Sunday, October 31, 2010

Warning: Scary pics

Here is my oldest granddaughter the Honey Bee 

And this was my youngest the "Avator"

The witching hour

Happy Halloween to all my wonderful friends in blogger world.  Sending strong vibes to everyone for strength and willpower to ward off all candy temptations!

BOO!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 427-428

Yesterday was spent visiting my nephew for his 18th birthday had a good time at the party. Most importantly I made sure that the socializing was the most important thing not the food.

Today was football Sunday, I did well with both my eating & water. I managed to take a slow 15 minute walk with very little discomfort.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 426

Today was my 3rd post-op physical therapy appt. I was in so much knee pain, I had to take two painkillers when I returned home. The exercises seems so simple that I thought he was being too gentle on me. NOT! Calorie wise I have been successful at keeping @ or below 1200. I still get hungry & can eat far too much. I made an appt for a teeny tiny fill next week.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 424-425

Yesterday was my 2nd day of rehab this week. The exercises seemed somewhat easier, but they are still not pushing me yet. My therapist said they will start me on machines on Friday. Today I had my first post-op appt with my surgeon. He drained some fluid from my knee & injected cortisone. Dayum my knee is killing me now. They also removed the stitches.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 422-423

Day 4-5 post-op knee surgery. Yesterday was my first day @ rehab. I was given very simple exercises to accomplish. I was thinking that they were too easy and not helping until later last night. OMG my knee muscles hurt really badly, I didn't get to sleep until 3am, I just couldnt get comfortable.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 421

Day 3 post knee surgery. My band is still tight, I'm going to have to switch to shakes to assure that I get some nutrients. Right now I Pb everything I try.

I was able to remove the ace bandage & shower today. It felt soooo good. I am weening myself off the pain meds today. I'm only going to take them at night. My surgeon doesn't want to waste anytime getting me moving. I begin physical therapy tomorrow. I can't wait to get arround a little better.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 420

Day 2 post knee surgery. I think the anesthesia tightened my band. My hunger is gone. Maybe it's the pain meds either way I'm glad. The pain was awful earlier but tonight it seems better. Tomorrow I can shower, that alone should help me feel much better.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Days 412-419

I have been MIA for several days as I prepared for my knee surgery. My surgery was today & went well.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 407-411

Blogging keeps my head in the game by keeping myself aware. Blogging everyday prevents the "ostrich syndrome". I didn't get obese overnight, it slowly kept on me because I stopped Caring, stopped being aware. By sticking my head in the sand and not looking, that candy bar doesn't count, right? If I don't log the calories/fat in that fried chicken, it won't count right? I lied and cheated myself out of years of family activites & memories because I was too obese to take part and enjoy them.

The last several days I let myself fall. The first clue was that I stopped blogging so I wouldn't have to account for my actions. The second clue was that I hid from the scale. I know that many bloggers weigh once a week. I have to do it EVERY morning. It's not so I can beat myself up over fluctuations, it's so I am forced to look at the consequences (good or bad) for my triumphs or mistakes. Pounds will never creep up if I remain vigilant.

I slipped. I fell. I am back. I began tracking my food again yesterday. My surgery is only a week away. Physical activity will be absent while I recover, making healthy choices even more important.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day 405 & 406

Well, Friday & today were both BUSY! Yesterday, I got everything laid out for my garage sale, we opened @ 6am this morning & I have not stopped until just now. It was a huge success, I got rid of so much stuff! Everything else will be boxed up & donated. It feels sooo good to to rid my home of all that clutter!

Breakfast today was Greek yogurt with some granola, lunch was a small salad, supper was 3 fish sticks, snack was a handfull of cashews & a DQ moolatte.
Water was poor today but I still have time to drink more.