Friday, March 23, 2012
Let me tell you about my daughter.
It was 21 years ago today that I saw the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. She arrived at 2:30 in the morning, on my due date and hasn't been on time for anything since!
In the nursery at the hospital, the nurses referred to her as the "pretty baby" and she was truly beautiful.
Growing up, she was painfully shy. Rarely spoke out to anyone, even in class but was a real chatterbox at home. Then, she blossomed!
High school she became a cheerleader and came out of her shell. She made friends, went to dances and had boyfriends. Oh yes, not an easy time for mom but she always made me proud.
Now she is in college. She is a junior getting a double degree in nutrition and marketing. She gets straight "A's" and belongs to a sorority that stresses education.
Today I look back at 21 years. It makes me cry, it makes me smile, it makes me proud of what my wonderful, beautiful daughter has accomplished already and I know that she will thrive in the years to come.
Happy Birthday honey, I love you more....
Sunday, March 11, 2012
What a crazy week. I went to the foot Dr. who told me I no longer needed crutches or the boot!! Woohooo, I'm so happy. It just has to heal a little more and then I can start walking again. Granted I have to go slowly but, I'm on the mend.
Then I saw my stomach Dr. With all the stomach problems I've been having, it hasn't been very pleasant. She said she wanted to start me on a new meds. OMG!!
The new meds have, so far, been fantastic. With the other one I felt like eating all the time and they still weren't doing anything for my stomach. These are incredible. I no longer feel like I must eat all the time AND, they kind of make me stop when I've had enough. Somehow, I just can't overeat on them.
I know it's working two fold. One, I haven't had a stomach spasm (very painful) since I've been taking them. (very painful) and I lost 4 lbs this week!!!! Yes, I have been tracking every morsel but.....it hasn't been a problem!!
Hooray!!! My goal of losing 20 lbs by August might just happen. Maybe even more!!!!
Saturday, March 03, 2012
My weight has gone up and up since my foot surgery. It might be another month before I can really do any walking. It is frustrating. I know in the long run I will be better once it's all healed and will be able to do more than I ever could.
I realize that I have to track everything I eat. If I don't, this doesn't work. I have been tracking and feeling better.
So, when I think I want to eat something I shouldn't I say to myself:
"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels"
So far it's working!!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
As many of you know, I had foot surgery at the end of December. I am still wearing a huge boot and using crutches. One more month for the boot and another month for the crutches but it's progress!!
Yesterday, as I was coming out of a building a work in, I was hobbling down the street and this woman who was texting bumped right into me knocking over my crutch. She was so embarrassed!! She said, "Oh, I'm so sorry" and picked up my crutch. As I was looking at her I realized it was Uma Thurman!
I said, "It's no problem." She laughed and said "I think I need to pay more attention to where I'm going. I'm glad you weren't hurt."
I said, "It's all ok but be careful, texting and walking seem to be dangerous... and umm, I'm a big fan." Awkward smile.
She was really sweet. She smiled at me, said, "Thanks" and we waved as she was on her way.
Well, that was fun!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I often have a "carb attack" when I feel I need some. I know that carbs are good for you but they need to be the right ones and not an over abundance.
For the holidays, my brother, each year, sends us a box of oranges from Florida. They are delicious.
Today, when I was on my way to the kitchen to get something sweet, I saw the oranges, grabbed one and that was my snack!! Isn't that great?
I feel like I satisfied my sweet tooth and didn't go for the sugar. Progress...progress...
Side note.....Dr. Oz mentioned that a tablespoon of peanut butter can curb cravings in 15 mins. I tried this last night and it worked. Just some peanut butter and wait the 15 mins and poof...craving gone. Try it!
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