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happy-1 - Friday Aug 13, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 5 days in a row of being mostly on plan. Knock on wood. Spent too much time on the Book Club notes... but it really makes me feel good to put something together that seems to help other people. Posted it right before Alexa told me to stop working and wind down for the night.

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2021:
That Alexa....when she is plugged in...she's kind of bossy....and that could be a good thing!!!

happy-1 on 08/17/2021:
She is! I need to pair her with some kind of electrostim device so I don't ignore her.


Donkey on 08/14/2021:
GOOD JOB!!!!!

I've had Alexa offer to help me with a schedule, but I have not used her for that yet. I don't have an Alexa at work, so... there's that. I wonder if she can help me meditate? I will ask her today.

happy-1 on 08/17/2021:
Let me know what you figure out... I haven't really done much yet except routines and reminders... I need to restructure my calendar account so that she only reads out calendar stuff from a separate, sanitized calendar. I have too much junk in my current calendar setup to use that feature.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2021:
all your 10k walks lately are impressive! i'm "jealous" of your ability to do that. i cannot usually walk that much even one day...i get sore as well in the days to follow. i'm good even with 30 min walks daily! that should be a goal of mine! - a BTN goal for most days of the week ;)

happy-1 on 08/18/2021:
You do a lot of other fitness stuff. You do a good job.



happy-1 - Friday Aug 13, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

 For yesterday Thursday 8/12/21:

Overall not that productive a day in terms of getting myself back to work (no paperwork or job search, information that moved me forward), but a necessary pause to move forward.

  • Hc - Woke up feeling intangibly "better" with in rage sugar overnight and fasting. A little low energy, different from tired. I think the tradeoff of glipizide is lower sugar and more time in the morning (no walk right after breakfast) but lower energy levels. Not sure yet. Blisters from getting 10k steps in several days in a row after not moving much this past year. 
  • Oc - Walked in the middle of the day for the daylight.
  • Ps - Shrink appt, had to run errands on the way back. 2 stops (Aldi's, Sam's Club) which always tires me out.
  • Ns - Shrink had no ideas on how to research GoForward and had never heard of it. Dad asked me to take him to the grocery store. I do not need that nightmare. He also didn't want me to buy him food this week. I don't think I will listen to that this time... It didn't work out well.
  • Prd - Summed up stats, grocery run, calendaring, took out trash, got piles of illegal dumping together and called it in for pickup. This neighborhood. Then I cleaned the kitchen, did laundry, and made dad a chicken salad. This week's experiment was "What happens if I don't do kitchen cleanup till Thursday and only wash my own dishes?" A giant mess. 
  • Ds - Big Lots run (unnnecessary, succumbed), changing my daily plan template and alexa routines... just little tweaks here and there. They'll make upcoming days go more smoothly, but it's unplanned work so it's a distraction.

Habits:

  1. Bp - Yes. In range.
  2. Ns - No. I was going to do yoga at 5, but didn't check the schedule first and didn't know it had changed. When I saw it wasn't there, I lost energy... Granted I was on the phone with the city trash pickup and it took a while, drained my energy, but I could have turned around and done the PT stuff and a 10 min core workout. I just was tired and "scattered"
  3. 14h - No, but glipizide kept sugar in range overnight anyway
  4. 2do - No, was tired in the afternoon and lost focus so I didn't
  5. Pln - Yes. This is what triggered my time on the template I didn't plan.
  6. 2.5k5 - Not sure.
  7. 10cr - No. Yoga issue above.
  8. 10Kstp - Yes.
  9. 7w - No
  10. 9bed - No, but closer... 10:30 for an asleep time of 11:17pm and a good night's rest.

Reflected, grounded, and centered. Ready to start my first task of the day, book club notes before 10am Dad session and outing to Big 5. 1pm yoga. Make a decent dinner. 

 

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2021:
Was guessing glipizide was a form of exercise, but not. Googled

Seems like you’re making steady progress in all of your goals! Yay!

happy-1 on 08/13/2021:
Yay!


