Friday, January 27, 2012

THIRTEEN pounds gone!!!!

And, this time they are STAYING gone!!!
I eat small meals and snacks through the day to keep my blood sugar and energy levels as stable as I can, and I am drinking a LOT of water every day. No sodas, not diet ones either usually. (And, by snack, I mean 2 or 3 bites of a Sargento Reduced Fat Colby Jack Cheese Stick and three prepackaged red apple slices along with a handful of little whole grain crackers). (If I get what I call 'wonky headed', I drink a bit of orange juice). Not getting food from out (like restaurants, fast food) at all. I AM going to reverse the Type II Diabetes. Take THAT, disease! : )
Also, I am just about totally over the bronchitis/Nasty Bug from Hell. I still have a bit of cough here and there if I've exerted more than a little. Albert STILL has a bit of cough from it and it's been weeks for him. : (
Oh, and we are FINALLY getting stuff going on the kitchen!!! The stove/oven will be delivered tomorrow, the floor is getting installed this next week and Albert is picking up some of our ready to assemble cabinets that just came in. Hooray!!! See me doing a limited version of my happy dance?? The cabinets are only the bottom ones. We will still need the kitchen sink, faucet for the sink, countertops, and a dishwasher to complete the bottom row part of the kitchen. After that, we will have to see if we have any money to get the few upper level cabinets we need and the pantry units for on either side of the refrigerator. But we are definitely getting there at long last!! I will post before and after pics as soon as I can.
: )
Love to all,


stephanie said...

This is the strangest thing. I had my diagnosis of Type 2 on 12/19, I think it was. I have also lost exactly 13 pounds. I am sorry that you have been so sick. Here's to OUR good health from here on out, right? One step at a time. Stephanie from TX

Enchanted Hollow Designs said...

Thank you so much for your comment. Wow, that is strange in a cool way. : ) I got my diagnosis on January 7, 2012. It sounds like we are kindred spirits. Please feel free to email me at or
I check the thimbleprims email all the time, and the other email not as much.
You are making excellent progress. How are you doing it? Are you exercising? I'm doing regular houseworkey stuff right now. I have to go up and down the basement steps with the laundry and I definitely consider that exercise! : ) My dr. wants me to wait til the 8 week mark to start walking but I may be able to talk her into letting me walk sooner. I also ordered a great-looking dance dvd called LA Blast. I can't wait for it to get here!
Also, if you don't mind my asking, were you put on Metformin? I was and so far, so good with it.
I hope you will email me. We can give each other pep talks. : )
Big hugs and I'm so happy to meet you! Cindy

vivian said...

Hi Cindy. I cant wait for you to have your kitchen! its been a while, but I'm sure in the end worth waiting for. I bet youre still loving your new home and the surrounding property!
so glad youre feeling better!!!
and congrats on teh weight loss. you can do it!
have a great weekend

Enchanted Hollow Designs said...

You sweetheart!
Did you see the pics of our stream? Yes, I LOVE our home here. And, I am going to LOVE our kitchen. : ) The cabinets are a really pretty off-white. The little bit of walls you can see are pale yellow. The new floor is a honey beigey color. Then, we're going to be adding ceramic tiles on some bits of wall that are messed up in there. I'm opening up the area around the window above the sink by us taking down the cabinets that are on either side and not putting cabinets there at all, maybe hanging plants. The window looks out on our views and I want the view unimpeded. I just can't wait!!
Love you, my friend. Keep watching my blog. I might do a giveaway soon. : )

Mary Ann said...

Wow well done losing 13 LBS. I'm very glad to hear that you are feeling better and that your kitchen is starting to take shape. Take care:)

Sandy Michelle said...

Congrats on the weight loss Cindy! It seems everyone is sick now! I hope you get well soon. Sandy xox