Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Nothing To Talk About

Wow, I really am a bad blogger! I just realized that it's been 10 days since my last update. And I have no excuses.....really, I don't. I just haven't had much to talk about. Can you believe that? Me?? Nothing to talk about??? Okay, it.....I know what you're thinking! ;) Seriously, though.....since my last post was on Mother's Day.....which basically sucked.....both of my kids forgot about it :( Well, my 22 year old son sent me a text! A text??? What the h*ll!!! You can't even CALL me??? H-E-L-L-O! He never came to see me like he said he would, the brat! Yes, I dare call him a brat because he's my kid! Seriously.....if there are any kids out there reading this, take it from me just how important Mother's Day is & make sure you do something special for your Mom.....if not on any other day of the year, do it on Mother's Day! The one good thing that happened on Mother's Day was I got to talk to my Mom on the phone & we actually laughed & cried together. And my dh bought me a beautiful rose bush, so he got extra brownie points for that :)
I spoke to my sister Barb yesterday & she just found out that her mammogram came back abnormal :( So please keep her in your prayers for me. I'm also calling this morning to schedule mine as I admit, I've been putting it off. I know, shame on me! I definitely know better!
On the job front, Jim passed the test he took, so now we're just waiting to see if he gets an interview. I guess they don't interview everyone that passed, which makes no sense, so keep your fingers crossed that he gets one. As of right now, he's still working, but that could change at any given moment.

Both Jim & I have been struggling with our weightloss :( We're still exercising like crazy, but for some reason, the pounds just don't want to come off anymore. I've lost a few more, but then I'll gain a pound or two back & it just seems like I'm not getting anywhere. So frustrating! But I asked myself the other day if I would be happy with myself where I am now.....I'm still waiting for myself to answer me, lol. I mean, I'm down 67 pounds & 10 sizes, which is a huge accomplishment, but is that enough?? I just don't know what else to do. It seems like the closer I get to my goal, the harder it is......why is that? I also just started taking an herbal medication for my Osteoarthritis called Aquamin Sea Minerals as I've read that it's supposed to help, but now it's making me wonder if that may have something to do with this.....can it be causing me to be stuck? Probably not, but it makes me wonder. Plus I got a protein shake mix from a trainer at the gym called "Muscle Provider" that I've been drinking after my workouts, but it states right on the container "Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction." So maybe it's this that's making me stuck.....or maybe I'm just battling against being peri-menopausal? ARGH!

Okay, my rant is over. See, maybe now you're glad that I haven't been blogging so much :) Ah well.....I'm off to enjoy this absolutely, gorgeous day we're having as the temps are supposed to get into the low 80's today & tomorrow! YAY!

Until next time.....whenever that is,


Janet said...

What beautiful photos! Love the colors.

I'm sorry your Mother's Day was lousy. Maybe your son will do better next year?

I think plateauing is a normal part of any weight loss program. From what I have read, you have to change your workout once in awhile to jump start yourself if that happens. Maybe you've already tried that? No matter what, you have done an incredible job so far and have inspired us all!

Denise said...

Sorry about your lousy mother's day! Maybe you should "forget" the kid's birthday!! Just kidding! LOL

I love the pic of you and your mom. It touches me.

Where in IN is Jim looking at working? Remember, I live here.

Have a great day, Denise

Sarah C. said...

I agree with Janet - beautiful photos! :)

Prayers for your sister and glad to hear you are scheduling your appt. Good news about Jim's test. I hope he gets an interview call soon.

And best of luck to you both with the continued weight loss efforts. You've both accomplished so much already. Perhaps talk to a trainer at the gym (maybe sign up for a couple of sessions) to revamp your workout and help start the progress again? Also, remember that muscle does weigh more than fat so it's highly possible you've lost much more than you realize. Regardless, be proud of those 67 pounds & 10 sizes - that is AWESOME!

Suz said...

Men... that stinks them not treating you like a queen on Mothers Day. (what is with all the text stuff -- I just don't get it) my sons & hubby have been known to have those years too... let them know it hurt your feelings.

Lifting up your sister the waiting is hard when you get those kinds of calls.

Beautiful floral photos.

Lida said...

Sending good vibes to your sister and you that everything comes out ok, sorry about your bad mothers day. I think you look terrific and should be super proud of yourself, have a great week!

Darcey said...

Hi Benita! I really feel the same way about blogging lately... Not much to say. Just going with the flow of life. Prayers for your sister and Jim and for the weight loss. You look fabulous already! Take Care!

Linda said...

I haven't been the best blogger lately either. Sending out prayers for your sister. I agree with Sarah, talk to your trainer about trying something different to get over the plateau. Good luck!