David had another blow up this weekend. I ended up having to sit on him until he calmed down. I have to pat myself on the back that I kept my cool in spite of him pushing me and using explitives for me to get the "f" off of him. I told him that I was spending time with him and would sit there until he calmed down. Eventually, he did calm down. So he is grounded for about a week now. Homework went well today, but he still has the "frustration button" that when pushed, watch out. The blow up this weekend was over "please take a break from playing 8 straight hours of video games and get your chores done." Oh well. Kids. I felt awful this weekend between cramps, tired and felt like coming down with a cold. Got a good night's sleep and took some cold medicine and felt a little better today. Weight is up a little. No surprise there. No exercise and eating, bingeing, etc, makes sense. So today, back on track. No YMCA workout this AM. Slept in. But ate healthy. But I AM STARVING!!!!! Will jump on my gazelle tonight and get in my steps. Have to find something healthy for dinner. Don't know if it is wishful thinking or not, but would like to get to 146 lbs for Christmas. That is my 20 lb mark. So I am going to focus really hard and see what happens. I think that will help my motivation. No doubt about it for me though, the key is exercise. Everything else just seems to fall in place when I get in my exercise and my 10k steps. If not I seem to fall apart. Work was hell today. 3 new fires, all in different parts of the state. Will be on the road a lot this week. Falling further behind. Phone ringing off the hook. Oh well. Got the two Christmas trees up, and one decorated. Yeah! Off next week and just counting down. Will wrap presents and bake cookies then. Working on some Christmas cards tonight and again, will jump on the gazelle. Maybe I will go do that now since David and Paul are at karate. David gets that cast off on Wednesday, thank God! Please say prayers that the cast stays off for a long time! No more drs, hospital runs, casts, etc, PLEASE GOD, for a long time! You know, it is 11 days until Christmas. What is up with DS? No holiday hugs this year? Anyone know?