Testing, Testing, Anybody There?

Wow, it’s been . . . a while since I’ve posted here. I’d apologize for my absence but it hasn’t been unproductive and I’m here to update and get back into the whole swing of updating things.

First, the weight loss/fitness challenge. I hit a stumbling block and I hit it hard. I have hypothyroidism, have had it for years, and my dosage on my medication has been steady for that entire time. A couple months ago, the dosage needed to be increased. It took 3 years to get a diagnosis of hypothyroidism in the first place and a little over a month to convince the doctor to check my levels again (I had them checked in February and everything was fine). I finally showed him the handfuls of hair that were falling out and he ordered some new tests. My dosage was increased, I’m not sure it was increased enough, and I went back in today to get everything checked again. I’ve stayed between 297 and 293 pounds  since May and it’s very frustrating. However, all of my clothes are a size too big, even without the weight loss, and that is definitely a positive sign.

Second, the writing. Oh, have I been writing! I’ve got 3 new short stories in various stages of editing and a couple more that are almost finished. I’ve also gotten another 20 or so pages finished on the novel. It’s so close to being completed, I can taste it. All writing that wasn’t done on the blog was done on the short stories and novels.

Third, the book reviews. I have admit that I’ve been slacking on these and for that I really, sincerely apologize. I’ve intended to tell the world about some of the amazing gems I’ve read for the last year and I just haven’t taken the time to sit down and write about them.

What else have I been doing with my time? Well, I got a job! Yay and boo. Yay for money but boo for being so freaking busy again. Add to that the fact that I still haven’t figured out how to pack a lunch that will still be edible by the time I get to it and that will allow me to continue on my health/weight loss journey and you’ll see a very frustrated worker bee.

So, I may not be posting as regularly as I once was but I am going to do my utmost to keep writing about my creative journey. I’m feeling the need to pull the sewing machine out again and I’m on a story telling roll. I may also share things I find out about health and wellness that I find interesting.

Thanks for sticking around and enjoy the posts that are to come!



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2 responses to “Testing, Testing, Anybody There?

  1. Great to read a blog from you!!Are you following a specific diet or eating plan?

  2. I'm not doing Weight Watchers or anything like that. I'm pretty much putting together a lifestyle of eating that works for me. It's mostly a high-fat, mid-protein and low carb meal plan. I do higher fat protein shakes for breakfast (full fat milk, full fat yogurt, Herbalife protein shakes, in-season fruit), bacon and eggs fried in bacon grease for lunch and a homemade dinner. Usually my low-carb meatloaf, stuffed peppers, bunless burgers, etc. I'd love to try a paleo diet, and I'm getting close I think, but I'm not trying a serious discipline, just recipes that work for me. 🙂

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