30 October 2013

my big adventure

today i went to the grocery store! so exciting. we were out of juice boxes, and needed some hallowe'en treats. it was a very quick trip, but wore me out nonetheless.

i really need to spend the next few days going for a little walk morning and afternoon, to get my energy back up for going back to work next week. and also to help (i hope) with digestion. i ate somewhat more normally today - almost like a real person! - but a small-to-normal sized meal still leads to a lot of disturbing tummy rumbles and requires a lie down.

is this normal? augh!

okay, tomorrow i am going to make sure to get loads of fibre somehow. and take my vitamins. i find it difficult to take the iron supplement when my stomach is upset, but i think i've just got to do it.

27 October 2013

one step forwards, two steps back

well, yesterday i had a "turning point" (i won't go into detail, tmi) and thought, "this is it, i'm going to be feeling better!"

and then today, i overdid it.

and by "overdid it," i mean, i ate a bagel.

i walked all the way to the bakery by myself (there and back, maybe a quarter mile), bought a raisin bagel, toasted it, and ate it with peanut butter.

it tasted so good. but it was like being hit by a truck. i slept for a good four hours.

so, clearly i need to slow down, or something.

but, shades of three years ago when i started this blog, i am finding it really difficult to get anywhere near 1,000 calories a day. i top up with pear nectar and ginger ale just to get a few calories. gah, i should probably start drinking those bodybuilder drinks again. or "boost." or at least eggnog.

but how will my belly take it?

25 October 2013


Another thing to recover from, boo.

My upset tummy was actually appendicits; I had the surgery three nights ago.

Between Monday (when I went in to the hospital) and Wednesday (when I got home), my weight increased 12 pounds! And I haven't even been eating much, it's just that nothing is going through and I've been pumped full of gas and saline and whatnot. Ugh. My waistline increased 8 inches to 32! Yikes. My body didn't change this quickly when I was pregnant. Blecch.

Also, my blood pressure got crazy low - 80s over 50s. eek.

Right now, I am trying to walk a bit every day, to encourage the gas to work itself out. I can feel it up to my shoulders and neck! not fun at all.

On the plus side, the nurses thought I was an athlete because my pulse is so strong.

21 October 2013


i never should have said i was feeling pretty good! i seem to have jinxed myself. not feeling good at all this weekend.

15 October 2013

not so bad!

well i haven't been posting much, but there isn't much to say.

i stepped on the scale trepidatiously this morning after a thanksgiving weekend of over-indulgence - turkey and aunt betty's chicken liver pate and pumpkin pie and sticky toffee pudding! and bacon and blueberry pancakes for breakfast yesterday since we had a teenage boy staying with us!

my weight was... exactly the same as before! i think my routine of walking to work every day and taking my fish oil and vitamins has worked pretty well. just enough exercise to get the blood/metabolism/whatever pumping enough to burn off the occasional twelve-thousand-calorie meal, but not so much exercise that my shoulder or foot or lungs start bothering me. it was nice to have a big family get-together and hear nothing but "wow, you look great!" as opposed to expressions of concern when i was variously schlumpy or gaunt.

makes me feel like a healthy person on the right track.

i did have to get a crown done that i was hoping to put off until the new year. i had a fakey tooth there for a couple of years i guess, it was decided to put off getting the crown done until i was finished with my braces, since brackets don't bond so well to crowns. my ortho banded it instead. i was hoping i could leave it until i'd finished paying for the bridge, and we started a new calendar year with the insurance people, but no luck! it broke. wah. but at least it is done, and my last payment to the dentist is december, so it will be a clean slate come january. cross my fingers.