Donkey on 08/14/2021:
Good sleep, what a godsend... GOOD!

happy-1 on 08/18/2021:
Hugs!



happy-1 - Thursday Aug 12, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

Augh, I unplugged Alexa so I could help my friend with her Alexa, forgot to plug her back in and missed my window for yoga. Doh!

I was too involved putting together the stats for my doc appt tomorrow. 

These are the stats to beat for the next 90 day window...


I discarded 10 days after the nurse practitioner/uti drama.

For Wed, 8/11/21:

  • HcOcPsNsPrdDs

Habits:

  1. Bp - yes in range
  2. Ns - no
  3. 14h - no
  4. 2do - need to double check. I did everything i needed to do. Everything took a long time.
  5. Pln - yes
  6. 2.5k5 - not sure
  7. 10cr - no
  8. 10Kstp - yes
  9. 7w - no
  10. 9bed - no

 

 

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/12/2021:
9 is kinda early for bed. Do you get up early? The husband is in bed, lights out, before 9 on weekdays because he gets up at 4:30 for work. That’s why I take the dogs & sleep in another room. Watch TV until 11 or so. Sometimes later. Rise at various times, always on the early side. Sometimes as early as him.

happy-1 on 08/13/2021:
I like that you guys work to accommodate each other!

Goal is to get 7-8 hours of sleep and wake up at the same time everyday and fast till 7. 4 when I am working, 5 would be my preference, but just starting with 6 am for right now so I am ready to be up, eat quickly at 7, and get one hour to myself before dad's alarm goes off at 8. It takes me an hour or more to fall asleep... so 9pm. That's a buffer to guarantee I get 7h in before my alarm goes off.

If I wake up on my own earlier, bonus. I can read, browse Pinterest, play with the cat etc. while I wait for 7 to eat.


Donkey on 08/12/2021:
9pm would work for me! Alas, I get caught up on my phone and usually turn off the lights around 9:30p (or later, which is then a bad thing). My alarm is set for 5:15am. Well, 9pm is a good goal to have, I think, even if it doesn't always work out.

Just a thought but if you're reaching your goals only 30% of the time, maybe it's time for different goals? At least for a short period of time?

happy-1 on 08/12/2021:
My therapist said the same thing... We came up with the idea of "supporting goals" to show how close I got... like 3000 steps, 5000 steps, etc. I just haven't put that together yet... But these are benchmark habits... They are the 10 things I need to do to "move the needle" on weightloss, neck care, blood sugar, and digging myself out of my hole.


bearcountrygg on 08/12/2021:
Too bad you cant tell alexa to plug herself back in when you are done.

happy-1 on 08/13/2021:
That is the basis for a lot of sci fi, right there.

happy-1 on 08/13/2021:
Alexa, take a break!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2021:
i like earlier than 9pm haha...but that hasn't been happening and i've been wayyyyy tired lately!

remember it's ok if not every goal is reached - make sure you aren't overwhelming yourself with too high aspirations only to fail....i was listening to the radio about "BTN" goals i was telling Donkey about. "Better Than Nothing," easier, more attainable goals...

happy-1 on 08/13/2021:
BTN… I like that



happy-1 - Wednesday Aug 11, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

Today is the kind of day that I will look back in my logs and try to figure out what went right... why was I able to do things today that I couldn't do other days? I didn't get enough REM. No idea what my sugar was last night but probably too hign... I don't know because my glucose monitor gave up the ghost and I had 2 Nutrisense sensors fail on me (though to be fair one was due to the cat crotch-punching me while I was putting it on). My blood sugar overnight was probably too high. I didn't eat enough yesterday and I ended up with terrible insomnia and eventually at 12am gave up and ate carrots, tzatiki, and pumpkin seeds. Then I slept way too late (8:12 am) then I shlumped aroung till 10 am spaced out. 

