Trashcan Punch

Isn’t trashcan punch what they call it when you toss every possible alcohol within arms distance together in a big bowl or trashcan? Well this post is going to be a form of trashcan punch cause I’m gonna throw a bunch of stuff in here.

Sorry for those of you that were hoping for a recipe ūüėÄ but if you have a good one to share…

So I know I have been neglecting my blog and I deserve a good spanking. ¬†So much has been going on, but then again, isn’t that always my excuse when I’m MIA for a period of time. ¬†Shouldn’t that be when I’m blogging the most? You would think so huh? Well I’ve been known to be half-ass-backwards…

So last I blogged about being at the dr and hoping to get a good report. ¬†I actually did and would like to share some of my results with you. ¬†I was delighted to find out that I had lost 3.5 lbs in 10 days from the date I had started my 2nd diet pill. ¬†So that was super exciting. I was so excited that when the nurse got me back to my room, I warned her that my blood pressure would probably be high because I was excited. ¬†Sure enough it was. ¬†Anyway… I met with my nutritionist, told her all the changes I had made in my diet. Cut out butter almost completely. I had cut back on fried foods, lots more water, more seafood, taking my vitamins and fish oil, using my flax seed and light and greek yogurts and I could tell a big difference since starting these diet pills in my appetite and my energy level. ¬†I told her about joining the YMCA again and she was overall thrilled. ¬†I shared with her my pirates booty, my new favorite healthy snack. Told her about my other healthy go to snacks as well. ¬†She was really excited to see the changes I had made as well. ¬† I then got to see the dr. ¬†We got my blood sugar results back and my A1C had dropped from 8.3 down to 7.2 in 3 months. ¬†I was thrilled. ¬†She was very excited too. She was glad to see that I had improved in testing my sugars and was doing it regularly which I had not been doing previously. ¬†The other reports hadn’t come back yet which were the numbers I really wanted to find out… my cholesterol numbers… so I was a little disappointed. ¬†But I did get to find out before I left for the day. ¬†Here are some of my results. ¬†I was so excited. ¬†My prev date was 8/14, Current date is 11/14

Cholesterol     Prev (236)  Current (143) goal to get lower
Triglyceride ¬† ¬†Prev(1051) Current (195) (I ate some garlic butter chicken fajitas the day before blood work prev so that’s why so high) still need to get lower
HDL     Prev (27)  Current (35) still need to get higher
LDL Cholesterol   Prev (90)  Current (69)

The report – I saw it actually said “LDL (bad cholesterol) should be under 100 mg/dl. Your LDL cholesterol is good!” ¬†I have NEVER had anything say anything to do with my cholesterol was GOOD… I was so thrilled and was so happy to see that my hard work was actually showing.

The dietitian called me later in the week to tell me how proud she was and told me that they never have patients that bring their numbers down that fast in that short amount of time ever. I felt really good about the progress I was making and it makes me only want to continue and do more and try harder.

So yesterday 12/04/12 I had another follow up with my reg dr here in town that I see with my diet pill and da dat da daaa… I lost 6 lbs this month !! I was so excited. ¬†I haven’t been trying as hard as I can or should and I haven’t been really restricting myself from anything except butter and sweets. ¬†So now that I see that just that is working I’m gonna kick it into gear. ¬†I went shopping with my sister on Saturday after we pampered ourselves at the spa first. ¬†While trying on clothes the sales lady brought me the wrong size, (size smaller) and I wasn’t sure about trying it on, but I did anyway… IT FIT PERFECT !!! I was so excited, I almost squealed in the dressing room. ¬†I almost ran to the check out to buy them ūüôā ¬† So that totally made my day.

