Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Spirit

 I'll start with my doctor visit. It has been 3 months since my last visit to my band doctor. The appointment I had today has been scheduled since the last visit. I have been dreading it because y'all know I have gained weight. I seriously thought about rescheduling the appointment, but Husband said I probably needed a little fill and some motivation, so I went on. And I did gain weight......ONE POUND!!!!!! And that could be the difference in the clothes I was wearing (3 months ago I probably had on a light weight tank top and skirt with flip flops, today I have on long sleeves, khakis, and full shoes) although, I did try to find some light weight stuff to wear today. I am impressed and so was the doc. We talked about the radiation and that the radiation doc didn't want me to lose any weight during radiation and for a month after, which is December 12th. The band doc agreed and I go back in 3 weeks. I talked with the nutritionist and got some good info. So I am going to try to get in more protein and eat better but not lose a significant amount of weight by then.

 Now onto CHRISTMAS!!!!! The last several years I have not been in the Christmas Spirit, but this year I am!!!! I normally put up my tree the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but this year my house is a wreck from the renovations, so I have up a 4ft snowman tree. It is adorable! I am ready to get presents under it.....eeerrrrrr....near it. This weekend I am heading to Georgia to go Christmas shopping with my Sister In Law, we are not the best of friends, but I am really looking forward to it. Husband probably has to work this weekend so it will just be B & I going, but I am still excited. I don't know what has gotten into me this year but I like it!!!! The Travelers Rest Christmas Parade is next weekend and I am in charge of our church's float. The theme is Christmas Through The Years. Then I am doing a movie night for the kids at church.....we are watching the Grinch and having Grinch punch, Grinch cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and any other goodies we can think of (I'll just have water). We have Christmas with the children planned and our Christmas Cantata. I am really excited for all of these events. It is a very busy month for my family and normally I dread it but this year I can't wait for all the hustle and bustle!!!!!

Merry Christmas, Y'all!!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

TTT 11-15-12

Ten Things Thursday.....

1. Wow, 2 posts in one day!!!! What is this world coming to. Oh, I know, I'm bored as heck at work.

2. My back is really killing me. I want to go home but we are short staffed today and the boss isn't too happy.

3. One more week until Thanksgiving!!!! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.....I know what you're thinking, "I'm sure it is, fat girl."

4. We got a new puppy, not sure if I have talked about her on here before. She is a Rhodesian Ridgeback / Black and Tan Coonhound mix. Her name is Mabel, she is adorable but WILD!!!

5. We still have a good way to go on the house. We have most of it sided, the back door and front door are hung, the windows are in, and the porch is poured. They still have to finish the windows and doors, build the awning on the porch, do the roof and finish the siding. And.....after all that's done they will start on the bathroom, you know the bathroom of which we only have one.....they better move on with it!!!!

6. B is getting so grown. Middle School has changed her. She doesn't act like she's 11, she acts like she's 17! What do I do????

7. Tomorrow is car wash day at work. We have some guys that come every other Friday and wash our cars. The last time they were supposed to come they didn't because their van broke down, so it has been a month since my car has been cleaned up. I know.....LAZY MUCH???? I am not a car washer, never have been, never will be.

8. Husband wanted homemade soup since he is sick, I don't make homemade soup. So his step-dad made him some, well since I hurt my back I decided to play that card and get some chili beans. How nice that he doesn't even really like me but he is making me some chili beans tomorrow.

9. Work is getting on my freakin nerves. I work with a lady that I have become very close with, but I believe she is two-faced. I don't want to be ugly to her, but it is getting on my nerves. If you don't want to be friends everyday then fine, but I don't want to be friends when she wants something. And she acts like she can't stand 2 other girls in the office but today they are best of friends......Hmmmm

10. I am making all sorts of goodies for Thanksgiving.....For church I am making Potato Salad and Butter Pecan Cake. For Husband's family I am making Turkey Cookies, Broccoli Caserole, and Carmel Candy Apple Cake (I am not making this, a lady that does cakes for my office is). For my daddy's I am making Turkey Cookies and Butter Pecan Cake. Yummo!!!!!

Holy Mother of......

 I have been back at eating good this week, well, except for the white fudge covered oreos I devoured last night. I just couldn't resist them. I had to run in Wal-Mart for some milk and Husband's medicine, and they had a big display of them. I walked on past the first time, but the second time I couldn't resisit ....they were screaming my name. Oh well, back at it today.

 This morning I hurt my back in the shower. Like, hurt it to the point that I can barely move. I couldn't even bend down to turn the water off, B had to come do it. I really don't want to go to the doctor for this, but I am in major pain. A lady I work with gave me an Ultram, I hope it works.

 I am so ready for the holidays, not prepared, just ready. I am never in the Christmas spirit this early, but for some reason this year I am. I am ready to put my Christmas tree up.....I know, I's too early. Hold onto your house is being renovated so it is tore slap apart, so I won't be putting my tree up anytime soon. I probably won't get to put it up until December, normally I do it during the Clemson/Carolina game (the Saturday after Thanksgiving for those of you not from around here). We also want to do the Polar Express this year. It's a train ride in Bryson City, NC that takes you to the North Pole and Santa gives each child a silver bell just like from the story. B is getting a little old for it, but she said she wants to do it this year. Only problem, it's rather pricey and there is limited availability.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Back at it

 Today is my last radiation treatment!!! Halle freakin luiah!!!!! It actually has gone by pretty fast for me. So with today being my last day for treatment, it is also my first day to get back at it. They told me not to lose any weight while on radiation, so as of today, I'm back at eating good and exercising. This is going to be tough, seeing as how for 5 weeks I have stuffed my face with crap and sat on my couch watching TV. No more!!!!! I go back to my weight loss surgeon on the 28th and I would love to be out of the 230's, but I don't see that happening. I weighed 238 this morning, that sucks!!!! I actually gained a few pounds over these last few weeks. Oh Well, back at it, get those few pounds back off!!!!!