Sunday, September 04, 2011
Just checking in to say hello and that I am still here. Since my surgery, I have had to get use to eating...basically all I ate for 3 weeks were saltine crackers and juice! That's all I really wanted :) And peppermint ice cream once in awhile!
This past week was my first day back to eating normal again. I did pretty good. :) Except sometimes I'm just not hungry. Like today! And I have found out that having my gallbladder out has been positive in other ways. I think something was wrong with me for a long time and now, I seem "normal". I even ate something "fatty" this week to see if it would make me instantly run to the toilet like everyone warns, but NO! :) However...after really healthy food I do and I am heading to the toilet more often during the day which is a great thing! This might be too much info for you, but I have had runny poo for as long as I can remember and since they removed my gallbladder 3 weeks ago and my appendix 4 months ago, I don't have this problem anymore and it's really cool! :) LOL
I have also discovered that as much as I preach to people to know what they are eating and to know calories, when I watch the Biggest Loser they KNOW their calories in food. Sparkpeople does all the work for you...I don't actually remember the calories and stuff after I enter it in. So this week I have been using TBL food journal and doing it all by hand and with a calculator. It's alot harder and takes longer, but I know I am someone that when I write something down a couple of times, I will remember it and I can easily look back from previous days...etc. So...I'm giving it a whirl and so far it's been really good.
It's been 1 year since the big Quake here in Christchurch and 10 years since 9/11. I hope everyone has a great day and takes time to tell people you love them and are grateful for what you have. Amazing what can happen in 1 day. :)
Have a great week!