On another front… I had a guy I dated over 8 years ago look me up on fb and that was such a shock. ¬†After responding to him and catching up for about 20 mins he proceeds to tell me that he made the biggest mistake of his life letting me go so long ago. I was like wow, that was out of nowhere. I asked why and he said he didn’t know what he had until I walked out of his life. ¬†He said that he tried to find me over the years and was unable. ¬†He said that he didn’t know just how much he loved me until I was gone. ¬†I was floored. ¬†I really cared about this guy back then. ¬†I never expressed how much I cared about him because he had this wall up and kept me at arms length away. ¬†He never expressed his true feelings to me, so I had no clue. ¬†He asked me what ever happened to us, why did I leave him. ¬†I honestly didn’t know. ¬†I think at the time I was dating a couple of different guys and someone or something became more interesting or became more of a serious deal and I walked away from him. ¬†That’s the only thing I can think of. ¬† So now’s he’s making it known that if he was to ever get another chance he would never make that same mistake twice. So that’s sorta strange.

I did mention it to Chris because I did give the guy my number, his name is James by the way in case I later decide to tell something else. I’m sure something might come up again. ¬†So I did tell Chris about it… He didn’t seem to worried. ¬† But the week after we came home from my mom’s for Thanksgiving as we were sitting on the couch watching tv. I was on the computer not really paying to much attention and Chris said is that what you want and I looked up and saw a jewelry commercial on the tv. ¬†I said what? Diamonds? of course you can’t go wrong with diamonds. ¬†He’s been at me about what I want for Christmas and my birthday for weeks now. ¬†He then said no, the other. ¬†I said what other. ¬†He said, TO GET MARRIED. ¬† I almost choked. ¬†I said whoa, that was outta the blue. Where did that come from. ¬†He said well it’s been on my mind a lot lately. ¬†I said, what’s been on your mind. ¬†He said well, have we waited long enough, how long is long enough, how long should you wait, should I say something, should I just come out and ask, should we talk about it, those kinds of things. ¬†I was so shocked. ¬†I just kept taking a drink of water every time he stopped talking because I didn’t know what to say. ¬†I finally said well that really came out of the blue. ¬†Then I got up and went to the bathroom. ¬†I didn’t really know what to think of all of that. ¬†Was that suppose to be a question? Was that just information? Is he just testing the waters to see what I might say? ¬†WHAT THE HELL?? ¬†I know I am not ready to get married. I know that for a fact. ¬†I won’t be for some time. ¬†I know I love Chris or I wouldn’t put up with half of the stuff I have and still put up with on a regular basis… but there are just unresolved things that need to be finalized, taken care of and discussed before we even get to the point of discussing that topic. ¬†He’s also really pushing us going to court to get custody of his son, and to be completely honest I don’t want custody of his son. ¬†Besides the fact that the costs it would take to go to court would all be put on me, I do not want his son living with us full time. ¬†I have voiced that to Chris a couple of times and all it does is cause a huge fight. ¬†So if it comes down to it, that will be a cause for us to split. ¬†That I know for sure. ¬†I am not going to budge on that point there.

I got my 12 Days of Christmas Swop package in the mail last week and I am super excited to start blogging about my gifts starting Monday the 10th… I’m excited for Janet to get her package and to read her posts as she opens her gifts.

Well, I will close for now, cause my fingers are worn out, and I need a break.  I will be back soon.  Happy Hump Day Folks !!
~McQty~

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Trying something new

Well I gotta tell you about some new stuff going on…

First off, I wanted to share with you a recipe I found on Pinterest. Pinterest, is so addicting, there should be a 12 step program for it.

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I have found a¬†few ton of ¬†awesome recipes and I am just starting to use them. ¬†I came across a recipe for Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs. ¬† I am really trying to eat more healthy and try healthier alternatives, so what on earth was I thinking ¬†when checking out this recipe? ¬†Well, I have a few¬†criteria¬†when marking a recipe as a “to-do” recipe.

  1. Must sound somewhat appetizing.  (Not slaving in the kitchen for something my dogs would turn down, too)
  2. Must be simple, easy to make.  (I am not Julia Child or the next Iron Chef)
  3. Must not require a truck load of ingredients.  (I do not own a truck)
  4. Must not require off the wall ingredients. ¬†I don’t mind buying something special to complete the recipe, but lets get real on some of these ingredients. ¬†(I’m not traveling to another country to get an herb)

So this recipe after reviewing it, was definitely appetizing, simple, few ingredients and I had all of those ingredients or could get them easily at a nearby store. ¬†Now, onto the healthy part… I know that’s the part your wondering too, what on earth is healthy about bacon? ¬†Well, I decided to give it a shot and put a few twists on it to make it healthier. ¬†(GO ME !!) ¬†I substituted ground turkey for the beef and turkey bacon for the “good” bacon. ¬†I also am not a fan of onions, but I do like the flavor they add, so I omitted the onion and used onion flakes instead.

