I've been bad recently. I haven't really worked out like I should. I can blame it on stress or I could blame it on work. Really, no one to blame but me. I did work out some and I did monitor my food, I just haven't completed the challenges that Kat has put up for us to do. Bad me.
I did go for a physical recently and spoke with the doctor about a couple of issues I've had. I'm tired of them being issues, so I have more doctor appointments to see what we can do to fix them. The big one (and hard to admit) is that I have stress incontinence. What that means is that if I run (or sneeze), I leak. Sometimes big time, sometimes not so bad. I hate wearing the pads and I refuse to wear the undergarments. So, toward the end of next month I go see a urogynecologist to see what (if anything) can be done. Honestly, it's a condition I've had most of my life. As I've gotten older, though, it has definitely gotten worse. With my desire to do more 5Ks and fun runs (and another half marathon), it's just more than time to get a doctor's opinion.
I've also had trouble sleeping. I am constantly waking up at night and am generally ready to crash hard by 2p. It could be stress, it could be any number of things. I also have trouble falling asleep due to restless legs. It's like a leg cramp that doesn't hurt, but it makes my entire leg jump. I can even manage to keep my husband awake when it's bad. The doctor offered drugs, which I've turned down. Instead, I'm going in for a sleep study (appointment not yet made) to see if they can figure out what's going on.
Now that summer is starting, I'm hoping to make it over to the Y more to swim and work out. I also plan to pick back up on the challenges. So maybe this summer will be a year of physical fixes in more ways than one.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
With the struggles we've had this year with school, we finally completed the school year. This past year I've had to watch my honor roll students turn into students with Cs and Ds. My son will apparently have to attend summer school to move up to high school as well. It's disappointing and frustrating on my part to know that I failed to keep them on track and doing better.
I found out at the last minute that his science class actually qualified to receive Carnegie credits by taking an EOCT. It caught me off guard only in that respect, it didn't change the effort (or lack thereof) that had been put into the class during the year. Both that class and his accelerated algebra class had EOCTs instead of finals. He did very well in Science and acceptably well in Math. Unfortunately, his efforts at EOCT weren't enough to bring his average up to an good level, so we did not accept the Carnegie units associated with them. I can only hope that he'll complete summer school well and get a fresh start next year at high school and be able to pull things out the way I know he's capable of doing.
As to my daughter, I have a hard choice to make now. As in, where will she be attending? I can put her back in GCA (I preliminarily put her on the enrollment list), I can leave her at GOC (her preferred choice), or I can send her to brick and mortar. I guess what we'll have to do this week is figure out what the best option is for her and go from that. I haven't been impressed by the teaching (or lack of) when it comes to math especially. She adores her language arts teacher and is fine with her social studies teacher. Her science teacher she has mixed feelings about. Personal feelings aside, though, I'm going to have to make sure whichever choice we make will give her the support she needs in her classes.
So I cannot call this year successful by any stretch of the imagination. It's a veritable stew of factors that created a disaster of a meal. I can only pray that it all works out with the choices that we make from here on out.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This is supposed to be posted tomorrow, but I've decided to add it to today's list. Please share so that I can find this sweet boy a home of his own. I'll have him at the PetSmart in Buckhead Saturday from about 12-4.
Instead of fitness friday, I decided I'd update on my foster doggie Mack. He's showing definite improvement with toy sharing, though he still has a way to go. I introduced him to "red dot" (laser pointer) and he loves chasing after that. He still loves to dash around the yard with Brooklyn and wrestle, too. He has yet to meet another dog he doesn't like (same goes for cats). He's VERY interested in meeting the new kitties that are at the adoption events at PetSmart and doesn't understand why he's not allowed to check them out (some are too little, some don't want to meet him).
As much as I like having him here, he really wants his own family. He'll curl up on the sofa with you to watch tv or movies, but is just as happy outside taking a walk or playing in the yard. He LOVES (read adores) squeaky toys, so be prepared to be squeaked out. Definitely house trained, he's good with crates too. He's not willing to pee/poop on a leash yet, so that's something that would have to be worked on if you don't have a fenced yard. His leash manners are better with the leash attached to his collar than his harness, but nothing that can't be fixed.
He's a really happy boy who's just happy to get whatever you'll give. You can find out more information about Snap-2it from their web site and you can fill out an application to adopt there too. His adoption fee is $150.