Friday, April 29, 2011

Catching up yet again !

I swear I don't know where the time goes ! There's always something going on that makes the weeks just fly by . The last few years we've been doing quite a bit of renovating inside the house . This year the plan had been to replace the fence surrounding the property . It's old and really just painting and replacing posts and boards just isn't cutting it anymore. Well , Mike decided that a new garden shed/storage area should come first . So the last couple of weeks have been occupied with demolishing the old one and building the new one . I have to say that it's really handy to have a carpenter in the family . Max has been the driving force behind the construction with Mike and Casey being the extra muscle . Well , it's almost done , just the siding and roof shingles left to install . We just need the weather to cooperate . Max has another job over the next 2 weekends , so his time will be limited to a couple of hours after work . My part in all this has been to provide the meals , so the family have been here for dinners more often than usual lately . So it's back to me being mom's restaurant for the time being ! As for the fence, well the budget has been blown , so it's back to fixing it up to last just one more year ....

Wednesday I had an appointment with my family doctor . He's seeing me at 3 month intervals for this year to keep track of my progress with the weight loss and my goal of getting off the medications for diabetes and high blood pressure . He'd received all the results of the latest blood work and I'm happy to say that at least the of the pills for high blood pressure has been reduced with the probability that I'll be able to gradually stop taking it altogether. I'm down 10 pounds , but I need to lose at least 10 to 15 more pounds in order to stop taking all the rest . I'm exercising by walking at a good clip for about 2 to 3 miles every day or every other day . I usually average about 8 miles a week . I'm feeling a lot better and am more hopeful than I've ever been about losing weight and keeping it off . It's slow progress but it IS progress .

I have done some knitting during the hockey playoffs . Too bad that Habs didn't advance to the next round , but there's always next year . Now we can cheer on Vancouver ! Anyway I did finish these socks for the Warm Hands Network and one more pair is almost completed .I'm halfway to the toe decreases . I need to get them finished by tomorrow so that I can post them to the sock KAL for April .

Have a good weekend !


Minding My Own Stitches said...

Progress is always good!
The socks are adorable and sure to be appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I'm at that same place in my life. I just had a change in my diabetes medicine and feeling so much better. The dr. says if I lose the last 30 pounds I can probably be off the medicine completely. :-) (I'm lucky to have low blood pressure.)

It's nice that your kids can come help out. Mine lives a little too far away to do that regularly, but I look forward to the days when I get to be "Mom's Restaurant".

Cute socks!

Cynthia said...

The slow progress is the way to keep the weight off and make lifestyle changes for life!! It works, trust me. It took me over a year to see results from the gym or at least to feel I had results. Now another half year later, people are noticing and it's become a way of life!!

We are always the moms!!!!!

Donna M said...

Congrats on the weight loss and the walking. I'm doing the same thing and it really makes you feel better!