So, how am I? Not 100% sure. Good I suppose.
I have been eating like a crazy person for quite some time now. Limited dinners but munching on everything. However, my weight seems to stay within a lb of my goal. Feel kind of like a whale though. Not good.
I think my walking has been my saving grace. I have been getting close or over 20k steps daily. This helps me so very much. It can just be difficult to do.
My man was in Vegas last week. He left Monday and back Friday night. I used my skymiles to book the first class trip. It was intended to relax him and get in the summer mood. It does not seem like he had as much fun as 2 years ago when he went. I think he may have actually missed me.
I on the other had was plenty busy. By Wednesday, I decided that I was going to go in a bit later every day so the pups would not be home so long without being let out. It worked out really well. I got in more treadmill time and walked them before work (longer walks than typical) and less traffic.
I of course walked them when I got home as well :) My good pups.
Friday was quite stressful. I realized that I was not meeting my boss's expectations (which are very reasonable). It made me realize that I am kind of treating this job as temporary and I really should be putting more into it. It is an 18 month contract. I should work harder not just longer.
And today I FINALLY started that stupid PMP application I have been talking about for months. That application that has been hanging over my head forever. I think I have decided that I am going to actually work on it. I feel a bit better about it now that I started. I have to write 300-500 works about each of the 5 phases of the 3 projects I have worked on and ultimately explain that I have spend 4500 hours on project management related activities. Fun fun.
I decided that I need to continue to move forward and work on this but If I do not get it in within the next week the world will not end. I wanted to take the test in June because I think it changes in July. I now figure if it changes I will simply have to investigate what changed, study it and take the most recent exam. My goal should be to take the test this summer. That is not so bad, right? I need to do it but not let is stress me out.
OK, enough of that. On to better topics. Utah
I FINALLY decided on a new grain free dog food. I did even more research if that is possible on what is good in lower liver enzymes and ease liver work. I called the Neurologist as well. I knew it was not necessarily appropriate but it is my boy after all. I was actually surprised that he called me back. He was wonderful. I shared Utah's liver levels and he told me that he would be concerned it they were 300.
In April it was 606, May 216 and June 225. Ideal is 118 I think.
This made me feel much better but I still want to get them where they are supposed to be. If the liver levels grow higher I may need to change the Phenobarbital dosage and I don't want to do too much of that. Tuesday will be 13 weeks and NO Seizures. This is HUGE.
Also, I did more researched on Milk Thistle and how it benefits the liver. I actually found where a vet says that if dogs are on Phenobarbital they should take it for their liver. I want to start Utah on it right away but something is telling me that I should stick with the food change for a month and test again and then made more decisions at that point. One change at a time. It is hard to wait though. Oh and did I mention, he seems to really like the food. It is salmon and potato based.
Oh and I almost forgot, last Monday was our 13th anniversary and my wonderful man bought me another charm for my bracelet. It is a flying Canadian Goose. I had mentioned home much I love them flying over and how comforting I think they are. He remembers everything.
I bought him stain glass equipment. I think it may have been the best gift I ever got him. He was totally surprised. I hope he gives it a shot on the hot summer days when he is not on the acreage. He took a class once and was real interested but never finished it.
Well, that's about it. My kids (pups) need attention. HUGS to you. Have a great week.