Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Our weather has been wonderful lately. This makes my walking so much nicer. I am a little sore from walking. So I started to think....(scary) but last week I was sick and only walked on Friday (3 miles) then on Sunday I did a 4 miles walk and then, Monday, Tuesday I walked another 3 miles each. So, I am thinking that it was from the lack of walking  last week. I really think I need to stretch better before and after my walk.

I think what I am going to do, is start eating more salads at night. The veggies this time of year are wonderful. Yum. I need to increase my HMR shakes also, they are high in protein and help me with my attitude also. Why? I don't know. I'm mental. But, the good news is it's almost Halloween time. I love the shows they put on TV and the haunted house. We are also going on a ghost tour closer to Halloween near the Whaley house.  I never made it last time. So yipppe. I don't buy Halloween candy until right before. Why keep it in the house.The left overs are taken to work. All the young doctors love it!

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's all me~

Well my labs all came back fine. She states I am still in peri-menopause. So, she warned me when I do get my period don't be surprised if it is long and heavy. (Great)  She also stated that I had lost 11 lbs since my last visit and that she is very happy with  what I have done so far. She suggested that perhaps I should reduce the calories to 1100-1150. Eat several times a day to keep my metabolism going.

We also talked about my brother. She is ordering a colonoscopy for me(Again great). But, I am going to do what she said. I am going to drop the calories and eat several times. Keep up with the walking. I have to say dropping the calories will be hard. But, I will work on it everyday. I was doing 1200-1300.

I forgot to mention, during my walk this lady with two corgi's were walking by me and I thought of my blogger friend Corgi's have a very special spot in my heart. When I think of them, I remember my times in England. They are so darn cute!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Waiting for tomorrow

This morning I went for a brisk 4 mile walk around the lake. Felt good, weather was great. Still pondering what the MD will say tomorrow at my check up. I looked thru my labs, and they looked fine. Of course, I am not a doctor. I am wondering if she is going to tell me that there isnt any reason why I am not losing weight like I was before. Which will make me have to look in the mirror and figure out what I am doing wrong. Yikes.....

Go Chargers!!!!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Much better thank you!

You certainly appreciate being well when your not.(OMG does that even make sense?) But, I woke up this AM and no tummy issues at all. Thank you God! I actual feel so good that I am even going to take my lunch walk today. Granted, I will be slower but that's ok. I am even a little excited to do it. Yes, I am a woman with simple needs. Or is it a woman with a simple mind? Not sure, I'm both. :)

Last night I watched the Bridesmaid, it was pretty cute. Some parts were pretty funny really.

Ok, after reading my dear blog friend Margene's blog( I got into the baking mood. So, I bought a box of spiced cake mix and a can of pumpkin, mixed them together and made muffins. They are under 200 calories a muffin. It was yummy, son even ate 2.  So, if you read Margene's blog and then mine, you can see we are both bakers. LOL  Okay, Just Margene is.  But yeah for me for mixing two ingredients together to make low cal muffins!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jokes on me

I actual was going to take one more day off and rest and recover. But, a text at 6:30 this morning changed that. One of my staff said she is sick and wont be in. (The one that is always out). Since one of my other employee is on vacation that leaves me way to short. We have two offices at two different hospitals and I can't have only one admin handle both locations. Sooooooooooo, here I am at work. But, that's ok. God only gives me what I can handle. So I will be just fine. I am having a diet Dr. Pepper and extra toasted bagel thin. That actual seem to settle my stomach a bit. I did bring some Greek yogurt to get the active cultures(per my RN advice). It is nice having your own little medical team. :).

Well I went ahead and changed my weight ticker since the weight is still down. I am going to keep it down too!!!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stomach bug/flu

Not sure what the heck it is, but OMG I have it. Left work Monday AM, went home straight to bed. Then spent the next 24-48 hours with terrible tummy pain and diarrhea. OMG. Seriously, I lost 5 lbs in 24 hours. So apparently it is true "I am full of $#%t." (Not anymore though)  But, I am not going to count the weight loss until I am better. I know it is because of dehydration. Came to work this AM, but almost certain I will leave at lunch. Still feel awful. Slept maybe two hours last night. I will blog more when I am better. Hope everyone else is doing well. I miss you all.

