Lately, when I visit my patient's houses, their family members are always trying to feed me.
I dont' know how many houses I have eaten at (no, not in one day) since I've worked with this company.
I learned from one lady that they get pretty offended if they offer you something and you turn your nose up at it.
I was informed that one nurse visits a patient that we have in common later in the evening between 6-8 pm. They are usually having dinner around this time so, when she shows and they offer her dinner, she turns them down with a look of disgust on her face (this is all told to me from the daughter of my patient).
They think she is stuck-up or grossed out by the faces she makes when they offer.
I've decided that here (in Mexicanville) I won't be offending ANYONE!
So...as I've said. I've been fed numerous times.
The most common is Tamales.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Lately, when I visit my patient's houses, their family members are always trying to feed me.
Monday, February 23, 2009
So I communicated with Jared (Capricorn) a few days ago.
He advised me on a different kind of diet that consisted of Lemon/water and Cayenne Pepper/water.
I don't know if he remembers telling me about this "diet" before. It was sometime last year. When he told me then, I was like, "What? For 2 weeks? No food?...I'm going to die of starvation!"
Then I started thinking about the Cayenne Pepper and how it might burn coming out the other end if that is all I'm having to "eat" for the next 2 weeks.
So...my scared ass didn't try it. Instead I sat around and chomped on anything I could get my hands on. (Not the best diet strategy, I must say)
So when I asked him again about it and he gave me more specifics I was able to understand exactly how to do it.
Alright. I'm ready.
I have my "ingredients".....Water...
And I've already pre-squeezed my lemon juice into the bottle with the water. I'll carry these around with me while I work. (my lips are puckering already)
Take a good look people. This is officially my last meal for the next...um...let's try for 2 weeks.
I'm not promising anything.
I'm still a little worried about coming out of this thing hooked up to an IV due to malnutrition but I'm not stupid. If I feel faint...I'll eat an oyster cracker and stay on track.
How's that for motivation?!
Also, I'm still working on kicking Honkeie2's ass in this little competition cause he punk has YET to post a scale pic.
Get on it, dude!!
Here's my current weight. Sorry for the crazy looking pic. I took it this morning and it's hard to stand on the scale evenly while trying to take a pic of the numbers without tilting over. Also, my digital camera battery won't charge...unless it's the charger. I'm working on it so I took the pic with my cell phone:
My current weight is 169.0 lbs.
I'm down about 2 lbs from my last weight post on Tuesday.
Let's hope I'm not dying the next time I post.
Wish me luck.
From what I read.. I think he has a message in there for you Jared.
He's been talking about wanting to go to work already for quite a while. Angel and I have been talking about letting him get a job. He'll be 14 in April and he's been doing SUPER at school and doing his work. The only problem we have is his mouth, but he's a teenager and I know that is something we will have to deal with (that includes all of the kids).
We decided to let him work. I will open a bank account for Dom and he can have his own money.
There's other subjects that we've talked about but they are not in the final stages yet.
Like: Child support money, a car...etc.
We'll see. He's getting older and we are waiting to see a certain level of maturity before we can go on with Plans B, C, D.... in Dom's life.
Miah and Devyn?
They're still young.
I do have plans for Devyn though. He's going to be my athlete. I'm going to be the Chunky Soup Momma. I'm going to be right by his side at everything he does.
Miah...DIVA. She's my princess...and getting more and more like her momma everyday. We crack up at the same times for the same things. I'm still trying to figure out what she's destined to do. She refuses to learn how to ride a bike.
Anyway. I'm rambling. I had some cancellations for therapy today so I had some time to kill. Now it's killed...gotta go to work!
Have a good day everyone!
Are you wondering how my 1st day went??
Here's a hint.........................................FAIL!!!
I totally was rocking the lemon juice and water all day until I picked up Dom from school at 2. Then I had to wait an hour before my next patient and I was sitting at home with all those cereal boxes staring at me.
Stupid cereal boxes!!
They were going DOWN!!
Then Angel got home from work and brought Salads.
So yesterday is officially scrapped.
This is going to be harder than I thought.
Today...I stick with it.
I know Jared, ...I know no one is making me do it. I just want to try it....see how long I will last and if I lose any pounds in the process. I think I may actually be losing brain power. eeek.
Obviously, I need to try harder.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
So...I had to take the dogs BACK to the vet yesterday morning because we noticed the night before that they had taken their staples out.
They weren't even bandaged. Just stapled.
Of course the dogs didn't really think anything of it but c'mon!
There was an incision made all the way through to their internal organs and they were jumping around and playing with this big open gash on their bellies. BOTH OF THEM.
