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Holiday blues...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm having a hard time being excited about the upcoming holidays...Thanksgiving Jodie will still be in Louisiana, and my Daughter was transferred several hours away for work and won't be able to be home either, and I can't go see her because of work myself. Of course, there will still be three kids here, LOL. Just hard to have some gone - I really hate that.

Been another "catch up" weekend of chores and homework. Diet/exercise not going to plan. Need to do november goals, because there's a lot of November left! Never too late, right?


so I'm going to work on some more chores, and think about goals.....

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PRYDEQUEEN 11/13/2010 11:44PM

    I'm not feeling the holiday excitement either! Will work on the attitude for the next few days and remember the reason for the season - peace!

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ANGELCITYGAL 11/13/2010 9:10PM

    Can you Skype with the far-away loved ones? My gf and I (2000 miles apart) like to have Skype dates. We prepare the same meal in each of our kitchens and meet in front of the computer to eat and chat. It's not exactly the same as being together, but beats the heck out of a phone call. And it's free. Maybe you can share a toast or open gifts together that way?


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ZLOIE2 11/13/2010 7:19PM

    Holidays are always sorta a down time for me. Trying to go between both my family and my partners family and hoping everyone gets along. I could just skip Nov. and Dec. and move on to Jan.

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MAYBER 11/13/2010 6:21PM

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Just take one holiday gathering at a time we have five children and think two may be with us and that is okay they have in-laws and families of their own and encourage them to make their own tradtions the two that will be with us have no children and since DH has Alzheimers they understand that he wants to be at home where he is comfortable
One day at a time

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Playing catch up

Monday, November 08, 2010

This weekend was all about catching up on homework and catching up on sleep! I'd say it was a success in both arenas.

Now to just stay caught up!

Definitely noticed a change in mood with the change in weather...and jodie being gone 45 days...a little bluer than usual. But, we are at just over three weeks and she'll be home so that's something to look forward to.

Exercise and food intake took a hit this weekend - I slept, ate, and did homework. Tried not to pig out, and did moderatly okay there. Telling myself now it's back to weekly routine, needs to be weekly routine wth food and exercise too!

Son is sleeping all night for the first time in months - apparently sleep problems are common in ADHD/bipolar. Sleep has to be good....cuz i know I get really crankly when I don't get enough myself.

working with 4 women on personal coaching for dance. I need to make it 5 and coach myself the way I coach them! Why is it so much easier for me to motivate/encourage others, and so hard to apply it to me? sigh. Just keep working on it.


Getting what we need

Saturday, October 30, 2010

This has been one looooong week.
- Worked 40 hours
- Mid terms!
- Taught dance classes Monday and Thursday
- Had troupe practice Monday and Friday
- Had private students Tuesday and Thursday
- Dishwasher broke Thursday night (won't drain - it's apparently clogged)
- Jodie's been gone since September, and has 34 days till she flies back
- My 14yo son was diagnosed with ADHD (which I expected) and Bipolar (which wasn't so much expected).

yeah. Pretty much that last one there..on top of the rest of it? Put me over the edge. Worry, grief, being told my kid has the highest anxiety the pyschologist has seen in an adult OR kid - ever... I feel guilty too. Cuz all this time, I thought mike was "just being a dick".

See, he hides it well. He's apparently really worried about being "appropriate" so he trained himself to look like everyone else. He hasn't really gotten in trouble..he's had some anger management issues since first grade and I was pretty sure he was ADD/ADHD - but he hasn't been out setting fires or doing "crazy" stuff. The kind of ADHD he has (ADHD-PI) is not typical for what people think of ADHD, he fidgets (a LOT) but he can sit in a class and not be obvious, he can appear "normal" - but INSIDE he is off the hook, brain all over the place....and he apparently has a problem with short term memory.

