the leg bone and what type of cancer it is. We are heartbroken and may be facing some tough choices later this week.
-Yesterday I woke up feeling extremely nauseous. I got up and in my attempt to make it to the bathroom, the room starting spinning and I "blacked out", going down hard, hitting a shelving unit and the wall. Needless to say, DH hurt the "crash" and came running. He got me back to bed, but for the next two hours I was freezing. Took a "work from home" day, accomplished little, barely moved off the couch (less than 1000 steps) and ate potato chips. Yup, definitely feeling bad for myself. Maybe I needed the sodium??? lol
Feeling better today, no nausea, no dizziness. Perhaps my body's way of telling me that I am doing way too much; yesterday I looked at my calendar and the many, many items I "needed" to add to it, or "wanted" to add to it, and I couldn't even pick up the pen to add them in. if that isn't a signal coming through loud and clear, I don't know what is.
Finally, the new studio - coming along but already overcrowded! How did that happen? Here are a few promised pics....
My first two projects have been a bust! ha ha Hopefully I'll get back over today and make them right.
Finally, thank you Teddy Bear team for putting me in the spotlight yesterday! Your timing was perfect! I didn't see it until late last night, so today I will be going back to read everything and remind myself that I matter, and that I can get through the rough patches and be successful and healthy!!!
Sunday, August 25, 2013
I can't believe it's Sunday morning all ready! The weekend is flying by! Saturday was a busy day. I only got over to the new studio to drop off a few more things, so today will be a busy day over there setting up. My daughter got in safely and I took her by; she loves it! Perfect for a sewing studio! Her words "It's small, but I could live here! I'm jealous!" We went shopping and she helped me pick out a shower curtain, rugs, and towels; she's even better putting together colors than I am! We also went to World Market and I splurged on a chair, rug and an awesome metal piece that can be used as a table but also has mega storage in it. I also found the perfect small benches at Target but they only had one and it was broken, so I think I am going to order them today.
I promised myself I wouldn't buy NEW stuff, since we have so much still at DH's mother's home in Michigan that we need to move, but.....I didn't listen. I got caught up in the excitement! ha ha Again, pics to come and you can tell me if I made the right choice!!!
Today is the Blessing of the Beasts at our beach service. Yesterday I baked the cakes; this morning I will turn them into what resembles bowls of dog food. I also turned cinnamon rolls into mini-rawhide bones! Pics to come, I promise! For the pooches, I have purchased Milk-Bones! It should be an eventful service! Now to get all of this and our own two collies down there!
Lots to do so I can share with you later!!! Blessings on all!!
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Happy Saturday all!
A busy day ahead, so just a quick post before heading to the workout room. No excuse Saturday ahead!! Workout, massage, bring my daughter's tortoise to a new home, bake for church services, run to airport to pick up same daughter, and end the day at the new studio putting my sewing table back together!
Yes, DH and I lugged the rest of the sewing table up the three flights of stairs late last night. Now I get to put all the pieces back together and bring over the machines today! We are hoping to get all the pictures and other things up on the wall by tomorrow evening and then I can officially start dedicating time to my crafting/quilting once again! I am so excited to have a place to call my own...and to leave things out that I am working on. All you crafters out there know what I mean!!
On another note, I did not get the job at the Church. The committee decided, after interviewing many, that they were going to split the job into two different positions. I was overqualified for the simplified Admin job, and the "technology" position was only going to be 5 hours a week, and that just wouldn't pay the bills. Could I have added another 5 hours into my already busy schedule? Yes, but not what I wanted to do. I would rather have those five hours to dedicate to my crafting studio.
So I will continue to put my faith and trust in God; keeping my eyes, ears and most importantly, my heart open to future possibilities.
Stay tuned for pics later this weekend!!!! Hugs to all of you!!!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
That is the big question!!! I have not been an active this challenge; I can't believe we are 4 weeks into the challenge!
So much has been going on the last few weeks; it's time to share some of it with you! I have been contemplating changes in my life for some time now. I spend too much time at a job I don't like, around very negative people. What a waste of my time! I spend the rest of my time taking care of everyone else, and as a result, my weight has skyrocketed, I don't sleep well, and overall just feel crappy
I decided to stop talking about change and start making changes; putting my faith in God and trusting Him to show me the way. I found a studio apartment in a building from the 1800's just a short distance from where I live, and signed a lease. Not to live there!!! NOOOO! To set up my quilting/creative arts studio, my sanctuary, my space. I need some space! Although I officially don't move in until 9/1, they have let me start setting moving all my sewing stuff over there and I may be completely set up this weekend. I have set up a website, an email address, and more - praying that I can start selling soon!
Here are some before pics - I'll post the after pics on Sunday (hopefully)!!!
Look at those windows! The ceilings are more than 10 feet high!
My second leap was to apply for a job at my church. I had my interview on Monday; now I am waiting patiently and praying that my God sends me in this direction. It is a perfect fit for me and although it is only part-time, it has such potential and would allow me more time to allow me to focus on the business of crafting (selling). It would also give me more time to travel to see those beautiful little guys in FL!!!
Did I mention it is a 3rd floor walk-up and I am moving everything pretty much by myself? I have gone up and down those stairs so many times in the last two weeks! I'm not used to stairs - loving them!!!
So in the course of all this; I have let my diet and formal exercise slide! Come Monday, I'll be back in full force!!!
Hugs to all of you!
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