June 20, 2013 12:53AM - CHUB33 Land
Total MULLYGRUB day again! 2 employees called in sick - got yelled at by a family of druggies, had a dentist appointment and to top it off, got a notice that the discrimination thing has been filed with the EEOC (remember that?!? it never went away, but did get weirder!). Longing for the days when Calgon could take me away.......
What?!? That's crazy. You had quite the day. You need a Disneyland fix for sure. I'm sorry you had such an awful day. Hugs. - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 2:19AM
June 18, 2013 2:25PM - CHUB33 Land
Just made my final payment for our August trip to DL - $2295 for 5 nights at the Grand seems a little ridiculous even to me (and that's not including our new APs and airfare!). Muy expensiveoso! Thank goodness for tax refunds!
You'll have a great time. - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 2:46PM
New APs! Yay! That'll be so much fun! We have stayed at the Grand twice. I love it sooooo much, but I'm not sure we will get to stay there for awhile. I need to win the lotto soon, lol. - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 3:28PM
I've always bought the package with a 5 or 6 day Park Hopper...what a doofus! Buying the APs comes out to be the same price, and even if I don't go until next year, they'll cover the park for at least 2 trips (as long as I go a week earlier in '14!). Why didn't I think of this years ago!?! - msdizmaui 521.6 #226 12:48AM
Wow! What a luxury, though. I hope you have a ridiculously good time. I have dreams of staying there one day. - D55CR 245.7 #1069 4:40PM
It's crazy expensive, but hanging out at the hotel is as much the trip for us as going to the parks! Never would have stayed there when the kids were little, but now I think I deserve it! - msdizmaui 521.6 #226 12:49AM
June 17, 2013 3:58PM - CHUB33 Land
I'm in such a "funk". No other way to put it. I SOOO need a Disney fix!
I hear you. I feel the same way. Hugs. - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 4:19PM
Aw, sorry to hear! I was feeling that way for awhile, too. I'm always so jealous of the people who can just drop by the parks after work. It must really improve your quality of life! I usually just end up at Sephora or the Gap or something. Sometimes, I just have to settle for a Starbucks and InStyle magazine, lol. Not exactly the Disney magic I want after a bad day. Big hug to you! - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 6:08PM
And I'm jealous of not only people who can stop by the parks, but people who can stop by Sephora or Gap (there's a small Sephora on one side of the island, and a Gap on the other - neither of which is on my side!). I just go online and shop...I'm turning into a hermit! - msdizmaui 521.6 #226 8:15PM
I understand--I lived on the Big Island for awhile (before they even had a Target in Kona, lol)! And now, my mall is an hour away from my house, and 20 minutes away from my work, so I definitely think twice about going there--it has to be a really miserable day! - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 8:38PM
Awww.....we all have those days. My grandma used to say you have the "mullygrubs". (My grandma was infamous for making up her own words. haha) Hope you find some sunshine in your day. Put some Disney music on...maybe that will help. - D55CR 245.7 #1069 8:35AM
MULLYGRUBS!!!! I love that! It made me smile (which is I'm sure what your grandma had in mind). From now on, my "funk" is officially a case of the MULLYGRUBS! - msdizmaui 521.6 #226 2:23PM
Ha! Love it! It can turn your day around just by saying "mullygrubs" out loud because its so silly! - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 3:30PM
Your grandma was awesome. That's so funny. I love made up words like that. - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 9:43PM
245.7 #1069 (DL Qual #1750)
June 17, 2013 11:57AM - CHUB33 Land
Training for my 1/2 marathon is going well. I ran 4.9 miles this weekend, and actually felt pretty good the rest of the day. I'm actually looking forward to my next run.
