Thursday, November 29, 2012

I'm Out of the 250's!!

I'm so happy!!  I was worried that when I weighed myself this morning I was going to be disappointed.. because I am now on TOM #2 for the month.. :(  But I was seriously surprised when I saw the numbers looking up at me from the scale:


YAY!!  I haven't been this small in over a year!  If not longer.. I cannot be happier right now!!  I've been trying to eat properly (aka: protein first, veggies second, then carbs) and keeping my sugar count down.. and doing my mom's weighted hula hoop that she doesn't use anymore.. lol

I looked back and it's been about 14 months (possibly more) since I was this size.. and I can't wait to see the 230's.. maybe by the 10th of December??  Who knows with this surgery.. It's interesting though to explain all this to my friends who have no idea about this surgery..

I met my "little" C yesterday for lunch, with her beautiful little girl, and I told her not to worry about what she ate in front of me.. She was kind of confused but agreed.. I ordered grilled chicken tenders, pinto beans and hashbrown casserole (we ate at Cracker Barrel)..  I ate two chicken tenders, a couple bites of pinto beans and one bite of hashbrown casserole..  Then proceeded to put the rest of it into a box.. She then understood what I meant earlier.. I get full so easily now.. OH, not to mention the disappearing water trick I do.. lol

My waitress came up to refill my water glass that I'd almost finished while waiting for our food, and I told her I didn't need anymore and that I'd hid it so I wouldn't try to drink while I ate.. She kinda laughed and said okay.. This is the only way I know how to make sure I don't drink while eating.. To keep it out of my line of sight.. Because the alternative is not an option for me.. ick!

But C is currently preggo with TWINS!!  So I told her to eat up and don't worry about me.. and then proceeded to tell her (without grossing her out) what all goes on with my surgery.. and what I can and cannot eat.. Like how eggs just aren't agreeing with me..

That reminds me!  I have a page on Facebook that I've been posting a lot to.. If you'd like to "like" it and follow my progress there, please click here.. :)  You don't have to though.. It's okay.. I still love you, my follower.. lol

Well, I'm off to work a bit, then do my laundry.. :(  Have a wonderful Thursday!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Full Bar trial.. Part One..

Well, as I sit here and wonder what I'm going to do with my Saturday night (prolly do research for a paper, yay me), I realize that I forgot to blog about an opportunity that was offered to me..

Has anyone NOT heard of Fullbar??  Just wondering.. If you haven't, here's a video of one of their commercials..

Now, when I got the email about trying out Fullbar products, I actually thought it was a scam.. Seriously, I haven't been back to blogging that long and these people want to give me free stuff to try?  Sure, let's see if it's real..  That basically was my internal conversation..  So when I actually got the box and found it had all sorts of goodies in it, I was shocked.. and excited!

I've seen the commercials for Fullbar, and of course, I was one of the ones that said "yeah, right".. but I'm going to keep an open mind while trying these things.. And honestly, I could use a different way to get protein.. Especially since I'm supposed to be getting 60-70 grams a day!  I'm probably getting a little over half that.. on a good day..

The package contained a lot of different products..  The bars I knew about.. The rest I had no idea about.. Here are pics of the box and all the stuff it contained..

When I opened the box, first thing I saw was a letter to me..

Just look at all these goodies!!  All for me!!

The box ended up containing 2 packs of Fullbar gum, a bag of Fullbites (cheddar flavor), 6 packs of gummies, and 8 different Fullbar's to try..
I'm excited to try the Fullbar's.. They gave me 4 different flavors to try: Peanut Butter crunch, Chocolate Caramel, Double Chocolate and my favorite flavor, Cranberry Almond..  They seem to be very soft, which I was worried about bc I can't have "normal" foods until the 2nd of December.. So I'm excited to see how these work and if they'll help me get more protein into my daily eating.. Almost put diet.. eek!

I have stopped weighing myself daily.. With TOM being around and all that, I was getting mad at my body when I know better.. However, I have had several NSV's since I quit weighing..

NSV #1: I can now fit, comfortably, back into my XL scrub tops and pants.. GOODBYE 2XL SCRUBS!!  WOOHOO!!

NSV #2:  I am currently fitting into my size 18 skinny jeans.. that means I've lost 2 pant sizes in the past 2 1/2 weeks.. :)  This will always make me happier than seeing a number on a scale..

