Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cake Balls, My New Nemesis

Girls night went splendidly! We ate and got nails done, and ate! The scale reflected!


I made cake balls for the first time. They were mighty tasty. M was supposed to go to a youth activity with church but P kept her home due to the weather and our drive. So, we had twice as many cake balls at home then we should have. Not good for me.

I hear them calling my name. I gave in. Ugh. Felt like a little kid with a tummy ache. Yet, I ate a few more. I really don't want to think about what the scale will say tomorrow. In fact, I asked my hubby to hide my scale for a couple of weeks and not tell me where he put it.

So, that's me. How are you?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Guess what I'm doing right now?

Sitting on a Nu Step bike at PT. If you guessed that, you are amazing!! I'm literally pushing steps!

I have 6 mins to go, so quick post. My weight is ok. I gain a bit but a little bit. I'm coming along. My last bit of weight is going to take a bit longer than my first bit.

Tonight we are celebrating one of BFF's b-day's by going to get pedis with a bunch of us! Taking apps and desserts to the salon! I already made a "baked potato" dip this morning.

My sister in law has been ultra sick and in the hospital and at home recovering. So, as soon as I'm done here, I'm stopping by their house to put chicken fajitas in their crock pot for their dinner tonight. Hope they like it as much as we do!!

PT was ok today. My back is still really hurting :( My therapist is very good and very cognizant of that fact but today he worked me out. Probably more than he ever has!!

My daughter got her grades online today:

Marking Period 2
Social Studies: A
Math: A
Gym: A
Speech & Drama: A
Language Arts: B+
Science: C+

Final Marks:
Social Studies: A
Math: A
Gym: A-
Language Arts: A-
Science: B+

Pretty good don't ya think? She struggled with science because they did a chemistry section this time. In 7th grade!!!

Ok 15 seconds to go and I'm done!!


Monday, January 21, 2013 pun intended, well, maybe.

I along with a lot of other bloggers I read, just haven't felt like blogging lately!!

I went into my clinic the first Monday after the new year and insisted on a fill. Told her my portions have gotten a bit too big even though I do have some restriction. She was hesitant but gave me a 1/2 cc. So, I'm up to 7 cc in my 11 cc band. I can't really tell the difference. But I have lost some weight and I'm pretty close to a MAJOR goal (hopefully I will get to blog more on that this week).

My hubby and I have gotten a few dates under our belt lately :) Our babysitter is awesome!!! She loves my kids to death and understands L's ASD and doesn't care about it!! Just loves him!! By the way, the feelings are mutual. They love her too! My 12 year old doesn't really "need" a babysitter but I don't think it's fair of us to ask her watch her ASD brother for long periods of time. I think that would be too overwhelming for them both. So for her I think it's like having an older girlfriend come over, as she kinda does her own thing.

This weekend we went to this little town a bit away from our house that's like a little piece of "Amercianized" Germany plopped into the middle of our state. We went to their shops first and did we shop? Nope. We went straight to the cupcake bakery that recently won on Cupcake Wars on Food Network. Um, diet? So, this is what we bought there (yeah, there's more to come): 4 gourmet cupcakes - maple bacon, coconut, cherry and chocolate covered strawberry, a chocolate cake pop and chocolate covered bacon. So, as we walked around we split the cake pop (AMAZING) and the bacon (ok). Took the rest home. Then we stopped at the popcorn shop. My weakness. I LOVE POPCORN!! And they have tons of flavors in a variety of sizes. I showed a bit of restraint, only 3 flavors in the tiniest size I could get (2 are already gone :-/).

So, then we headed to dinner where we split a pretty darn good comfort meal!! I had smaller portions and tried chicken pate for the first time (yuck).

Then we went shopping, properly (we've been watching a lot of BBC Sarah ;). P bought 2 new pair of tennis shoes or as they call them in the UK trainers, and I got 1 pair.

It was nice to get away just he and I with no children in tow! We had a bit of a drive there and we were both yawning like crazy on the way, so I pulled up Pinterest and found 50 questions to ask on a date. Some were redundant, some you should never ask your spouse (unless you want a fight). It was a good talk!

I have had only one complication from my band surgery and I wouldn't even call it a complication. More of a side effect. Because all of my fat was pushing my core muscles into place, now that the fat is dissipating my core muscles are pretty much gone. So, my spine is wibbly woobly (to kinda use a Doctor Who lingo) and not staying in place. As you can imagine this is quite painful. So, I've been doing PT for almost 2 months. For a while they had me bouncing from therapist to therapist. I started off with the director of the clinic. Smart guy, lots of degrees. But, is a smart guy. Works you out hard, doesn't really seem to mind that you are in pain. Then I got a temp. She was nice enough. Then I got the new girl. Sweet girl. Still green, but seems to know her stuff but still finding her place at the clinic (btw, I haven't had her in quite some time but she seems to be really finding herself here, I'm glad, she's very sweet), then there's my therapist. Let me digress for a second, I have had my main therapist for a bit but I got thrown off schedule one day and to go back to the main guy once, he was teasing me (while working my butt off) saying I see how you are abandoning me, I finally said hey I can't help the schedule and oh by the way do you know that I've had 4 therapists? Yeah, he stopped and repeatedly apologized after that. Apparently, they only like you to at the most, have two. So, my therapist is about my age and a nice guy. The good news is, I'm not hurting as bad, bad news still hurting. He's taught me a lot of exercises I can do at home because my time doing PT is coming to a close. We are reevaluating today.

