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Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
My name is Billie, I am a 43 year old mother of two. I have been mostly losing the battle of the bulge for the past 20+ years, now I'm ready to lose it for good. Come along on my journey to beat the battle.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phil 4:13

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My very first award, Thanks so much to Tammy at Fat to Fab. I love it.

Now I'm supposed to pass it on to 7 people who are deserving. This is hard because I feel all are deserving.

But here goes:

Kandice @ No more Chunky Dunking, time to Skinny Dip
Georgia Mist @ Gathering My Roses
Dawne @ 365 Days to a New Me
MaryFran @ A New Start: Losing Weight
Tina @ Fat Girl Dives In
What A Splurge
Amy @ The Not So Secret Life of a Not So Super Together Mom

And then I have to tell 6 interesting things about myself.....lets see.

1) I love dogs - I have 5 - All were rescued.
2) I have been married and divorced twice.
3) I have been on every diet known to woman.
4) I actually used to work out with a trainer - I still remember some things.
5) I have had the same job for 20 years.
6) I hate being alone, but I love being alone.

Now on to the blog...

Lets see its been forever since I posted, well not forever, but seems like it.

This has been a weird week, hectic and tiring.

Weigh In was Friday (Changed from Saturday), gained a pound. Not too bad but was hoping for a loss.

Saturday morning 3:30 Shane's mom calls to say his dad was rushed to the emergency room and had coded. They brought him back, but his heart kept spiking and they couldn't stabilize him. So he was admitted to the hospital.

Sunday we were to go to Tammy's mom's retirement party in Ellijay. Had my oatmeal for breakfast, went to the hospital, forgot about lunch, saved my calories for the party - Chicken & Potato Salad, then got an unexpected call shortly after we arrived saying they had to shock Shane's dad again. So we flew to the hospital, and I missed dinner. By the time we left it was just too late to eat dinner, so I had a small bowl of Special K and went to bed.

All this also meant no time for workout.

Monday, had to go back to work. I was so tired and slept through the alarm, which meant no workout on the way to work. I did well with Breakfast and Lunch at work, and I think I had enough water. Went to the hospital to see Dad. He had a Heart Cath today. Late getting home again, so no dinner.

Tuesday, work again, still tired, slept through the alarm again. So no workout on the way to work again. Did well with Breakfast and Lunch at work. Then back to the hospital to see Dad. Late getting home again, but was hungry. Found some mini candy bars in the pantry (that Shane left), so I ate 4 of them. Probably not a good idea that late at night.

Wednesday, work again, woke up when the alarm went off, but couldn't get up because I was so tired. Breakfast was good, but started getting nauseous by lunch, so I skipped lunch. Dad had a heart ablasion (sp?) today, where they burned off the dead parts of his heart. He came through the procedure great. I didn't go to the hospital tonight because I was still feeling nauseous and I don't want to give Dad anything, just in case it's a stomach virus. But I also did not go workout.

I plan to start working out again on Friday, hopefully. I just feel like I need to be with Shane and his family during this time, so it's hard to get in everything that needs to be done.

So now I'm sitting here at home, not really feeling like eating but I ate a grilled cheese sandwich. And now I'm off to bed.

Quote for the Day - There is abundant testimony that if we choose love rather than self, we gain immeasurably.


  1. Oh boy what a week you are having, I hope your father in law starts getting stronger soon. Congratulations on the award. I love Tammy'a blog, can you do me a big favour next time you see her?

    Give her a big hug for me:) Thank you.

    Hope your week gets less stressed.

    Best wisahes


  2. Oh that Sheilagh!! Her comment brought a tear to my eye...just love her to pieces. :)

    I know it's been a bad week for both of us with you at the hospital and me down with a cold. I have EVERY intention of going to the gym first thing tmrw morning and jumping on the treadmill....might even try the elliptical again...haven't been on one since June. I wish I could go back with you, but you know Dwayne comes over Friday evenings. We'll have to see what's going on Sat night...not sure what time Dwayne will be leaving...and not sure what my nieces and nephews are doing for Halloween. Do you have any plans that night? Let me know! :)


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