So many benefits of weight loss

Hey, all. I’ve lost more than 30 pounds with diet and exercise over a few months, and I have to say: I feel really great. When I weighed 230 pounds, I had a lot of problems: high blood pressure, my knees were making terrible noises, I had problems sleeping, I felt gross, I got windedContinue reading “So many benefits of weight loss”

Feeling less isolated

Hello! So, one of the reasons I started a blog was to work on changing myself “one petal at a time.” And you know, I wasn’t sure how the blog would go. Would anyone read it? Would I get ridiculed or barraged by insults? My brain usually goes to the worst in “what’s the worstContinue reading “Feeling less isolated”

Food frustrations

Hey, everyone! I am having a fairly good day, though I’m a bit tired because it took me forever to fall asleep last night. My mind was going a mile a minute, likely because yesterday was my first day back at work after a nice, long vacation. So, I did gain two pounds over myContinue reading “Food frustrations”

What’s good for you could be bad for you

Hello! I am crazy late with today’s post, but that’s because I wanted to wait until after my doctor’s appointment concerning my liver and autoimmune condition (GPA). I was way too nervous to write anything earlier. So, I still don’t really have any answers. I have to wait for the results from the bloodwork andContinue reading “What’s good for you could be bad for you”

It’s my birthday!

Hey, everyone! I’m actually writing this late Thursday night so I can just have a fun day on my birthday Friday. I’m turning 38. Eek! Nearing 40. I really can’t believe how old I am sometimes. I feel like I wast just 28. Or 18. But even though I feel old on my birthday, IContinue reading “It’s my birthday!”

Good news, bad news

Hey, folks. I’m really bummed today. I have some good news and some bad news. I’ll start with the bad news, so I can end on the good news. Well, I got a call from my rheumatologist’s office yesterday about my blood tests from a few weeks ago. They said that my ALT is high,Continue reading “Good news, bad news”

Ready for a staycation

Howdy, folks. I’m wicked excited today! After my shift today, I have nine days off from work! Yayyyyyy! I have lots of plans, pretty much all of which involve being at home, of course. Well, I’ll start off by saying that I hit 29 pounds today. I am now 11 pounds away from my firstContinue reading “Ready for a staycation”

So many temptations when dieting

Howdy, folks. I’m going to start off by saying my legs feel like jello, but that just means the bike rides are giving me a good workout. I still can’t do hills, but I know I will get there eventually. I kept my balance much better today, especially after I lowered the bike seat. Now,Continue reading “So many temptations when dieting”

Finally, some progress

Hi! I’m really excited today. For the first time, I have finally noticed some progress with exercising. So, yesterday afternoon, I did some yard work. I trimmed a bunch of trees and took all of the branches from the bottom of the back yard up the hill to the road. I took about eight tripsContinue reading “Finally, some progress”

A little of this, a little of that

I have no set topic today, but I have several little things I’d like to talk about. First, happy birthday eve to my mom! Because of the pandemic, I was unable to go out shopping for her. So I told her I wanted to get her an air fryer — she loves kitchen toys andContinue reading “A little of this, a little of that”