What have you done today to make you feel proud?

Goodness who else watched TBL?! I’ll get into my day’s recap before I discuss TBL.

Yesterday was a good day overall, obviously went to work- which was very busy yesterday, and on my lunch break went down to Michael’s with a coworker and got some more yarn- they were having a sale so I got more yarn for the afghan I’m making my sister and then got some yarn for scarves :D I’m almost done with my mom’s scarf yay! I’m sending out her Christmas Presents this weekend so that she should get it in time for Christmas. After work I got home and tidied up, actually went and lay down for a bit cuz I had a headache, I took ibuprofen and after a while felt okay. Got up and started using my knifty knitter :D Funny thing was the fids were afraid of it so for a change I did it in peace ;) They just played together on their cage which is FINE BY ME! lol. I made dinner which was that active lifestyle pasta with ragu sauce- I think I used the garden vegetable one. And of course grated parmesan cheese (yum). Hubby LOVES pasta so he gobbled it up and didn’t say a word against it- didn’t even complain about the noodles. I didn’t pair it with any salad or anything cuz I didn’t feel like it lol. I’d had a large salad for lunch earlier in the day so I wasn’t worried and I didn’t want to push it with hubby lol. My sister did make herself a small side salad to go with hers. Then after dinner cleaned up, did the dishes, and went back to my knifty knitting. I am really happy with my purchase- the knifty knitter only cost me $8! My husband was calling me a cheater lol- I was like leave me ALONE it’s not cheating it’s being efficient :p I didn’t work out yesterday cuz I really want to crank out my projects. I’ve got 4 scarves to do and my sister’s blanket to finish ALL by christmas! *faint* But today I will work out first thing :D Today when I get home I have to take hubby’s car in because there is still an issue with the tire and fender. Then when I get home I’m going to work out, make dinner (I’m thinking something with peas- I’m CRAVING peas), then shower and knifty knit the rest of the night lol.

Okay back to TBL! First of all, I thought everyone looked great. I was very proud of them all. Sean got so CUTE! And then when Tracey came out I was like WOW! She looked amazing. And Abby I thought looked wonderful, I was so happy for her and hope she finds happiness. She overcame so much, I admire her strength to keep on living despite her loss. Antoine and Alexandra were so cute and I was guessing he was going to propose to her on the show- and when he did I still cried with them and was like say yes! lol. I’m pretty sure those two ladies hugging were their mothers lol. And OMG Julio?! TALK ABOUT STUD- I was like oh goodness hello Latin LU-VAH! He was so suave and debonaire! I thought he was going to win until I saw Rebecca- I was like omg who is that supermodel?! Though I won’t lie I liked the brown color better than the blonde. And maybe it’s just me but part of me felt like she was being a sore winner- running around the stage and jumping into people’s arms. I always felt her little celebration dance was a little over the top honestly. And are her and Daniel still dating? I thought it odd at the end she ran and jumped on Sean and not Daniel- but that’s just me. I thought Shay did well also- but she still has a ways to go sadly. I was like dude it sucks to lose a whole person and STILL be overweight :( But she definitely has motivation to keep going!

With the final three I knew Amanda had no chance- out of all the contestants she was pretty low on the totem poll. I mean 9 of the people who went home did better than her percentage-wise. But whatever- yay for her- I still think she’s a whiner :p

Danny and Rudy OMG totally impressed me- when I saw Rudy I was like he looks great- then when I saw Danny I was like omg TOTAL transformation! And when he won I was very glad. I wanted him to win :D At the end it looked like his wife and family had also lost weight- good for them!

I don’t know if I’ll watch next season though- two hours at a time is too much- I think that show can be cut down to 1 hour honestly. And online that seems to be most people’s complaints- that the show is just too long.

Anyways- I’m off to read blogs and then get work done :D Have a good day everyone!

It’s raining men

And the rain came down, down, down. It basically poured all day yesterday- from the morning, from when hubby picked me up, and from when we got home- we had a small blackout for a while but the power came on again quickly. I got candles out just in case. It wasn’t raining this morning though yay. Look at the gloom outside:

Anyways- on to the photos- that’s what we came here for right?! lol.

