Monday

12106729_10204921445455917_2377877269605823466_n Another beautiful sunset…I can’t get enough..

Good day besides sleeping in…I have been having a bit of the night owl syndrome…can’t get to sleep until after midnight… up and at em this morning…made a big batch of baked chicken breast and carrots…waited for my husband MD office to open at 10:30, must be nice…anyway made him an appointment and then I was off to the gym…had a great work out…always helps to see your results….makes you push harder and stronger… got a good sweat on and even had a good burn going on my legs….OMG I am using gym talk…LOL  then off to the pool…switched it up a little, doing a good 15 minute jog then 15 minutes of water aerobics and then back to another 15 minutes jog….so I was at the gym for a couple hours today…felt good…

Arthritis is there…I am not sure if loosing weight has caused my hip joint to act up, but I am unable to sleep on one of my hips….not sure why…still working on that one…exercise doesn’t hurt it, more when I lay down…Hummmm….I’ll figure it out…

Food is way better today, even thought I was under my 1000 calories yesterday I was at the high end of the carb range….but today I was low, and high on my protein…yay….but alls good…doing well…

sitting here yawning so heading to bed…

until tomorrow….

Ahhhhhhhh Its all good….anyway today it is…..

Well thanks to sonofabeach96   https://sonofabeach96.wordpress.com/ and his wonderful blog about music and many other wonderful things…He has made me start to think about my youth, Jr High, High School years right onto my early 20’s….the song above is one of my favorites and I was able to actually meet Norman and get to watch him perform this song on a Petaluma stage back in the early 70’s and I was lucky enough to be back stage…he was of course soooo cute!!!!  I was swooning…LOL  he was my kind of man…  He actually lives in our county and was in a bad auto accident in April 2015 and was in critical condition at the local hospital…I just searched everywhere and can not find any current updates on him…I hope he is well…

It was a good Monday…the fear over going to hear gloom and doom from the eye specialist today was for nothing…I didn’t get a clean bill of eye health, but over all doing fantastic….I do have early macular degeneration, its heredity but in the very early stages, no treatment at this time,  he gave me lots of tips and suggestions to help slow down the growth and with some luck in the next decade they should be coming out with a new method of treatment that does not use needles in the eye…YAY….so continue on he says and see me in 2-3 years….YAY again….so all that frigin stress eating was for nothing…my wonderful son is hooking me up with a acupuncturist who treats for macular, he will be calling me so we can have a conversation about it….excited about hearing a holistic approach to this particular diagnosis….I will keep you up dated on this topic…

Back at it today…my calorie quota is at 874 calories…feeling good about where I am in my head….almost feeling silly about the anxiety attack last night….my next thought went to what about the popsicles in the fridge….they never crossed my mind at all last night…I am going to put a sticky on the fridge door that says eat popsicles…can’t hurt…I actually fasted this morning…I did have my coffee, and thought it would be good to let digestive tract have a rest….my stomach was growling by the time I got home (3 hours later)  so I had a wonderful high protein lunch…I am thinking that I need to leave the yeast products alone for awhile…LOL and definitely no more ice cream….why set myself for failure….so way better today…thanks everyone for all your kind words of support…

Off to the gym in the morning….I will start in the pool, and also get in an hour of pool aerobics and then meet with my trainer at 11a….I am actually excited to get back at it…I am enjoying the results of the exercise and feeling so much better and so much less pain in the knee….yay….

Well my arthritis and my dogs arthritis is acting up, with the cold, damp, foggy mornings my ole bones are screaming at me…but after moving around and running my hands under the hot water…it gets better….

so until tomorrow….

Another Good Day…

Well the infamous weekend is almost upon us…I can feel the frenzy starting with those around me…I am so glad that I can’t remember what day it is most of the time…writing on this blog keeps me very grounded… I didn’t believe my husband when I met him, he was retired, always said everyday is Sunday, because you can’t remember what day it is…well I am a believer now…on some days I have to go to my calendar app and see what day it is…LOL I know-I know I can hear you….poor Kathy doesn’t know what day it is…so sad….Ok enough on being retired….

