Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday ~ Blog Updates ~ Eye Update

Hi Friends...

Happy Wednesday!

You know what Wednesday is right? Weigh in day! Technically for Weight Watchers my tracking day is on Monday... but for my blog I weigh in on Wednesday.

So where am I you ask? 


Starting weight January 9, 2012: 150 Pounds (Yikes!!!)

Last weeks weigh in: 139 Pounds (Woohoo!)

Current Weight: 139 Pounds

Total lost so far:  11 pounds

Woohoo! Happy to still be int he 130's! Haven't seen those numbers in ages! 

Even steven this week. No change. But I'm not complaining because last Friday I weighed in at 138... so I know it's in there. I was sick over the weekend and didn't eat at all Saturday. Guess that was good since I cooked all day! Made me unable to snack all day! So Sunday I overdid it... right before weigh in of course. I know that's why I'm up.

I've been struggling with my weigh in day. I want it on Monday so I have all week to earn Activity points so I can spend my extra points on a weekend eat out and drinks with friends. That has been working but come Monday weigh in I'm weighing in on weekend weight and then it is always gone by Wednesday. Always a pound up Monday. I weigh everyday so it's easy to see the trend.

The end goal ends up the same as you can see in my tracker...


It’s always going down. But I fluctuate exactly the same every weekend and it drives me mad!

Anyway… as you can see… Down… down… down… Yay!

Made it to the gym everyday last week and so far this week. Yay! I still really enjoying the treadmill. Been at it for 3 months now and it’s just a part of my daily life now.

My treadmill update is this… I do one full hour at 3.5-3.7mph at an incline between 3 and 9.5 and then a 5 minute cool down. I have learned how to use the random button on the Treadmill to vary my work outs for me and that’s pretty cool.

I think it’s time to plop down the money and get one for home. The treadmill is the only thing I use at the gym right now. And until I hit my goal weight… that’s what I’m sticking to. I will worry about toning and upper body strength when I get to goal. I also think if I had one at home I would use it on Saturday and Sunday too. Days I currently take off walking because I don’t want to use the gas to get to the gym. And I am not an outside walker unless the weather is absolutely perfect with nothing to deter me. I’m just not, so no need to even consider it. So I think it’s time. :)

I’ll start perusing Craigslist and find me a deal. You didn’t think the Thrifty Queen was going to pay full price did you?


Ok… blogger issues.

If you have been trying to update your Blog roll that others see on the right of your blog… you probably have been unsuccessful. It’s broke. The save button isn’t saving. Blogger is aware it’s broke and has been for months.

I accidently deleted my blog list last week and have been desperately trying to restore it to no avail. I usually get 1 to add out of 100 tries. I’m highly annoyed at their lack of trying to fix this.

If you go to the forums this has been going on for months. Yet no fix. I would really like to feature all my blogging friends on my blog… and I don’t want anyone to think I’m leaving them out or deleted them on purpose. I didn’t. Maybe they will fix it if enough complain. I already did. Please do so as well.


I also updated my Ohio Craft Fairs and Shows Page.

Bad news ladies… Simple Goods Show is cancelled.

No more Simple Goods. I have no idea why. It’s just over.

Lots of other Ohio shows are still on though so check it out and mark your calendars.

If you know of a show I missed… let me know and I will add it!


I had my 1 month Eye appointment Monday. Not much new. Same ol' same ol' answers. He says the problems I'm having are due to the cells that they removed (you would need to watch the video to understand what I'm talking about) growing back and they aren't smooth so I just have to wait for them to flatten out. He will recheck at 2 and 3 month mark.

He did give me eye drops to shrink my pupils and not let so much light in so MAYBE I will be able to drive at night. The lights look huge and exploded to me. I can't drive because I can't see the road if there are lights. I have only driven once by myself at night and that was horrifying. I could not see at all. Scary! And I rode once but it was so blinding I stared down at my phone the whole ride. So I’m hoping the drops help.

The good part is I am still getting better everyday. I'm about 80% good vision, 20% bad vision. He says that will clear up in time. My refraction says I'm 20/30 now in both eyes but it doesn't take into account that while doing the exam the letters I was looking at were all double vision. :( So I am still healing... it just takes time with PRK (vs. lasik).

