Sunday, June 27, 2010

shame on me!

I have no excuse for not showing up here more and just phoning it in with my books-read once a month. No excuse at all.

I'm petsitting again, but hey! At least they have wi-fi! I don't recall mentioning here that in May I sent a letter out to all my clients letting them know I was getting out of the business and they have until the end of August to find a new petsitter. I am done with this...or, at least, I will be September 1st. It's no fun anymore, I don't make THAT much extra money, and Binky is 14 years old and I'd rather not leave her alone all the time anymore. My last extended period of petsitting in March, my septic tank dried up because I wasn't home to use it. Let me tell you how fun and exciting that was. No, I'll let you guess. AND I got home once and smelled something dead when I opened the storm door and lost. my. mind. I thought Bink had died while I was gone. In hindsight, it wasn't QUITE stinky enough to be a large cat (it was a mouse) but for a minute there....

Moving on. My doctor and I have decided to take a somewhat more aggressive approach to my weight loss so I'm trying an appetite suppressant. Things seem to be going well so far. A little trouble sleeping is all and the doctor recommended cutting back on my dosage. That seems to be working. I really, really want to succeed this time and I'm committed to doing that. I keep a food and exercise journal, though of course, at this exact time I develop some sort of knee problem and can't exercise as I'm accustomed to. I got a steroid shot under my kneecap but that only worked for a few days so I have a referral to an orthopedic office mid-July. That's a long time to wait and limp around, but if it will get something done it'll be worth it. I was accustomed to taking the stairs, walking frequently during the week, and just getting around fairly speedily in general and this is more maddening than the discomfort of it all. The elevator at the library is ssssssllllllllllloooooooowwwwwww.

I did another of my epic batch cooking marathons two weeks ago. $163 worth of groceries cooked up to 111 portioned and frozen entrees. I made turkey sausage and corn chowder, chicken and dumplings, taco soup, curried chicken and rice, turkey meatloaf, pot roast, chicken enchilada casserole, and vegetarian lasagna. On the more processed side, I got some turkey sliced at the deli for sandwiches, hot dogs, soy burgers, and a Kashi thin crust veggie pizza. Both freezers are filled to bursting and I just have to get lettuce, fruit, cheese, and soymilk as needed. I feel like I'm doing alright in that arena.

What's up with you?


Wine in Thyme said...

atta girl! I've been a little lax on my blog too. New job plus some work on the side. I'm going to try to make it a semi-priority. Best of luck with your weight-loss efforts.

Holley T said...

Thanks, I'm still feeling strong about it! I'll be home from petsitting by Monday and that's my traditional weigh in day so I hope to see some good results from my hard work this week! It's a pain not being able to exercise as I'm accustomed to but hopefully that will get better soon.

Good luck to both of us with blogging!