So, if you’ve followed my posts between my last blog and this one, my health has been pretty horrible for the last year. By the “end” of my health issues, I ended up with a temporary ostomy bag. I was supposed to finally have that reversed on April 10th, but yet one more health issue arose. I’m diabetic. A1C levels were 10.6. That’s insulin issues, and also means that surgery was a no go. I did have to stay at the hospital for a while, though on an insulin drip. So, that brings us to the reason for this post. I need to learn how to eat right so that maybe I can get off of insulin!!! Plus, I need to continue losing weight! So, I found a ton of amazing recipes that are low carb, and diabetes friendly! Diabetic recipes, here we come!
Winter may still be dragging it’s ugly feet, but summer will be here in no time flat! Then it’ll be time to pull out your flip flops, shorts, tanks, and bathing suits! I know I’m not ready for all of that! So, I found some low carb meal ideas that should taste as amazing as they sound, without leaving lots of fat behind!
Yum, yum! I know that after all of these health issues are taken care of, I’m going to have to work at losing wait, instead of watching it come off on it’s own, so I’ll be trying most of these out very, very soon! Do you have a favorite low carb meal? If so, share it in the comments or on my Facebook page!
This week has been good for me losing friends that I really didn’t consider friends in the first place. One that thought that “trading lives” was a good status while she whined about just how bad it is taking care of her child. Hm…but she wouldn’t trade me, I’m sure. The other was a woman that constantly aired her dirty laundry on Facebook… I’m a blogger, but you rarely see me posting anything about my marriage online. When we fight/argue (never any fisticuffs), that’s our business, not that of Facebook. Today, however, after the last person blocked me, she decided to say some things about me that made me a bit mad, and since this is my blog, and it’s called Mel’s Thoughts…I’m putting mine here…Part of it will be about Ostomy bags.
I fell asleep rather early tonight, which is why I’m awake now. I’m usually either getting up right now to use the restroom, or sleeping. Tonight, though, I’m having some trouble getting back to sleep. This is going to sound like one very long, sad, crazy post, but hey, it’s my blog, right? So, here are my late night thoughts…Enjoy.
I found a link to Disturbed front man’s version of “Sounds of Silence” with just vocals. I found myself in literal tears…Strange, yeah? So, I try to figure out how to download that version as well as the one with the music. Instead, I find myself downloading apps that don’t work the way they should, so I give up. My daughter says, “Um, you do realize you can look up loops on YouTube, right?” Thanks, teenage daughter, no. lol I start listening to that on a one hour loop, but find that I just can’t go back to sleep, even with an amazing song in my ears.
If you’ve missed my political stance, you can read my first post about this man, here. I’ve been trying to figure out what to say here without making anyone mad, but I’m over that. If you can’t stand to hear about what I really, truly think of the Electoral decision, well then, this is probably the wrong post for you. My thoughts on the new “president” are not nice, or kind. Sorry.
Nothing. Skip this paragraph, it’s just for laughs.
Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is almost here already? It seems like yesterday was Christmas, or maybe it was summer, I can’t even remember. I know you can find all sorts of Valentine’s day desserts to make with your kiddos, but how about a list of Valentine’s Day desserts to share with your one and only? A little sexier, a little more oomph, and way more ways to get sexy with your other half…I found some posts just for this reason, because I can make desserts with my kids whenever I want, but having a date night, or a Valentine’s Day with my husband needs a bit more mature palate.
Yum! I wish I had a personal chef because I could go for a few of these right now! I guess I’ll just have to pick one to make for my husband and I to share on Valentine’s Day…or rather after Valentine’s Day, as he works evenings, and won’t be here for that. A nice home cooked meal, and a delicious dessert to share after the kids are in bed ;).
I was just asked yesterday what one of my friends could do for her uncle who is having a similar surgery to mine. I had a difficult time coming up with things, because I didn’t receive much while I was in the hospital. I thought this was a great post idea, so here are some ideas for good gift ideas for sick friends and relatives.
While I was in the hospital, I got exactly one bouquet of flowers from a friend allllll the way in Alaska. I was so appreciative for that small token that let me know she was thinking of me. Other than that, my husband visited, and one friend who lived nearby. So, this list will mostly be comprised of things I wish I’d gotten :D.
I’m back! Who missed me? Christmas and New Year’s were boring around my house, with my unwillingness to go visit anyone until this stupid ostomy bag is gone (TWO MORE MONTHS!!), so we had a quiet holiday season at home, which was actually really nice…However, now that the new year is here, there have been TWO shootings in my town-one fatal- in the last two evenings…. This post is to discuss why the whole “Don’t ask me to help!” thing makes me so angry…
If any of you followed my other blog, you’ll know that suicide has been a factor in my family. It seems like if you have a teenager, it’s probably not much different for you. Cutting and thoughts of suicide are becoming the norm when it comes to the thoughts of teens today.
Suicide in Teens
This post was inspired by a friend of a friend who chose to end her life not long ago. She was 16, and absolutely beautiful (I’m not sharing her picture or her name). Looking at her picture made me wonder what was going through her head, and what made her choose to end her life. Then I thought, this could very well have been my daughter a few times. She’s talked and written about ending her life many times, and she’s only 14. We’ve sat down and had discussions about her cutting, which she’s thankfully put an end to, but she still shares horrible memes about suicide that make me sad and angry. Not quite as often as she did before, but they still make it to her page, and I still yell and threaten to shut down her Facebook and all forms of social media, which stops those kinds of things for a while.
If you haven’t noticed by now, I live in Ohio. A state that has decided to take itself backwards about 40 years, and make every woman listen to a heartbeat of a fetus that couldn’t live outside of that woman’s body, before she can legally abort it. Ohio’s heartbeat bill is effectively cancelling out Roe v Wade, which was passed in 1973, that says that I, as a woman, have a right to abort a child, essentially I have all rights to MY body. This bill would take those rights away.
Pro-Choice is NOT Pro-Abortion
Now, I’m sure the pro-lifers out there are chomping at the bit to call me a murderer right now… I know you are, I used to be one of you. I can remember the absolute disgust I felt at the mention of someone having an abortion… Then I had a few things that made me stop in my tracks and think. Pro-choice is NOT pro-abortion. It’s simply not. I don’t believe that abortion should be used as a form of birth control, but I stand behind any woman that has an abortion for her own reasons. I won’t lie, I’ve considered it a time or two, when I found myself pregnant, and we were financially unstable. We made it, but I also have my now-husband standing by my side. Not every woman has that luxury.