Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
Saturday, while visiting my sister to exchange gifts and eat together, my grandmother had a blackout/stroke... it's still unclear to me which, she had all the symptoms of a stroke, but that's not what the medical "experts" say happened. Anyhow, It was quite scary. She just became completely unresponsive to us for about 20 minutes, and she looked dazed, and seemed to pass out during that time. We called 911 and while they were there she began getting better, responding to some things and questions, unable to answer some still. During the scary time before the medics arrived, while otherwise unresponsive at all... I was reassured because she would squeeze my hand. Later she said she remembered some of what happened, but not all. I rode to the hospital with her in the ambulance, and during the ride I could tell she was becoming herself again. They admitted her for 2 days for tests and observation, and I was there a lot of the time with her. They found nothing concrete other than she has high blood pressure, which she knew about, but the meds she was taking were inadequate, so the doctor changed her meds. She's home now and seems to be herself 100% now, insisting she'll be fine. She lives alone, which I don't like, but I can't force her to move.
Anyhow, that was quite a lot for me to handle, so my diet pretty much went bye-bye. I mean, I didn't even think about it at all. My plan is to hit it hard again, beginning tomorrow.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Ok, I did have some candy, but it was s/f this time at least. My totals for the day are 860 calories and 5 carbs (not counting the sugar alcohol, which I think went right through me. lol!) and 700 mg sodium. It's about time I had a day like this! Now what about tomorrow??? Well, I'm having to bake the cake for our Birthday Party for Jesus at church Sunday night. Also, my inlaws are having their annual family Christmas Party with lots of finger foods... I'm bringing cheeseball and bbq meatballs (requested). I'm just hoping I can maintain control. Maybe today will give me enough momentum to keep this going... Still lacking on the water today, but I did get in 64 oz yesterday.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Yep, this will be my second one... I'll have a set :)
I'm still not doing well diet wise. but each morning I get up and keep trying.
I've just been wanting to eat eat eat! Where did all my self-control go? Hey... I want that back! :P
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Thank y'all for your encouragement and support. I SO need y'all! :) I come here and read a little and think... I can do this!
My Day 1 of Induction didn't go too great. Started off great, but then I bought these delicious little dark chocolate ball thingys and ... had one. Also, my hubby bought beef jerky... ok, so that's ok when you're low carbin' if you have ONE serving and not FOUR! (do I have to mention the sodium and water retention?) ;)
Well, same thing today. had another one of those chocolate balls (not sugar free, and 5 carbs each) and that darn beef jerky, but at least it's gone now. I also had about a cup of raw cauliflower with green goddess dressing dip (1 carb per tbsp) and 4 oz of tilapia fish. If i could have just left the jerky and chocolat alone! So you know what that means for me... I blew it today, might as well have EVERYTHING I've ever wanted to eat today!
NO! I can't do that. I didn't severly blow the day, right. Ok... so probably 12 carbs with the jerky, 5 with the chocolate ball, 0 with the fish, 4 with the dressing, and...??? with the cauliflower. Is that a totally blown day?
Remember how well I drank water? at least 120 to 160 oz every day... well, guess how much I had yesterday... 0! 0 oz. I had diet coke and diet rootbeer and diet dr. pepper and coffee. What's up with that?
OK, I'm going to get working on that water again. I felt so great when I drank lots of water!
Hugs to you all!
Monday, December 03, 2007
Ain'tcha glad we can do that?... Oops, I messed up that day 1, so today is my day 1... oops, I did it again... Day 1 again... gets to be old and eventually one needs to get it right, but ain'tcha glad we got 'em ? :)
Ok... the 40 is the number of pounds I still want to lose. The do-over is self-explanitory. :) With peanut brittle and my daughter making home-made peppermint patties... and she did really well! It's been really hard to stick to my good intentions. But I still have them, so here I go again!
Day 1 of Induction December 4, 2007.
By the way. I got all my church financial reports done. I am ready for the business meeting. I still have the contribution records to record, but that is jut tedious and time consuming, but not difficult in the least.
AND... I got through that Christmas Parade tonight. It went just fine. Ours was really simple and plain, but so was the birth of Jesus. Very simple surroundings and very plain. I did the float up with a lighted Nativity that I bought, Hubby made a simple stick framed stable that was perfect. I'm going to use it on my front porch now. :) I also made posters and drums for decorations and strung lights along the trailer. The kids sat on hay. It was good. And it's over. :) Deep breath... sigh of accomplishment, and now, on to the next project!... Christmas!
I hope y'all are all staying focused! You're my inspiration and currently my biggest motivation to keep on keepin' on!
Luv 'n hugs to you all!
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