Here’s the stage at The Shout House before the show started:

My sister and her friends:

My friend and I:

The Pianists! (they would switch up as you’ll see in other photos)

My sister’s on the stage for her happy bday song- they sing a cute song for you and tease you on stage when it’s your bday: She looks so cute :)

As you can see she doesn’t trust him right there lol

And the complimentary bumper sticker:

More of me and my sister and her best friend!

Proud Mary! Rolling on a river!

Okay I have to show this in sequence because it’s hilarious- at one point they started singing it’s raining men and they got all the guys to come on stage lol :D They start out modest then go WILD!

Haha- that’s the jist of it- ladies if you ever come around we have to go- it’s a BLAST- specially if you like music and don’t mind raunchy fun ;)

Also as promised my Christmas Table:

My sister wants to decorate and I’m like eh yeah…. go ahead- I’m done lol.

Back to yesterday- I ate well all day and worked out 45 minutes- I got two charlie horses during that time and that stopped me- but I did well. Breakfast was a whole wheat bagel with hummus (yum). Lunch was cauliflower and carrots and broccoli with ranch and a few meatballs a coworker brought in. Dinner was green beans, grilled chicken (yeah instead of baked), and a whole grain dinner roll. I did have a few starburst and yelled at hubby to put them away lol. At least starburst aren’t TOO bad vs other candy. And hubby ate dinner with me and didn’t complain- so I’m proud of him for trying.

Somehow- don’t ask me how lol- I am now “obligated” to have sex with hubby 3x a week now- I guess because he’s at the point he feels he’s doing it for me and not himself- so apparently I have to do something for him lol. THOUGH I’m not complaining because I have a very generous LU-VAH (and yes I said that like Will Ferrel and Rachel Dratch from the Lover’s skits on SNL). Only thing I didn’t like was that he put salt on his veggies (ew). I was like I’ve coated them lightly with EVOO and garlic- you need salt too?

And now I leave you with what my fids love to do when mommy is crocheting:

Seriously they are LUCKY they are adorable :p

Have a good day everyone- I got TONS to do today!!

Rainy Monday

Hey all, today is a rainy day in San Diego. It’s insane- we drove to work driving like 50 miles per hour- which I’m not complaining about because I was very happy that today people seemed to be prepared for the rain- didn’t really see any jerks on the road- though I won’t lie the whole time I was praying that we’d arrive to work safely.

My nuvigil finally came in- so yay! I started yesterday and my goodness a world of difference ALL. OVER. AGAIN. Saturday I got a lot done but I was very tired- I got some shopping done, groceries done, and took my sister out to the Shout House (photos will be up tomorrow I PROMISE), it was a lot of fun but the “kiddies” got tired and wanted to go home BEFORE 10! My friend and I were like we aren’t ready to go home yet!! So my sister gave me her car keys and her friend who lives a block away dropped them off at home. At 11 my friend and I decided to go home- but then we hadn’t had a drink for over 2 hours and I’d been drinking water the whole time since then so I wasn’t worried. Got my friend and I home safely and then went to bed and within minutes was gone to the world! lol.

On Sunday I got up at 9 am, took my pill, and then went to my FIL’s for breakfast- which by the time we got there I was STARVING… I had biscuits (1 biscuit) and gravy (half had gravy- I don’t like a lot of gravy), eggs, bacon, and some wheat toast with Jam (I was STARVING okay!?). I was missing me some biscuits and gravy let me tell you! I also had coffee to wake me up. I needed that fuel because after that I went shopping with hubby for THREE hours and got all my christmas shopping done except for one person. But I know what I am getting that one person- so it’s all good :D I started wrapping and tomorrow will show you my “Christmas table” lol. I just don’t feel like dealing with a tree and knowing my fids they’ll be scared of the tree lol. I’ve got a mini tree up, you’ll see tomorrow ;)

Then after we got home- put the stuff away- then got dressed for my coworker’s Christmas party. She’d bought the house recently so I got her a nice house-warming gift:

