Monday, May 21, 2018


Today I have an appointment at the Diabetes Clinic in Hamilton.
It's to see the Weight Management Team, so I will get some good advice from them I hope.

The appointment is 90 minutes long!  Goodness knows why it's that long.  

I think there's a chance I will be put into a support group, that will be ongoing for about 6 months.  Kinda interesting.  I hope I get some good ideas on how to stay on track!

Though to be honest, I only have to think about daily needles to stop me eating chocolate and pies! lol

Onto something else now. Griffin has an after school job, working at a Boarding Kennels just out of town.  He found it through one of his school friends, her parents run the kennels.

The girl's Mum called in on Friday night when she dropped Griffin home.  A lovely lady.  We also got to meet Griffin's FRIEND.... strongly emphasize the friend says Griffin!  lol

ABOVE: Griffin and his friend.  Marley doing a photo bomb.

This morning, housework. Probably not much else until I head into Hamilton.


Ugggg. We have torrential rain... and I know for sure I'm going to be walking half a mile in the pouring rain to get to my appointment!  There is bugger all parking in the area of Hamilton I need to be at later on.  

The rain is coming down SIDEWAYS.... in huge gusts.  I thank god on days like this we are in a lovely brick house, with double glazing!

The dogs don't like it... so they are going bathroom in the bloody garage.  Grrrrr.  But I don't really blame them!  It's horrendous outside.

I'm wearing a top I got for a dollar from an Op Shop today.  Only I changed it up a bit:

ABOVE:  Too much???

Right, I shall have to head off soon if I am to find any parking within a mile of the clinic.

3.10 pm:  Feeling a little disappointed.

I thought it was a one on one meeting. WRONG.
It was a group meeting of people referred to the Weight Management Clinic.  We were told all about the programme, how it's run, who gets in, what it encompasses, bla bla bla.

After an hour and a half, we had to fill in forms to express our interest in being accepted onto the programme, fill in medical forms and then... WAIT.

It can take anywhere from 3-6 months to even GET ON THE PROGRAMME.  So, not holding my breath for any help/support any time soon.

Shame, as I was really hoping for some help and advice from MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS who know about diabetes.  
So, I suppose for now it's on with what I am doing, and hope I don't stuff it up along the way.

I'm now going to have a very late lunch then go and clean the garage, it STINKS.

Sadly (for them), the dogs no longer have free range in the garage.  I had to pick up three separate loads of shit today!  All done on the carpet too.  Grrrrr.
I know it's wet outside, but come on!  Lazy little shits.

Seriously thinking of getting a BIG outdoor kennel for them all.  At least for over winter.  My house smells SO BAD right now... wet, shitty dog smell.  NOT NICE.

Right... I'm going to sign off for the day now.  Just chillin, watching some TV, spending some quiet time with me man.


  1. Lovely photos of Griffin and 'friend'. Hope your appt goes well. I know with our Diabetes team that when women attend the first time they see the dietician as well as a group session so maybe the same. Hope you get something out of it today.

  2. LOve the buttons, never too much!! Good luck with the parking and session.

  3. Fingers crossed all goes well at the clinic and you get all the support you need.
    Must say Griffin is a handsome young man. And Brylee’s dress is really beautiful on her.

  4. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Congrats on the job Griffin! Good luck today Chris!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous2:25 PM


    I watched the wedding as well, that Bishop was embarrassing I hope your appointment went well.

    Cheers Peta

  6. Good luck with the clinic, remember that you don't have to take on board every little thing, what you are doing at the moment seems to be working well for you so don't get disheartened if they try & tell you something totally different.

  7. Brylee's dress is gorgeous, great choice!! The wedding... I loved the Bishop for the first minute or two and then it just got plain embarrassing!! He should have known when to stop.

    Regarding the diabetes advice? I am gobsmacked - diabetes is a massive problem and I find it amazing that there are not more resources out there to help people. Thankfully you are doing a great job on your own and I'm sure the doctor will be blown away when you go for more tests.

  8. Surely there must be some private dietitians who specialise in patients with diabetes. Can you contact the diabetes foundation.

  9. Anonymous4:39 PM

    It is just a weight management clinic for all over weight people of just diabetics ? You could see a dietitian on your own before the clinic starts ...


  10. Lynda is right, by the time you get the approval for the programme you won't need it because you have sorted it out yourself. You guys are doing great and like I said previously, it won't be long before it all becomes second nature and you will become less stressed thinking about food, meals etc.

  11. 2 comments ,,Lovely happy snaps of the teen friends gr8 stuff,
    and the wee dog well they know when a camera is around.

    gr8 place for him to work,,, love any animal interaction,,so all all good for them all.

    that top you added buttons to could be sold anywhere for about $40 and on a wet day the happy buttons make it look a Million $$ Well done you ..

    Take care

  12. I like the shirt!!! 😘

  13. I don't like it when you have a rough day.
    There must be something in the moon about misbehaving dogs. My got bit by our dog Sheba and I took her to the emergency room. Wife says it was her fault, but I don't think so.

  14. Gosh you would think they would have mentioned it was going to be a group setting. Griffin is so handsome nice pictures, while its been raining hard in NZ I have blue skies in Aussie.

  15. So far I don't think I've ever got any good medical advice. I find out way more info doing my own research. Maybe look for a diabetes group on Facebook.


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