Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I'm having lunch today with a friend at Atlanta Bread. I've done my HOMEWORK on everything on the menu. I know the calories, fat, protein, etc. I decided that today I will SPLURGE and have the chicken salad sandwich (only 440 calories) and probably won't be able to eat it all anyway since my wonderful gall bladder is giving me a fit. It's great knowing ahead of time that I won't ruin my calories for the day, although I will be forfeiting my afternoon snack to stay in range, but I'm sure I will be full from lunch or I can just nibble on the leftover sandwich all afternoon.
I am waiting on doctor to call with a date for gall bladder removal surgery. Doctor says I'm not going to get better unless I have it removed. So I guess the writing is on the wall - GET IT DONE !!!
Squeezed in a 2 mile run last night before dinner, then had to go to a parent meeting at daughter's school, she's going on trip to NY City for 3 days with her fashion marketing class. I would soooo love to be going with her, but it's time to let her fly from the nest for a little while on her own.
I have a 10-minute trainer workout with Tony tonight, gonna give the AB routine a whirl, since it's a rest day from running. My daughter is even going to do it with me. Still not feeling great, but I'm at least "getting thru" my workouts. Notice I said "getting thru" - I can't wait to feel better so I can be back to looking forward to my workouts and having fun.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Just wanted to left everyone know... I'm still here and hanging in there.
Seems I've had a few setbacks over the past two weeks, and it's not over yet. I had a cyst removed on my thigh, and bruised my tail bone - ouch.
I officially have gall stones, so I'm consulting with a surgeon today to weigh my options. I really don't want to have surgery, I don't want the down time, the pain and the expense, but I'm really kinda tired of feeling lousy, so hmmmm, hard decision. Do I just deal with the pain or have more pain from surgery. The weather is getting tooooo nice outside to be cooped up in the house and recovering from surgery.
My father is coming down from NY this weekend to run a 5K with my sis and I. I really don't know how well that is going to go, but I'm going to give it my best. I managed to get in a 3.5 mile run last night, first time in over two weeks I've done ANYTHING other than eat soup and sleep. I ran, but I felt like I was being dragged along so I cut it short, went home to relax. Taking two weeks off from running alone will set you back a little, but running with gall stones, an incision in my leg, and a still sore tailbone - WOW. I'm falling to pieces, but I am determined now to not let anything stop me, unless of course I have another gall bladder attack.
Got up early this morning and did one of the new 10-minute trainer workouts with Tony Horton - I just love Tony - did a 10 minute total body workout. AWESOME.
So I'm off to the surgeon appointment, will let everyone know the scoop later. Thanks for all the well wishes and checking up on me, it means a lot.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This short blog contains whining and disappointment, you can stop reading now, your were warned.
I was browsing my "friends" on Spark yesterday, was checking in with a few and I noticed two of my friends had "Poof" disappeared into thin air. Their page was no longer available, they just disappeared. It really saddens me, especially this one in particular. I have always checked in with her at least once a week when she was less active. I commented on her daily blogs and she had quite a following of other SP buddies and then "poof" GONE.
I know people sometimes get busy and SP is not a priority and life gets in the way, but to leave without saying goodbye is just plain upsetting. Soooo my point is..... if you are going to be MIA for a while, at least let people know. Common courtesy.
I have to add... I am sooooo worried about this person
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Had a great weekend, despite still feeling really bad. Went to doc yesterday, suspect gall bladder will get results tomorrow.
Had a great ride with hubby.
Trying to keep my mind off of feeling bad, I just plain ole don't feel good, stomach hurts, etc. Don't have a energy to do much, this has been going on for over a week. I really wanna feel better. I'm done being sick. Hope everyone is enjoying a healthy, happy week so far. Love to all.
Friday, March 11, 2011
I have accomplished one of my monthly goals. Last night I made a new recipe, trying something new once a month. I made salmon cakes. Canned salmon, rotele, baby spinach, egg beaters and bread crumbs, doesn't get any easier than that. Then make into patties and brown with a little EVOO - AWESOME !!!!
The family all turned their noses up and decided they didn't want to eat them, so I made them pizza instead. I had the salmon cakes with a side of sugar snap peas. They were sooooo delish, I made everyone at least try one bite, they all said they weren't tooo bad, lol. They just don't know what good food is considering they were chowing down on the pizza.
Terrible thing happened right after I took the pizza out of the oven. My daughter yells "the oven is on fire", well I thought maybe a piece of cheese or a pepperoni slipped off into the oven and caught fire, but nope. The heating element was on fire, we watched it burn half way around, then it popped and snapped in half, turning to ashes. Bummer, just glad I had finished cooking or I would have been up the creek without a paddle.
So while we were eating I was thinking, YEAH, no cooking for a couple of days til the oven gets fixed. Well my DH was on the phone after dinner with his buddy who is an appliance repair dude and he can pick up the part today. Darn, I thought I was going to have a couple days of NO COOKING, pooh.
Hoping to get a long run in this evening, hoping the weather cooperates. Trying to organize a walk in the park with all the VBSPARKERS in the morning, but no one has RSVP'd so it looks like a "no go" unless I get positive feedback today, will keep my fingers crossed. Looking forward to a nice weather weekend, probably take the motorcycle out for a spin, yippie.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and a special shout out to Judy.... "Best wishes on your race tomorrow", I'll be cheering for ya.
Go Judy !!
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