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happy-1 - Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
(BP1,10cr,4ns,30pln,14fs,2do,2500cal,7w,10Kstp,9bed)
Weight: 216.0

I swear mom worked her cat lady magic from betond the grave. Today the cat figured out that the weird cardboard rectangles are for scratching on, and if she uses them she gets treats. Revelation! She did it like 10 times, is very full, and hasn't bit or scratched all day. Without the stress of carpet scratching I let her loose in my room except when I had to go in and out for chores. She has been my silent shadow all day and is consistently 6" away at all times. Currently she is lounging on my bed by my feet. I don't have the heart to put her in the bathroom.

I did my PT homework today. I have visions of being able to get through a yoga class without flopping over after 10 minutes. 

Taking dad for labs was scary. He is 300lbs, can't breathe due to fluid in his lungs, has to manage his sugar to keep his eyesight... and still he wanted to get fast food and go to the grocery store on the way home. No!!!!!!!! Augh.

Inch by inch. One foot in front of the other. I just have to get back up one more time.

  1. BP1, yes
  2. 10cr, no
  3. 4ns, yes
  4. 30pln, yes
  5. 14fs, almost... 13h. I was really spacey and foggy and had to eat to drive.
  6. 2do, ha ha ha no
  7. 2500cal, possibly. Didn't count yet
  8. 7w, no... about 4
  9. 10Kstp, no but I did go for a walk
  10. 9bed, yes. The cat says it is time for me to go to bed if I am tired enough to lay down and log here.

 

Progress as of today: 101 lbs lost so far, only 56 lbs to go!

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happy-1 - Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
(BP1,10cr,4ns,30pln,14fs,2do,2500cal,7w,10Kstp,9bed)
Weight: 216.0

Inch by inch. One foot in front of the other. I can do this.

Kitty frustrations... She got out of the bathroom and was loose in my room overnight without me here, established her territory, and now she is biting me and swatting my ankles at random. Dad is on blood thinners so I can't let her out of my room or she might swat him. There's no warning twitch or tail flip. It's just purr purr purr ow! I just pick her up and put her in the bathroom because I get irritated, but I don't smack her.

I've made a bunch of space for a cat condo... it was a lot of work... and because she bites me I dont want to cough up the $60 to see if the cat condo would mellow her out and get her to stop biting me. 

Why did I want a stray cat?

Trying Gaba tonight to see if it works.

Progress as of today: 101 lbs lost so far, only 56 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 06/23/2021:
That’s a shame about the cat, I’ve taken in several strays over the years and the one feral who can no longer be considered feral after the two years spent working with him outside. Never thought he’d let me pet him, but he did, after a year plus. Never has one ever been aggressive. Maybe yours was abused? Poor thing.

happy-1 on 06/23/2021:
I think she is cranky and bored. Needs exercise. There's not much stimulation here. She doesn't get into the laser pointer. A window perch would help. Still looking for one without sissel. She says no to sissel. She ran over and bit my toe (random) last night.


horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2021:
glad you aren't striking your cat back :)

yes, kitty must learn. i think she will. maybe give her treats at times that will remind her to be good...train her with treats i mean!

it's still early in the game with a new cat...see how it goes...

happy-1 on 06/23/2021:
I definitely yelled when she ran over and bit my toe last night. She flinched. I figure putting her in the bathroom communicates "You do not get what you want when you bite me."

happy-1 on 06/23/2021:
Yeah, I figure this is boundary testing. Also the environment needs to be right for her... she doesn't have any hiding spots in my bedroom yet... I haven't made space under my bed for her to hide because my neck hurts too much to get under there. She's probably stressed.


bearcountrygg on 06/23/2021:
We had a cat for a long time that was testy like that...never did become a sweetheart....except when she chose to be...was a terrible mother....just a bad natured animal ( My Mom got her at a garage sale for us...and delivered her unexpectedly)...she was indoor outdoor...and one day just never came back home but D saw her in a tree a tear or 2 later...

