Saturday, August 23, 2008

Catching Up/SNAGS

                 

Hi all!  I have so much to say that I could write a book.  I definitely need to start updating more often and catching up with alerts.  I just can't keep up with everything but I'm trying. 

My BF saw the doctor yesterday.  The dr. who did the stents is not doing the surgery.  Each doctor has specialties.  The surgeon is the chief of staff.  He sees him Tues and will have the date scheduled.  There will be one bypass....the artery is 90% blocked and couldn't be stented because of the location.  I'm seeing my doctor Monday for my yearly check up and plan to have another stress test done.  It's been 4 years since my last one.

I'll save the news about the "three stooges" of mine for later. 

I'm walking 4,200 steps a day which is about 2 miles.  It takes 30 min.  According to my BF's cardiac notebook, which is extensive, that is what I should be doing for my age.  I've cut back on the cheeses, etc.  I'm eating steamed veggies and chicken for lunch.  I've only lost 5 lbs. in a month but that's good enough.  LOL...yesterday we had pizza and a cake for a guy who was retiring at work.  So.....I totally blew it.

I'm off for my walk in a minute or two.  Many of you commented that my place looked rural and sort of scary.  Actually, (hope I'm not jinxing myself) it is very safe.  We rarely lock our doors.  It's like a step back in time here.

Anyway, one more thing, and this cracks me up.  Compressed time has been approved for our division.  So, am I starting the first of September on 10 hr days????????  I think I'll do a poll on this one because y'all know I've been fussing for two years about working five days a week so here goes.....  (An explanation for those who are confused....I worked 4 10 hr days for 8 years.  I had every Wed off.  Two years ago, I was promoted to a new division but had to go back to the traditional 5 day work week.  I have never stopped fussing about that since that time.)

 

 

I'm off for my walk.  The weather is hot today so I'm going to float in my pool...whoo hoo!

                

28 comments:

buggieboo1 said...

have a nice day floating!


Sharon

springangel235 said...

Keeping good thoughts and prayers for boyfriend...he will be fine..he has the best nurse, you!!  Walking is really great exercise...I think you are doing awesome.   Blowing the diet for one meal is not going to hurt you...weight loss is always slow...for me it is at a standstill...LOL   Your area looked lovely...I would love to walk there anytime.   Enjoy that floating...I may do the same on my end when all my doggies are finally trimmed and my bills are paid...that's on my agenda today...love you!
Joyce

nightmaremom said...

you're doing great... and I loved your area!!!  Sending good vibes to BF.   Your poll confused me... LOL ... maybe not enough coffee... but did you mean go back to 5 day work week???   ::rubbing eyes::
love ya
d

lv2trnscrb said...

WTG on the 5 pounds!! you know, they recommend for effective weight loss that will last, they recommend you don't lose more than 1-2 pounds a week so you are right in that range! and the most important thing is you are making lifestyle changes that will stick with you; walking, eating healthier. YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!! don't worry; there will always be those occasions where you will indulge in what is not the best food choices; do it, then move on and get back on plan; right now I am really consistent with my plan on the weekdays and relax it a bit on the weekend; it works; the weight is coming off slower than before, but at least without so much rigidity, I feel I can live with this plan for a long time

that's great with the steps!! how old are you? at 50, (me) I wonder how many steps I should be getting in, in a day.

I hope your 3 "stooges" are doing well

enjoy your pool time!

betty

glensfork4 said...

I liked your area...it reminds me of mine....we seldom lock the doors either. Great job on the walking & eating right...it sure does do a body good....

Michele

joe1700 said...

Hi Rancid Bear.  You are just a fussaholic and OCD.  joe

sunnybethe said...

Great job with the walking!  AND the 5 lbs.  I always worked a 4 day work week/ 10 hours days~loved it!!  Let us know how B/F makes out with the surgeon.  hugs,  Bethe

sugarsweet056 said...

cograts on the weight loss! just keep it up. :)
praying for bf that all goes well.
hugs,
sug

chat2missie said...

Kevin's company is going to be doing the same thing.  He will have Tuesday's off.  I'm all for it.  He works long days anyway. LOL
Enjoy your time in the pool!
Missie

lisa41076 said...

Chris, good job on the weight loss, I work 4 days a week too, lol. Hugs Lisa

lisa41076 said...