My goal is not a weight.. It's more of a size.. If I can go between a 10 and a 12, I'll be happy forever..

Thankfully, I'm back at work, and my weight restrictions have been lifted.. I went for a bike ride today and plan to lift 5 lb weights while watching a movie in a bit, bc while I can't do hardcore exercising (aka nothing where I bounce) for 3 1/2 more weeks, I can lift weights to keep my arms from going chicken on me.. lol

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a wonderful weekend!  :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Well, I Didn't See That Coming..

Yesterday and today have been eye opening, and it's not even 9am..

Yesterday I had the pleasure of realizing why people without gall bladders shouldn't eat fatty food.. Anyone ever taken that weight loss pill Alli??  Well, if ya have, you know what I'm getting to.. If ya haven't, well basically the pill keeps your body from absorbing the fat from food.. Eat a particularly greasy meal, and you have to worry about pooping (or even farting) the grease out.. It's not really a good thing..  Well, I've learned my lesson, I think..  That was disgusting..

Yesterday I also got in the most protein since I've been home..  With everything, I ended up with a little over 60 grams of protein.. YAY!!  I just really hope that I can do that soon (as in like 6 months from now) without the smoothie.. Bc that protein powder can get expensive.. :(

Today, I weighed myself and was shocked to see 257.0.. NO WAY!!  So I realized it was on a bad part of our floor (it bows in certain places) and moved it.. it said 255.0 the second and third time..  This makes me mad because I went to the bathroom all the time last night.. but then again, I haven't been walking as much as I should.. :(  It's just so cold!!

But I'm going to suck it up and make sure I walk as soon as I get to my parents house in a couple hours.. I'd do it now, but I have to run and get a Dairy Queen cake and make it back to my parents house before noon..

Honestly, walking is so boring to me.. I'd much rather ride my bike or run!  I can't wait to go back to work, so I can use their gym or possibly get a gym membership up there.. Because walking/running outside is for the birds.. least when it's cold..

Well, I'm off to get ready to leave.. Have a wonderful Sunday.. and GO COLTS!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

It's Beginning To Look..

A lot like Thanksgiving time..

Yeah, yeah, yeah.. I know that's not how the song goes.. lol.. but my brother, SIL, and niece are in town FINALLY for Thanksgiving and they bring their kitty with them.. Long story short, we're trading kitties.. Well, the one they brought isn't into traveling so she puked in the car.. and I was the one up at 5:30 am going over to give her a bath bc she stank.. Geez!!  Can I just say I've never really given a cat a bath.. and this one was pretty nice, no scratches, no mad dashes to get out of the tub sopping wet..

But I then went to bed on my mom's new mattress, and it's one of the new ones that come out of a box and they're filled with air?!  Have you ever heard of theses??  She got hers from WalMart, and I now want one.. They are super comfortable and you don't get any springs in bad places!  lol.. but seriously, best 5 hours of sleep I've had in a while.. :)

Totally forgot to weigh in yesterday, and this morning of course, but remembered before I started writing this, so I'm back down to 255.0..  And I'm sure my chicken rings and cheese sticks had something to do with it.. Weirdly enough, I now have a slightly annoying pain where one of my stitches sites is.. I'm not too worried, because it only hurts when I over do it.. but I will be calling my doctor on Monday (damn this happening on a weekend!)..

Well, I'm off to go make some smoothies now that I bought frozen fruit.. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 16, 2012

It's Finally Here!!

My brother is officially 27.. lol.. No, that's not really what I meant by the title, but it is his birthday.. So happy birthday, little brother!!

On to why I really am excited.. As 80% of the female population is excited, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is finally here!  Some people saw the whole saga one right after another.. I can't sit that long right now, so that wasn't an option, nor do I think it would have been if I hadn't had surgery recently.. lol

I am SO Team Edward.. and somehow forgot to wear my old Team Edward tshirt.. Damn!  But no, I have been waiting for this movie for a while, and it was worth the wait.. LOVED IT!!  No, I won't give any spoilers.. I just wanted to say that I'd seen it.. and will probably see it again too (with other family members)..

