Good morning...or late morning...I'm getting a late start.
My day turned to dung yesterday...literally. I suffer from IBS and yesterday it hit full force. Unfortunately, I spent the day on the toilet and couldn't eat. By 11:00 last night I was feeling brave enough to try some toast on my "skinny bread" and some honey. It seemed to work.
I couldn't even keep water in yesterday so I called off my walk with my hubby.
We have a little bit of sunshine today and a high in the 70's so hopefully the rain will hold off until I can walk this afternoon. I have a meeting at noon and will be hauling the recycling to Cub also. After the meeting, a bunch of the women in our group go out to eat. If we go to Dotties, I eat scrambled eggs and fruit. If we go to Applebee's, I eat one of their 500 calorie choices. I'm feeling like fish today (you must be too Kim with all the water )
I'm not eating my dried apricots this morning since I use them to stay regular, but I am having my banana, a cup of Vanilla Chai Tea, and 1 Tbs of local honey.
I can't eat a salad tonight because the lettuce and raw veggies throw my tummy into fits after a day of IBS. My husband is making a roast with potato, carrots, rutabaga, and a nice lean cut of beef. I don't use gravy and 3 oz of the meat with the cooked veggies fits into my day.
I am the same about counting only water as water. I drink the 16.9 oz Aquafina's (don't worry, I recycle!) I put 4 in the fridge in the morning and label them with 1-4. This serves a dual purpose...it keeps my family from drinking my allotted bottles and it helps me keep track of how many I have every day.
It was such a struggle at the start in January, but now I get SO thirsty and get a headache if I don't drink my water.
I've been reading some of the posts and appreciate how you have been concerned for me and my husband.
Things are kind of settling down finally. My three weekends in the cities went very well and I so happy I was able to get down there for all of the festivities.
The second weekend I went to my sister's graduation after having had surgery on Wednesday. The surgery went really well. It was quick and the pain immediately after the surgery was less than it was before. The two scars have been healing well and I had the stitches out last week.
The surgeon repaired some damaged cartilage and ground down some bone spurs. We are all hoping that this will delay a knee replacement for a few years.
My husband is out of the woods. After they discovered the kidney failure they did a ton of tests, all of which were painful for him since they involved entering his body through a sensitive area. The urologist had asked my husband if he had ever broken his pelvis and he did in our car accident two years ago. They found that it had damaged his prostate and it needed some work. They did a "TURP" procedure (look it up if you're interested). The surgery took a couple of hours and he stayed over one night in the hospital. This was on Friday, and on Tuesday they took the catheter out to see if he could void. They decided he could go without it and we came home. The next day he had gone eleven hours without voiding so we called the surgeon. He said that he had a 2:00 opening and if he hasn't gone by noon to come in. at 10:00 he passed a blood clot and has been able to void since then. He still has blood in his urine, but they said that could last up to six weeks. He can't life more than five pounds for another four weeks, so I'm glad my knee is feeling better so I can help him out.
I'm slowly getting back into a routine and it's kind of hard after being out of things for so long. But my biggest step is getting back into a healthy lifestyle. I know that after I've been doing this longer than five months I'll be able to maintain the lifestyle through anything, but this time I wasn't able to. But I'm back in the saddle and it feels great.
I'll be able to start walking this week and I'm excited. Our snow is finally gone and our grass and trees are green. We even had a fabulous spring thunderstorm last night.
Thank you again for always being here even when I'm gone for a while.
Hello all I just wanted to share a "SV" Since I got back to it, I have gone from 264 to 253...now lower than I was before my difficult times. You all have so much to do with it. I have never weighed myself every day before, but after somebody (I'm sorry that I forgot who) suggested that I do it when I want to snack, I have been. It's been a wonderful daily reminder and fun to see the scale go down even 0.3. Thank you all so much xoxo CelesteView Thread
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