happy-1 on 06/23/2021:
Ugh. Too soon to tell if it's her personality or the environment... There's no good scratching spots or places to look out the window or hide, there's nothing to chase, she can't climb or get "high up" in my room, she's shut up in the bathroom most of the time and the door is closed at night sir that must suck, she can't get a sunbeam or grass, she hasn't been allowed to explore outside my room and she hasn't met my dad (he'd be fine with the cat but I haven't mentioned it because I don't want him getting attached in case this doesn't work out and she becomes a patio cat) so that's probably a stressor too. And I'm sure she worries about her kittens and misses her friends. That's enough to make a cat bite here and there. Still pisses me off though. Hey cat, I'm working on it! Chill!

happy-1 on 06/23/2021:
Ugh. Too soon to tell if it's her personality or the environment... There's no good scratching spots or places to look out the window or hide, there's nothing to chase, she can't climb or get "high up" in my room, she's shut up in the bathroom most of the time and the door is closed at night sir that must suck, she can't get a sunbeam or grass, she hasn't been allowed to explore outside my room and she hasn't met my dad (he'd be fine with the cat but I haven't mentioned it because I don't want him getting attached in case this doesn't work out and she becomes a patio cat) so that's probably a stressor too. And I'm sure she worries about her kittens and misses her friends. That's enough to make a cat bite here and there. Still pisses me off though. Hey cat, I'm working on it! Chill!


Jacky82020 on 06/23/2021:
Do you have room in there for a small step ladder? Or maybe an extension ladder positioned so she can climb on it?

happy-1 on 06/23/2021:
Oh.... that's an idea... There's a wooden ladder in the garage I could seal and cover in a carpet remnant.

happy-1 on 06/23/2021:
Or even cover the sissel window perch I have in a carpet remnant... Ooooh...

happy-1 on 06/23/2021:
Or even cover the sissel window perch I have in a carpet remnant... Ooooh...


Jacky82020 on 06/23/2021:
I gets lots of pics from Pinterest everyday re cat habitats. Many ppl use ladders instead of pricey cat poles. I have one next to the big cat pole. One cat loves to play with plastic bags that I sometimes put on the area. I’ll post a pic from my Cat Cam. I got it to spy on the feral when he first started coming aroun,

happy-1 on 06/23/2021:
Yeah... just found this... I really like it and I bet I can find all the pieces used on craigslist. I'd just need some MDF to add to one side and make a climbing wall. https://www.floppycats.com/ikea-furniture-hack-reader-makes-a-custom-diy-cat-tree.html

happy-1 on 06/23/2021:
Everything ready-made is the wrong fabric, not high enough, doesn't have a hiding spot, etc.

happy-1 on 06/23/2021:
But if I make it myself, I can use replaceable carpeting and upholstery velcro so I can pull it off and wash it.


Jacky82020 on 06/23/2021:
Sounds like a plan!


bearcountrygg on 06/23/2021:
Even our sweetheart still will nip a little when he wants me to scratch is head ( his obsession)...and I'm instead off the mark by a couple of inches.....they are the boss and they will let you know when things aren't quite what they want. When mine is mad at me he turns his back to me......cats aren't like dogs..in fact they are the total opposite.


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happy-1 - Saturday Jun 19, 2021
(BP1,10cr,4ns,30pln,14fs,2do,2500cal,7w,10Kstp,9bed)
Weight: 216.0

 I had insomnia last night so I let the cat out of the bathrooom for a bit... and I passed out. Woke up to the delightful surprise of nothing destroyed and her lounging in bed about 6" away. Chosen.

Progress as of today: 101 lbs lost so far, only 56 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/19/2021:
Awwwww LOVE THIS!!! (Well, not the insomnia part, of course.) *KITTY LOVE*


bearcountrygg on 06/19/2021:
She is feeling at home.......

happy-1 on 06/19/2021:
She does match my grey and brown color scheme, lol. She’s fattened up and turned into a walking plush toy. Blends right in.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2021:
wow, she's beautiful. i love her thick and long tail!

so glad she's getting so good at becoming a house cat!!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2021:
Hi Happy, i hope your dad has a nice father's day...:D


innerpeace on 06/22/2021:
Wow, she is beautiful. So big and healthy looking. Maybe you found a new bed mate!