PS, I am so bummed my one year blogging anniversary was the 19th and I was too sick to post. So, I guess I will have to wait until 10/13/11 to celebrate my one year of weight loss.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Crazy Friday

Went and had some fasting lab done, per MD. So we will see. OMG, got our electric bill, it was 345.00 dollars. Isn't that obscene. We had a couple of weeks of really hot weather, but ran the ac when we got home from work and turned it off when we went to bed. I remember even going to theater to avoid using ac. I am so frustrated. Ugh.

Our electric company, you know the one that because an employee moved something, 5 million peeps lost power last week, well they are just awful. They are always trying to raise the rates. Yet, 5 million peeps lose electricity and nothing. They don't even apologize. I think that is awful..... OK, done with my rant.

Yesterday had a late meeting at work, so I hit really bad traffic coming home. I get home and put my glasses on and they broke, so I have to wear my other pair which is not really my prescription so it is hard to see. Then I get the electric bill. What a rotten evening, so I go to bed early. Ended up have horrible dreams.

I sure hope my weekend is better, but not holding on to much hope for that. Do you ever just get that gut feeling that bad things are going to happen. Well, I have them now in my gut. Ugh.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Weather is wonderful

I cant believe how nice the weather is. Next week it is shooting back up to the 90's. But that's OK.Weight is still stable, which is not a good thing. I am getting a little tired of my egg white omelet, never thought I would hear myself say that. But, it is such a good breakfast, high protein and low fat and calories.

Anyone one out there near or at menopause? I am just curious if this effects weight loss. I am at that age, where TOM is so unpredictable. Its been about 6-7 weeks, but, I get crampy at times and feel bloated. I mean, dont get me wrong, I wish TOM would drop dead and never come back. But, seriously, I am so faithful to dieting and eating healthy, exercise and water. But the weight is virtually stopped. I asked one of my bosses(the female one of course). She is older than me,so I thought hey she must have gone thru this. Now, she is tall, beautiful and thin. Looks 20 years younger than she is. :(.

But she is a Neurologist not a primary care physician. She pretty much didn't know, but said stick with it.( I am glad I didn't pay for that consult.) 

I know I need to make an appointment to see my PCP, but ugh, I don't want to (stamps foot on floor).
But I will email her and ask it maybe I should just get lab work done first.

The good thing is that I know I am losing inches. I am going to go this week and buy size 14. I know they will be tight, but what the heck. It gives me something to work for. ( I started out at a tight 24)

Next month will be when my 1 year anniversary to starting the diet or life change.(10-13-10). I feel like I should have been much lighter than I am. 70 lbs is great, don't get me wrong, but for the last 4-5 months nothing and I have been working harder at it than ever. I was really hoping to lose 100.  I think tomorrow is my one year anniversary for blogging. I have to double check.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Comic Con

This young Australian photographer was so cute and such a darling. I had to have my picture taken with him. Plus it embarrassed the heck out of my daughter. Totally worth it.

Beautiful weather

Just came back from my lunch walk and the weather is so beautiful here in LJ. I had time last night to make my yummy breakfast. Yesterday, I threw some boneless skinless chicken breast in the crockpot and then shredded it last night. I added some of that into my omelet, yum. It is so convenient to have those breast around for quick meals.

I am thinking about going to Kohls this week and buy some size 14 pants. To give me an incentive to work harder. I still am at nearly a standstill for weight loss. It is really making me mad. Of course, I still haven't had TOM visit, so I think my hormones are wacky. I am peri-menopausal so maybe that is messing with me. Still it is not going to stop me. Every morning I step on that scale, and get mad as hell at it. But never fail, I will not give up. Hope everyone is having a great day,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sorry everyone, but I had to post this for my daughter!!!!!!

Monday and nice weather

This week our weather should be in the 80's. I am so excited, the nights are getting cooler and it feels like fall. At least temporarily. But, it makes my walks at lunch much more enjoyable. I am hoping our triple digit weather is over, but unfortunately that may not be the case. Our firestorms usually come in October. So, I am always fearful.

I forgot to make my egg white veggie omelet for work this morning. I usually make it the night before. But, hey I was watching the Chargers and then went swimming. So, I grabbed one on my sons, Jimmy Dean breakfast bowls. He likes the Jimmy Dean lights. They are turkey and egg whites, and sometimes the ham. They are only about 220 calories. I added salsa, and you know, they weren't bad. I am sure they had a lot more sodium than I need. But, in a pinch they worked.

