Berys One Day at a Time

Welcome to My World The World of My Wonderfull Husband and Family and My Day to Day Battle with Chronic Illness and weight Loss

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Count down begins for Our Golden Wedding Aniversary

Berys One Day at a Time

Well today the 28th October 2010 marks the 49th wedding aniversary for Kevin and Myself .. I could not let this day go with out reconizeing it .

So the count down to 50 years has started and God Willing we will see that Day

Thinking back to all those years  brings back Happy and sad times like the loss of our Twins  and the Joy of the next five of our Children .

But that is life we have the Good as well as the hard times but if I had my time over I would still marry the Man I have Loved all my life ..we were Only Young when we started dateing Me 14 Kevin 19 but I had known him for about 5 years prior to this .

We were going out today for lunch as we allways do for this special day ..but I had a massive Hypo early this Am  and it really wiped me out ..I had to go to Bed and sleep it off  leaving it to late to Go for Lunch .. so we are going now tomorrow .

On Sunday we are having a Family get together as daughter in law and Miss 6 Grandaughter are coming up for the weekend from Tasmania .. so they are coming here Sunday and all the Family will be here well except for our Son and Daughter #1 also in Tasmania .

So I really am looking forward to seeing My Grandaughter who is growing so tall and of course Our Daughter in law .

I really should come in here more often and add my dreams and thoughts  so untill next time May God Bless you all .

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Berys One Day at a Time

Hi  Blog   .. just popped in to put down some of my thoughts on life at the Moment ..

I am really tired all the time Blood work comes back showing nothing  that should be causeing this  but my Throid has not been checked for a while so Maybe that is the problem .. though in saying this my weight has dropped this week down to 95.5 kgs  with next to no exercise .. so one would rule out
Throid being the problem .

I go to Bed tired and I awaken feeling like I have never slept .. and it is driveing me insane  ..I do not like feeling so Short of Breath and being so exhausted  .. maybe I did over do it for a little while and maybe it has all caught up with me .

The other problem is My Cpap Machine I sleep on for Sleep Apeona  I have now lost in excess of 34 kgs since it was last set ..Could it be the Pressure needs dropping now ? maybe a sleep test is needed  to check this .

ummm well there is a few possibilties  there  now to put in place trying to check out  all of the above  ..and lets hope .. we come up with an answer ..I do not like feeling this way .

These Photos show  the diffrence that 34 kgs lost have made  
This one was taken in May of this year 2010  in Tasmania

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Berys One Day at a Time

Blog I have forsaken you again  , weigh day again tomorrow and I am not sure how it will go  I have been unwell now for the last couple of weeks  and I have not been having near enough exercise but have been manageing  to eat all my Calories  plus a Binge one night of a packet of Short Bread Biscuits   yukkkk I really did not even enjoy them
It has been the first Binge I have had in about 6 months  the signs were all around me but I had let my Guard down  and Bang it had me .. I have been fine since then  but it has taught me a valuable lesson never to be to complacent about yourself and to be on the look out for the triggers that lead to a Binge .

I have done a huge clean of not just My Home but of my Sisters also .. She had major surgery last week  and is on Bed rest for a few weeks so I also did her Home for Her also  ... she has  many times helped me out so it is great to be able to return the favour .

I will Blog again tomorrow and start Blogging my weight each week maybe that may give me a little push in the right direction  my Motivation is still there I am just so dam Tired all the Time .. I am hopeing that the Renal Unit maybe able to give me some answers on Monday .. I had my Blood Tests done on Tuesday .

Untill Tomorrow Blog 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Berys One Day at a Time

Sorry Blog I have neglected you again , so I had better update you on what is happening in my Life .

My Weight loss is going well and I am down to 95.9 kgs  makeing a total so far this year of 13.8 kgs  and an over all Loss of 34.4  kgs    so I am very happy with my Progress .

I do have a lot of loose skin  and that is Ok as long as it does get to the stage of  where it is uncomfortable it will be all Good and at my Age it is to be expected.

My Measure ments in the last week have dipped dramaticly to the degree where I really need to purchase more underwear  again ..Millers this week had a sale of last years summer weight clothes all for $5.00 a peice so I bought 2 Tops and 2X 3/8 pants all for $20.00 Bargain  .

