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First days of 2012.... stomach flu! just my luck =)

Monday, January 02, 2012

Yesterday I woke up feeling awful! My stomach eventually calmed down last night, but my fever went up to 101.5. Ick. I am feeling a bit better today, but I am so tired & sore. I am glad I had the day off today! Work tomorrow is definitely going to be hard! My belly button still isn't healing right, so I may have to call the surgeon again this week. Yuck.

There is so much I want to do, but I still have to wait until I am healed. Mentally I just want to jump around, exercise, and do everything I used to. But when I have to bend over or want to roll over, it still hurts & reminds me that I can't do it all yet.

On a positive note, I am starting to get motivated to do wedding planning again, so I am excited about that! I like saying I am getting married THIS year =) when we got engaged it was in 2010! That seems like a loooooong time ago!

  
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APIRLRAIN888 1/2/2012 10:10PM

    Yikes feel better and best of luck

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Personal Change - My "New Years Resolution" (once I am healed)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

So I have been putting off going to the gym and working out at home. I just didn't have the motivation to do it more often. I always had some reason to not go. Most of the "reasons" were actually excuses though. I admit that!! No gym partner, rain, too tired, etc. Now that I have been on my butt for most of my time from this recovery, I decided I am going to make myself exercise once I am better! I DO have free time, I just need to schedule some workout time! I just NEED to do it, and I will do it when I am able to again!

I randomly started tracking one day in August and just stuck with it. I made up my mind and just did it!!! Why can't I just workout?? I do understand WHY I put it off. I can track all my food at once, do one at a time, and even track the day before or after if I want to. I can't pre-workout for tomorrow! I can do a few at-home exercises at a time, but that still doesn't count for the cardio part. I just need to make myself do it. It will help, and I do want all the help I can get!

This long healing process has really opened my eyes to what I should have been doing. I wasted all of that time! There was nice weather a couple months ago, and I had the capability of going out more often. Once I am able to workout again, I am GOING to take it slow and start getting my exercise in. Eventually once I am 100%, my New Years Resolution is to work out at home or at the gym at least twice a week. I don't even want this as a New Years Resolution, but it is what I am going to label it as. I want it more as a personal change to myself!

For some reason, it seems like most people I talk to about my diet do not understand small personal goals. They don't understand why I don't eat ____ or why I eat _____. I guess a lot of people don't have to worry about food or just don't care to worry, so they don't get it! They also don't understand why I have goals set for myself. It is just how I work. If I have something to look forward to, it really helps me out. Even looking back and seeing how much I have done makes me feel better. This is why I want to work out more. Not just because it will be healthier for me, but so I can look back and not feel the way I do now! I don't want to have to look back and be upset with myself. I just want to keep moving forward & be satisfied with myself!

  
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BBORDEN86 12/30/2011 11:07AM

    I think we all fall off the exercise plans at some point or another. Just set small reachable goals, and at some point it'll click in your brain that's what needs to be done. That's how I had to do it. I've since fallen off the exercise plans but sometimes if we know we have to do it, we just need to, and the wanting to part will come later. Sounds like you have a solid plan in mind. And guess what?! You'll have a WHOLE NEW year to make MORE positive changes. We get a FRESH clean slate come Sunday!!!! : )

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JDUFORD 12/30/2011 10:58AM

    I have fallen off the exercise routine from the switch from outdoor exercise to indoor exercise. I have really been working on getting back on the wagon this week. I know I have to get into a better routine before starting college.....

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KIMPY225 12/30/2011 10:13AM

    Thank you! I forgot to change my trophy to 40 lbs lost because I was so caught up with my recovery. I am trying not to let other people get to my head, it is just hard sometimes because negative people are lurking everywhere.


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KABOOPER 12/30/2011 9:30AM

    thanks for the comment on my page, thought I would return the favor.
for me, the lack of excersizing is because it feels like a chore. I have to find something I LIKE doing. So far, it has been swimming, the elipical with some awesome tunes on.
Or just walking in a nice area around my neighborhood (we have a lake down the street)
But it is still a chore to get up early and do it!
However I find if I pat myself on the back for the little things it motivates me more. I took the stairs...go me.
I parked down one level in the parking garage at work, so I had to walk farther. I walked around the building at work. you know...the little things that add up at the end of the day.

Also never worry about what other people think, everyone has their own mindset. and some people feel if you improve yourself it looks bad on them for not. or they just don't like anyone to change, even for the better. but for whatever reason it should not affect YOUR mindset. you are trying to be satisfied with yourself, that is all the answer you need. Good for you!

YOU CAN DO IT!!!
and you HAVE done it...down 40 lbs!!! Go YOU!!!



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Hit by the bad luck train... as usual.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I upgraded my phone in October and sent out my mail in rebate. I was originally told it was supposed to be in by 11/18. It never came so I called a few times and they said they resent it out 11/28. I just called 12/20 and they said it was mailed out 11/29 so to check and it should be in my mailbox by 12/23. It still didn't come so I called again today and was told it was mailed out again on 12/20 when I called in. So now I should have it by 1/10. This is getting pretty ridiculous. I said all I want is the card applied to my bill. You have to use it for verizon, so I just want it added to my bill. This is getting pretty insane with all of the people I have talked to. I have all of the names and dates, but it still doesn't matter. I just get tired of having to wait all of the time for stuff like this.

