Thursday, June 2, 2011

So sorry

I know, I know. I said that I would post more often. Unfortunately I got extremely busy and haven't had the chance. Plus, recently I couldn't get onto my account to blog. Tomorrow marks my 4-month post-op anniversary and I've lost close to 70 pounds. I feel great, my spirits are good and my energy level is higher than it's been in the last few years. I am actually glad that I did have the surgery. Life is good. I will promise to blog more often and then do the best I can not to  make a liar of myself. Til later.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Way too long

Once again it's been way too long since I last blogged. I honestly thought it hadn't been as long as it has. I haven't lost a huge amount of weight since my last check. However, I have lost a lot of inches. I guess this is a good thing. My energy level has increased tremendously and my mindset is improving everyday. I finally am at the point where I'm glad I had the gastric bypass surgery. Things are looking up.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


I just got home from a girls weekend. We did this last year and decided to try again. Friday afternoon through Saturday at noon is a fundraiser for Relay for Life. This year we stayed an extra night for more relaxation. This was an eye opening experience. Friday night I became a bit upset because I was watching my friends and others at my table eating huge portions of food with no problem. They were enjoying their lemonade and having fun. Here I sat with so little on my plate and no dessert. This was the first time I really mourned me not eating a huge portion of food. Saturday after the fundraiser we went into town for a bit of shopping. My one friend decided she wanted Chinese food so we went there. I could not find anything on the little menu and it caused me to tear up in frustration. Luckily I remembered seeing a small cafe around the corner and while they were waiting for their carryouts I went in. When we got back to the hotel and say down to eat, the food I ordered was way too greasy for me to eat. For lunch I ended up eating a couple pieces of the homemade bread. No protein. This was so hard and I really need to stop beating myself up for every little thing!!! One meal in weeks without protein is not going to derail me. I had a chicken breast for dinner last night and it was wonderful and full of protein. All is well again lol.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


So, I am preparing to go back to work next week. I've decided to clean out my closet and give the Salvation Army the clothes that either were too big to start with or I just don't like anymore. They have a great program that gives women on welfare clothes to go on job interviews. I feel good giving to a great purpose. But I digress.
I tried on some clothes that were way too small before surgery to see how close I am to wearing them. Guess what? They actually fit and fit good. Even the Mario Lemieux jersey I bought over a year ago on EBay. I'm so totally stoked. I'm stronger every day and have been going out during the day for a couple of hours, trying to build up my stamina. Finally, I am getting to the point that I am happy I had the surgery. YEAH!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Update time

Wow, I didn't know that I hadn't been on for so long. Time flies. Well I went to the doctor for my month (actually six week) checkup and I am totally thrilled. I have lost 31 pounds. Absolutely amazing. This makes me happy and realize that everything that I've been through. My mind is clear and I haven't felt this good in ages. I'll try to post more often.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Have you ever been just tired, not sore, but bone tired? That's the phase I'm going through now. Within an hour of waking up I am tired. My nutrition and water consumption is up but it feels like I constantly need a nap. I can't wait to go to my checkup next week and ask the doctor to make sure it is normal. Other than that, I feel pretty good. Guess that's why they call it recovery.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy anniversary

Wow, it happened so quick. Today was my one-month post op anniversary. I have some slight pains but considering how bad I've been in pain, today I feel pretty good. I am down to one nap a day and am able to talk about 1/2 mile a day. Two weeks ago I barely made it to the mailbox at the end of my driveway. I've said before that this sucks so much, today, it really doesn't.