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September 2012 #1

Saturday, September 15, 2012

First a question...will there be a blog called September 2012 #2?

I have a feeling I may be hanging out here a bit more. Why? I mean after all I haven't been here all summer. And it's really been AGES since I've come here regularly.

Well....I am going to have 6 weeks where I will not really be allowed to do much. I am getting an abdominal hysterectomy. There is nothing dangerous. I have fibroids which are painful, and a polyp which bleeds, and I am sick of them. So I'm getting my uterus and tubes out, but leaving my ovaries alone.

What's new with me?

Today, 3 firetrucks drove down our street to the group home at the end of our block. And suddenly all the residents of my street were either peering out windows, or had wandered out to the end of their driveways. One teenager rode his bike down to snoop, then came back to give the report: No smoke. Someone must have gotten hurt. But c'mon -- three trucks? With a bunch of firemen sitting in the trucks too?

What's new with my weight?
Hmm...well I weighed 173.5 at yesterdays TOPS meeting. I'm going there still. I missed quite a lot of summer meetings due to one thing or another. But I will be more faithful now. I joined TOPS on Dec 9, 2011 at 178.5 lbs, so you can see that I haven't done much! Over Christmas, I gained 4 lbs. At one point in the Spring, something clicked and I lost for about 7 weeks straight - got down to 170 in March, but gained many lbs back while I was worrying about my uterus and the testing they were doing to look at the fibroids. Now I totally feel fatter than ever. UGH! Mush and muffin top like I haven't felt in years! A hysterectomy might take a couple of pounds of me internally, but it is not going to make me feel thinner. Nor will sitting around without being allowed to break a sweat for 6 weeks! OH NO!!!! emoticon I suppose I will have to really FOCUS on my diet for those 6 weeks. Not eating if I am not hungry would be a good place to start. Not starting to eat if it is not meal time. That might work, because lately I taste something yummy between meals and suddenly I've ingested about 700-800 calories!

My son is so much fun these days - he's now 7. He caught a whopper of a fish when we were at my brother's marina over Labour Day. -- 4 lbs-- large-mouth bass. My husband said it damn-near pulled him in. Actually he caught two whoppers - the first one was about 3 lbs and so of course we took photos etc., but 10 minutes later he caught the big one. We made him watch later that evening while my brother showed me how to fillet the fish. It was pretty brutal as we are rather naive in these things, but it was important for him to see it. We fried up the fish the next day at home. Son was so proud he took the photos to school in his first week of grade 2.

Going out for supper tonight with my parents.

Hope you are enjoying my lovely favourite season. I'll try to write again sooner, maybe even before my surgery.
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    Eek, good luck re surgery.
    2006 days ago
    Had mine out at age 39...only it was vaginal and not abdominal. I was very happy about that. No regrets whatsoever.

    Even if you can't work out during your recovery...you can still focus strongly on nutrition...and I bet you will still lose weight! Try it!
    2013 days ago
  • ERIN1022
    I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering how you were! It is good to hear from you.

    I'm bouncing around the 173-176 range and have been since May. I can't seem to get past it, and it's driving me nuts. But I'm still running, so that's something! :)

    We use the washcloths you got me as a baby gift ALL THE TIME. They are the best!
    2013 days ago
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