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Monday, September 13, 2010

One Week Gone..........

It has been a full week since starting WW.  So far so good.  I am still getting used to the program and the foods we can eat and the points.  I have learned that, even though it gives you points for wings and burgers, doesn't mean you have them everyday.  LOL. 
I am eating more now and have smaller portions.  I still have extra points at the end of the day.  So I am trying to figure out how to use them all.  Any help?
I will be going to my first WW meeting this Friday.  And I will get an official weigh in.  I weighed my self at week at home, but I know it was not accurate.  I have a cast on my leg and I know I was not balanced right on the scale.  But we will see.  To be honest, I am not worried about the weight or what the scale says.  I think the number on the scale is incidental and I am more worried about inches and being healthy.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bats, balls, and wheelchairs

I went to a baseball game last night and had a good time.  I was given a lot of assistance and never had to worry about anything in regards to getting around in the stadium.
The problem that happened was when we left and I got home.  I was sore as anything and felt really bad.  today, I woke up and could hardly move.  My ankle hurt, my back hurt, my arms hurt, and I had a headache.  It wasn't a good aftermath.
I will recover, but I feel like crap today.  I feel like I went on an all night binge of drugs and alcohol.  My body seriously hurts.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's not so bad. But it still sucks!

I had a hard cast put on more than a week ago.  It feels much better and it is healing nicely.  The doctor is pleased with how well and quickly the bone is healing.  I won't need surgery on it either.  He said the break was not all the way through the bone.
The worse part of all this is that I cannot do anything.  I cannot put any weight on the leg and I have to get around on crutches.  I need someone to get me things and carry things for me.  I am completely at the mercy of those around me and I hate it.  I cannot drive or go too far from home alone because it is sooooo much work to just walk with crutches and not be able to use both legs.  Anyway, only a few more weeks and the doctor said he will put me in a soft cast so I can walk.  We'll see.
Now for the exciting news.  Since I cannot get around easily and cannot carry things while using the crutches, and have to depend on people to bring me things, I have lost 21 lbs. since June.  So I figure if I keep going I should be down about 60 lbs. by the time the cast comes off.  One could only hope.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

What next?

It has been a very long while since I posted.  The first reason was because of my knee surgery in June.  I was recovering nicely from that and was looking forward to getting back to walking and all.
Well, if it couldn't get worse, I don't know what will.  We have been remodeling the house and are putting in new windows and siding.  My son and I were installing a window on Friday morning and I fell off the ladder and broke my right ankle.  So now it looks like I will need surgery to repair the break.  This means another 3 months out of work.  And God knows how long before I can get back to walking and working out.  I need something good to happen soon!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Still Here!

I have a story to tell and it is coming soon.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Back From Wherever I Was

Here is the update for those who are following.  I had surgery on June 9th.  I spent the following three days recouping from it.  While recouping, I was on vicodin.  As some of you might already know, it sucks being on vicodin.  Half the time you're spaced and look like you're a crack addict.  I didn't like being that way and stopped taking it.  the doctor advised not to, but I couldn't do it anymore.  He prescribed another drug that was not as bad and it worked well for me.  I didn't want to post anything during that time for fear of writing something I would regret later and not knowing I wrote it.  Super big fear.
Since then I have been getting back to normal.  The diet was put on hold (not voluntarily) but I did well and am ready to get back on.  I also started the summer semester last week and it is going to be a very difficult semester for sure.
Anyway, thanks for all the well wishes and I am pretty much back to normal.  I will be off work for another four weeks and then back to real normal.  If you would like to know more or just want to email, you can do so.  Let me know and I will give you my email.

Jennifer:  I sent an email a few days ago.   Let me know if you received it or not.  If not, I will resend it.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tomorrow Is D-Day

I have not posted recently because of all that has been going on over the last week.  I am scheduled for surgery tomorrow and will likely be out of it for a day or so.  There is anxiety, of course.  But I am confident it will be fine.
Please watch my Facebook page for updates or even just send me an email.
BTW, living room is done!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Time For Changes

I can already see that it is drawing near that I will have to begin making changes.  Changes with my clothes and future.  I still won't buy new clothes.  Last time I did that, it jinxed me and I gained all my weight back.  I am waiting a little longer before going there.  So, I still look pretty bad with the baggy clothes and I look like a street bum sometimes, but I think it's pretty cool, cuz it shows what people really look at when they see someone.  You know, the book cover thing.
I am also now starting to work out more.  I am able to do more without the back ache.  But with the surgery coming next week it will have to be put on hold for a bit.
School starts again for me in a few weeks.  this means studying and school and less free time to do other things.  I have only one class this summer, but the summer is a busy time for me and even one class screws it up.  the fall semester will be worse.  I am going to to to school full time at night and still work full time during the day.  Call me crazy, but it's what I want and know I can do.
There have also been some changes but those will be shared with those that matter.  so if you matter, then you will know.  But if you really don't matter then what does it matter really.  If it matters to anyone then what matters is that it doesn't really matter at all.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Under The Knife

My knee surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday the 9th.  I am not particularly worried about it.  It's a simple surgery and will only take about 30 minutes to an hour.
Unfortunately, it won't be removing any fat, so I won't be losing any weight.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Disco Fever

So I was painting this morning (yes, I am still working on painting.  I'll explain later).  I had my ipod going and suddenly the Bee Gees, Bread, and Doobie Brothers started playing.  Before I knew it, I was creating a new play list and let it play while painting.
What does this have to do with my weight loss?  Well, back in the 70's my whole life revolved around disco and the emerging grunge and new rock era.  I spend allot of times at parties dancing and partying.  Not the kind of partying they do now, but a mild version of partying.  Anyway, the dancing and all was what kept me thin.  And as I painted and reminisced about the past and contemplated the future, I realized that as I go forward and lose the awful weight I have, that I will be able to do the John Travolta moves and even maybe look good doing it. 
Now, I am sure one of the first questions asked will be if I was dancing around painting.  We won't go there, and besides I don't need the International Seismographic Institute freaking out and looking for any earthquake activity along the Eastern Seaboard.  And it certainly wouldn't be a pretty picture.
Here's to the age of innocence and when we had good music!