Thursday, December 16, 2010

What's Been Up....

Well I had my six week checkup with my surgeon an all is well.  He is quite happy with my weight loss so far and I have been cleared to eat normal stuff.  I've had it pretty easy so far.  I have not had any problems with anything that I have tried.  I generally eat 3 times a day with maybe a snack of cheese and a protein drink in the morning.

I am going out to dinner with the girls from work on Saturday, my first time at a restaurant since surgery.  It's a new Italian place in town and they have a pretty extensive menu so I believe I'll be able to find something.

I have lost a total of 59 pounds.  I went from 266.8 to currently 207.5.  Not too bad I guess. I have a goal of 200 by Christmas and I'm closer than I thought I would be.  I have started walking 3 miles a day on the treadmill and that has helped alot.

School has been out all week due to snow and ice.  I tried this morning to go to work and got about a mile down the road and decided it wasn't worth it.  My car was sliding all over the place, 40 miles of that is just too much on these mountain roads.  I just turned around and came back home, at least I did, not my car.  The hill to our house was way too slushy so I parked down at the firestation and decided to walk, it's about a 1/4 mile.  I was promptly picked up by a nice guy who works next to the firestation.  He figured I'd end up getting hit by a car so he came to see me safely home.  For those worried about being picked up by strangers, he wasn't, he knows my hubby very well, and I've met him on occassion.  Safety first.

All things considered it's been good all around.


DesertHen said...

I am so happy to hear that you are doing so well! =)

Stay safe and warm in all of that nasty weather you are having back there!

We had an ice storm yesterday and the roads were terrible! I do not like that slipping and slidding around one bit!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I'm glad you're doing well and the doctor is pleased, too. You're doing a great job with the weight loss and eating healthier. Good for you.
There is just about nothing I dislike more than ice....driving on it is the worst of all! I'm glad you didn't risk it and try it in anyway. Safety first. And that man was an angel making sure you arrived home safely. :)


Ed said...

Congrats and keep it up, beileve it or not you are an inspiration to me and I have dropped a bunch of pounds too..:-))

Rising Rainbow said...

Wow, you're doing great. That's cool.

I hate driving in snow. It sucks and some people are nuts. Not a good comibnation. Sounds like you made a good decision.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Merry Christmas Colleen!

Thinking of you today,