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  • For anyone that likes hot cocoa...

    10/23/2014 9:01:59 PM, by CATTUTT

    I should preface this by saying -- this recipe has sugar free French Vanilla powdered creamer in it, so for the anti-artificial sweetener people, it's a no go. But for anyone who isn't anti-artificial sweetener, this cocoa mix is delicious. It's only 33 calories per serving, and totally tamed a ch... Read more

  • I think I set a new personal record...

    10/22/2014 9:19:23 PM, by CATTUTT

    Pretty sure today's exercise minutes break my previous record of 87 minutes... more on that later... So, since I haven't been eating during the night, I've been waking up earlier in the mornings and wanting to get up earlier. It's nice not having to drag myself out of bed. I got up this morni... Read more

  • Best Dr visit ever!

    10/21/2014 8:47:50 PM, by CATTUTT

    As usual my endo left me waiting for over half an hour. When she did come in, though, she was saying "CONGRATULATIONS!" as she opened the door. I was quite startled, and she handed me the paper with my A1C results on it. The last time I had one done in June, my A1C was a 9.5. Today it was a 7.1.... Read more

  • Mother nature insisted on a rest day...

    10/20/2014 9:13:01 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm happy to say I managed to drag myself out of bed in time to meet my cousin, her bff and their husbands for breakfast without too much personal angst. I am SO not a morning person and that alarm going off at 8:30 made me uber sad, but I did get up. I even had a few minutes to do the stream of c... Read more

  • Yoga is AWESOME!

    10/19/2014 9:09:10 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today definitely turned out to be a better way than it's start indicated. I had my alarm set for 11 this morning to get up and get ready to go meet The Buddy at the park. Around 10:30 I woke up on my own... with a pounding headache. I got up and sat for a few minutes, and basically found like my ... Read more

  • Mother nature was kind...

    10/18/2014 9:00:45 PM, by CATTUTT

    Once again, today started out really lazy. I don't know what my deal has been, unless it's because of TOM, but 11:30 is the earliest I seem to be getting up. I was getting up around 9 for a while, but not this week! Anyway, I did finally drag myself out of bed, made some breakfast, and caught up ... Read more

  • My head likes to keep me guessing...

    10/17/2014 9:30:01 PM, by CATTUTT

    So later last night, I started getting anxious. I'm not sure what triggered it or why, but I started feeling crappy. It was getting near to time for dh to go to work, and that was making me more upset. I knew if I was still wide awake and anxious when he left, it would only get worse after he was... Read more

  • Getting better at this "moderation" thing...

    10/16/2014 8:59:34 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today hasn't been a stellar day. I had to wake up several times last night to deal with TOM, and was tired and didn't feel great when I got up for the day. I decided to give myself a one day reprieve from working out, since I felt crappy and TOM was kicking my butt. I didn't even feel like ... Read more

  • Ready for bed!

    10/15/2014 9:06:21 PM, by CATTUTT

    It was a task and a half to drag myself out of bed this morning. I didn't get up until almost 11, and even then I would have rather rolled over and gone back to sleep. Alas, I had promised a friend we would start our virtual challenge to do 2 upper body strength routines every week, and today was ... Read more

  • Lazy rest day...

    10/14/2014 9:07:25 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today has been the laziest of lazy days. And all I can think is... I used to live my life like this every day. I've had as much movement today as I had any day a few months ago, but compared to what I've been doing, it's really a pittance of activity. While I admit, it has been nice to spend most... Read more

  • PMS did NOT win!

    10/13/2014 8:58:36 PM, by CATTUTT

    I woke up not really in the mood for life this morning. I slept later than normal, got on the scale and was up a little bit, and was just generally blah. Then I realized why... PMS. Lovely. I seriously considered declaring today as "Screw It Day", but I told myself to at least start with a healt... Read more

  • Lots of room for improvement...

    10/12/2014 9:07:03 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today has been a pretty excellent day! I managed to wake up before the alarm, which is always preferable. I got up and got some food in the crockpot to cook, and then made myself some breakfast and ate. After that I had a little time to kill and just played online. Next up was heading to the... Read more

  • Two parks in one day!

    10/11/2014 9:13:53 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today was an absolutely gorgeous day. I was feeling lazy when I got up this morning, and just sat around playing online and reading for the first couple hours. I made some healthy breakfast and ate, and otherwise didn't do much. Then dh woke up and we decided to head to the park. The first p... Read more

  • Stupid rain...

    10/10/2014 9:14:00 PM, by CATTUTT

    I got a happy surprise on the scale this morning. I was down 1.2 lbs for the week! I was shocked I was down at all, with all the low blood sugar eating I've done this week. But very excited! Part of the reason it was down was because I didn't get up til 11. Sleeping later = weighing less.... Read more

  • Thank you to all you Old Navy people!

    10/9/2014 9:04:31 PM, by CATTUTT

    I FINALLY found some crop leggings that fit properly for yoga. At Old Navy, as several of you wise souls suggested. The XL fit perfectly. Loose enough that I don't look like a sausage, but tight enough that they're not going to fall down around my ankles halfway through my class. I'm so happy to... Read more

  • Oddly hungry this evening...

