Thursday, May 24, 2007
I know it's been a while since I last checked in. The baby is almost a month old now and I've been doing fine. She is growing like a weed. She is a bit cranky, pediatrician changed her formula and she seems to be a bit better.
On the weight loss front, I had gained up to 425 once again. I sometimes wonder when the madness is going to stop! I know that I am the one to blame for it but sometimes cannot seem to help myself. I realized that I was only hurting myself and have taken corrective measures already. I am pleased to note I am now back down to 416 as of this morning so what I'm doing is working.
What am I doing, you ask. Well, we are eating at home more which means I'm cooking on the grill a lot. I've discovered a yummy way to prepare potatoes and make sure that I only eat one! I slice them, spray them with a little butter flavored cooking spray, sprinkle with some sort of Mrs. Dash (I just love that stuff) and toss them on the grill before the meat. They come out nice and tender and very flavorful. Sometimes I add green or red bell pepper. Sometimes I add chives or onion. Whatever I'm in the mood for. I also am watching what I'm eating at work which has been a huge source of problems for me.
I was going down to the kitchen and grabbing a bag of chips (or two), some cookies, whatever and eating that in addition to the food I was taking. The problem with the foods I was taking is that I was taking too many calories. I would bring protein and a carb, but also several of those darn 100 calorie packs. Now, in theory, those packs are great but if you eat 2-3 each time you eat them, well ... there you go! LOL
I am also making a more concerted effort to eat three meals a day (I had dropped down to just one due to my work hours and just stress I guess) and drinking more and more water. Water has always been the key for me. I am going to order Nutrisystem and start that near the beginning of June for at least a couple months. It is what I did to start this whole journey over two years ago. I figure if it got me started last time, it can't fail this time around. I was the one who got lazy and was happy to just maintain for a year. Time to kick it back in gear and get the weight off once again. I so want to be down another 100 pounds.
It's never too late to start, so beginning once again is what I'm doing. God bless to those of you who make the time to stop by. Right now I'm down to only being able to log in when I go to the library. I hope to have an internet connection again soon, but until then, know that my heart is still in the right place and my mind is slowly getting there once again, too!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I can't believe I've let so much time go by without posting something here. Gosh, no wonder my friends keep having to come looking for me. Sheesh!
My daughter Mandi goes into the hospital today (4/26) to start the induction of labor process. She will be admitted late this evening and they will try to get her cervix "ripened". In the morning, they'll start her on induction medication, if she isn't in labor on her own by then. Sounds like maybe by evening tomorrow, we'll have that fresh new baby bundle here to snuggle with.
Life has been pretty hectic. Preparing for the baby, dealing with childish behaviors of the other adults in my home, working, etc have kept me busy. I haven't had much time to spend online. I'm working on figuring it all out.
Weight loss wise, nothing new. Gained some weight but am working on turning this all around. I don't want to undo what I've already accomplished.
Went to the doctor a couple weeks ago. My thyroid was totally not working. Increase in medication for that. Added another blood pressure med as that was a little bit high. And lastly, she said my blood glucose levels appeared a bit high so I have to have another fasting test in June to see what's going on there. Oh goody!
Hope all is well with my dear friends here. Thanks for always checking in with me. You guys are the best!
Friday, February 16, 2007
Time seems to just continue to tick on by. It's been a busy time and things don't seem to be letting up. Went to San Diego and had a wonderful time at our future son-in-law's boot camp graduation. He came home for ten days and goes back on Tuesday. At least as of today, that's the plan. His time home may be extended due to some family issues but it won't really affect us. He's been down with his family the whole time. Mandi took time off work to be with him but she's got to be back at work on Weds and has a doctor visit on Tues.
Work is same old same old. The girls (at work) seem to be more and more mentally ill of late. In and out the psych hospital like I don't know what. I wish they would take the time while they are in the hospital to really come up with a plan to get them stable and functioning before they are dumped right back on us! It's really frustrating for all of us, the girls included.
On the fat front, I'm not doing well. I'm still maintaining and that disappoints me. I've been in tears a lot lately over it. I don't know what happened to the determination and motivation I had. I want it back so badly, yet it eludes me, dangling just out of my grasp. I've not posted to many of the threads here at Spark I was posting on for the simple fact, I really haven't had anything to say. I'm not losing weight and feel like a farce right now. I continue to go through the motions, which is probably why I'm able to maintain, but that's about it. I dunno if it's because I have so much more to lose or what. Most people who lose 100 plus pounds are at their goal weight, yet I have at least twice that to go.
And still time continues to march on by ...
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