Saturday, August 5, 2017

Monthly Milestones 2017 {8}

Today is the eighth Monthly Milestones of 2017.  If you want to share a milestone post, just leave a comment below with a link to your milestone post, and I'll pop over and visit it and leave a comment, and hopefully some of my other readers will, too. :)  Normally, Monthly Milestones, where I will be giving you updates on how I am doing physically, mentally, etc., will go live on the first Saturday of every month, though sometimes I may be a day early or late depending on circumstances.

Here is how I am doing as of today:

1. My weight is down another 2 lbs.!  I am so thrilled that my weight keeps going down, and so is my doctor.  I am hoping that next month my weight will be below 200!  Here's hoping! :)
2. I try to get out and walk daily as the weather allows.  I wish I could say I get to get out and walk every day, but I do get out most days.  Today has been especially nice, so we were able to go out an hike at a wonderful natural area nearby.  It was a lot of fun!

 3. I am working on eating more balanced and only when I am hungry.  We've been really busy as a family lately, and it can be really hard to eat right when you're in a rush.  I try to ask myself, "Why am I eating this?" before I eat something, and it helps me make better choices both in what I eat and when I eat.  I find that if I drink enough water, I am less likely to eat when I'm not truly hungry, too.  It keeps that water retention down as well.

4. I am still dealing with some health/physical issues.  I'm sorry I didn't post an update about my blood work.  The reason I didn't post one was because I didn't really have anything to report.  I had repeat blood work and that came back "within normal", so we're at a standstill right now.  I am still not feeling 100% (fatigue, hearing issues, sleep issues, unexplained fevers/chills, etc.), but the doctors aren't seeing anything obvious, so we wait and see how things go.  Going off my daily aspirin did help make the petechiae lighten a bit, though it is still there, so that's a positive.  I'll just keep plugging along and see how things go for now.  I'll let you know if something changes.

I have another appointment soon that includes a mammogram and all that.  I have found some new spots that needs to be checked out, so I may end up having a diagnostic mammogram vs. a regular one.  We'll see how that goes.  I appreciate your prayers for accurate results there.

I am scheduled to see the dermatologist in December to check on the "rash" that I have to see if it truly is petechiae or something else.  If it disappears between now and then, however, then I can cancel the appointment.  We'll see.

Chiropractic plans are on hold indefinitely for now.  Hopefully, we'll all get to go back sooner than later, but we've not been able to work out going.  We'll see what happens.

Thanks again to all of you who pray for me and for my family.  It means so much!

5. I want to update the blogs soon, but life keeps getting in the way!  I keep trying to get some recipes ready to post on Natural and Free, but I have yet to find the time.  With school starting soon, I am not sure I'll get the chance any time soon.  We'll see.

That's about it for now.  How are you doing?  Are you reaching your goals?  Have you tried something new?  Come up with a new recipe?  I hope all is going well with you, and I hope you will leave a comment sharing your thoughts and/or milestones (with a link to your post, if you wish).  As always, I wish you the best of luck in all you do, and hope you will return soon! :)