Friday, December 30, 2011

Off to warm day

Daughter and I are gonna hit Seaworld today. It should be about 70-75 degrees, I kno, I kno dont say a word.  We have seen all the attractions but it is such a good way of getting 4 plus hours of walking. We bring in our own drinks and food (shhhh dont tell). But it is right on the ocean and since we have passes its a free day even down to parking. Yeah!

Things are going well. Drinking mucho agua, and iced tea. Tomorrow I am getting my car's windows tinted. I know whoopie, but to me, it is great news. I used to drive a Tahoe, but gas prices were killing me. So I bought a Honda and it gets great MPG, but no window tinted. Here in our weather we need it. Plus, I like the look. So I got a groupon and tomorrow is the big day.

Yesterday my daughter and I went to the movies and saw the Twilight movie. It was good, I love the scenery it is so pretty. Then we saw The sitter. Ugh, I thought it was awful. We then hit the Mall and did a bit of shopping. I am so boring. lol

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Awwww time for rest.

First I want to say I love Christmas, I really do. It can be magical,(It usually isn't). With that said, come Monday, December 26, I took the tree down and packed up all the Christmas stuff. Yes, I did. I don't know what is wrong with me. As soon as it's over, I want it gone. Usually I will wait one week, but come New Years it is gone. But this year, I don't know... I just wanted it gone. So it looks like it wasn't even Christmas. I wonder if anyone one else does this.

Today I went to get my hair cut and I had it darkened. I think I need a new me to go with the new year. I went to the gym and I want to go every day while I am off. It has been exceptionally beautiful here is San Diego, 70 degrees and warm. The nites get freezing tho, 30-40's.
I still am craving chocolate, so I have been having my hot chocolate with no sugar added. Its 50 calories but it helps. Drinking lots of water and Iced tea. Still drinking my diet cola's.

Hope everyone had a wonderful time and back to the ole way of life. No FUDGE!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday and yeah!!!

 Friday and the traffic was amazing, as in no traffic. Sweet. Last night I made a ton of fudge for the ole son of mine. You know what he said.. " thank you so much for doing this". It made my heart sing. At work, I do so much for others, especially the little things that they all take for granted and never say thank you. So when he said it last night, it was really nice. Now don't get me wrong, I don't do things for the acknowledgement, I really don't. I believe that we all should do things for others, our rewards will come later. But heck it is nice to hear it.

Today my admin is off so I am covering the front office and the patients. It is nice to see the people I don't see to often. But, I cant wait to get off today and go home for two weeks.  Yesterday after work I finished shopping. My daughter didn't want cash, she likes opening gifts, sooo I went shopping and bought her a bunch of stuff. She should be happy. Son, he likes opening gifts too, but he is happy with the cash. I think he wants to save up for a rifle. This summer he got his hunting license and now wants to hunt.  His dad and him, like the hunting and fishing thing. I am so not into that. When they bring the fish home it makes me feel really bad for the fish. They once caught a 40lb Catfish, brought it home and showed me, it was still alive. I made them take it back to the lake so it could live. They mumbled and grumbled about it being  late at night and dark, but I didn't care. So that catfish lived at least another day. :)

Gosh I am glad I have two weeks off. Wait did I already say that? Happy happy holidays to everyone. Be safe.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Next week

I think I want to go see a movie...I just dont know what.


Yikes, bless me. We are having a Santa Ana and the winds kick up so much stuff, I just keep sneezing. Also, some light coughing, ugh.  Oh well, it will pass. Tonight I am going to make a ton of fudge for my boy to take to work for his coworkers, he has to work Christmas eve. So they will need the fudge.

I think Friday night I will see if my daughter wants to walk the lights. I know crazy right, it will be packed. But we can park on the side and walk in. The fun things is the homeowners, have fire pits, some sell hot cocoa and someone sell Kettlekorn and others sell coffee and baked goods. It's like a little street fair and everyone is out and walking and laughing and having a great time. The weather will be clear and a bit chilly. Even more fun right!..

