I know it has been awhile and that I probably don't get around like I should to each page, but trust me I do want to thank you for all your support! I have been busy as usual, and life just seems to be going by so fast. Mom had surgery last week to remove a growth on her leg. They first took a biopsy and could not tell if it was malignant. So they felt like since the area was changing in color the best thing to do was remove it. They took a great big chuck out of her leg and she stayed with my other sister in Whispering Pines, NC for a few days. She is recovering and doing wonderful. She called back the doctor's office and they told her that the report from the tests showed no signs of cancer, and that she would not need any further treatments. She goes back next week to have the stitches removed. All I can say is Thank You God! My daughter and I have been driving her every where and I took her yesterday to get her eyes checked. I will have to take her shopping this afternoon also. I just dropped Chi Chi off to get groomed and I have a few minutes to try and update you guys!
I think my goals from my last blog I have been doing much better with.I have found out a lot by keeping a journal about myself. I write in it constantly now. The things that I have found out about myself are a little surprising! These are just a few of the things I have learned about myself:
1- I have what they call The Desire Eating Behavior Problem. I know most of you are looking at this and saying
! So I will try and explain. It is those moments in life when you are not really
, but you just want a little something...... Then this
and I have referred to it in the past as "Chunky Girl" comes into your brain and tells you to raid the fridge. Oh, and please don't take just one portion of the sugar free
but get a little for all the times in the past when you have been really, really good! It's like being a cow that has just been given a big pasture to graze in, and I just keep grazing, and grazing and of course I get bigger than a
! I couldn't find a emoticon of a cow!
This is the worst condition I have found I have and I really like to do this when it is late at night and no one is around to talk me out of it! It's like I have a
in me that knows I have just a little bit of "ME TIME "
My solution to this problem:
I am a Christian so I have learned in the past few weeks that this is time I need to be picking my
up and letting the Lord talk to me and He has. He has sent me to the book of Daniel in the Bible and I have learned all about the right type of eating God's way. Which has lead to eating more fruit and trying to eat more veggies (which I still hate!) I love, love, love
. I have learned how to cut fresh pineapple up. I take my apple corer thing and cut the hard core out and it cuts the other parts in chunks for me. Easy and lot of fun! A good stress releaver! I read an article the other day about pineapple helps inflammation and was very good for arthritis. This book in the Bible has really spoken to me. If you have
, it is a very interesting book!
2- I have found that I have another behavior problem called The Eat it Before Someone Else Does Phenomenon going on! After examining this I feel like it is nothing more than Greed just pure and simple Greed! I think it comes from living with nothing but men in the house! Or that's my story and I am sticking to it.
My solution to this problem is:
I have learned to tell myself that God loves even the
in the sky and if He feeds them there just is no reason why He want do the same thing for me. He knows what are my favorite things and they will be there. There is just no food or occasion that I should eat outside of the context of being hungry!
3- I have changed medication. It is called Victoza. It is helping me a lot with my portion control. I have had some nausea, but nothing like with the Beata! I emailed Mrs. Lisa the day I was really sick and she told me to pretend that it was morning sickness and just keep working with it!
She said it was to be expected. It has helped with the hunger pains. Haven't been taking it long enough yet to determine if it is really helping with the diabetes, but I laughed when the druggist told me that one doctor put a patient on it to just lose weight.
I have lost 5 pounds since my last blog. So I am excited to see the
move in the right
. I can tell even just losing the five pounds have helped my feet and legs feel so much better. I have had a Cholesterol Particle test taken, and it was really good. I guess I never thought of losing weight as behavior problems or psycological problems, but my eyes have been opened from the journal writing.
I plan to continue in this path and hopefully keep up my trend!
A lot of you have asked about my new profile picture of the flowers! I can not take credit for growing these. The best and most exciting thing that I got to do this summer was go back to the mountains of NC for vacation. I got to meet a very special Spark friend. Most of you know her as Elseebee. They were taken from her beautiful mountain home deck. We do vacation a lot in this area. We love water falls and Transylvania County, where Elseebee (Carolyn) lives is known as Home of the Water Falls. I am so proud to live in a state that has such natural beauty. So here are just few pictures from the trip:
These pictures are taken at Toxaway Falls
White Water Falls
We were out exploring and found another water falls, and we did not quite get to the top as mom took this trail with us. She did all she could do with her health issues. This is a passion that she has-- looking at the water falls. This was a easy trail and the weather was beautiful. This is pictures of the stream going up from the water falls. We like to look at the rocks in them also. It wasn't hot at all because there was a nice breeze blowing off of the stream of water. They had part of the area roped off as there was suppose to be a wedding going on up there. The greenery and flowers are gorgeous and we were lucky enough to have a local lady and gentleman tells us what they were called. This falls was called Pearson's Falls. I do intend to go back and go to the top
My mom and sister Ramona
Christmas Fern named because shaped like a boot.
The best part of all was meeting Elseebee, Richard, and Harley and having lunch with her. It was worth more to me than a million dollars.