Good for you! I'm trying to "run" as much as I walk (at night with the doggy), but I swear I get out of breath so easily! I can only go probably 1/4 mile before I have to stop and walk for awhile. I'm not sure if I even want to put out the effort... - msdizmaui 521.6 #226 3:57PM
It sounds like you are putting in an effort. Keep it up. - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 4:20PM
Have you tried Jeff Galloway's method? His training programs use a run/walk/run method. That is the ONLY way I can make that distance. I run for 1 min, then walk for 1 min. But to start out I could only run about 20 seconds. You should check him out. - D55CR 245.7 #1069 8:38AM
I will...thanks (and the 1 min thing kind of works with my dog's sniffing habits!) - msdizmaui 521.6 #226 2:21PM
I use a run/walk method, too. It makes it manageable and protects you from injuries. If it helps, I didn't run much this winter and when I started jogging again (6 weeks ago), I had a hard time running more than a couple of minutes or so. The other day, I was able to run 3 miles without walking. It really doesn't take all that long to build endurance--you just have to push through the first few weeks. I try to repeat "mind over matter" to the rhythm of my steps, making little, tiny goals as I go. Sometimes, my goal is just to make it to the crack in the sidewalk that's ten steps away, then I say, "OK, now my goal is that driveway 5 steps away!" Lol! - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 3:35PM
Good for you. You are making so much progress. - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 4:20PM
Thanks. It feels good so far. I'm pretty warn out by the end, but I am supposed to increase my distance gradually, so I'm hoping it still feels this good when I'm running the full half marathon. - D55CR 245.7 #1069 8:39AM
Yay! That's great--it's so nice when it "clicks"--I'm falling into a nice training rhythm, too. For awhile, I was ravenous after my runs, but now my appetite is settling down, thank goodness! - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 6:11PM
My daughter is a personal trainer and she started me on an eating plan as part of my training. At first I was having trouble eating that much food, but not it is getting easier. I'm pretty much a vegetarian, but I eat some fish. She has me eating high protein and it's hard to get enough without eating meat. I'm doing protein shakes which helps. - D55CR 245.7 #1069 8:42AM
June 16, 2013 10:59PM - CHUB33 Land
Making my favorite casserole for my son and worried that I'll want to eat it all! The solution...use ground beef instead of turkey (I haven't eaten red meat for 20+ years!). Temptation gone! (I wish it was that easy with desserts and snacks!).
Brilliant idea! Let me know if you come with anything for the desserts and snacks. haha - D55CR 245.7 #1069 11:51AM
I'm thinking of putting ketchup on the Strawberry Newtons! - msdizmaui 521.6 #226 8:17PM
haha! Great idea! - D55CR 245.7 #1069 8:33AM
Make food you don't like. Such a concept. Too bad there isn't a dessert I don't like. - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 9:15PM
Thanked by: Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288
June 12, 2013 3:09AM - CHUB33 Land
I will not get up and have a 3 an snack. Nope. I won't do it.
Well???? It's now almost 8am.....did you make it through the night? - D55CR 245.7 #1069 7:50AM
I did! I made it through the night. Woohoo! Take that cheese-it's! - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 12:11PM
Yay! Good for you! - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 12:22PM
woo Hoo! Good job! - D55CR 245.7 #1069 2:26PM
Getting up in the middle of the night is one thing that I've never done (probably because I snack so much before I go to bed...I'm not hungry at 3am!). BTW - LOVE Cheez-its! - msdizmaui 521.6 #226 10:54PM
June 12, 2013 12:13PM - CHUB33 Land
Wednesday's goal! Please share your goals to make it through today. My goal is to get some exercise in.
My goal is to drink two green smoothies. I had one earlier, and I think I'll try to sub a smoothie for dessert tonight. There, I posted it--now I have to do it! - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 12:23PM
What's a green smoothie? I'm sure it has to be good for you if it's a goal. - Sugarbuzz 55.5 #3699 8:24PM
A green smoothie is just basically a fruit/veggie smoothie made with leafy greens. There are tons of different recipes out there, but my current favorite is a mixture of kale and spinach with pineapple and tangerines. I add a little water and blend it up! You can add yogurt, almond milk, protein powder, etc. Green smoothies are great once you get past the color, lol! - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 9:02PM
Same...same.... Just exercise. Which I did a 3.87 mile hike today. That's a to total of 16 miles since Monday. Tomorrow is a 6-7 mile. - Sugarbuzz 55.5 #3699 8:23PM
That's great. It makes my walk seem short. - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 9:46PM
If you are ever in SLO, DM me and we will go for a hike. It really isn't so bad because the environment is so gorgeous. Time seems to pass quickly, even with a 18-20 min pace. Had a red fox follow us yesterday. We were stirring up the squirrels, and he was hunting. - Sugarbuzz 55.5 #3699 2:04PM
June 10, 2013 11:17PM - CHUB33 Land
So I discovered the most interesting thing...when you don't cheat on a diet it actually WORKS! Finally started losing (3 lbs this week!)...no more cheating!!!
