Just Sandy

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Friday, June 22, 2012

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sunburn and more

Yesterday I had a plan and I stuck to it... maybe a little too well! Here was the plan, early lunch to get my daughter down for a much needed nap, then go outside by the pool and get my tan on, then work out for 30 minutes in the pool. I never really know how long to tan because I am very fair skinned. Well I have been wearing a bikini for most of the summer now after my weight loss and firming work outs. BUT because the first few days it was warm enough for swimming I was in a 1 piece swim suit and that started my tan lines... well my stomach was still very very white! So I put sunscreen every where but my tummy so I could get a little start to getting some color.

Here is before and after.. 
White belly

Red Belly with (with weird white spots that didn't burn )

After a hour or so it got angry red... HURTS!

This is also on my back, thighs, and a little less red on my top half. Luckily I wore a hat so my face and head didn't get burnt. I laid out too long but the problem is my skin didn't show me that I had hardly any color until  well after I came inside... so now I'm just using a ton of Aloe Vera and taking as hot of showers as I can stand to draw out the heat... and suffering lol.

Maybe it's from the sunburn maybe not but, I have been really wishing for fall weather. I love Fall! It's totally my favorite season for many reasons. I LOVE the feel of fall, the trees changing color, pumpkin patches, baking, pumpkin spice flavor comes out at the coffee shops, and cute fall clothes. There is more but I think you get the point, I LOVE FALL! I am already thinking of things I can do in fall with my family and about the new clothes I will need for the season. What's your favorite season?

Also I am going to HAWAII in 9 days! (Which is why I was trying to get a base tan!) so aside from wanting fall I am really wanting to get there! I can't wait to see it's beauty! I think my sunburn will have toned down by then lol! I don't have much money to spend there but I think I will still enjoy the environment. I plan on bringing my running shoes and running along the beach, I am looking forward to that. We will be in Maui, so if you have been what are some cheap things to do? I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, June 18, 2012

June KROD has a little summer laziness!

So Jes from Jes Getting Started and I were a little busy and the video deadline slipped away from us but luckily we both happened to miss the deadline and we get to host one another!!! How lucky are we that we still got to participate?

The theme was Songs with the word Summer! So Jes is singing Summer Girl! I so almost did this song! I love Jes, she is fun and creative. Her videos are always full of both those things! So watch her video and visit her at Jes Getting Started and check out my video too!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sleepless Nights and Remedy Fights

Do you sleep well? How many hours a night would you say you get most days? Do you get to sleep with a routine, medicine, tea, good book? Really I want to know all of these things from people. I have such a hard time getting to sleep and sometimes even staying asleep even though I am extremely tired. I have Insomnia. This is a fact. I have tired many things: melatonin, teas, neurosleep, seeing a therapist, ambien, tylenol pm, benadryl... you get the point. So it is really catching up to me and I have a different doctor than I did before so I emailed her to see what could be done given my current and past attempts to get some sleep. She wants me to try Restoril and take and Insomnia program that reduces the need for sleep aids by at least 50%. I did a kind of poll on facebook to see if anyone had ever used it before and I am getting a couple of warnings about.  I also looked it up online and found this:

Stop using temazepam and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
  • weak or shallow breathing;
  • fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • confusion, slurred speech, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • hallucinations, agitation, aggression;
  • thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • problems with urination; or
  • nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may include:
  • daytime drowsiness (or during hours when you are not normally sleeping);
  • amnesia or forgetfulness;
  • muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination;
  • numbness, burning, pain, or tingly feeling;
  • headache, blurred vision, depressed mood;
  • feeling nervous, excited, or irritable;
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort; or
  • dry mouth, increased thirst.
Some people using this medicine have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, or making phone calls and later having no memory of the activity. If this happens to you, stop taking temazepam and talk with your doctor about another treatment for your sleep disorder.

And a bunch of allergic reaction warnings.

So the I was wondering how the Amnesia is a less serious side effect lol! I think that is serious but maybe that's just because I have had a kid and your memory goes out the window enough as it is! Anyway it just seems a little scary, and I don't want to be dependent on chemicals to help me fall asleep, but it seems I might have to resort to that for a little while. So while I ponder if I should go ahead and try this I want to get more peoples input on what they do, and if they know any info or have ever had any experience with this particular drug. Please share this blog post with friends if they my have helpful info.

My goal is to be smart and well informed before I make a definite decision. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pictures as promised

This is the super cute dress and shoes on the new smaller healthier me!

Well I said I would show you the new dress I bought for my friends wedding! What do you think!?! As well as you can see my weight loss from all the hard work I have put in! Just goes to show that hard work does pay off and I would have to say it is very worth it! I still have stomach toning to do and just keep on working out and eating healthy and making it my lifestyle instead of just a weight loss plan. 

I have a handful of new clothes now because I had nothing that fit me and this time it was a good thing! My goal is to slowly build up an amazingly cute wardrobe piece by piece so that nothing is a blah in my wardrobe except work out clothes and a few shirts for various cleaning and don't care what happens to these clothes activities. 

Maybe my next post will be an album of the new me in new clothes!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Personal Goals

Today I am am in a good mood. I didn't wake up that way that is for sure! On top of the fact that I just don't go to sleep well (almost EVER!) my husband works nights and got home at about 4am (after I fell asleep at about 2am) and I realized I had to pee... worst feeling EVER! When you are all comfortable and in a good sleep that is the LAST feeling you want to have. It means you must get up or face serious consequences if you don't! That reminds me watch this...
 It is just funny to me... but maybe not to you... just thought I'd share.

 SO anyway... I get up to pee and then my husband starts talking to me, which is GREAT... but not at 4am... then I couldn't go back to sleep. I finally do then shortly 6 am comes around and who's awake? My daughter. I was SOOOOOO tired and really didn't want to be up let alone take care of someone else's needs! BUT being a mom, I got up and praised God there was coffee and made myself a cup after getting breakfast for my daughter and hated every moment of the morning. About 10am either the coffee kicked in or my body just forgot it was exhausted and was awake. I took McKayla to her last day of swim lessons and had a great time! She fell asleep in the car on the way home.

 You are probably asking "Why is this posted called personal goals?" well now I am at the point where I am about to tell you.

 I put McKayla down for her nap and debate on sleeping myself or again doing things I should be doing with the small amount of hours these days seem to have. I decided to eat lunch and work out. I have worked out everyday for a while now... EVERYDAY! I posted on my facebook my progress of weight loss and size recently and tonight played guitar for worship team, THE ONLY GUITARIST this time! Shockingly I was impressed with my playing!

 I feel like I am doing really well by sticking to working out, even though most times running I hate every minute or most minutes of it. As well as playing guitar more frequently (but I don't hate those I just get frustrated). Now I am no record setting runner, or Jimmy Hendricks on the guitar BUT I am achieving my personal goals and it feels AMAZING! I thank God that he has finally put this drive in me to push through! Thanks to that I have lost 3 inches on my chest and waist and 1 inch on my thighs and arms since May 1st 2012! I am in a size 6 pants and had to go buy a new dress for a wedding this weekend that was a size 8! It felt really good! I don't want to boast but just want to tell people that I am proud of myself and all the hard work I am doing. I can only be thankful to God for the drive to get it all done and accomplished. I was sick of feeling fat and like the baby weight would never go away. I just bought new running shoes today (eek on the price!) and can't wait to use them!

 What are your personal goals? Are you or have you achieved any of them? I want to be encouraging and share about the things we are struggling with and the accomplishments we achieve!

I will post a picture in a few days of the outfit I just got for the wedding on Saturday! Super Cute!