I have purchased a new Polar4 HRM  as my old one could not be repaired it is so great to be able to see what my HR is doing all the Time and it has an alarm that goes off if it get over the BPM that the Doctors have told me to watch for  so a wonderfull and usefull tool with my Weight loss .

My Sister and I walk every Day and we do at least 3 klms and sometimes 5 klm we get along a fair click some days but others we are slower depends on how we are each feeling Sister is 70 and has really bad Arthritis in Her Feet so some days are really painfull for Her but she like myself will never give up on our self .

Untill Next Time God Bless you and Yours 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Weight Loss is going Great

Berys One Day at a Time

Well another week has passed and after a halt in my weight loss , I have started moveing again in the downward direction ..

I am now 96.8 kgs  a loss of 400 grms this week and I am Happy with this ..I was for a while looseing over a kilo a week and while this is great I found it to be very tireing also .

Health wise ..I am doing Ok My Renal Problems stay steady though I am in stage 4 Renal Failure .. Iron Stores are Good but Heamglobins are low I am on special injections to help create red blood cells but sometimes I still manage to get under the line of where it should be .. but I am ok as long as I stand slowly from sitting  and I am still walking 4 kilometers a day and enjoying every step .

I find myself missing my Family who live in Tasmania especially Miss 6 My Youngest Grandchild ..I seem to be getting teary really easy when I think of them and that is all the Time  ..Phone Calls are so expensive so all I can do is send emails and keep watching for when they come on SKYPE.

I will be really glad when our Winter has gone   I love the sun and never feel energized if I do not see the Sun shineing .. I really feel for the People who live for Months with not hardly seeing Daylight  ..and must be continually cold .


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Berys One Day at a Time

Well what a day  ..My Sister and I walked to Church this morning  we went to the 10 am service  and I have to say I really enjoyed being in the Home of our Father  .
It has been a long time since I have attended Mass in many years and I am not proud of this but not being able to drive anymore and being very independent  meant I did not get to a lot of places that I have allways previously been too .

My loseing 34 kgs  has made such a diffrence to my life I have a lot of my independence back   I can do things that I have not been able to do for years  like today and going to Mass .. My Sister Moving  7 mins walk from My place has just been the cherry on top of the Cake .

I am upping my Exercise as of this coming week  so I hope it will make a diffrence next week in my weight loss .

Untill next Time  May God Bless you and Yours 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Another wet and Cold Day

Berys One Day at a Time

My weigh Day was yesterday and I am happy to say I lost 1.1 kgs so I am back to 97.4 kgs  I really beleive that it was all fluid anyway , but still I panic when I see those big numbers .

I would love to be down to 90 kgs by Christmas 2010 very doable provided I just keep to My Calories and Exercise .

I am as of next week upping my exercise at present I am walking 3 to 4 klms a day  sometimes a bit more .. but I need to put in a few extra burning elements  like walking up hill etc at present I only walk on flat ground most of the time .. but if I make my rout bigger then I will be able to add the element of a couple of Hills in to the equasion .

I have  an airwalker  named (Mr Squeaky) for obvious  reasons as he sure uses a lot of oil .. LOL  and I enjoy that bit of extra exercise when the weather is not kind like today  and yesterday .

I am finding as I get fitter it is harder to get my Heart Rate up so I must put myself up this extra level if I ever want to finish this Journey .

Hubby has gone to Lawn Bowls  though I think he has wasted his time  as it has started raining again here on the mainland but he has friends that he will probably pop in and see while he is on the Island .

My Dinner at night  is now Home made Minestrony Soup it is fiddly to make as I have to soak all the vegatables  for a couple of Hours  to leach out some of the pottasium  but so rewarding to eat   Hot soup is just the thing on a cool night and I make it my Main course I just have a peice of toasted Mountain Bread with it and yum and filling   I freeze them into serve sizes so easy  just to pop one in the microwave ..I should add Hubby cooks his own meals  we both eat completly diffrent foods these days and he opted to do this and I most certaintly did not say NO   it makes a bit extra washing up but Heh I am not complaining .