I'm glad to hear you had a successful week. 3 pounds is excellent. Way to go! - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 12:38AM
Yay!!! Good job. Funny thing how that works, huh? - vernswifevickie 374.1 #378 7:09AM
Wow! 3 lbs is a great loss. Congrats! - D55CR 245.7 #1069 2:45PM
Yay! - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 8:13AM
June 11, 2013 12:37PM - CHUB33 Land
Tuesday's goal! My goal today is to clear my head.
Hmmm....I can't remember what a clear head feels like. Haha Good luck with your goal today. :0) - D55CR 245.7 #1069 2:44PM
I'm trying to remember what it's like. - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 4:20PM
I'm with both of you...a clear head...one of these days... :) - msdizmaui 521.6 #226 2:02AM
Lol, even as a kid, I worried about everything...I don't think I've ever had a clear head! Wonder what that feels like? - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 8:13AM
245.7 #1069 (DL Qual #1750)
June 6, 2013 4:17PM - CHUB33 Land
I'm sorry I have been missing for a while. Life has gotten crazy...Mom is now in hospice care, and we are in the midst of moving my elderly in-laws here from Arizona. But I wanted to pop in because I've missed the wonderful encouragement and support of my Chub33 pals! Hope you are all doing well. On a more positive note, I am training to run the half marathon at WDW in January! The training is gi More...
p.s. My personal trainer has me on a strict new diet for this training, and after the first week I GAINED 2lbs. But she's told me to hang in there and I'll start seeing it go down. I sure hope she is right! - D55CR 245.7 #1069 4:37PM
She's right--it's hard to see the scale go up at first, but that's often the way it works with athletic training. It will come off! - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 5:08PM
So sorry to hear about your struggles--my husband's step dad passed away recently and hospice care was really wonderful for the family. Such a tough situation, but they really do help emotionally and physically. Glad to hear that you've got a distraction and goal! Wow--WDW should be so much fun! I've never been out there! The race will be fantastic! It's nice to have something to look forward to :) - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 5:09PM
Yes it is nice. I was invited to run with my corporate team for Team in Training (to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society). I'm really excited and really nervous. The fundraising is keeping me busy, too. Not sure how I'm going to do this, but I'm giving it all I've got. :) - D55CR 245.7 #1069 5:19PM
Sorry to hear about Mom. I'm glad that you have Hospice to help. I was on the Maui Hospice's Board for 8 years...I think they do such great work. My Mom is about the same but not really talking anymore. I'm going through a rough time trying to realize that there's nothing I can do to "fix" the situation. It just makes me so sad... Oh...great news with the training! I envy you! My boss did the WDW 1/2 marathon this year. She loved it! - msdizmaui 521.6 #226 11:16PM
I'm sorry about your Mom, too. It is frustrating when you can't do anything to help them. All we can do is be there with them while we have them here. - D55CR 245.7 #1069 2:47PM
How is your Mom? - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 9:02PM
She is doing okay. They have her anti-nausea meds on a rotating schedule which seems to help. She sleeps a lot and is weak, but still communicating just fine. We try to take her out for some fresh air when she feels up to it. - D55CR 245.7 #1069 7:52AM
374.1 #378 (DL Qual #233)
June 10, 2013 6:44AM - CHUB33 Land
Good morning everyone!! It's Monday again...sigh. I've been in such a funk. I have to snap out of it!! I have been out of control and gaining weight. My clothes are tight, I feel sluggish and bloated. ENOUGH!!! I simply must pull it together. So today I will stay on plan. I will track my points. I will suck it up and go to the gym tomorrow morning and do the elliptical.....I don't like the gym. B More...
