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Sat Grats? nt
Posted by Paula on 3/10/2018, 8:10 am
Posted by Beverly on 3/10/2018, 8:37 pm, in reply to "Sat Grats? nt"
- ice and heat... I hurt my shoulder. It seems like every week, just about, I injure myself. Ice, heat, anti-inflamatory pills etc. help |
- Murray saw some long time friends today.
- Talked to my mom this morning and she didn't complain or discuss her aches and pains. Unusual. It was nice.
- my pill dohickeys that make it easy to set up daily meds and suppliments
- I think Mike is going to get a cat kitty
friends, family, you all, fb, internet cell car works well
YAY on your Mom :)
Posted by Krista on 3/11/2018, 7:18 am, in reply to "me"
I know it can be draining - I feel like that with my friends around *ME* lately so I'm going to try NOT to complain about my health I'm glad you had a nice convo with your Mom. |
Hope your shoulder's feeling better soon! I hear ya on the heating - a friend's physio told her not to bother with ice which surprised me so I've been heating too.
Should alternate ice and heat.
Posted by Paula on 3/11/2018, 10:39 am, in reply to "YAY on your Mom :)"
Ice is especially good for inflammation per my chiro.|
Posted by Delta on 3/10/2018, 4:48 pm, in reply to "Sat Grats? nt"
Felt almost good on Thursday. Daughter got me in to get a haircut while I was feeling better. When I walked in she said her next color had canceled so she did my color too. It sure helped my mood. |
My husband got me a beautiful hydrangea to set out along the fence where I can see it from my chair. I love how pretty they are and how low maintenance they are. He and I talked about it and I think he is going to take out all the high maintenance flowers and bushes and replace them with perennial hydrangeas. I guess I'll give the other stuff away to my son and neighbors that will love them.
My husband and daughter helping to get the house cleaned up. They had put down a new floor in the game room and my sewing room. It made a dusty mess and I have had a lot of my sewing stuff still in the formal dining room that I couldn't put back where it goes. DIL wants to have an informal get together for both families here Wednesday for youngest grandson's birthday. I was panicking because I knew that I couldn't get it all cleaned up myself. So grateful for their help.
Next to youngest grandson has hit a major growth spurt. He is 8, will be 9 in May and he was still wearing size 5-6 clothes. All the sudden in February he had to go to 8s and they are already getting too tight and too short on him. He and daughter are out today shopping for new clothes and shoes. WOW! He is about the same size as everyone else in his class suddenly. The doctor couldn't ever find anything wrong with him but he was really small and fragile looking (he is a blue-eyed blond with translucent skin so that lent a whole delicate look to him) and he hated it because he got bullied and teased unmercifully for it. He already has a whole need confidence.
My husband has been getting really good control of his sugar lately while using less and less insulin. His doctor thought that he would be using more and more insulin because he didn't think his pancreas would heal, but I am thinking that since he is having to cut back that maybe it is healing some.
Great to hear
Posted by Krista on 3/11/2018, 7:20 am, in reply to "Saturday Grats"
... that you're feeling a bit better, than the family's helping out and that hubby is doing better as well! Hope things keep on improving for you, friend.|
Re: Sat Grats? nt
Posted by Sue on 3/10/2018, 10:54 am, in reply to "Sat Grats? nt"
My brother is doing better. His daughter sent me a few pics, and he's looking so much more like his old self. I can't get over how much he resembles our dad! |
We got all the rose bushes fertilized and put insect repellent (asphids) on each....a big job, but now they're ready for Spring.
Learning more and more how to "Roll with the flow." It's hard for me...but can be done....a true learning experience.
Granddaughter Katie is totally excited about the band competition today. She's 100% sure they'll come in first place! Of course, it's also a chance to spend the entire day with her new boyfriend. He's a band member, also. Kari will be watching closely, I'm sure!
I'm feeling lazy....but good.
Maybe this will lead to having a
Posted by Paula on 3/11/2018, 10:41 am, in reply to "Re: Sat Grats? nt"
better relationship with your brother??|
Actually, my brother and I
Posted by Sue on 3/11/2018, 11:29 am, in reply to "Maybe this will lead to having a "
get along very well.....always have. It's my sister that I'm always feuding with. Her daughter, my niece Tami, started problems almost 11 years ago and totally divided the family. Even though my sister admits Tami was wrong (she never apologized or explained to Bill & I), my sister still stands with Tami. So, the problems have never been resolved. Tami rules my sister in everything she does and says. I've had enough....Sad, but true. |
So good to hear that
Posted by Delta on 3/10/2018, 4:14 pm, in reply to "Re: Sat Grats? nt"
your brother is doing better. Hope that Katie does well in her band competition. The two oldest grandsons are in band at school. My oldest gets to go to Orlando and play in the Disney parade next week. The youngest is only in the first year so he doesn't get to go and he is bummed because he is the one that really loves it. The oldest just mainly likes that he gets to spend some extra time with his girlfriend and it was a good way to see her several days a week during summer since they still had practice for a couple of hours several days a week. Ah, young love. |
Cinq Choses Pour Moi
Posted by Krista on 3/10/2018, 10:21 am, in reply to "Sat Grats? nt"
1) working at the radio station today and tomorrow - always fun! |
2) Ray working tomorrow at my friend's house. Helping them out with a couple of projects on the weekends and raking in some extra money which is always a good thing
3) having a "health care spending" included from my former employer. I have $750 / year so that's going to come in handy this week as I continue with the chiro. It's $60 / appointment and I have 3 more appointments this week (10, 11 and 12!)