I won’t lie- I got this as a gift a while back- but I’ve never opened it. I’m not a cognac person. And then for Thanksgiving I got ANOTHER bottle- I was like crap I got to get rid of one of these lol. So I gave away the “cheaper” one- and it’s still a $30 bottle! I hope it’s an appropriate house-warming gift. ;) My coworker was surprised at what I brought lol. So we get to the party, there’s TON’s of food and honestly I wasn’t even that hungry! I had three pieces of shrimp, some fruit, some veggies with this yogurt dip, a taste of brie (oh yeah it was good) and spinach dip on wheat crackers. Sounds like a lot but actually it’s not cuz it was all on one of those plates that you use for cake- the mini red ones. Oh and I also had a meatball- my husband was in LOVE with the meatballs- I think he ate a dozen lol! He said I “had” to try one. Oh and to drink I had a glass of white wine and a bottle of water.

We only stayed for like an hour and a half- I was honestly spent for the day- I hadn’t been home really since 9:30 am and had a lot to do. When we got home we did the dishes, we let the fids out to play with each other, we cleaned the house, started wrapping our presents, and got my lunch ready for today. Also I got some more crochet done woo. I’ve still got like 3 scarves to do and I haven’t finished my sister’s lap afghan- so I’m going to have to kick it into gear! I got a knifty knitter to help me with the scarves:

It’s sort of like a loom you wrap the yarn around and then pull out to the center and makes a scarf quickly :D You can make all SORTS of stuff with the different knifty knitters, hats, scarves, purses, etc, but right now I need scarves lol.

Today breakfast is my whole wheat bagel with cheese on top, lunch is a large salad, and dinner is green beans with baked chicken and probably some whole wheat bread rolls. Hubby and I had a serious talk this weekend- his MS seems to be giving him a lot of issues- I begged him to please follow the MS diet- I told him I’d do it with him and so would my sister. He says he will so today I am putting it in place. I plan on making sure the chicken is flavorful and moist, the green beans have a good crunch and flavor, and the rolls should make him feel that he isn’t totally deprived lol (whole wheat rolls). I can’t deal with him not taking care of himself when he should be- specially when he keeps having small episodes then feeling embarassed about them. I’ve read around and the MS diet is mostly VERY low fat- I mean like less than 20 grams of fat a day! I’ll try to get us that low- but it’s going to be tough! I think though that any oils like olive oil and so on don’t count towards the fat goal- which is GOOD or I’d be sweating it lol.

Today is a busy day- hubby’s medicine is coming in today, then taking his car in for repair, then after that making dinner, working out, and then knifty knitting the rest of the night! Have a good day ladies!


Man I am SO thankful it’s Friday… I’m tired (so what else is freaking new right), I’m not feeling well- I swear my body is trying to get sick), and I’m slammed with work. I’ve been given four projects to complete and I’m like OMG when do you want this again!? lol. 1 is easy I’ll have done today, the other two will take some work and the last one will take me forever, I’m putting that one off till last cuz I’ll probably have to head over to UCSD and go through a few of the libraries to get all the articles. I’d say that’ll take me a few days as well.

Today is another busy day at work, I already made up 10 “suspect” rape kits. Talk about sexist- the male kits are called “suspect” and the female kits are called “victim.” I told my boss they should just be called male and female rape kits. Call me anal but suspect and victim just doesn’t sound right to me lol.

Saturday night going out to the Shout House woo! It’s going to be a BLAST. I’ve been there a few times before and always loved it. It’s basically a big bar and there are two guys on stage playing the piano and singing. They’ll play whatever you want for a small fee- cuz that’s how the pianists earn their money- totally fair IMO. It’s fully of raunchy jokes and if it’s your birthday they’ll embarass you on stage- good times :D We reserved for a party of 8 and I had to pay for that reservation. $40 which isn’t bad but everyone better show! lol. I brought a friend of mine and my sister has 5 friends coming. I can’t wait :D If you still aren’t sure about the Shout House- here’s a picture to indicate just how much fun it is lol.

Not much else to say today- tons to do so I’m going to go read your posts and get to work!