Today was interesting because my bestie, Amanda, got some chicken rings and I got some mozzerella sticks from White Castle.. I can eat the cheese, and while it probably wasn't the healthiest route to go, it went well.. Except when it came to the greasy part.. Yep, thankfully we went to the theater early enough to get all the bathroom stuff done before the movie started.. Plus, I only ate 2 and gave the other one to the birds.. lol

After the movie, I was kinda hungry, so I asked Manda if I could have two of her chicken rings.. I wanted to see if I could eat them.. Slowly, very slowly, I was able to eat both of them.. and was full after.. I'm happy with that.. 2 cheesesticks, full.. 2 chicken rings, full.. and because I'm a cheapskate when it comes to wasting food, I will probably never eat there on my own anymore.. because I will not be able to eat their smallest meals.. And that is VERY okay with me.. :)

Well, I'm home and I'm exhausted.. Definitely need a nap.. Tata for now..

Thursday, November 15, 2012

How Could I Forget..

How volatile my body is when I'm on my period.. Oh, yeah.. It's gonna be one of those kinds of posts people.. I only lost .4 lbs yesterday then I wake up to a 2.6 lb GAIN?!  I should not be gaining ANYTHING any time soon.. I'm eating like 600 calories a day!  Which makes me realize that it's just bc of Mother Nature.. Well, Mother Nature, I have 2 words for you:

(oh, and go away!)

So as I sit here trying to tell myself not to freak out, and to make sure I get a walk in today, I am also trying to eat a little yogurt.. Yesterday's eating was kind of screwed up.. I say that because I didn't get a lot of protein in.. :(  I didn't really eat breakfast, then tried to get some protein with some chocolate milk.. Not working.. It's so thick I just can't drink much of it.. So I went to Cracker Barrell to get some sides of veggies.. Not working.. while green beans are a good choice, broccoli casserole, mashed potatoes, and hashbrown casserole were not.. Not to mention that I tried to eat some later, reheated, and almost had my first "I'm gonna throw up" incident bc of something being too dry to go down..

At 7 days post-op, I wasn't thinking that was an option.. I can not wait until my follow-up appointment with my surgeon on Tuesday.. hoping he can tell me I'll be allowed to start introducing more exercise into my life.. I miss doing something more than WALKING!!  Seriously, I would rather walk on a treadmill than walk around scenery.. At least with the treadmill I can watch tv, right?!

My mom is great with this whole surgery.. She's making meals that I can eat a little of.. Like yesterday, I had a little minced sausage, some boiled cabbage and a little mac n cheese.. It was awesome.. and took me an hour or more to eat.. lol.. Now while I may be bloating, I did fit into my Size large Fangtasia shirt finally.. :)

So, my first NSV, I guess!  YAY!!  Well, I'm off to go do a little cleaning with my vaccuum.. bc I can now and my house is kinda gross.. lol

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Well Played Mother Nature..

Well after yesterday's not so stellar loss of .6 lbs, I was wondering if it'd be a permanent thing (bc I have no idea how slow or fast this can go), but it seems that yesterday was a fluke of sorts.. today I am at 254.6, so almost another 3 lbs.. I'm literally .2 lbs away from hitting the 20 lb mark.. and it's sad that I still have yet to drop sizes.. :(

Sad because I was warned that it might take a little bit.. BUT you can see my waistline again (several family members agree), and I had to adjust my eye glasses because they kept falling down my nose.. But yesterday Mother Nature came calling..... TWO WEEKS EARLY!!  I want to scream!  But I guess it's what we women do.. :(

My overall hope is that I can throw away my 2XL work clothes (or give away the ones that are still looking nice) before I go to work next Thursday.. One can always hope, right?!  Oh speaking of next Thursday, I've decided to bring my little bullet blender with me to Thanksgiving and grind up some turkey in some gravy so I can have it.. :)  I really like turkey, so this is a way to help me have a little.. plus all the veggies I can eat too, and mashed potatoes.. It will be a great Thanksgiving.. and Christmas!  I can't wait to start the next year in a new pants size!  lol

Well after yesterday's trip school, and the 5 hours until I got back home, I have decided to not make plans for today.. By the time yesterday was over, I was hurting.. Mainly because I used to plop into my car, and I can't really do that anymore..  Plus, sitting in class for 3 hours watching a movie is just not okay.. I need to remember to get up and walk around a bit..  Ugh!  I basically have to learn new habits.. for the better though.. :)

Well, I'm going back to bed.. Just because I can.. lol

Monday, November 12, 2012

Well, That's Dissapointing..

