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Weekly Check-in 11.14.2020

11.14.2020
243 Pounds

Woo Hoo! I am maintaining!!! I am at 243 pounds still. And after this week, I am thrilled!
So, what happened this week? Mom fell. It was a bad fall. She was walking outdoors and blacked out. She hit her head and was out for about an hour or so. Neighbors found her and called 9-1-1. Then they called me, I got Dad, and spent several days shuttling Dad to and from the hospital. They allowed 1 person into the hospital per patient. So, we tag-teamed it between my dad, brother, and me.

Mom is getting better. She is not okay, but we have a plan and hope. She has a non-dislocated fracture in her C3 vertebrae. She is in a neck brace for the next three months. She has referrals for a neuro and an ortho. So, we are looking into what caused this and also that her neck heals correctly.

And Nevada is just on the brink of shutting down again. The governor, who has tested positive, came out and said if people don’t lower the infection rates by wearing masks, NV is shutting down again. Sigh… I just spend three days in and out of the hospital visiting Mom. I am scheduled for a test today. Yes, I have symptoms; however, it could be allergies, sinus infection, cold, or COVID. I am a good person and testing. I am praying that it is negative, and this is all allergies. I am starting to see some psoriasis starting up. I am using the creams and everything else to hopefully prevent it from overtaking my body again. And surprisingly, the pain levels have been fairly low.

I am walking. Not nearly as I was, but I am getting a good number of steps in daily. Whew. I know it is helping me to maintain. I will admit, there has been ICE CREAM this week. And I will also say, I am absolutely fine with the Reese Peanut Butter Cup Freezee I had. I didn’t cheat. I didn’t fall off plan. I was stressed, and I wanted comfort. So, I ate something that fills that need. And I can do that occassionally, but that is what sometimes foods are for. They are sometimes, not regularly, but celebrations and unusually stressful times.

Releasing weight is about the long-game. What you do overtime will get you where you want to be. Love, patience, and consistency. Those are the keys. We can all get there over time.

I am heading into my office, aka second bedroom, and making up some time to not have to take leave. I am trying to hoard leave as much as I can. I have a feeling I may need to use more of it.

I hope everyone has a great day. It is a cruel, crazy, beautiful world out there. Please remember to be kind, especially to yourself.

LLC & Hazel

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