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...




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...