Saturday, May 15, 2010

Justa busy day!!

 100_5139 Here's a picture of Mackenzie I took last week when I went out to Rochester, Ny to see her and her mom. Look at that smile. She's 10 months old crawling around like crazy and loves to stand up. She'll be running around the house in no time.

Today was Saturday which is usually breakfast day with Shawn and Pat. They went to  one of their daughters graduation from college today so Cindy and I were on our own. It was kind of nice to just sit and talk to momma. We took our time and really enjoyed the meal. I  had a vegetable omlet with wheat toast. It's kind of weird keeping track of everything I eat. It's becoming almost second nature.

I put that it was a busy day in the header. It wasn't very busy for me. I was a spectator (Supervisor) for most of the day as I had a biopsy on my prostate yesterday morning and I can't do anything for a couple of days. This is for the guys only. Is it fun having the doctor stick something up you wazoo or what? NOT!!  It's not a real comfortable procedure. The peeing blood isn't to much fun either. I hope this isn't to much information for your Stan. As far as the busy part. Check out this picture of the front of the house. We just had a new front stairs put in. 2500 lbs worth. They delivered them on Thursday. Today Cindy went out and changed the walkway and the area leading up to the stairs and she put all new mulch down all along the front of the house.    100_5197   100_1706 When super woman (I mean Cindy) was done with that she worked in the garden cleaning up the rocks that grow somehow. Then she cultivated the ground with the new cultivator we bought about a month ago. It was frustrating not being able to do anything. I sat outside in my lawn chair talking to Cindy the whole time. I'm sure all the neighbors driving by must have thought I was a slave driver. As I finish this post now Cindy's out making dinner. Am I spoiled or what. Thanks to all of you that stuck around while I was on "vacation". It took a long time to get my head in the right place.100_2004

Friday, May 14, 2010

Justa starting anew!!

Ok... I said it before but I mean it this time. I AM BACK. The new and improved version(is there such a thing?) is returning to the blogeshpere. I've been in hibernation long enough. I never really left. I've been checking out everyone's blog from time to time and reading a ton of things on line. I was burnt out as far as posting goes and it has taken me this long to even "want" to post. I'll give you some quick updates on what is going on since a lot has happened since we last chatted.


*  I'm still on Workmen's comp. We have attempted to try to settle out so I could get on with my life but they just don't seem interested in settling this thing.  They did make an offer of $75,000 with no medical. That doesn't work to well. I was making pretty good money when I got hurt and that ain't even close. My knee is going to need to be replaced at some point and I think they should pay for that too. So we shall see.

*  I applied for and got Social Security Disability on the first go around. If any of you are familiar with SS you'll understand how unusual that is. It probably helps that we had the paper work and all supporting documents from all the medical people involved up to snuff. Momma is very good at organizing things and everything was perfect paper work wise. It probably also helped that I have had two hospitalizations in the last 10 years for my Bipolar and Depression.(That's right it is all mine. No one else can have it.) I still haven't wrapped my mind around the fact that I am on Disability. I  feel like I am taking advantage of the system. Len my Social Worker try's to tell me that I worked for this and put in to the system all these years yada yada yada. (Can you tell I've been watching reruns off Seinfield?)

*  On the weight loss front. When I first posted my weight on this site. I don't remember what date is was but the weight was 294. I did awesome. I went from that to 314. Pretty damn good huh? Am I the next Jack Lalane or what? That's how down in the dumps I was. That was then and this is now. On Valentines day this year Cindy and I gave each other a present of a membership at Gold's gym for two years. We also bit the bullet and got a trainer. Before we had signed up I had dropped down to 301. So the day we started on February 14th to today I'm at 247.4 lbs. 54 lbs. Not to shabby huh? I'm not gong to reveal Cindy's numbers as I don't want to sleep on the couch. I'll let her reveal those to you if she wants to. Suffice it to say she has done very, very well also. We are committed to this new way of living. We don't call it a diet. I stick to between 1500 and 1700 calories a day and write everything down and we go to the gym 6 days a week. We go together a lot but we work out separately. I'm limited to what I can do but what I can do I go all out. I do 5 miles on the recumbent bike and I'm up to about 20 minutes on the rowing machine. Toss in a workout on the weights every other  day  some other cardio work , some pool time and viola. It's hard but so worth it. I'll keep you updated on my progress. My goal is to get down to 165. It's not a matter of if I can do it but when will I do it.

I have a lot more things to bring up but I'm going to leave it here. I don't want this to be a novel. Real quick though. Mackenzie, Adrianne and Josh's daughter is growing and doing fine. and Jeff and Amanda have a new little one. They have added Preston to the family. He came on his due date. He is doing fine too. Just like Brandon, poor Preston looks a lot like his dad at that age too. No one is probably still out there, but if you are. Thanks for sticking around and we shall visit again later.