JOJOBEE318's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JOJOBEE318 JOJOBEE318's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 9 months post op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161004 Just a quick update. The PA at the surgeon's office was very understanding about my situation, not being able to exercise much due to my neck issues. She just encouraged me to do as much as I can. After that I had to take my van back to the dealer to check out a thumping noise that I heard whenever I went over bumps. I had taken it to Monro on Saturday and had them look at, but they said the repairs would cost over $1100! I've been stressing over that all week. But guess what? It was simply... Wed, 11 May 2016 18:57:34 EST 8.5 months post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149208 <BR> <BR> Sorry it's been so long. I've had a lot going on. Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:26:31 EST 6.5 months post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101422 <BR> <BR> I'm back!! Sun, 21 Feb 2016 16:53:34 EST 4 months (16 weeks) post op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039961 <BR> <BR> Sorry it's been so long! Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:12:22 EST 3 month post op visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029336 3 month post op visit with the surgeon's office today. Down 19 pounds since my last visit, and 33 since surgery! Since I started the program, 70 pounds gone! They are very happy with my progress. My iron and vitamin D levels are on the very low end of nornal, so I have to add 1 more multi vit per day, and a vit D. But everything else is perfect. And my cholesterol, which was slightly high, is down a lot. After I finished in at the hospital, I had to come to work. Little man is sick, so he ... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 14:05:27 EST 13 weeks post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028824 <BR> <BR> feeling good Sun, 8 Nov 2015 17:48:22 EST 12 weeks post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024888 <BR> <BR> feeling really good! Sun, 1 Nov 2015 18:47:51 EST 11 weeks post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021046 <BR> <BR> Feeling sick today, but otherwise doing ok Sun, 25 Oct 2015 18:32:42 EST 10 weeks post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017135 <BR> <BR> Nothing much going on this week Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:41:55 EST 9 weeks post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014550 Sorry for not getting my blog up Sunday. It's been crazy. And no video; my laptop is acting crazy. Well, my uncle's viewing and funeral went as well as can be expected. I ended up bawling my eyes out. We had a breakfast after at the fire hall, and everyone was laughing at my tiny portions. I just said, 'this is how I eat now.' I did get up to the gym to do a workout Saturday. It felt great to sweat out some of the stress and grief. Saturday night we had a fire in our backyard, and my co... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:40:16 EST Tough week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011856 Feeling stressed and a bit depressed this week. My uncle was found dead in his home on Monday morning. My sister and I had stopped by to check on him Saturday afternoon. So we were likely the last people to see him alive. This is on top of my grandfather passing away back in June. <BR> <BR> Before my surgery, I would have turned to food for comfort. But that doesn't even appeal to me now. So I've been working out at SNAP, which has helped burn off the stress; and really pushing through my s... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 21:47:48 EST 8 weeks post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009228 <BR> <BR> Loving my gym! I can go whenever I feel like it! Sun, 4 Oct 2015 17:49:19 EST 7 weeks post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005137 <BR> <BR> Feeling good! <BR> <BR> *sorry for the length* ;) Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20:45:45 EST 6 weeks post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000793 <BR> <BR> Still plugging along! Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:21:01 EST 5 weeks post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996656 <BR> <BR> <BR> Broke through my stall! Sun, 13 Sep 2015 14:08:49 EST 1 month post-op visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993463 By their scale since the final pre-op weigh in, I'm down 16 pounds! Whoo-hoo! They were very happy with that, so I will be too. I may not be losing as fast as others, but I have to remember it's my journey, not someone else's. I've been cleared for exercise, so I think tomorrow I'll go and join Snap. I was only waiting for that clearance. Dr. Hoffman said once I do get an exercise routine in place, the weight will start coming off faster. He also wants me to wean off the protein shake... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 13:54:44 EST 4 weeks post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992629 <BR> <BR> Feeling pretty good! Mon, 7 Sep 2015 10:48:29 EST 3 weeks post op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987613 <BR> <BR> Still going strong! Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:57:10 EST Week 3 post op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986564 Well, I made it through my first week back to work. Not a bad week; but being the end of summer, the kids are getting on each other's nerves, and therefore my nerves. So happy that school begins next week. <BR> <BR> Plus, it's hard to explain to a 3 year old that you really can't play with him, so I may have overdone it just a bit. I'm a little sore across my upper belly where the incisions are. <BR> <BR> Since it's Friday and I don't have to get up early tomorrow, and because I'm still hav... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:40:53 EST 2 weeks post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983367 <BR> <BR> Feeling great! Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:39:10 EST 1 week post-op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981036 <BR> <BR> doing great! Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:42:38 EST Back home .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976193 <BR> <BR> and doing ok Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:26:59 EST I made it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975450 Hey everyone. I just wanted to quickly post an update. I'm doing ok, just a little sore. I should be going home tomorrow. Thanks for all the prayers and support! Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:54:46 EST It's finally here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974808 <BR> <BR> I can't believe it!!! Sun, 9 Aug 2015 17:29:30 EST oh my http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973316 Got a call from the surgeon's office today. I have to be there at 6 am! Ah! Mom was not too happy about that, but it'll be ok. I'm so excited!!! Thu, 6 Aug 2015 20:07:43 EST It's almost here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972790 <BR> <BR> I'm so excited!!! Wed, 5 Aug 2015 20:27:09 EST Just need to vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971582 I care for 4 kids at their house. The parents have told me they are very supportive of my getting this surgery. I have tried to schedule my appointments when I wasn't working; but as you may know that's almost impossible, so I gave them as much notice as possible. I even wrote them all down so they would know. <BR> <BR> After I met with the surgeon and got the ok, there were a couple more appointments to do. I had those set up the same day, and I sat down with the mom and spoke with her abou... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 18:57:00 EST Got a tentative clearance from my PCP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969926 <BR> <BR> Just need get another blood test Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:35:13 EST Pre-op testing done!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964468 <BR> <BR> 20 days to go!!! Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:03:30 EST a CPAP machine is weird http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951964 <BR> <BR> But I guess I'll get used to it. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <em>246</em> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 21:23:07 EST Got my date!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949950 <BR> <BR> I'm so excited!!! Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:20:37 EST Things are getting exciting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947389 <BR> <BR> Getting close!! Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:44:25 EST As promised ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939221 <BR> <BR> A quick video update Wed, 3 Jun 2015 19:06:21 EST quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938918 There's been a lot going on, and I just haven't had the chance to do a video. I'll try to make a short one this evening. But I'm still here! Wed, 3 Jun 2015 08:09:09 EST Almost there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932224 <BR> <BR> All tests done! Now to wait and see. Thu, 21 May 2015 21:37:44 EST Things are moving now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921961 <BR> Getting so excited! Sun, 3 May 2015 19:00:32 EST Awesome news from my boss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911916 <BR> Just had to share! Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:13:04 EST Hey ya'll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910071 <BR> <BR> Just a (not-so) quick update. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:16:36 EST The First Step! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903767 <BR> <BR> I'm so excited! And ready! Wed, 1 Apr 2015 19:59:27 EST What a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889358 <BR> <BR> If it's not one thing, it's another Sun, 8 Mar 2015 17:21:37 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885018 <BR> <BR> Nothing much going on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:47:40 EST Feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882689 <BR> <BR> good day Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:41:25 EST Just another day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882013 <BR> <BR> Here's my surgery page: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>W_ME_JRP </link> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:53:36 EST Maybe a new chapter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881345 <BR> <BR> Oh I forgot to mention that I got a new pet - a betta fish!! Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:26:52 EST Long weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858206 <BR> But doing ok Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:48:16 EST Plugging along! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847062 <BR> <BR> Take 2. I noticed the quality was horrible Mon, 5 Jan 2015 21:37:13 EST New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843307 <BR> <BR> <BR> Feeling good! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 21:15:36 EST Feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837621 <BR> <BR> Got it to upload today. Yay! Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:10:48 EST Good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836969 For some reason, I can't get my video to upload. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm feeling good and proud of how I did today. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:32:36 EST Here I go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836380 <BR> <BR> Hopefully the quality isn't too bad. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:19:19 EST