4) scales down today - they were up a WILD amount yesterday. #### I wish I could stay off the scales. I know, I know!
5) fasted for 17 hours and it wasn't bad at all!
Krista, did you
Posted by Delta on 3/10/2018, 4:03 pm, in reply to "Cinq Choses Pour Moi"
get any of those clothes on sale in a large? If so try them on every week on the same day. If not go out and get an outfit that you want in the size you want it in. Leave it hanging out on the outside of your closet door or somewhere you see it often to keep your mind on it. Track your food and have Ray hide the scale for at least a month or two. That scale is just a spring and a balance weight. It doesn't take into account salt and hormonal changes but it sure controls our fears, anger, and happiness. You seem to have become addicted to looking at the number instead of what you are doing. |
I am so proud of how far you have come in trying to make more healthy choices in your eating and your exercise habits have been strong for years now. Your next lesson needs to be to have faith in your plan and yourself and know that good choices result in eventual weight loss. Look at Cindy. She stays the same some weeks, she goes up some weeks, she eeks down some weeks and she falls several pounds some weeks, but she continues to march on and stay on her plan no matter what the scale says. You know exactly what to eat and not eat. You know that more water will help not only the weight to go down but to help lubricate your joints so that they hurt less, even if the pain is not gone. As the old commercial says, just do it and stop using the scale to see how much you can cheat without it showing. The answer cheating is only cheating on your dream, it gets you nowhere but guilt. Use your plan. If you stop journaling then pay attention to how your clothes fit, if they start getting tighter get back to journaling to make sure you are on plan. Get over the scale thing.
If you are going to do intermittent fasting get you some good quality collagen. Put a tablespoon in a cup of coffee in the morning and possibly one in the afternoon. It helps keep you full feeling longer and helps the joints of some people feel better. It will also make your skin glow after a few weeks. It works!
Thanks for all your words Delta
Posted by Krista on 3/10/2018, 7:28 pm, in reply to "Krista, did you"
As always, I appreciate your feedback/ |
In answer to your questions:
- no I didn't buy any of the clothes on sale - that is a great idea though!
- I do track and journal every bite of food and have been since Nov 22 so that's not a problem
- admit that the scale has too much control over my emotions and you're right about it varying. One day it was 180.4 and the next 176.8. There's no way I swung that much overnight
- great thoughts on the water and helping with the pain would definitely be an added benefit! I'll keep working on it.
- I haven't cheated on my diet really
- just seeing if "IF" works to be honest. Alot of people talk about it on the keto FB group I belong to. I don't buy any "add ons" (e.g. collagen, MCT oil, supplements) Honestly I'm just too cheap at this point in my retired life
Please don't take this as not wanting your help - I do appreciate your advice! Just wanted you to have a full picture as I've been following keto since Nov 22 now - from 204 to 176.8. Some days I eat too much food "on plan" and am closer to 30 grams of carbs instead of 20. Last days (2) have been good
Posted by Delta on 3/10/2018, 11:36 pm, in reply to "Thanks for all your words Delta"
just suggestions. I always think that outside input helps because we can't think of everything. Try the collagen, I think you will feel that it is worth the money and though it seems expensive it lasts forever at 1-2 Tbsp a day and that makes it very inexpensive per day/week/month. It really does help the skin and I seem to get some joint relief from it too not to mention that it makes me feel full all day. I can have a cup of coffee and put that and a bit of real cream in it in the morning and not even think about eating until 5 or 6 in the evening so it is a big help on those fasting days. I think I could use it in the evenings and not have any food in that day. |
I am impressed with your tracking so long. So many people do it a bit and think they've got it and leave off. That is probably why you have had the success you have.
Do you realize that you have been losing at a rate of about 1.86 pounds per week and the average that doctors want us to lose at is 2 or less per week? I think you are doing great! Especially if you can eat too much some days and still lose at that rate. Just keep going as you are.
I hope you do get an outfit or two in a large size and try it on every week. It won't be long before you are slipping right into it. Keep up the good work!
Do you use the collagen, Delta?
Posted by Sue on 3/11/2018, 11:32 am, in reply to "Not advice"
If so, where do you buy it? I've seen the capsules but not liquid form. I'd like to try it for my skin. It's so dry and old-looking! lol I definitely could go for "the glow" . . .|
I do Sue.
Posted by Delta on 3/11/2018, 3:22 pm, in reply to "Do you use the collagen, Delta?"
