Monday, September 27, 2010

Finding Me Mondays: Still recovering from surgery but the swelling is going down...yeah!

Little victories when recovering from gall bladder surgery...It's a great thing to know that the swelling is going down somewhat more now (two weeks after surgery).  I am guessing it would have been much better earlier last week, but my youngest son lost his balance and landed right where my gallbladder had once been....and slammed a metal car into an incision I am happy to say that it was just an ouch and not an ER visit and I can't ask for more than that!

I am starting to feel better although I am still really tired in the morning, feel disconnected at times due to little pain bursts, and the evenings are the worst when it comes to swelling and pain...something I guess I didn't expect.  Overall though, I'm happy that my weight has stayed about the same as just prior to surgery when I had lost weight due to being unable to eat and can't wait until I can get on my bike and take the kids for a ride!  It is finally starting to feel like fall in North Texas so it should be easy to get outside and get moving!

Since the list was getting long, I'm going to start posting a link to the long list and just include the previous week and this week's weigh-in every Monday!  (Long list June 21st (203.5 lbs) - September 13th (194 lbs))
Last weigh-in: September 13th - 194lbs, Size 14
Today (September, 26th - 194 lbs and I can honestly say that my Size 14 jeans are starting to fit looser although I can't button the top button due to healing sutures from surgery)

As I've said every week though, regardless of my current weight  and how I feel right now, I am still hoping that by next June, I will still be able to reach my goal of being able to keep up with my kids and husband and wear the red dress that hangs prominently in my closest (it blocks all my pants) so I have to look at it every will continue to be my motivation - even if this week I couldn't do much more than hang out at the computer and slowly walk outside to watch the kids play!

Join me in the journey of finding yourself, whether it's weight loss or something else by linking up below! We could all use some support!



Lana Monday, September 27, 2010 at 8:33:00 AM CDT  

I had a red dress as my goal too! I put myself in it in August, but now I need to keep on my journey because I really should lose another 20 pounds or so. Food items have been a bit crazy around here since harvest started because we are all on the go, and I don't have a lot of time to think about or prepare meals. I am good when I can be, and when I can't, I try to take the least high cal/fat options. Glad you area starting to feel better. Every day should be a better day now!

Renee Monday, September 27, 2010 at 9:35:00 PM CDT  

Well, I hope you recover really soon! And I hope you reach your red dress goal!! :) If you need an extra boost, green smoothies are excellent for loosing weight and getting healthy. My dad lost 25 pounds recently from drinking green smoothies (and they taste very good, too).
Have a wonderful day! (And don't have any more of those mishaps!! OUCH!)


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