You have to spend money to make money

Eh… You all know I work in forensics and currently I’m trying to get a position as a full criminalist and not an assistant. Well let me tell you it is NOT easy at all. Besides the fact you have to be really smart and work your ASS off, it’s hard to find a good paying position when hundreds of people apply for the same job you do AND most likely you WILL have to travel to the area. That’s where I’m at today- I got a message the other night for a position I applied for in November. I have to fly to San Francisco, CA on Friday, December 18th for a written exam and I will also need to rent a car. I’m not driving because it’s an 8 hour drive and I don’t want to put 1,000 miles on my car in one trip and have to deal with 16 hours of driving for a test. 8 hours of driving sounds EXHAUSTING as it is…

So I booked a flight ($210 with Southwest Airlines) and got a rental car ($35 with Dollar car). I’ve taken that Friday off- I’ll be flying to SF Friday morning at 6:45 am and I’ll be taking the test at 11 am and my return flight is at 6 pm. I chose a later flight home because I want to make sure that I have plenty of time to take the test. I’m taking my crochet with me to keep busy.

The test is going to cover Forensic Biology and Blood Alcohol/Toxicology- yeah does not sound fun! I have the next two weeks to study my BUTT off and then from there hopefully hear back for an interview- to which I’ll probably have to fly out AGAIN… But that’s the name of the game- unless you want to wait around forever to get a position in your city- and even then it’s not guaranteed you’ll get something. But if you don’t spend some money and get yourself out there then you’ll never get where you want to be!

Anyways- yesterday was another good eating day overall- I did take my brother out for dinner and he also wanted mexican- in fact we went to the same place lol! This time I had water with my meal and I had a fish taco with rice and beans. Man that fish taco was good… Woke up this morning at the same weight as yesterday so that’s not too bad- but now birthdays are out of the way also YAY!

When I got home and spoke with two clients and worked on a client’s site- it’s about 80% complete at this point. It should be done next week and then I’ll get paid the rest of the balance- WOOT! I’m frustrated with our other client cuz he asked me for a certain layout- and then I did what he’s asked- I’ve worked on the site a month- so he then tells me he wants something else and shows me an example from another site. I’m like dude I just spent a MONTH on this… *sigh* So I told him he can change it up this one time- but if he makes me scratch something again after working on it a month I’ll be charging him an additional $200. He didn’t seem happy about that but it’s like really- I showed him the basic layout weeks ago and he said yes- I don’t want him to do it to me again. I told him if I show you a layout and you don’t like it- don’t make me work on it- let me get something else! My husband wants to give him his money back, I’m like uh no…. I know for sure he’d want it all back and we’ve done too much work IMO to give it all back!

I had a terrible headache all day yesterday (nothing seemed to work) and usually when I get like that I know I’m getting sick. Sure enough I woke up with a sore throat! My body is just asking for illness it seems! I’m not sucking on halls and downing “tylenol sore throat.” I had made a salad for lunch today but changed my mind cuz that just sounds scary today lol. I’m going to go to the convenience store next door and see if I can find a soup that’ll be okay to eat today. I’m not eating my usual breakfast of a whole wheat bagel with laughing cow cheese but instead some babybel soft cheese and a banana- yeah I know- breakfast of champions lol.

Not much else to report- really I think I’ve said it all except my blood type: B negative if you were curious!

Have a great day everyone :D I’ve got some meetings today and then afterwards I’ll come check on your blogs!


Anyone else watch the Biggest Loser last night? Like Rudy and the others, I asked myself why I lost control and went overboard, then I blogged and LindaT said: “it is a new day and yes forgive yourself, but unless we have a plan of action we are doomed to keep repeating the pattern…”

And she’s right- of course she’s right. So I sat down and was like okay- what happened?

Thinking back I ate out quite a bit honestly do to the stress of my MOM. There was a lot of arguing at home, there was a lot of leaving the house to avoid confrontation, and cuz of that there was very little cooking and working out…. Not to mention my mom’s cooking isn’t exactly the healthiest for me carb-wise.

I’m not blaming my mother for all of my over-eating but honestly her two week visit was VERY stressful to me and I think part of the reason I overate quite a bit. I love my mother but I don’t like her because she argues with me about everything. Even if I just say “okay mom, yes, I’ll do that” or “yes you are right” or whatever it’s still an argument. To the point where I have to yell at her “STOP- can you just STOP? What more do you want from me? I said OKAY…” I also think the other part is just the exhaustion to be honest, besides being exhausted from my mother, I was exhausted from not sleeping well, I called and received a new mask and got that Monday- slept better overall.

