Monday, September 24, 2012

Another Manic Monday

Last week: 258
This week: 258

No change, no excuses.

Friday Kenny had the endoscopy to see what was up with the trouble he has swallowing. No tumor! Of course that was the big thing we were worried about even though we didn't say it out loud. Cuz, you know, if you don't say it, it won't be true.

He does have some widening of the esophagus and some thickening in other places. This is all a by-product of the radiation. There isn't anything they can do about it but they also don't think it will get any worse. He just has to be careful about chewing his food really well and noting what gives him trouble and avoiding it. Thank God.

Next stop, the oncologist. I forget when that appointment is.

Oddly busy at work today so I have to boogie.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Checking In

Weigh in: 258
2 pound loss
Not great, thought it would be higher with last week's constipation issue resolved.

I called my doctor on Friday because I am still overwhelmingly tired. He said what I figured he would say. Nothing he could do, it's only been six weeks since last visit, he told me it could take a few months... Then he said the thing that made me want to throat punch him: You are a bit older now and it may take your body longer to heal.  Not what I wanted to hear.  He advised rest and don't get stressed. Bahahaha!

Friggen mono.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Last week a big theme on the blogs was school lunch.

Buy or bring? What to bring? What can they buy?

Some students are boycotting the school lunch because the government has issued new guidelines on what can be sold for lunch.

My question is: when did lunch become so damn special that it requires treats and sparkles and rainbows? It's lunch, not a five course meal at a four star.

Today my fourth grader took turkey on whole wheat (dry), apple slices and a Capri Sun Roaring Waters. She also takes a water bottle to leave on her desk. (Can I tell you how much I love that the teacher lets them do this?)

Let's see... ok, the Capri Sun probably isn't the best option. The sandwich is her sandwich of choice. Chunks of turkey, no cheese, no mayo, no mustard, nothing, just dry on some wheat bread. How weird is that? Her second choice sandwich is peanut butter. No jelly just peanut butter. She was ecstatic that she got to bring apple today. Last week she had banana three days in a row. Hey, we didn't want to waste them.

That's it. No bag of chips, no cookies, no candy. I'm not saying she never gets a "treat" in her lunch. I am saying they are few and far between. She needs good, healthy food to get her through an afternoon of learning. She needs food that will help her perform at peak levels, not sugary crap that will have her crashing 40 minutes later.

Think of how crappy the crap foods make you feel. Why would you want to do that to your kid?

Imagine being the teacher in a classroom of twenty-eight kids who just ingested sugary shit at lunch. Would you want to be that teacher? Hell no!

Sometimes we make this stuff way harder than it needs to be.

Monday, September 10, 2012


Ah, relief. I feel like I lost 20 pounds!

Thus ends the TMI. For now anyway.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Challenge Weigh In 2

Start weight: 264
Last week: 261
This week: 260

This week's loss: one measly pound
Total loss: 4 pounds

The constipation is killing me. Took some senna tablets, I couldn't find senna tea so I grabbed those instead.  Hopefully these will help. I'm so uncomfortable.

Off to bed.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Busy Week

Quick check in.

Daisy started Head Start Tuesday. She loved it! She was excited to go every single day. I know this because she told me multiple times each night how excited she was.

Eliza started fourth grade on Wednesday. My friends informed me she got the teacher everyone hopes to get. She is also excited, maybe not as excited as her sister, but still excited.

The oldest, in response to my text asking how things were going, said "Good". 

Ken's procedure got moved from today to Sept 21. Good because I wasn't looking forward to going to Philly today. Bad because he just wants thing done.

I am in the thick of my last two classes. Cannot wait to be done!

I will be hosting Thanksgiving this year. More on that another time.

On plan for the challenge. Haven't been posting my food since it's pretty much the same every day. Eggs, salad with grilled chicken, beef/chicken with veg or salad, apple, pear. No thinking required, just the way I like it.

Slight problem: I'm sooo constipated. I'll leave it at that. But, damn...

Note to my tribe:
If I ever get wishy washy, you only live once, have some chocolate, I am more than a number, it's ok to have a cheat meal/day/week please, please slap me upside the head and tell me to get my ass on track!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Grandson of Triple Dog Challenge Weigh In

Weigh in day!

Weight at beginning of challenge: 264
Today's weight: 261

Loss: 3 pounds

Not bad for a week that included my birthday and 1/3 of a holiday weekend!