Saturday, February 7, 2009

Weekly update

Wow, how time flies. I log on at least 3X daily, but I am reading (not posting), trying to catch up with my online friends, wanting to see how everyone is doing.

I returned to work on Monday and all has gone well. I am very happy to see that the 2 clerks have fared well while I was gone (not that they need me there to do their work), but they seem to have developed a new routine for handling the front office and that leaves me free to do my work w/o having to help them. They answer the phones, take care of the parents who walk in, and handle most of the staff's questions. That frees me to do the bookkeeping/bill paying/payroll/substitutes, etc, etc. It has gone nice and smooth and I was able to go to therapy 3 times this week. I have 2 more sessions scheduled this coming week and then a follow-up with the orthopaedic specialist on the 19th, maybe the brace will be removed at that time. Oh, I didn't mention that as of yesterday I am crutch-free and walking on my own. It was "strange" to stand by the parallel bars and gradually put all my weight on my left foot, I thought I wouldn't be able to, but the therapist gave me the confidence to do it, he kept reassuring me that the bone is healed and that I would be fine, so I walked out of there with my crutch in my hand and not under my armpit :-)

I know I lost some weight while I was at home THANK GOD, because I was worried about boredom-eating. One of my co-workers is one of those who notices EVERYTHING and is quite observant. As soon as I walked in on Monday, she said, "Wow, you lost lots of weight, were you not eating?!?" I told her I was careful of what I ate because I was worried about gaining from just laying around. My clothes fit better and so do my jeans! I am continuing to be very mindful of what I eat also. I usually have one egg with a small slice of ready-to-eat canadian bacon for breakfast, a protein shake for lunch, then I just have a light supper, maybe cottage cheese with a couple of slices of deli lean ham and some pork rinds. You would think I would be losing lots of weight, but my metabolism is shot from my gastric bypass and I know I should be eating more to get it revved up and of course, there's the no exercise, especially lately, but I am determined that this year will be the year I get back under 200 by the end of the year. My all-time high back in about October was 228, I am probably about 215 now, couldn't weigh myself this week because the coaches had the scale in the gym and I was not about to hobble all the way across campus just to use the scale. But this coming week I will make it a point to weigh myself and see if I am more or less correct on my #s.

I have a dream I need to talk about, but don't want to make this post too long, so will cut this one here. Last night's dream coming up...


  1. GOOD FOR YOU not gaining, but LOSING!!! That's really hard when you are home!! You Go, Girl!!! Can't wait to hear about your dream!!

  2. So cool that the clerks have taken over some of your traditional role. Good luck with the healthy habit routine :o)

  3. Hey GF! I thought about you when I went to see the doctor in your town. Happy to hear you are crutch free & that you are doing well with your weightloss goals. Welcome back! I can hardly wait to hear about the dream!!!!!! Do give all the juicy details. LOL
    Winivere aka Win

  4. Congratulations on the weight loss, that is wonderful! Also, the fact that you walked away carrying the crutch in lieu of relying on it. I'm glad the staff got their act together and you are able to concentrate on your stuff. Maybe with less of a burden at work, it will reduce your stress level. I wish I could say the same for my staff, lol. Crossing fingers and toes for you! Blessings!

  5. Glad you are back. I was wondering about you this week and how you did going back to work! Glad to hear they can now manage the front office for you and give you some time to work. I am lucky enough to have that set up and its really nice!

    I know you must have been so happy when someone noticed your loss! WTG.

    Keep us updated!

  6. I'm glad things are going well with your recovery.

  7. Looking forward to the dream post! Very mysterious!