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3 weeks

Monday, November 26, 2007

Three weeks to go until i get my walking splint - yes I have the big count down going! I am going stir crazy - sad when I ask the hubby if I can go grocery shopping and he shoots me down. He just thought I was feeling the need to keep him on track with what to buy. That wasn't my motivation although it sure couldn't hurt. Poor man is out there right now armed with 2 lists - one for each store with detailed instructions...hehe. So I guess I am stuck in this house until my iv treatment on the 6th. I have managed to get some christmas shopping done online which realistically is the best way I can do it this year since I won't be able to get out on my own until right before Christmas. At least I will have the out of state stuff done.

I did stand all wobbly on the scale today - figured as long as it read within a pound or two of my weight prior to surgery, i was doing okay - which it did. Did I mention I can't wait to get this darn cast off so I can weigh myself properly???


Doctor visit

Monday, November 19, 2007

So today was the first time I have been outside of my house in two weeks. A very odd feeling considering I am use to running around a couple days every week doing errands. It isn't easy being dependent on other people to do your shopping and library runs. The doctor visit went well. Got my foot out of the cast and check out the incisions - all four of them. They removed the stitches and everything looks fine - black and blue and still very swollen but good. He told me I would need to continue with 4 more weeks of non weight bearing but then I should be able to do a walking splint/boot! God I am so thankful that I heal quickly (like amazingly so considering I am immune compromised). So I left the office with my bright green cast (girl has to change up the colors!) a happy camper.

Thanksgiving we normally drive to my father's (couple hours away) but this year we are staying put, figuring it would just be too hard for me to negotiate getting around. My son is going to come over and watch football with me and he and my husband will be making the turkey (with me directing). I figure I can handle the other dishes which really with just three of us, won't be much. My son is just concerned that he gets his share of leftover turkey for sandwiches and pumpkin pie. Should be easy enough!


Life in limbo

Sunday, November 11, 2007

So I started South Beach on January 1, 2007 with the goal of losing 38 pounds by the end of the year. I reached that goal by August and decided to try to lose another 5 pounds, assuming my body would agree. All of this weight loss has been without exercise since I have been waiting impatiently to have a foot surgery. Now that I have met my second goal and can see that I am happily maintaining my weight within a couple pounds of my second goal weight, I am going to see how I do thru the surgery rehab process. I had my triple fusion on my left foot Nov 6 and I have 12 weeks of no weight bearing to deal with. I am continuing to follow my South Beach eating and hopefully I will not see any weight change. I don't consider myself doing a phase 3 but more of the phase 1.5 in that I am doing a couple days of phase 1 mixed with a normal phase 2 day. Bottom line is I continue to make beachy choices. Life is good - even with a leg in a cast!

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VIRGOMATIC 11/14/2007 10:58AM

    All the best in your recovery. I hope you aren't in pain. Sometimes pain can make us seek out comfort in foods, but it sounds like you are very grounded and have established your good habits over a long time. I hope you're on your feet again soon. :) virg

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KIMJ01 11/12/2007 8:56PM

    Glad to hear surgery went well & I hope your 12 weeks of recovery go well & uneventfully!

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LOSEITGIRL16 11/12/2007 12:04AM

    I am glad to hear about your weight loss and sorry to hear about your foot. I work for a Orthopedic and Prosthetis Laboratory.. So I know how miserable having anytype of foot problems can be with all the patients we have seen in my 16 years of working there. I hope all goes well and hopefully I too will be a SB & SP sucess story....

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Monday, March 05, 2007

I am battling off a cold - my first one this year. I am fortunate I guess that it is my first one, considering we have had several rounds of it this season go thru the household. I limit my exposure to folks so I don't get sick since my immune system is compromised. But the 5 days in Houston and exposure to all those folks at the BBQ competition was a bit much. As soon as I came home I had symptoms which are now running the normal course. So fixing food right now is hard considering I am either hacking up a lung and exhausted or nothing sounds good. I decided to take the best action I knew - eat SPICY! Yesterday it was a simple stir fry of veggies and a bit of chicken breast doused in cayenne pepper sauce. Today it is another stir fry (which is a daily routine) of veggies, seitan and curry. I so love curry and admit that I just don't bother to make my own curry paste anymore. I end up using the Patak line which has several pastes/relishes I love.

I have to go shopping today and am going to hit Central Market (which is like Whole Foods). Such a dangerous but oh so fun place to shop - the condiment queen can get into big trouble there. They have the best selection of veggies and fruit (and ethnic foods) so of course I "have" to go there. I have been trying to test a new veggie out to liven up my gazillion servings I have to eat every day. Last week I tried parsnips (blech not worth it imho) and jicama (great with chile powder and lime or lemon juice for a snack). I am thinking Kumquats this time so I can try this recipe from one of my food blogs:

Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Kumquats

1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 tsp olive oil
½ cup seeded, thinly sliced kumquats
½ fresh green jalapeno, diced
½ cup orange juice or tangerine juice
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp honey
6-8 sea scallops
2 tsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
1-2 tsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 Tbsp pistachios

1 cup cooked basmati or jasmine rice

Combine juice, kumquats, shallot, lime juice, jalapeno, and honey in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Pat scallops dry with a paper towel before cooking to produce less splatter and to sear more effectively. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-heat high, add 2 tsp butter and 1 tsp olive oil. Once melted and bubbly, add the scallops; cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden and browned and just opaque in the center.

Arrange rice on plates; add 3-4 scallops, and top with kumquat sauce. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and pistachios. Makes 2 servings.


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