Thursday, January 20, 2011

One Year Ago

One year ago today. I went in for gallbladder surgery. I had gotten sick on Christmas Eve, with what I thought was indigestion. Oh how my stomach ached. I went to the emergency clinic the day after Christmas, the PA pushed on my abdomen. I almost came off the table, wow she said it's your gallbladder. I was sent home with pain killers and antacids. Two days later the hospital called with instructions telling me they were going to do an ultrasound. I went infor the ultrasound. It showed my gallbladder was full of polyps. It must come out. We meet with the surgeon, scheduled my out patient surgey. I went in for the surgery. Of course my luck was complications, I have to much scar tissue from having an emergency c-section. So the surgeon had to cut my side open. The result was one week in the hospital with a morphine pic. My bestie Julie came to see me everyday and Hubs never left my side. I went home with pain pills and gorgeous staples. The day I was scheduled to have the staples removed, there was a snow storm and my appointment was cancelled. I went back to work before I was released. I was so ready to get life back to normal. It was weeks before I could sleep in the bed. Months before I felt normal oh the heartburn. I feel back to normal now. Once in a while I have a twinge where my scar is. I'm hoping no more surgeries are in my future.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today was my second day using the ifit card on my elliptical. Jillian Michaels is the narrator on this card. It's a killer!!! Guess I really should listen to her when she tells you it only needs to be done three times a week. She does have great motivators on the card. I'm going to try to make it the four week challenge. That's my goal everyday for four weeks cardio training. Then it's on to weights.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Getting healthy

I've been introduced to some new apps for my iphone. They are Dailyburn and Log your run.  I have been trying to eat better and do some exercising.  I have a friend who swears my Log your run.  She post her results every night on facebook.  So now I'm going to do the same.  I like the friendly competition, and it makes me get up a move.  Dailyburn you can upload everything you have eaten and also your exercising.  It tells you how many calories you have left for the day.  It also has great workouts you can do.

I'm not after the perfect body, or to get thin.  I just want to eat a little healthier.  I've been doing so well at work. I've been taking my  lunch, but don't fret I'm still going out to lunch some and having the occasional cheeseburger, fries, or pizza.

Thanks for all the confidence, and support that each one of you brings with you.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Funny Story

Here is a totally funny story.  I'm going to tell on myself.

I went to our local Wal-mart to do some quick shopping at lunch.  I was walking to the produce isle to get some tomatoes for our dinner.  I glanced over at one of the freezer doors and there was some new frozen dinners from Lean Cuisine.  They just happened to be Chinese food, which I love.  So I thought those would be good for lunch.  I reached in a grabbed a couple of boxes and before I could blink, the whole shelf of frozen dinners fell on the floor.  Oh how embarrassed I was.  Well if you know me I can laugh just as loud at myself as I can someone else.  So I just started laughing.  This worker came over to my rescue with a great comment about how he bet I only wanted one of those.  Yep it's true I said.  He got down on his knees and picked up everyone of the dinners. He told me ma'am I got this you can go finish your shopping. 

I'm so glad there are still some kind workers in this world.  I know a few who would have just stayed back and watch you do it all.  While laughing at you.

Well the dinner was not the best Chinese food I've eaten, but it was pretty good.  I will think of this story every time I enjoy a frozen dinner from now on.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year

I feel like it's been a whole year since I have posted.  Wow what a spinning merry go round this last week has been.  We had Christmas at my parents, we had a great time.  We had open house at their house.  We went back on Saturday to have Hoppin' John.  Oh how I love that dish. 

Did you make a New Years resolution?  Me? No way.  I have vowed not to make any more resolutions.  Why?  Because I do good for a few weeks, then the pressure just gets to me and I break.

I'm thinking I will start something in March.  I will let you in on it, when the time gets closer, and if it pans out.