Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Tuesday This and That

 Follow up on my check-up with the nurse practitioner and my metformin for weight loss journey. The
scale does not lie, there was no change in my weight.  I have been monitoring my caloric intake and going to the gym three days a week for weight training. Maybe I am building muscle?  

 She wants to continue the metformin for 6 weeks with an increase in dosage to 1000mg per day. We are trying to build a case for the Ozempic injection for insulin resistance/weight loss and appeal the decision by insurance.  Insurance declined it initially.  It being Ozempic. 

We did pick up the stuff from the online auction. The drive is about two hours round trip. We are able to take back roads and enjoy the scenery which is still very rural.  The small town where the auction house is located is struggling, with many buildings listed for sale.  It seems their primary employer is the large county jail that is adjacent to the small town. 

 At first look, most of it will be saleable. There are a few items that will go straight back to the thrift store. Most of which are home decor items, that are mass-produced for stores like Hobby Lobby, etc. I am going to start listing the remainder of the items today.  It will take me several days to get through all the stuff. 

The dove that was hanging out in the pole barn was actually sitting on two eggs, the baby doves are now sharing the nest with their momma. This is the second set of hatchlings this year for this same spot.  

Hubs is going to see the pain management doctor at the end of the week.  Hopefully, it will be a noninvasive fix for him and he can get back to his old self and back to work.  I have given him my TENS unit that I used before my rotator cuff surgery and we bought him a back brace belt that was recommended.  He has used neither. I ask him if he is going to and his response is yes, tomorrow. 

The grandkids are going back to school in a couple of weeks, summer for them has flown by.  I am taking my granddaughter to the movies today for a fun day out. Last Saturday, I took my grandson out thrifting.  He really enjoys going and looking for video games and stuff.  Lucky kid, he always finds something!

Hope you have a great Tuesday!


  1. I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but have you tried switching your diet? I know that our bodies are all different, but I find it easier to lose weight when I cut carbs and sugars. I do still eat Milton wheat bread (for all the nutrients) in the morning, but the rest of the day is just a protein and fresh produce. For a snack I have a small amount of tortilla chips and homemade pico. I lose half to 1 lb per day this way. I don't count calories. I only keep track of my exercise (try to close all 3 rings daily). I work out in the morning, then walk throughout the house for 15 minutes, every 2 hours. I go from the basement all the way upstairs and back down again. And when I reach my target weight, I want some Krispy Kreme I can already taste it.

    I hope your hubby finds relief for his pain soon and that you & your granddaughter had a great time yesterday.

    1. Thank you for the encouragement and positive suggestions. I do appreciate it. I do well when I do not include carbs and sugars in my daily eating, and can sustain this way of eating for a good long time. Then, I tend to fall off the wagon and fall into old habits. Emotional triggers are my downfall and I know it is up to me to work on dealing better with those triggers. I have hesitated because of fear of possible outcomes.

      Krispy Kreme donuts are the best!