- Thursday Nov 06, 2008
Well, here I am again. Yesterday was a good day - walked 1.5 hours with friend and dogs. It was a great weather day. I did OK on eating until last night I ate a small Reece's cup! I'll do better today. I can do it.
Some of you all will remember that I was offered a job about 6 months ago. I was in a quandry on whether to take it or not. I didn't take it because was just not sure that I should go back to work full-time or not. I wasn't sure that it was God's will for me to do that at that time since I felt like he had put me where I am not for a reason. Well, lately I am thinking that that job offer was a gift and I missed it!!! I gave them a call - left a message for the HR manager that I was READY to work fulltime and that If they had any more openings, please let me know. That was Tuesday a.m. I haven't heard anything! I am almost sick over it.
Carpet still not in. Maybe 3 more weeks. Probably not in time for Thanksgiving. : o( More later.
- Sunday Nov 02, 2008
Hello all. I am still working on the house. I finally ordered the carpet - I hope I like it!!! It should be here in a week and then it will probably take a week to get it installed.
I have had a health set-back - a root canal was necessary last week to get a tooth fixed up. Yikes - $850 and lots of pain. Looking back it had been bothering me for about a month - I did not feel well for that long. But I was ignoring it.....I got it done by someone other than my regular dentist - he was on vacation last week - wouldn't you know it.
We had the church retreat this weekend and I was so glad to get the root canal done before the weekend so I could enjoy it. It turned out great. I'm glad to be home though.
Daughter-dear is coming home from New Orleans - she is going to have a rude awaking when she gets her - although I can't wait to see her. She has not called each day like she promised. It turns out she didn't take the phone charger that goes with her cell phone and the one she took didn't work. BUT - there is the hotel phone - the good old fashioned one! Brother.....17 year old people think they are so smart - one day she will find out she doesn't know everything.
I have been doing OK with food and exercise. Holding my own. I will post more when I have more done on the house. Hope this finds everyone doing well!
Whatever your political convictions - be sure to vote on Tuesday!!
- Thursday Oct 09, 2008
OK I just had to sit down and dash off this post about Cheryl Burke - on Dancing with the Stars - for those of you who aren't aware of the situation - evidently she was on the cover of People Mag this week and they were giving her "the business" about having "gained weight" and being "fat"!!! This is a great looking young woman who has won the DWTS competition twice and has a body to die for - very curvy and sexy. She took the summer off for the first time in years and gained 5 lbs because she wasn't dancing 7 hours a day everyday and evidently it showed a little in those skimpy costumes they wear on that show.
On Good Morning America they gave her some time to comment about it and I found myself yelling at the screen "Sic 'em, Cheryl!!" And while she was very professional and didn't tell them off in a ugly way she sure had her say. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on all who publish, point out and talk about it when anyone - especially those in the public eye gain a pound or two. This is one thing that feeds into the minds of women everywhere - especially those young, impressionable ones - and helps create eating disorders all over the world.
Let me go on record, even if it is just here on DDs, and say that we need to get BETTER things to talk about that things of this nature - that don't matter a hill of beans to anyone. Let these people talking about this stuff spend their time trying to figure out how to help their fellow man, or make a change in the world that really matters.
SIGH - OK - that's off my chest!! God bless us all. Let's go forward in our day rich in the knowledge that we all matter to God, and He wants a relationship with all of us. Let's all figure out one thing we can do today that will bring Him glory!
- Thursday Oct 02, 2008
Hi guys. Working on the house really hard and not much time to post. Not doing really well, but not really bad either. I don't feel like I'm living up to my new name - A New Hollybelle, that is for sure, though. I promise I will catch up and comment on your diaries soon. I need to concentrate on the house right now - it's better better - finally.
Church group tonight - big dinner. Will eat as healthily as possible.
Hope everyone is doing well - God bless......
- Friday Sep 26, 2008
Last night a church dinner was OK. I ate good dinner and only had 2 bites of cheesecake. I love cheesecake, but this was not my favorite.
