Saturday, January 30, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Good morning, how's it going in your world this fine Thursday morning. My week is kind of bumpy and feels a bit disruptive but I can deal. Monday was work at the office to check out the new printer that the girls set up. The old one last week bit the dust and when I get a new one it also causes me to have to readjust all my printing needs. By the way, the printer is AWESOME!
I did workout on Monday morning with Af and the trainer but it was hard going and I just ended up walking the whole time. I had not taken any Aleve for several days because of an upcoming doctor's appointment and bloodwork and I didn't want to skew the results, so I was in pain. Tuesday was a day at the easel, not too successful but it was painting and that is what makes me very happy. Then I had to rush off to the accountant to get our employees W-2's and quarter ends financial stuff. This all meant that I didn't workout. I'm really having a hard time trying to work all that back into my life again. It was so easy before, to have exercise be the first thing I did in the morning, but this trainer doesn't get started till the middle of the day and I just can't seem to make that work for me. It cuts into my painting time and I'm not too keen on that. I did get back on my stationary bike on Tuesday for 5 minutes, which is a big deal for a gal who has a hip that doesn't work right anymore.
Yesterday, Wednesday, was an 8 am doctor appointment. I was not looking forward to stepping on the scale, not at all. I have been tracking my food on NOOM and My Fitness Pal, in the free part, calories, and the scale is NOT BUDGING. I am trying to be very truthful in logging, even with maybe drinking a cola or a handful of Cheez-Its, and that, I'm sure is why it is not budging. I'm staying between 1,000-1,300 calories a day. Salmon, cabbage soup, quinoa and over-easy eggs, lots of good food, organic, homemade food. I'm sure when I move more it will start taking effect. Today I know I'm supposed to go to the trainer again at 11:30 but, again, that taps into my time at the easel and I AM NOT HAPPY about that. I'm trying to figure it all out so I can make myself happy. I know that the exercise is what I need for my body but the easel is what I need for my mind! Yesterday I thought I would make it to the easel but it was not to be. I ended up at the office and my desk was absolutely knee deep in invoicing, mail, tax stuff. I couldn't leave I had to get it done or I would be there all weekend trying to play catch-up. By the time I was at a point that I was close to leaving The Hubby went to get us lunch and I could not say no to a greasy cheeseburger and onion rings. Cheeseburgers are my all time favorite food, that would be a big FAT yes and I totally ate it. My danger place is to be out at lunchtime, especially if I'm driving and have control whether my mind can say no! Yesterday I had no choice because I had fasted for the bloodwork and was ravenous and was still delving deep into paperwork with a bit more to go. I needed steady fingers to type the rest of the invoices. By the time I left I was ready for a nap because I had been awake tossing and turning in bed from 3 to 5am when the alarm went off. Sometimes I just don't sleep well and Tuesday night was that. Oh, and the bloodwork came back awesome. For a fat girl my cholesterol, triglycerides, etc., levels are all in the perfect ranges. I couldn't be happier for that and it tells me I'm still okay, but I do worry about my glucose levels. Right now they are all within the range of good but, my mother became diabetic, as were many of my grandparents, and I don't want to go there. I know weight plays a huge part in that so that is one reason to lose the weight. I did talk to the doctor about the horrible ortho visit with the idiot hip doctor telling me I was too fat and barely looked at my pain and how that visit really made me feel, but also glad I didn't push it because with Daddy passing I could not have managed it all and surgery/rehab. He did set me up to visit a podiatrist about my ankle/foot/short leg issues. He recommended to see about getting a lift in my shoe to help with my walking and I'm totally on board with that even if it means UGLY shoes. Right now that is making things so much worse on my back and knees, wobbling and uneven in my gait.
