Thursday, January 13, 2011
Back in November, when life was good and we were feeling confidant, back before Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and vacations, back to a peaceful time, Maia and I made a little wager. Whoever could lose the most weight got to have lunch bought by the one who lost the smallest amount.
on 11-5, I weighed in at 237.2. You will have to await Maia's response to see what her weight was but I believe it was really close.
Now, over 2 months later, the day has come. The final weigh in.
So as of this morning, I weigh 233.8. That means in over 2 months, I have lost 3.6 pounds.
While yes, this progress, it is not even close to perfection. It is pretty lame actually but it's ok. I STILL get to go meet Maia! And I still am on my way to my goals so I will take it.
We should have put a clause in to count the pounds we both kept gaining and losing!
It has been fun having this challenge and I admit, at times, it kept me straight. I am not a terribly competitive person but Maia made it fun cause she would taunt me and that always made me laugh and kept me going.
So thank you, my friend. Post your final loss and we will do lunch after next week's medical extravaganza!!!
And, if you are buying, I will have the appetizer, Steak, Lobster, wine, desert. Oh. and a salad.
If I am buying, I will have water. lol.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
"If someone tells you that you can't do something, tell them "Yes, I can because I am doing it right now!"
Dinner with Schmucks
(Great movie. See it).
When they doubted I could lose any weight
When they didnt think I would stick to it
When the first 20 pounds came off, then 30,40,50....
When the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th smaller size was worn
When I went below 290, 280,270,260,250,240 (and closing in on the 230's)
When I got my first Victoria Secret Bra
When I walked my first mile
When I crossed my legs again
When I climbed a mountain.
That is when I said, "Yes, I can. Because I am doing it right now!!"
Friday, January 07, 2011
Found out this morning that I lost a friend last night. SJ was not even 50 years old. She has hilarious,brilliant, vibrant, outrageous and one of my favorite people to see. We saw each other occasionally over the last 10 years or so, at a party or on a vacation.
IN the last few years, she became bulimic. Then alchoholic. Then substance abuse. He tried sooo hard to save her. She was in and out of rehab, halfway houses, apartments, living with her mom, coming back home. It has been a hard road. He never gave up on her. He tried and tried to save her. She had a 20 year old daughter and 20 year old stepson.
He found her last night. Gone.
All I can think is what a waste of a life. She had it all. Beauty, a faithful and loving family, intellect that provided her a good job. Then it all went haywire. She could not pull it together and now she is gone. There are no more chances. Not for her, not for her family.
People, I know we already know but Life is short. It is precious. I am proud of us for realizing that and trying to make the best of what we have. Keep fighting, keep trying to make the best of it. I am going to.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Took Kady to the crohns specialist at UCSF yesterday. Basically, more testing, more waiting. They think they may be able to do a bowel resection instead of a complete colostomy but she needs blood tests, ct scans etc to see. So we will go through all of that and see. I liked the dr. but SF sucks! Traffic and parking is a nightmare and I really hope we dont have to do too many procedures there but we will do what we have to do.
There are a lot of ups and downs with this disease and while I am staying positive, I know the dangers of getting our hopes up so I am in "maintainance" mode and just going to go through the stuff, day by day and we shall see what is next.
Kady is frustrated. She is tired of being sick and she said she would rather do a complete colostomy now than go through a bunch of surgeries, just to end up with a bag. She would like to get it over with so she can get on with her life.
She said if it is only going to buy her 6 months, she doesnt want to do it. If it can buy her years, before having to have the bag, then it would be worth it.
It is a very emotional issue so I think we need to just sit with it for now, go through the testing and take it one day at a time. I am so going to speak to her regular dr. (whom we love!) and see what he thinks about this plan.
I want to thank you all for your support and prayers. Yep, I sure do appreciate that so much. Jan
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