Chris, good job on the weight loss, I work 4 days a week too, lol. Hugs Lisa

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Love your daily challenge...great job on the weight loss...I started walking...I need to keep it up...Keeping you all in prayer..Hugs,TerryAnn

queeniemart said...

I wish wish we had 4   10 hr days...we DID but they took them away super quick...i hope you are going back to that.....congrats on your weight loss and your walking and how good you are doing at changing things for the better of your health...hurry and tell us about your kids....i will keep your BF in my prayers....hurry back and update. I love you and alway always miss you, Chris

epistleoftruth said...

I do like your work alot.  Many use tutorials which can get boring.  Your tags are unique.  Do you ever use tutorials?  Just a question and just my opinion.  cici

jeadie05 said...

Hi Chris,so  nice to hear you are ok I havent been around much as you may have noticed ,I snagged your giggles girl,hope all is well with the three stooges ..love Jan xx

astoriasand said...

Hi Chris being away plenty of late I must have missed out somewhere on BF being ill.I hope everything goes well Chris and well done on your weight loss.Thats good going I reckon.Vegies and walks and working hours good grief we won't recognise you at Christmastime you will have a real model figure.LOL!! Can you loan me a little of your will power please. He-He.Keep it up.Love the graphics.Prayers for BF.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

queenb8261 said...

Hey girl. Sounds like you are doing all the right stuff. Now with BF not smoking, it will really help you.Right?   When is having the surgery? Didi I miss that part.Hope all goes well and he's out on your wallks with you soon.   I'm half asleep and if I laid down would fall right to sleep. Well I got two opinions on this dam infected toe. The bone is infected so they have to amputate  part of it. On the 27th, Whoopie. So it goes. School starts the 25th. So I hopefully will be childess from 8-3. Gotta run and buy some groceries. MORE FUN!! Take care.
Luv N hugs, Barb

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((CAB))))))))))))))))))))))))I hope and pray all goes well with your Boyfriend.Sounds like your doing good with walking,which something I should probllay do myself.LOL.I love the snags.Have a good weekend.

mcknansmom said...

i would LOVE working those kind of hours!
enjoy your soak!
tina

tpiez4me said...

I love having my Friday's off!!  I don't get a full 40 hr week, so the paycheck looks like kah-kah, but it's priceless to have a long weekend.  Walking - that's great!  and it's what I should be doing.  Can't imagine life without chese.
Thanks for the great comment on my blowing kisses....it was such a versital tube.
xoxo
Sharon

rdautumnsage said...

I think you would love to go back to 4 days a week. I continue to keep Joey in my prayers on the smoke. I'm delighted your taking better care of yourself. I'm trying to do the same. Pickles gives me an excuse to break from the house chaos and go for a long walk. It's been nice getting more alerts from you dear friend, I've missed you. I absolutely love how rural your neighborhood is. I want to sell our house in a few years and move out to the country with fewer neighbors. (Hugs)Indigo

xxroxymamaxx said...

You know they say the secret to life is to think positive thoughts.  So I'm sending positive thoughts your way for your BF and your 4 day work week. : )  Love ya honey!!!!

lanurseprn said...

I'm sending you many prayers for your BF, and also for you, that you have a good check up.
I'm glad you're walking. I've just started up again. I was walking all the time at DL, and now I have to make time to do it. Not used to that!
I hope you do get your 4 day work week like you used to have. I know you enjoyed that. I would love that schedule, too! Keep us posted.
It's nice to hear from you Chris.
Hugs and love, Pam xoxox

preciousone25 said...

I'll be praying that all goes well for your BF and for you too!!

Joann

bojgill4375 said...

The first 5 pounds has been the hardest to loose!! Going slow is better than taking it off fast. :-) I thought your place looked great. All in what we get use to, isn't it?  lol I do live in the country and always figure I don't have peeping toms! lol Didn't vote... just hope you get the time you want. :-) Tag is too cute! Have a great week. Janie

pprrrr39 said...

Congrats on the weight loss........ thats one hell of a walk  :o)

Hope everything goes well with your b'f's surgery.
Hugs Jayne

carolsixpac said...

its so good to hear from you again--will say a prayer for your boyfriend...and walking is so good, Im proud of you-now I gotta follow in your footsteps and walk too.

eyesbaerle said...

Congratulations on the weight loss. Keep it up!
Best wishes for your BF!!!
Hugs, Maria