Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Morning First Day of the Week

Hey all. Well we have a little snow this morning but a blue sky so the weatherperson was wrong again. Surprise, I think not. Like I always say the perfect job is one you can be wrong 90% of the time and still keep, Weather predictor! LOL

Things are going OK. Still do not have any definite answers on the heart situation but maybe no news is good news we will have to wait and see. This winter has been a rough one, keeping my head in the game has been a content struggle. One day is good the next bad. Have struggled with depression this winter also. Winter has always been a rough season for me but not much work and down time has made it tougher this year.

The 2nd annual Walk from Obesity Walk a Thon is right around the corner. It is a 5 K walk. It is a great cause so check out this web site. There may be a walk in your area, if not you can support me me with a donation for the walk. Check it out.

Have a great day!


Thought for the day: As long as you move forward you will get where your going!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Day Before

Hey all

well tomorrow I go for a chemical stress test and then Thursday I have an Transesophageal echocardiogram.  If they both turn out good then they will give my heart a shock to try and get it back in rhythm. let me tell you this is not fun. I am tired all the time and feel yukky the rest. will be glad to get back to my old self.

My walk a thon is coming up soon. so get that change out and help me by donating to the cause. here is the web page to do just that. thanks again. will keep you informed on both. :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hump Day

Well I got the results from all the blood tests of late and everything is still looking good. cholesterol a little high but not bad 134 I think. everything looked really good. So why do I feel like Yuk! tired all the time, foggy, ringing in the ears and headache.

So today is Wednesday, the middle of a work week. But not much to crow about today. Things pretty slow here today. not much to write about personally.

So when you get so hungry that everything looks great but nothing satisfies, what do you do.. They say to drink water first because sometimes hunger pains can be a sign of needed to hydrate. But you do that and still are hungry what are you tricks for getting through. let me hear what you have to say here.

Thought for the moment:
never go to bed angry. work out and set a plan to overcome this issue before retiring. you will sleep better and wake refreshed. :)


Tuesday, February 5, 2013


So first an update on the Dr visit today. The electrocardiogram results are in. The left lower section of the heart shows a little enlarging and thickening of the muscle but very little so that should not be causing any trouble. The valves are tight and operating correctly and the pressure in the heart are spot on so that part is good news. I see the cardiologist on the 12th so hopefully will have a more conclusive idea of what is going on and what needs to be done.  

Now on to the topic of addictions. When people think of addicts they mainly think of drugs, but as we know, alcohal,sex and many other things can fall into this catogory. People who, for the most part fall into these catorgories are considered ill and in need of therapy or counceling. However when it comes to my addiction we are labeled LAZY, OUT OF CONTROL, NO SELF CONTROL, NOT WILLING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. to that I say BS.

Food addiction is more common in the United States of America's society than any other addiction and is grossly untreated or treated incorrectly. The very first thing I will tell you is when your health care provider says, "just push away from the table"; the only table you should push away from is that examining table and get as far away from that person as possible. But the good news is there are fewer and fewer of the stone age doctors in practice today. Most health care providers have much more knowledge today than ever. Does this mean they treat this problem correctly, unfortuneltly not. That is not to say that they are a bad phycisian but not all doctors know everything. That would be ridiculous to expect. However in today society where your doctors office is more of a multiple level health center than the old doc with one nurse and worked around the clock in multiple counties.

Take my health facility that I visit. There are several doctors with a wide variety of specialties.  They have a PA who is also an RD and a Dialectic specialist. They have nursed who can do a wide variety of jobs from taking a simple temp to drawing blood or even running a EKG. We defiantly have come a long way baby. But even with all this knowledge at are finger tips if WE as the patient are not going to do what we are told it is all for not. If I gave you a shovel, a map, and exact instruction on where and how to dig up a million dollars but you chose not to do the digging you are no closer to being rich than when I gave you the information. So yes, sorry to say but the ball is in are court. We do or do not succeed depending on our willingnes to do the right thing. Is it easy. Forget that idea. easy is not anywhere in this neighborhood. A lot of hard work, tears, frustration, disappointment, yeah there you are getting the idea. But you will not ever regret the work and you will feel like you have never felt before. So Addiction, yes I am a food addict, always will be. Can I beat it? Try to stop me.

Find the help, see an expert, find a support system, join a support group, Remember as long as you never give up you will never fail. :)

thought for the moment:
When it is raining, dance in the rain. It is fun!

