Monday, March 30, 2009

Jenny Craig

Today is the first day...

Just to let you know, that tonight I will be going to Jenny Craig to sign up. We had to wait for a ok from my Mom's doctor to start.. (it's just a precaution) ... but of course the doctor is going to say go for it!!!! come on really....but anyway, we were there for 2 hours on Saturday and got all the information.

I will keep you all posted. You can't seem to get away from all the commercials that are out there, of course there is Valerie before and Valerie After. My mom and I both have quite a bit of weight to lose, and we feel that this is the only option. I, of course hope that I do not fail... It's a hard road, as anyone knows when you are trying to lose weight!

Friday, March 27, 2009

High blood pressure????

Who me???? Apparently. As some of you already know, I joined a gym. Well actually we all did. James doesn't really need it, but the kids and I do. So I bucked it up and forked out money for us to go. We were going as a family and really enjoying it. Steph has already seen some progress and she's happy. I found out that I really enjoy walking on the treadmill, with my disco music on my IPOD... great... love the classes also...

Everything was going along, just fine and dandy.. Had gone and gotten a full physical and everything came back perfect, except for low iron... Me anemic... to look at me, you'd say.. You have got to be kidding me... Anyway... James got a new job and Steph is going to start driving and going to college and Chris is getting into the high school it's been busy. A couple of weeks ago, I had a couple of incidents at the gym. I was working out and all of a sudden thought I was going to pass out. Now, when I work out, I have a heart rate monitor... just to make sure that I'm working in the zone and NOT overdoing it... (too afraid that I'll have a heart attack, especially since my father had one at 47)

So, it really scared me, since my heart rate was jumping way high and I couldn't figure out why.. So I went to the doctor and he told me that I have high blood pressure, and he is sending me to a cardiologist to make sure that nothing else is going on. He told me that I have to stop going to the gym until I see the specialist. I also found out the my iron dropped even more, since October... so now I am now on iron pills. My doctor feels that once I get the iron under control and get the high blood pressure under control, that the heart issue will go away. I go see the doctor on Tuesday.

Needless to say, it's time to lose this weight. Vicky, I'm going to Jenny Craig.. Once I get going on that, I'll probably need your advice and help and try to incorporate WW into my life, if you still will help me out and throw some tips and advice my way!! I just feel that WW right now, is too much work and that Jenny Craig is just a no-brainer.. It's just buy and eat their food. I thought about going back to Nutri-system, and that was just making my stomach do flip flops!!! Gwen, I know you know all about THAT!!!! My mom is going with me. As of right now, we are doing 6 weeks for $36.00.

My goal is to lose around 90 lbs. James eventually will be working nights and it will be the kids and me alone again... It's ok, with the new job, James got a nice I can't complain... Besides I have you guys!!!

Thanks for everything, and I'll keep you all posted on what happens and my progress!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Of course.......

I come here to finally post a real entry and they have a scheduled outage. I have to take Chris to the dentist for a regular appt... when I come back, I hope to come back on and fill you all in on everything that has been going on here, in Southern California.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009



Sign over a Gynecologist's Office:

'Dr. Jones, at your cervix.'


In a Podiatrist's office:

'Time wounds all heels.


On a Septic Tank Truck:

Yesterday's Meals on Wheels


At a Proctologist's door:

'To expedite your visit, please back in.'


On a Plumber's truck:

'We repair what your husband fixed.'


On another Plumber's truck:

'Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.'


At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee :

'Invite us to your next blowout.'


At a Towing company:

'We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows.'


On an Electrician's truck:

'Let us remove your shorts.'


In a Nonsmoking Area:

'If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.'


On a Maternity Room door:

'Push. Push. Push.'


At an Optometrist's Office:

'If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place.'


On a Taxidermist's window:

'We really know our stuff.'


On a Fence:

'Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!'


At a Car Dealership:

'The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment.'


Outside a Muffler Shop:

'No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.'


In a Veterinarian's waiting room:

'Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!'


At the Electric Company

'We would be delighted if you send in your payment.

However, if you don't, you will be.'


In a Restaurant window:

'Don't stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.'


In the front yard of a Funeral Home:

'Drive carefully. We'll wait.'


At a Propane Filling Station:

'Thank heaven for little grills.'


And don't forget the sign at a


'Best place in town to take a leak.'