August 29th, 2012
I had a bad day today. Woke with my back really aching and stayed in bed with a hot water bottle for quite some time. Rather binged on biscuits, nuts and cream cheese. Very annoyed about it but have decided enough is enough!!
Bought an air walker which will be delivered on Monday. Will be going swimming on Tuesday and am going to arrange to go for massages to help with the aches and pains I will no doubt get thro’ starting this exercising. My cruise is jus three months away and I am determined that I will look just a wee bit more glam by that time.
Am seriously considering whether to stop my studies as it takes up so much of my time but on the other hand I would so much like to get a degree and I hate giving up for any reason. Perhaps I will wait and see what my final result will be before I come to a conclusion.
Am really pleased to have recieved an e-mail from my son. He is still suffering very badly from his anxieties and depression but at least he has made the attempt tp contact me which is great. Now I have all three of my children contacting me again, not as frequently as I would like, but at least we are on speaking terms again. Long may that last!
August 23rd, 2012
August 23rd 2012 Thursday ..
I have just managed to submit the last TMA for this course I am doing. Was quite amazed to see that a seemingly well versed older student has not been able to do a better word count than myself…and he’s been rather quiet of late. Don’t expect I shall get a very high grade for this one but only the last EMA to go now. Fingers crossed to obtain a diploma this year.
Will be having a nice relaxing day tomorrow. Hairdo first and then on to get a badly needed manicure. May even treat myself to my yearly McD. Also I must go and order my new carpet for the hallway.
Telephone has not been working all day today. Phoned TalkTalk who put me on the Alert list apparently as I am in need of getting in touch with my doctor. No message to say they have been able to find anything amiss as yet.
Diet has been a bit of a shambles but I have had my head buried in books for some time. I do so wish I could believe that WeightWatchers is the way to go. I am not looking for a miracle but just SOMETHING that will work. I really am at my wits end to know how to get this flab to diminish!!
Hope the weather stays cooler .. can’t be doing with all this heat. Makes my aches and pains much worse….Whine over for today!
August 19th, 2012
Sunday 19th August 2012
Had a phone call from my youngest daughter.. really made my day. We had such a lovely chat.
So glad that we are back on speaking terms at last.
She has had quite a bad time with illness lately as have her daughters.
Have kept to a good eating program today… at last seem to be getting into the swing of WW.
Too hot for me these last few days. Must be at least 82degrees.
August 15th, 2012
I am in a rather odd state of mind… After contacting the Open University regarding being far behind with my studies and considering stopping, they, or should I say HE, persuaded me to continue as I can fill in a certain form which will get my marks for TMAs enhanced. Trouble is I still have to get my head round doing the blinkin’ things!..However, I am not one to give up…I shall press on regardless… I shall do my utmost, even though it may not be of great worth when it comes to my grade score. Who knows?!! I may well end up with a degree after all even if I have to go on to something different and obtain an Open Degree!
Did a lot of gardening on Sunday…well,..a lot for me..and am now paying for it as my back is extremely painful. Slept quite a lot the last couple of days due to taking strong meds. However, did get my little flower border looking much better and gleaned a few blueberries from the bushes.
Computer playing up..AGAIN!! Really need a new one but finances are not forth comming at the mo’. I have to pay off the balance for my Xmas cruise in a couple of weeks time…£1,890 to be precise…): Just wish I could get this weight shifted so I can look a bit more glam for the trip..(sigh!)
Relationship with my daughter is back on track methinks, even though she doesn’t phone me like she used to, at least we are on good speaking terms now. Lightens my heart greatly..(:
August 12th, 2012
Very hot day. Went into garden and did quite a bit of tidying.
Noticed that the councils “Mow & Grow” team have cut down my lovely rose bush! Also managed to chop off half of my water butt tap and yanked my bird bath out of the ground, breaking it in half and thriowing it into the bushes at the end of the garden!! I shall be taking them to task this week and demanding some compensation.
Didn’t eat much today.. 3am this morning had a yogurt and a banana so I could take some meds and then nothing else apart from a few grapes till teatime when I had an egg and cheese salad. So WI tomorrow morning should be good..methinks!
August 10th, 2012
Friday August 10th 2012
Recieved phone call from doctor and was very relieved to find that everything is okay…Diabetes seems to be under control but cholestrol levels abit OTT. Then he talked me into trying some “different” statins tablets..): .. statins is statins whatever the name. Don’t think I will be collecting them after all.