And yet, somehow... I got everything on my to do list done. I said no to 2 really tempting things and stuck to my plan. I handled a dad derail... he booked a last minute 2pm health appointment because I had said I would be ready to take him to the lab at 2... Which meant I needed to be ready to go at 1. It cut the last hour of my productive time out... and I had the presence of mind to move the last thing on my list to the next morning and move in 2 pnone calls while I got dressed. I somehow resisted the temptation to sit and work on a grocery list while he was in the appointment and lab, and I went for a walk. I got about 6000 steps in. He came out, and I said no to grocery shopping without guilt. "Today is Tuesday. We get the ads. I make my list. I go shopping on Wednesday. I need to be home with enough transition tim to do yoga." We went home. He wanted the ads. "No, I need the ads. I have just enough time before yoga to make a shopping list." I made a shopping list. I gave him the ads. When Alexa told me to start cleaning up for yoga, I did it. I logged in and did the entire class from start to finish. I stuck chicken in the oven so I could make chicken salad for my dad tomorrow. Then the Alexa reminder went off to go for a walk. I went for a walk. I got my 10,000 steps. I came home. Alexa told me to shower. I showered. Alexa said it's time to watch TV. I started watching tv but looked at my agenda again. I caught that I had missed something vital and would need tomorrow am to myself. I told my dad. I got him on board. I went back to my bedroom. I realized I hadn't put away the chicken after I left it to cool. I went back out... that was 2 ventures after a closed door that didn't result in world war 2. I had picked doing book club notes  as my wind-down activity. I did that. I logged (am logging) here.

So what is it that keeps Fing me up? Do I have a day like this, think I've made a breakthrough, get over confident and overreach? Is this the start of some codependent cycle with my dad and he got away with the last minute add on of the health appointment and I should have said "Oh great! Take a cab!"?

Time will tell. Please remind me about today and help me figure out the cycle. I'll be damned if I know why I can't stack up more than one or two days like this every 6 weeks or so.

For today, Tuesday 8/10/21:

Habits

  1. Bp - Yes
  2. Ns - Yes, Yoga
  3. 14h - No
  4. 2do - Enough. Let's say yes
  5. Pln - Yes
  6. 2.5k5 - Not sure. Need to crunch calories... but I ate on plan. 
  7. 10cr - Yes - yoga
  8. 10Kstp - Yes
  9. 7w - No
  10. 9bed - No

For yesterday, Monday 8/9/21:

Habits:

  1. Bp - Yes
  2. Ns - No
  3. 14h - No
  4. 2do - No
  5. Pln - Yes
  6. 2.5k5 - Not sure. Didn't eat enough
  7. 10cr - No
  8. 10Kstp - Yes
  9. 7w - No
  10. 9bed - No

 

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/11/2021:
The days that go right are a blessing for all of us.....and surely give hope for the future. I'm glad to hear that yesterday went so well for you......you know you can repeat that.


Jacky82020 on 08/11/2021:
Wow, that Alexa sounds like a bossy little bitch! LOL Never had one, but most of my friends love her.

Your dad sounds trying. Set your boundaries and hang in there.


Donkey on 08/11/2021:
I hope that you find some answers in your data analysis. I don't know if there IS an answer to why some days work and some days fall apart, and then those days in between. Is it beyond our control, or is this something that we CAN control? (Because if we can control it, I sure would like to know how.)

On the other hand, perhaps it's best not to question a good day, and just enjoy & appreciate it...... No, I think your approach is correct, to see if you can find some answer or direction or indicator.


horn_of_plenty on 08/11/2021:
when i undereat, i sometimes get insomnia too which only carbs will fix in the middle of the night...

good job being flexible and moving your activities around to the next day...i am like that lately as well...



happy-1 - Tuesday Aug 10, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

For 8/9/21- Monday in the can. I think the Glipizide is making me weirdly tired. I'll have to run experiments. Not enough REM so I missed a lot of stuff on my list. I also unexpectedly spent too much time on ADHD book club because there was a lot of interest in it and the calendar was out of date.Then I couldn't resist working on the notes for Saturday so that they will be up by Wednesday. The irony is the topic for Saturday is time management. HA!!!!

Therapist gave me 5 stars for how I dealt with Ex-ish crankiness yesterday (tired, hungry, needed a nap). Too complicated to go into it here. Just felt good to get 5 stars.

