Journey with Mom

16 Nov

Hello my friends – this is Bacon’s mom June here.  Today is my first Monday checking in.  Over the weekend, I purged the Hotel Thompson of sugary foods – cookies, soda’s, chips – all of the ‘great’ things we lean upon in a rush.  I even got on the scales and weighed myself – thus the scale image of HELP! LOL.  At the family meeting last night, we even discussed the game plan and what was in store.  Not a DIEt but a change in our lifestyle eating.  My husband is even aboard with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.  He feels that this holiday is once a year and plans have been made for that day – expensive plans that involve eating at a nice upscale restaurant downtown.  So we compromised on that one day.

Other than that, I pledge to eat clean.  I pledge to walk more for exercise.  I pledge to weigh only once a week on Saturday mornings.  I pledge to be honest here on my weekly blog postings.  If I have a great week, I will share.  If I stumbled and tripped, I will also share.

This journey is not only about losing weight, which I need, but it’s about getting some blood count numbers where they need to be.  My cholesterol and LDL are perfect.  However, my HDL and A1C are not.  As of September, my HDL is a 39 and needs to be over 50.  My A1C came back at 9.3 which is high.  In order not to take insulin shots, my A1C needs to be at a 7 or below.  My next blood work will be in January/February 2016.  I CAN DO THIS!

With your help, guidance, hugs and/or a swift kick in the bum, I CAN DO THIS!  Losing weight will help towards these goals.  In reality, I would love to lose 100 pounds.  Is this possible – sure – slow and steady wins the race, right?  So my friends, now you know what’s in store.

Are you up to the challenge of helping me and being my support system?

Much love ❤ June ❤


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58 responses to “Journey with Mom

  1. ruthdetwiler

    11/16/2015 at 12:32 pm

    Yes I am up for the challenge as I am walking the same path you are. I did not go on a diet I made a life style change and am adjusting to that change now and it is hard.
    I have only lost 12 pounds and every day crave the sweets but one day at a time I am not eating them.
    Hold out hand and says i am in this one with you.

    • Piglove

      11/16/2015 at 1:08 pm

      aaww – thank you so much my friend!! We can ALL do this together. It’s a journey that we all take and sometimes holding someone else’s hand at the same time helps us on our journey. Congrats on your 12 pounds – it is a daily challenge. We can do this ❤ June ❤

      • ruthdetwiler

        11/17/2015 at 7:39 am

        Yes we can

  2. Kate Crimmins

    11/16/2015 at 1:05 pm

    You are right that it’s a lifestyle change. Even when you cheat you cheat less. It’s all about less. Even Thanksgiving Day. You want to get to a point where a taste or two will satisfy and you will. It’s a slow process so don’t beat yourself up! Cheers!

    • Piglove

      11/16/2015 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you my friend! That’s what I need to here – support and guidance. I really appreciate that. We compromised last night on Thanksgiving and like you said, less of a cheat is better than a huge uh-oh what have I done to myself cheat. Hugs ❤ June ❤

  3. sheilaenglehart

    11/16/2015 at 1:12 pm

    In march I gave up bread and all things made with wheat flour. Big change! I’ve cheated a few times with a slice of pizza or crust of toast, but have done well. If you just make one change, get rid of one white thing like sugar, you can lower your levels. And eat good FAT! My friend lost 92 pounds by losing the sugar and putting the real fat back in.

    • Piglove

      11/16/2015 at 1:37 pm

      That is so totally awesome to hear my sweet friend. That is what I’m trying to do – get rid of sugar. I’m trying to do good fats in my diet. It’s a battle but I know I can do it. ❤ June ❤

      • sheilaenglehart

        11/23/2015 at 7:57 pm

        Don’t view it as a battle. View as taking a different path. You’ll see different things, smell different smells, and enjoy things in a different way. The tortoise always gets there in the end!

      • Piglove

        11/23/2015 at 9:52 pm

        Excellent comment. Thank you my friend. That is it exactly. A different path to better living. June.

  4. jaspersdoggyworld

    11/16/2015 at 1:15 pm

    Hi. It’s Jasper’s mum – Liz here. I lost 25 kg (55 pounds) by stopping eating bread and excerising more. Eat less and do more. I started swimming again and going for walks. What I found helped is weighing myself daily and keeping a record of it on a spread sheet. Sort of a visual reminder of how well I was doing. It is a journey but one that does have an end in sight. The other thing we have done is cut down on the amount of meat we eat. A lot more lentiles and beans. Let us know how you are doing. Regards Liz.