The other reason I know is because I am constantly tired and feel a lack of energy, but clean eating does help with this. Weekends workouts are easier for me because I can get in 10 hours of sleep, but weekdays unless I go to bed at 8 I’m not getting ten hours- another reason that I’m eager for my prescription :)

I tried to work out but after a few minutes on the treadmill felt dizzy and stopped cuz I didn’t want to over-exert myself. I slept another few hours during the day and got up after that and took care of a few things around the house. Got 2 loads of laundry done and a client’s site updated. Then I fixed a friend’s computer I’ve had for a few weeks and also started a scarf for my mom (though I don’t think she deserves it to be honest).

I called in my prescription and am getting a 3 month supply mailed to me- I was told it should be here within a week- so in the meantime I’ll just do my best till then. I will concentrate mainly on diet and then when the pills come and I feel more energetic I will go back to workouts. This morning I already have a terrible headache and didn’t sleep well last night despite one more dose of Nyquil.

Biggest Loser last night was good even though it was on late. I’m really rooting for Danny- when I saw him on the update I was like omg he looks like he’s lost a TON more weight- and when it said how much he lost I was like OMG that’s AMAZING! It’s no surprise Liz and Amanda were on the bottom since they don’t have anywhere near as much to lose as the guys. I don’t know about you all but I voted for Liz- there is something about Amanda that annoys me- maybe it’s her whiney-ness, I don’t know- but I just don’t really care for her. I’m happy she’s lost so much but that’s about it lol.

So my food for yesterday was:
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with ham and peas (don’t ask I wanted peas for some reason), sprinkled with cheese (1 oz), 2 slices bacon, and 1 slice whole wheat toast.
Lunch: leftover chicken fajitas with red/green peppers and onion with 1 la tortilla 50 cal wrap. 2 oz’s pickles on the side.
Snack: 2 tiny yellow mangos
Dinner: sauteed shrimp and snap peas with a cup of brown rice. I cooked the brown rice, then cooked the snap peas with olive oil, adobo seasoning, garlic, and curry and tossed in the shrimp at the end till they were hot. Mixed it all together and YUM. I have leftovers for work tomorrow too! :D

Weighed in at 210.5 this morning- ug- but that’s okay. My hubby’s been asking me how much I weigh and I’ve told him don’t ask me that- anything but that. He says he doesn’t care but I DO. For Christmas he bought me the Gowearfit and I’m so excited! I told him that my challenge to accept that is to eat clean till then and exercise anytime I can so that when I get the gowearfit I am up to speed!

I’m not getting the one with the monitor because I don’t feel $100.00 more is worth it just to see things “live.” I can easily just plug it in nightly to see my stats.

Thanks for being so great everyone- now I’m off to check out your blogs!

New Day

Hey all, decided to not go into work today- I was so DEAD that I could barely get up. I also just wasn’t feeling well in general- I think I’m getting sick. I emailed my boss- downed a bunch of nyquil- then went back to bed- woke up 3 hours later and still feel achy but that’s about all. I hate calling in sick but even yesterday I wasn’t feeling 100% and went to work- today I was like yeah I better listen to my body. I’m for sure going in tomorrow unless I wake up sick as a dog or something *crosses fingers* I hope not I have a lot of work to do over the next three days :(

Yesterday was my sister’s bday- so for dinner I took her out to a mexican restaurant, I got the fajitas and ate one tortilla (come on homemade corn tortillas!) and then I did have some chips and salsa with carrots. Since it was my sister’s first drink I had one with her (yeah couldn’t help it).

Then we went shopping- got some christmas gifts for people, got my brother’s birthday present, and so on. We didn’t get home till 8:30 and I was exhausted by then. Basically after that showered and went to bed. But I was honestly so depressed while we were shopping. My sister for one looked so cute- I felt like a dumpy and fat hag next to her. :( Then she got these cute shoes at Aldo which pft I could never wear :( I felt like puking I was so upset with myself. And I thought to myself WHY am I doing this to myself? Earlier in the day I was happy cuz (UPDATE TIME) I finally got the approval for my medication so I was like yeah finally! This is going to work out! And then I just felt like I let myself down. I weighed myself on the scale and I don’t want to publish the results at the moment that’s how ashamed I am.

