Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Do the days seem to run together for anyone else, or is it just me?

Howdy, howdy!

First, I have to mention that one of my most favorite bloggers ever is having/hosting a give away! You should go and check out Laurie's blog! She's quite amazing.

Now, for the update on my world! I met with a friend/former roommate of mine last week. This was a great time for us too really catch up, especially since she recently went through the Lap-Band procedure. This was also a great opportunity for me to listen to some of the things she's been doing and it has sparked my interest as well. I find it fascinating that there are thousands of WLS surgeons out there and I think EVERY one of them gives you different advice. Her surgeon had suggested that she wait an entire hour after eating before drinking any liquids. My surgeon had suggested 30 minutes before & 30 minutes after. So, I thought to myself, "It can't hurt to try, right?" So I did! All weekend long I was really conscious of my liquid intake and I really do think it made a difference. I've been snacking less and forcing myself to drink a lot more water! So, I'm going to keep it up.

I haven't been consistent with my exercise, but I have been moving a lot more. I keep saying I will - and I will! I just need to get my butt moving so I can lose it (or at least 10 - 15 lbs of it). So, I'm not going to beat myself up, I'm just going to be encouraged and know that it will happen and I will love it!

I am sad to report that there is nothing new on the job front. I'm trying not to be discouraged, but it's tough. I need to be positive that things will work out. I'm saying my prayers and trusting that "THE" job will appear very soon!

So, here's to keeping ourselves motivated and encouraged! Happy Tuesday!!!


Janine said...

I also find it amazing that all surgeons seem to have their own spin on the guidelines.

Mine recommends waterloading (ie drinking as much as you can handle) 15 mins prior to eating, then stopping, and having nothing during the meal or for 1 hour after and then you continually sip untill the next water loading. Rinse and repeat

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

Thanks so much for the sweet compliment! You are quite amazing yourself! :)

My doctor was the same as your as far as the water goes.. I wish i followed that rule better, but I seem to be my thirstiest while I'm eating.. damn!
I will keep you and your job search in my thoughts and prayers.. I hope you find something soon! Positivity will definitely help!