Friday, June 27, 2008

Rainier Cherries!

Got bold and tried fresh fruit last night, only because I found Rainier cherries at Safeway, and those are my absolute fav! The best thing about July? Not the holiday, not the sunshine - it's the Rainier cherries! We are on the look-out all through July for the stands by the side of the road selling cherries - they're less expensive and usually taste better than what you get in the market. Not sure why, but there you go.

But anyway, I was able to eat a handful of cherries and a half a tangerine last night along with my Boca Burger - YUM! It was great to enjoy a meal and not just go through the motions because I know I have to eat. It floors me that I, of all people, have to force myself to eat. What a turn-around from what I was before.

I just hope it lasts.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Starting to be fun!

Down 52 - amazing! I have on a pair of shoes that I have not been able to wear comfortably since I got them last year - amazing! I climbed stairs this morning and was able to have a conversation once I got to the top because I wasn't all out of breath - amazing!

This is starting to be fun. It's great to see my face again; it's even great to have all my pants hanging on me. It's wonderful to be able to put on a blouse that I bought because I loved it, but it didn't come big enough to fit me then. Now it fits. And I was right - it's really pretty.

I'm loving the good wishes I'm getting from my friends and co-workers - it's nice to hear how well I'm doing. The support and good feelings I'm getting from folks - amazing.

AND - my sleep apnea? Gone. My blood sugar? Low. Amazing how different just 50 pounds can feel. I lift my little Westie (he's just under 20 pounds) and I'm amazed how heavy that feels and that I carried 2 and a half times that on my frame.

Life is good.

Friday, June 13, 2008


I had my follow-up with my doctor yesterday. He confirmed all is going well. As for why I'm so tired all the time, he suggests that I increase my daily calory intake to 1000. Good lord. Having a hard time getting in 750, and now I've got to do more. One good thing, though - I'm pretty much allowed solid foods now. Still need to stay away from items hard to digest, like steak, chicken, corn, fresh veggies, but at least I can eat now, instead of just drink.

I have been experimenting - had tuna salad a few evenings ago - that sat well. Had baked potato night before last - just a small pat of butter with light sour cream, chives, a few bacon bits - yum! Felt good to eat something and actually enjoy eating it.

I'm down 41 pounds so far - I'm in my fourth week out, so I think that's pretty good.

I didn't think about this before, but I think I'm going to have trouble with clothing. My jeans were just falling of me yesterday. I used to have clothes of all sizes, but when we moved last year, we cleaned out our closets and I got rid of a lot of stuff I wasn't wearing at the time. But I'd hate to have to buy stuff only to have it fit for just a few months before they're too big.

Ha! If this is my biggest worry, I'm doing ok.

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!