    • Piglove

      11/16/2015 at 1:40 pm

      That’s the game plan. No sugars/white bread. I’m also trying to walk more which is hard some days with my pain levels BUT any little bit helps, right? Thank you so much for your info – trust me I am using all of the helpful suggestions I can get! XOXO – Bacon

    • jaspersdoggyworld

      11/16/2015 at 3:12 pm

      Some people find it helpful to write down everything they eat in a day and/or take a photo of themselves to remind them of what they look like.

      • Piglove

        11/16/2015 at 3:44 pm

        Great suggestions! You know I took a picture last night and I am recording everything in an app I found on my cell phone. Once you have it in black/white, you can really see where all of your calories are going. I am shocked! Little things are adding up. ❤ June ❤

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    11/16/2015 at 1:30 pm

    For sure, J. You will do this. It helps to have the motivation of good health behind the weight loss. Mom has a friend who lost a hundred pounds, so we know it’s doable. It took her a year, but the important thing is walking through one healthy day at a time.

    Love and licks,

    • Piglove

      11/16/2015 at 1:41 pm

      That’s exactly what I’m learning – One Day at a Time. I’m trying not to get so overwhelmed with everything. Just focusing on the now and what today is bringing. Thanks for your help! XOXO – Bacon

  6. onespoiledcat

    11/16/2015 at 1:54 pm

    Count us in – we’ll support you with hugs, love, encouragement and a swift kick in the buns when you’re BAD (hahahahaha).

    Pam and Sam

    • Piglove

      11/16/2015 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks my sweet friends. I feel so encouraged with everyone. Today is the first day to my new life 🙂 I can feel it in my bones! ❤ June ❤

  7. katsrus

    11/16/2015 at 3:29 pm

    I will support you. I know you can do it.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      11/16/2015 at 3:44 pm

      Thank you so much sweet friend!! I really appreciate that. ❤ June ❤

  8. speedyrabbit

    11/16/2015 at 4:39 pm

    Absolutely, I have been a bit slack lately myself so I need to get back on track too, with you all the way xx Rachel

    • Piglove

      11/16/2015 at 4:56 pm

      aaww YAY!! Thanks my friend. You know we can all do this together 🙂 ❤ June ❤

  9. Reilly & Denny

    11/16/2015 at 5:19 pm

    We will be glad to offer all the support we can – what we need is an open blog were we can all share our exercise and helpful hints

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 9:36 am

      What a brilliant idea. Hey – I say we meet here every week on Monday under my Journey with Mom post and share everything we can. It takes all of us to support each other for success! June

  10. noodle4president

    11/16/2015 at 6:47 pm

    You can do this, Mrs. Bacon’s mom!

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 9:38 am

      Thank you my friend!! I really appreciate that. June

  11. gentlestitches

    11/16/2015 at 8:48 pm

    You can do it and I will also walk more and drink water more! I agree that Thanksgiving should be just fun and thanking and also Christmas! That is 363 days that are neither Thanksgiving nor Christmas! ❤ ❤ ❤

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 9:38 am

      Exactly! With the exception of those two days, I’m trying really hard to work towards my goal. It is definitely making it so much easier having all of my friends here for support. Thank you! June

  12. hairballexpress

    11/16/2015 at 9:40 pm

    The human would totally help! 😺 We’re purroud of you! You can do this!

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 9:39 am

      aaw – Ya’ll are the best. Thank you my friends. This is helping so much having ya’ll have my back! June

  13. hairballexpress

    11/16/2015 at 9:41 pm

    You will amaze yourself!

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 9:39 am

      Thanks!!! I really hope so. I’m trying. June

      • hairballexpress

        11/17/2015 at 4:38 pm

        The human went on the 21 day Fix with the Creature’s Mom in June (because they do everything together)- and she went to a Dr apt in August and had lost 26 pounds!! You CAN DO it!😺

      • Piglove

        11/17/2015 at 4:44 pm

        OMP! That is fantastic my friend. Tell your mom I said that. I’m impressed. My mom is working on it. It is a slow process but steady wins the race, right? XOXO – Bacon

      • hairballexpress

        11/17/2015 at 4:47 pm

        Just hang in there – and celebrate EVERY success!! No matter how small!!