Work seems to finally slow down. Yeah! Bosses have left and I have one more day then off for two weeks. I am excited for that. Diet is going better, I now know why I kept eating my fudge, PMS. It comes now every couple of months and it is here. Normally I can be strong and I couldn't understand why I was so weak this time. Now I know. I haven't had any more urges for chocolate so things are good again. I know its still just a excuse, but it is true. I guess I shouldnt complain. Having TOM visit every other month works for me. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

You'll need suntan lotion this Christmas

You'll need suntan lotion this Christmas

We're delivering an early Christmas gift -- news that the weather will be gorgeous on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The National Weather Service says a high pressure system will build late this week and send San Diego's daytime high to 70 on Saturday and 71 on Sunday. The average high this time of year is 64.
We could use the break. The temperature in San Diego was below average on 15 of the first 19 days of this month.
As for today, it'll be in the low 60s at the coast and there's a chance of isolated showers.
That is all. Resume your shopping.

**This is from our local newspaper the UT. LOL

Christmas lights

To night my daughter, her roommate and her little boy and I are going to walk the Christmas light Starlight Circle its a really nice walks. Hope it doesnt rain.

I am passing out the gift today to the peeps at work that I like. My bosses are going to be gone starting tomorrow for about 3 weeks. :) 

Next week the office will be closed and I am taking the week after off also. I plan to go to the gym everyday!!!(Keep me to this) I want to start the new year off with some weight loss.

My big gift to me is.. a groupon ticket to get my car windows tinted. When I bought my car, I bought it because it gets good gas. I used to drive a Tahoe(Gosh I loved that car). So I bought a Honda Accord, it's nice enough but I got the one with no bells and whistle's. I am ok with that, but one of the things I miss is the tinted windows. It keeps the car so much cooler in the summer. Plus, I dont like people looking in.(Ok, that is the real truth). So next week that is what I am doing!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fridays are great.

This weekend I need to finish up shopping, probably with thousands of others. Yikes. But, I plan on going to Costco for gifts for the neighbors and then Wal-Mart for stocking stuffers. The kids have not given me any other suggestions for Christmas, so I hope they aren't disappointed with cash?

Usually I cook a standing rib roast, but this year the peeps want a spiral ham. So much easier, so no way am I going to complain.

My son finished his shopping yesterday on line. Smart, that is how I like to shop. I get panic attacks with crowds. But, its funny, I usually stress prior but once I am at the store, I am ok. So I just have to keep reminding myself.

I ordered my Christmas gift and it came in yesterday. New walking shoes from Roadrunner. I was worried since I usually try shoes on before I buy them. But they came in and fit great. Cant wait to wear them. I put them under the tree.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas baking

My son has been asking me to make fudge this year and I keep saying I will. But I havent got the courage up yet. I have this weakness for chocolate (Big time). Fudge will break me, yes indeed it will. So far all I have come up with is pumpkin spice muffins. You know the low cal ones you make with a box of spiced cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Thats it. The family does love them so that has been working so far.

But, I am off for 2 weeks this Christmas and maybe I will do it. My son will turn 19 on New Years day. OMG, he is my baby....What happened. How did time fly and I didnt notice?  Time is like that whisper you hear in your ear and you turn around and its gone.

Well this is the last weekend before Christmas. Yikes... I cant wait for Sunday, I really want to go to church. The church I go to is so beautiful. It really inspires me and I feel so energized when I leave, I feel that I can do anything.

Tonight my work is having a happy hour Christmas thingy. To be honest I really dont want to go. I dont drink for one thing and two, I really want to go home after work. Dont get me wrong, things at work are pretty good. I have a couple of employees that are flakes about attendance and just lazy. But, all-in-all the majority of them I like a lot. I dont like to drive at night and it might rain also.  My daughter has her Christmas party tonight and her employer has them stay the night in the lodge. She doesnt want her dogs home alone so I am picking them up after work to babysit. I will have 5 labs to take care of tonight. I hope her baby Decoy will stay out of the pool. He has a severe fondness for the Jacuzzi. And is also klutzy enough that he falls in a lot. Well, I will see what happens today.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rain rain rain.....

I know most people dont think much about rain, but here , it is so rare that it becomes a big deal. I love it and now my office has a window and a view so I get to see the rain. It is brilliant. In the past, I would be at work all day and have no clue what the weather was like until I went for walks. It is so nice to see it rain. I think today is the last day so I am enjoying it. I have really been drinking the water.

Today at work was our "pancake breakfast". It is what the hospital gives us as a Christmas treat. We also got a flashlight. I know, weird right? A flashlight, of course it has the hospital name on it. But really, nothing says Christmas like a flashlight.

