Tuesday, September 22, 2009

12 week post-op UPDATE

I am down 9 more LBS for a total of 38LBS in just 3 mths (I was on a 2 week pre-op diet) and the nurse & my DR both said that that is pretty darn good in 6 weeks.

I got my 2nd fill, hurt a little more this time because he didn't hit the port the 1st time and had to maneuver it in - Ouch!

My Dr was a good sport and took a picture of that big as* needle sticking out of my gut.

I am on liquids the rest of today, semi liquid tomorrow and soft foods Thursday.

I go back in 6 weeks.


My walking buddies could not make it this morning, so it was just me and Sprout.

When I got to the cemetery (Yes, we walk at the cemetery - it is beautiful, quiet and the streets are traffic free). When we got there, I had a missed call and it was my buddy telling me she could not make it and by the time, I kind of figured my other friend wouldn't be there either. I thought about just not doing it and coming back home, but all I would have done here is sulk.
Begrudgingly, I got out of my car, got the stroller and strapped Sprout in. I was determined to do at least 1.5 miles and in the end I did 3.11 miles.

It is much harder to walk those miles without the playful banter of friends to babble the miles away...but I DID IT!

12 week post-op

What have I been doing the past 6 weeks? Nothing and then a lot. At my last appointment I was given an exercise ball and bands. I was given a hand out with exercises to do to tone and strengthen, have I used any of that - No. Why? You may ask, because I feel silly doing it alone in my own home. With no one here to watch me and make sure that I am doing it...it won't get done.

For the first 3 weeks after my last appointment I did nothing. Then 1 day I got this wild hair and decided to walk. I have been walking every week since doing at the least 2.5 miles and up to 4 miles, per day. I walk 3 times a week and sometimes more. Walking is better than nothing right? Just hope my Dr feels the same way.

I am nervous (again) for this appointment, fat people are always nervous - reckon that I will ever grow out of that?

On a side note, I went threw my closet yesterday and a good bit of my clothes are too Big and I feel frumpy wearing them. Last night I went horseback riding with girlfriends and the only thing I had to wear were bigger pants and a bigger shirt... I don't like the way I look in the few pictures that were taken of me.
* I will update later on how my appointment went.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Creation:

My mom had a turquoise bracelet back in the day (the center piece is 1 of 5 from that bracelet).
I found the bracelet the other day and it was broken. I started to take it apart to re purpose it into new jewelry.
Bought fishing barrel swivel thingies and using jewelry jump rings, I connected it all together.
It turned out pretty nice, I am happy with it.