Today I know there is a workout at 11:30 but my desire to hit the easel is too overwhelming. I also have to go to the office YET AGAIN as many large checks have come in and I have to deposit them. Tomorrow is payroll and there will be an all day invoicing typing day again as he finishes the billing cycle. GOOD GRIEF, I am so ready to retire and be done with this business thing, he is too. I also have to start in March I think signing up with Medicare!!! Yup, it is that time of life and I'm a bit scared to start the process but I will. There is still a possibly that we will still keep working a bit longer than expected because of a job we're on but The Hubby is not sure about any of it. This really is a hard place to be in our life and not sure how to get off the self-employed merry-go-round but we will get through it.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Well, it's a done deal. Honestly I feel relief and hopeful that the country can get back on track. It just seems to have fallen off the rails and has been sparking along on the broken track for a while now. Again, I will say that I do not look forward to Democrats heading stuff because every time they have been in office our business has taken big hits. In fact when Obama was in by the end of 8 years we were close to closing the doors. It was so hard. And to be truthful since T (not EVEN typing his name) was in office we have done better in 4 years than in the 8 years before. Even during this Covid thing we've done exceptionally well. Demo's are not a friend to small business and we know first hand about that but hey, I'm willing to go for a change of guard now because I, like everyone else is tired of the CRAZY! Okay, no more political stuff, I'm over it.
Last night The Hubby FINALLY got through the vaccine portal and booked an appointment for his first shot next Friday!!!!! YEAH, YEAH, YEAH! He was so relieved. I don't think I've seen him that giddy, every. Rock on vaccine, let's get this immunity thing going and get the country, world back on it's rail!.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Monday, January 18, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
Just a quick note to say I was really sore last night and a couple of Advil then back to bed and this morning feel right as rain. I was sore yesterday when I got home but I was sore before I left the place. It was a long line and walking on concrete which my hip and knees cannot handle. Once in bed and asleep for a few hours I woke up and was very sore. Actually, both of my shoulders were sore BUT that could also be from doing an upper body workout on Tuesday too and the shot just made it a bit worse. My knees and hip screamed too but once I took the Advil and hit the pillow again, well, this morning I'm all better. So we will see what the next few days hold but I suspect nothing but good stuff.
Don't be afraid my friends. We have vaccinations for good reason. I've been through chicken pox (have the scars to prove it), measles, hard measles, German measles, mumps, there is not one childhood ailment I haven't had, except polio. I remember the sugar cube and the terror of polio. Don't be afraid.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Saturday, January 09, 2021
Thursday, January 07, 2021
All I can say this morning is I am mortally embarrassed and saddened by our country right now. The spectacle I saw on the television yesterday made my blood boil then turned to absolute embarrassment. I had Snicklefritz all day yesterday and never turned the TV on, nor did I check my social media, at all. Imagine my surprise, or should I say my "shock and awe" by what I was witnessing on my television screen. And yet our top dog basically did nothing to stop the mayhem. I will admit here that I am a Republican but I am ashamed by my party right now, to support this man and to allow him to continue to insight this kind of violence while he smugly sits in the Oval Office egging it on. Come on, man we have a new president and I will support the new president no matter what party I am. I cannot condone the crap our current leader is doing. While I will still be a Republican as far as political leanings I will not support this kind of crap and I haven't for a long time. It's tempting to jump parties but I'm not going to fall into that line. We voted, fair and square and we have a new leader, lets support him to do what is right and I know he will. Joe Biden is a kind man and will do well. Let's calm down because there is already enough crap going on in our world, we don't need this. Be kind to your fellow man, try to stay in your own lane and let us get through this pandemic thing before you tear the country apart, piece by piece.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
No pictures today but doing a quick post driven by my trainer to think about. She asked for us to come up with one or more things we could see ourselves doing again, ONCE we start losing weight and getting back in shape.
Hmmm, the first thing is NOT TO HURT! I know my joints are full of arthritis and are breaking down but that is mainly because of the weight that I've allowed to accumulate onto my short 5'3" body. The joints are just over it and rebelling. I want to not be in pain with every single step I take. I know losing the weight will make a huge impact on that.
Second, is I want the ability to get up and down off the floor with little Min, play with my granddaughters, not use them as go-fers for me. Again, this goes back to loss of weight will make it easier for me to move.
I can't really think of anything else except to be able to move better. It's funny that 2 years ago I was in such good shape but ever since the hysterectomy and the knee procedure the weight has just accumulated by leaps and bounds. I'm pretty sure part of my issue is hormones or lack there of because of the hysterectomy (hair loss too and dry skin) but I am NOT going on hormones, not ever. Just going to eat better and that is what I am trying to do.
Guess this is a weight loss rant and sob story.