    10/8/2014 9:01:29 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm feeling like a bottomless pit today. I've pretty much been hungry from the time I woke up until now, and I"m not sure why. I've had plenty of protein, lots of veggies, and the normal amount of food I usually eat. And also a few nuts and a cheese stick extra. Still hungry. Just having a hung... Read more

  • Shopping for leggings is frustrating!

    10/7/2014 8:57:02 PM, by CATTUTT

    Okay, so I already owned one pair of full length leggings, size 2x. I wanted some capri leggings, so I ordered some from Target, size 2x. Too big. Returned them to the store, and they had nothing else there, so we went to Walmart. Found a pair of leggings just like the ones I have at home, but a... Read more

  • Well, I didn't handle that well...

    10/6/2014 8:57:50 PM, by CATTUTT

    So, a very important yoga lesson learned last night. My blood sugar apparently drops dramatically about 4 hours after I finish with the yoga class. It was up a little right after I got home, so I took my normal dose of insulin to cover my food and stuff, and ate. Then at snack time it was up a li... Read more

  • Really hard, and really awesome!!!

    10/5/2014 9:02:29 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today was my first yoga class at an actual yoga studio. It was the first in a 4 class beginner series that I'm taking. And it was amazing! It was, physically, one of the hardest things I've ever put my body through. It was a lot of time on hands and knees, or in Downward Dog or Plank, and my bod... Read more

  • A "moderate to difficult" trail...

    10/4/2014 9:12:04 PM, by CATTUTT

    More on the title of the blog later... I managed to sleep in til almost 10 this morning. I really tried to stay in bed, mostly because I knew the later I slept, the better my weigh in would be. And I guess it worked, I lost 2 lbs this week. I was excited to report the 2 lb loss to my Fall 5%... Read more

  • Thinking it might be time to get my insulin dose adjusted...

    10/3/2014 9:17:11 PM, by CATTUTT

    A few minutes ago I started feeling crappy. At first I didn't know what was going on, and then I was like... wait, is my blood sugar low? I was feeling weak and shaky, and oddly warm and flushed. So I tested, and it was 84. That's not an official low, but it's VERY low for me... and this was onl... Read more

  • Update photos and a big day tomorrow...

    10/2/2014 9:08:50 PM, by CATTUTT

    I was at 257.4 this morning, which is up from 257.0 on Sunday. 257.0 makes exactly 15 lbs lost since I started with SparkPeople, and I figured 257.4 is close enough, so I took photos to compare from my start photos. I don't see much difference in the body photos, but I feel like maybe my face is a... Read more

  • Another beautiful day at the park...

    10/1/2014 9:13:07 PM, by CATTUTT

    This morning started off well when I woke up feeling good and awake at right about the time I wanted to get up. That was a good sign. Got on the scale... that was not good. But I'm not letting it get me down because I KNOW I have not eaten enough food to gain weight, and it was some other weird f... Read more

  • Baths are wonderful...

    9/30/2014 8:59:05 PM, by CATTUTT

    I got to take my first bath in many years today. We took the pole that had the shelves with all our shower stuff in it out of the shower, I ran a tub full of hot water, dumped in some Epsom salts, poured in a little lavender oil, and relaxed. It was heavenly. I listened to some mellow music and h... Read more

  • I'm going to get to take a bath!

    9/29/2014 9:04:19 PM, by CATTUTT

    In our shower, we have this pole thing that is a shower caddy to hold all our shower junk. The pole has thus far made it impossible to take a bath. I decided to look and see if they make caddies that go over shower doors, since one that goes on the shower head won't work with our shower. Turns ou... Read more

  • Queen Of The Forest

    9/28/2014 8:40:28 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today's trip to the park led to a great photo op. This art chair in one of the parks had a plaque saying you should sit in it and think of ways to help the Earth. Which is a good idea. But I sat in it and pretended to be Queen of the Forest. Read more

  • Beautiful day at the park...

    9/27/2014 9:07:18 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm starting to think that waking up early {early-ish, anyway} is becoming my new normal. Once again I was up before 10, which NEVER used to happen. I could have gotten up even earlier, but I decided to keep trying until about 9:45. I didn't waste the time, though. Since I was awake... and b... Read more

  • I made it all the way around the trail!

    9/26/2014 8:34:56 PM, by CATTUTT

    I did it! I beat dh's challenge to get all the way around the trail we often walk. We had only ever made it about 1/3 of the way around, then turned back. Today I was DETERMINED, and we got all the way around it. With distance to and from the parking lot, it was about 1.2 miles and took 32 minut... Read more

  • A successful restaurant visit!

    9/25/2014 8:56:14 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today started out pretty well. I woke up kinda early and went ahead and got up. I sat around for a bit, then had a healthy breakfast. Then I sat a little more while I waited on the spirit to move me to go walk. It finally did, and I headed to the park. I made it 1.2 miles plus the distance from... Read more

  • A new personal record...

    9/24/2014 8:56:34 PM, by CATTUTT

    Pretty sure I exercised more today than I ever have in one day, quite possibly in my entire life. Details later... So, this morning did not start out well. I got on the scale and it was up .8 from what it was a couple days ago. I know I shouldn't weigh myself so often, and fluctuations happen,... Read more