Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Quick Check In

Saturday, July 18th.

My nephew's birthday!!

In case you are wondering I an still getting used to the hubby's new schedule. That is part of the reason I am not here as much.

Staying steady on the weight now. Last month's check up was good. Cholesterol in normal range now and triglycerides almost there. Re-check in 6 months. Still eating mostly good (staying away from carbs -  you know bread and all things made with flour, potatoes, sugar). I say mostly because yes I did have a piece of the youngest's birthday cake and some dump cake on 4th of July plus I have my coffee every morning with coffee-mate, milk and sugar.

We have some traveling planned soon and are excited to get out of town (it's been about 6 years since out last trip).


The MIL is staying steady and we are really watching to make sure she uses both hands on her walker.

Summer is nearly over and the oldest starts band camp in 16 days.

Thanks for reading.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Yes it happened.

I posted this on my Facebook feed two weeks ago: Choosing to focus on the positive after hightailing it from Coronado and Eastern to Maryland Pkwy and Desert Inn when we found out we were at the wrong place for the MIL's doctor appointment. Checking out the lady said that "girlfriend is rockin' the lipstick today". If you know my MIL you know how much she LOVES her lipstick. 

Then later in the evening: Second doctor's appointment with the MIL. This "living in the middle" is hard. Still need to figure out what to make the boys for dinner...get the hubby up and off to work...do a couple loads of laundry and hit two drug stores for the hubby's and MIL's meds.

Then it happened. Midnight, I'm nearly asleep, the boys are zonked out, I hear the ice going in the refrigerator. Okay I think she (the MIL) is just getting new water and ice, no big deal. Then I hear a little more noise - seemed normal to me. Sleep comes. I notice through the night it is bright as if the MIL has left her door open and the light is on, Okay sometimes she needs more air circulation at night. Six o'clock, I get up, walk by her room and she is asleep on the floor. Yep, that noise I heard, she fell.

At first I feel guilty but then I feel relieved that we have carpet and she is okay although a little bruised. It is going to happen...it had happened two other times at my SIL's house in the past six weeks. We are encouraging her to ALWAYS have her hands on her walker and keep the walker in front of her at all times. Mistakes - they happen - it is so hard for people as they get older to recognize that their body does not react as it did twenty years ago. 

Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the 
elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord
Leviticus 19:32



Friday, April 10, 2015

Check in

Today is April 10th.

Hoping this will be a longer and more informative post. I am tired so we will see.

Went to the endocrinologist on the 26th of March. Results - doing better and keep up the good work.

Pounds lost according to their scale : 12.5 - 14 according to mine.

Blood work : cholesterol down 25 points, LDL down 10 points, HDL up 3 points, triglycerides down 59 points. Still not in normal range.

My thyroid levels have changed because of the weight loss and I may have to go on a lower dosage.

Recheck in 3 months. The PA seemed to think that they would be in the normal range by then.

I am now down 18 pounds on my scale and having to wear a belt with all of my jeans, capris and shorts.

We had an eventful (for me) Spring Break. My mom went to the doctor with mild chest pain and they had her go directly to the emergency room because they also found she had an irregular heartbeat on Monday. She finally was put in a room at 10 pm. She stayed overnight and had a nuclear stress test and echo-cardiogram - they didn't find anything wrong.

She came over on Wednesday and stayed the night with our boys so the hubby and I could have an overnight hotel stay. It was nice to be able to just spend time together without other distractions. We went out to dinner at Lucille's. It is one of the hubby's favorite places to eat. He loves the fried okra.

We of course had an Easter celebration. The youngest dyed the eggs, decorated the sugar cookies and had his egg hunt. The older is too cool for that stuff. We went to my sister in law's after church and ate ribs,  baked beans, corn and deviled eggs.
The hubby and I celebrated 26 years on Wednesday the 8th.

Last night was our "Let's Talk" Women's event at our church. We had a panel (of which I was one) that discussed how we deal with depression in our family. I was encouraged that our Pastor's wife wants to bring these type of discussions so that we can help each other heal and support one another.

How was your Easter?


He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. 
Come and see the place where he lay. 
Matthew 28:6

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A quick check in

Just a quick check in. The hubby is sick at home this week with bronchitis and I have been so busy with regular day to day things that I haven't had time to sit and make a proper post.

I had blood work done on Friday and will get the results on Thursday afternoon. Praying that eating better and moving more has helped to lower my cholesterol and triglycerides (man, I am getting good at remembering how to spell those two words). I have lost a total of fourteen pounds - so thankful for that.

I have been able to spend some time with lady friends and it has been wonderful.

The ladies Bible study that I attend on Thursday mornings has been a great blessing to me. It is great to be able to discuss sensitive subjects and everyone is gracious and loving in their discussion.

This next week is busy - both our boys have pre-festival performances, my mom has a doctor appointment, I am picking up my Zaycon chicken, my appointment and the MIL comes to stay for a few days. Plus our Bible study group has a celebration of life for one of our fathers.

Hope your week is blessed.


friend loves aall times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
 Proverbs 17:17

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. 
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 15th

Can hardly believe that it is the middle of March and I am already wearing sandals.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Few Pictures of My Food Choices

Baked oatmeal to go. An awesome grab and go breakfast or snack.


Tomatoes, English cucumbers, bell pepper, non fat cottage cheese and some mayo.

Egg beaters with blackberries and mini bell peppers. 

Taco salad with non fat greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Check in.

January 15th check in.

Down 5 pounds wish I could get blood work results to know it is making a difference. Losing some curves where I would prefer to keep them.

I was able to organize 2 cabinets in my kitchen and put aside some things for a yard sale.

Walking 10 days out of the last 17.

Bible reading - not too much.

Had sister dinner this past Tuesday. Yummy. We went to P. F. Chang's and I had their Oolong broiled sea bass with spinach. Not low calorie but low fat and low carb.

Looking forward to a Ladies event at church where I will be on a panel discussing preparing for and taking care of your aging parents.

 can do all things through Christ who 
strengthens me. Philippians 4:13