Monday, April 18, 2011
Had a low-key, taking it easy weekend. DH was soooo sweet, we spent an hour walking on the oceanfront enjoying the warm weather, tanning in my lawn chair in the back yard reading the latest issue of Runner's World, then we cooked dinner on the grill. My favorite - grilled chicken breasts, he even let me put my own BBQ sauce on them so I could count the calories, he's learning. I think that was best chicken I've ever eaten. Heated up leftover mashed potatoes and had a fresh garden salad. I love grillin weather.
Friday, April 15, 2011
I've been telling everyone to just take a little time to.... stop and smell the goodness of Spring, ahhhhhh, the gorgeous flowers are in bloom. We often over look natures beauty.
It's been almost a year since my cross-country road trip with my BFF Teresa, I really miss her being so far away. Before she left, she entrusted me with one of her very prized possessions.... African Violets.
Over the past few years I've developed quite a green thumb and figured I was up to the challenge of caring for these beauties. Our violets have bloomed. I was so happy to notice the lovely purple flowers this morning, and it brought my heart to a standstill. Friendships are like flowers, you have to nourish them and give them TLC. Its so great to know that the effort you put into it, brings about something beautiful and nothing is quite as beautiful as having a best friend.
Remember to nourish all your friendships and they will continue to blossom. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
OMG, I feel so bloated, I am soooooo bloated. Gall bladder surgery was last week and I still feel like.......
Will this bloating ever go away? Anyone experienced this? Help !!!! I need some words of comfort.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Went for a one mile walk last night after dinner, it has was a very sloooww walk, doc says I can walk all I want. It took me half hour to walk that far so you know I'm slooow. But..... I finally got some fitness points after almost a month of doing absolutely nothing.
It was very therapeutic, it was a warm outside, a bit breezy (my umbrella got blown inside out), and it was sprinkling - a slow walk in the rain with my umbrella. After my walk, I sat outside on our swing with my giant golf umbrella and listened to the pitter patter of rain, ahhhhh, so relaxing. Then off to bed, yesterday was my first full day since surgery so I was pretty whipped.
Up this morning, shower and getting ready didn't seem so tough, but I'm guessing about noon I will be feeling tired, so maybe a short ten-minute walk to the post office might help.
I know I am soooo anxious to get back into exercise, however you will be glad to know I'm not pushing it, following doctor's orders, abiding strictly by the law and doing exactly what my bossy sister says I can do. Having a bossy sister is the best. She looking out for me - thanks Neecee
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I'm back at the office today for the first time since my surgery last week. Let me just say thanks to all my sparkies for the kind words, the get well wishes and all the goodies - it's so appreciated, more than you know.
Today is the first day back at work, but Iíve developed a pain in my leg (cause for alarm), after a quick trip to the ER this morning to have my leg checked for a blood clot, sheesh, I'm in the clear, was really scared about that.
Other than the leg scare, I feel FANTASTIC as best I can be with the soreness from the incisions. In the mean time doctor says the more I walk, the quicker I heal, so tonight gonna go for a short 15 minute walk after dinner.
I go back on April 25th for a follow-up, Iím hoping he will tell me to lace up the sneakers on that day, yeah, something to look forward to.
Surgeon told my hubby after my surgery that he was surprised I wasnít really, really sick because not only did my gall bladder have stones, he said it was diseased and had scar tissue, he said he was surprised I hadnít been having a world of problems and been extremely sick for a long period of time. He said I was having the silent gall bladder problems for several years, just nothing had set off an alarm until my most recent attacked Ė so glad that little diseased monster is gone.
Eating was a little off this weekend, it was PMS on top of surgery recovery, how gruesome is that? Lol, so needless to say I ate a couple too many brownies, but as of yesterday, my appetite was back, but only in very small portions.
People take for granted being able to get out of bed in the morning, jump in the shower, get dressed and head to work Ė I am ready for a nap already after doing so little, but Iím sure Iíll be getting stronger every day.
So what did I miss about you while I was away, anything new and exciting?
P.S. Overheard ER nurses discussing their "diets", so I asked if I could talk to them a second on my way out, I showed them my before and after pics and gave them each a spark business card with my screen name, and told them they never have to diet again and that if I can do it, so can they. Love spreading the SPARK !!!!
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