So tired. I'll do habits tomorrow. I did get 10k steps.

 

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/10/2021:
So is it the lack of REM that makes me feel so tired? Or is it the imbalance between REM and deep sleep?

Five stars on an interpersonal experience - very very good! I think I average around 2.5 on a good day...

happy-1 on 08/11/2021:
At this point I have as many words for tired as eskimos have for snow.

It seems to work out like this...

Enough Total, REM, Deep all the same night the first night... Weirdly tired and overwhelmed at how much of a mess everything is. If I get a second day or more in a row, I feel totally human and in a great mood.

Too much REM (over 1:30-1:40) will make anyone tired and headachey... This is an actual chemical hangover from the body forcing a longer REM cycle in the brain after a period of REM deprivation to keep you from losing your **** and having a breakdown.

Not enough REM is like being in a tunnel with a lot of traffic and noise. Every increment of 10 below 1:20-1:30 is a smaller, tighter, darker, noisier, longer, deeper into the earth tunnel. So 1:20 is like sitting under a freeway overpass too long but it's all day. 0:40, the tunnel under a river in NY to Manhattan during rush hour in summer. 0:10, buried alive. Depending on what my average is over 14 days... This may or may not be as severe. With a minimum average of 1:10-1:15 going between 1:30, 0:40, 1:20 in a 3 day span just feels like "Ok", "Man I could have used another hour of sleep... Why is everything so hard? Why is everyone so aggravating?", "I slept enough, why am I so tired?" It's the combination of 14 days and that day.

Not enough Deep... every 10 minutes of not enough Deep must mean that something in the body didn't get repaired overnight. My count of how many things hurt or if I get headaches, heartburn, think I'm getting sick is higher with every 10 minute increment.

Too much deep seems to coincide with not enough REM. If the body needs a lot of repair, it will force a lot of deep, which displaces the onset of REM. So to get enough REM when the body needs repair, I need a full 8+ hours.

Apps use weighting on averages on different increments, but this is close enough for teasing out if I can drive, do accounting, handle being out in the main area with my dad, see the Exish, go for walks, and be aware of surroundings to be safe (urban environment).

The Garmin Body Battery overall is the best indicator of how I feel on any given day. It uses oxygenation, movement, and HRV along with trends and averages. The messages are easily on track. The trend line is misleading... It doesn't show minor changes as a graphic... It just isn't coded to redraw drop-offs under 15% under an hour... that's super expensive to deliver in a UI and they have huge user base. Whenever I feel suddenly tired, I have to scroll over it with my finger to see the point at which drama started and how much it dropped. If I was burning 2%/hour working, 5% an hour doing chores, then dad got difficult and I dropped 13% in 30 minutes, I'm going to be suddenly wiped no matter how much sleep I got and how much I have left. If the amount didn't drop below 25, I still have enough in the tank to finish my day. What I can do in a day is still determined by the amount of REM, however. I need at least 0:40 to do chores and an hour to do much of anything cognitive. 1:30 and I can plan.

I really want to upgrade to the Garmin with temperature but it is $749. Not yet. Besides, I don't want to throw off my stats by changing devices.


bearcountrygg on 08/10/2021:
Nice that the therapist appreciated how you dealt with things.


horn_of_plenty on 08/10/2021:
Nice job, seems you got a lot done despite not the best sleep. the good thing is it wasn't a wasted day! :)

to empathize with you and donks, i have been oddly extremely tired too, i think it's due just to not sleeping well and some boredom / slow work (at work). i should have brought notes to study...but i'm getting energized to do some things at home, now with work so slow...i leave work wanting to do some things.



happy-1 - Monday Aug 09, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

 For Saturday 8:8/21...

Glad today is over. The things I am proud of myself for today are that I stuck to my guns and got my steps in. I ate on plan which included a cheat meal. I weathered another drama day with the ex-ish. (He may dump me.) I came straight home and set myself up for Monday. I actually got a refund on something I didn't expect to. 

