LISAPIECES's SparkPeople Blog LISAPIECES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Surgery's over... So I had my gallbladder removal surgery on Feb. 14th and am now pretty much healed. It's been a little over 4 weeks and the doc said it'd probably take about 6-8 weeks to feel completely back to normal, so I think I'm pretty much on the right track now. It's still really hard for me to exercise :( This week, I tried to get on the elliptical and managed to pound out a whole 17 minutes... :-/ It made my side hurt after a while, so I gave up and haven't been back in it since because my sto... Fri, 16 Mar 2007 09:49:19 EST Surgery... My gallbladder removal surgery is next Wednesday (about 5 days away)... I had my pre-op appointment yesterday and they walked me through everything. The only thing that sucks is that they said I should get up and move around as much as possible a few days after the surgery, but it's FREEZING here in Toledo, and I only have an elliptical, no treadmill! I'll have to stick with walking around my house all day until my boyfriend gets off work to take me somewhere like the mall since I won't be... Fri, 9 Feb 2007 00:16:16 EST And the sickness continues... As if the gallstone thing wasn't enough... I now have bronchitis. I've had a bad cough for about 2 weeks (since Christmas eve) and today it was much worse, so I went to an urgent care facility, since my doc couldn't see me until tomorrow evening... I was scared it might be pneumonia. They did x-rays and listened to my breathing and said it's bronchitis. :( I feel all achy and gross, it sucks... My workouts have diminished quite a bit over the last two weeks, because of business and gal... Thu, 4 Jan 2007 00:29:49 EST Ugh.... So I went to the hospital today for an ultrasound on my gallbladder and liver and found out that my stupid gallbladder is full of gallstones! :( I really don't wanna have surgery but my doc says that's the only way to treat them. They cause me a lot of pain, which happens every couple of days and lasts for about 30 minutes each attack! This same pain kept happening to me about 3 years ago and then went away completely and never happened again until last weekend. I'm really bummed... She... Fri, 22 Dec 2006 09:53:31 EST Christmas time! I'm such a sucker for Christmas... ugh. I always get all pissed off when people start to decorate in like October/November, but what did the BF and I do this year??? Put up the dang tree and decor the Saturday after Thanksgiving... I guess I'm just in an extra festive mood this year! Maybe that's a good thing... <BR> <BR> I live w/ my parents for now (don't want to move in w/ the BF just yet... I'm waiting for that ring!!! - and it's pointless to get an apartment and waste money when I... Fri, 1 Dec 2006 01:14:14 EST Breaking the Habit... I think I'm out of that "slump" that I hit when I start a new weight-loss plan... The "slump" of worrying about being hungry and being so hungry after work that I get a snack right before dinner... I've planned out my meals almost every day for the last 8 weeks and I've definitely gotten the hang of it. I've even drastically reduced what I was eating when I started on here. My stomach has definitely shrunk down quite a bit because I'm finding I get full on much less food than before. (Cr... Fri, 1 Dec 2006 01:07:20 EST First blog... Well, I never blog on here, so I thought I might... Today I am feeling so much better about my routine. It's actually starting to work really well! I grocery shop every sunday and I know exactly what foods to buy and which NOT to buy... <BR> <BR> I'm up to 30 minutes on my elliptical without stopping, which makes me feel awesome! Now I get a nice sweaty workout, like you're supposed to!!! lol I've been doing Sun/Mon/Tues/Thurs as my workout days. I MIGHT start working out on Saturda... Mon, 27 Nov 2006 14:18:08 EST