Tonight, I cant wait to make my breakfast, I went to Costco, bought mini baby Bells, and crimini mushrooms. I have onions and egg whites. Yummmmmm.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Massive blackout

Dang human error. Dont know if you read, but we had a massive black out. It has been so bloody hot out, up to 108 degrees here, depending where in the county you live. I work in the coastal area, but home is about 25 miles inland, so much hotter. Well, I get home from work (and thank God I was home) and my son said the power has been out for about an hour at that time. Well, I find out that is most of So. California thru Mexico and out to Yuma Az. About 6 million people. (WOW) Ok, I admit it, I panicked, feared was perhaps a terrorist attack. I am sure I wasnt the only one here to fear that. I mean, there are credible threats right now and Sunday is 10 year anniversary.

Well, it wasnt. (Thank goodness). But, It turns out I realized how well prepared I was. I had working battery operated lanterns and flashlights. I had 4 cases of water, 2 cases of diet coke, 1 case of beer(I dont drink it by the husband does) and plenty of charcoal, and canned foods and much much more.

Well I swam a bit to stay cool, we sat in the front yard for a bit, then some neighbor decided to have a firework show . (I know not safe at all) butttttt, it did entertain us for a while. I decided what the heck time to make up on my sleep. So hey, I went to bed.  Sometime during the night the power came back on, I think about 2am.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Heat wave

Well it has been bloody hot here that is for sure. Today I took my walk at 10:15 to try to beat some of the heat. Shoot, I am walking in La Jolla, which is coastal and still sweating like crazy. Ugh, well at least I did it. Of course, having your lunch break so early makes your work day drag.  But, hey I am at least in AC via their buck.

After work  I am going to drop off my VCR tape of my wedding and have copies madeinto DVDs. So excited. I have been so crazy good on my diet, but the weight wont move....I am drinking tons of water and eating healthy and under 1200 calories. But nope no movement. I am considering going to the doctors to see if it is hormonal issues. I am at that age, and no TOM this month soooooo, who knows.

Hope things are going well for everyone. God Bless!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to work

All in all it was great to be off. I feel pretty rested. Ate really well, didn't work out like usual. But still managed to work out. Today my walk at lunch, unless its raining. Yes it has been raining. Normally I wouldn't mind walking in rain, especially since it is 80 degrees. Very fricking humid. But I do have to come back to work.

Daughter comes back today from her trip to San Fran. She is seeing Alcatraz today then they are driving home. Ugh, what a drive. This is where I worry. San Fran is on one side of cali and San Diego is on the complete other side. I will bring her dogs home after work, since she will have missed them so much.

This weekend gave me time to put things in order with all the items from my parents house. Put everything away. While going through the things I came across a VCR of my wedding. I had completely forgot about it. A friend did this as a wedding gift. I ended up watching it to see if it was still viewable, it was nearly 30 years ago. It was good. I saw my parents and it had voices. Sounds strange, but I so miss hearing them again. My mom was from England, so I got to hear her accent and my dad. I was crying so much, from sadness and joy of hearing them again. My son walked in and asked if I was ok. I said oh ya, I am great. This tape has really made me feel amazing again. I am taking it to a place that will put it on DVD.  I am still flying high from it. It has made me feel so blessed to find it and watch. Funny, I laughed at my parents antics on the tape and hearing their laughter again.(Oh no my eyes are tearing up)..... Well, I am going to make several copies and give them to my brothers and my kids.

God works in mysterious ways doesn't he, I really thought I was going to be blue all weekend and lonely and it turned out wonderful with this gift I found.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pictures of my weekend.




Dakota- Ya, she is a bit like other comment needed.
This is the one and only Deacoy, He is 9 months old and has way too much energy. He is constantly in the jacuzzi and then runs aroung the yard. In fact he was running so fast, couldnt stop and slid into the gate. Was way too funny (No animals were hurt).

Now you can see why I will be spending my time this weekend picking up poo. 5 big labs Ugh

Pictures from the Estate sale

That is my brother and the other picture is my SIL

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Not much to say

We are having really nice weather. Swimming a lot, being good food wise. Hope everyone is being safe, especially you Ash. I wont rest until Wednesday when all is said and done. I know no one else knows what I am talking about. Very proud of you on your 7 lb loss. (Me, jealous)

I had a lot of plans for this weekend. Pretty much they all fell thru. I will be spending it pretty much alone. (Hey, I am a pro at loneliness). No biggie, I will have my 3 labs, and by tonight I will have 5. So I do have plenty to dooooo. If you get what I mean.(lots of Poo to pick up for a few days).