DIETTEA's SparkPeople Blog DIETTEA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Nesidioblastosis I now have a new illness a great big word . so for several months I have been hungry after I eat I went to the bariatric NP who told me it was my fault I had a tight fill she wasn't going to give me anymore and I needed to watch what I ate , she told me to eat more fresh fruit and yogurt and protein shakes. so I did and I gained 20lbs do you know after you lose 75lbs and to put that much back on in a few months is gut reneching. I tried to continue to eat right but nothing helped. then my blo... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 10:00:13 EST Waiting on the weekend these long hour shifts are really getting to me . The weekend just can not get here fast enough. I feel like a school kid waiting to go out and play on the play ground . lol <BR> well I have noticed something I seem to lose more weight when I do strength training then cardio. so im going to try and push more of that in. and its funny we have also found out when momma trains with her 15 year old he does better then when his dad who is a certified personal trainer does. I think I push him more ... Thu, 15 May 2014 07:24:11 EST weight loss contest at work so being the medical nurse I had to do a positive promotion I decided on a FUN weight loss contest . it runs for 8 weeks I got 18 people to join in. Im included but said even if I lost the most weight I wouldn't take the grand prize I want to be a motivator. so far it has ran 3 weeks and is a huge success. Im so proud of everyone. I have really worked hard on planning it out and giving out good information. every Monday they get something to help them lose weight during the week. then on Frid... Tue, 13 May 2014 09:13:40 EST monday we'll my mothers day was uneventful except that my cat went into labor sunday and had 4 kittens. we just noticed a few weeks ago that she looked pregnant. now I have 4 fur balls 2 are grey calico and the other 2 are dark brown calico. it rained most of Saturday so being able to do yard work was out of the question. yesterday I worked out with my son he has been lifting weights lately and I have been his spotter. good for me got me doing something I can do with my low iron. just the thought of... Mon, 12 May 2014 06:18:46 EST plato these last 20lbs are killing me. I want to get under 200 so bad . I have really been watching what I eat and I think I lost around 5lbs this month. I have a doctor appointment Monday so I have to be good this weekend. I have noticed the weekend is my downfall. but with pretty weather I have no excuses to not get outside. I cleaned up my greenhouse yesterday my hubby got me some stepping stones for mothers day to put out at the door so I woint have to weedeat so close to the building . with it... Fri, 9 May 2014 08:06:19 EST rainy day Pouring down rain today. I got another fill yesterday. I have now lost count on them. I never thought it would take so many. I couldn't sleep last night I was tired but couldn't stay asleep. I hate that when it happens now im going to be tired all day. And working a 10 hour shift really is long on no sleep. Normally I could look forward to leaving for lunch and getting fresh air but with having a fill all I can have is liquids and stuff like pudding yogurt so no thrill there to just sit in my... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:16:31 EST not getting anywhere this week I have really been watching what I ate I have added in a protein shake and I have noticed the calories have been decent and portions smaller and yet the scale has not budged . I have even been making sure I don't go to bed right after supper. been trying to get more sleep. so frustrating I feel like what more can I do at this point. I had lap band surgery and yet im still having to diet and STILL can not lose weight . I guess eventually my body will catch up and it will come off but... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:26:40 EST tuesday Im at the tale end of a cold or so i hope. first it started out with sinus pressure then it tired to go to my chest now we are back to sinus pressure but not bad. I just feel run down course working 12 hour days will do that. I take william to his doctor appt today for his results hopefully they are good. They did call about his MRI results and said they could see changes . That usually is not a good sign. william is ready to go back to work but I worry that a actually day of work he will not... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:19:41 EST snow snow snow well if you are in virginia or east side you know what im talking about we are up to 10" and its still falling. they closed work yesterday but this morning i woke up with a sinus cold. wonderful so im just going to lounge around and drink hot tea or hot chocolate while the kids beg to go out and become kidscicles . no weight loss this month it stays on the back of my mind but ive been so busy. william is still out of work which made for a terrible birthday on the 3rd i spent it at the doctor... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:56:08 EST sometimes it's too much so a lot is on my plate sorta speak. william has MS he has for 4 years now . usually he has a flare up and it goes away in a couple of days but this one has lasted 2 weeks. he goes to the doctor on monday which happends to be my birthday. He is really stressing over bills and money . he can not work when he has a flare up like this. he does get fmla and short term but it dosent kick in until 2 weeks and his job will use up his vacation and personal days first. so that sucks. But it is what it... