Thursday, July 20, 2017

#CatThursday - Another #reading #cats edition (and an update from the kitties' mom)

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite lolcat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! (share your post in the Mr. Linky below)

So, an update of sorts. I know I'm really behind on my visits and I apologize. A lot going on around here. I've had a slew of doctor's appointments. Found out I have hypothyroidism. Went for a gastric bypass consult. Had pretty much decided I was going to do the surgery (after a six month weight loss/physical fitness regimen managed by my primary care doctor). I even went for the psychological evaluation/testing which is one of the first steps. However, I've changed my mind. I'm going to do this...on my own...and I know I can. One of the gastric bypass requirements was to be treated for sleep apnea. I was previously under treatment, but was non-compliant, but I'm determined to go back and really stick with it this time. It should help tremendously with my weight loss/fitness journey, in combination with the treatment for hypothyroidism (I've been on the medicine for a month and I've already lost 5 lbs!). I've already been modifying my diet, cutting back, making better choices, cutting sweets. Today, I start my exercise journey. I'm starting on my recumbent bike and gradually transitioning over to elliptical and walking, etc. My long-term goal? To run in my first marathon! I know that's a-ways down the road, but it is something I've always wanted to do. Again though, it's long-term. My family is behind me. With their support, also from friends, and some strong determination on my part, I'm ready. Let's do this!

Work has really been kicking my butt. I took on another (at-home) job in addition to my virtual assistant work, and I recently acquired another client. Just finished a big project for that client. I've been busy for two days straight. I'm behind on my reading and although I'm hosting the High Summer Readathon over the next two weeks (it started can still join us), I'm not sure how much I'm going to be able to focus on reading, as I'm working on my novel as well. (Not to mention the whole Photobucket fiasco. I still haven't had time to finish fixing everything!) Whew. 😰

I will try to catch up on visits to your posts. Please don't give up on me...and thanks for being here, and for bearing with me. 💕

In honor of the readathon going on, I'm sharing more reading cats. 😸

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  1. Good for you for getting your health goals in order. You can do it! Being correctly diagnosed is going to help a lot!!

  2. My very best wishes to you--I'm a firm believer in both diet/exercise and modern medicine to help you get to where you need to be for a long, healthy, happy life. Sleeping well is so important to living well. I have faith in you, and your sons need you to be healthy. Power on! Looking forward to reading lots of books with you on your journey.

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