Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sorry

Ugh!! I cannot get it together! I am sorry, but if you are doing the Superfoods Challenge with me can we just use this week to continue on with the first three Superfoods? Maybe try a new sidekick, a new recipe to share on BlogFrog? I would really appreciate it if you wouldn't mind. I feel bad because I made a commitment to post a new one each week but this week has just got me feeling like I just stepped out of the spin cycle on a washing machine. Please bear with me, I am really unable to write anything that takes much brainpower or time right now. But I promise there will be a new Superfoods post on Monday.

My daughter still seems okay but is just feeling kind of off, saying she "doesn't feel good" a lot but I just don't know what is going on. I have some meetings to go to for my son. My older dog is improving, although still incontinent; my pup's cut leg is not healing up right and I am wrapping her leg four or five times a day because when it gets wet it unwraps (when we go out to potty in the snow). I am trying something new today: colloidal silver on the wound before wrapping.

My eating went to Plan B yesterday, not on purpose but because we had so many errands to run that when we got home, it was late... I had a roast in the crockpot and mashed potatoes already made for the kids, and rolls, but no veggies made yet. I had planned to make mashed cauliflower. I was just too tired so I had extra roast and no veggies at all. Then I was hungry later and had some low fat cheese along with my Medifast meal. I could have had celery or something. Honestly I just didn't care at the point; I just wanted to eat something *not* carby, and get to bed.

Scale is still sitting at 199. I have 0 energy and a gazillion things to get done today and my shoulder has been giving me fits (a lot of pain, I think I may have to see the doctor on this one. No idea why it is hurting but I cannot lift things with it or raise it above shoulder level. I did slip and fall on the ice a few days ago but didn't notice anything then). I got some chicken breast and salad fixins to have for dinner and the kids are getting crockpot chicken and biscuits.

I am really sad right now, sorry I have nothing else for ya.

26 comments:

Meghan said...

I hope things get easier! Hang in there :)

violinista said...

You shouldn't have to apologize for when life happens to you! I feel so bad for you...I just want to rush over and give you a lending hand. I know that it's much easier for other people who have a goal/goals when they have a support system (family, a loving spouse/sig.other,friends) behind them and can step in on those days when things seem to fall apart. I know it's none of our business, but isn't there someone nearby who can help you out a little? You just seem so overwhelmed and it doesn't seem right or fair that you should have to suffer the burden all alone, on top of trying to stay healthy and fit.
You're in my thoughts:)

Tammy said...

You may have bruised your shoulder or pulled something when you fell. I found your blog on BlogFrog Community and see that we are both on a weight loss journey. It's hard, but connecting with others makes it a little easier for me.

Leslie said...

Sorry to hear about the shoulder and other assorted drama. Life just keeps coming, even when we need a rest! Sounds like you completely minimized damage last night and that's amazing. Hang tough Lyn - you CAN do this no matter what sh*t life throws at you! Hugs -

Anonymous said...

Hugs! Hope you are smiling again soon.

Lisa said...

sorry you are not feeling well. Sometimes life kicks our butts.

A journey to LIFE said...

you don't have to apologize for anything, this is life whether we like it or not.
i hope everything will get better for you.
you should see the doctor soon for your shoulders, this is should your top priority.
hope next days are better..

Big Mama T said...

Wrap the pup's bandage in plastic wrap before you go outside (particularly the adhesive kind that sticks to itself). You'll save yourself a lot of time and headache, and the cut will heal better if it gets moved around less (a little trick I learned while Vet Tecching). Just remember to take it off once you come in (so the cut can breather and so that the dog doesn't eat plastic wrap!).
Sorry things are crazy- but maybe that will save you a minute...

Deborah said...

Oh dear, not a nice day. We all have them. That's the only thing I can say and tomorrow is another day where I hope things are looking up! Take care!

Hannah said...

Hope things get better for you :) I hate it when everything seems to go wrong at once.. Keep strong x

Theresa said...

Plastic wrap! What an awesome idea, cheaper too. :-)

Lyn, you might be stressing your shoulder from packing dogs around.

Kim said...

Lyn : Please get that shoulder looked at as soon as you can. And as far as the superfood DON'T YOU Worry about it and don't BE sorry either... Some of us are mothers, wives, have pets and surely problems so truly we should all understand. I don't do the superfood challenge but am a fan of ur blogging and I support you. With that being said start ur challenge back up when your ready and not before. Sending well wishes to you and your family tonight.
Kim

Lyn said...

violinista~

I'm working on building a support system but don't have too many I can ask right now :( No family here.

Big Mama T~

What a great idea!! Thank you! I have some of that Press n Seal wrap here and am going to use it next time she goes out.

Thanks to all of you for the kind thoughts and words. I appreciate it. I am going to try to get to bed early tonight so I can focus better and deal with things tomorrow.

timothy said...

hang in there darlin it'll settle down eventually! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Melisa said...

You post so often and are so committed to this blogging community! No need to apologize for taking some time to shift your focus to where it is most needed. I hope you feel much better tomorrow. Things WILL change for the better!

Diandra said...

Sorry to hear the problem stuff is dragging on... don't worry, no one will add more problems to your schedule just because you can't give everybody 120% all the time.

Deniz said...

Can't do anything from afar 'cept send you a big Zen hug.

Take care of you and all the crew and don't beat yourself up. By the way, Big Mama's tip about wrapping pup's leg before you go out is a fab one.

Maria O. said...

Longtime lurker coming out to comment!

That spot on your dog's leg is called a lick granuloma. Our great dane does this to himself all. the. time. He's a rescue dog and very nervous. He licks to soothe, especially on sore spots and cuts.

Our vet always gives us synotic otic with banamine solution. You put the drops on a few times a day. If it's deep (and Bosley's usually are!) it may take a few weeks for it to heal completely.

I also agree with those who recommend wrapping the dog's foot in a plastic shopping or bread bag for quick trips out to potty. That will save you a lot of time and rewrappin! FWIW we never wrap Bosley but, then, he's a real PITA about those kinds of things. I'm not about to wrestle with 160 pounds of dog!

Pearl said...

Hi Lyn. I have an elderly, much-loved incontinent dog too. So hard! Tip for the pup's leg: when my dog had a cancerous toe removed it just. would. not. heal. Eventually the vet tried medical-grade manuka honey under the bandage and it worked like magic. Wound went from horrible black and smelly to pink and clean in about 48 hours. Worth a go?

Finding Me, One Pound at a Time said...

Hang in there!! I am sure you will have a brighter day around the corner. :-)

Kyra said...

I'm sorry you're having a rough time!

Jes said...

Sorry to hear you are sad. If it makes you feel any better, you're pretty much describing any typical day - any day of the week - in our crazy house. Sometimes I feel spun around, too but then I step back and realize that everything is basically ok. Just busy!

Do you ever visit some of the parenting blogs out there? Might be good for the support. I interact with other moms while caring for my kids (at school, classes, the endless Dr. trips etc), but if you don't get to do that, maybe online will help. Hang in there!

Kat said...

I hate to say it but this is perfect! I have not had time to do last week's challenge, so now i can try to fit it in this week!

Thanks!

MizFit said...

HUGS and it is so so so so OK to be human.

xo

Carlare

Anonymous said...

Sending hugs and healing thoughts to your household, dear Lyn. I am so sorry you are going through this much stress w/o a local support system. I hope things improve soon, on all fronts.

m/b

Anonymous said...

Have you been using your light box? If not, it might help. I hope you feel better.