MOMMAJENNYBEAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MOMMAJENNYBEAN MOMMAJENNYBEAN'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/ surgery date is set http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204202 i got approved!!!! surgery date is looked in march 26th 2013. I can not wait Sat, 12 Jan 2013 21:32:07 EST DS is in reach. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165827 So all my labs and tests came back great. I have an endoscopy for Jan. 4th then pre op surgical exam and pre op nutrition exam to make sure I know what i am doing. So it seems that sooner than later I will be getting this surgery. I honestly can not wait to start my healthy life style. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:31:58 EST tomorrow I meet the surgeon for the first time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164713 I am extremely nervous to the point where my heart is racing already. I have talked with my PCP , a nutritionist, a shrink, attended support meetings , blood work, EKG, chest xray, along with many other tests. Tomorrow I meet the surgeon for the first time to see what he thinks about doing the DS surgery on me. I have read so much and still have no idea what to expect. I feel as if i am going to get my heart broken tomorrow because he does not think I am a good candidate for surgery. I honest... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:35:14 EST deciding gastric bypass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099239 After a life long fight with being overweight, then being obese, then being morbidly obese, and not being super obese, I have come to the terms with that I need help. So after a ton of research I have got the ball rolling on gastric bypass. After seeing many people fail with the lap band I decided this is what is best for me. I am nervous, scared, excited and a ton of other things. <BR> I have an amazing supportive husband that will stand by my side through this. I know this will make me fee... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 22:54:25 EST just want to move already. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4878410 We looked at 25 houses before picking the one i am sitting in. Fast forward a year and a half and that is when hell moved in next door. We live in philly but one of the only nice areas left....or so we thought..... now everytime i let my dog out i have to watch him so the neighbors don't throw anything at my dog. Their dog has attacked my dog as well at the delivery man because they refuse to put up a fence or put it on a leash. So today I was checking spark people to see one of the little br... Sat, 12 May 2012 15:06:57 EST Preeclampsia Awareness Month. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860966 In my 24 years of life I have been faced with climbing many mountains and challenges. One of those was being pregnant at 15 years old. On my 36th week of pregnancy my blood pressure spiked and they found too much protein my urine. I was told I had preeclampsia. I have no idea what that was given the fact i was only 15. Just to come home and research to find out just how serious that this was. Fast forward 6 years I am married and pregnant with identical twin girls. The pregnancy was high risk... Tue, 1 May 2012 10:20:57 EST going to start college and picking a major. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854521 Since my knee and foot injury it has become quite clear that I will not be able to go back to the work I had orginally done BEFORE my twins were born. I was a tractor trailer driver which requires both feet and unloading and loading a truck. Which now I am obviously not able to do. So my husband told me I should go to college and get a degree and we would work out the details of what happens when he has court and i have school. Well now I am sitting here trying to figure out where to take the... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:06:56 EST can't wait for the spark people cookbook to come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853282 It is hard to find new recipes online sometimes because typing in "chicken" will bring up the same few recipes and I am bored with that. I LOVE cookbooks but to find one that works well with my family and not eating fish but still eating healthy is well hard to say the least. So i broke down and bought the sparkpeople cookbook and can not wait until it arrives. <BR> Sure learning how to cook in a healthy way has been a challenge but i LOVE to cook. So I feel like I am learning new things and... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:59:55 EST lonely. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4851944 I thought i would be used to having him work such crazy hours and many times not have a day off but I am really lonely today. He has been at court or work all week or baseball for our son. I am home alone with the kids all day. I miss life. I miss being able to go out for a walk but i can not do that because to get out of the house with 18 month old twins is more tiring than going for a walk. I miss working more than I ever thought because at least I was getting other adult contact. Right now... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:50:27 EST love to incline on the treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4850426 i have been going to the gym and thought people were crazy on the treadmill and how inclined they would have it but i tried it today and loved it. My knee doesn't hurt or foot. I will be doing that instead of trying to run faster and hurting myself. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:10:57 EST cost = a knee and a foot. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4847183 In my early teens i had caused a knee injury. I went to PT for a while and for the most part it felt fine. Sure on snowy days or if I worked too hard it would hurt and flare up but nothing major. <BR> Well fast forward about 10 years later and I am cooking dinner and feel a bug bite me. i had PAM cooking spray in my hand and like a dummy i sprayed it with the PAM. Well after dinner cleaning up i slipped on the PAM and dislocated my knee and started a whole world of trouble. I could barely wal... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:28:08 EST gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4844847 I have been going to the gym a lot now and I enjoy it. Getting out of the house and doing something for me has made me happier. I just wish my foot and knee wouldn't hurt anymore. I really am excited to get me into shape. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:34:35 EST first time at the gym. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837898 Well I just got back from the gym and i can honestly say I enjoyed it. I worked out for about a hour and a half. I was truly scared to walk in but I put my headphones on and i was in the zone. It feels good to get moving and away from the kids and husband and do something for me. Just have to find a steady time to go when the husband doesn't have court or work or isn't sleeping because he worked a double. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:23:50 EST scales belong on hard floor not carpet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4827590 so i go out and buy a scale today weigh myself and find it says 266 i was excited then my husband got on and said it can't be right so he puts it on my kitchen floor and it says 291. <BR> <BR> =[ bubble buster right there <em>39</em> just to find out he is 266. how embarrassing that i weigh more than him now. by almost 30 pounds. i need this weigh to come off so i am gonnna be working my butt off tonight Mon, 9 Apr 2012 19:25:22 EST holiday and eating better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4826739 It wasn't all the unhealthy food I had a problem with nor was it the size of the meal. It was hard because I am used to eating 3 meals and 2 snacks and being out of the house all day through my body all out of wack and I was hungry at night like i was before I started my weight loss program. Now I am back on my normal schedule and my mood is completely different. Crazy how within a week my body got used to a certain thing and one day can through my mood off. I am going to buy a scale today (y... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 10:02:12 EST yummy low fat treat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4821038 1 can crushed pineapple <BR> 1 jello instant vanilla sugar and fat free <BR> 1/2 of a tube of cool whip <BR> angel food cake <BR> <BR> mix crushed pineapple and vanilla mix until thick. Stir cool up and layer angel food cake together Wed, 4 Apr 2012 22:34:40 EST you can hurt me but it will only make me stronger. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4819310 Today i signed onto my facebook and saw an EX from well over 6 years ago decided to post a picture of 'nut gobbler" from south park and write " i once dated a girl that looked like this her name is Jen" it was a character that was very overweight and in a tight nurse outfit. Needless to say It hurt because we were together when i was at my thinnest. He even said goodbye to me when he went off to college 3 years ago. I have been married and had kids since then even moved out of the state. I ha... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 21:47:45 EST hate my reflection it is time for change. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4812823 I honestly would love to look the way i did in high school. I really can't believe i let myself go like this. I can't even stand the look of myself. I was never like that and I need to stop and change and be proud of who I am. This is a start of the better me. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:17:51 EST