Kept to my WW regime today and even resisted the temptation to buy some chocolate…The ate at least 5 custard cream biscuits this evening…Drat!!
Bought a belt that has tiny magnets in it for easing back pain. Wore it for about three hours yesterday and apart from the actual support it gives me, I do find my back is much less painful today.
Also bought some large briefs online which were quite reasonably priced. So glad to find that not only are they really good quality but also the “large” size is just that..LARGE… (Hooray)
Tutorial tomorrow morning with new tutor. TMAs get harder and harder and am really considering giving up… altho’ I even hate that word and will be soo embarressed to have to admit it if I did and I really am awful at trying to hide things…I’ll press on a bit longer.. (:
Just wish my legs and feet didn’t feel so cold and painful. When they do feel warm then the rest of me is far too hot. That’s the trouble with having a bad spinal defect…”worse things at sea” ..lol!
August 7th, 2012
August 7th 2012 Tuesday
Had a not too bad day..which means my aches and pains were not as bad as they usually are. Didn’t get up till about 11am as felt soo tired. Glad I did that as was much better for it.
Got lots of odd jobs done and then did a little bit of studying… and …was delighted to get my OU TMA6 results..scored 44 which is a pass..and had some very encouraging remarks from the new tutor.
My weight loss regime is very good and have used 26 Pro Points today. Just hope I don’t end up having a midnight binge as often happens.
Looking into making plans to go to the Edinburgh Tattoo again next year and will treat myself to a topnotch hotel this time.
August 6th, 2012
Did loose 2lb during the week but as I indulged on two days this is now only 1lb! Still..better than nothing! .. Now weigh 14st6lb (202lbs)
Got down to studying and have caught up a wee bit. Still loads to do though and next TMA coming up soon.
Received phone call yesterday from docors surgery for me to go in for another blood test as I have high potassium levels. Have had kidney and heart problems for ages so hope things have not gotten too drastic. Then received a letter from surgery to make an appointment for doctor to discuss my results over the phone… wonder what that’s about? Actually, really can’t be worrying about that as I have had alsorts of problems over the years which have spelt disaster… and I’m still here!!
Had a phone call from a dear friend who moved away from this area some time ago. Had a lovely chat..made my day.
Woke up with awful sore throat this morning..think I must have been having a hearty snoring session last night…lol! Feeling a lot better now.
Phone sister to see how she was…she asked me about my dentist and I remembered not to rabbit on about how great they are as she inevitably will then report back that she found them awful..etc.etc..So said they were okay and their new premises were sort of okay…expect she will tell me how wonderful they are now.
Am off to prepare my tea/dinner/evening meal..whichever you want to call it.
24ProPoints used today
August 4th, 2012
August 4th, 2012
Saturday 4th August 2012 11.21a.m.
Having now changed my diet to WeightWatchers I am totally gobsmacked that despite not being totally true to the format am now 2lb down!!..WOWEE!! Added to which my problems with constipation have disappeared now that I am eating lots of fruit…which I love anyway. Wonders will never cease!..
Not a good week for studying. My possibility of passing this time gets more narrow day by day. Am very annoyed with myself as getting a diploma this year would have been the tops. Have gotten soo far behind with it all that I cannot see myself catching up now… Will I set myself the goal of getting my head into my books without fail this week.. Errrm!..Why not?!..Better than failing. Hey?
At last my rift with my darling daughter seems to have been healed and had a lovely chat with her during the week. It has lifted my heart and eased my aches and pains no end…amazing what effect any stress can have on the old aching bones.. (:
Must send another letter to my dear son who suffers from terrible anxiety and agraphobia. He won’t even answer the phone these days. Thankfully he has a lovely wife who tends to him so well. My youngest daughter has been in touch too but is always exhausted. She is a teacher of primary class children and has suffered from ME for many years. She has four children, three of whom are of great comfort and help to her. The fourth one is very much like his uncle and not a well person at all. Depression and mental frailties unfortunately is a trait that runs in my family.
Ah Well!! I have learnt to count ones blessings and try to do the best in my now aging years…not that I have had much of a great record in the past…
Here’s to a lovely day whilst the sun is shining and alls well!