Before!

1/25/09

Back to normal?

I'm heading back to work tomorrow. :) I'm ready. I'm ready to get out among adults again and have a reason to get up and get dressed. lol
I have spent far too many days this winter, waiting til 3 p.m. to shower and put PJ's right back on. I'm ready to have a life again. My arm feels pretty good. Probably about as good as it will get. The nerves are still weird. When it's cold it sends messages to my brain that its wet. Isn't that odd?? It makes me feel crazy when I reach down to dry it off and realize its just cold again.
There isn't much strength either, but I'm working on that too. The girls at work can help me transfer and I'll make sure to use my good side until the other side is super strong again. I'm sure it won't take long while working.
Classes start in about 8 weeks. I am so excited. I filed DJ's taxes last night and have the ones from last year too so I can apply for aid as soon as I get my consolidation paperwork. I am so ready. I know it won't be easy but I'm ready for the battle.
Going through the things I've gone through in the last two years have shown me that I am so much stronger than I give myself credit for. I can do more and be more than I ever imagined.
The kids are finally feeling better I think. We had strep, pink eye and the flu pass thru the house a few times. Oy! Gabe got shots in there too. It was a crazy few days, but it seems that they are all are medicated and on the mend now. I'll be glad when Spring gets here.
My weight is stuck solid at 143 lbs. and that is OK. I'm done stressing about it. If this is the lowest I ever get then that is ok. It sure beats 277 lbs. any day in my book!
I'm still trying to make exercise a habit. No excuses! I just need to keep moving.
Guess that's it for now! I'll blog and let ya'll know how tomorrow goes!
:)

6 comments:

Tammy said...

I just wanted to let you know that you have been a total inspiration to me. I have watched a lot of your videos since September. When I have decided to go on the journey of wls, I was doing research and stumble across the youtube with your journey as well as all the youtubers. Your stories have impacted me and gives me hope and encouragement. I really enjoyed the poem of "Start Over". I can totally relate. Thank You for posting your videos.

James said...

Hey its james froom the great loss, www.fawkem.com . I just wanted to say congratz on your journey. It sounds like you are finally there and that is wonderful. I truly understand about the working out issue, its one of those things it kinda turns into a snowball. Once you start moving, your golden. Once you stop though, your stuck.
I'm sure you will do fine, to have come this far I know your willing to do what it takes. For our forever journey, I truly wish you good luck and thanks for stopping by for a read.

Thanks,
-James
Bloggin my way down from 694lbs!
www.fawkem.com

Amber said...

Good Luck, but I'm confused, what are you doing? Going back to work after your break or back to school...I've lost track of where you are in life. I thought you had graduated from nursing school...and to answer your question...squats squats squats see to have gotten my booty a little perkier! :)

Mary said...

I think when you finally hit your lowest weight, it's normal to rebound up a few pounds to reach your new normal weight. At least that's what I have heard. You have done a super job these past couple of years! I'll be rooting for you through nursing school. I am going to the University of Tennessee in the fall studying Nutrition!

Tennille said...

Sounds like we have similar lives right now. LOL Good luck with everything!!

Kelly

Danyele said...

So.. how did the first day back go? I'm glad to know that you're feeling better!