My belly button is still weeping, and the Dr told me to wait another week. He said if it still doesn't seal up by New Years I will have to go back and he said he has to cut the suture out from underneath of it?? I didn't think there were even sutures in there. Ugh. I just want to be better again so I can roll on my side, go for longer walks, and bend over without having pain. I still can't wear regular pants because they ride up too much. grrr.

My fiance asked me if I wanted to go with him & our roommate to Boston for a game convention. I feel like they are only asking me so I don't feel left out. It is over Easter weekend this year. That part doesn't bother me, but it is so far away. If it was closer, I would just go for one day to see how it was. I don't know if I want to wait in lines the whole weekend. I like games, but I don't know them too much. Plus I think I will be like a 3rd wheel there with the two guys. They love that stuff a lot more than I do. I don't know what to do. They just told me last night and said I have to decide by today.

I know this stuff isn't awful, but it just is some of what is going on. I feel torn most of the time. I just want to be myself again and it isn't happening.

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MCJULIEO 12/29/2011 11:13AM

    Hang in there! You know that we're rooting for you!

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MOEMOORE 12/29/2011 2:28AM

    Sorry you're still not feeling well. I hope thing heal up correctly soon for you!

And I agree with the other posters - that wasn't a lot of time for you to consider the trip to Boston. But I agree with JDUFORD - plan something for that weekend. You might consider riding with them to Boston anyway and checking out somethings there.

Hang in there!

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JDUFORD 12/29/2011 12:09AM

    :( I hope you're feeling better soon. It doesn't sound like you really want to go. I'd plan a girls night out while they are at the convention and just go with it!

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PEPPYPATTI 12/28/2011 3:34PM

    Well that is not right-that you have to decide by today. They should realize your condition & give you some time! Men!!!!-lol Hope you feel better!
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Back to work today (been gone since the 14th)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It doesn't feel like the end of December. It is the end of 2011 already! I feel like I lost a lot of time from the surgery. I just started back at work today, and I am trying to catch up on everything that was missed. I feel strange writing 12/27 as the date on everything.

My hands feel funny just from typing so much already. I haven't used an actual computer in a while now! I hope the day goes by pretty fast. I just feel like I am out of the loop every time I answer the phone!

My belly button incision still isn't healing correctly. If I bend over too much or lean a certain way too much it really stings. I have been trying to take it easy so I don't over do it!

  
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JDUFORD 12/30/2011 10:52AM

    emoticon I hope you had a great day at work and are feeling better!

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I lost weight from the surgery ahh

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The first few days were the worst for my recovery. Not just the pain, but for eating. My tummy couldn't handle a lot of food. I have been drinking a lot of water though. My stomach is handling more portions of the bland food, but I am still far from my calories. I am not going to the bathroom right yet, yuck. I can't eat high fat foods or dairy. I don't want to eat too much meat because I don't want to overload my digestion. My stomach grumbles all of the time but I don't feel hungry. After I eat, my stomach hurts a bit. I don't like that feeling!

I finally left my parents house, and I am back at my apartment. I can't drive yet because of the percocets. I wish I didn't have to take them, but my one incision in my belly button hurts. I am waiting to hear back from the Dr to see if he wants to look at it.

I weighed myself today on my home scale and I lost weight. I assumed I did. Before the surgery I lost 36 lbs. After today, I lost 43 lbs now. I don't even feel like this is a good thing because that was an awful way to lose it! I hope soon I can eat all of my calories! I need to have small meals more often I think to help with the digestion process!

  
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CAROLIAN 12/23/2011 4:17AM

    Hope you feel better soon emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 12/22/2011 5:13PM

    It takes a while to heal from that kind of surgery. I had to have it done 5 years ago although I did not seem to have many problems. Hope you feel better soon!

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APIRLRAIN888 12/21/2011 7:37PM

    Sorry about surgery

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 12/21/2011 7:10PM

    I'm sorry you had to have surgery, and that isn't the best way to lose, but hard to help in these situations. I had surgery on my ankle a month ago and couldn't eat either. Its hard when you messed up, but miralax helped over a few days. It was still hard to eat even if I was hungry, after 2 or 3 bites, that was it. I stayed in the500 Cal range and drank alot of water. I lost 8 lbs and have kept off 6 so far. I'm mostly using this as portion control now, and eating more fruits and veggies. Kind of like a restart. The pain pills mess you up Good luck, and heal quickly.

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 12/21/2011 7:10PM

    I'm sorry you had to have surgery, and that isn't the best way to lose, but hard to help in these situations. I had surgery on my ankle a month ago and couldn't eat either. Its hard when you messed up, but miralax helped over a few days. It was still hard to eat even if I was hungry, after 2 or 3 bites, that was it. I stayed in the500 Cal range and drank alot of water. I lost 8 lbs and have kept off 6 so far. I'm mostly using this as portion control now, and eating more fruits and veggies. Kind of like a restart. The pain pills mess you up Good luck, and heal quickly.

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