I was a little horrified that their guts were going to be flopping around hanging while they played.
Anyway, I took them back and they bandaged them up...pretty crappily I might add.
The dogs are fine as you can see from the pics...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
This weekend was a weekend of getting things done.
First, let me tell you about what's changed in our household.
My father-in-law is chillin with us for awhile.
We won't get into details.
I like him being here because he is fixing things.
My kitchen sink used to barely dribble water out of the faucet and he and my uncle Benny installed another one and now it works. Now the kids can wash dishes without complaining about the water pressure.
Remember those beds I was telling you about?
Well, they finally got done.
That's right, Baby!
Having 2 construction workers in the house sure has it's benefits.
(So cheap that I'm thinking of taking Tattoo in to get HIS pellets popped off.) This one is Venus. Poor girl. The dog's were so drugged when I went to pick them up. I felt so bad for them. I know they must have been scared and in so much pain.
They had a rough ride on the way home in my uncle's car.
I obviously overindulged...(a little).
Current weight: 171.2
Previous weight: 167.8
Current weight *gulp* ...gain: 3.4 lbs.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
For those of you who have known me since ...well...since the beginning of all of my blogging know that I've always had a problem with Angel actually celebrating holidays with me.
I don't mean Christmas or Thanksgiving.
I mean Mother's day, Valentine's day..even our Birthdays.
It's just not something he get's into.
Remember THIS post? That is my very first post.
Then there's THIS one. And how my days ended up.
I know all of this sounds like bitching on Valentine's Day but I just want you to know that I've placed the post in here that shows my husband's true nature. Even though it has nothing to do with holidays.
THIS IS IT!
This is the post that I read to remind myself (sometimes) why I love the man I love.
This year. When I got home...This is what I got:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Alright. I know. It's been long enough.
Time for some updates.
First things first. Honkeie2, you ready for this?
My official week's weigh-in is:
The scale reads: 167.8
That brings the total loss for this week is: 4.4 lbs
Starting weight was: 185.0
Grand Total being: 17.2 lbs lost. In 3 weeks
Now, I don't know what an "average" weight loss per week is ...but whateva....as long as the scale keeps reading lower and lower each time I get on...I'm sticking to my routine. Which really isn't all that different from what I was usually doing (except of course stuffing my face every chance I got). The only big difference is I only eat as much as maybe Devyn would each meal. (Sometimes Devyn can be a pig, talking about "I want 6 hot dogs"....... so I usually opt out on those days.)
I'm "consuming" less sugar. Drinking more water.
Now, as far as the exercise goes. *chuckle*
I'd like to say that I've started some rigorous exercise routine and threw in some running and crap....not likely. I could say that I've been walking on my tread climber like I had said I would be doing more diligently *snicker*....but as I've said before..."That would be Lies. All Lies."
Um...I'm taking less naps...that helps...I guess.
Anyway. Whatever I'm doing...I'm sticking to it!!
My company gave me free tickets to the Ice Hockey game that was in town. My company actually owns the team so we get free tickets anytime we want.
We took my brother in law and our nephew. We had a blast. The beers were, of course, 6 bucks for a 24 oz. But we got lucky because during the games they announce "Power Plays". These Power Plays are blocks of time. If our team scores during that time...the beer is $1.
The PPs were working in our favor.
(can you count the number of skulls in the pics?)
This game was the yellow flags. Each of us got one.
I've gone a few times and gotten free stuff. One time, Angel made us late. I missed out on fleece throw blankets. I was pissed.
Believe me, it never happened again.
The kids love coming to see the games. Mainly, they just like sitting in the seats and eating popcorn. (Don't ask what's going on with Devyn's facial expression...no idea. Kid gets weirder and weirder...)
Before all this we were at the house. The kids were playing Guitar Hero World Tour. Miah's not a big fan of this one because these drums have the cymbals. She liked the drums from Rock Band. So she sits in the back just watching the boys.
Devyn likes the guitar. They always look so serious.
AFTER THE GAME.......
I woke up at 5 am and Steve had already left.
He decided to come home and start on one of the beds. He moved the mattresses out into the hall and got to work taking all of the pieces out of the box.
There's still the headboard/shelf that needs to be assembled. Either way. It's Angel's job.
He's working for this used Range Rover he found and wants. I'll tell you all about it next time.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
First things first.
Here's my current weight. I took it this morning because when I got home from Houston, I STILL had to take care of someone else's unfinished business. It's like I never left at all!!
These dogs are wild. They are too playful.
Also, one of the blogs I like to read is from Maternal Mirth.
THIS POST from her is hilarious and I crack up everytime I read it!