Wellness Wednesday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wellness Wednesday
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Wed, 05-14-2014 - 7:49am

I was up every hour last night, it seems, after saying that my insomnia has gotten better.  We've let our dog wander at night so she sleeps here and there all night long so I'm wondering if that kept me up. Plus, I started this book Heavy about a woman who has a 7 year old who is obese and how they're handling it. It's a library ebook.  The woman has such disordered eating that I think it's helping to cause that problem, too. Reading it is eye opening in how women are--not concerned about health but size only and doing anything to get there, feeling good only when you are there.  She has no problems w/ her son eating a lot of pizza because he's not heavy but is about her daughter because she's heavy.  It's scary how far we've gotten from eating healthfully to eating to be thin.  Rant over.  

I should do something today but have clients in the middle of the day. I'll take the dog on a run/walk and see how she does with it.  What are you all doing?  How did the meeting w/ your ex go, fsn?  Karla, is your leg feeling better?  GR, are you breathing easier?  SJ, is retirement all you thought it would be?






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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 05-14-2014 - 9:53am

Re: the wedding mania from yesterday's post... I don't get it either.  I am always stunned when people are paying thousands of dollars for gowns they will wear once.  And going into debt for a wedding?  I don't get it.  Are they forgetting that they will need a place to live and food to eat afterward?  I suppose I have an issue with placing such importance (and expense) on one day.  

Jean, sorry to read about your insomnia.  I'm finding it's hitting me too but I think it's because it's getting light earlier.  I wore a sleep mask last night and that seemed to help.  

Happy, I too laughed about the wedding theme being "narcissism."  Wink

Busy day here.  I'm taking a rest day from exercise but have tons of running around to do.  OP is going with me since we have shopping to do at many of the same places.  His sister is an artist (actually, the whole family are artists) and she made a common on FB a month or two ago that one of her palattes she used (it's just a piece of paper) almost looked like art itself.  I asked her to save it for me and I'm going to attempt to mat and frame it.  Getting magic injections and allergy shots today, sushi for lunch and Costco.  I think I will crash tonight.  :)  

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 05-14-2014 - 10:05am

Did I miss something about a wedding?  My memory is fading because I am juggling far too many projects in the air at one time.  I feel like I have those spinning plates at 10 locations, and I am going to forget to spin one and it will come crashing down.

My courtdate with my ex was postponed, and I still have not met with my new lawyer.  I figure that the closer to the courtdate that I meet with him, the "fresher" my issues will be on his mind.  Court is...EEGADS...one week from today.  :(  I better call my lawyer TODAY to make sure we get our meeting scheduled NOW.  I have lots of actions that need to be taken by that courtdate, so we need to get going here.  My best guess is that we will meet on Saturday for an hour or two...that's a LOT of money, so I hope he comes through for me!

Maui - snuba with turtles, ziplining, luau, bike ride down Haleakala, surfing lesson, restaurants, shopping, perusing various cities...any other recommendations?  I skipped the road to Hana because I don't think the kids would enjoy it...am I wrong?

Work today, linedancing tonight.  Karla, how is that ankle doing?  Oh!  SJ, you are going to a wedding in France?  Jean, are you not working much anymore?  GR, any pics of the noodle project...it sounds so kewl!  Are you getting more energy?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 05-14-2014 - 10:08am

Ugg. We have had a terrible night and even worse morning. My granddaughter spent all night in the ER. A valve in her brain shunt is not working and she is going to have a complete shunt replacment today. It is a very risky and complicated procedure. Needless to say I am so sick I can hardly think. The surgery is scheduled for later this afternoon and it will take several hours so I won't know anything until this evening. 

I don't think I'll be doing anything today but pacing the floor and waiting. I can't even eat. Ugg

 

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 05-14-2014 - 10:11am

The pulled muscle in my leg is doing much better. I'm determined to try to not run on the road until I am 100% pain free. It's still a little sore so I am not chancing it. 

Jean, I would LOVE to have another one of your workouts. I have access to all kinds of equipment so surprise me. :-)

Karla
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WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 05-14-2014 - 10:13am

lol iVillage weirdness got me. I originally typed that the pulled muscle in my leg was doing much better. I am determined not to run again until it is 100% pain free. I learned my lesson with the achilles thing not to try to come back to soon. A few weeks cross-training will probably do me some good. I can concentrate on muscle groups I've been neglecting. 

Jean, I would LOVE to have another one of your workouts. I have access to all kinds of equipment so just surprise me. :-)

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 05-14-2014 - 10:40am

Awwww, Karla... so sorry to hear that.  Frown  Keep us posted.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 05-14-2014 - 11:36am
Karla, holding good thoughts for a positive outlook for your granddaughter. That child has been through way too much pain....and her parents and family too....fingers crossed
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 05-14-2014 - 11:57am
FSN, my brother is getting married this weekend...but in Maine. I ranted about it yesterday...today I will add that my nephew is graduating from college Saturday morning at 10 in Rhode Island and the rehearsal dinner is at 6:00 in Maine...150 miles apart....the wedding is Sunday afternoon...my brother knew our nephew's graduation would be the same weekend but we are getting 'offseason' rates at the wedding venue...it is such an inconsiderate thing to do (in my opinion). My older brother (the father) missed my nephew's high school graduation due to military obligations, and my nephew was so mature about it...but there is no way my older brother is going to short change him this time. But my younger brother is disappointed that we are coming to Maine so late...too bad for him...I will be with. My Dad and his friend and we will hopefully be just in time for the dinner which my Dad is hosting. I had an email exchange with my sister (she is the youngest, I am the oldest) ). I asked if she needed me to do anything for her this week...she asked who would 'welcome' people to the dinner if we were late...I offered suggestions and her response was that she wasn't really worried because we couldn't control things...that to me sums up the difference between oldest and youngest...I think my job is to make sure everyone is happy...she figures everything will work out...I sent the exchange to my sister in law (also an oldest) with the suggestion that next time around we should try to be 'the baby' in the family. We both know (after years of therapy between us) that we put way too much energy into trying to control the uncontrollable....I can't sayi am going to change, but I am. Going to try to remember that it is. Not my responsibility to keep things moving well this weekend...expect more rants before this is over....
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 05-14-2014 - 1:01pm

Oh, Karla, {{{hugs}}}, prayers, positive energy, and well wishes to your grandbaby AND the entire family.  She has been through far too much stress in her life, and I only hope she pulls through.

SJ, I applaud you on setting the boundaries and showing your brother that there ARE consequences to behavior.  I agree that it is inconsiderate, especially after the prior event.  Is it your brother and/or your soon-to-be-sil?

I have spent all morning trying to set up my new work computer.  Problems, problems, and more problems.  Nothing in life is easy.  Patience and persistence are the key.  :(

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 05-14-2014 - 3:24pm

GR, hope the magic shots help.  Now you have me craving sushi. We don't have a good place for it near us.:-(

FSN, good luck in court!  The road to Hana is beautiful and there are little pools of waterfalls along. It is not for the impatient, though!  I'm barely working these days, just doing the hospital advice job. The early morning hours were too hard and I was starting to burn out.

Karla, so sorry to hear. It puts everything into perspective, all the small things I complain about. Hope everything goes well.  Let me think of a plan and I'll post it.  Maybe it'll be what I do in my sports conditioning class tomorrow.

SJ it really does sound like narcissists getting married.  I think you're all making the right decision going to your nephews graduation but I can't imagine that someone would plan a wedding the same weekend. Even if I had my wedding planned, I'd do everything I could to change the date.






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