Category: Musings


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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Yes, it’s been a while. Too long. Work, hospitalizations¬†and the holidays and too much on my plate, and time gets away. Best make amends, no? On the OH boards, someone was talking about body image issues. How she looks in the mirror at a size 4 and still sees “obese.” What to do about this. […]

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

The surgery is Monday — it was moved from 9:45 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., and that means we have to be at the hospital at 5:00 a.m. Did not make DH happy, as for him “early” is 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. I’ll be in the ICU the first night, I believe, and then in a […]

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Been on Optifast for almost a week, and although I’ve not been completely faithful with five drinks and a lettuce salad with lemon juice per day (actually, I shake if I don’t have SOMETHING a little substantive) I have lost about 15 lbs with a week of the Optifast still to go. I’m nervous, I […]

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

DH and I have been trying to eat ourselves out of everything “bad” in the house. I doubt we will be wholly successful but I’m doing the best I can. I’ve been collecting food-based blogs in the blogroll so I’ll have places to go when I want to cook. The biggest issue for me will […]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

One thing I’ve read on OH over and over is the need to get in the protein. I live in terror of losing my hair, and though I know it’s likely, I want to avoid as much of the trauma as possible. So I’ve started to research options. I read tonight about a small company […]

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Met the surgeon on Tuesday. He spent most of the time we talked reinforcing what I’ve already learned about how my life will change post-op. Pouch the size of a shotglass. Half a sandwich in an hour. This is a tool, not a magic wand. And so on. Still, it was good to hear it […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

One of the things I know I’m not going to be able to take post-surgery are the marvelous little pills of wonder that relieve pain and take down swelling. Given that something weird happened to my back, I really need to take that swelling down before the surgery. Tylenol won’t cut it. I told my […]

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Ah, the last weekend of (relative) freedom. I like my job and my students, but as always, I could use a couple more days or weeks off. The summer seems to go faster and faster every year. I have to decide how much info to give my classes about the impending surgery. My gut reaction […]

Friday, August 14th, 2009

One of the things I’m pretty sure I will have to give up is caffeinated coffee. This will be…unpleasant. I plan to buy decaf and blend it half-and-half with full caffeinated and wean myself off. I have been caffeine-addicted for so long that I don’t relish the idea of cold turkey.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

I am scheduled for gastric bypass surgery on Oct. 12, 2009 — four days after my 45th birthday. I created this blog to support and guide me on my path down that journey. I love to cook, to eat, and to write. This is a forum for all three of those loves. Comments welcome.