Monday, November 29, 2010

Hope and encouragement

Went for an "official" weigh in at Carolyn's doctor and weighed in at 216 pounds and that is what my scale said when I started the journey.  So I am a little disappointed and just a little discouraged!
Yesterday went shopping for Christmas and I kinda had Wendy's boneless chicken wings and boy am I paying for it today.  My stomach is really churning and don't stand behind me you will get gassed away!!!
Right now I am making a very healthy turkey soup.  I have been stewing the carcass since noon and the meat has fallen right off.  I am going to add fresh cauliflower, fresh broccoli and whole wheat rotini.  I have added some Mrs. Dash to the broth and this house smells like Thanksgiving all over again.
My journey has been hit with some u turns and wrong turns (the wings) but you learn from your mistakes.  I do know this that my blood sugars have been fantastic and taking in less insulin (which is a growth hormone).  My walking is getting better--still with a walker or cane--but getting better.
I am glad that I started this journey and looking forward to hitting my first goal!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving or Bust!!!!!

It has been a while since I have blogged but  I have been sick--yuck!
Wednesday I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for my children, grandchildren and my husband.  We had roasted turkey, whole wheat bread stuffing (which disappeared, no leftovers), green beans, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, regular mashed potatoes and relish tray.  All the good food went within minutes and I still have regular mashed potatoes left.  No one realized that I had cooked a "healthy"meal.(except the regular potatoes)  On Thursday we went to my daughter-in-laws parents house and I only ate turkey.  There was plenty of food but I think that is when the worst migraine in the century started.  Woke up Friday still in bed but everything spinning.  The migraine had hit--all day I tried eating-nothing stayed down-tried reading-light hurt my eyes. So I lived in the dark ages all day.
My journey is working, I can feel a difference in my moods, energy levels and just about everything.  Those blogs that I peeked in on have given me the inspiration and I am learning to take small steps in the right direction.  I still think I am eating to much food but it is working.  Well, right now I have my youngest grandson, RJ, and mischief seems to follow him so I had better go see where he is at.  Love and Blessings to all!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Slowly but surely......

A new journey is a hard journey, its like when you are going somewhere  and you don't know how to get there and you go on mapquest and there are the directions for the taking--that's what my journey is Fawn gave me-my mapquest directions.
Have been out to dinner since starting-at a Chinese buffet.  Had salad (no dressing), crab legs (no butter) and fruit for dessert.  Came home and had a toasted whole wheat English muffin.  Think I did pretty good.
What is the scariest part of this new journet is the food amounts I am required to eat--I do my best.  Sugar or even just getting rid of Splenda has been hard.

Monday, November 22, 2010

6 days and still surviving.....

Well, here is my sixth day and a weigh in has happened.  I weigh two pounds less than I did last Wednesday--216 to 214!!!!  Feel real good but I am really pining for so chocolate!!  None in house thank God!  Made cookies and brownies  yesterday with CLC and didn't even lick the bowls, didn't even want to.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kinda of Lost!!!

Haven't been on in a couple of days because it has been pure hectic!  Lost a step-aunt to suicide (suffered from severe depression).  I do know that she is not hurting anymore.  Depression is a serious disease and no one should be afraid to ask for help plus we must be willing to guide them to the help they need.  Okay, no more soap boxing!  I have been going through the detoxing of my body--so it is a little hard to sit down sometimes.(you that have been through it know what I mean) (no laughing Fawn).  I am also learning a new way to cook and create things.  When I had the lap band surgery in 2007, it was liquids for weeks on end but you learn how to cheat!  This journey is so much better because I am not starving my self.  I have learned to eat more calories than I have ever eaten and I think I have lost at least one pound (one pound at a time.  Today at Angel Food, my youngest grandson laid his beautiful eclair right in front of me-I ignored it.  I had a rice cake with hummus and blueberries plus water.  I am learning!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


What a wonderful time I am having.  Went shopping and bought tons of good nutrious food for my journey!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Second day (not that I am counting or anything)

Today has been a good!  Carolyn came over and had an official weigh in and she took pictures (even of my back, I have a big butt) and even a video.  We had a nice lunch of whole wheat rotini, cauliflower, shrimp and sauce.  I love almonds and have been having them along with fruit for snacks.  My blood sugars have been a little low but I will get that straightened out next week.  Did I tell everyone that I am going to be a grandma again--Stacey, Stefani's sister, is pregnant.  Her daughters are two precious girls who have called Joe and I grandpa and grandma since they started speaking.  Can't wait.  Well, I have to go and make "nutritious" Spanish Rice (don't tell Joe).

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1 day of new journey

This is my first day of my new journey.  Starting at 219 pounds and at 5 foot 3 inches is a little too much for me.  This is going to be exciting and challenging.  Being a diabetic and changing things up is going to be hard but I have a great support system.  Yesterday was Joe's birthday and I did have a diet soda, cooki and ice cream but that was yesterday, today is a new day!!!