Sunday, April 3, 2011

More brain farts.....

I can't believe I haven't found a reason to use this picture again before now!!

  • First of all - Sarah over at Weighing In both works in a WLS office and is also a WLS patient.  I've just found her blog and so far it's really great - but I wanted to highlight this really great post where a band surgeon rebuts the recent articles that show band surgery in a negative light.  I highly recommend reading it.
  • 41 rainy degrees is not acceptable baseball weather for children or parents... seriously!
  • I am really struggling with doing what I know I need to do and it's seriously getting on my nerves.  It feels so exactly like it always did.  Getting up every morning and stating the best of intentions and figuring out some way to fuck it up before I go to bed at night then feeling like a total failure... rinse, repeat.
  • I am so completely able to eat way, way, way more food than any other bandster I know, but I'm so afraid of being too tight I'm not sure what to do about that.  
  • I'm guessing rice must expand inside your body.  Tonight I ate leftovers from the Japanese hibachi restaurant that we went to for Brad's birthday dinner last night.  It was mostly rice and this could be the first time I've had that since surgery (which is more about not really liking rice than for any other reason) with some scallops and veggies in a stupid good sauce - I ate the whole dame plate full.  Very slowly, chewing really, really well.  No problems with it at all.  It went right down.  No issues.  And then.... about 15 minutes later... I'm thinking of having my left shoulder surgically removed.  I'm thinking a small strategic cut - right there on the top.. how big a loss could it be???
  • I just killed two stink bugs which is not unusual and one yellow jacket when I just went into my bathroom.  Um... yellow jacket??? It's in the low 40s outside.  Yellow jackets are summer bees.  What the hell is one doing around in cold early April??? Not to mention INSIDE MY HOUSE!  Jeesh!
  • And speaking of inside my house... So.. I'm putting Jackson to bed tonight and I look up... 
          Me: Honey, what's that on your ceiling??
          Jack: underwear
          Me: uh... underwear?  Why is there underwear on your ceiling?
          Jack: Teddy glued it up there.
          Me: WHAT?!?!
          Jack: Oh not glue... he used double sided tape.  I'm just waiting till he's at
            soccer practice to get him back.
          Me: Great.


TheCurvyCat said...

Haha!! The underwear thing is hysterical. Kids are such a trip!

There are a bunch of us who can eat way more than we're supposed to be able to. I get stuck sometimes still, but I can inevitably work my way around it eventually if I want something (and as much as I want of it). It's been better since my unfill, actually, because I'm able to eat more satisfying protein. But rice, bread, etc., has all always gone down pretty well, no matter what my fill level is.

You'll figure out where your balance point is on the fill/willpower scale. Some people seem to prefer mostly fill, but it seems I'm on the other end of the spectrum -- mostly will, as I HATEHATEHATE being stuck and in pain (and making crappy choices as a result of that fear).

Justawallflower said...

I love your kids!!!!! That is priceless!

I can not eat rice, and I love it! I haven't since I got banded. I don't really miss it too much though. Now get in there and get a fill!

Have a wonderful monday!

Ronnie said...

I've only had rice once and it was not a great experience. I think it DOES expand, like bready stuff will do sometimes

Your kids are a hoot, I hope my boys are as cute when they get older. :)

Dawnya said...

I love your kids!! They crack me up. are a fighter...don't let a few slip ups get you down. Did you ready Amy W. post about a new day? Every day is a new day to start over. You can do this. You will do this.

Love ya.

tagyourit said...

Holy cow, why did I never think to tape my sisters stuff to the ceiling!?!?!?!? I hope he gets a good come back!

Liz said...

I saw that pic on FB while I was at work last night and burst out laughing!

FitBy40 said...

I also just had rice for the first time, in a sushi roll. It wasn't bad but I did get full way too fast and couldn't eat much else. The kids finished my left overs instead of the other way around!
Your kids crack me up.

Rachel said...

Your kids "prolly" got their sense of humor from you...How hilarious!!!!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Good stuff....underwear on the ceiling! Loved the article, it made me feel much better.

Beth Ann said...

Ohmygosh, your kids are funny. Total giggle!

Bonnie said...

Heading to Universal tomorrow. Been out of the loop on blogs, but can't wait to see you for dinner. I'm glad it was tape that was keeping the underwear stuck to the ceiling. Definitely could have been worse. :)