Monday, July 6, 2009

Still Doing Great!

My daughter dropped in this morning and chided me for not blogging lately. I guess you can say that I've been a little lazy in that department.

Things are still going very well with the recovery process from the surgery. I feel wonderful and my tummy doesn't hurt at all ... only when Deiter pounces on it! I go to the surgeon tomorrow and I'll take pictures and post my weight then. I can see that I've lost weight in my face and my clothes don't fit tight anymore. But to someone else they probably can't see a difference until I lose around 40 pounds. That's just the way it is!

The food gets a little boring and will continue being boring for the next three months. I usually have two tablespoons of scrambled egg with a smattering of cheese and salsa on top for breakfast, and a tablespoon of yogurt. Sometimes I'll mix my cottage cheese with the yogurt ... only 4 tablespoons all together. Lunch is usually a piece of string cheese with two, deli-sliced pieces of ham wrapped around the cheese. I'll add a tablespoon of canned vegetables to complete the meal. I can't drink 30 minutes before or after my meals. That's the hard part. I always want a glass of water to wash away the remains of the meal. Dinner consists of canned meat. I've only tried the chicken and it's stayed down fine. I mix it with light mayo or cottage cheese so that it's not so dry going down. Add a tablespoon of green beans and your meal is complete.

I'm trying to get my 64 ounces of water in for the day. I can use Crystal Light, but they say that just drinking plain water is best for you! I also was able to enjoy a sugar-free pudding that only had 60 calories in it. That was quite the treat!

Yes, my stomach still rumbles when it's hungry and I still crave snacks, especially at night. When that happens I just take a few sips of buttermilk and I'm fine!

I've been applying on-line for jobs and it's very time-consuming and frustrating. I think I'm going to stop! Nothing has panned out yet and I think it's a waste of my time. They say that word of mouth is the best way to get a job. If I haven't found a job by September I can apply for un-employment for 6 months.

We had a great 4th of July celebration. We celebrated on Friday at my sister-in-law's home, up in the canyons. Talk about a beautiful home, which includes an in-door basketball court, home theatre, and swimming pool. We had a BBQ, swam, and visited til about 10:00 p.m. We're babysitting Angie's dog until Thursday. We were worried about leaving the 'boys' home while we went to the BBQ so we put Sarge, their dog, in his crate and let Dieter, our dog, roam the house. Dieter wasn't too thrilled that his friend was in a cage. When we arrived home around 10:30 p.m. guess who was greeting us at the top of the stairs, wagging their tails? You got it! Dieter sprang Sarge from his prison. Luckily there was no damage done to the house, just spilled water in his crate.

Back to the BBQ. It's amazing ... I can make a piece of string cheese, wrapped with ham, last as long as someone eating a hamburger! And, I didn't mind it at all. It wasn't hard staying away from the chips, soda, or ice cream sandwiches. Even though ... Fat Boy ice cream sandwiches are one of the most divine treats in the world, and my favorite!

Since I didn't get my back door painted last week like I said I would, maybe I'll go work on it ... or maybe I won't. We'll see....

Happy Monday!


Christie said...

Linda Lou I do believe you have come across a stumbling block called down and out! Not depressed, just sad and frustrated with your new found freedom weather or not it was wanted.

Never FEAR, WE ARE NEAR! Or atleast in heart felt blog space! :) I lookforward to reading about your daily life, and your trip to Erurope was incredible. ( I would know, I lived vicarelessly thru you lol!) You often bring a little ray of sunshine to many of your bloggers days:)

And aside of being a ray of sunshine for me, God has a bigger plan for your life. If we are patient like Job, it will present itself much more quickly than if we doubt, worry, and get frustrated or sad with the place He has us now.

So Chin up Linda! Today is one less day till you arrive to your new destination.
Winks & Wishes

The Peton's said...

Hi Mom - sorry you had to turn away the fat-boys. They're good. I love you and miss you! Next time I see you, you'll look different. Sad, but happy.

Diana Gibbs said...

You can do it Linda! I can hardly wait to see your new pics.

Oh and there is a reason why they are called Fat-Boys....good for you saying no!


BariBerta said...

Hi Linda! I am a former SU demo, and used to LOVE your presentations at regionals and convention! I had RNY surgery on 7/7, too! You're right, the pounds are just falling off! Good Luck to you and I'll be following your blog from now on!