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 06:56:28 EST new year It's a new year my goals are to get these little loans payed off and be more financially secured . I also want to eat better. not really diet but eat better more fresh foods home cooked meals less eatting out. we moved my son to a downstairs bedroom and painted his room purple for rebekah. I have most of her stuff moved in but when we were moving a dresser i smashed my finger its swollen and bruised hurts when i move it. I did go and have it xrayed they said it was not broken just bruised bad... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 07:51:51 EST doctor office vent Rebekah had her 18 month check up today. her appt time was 10:00 they tell you to arrive 15 minutes early why i do not know it does not take 15 mintues for me to pay a copay and sit down. 10:10 they take me back to the room do her measurments and weigh her. then i sat and waited for 1 hour for the doctor . me a naked 18 month old in a small room with no toys 1 book. I was furious by the time the doctor got in there. he could tell i was not happy when he looked at me. he was like everything ok... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 16:07:21 EST yup it's fall the weather has gotten cooler fast here. I love the 70s weather. this saturday it is only suppose to be 69 as a high. I hate the thought of having to turn on the heat. my house sucks up the energy it takes to heat it and my cheap electricity is about to go out the window. i go from 200 in the summer and up to 600 in the winter. big change huh. so i try and go as long as i can before i have to turn it on. seems like last year we didnt turn on the heat until november. <BR> And this evening i h... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:38:04 EST Busy weekend I'm back to my busy ways. I'm looking forward to the weekend. Im having a hard time staying at work i have so much to get done. I posted a baby quilt i designed and made on a for sale facebook site well it started a freenzy and i got 5 custom quilt orders and i sold that quilt. so now im on the lookout for fabric. Im going to hit up the local store tomorrow but I know it will find little to nothing there most of the material i have to order online. usually ebay, joann or But my bi... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:44:14 EST TIGHT tight is the only word for how my band feels. I am no longer sick i had to leave early from work monday and stayed home tuesday. my doctor called in zofran and i have 6 refills. but from only being on liquids for 2 days i am so tight. I have managed to tolorate some mash potatoes but it was not much i added cheese to it for protein. i got some chinese soup for supper but all i can do is the brooth and not much of that. even liquids fill me up. william keeps telling me to go in and have some f... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:26:32 EST been awhile so with summer i have been busy now the kids are back to school .and sure enough i have gotten a stomach bug blah. i was feeling just fine this morning then i got sick like 5 times not like a lapband ate to fast vomit a nasty your sick kind. those with lapbands know what im talking about. my pouch is sore ive been sipping hot tea and started nursing a campbells soup to go but dont think im going to get it all in. I keep spitting it up. just gotta love a stomch bug. my temp has been hovering ... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:11:47 EST Think i need a fill the last few days i have been struggling with food potions and hunger. i keep trying to make excuses but its getting more obvious the more i struggle. I hate the thought of another fill. I do not know why but everytime i need a fill i feel like i have failed in some way. Im suppose to go back to the doctor like the 2nd week of june but i may call and go in next week. <BR> I worked in the garden today before the sun got hot got several rows of green beans planted and onions. ran out of room f... Wed, 22 May 2013 15:21:28 EST Back to work I had a great mini vacation. The hotel room was super I got the romance package so we got a bottle of champaine box of chocolates wine glasses a picture frame and rose petels in the hot tub. It was a nice break . when we got home we spent most of the time working on the garden. we got the yard looking good. I took out 2 flower beds and moved the plants to exsiting ones. I like the flower beds but its just to much work right now so i have to get them under control then move back out. I have di... Tue, 21 May 2013 15:33:25 EST 3 more days ! so excited in 3 days i am having a mini vacation well a long 4 day weekend. me and william are going to celebrate our 13 year annivasary. a night away from the kids in a hotel room with the romance package. which is suppose to include a bottle of champain, fresh flowers, 2 wine glasses we get to keep a box of chocolates . it has a 4 person whirlpool tub in the room. I am just excited to get a night away to just relax and spend time with him. we have been so busy with a new baby and we work op... Mon, 13 May 2013 20:03:06 EST not happy with the scale today so the weekend came and went today at work i got on the scale and wow a 5lb increase. I just dont get it. I did not eat the wrong foods this weekend I didnt over eat . I felt i was fairly active i did some gardening, we was out and about taking picture and took the kids to the park. I ate salad but the scale says otherwise. I have to say i am tired of that scale and dieting. when will this feel like a lifestyle and not a forever diet. I had food on my mind all the time before surgery and now ... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:51:16 EST stresssss I have worked myself up into a terrible state. I am trying calming exercises but they are not working. I do not think i will be stress free until i get something worked out. But sometimes writting about it helps so here goes. ONCE again im having a babysitter issue. I worked a split shift today . 10-7 so i took rebekah to the babysitters around 9:30 we'll first off i hear a child crying while i was standing at the door . i told myself of course thats normal kids will cry . i had to knock 3 ti... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:09:27 EST spring day This has been a crazy week for me so busy my work schedule has changed for this week with meetings and covering for the other nurse so she can have some vacation time. I did put in to be off next friday so that will be nice to have a 3 day weekend. we are going to celebrate our 13 year annivasary . hard to believe it has been that long. we got married may 27 so may 3rd is early but it was the only time that fit our schedule and we new we would have good checks to be able to blow some money. w... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:43:57 EST 8.5 lb gone went to the doctor today for my follow up been 8 weeks and in 8 weeks i lost 8.5lb so they were pleased about that . I m hoping to keep up the good work . I still have my mini challange to hit 200 by july . I did not eat good today. we went out to eat for lunch and then for supper i had a gyro and french fries. really not bad in what i ate but the amount. I really need to get food away from me when i get done eatting or i will just keep picking at it until im miserable. <BR> excited to get t... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:25:59 EST Lazy Monday It has been a rainy day which makes a lazy day. I have a doctor appt. tomorrow so I've been trying to really sick with the program and make good choices with food. It has been showing the scale has been moving down slowly. I did do a little bit of exercise today couldnt do much rebekah wanted me to play with her. spent most of the day playing games and catching up with my shows. <BR> Addicted to candy rush game just so you know lol <BR> I feel like i have a bit of sciatic nerve pain my left ... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:30:26 EST XL Scrubs today !!!! I'm so excited little weight loss victory for me . I was getting ready for work and looking for scrubs to put on today when i cam across a solid blue set that are size XL I thought well i will see how tight it is and how close I am to wearing it. IT FIT not lose or tight just right. I came out of the closet strutting like a peacock my husband looks at me like what are you doing. so I proudly say im wearing XL and of course his is not very inthusiatic ah men. But i did make him take some pictu... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:43:40 EST Spring weather brought pain so we have been enjoying nice spring warm weather this week up in the 70s today in the high 80s. Not that I have gotten to go out and enjoy it very much i have been spending most of my time cooped up inside cleaning but that is beside the point. Im driving to work with the window rolled all the way down enjoying the nice warm weather when a wasp hits my hand and then lands on my neck. I figured the pain i felt at my neck was just from a bee hitting me at 60mph. I also figured it was dead did... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:22:59 EST 1 year check up today Took Rebekah to her 1 year check up they said she lost a little weight but figured that was from being sick. other then that she is doing great . they got a kick out of watching her walk I think that may have had something to do with the weight loss as well she is more active. It is such a beautiful day today. Finnaly got some spring weather up in the 70s today. it was windy but i would have loved to have gotten out and did some yard work but with having to take her to the doctor that ate up ... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 16:25:56 EST It's a wed Today was pretty good rebekah temp stayed around 100 hopefully she will be ok tonight and we are on the way to recovery. she is suppose to have her 1 year check up in a week but even though i know they are busy I think im going to reschedule I dont like the idea of her getting any shots so close to her being sick. she will still be on antibiotics when she goes . and i dont want to pay for 2 check ups so hopefully i will remember tomorrow to do that im sure they will not be happy about it. <B... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 23:30:07 EST easier said then done I was reading some fitness magazines and found it so funny they had a artical about a fitness guru who just adopted a child and now says she dosent have time to exercise. But before the child she would run around saying give 100 % there are no excuses to not find some time to exercise. Imagine that having 1 child and your too busy to fit work into your busy schedule. I felt like saying now try 3 kids and work 10 hour days. Its so easy to say this is how to do something but it may not fit into... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 15:48:34 EST rebekah sick again Just when you think you are done with sickness it comes around again. So saturday i was at my moms and we did the egg dying thing and I got some cute pictures . sunday she wakes up with a temp of 102. i gave her the tylenol and motrin drill and at 2 it was 104 so I took her to the only place open on easter that was not the hospital and that was a urgent care. I sat in the office for 2 hours before they seen her and they was not that busy only 4 people ahead of me. he looked in her ears and do... