Monday, January 30, 2012

I'm still here!

I am alive and well.  I am really working on eating better.  I have some news about my new doctor that is so great.  We have been busy....doing what I am not sure just life in general. 

My ex (who is like a dad to my kid) left for Australia for 3 months to live there with his girlfriend (I guess that is their plan for now) she was here for 3 months and now he is going there for 3 months.  Let's just say I have an 11 year old that is not very happy about it and there were tears shed by both when he had to say goodbye. : (

He bought her a ski pass but ran out of time before he had to leave to take her so he has arranged to have a buddy and his daughter take her.  She was also sad about that she really wanted to go skiing with "buddy". 
The saddest part is if her dad had to go away for 3 months she would just say okay see ya when you get back (what a dink).

This last Saturday we attended the National Women and Girls in Sports day.  This is the 3rd annual and our second year attending.  It is such a great opportunity.
The four girls!
Each girl gets a t-shirt, backpack and water bottle.  It costs $10.50 but I was able to get Kodie in for free with a scholarship fund they have. (thank heavens then we were able to afford lunch before hand)

They have about 12 different "sport type" activities the girls get to select 3 in advance.  They have LaCrosse, Golf, Rock Climbing, Zumba, Yoga, etc.. Last year Kodie did rock climbing but didn't want to do that again she said it was to scary (from what I understand she did great until she knew I was watching and then chickened out) so this year she did Karate, Zumba, and swimming. 

In Karate they taught them some basic self defense moves, and proper use of Karate.

in Zumba they just danced their tushies off. The mom in this picture has lost 50 lbs since last year at this time.  That is her daughter sulking by the wall she didn't want to do zumba.  I have no coordination and I have a stupid cough and I knew that if I started working out I would end up hacking up a lung.

The last activity was swimming I didn't get any pictures because it was really hot in the pool area and us mom's relocated to visiting area just outside and we bs'd

It was a super fun day!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dumb Dumb Doctor

As I posted earlier I have been diagnosed with type II diabetes because I am a giant fat cow it runs in my family.  That is all! Like as in that is all I was told!!
~~~~~HEY LADY you have diabetes have a great day!~~~~ 
This doctor has me come in for a second visit to discuss a problem with my blood results.  Makes me wait 2 weeks because it wasn't urgent but they can't just tell me over the phone (money suckers).  

So I go in kind of suspecting that is what it will be and she proceeds to tell me in an
"oh bummer sorry to be the bearer of bad news kind of way" 
that I have diabetes but with medication I should be able to keep it under control.  
I told her I was looking into Lap Band and she said that was a great idea.  Then she hands me a prescription, I am like well do I need to test my blood sugar? Oh, no! she says that is really for people that need 
Ok I know kind of how this works because it runs in my family and I am pretty sure I need to test my blood sugar like umm dailyish. Anyway she tells me to have a nice day and come back in 30-90 days to have my blood work checked again.

hmmm pshawww ya right dudette "miss professional I went to eight years of college to be an idiot that doesn't really give a damn".  We just met for the last time. 

I contacted my insurance Healthy Utah Program and made an appointment (for 2 days later).  I went in and started the entire process all over again, except now I am on meds (cause I did fill the script) my blood sugar was normal when they tested me and they gave me an entire packet of information and help ideas, including phone numbers and websites.  

I also made an appointment with an Internist
so that I can have someone who might actually care help me with this situation.

Now is it just me? or am I making a big deal about nothing?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

11 questions!

Here are the rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things yourself.
3. Answer the questions the tag­ger set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tag­ging sec­tion about ‘you are tagged if you are read­ing this.’ blah blah blah, you actually have to tag 11 peeps!

11 things about me

1. I am a single mom, duh! My ex-boyfriend is a better dad to my daughter than the sperm doner that pays child support, at least he pays child support though, right!

2. I love to read but it is toward the bottom of my priority list

3. I wish my daughter loved to read as much as I do.

4. I need new sheets and a shower curtain, but I am going to buy my daughter a phone case and shield first.

5. My dog just had a help! moment and TG it passed cause I can't afford a vet bill!

6. My daughter is my world and the most important person/thing/being in my life.
7. I need to finish putting my Christmas decorations away.  My tree is down and my deco but it needs to be packed away and taken to the storage closet.....anyone want to come help?

8. I need to make my daughter clean her room.
9. I want to exercise more and eat better and drink less!

10. I really want to qualify for lap-band surgery.

11. My weight is a huge issue that I like to ignore and put at the bottom of my to-do list......naughty I know......

Here are my 11 questions!

1 - What do you want done with your body after you die? I want to be buried.

2 - Would you rather receive a practical gift you need or something silly that means something special?
both! this year I got both.  I am single so if I want it and I can afford then that is what I get myself.  My daughter bought me a lovely black and silver bracelet that is my very favorite present this year.  My second fav present is my droid phone. Thanks to my daddy giving me money.
3 - How many pets do you have and what kinds?
I have 2 dogs, Bella a mini dachshund and Prissy a pekingese. We have 2 guinea pigs Petunia and Rose and a goldfish Nelly that almost lost her life in the garbage disposal, but luckily survived.

4 - If money weren't an issue, what would you buy?
a new car, I love my Explorer but something a little more economical would be nice, and pay off all my bills......

5 - What is one thing you plan on doing before 2012 is over?
Lose weight, quit smoking (again, stupid fool) make my daughter my number one priority and the highlight of my world....oh yeah she already is!

6 - How did you spend your last birthday? 
Home with my girl. 

7 - What are you hoping your next NSV will be? (Non Scale Victory)
get out of debt, finish filing for bankruptcy!

8 - What is your favorite healthy snack?
nuts and fruit

9 - Do you like crunchy or creamy peanut butter?
crunchy, crunchy, extra crunchy!

10 - Do you wear your shoes inside your house?
nope never, first thing I kick off when I walk through the door. I wear socks though to keep my tootsies warm.

11 - What kind of car do you drive?
I drive a 1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer.  It is a great vehicle, I am just always worried that something is going to break. Older car = mechanical issues.  Keep your fingers crossed that I make it through 2012 with less vehicle expenses.

Here are your 11 questions!
1. What are your all time favorite songs? 1-3 choices and why?
2. Who is your favorite author and/or book?
3. What is a word that you dislike and wish would be abolished from the human language?
4. What is your dream job/career/profession?
5. Do you have a particular tradition on your birthday?
6. What is your dream vacation spot?
7. What is your biggest nerd trait or habit, if any?
8. Do you believe in ghosts and/or spirits? Any encounters/hauntings?
9. From the time you get out of bed until you get out the door for the day to work or wherever... how long does it take you? Shower, dress, make-up, coffee, etc..?
10. Did you have a childhood toy, teddy bear, etc. that was your fave and what was its name?
11. Did you make 2012 Resolutions and what are the top two?