So today- Tuesday- is first day of the rest of my life-back to clean eating- no more eating out- and going to start working out again today- the only reason I didn’t workout yesterday was cuz I didn’t have time with taking my sister out then going shopping.

I’m going to have breakfast (an omelette) and then lunch will be leftover chicken fajitas with la tortilla and dinner will be grilled meat and veggies :)

Today I will fax in my prescription for my medication as well and then I should receive a 3 month supply.

So for anyone else out there reading this- if you feel you royally screwed up over the holiday it’s okay, it’s a new day, shake off that bad week, tell yourself it’s over, and move forward.

It’s over

Oh man that portion of the holidays is OVER. Did I weigh myself in? HECK NO. Did I do well during the holiday? Eh- no not really. These past two weeks I haven’t gone overboard on eating- BUT I’ve relaxed on carbs and stuff for the food my mom made. Which is full of white rice and stuff- not exactly the best for me- but when I haven’t had it in 1.5 years then I’m going to take it! I am going to work hard this week to get back onto track and continue on with the weight loss. I am so sure I gained like 5 lbs during these two weeks! Though I’m hoping a portion is water/sodium weight….

Today is my sister’s bday and she wants to go out to dinner- but I’m pretty sure I know where she wants to go so (Mexican) so I’ll either have fajitas minus the tortillas or a salad :)

My mom is leaving this morning- my sister is taking her to the airport- I said my goodbyes this morning- and as much as I love my mother I’m glad to see her go. This visit was very trying- throughout the trip my mom argued with us a lot about things that really she didn’t even have to argue about! I don’t want to get into it- but it was very exhausting for me and the rest of the family…

Today is back to a full work week- you’d think after working 2-3 workweeks for the past three weeks I’d feel rested- but nope… I’m tired this morning AND I’m having some coffee! Will be calling my doctor to do the insurance tango again- so we’ll see how THAT goes…

I’ve got everything planned out- this morning breakfast is a whole wheat bagel and a laughing cow cheese wedge with coffee. My snack (yes going to snack more as the nutritionist asked) is going to be a banana, and then lunch is a large salad with grilled chicken. My afternoon snack is a bit of cheddar cheese and dinner is going to be whereever my sister wants to go and full of HEALTHY choices. I also plan on running today- since my sister works till 6 when I get home I will workout then shower and wait for her.

Off to start my coffee then come back and read your blogs- have a great day everyone- time to get back on track!! No more excuses till Christmas ;)

Yay for the half-day!

Yup today I’m leaving at 11 am WOO (cuz lazy me decided to come in at 7 am instead of 6:30 am). Not that I get to do anything fun since I have to take my mom to 9 million places! *sigh*

Anyways- get home yesterday and call my doctor cuz I’m like something is not right (when is it ever?). I speak to the nurse and she’s like the insurance wants you to do another sleep study, I told her that makes no sense because when you prove you have cancer, you don’t HAVE to prove it again. I have shown I have sleep apnea, I use a machine, what more proof do they want? So I ask for the number and I call- and the lady says “we don’t want you to do another sleep study, we want the RESULTS of the sleep study you have done already.”

I was like oh is THAT what you have been asking for? The lady sounded relieved that I UNDERSTOOD what she was asking for. SOOO I call my doctor’s office back and I’m like do you have my results? The paperwork that says so many apneas per hour? She says yes- and I’m like WHY didn’t you send them that?! They had sent the original request made for the CPAP, not my results…. SHEESH- do I have to do everything myself? When I get home I’m calling to see what happened. I also have to call for my husband’s medication as well- we’ll see how THAT goes.

Okay so on to more FUN stuff! WHO WATCHED BIGGEST LOSER?! I DID :D It was good- I KNEW the second Allen dropped under the yellow he was gone- who in their right mind would get rid of Liz!? I was surprised Amanda did as well as she did honestly. I was like watch she’ll get 3 pounds since she did 9 last week- but good for her. So now it ends with two girls and two guys at top? So who do you think will win? Honestly I hope it’s Daniel- I really like him :) I thought Allen’s after story was wonderful and I teared up OF COURSE lol. I’m such a ninny.

