Monday, October 27, 2014

No I haven't disappeared of the face of the earth!

Happy Pictures of the day!

Greetings,  I have not disappeared off the face of the earth.  It has been over two weeks since i have posted anything.  

I have had quite an adventuresome two weeks.  I started back to school about 4 weeks ago so I have had lots and lots of homework.  I have decided that I needed to change my major. I had originally chosen Network Security.  Well...I have been struggling to wrap my mind around some of the basic principles and decided instead of stressing myself and my family out it would be better to change. So with prayer and speaking with my husband I decided to change to Business Management. That should be effective the next term.

I have been very pleased with my progress in weight loss.  I have had my 2 month post surgical appointment.  I've met with nutritionist, exercise specialist, and nurse. On the date of my appointment I had lost a total of 50 pounds. They said that was amazing.  I have also progressed to eating "normal" food.  I still must stay away from bread, rice, and pasta. But that is fine with me.  Although, I do miss my 12 grain bread.  I still need to eat very small meals. Total of no more than 4 oz of food. I need to eat protein first and then the fruits and vegetables.  Now I can experiment with different recipes. And I will be able to go back to cooking dinner for the family and only eat my correct portion. Hopefully I can teach the rest of the family what correct portions are. I have also been cleared to go back to exercising. I have been instructed to take it slow at first but build up to full exercise. So that will be my next project to find a gym that I am comfortable with.  I will probably end up at Planet Fitness.  Jim already has a membership there. I weighed myself this morning and have lost 55 pounds.

Two weeks ago I ended up in the emergency room. It seems I pulled a muscle in my right shoulder/back. The pain moved across my back to the left shoulder/lower back. It got too painful to bare. The Doctor gave me percocet and flexeril. Well it worked well to relieve the pain, however, the percocet made me terribly constipated. I have tried several methods to relieve the problem but continued to suffer through about 5 days.  Last night my husband had me go out and get a different remedy.  I purchased a generic version of Correctol. It is suppose to be gentle overnight relief. 6-12 hours.  Well without getting gross, I took the medicine at 10:30 pm and at midnight I was back in the bathroom.  That was somehow quite a bit less than 6-12 hours. Although it wasn't as painful as it could be, I don't consider it gentle. I do, however, feel so much better this morning.

Friday, October 10, 2014

It Is Well With My Soul

When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll. What ever my lot thou hast taught me to say, "It is well, it is well with my soul."

It truly is well with my soul.  God is good. 

It has been a week since I have updated this blog.  I have been rather a busy bee. I have been kept busy with my homework in both my classes.  I am taking Programming Logic and Design, and Communications (public speaking). It is proving to be quite a challenge. I do however, enjoy it.

My weight loss journey is right on track.  I have lost a total of 45.6 pounds in the 9 weeks. I am doing pretty well with keeping up with my protein and water intake.  It is not perfect. I do well to keep up with my vitamins. I need to get out and walk more. That would help me a great deal.

This is my grandson Andrew.  He stopped what he was doing and took a dance break.  I think it would be wise if we all from time to time stopped and danced like nobody's watching. 

Verse of the Day:

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)

Friday, October 3, 2014

All Is Well

Nothing new or drastic to report on my weight loss journey.  I have lost a total of 43.4 pounds since Augutst 6. I feel great.  I am sorry this is such a boring blog. I am generally a very positive person and not one to complain if I have a touch of discomfort or pain.  I have been doing very well. I do have one little problem.  I have a tendency to forget to drink enough water.  So I will work on improving that.

I did have my first cup of  Starbucks coffee yesterday. I did follow my doctors instruction and had decaf and no fat creamer.  It was so good.

I also found these cheese sticks at the grocery store that taste pretty good.  I can only handle one at a time though. My daughter loves them.

I've started back to school. The classes I am taking this term are.  Communications (public speaking) and Logic and Design. These are both going to be challanging.