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/09/2021:
Good Sunday with a new Monday here.

Nice on the refund. I ordered a bench for the enclosed catio that was way too big from Walmart.com. Never returned anything to them, nice policy. You can take the item into any Walmart. Done. Also ordered 2 blue LED lights from Amazon for a fish tank lid. The blue makes the colors stunning. Only one bulb worked, tried multiple sockets. They said to keep it & they’ll send 2 more. Cost was $9. In the past, they’ve told me to keep items <$10 & return others. The bulbs came overnight & the replacements are due today.


bearcountrygg on 08/09/2021:
Getting a refund is always satisfying......like one more thing scratched off the list.....On plan that included a cheat meal = something that makes you happy...... YEAH!!!


Donkey on 08/09/2021:
So glad to hear you had some victories on Sunday! And that you are set up for today (Monday). I think getting set up for the next day is key to having a successful day. It might not work out, but chances are things will go smoother if one is prepped to some degree.

A refund is always nice :-)


horn_of_plenty on 08/09/2021:
gotta look into what a rashguard is...heard the term so many times, don't know it tho...

nice job on meeting your goals. def an improvement in your energy!

exish is exish anyways....

happy-1 on 08/10/2021:
It’s basically a shirt or shorts you wear over a 2 piece so you don’t tear up your skin in surf and seaweed. Out here at least we end up with big red rashes on tummies, arm pits and bikini line.



happy-1 - Sunday Aug 08, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

 For Saturday Aug 8, 2021:

Back to my old tricks. Ran ADHD book club. Actually went out and had some fun today. Met an old friend for a walk in Playa Vista. 10k steps.

Rolled the dice on Shein again for a= cotton shirt for an interview and a rashguard. I have a two piece that fits but I am not toned and uh.... no. I'll end up on a "people of Walmart" Buzzfeed post. I mostly want to go bodyboarding so this appeals. Hopefully a plus size leaves more room for a long torso. If not... it was only $20. Not a returnable item.

  • Hc - Enough sleep.... OMG. High blood pressure.
  • Oc - 1/2 the Concerta
  • Ps - Seeing a friend spur of the moment
  • Ns - Tidying up the house is a big project and overwhelming. I need to dye my hair again. I feel messy.
  • Prd - Dishes, made burgers
  • Ds - Shopping for a mesh backpack that holds swim fins and won't fall apart for max $10. Trying to figure out why I have nothing to wear. Netflix.

Habits

  1. Bp - Yes, high
  2. Ns - No
  3. 14h - No, 12h
  4. 2do - No
  5. Pln - No
  6. 2.5k5 - Possibly
  7. 10cr - No
  8. 10Kstp - Yes
  9. 7w - No
  10. 9bed - No

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/08/2021:
People of Walmart! LOL! Saw a few of those. Pretty funny. This one porky couple was wearing American flags on short short shorts, asses hanging out, & tight Trump Tee’s. The shorts were more like skimpy swim trunks for men. Speedos?


Donkey on 08/08/2021:
I like the one-piece! Sounds like you had a really good day, with the book club and meeting up with a friend (to walk!)... Why do you think your blood pressure was higher?


bearcountrygg on 08/08/2021:
That is cute!!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/08/2021:
hi Happy. that body suit could prob get very hot, anyways, because of the long sleeves. and without trying it on, you are right - you never know!

i sorta need to dye my hair too, but i'm waiting. it's just a few grays that come thru, just the roots. this time i'm going to wait a week or two extra...

don't worry about what people think if you wear a two-piece...all bodies wear them on the beach! :)

happy-1 on 08/08/2021:
Uh... no... I'm muffin-topping a high-waist bikini.

Rashguards are super hot, that's why you have to keep them wet.Just pull it down and pull a tshirt down over.



happy-1 - Friday Aug 06, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

 Another second post for the same day... forgive me... I needed a post this morning to get my head together. If I go back and edit the previous post, dates change on mu;tiple posts... so making a second habit post. I'll stick to one post again a day soon. Just a little low on energy. Need that intangible boost.

