Support Group Time: how you doing?
Here it is... almost 2011. This is the last Hot 100 update for Steve's challenge at the logmyloss blog. Without further ado:
(1) Keep my kid alive/prevent suicide: only mentioned it once this week and didn't actively do anything about it. So... check!
(2) Exercise: oh yeah, I moved moved moved. We have a huge winter storm starting today, coming with below 0 temperatures. We needed to move the chickens to the workshop for the storm, which meant moving a dog kennel in there, covering it with netting so the chickens don't fly out, building a new coop inside of it, moving cinder blocks/supplies/water buckets/feeders/etc and then moving the chickens. Took down christmas lights, prepped a warmer place for our goats (under our deck), and did LOTS of other stuff. So yeah... check!
(3) Writing: I've done a lot of research and writing, but I'm not satisfied with the final product yet. Result? I'm close, but not giving myself a cigar.
I started off this challenge with (1) being about losing weight but changed mid-stream because my diet had to take a back seat to keeping a suicidal autistic child alive. I haven't really eaten healthy healthy since I went on that family reunion trip at the end of October. The trauma of it all started me eating junk again, and since then I've put back on almost 20 pounds (as of yesterday).
Getting really tired of eating treats and sweets and things with gluten. My dermatitis herpetiformis (a form of gluten-intolerance) has caused a major rash in the most difficult places (hands, sides, butt, etc) and I'm really miserable. I'm ready to eat healthy again, although I'm not sure I'm gonna go low-carb right away because of the diet I need to put my Kid on. I might. I'll have to wait and see.
Except for one day, Hubby's been home for about a week, and doesn't go back to work until next Monday. There are some really rough moments, but so far, no more holes in the wall! However, with today's storm and below-zero temps, we're gonna be housebound for the next 3 days. Please please please keep us in your thought!
Our plan today:
-milk the goat (when I'm done here)
-food/water/hay to the goats
-food/water to the chickens
-collect/dump dirt/sand for the chickens
-breakfast, er, brunch, er, lunch (geez, look at the time!)
-trip to town for lab work, groceries, library
-home .. vegg in front of TV, read, check on livestock, take a nap (or ten), build a fire, put away rest of christmas decorations, cook, clean, laundry, and so much more! But I'm gonna spread it all out to 3 days, when I can.
The Kid has a doc appointment next week for his heart. May hook him up to a monitor to see what it might be. Could be the cough medicine (which we stopped) or the meds he's on from his autism doc. Have a re-check for those meds towards the end of Jan. I'll take his blood pressure later today, and keep an eye on things.
So... how many more days until I stop daily blogging about me, and just do the daily pre-posted support group time? 2? 3? I'll try to post weekly or bi-monthly how we're doing.
Many thanks to everyone for your continued support.
Blessings to you and yours.
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