After the past couple days of continuous 3 lb losses, I woke up hoping to put that I'd hit the 20 lb mark.. but I only lost .6 lbs since yesterday.. and while I know it's bc my body is prolly full of crap (yes, I just talked about poop! lol) and the stuff I TRIED to eat yesterday, I'm trying not to be too sad..

The one thing I have been noticing is that when I sleep, it's like my body turns into a sauna!  Seriously, I wake up in the morning and I have to take a shower bc my hair is all sweaty.. Ick!!  I feel a little like this doll when I wake up for the past couple days..  Lol

But no, seriously, I'm happy that I've already lost so much weight.. Sadly, I'm a doofus who forgot to take measurements BEFORE surgery, so I'm hoping I can talk one of my parents into helping me take them today or tomorrow before I lose too much more weight..

I've found it so much easier to take in water/juices over the last 24 hours.. and by this I mean that I finished a 6oz glass of juice in 30 minutes.. lol.. But I wouldn't have been able to finish that a couple days ago.. Now if only I could start eating all 2oz of the food I'm supposed to eat.. And why I'm annoyed with that, I'm not sure.. I know my stomach is still tender and getting used to food, but seriously, it's like that last bite or two just won't fit.. lol

Oh!  I found on the ObesityHelps website that someone else had bought a Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies cookbook!  I should have known that there would be one of those.. lol.. so I bought it and one other cookbook for Weight Loss Surgery.. Hoping they'll be here by Wednesday.. :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Can't Help But Wonder...

What it would feel like to pop a staple.. not that I WANT to, but they warn you that you could pop one, but never what could MAKE you pop a staple..

I made the mistake of eating a 3.2oz serving of the squeeze packet applesauce (yes, the ones supposedly for babies.. lol).. I ate it all without thinking about the size.. Yes, it took me about an hour.. Yes, I felt it for about an hour later (and if I wasn't so squeamish about barfing, I prolly would have done so).. and yes, I truly have learned my lesson..  I'm measuring everything out now in bowls.. and will only eat 1/2 of one of the applesauces a day..

I also realized that the majority of my fluids are supposed to be sugar-free.. and I've been drinking a lot of Powerade and juices (50% diluted).. and I think I was just drinking like I was when I was on my liquid diet.. but now I'm supposed to keep my sugars down, which makes sense.. So my plan is to make all my Powerades diluted and keep my juice to 4oz (8oz with water)/day.. And I'm keeping my V8 fusion bc it's a way to make sure I'm getting at least one serving of fruit and one serving of veggies, even if it takes me all day to drink it.. lol

Well after only 4 days (I was told it should take 5 to 7 days), my pain pump is empty.. so I just removed it.. Yes, by myself.. If you've ever had one of these, you know how weird it is to remove these.. and I had two different hoses to take out, which I'm not sure is normal, so it was that much weirder.. lol.. So I am officially off anything that could make driving unsafe for others.. While I'm still wary of driving bc of my healing, I'm glad that I have the ability to drive myself to the store if I have something..

Tried to get my dad to finally air up the tires on my bike (that I bought mid-summer), but he said no.. Dang it!  I forgot that he went through this with my mom.. He knows when I'm allowed to increase my activity.. Which isn't for two weeks.. So for the next 11 days, I'm stuck with walking.. :(  I'm already SO BORED with walking..

My First {Mushy} Meal

As I sit here eating my first mushy meal, Weight Watchers Maple Brown Sugar oatmeal, with 1/2 scoop of BodybyVi Vanilla protein powder (should have put 2 in it), I'm realizing that I'm basically going to be eating 2-3 bites of everything for now.. which is really going to make me mad, bc I'm definitely not okay wasting that much food..

Oh, and did I mention that my food scale bit the dust?! Yep, I'm supposed to eat a certain amount (or eventually get up to that amount) and I now can't measure that way.. so I guess until I get another one, it's measuring the old fashioned way.. with TSP's and TBSP's.. lol

On a very happy note, I'm down another 3 lbs since yesterday.. I checked it 4 times because I almost fell off the scale the first time (hey, I was just waking up! lol) and it said 259.4, so I weighed 3 more times and it stuck with 258.0.. so I'm ecstatic.. Also, I think my pain pump is almost done.. I'm going to have my mom look at it later today (as she should remember what it should look like).. Oh, and another good thing, I CAN LAY ON MY SIDES AGAIN!!  My left side still hurts a little, but if I curl up in fetal position, it doesn't hurt that bad..