Good Morning... Sorry about the toe. Tell how you like the elliptical over time. I've been looking at one from our sporting goods store. - Sugarbuzz 55.5 #3699 7:24AM
All of us have those valleys, but I have no doubt you will bounce right back. Hooray for the elliptical! Get 'er done! - D55CR 245.7 #1069 9:48AM
You have a broken toe. I'm sure whatever it is will work itself out. You have been searching for other ways to exercise while injured. Hugs to you! - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 12:45AM
Thank you all for your support and kind words! I went to the gym this morning and did the elliptical for an hour. I don't really like the gym but it felt really good to work up a sweat. The elliptical is very easy on my toe because its like peddling. - vernswifevickie 374.1 #378 7:08AM
954.9 #93 (DL Qual #323)
June 8, 2013 7:08PM - CHUB33 Land
What happy MWers look like! Congratulations Plumiegirl!
I have lost 20 and can fit the single chair. Still big but it will get better in time. Somehow can fit that chair. 😂😱 - Plumiegirl 3529.9 #11 11:12PM
Yay!!!! Yay!!! Yay!!! Way to go Plumie!!! - vernswifevickie 374.1 #378 12:58PM
Awesome! What a great accomplishment! Way to go! - D55CR 245.7 #1069 9:55AM
Yay Plumie! You know, I never told you but being from Hawaii, I feel that you and I share a special bond...lol! - msdizmaui 521.6 #226 11:12PM
55.5 #3699 (DL Qual #579)
June 10, 2013 7:41AM - CHUB33 Land
Hello...hello.... It has been a long time since I have posted. Been doing ok at this whole exercise thing. My goal is to really just have a healthier heart and bones. If weight loss comes with it, I'm ok with that. I just need to be around a while. I have the luxury of having a ton of hiking trails where I live, so hiking 2.5-5.5 miles 3 to 4 times a week. If no trails, then I'm on the treadmill More...
That's great! Your body is thanking you. :-) I have a pair of Brooks Ravena, but am ready to get a new pair soon. I'll have to take a peek at the PureFlow2. Thanks for the tip. - D55CR 245.7 #1069 9:45AM
374.1 #378 (DL Qual #233)
June 8, 2013 6:06AM - CHUB33 Land
Hi everybody! Happy Saturday!! So, I went back to the doctor yesterday because my toe isn't better. Turns out it is fractured. The first doctor misread the x-ray....grrrrrr! So no running for 4 to six more weeks. I'm feeling rather lost over not being able to run. I'm going to try the eliptical this morning and see how that goes.
I'm sorry to hear about your toe. I imagine its very frustrating. Most people would take this as an opportunity to not work out for 4-6 weeks. You aren't doing that. That is something to be proud of! - Mrs.mouse 426.1 #304 10:57AM
Oh dear. So sorry to hear. Running is so addicting, but sometimes situations like these are nature's way of helping us to refocus. There are lots of options: cycling, swimming, yoga, Pilates, etc. You've got an open mind: maybe there's a new activity out there that will bring you just as much joy--who knows, you might even make some new friends in a yoga class or by trying out a Master's swim class or something! The good news is that you have the desire and motivation to stay active. You'll be back to your old self in no time! :) - Spoonful_O_Sugar 439.2 #288 2:28PM
Wow not good - the doctor misread the X-ray? Hope your toe is healing ok. Ar you allowed to bear weight or walk on it? - Plumiegirl 3529.9 #11 11:01PM
The first doctor didn't see the fracture and told me it was just a bruise. When it was still swollen and tender 3 weeks out, I went back to my personal physician. She saw the fracture. I can walk but no running. It's buddy taped and I have a shoe to keep it from bending toouch. - vernswifevickie 374.1 #378 1:10PM
*bending too much - vernswifevickie 374.1 #378 3:58PM
Oh, no! Hope it heals quickly! - ElectricMayhemMom 325.7 #512 11:21PM
June 6, 2013 2:12AM - CHUB33 Land
Today is my birthday! My goal is to have a great day. That's it.
Have a FANTABULOUS day! Cheers to many more birthdays to come! 🎊🎉🎈🎁🎂😁👍 - PrincessSarah 160.5 #2191 2:22AM
Happy birthday, birthday buddy! My goal is to make this year a healthy one. I gained so much weight last year and lost my motivativation. - MXPrincess399 483.1 #251 7:40AM
Yay!! You did great! - vernswifevickie 374.1 #378 6:01AM
🎉🎉🎂🎉🎉even if I was late posting it - Plumiegirl 3529.9 #11 11:03PM