Sunday, July 1, 2012

Now and then..

Now and then I'm going to skip blogging days.  But I don't think it matters... it isn't like I have that many followers or I have that much going on.  All I really talk about on here is my weight loss and I'm starting to wonder if I should cover more topics.  The only thing is, I don't have many to talk about.  I'm rather boring, really.  And you know, I don't mind it most of the time.  I don't like drama and I would much rather live a simple life.  I like solutions, but I don't like problems.  I know, I'm weird and I'm ok with that.  But I was wondering if I should cover my job (SAHM, possible new ideas, etc.), my hobbies, or just other things.  I know I complain about my hubby once in a while but other than that, I don't cover much.  So maybe I will start branching out a bit.

But first...
My weight this AM is 188.5.  But I'll take it.  I started my cycle this AM, so I'm happy with that number.  I have been eating ok even with GNO to go see 'Magic Mike' and then the July 4th stuff yesterday.  Which is probably the only thing we will do for the 4th unless this heatwave breaks soon.  It was miserably hot and uncomfortable.  We even sat in the back of my Flex and watched with the air running WITH the hatch open!  Silly... maybe.  But much more comfy with two kids?  You bet!  Plus, we had a FANTASTIC view and were comfy instead of sitting on the crunchy ground.  The bonus was when it was time to go, we just hopped in and left!  We beat out a lot of the traffic because they had walked down to be closer to the water.  Which we didn't want to do because we were afraid our youngest would freak out from the noise.  Overall, nice fireworks and we had a good time.  We didn't do all of the carnival like stuff they have beforehand, but it was just too darn hot!  107 in the shade...  This is TN.  We just aren't use to heat like that!  My oldest didn't even want to go out to play.  Not even in the early hours or the late hours!  Even the water coming out of the hose is hot.  Just not good weather right now. 

On that note, my plants are dead.  I am going to have to break down and water tonight if we don't get some rain.  Even my trees and bushes are starting to suffer.  I'm ok with losing my squash plants.  I didn't really plant them... they just showed up.  But I would hate to lose my dogwoods, my arborvitae's or even my flowering bushes; which for whatever reason decided to bloom mid-Summer instead of Fall.  So, I was thinking that this evening with the lack of rain, come 7 or 8, I may go out and water them enough to just get them a sip to hold them over until we get real rain.  I don't care if the weeds die, but of course they're doing great!  UGH.  Only good thing is now mowing right now.

On top of this, I don't want to work out.  Even in the house it is just warm and sticky to do anything.  I was on a good roll there for a few weeks, then I got sick and now I've just not gotten back to it!  But I need to and want to.  I am going to try like the dickens to do it today.  I said the same to myself yesterday and never did it.  But I am going to try harder today to get July off on the right foot since I was so lazy in that department for June.  Not that I didn't stay busy, because I for sure did!  I just didn't do any type of formal workouts.  And I sure would like for Pilates to be in there since staying busy may burn cals, but Pilates tightens all that stuff up!  And I need that as much as the weight loss.

Have I mentioned my stomach issues on here before?  I don't remember if I have but over the last few years since we moved back to TN, off and on I have had several issues with my stomach.  No matter what I've done, no one has been able to figure it out and I have gone from thinking it was coffee, to heavy metal poisoning, to dirty salad, and so on and etc.  Now for the last month or so it's hit me off an on, but not as severe so I have gone to taking an acid reducer almost daily in the last week and so far, so good.  I am starting to wonder if TN doesn't settle well with me or maybe it's age.  Either way, now I am pretty much on meds, too.  UGH.  And of course our lovely new 'healthcare' laws have banished coverage for 'OTC' to either force you to pay out of pocket or to buy their damn expensive prescribed.  I won't go on a political rant, but I think if they wanted to really help people, this was not the way to go.  And yes, I've read through several parts of it.  BLEH.  Anyways, I am hoping that this is all it has been the whole time and it will keep at bay.  Although, it's been way better than it was before.  This has actually been mild.  And who knows, they may not even really be related.  Could be two separate issues.  I guess only time will tell.

Well, I guess I need to wrap this up and get to moving on with my day although I feel like a zombie.  I really wish my youngest would sleep better.  It's driving me bonkers.  I am going to clean his room today, lower his bed (again!), and maybe hang some shelves.  Although, I'm not sure which color of shelves to put in since his room is in transition.  I may just stain them a light color and then I can stain darker or paint later.  That sounds like the best idea for now...  And I'm going to put them in the corner for now because that is the ONLY place he can't reach!!!  But there has got to be a place for his books.  They are taking up too much room in his closet and his toy bin.  I just don't know what to do with the other walls because he will tear down anything he can reach.  And it's really only two walls since one wall is done, the other wall is windows and the new shelves.  I just don't know what to do with those two areas...  Either way, need to get started and maybe something will come to me.  LOL  Have a good week and STAY COOL.


  1. It has been hot as blazes this week, I feel your pain! I've been sick too, nasty cough and mucus bug going around, yuk! Hope things cool off for you and you feel like getting back in the groove, until the heat breaks I'm right there with you!

  2. It has been crazy hot here too. I am still working out (only a couple of times a week, but it's better than nothing), forced myself to walk my dog last night, and we've been going to swim a couple times a week. So yeah, if that isn't trying I don't know what is.
    I am not a fan of intense heat. I like swimming, but it's been too scorching to do much else outside. Everybody's lawns are fried and brown.
    I get really bad stomach aches when I am stressed out. Once I was actually stuck in bed for a couple of days because it got so bad. My poor stomach carries all of my emotional bullshit. Hopefully someday it'll ease off.

  3. Sooooooooooooooooooooo freaken hot here too. We got a/c just in the nick of time. We were without until
    Friday. I would be dying right now without it. I hear ya on the not paying attention to food as
    Much. It's like I have gone completely backwards lately. I've re programmed my brain for fatty foods again. Not cool considering I was only 5 pounds away from being under 200 pounds. Bleh! Not good! I need to smarten up lol


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