      • Piglove

        11/17/2015 at 5:09 pm

        Excellent advice. Thank you my friend! XOXO – Bacon

      • hairballexpress

        11/17/2015 at 5:24 pm


      • hairballexpress

        11/17/2015 at 4:48 pm

        And remember – you ARE WORTH the effort – you WILL be successful!!

      • Piglove

        11/17/2015 at 5:10 pm

        OMP! Thank YOU. I’m adding that to my fridge where I have put a lot of these supportive messages. Thank you my friend. I really do appreciate it. June

      • hairballexpress

        11/17/2015 at 6:38 pm

        Oh, girl, I am so excited for you – you’re going to ace this – and you’ll AMAZE yourself!

  14. pattisj

    11/17/2015 at 12:43 am

    Count me in!

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 9:39 am

      Thanks my friend!! I’m counting on you. June

  15. CarolMaeWY

    11/17/2015 at 3:03 am

    Yes you can do this June! You are on the right path! It is a lifestyle change. Been there, doing it.

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 9:40 am

      I am so touched over everyone’s willingness to help. It means so much to me my friend. Thank you!! Together we can do this! XOXO – Bacon

  16. easyweimaraner

    11/17/2015 at 3:47 am

    I think it is possible… I chased more than 25 lbs away and I still stick with my die-t (eggs-cept Häagen-Dazs is on offer, what happens only rarely)

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 9:42 am

      Snorts – Häagen-Dazs mmm. I’m so trying to do this in 25 pound goals… of course 4 times – snorts. I really appreciate everyone’s help. We can do this! June

  17. Animalcouriers

    11/17/2015 at 8:07 am

    Good luck! Always best to change diet to avoid insulin.

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 9:53 am

      YES! Thank you so much my friend. I just know I’m going to kick this with everyone’s support. June

  18. Lori Fontanes

    11/17/2015 at 8:43 am

    Hi June, I am so proud of you for your enthusiastic determination to eat clean! I do a lot of advocacy work on this issue, spent most of my life eating really badly and about 8 years ago, got incredibly serious about doing better. It’s not the easiest thing but it is absolutely the right thing to do for yourself (and your loved ones–and your anipals who need you!!!) Quick tip (not that you asked but here goes anyway)–try to prepare your own food as much as possible. That way you can control what goes into, how it’s put together and how much you want. Plus, homemade tastes great, is cheaper and is generally more nutritious. OK, it takes time–that is the hardest part–but with planning and all of your enthusiasm, *you can do it*!!! We believe in you!!! Best wishes & please don’t hesitate to call on all your blog buddies for any help or advice! 🙂

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 9:56 am

      THANK YOU!! When I went to the store this past weekend, I had exactly what you said in mind. I bought things to FIX for meals. It does take planning but I am trying and that’s a lot of it right there – trying to prepare in advance. The hub is used to eating out a lot with my schedule and just being the two of us. We are curtailing that and compromising that he can have some weekend ventures but during the week, we stay clean and on plan. It’s a lifestyle change that needs to happen for the rest of our lives. And the best part is that this time, I have the support and guidance from all of my friends here which is fantastic! Thank you again sweet friend. June

  19. evilsquirrel13

    11/17/2015 at 10:02 am

    I don’t do swift kicks in the bum, but I can throw acorns if need be. I will do my best to cheer you on in this challenge!

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 10:13 am

      aaww – thank you my friend. I really appreciate that. June
      And acorns are hard so I guess that will be a great aerobics class of duck and dodge – LOL

  20. Tails Around the Ranch

    11/18/2015 at 12:43 pm

    You totally have my love and support! Let me know how to help. Remember the key is to eat less, and move more. 🙂

    • Piglove

      11/18/2015 at 12:52 pm

      aaww thanks my friend. I *really* appreciate your help and support. June

  21. The Canadian Cats

    11/18/2015 at 6:43 pm

    I am on board June. I am more than on board….I need to lose about 30 pounds. I have slowly been creeping up in weight until now I feel its too much. I must move more but my eating is not bad although they are all the wrong things. I am watching what I eat. I have lost 2 pounds in 3 weeks. Not good!


    • Piglove

      11/19/2015 at 8:32 am

      Hey my friend – every single bit adds up to what the main goal is in our eyes. We can ALL do this together. I’m tweaking my Monday morning blogs posts as Journey with Friends so we call all come to one place for support and encouragement. Hugs. ❤ June

      • The Canadian Cats

        11/19/2015 at 6:32 pm

        I need a reminder of the stuff on Shopping Around The World.


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