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happy-1 - Friday Jun 18, 2021
(BP1,10cr,4ns,30pln,14fs,2do,2500cal,7w,10Kstp,9bed)
Weight: 216.0

Was getting a little discouraged tonight... it's taking me a really long time to get back on habit, life is slipping away, my neighbor blocked me in and pissed me offf, and the cat is still stuck in my bathroom... but I have a couple of small glimmers of hope...

1) Cat has started scratching the little scratching post I bought for the bathroom. I might get her to stop scratching the carpet yet!

2) Sensor shows that all my efforts are yielding results... If I can fall asleep on time tonight and not eat anything else...I will have good sugar tonight and actual rest and energy tomorrow. I am not just throwing myself against a wall and killing myself for no reason. It is not hopeless. I can still win.

 

3) Enforcing boundaries with my dad worked today. Everytime he asked me a stressful in depth question I wrote it on the whiteboard for our business conversation tomorrow.

4) When I was feeling down tonight, it was so nice to be able to pick up a warm, soft, purring cat and give her a hug.

Inch by inch. 

  1. BP1, no
  2. 10cr, no
  3. 4ns, yes
  4. 30pln, yes. came up with a great way to visualize how often I need to replan my week.
  5. 14fs, no, but set it up for tomorrow
  6. 2do, yes. It was light though. Recovery day
  7. 2500cal, no. I went and got hot wings I had been craving and ate 12 of them
  8. 7w, yes
  9. 10Kstp, no, but close 8993. I went for a 35 min walk but not more than that so I won't get insomnia
  10. 9bed - yes. As soon as the freedom blocker turned on, i went to bed

Progress as of today: 101 lbs lost so far, only 56 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 06/18/2021:
Great idea, using the white board.

I put my activity tracker in a ankle strap. Get lots of “steps” on the stationary bike. Easier than walking steps, that’s for sure.


Donkey on 06/18/2021:
Those small victories add up. And even though it may seem a "small" victory, it's still a victory and precious. The white board is a really good idea!


bearcountrygg on 06/18/2021:
I'm glad to hear that the cat is using the scratching post.


horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2021:
Like the others wrote, like Donkey, it seems you are doing pretty darn well! it takes a lot of efforts to get back on track, but you are. and this solution with the kitty and scratching post sounds like it is working! :) keep going, you are doing very well...


horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2021:
you have a lot of home / creativity ideas.

my one young guinea pig doesn't go along with my creativity. he finds a way to screw up the order i make of his cage, like i told you. he goes underneath the fleece liners, even when i binder clip them...he finds a way. so crazy. i will have to do a good cleaning of the plastic liner this week....and change my fleece laying method. i know what works better than this week...but this pig is unreal. he is starting to calm to ALMOST being able to be held...but not there yet.


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happy-1 - Friday Jun 18, 2021
(BP1,10cr,4ns,30pln,14fs,2do,2500cal,7w,10Kstp,9bed)
Weight: 216.0

I did it. I survived one more day. I put one foot in front of the other and inch by inch I made it through. I did my best yesterday and was rewarded with better overnight sugars. I did my best today, and was able to prep 6 turkey burger meals for the week. I will build on my success brick by brick until I am back on my feet. I will break the dark cloud that oppresses me when I am home, go to the park and do some outdoor yoga. I will strengthen my body. I will build the energy and endurance to go hiking and kayaking again. I will go back to work and have my own life and friends again. I will occasionally get a laugh. I will feel good again. I will get the cat out of the bathroom. (Debating whether I buy a new post instead of messing with the old one. Ugh.)

