Wound Ooze, a Dead Mouse and Horse Poop

August 6, 2013

Wow, you really clicked on that to read this??

Okay, I’ll try not to judge you.

I missed posting yesterday, so I will try to play catch up here, after I first most likely, gross you out.

My morning started off on Monday absolutely perfect, which should be a really good clue that things are about to possibly go wrong.

I had coffee with friends, a nice chat on the phone with my daughter, then a very pleasant phone interview for a position with Weight Watchers, which I will fill you in on. Then I went to my mom’s house to view a possible oozing wound, post surgery. After determining everything was fine (I closed my eyes really tight while pretending to look at the area of concern, then I told my mom that I didn’t see anything that looked abnormal), I then came home to mow the lawn.

Before starting the lawn mower, one of the dogs was joyously rolling in SOMETHING! It’s usually something disgusting, so I went to investigate, hoping it was only a little mud due to all the rain we’ve had lately. Nope. It was a dead mouse. I threw up a little in my mouth. Then I was completely wigged out knowing that I needed to remove it from the lawn before I mowed. I grabbed a small gardening shovel. Once it was actually ON the shovel (this took me forever!) I completely freaked out while walking across the lawn and jumped up and down with the major Weebie Jeebies and it flew off the shovel and landed in the street. I decided that was better than in my lawn. So, there it remained.

While mowing, I stepped in the most ridiculous pile of poo I have EVER seen. I would have sworn it came from a horse, but I will assume that it came from the Standard Poodle that lives three doors away and escapes on a regular basis. I did NOT pick it up with my gardening shovel and flip it into the street. So, there it remained.

Thank GOODNESS I remembered to change into my lawn mowing shoes!!

Due to the length of the grass, I had to bag it, which I despise. After trimming, then mowing, stopping, emptying the bag, mowing, stopping and emptying the bag four more times, I was done with the front yard and moved to the back. (The front yard isn’t even that big, but the stupid grass was really long!) Then the mower wouldn’t start. Then the sweat was running down my forehead and into my eyes, and it really stung!! Then…..I yelled some stuff, threw some stuff, (Throwing your your weed whacker is NOT recommended!) and stomped into the house like a 4 year old and took a timeout. I then went outside to attempt to start my mowing monster again. It started. I finished, and all was good with the world again. Well, at least all was good in my yard.

Okay, so my phone interview with Weight Watchers went really well…… I thought. But…..in order to move forward, I will need to weigh 150, so my journey continues with great motivation! Seven pounds to go.

Okay, I gotta admit, weighing less than 160 has been super exciting, and I have gone back to what I know works for maintenance instead of continuing to do what I know I need to do to LOSE!!

This is how the last 50 pounds of losing has gone for me and I know that I am stalling. I get comfortable at a NEW weight, and I sit there for a bit, enjoying the new size of my body and the new way my clothes feel. I think the BIG loss a couple of weeks ago made me feel like……Oh, Okay, I can have a big loss for a couple of weeks, then I’ll be at goal. I have been enjoying a few glasses of wine, after I said that I wouldn’t do that until I weighed 150!!

It’s time to get serious again. There’s a JOB possibility here, people!

That being said, I ate too little on Monday and drank wine!

Breakfast

Uh…..yum.

Snack/Lunch/Snack???

Dinner (I had not planned dinner, and literally threw whatever veggies we had in a skillet. DELISH!)

My Lovely Concoction……

Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

The food I ate and it’s PPV

Breakfast = Egg Whites, Asparagus, Feta, Berries (5)
Snack = Coffee with Milk (1)
Lunch = Whey Protein Shake with frozen Strawberries (3)
Dinner = Tortilla Tilapia, Stir Fry made with Garlic infused Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Zucchini, Red Onion, Mushrooms, Potatoes and Asparagus! (10)
Drinks = Red Wine (10)

Total = 29

Today’s Exercise = walked 4 Miles, push mow, bag and trim!

How many glasses of water I drank today = 12
Activity Points Earned Today = 6
Activity Points Earned This Week = 6
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 45
ALCOHOL consumption = Red Wine

I must say, even with the few anxiety filled days I seem to have had lately, all the walking has helped me maintain a fairly good mood!

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

julesfarm@yahoo.com

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