Friday, June 28, 2013

Re-dedicating to my health

All that is well has ended well.  The shower was a huge success even with some unforeseen obstacles.  One main one was the catering ladies and the girls (bridesmaids) and hubby and me got to the hall only to find it was locked.  The catering ladies were supposed to get in at 12:30 and the rest of us at 1:00.  But no one was there to let us in.  OK….panic mood starting, I immediately started calling any number I had that associated with the hall.  No answers just instant voice mail.  Of course I left many messages.  Then thank the heavens I called my girlfriend’s husband who is a member of the club, (Knights of Columbus), got a hold of him and he started calling others to find out what happened.  Long story made short, finally someone arrived and we got in at 1:40, which only left 20 minutes to set up before guests arrived.  Double panic mode was taken place inside of me.  But with the help of many we got it done by 2:05.  WHEW that was close.  Anyhow my daughter was completely surprised.  She loved every minute of it, as also the guests.  Many complimented of how they had a fantastic time.  So all my personal goals were met. 
Then the next day Monday I had all my appointments at the hospital.  I thought the radiology center was cruel with mammograms but here at the hospital they were animals.  Oh my, my poor little breasts.  But after that plus an ultrasound, talking with the radiologist doctor plus the breast doctor, I was given a clean slate.  They still want me to have a 3 month follow up, which has now been schedule late September.
Now onto my weigh in last night at TOPS.  I am very sad to say that I have gained 7 pounds over the last four weeks.  With the shower and stuff I have not gone to my meetings nor have I gotten weighed.  I knew deep down that I had gained but I honestly thought no more than 5 pounds tops.  Boy was I surprised.  Which in turn made me very angry with myself.  I do not want to go up the scale, who does?  So with that I made sure that today’s breakfast and lunch were healthy and packed.  Also too I need to be more diligent with journaling.   It has always helped me and kept me focused on what was going in my mouth. 
And of course today in work was the staff luncheon, which I refused to participate in.  They have lunch catered and boy it sure did look good.  But I am staying in my office, I am so grateful that my friend here in work I can talk to, plus some of my TOPS friends thru email.  So I am not being shy and I am reaching out for support.
 Actually I am just kinda watching the clock until I can get out of here, far far away.
Plus I have rearranged my plans for the weekend, that I am going to get back to pre-cooking and pre-bagging plenty of good foods in my house this weekend.  I am re-dedicating to getting healthy.
You know you gotta be thankful for eye-openers.

Until later……

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Time waits for no one………

Wow again so much time has passed.  Well today I am home mainly because we are finally getting a new garage door installed.  I am also off tomorrow and Monday all because of my daughter’s wedding shower which is on Sunday.  I will admit most of the stuff is done and we are really to set up and decorate the place.  The bridesmaids have done a wonderful job with all the center pieces and candy bar.  I just have a few last minute, run around errands to do on Saturday.  I just hope she likes everything we have done and that the guests really enjoy themselves.  Oh and my one goal is to really surprise her which I may add I really think I have pulled it off.  I have sent multiple invitations to them (daughter and finance), with help of my future son-in-law and dear friends, we have her completely confused. 


Right now a lot is going on; not only the shower but hubby and I are in the midst of refinancing our home.  Plus unfortunately I got called back by my breast specialist doctor for more review of my right breast.  I am hoping what they are seeing is just scar tissue from the surgery back from November.  This is a new doctor because my other breast surgeon doctor has retired.  So I am quite nervous with my appointment on Monday. 


So with my emotions on high, my eating plan is not the greatest.  Right now I am hovering around 265 to 270.  When it starts creeping up to 270, it is then I start really watching what I am eating.  I really have no excuses why I am NOT watching.  It is just plain stupid.  I have much more weight to go and I am just not doing it.  Not that I want to put it off but I am trying to plan better once the shower is over.  I am trying to get healthier food in this house.  Ah heck even hubby is saying about of how much junk is back in the house again.  Since I do most of the cooking even hubby is losing some weight.  So hopefully we can get back to eating the right things.  One consolation is that we no longer drink soda anymore.  I usually make a lot of decaffeinated green ice tea.  Also too I went and bought one of those large jugs that have a sprout attached and fill that with water with lemon slices and a few leaves of mint, very refreshing.  So as the saying goes baby steps of change.


Now my next big step is to incorporate some exercise.  I happen to come across yesterday Leslie Sansone video on the computer.  Just a simple walking video with just walking.  I am trying to commit to doing it once a day.  It is only 20 minutes long.  I just hope that I can do it with my bad knee.  I must try.


Well I need to get moving and get some things done.  It is such a beautiful day here.  Maybe once I get some things done in the house I can get outside and do a bit of gardening.


Until later………….