Today so far so good. I will try to post more later, but my home computer is DOWN - can't get on internet for some reason. Opened a "questionable" file from a known source the other night and it acted funny. I am running spy and virus scans and protection updates so hope it is temporary.
- Thursday Sep 25, 2008
Well, I have been doing Ok the last couple of days, but not any better than OK. I guess that, even, is better than AWFUL!!! LOL 'ya gotta laugh sometimes.
I walked for an hour and 15 minutes last night with husband and the dogs. I hope to get a walk of at least 30-45 min in tonight before church, but I don't know - there is a BIG issue I need to address with daughter and I really dread it - don't know what time she is coming home and I need to catch her so she can be made aware.
House is still a mess. Contractor hasn't shown up in 5 working days! He said he only had 2-3 days left of work, so I'm not sure what the heck is the hold up! At this point I am almost beyond caring! I think I'll just live in the mess forever! LOL, again!
I think calories were about 1800-1900 yesterday thanks to an absolutely wonderful cupcake from a bakery called The Pie Kitchen. I love caramel icing and it had the best caramel icing I have ever eaten. I went into sugar-shock after having it, though! I really felt dizzy!
Tonight have church dinner - so will try to keep portions down on that so I can have some of everything and enjoy. I am hoping the dessert will be something I really don't like!
God bless you, everyone! Later.......
- Tuesday Sep 23, 2008
Yesterday was ok - still no exercise. Met with only my one girlfriend last night. Didn't really over eat - but ate some rolls at the resturant that probably kicked up calories for the day to around 1665. That's not awful, but need to be better today.
I plan to ride bike after work for awhile and maybe take dogs for a walk with busband later.
House is still driving me crazy! Just have to laugh! God bless you all will try to comment on your diaries later. Sorry haven't done that much lately - just nuts around here.
- Monday Sep 22, 2008
Whew, I am glad the weekend is OVER. I didn't do too badly overall, but didn't exercise at all! I don't know why. Well, actually, I guess I did exercise somewhat because Saturday I took the wife of one of the board members to a local historic site - Shakertown at Pleasant Hill - and we walked from 10:00 'til 3:00 except for 45 min we took for a light lunch. The other lady had a foot that was bothering her and we walked slowly, though.
Anyway - I actually can't wait to get back to good eating habits and some exercise today!
Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless.
- Friday Sep 19, 2008
Well, I think I didn't do so well last night at the church dinner. I had dessert - and it wasn't even something I really loved. I was very nervous and ate in anxiety/excitement-being with all those new people. Probably wound up with about 2000 calories yesterday and no exercise.
Today I am going back to my walk at lunch plan. I will walk about 20 minutes at lunch and eat at my desk later.
God bless. Have a wonderful day-let's all try to have a successful weekend. It's going to be hard for me too because U am going to two dinners tonight and tomorrow night with husband's work associates! Nice restaurants, too! Yikes!
- Wednesday Sep 17, 2008
Update for Wednesday - Probably ended up with about 1300 calories and a 1 hour walk with husband and dogs. I had a small cheese quiche and a small PBJ for dinner - wierd, but we were doing leftovers and that's what was there that I wanted. I have to eat things I really like or else I go on a big munchie spree later!
Have my Alpha church group tonight......big dinner. Will practice disicline - I hope - with all that good food. Am going to try to split dessert or just have a "bite" of one. The food is always so good! Yikes. I need to prove that I can pace myself on Thursday nights at the Alpha dinners......something to shoot for.....
Will post update later tonight. Have a wonderful day everyone.
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So far today has been OK.
Grapes and Coffee - wierd but good 175
1/2 artichoke and pepper chicken pasta - very light - 350 (I'm guessing)
Grapes for snack - 75
Tonight will eat quiche and some other leftovers - walk with husband and dogs - will keep it vry reasonable in the calorie department!!
Note: Aside and BTW - I feel bloated today - not sure why!