Thursday, January 27, 2011
That "operation: romance my husband" was a great success ;)
We didnt walk the dog today. Instead I challenged him to some Kinect boxing since we havent played for a few weeks. Kicked his A$$! Knocked him out so many times, I was almost starting to feel bad. Then I made it up to him (wink).
For dinner, I BBQ'ed sirloin steaks, had broccoli and shredded carrots with parmesan cheese heated in the microwave, made him a sweet potato with caramel and marshmallow (cause he can eat that stuff), and I had a half a baked potato with the veggies on top. Massively great dinner. Then just some talking and generally enjoying the quiet with both the girls on their way to L.A for the weekend. (I gotta tell you, watching them drive away together with their Art's, well, it kind of got to me.
They go, "Mom, stop looking so sad!!" and I told them I was watching my whole world drive away. WE all laughed but I was thinking, " I am only half joking".
They will have a great time and I am ready for the someday when they dont live here anymore but man, they are still my babies!!
Anyway, it was a good night, much needed and appreciated. I have a racing banquet saturday night which I fully intend to burn half a million calories with dancing and laughing so am looking forward to that.
Have a good night, my friends
Monday, January 24, 2011
Why does water make your hands dry?
How can a bar of soap be dirty?
Why does a calculator have numbers 1-9 from the bottom to the top but a phone has the numbers 1-9 from the top to the bottom?
How can you cook a roast into tenderness but you can cook bread into a rock?
What happens to the socks when they go missing from the dryer?
And speaking of socks, when our cat is sad, she brings socks into the living room. But they are always socks I have never seen before. Where do they come from? (May be related to the question above).
How much cheese did Maia eat this weekend?
Just things I am thinking about this monday morning. Anything you are wondering about?
Friday, January 21, 2011
This has nothing at all to do with me, my weight loss or health so feel free to pass on it.
My 20 year old daughter has crohn's disease as you may know. We have been going to specialists this week. They agree with our regular colon surgeon that Kady will need to have a Ileostomy. Basically, they will remove her rectum, anus and her colon and she will have a little tail (ileum) sticking out through her tummy and will use a bag for body waste. For the rest of her life. No reversal available.
We are not surprised (we were thinking that was how it was gonna be) and we have peace about it. Having the 2nd opinion actually makes us feel better that the doctors we know and respect are on the right track with her care.
I imagine within a few weeks, she will have the surgery. I will let you know when that is. I want to thank you all for your prayers and well wishes for her and for our family. I think that this may allow her to get on with her life (albeit a slightly altered life) and she is anxious to begin feeling better.
People with ostomy's go on to live full lives. She has big dreams and big plans including marriage, children, her own business and basically ruling the world. I cannot wait to see what she does her life. Whatever it is, I will be proud of her. SHe is tough, brave, strong, loving and determined. She is my hero.
Thanks for listening, guys.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
So it is no secret that my weight loss has been less than satisfying lately.
I know we all get freaky about not seeing that scale go down or worse, seeing those numbers go up. I read alot of blogs (cause I am a Blog Ho in case you didnt get that memo before). I see alot of NSV stories and "I may have not lost weight, but my bod had changed, I have lost inches etc". I like those stories. They give me hope. This is another one of those.
I took a short walk tonight and when I got home, I decided to take my measurements. Eureka!
Since November, I have lost over 4". I dropped between .25 and and 1" on various parts of my body. That is progress, people.
I will not bore you with a bunch of measurements and stats but suffice it to say that since I began in March of 2010, I have lost over 5" in my chest,5.5" in my waist, 5" in my hips, 3" in my thigh, 1.75" in my calf, 2" in my arm and 2.5" in my neck. ( I didnt realize my neck was soo fat). A fair portion of that was since November. When I haven't lost much weight.
So yea, let this inspire you to keep going no matter what the scale says, no matter what your brain is telling you, no matter what that crappy voice in your head is telling you. Work it and it works. Period.
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