Thursday, January 29, 2015

Today is my daddy’s birthday….and….

I know I should really spend the day with him but I did all day yesterday and Monday and I’m taking him and mama out for a steak birthday dinner tonight so I snuck home the back way and have 4 hours to myself. I am in the need of a bit of me time since things hardly ever go the way I plan them. I am not complaining, not one little bit however I am going to enjoy the me time so I can go out and enjoy my daddy’s birthday dinner.

The scale is moving in the right direction. I am now down 6 lbs. from the first of the year and have gotten over my sugar and bread cravings. It feels awesome. I am also doing something else, I am giving up that pretend sugar too. You know that stuff in sugar free gum and candy and it’s also in light foods. Heck if I don’t need the real stuff why substitute the pretend stuff. I am a gum chewer, it makes dieting easier for me but since I chomped my cheek 3 times 2 weeks ago and 2 times last week I have decided enough is enough. So it’s been 4 days no gum. It’s hard…I don’t really have any “bad” habits like the smoking, drinking, drugs however I have the bad habits of eating to much and chewing gum. So a work in progress.

Exercise isn’t right up there but that takes time that I have little of so just get in some extra steps, extra moving, dancing alone…I can’t really dance, and am going to hook up the Wii and see if I can get Jim interested to play a bit with me. It’s a thought anyways and worth a try. He isn’t into helping me with to much in life though he’s a good husband I am just very independent and he’s use to me not needing to much. After 35 years I’m not sure how to change that, needing him more or at least telling him I do. Another work in progress.

I got some of my Valentine decorations up, I am going to vacuum and mop the kitchen floor, do Mike’s laundry (he didn’t ask me, I’m just doing it cuz today I have more time than he does) and than I am going to go into my craft room and create something. Not sure what yet but something. Even if I just putz with my beads or work on my agate flowers or figure out where I want to put the crystal door knobs I am going to use for hanging stuff. By the way, if anyone has those old crystal door knobs they don’t want, have collected and not sure what to do with, I’ll take them off your hands. I’ll pay shipping too if you’d like. I so want to make a coat rack by my backdoor and I think they would be awesome for that and what better way to use from the past to make something useful in the present.

Take care my friends, thank you for staying around and reading. I went back to my daddy post just so I could smile a bit. It’s hard, that’s not going to change but to be able to smile amidst it all, well that’s the way it is.

Blessings to you all!

7 comments:

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Julie - and well done on the weight loss. Well done too for having some very important me time - great to hear this.

Sending best wishes to you and a Happy Birthday to your daddy.

Take Care and ......

All the best Jan

Running Stitches said...

It sounds like you are doing good and gathering momentum by making small changes one at a time.

Way to go with the weight loss!

Marc C said...

Congrats on making your "me" time!

E. Jane said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! You're such a good daughter, and you do deserve some time to yourself. I'm glad to read that you seem to be doing better. You've had a lot to deal with, so take care of yourself as well as you take care of the others in your life.

E. Jane said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! You're such a good daughter, and you do deserve some time to yourself. I'm glad to read that you seem to be doing better. You've had a lot to deal with, so take care of yourself as well as you take care of the others in your life.

Jill said...

Hi Julie!
Hope you were able to make time for yourself and get some crafting done. It can be a very relaxing activity. Great job on the weight loss! Hope everything is going well. Take care!

Blessings,
Jill

Baby Sister said...

Your dad knows you love him, it's more important for you to not burn yourself out by doing too much. I'm glad you took time for yourself!!