I haven't noticed that I look years younger, but I had three surgeries that necessitated cutting over the same area on my abdomen three times in a short period of time. The last time took over 6 months to heal because it kept opening up when I would sit up. It stayed red like the bruised that elderly people get. I noticed that after using the collagen that the red is going away and it has finally started fading and looking like a normal scar. When I saw my family that I hadn't seen in about 8 months they said I looked like I felt so much better. I didn't at all so I figured it must be the collagen. I don't usually notice so much, but my joints do feel better and my nails are growing and looking nice, and I have always had brittle nails that split and break easily. I use the THM collagen because it doesn't have dairy in it and I was there when they did the research for it and I know what a stickler one of the women is and how many were turned down because their independent lab didn't get the same results that the product claimed. It also doesn't have any taste at all to me as some have. I can use it as a protein source if I want to in smoothies since I don't use dairy or soy. I have heard from friends that Swanson's has good quality collagen but I haven't personally tried theirs although they are my go-to for a lot of products because of better taste. |
Thanks for the info, Delta...
Posted by Sue on 3/11/2018, 4:40 pm, in reply to "I do Sue. "
I'll check into it further....|
Posted by Paula on 3/10/2018, 8:12 am, in reply to "Sat Grats? nt"
The weekend is here. Even all the animals seem happy, settled because they know I'm going to be home. |
Set my bedroom clocks ahead...just in case I forget.
Working through the big disappointment about not getting the job. I think this means I'll have to add a couple of hours at the private practice to make up for Bill's money
Hearing from the missing people...Delta, Cindyh and Shirley. Nice to know what's been going on in their lives so we can be of support to them.
Posted by Beverly on 3/10/2018, 8:31 pm, in reply to "Mine"
to not get any job you apply for. A headhunter person once told me. Even if you don't get that job... going thru the interview is good practice for the next job interview. |
I am sorry, sweetie.
Posted by Paula on 3/11/2018, 10:43 am, in reply to "It's aggrevating "
You've been along on my journey for years and know how many jobs I've had! I am an ace interviewer...just don't have the experience in this line of work. But I guess anything can be used for anything............|
Paula, I am so
Posted by Delta on 3/10/2018, 3:50 pm, in reply to "Mine"
sorry that you did not get that job. But didn't I read somewhere below when I was catching up that if they offered it you probably couldn't take it because of your animals and the schedule or something? I hope that there is something that will fit into your life better around the corner. I really hope that working more is not the answer. I know nothing about your specific finances but the financial counselor in me feels that there is a path to where you really want to be that you haven't chosen yet because it is outside your "normal" thinking. That is how it usually worked with all my clients. Together we usually found things that they couldn't believe in at first because it seemed to be outside their emotional comfort zone but I always got happy letters from most in the future that they were happier than they had ever been because their finances were coming together better than they had ever believed. I just feel that is out there for you too. I wish you had someone to lead you to the path that you keep overlooking because from where you are it don't look like something that would work for you but really will. I pray that you find it in the near future. Thanks for missing me. |
Posted by Paula on 3/11/2018, 10:50 am, in reply to "Paula, I am so"
My finances aren't bad. I can make my bills easily but just don't have much left over and can't afford some of the extras that I've grown to enjoy...like my trips and having someone clean my house. When Bill was here, he did the yard and managed the animals for me which was HUGE. Now, I have to do all of this and can't really afford to hire someone to step in and help. |
I'm changing to streaming from Cable and have cut back my phone plan. I'm using cash because that makes me more accountable than whipping out my debit card. I only have one credit card with a balance on it but it is a whopper!! I've spent almost $20,000 on vet bills over the past 5 years. Between Charlie's meds and regular pet expenses, I spend over $300/month on them!! That doesn't include vet bills for things that come up.
The job I have pays better than anything else I've found. I am classified under "Internal Medicine." If my boss would put me under Psych where I belong, I would get a 10% raise and, that, along with the things I mentioned above, I'd be about back to where I was before Bill left (minus the convenience of the stuff he did). The job I applied for was under Psych which would have gotten me the raise in salary. My boss says she doing stuff to make it happen but she's lying.
I'm a firm believer
Posted by Sue on 3/10/2018, 10:59 am, in reply to "Mine"
in the saying "When one door closes, another opens"......or something like that. Hopefully, a better position is waiting in the wings!!! Be patient, Paula. Good things are headed your way.....|
Can't imagine what, but will try to stay hopeful..Thanks t
Posted by Paula on 3/11/2018, 10:51 am, in reply to "I'm a firm believer"
Posted by Krista on 3/10/2018, 1:52 pm, in reply to "I'm a firm believer"
This wasn't the job for you, Paula. BUT the right one awaits!|
Hit enter too soon
Posted by Krista on 3/10/2018, 1:52 pm, in reply to "Ditto"
... and it will be PERFECT for you! With an awesome salary and be something where you are following your passion. |
I believe it. You need to, too!
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