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Day 26: Dancing As If No One Was Looking!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010      2 comments

I read an article I read on sparkpeople today about little things we can do that make a difference. I have a friend that just had surgery and she wants to be able to exercise, but will have to really take it slow. And when you weigh a LOT, it'... Read more

Day 25: Back to My Old Self!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010      2 comments

Feeling great this morning. I was even going to let myself be a little late to work and set my alarm later. But I woke up at the regular time, ready to go! So today is back on track and I already packed my gym bag for after work. I'm s... Read more

Day 24: Recovering and Regrouping

Monday, December 20, 2010      1 comments

So today I feel ONE HUNDRED PERCENT BETTER. Residuals are a headache and sore throat (probably from the constant retching yesterday) and a little fatigued. But I'm sitting her eating some cream of chicken soup and it seems OK. SO - I was kind... Read more

Day 23: A Nightmare

Sunday, December 19, 2010      1 comments

Today was absolutely miserable. Woke up at 6:00 am my stomach was in agony. Spent the next 7 hours throwing up that awful fish (yes, it apparently had sat in my tummy and was never digested - gross). Kat came over and brought me some pudding ... Read more

Day 22: No Concerns About Overeating Today!

Saturday, December 18, 2010      2 comments

The tilapia I tried to eat last night apparently doesn't digest well in my RNY stomach. Even ten years after GBS, I occasionally will eat something that gets "stuck" for lack of a better word. I have been unable to eat or drink ANYTHING since ... Read more

Day 21: The Mechanics of Relapse

Friday, December 17, 2010      3 comments

I relapsed yesterday - HARD. So instead of quitting, beating myself up, being depressed - I decided to figure out why. Why? I had been doing GREAT. Well, here's what I think: Wednesday (Day 19) was a good day for the most part. I was o... Read more

Day 18: Self-Talk (and Divine Intervention?) Working and Another Lesson Learned

Tuesday, December 14, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday was a good day, but very hard. I had some tummy issues (related to the bypass) so I couldn't eat. No, that's not a good thing, because if I don't eat, my body does that whole "OMG We're starving - conserve!" thing and I actually gain... Read more

Day 17: Energy Increasing Every Day!

Monday, December 13, 2010      2 comments

When my alarm went off, I was sleeping so deeply I did NOT want to get up. But then when I roused a bit, I realized I felt good and ready to go! I am feeling more energy each day and I am doing those little things around the house without even... Read more

Day 16: Leftovers - What a Concept!

Sunday, December 12, 2010      0 comments

Been a good weekend. Had an event yesterday and did great on my eating, except I almost fainted late in the day when I had NOT drank enough water. Lesson learned. Today I got up and had a leftover steak (about 8 oz) and got it out to ma... Read more

Day Fourteen: Zumba'd my Butt Off and No Pain Today!

Friday, December 10, 2010      1 comments

Whew! That's such a relief. I also realized last night that my right knee that has been hurting constantly is NOT hurting now. Amazing! Fifteen pounds and more activity and I already see MAJOR changes. Duh. Just DUH. Why is that so hard t... Read more

Still Day 13: Just Had a Major Victory!

Thursday, December 09, 2010      5 comments

We had our office Christmas party today. My Secret Santa gave me chocolate covered pretzels AND my boss gave us all chocolates AND someone brought brownies AND we ordered out for Italian (carbs are my crack cocaine). I ordered GRILLED TU... Read more

Day Thirteen: Performance Evaluation

Thursday, December 09, 2010      1 comments

I decided I needed to remind myself that I have made my health and fitness my SECOND JOB. Which means that I HAVE TO dedicate some time every day to this job, and I can't just not show up. I mean, I certainly wouldn't do that on my "real" job,... Read more

Day Twelve: Pain is Almost Gone!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      3 comments

Good lesson learned - give your body a rest when it needs it, and then you're ready to pick up again! I was planning to walk last night, but didn't. It was VERY cold and I was still hurting, so I didn't do it. I felt guilty, and quite frankly... Read more

Day Eleven: In Pain!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      0 comments

ZUMBA WAS AWESOME! And I am so proud of myself because I did the full hour and did not sit down once. I had to modify some of the moves because my knees are not quite ready to do all the jumping up and down and squats yet, but I'll get there. ... Read more

Day Ten: And I Feel Like a Ten!

Monday, December 06, 2010      0 comments

Had a great weekend. Yesterday kept up the momentum. Had a HUGE argument with myself about going out for breakfast BUT I won! Had a healthy omelet at home (which I also made for my son) with ingredients I already had - so saved money, too! ... Read more


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