Here is my sugar last night. I'm on track to get it back under control, even though I got a little side tracked today with dad drama.


 

  1. BP1, no. Woke up late and tired and just spaced. 
  2. 10cr, no. This is actually really hard for me.
  3. 4ns,no spaced
  4. 30pln, yes, dad business session.
  5. 14fs, yes!!!!
  6. 2do, no. Dad drama with his business session and uti derailed all my plans
  7. 2500cal, almost. 2698. Still hungry, but I will try to go to sleep and not eat
  8. 7w, no and this is probably why I am hungry, tired and too wiped to keep going. I didn't get a walk in.
  9. 10Kstp, no 6320... mostly from vacuuming and cleaning the kitchen. Tomorrow I can start pushing on 10k steps.
  10. 9bed, no... but I did better... I cleaned the kitchen and took a shower, then it was 10pm. I actually caught myself turning netflix on and didn't do it and went to bed. Like an adult.

Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite.

Progress as of today: 101 lbs lost so far, only 56 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/19/2021:
After this post, I couldn’t sleep, so I ate hard boiled eggs and pumpkin seeds. Ugh.

Also forgot to mention I got a full on lap cuddle. She also chased the laser pointer. Less stray, more house cat everyday.


Jacky82020 on 06/19/2021:
YES! You will! GREAT attitude, girl. Success is in on the way.


bearcountrygg on 06/19/2021:
Go Happy.


Donkey on 06/19/2021:
(((hugs))) Keep on keeping on! I like your daily goals list and am exploring doing something similar for myself.

Also, I've been meaning to thank you for the idea of the scratch-off lottery ticket idea as a reward. I love those things. They do not have to be expensive ($1-$5) and it's fun to do. My favorites are the ones that are "Win $XXX a Week for Life". So I might look into that, especially for maintenance.


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happy-1 - Thursday Jun 17, 2021
(BP1,10cr,4ns,30pln,14fs,2do,2500cal,7w,10Kstp,9bed)
Weight: 216.0

Incrementally back on track. Yesterday was rough on 3 hours of sleep (first day of activity... a 35 min walk and household chores after being sick, eating and not moving and raising glycogen stores led to insomnia) but I still managed to wash my car, pick up my prescription, , buy supplements, and get the cat post out of storage. Unfortunately I forgot the part that secures it to the window, so I have to go back again tomorrow. I did figure a better way to secure it, so there is a home depot run in my future. Didn't make it to the botanical gardens... I had to cut errands short yesterday and come home and just give up for the day because I was so tired I was making a lot of small mistakes. I was exhausted and it was too hot... so I just sat and watched Netflix and ate way too much. I went to bed about midnight and slept 8 hours.

So glad I rescheduled the sleep study. I was in no condition to drive all the way to LA at 7pm last night. I couldn't even get through washing dishes. Was just too tired. 

Trying to figure out the order of benchmak habit proiorities to pick up today to get back on track. Start with getting dressed enough to run errands if dad "activates" and goes anxious on me. Probably whatever is most physically taxing to get back to that 9pm bedtime. Coffee, planning, 10k steps, 10m core...

And hot wings. I must get hot wings.

Progress as of today: 101 lbs lost so far, only 56 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 06/17/2021:
I thought you l lived in LA. I lived in San Diego for a while and have visited LA.


horn_of_plenty on 06/17/2021:
good wording on "incrementally back on track!" and also a good thing!

yes, if i only get 3hrs sleep, it'd be a rough day...ouch!

when you do make it to the gardens, i'd love to see some photos of those gardens by you!!! love when people post photos here.

10m core sounds good. when i do core, it's around that, maybe even less. perfect amount of movement to work it. :-D


Donkey on 06/18/2021:
3 hours of sleep is rough - wow, you still got a LOT done! So glad you were able to get a nice 8-hours the next night.


