I was really hoping to be able to tell you how great I did yesterday.Not going to happen. I did do good until about 11. Then didn't go to bed til almost 2 and then couldn't get to sleep . And was having trouble breathing because of fluid. So didn't get much sleep and pretty much felt like you know what most of day.Do feel some better right now but this is usually the time of day that is best for me. I was suppose to get hair cut but I cancelled. Now I am just hoping to do ok the rest of the evening. My eating is ok so far. I did steam a steamer full of fresh green beans to have for snacks etc. I like cooked fresh green beans. So I just have to watch what I eat and get to bed early tonight. Having my fluid problem so will have to take extra on top of huge amount of diuretics I already take. I sure do seem to complain a lot but I am just stating how my life goes. I always tell people I never really have a good day but I do have days that are not as bad. I am somewhere in the middle today. So I can live with that.
The lawn guys came and got yard ready for sod.They will be back to lay the grass tomorrow. I told Bill I didn't care how early they come as long as they don't knock on door. We are going to set out a cooler with ice and water for them. I do deal with anyone early. Since I didn't sleep last night I should tonight.
Bill told me the other day he saw a different butterfly and I saw it today. I saw it a few times but wouldn't stop long enough to get a pic.I am hoping he is just checking things out and will come back.He was on large size and was almost black. I will be watching for him. Here are a few I took today.
Find the butterflies.
I wish this was clearer
This is a small orchid that just bloomed for 1st time
You have seen this one.Just wanted to show that after about 3 weeks or more it is still beautiful
Well That's about it. I will watch Little People tonight. I think they may end up going their separate ways.They are talking about selling the farms.
And Saving Grave gets dumber and dumber.Only a couple more left. I bet she dies in last one.
Ok Gotta go. I will be good tonight.I can do it.
Angel is still in a lot of pain but hanging in there.She asked me to thank everyone for their prayers etc. Keep them coming
Well As most of you know I have been in a big slump or something. Just have not been doing well at anything. But that changes today. I know we all end up saying we will start tomorrow or Monday etc but today is my day. I have been thinking of some short and long term goals that should be doable for me.
Long Term Goals
1. Lose a minimum of 40# by Dec 24. 50# would be my dream but will be happy with 40#
Me and my handy calculator figured out we have about 193 days and about 27 weeks to achieve it. An average of 1.5# will give me the 40#
2. Beat my night time over eating completely. I am making this long term as I know it will take me a long time.
That's it for long term right now.
1. Get to bed earlier. My goal is to not stay up past midnight. Will work on getting there before 1am for now and work for the midnight. I made it to bed by 12:30 last night. Much better than 2 or 3.
2. Do some kind of exercise movement for 10 minutes every day. I got 20 minutes done today. I looked at my book and the last time I exercised was May 26th. I keep a book in exercise room and record what I do and how long
3. Stay in my calorie range but if I do go over try not to go over by much.
4. Do not beat myself up if I don't achieve my short term goals.
So far I am doing good today. My weight was up 5# this week.I know some was fluid but most was weight. I am so sick of losing gaining losing same 5# over and over. I am smarter than the beast and I will beat him.I have beat bigger beasts than him before. I am a survivor. It is time I acted like one. Life sucks most of the time and I can make it somewhat better by not being so over weight. I did it to myself and I will undo it. Watch me!!!!!!!!
Just talked to Angel and she is still hurting.Said it comes and goes. She has her own cleaning business and she cleaned a couple of offices today but said it was rough. She had Brianna and her boyfriend help her today. She goes to the doc tomorrow.She is taking tomorrow off. She can't take many days off or she will lose her clients. She doesn't have reliable help that can go when she can't.
I am feeling much better.More like my normal feel bad in morning and get better as day goes along. This is part of day when I usually feel the best. I did finish up the groceries today.Had some veggies to cut up and bag like cauliflower etc. Not sure what I will fix for supper.Bill wants to go out and I have nixed that idea.Too many calories for my starting over day.
Ok I better go see about something for supper.Maybe just a bunch of steamed veggies.
Hope your weekend has been good and you are relaxed and ready to start a new week.
Just one pic today. I need to deadhead the old flowers.
After we had lunch and before the grocery store we headed to my sister's house to see if we could see the babies. We got a few pics.Not near as good as I would have liked but they blended in with the tree and it wasn't easy getting a shot.They are a good distance away from where I took the picture high in a tree.
Here is Momma watching from a limb close by
Here is baby A
And here is a lizard that Bill took. I don't usually let him use a good one but I was taking a nap.
