I have had a ton of stuff to do lately and things have been really hectic, it’s pretty odd seeing as how I don’t have a full household to take care of. Well I had my dental and eye exam, need a filling worked on next month, while my eyes have “stabalized” for the time being. I’m really excited about that part seeing as how my eyes have consistently gotten worse over the last 10-12 eye exams. I’m currently in a -6.50 contact lens, so any break from getting worse vision is welcomed. I am going to experiment with color lenes this time and I’m pretty excited. I have to call tomorrow to see if the secretary/assistant/nurse? has tracked me down a pair to test out. They want to let me test them and come back in for a pressure test after a couple of weeks to see if my eyes like them. I didn’t realize it, but color contacts only come in certain base curves and diameters, so not everyone is a good candidate to wear them.
I have been trying to remember to water my plants lately too and they are looking kind of sad, but I’m getting better at this while green thumb thing, lol. I had to cut the grass today for the second time this spring and need to weedeat, but I can’t get the stupid weedeater to stop sucking the string back inside the motor, I wonder what I’m doing wrong? I think we are going to get some rain today too, so I suspect I will be cutting grass again sometime in the next week.
DH is starting to feel a little better, he just started talking to a therapist in the last week to try to work through some of the issues he is having. I feel like this is really going to get his head back together. Thanks everyone that offered encouragement about all this, it’s so much harder when the person that needs you most is so fr away. Some good news is that with his first round of “deployment cash” we have paid off both of our credit cards. Yah! Now the only loan we still owe on is my car- outside of the recurring bills like gas, food, cell phones, internet, etc. It’s a big load off to feel debt free for once in such a long time. I hope that the trend continues and he can come home to a nice stash in the savings account. It’s outrageous though the amount of money they have to spend over there. They don’t allow them to cook food in their rooms or provide them a shared kitchen to use. He is pretty much living off whatever takeout is available and it’s a huge money drainer! Not to mention unhealthy! You’d think the military would want their guys eating nutritious homecooked food, but apparently not. They have a galley/mess hall, but it’s only open certain hours and the prices there are not much better. I would write a strongly worded letter if I actually thought it would help.
I went to the gym today and did 40mins strength training for 320 calories. I was going to do some cardio too, but I knew DH was going to call soon and I didn’t want to miss it so I left early. I am really getting frustrated this week with my weight. Even though i was down for my weigh in, I keep sliding up and down on the scale. It has been at it for a week now and I just want to see a lower number consistently for a change. For example, Thu-166.6, Fri- 167.2, Sat- 168.2, Sun- 167.4, Mon- 167.0, Tues- 167.0, Wed- 167.2. It makes me feel like even though I lost 2lbs from last week, it looks like I haven’t lost anything in a week. My food choices haven’t been bad, yesterday I had a lot of cheese, but my overall calories were under 1500. Today I had leftovers from yesterday and I am afriad that tomorrow will be another 167.something. I want to see that 166 again and I only have until Sunday to get to 165.0 if I want to be on track. Gah, enough bitching, I just had to get it out of my system.
So that’s most of what has been going on with me lately. I hope to head to the gym again tomorrow and get in some cardio. I have plans to actually go to bed by midnight tonight so that I can get up a lot earlier than 2pm. I have been awake as late as 5am recently. I even took 4 tylenol simply sleeps the other night trying to get a head start on the sandman and nothing happened. What is with me? Maybe I should just pull a all nighter and then I’d have to sleepy by time the next midnight came around. That would screw with my weight loss though… Ugh.