Saturday, October 9, 2010

No More Gas Pain

Finally!  The shoulder pain is gone. Now I just have this raging growl in my stomach which I am pretty sure is hunger pain.  Hoping my breakfast of Greek yogurt is enough to quell the pain.  Is it normal to wake up this hungry?  This is the second morning in a row when my stomach has woken me up telling me to eat.

I ventured out yesterday for the first time since surgery to give my cousin a tour of some neighborhoods here in Denver.  He and his family are thinking of moving here from Big Bear.  I felt pretty good but I was glad to get home when I did.  I don't think my energy is where it needs to be yet.  Today I am off to shop for fabric with a friend.  She and her husband have asked me to help them design and decorate a restaurant they are opening.  It will be a European Brassiere.  I am really stoked.  I love to design and I really love to shop when I am spending someone else's money.  I actually started my own design and faux finishing business about 4 years ago when I was laid off from my job.  I loved it but eventually went back to the corporate world because the market tanked and one of the first things people cut out of their budgets when times are tough are high end fininshes and remodeling jobs.  But, I still do it on the side when asked cause it really is something I love to do.

I am down 10.5 lbs this morning from my consult appt. and 7.5 lbs from my surgery.  Yay, me!  I am wondering if this means I might be able to hit onederland by Thanksgiving?  I am making that my mini-goal.  I am going to try to start working out as soon as possible.  I have to wait for my doctor appt. on the 21st (see you there, Gen) to get approved.  I'll probably just start out with simple cardio and some weights if that is allowed. I just got a new job (start on the 18th) and apparently they have a gym on premises so I should have no excuses when it comes to working out.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Kiki said...

Great job! I hear you on the energy front... Some days taking a shower is about all I can handle. I'm going back to work on Monday and I've already told my boss to prepare for the fact that it's not going to be a full day. Keep up the good work! Your Thanksgiving goal is definitely in reach!

Read said...

Man! I thought I already commented here, clearly I didn't hit the final button... oops.

Yay that the pain has passed!! That's wonderful. I'm at about the exact same place weight wise and I'm confident we can both be in Onederland before Thanksgiving!!

Judi said...

You are doing great if you are out and about! The gas pain and the energy levels were my main issues in the beginning. I treated myself to massages to help with the gas pain and it also helped rid the toxins of my system (meds) which helped a bit with my energy level. My advice--schedule a massage! It will do wonders for every inch of you!!
Your weight loss is incredible! Just focus on 10 lbs at a time and you'll find it much easier!
Thanks for following my blog!!! I am looking forward to cheering you on!

Tina said...

well congratulations on your surgery and thanks for coming over and joining my blog. I am glad that your gas pains are gone (I remember them well) and hopefully the greek yogurt kicked the hunger. It took my stomach a while to work out the difference between post and before surgery and stop growling at me. Eventually I stopped having hunger pains at all and I use dizzyness to tell me when I am hungry. For a while I would be full and my 'lower' stomach would still was weird.

Good luck in the upcoming weeks!!