The fun (not so much) part of starting out with mushy foods is that I have to train myself to not drink for 30 minutes after I'm done eating.. Bc if I do it too early, my body will dump all the food and drink that I just had, and that my dear readers is not pleasant.. If you'd like to know what I'm talking about, bc I'm not gonna go into details, check out the Mayo Clinic's definiton..  It's supposedly not pretty.. :(  And I'd definitely like to avoid that..

My plans today include: making white chocolate SF pudding with tons of protein powder in it; seeing about my pain pump (and hopefully taking it out, yes by myself), cleaning up a little (because my recuperating butt has been a little TOO lazy) and definitely going for a walk..

Happy Veteran's Day, to all the Veteran's and your families!  I am grateful to each and every one of you for your sacrifices to keep our country safe.. :)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 3 and 4..

This has been an amazing journey, and I'm only 4 days into it.. I can't imagine how much this is going to change my life down the road..  I'm planning to post my surgery pics on a "page" so people have the option to look at them.. and they are kinda graphic.. along with my current pics of my surgery sites..  They really are amazing, seeing as my surgery was done by a DiVinci robot!  This is why I was in and out of the hospital in 24 hours..

Yesterday was an interesting day.. I was sick of being stuck in this house, by myself.. so I text my mom and grandma that we were going to get pedicures at 3:30, no questions, no saying no.. lol.. so we all got pedi's and enjoyed talking about things (like the fact that I had yet to fart.. sorry, but I was really worried).. I was done earlier than my mom, so I went down the strip mall to the BMV to get my drivers license renewed and transfer my plates over to my new car..  Wasn't that far a walk, but for someone that has walked around a hospital ward 3 times max, it was kinda long.. so I waited for my mom and then we went to Wal-Mart.. that was probably a big mistake..  But I really needed things..

Well, we finally made it to her house, where she was sweet enough to do all my laundry (as small as the loads were) and we watch the new Spider Man movie while it was going.. I had a popsicle (and found out cold doesn't really effect my stomach like others claim it should) and some McDonald's tea.. that's when it started to hit me.. I got so nauseated.. and I'm not one to let myself vomit, so I just tried to help it pass.. I knew it was gas, but I knew if I burped stuff could come up with it.. Well, my friend Cassie came over and got me and we hung out at my house and chatted for a couple hours until I was about to pass out..

During that time, I FINALLY FARTED!! Yes, I realize how stupid and embarrassing this sounds, but I was so relieved that it finally happened.. plus, as soon as I did it, I felt so much better.. during this time, my belly was making funny noises, and my somewhat pessimistic side was wondering if I could have a leak.. EEK!  But it finally calmed down and it was all just gas, which I've been told will be an issue for the rest of my life.. :(

But today I woke up, after not taking my Lortab pain meds (I'm anti-narcotics), and felt 110% better.. It doesn't hurt to get out of bed this morning.. It doesn't hurt to bend over anymore.. I'm ecstatic.. So I'm planning to go for a walk around the lake later today.. See if I can keep this process going.. OH!  I'm super happy that tomorrow I get to start eating mushy foods!!  I can't wait to be able to chew something!  Sad, but I can honestly say I'm not craving any foods or hungry at all.. I just miss chewing something (especially since I've banned gum bc I have a habit of swallowing it).. 

Well, I'm out of here.. Oh, if you are interested in my daily weigh in's, I am posting them on the side of my blog.. :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Surgery and Discharged..

Well, as most of you know, yesterday was my surgery.. Along with my 29th birthday.. I figured I'd give all of you a brief recap of my last 30 hours or so..

Wednesday morning, at 7:00am (because my surgery was moved up due to a cancellation), I went to go pee in a cup to make sure I wasn't preggers.. lmao.. If I were, I'd be suing the makers of this IUD, plus whoever had sex with me without my knowledge.. ;)  But I went up to surgery and they came and got me around 7:30 to go into prep and all that..

Got TWO IV's in my hands (still not to sure why), but it took two different people to get them started bc my veins were tiny supposedly.. So note to self, don't try doing drugs.. lol.. but after they got them started, I waited about 2 hours to get into surgery.. My surgeon came in to talk to me, an anesthesiologist came to explain some stuff, and then around 9:30ish, they rolled me back there.. Surprisingly enough, I wasn't anxious until they took me away from my mom and grandma..

