jsfantome's Journal, 02 July 2013

Working out at home w/ the 'muggy weather' is so much better because of instant access to a screaming cold shower!!

Hope you are all doing well. I am better this morning, after a good night's sleep. Spent a rather long day yesterday w/ my middle son (the Firefighter) just giving him a shoulder to grieve on. Seeing the faces of some of these young men lost to this tragedy - it hit him very hard. We talked about flying out to AZ to attend some of the funerals - although with everything else on his plate... is just not practical. Even though I am 'MOM' - I must say, this kid has an amazing heart! True compassion for the grief of families 1/2 a world away.

On a lighter note...

I am preparing for the 4th around here - and a few days of fun in the sun... and then leaving (on a jet plane) on Sat. (going on vacation!!)

Headed to ALA. to see my favorite person in the whole world (lest my hubby and kids)... And she is taking me on a Cruise for my 50th Birthday!!!

A little disappointed in myself that I didn't get to where I wanted to be by this time - but that's life. I am stronger today, than at any point in the last six months. The weight will come off...and I will again be where I want to be. (just not in the GREAT PICS that I will be taking while on this special trip :)

Can't wait to share all the details...and I will. But not sure how much if at all - I will be on a computer between the 6th and the 16th. I am just bringing it up now...(now til Sat.) so that anyone who reads my journals will know I am just away on a trip...and haven't fallen off the deep end of the depression cliff again!!!

Much love to you all...

Diet Calendar Entry for 02 July 2013:
889 kcal Fat: 57.78g | Prot: 68.11g | Carb: 27.50g.   Lunch: Beef Top Sirloin (Trimmed to 1/8" Fat), ShopRite Bacon Ranch Dressing. Dinner: Harvestland Chicken Sausage with Asiago Cheese, Onion & Roasted Red Peppers, Green String Beans, Fresh Express Romaine Salad, Kroger Ranch with Bacon Dressing. Snacks/Other: Harvestland Chicken Sausage with Asiago Cheese, Onion & Roasted Red Peppers, Cooked Green Peppers and Onions (Fat Added in Cooking). more...
on diet Atkins  


Your son certainly sounds amazing... you obviously did a great job raising him & should be so proud! Happy 50th & enjoy your vaca! xoxox 
02 Jul 13 by member: Ruhu
Congrats on your upcoming trip, and appreciate the heads up so we know you haven't gone awol. Sad for your sun and for the firefighter community. It is indeed an awful loss and you are right to be justly proud of such a lovely young man as your son. A big heart indeed. 
02 Jul 13 by member: sarahsmum
Happy 50th!! A cruise, good for you. I hope you enjoy and I look forward to pics 
02 Jul 13 by member: petuniak
very touching about your son. Sad about the situation but so comforting knowing he can turn to you for support and understanding. On a different note it is SUPER you are going on a cruise with a BFF. Don't be too disappointed, just remember how far you have come and how you are mentally dealing with all of this now. I think we go through different things at different times in our life. I know if I was at this spot a year ago, I probably would not have been in the right place for any lasting effect. But now I feel it is the time :-) take care my friend and have a wonderful time :-) I also might not have internet access from July 4th thru July 7, but will be strong with my plan! 
02 Jul 13 by member: JMA312
Hope you have a wonderful vacation - and just remember, there is no reason why you can't reach your goals by your 51st birthday.  
02 Jul 13 by member: BuffyBear
I have been feeling really good these last few days...and reminding myself of all the reasons TO COME HERE...instead of snacking on junk! Raising a tall glass of h2o - and feeling good about saying NO to the methods that got me back in this mess! Thanks for your support. 
02 Jul 13 by member: jsfantome
Super Paula! YES I feel good also, even though the scale isn't showing it! BUT I still ask myself, HOW DO I FEEL? and answer, I FEEL GOOD! so that is it! Oh and I've cut out all diet sodas and flavored drinks (crystal light etc) I think the artificial sweeteners did a thing with my metabolism. WATER & HERB TEA are my drink of choice. Together we will make it Paula, thank you for your support! :-) 
03 Jul 13 by member: JMA312
Thanks Joyce - had a moment last night where you know you have 'something' in the house...that you shouldn't eat...and after two hours of thinking about it, I found myself in the kitchen with it in my hands. I thought to myself "I could eat this...and nobody would know, but me" - but it would set me back...and derail my progress...is it worth it? a resounding "HECK NO!" came flying out of my mouth...so I destroyed it and threw it away! Small victories for daily living!!! 
03 Jul 13 by member: jsfantome
yes it helps to talk out loud sometimes! Makes you realize that YOU and watching and YOU have your best in mind for YOU! Soooo Be True to YOU :-) I don't know if I could have something in my house that I should not eat yet. Still not at that point.  
03 Jul 13 by member: JMA312


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