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happy-1 - Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
(BP1,10cr,4ns,30pln,14fs,2do,2500cal,7w,10Kstp,9bed)
Weight: 216.0

 Today was a slightly demoralizing day. All the bizarre flack here from pushing the sleep study out to get a valid baseline (per OT instructions) definitely set a tone, which is a little strange. Nobody on here is really here in my everyday life. But still it carried over. Interesting. I guess the support that picks me up a little also rocks me a little.  

I did my best. I can only do my best. Tomorrow I will wake up and do my best again. I got a little down because I overslept (yuck) felt a lot better this morning and was headed to walk to the post office when my dad sucked me into his drama. Because the cat was in my bathroom, I used the main bathroom when I woke up groggy, and got sucked into dad drama. I ended up dealing with his stuff and not my errands. Cat goes without tarps and a different scratching post one more day. I didn't get to pick up my prescription. Ugh. Tomorrow, I just get up and leave. First thing.

Looking forward to the botannical gardens.

Moved endocrinology out a month to have results back from sleep study befre I go.

Big achievement today was getting out for a walk, setting a timer for 35 minutes, then sticking it out to get 10,000 steps.

Also, my new template for my calendar and to do list works really well.

  1. BP1, no
  2. 10cr, no
  3. 4ns, yes
  4. 30pln, yes
  5. 14fs, no
  6. 2do, yes
  7. 2500cal, probably not
  8. 7w, no
  9. 10Kstp,yes
  10. 9bed, no

Progress as of today: 101 lbs lost so far, only 56 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/16/2021:
And… All I can think about is chicken wings and pizza


bearcountrygg on 06/16/2021:
You are correct...I will give more notice in the future to the fact that I don't have all of the facts......Didn't know that the OT gave you that instruction....I apologize.


Jacky82020 on 06/16/2021:
I don’t even know what OT means!

Yep, all one can do is the best one can. I admire your attitude and how well you articulate it.


Donkey on 06/16/2021:
I wholeheartedly apologize! I realize now that my comments were insensitive and might have come across as critical, although PLEASE understand that they were not meant that way at all. But now I see how what I said could have been interpreted as a criticism.

Honestly, I had either forgotten (not good) or was unaware that eating before sleeping was contributing to insomnia. So when I commented, I was only commenting from what I experience. I am quite fortunate not to have to deal with insomnia or acid-reflux as a result of eating too soon before going to bed. I've been thinking quite a bit about this. What a struggle that must be! How many times have I wanted a snack or felt hungry at around 8pm... To choose between sleep and hunger... Not easy!

And regarding the sleep study, I did not know/realize/remember that you had consulted with your OT (occupational therapist, for Jacky) regarding this. And even if you weren't, you're absolutely right not to have the study done if you're feeling it's not the right time for you. I did not mean to come across as pushy or critical. My intent was to be supportive in that, while a person may think that the sleep study went poorly, that often, they can get enough data. This is from the stories that I've heard from people around me who have gone through it.

Again, I apologize - and you're right: I didn't have all of the information. And I have a big mouth and a poor memory, so there it is.


horn_of_plenty on 06/16/2021:
I am not sure i saw that post about your sleep study and pushing it off? If i did comment, i do not remember what i wrote? I'm sorry if i offended you - although i have no remembrance of exactly what you wrote...

but i can say we are all here to try to support you in any way possible! we want the best for you! i sure do!

sorry you were distracted by dad's issues.


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happy-1 - Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
(BP1,10cr,4ns,30pln,14fs,2do,2500cal,7w,10Kstp,9bed)
Weight: 216.0

Oops... hit post. I don't think the dates stay straight when I edit a post from my phone, so please bear with this second post for today.

Still no progress getting this cat to use the scratching posts. I have a bunch of tarps... if I cover the rug and all she can access are the scratchpads and posts... maybe I can release her fronm the bathroom and have a house cat. Nothing competes with that delightful feel of carpet.

I tried to chest cuddle her this morning and got hissed at. Challenges.

I have no idea what to do for the Ex-ish for his birthday. Nothing I do will be right and I have to do it anyway because what he really wants is for someone to twist his arm and force him to have a happy birthday.

