A happy me

A happy me
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

So it's the weekend. I'm home with the munchkins for the next two days, as we rarely go anywhere on the weekends. Especially in the winter!  My back is screaming at me as usual, and I am wishing I could go sit with my best friend (the heating pad) glued to my back.  BUT, hubby is doing a sleep-in so I must let him have his precious sleep because he stays up past midnight playing Casino City.  Which totally amazes me as the man WORKS at a casino! ??? 

I'm also trying to down 20grams of protein in this vanilla shake sitting next to me.  Do you have any idea how hard it is to get 80 grams of protein everyday? This is a challenge. This is going to be a new life long challenge. Plus, peanut butter does not count. Too much fat content people. It's a good thing we have the 'girls' (chickens) out back so I can eat my fill of eggs.  I need a day at the grocery store where I can just take my time and find new things to use for this protein intake regime.  I think they (doctors office and nutritionist) want us to start this new plan of eating so we make that final decision whether to DO the surgery and LIVE this way, or say forget it!   I find I am eating MORE now than ever before! Weird.  These shakes make you feel so full, but you still need to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and get in that second shake if your protein does not add up throughout the day. How the heck am I going to pack all this food and liquid into a tiny little pouch?  I'll be eating ALL day!  I've been told though, that if you don't keep your protein intake up to as close to 80 grams a day, you'll start losing your hair at about the 5th or 6th month into the post op.  Great.

So, this is the weekend I'm going to really attempt to DO the 80 grams a day and see how it goes.  I've also started some of my vitamins. A chewable multi and a chewable calcium that I got at our local Herb Store.  I think they taste like rubbery fruit, but hey.  You gotta do what ya gotta do.

I am also feeling the spring fever thing that everyone has been getting. You know, where you can't stand to look at one more pile of snow?  Where you just want to shovel the STUFF out of your house instead of the front walk? Yup...I got it.

The wait for a surgery date is still a big concern of mine. I have to go back for a second mammogram. Yippie. The psych eval, and two support group meetings are still yet to be done.  The blood work is over, just waiting for the results.  Wait wait wait. 

I wish I had more exciting things to report.  Just another cold wintery type day in michigan. Oh spring, where are you?

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