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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Still no movement :(

No surprise to me.  My body can't lose weight anymore unless I am under 800 calories per day which I CAN'T do without the revision.  I am basically starving just to maintain.  On a lighter note, today I went to the pumpkin patch and was able to walk around and stand for well over two hours with no problem.  LOVe that I can live my life.  I STILL owe that to the VSG.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I have been restricting myself to around 800 calories per day (STARVING) and this morning the scale said I am UP two pounds.  I am on my period so I will wait a few days before I throw it through the window.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


So I decided to try and eat under 1200 calories per day to see if I can do it.  I have low expectations. :)  I have no choice if I want the scale to go down.  One of the "side effects" for me from the VSG.  I have other side effects too... walking, having no physical restrictions I can't handle, more activity in my family life and a great respect and gratefulness for life in general.  I'll take those side effects any day. :) 
Pics of the day... My 3 year old and I at our local high school football game.  My oldest daugher was playing with the high school band that night (her middle school was invited to play with them and go ont he field.:) and I had a ball taking part and enjoying myself with my family.

 Last weekend we enjoyed our first fire of the season after putting up Halloween decorations.  I was actually putting things up instead of telling my family what to do while sitting on the couch. :)
* I have to say... I am still at least 100 pounds overweight but my life is sooo different.  As much as I am disappointed in the weird things that happened to my body after the VSG and sad that I need a revision in order to continue losing, I am sooooo happy I had it done.  Soooo happy.  I have my moments of being down, but how can I complain when my wish of being able to walk around has been fulfilled.  I am working everyday on trying to focus on that fact and realize everything else is icing on the cake... Man, I cry just thinking about it... At the end of the day the pic above are the reasons I did it and are STILL the reasons why I'm glad I did.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dee's Tips and Trivia

Last Week’s Questions –
~ What is the Uncola?
~ Which of these electric appliances consumes the most electricity per hour of use?  TV, Dishwasher, Toaster
~ There are five pairs of U.S. Presidents who share the same last name.  What are they?
Adams, Harrison, Johnson, Roosevelt, Bush

Tips –
~ Make your own cooking spray without the additives.  One part olive oil to five parts water and shake before each use.
~ Use ketchup packets as icepacks.  They are the perfect size for kid’s bumps and bruises.
~ For puffy cupcakes fill liners ¾ full cook at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.

Trivia –
~ George Washington’s face was badly scarred from smallpox.
~ http stands for hypertext transfer protocol.
~ The first stethoscope, invented in 1816, was made from a roll of paper.

This date in history (September 28th)
~ 1542 – San Diego was discovered by Portuguese navigator Juan Cabrillo.  Hence, Cabrillo Beach.
~ 1924 – The 1st around-the-world flight was completed by two U.S. army planes in 175 days.
~ 1955 – The World Series was televised in color for the 1st time.
~ 1968 – Hey Jude hit #1 and stayed there for 9 weeks.
~ 2009 – iTunes music store reached 2 billion downloads.

Questions –
~ What is an entrepot?
~ What is a geep?
~ What is the most recorded song in history with over 2,500 cover versions?

Quote –
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

- Dee