 

  1. BP1, yes
  2. 10cr, no, but i can try tomorrow... feeling better
  3. 4ns, yes!
  4. 30pln, yes!
  5. 14fs, yes! Tonight I had a hard time with it though. I didn't eat enough. I miss the Factor meals. And yoga studios. Omg.
  6. 2do, yes
  7. 2500cal, no... ate snacks late. Messed it up
  8. 7w,
  9. 10Kstp,
  10. 9bed

Progress as of today: 101 lbs lost so far, only 56 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/15/2021:
Bah… did it again…

7w, no… 3 10Kstp, no… lazy 9bed, no 10:40… lazy


Donkey on 06/15/2021:
I find my DD experience to be... different when I'm on my phone versus on my laptop. It's better on my laptop.

Looks like a good day though. I miss yoga studios too. There is one that is open. It's very good, but I kind of don't like the attitude of the owner.

happy-1 on 06/16/2021:
Yeah… that ruins the yoga experience for sure. Anything on meetup.com for you to try?

I’m a little spooked on yoga classes till at least January and we see how vaccines play out with cold/flu season and all the variants.


bearcountrygg on 06/15/2021:
I prefer my laptop too.......phone is not easy to use here.

happy-1 on 06/16/2021:
Right??? I love my ergonomic setup but I am missing having a laptop.


horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2021:
your cat sounds like my guinea pigs. well, my 3rd guinea pig, the young one! he gets into all the messes, finds ways to go under his fleece bedding and crawl thru it like it's his private tunnel. he makes everything more messy. he is creative. sounds like your cat!

yes, keep trying to cuddle so that she'll eventually give in...

...that's what i did with my GP's. the older ones will sleep on me as soon as i pick them up they now relax and stay put. but not the younger one. i think it'll take the younger one at least 6 more months. Young one is only like 5-6months old - lots of energy.

nice job on your goals.

happy-1 on 06/16/2021:
I picked her up tonight and got big, fake purrs. “Oh let me out of the bathroom, I promise I will leave your carpets alone!!!” Lies. Shameless lies.


Jacky82020 on 06/15/2021:
I have not have much luck with cat scratching polls, but haven’t tried the sisal rope Bear has. I did buy some of that rope and will wrap it around the existing floor to ceiling pole, on the lower section.

My cats really like the corrugated cardboard scratchers that come with a little bag of catnip. Know what I mean?

happy-1 on 06/16/2021:
Yes! That’s what I bought. Diff shapes and sizes. She wants carpet.


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happy-1 - Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
(BP1,10cr,4ns,30pln,14fs,2do,2500cal,7w,10Kstp,9bed)
Weight: 216.0

Today I got through most of my to do list... which included an MRI. A little scared to look at the results... if nothing is wrong, then I'm nuts. If something is wrong... F. 

I also asked for a ct scan of my kidneys to look for kidney stones. About 7pm I started feeling a lot better though. Tomorrow I will walk to the post office.

Progress as of today: 101 lbs lost so far, only 56 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/15/2021:
If you feel comfortable sharing the results of your scans, I'd be interested in hearing about them. I hope everything is OK.

happy-1 on 06/16/2021:
Checked the results today. All greek to me.


bearcountrygg on 06/15/2021:
((HUGS))

happy-1 on 06/16/2021:
Hugs!!!


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happy-1 - Monday Jun 14, 2021
(BP1,10cr,4ns,30pln,14fs,2do,2500cal,7w,10Kstp,9bed)
Weight: 216.0

Sugar was way too high last night and today, but started dipping down again this evening. Fingers crossed it will be back in range tonight. Maybe feom the fasting. Maybe from the antibiotics. If it is in range tonight I don't have to reschedule the sleep study.

I hope I hope I hope.

Tried to calculate more calories for my favorite meals for meal planning purposes. Had a hard time focusing, mostly because I don't feel well.