I didnt have any pancakes, I brought my own egg white veggie scramble. But I did help myself to some coffee and the flashlight.  ha ha

I hope everyone is having a very blessed day. Be safe!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rainy days and Mondays.. or both?

Well, yes indeed it does rain in Southern California. It was a beautiful weekend including a great win by MY Chargers. :)  But weather was perfect, my be a bit cool. I don't think it hit 70
But I did some research on leg cramps and asked the nurse that works with me and I was doing everything wrong. I  wasn't drinking water when I worked out and I haven't been taking my vitamins. So this weekend I have been just sucking down the water and been more faithful to my vitamins. So I hope it works. She said that it is really important to drink at least 1-2 bottles of water when I am actually working out. So, that is what I am going to do. She said it wont work after that fact that your muscles need them while you are working out. So be it!

Friday, December 9, 2011


Yesterday, I went for my 60 min walk, as usual, at lunch. Then after work I met my daughter at the gym. I worked on a machine, then did 10 minutes on the bike, and 20 minutes on the treadmill. So really not a whole heck of a lot. But, last night, I again had a hell of a painful entire leg cramp. Both legs from the ankle to the groin area. I have had this 2-3 times before in the last year. OMG, I thought, seriously thought I was going to die. The pain is excruciating, I cant walk them out or rub them out, the pain is so bad that I get ringing in my ears as if I am going to pass out. Is there any type of preventative measure to not get these. I have had cramps in my feet and calfs, yeah they hurt, but nothing like these. I do usually put a banana in my shakes every day.  Any advice would be appreciated.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Love the song-Faith Hill

Where Are You Christmas"

Where are you Christmas
Why can't I find you
Why have you gone away
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me
Why can't I hear music play

My world is changing
I'm rearranging
Does that mean Christmas changes too

Where are you Christmas
Do you remember
The one you used to know
I'm not the same one
See what the time's done
Is that why you have let me go

Christmas is here
Everywhere, oh
Christmas is here
If you care, oh

If there is love in your heart and your mind
You will feel like Christmas all the time

I feel you Christmas
I know I've found you
You never fade away
The joy of Christmas
Stays here inside us
Fills each and every heart with love

Where are you Christmas
Fill your heart with love

A win is soooo sweet

Ok, I know this is not a Football blog, but who am I kidding, I am so jazzed that the Chargers won last night(*wink @ Betty). It was fun.... even if the other team is not very good. It still is a win.

Ok, I am now back to weightloss. I am concerned that my weight has gone up and I am going to drink a lot of water today. I feel painfully bloated, I wish it would just go away. But I have noticed that the more water I drink, the more water I lose. It seems to help me with water retention. I had homemade chicken soup last night with egg noodles. I put the chicken in the crockpot on Saturday with veggies. Then I de-boned it and made the soup. So I had left overs last night. Perhaps it had to much sodium in it. I buy the chicken broth with low sodium, but I feel bloated. I will be better, I have faith!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Nice weekend

I took Friday off, yeah for me! I went to the gym and did a bit of shopping. That was it for the weekend. I needed some down and me time. Sunday, I did get the tree up and the decorations around the house. I have a few gifts to put under the tree. The nice thing is the kids just tell me what to get them. Much easier than trying to figure out what they want. I gained 5 lbs, I think TOM is pissed off at me? He is just waiting and waiting to make his appearance and I keep getting bloated and more bloated. Oh well.

Still feel a bit down. I know it is the season. I always suffer during this time from depression. I guess it might be just loneliness.

The nights here have been freezing and so are the early mornings. Heater time. At Costco I bought some "No sugar added" hot cocoa. I had one last night and it was yummy and soothing. The days are lovely, I have been drinking a pitcher of Iced Tea a day. (No sugar) I also bought a huge bag of frozen strawberries and one of frozen peaches. They make my HMR shakes so flavorful. Today I will do my hour walk at lunch. I am not sure if I am going to gym after work. I hurt my upper back. But, the treadmill wont hurt it, so perhaps I am just being lazy and making excuses. Hmmm, Yep I am. Dang it.

I want to give a shout out to one of my favorite gal blogger Margene, you have got to see this video. Margene has been such an inspiration to me and has kept me going on my weight loss. Plus she is just a beautiful person with a beautiful soul.