Sunday, September 19, 2021

Summer State of Affairs

Oh my! It has been since March since I posted. At least it is within the year! LOL! What a difference the last six months have made in my life my friends!

First, I started a new job in March. I am a CSR for a Mortgage Company. It is a new industry for me and I have learned SO much! It is a lot to remember. I am doing really well in my position and recently got the nicest compliment from my boss. He said:

Katie does an amazing job day in and day out. Not only providing excellent customer service to our members but also providing amazing cheerleader qualities to our MRC family.

Katie comes up with helpful guides or information emails/chats to help her team anytime an opportunity arises. She always cheers on her teammates and comes to work with a positive attitude and happy to help in any way she can. 

Thank you Katie for always going the extra mile!

That is the nicest thing a boss has ever said about me! It really is fun for me to find new processes or help my coworkers.

Second, as I posted back in March, I am still in Onderland. I am at 195 which is 120 lbs you guys! I never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get her again. It has been over 30 years since being in the 100s and I NEVER want to go back to 2s.

Now that I have lost that amount weight, I am actually considering getting skin removal surgery. It was always on the horizon and a dream but never thought it would become a reality. My hairdresser referred me to her surgeon and one of her clients actually got it done AND her insurance covered it due to the fact that she had some skin issues which I have too like HS and yeast infections. I have hidden in the shadows about the yeast infections but I have talked about my HS here before.I would be amazed and thankful if insurance covers it! Wouldn't that be something!

That is it for now. I will definitely be back to chronicle the approval process for surgery.

Until next time,

Katie J


Wednesday, March 3, 2021


 Welcome to Onederland! Enjoy your stay! – The Journey To Find me


I never thought I would make it to Onderland!!! As of this morning I am 197!  Started at 315 so a total of 118 lbs. Wow! Just wow! My ultimate goal would be to get down to 150ish. Achievable for sure. I did post it on FB so it will be interesting to see if non-blogger folks will know what it means. A dude from high school laughed but I don't think he knows what it means.

My biggest issue now is the loose skin. I have some issues with it chafing and my HS so it has created another issue.

I do start a new job on March 15th! I am soooooo excited. It is for a large mortgage company. Full time and Full Benefits including Dental and Vision. I need new glasses like there is no tomorrow. Sophie got a hold of my prescription glasses and I have been using readers since and it sucks. I have not worked full time since California so it is going to be a big adjustment but it is ALL GOOD!

Once the dust settles a bit with my new job I would like to consult with a doc about skin removal. I did call one of the local offices but never heard back and kind of left it at that. Curious to know costs, what goal weigh would be to get it, what is the down time etc. I will certainly let you know when I do meet with a doc.

That's about all I can think of... Hope you are doing well! Until next time...

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Cha Cha Cha Changes

Hey hey! Hope you are doing okay! I wonder if anyone is still reading my blog. Stats show that they do but I still wonder. It definitely isn't like the old days.

I just got fired from my job. It was over reading scripted words and I omitted the crucial ones when I paraphrased. It did not come out of the blue but still a throat punch. I have been working from home since last March so it has been nice in that respect. I am good at what I do... I guess I am just not built to be a robot. Still in a bit of shock but I already applied for unemployment and will update my resume once I have a little more coffee.

Weight is teetering around 207. Haven't been focusing much on my weight but I have really made an effort to eat more fruits and vegetables in my diet. Eating at home more then I ever have before. Both for health and financial reasons. 

Wish me luck on the job search! Until next time...

Monday, January 11, 2021

Hello 2021!

 Happy 2021! Whoa! Even though we are 11 days into 2021 it is still weird to type that!!! This is the year I officially become a Senior Citizen! I will be 55 years old in June and it will make me eligible for Senior Discounts in MANY places. While I don't relish the fact that I will be 55, I am more then happy to take advantage of ANY discounts that me new age will afford me! Some places it is 65 but I will take it where I can get it.

I recently have been working on a budget. I have a dear friend helping. I actually am doing okay with it. It does take some conditioning and planning but things are going much smoother now. I actually have some savings now which I really did not have before. 

Nothing too exciting to report otherwise. Weight is holding steady. I have been feeling a little Groundhog Day. I need to go and do something to shake the monotony. Maybe I will take a road trip. There are LOTS of beautiful sites here in AZ that are not too far away. 

Until next time...

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Bye Bye 2020!


Happy New Year everyone! I am so done with 2020 as I imagine you are too! I am holding steady at 208. That is with Thanksgiving and Christmas so I am pretty happy that it isn't higher.

Nothing else really going on with me. The BPB still is being a royal bitch to everyone. Ughhh... I don't know how one could be so miserable all the time. Not my circus not my monkeys right??

Trying to dip my toes into dating again... That deserves a whole other post. 

Cheers to 2021 being a better year for all of us!

Until next time...

Friday, December 4, 2020

Greetings and Salutations

Hello all! I hope you are doing okay. Can't quite believe that it is the holidays already! Where did the time go??? I am kinda bahumbug anyways but this year seems extra dismal with the pandemic. Since the kids are around, I may put up a few decorations for them. Isn't that what it's really all about? Seeing it through the eyes of children and celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Weight is holding steady. I am so close to Onderland I can taste it! I had talked about getting a CGM but my insurance would not cover it. I have been trying to test but it SUCKS! I tried a new medication, Metformin. It gave me horrible constipation. The lady I am working with said that should not happen. Well it did, Rose! She wants me to increase the dose and see what happens. I am willing to try but it was seriously painful and I have never had a problem like that before so we will see.

The bark park bully is actually being nice to me. She paid for Sophie to be groomed which is $60. She got caught talking about me and got called out on it. This is the first time she has actually apologized to me and we have had multiple issues. I hope this is the end of the crap. It is horrible knowing they know stuff that is so personal but I can't dwell on it.

Until next time...

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...