Monday, March 31, 2008

Long weekend

It's been a busy last few days. Thursday and Friday my 8 yo was home sick from school. My 3 yo was off from school all last week and this week.
Then Sat and Sun I went camping with my Girl Scouts. We had 6 girls (6 & 7) myself and my coleader. We had tons of fun. We got there at noon Sat and stayed until noon Sun.
Lots of hiking and we had a campfire and sing-along with another brownie troop. There was also an older girl troop there that was kind enough to teach our brownies a bunch of new songs. Sunday we worked on a try-it and took another hike. The girls went to bed late and were up earlier. So by the time we got home I was beyond tired.
Today is dreary and rainy out so I've got a wicked sinus headache going. Wish I could take a nap.
Here are some pics from where we went camping. It was beautiful.




Wednesday, March 26, 2008

When will I learn

I just got home from a meeting not long ago. I thought I was hungry and sitting on the counter was the kids' Easter candy. Without even thinking about what I was doing I grabbed a handful of M&Ms and ate them. Now I feel gassy and nauseous. What the hell was I thinking. I have to stop and think before putting food in my mouth now. I can't just grab a handful of junk anymore. If I do I end up making myself sick. Earlier today I had AWFUL heartburn. I had to stop at a convenience store and buy some Pepcid. It was gone, but now I feel it coming back after the M&Ms.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
On a positive note, I did do Yoga this morning and got in 48oz of water. Working my way to 64 or more.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Exercise

This morning I exercised for the first time since having the surgery. It felt pretty good. And my lil' munchkin was kind enough to watch a movie and let me do it. I did a bellydance dvd that I have. It's fun to do, even though I'm sure I look ridiculous. I also posted a progress pic of me in the sidebar this morning. Going by my scale my weight just before surgery was 213, as of yesterday it was 189...down 24 lbs.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #4

Happy Spring!




Thirteen Places I'd love to visit


1. Ireland
2. Italy (I have family there I've never met)
3. Hawaii (any of the islands would be great!)
4. Aruba
5. England (my great-grandfather was from there)
6. Any of the Virgin Islands (can you tell I like WARM places!)
7. Bermuda
8. Alaska just because I've heard it's so beautiful
9. Australia
10. Arizona
11. Greece
12. Switzerland
13. Washington state



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Busy, busy, busy

I just realized that I've been so busy I haven't had anytime to sit and write here. I had my one month appt with the surgeon today. I'm down 24 lbs since the pre-op class (21 since surgery). He said being tired is normal until my body adjusts. I plan to start exercising tomorrow using dvds I have. Hopefully the kids will allow it! This past weekend we took the kids roller skating so I got some exercise doing that. We had a blast, it's the first time we've taken them. After skating I promised the kids McDonalds. I got a bacon ranch salad. I was able to eat the chicken, but the lettuce caused severe slimies and lots of spitting into the garbage can. Yesterday I went into my daughter's class for their Spring party. My job was to color eggs with the kids, so I came home with multicolored hands. But it was fun.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Major Headache

I woke up this morning with a major headache and it is now the middle of the day and has not gotten any better. I can only take tylenol (no advil, asprin, etc. since the surgery) which does nothing for my headaches. I kept my little guy home from school today because I just could not make the 30 min drive to his school, come back home and do it again to pick him up. The house is a disaster right now. Christopher decided it would be fun to throw toys everywhere, and refuses to pick them up. Right now I just don't have it in me to fight with him to do it, so they are all over the living room and kitchen. I really hope this headache starts getting better soon. I have to take my daughter to gymnastics tonight.
Because the headache is so bad it is making me nauseous which is making it hard for me to drink any water. I've only had a little bit so far today, I've got to work on that.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thursday Thirteen # 3


Thirteen Things I Can Still Eat (in small amounts)


1. cheese
2. pizza (just a few bites)
3. chicken
4. eggs
5. yogurt
6. cottage cheese
7. deli meats
8. veggies
9. fruit (lower sugar fruits)
10. sugar free pudding
11. sugar free ice pops/italian ices
12. tuna fish
13. dark chocolate (just a few small bites)




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Tired alot of the time

Now that I'm more than a month post op I no longer have any of the pain from surgery and I'm getting along a lot better. I am however tired most of the time. I get bursts of energy but that's about it. It's a little hard on me right now with the 3 young kids to take care of and all our extra activities. But I'm making it through. I'm still working on getting in my water. I'm not up to were I should be yet, but each day I get a little more. I have worked my way up to 2 protein drinks a day which is good. I constantly need to remind myself to eat, which never in my life have I had to do. I am pretty much never hungry and if I don't remind myself I forget to eat. I'm at the point now where I can start adding whatever foods I want back to my diet. I just have to be careful to only try one new food at a time, and chew really well. As of this past Monday I'm down 18 lbs.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Friday, March 7, 2008

What happened?

This morning started out beautiful and sunny and now it is afternoon and rainy and dreary. Pretty depressing. I'm sitting here trying to get down my second protein drink of the day. I took my medications a little while ago and they feel "stuck" in my esophagus now. I know they're not really, but it's still an awful feeling. It's the one thing I hate since the surgery. Luckily I haven't really come across any thing else negative so far. I'm trying to be good and make sure I get in all my protein and vitamins, but at this point it's still a bit hard. Hopefully the further out I get the easier it will be to get in all my protein. I'm supposed to get 80-90 grams a day.
Here's a cute pic. I took of my little monster this morning:

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thursday Thirteen # 2


Thirteen Things I Can No Longer Eat


1. Ben & Jerry's (or any other)ice cream
2. Girl Scout (or any other) cookies
3. Brownies
4. Cake
5. Chips
6. Cheese steaks
7. Milk shakes
8. McDonalds (or any other fast food)
9. Pies
10. Easter candy (which is in all the stores right now...and killing me!)
11. Tasty Cakes, Little Debbie, or any other of the yummy not so good for you treats in the store.
12. Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kremes
13. French fries

Can you tell I've got food on my mind this morning! LOL!



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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

3 weeks post op

Today is 3 weeks out! I'm down a total of 15 lbs. It's also that time of month for me and I'm crampy, bloated and really bitchy! EVERYTHING is bugging me today. The kids were being crazy this morning, the dog won't stop whining (for no reason) and I'm tired. I just want to curl up and go back to bed. Unfortunately I can't do that. I've got things to do here at home and then running around to do later today.
As far as food goes, I'm still on soft foods. Last night my parents ordered pizza while we were visiting and my mom ordered me chicken parm. since I've been ok with chicken. Well, it was tough chicken and after 2 bites I was in PAIN. It lasted a few minutes and then passed but those few minutes of pain seem to last forever. So I don't think I'll be trying that again anytime soon.