Add that he's amazingly smart...and you have a pretty amazing kid with a lot of problems who had some behaviors that his mom just thought he was being a typical arse of a teen age boy. Now I'm finding some of that he really couldn't help....and all those times he said "I forgot", apparently he really DID forget.

So...he's been suffering in silence and I've been telling him to get it together...and I feel pretty bad.

Can't go back, can only go forward. But this week has definitely held some grief for me and concern over his future. he'll begin a med this week for the bipolar and once that's under control they'll fiddle with something for the ADHD.

I have burned about 1600 calories so far this week...and gained 3 pounds. My food hasn't been THAT bad that I should gain weight with all that burning, and I realized yet again, I'm not drinking more than 4 glasses of water a day. DUH. One of these days I'll make it into a habit, eh?

That's my week. Can't tell ya how glad I am it's Saturday!

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RJANE40 11/1/2010 9:14AM

    I am Bipolar and I can tell you that medication has worked wonders for me. Glad he is getting the support he needs!

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As Seen On TV

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I admit it...I keep the TV on at night. With Jodie gone to take care of her mom in Louisiana, total quiet just makes trying to sleep alone worse! I keep it on the Food Network...I love Chopped, Good Eats, Unwrapped...The only downside? Every morning i wake up to a different infomercial. Usually, I shut it off at that point, but sometimes I just hustle into getting ready and I can hear it in the background.

Ads for skin care, Ronco products, Total gym...but this a.m. I got so ANGRY! This ad, I don't even know what it was for - I could just hear it as I got out of the shower...talking about "eat all you want! Eat whatever you want, exercise less...and lose weight!!"

What total crap! Is there any merit to whatever this program is? Oh, they have meal plan that probably would help someone if they had no clue where to start....a couple of exercise dvds come with could help someone I'm sure.

It's the booming tag line of "eat what you want, don't exercise and LOSE WEIGHT!" it's such crap! The hard truth is - there is no magic pill, no magic combination of foods, etc. You have to eat less/move more. That's the real deal. But we (yeah I've done it too!) want a quick fix, a painless fix, etc. and we're willing to pay a lot of money to try it.

Move more, eat less. it's not exciting..It's not "new and improved"....but it's the way to go.

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RJANE40 11/1/2010 9:11AM

    those commercials aggravate me so much! If it seems too good to be truth, it most likely is and still people flock to it in droves.

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WORKINGSTIFF 10/22/2010 10:29AM

    Anyone who believes the "eat all you want" scam has been living with their head stuck in the sand...

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MINIDRIVER63 10/21/2010 10:59AM

    And if I let myself, I'm a sucker for every one, be it a miracle make-up, slimming undergarments, or a new fitness craze.

I am so gullible!

Does your tv have an auto-off feature? I can set mine to turn off in an hour (or half-hour, or hour and a half...) so I can fall asleep watching/listening to tv but not be woken up by loud infomercials.

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NANCYRUBIO 10/21/2010 9:01AM

    Thanks for the info-merical---And they always get so loud.
You can but one--but wait--act now and you can get two for the same price. emoticon

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Under 240 this morning, for the first time in literally MONTHS!

All this calorie burning is ...actually working!

Great way to start my week!

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/20/2010 10:57AM

    Wonderful! Congrats! Have a wonderful day.

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SUSIEQ911 10/20/2010 9:25AM

    YAY!!!! emoticon

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DITA48 10/19/2010 8:44AM

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BORNAGAINBRAT 10/18/2010 12:27PM

    That is so awesome! emoticon

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TERRYT55 10/18/2010 10:46AM

    YAY for you.....doesn't it feel great! Congrats. Keep up the good work!

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KRO-BAR 10/18/2010 10:12AM

    Congrats!! That's AWESOME!!!

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 10/18/2010 9:59AM

    YaY, good for you. Congratulations on your milestone. Those are always so exciting when you jump on the scale and see IT!!! ... Terri =)

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PRYDEQUEEN 10/18/2010 9:42AM


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