Thursday, November 5, 2020

I See Onderland


Hello ladies and gents! Hope you are all hanging in there! It has been a crazy week hasn't it! It's the 5th and we still don't know who won.

I am at 203! OMG I can taste Onderland no pun intended! So close! I have been making an effort to eat healthier including more fruits and veggies. I wish I could eat other fruits but I am allergic to citric acids so it rules out a TON of fruits. The one thing I will suffer the consequences for is tomatoes! I love tomatoes and would eat them every day if I could. I still eat them but definitely have to watch how much because otherwise I get sores in my mouth and an upset tummy.

Starting a new medication for my Type 2 Diabetes. It is Metformin which I tried when I was first diagnosed but I had horrible side affects. Since it has been SO long since I did try it, hopefully I can tolerate it and my HbA1c will go down. I also need to check my blood sugars. I have never been consistent with it. The good news is that there are other spots you can use like your forearm or leg. I am sure no one wants to do it but I have never been good about it. I go back in December to see where I am at.

That is about it for now...  Until next time...




Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Spendy Spending


Hi Y'all. Hope all is well... 

Still hovering at 206! I have not been eating very healthy. I would rather not eat sometimes but being diabetic it definitely affects my blood sugar. It just sucks!

I am a spendy gal. I have always been that way and have ALWAYS had a hard time keeping a budget. I realize that in order to keep current I have to come up with a budget that will work and I can stick too. It is something I dread but definitely need to do it. Do you guys have a budget/saving plan?

My friend Mike suggested I use an App called Mint that will break the budget down and see what I am spending my money on. I will keep you posted.

Until next time...






Friday, September 25, 2020

Accountability


Hiya! Hope you are doing okay! I am hanging in there... 206 as of yesterday! Uggghhhh so close to Onderland! It has been over 25 years or so since I was under 200. I do recall getting a "Screw This" attitude after the 200 lb. threshold. I should have fought tooth and nail to halt and turn around but here we are...

I met up with a friend and her hubs last night. They are no BS kind of people which I can truly appreciate. You always know exactly where you stand with them. I have been facing some issues and was sharing with them and they helped put things into perspective. My friend said "Katie, I am going to hold you accountable!" Why is it so hard for me to hold MYSELF accountable?!? I am just grateful to have a friend that cares enough to help! I guess we all need a little help sometimes right?

Just had a work meeting and it looks like I get to work from home for good. As long as I achieve my goals which I have been able to do. It was a 1/2 hour commute so it is quite the relief not having to go in.

 Until next time...






Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Rise Above


Hey Hey! Look at me posting regularly! Today I am at 209. I was belly aching the other day so I think that helped.

I have a dilemma. I have mentioned a few times about the B**** that has it out for me at the dog park. I've had a respite from her since she has been out of state but she will be returning Thursday next week. The other day one of my friends happened to mention to her that there is a new dog at the park and I will pet sitting for his mom's. (Side note: They are from California where I used to live!) When my friend told her about the dog and that I was sitting, she said "Do they know she smokes?" Not cigs btw My friend said "Why would that matter?" Then the B**** said "I wouldn't want to watch a puppy anyways." My reaction is who asked you and why do you care? It has NOTHING to do with her. They only good news about it is that my friend is finally realizing what a B she is. 

I have tried my best to ignore her, really!  She is not going to go away... I have to learn how to deal. I am not going to stop going. I have been there almost daily for 5 years. I am a good person and people enjoy my company. I don't have to defend myself to her or anyone. I just need to Rise Above!

Until next time...



Monday, September 21, 2020

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers


Hi y'all! So I got on the scale this morning. 211. Down a little. Being so close to Onderland is exciting! I just need to break through this plateau!

I recently had my blood work done. My sugars (HBA1C) is 11.9 which is lower then last time but still WAY out of normal. My cholesterol is in normal range with medication which is good news.  Still using my CPAP machine like a champ. It is SO helpful but the strap marks give me grief. Since I am working at home it is not such a big deal but annoying nonetheless. 

I am still working on purging my stuff/going through my folks stuff. It is QUITE a process but I know once it is done I will feel a 1000% better. It is going slowly but surely.

Until next time...



 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Peaceful Easy Feeling


Hey there! I am proud of myself for posting regularly! I am at 213...

Bonus points if you know the song...

I go to the dog park with Sophie almost every day. I mentioned the Bark Park Bully before The park has been a joy again because the BPB is dog sitting in FL. She will be gone for a few more weeks. It is totally different without her there. Everyone is way more relaxed and enjoys themselves vs. her spewing her negative poison. My wish is that she will eventually learn that no one wants to be around her. Maybe she will go away... A gal can hope right? 

I am dog sitting for my next door neighbors dogs. Ironically enough their names are Sophie and Gunner. My Sophie has a bestie named Gunner!

Hope you are doing well. Until next time...




Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Unpacking


I have been unpacking the contents of my parents house that was in storage. I had put it off for the last 4 years. I knew it was going to be an emotional process but boy howdy! Take for example, one of the boxes was all medical records from my mom. Basically it was going down medical memory lane but not in a good way. From her breast cancer, open heart surgery, osteoporosis and Dementia. You'd think it would be easy to go through but it was just a huge reminder of all the sh** she went through. Slowly but surely I am chipping away at the stack of boxes. Like the saying says, you can eat an elephant; one bite at a time. 

The thing I have found is I need to feel to heal. If I keep ignoring things, it doesn't magically go away and often times gets worse! I think that is the case emotionally and physically too. I believe that one of the major reasons for my weight gain was emotional issues I had not dealt with. There were other contributing factors like PCOS and genetics but emotional eating was right up there. I think it was one of the KEYS to help me start losing.

That is about it for now. Hope you all are well...

Until next time...