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Day 410/$10/Turtle

Sunday, February 14, 2016

emoticon "It's 3 AM and I must be lonely..."
It is 3 AM, or was when I first got up. I just could not sleep. I slept a grand total of 2 1/2 hours and woke up 11 times during that! I'm wide awake, so I'm going to go ahead and start my day. If I get sleepy after I shower, I'll go back to bed. Well, if I have time, have to go to church today. I knew I was going to have a rough time sleeping tonight, I could just feel it, so I took something to help me sleep that the doctor prescribed. It didn't help one bit. Unless it's the reason I actually got the 2 1/2 hours sleep.

emoticon You're not going to believe this, I hardly believe this. DH ordered something from this company that cost $199. They took it out SIX times!! Then later at night they took it out again! DH has already called our bank to report it, they sent it to the fraud department. He's been in email contact (they don't give out a phone number) with the company. They seem rather nonchalant about it. The whole thing has DH's blood pressure and stress level way up. This was going to be a tight two weeks anyway, now, until this is fixed, we are... well... screwed. This leaves us no money except the emergency money I keep in my purse. Glad I do that. DH's car needs gas and we are going to need groceries soon. *sigh* I'm trying to be strong for DH, but I'm panicking over here too. *deep breath* It will be alright. God's got this, I don't know what he is teaching us right now, but He's got this!

emoticon I noticed yesterday that my fitness goal was only 20 minutes away. 20 minutes?! I can do that! So I got on the elliptical. Bad idea, it hurt my bad knee. So I waited on that to feel better and changed my fitness goals for more time throughout the whole week. That made it only 40 minutes to my fitness goals. I can do this! So I got on the WiiFit and did Freestep for 40 minutes and a very fast tempo, listening to Deadmou5 and Daft Punk. I figured I'd sleep really good after that. Nope.

emoticon But I'm very proud of myself for meeting my fitness goals, especially since I didn't work out 3 days this week! I'm going to keep a log of how many times I meet my fitness goal. Each time will be worth $10. I think each pound I lose should be worth $10 too. That way I will at least have 1,300 dollars by the time I lose all this weight, to go get a new wardrobe and help pay for removing the extra skin I'm going to have on my belly! I'm debating the surgery, I know I'm going to have the extra skin there, and I don't want a flap of skin that is a health hazard, especially with diabetes. We'll see how it looks when I lose the weight! I'm already excited for this extra motivation! I'm debating where to keep it, I don't want it to get used on anything else!

emoticon I don't feel stagnant any more. I may not be losing weight, but I just started strengh training, and quite a bit of it (20 minute circuit training) or so it seems to me. I'm hoping I'm not losing because I'm gaining muscle mass. I need to do more cardio. I can't wait till the weather is nicer so I can go walking more. I intend to walk every day that I can. And eventually jog. I WANT to do those 5K's this fall, and if I'm going to do that I have to get in better shape and get this weight off of me! I'm the turtle, but I'm having trouble starting the race, I know I'll get there, I'm just moving super slow.

emoticon Any tips for how to get rid of super red cheeks? I don't want to wear foundation to cover it up, I want to solve the problem. I've started using Bio Oil at night, I read that it really helps, but you never know with those online reviews. From wearing glasses so much and having red cheeks I look like a reverse red racoon, lol. I've started a Before Bed Routine, to remember to brush teeth, set out workout clothes for tomorrow, wash face, apply oil to face, all that jazz. The kids do a similar Before Bed Routine. I'm about to add lotioning our feet to both our routines because they really like doing their feet with me. Need to get us both more socks if we are going to be doing that.

Off to work out! Maybe I'll get an extra long workout this morning too! I've got an extra couple of hours to blow!

OH! And I hit my goal of 10K steps for the first time yesterday!! emoticon
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  • LINDA!
    It is really horrible that the company is not helping you and hubby get your money back. I am praying that the situation is worked out soon. My youngest dd has had the rosy cheeks most of her life She is almost 28 and finally diagnosed with a skin problem similar to rosacea. The doctor did tell her to only cleanse her face with Cetaphil. I recommend that you see a dermatologist to find out what the problem is...
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  • MARINGAL
    Go on Youtube and see if there are any videos how to cover up rosy cheeks.
    1513 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    Oh my that is terrible. I am so sorry to hear this. Take care and know that God is on your side and everything will work out. emoticon
    1513 days ago
  • POLSKARENIA
    Yuck, what a horrid experience, and lack of sleep too!
    Hope the money is sorted fast and your sleep pattern improves too.
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  • IAMSUNNYHOWARD
    I am so sorry about the financial disaster! That is too scary! I know it will be resolved, but yowch!

    If you are having trouble sleeping or waking, have you been tested for Apnea? Until I started treatment I was never able to get a full 8 hours. Now I do ( except when the bladder hollers it wants a moment).


    Congratulation on the exercise! That is awesome! emoticon

    Re Red Skin. I would ask for a referral to a dermatologist, because this could be something as simple as allergies, a skin bacterial infection, blood circulation problems or rosacea. You wouldn't know unless you talk to a Dr.


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  • GINA180847
    Ouch! I hope the bank and police are able to get that money back. Also I hope you can sleep better tomorrow.
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