No snow on the ground. We had a warm up, which melted it all. Now we are in a deep freeze. Which means we still have to send every piece of snow gear in for L and probably will do so until April :) No, I'm being serious.

My dad got good news from his test. It still is showing no cancer (he had 5 endoscopes last year on his stomach/esophagus). But, something is still going on we just aren't sure what. Appointment today.

Semester is over! Whew. My M worked her tail off. I hope her grades reflect because she deserves it!!!!


Edited to say: it snowed last night :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013


1.  I have more readers than I realized. I feel a little egotistical saying this, but I've worried about not having enough readers. But, I've had a few people tell me that they've been reading my blog, but they aren't "officially" followers. I want you to know this, I appreciate you following me along on this journey. It's a long, difficult journey. I still have quite a bit of a way to go, but the encouraging comments. THANK YOU!!!

2.  My hubby is very funny. He is my very best friend. We've been together for a very long time. This summer we will be together 20 years!!! Married for 16!!! We were babies ;) Actually we really were, he was 16 and I was 17 when we started dating. He makes me laugh, often. His new thing right now is that he is done watching new shows and getting into them, just to have them cancelled. Several new shows over the last few years we have gotten into has gotten cancelled. The newest, Mob Doctor. He's quite unhappy.

3.  P's also trying to talk me into watching Dr. Who with him and M.  I watch shows like Top 10 this and The Women of Dr. Who, etc. but haven't really watched a whole episode yet. I know quite a bit about the show. He believes I will get into it someday. I told him that I would make a deal with him. I'll watch one episode of Dr. Who and then he will watch one episode of Downton Abbey (by the way, the American premiere is Sunday). He said yes, but I don't believe him, unless he REALLY wants me to watch it ;)

4.  I'm still doing PT for my back.  My original physical therapist has not been helping me, meaning his appointments have been filled so I've been seeing someone else. So tonight he was teasing me that I've been "seeing someone else". Silly man. So, I do have a new therapist.  But, I do like newest one.  He's not quite such a PT meanie.

5.  My kids are stinkin' awesome. Today was a good day. Ever just have a good day with your kids and just want to squeeze them!!?!?! Today was that day. L had a great day at school, which is awesome considering it was his first day back from a long break. His behavior sheet from the para-pro had 9 smiley faces (a big deal at our house) and no time outs!!!  M had to make up a gym class (can you believe that?) so, she hopped on our new elliptical for a half an hour!!! She did good!!!!  I was impressed!!  They played Wii together tonight and my daughter started the second book in a series she's really enjoying. Ahhhh......

6.  I went back to work today, I have tomorrow off.  Kinda seems silly to go back for one day, but my regular work week is Monday thru Thursday and I told them that I would only take time off when the kids were off, so since the kids were back today, I went back today.

7.  My dad needs prayers. I know God has already done some pretty awesome things so far for him, but if you could say a prayer for my dad, we would appreciate it.

8.  My church does a 30 day fast starting on January 2. You choose how you want to fast. Whether it be a meal, or two, a Daniel fast, a fast from technology or whatever. Then take some time and have prayer time specifically for certain things. I love my church!

9.  Did I or have I ever mentioned I'm kinda a tv addict? I watch a lot of tv after everyone is in bed. Ask me if I watch a show that no one else in your life watches and you've always wanted to have someone to discuss it with, because I very well of our favorite shows is FINALLY coming back late next month. And if you are around our age, a lot of the jokes you will get. Pysch on the USA network!! We even rewatch a lot of the episodes on Netflix!!

10. Whew, number 10.  Kinda giving you a lot of random info about me today. Last one. Everyday I need to make sure that the dryer is empty when the kids get home from school. Why you ask? So that snow pants and mittens can go in the dryer to be dried for school the next day. Yep, I live in the part of the country blanketed with snow in which I'm sure my son is covered in every recess :)


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A New Year and A Stupid TV Show has me STRESSED!!!

So, obviously I haven't blogged in a while.  Hardly at all.....

Why?  Because I'm at a total stall out.  Is it my band's fault?  Don't think so.  Actually, I know so.  I've been eating pretty much whatever I want....lacking in the protein and water dept.  I got down to 94-95 lbs. now I'm back to 90-91 lbs.  

I have been working out approximately 3 times a week.  At PT.  It feels like court ordered workouts.  But, at least I'm doing something!!  And we got an elliptical machine.  My cousin and his wife were not using theirs so, we bought it from them.

So, back on track.  Starting tomorrow!!  Sigh.  Will that ever go away?  The whole, my diet will start again tomorrow?  Apparently not.  But, 2012 was an amazing weight loss year for me.  Even if I did gain back 5 lbs. at the end of the year, I still lost 90 lbs. from March through December!!!!

Christmas was pretty awesome.  I wish L's presents would have been something he would have fallen in love with, he enjoyed them though.  M, however, LOVED her gifts.  LOTS of Dr. Who stuff!!!  She was thrilled.  We ordered a DS game from the UK and it threatened not to get here in time for Christmas, but it made it here!!  She was so excited!

My hubby surprised me with a new bead for my Pandora bracelet.  My poor hubby, he bought one I already had.  And we had said that we weren't going to get gifts.  Bless his heart.  Sweet man....

Now, onto the show that has me stressed....I literally had to watch part of it on mute.  Mobbed.  This poor girl made the mistake of telling her co-worker, a teacher, that she has feelings for him!!  Oh no!  What was she thinking!!!!??

So, I have a fill scheduled for Monday.  Am I weird to think I would like to have my NP take the fluid out just to "see" if 6.5 cc's are still in there?

Ta ta for now!!