I have decided to return to Tasmania early next year  provided my Health is still good and if DD#2 can not get the time off work  I will Fly by myself  I feel so confindant that I can do this  it is only the steps  getting into the Plane that gives me problems my poor old Hips are just so stiff now walking is not to bad but raising my legs to go up steps etc is the biggest hurdle but the airlines kindly supply a lift  to put we oldies and disabled onto the plane .

The thought of not seeing my Children and Grandaughter down there is very upsetting to me  .. so I know I can do it .
 untill next time  May  God Bless you and yours

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Berys One Day at a Time

Berys One Day at a Time

This is a Photo of myself (center)  with my Two Living Sisters  this is when I was probably my Highest Weight .. and at that stage was on Huge doses of  Prednisone .  My Weight then was 129.9 and I am only 5 Feet 2 inches Tall

This next Photo is me  some years before  when I was fit and well
This Photo was taken in the Family Home .
Weight Here was 50.1 Kgs
We have had many Homes since then from Donnybrook Queensland to HerveyBay, Bribie Island ,to our current and final Home in Caboolture Queensland .
we have added an extra Family Member since we Moved to our Current address  a Beautifull Schitzu Cross  our  Reason to get out of Bed of a Morning I guess  but he has given us such Love and we now wonder how  we managed to go all those years with out having Him .his Name is  " Benji "  Here I am now I still have a long way to go  but
 He has a wonderfull  nature and is much loved .
My current photo Left was taken in Tasmania  and My weight then is down to 97.4 still a long way to Go but I will  get there .
Berys One Day at a Time

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Berys One Day at a Time

My First Ever Flight destination Tasmania Australia

Berys One Day at a Time
The start of the trip  yep had to eat  and of course listen to my MP3 El Divo  going down
I was taken off the plane in a wheelchair  those stairs are a killer on the Planes I was much calmer then I thought I would be amazing if you want to see your Children and Grandaughter in Tasmania what you can do I really never thought I would be able to do this thanks to My Daughter I made that Trip  and had a wonderfull time  though She will tell you She is still extracting my fingernails out of her Leg LOLCross Country Race for Prep 1 Children was held while we were there of course we have photos  Here is Our Beautifull Youngest Grandaughter  Miss 6  
Miss 6 with both myself and with Her Dad  my only Son
Daughter #1 Who Paid for my Plane Ticket down
A visit to Beaconsfeild Mine  was on the agenda  after all those days of praying for those Miners I really wanted to visit the Town .
I do not know if I will ever get to go again  as My Blog says I take One Day at a Time but My Heart tells me I do not want it to be the last time I will see My Children   But God willing who Knows

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy 2010   Everone  Long time no Blog  but I am Back  the Photo above is of me at aged 51year old  I weighed 50 kgs   now weigh   108.3 kgs  I have lost 21.9 kgs in 2 years   and I am still chpping away at it and probably will be untill the Day I die

This Photo of Hubby and I was taken Christmas Day 2009  as you can see I still have a long way to go   but I will be happy just to be able to fit into the Clothes I have outgrown since I first became sick many years ago .
My Garden is Beautifull at the Moment .. we have had a lot of rain and water restrictions have been lifted and the Garden has just come to life .. Tomatoes  have not done well they have been attacked by Grubs and other pests Choko is doing well  snow peas were not good either  strange as in other years we have grown these Veg and Fruit with no problems ..however   Paw paw  trees were laden  abd we did not lose one to insects .

My Family are all well we have some in Brisbane and some in Tasmania  we were hopefull of takeing a trip to Tasmania in February  but anythin and everything that could break or stop working has so mabe next year I hope

ur Grandaughter in Tasmania is allmost 6 years old and Boy has she grown we really miss her very much .. This Photo is of all our Children and Grandchildren  taken over a year ago Our Grandson is missing from it  and now with 2 families in Tasmania I am thinking we will not probably get one .

I will Take some Photos of our Garden and put into the next Blog  and put in the before ones also when we started it two years ago in April .

Untill Next Time all stay safe  and May God Bless you and Yours ..   Berys