Saturday, December 29, 2007


Found my palm pilot. I'm SOOOOO happy! I've been lost without it. We've had some other excitement I could've done without. That story is listed on my family blog.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wednesday weigh in

Oh-oh-oh-kay! Let's just say that the Christmas indulgences are showing on the scale and leave it at that, shall we? ;-) Even though it was just the four of us, we made a big Christmas dinner with turkey, ham, mashed taters, sweet taters, corn, dinner rolls, stuffing, gravy (I don't care for that, so no temptation there, but I made an awesome gravy from scratch!) and 3 pies! Only one piece before bed, but they are still sitting there! I'm going to the chiropractor this afternoon. Hopefully they can help my neck get sorted out after my fall on the ice Sunday.

Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas!

I really avoided all stress. My health kept me from racing around doing a bunch of stuff. I made a few goodies over the weekend for the parties we went to. But I had a pretty relaxed month, mostly due to resting according to doctor's orders.

Brutal season

Sunday night I slipped on a patch of ice. My hiney hurts, as does my neck and shoulders. My feet went out, I landed on one butt cheek (thankfully not a tailbone hit!) and then the back of my head bounced off the concrete. Oy. I'm calling the chiropractor tomorrow to see if anyone is working this week. I probably should go back and see my doctor again, too. Still have that cough bugging me once in a while. Not nearly as much, but still there.

We had a lovely Christmas though. Family photos are posted on my family blog.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Weight today - 191.0 Not by a good way. Yesterday my headache turned into a raging migraine so I threw up my breakfast and spent the day in bed fighting the nausea. It finally calmed down a bit around 8 or 9pm and I was able to have some soup.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Friday update

All went well with my son's surgery and we came home last night! God is good and I appreciate all of you who were praying! This morning I have another killer headache and I think it might be due to the yummy peanut brittle I indulged in last night, a gift from my brother-in-law and family. Best I've EVER eaten, but I don't think my body liked the sugar that late at night. :-P

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wednesday weigh in

Another new shirt. :-)

Down .6 to 192.4. Haven't started back exercising yet. I was going to on Monday, but ended up coughing more and I had a killer headache.

Will be busy today getting ready for my son's trip to the hospital tomorrow for surgery. His medi-port is being switched to the other side of his chest. We're hoping that the most it will be is an overnight stay. I'll have time there to log on and check in with everyone if I don't get to it today.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Another new evil

Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark.........ooooooh. Found it yesterday at Bed Bath & Beyond when getting some last Christmas gifts.

But today - still 193.0 AND I started my period. I'll take it. :-D

Feeling better physically, but emotionally am a wreck. Our cat is in renal failure. We've had her for SEVENTEEN years. We're treating her with antibiotics and subcutaneous fluids for 10 days and if she doesn't feel better by next week we'll have to put her down.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Current progress

One of my new shirts. And I did a little figuring - I've lost 16% of my original starting weight. And I'm almost halfway to my ultimate goal. Woot!

Wednesday weigh in 193.0

Holding steady at 193.0 - down 1.6 since last week. Still not exercising and still coughing. But definitely feeling a little better than I did. Just wish the tight band around my chest would go away. Stocked up on good Progresso soups, gradually adding in a bit of dairy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

No more baggy briefs!

I treated myself to some new French-cut Jockeys today. It's the only brand I've ever found that fits me well. And it's the first time in many, many years that I'm comfortable in anything besides granny briefs. :-D

I also used my Lane Bryant dollars since I will soon be out of their sizes, figured I should use them now. Got some cute shirts.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Today's weight - 193.0

Yesterday was 194.2 and today is 193.0 - yay! So the secret is to sit on your butt for a week, feeling totally wiped out. I also cut out most dairy for a while since it's supposed to create mucus. Drinking lots of yummy herbal teas, too. I felt a lot better yesterday during the day. Did a little work and picked up a few groceries and that completely wiped me out and had me coughing all evening. That resting thing is so hard and our NRA trainer class continues tonight so I expect another setback. Pooh.

And since I start coughing so hard at night, I put off going to bed because I don't want to keep my husband up. It's a dang vicious circle. :-P

Got a light dusting of snow and our mountain is hidden by the low clouds. More snow expected over the weekend.

Update at noon - the clouds are now down among us. Visibility is less than one block! Love this weather!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Wednesday Weigh in

Today's weight is 194.6. Down 2.4 since last week. Still pretty sick and miserable. Really wish the chest tightness would stop. Really hard to sit and not do anything this time of year. Hopefully my daughter can run some errands for me this week.

Making the TSO concert tonight is questionable. I know I shouldn't go, but oh, I hate to miss it!!!!

UPDATE: I've made the decision NOT to go to the concert. I am SOOO disappointed, but I want to get better. And I know going out in the cold, walking and sitting in the fog and pyrotechnics would get me coughing worse and set me back. Just walking to the bathroom gets me out of breath. I'm going to follow doctor's orders and REST. Much as I hate it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tuesday weigh in - 194.8

Drumroll, please! 194.8! Woot! Only .4 above my all time low. Can you count it when you're sick, though? Yeah, I will. LOL The doctor called to check on me at 7:30. I thought you wanted me to REST, doc! Sheesh. Went back to sleep for a little while, then the phone rang again. Sigh. Might as well get up. It's really hard not to do stuff when I'm home. I want to vacuum, clean my bathrooms, put the Christmas boxes away, etc. etc. Making myself sit.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Health - not good!

Saw the doctor today and over the weekend my cough was really kicking it into gear. I've been exhausted. The doctor told me I'm a "very sick girl." Yeah, I figured that, doc. He said I have sinusitis, fluid behind my ear, mucus dripping down into my throat and broncho-spasms (said my lungs were squeaky.) Woohoo. Not. So I got Advair, Albuterol, Zithromax and Prednisone. Plus he told me to get mucinex and do nasal washes twice a day. Also to get my flu shot, which they were doing in the lobby of the hospital today. Oh, and no exercise for a while - doctor's orders! I'm supposed to get lots of rest. Bleah. I asked him about weight loss and told him what I've been doing. He said that it's a healthy diet, but to lose weight I'd have to give up carbs. Yeah, ain't gonna happen. I don't think that's healthy. I'm going to continue using the Abs Diet and just cope with the slower loss. Maybe I'll find a nutritionist I can consult.

Friday night, Saturday night and all day Sunday, my husband and I were attending training to become NRA Basic Pistol Trainers. We had to do a few presentations and that was so not fun with this cough. It continues next weekend. It's been fun, but a lot to cope with when feeling crappy. Hopefully by the weekend I'll be a lot healthier.