Sunday, December 07, 2014
I am still here.
Spent most of 2 weeks bringing my home
up to my former standards for Thanksgiving.
Had son, d-I-l and gd, my dh (we are separated),
and took an additional 2 meals for my friend E and
the lady she cares for.
My tree isn't up yet, will try again tomorrow.
It is usually done on Black Friday or that weekend.
Ooops ... again.
Friday evening, I started getting sick (stuff son had)
so have mostly rested over the last 2 days.
I am trying to gear up for Jan 1 and a renewed effort
at weight loss. I have been able to go to half doses of
4 of my meds. I have kept 10 of the 20 pounds I lost
this year, so am thankful for that.
Monday, October 27, 2014
I can't believe I have let another two weeks
go by, again! I always swear I am going to do
better and then crash again.
My doctor's appointment went pretty well.
He raised my depression meds to see if that
will help get me back in the right direction.
It has been over a year since I went on it, so
he said it was time to raise it.
It was mostly good news, cholesterol was
good except the HDL and triglycerides.
And my A1c was way high 8.6. However,
by going to every other day on three of
my meds, my kidney function raised 4 points
and I didn't have any gout attacks, either.
The HDL and tris. were because of lack of
exercise, so I know what to do.
He also gave me a week's worth of sleep in a pill.
I slept very well all that time, but am starting to
go back to the old cycle since I finished it. I see
him in a couple of weeks, hopefully I can stay on
track without it.
I have always said I would be happy to get back
to where I started the first time I lost weight. I
lost 50 pounds in TOPS and kept it off for 2.5 years.
I have been thinking about how hard it is to be
optimistic about losing almost twice that. So, I am
going to change my goal to 180 and see if I can
get out of this rut.
I am also soooo tired of eating frozen diet food.
What I am going to try is to go back to eating
"real" food and try to learn how to eat "normally".
Plan my meals, portion control them, and enjoy
"eating" again. I made homemade potato soup
yesterday ... it was so good.
Back onto the treadmill tomorrow for 10 min and
build myself back up.
I am planning to have Thanksgiving dinner here
this year. Last year I thought was my last year to
do it, but I feel better now. So I need to get with it
on my "fall cleaning".
As always, I will try to check in more often.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
This month has really gone by fast.
Tired and lazy mostly, but all the
winterizing is done.
Still up and down 2-3 pounds. No exercise,
but trying to watch my calories
Will try to get back with it. Tuesday is
my quarterly doctor's appointment.
Haven't gotten my blood work done, yet,
so will probably have to take it after.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
I am still here. Not working as hard as
I should be, but am trying to get my
motivation back. Worked extra hard
in the yard, had a 10 hour day which
always puts me down for a few days.
Got all the evergreen bushes trimmed (3)
Evergreen trees trimmed (2), all outside
windows and screens cleaned, sprayed the weeds,
washed the car windows, wash, dried, and put all
5 cushions into garage, watered the rose bushes,
and vacuumed under all the bushes and trees in
the front yard. As far as I am concerned; that is the
last of the yard work before spring except battening
down the water hoses and water spouts, and covering
the swamp cooler when it cools down more.
I am very pleased with myself and am planning
on doing the fall cleaning now, inside the house.
Lots of de-cluttering is planned, drapes down and
cleaned, carpets and furniture cleaned (hoping to
hire someone to do it).
I am glad winter is almost here so I can do less yard
work and more housework and genealogy.
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