Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Catching up....

I haven't posted in a few weeks so I will get you all caught up on what I have been doing.  :)  I have done very little sewing and it has been my hexies.  This is an old pic but nothing much has changed with it. 
 I need to get to work on the baby quilts as we are having her baby shower the end of February and I don't have anything finished.  :(  I am soooo behind so she might end up getting the quilts after the baby shower.  :)

I have a one track mind....I have a hard time balancing more than one thing at a time.  This is not a good thing because I can't even concentrate on that "one thing" that I am supposed to be doing.  Anyway....I will get to that in a minute.  Do you remember a few weeks ago when I posted about my BP running so high, like this?
 So after a couple of doctor appointments and tons of meds hopefully all will be well soon.  I won't bother you with all of the details but after lots of blood work and tests, I am now on 9 pills a day!!!!  UGH!  So not what I wanted at 42, but that is what I have to do right now.  The doctor said that it is very possible after some diet and exercise that I could be taken off these meds so that is what I am shooting for!!!  I am currently on BP meds, cholesterol meds, and diabetes meds.  :(  So as hubby nicely put it, maybe this is God's way of giving me a chance to make things better in my life.  Soooo.....as a start I have lost 6.6 pounds this week!!!  Tons of walking, a little bit of cardio, and a change in eating habits.  My wonderful hubby and kids are behind me all the way!  Not much sewing is getting done because my mind has been on this stuff.  :)

Been having some snowy weather here in KY.  I took this pic one day last week.  That is Bullet, our stud horse.  He loves the snow!
 Here is a pic of Hunter that I snapped!  He was snoozing on the couch.  He was laying there with his eyes closed because he had something in his eye and fell asleep.  You can see the red spot from rubbing it. 
 Andrew leaves back out for work on Wednesday.  :(  I will sure miss my boy.  Another 28 days without seeing him, that is sure hard on this momma.  He turns 22 later this month so that will be hard not to see him on his birthday too.  

That's all for now, hopefully I will have some quilty stuff to post in a day or two!


Michelle said...

Take care of You Kristie. I am on a lot of meds too. I hate it, but I would be a mess without them. Still waiting on my echo results. It will be 2 weeks tomorrow. A heart attack or stroke could be a life changer, and neither one of us wants that.


julieQ said...

Hey Kristie, you stick right with it girl, and I will do it with you!! Great work!

Hazel said...

Kristie I went through this at Christmas my BP went up to 199/94 I ended up in the ER .One thing that has helped me is I bought a Charge HR Fitbit watch it has helped so much I can see my heart rate and steps I've walked .I'm trying for 10000 steps a day ,have a look into it

Janet O. said...

Kristie, I admire your efforts to make a change for good in your life. Sounds like you are off to a great start and with your family backing you up you will succeed!
Beautiful shot of your horse in that snowy backdrop.

bernie said...

You just concentrate on getting that BP under control. You are doing great. Bernie

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you can do it!! the meds are giving you a chance to get your health under control while the exercise and diet start to help. stick with it you can do it!!

Michelle said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well...but it looks like you are taking steps to change for the better. Hang in there!

ruthsplace said...

6 pounds is great! I've been making healthier choices this year as well.