Well, I'm still trying to survive the heat (it's triple digits again!) AND to keep "regular" food down in my stomach. It is the strangest thing. I can eat yogurt, sherbert, popcicles, and fruit but when it comes to veggies and meat, my stomach puts up an instant rebellion and up it comes again. Before my surgery, I never had problems with veggies or meat!! What's the deal? And I am so depressed as my monthly measurements did NOT go well. I actually INCREASED on my waist and bust. And I swear, NO cheating! I gained a pound on the scale at home. I turned into such a scale maniac that my dear mother-in-law hid the scale from me. Thank God!!!
I know, I know....Rome wasn't built in a day and losing weight doesn't magically disappear over night...although I wish it did!! I guess I've hit a little plateau, so I am doing more work on the bike at the gym and I started walking the treadmill. It's going VERY slowly. Trying to get my stiff & cranky arthritic joints going is no easy task. I had to go to the rheumatologist this past week for a shot of cortisone to keep my joints going! My sister-in-law has a beautiful pool that she and her hubby are going to let me use so I can swim laps and get the pressure off my knee joints. Those are what are hurting me so badly. And swimming is PERFECT for arthritis and fibromyalgia. So we'll see what all the new exercise does. I have NO idea why I can't eat meat....maybe it's too soon for my stomach. Too bad, as that has so much protein, which I need desperately! So I've had to supplement with those yummy protein shakes. And whenever I eat, I can actually feel the food go down the esophagus and into my stomach. If my stomach is too full, the food "piles" up in my esophagus waiting for my stomach to empty enough to pull it down in. Very weird feeling!!!! My tastes have changed, too. My poor mother-in-law has gotten me everything on a whim, hoping that will satisfy my system. But foods I used to love now taste funny. That, too, is VERY weird.
And I soooooooo miss taking a pill with water!!!! I think that is my BIGGEST regret about the surgery is that I have to crush my pills and put it in applesauce, pudding or yogurt. This is so it doesn't get stuck on the way to my stomach. And a lot of my pills when crushed do NOT have a very good taste!! Since I have to take them with food, it's not like I can carry about a thing of yogurt and an aspirin if I get a headache when I'm away from home. I have to wait until I get home to take my pills. So I plan very carefully ahead before we leave.....like how long we'll be gone, am I due for anything, ect. It gets tiring.
I don't mean to complain or anything. I'm just feeling a little down today and am using my blog to "vent." Given the same choice, I'd still have the surgery because I am losing weight, just not too quickly in the places where I want it to.....like my tummy and thighs! And with how I was going with food, I would have died young like my mom from being morbidly obese. My mom had other problems as well, but her weight didn't help, either. I guess there's pro's and cons to everything, huh?
So I've been on the computer looking at blogs and playing with my Kindle. That Kindle is my pride and joy. My hubby got me a beautiful burgandy case with a pull out light. And I've got over 50 books on my wish list at the Kindle Store. Oh, how I wish I had a money tree in the back yard. A lot of the books are under $7, so that's not too bad. But maybe the "Birthday Fairy" will leave me a gift card for the Kindle Store for my birthday!!! Ha! Wouldn't that be cool? :0) Ha!
That pretty much wraps it up. I have two pics to post, the first being me in my new bathing suit that my friend Sheila got me (Thank you sooooo much, Sheila!) and the second in a 2x/3x night shirt I couldn't wear before. So I am making strides....I'm just being hormonal! Weight fluctuates all the time and scales differ. So I'm just going to keep on doing what I'm doing and hope for the best.
|My sexy new suit!! :0)|
|My new night shirt|
PS....Much thanks to everyone who has left and will leave (how's THAT for positive thinking? Ha!) me very kind and encouraging messages. I can't tell you how much they brighten my day. Thank you all for being my friends!