Another good day….under my 1000 calories and good food was had all day….I did make coffee popsicles, only 2- to try them out, the top of the popsicle  was really good but what little cream I did add all floated to the top of the tray so the closer I got to the bottom of my stick the more it was like ice milk…I love ice milk but I wanted coffee…maybe next time, if there is one, I will not add cream…so I have been able to resist eating in the evening, and its getting easier every day…the popsicles are helping for sure…not sure I will weight in in morning or wait for Saturday….I will know in the morning..at least I am not anxious about it…I have been very faithful about my exercising…it seems to be do-able in small quantities throughout the day….and will be adding more as I get my stamina up…

The other exciting thing I want to mention is I am seeing a change in my face, rather chin….LOL  I think I have lost one of my double chins..at least it feels like I have… I am noticing changes on my body….something I have been waiting for since I started…I was not under any illusions that the fat was going to melt away, and with as much weight as I need to loose, I know the first 25 pounds is mostly water…with all the other times I tried to loose weight it seemed as soon as I was able to see results I freaked out and would start to eat out of anxiety….this time I have a different thought process….I am actually excited to see the changes, I can hardly wait to get down the boxes of clothes I have stored away and start wearing them..and have to start taking in my clothes I am wearing now…can’t wait…

Arthritis in check…and bowling balls are nearing the next stage…more pictures to come at next stage…

So until tomorrow.

Tuesday…all day long….

As I sit here I am working in getting some exercise in…knee lifts, and I am working on getting back to being able to touch the floor with the palms of my hands again…I am easily past the fingers….so I have incorporated that into my exercise…and I am working on my flabby arms…I am not sure they will ever be the muscular tanned extremities I once had but I am trying….so feels good to get the exercise started back again….maybe I will see more than 1# loss, not that I am complaining, well it sounds like I am, but I’m not…big sigh at this point….food day was tough…went out for lunch….had a turkey burger,,,,I found a weird string like tendon, vein thing holding another piece to it so that ruined it for me, made me remember why I gave up meat for 9 years, thinking about doing it again… I didn’t eat the bread, but ate the vegies that came with it and I had sweet potato fries…and I have only been drinking water with lemon when we go out..so there’s that…I counted all the calories for an entire turkey burger and all the catsup I used but man was it a bad choice….the rest of the day went smoothly…I am under 1000 calories so that’s all good and I have been doing well making 6p my cut off for eating…I am sleeping better for that…I still allow myself popsicles in the evening if I feel the need, rather the urge to put something in my mouth…lite lemonade just 10cal each….yummmm  I am going to make some coffee ones tomorrow….probably not the best for late night but yummy still the same…lol

so now for the fun stuff….

blue sampler

The blue glass ball is covered, I just need to go back and add smaller glass beads to fill the spots…the sampler ball is coming along, I added a row of glass marbles to the edge of the tiles and found a bag of broken blue glass so finished this side and there is still the other side to fill in….I am thinking about it…I have been to the good will and picked up a couple more plates for the next moisac ball, got it all broken up into pieces today, I will start it tomorrow and I bought some looking glass paint to paint the other one with it, but I don’t like the way its coming out so I am going to do another blue glass one like above on the left…so I am getting closer to getting grout on them but I would like to finish them all before I start the next step….

As far as my arthritis goes…hands swollen, shoulders stiff….not sure why…probably my diet….so I am back to creams and tyl arthritis…so it goes…..what can I say…at least I am upright and moving forward…

So until tomorrow…

Fighting the Rebel….trying to do better, but what a fight !!!

glass roks

The bowling balls have begun there transition into beautiful yard art…LOL   I am having issues with the adhesive eating through my paint so the glass has black spots under them…a call to my sister and her husband and I think the problem has  been remedied …so I need to go to a hardware store….all a learning curve…

Good day on the calorie front…I feel good, starting to see results, getting excited about weighing in on Saturday morning..still struggling with my exercises….I don’t know why its such a chore to me…I really am not a lazy person, I just really fight having to conform to what I am told to do – even if its me telling me I have to do it…Hummm crazy maybe?? ..I have been like this all my life, I can see my mom shaking her head up & down looking down on me. LOL..this is part of my problem and why I am in this situation…overweight…Aghhhhh   The rebel in me is still yelling…you don’t have to do it…who says you have to…..its so hard to quiet the fool in my mind….I have been doing my positive mantras and pushing away negative thoughts…but sometimes its to hard..(loud whining – lol)

I am trying to eat under 1200 cal daily and living on very low cal home made popsicles to help curb the urge to get up and eat something….actually really enjoying them….getting a lot of great ideas for different low calorie meals from other bloggers…thanks everyone….one good thing, my hands and other joints are feeling good, have been really watching my diet and keeping up on my natural herbs to help keep the inflammation away…yay….

Off here to go do my exercises ,Aghhh –  check my balls, LOL  – And put a new batch of popsicles in freezer….

until tomorrow….