Until We Meet Again


Menu for Tuesday February 5th
Breakfast: egg and cheese omelet / Turkey sausage patty / Toast / pear
Lunch:  3/4 cup Turkey Chili / 12 crackers
Snack: 2 oz of Turkey pastrami
Supper: 3 oz Chicken breast / 1/4 cup carrot / Fruit Cocktail / 1/3 cup cottage cheese

56 ox of fluids

Activity limited until after cardio exam.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Good Day / Good Check IN with Clinic

Hey all:
Well it is hard to believe but 12 months ago I laid on a operating table and had a bariatric procedure completed. It has been a journey with ups and down, just like life, but after today I realized that I have the best support team of professionals that anyone could ever hope to have.   Dr Hanly with his beg smile and firm hand shake. Always supportive and truthful. Summer who cares so much about here patients that she can understand the situation and feel the feeling you are going through. Mary Lou who is upbeat and caring, Kay who is a no BS but to the facts and will not pull punches to let you know what you need to know. The office staff, Maria, Marion, and Lisa who are there making sure you are taken care of and comfortable. There is no team of professionals like them and I am proud to call them mine, but even more Friends. If I missed anyone it was not intentional.

So it is time to start gearing up for the 2013 Walk From Obesity Walk A Thon. I will be posting more about that as we get closer. My Goal is to raise $1000.00 this year so you will be hearing from me. LOL

So not a lot to share on the heart issue as of yet. I did get a call from Dr Adams who wants to see me tomorrow about the blood work they just drew. I don't like that because they usually call and say results in and all looks good. hummmm wonder why they want to see me in person. will let you know.

So I watched The Biggest Loser tonight. I kind of stopped watching it because of the dram fest it usually is but tonight was OK.

So I am preparing a presentation for Thursday night Support group. I was asked today to lead it Thursday. Will come up with something useful I am sure.

Look forward to fishing season to start has been a long, cold, and boring winter. So stay safe and God Bless.

Thought for the moment: The things you earn through hard work are the treasure you appreciate the most. :)

Until we me again


Menu for Monday February 4th
Breakfast: 1 Egg / 3 oz Turkey Pastrami / 1/4 cup peaches
Lunch: Strawberry Protein shake / 3 oz sliced turkey
Snack: 1 TBL Jif peanut butter
Supper: 3 oz steak / 1/3 cup green beans / 1/3 cup cottage cheese with pears

68 oz of fluids

activity limited until cleared by Doctors.

New Start (posted Yesterday on other site)

So today was somewhat uneventful. I took one of my clients shopping and running around. She is 82 years old and complains a lot but she is harmless and very alone. In the year that I have known her she mentioned her children for the first time last week. I knew she had some because I had seen the pictures out in her garage when I was cleaning it. But over all she is a nice person. She sure hates President Obama though. I have to laugh because she calls him "President Obumer" LOL
Food wise did not go as well as I would have liked it, But I just can not seem to eat at the right time. I ate breakfast at about 9 am then did not eat again until around 4 pm. So I need to work on that issue asap.
My chest is real sore and I get short of breath real easy. So I hope the cardiologist can figure something out because this is really cutting into exercise. I am taking my meds but my heart rate still gets up to around 145 if I am not careful. It use to be around 50.
I have my one year check up today at 1pm with Dr Hanly. Hard to believe it has been one year since my surgery. I know things are not perfect but I am getting there. One step at a time, inch by inch. "or pound by pound"
So life is not perfect and if it were I would just screw it up so hey, starting out imperfect means there is plenty of room for improvement. :)
To explain the heart issue I ended up in the ER and hospital last Sunday with a heart rate of 238. I never saw so many nurses and doctors move that fast around me. It was not long till they had those numbers down but they would not stabilize so we are still working on that part, ie reason of appointment on the 12th with the cardiologist. So I will keep that part updated as I learn more.
Hope you all have a great Sunday and start your Monday with many blessings. Take care until later.
Thought for the moment: Life can be hard so smile even when you feel like crying. :)

New Starts

So it has been awhile since I have been here. I was trying a new site but it is not that great and people are finding it hard to get on so I will use this one again.

Some things to catch up on but I am going to read some of my last entries here and see where I need to catch up on.

I have my 1 year check up today so I will get back and update this this afternoon. Hope you all have a great Monday. :)

thought for the moment: When life seems to be the worst and you want to cry, smile and laugh. :)