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 16:01:02 EST mmm maldini subs I got a phone call back from tractor supply about my complaint . they said they were sorry about the visit and wanted me to bring the kids back in to pick out a chicken. I have decided I really do not want to go back in there and face that man. so Im going to write them back and tell them i appreciate the trying to make things better but i did not write to get something free and the damage is done I just dont want someone else to be treated like i was. I have made plans for saturday. we are g... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:21:13 EST hello tuesday missed work yesterday we got another 12" of snow . so much for spring. they told us to expect 1-4" I got 4" in 2 hours . so i was off yesterday. ready for spring now. I like the snow but i like it during winter not spring. <BR> we got 6 chickens "chicks" sunday. we have them in a box in our bathroom in the bathtube with the heat lamp on them. they are doing great and its kinda nice to have company when i go to the bathroom. I love watching them drink. we have named them all we have nugget, a... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:09:43 EST TGIF so its friday again im looking forward to the weekend but it will be stressful. I had asked the older kids to clean and the chores did not get done . so Im going to have to skip the auction I was planning on going to and clean. Im going to leave work at 11:00 pm so I can go home and make the cake. I feel like I have nothing prepared and william is at the cabin so im lacking some help. I have to decorate the cake, decorate the house, wrap presents and get the food ready for tomorrow. I expect ... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:23:30 EST Rebekah Turned a year today! my baby girl is not longer a infant she is 1 year old today. I just loved her up all day before work. william said he is going to stop and get her a cupcake and icecream. we are having her party saturday but he felt like she needed something on the day of her birthday. i am slowly coming up with ideas of what I want to do for her birthday. I know i want to get a tutu and put her in it for when she is giving her cake to play with. I have seen so many cute pictures of that. looks like the weath... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:23:32 EST baby steps Rebekah took her first baby steps today It was exciting . we have been encouraging her to walk a good bit the last few days and she would take a step then plop down on her bottom. today I was in the kitchen and she was standing up and william started talking to her and she took at least 8 steps laughing the whole time. I wish I could have grabbed something to record it or take a picture but i was affraid to move thinking she would get ahold of me. <BR> we had a lazy weekend it rained saturda... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:50:48 EST Babysitter woes I dont think I can go 2 weeks and not have some sort of babysitter drama. so today first thing I get a text from babysitter 1 she was sick running a temp so not watching any kids today. I called babysitter 2 she said her daughter was sick cough and running fever so I called my job PRN to see if she could cover for me she is at work so I called babysitter 3 my mother in law no answer so I left a text called my last resort my mom and asked if she was off today she said no but got off at 2:30 an... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:37:17 EST almost spring I have decided that a year is long enough. Rebekah will be a year march 21 and she still does not sleep through the nights. most of it is her just fussing and trying to get comfortable and looking for a pacifier or bottle . most of the time I dont think she wakes all the way up but she wakes us up. So I have a spare crib I set up in another room and we are going to try and let her sleep there for awhile and see if that helps. I put her in it today for a nap and she did fine. I do know the tim... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:41:32 EST Ready for summer I am so ready for better weather so I can get away from this sickness. dayshift nurse called in I was coming to work early at the babysitter when I get a phone call from the school. austin was running a temp and had diarrhea. so I had to take rebekah back from the babysitters arms load her up and get austin. call work and say instead of being early Im now going to be late . Poor thing he didnt make it all the way to the bathroom so he had a small accident it was real bad but still. no one kne... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:38:18 EST working on a saturday since we were off wed we are working saturday. It is so hard to stay at work when everyone is home. williams uncle came up and they are putting the piggy fence in . I really wanted to stay and watch and chat but had to come to work. Its not bad outside today must be in the 50's all you need is long sleeve shirt and light jacket . gets me wanting to get the garden going. we have to put a fence up around where we plan to put a garden due to deer. last year they destroyed the garden. I never see... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 14:49:56 EST 18 Inches 18" that is how much snow we got . It was pretty coming down I will give it that great big snowflakes. it was a very wet snow so driving home at 11 tuesday night was horrible. thank goodness i have a vehicle made for snow I did have to put it in 4 wheel drive . yesterday the plant closed i was thankful I woudlnt have went to work anyhow but it was nice they went ahead and put that stress off of ya. we had a good day we all but rekekah went out and played in the snow. I made a big snowman we h... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 15:41:02 EST snow we'll they have uped our amount to over 12 inches. It just started to fall and its coming early it wasent suppose to start until 11. The worst snow storm I remember the snow came early. I hate thought they say dont drive dont be out in the snow yet the jobs say weather is no excuse and expect you to work. and of course if you wreck and get hurt or damage your vehicle they are not going to pay for it. Im not stressing over it to much I do plan to leave early but trying to make it until 11 . i ... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 21:20:53 EST Another Snow Storm Bracing for another snow threat. we are told to expect 8-12 " starting tue. we stocked up on kerosene 2 containers cost 42.00 I want to stop and pick up some more baby food william went groccery shopping and I put baby food on the list and he bought all meats so I have to go and get her some fruits lol. I have some veggies. plus I would like us to have some fruit like bannanas . we have really good snow removal crews so I dont expect to be snowed in for very long if at all. Nicolle stayed hom... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:57:43 EST I love my job I really do I am so thankful I am working where I am doing a job I really like doing. sure it has its moments but overall Im happy. I do feel bad for the actual factory workers. I think just about any factory work is hard but poltry can be very challanging . I do think many are winny kids that havent learned what it means to work. Those people really get me so many come in here and work hard with no complaints others complain about every little thing like we owe them something. I feel for th... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:25:10 EST working hard we did a lot of work on the house this weekend. Got the steps in just need to do some finish work.A friend of mine called and wanted to know if i wanted any baby potbelly pigs so after some discussing we decided to get 2, so wed we will be making a pen for them. we have plenty of land we have 5 achers that is just not being used so we need to do something with it why not house some piggies. <BR> my iron level is way down thanks to aunt flo so i had to double up on iron pills . im pretty tir... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:50:34 EST Inside steps so after living at this house for 3 years we are getting our inside steps. They looked great we had a company build them . william said they did it cheaper then we could have but I think having someone else do it was also better since we are not carpenters. Its a lot of work william had to move the drop tile from downstaris but through some metal pieces that shot sparks to the upstairs about gave me a heart attack and set the smoke alarms off. He claims he never seen it but how you can miss 6... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:16:06 EST will it get better? I have several things on my mind lately 1st is the economy I know i have already dwelled on it but i really am worried. I keep trying to search ways to save money or make money. making list on things I need to stock up on in case I cant afford other things. Look at old fashion ways of doing things. and down sizing. the newspaper said if congress dosent do something with USDA then they would be laid off 2 weeks come march 1st. that means I would be laid off 2 weeks. we are just getting caught ... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:38:16 EST Happy Valentines Day So I had to work today william was off so we went out for lunch went to Ruby Tuesday. I was pretty excited when a pair of 18 that did not fit last month fit today. I liked them so much I wore them to work with a scrub top. For lunch I had ribs and mashed potatoes and salad. I have some leftovers so I brought them to work. Rebekah was so cute she was eatting the cheese biscuits they give you and my mashed potatoes . she was waving at everyone and did really good never got fussy. she is such a... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:11:11 EST doctor appt. Had my doctor appt yesterday she said i was down 4.5 lb thats me slow and steady. I really didnt think i had lost anything. they seemed ok with it Im not so happy about it. to me with having a lap band i should be down 2 lb a week . I know slow and steady is more healthy but I want to see some changes. I know i have shrunk i can see it in my clothes but when i look in a mirror i dont see much change and after 60lb you would think you would see a lot. nope i may have shrunk but every roll and... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:39:33 EST cold weather for chili of course we are now having some winter weather I made a pot of chili. I should have made a lot more because it turned out really good . I am super tired I had to work extra late and didnt get to bed until 2am and of course im up by 7am . My head hurts my body aches it just wants to sleep and I have a long long ways to go before im off. I got coffee but its not the best taste like it has too much cream in it. blah.and of course my sinus feel stuffy. Im sure some of this sickness is from lack ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:29:31 EST spring fever already we'll my birthday cake has put on a couple pounds so I need to crack the whip and get back to watching what I eat and get some exercise in. while the baby was sick I wasent able to get on the treadmil. But today she was doing a lot better she is eatting and happier then she was playing more. I didnt have to give her a breathing treatment today so hopefully we can keep everyone well for awhile. <BR> Got a bunch of cleaning done this morning but didnt get a lot of time to play with my new nook... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 15:18:46 EST