Here is the link to the original recipe I found. ¬†Great blog called Amy’s Cooking adventure. ¬†She has some other yummy ideas too – check her out.

I love that Chris is willing to try healthier alternatives with me, he will eat almost anything anyway. ¬†He’s not a fan of the “good” bacon, but he liked the turkey bacon, it was our first time to try it. ¬†NOT BAD.

I made the meatballs in the oven for myself and Chris requested patties to put on a burger, so he got his wish too. ¬†I left the meatballs in about 5 mins longer than the recipe called for because I like things a little more crispier… and they turned out well.

Mine turned out looking just like these.  Go figure.  I like when things turn out the way their suppose to.  So I recommend giving it a try, and enjoy this easy-to-do recipe.

On a side note – I gotta say that it actual pays off when I eat healthier and take my meds/insulin like I’m suppose to. ¬†My blood sugars have come down and have maintained a steady number for the last week or so. ¬† My dr wants me in the 80-140 range.

My 7 day average is 131
My 14 day average is 135

It was better before yesterday when I jumped up to a 200 because of a damn sugar cookie that took me hostage and made me eat it. ¬†It was a delicious cookie, so all-in-all worth it. ¬†Haven’t had any other sweets as of late, so I was deserving ūüôā

I have a couple more recipes I am planning for, so I will keep you posted.

MOVING ON NOW – ¬†I gotta get the word out on a fellow bloggers newly, released book. ¬†If you like humor, if you like someone that tells it like it is, who isn’t afraid to call someone out on their moments of stupidity, then you should check out THE HOOK. He has a couple of great blogs that often have me laughing out loud and then trying to explain to those around me what was so funny. ¬†Some people just don’t understand !! ¬†His new book The Bellman Chronicles,¬†is now¬†available¬†on Amazon. ¬† I picked up my electronic copy, and you should grab you a copy too. ¬†You will be glad you did. ¬†Enjoy the adventure THE HOOK will take you on.

You can find THE HOOK at the following locations –

You’ve Been Hooked

The Book of Terrible

Don’t forget to grab, The Bellman Chronicles, on Amazon. ¬†Tell THE HOOK, McQty sent you !!

Happy Hump Day everyone.

~McQty~

So happy I could cry – and I did

Yeah, well let me tell you why I cried…

Last week on the 2nd I went for my appts up at the Indian Hospital in Oklahoma.¬† It was my first appointments at the Diabetic Wellness Center.¬† I got to meet the dietician, the educator, and my nurse.¬† They were all great, actually the whole staff there is awesome and welcoming and just very pleasant.¬† What’s in the water up there, everyone just seems so happy ūüôā¬† Well in my first appointment with the Dietician, we went over the foods I do and don’t eat, the new changes I have made this year with trying new foods, eating greek yogurt, flaxseed and such.¬† She had some good things to say and some suggestions on things I could and need to do more of.¬†¬† Then she gave me the best news ever.¬† She told me back in Jan when I was there my A1C was 10.7¬† (higher than I originally thought) and that today (May 2nd) it was 7.7.. YEAH, you read that right, 7.7¬† I couldn’t believe it.¬† I teared up and told her that I wasn’t expecting that after the serious illness I just had. Being sick makes your sugars go up, so to have it drop 3 whole points in that time was amazing to me.¬† I told her that it proved that I was making changes for the better and it was showing.¬† I couldn’t stop crying.¬† It really gave me hope to keep doing what I am doing and made me want to do even more.¬† It motivated me and I can always do with more motivation.¬† I couldn’t wait to leave and call Chris and to tell my mom and my papa and my sister and whoever else I could think of.¬†

So that’s the recent happenings.¬† I will try to stay well and not fall off the earth again.¬† I have so many blogs to catch up on, so I am looking forward to that for sure.