Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mini Check-Up

I was in Publix's (food store) picking up my new favorite thing to eat - "Chung's vegetable egg rolls"! I'm sure they don't really help with my losing weight when I dip them in duck sauce, but darn are they good : )
While I was there I saw a blood pressure machine and tried it  - Those machines have come a long way since the last time I tried one, they tell you everything now...
My blood pressure was 99/79 - it said that was normal (I thought 120/80 was normal?)
My pulse was 86
Beats 85 (not sure if this was heartbeats or what)
My body mass index was 25.51
My weight was 153lb for my height of 5ft 5in., it said I was considered overweight : (
I came home and weighed myself on my scale and sure enough with my jeans & sneakers on I weighed 153lb, when I took them off (I usually weigh myself just as I am getting into the shower) I weighed 148 - so my jeans and sneakers add roughly 5 pounds (who knew?).
Too bad those machines weren't able to take a little blood sample while your hand is getting squeezed for the blood pressure check and have it check your blood sugar too that would come in handy.
I will check my blood pressure the next time I go in to see if it stays in that range it was kinda fun like a mini check-up : )

Until Next Time - God Bless!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

You Gotta Have Friends

 I forgot to mention Kelly's internet friend Ashley came all the way from Michigan to spend time with her! It's funny how these two girls are SO much alike! We went out to Olive Garden with Ashley & her grandparents and then the girls went shopping and spent time chatting. I was amazed how two people could be so bonded even though they never meet each other in person before. They talk each night on skype (I think that's what they call it) while they play World of War Craft or one of their other favorite video games. It was such a great time meeting her, Kelly & I both wish she lived closer!

This fellow is Kelly's boyfriend Keith. He came to one of the horse shows Kelly was riding in to watch her compete. I got a chance to actually talk to the guy and he's seems like a nice young man. It is just so weird seeing him snuggle with her and hold her - I wanted to yell out "That's my baby your grabbing fella", but I stayed calm. He did get a tattoo (his sister is a tattoo artist and was visiting from Ohio and did it for him), It is SO not him - I think he regrets it big time. Kelly hates it, but he is the one who has to live with it. He is 20 ( I know he looks 16 ), It is so scarry being a parent of a girl, I just pray that they take things slow - real slow! I think I can take him down if need be : )

Until Next Time- God Bless!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Working On Me Time : )

I have been really enjoying my "Me" time this month : )
I decided I wanted to get back into the things that I find interesting - zero waste, no waste food, getting rid of plastic, whole foods, things I can do to take better care of the earth. I have been watching a ton of dvd's:
Super Size Me
Hungry for Change
Food Stamped
Swee Misery: A Poisoned World
Queen of the Sun
The Botany of Desire
King Corn
America the Beautiful
Dive!: Living Off America's Waste

On the reading side of things:
Zero Waste Home
Trim Healthy Mama We have only read a few chapters in our book study of this book, but for some reason I am finding it very hard to read it. I seem to pick it up and then put it down and move on to other things : (
The Prevention Total Health System: Food and Nutrition
You Being Beautiful

I am happy to say by just removing most of the sugar from my diet and snacking on fruits and vegetables that I have lost weight : )  I started at around 178lbs. I am glad to say I am now down to 148 lbs.! I am hoping to get down to 135lbs., Maybe I can pick up some tips & ideas from all of my dvd watching & reading to make that happen : )

Until  Next Time - God Bless!!