Thursday, September 12, 2013

Back from the Dead

So, I'm not even sure if anyone is still following me but if so, stay tuned, I'll be back soon. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sad Puppy

So, making a long story short.  Little puppy hurt his back.  Not sure how it happened but $310 later we have painkiller for him so he can at least sleep.  It's been a rough couple days at our house.  It started when the pup would wake up yelping like we were butchering him alive.  It happened to coincide with a thunderstorm so we thought he may have been scared.  It kept happening and we took him to an emergency vet because his belly looked distended.  We left $80 poorer and no answers.  He got worse last night and hardly slept.  The mister took him to the vet this morning and they took x rays and there were no fractures or slipped discs.  So the vet concluded he pulled a muscle.  Sent him home with tramadol and he seems better after he took a nice long nap.  Poor guy, he sounded so awful.  It was torture listening to him howl and not being able to do anything for him.  I'm hoping the next few days he will be better.  When he isn't sleeping he plays like normal but we are trying to keep him as confined as possible without making him crazy.  It's going to take a few days for him to recover.  Ugh...I hate this. 

Work has been crazy.  We had AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) and the FDA show up this week.  We knew about AABB but the FDA can show up whenever they want and that's exactly what they have done. Awesome.

Food has been boring, or in other words, exactly how it needs to be.  Exercise has been intermittent since puppy arrived and nonexistent since he has been hurt. happens I suppose.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


My dinner tonight consisted of a sweet potato and a cheese stick.  My appetite has disappeared and when I am hungry, this is the kind of weird ass shit I've been eating.  I'm guessing this is a combo of metformin and no weight lifting. 

Sigh.  At least I have the cutest fucking puppy ever.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Been busy taking care of this little guy.  We picked him up on Thursday and have been "adjusting" ever since.  He has been pretty good.  He has only had a few accidents inside the house and it has always been on a piece of plastic that we have our plants sitting on. 

Crate training at night has not happened because when we put him in there he whines like we are butchering him alive. So he has been sleeping in between us.  It is OK now because he is only about 6lbs but this won't work so well when he is 90lbs.  I'm hoping to work on that this week if I can get my husband to stop giving into him.

I gotta get back to snuggling with my little fur ball.  :)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


That sums up my feelings for today.  I spoke too soon on the Metformin.  I woke up Sunday nauseated and continued to have waves of nausea all day long.  I never barfed but I sure as hell felt like I wanted to.  It hasn't really gone away yet but the waves have become less frequent.  Yesterday, I called out sick because I felt so shitty and proceeded to lay on the couch and watch Paranormal Witness on Netflix and scare the shit out of myself.  I've been trying to eat, especially when I take the pills but absolutely nothing is appetizing.  I wouldn't even eat pizza right now.  Now I know why it helps people lose weight, because if you feel like you're going to yak, you won't eat anything. 

As a result, I am taking a break from lifting weights this week because I could not handle lifting the way I do on an empty stomach while feeling like I want to hurl.  I'm going to continue to take the higher dose for another week and if it doesn't get any better, I'm going to have to call the doctor and see what I should do. 

We leave tomorrow to pick up our new puppy.  It is a 6 hour drive from where we are so we are staying in a hotel tomorrow night and will pick him up from the breeder on Thursday and head home. I have a feeling it will be a long trip home because we will have to stop and let him burn off some energy and do his business.  I'm off work half day tomorrow and through next week.  The director of the lab is freaking out because I will be gone along with our supervisor.  He's "not sure who he us going to talk to."  Apparently he has forgotten about the 5 other techs we have that keep this lab going every single day.  Whatever, I'll be on vacay.

I have been lurking around other blogs and everybody seems to be doing well.  Yay for not being fat!

Saturday, June 1, 2013


At the beginning of May, I took my body measurements in hopes that those numbers would improve by the end of the month.  Well, some did, and some didn't but I'm happy with the ones that did.  Check 'em out...

            May 3, 2013                      June 1, 2013                           Change
Bust:        45"                                      42.25"                                  -2.75"
Chest:      39.7"                                    37.5"                                  -2.2"
Waist:      44"                                       41"                                      -3.0"
Hips:        47"                                       45"                                      -2.0"
L thigh:    27"                                       25.25"                                 -1.75"
R thigh:   28.5"                                    25.75"                                 -2.75"
L calf:      15"                                       15"                                          0
R calf:      15.5"                                    15.5"                                      0
L arm:      12"                                       12"                                          0
L forearm:   10"                                    10"                                         0
R forearm:   10.5"                                10.25"                                   -0.25"
Neck:        15"                                       14.5"                                     -0.5"
Weight:    183.8 lbs                              176.8 lbs                              -7 lbs

Actually now that I look at them, I am very satisfied.  The calf and forearm measurements, I could care less about, honestly.  The numbers for the arms, thighs, calves and forearms are all from a relaxed state.  I haven't lost enough body fat to calculate how much muscle I am creating.  Maybe one day I'll measure that but I don't really care about that either.  I just want to be healthy and strong.  

I'm pretty sure all most of these changes happened after I started taking Metformin.  I started that on May 17th.  The pants I wore to my doctor's appointment when I was prescribed the drug, on May 14th, fit better now than they did at that appointment.  For me, this is a wonder drug and I'm hoping once I hit my goals that I can stop taking it.  It is really fucking amazing how I do not crave sugar hardly at all anymore.  Before, I couldn't go one day without obsessing over having something sugary.  Fruit never cut it, but it does now.  Last night, I doubled my dose up to 1000mg, per the doctor's orders.  I got a little gassy and crampy, pooped a little more than usual today, and felt a little queasy this morning but once I ate I was fine.  Sorry, I know, TMI.  I haven't counted calories at all since I started the Metformin either.  I still measure out my portions of brown rice, quinoa, nuts and dried fruit though.  I feel like I don't have to count calories because I'm not eating a bunch of junk.  It's  a big weight lifted off me.  The more weight I lose though, I may have to start because I won't need as many calories as my weight starts to drop.  I'll worry about that when I get to that point though.

I went to Trader Joe's and Costco and between the two spent almost $300 this morning in food.  It was all healthy, no junk.  We hadn't been to Costco in a while so we stocked up.  

I'll be cleaning out my "office" today that has been a mess since we moved into our house 2 years ago.  My husband's patience is wearing thin because he is a neat freak and I am not.  I'm not dirty, I just tend to have clutter.  But, I feel I need to de-clutter and make more of an effort to not do that shit.  

So, 30 more days until more results are posted.  I'll probably weigh weekly just to be sure I'm not letting my calories get away from me.  I just have to keep on keepin' on and that fat will melt away...eventually.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I had to post pics of dinner because it was fucking amazing.  Behold...

Tomato and basil salad with olive oil and eggplant "manicotti."

Slices of eggplant replaced the pasta and it tasted just fine.  Dessert was a few strawberries and a few blackberries.