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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also unexpectedly spent too much time on ADHD book club because there was a lot of interest in it and the calendar was out of date.Then I couldn't resist working on the notes for Saturday so that they will be up by Wednesday.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.



happy-1 - Thursday Aug 05, 2021
(HcPsNsPrd,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 223.0

 Completely off track Tuesday and Wednesday.. Blood pressure down soI took my fulll Concerta dose to be able to get on track today and maybe go to the beach tomorrow.

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

Jacky82020 on 08/05/2021:
That happens! Everyone’s off track now & then

happy-1 on 08/05/2021:
Yeah... But I can't figure out why I fall off track after working so hard to get back on track. 2 concerta sure helped. 1:46pm, totally relaxed, and I did a little bit of tidying (dishes, cat box, vacuuming, laundry in one room) and now I am sitting for a few minutes to eat lunch.


innerpeace on 08/05/2021:
Track...what's a track? Just kidding. Enjoy your beach time...SALT LIFE!

happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
Ha!!!


Jacky82020 on 08/05/2021:
LOL, good one, IP!


Jacky82020 on 08/05/2021:
I don’t know what concerta is. Will google


Jacky82020 on 08/05/2021:
Oh, I see what it is. Do they sell that on the street as a recreational drug? I hear they do alderall (sp?)

happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
I'm sure it's got a street value. I dunno why anyone would want to take it recreationally. But then again, it doesn't feel like anything to me because I have ADHD... so I have the opposite reaction. Instead of making me energized so I can get everything done, I sit calmly and I don't interrupt people... As much.


Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
Think it acts like meth in ppl without ADHA, odd paradox.



happy-1 - Tuesday Aug 03, 2021
(HcPsNsPrd,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 223.0

So deeply upset. Saw my GP in person this morning. Went pretty much the way I expected it to… they won’t look at the sleep data I have from my watch for the week before, which would indicate that the one good night of sleep I get a month is REM Rebound, which is my bad luck that it happened on the night of the sleep study. No CPAP prescription. She did refer me to a sleep specialist.

No relief in sight.

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

Jacky82020 on 08/03/2021:
My PCP won’t consider my home BP & weight readings. I am on a reliable scale everyday & take BP at least once a day, on good monitor. Refused both last week in his office because I think some of the staff & patients are unvaccinated. Wanted to make the visit as brief as possible.

So not at all surprising they’d disregard your numbers. Sucks!

happy-1 on 08/05/2021:
There are health services out there with GPs that look at fitness tracker data… might be time to use one of those.


Jacky82020 on 08/03/2021:
Refused to let them take the readings, I’m saying.


Donkey on 08/04/2021:
Wow, that really SUCKS. I'm so sorry. See the sleep specialist. I haven't given up that they can find a solution for you.

I was wondering if getting a good night's sleep on the night of the sleep study had more to do with being out of your natural environment, which seems to be quite stressful.


horn_of_plenty on 08/04/2021:
well, if it doesn't work the first time, i guess try again ? (to get the machine)

happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
Sigh


Donkey on 08/05/2021:
Try not to let your discouragement keep you down. Regroup and keep trying. You know your body best. Horn has it right.


Jacky82020 on 08/05/2021:
Naw, not worth changing the PCP because he won’t enter my data into his records. I have it all in my own. Don’t care if the info is missing from his records unless he refuses to prescribe any meds without their BP readings, but not so far.



happy-1 - Tuesday Aug 03, 2021
(HcPsNsPrd,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 223.0

For Monday August 2, 20/1

Sleep study results came back. I'll do a longer writeup later, but in a nutshell, mild sleep apnea even though I don't snore. Shocker: Garmin data recorded that night was only a couple of minutes off the sleep study result. With all my apps combined I pretty much had the same data but no expert opinion. GP wants me in her office tomorrow at 8am.

 

HcPsNsPrd,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed...

ugh.. um

The only one I can say I did was the 10k steps.

Oh and I finally made that keto cheesecake last night. Yum. 

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

KathyBlue on 08/03/2021:
I actually don't use my smartwatch anymore for sleep tracking. I leave it charging overnight. Have you ever wondered how it knows that the person wearing it is sleeping? Most smartwatches and fitness trackers have what’s called a tri-axis accelerometer in them. It’s a small device made up of axis-based motion sensing and it tracks movement in every direction. Some even come with a gyroscope to measure orientation and rotation. Using a process called actigraphy, your tracker translates your wrist movements into sleep patterns. This is not always accurate and there’s some guesswork involved in that process, based on statistics as in everything else to support/complete the basic science. That’s because actigraphy just tracks one thing – movement. And there’s so much more to monitoring sleep than simply tossing and turning. Brainwaves, eye movements, and breathing are also required to determine the difference between deep REM sleep and light sleep.

happy-1 on 08/03/2021:
Yeah, the Garmin has that and an oximeter and light for pulse. Fingers crossed for tomorrow. I can’t sleep and I need to be up in5 hours

happy-1 on 08/03/2021:
It’s not accurate… it correlates… it’s still super close though.