Weights holding up overall- I woke up at 207.5 but not worried since I had taco bell for dinner last night. My mom didn’t cook and said “oh I thought you were going to cook” and I’m like mom- you didn’t tell me you were going to cook- I have no meat to thaw- I have nothing. So at taco bell I got their steak taco salad (I didn’t eat the shell) and a 7 layer burrito minus guacamole. Though I tore off a good portion of the tortilla and I loaded them with Hot sauce. I didn’t use the dressing for the salad either, I just loaded it up with salsa YUM!

I did work out again YAY ME! Half an hour on the treadmill, same routine as before- foot is bugging a bit today- but I’m okay overall. I think part of the 0.5 gain is sodium and the other part is probably some swelling/water retention from my left foot/calve area- so no workout today- maybe weights.

That’s all for today- have a good thanksgiving everyone!

The Insurance Saga Continues…

Seriously what’s up with incompetency? I posted a few days ago but honestly 100% exhaustion is in again. I call my doctor and I’m like it’s been two weeks, WHAT is going on? I want an answer TODAY. I’ve already gotten TWO answers from my husband’s case- I have yet to receive ONE here.

The girl I speak to says it shouldn’t take THAT long (hmph) and she’ll call right now to see what’s up and will call me back. About 10 minutes later she calls me back and is like “well the insurance says you have to have a sleep study done and you should have a CPAP.”


I tell her “uh I have had sleep studies done- one was last year- and I have had a CPAP since 2007. She was like you do? (UM are you MY doctor’s office or what?!) I tell her yes it should be in my paperwork. She pulls it up and is like “oh you are right I see it here.” So then she tells me she is going to call them back, fax them the proof that I have a CPAP already and did a sleep study last year. She thinks that’ll get the approval. She apologized and said that they never contacted the office to tell them that or this would have been taken care of sooner (insert my snort here). She says she will call me back tomorrow afternoon (insert another snort here) and let me know what the status is. I told her I want this taken care of ASAP. If I have to do another sleep study FINE but it has to be done NEXT WEEK- I want it done NOW. I’m not waiting 6 years for the referral for a damn study. I WANT IT NOW.

*breathes deeply* Rant over…

So yesterday- besides being exhausted- was a decent day. Had a lot to take care of at work, and of course when I got home I was exhausted. I had whatever mom made for dinner and I made my hubby hamburger helper (he doesn’t like the traditional stuff my mom makes). He took the leftover to work today so he could eat it for lunch as well. I didn’t workout because I then took my mom to a few places and when I got home at 8:30 I was so dead I just went straight to my bed and just read a book and was asleep by 9. Weighed myself and I’m 207 today- so yay I’m going down. Hopefully my mom is DONE with all her errands- she SAYS she is pretty much done but we’ll see!

Thanks for the suggestions on my C25K, I definitely will take it easy and possibly do certain weeks for two weeks instead of 1. Tonight I will workout as soon as I get home and if my mom wants to go out I’m going to say no lol.

On to another subject gah Christmas is so close I have to go shopping!! I told everyone this year I can’t afford a lot for gifts and I don’t want anyone to spend a lot on me- I’ve put a $20 cap (which is still kind of a lot but I’m shooting for $10 a person actually). I’ve got at least 13 people to shop for and hubby wanted to get me a kindle.

I said no thanks- while it sounds nifty- it’s $260 and honestly I’d rather read an actual paper book IN my hands than a little electronic device. And you have to pay to download the books- the library is FREE :D He then asked if I’d want a bodybugg- I said no they are too much- but I’ve heard the gowearfit is a lot cheaper and better- I’m considering getting one of those:

Anyone have one? Like? Dislike?

My husband wants me to get him some watch- I told him it’s $100 and he’ll probably never wear it so why bother? Seriously he gets stuff all the time that just sits around and eventually I sell it for cheap or toss it… Not this year- I told him pick a video game or something lol. Honestly I don’t really even want anything- I take that back- I want to finish paying off my credit card!

On that note I’m going to check out your blogs and then get to work ;) Have a good day everyone.

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