Sunday, March 22, 2009
Today was a test for me and I PASSED! We got up this morning and got ready to go visit my in-laws. Since I am on liquids I had to pack me a bag for today. I brought shakes, soups, crystal lights and a protein bar. And off we went. After traveling for about 2 hours we finally got there. Everyone was excited to see us and us them. Mom and Dad commented right away on how much weight I have lost so far and that I looked great. I whispered to Mom, just wait until after the surgery to see my results. We visited for about an hour. Then Mom was cooking hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill. Then Dwayne's brother and his wife and kids came over to visit. Jimmy also commented on my weight loss. (they do not know about my surgery, unless Mom told them) I got Zach's plate together for him. And then I went out into the living room to sit down and watch TV. Everyone fixed their plates and came out in the living room to eat. Oh my Gosh, EVERYTHING smelled so good. But I behaved, I then went to make my soup for lunch. Tammi (sister-in-law) asked why wasn't I eating what they were? I said I wasn't hungry for that stuff today, I just wanted to have my soup.
The other reason we were going that way to visit was so we could go see Grandpa who was in the hospital. So Dad, Dwayne and I got into their van and headed out 1 1/2 hours ride to the hospital. He looks good, they are still doing a lot of tests to figure out what might be wrong. He is having problems with some of his organs not working properly. We only got to visit for about an hour then we had to drive 1 1/2 hours back to Mom and Dad's house.
Once again we visited for about another 2 hours, then Mom was out on the grill cooking again. This time I made myself a shake. And even though I smelled the food again, this time it wasn't as enticing to me. I enjoyed my chocolate shake. Then about an hour later we headed home. Since it was a 2 hour trip home we didn't want to stay to late.
On the way home my phone rang, it was our friend's Paul and Rose. We had purchased a TV from their kids and they had it in their SUV. They wanted to know if we were going to be home soon so they could bring it over to our house. That way Paul and Dwayne could carry it into our house. It is a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Unfortunately since we were gone all day when we got home before they came over we were scrambling to get the house picked up a little before they got there. We had been doing laundry Saturday and didn't get a chance to put it all away. It was a hilarious sight if anyone had been watching us. We no sooner got it put away and they pulled up. So the boy's carried in the TV and had to put it on our dining room table until we figure out what we are going to do with it.
Then we started the shower process.......now finally all the kids are in bed (Dwayne included, lol) and I get a chance to log into Spark People to do my daily blog. Or as Dwayne calls it, "My daily fix !" .....lol
Well since I am almost done with my daily blog, I am totally exhausted and it is almost 10:30 I think I will also call it a night. I have to get some rest before I have to start tomorrow all over again. But this time I have to get up at 4 am, no time to sleep in.
Take Care and God Bless ! ! !
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Today was a little bit of a struggle for me. I was busy at work and forgot to take some of my vitamins. So I played catch up the rest of the day to get them in. And today for some reason no matter what I drank (protein shake, soup, broth, or crystal light) I didn't feel full. I was craving food (or so I had myself thinking). I decided to take my Dietitian Julie's advice. I started chewing some gum. I think I just has to psych myself out because after that I was fine.
Update on walk last night. Dwayne, Zach, Buddy (dog), Sasha (dog) and I went for a walk last night. It was a very nice day, weather was nice, sun was out, temp was in the high 60's so perfect for walking. We decided to walk towards the lake instead of around the block. After a while we decided to head back to the house. When I got home I decided to get online and log my exercise. When I got on the internet I saw a new blog entry from Sparkguy. He was telling us about a new feature under fitness it was new fitness maps. So I went to the link and mapped out where we had just walked. And to my surprise we had walked a mile. Okay that was not around my block for 3 miles as I had planned but I think that was a good start considering I usually don't do much exercise. But I am working on that. Not making excuses but I have some other health issues that somewhat limit (only currently) my exercise. I have a pinched nerve in my left thigh and a heel spur on my right foot. That is why I registered for water aerobics, see next paragraph. I felt that would have less impact on my thigh and heel but I could still get in a good work out.
I had registered for water aerobics on the 9th for beginner's classes. That night was our first class. I was going with a dear friend of mine her name is Joni. We were to go ever Monday night at 6. Unfortunately I did not make it to the class on the 16th because of my Support Group Meeting. So we are going to make it up tomorrow night. We are both a little apprehensive about that class because it is the intermediate class in the deep end of the pool. But we are going to try it to make up for missing Monday. Wish us luck, I think we will be fine.
That's all for now.
Take Care, and God Bless ! ! !
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