but whose counting!! LMBO!! That's is the amount of time till the Mendez bus pulls out of the driveway tomorrow morning to return the children back to school!!! A day every parent celebrates, at least a parent who has more than one child, because by this point of Christmas break they are in a constant state of bickering and I am having to play referee. Don't get me wrong I like black and white in more wardrobe, just not that of a referee uniform (eeww, so not flattering). So, I spent the day working on proofs for a client, breaking up arguments and washing bedding. All and all a somewhat productive day...but I need to get my derriere up and moving and shake off some of the weight I have put on since September. It's been a rough six months...thought my Thyroid was out of whack, however, I was mistaken. Of course being the stubborn person that I am I waited to go the doctors...well until I started having issues in the bathroom (TMI TMI TMI WARNING). I became constipated, I went from going two to three times a day to once every three to five days. So, with that I decided it was time to go get checked out. I was diagnosed with anemia, my iron levels were at 2.9 (the normal range is 11-300 and doctors do not like to see anything below 30). Well, this explained a lot of the symptoms I was having; exhaustion, losing hair, moodiness etc. The doctor gave me a prescription for iron of which I could not take the full dose with my constipation issue. The two days I took the full dose caused my constipation issue to hit the roof. Can you say HOLY COW UNCOMFORTABLE, not going for nine to eleven days is pure hell!!! So, now I take the iron once every other day. I am now feeling slightly human...I no longer have to nap an hour to two every day. The issue at the other end seems to be slowly working its way out...however I now have 15lbs to lose (YAY me!). Needless to say my marathon venture is not going to happen this year, but I will do it one day. I am still planning to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon again this year on February 27th. BTW, I am sitting here writing this while eating my second very large piece of fudge brownie with fudge frosting on it, yep, it's going to be a long haul to lose this 15lbs. Hubby did buy me a membership to the Y for Christmas so I have a way to blow off steam while he is in Afghanistan, let's hope I can gain an interest in working out again with the same fever that I've eaten these two brownies tonight. It's going be a looong and stressful year but I am hell bent and determined to stay positive and get through this. My mantra is going to be, "I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!" Well OK, I think there was a little train who took that one, so I will have to come up with my own. Any suggestions?
On another note...and an event from today, the dog that I put an adoption application in for at a rescue was adopted, sadly not to me. I am heart broken to say the least, it is crazy as I have never have met this beautiful little lady, but I was head-over-heels for her as soon as I saw her picture and read her story. Broken heartedness equals the two brownies ...oh and did I mention the several pieces of Dove's dark chocolate that I have eaten since I saw her adoption posted. How is it that a 17lb Shih Tzu baby that I have never even met have such an impact on me? Have I totally lost my marbles? I've looked through the rescue sites for another little Shih Tzu to steal my heart and none even come close to capturing it yet, besides I promised my husband that if I was not selected to adopt this particular pooch that I would wait to get myself a Shih Tzu. With all the next year and a half is going to be bringing me I guess this was just God's way of telling me was not time yet, just not yet meant to be as I am going to have a very full plate. I am super happy that she was adopted and hope that her new home is wonderful and loving. One day I will rescue a Shih Tzu baby and I also want to rescue a Greyhound when we have more land.
Well, my plate is empty of a brownie and I fear that if I stay awake too much longer I may attack some more of the brownies, so I guess I should find my way to bed. So good night folks!!!