Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Another winter day.
I am sitting by my window watching the snow gently drift down, covering my world in a blanket of white.
It is quite mesmerizing, as it allows my mind to drift to other topics or thoughts that occupy the space between my ears.
I wanted to be at the gym today, but without the Surgeon's ok, not happening. I have been on the treadmill almost every day, which is a good thing. If I had not at least done this I would be a puddle of trouble by now. Although by the time I actually go back to the weights and more intensive classes, I will be weaker than the littlest kitten. ( You know the saying " Weak as a Kitten.")
I think I may just start doing a little more on my own and see if my body responds well or not. However I certainly don't want to undo my progress by moving too rapidly.
Have tried to get back into the Surgeon after he cancelled on me twice, but he is triple booked until the end of March.
I was able to see my Dietician/team leader on Monday. She was not impressed that I had not been seen yet after 4 weeks. I was to have been seen at 2 weeks. Anyhow she is trying to get me in and in the meantime has scheduled my first fill with another Doctor for March 3. If I still have not seen the surgeon by then, this Doctor will do the exam first and then the fill.
I am pumped about this!
I was in tears of happiness when I first arrived at my appointment with my Dietician. After weighing me, she told me I was the first in the group to have lost weight 4 weeks after lapband prior to the fill. YES!! I was happy.
Then a little later, I am told I have to eat more. OK... Mixed bag.
I was aiming for 1200 calories and need to up it to 1500 calories. Is this what lap banders eat? There was no prior indication of calorie intake so I am a bit confused. Thinking stomach smaller, should equal smaller calorie intake? Anyhow I will try.
I really am looking forward to my first fill. That will be so great to continue the journey that the band has begun.
I should really go paint. I am working on two projects. The first is a rose, will take me awhile to finish this. The second is a quick workshop I want to have ready to present to my students soon. Maybe have it ready for teaching in March, it is portrait color study of my nephew eating ice cream. I just thought it was so cute. BIASED! Yes I know, but kids are usually popular paintings for students to learn from.
House is clean, except the floors. So I am going to go and paint.
Stay warm wherever you are and stay safe.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Oh My! I feel so bad.
I try to always be so very courteous to others, as I know from personal experience how badly others inconsiderate words can hurt.
Well, I did it.
I was at an appointment for the second time and the receptionist is very nice. But I am having a very hard time knowing if this person is a SHE or a HE.
I don't mean any disrespect! Not at all!
I tried figuring this out on my own, but just couldn't.
So I asked my therapist what the receptionist's name was, thinking that would do it. WELL...
Turns out I don't hear as well as I thought I did.
I thought she said something along the way of 'Lorena' as she was opening the door. And is the case when you don't hear so well, what do you do?
"I am sorry WHAT IS HER NAME??? LORENA???"
Of course she probably thought I was deaf, so spoke even louder and only being two feet away from the desk and waiting room (full of course).
She shouted "NOT A GIRL!! A MAN!! AND HIS NAME IS LAWRENCE!!!!"
Of course, I couldn't just RUN out of there. I had to pay my bill. What luck....not.
Well, what could I do?
I pulled my shoulder's back, went and did my business (flaming red face and all). Then I walked out of there as though NOTHING HAPPENED.
I have to go back in a few weeks. I hope it is forgotten then. Or I hope he was deaf... or whatever.
Yep, both feet are in my mouth. Tight fit and all.
But I did learn something, well maybe a few things.
1) A little more finesse when not sure what to say or do in a similair situation for sure.
2) I think I will try a peppermint foot lotion, at least the taste of de'feet' will be better.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
CHANGES...they be a happening!
When I started spark my BMI (Body Mass Index) was 41.9 down from 49.3 at my heaviest.
Today I am happy to report my BMI is down to 36.
I still have a ways to go, but down is great!
Now, I was trying to figure out what my ideal weight would be and boy is it hard. I thought I wanted a goal to aim for and found that what I had in mind is unrealistic.
I picked what I was at age 17. Why? Because I was happy then, with myself. Don't get me wrong, I am happy today too, but I loved my body back then more.
You know, young, attractive and lots of wolf whistles. Haven't had that in a very long time. Don't know if I will ever, but for some reason I liked that weight.
Now I know I am wrong to pick it and have to figure out something else.
I think we should pick our goal weight based on BMI scale. It is probably much more realistic and safe than what we perceive otherwise.
I will study it further and go from there.
My goal at present is to get under the 200 lb. mark.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Well, thank you.
I was taught to take a compliment, it is hard to do sometimes though. How can you take a compliment when I swear the person saying it is blind!
I have had a few of those lately. They look at me and look again, then say "I like your hair."
What are you supposed to say besides THANK YOU?
Especially when you know, I mean KNOW that you are no where near your best in the hair department.
I was in desparate need of a color and cut, even having a case of the lates that morning, so was dealing with the dreaded BED HEAD!
Maybe that is it. It was a blind side. I took the compliment head on rathere than looking from the side. Maybe they really meant the opposite of what was said??!
Hhhmmm... Nope they are blind.
But I think I will leave them floundering. Why should I point out their fault? Only to throw my success in their face? I will leave them in their narrow world. Until the obvious hits them between the eyes.
Then when they finallly look and say "WOW! HAVE YOU LOST WEIGHT!"
I will look at them and say, " YES, BUT I JUST HAD MY HAIR DONE."
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