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Friday, September 05, 2014

That's my manuscript...not me. My days of "production" are long gone. I got the email today that said that everything that my manuscript needed was done and now they are going about typesetting it and printing the galleys. I am REALLY curious how many pages it will end up being. The length of the book is what affects the price of the book to the public. My guess is that it will be about 300 pages. The trim size is 6x9"

But HERE IS THE REALLY GOOD NEWS!!
I AM WEARING AT THIS VERY MOMENT A PAIR OF "SKINNY JEANS" I had ordered and when I got them in the Spring of this year they were a good 6" away from getting them buttoned. I despaired. Today I put them on, at first not realizing that these were "those" jeans and I put them on and they fit perfectly....except i have to keep pulling them up because they are loose!!! Can a ten pound weight loss really make that much of a difference? I'm so happy. I had really given up on myself.

I have not done any exercise at all except for one day when I did 22 wall pushups and 25 squats. One day. My breathing has been a big issue. Today I tested my oxygen saturation in my blood with a pulse oximeter device and my SAT was 84!! 95-100 is acceptable (good) and less than 90 is considered serious. 84 could have gotten me on a ventilator if they had been unable to bring it up. I put on my BIPAP mask and hooked up the oxygen to it and took a nap. When I woke I tested it again and it was 91. Not good but it will have to do because I am NOT NOT NOT going to the hospital for steroids. Not when I just started losing weight. NO way.

I have not been really attempting to eat well. I eat healthy foods when I eat out but at home I just eat whatever I find. Often it is a frozen Amy's meal or a Marie CAllendar pot pie. I know they have sodium but they are small portions. And they taste better than anything I can cook easily. I bought some butternut squash that is all peels and cut into chunks. I don't know whether to make soup or cut up some apples and nuts and sautee it in real maple syrup. HMMMM that sounds really good actually. Maybe I will make that. Tomorrow. Today I am too tired and feeling weak - probably from weight loss.

Have a good night sparkers.

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  • _LINDA
    emoticon on your manuscript and your weight loss!
    Losing 10 lbs without putting any effort into food or exercise is going to make those of us struggling with the old fashioned way will wonder what is your secret??
    Not good news about the oxygen levels :-( I wonder if learning yoga breathing would help you. When I took my first chair yoga class this instructor went through with us step by step the relaxation breathing process. It was meant to make your whole body and mind totally relaxed by the end of it. This instructor was just subbing though and the regular one just said practice your ashstanya (SP?) breathing without directing us. Think I needed a few more instructions to get the hang of it. Its actually remarkable what yoga has done for people with disabilities. I have seen some videos of amazing improvements. It may not take the disability away, but improves the quality of life. It doesn't require deep or forceful breaths at all.
    Hope you feel better.
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    Linda
    2206 days ago
  • JANISMKW
    emoticon emoticon emoticon on your manuscript and your skinny jeans!!! I know you had been losing llbs.

    I know I feel bad if my O2 is like 97, so no wonder you don't feel peppy.

    I've been sick with asthma and bronchitis, as you know, so I'm all about easy food lately. Today for lunch I had 2 100-calorie Greek yogurts and put some raspberries on them in the containers. Some days it's cottage cheese and some vegetable. I like Egg Beater omelettes... just pour in the pan, add vegs and cheese, voila.

    God bless, hope you keep feeling better.
    2207 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10895053
    emoticon on your manuscript and your weight loss! emoticon It will be so fun to try to find your book one day! I'm so happy for you! emoticon
    2207 days ago
  • SENIMMO
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    2207 days ago
  • EMMACORY
    emoticon on your manuscript! What is the story about? Blessings on your journey! emoticon
    2207 days ago
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