I miss eating pizza, having laughs with friends, and doing stupid stuff.

For Friday 8/6/21:

  • Hc - Really low body battery, "tired" down. Weird weight gain... 234???? How?
  • Oc (Other changes) - Putting up blackout curtains and switching back to 3mg melatonin
  • Ps - Seeing Exish Sunday. Pressure is on to be ready on time and "fun"... Checking out a garden near him so I head to him.
  • Ns - Conversations with my dad... augh. 
  • Prd - Nothing worth a whole day...
    - Got halfway organized for the beach.
    - Did a grocery run for my dad.
    - Walked to a store after to get toothpaste and steps in.
  • Ds (Distractions) - Researching alternative GPs, impulse-buying an hDrop on pre-order to save $40. Researching hotels on Hotwire for a personal 1 night retreat stay in a couple of weeks after my next sensor expires. Fantasy is really unlimited bathtub time to quietly soak myself and exfoliate.

Try again for the beach tomorrow after ADHD Book Club. I don't know if I am up for the hassle of going for a swim. Maybe just a walk down there in the AM 

Habits:

  1. Bp - yes
  2. Ns - no
  3. 14h - no, but set it up for tomorrow if I wait to eat till after book club
  4. 2do - no
  5. Pln - no
  6. 2.5k5 - no, but eating was pretty minimal
  7. 10cr - no
  8. 10Kstp - no, 7500
  9. 7w - no, 5
  10. 9bed - no. still walking back from 3am bedtimes... 12am is goal tonight.

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/07/2021:
Oh I am glad you are posting 2x a day - no complaints here! I often feel like writing a 2nd post of the day - rather than an update - but I know that if I sit down at my computer in the evening, I will stay up way too late...

It seems to me that you accomplished quite a bit yesterday, even with the "distractions" which I think accomplished quite a bit. I can't wait to read your reviews on the hDrop.

I'm always proud of you when you mention that you didn't meet your step goal but took a walk - YES!!!!


Jacky82020 on 08/07/2021:
Hey! Post away, girl! That’s what DD is for!


Donkey on 08/07/2021:
Just looked at that link you sent for the donkey sweatshirt on Shein -- VERY Donkey-ish -- I love it!!!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/07/2021:
lol, i forgot i have that cheesecake bc it's in the freezer and it's so bad that i actually debate just trashing it! but it has some nutrition that is quite good...like an almond crust. so i'm trying to just eat the last two. the first two were with cherry flavor on top (very bad) and the second two are pumpkin cheesecakes...very tiny.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/07/2021:
sorry you didn't make it to the beach. i know what you mean by not going. today i am also home, just resting most of the day. recharging my batteries, per se!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/07/2021:
let us know if you get your "bathtub quality time."

going to a garden with exish sounds sooo good. wish i could go to the garden with you!


bearcountrygg on 08/07/2021:
Even walking on the beach sounds nice.



happy-1 - Friday Aug 06, 2021
(HcPsNsPrd,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 223.0

 So far my beach goal isn't really going very well. Largely due to not enough quality sleep on top of a sleep quality deficiency. I've gotten as fas as putting on the suit and coverup I put out last night, packing a bag, and putting on sunscreen... and then I was just too tired. About 25 is where people want to go to bed. I'm at 16. Just sitting here and hoping I will feel better in a bit, but probably won't. I still need to go to the grocery store. Just tired. If I put another sensor on today, I won't be able to go to the beach for two weeks. I'll just test, I guess. So tired.

 

Progress as of today: 94 lbs lost so far, only 63 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
Speaking of sleep, I’m thinking of getting another activity tracker. So sick of Fitbit! What would you recommend? I don’t like things on my wrist and put the tracker in an ankle strap.

happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
I honestly don't know... Can I get back to you on that? I think my next investment will be to find an online GP or endocrinologist who will accept fitness tracker data and I'll see who they integrate with... otherwise I'd just wait for Garmin to offer hydration monitoring like the hDrop and upgrade to a fancier Garmin with temperature. I haven't splurged on the hDrop yet.

happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
Actually, responding to this made me just splurge on the hDrop. It doesn't ship till November though.


bearcountrygg on 08/06/2021:
One of the side effects for concerta is insomnia......i remember a foster child on ritalin had trouble sleeping with that too.....hope you are able to get some rest.

happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
LOL. I have insomnia even when I'm not on Concerta... but that's one of the reasons they tell you to take it as soon as you open your eyes in the am... So that you get a full 16 hours before you go to bed. High blood sugar also causes insomnia.


Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
OK. I’ll look into it.

My medical insurance has limitations. They have zero copay fo the PCPs in their group. But $30 for specialists, again in their group. Don’t think they do anything online. They pass you off to certain online docs if requested, but think it costs a lot.

happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
There are services like Forward that are an alternative to health insurance that use fitness tracker data, but I dunno if that's what I am looking for.


Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
Don’t know nothing about that. Very interesting. Do they use MDs? Or practitioners most insurances wouldn’t cover anyway?

happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
I'll find out Monday


Donkey on 08/07/2021:
(((hugs)))

I've seen commercials for Forward. A very interesting concept in healthcare. That might work for you. The commercial I see is $149 a month for unlimited visits - that is, I'm sure, within the agreement terms. I don't know if that would work for someone as sick as my Husband, but I think if I had a long-term issue, like diabetes, maybe insomnia, that I would use this to get me on track and staying on track. So it might not be forever, but for a while (like a year+).



happy-1 - Friday Aug 06, 2021
(HcPsNsPrd,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 223.0

For Thursday, August 6, 2021...

Extra post for today, but I want to log my habits. I do feel a little better today, although I could really use a couple of days before I try and see the Exish (and not do anything fun and get cranked at, but at least it would be social).

  • Hc - Day 2 on glipizide. sugar not lower yet. 
  • Ps - Another recovery day.
  • Ns - Staying in my bedroom the whole day. Not good for me.
  • Prd - Tidied my bedroom, put my calendar together, packed supplements, ordered supplements, made a grocery list that I have zero desire to go shopping for. 

Habits:

  1. BP - No. I was so spacey this morning I didn't do it
  2. NS - No
  3. 14h - No
  4. 2do - No, and was horrified when I went to work on my calendar that I forgot my mammogram yesterday (again). I was just so tired.
  5. Pln - Yes. Will finish tomorrow.
  6. 2.5k5 - I have no idea. I didn't track my calories, but I did log all my meals. I can go back and add calories later. I made more cheesecake bites Those will be good tomorrow.
  7. 10cr - No. Sigh.
  8. 10Kstp - No but I went for a walk.
  9. 7w - YES, this I actually did today. I will probably pee all night. But at least I got a YES in.
  10. 9bed  - No... I was up till 3am lastnight and I am walking it back an hour at a time so 2am.

Progress as of today: 94 lbs lost so far, only 63 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/06/2021:
As I sit here reading this, my tortie Baby Kitty has decided to start biting my hand and forearm - how appropriate! LOL! Not real bites, not even painful. Just a HEY!

I'm glad you posted your habits update; I think that's a good sign of feeling better... And if it helps keep you organized, even the better.

I'll respond to your comments on my diary from yesterday (Thursday, August 5th). :-)

happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
Do men tolerate cats who bite them? As I type this, my feet are up out of the cat's reach so she can't bite my feet.

I think it's a chicken egg thing... Do I post habits because I am feeling better or am I feeling better because I am posting habits?


bearcountrygg on 08/06/2021:
I'm glad to hear you are feeling better today...Feeling crummy is the pits!

happy-1 on 08/08/2021:
Ty!


horn_of_plenty on 08/06/2021:
oh no...sorry you forgot to get your mammogram done...that stinks to have to reschedule!!!!

you remind me, i have cheesecake in the freezer tiny portions.

happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
how do you forget you have cheesecake????


horn_of_plenty on 08/06/2021:
some keto variety. will not buy again, too small serving size.

happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
Super easy to make... use a blender or food processor.



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