KathyBlue on 08/03/2021:
Ahh I know that feeling... I hope you get some rest. Try to listen to some relaxing white noise on YouTube :)


Jacky82020 on 08/03/2021:
My Fitbit says I’m in light sleep when I’m watching TV. Not like I’m sitting there all catatonic, but guess not enough movement. Stopped wearing it nights after the novelty wore off.

Like I said they prescribed a CPAC (?) for apnea after my friend did that test. She couldn’t adjust to it.

happy-1 on 08/03/2021:
Right… that’s why Garmin is more accurate than fitbit, but it needs to be at least the forerunner 245.

If a CPAP showed a lift in stats, I would force myself to adjust to it.


Donkey on 08/03/2021:
There is a mouth guard option alternative to a CPAP machine. I'm sure your doctor will discuss her expert opinion and give you options to choose from. I'd be interested to hear more about your study results, doctor visit, etc.


Donkey on 08/03/2021:
You made a keto cheesecake -- sounds like a very successful day, with major accomplishment, to me!!! :-)

(It's all about the priorities... and cheesecake can be a huge sanity-saver.)


horn_of_plenty on 08/03/2021:
Baking your keto cheesecake is excellent...so are all those steps. yesterday i did a bunch of walking too, finally! :) felt good. my legs were of course tired...and that is OK!

also, that's interesting your data is the same as the expensive sleep study....

at least you know now it's sleep apnea...that's important to fix / get a breaking machine to help you....


horn_of_plenty on 08/03/2021:
yes, def shut the cat away if it helps you sleep - gotta do what you gotta do!


horn_of_plenty on 08/03/2021:
nice photo below of your adorable cat. she looks big and healthy and fit!



happy-1 - Monday Aug 02, 2021
(HcPsNsPrd,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 223.0

Up with alarms this morning. Crawling back on track. Sleep took a nose dive lst week and I am back to being sleep deprived and sluggish. Coffee. Need coffee. I spent too much time on Sunday going through capsule wardrobes on Pinterest and trying to figure out why I have nothing to wear and feel dumpy all the time. I think It comes down to that I blew through XL and L sizes betweeen 1x and Medium in 2018 and never bought anything in the size I am now. I probably need to buy pants for an interview and work in a size 14/L, Maybe a sweater. Not sure. Or I can focus on losing 10lbs and doing a bunch of yoga to get back into my 12s/mediums. I could swear I bought a couple of jersey blazers for work in 2018 and I can't find them.

Sigh.

Cat was experimenting with jumping up on my lap yesterday while I was in my chair. Surprise!!!! She has a new trick. I shut her in the bathroom last night so I could sleep so I am on her **** list this morning. It didn't improve my REM.

 

I need to kick myself in the butt, eat, and get out for a walk, 
 

For Sunday 8/1/21 all 10 are a No. But I got to bed an hour earlier.

 

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

happy-1 on 08/02/2021:
As I wrote that, the cat added another new trick of jumping up to her window perch on her own!


Jacky82020 on 08/02/2021:
Cool!

The enclosed catio is up and running outside the new upstairs cat room. Built on an elevated deck to reach the window. The cats are climbing onto a table by the window and going outside, but one just took a mighty leap from the floor and jumped out. So cute! He’s the formal feral I worked with 2+ years before bringing inside. He took an instant liking to another male & they play, cuddle & groom each other.

happy-1 on 08/02/2021:
Aaaaaaaaaaaaw. Bromance!


bearcountrygg on 08/02/2021:
I ran into that too...as I was dropping sizes I kept finding pants in 1 size that were all blue......no black....no jeans.....just blue...all shades of blue....but worked my way through that...in fact I think it gave me a motive to lose 15 more pounds so that I could have some black pants and jeans to wear in the next size down.....

happy-1 on 08/03/2021:
Ha!!! But blue is a great base color for a capsule wardrobe!


bearcountrygg on 08/02/2021:
But as much of a pain as it was to keep all of those clothes as I got bigger and bigger....it sure was nice to use them again as I lost it......I have rarely ever had to buy anything new unless i wanted to...there was plenty stashed away to make use of.

happy-1 on 08/03/2021:
Nice! I hate shopping. I feel you.


Jacky82020 on 08/02/2021:
Lol! Bromance. You’re funny, happy.



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