Thank goodness for wonderful Surgical Techs, anesthesiologists, and nurses.. Because they made it easier on me the whole ten minutes I was awake.. Don't remember anything about recovery, don't remember anything about getting moved to 2S, the floor I was staying on.. But I remember waking up sometime around 1 and seeing my mom and grandma there.. I think my dad was there by then too..

They gave me the pictures of my organs and my stomach after surgery.. Which I find totally fascinating..  Then I was on water all day and night.. Pure tap water.. UGH!  I got a lot more than I expected to get down, plus they were running saline bags too.. So I got up and down a lot, plus walking the hallways about every 2 hours..  By this morning, I was up to 3 laps.. Should have used my Fitbit while I was there to count my steps..

I noticed on my board in my room that I was to be discharged TODAY.. I was expecting tomorrow, but I was feeling better and kinda ready to go home..  So around 12 today, I got home from the hospital.. And got some presents.. New Tinkerbell scrub tops, and a new roller chair, since mine is breaking.. Took a 4 hour nap, and now I'm writing this.. Afterwards, I'm gonna go walk a little outside.. don't want any blood clots..

Tomorrow I will start posting daily weights, if anyone is interested..  TTFN! :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Countdown Is On..

Wasn't sure how to title this one, either "Day one of liquid diet" or "Two days left".. so I just went with something about a countdown.. lol..

So, as the almost titles suggest, today is day 1 of my 2 day liquid diet.. and it's not been half bad.. the automatic pilot I have to go to McDonald's on my way to work (while it's only to get an unsweetened tea and ice cream cone) is hard, but I'm getting used to it.. I hope I'm doing it right, bc while I'm sticking with plain liquids, I'm not sure how clear these liquids have to be.. lol

I've been trying to get my iPhone 4 to turn into a mobile hotspot, bc my internet at work isn't free.. so I eventually (after trying several different ideas) got the $20/month mobile hotspot from VZ.. :(  But at least I will have internet service out in the boonies where I work..  Not too happy to be paying them more money, but it beats getting a new line and all that crap..  But, I almost missed my PACE appointment bc I forgot my alarms were on my phone..

Went to sleep this morning (after working the night before) and set my alarm for 1, as my appointment was at 2.. woke up at 1:49pm and booked it to my appointment.. they were great enough to still do the appointment.. did some blood work, ran an EKG (which looked pretty, according to the Nurse), and gave me this gel stuff to take a shower with before my surgery.. It should be interesting to see what it is, but whatever keeps me from getting any hospital superbugs, I'm game..

Oh!  Some of you all follow me on Facebook, so you'll already know this.. I was robbed last Friday..  Yep, I was shocked.. and seriously didn't notice until I was sitting at my desk and looked at my laundry I had done the night before.. and it was sitting sideways instead of up and down.. Actually thought my dad had used it for some reason.. then I noticed other things out of place and then noticed the missing things..

Weirdly enough, they didn't get my laptop, but they did go through the bag and take my iPod and speakers.. took a bunch of other things, but nothing that can't be replaced.. Sadly, I know who did it, but can't prove it.. :(

Well, I'm off to warm up some chicken broth and relax a little before I have to get busy at work.. Good night, peeps!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Things Aren't Quite Right..

Just wanted to let everyone know what's going on with my surgery and life in general...

** My surgery was rescheduled from yesterday to next Wednesday, November 7th at 12noon.. Which, for any of you that have been paying attention, is my 29th birthday!!  What a way to bring in a new year, right?!

** Over the past few months, I've noticed that certain things just don't taste right anymore.. I can't stand fast food french fries (as in I won't even buy them anymore), milk is just gross to me (which isn't really new, but different), and tonight I found out that Oreo's are gross now!!  :(

** I've been working so much lately.. hoping that I will be okay when I don't work for two weeks, financially.. I started a new client last Thursday night.. and haven't had a night off since.. until tonight (even though they tried to call me in tonight)..  I'm actually getting ready to go to bed now.. YAY!

** I'm trying to think of ways to get through my two days of only liquids.. Any ideas?  I've got chicken broth, popsicles, tea bags, jello.. I'm hoping I can do it, since I have to work one night shift and one day shift while I'm on it..  eek!

** Thanks to Pinterest, I'm so stocked up on protein ideas.. and decorating ideas.. and craft ideas.. lol

Well, that's it for now.. I'm off to bed, hoping that this headache will go away by the time I wake up..