Ok Gotta make it short. I forgot to weigh this morning before lunch so will weigh tomorrow for my weekly weight.Looks like I am up some.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far..Haven't talked to Angel since last night so I think she is ok.I will try to get ahold of her again in awhile.
Not one of my better days today. Altho around 4 I started feeling much better.Spent most of day in bed.Just tired. Once I felt better I did get my weekly pot of soup made. It is in fridge now.I will bag it up tomorrow. I used a little too much of something as it does have some spice to it. But broth is good anyway.
Then there is Angel. If it wasn't for bad luck she wouldn't have any. She called Bill from hospital this morning.She was there for most of the day.She gets cysts on her ovaries that are extremely painful Sometimes she can suffer thru but sometimes she can't This was a bad one.But during the day it did burst and they sent her home with pain meds this afternoon. But she has some kind of a mass still there.Hopefully it is just another cysts.She sees a gyn doc on monday. She sounded ok when I talked to her after she got home but they had given her a strong shot just before they released her. The poor kid never gets a break and she is a great kid. She was hurting when she came here to clean on Wed and thought it was UTI. I hope she is much better tomorrow and the other thing is nothing serious.
Bill went today while I was in bed and got flowers and put them on the graves. The only problem he had was finding my Daddy's.He said he walked around for 30 minutes.He finally found it.He walked real close to it several times.
Nothing else going on. I have got to get my butt to bed earlier. If I am asleep I can't eat.
Hope you are all doing ok. Tomorrow is grocery day so I will get out of house for awhile.
Here is a visitor I had today.When Bill was back here he said he saw 4 at one time around the plants.
It has been an ok day. I did bad with late night eating again. Oh well tonights another try. I can do good thru supper.
I do have some bird pictures to share.Unfortunately they are not real good ones. The one of the blue jays should have been better. The ones of the cardinal I wasn't expecting it to turn out.
It is hard to get two blue jays together. I wish this was clearer.The fluffed up guy looked like he had been in someones sprinkler and was trying to get his feathers dry.
I was sitting at computer when I heard that very familier clucking sound of a Cardinal. I had one on back patio a while back. When I looked out the window I saw him smack dab in the middle of the raggety tomato plant by fence. I don't have a clear window to see out of there so I decided I would shoot thru window and screen and get what I could. he was going from plant to plant checking everything out. I took several pics but only 2 showed on camera. This has happened a few times. I am always shooting my mouth off saying I am going to get a new camera.Bill always says do it. But I still get great shots with this one most of the time. I am thinking more seriously about getting a new one. But anyway here is the red guy. Altho the pic is not clear you can see him in the first one sitting at edge of pot.In the second he is hiding behind the plants and all you see is a red blur.
Not my best pics but I decided to share anyway.
Ok Now I want to brag on my sweetie. Those that know me know how lucky I am to have Bill.He does so much for me all the time. It is easy to tell someone you love them and another to prove it in countless ways. So I want to sing his praises tonight.
You all know how he is always doing so much when he comes home after working all day and doing stuff I couldn't when I am having a extra bad day. But he does so many other "little" thoughtful things. Like today. he is always dropping by during the day just to check up on me and make sure I am ok. Sometimes I am still asleep like today. First thing I see when I am walking to kitchen is todays paper that he dropped off so I could look at it. Then when I opened fridge to get a soda I see he has replendished my drinks.There was only one in there when I went to bed. So I called him to tease him about someone lurking around house while I was sleeping and he does something else so sweet. His weekend starts tomorrow as he only works 4 days a week.He usually lets me know his plans if he has any so I can plan something if I want. He informed me he only had one thing that had to be done. He went by the cemetery and checked the flowers on the graves for me today.He said that is only thing he wants to get done.He offered to pick up some flowers and help me put them on the graves. My Mother,Step father,Daddy and my son are all at same place but spread out. Mothers,step fathers and Tony's are easy to get to but Daddys is a little harder. I thought that was so sweet. These are some of things he does just because he is such a good man.
Now if I could get him to quit snoring,and put dishes in dishwasher instead of sink that is right beside dishwasher plus a few other things he would be perfect. Naught. But pretty close.
Well it has been quiet and I like that.My grown children can cause a lot of drama from time to time so I appreciate boring days.
Hope you all have a good night.
Burn Notice is on tonight for Bill and we both like Royal pains. May tape the So you think you can dance. Talk to you tomorrow.