That’s all for today folks! And I’m sure that was enough.

Thrifty Thursday Pics tomorrow… and updated kitchen pics coming Friday! :) See you then!

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


lilraggedyangie said...

Woohoo congrats on the 11 ...keep on walking ! Yea blogger has so many issues at this point it makes it hard to post, visit or just plain enjoy ! I hope your eyes get better soon ! hugs lil raggedy angie

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dear Carmen:
You go girl! Eleven pounds is a great weight loss. I always like the treadmill best. It doesn't hurt you and you get results.
You've come a long way in recovering from your eye surgery. I wish the recovery period was over for you.
And I hope the issue with the lights at night gets resolved. It sounds really frightening.
Gee, more problems with Blogger. Did you notice that something changed with the captchas? They changed them to be pretty much the same and they are much easier to read. They must have had thousands of complaints! And maybe more blogs being cancelled.
Like the mister says, blogging should be enjoyable.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Great job on the weight loss. I have been wanting to join weight watchers to lose a few pounds I can't seem to budge. You have inspired me.

bettyj said...

You should be pleased with your weight loss. One thing to remember though, you are going to the gym and building muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat. So while you are not dropping pounds as quickly as you would like, I bet you are dropping inches.
Have a great day.

bettyj said...

You should be pleased with your weight loss. One thing to remember though, you are going to the gym and building muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat. So while you are not dropping pounds as quickly as you would like, I bet you are dropping inches.
Have a great day.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Good Morning Carmen-
Congratulations on your weight loss! I have been struggling with my weight for awhile now. Can't seem to shed the pounds. I eat when I am stressed, so I think that's my problem right now.
Thanks for the update on your eyes, I hope they get better soon.
Blogger is not my friend right now, Lol! Having alot of issues with it. Enjoy your day!

Raggedy Creations said...

So glad your eyes are coming along Carmen. Keep encouraged with your weight. I always battle with mine too.


cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Carmen,
I have the same problem with my weight being up on Monday and that is my weigh-in day too.
Walking on our treadmill is alright...but I really like walking outside. Sometime I go over to the track at the high is only 5 minutes away from here.
I follow all my blogs thru blogger and many of them have been disappearing from the list on their own. Then after a fews days or sometimes over a week...they just show back up. Drives me crazy!!

Danice said...

Congrats on the weight loss, Carmen. About the Blogger Blog Roll, well, I used to complain in the Forum every few days about it and the GFC, but got no where. It does seem nothing is being done. It has been broken since back in November according to my records. I wish we could know what is going on...

Sew Many Raggedies said...

Hi Carmen, congrats on the weight loss. Also, for joining my giveaway. I saw on someone else's blog about the word verification and thought I fixed it, evidently I did not. So your tutuorial was so much more explicit. I'm pretty computer challenged, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now if you could just tell me how to turn off my pop-up blocker, that would be most appreciated.:)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

You're doing GREAT on your weight loss! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start with the weight loss. A treadmill would be nice to have when you don't have time to go to the gym or need to be at home after work.
I sure hope your vision gets straightened out soon. No fun not being able to see to drive. Can't wait to see your kitchen decor.
Country at heart

frontporchprims said...

Skinnier and seeing better every day. Good for you Carmen. -Steph-

earlene said...

Way to go Carmen!! Keep going!

Angie Berry said...

Carmen, that is awesome! That's a lot of weight loss in the short time that you've been working on it, be proud girl~

What? The simple goods show is cancelled?? I was really hoping to make it there one year, oh well.

I hope your eyes heal quick, that must be miserable!

Have a wonderful rest of the week~

Carey's Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Congrats to you Carmen, I'm trying to lose weight too. It's a struggle the older you get that's for sure. I am determined to do it and keep it off for good though. My goal is 130 too. I have more to go than you :(
I'm about 5'5" Good luck!

Firecracker Kid said...

Hi Carmen, You should definitely get a treadmill. Your doing great as long as those numbers don't go up. I'm 5'5" and used to weigh 130... too many years ago to count! LOL. Seriously, I need to get on the treadmill too.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Congrats on the weight loss. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to scales. Hope the eyes continue to improve. I have a horrible time driving at night the way it is - I can sorta relate to what you must be going through. Happy Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin