Maintained, and did a workout!

so i maintained at weigh in. i was disappointed about it, but you cant lose all of the time. at least I’m making healthier choices, as someone commented to me!

I came home from slimming world, ate a bowl of homemade vegetable soup and then I did a 20 minute work out on the treadmill. And now I am feeling great!

I am now waiting for my public health nurse to call. She phoned me, and said she’s on her way. She’s going to help me apply for the extra PA hours. I hope the appointment goes well. I’ll keep you all posted.

Fingers crossed I need some good juju so send some my way!

Going on disability is a bloody nightmare

My mom is trying to make a claim and get on disability. She went to her GP last week, and at first she tried to just claim illness benefit but things have changed, and because she hasnt worked for the last 2 years, she cant claim illness benefit.

So the GP gave her a form, and told her to fill it out. Its a form to apply for disability. Her COPD qualifies her, its one of the top disabilities on the list. But still she has to fill out all of this paperwork which is so complicated.

She’s very stressed right now trying to fill it all out. It has to be filled in by Thursday when she goes back to see her doctor. Then, once its filled in, and sent off, she’ll have to wait about six months before her claim comes through, which I think is just ridiculous.

In the meantime she is getting a payment, but still, six months seems such a long time.

The government makes it so hard for people. I told her to go to her local welfare officer to get help filling out the form, but she refused, saying they just want to delve into all of your personal business, wich is true I guess.

So right now, she’s at home trying her best to fill it out. Hope she is able to do it and get everything correct on the form. She told me she’ll ring the disability section of our government tomorrow if she cant fill it in or she isnt sure about something on it.

All this just to get a little more money, it just doesnt seem worth it.

Operation transformation, its time I got in shape!

So there is this show on our tv for the next 8 weeks. Its called operation transformation. It is a show where 5 people try to lose weight, get healthy and get active.

A GP, psychologist, fitness expert, and a dietician make up a plan and the 5 leaders follow it. All of Ireland gets behind this show. Its a fantastic way to get active and healthy.

I’ve decided to download the operation transformation app and follow along, and try to exercise for 30 minutes each day.

I even set a reminder on the app to remind me to work out at 8 AM each morning.

I am determined to get in shape and do this. I have to get my belly to shrink. Exercising is the only way to do it.

I already eat healthy, its just exercising that I am not accomplishing.

So heres to the start of me getting in shape and toning up over the next 8 weeks. Bring it, I’m ready!

A death in our family

I found out about an hour ago that my gran aunt, who is my dads aunt, his moms sister, passed away.

She had COPD, and she was on oxygen 24 7, she recently got pneumonia, and she was hospitalised and she just never recovered from it.

She was 79 years old. She died last night in the hospital.

Please if you could send healing energy, thoughts and prayers to my family, I’d really appreciate it.

Its hard for her family with it being so close to christmas. Christmas is never a good time to lose someone. But then again, no time is ever a good time.

Results of my bllod tests!

I called my GP’s surgery for my results of my blood tests this afternoon. I didnt get very far.
The nurse gave me a few of the results, but she said I needed to come in for a diabetic review.
I will be going in on December 9th!
She did tell me that my sugars are up a little and my cholesterol is a little high.
Thats all she told me though.
I really dont know how this is possible since I am losing weight. I know the A1C is for the last 3 months.
Its a bit frustrating. My mom said she’d take me in there on the 9th.
Until then, its a waiting game!

A good read!

Hi guys! I have been watching the irish book awards tonight. I love books so this was right up my street!
One of the books that won an award was the book overcoming by vicky phelan.
Vicky phelan is a woman who got cervical cancer, and she blew the whistle on the cervical check scandal, over 200 women in ireland got wrong smear test results and were wrongly diagnosed, and they all ended up with cervical cancer because of it.
Overcoming tells her story. Its a fantastic read and I highly recommend it. Its in print and on audible as well.
If your looking for your next good read, pick this book up!
After she won the award tonight she gave an interview and she’s like a breath of fresh air! This woman campaigned and took the medical profession to court, won her case, but she’s terminally ill and we should not forget that!
She’s now on a trial medication and so far it is working for her. But she’s slowly dying.
If you read any book this year, please read vickys book.

Its going to be a busy morning

Tomorrow morning will be a busy one for me. My PA Frances is coming to moms house at 8:40 to pick me up. She’ll take me to my gp’s where surgery the practice nurse will take bloods from me. They are routine bloods, I get them done once a year. I am hoping they’ll be fine, and that nothing is amiss with them. I wont know the results for a few days though. It will probably be early next week before I’ll have any results.

After that I am going to the beauticians to get waxing done and I will also get my nails done. My nails are currently done, so I need to get the nail polish soaked off before some new shilac can be applied. I dont know what color I want. I’ll ask the girl doing them for her advice. I’m sure she’ll tell me what looks good or whats popular right now color wise.

I also need to get a few groceries, but I think when I am getting my nails done, I’ll ask my PA Frances to go get the bits I need, to save time.