Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hovering

Just wanted to check in and say hello. I am hovering at 248. Not a whole lot to say about that. I am trying to eat healthier then I was there for awhile. No excuse but my fridge was freezing everything and it took like 8 weeks for them to figure out the issue. Meanwhile, I ate junk that whole time. Made me feel like crap warmed over.

I am still trying to walk as much as I can every day. My knee is hurting badly and I am limited to what I can do but I can't just sit on my ass all day either. I just DO NOT want to have knee surgery. I think swimming is going to be the best option to get some exercise without impact. I no longer have a gym membership (first time in YEARS) but I do have access to a community pool here in the development. I just need to heal 2 more weeks and I can go there.

I am getting a sleeve of tattoos. It's Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian and Ursula from The Little Mermaid. I have one more session to sit and it should be done. I will be sure to post pics when it is all done.

Until next time...

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Catch Up





Helllooooo! How are you all doing? I am doing okay. Not too much to report on the weight loss front. I am 252 which I have been for what seems like forever. While I am not gaining, I am sick of this plateau and need to get off my ass and do something about it.

I am thinking of opening up a ceramic shop here in QC. The kind where you paint the ceramic item and I would fire and glaze them.  There aren't too many things for kids to do around here and I think it would be a perfect fit for the demographics of this area. It makes me nervous and excited to think about it. I feel if I take a small step each day towards the goal I can make it happen. I am still batting around names but so far Art from Your Heart is the current front runner.  That way if I expand it to other mediums like glass fusing, it will still be applicable. Have any suggestions?

Other then that things are going pretty good. I have finally made some friends and Sophie helps me get out and socialize. I have had her in 4 different training classes: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced I and we just finished Advanced II. We are going to have a graduation party at the local bar and grill that is dog friendly. Should be interesting! LOL! Sophie's favorite buddy in the class is an English Bull Mastiff named Jackson and he is 150 lbs. I will be sure to take some pictures.

Until next time...


 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Friday Photos

Here are some photos that I wanted to share:

Friends?!?


Sleepy Kitters

Chillaxin

Dressed Up!

Dressed Up again?

Smoochie Poochie Face

I don't like this tie MOM!

Where we goin?
Santa's Baby
Scoping out the neighbors
My daily visitor






Have a great weekend! Until next time...


 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

My Hummingbird Story

I have always loved birds. Especially Hummingbirds. Birds have significance also because my dad's nickname was Eagle and he loved the St. Louis Cardinals so my mom decorated with them year round. When my mom was alive, I mentioned to her that after she passes that I would go see a psychic medium and our code word would be "Birds" so that I knew it was really her. She agreed.

About 3 months after my mom passed, I did in fact go to a Medium. A few minutes into the reading, LeAnne said "All of as sudden I see a bunch of birds!" You can't ask for more proof then that eh? I actually have that reading recorded. It was a wonderful experience and everything she said was spot on. Amazing really! Since the day my mother passed (July 18, 2013) I have seen a hummingbird EVERY DAY. Both in California and here in Arizona. Arizona is actually in the migration path for four different kinds of hummingbirds. When I landscaped my yard, I had hummingbird friendly trees and plants put in and even got a screen door with hummingbirds. I also did a tattoo with a hummingbird.

 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I'm Back!

Thanks LuckyMama for the check in! I was actually thinking about blogging in general and if it is still relevant and I decided to keep blogging even though my posts have been super sparse.

I am mentally feeling much better. I have been getting out every day and going to the local dog park. It is fun and its good for both of us.

Finished all my dental appts and now I just need to go in for regular cleanings. Uggghhhh that was a pain but I am glad it is over and money well spent.

I did go to the gym a few times with the personal trainer but the arthritis in my knee is really acting up. I did get a cortisone shot in it a month or so ago and it is still painful. I totally do NOT want to have knee surgery. Whatever I can do to avoid it! Ugghhhhhh! I have been going on daily walks with Sophie but even that is painful.

That's it for now... I will be back soon!

Until next time...


 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Coming Clean

Holy Moley! It's hard to believe that it has been almost three months since I did a blog post! Honestly, it's been a rough 3 months. I actually gained 10 lbs. so I am at 249. I have been eating junk food and really not giving a crap about anything and it showed on the scale fo sho. It could have been worse and I am glad that I snapped out of it before it did.

I do suffer from depression and the added isolation of being here in AZ without much social interaction has fueled that. While I know I can handle tough things and things will get better, it was a rough go there for a bit. After awhile, I realized that no one is going to help me get out of this situation but ME. For me, one of the main issues is self worth. I need to remember that I matter and I am worth it. Soooooo.... I slowly but surely have been putting one foot in front of the other and trying to get things accomplished.

I went to the dentist which I had put off for way too long and still have a few more appts. to go. I went to the eye doctor and got new glasses. I have made an appt. to see a therapist too. I also got a new PCP and I like him. He actually prescribed Topamax which is usually prescribed for migraines or epilepsy which I don't have but apparently it also helps with satiety or feeling full. I have only been taking it for a week so it will be interesting to see if it helps.

I started taking Zumba classes at the local gym and today I signed up for a ton of Personal Training. I need to be accountable and think it will really help. Her name is Jessica and I like her. She has been heavy in her lifetime so she knows the struggle. We will be meeting twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and then I will fill in the other days with classes. Not only is it good physically, its good socially and people have been really nice.

I do plan on posting here more. When I was steadily losing, I was posting here so I would like to go back to doing that.

Until next time...


 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Don't Quit!



Don't Quit!

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and its turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup; 
And he learned too late when the night came down, 
How close he was to the golden crown. 

Success is failure turned inside out 
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt 
And you never can tell how close you are, 
It may be near when it seems so far; 
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit!