Hey everyone! I know it has been a long time, but I am still around!
Since surgery it has been really slow going for me-- I took a long time to heal and had a good amount of trouble getting my body to adjust to one less organ-- but I think we are on track now! I have started tracking my food again but I am going to take this really, really slowly. While I want to drop the extra 10 pounds I have put on over the summer since surgery, I want to allow my body to ease into the process... less intestinal upset that way, I think. So, my plan is to focus on tracking and staying in my range-- not so much losing weight at first. I am aiming for slow weight loss-- maybe a pound a week-- nothing drastic.
I have still been struggling with my anxiety issues-- we have been playing with my medication dosage to try and get a good dosage that works but doesn't work TOO well, you know? I look forward to feeling up to exercising soon because I think hat will help. I have every intention of getting back on my elliptical as soon as I get a handle on my eating--- one thing at a time in order to not overwhelm myself, you know? The anxiety has made it hard to be social outside my home... but I am really working on it. You can see how Spark would have been really hard for me during this time.
What else? Oh! I did some pictures of Will recently for a contest on Facebook:
If you like the picture, please go to this link and click like for me to help us win? If we win, we get some sign art from an artist I really like! If we win, I plan to frame the art and put it in Will's playroom with a blown up version of the picture I took of him! We had so much fun doing this shoot.
If you want to help, you can share the picture with your friends and ask them to click the picture then press like--- the vote won't count unless they click the picture before they press like though.
What else? Hmm.. I did a Hunger Games party a couple weeks ago... GREAT fun. You can see the pictures here:
You will see MJ in those pictures, even.
This past weekend we went to the beach... I haven't uploaded those pictures yet, but plan to work on them today. AND... Will start Kindergarten on Monday. THAT was hard. I made it to the car after dropping him at his classroom before I bawled, at least. The first day he fell asleep at 6:30, on top of his dinner and slept straight through the night until 6am. Poor guy. Yesterday he seemed much better off... was happy when he got off the bus and stayed awake until bedtime. He has already made some new friends and I really like his teacher. 2 days of real school (not just Mother's Day Out) have been really good for him already.
Anyway, I know I haven't been around-- but please know that I DO care about you guys. Things have been rough for me personally and I have had to adjust to doing things a bit differently. I need to take this slowly and one thing at a time in order for me to be ok with doing it at all... so, bear with me. Love you all!