Cat ignored all scratch pads again and went after carpets.i got her a little carpet and sissel one for the bathroom for $5 today. I also clipped her front claws.

I am very worn out, but feeling a little better.

 

Sunday, Today:

  1. BP1, yes
  2. 10cr, no... still foggy and sick
  3. 4ns, no
  4. 30pln, yes... spent way too much time redoing my daily template instead of actually doing stuff I need to do... but hopefully it will help me focus
  5. 14fs, yes
  6. 2do, no... spaced completely on even looking at it. Too tired and sick.
  7. 2500cal, possibly. Didn't eat enough today. Too tired then I missed the fasting cut off
  8. 7w, no... just too tired
  9. 10Kstp, no but I did get out to buy a scratching post
  10. 9bed, no, stayed up because I ate keto cookies at 7:15 and needed to wait to go to bed.

Saturday, Yesterday:

  1. BP1, No
  2. 10cr, No
  3. 4ns, no
  4. 30pln, yes
  5. 14fs, yes
  6. 2do, not sure
  7. 2500cal, no
  8. 7w, no. Just too wiped from uti to finish them
  9. 10Kstp, no
  10. 9bed, no... kept snacking so I stayed up late to not eat 3 h before bed and start 14h fast.

Progress as of today: 101 lbs lost so far, only 56 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/14/2021:
When I find myself doing too much busy work...and not enough doing things that need to be done...I set a timer for 10 or 15 minutes and work on accomplishing something until the timer goes off.......I end up feeling a lot better......sometimes when I really do not want to exercise....i do the same thing and it seems to change my attitude......If I find myself wanting to sit down too much...I do the same...it seems to break me out of a habit that is bugging me......I'm not sure if I'm using the right word...but for myself...i call it ruminating.....and that's when the timer comes out to break the cycle.

happy-1 on 06/16/2021:
I like timers… especially for breaks. I use a pomodoro timer


Donkey on 06/14/2021:
I don't think I personally would delay going to sleep based on when I ate last, unless it was a meal or food that was making me physically uncomfortable to sleep -- especially if I had to wait 3 hours.

Bear has some good ideas. I wonder if I could do that for myself at work... I have a carpet pad on one of the stairs, because the cats seemed to want to scratch there. There is also "anti-scratch" spray that you can get that somehow deters the cats from scratching in a particular place. Or may be try catnip spray on the scratching post?

happy-1 on 06/16/2021:
All good ideas.


bearcountrygg on 06/14/2021:
Stress raises sugar levels....do you get reflux if you go to bed after cookies? ......I would not cancel the test tonight......unless you are actually physically ill.....it is nothing to be afraid of....and rather your sugar is up or down won't change anything from your norm.....I'm not so sure they are going to be doing a brain wave test...this is a sleep study...they are looking to see how long you stop breathing for....if your sugar is up or down will be a typical situation for all time......I agree with Donkey...why stay up because you ate later....you can do a 14 hour fast awake or asleep...just go to bed and sleep through as much of it as you can...you will still be fasting in the morning anyway until your 14 hours are up. Diabetics have sleep studies.....rather their sugar is high or not.....they have a certain number of rooms with testing being done in.....canceling at the last minute might mean that it will be hard to get another appointment time.....I would go through with it.

happy-1 on 06/16/2021:
High sugar levels mean insomnia… not being able to sleep at all in the study… Alternately… They also mean REM suppression. A false positive for central apnea, which hides the rem brainwave issue. Tonight is Tuesday… I ate on plan today, I did my to do list, and I went for 10k steps… because I feel better. This exercise and chores raised my activity level while glycogen stores are high from eating and not moving… creating insomnia. It’s 3am and I can’t sleep. Not what I want for my one shot at a sleep study. It’ll take me a couple of weeks to get this sorted out.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2021:
glad you clipped her. can you put those nail covers on her? i think i remember they sold something like that??? or is that bad idea?

i hope she will only claw at the cheaper carpet you got her. she's still getting adjusted surely!



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