Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Power Of One

Power of One Challenge

The Power of One is the new Challenge over @ shrinkingjeans it starts today and goes through February 23rd. If you are loooking for a support group, motiviation or whatever you need to get those extra holiday pounds off, and even the ones that aren't from the holidays, head over to shrinking jeans and join us.

I missed the last challenge, and truly missed it. So I am glad to be back in to the swing of things with the gals at the sisterhood.  This challenge is exactly what I need, and need it badly. I will be getting married in 12 weeks. Although its going to be simper and there will only be a few people there, or it may only be the two of us (thats the greatest thing with keeping it super simple, no fuss and you have alot of time to decide) either way I don't want to feel like the Goodyear Blimp when I get married.  Two weeks after our marriage, we are heading to Bermuda, on a week long cruise. Second reason why I don't want to feel like the Goodyear Blimp.

My goals for this challenge and the New Year are :

1. Wrap my mind around the new Weight Watcher Points Plus program and run with it... getting the old way of doing things out of my head for good.

2. Water, Water, Water

3. Stay motivated and not get discourage. Even when I screw up or the scale doesn't show all my hard work. This is a difficult one for me, and the reason I haven't been successful in losing weight.

4. Be happy with myself no matter what! I hope to do very well on this challenge a shed as many pounds as humanly possible lol But even if I don't I am striving to love myself anyway and not beat myself up over it.

So the Stats:

Previous Weight 205.5
Current Weight  205.5

I think its awesome that despite the holidays I manage to not gain a single pound! Go me!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

December 15, 2010

December 15th is a day that in the end one full of good news and brought Bobby and I closer together. It could've however been the total opposite. Bobby had found out several weeks before that a stent that had been placed in his heart several years was no longer properly working. They needed to go in and see if it had moved or what was going on. After being with him while he was being prepped, and hearing the risk factors and numbers on complications including death I was getting nervous and worried about what could happen.

After he is taken back to start the procedure I do my best to think positively that everything will be ok. We were supposed to meet back in the waiting area an hour later to hear the results of what they found and what the step was going to be. The doctor shows up early than planned, which freaked me out too, with the news that the stent had totally closed and the artery was completely blocked. Fortunately for Bobby, his body had already started creating new arteries to take over where the other had closed, and we were told the best thing to do was to leave it alone and let his body do the work. Had his body not created the new arteries to compensate for the blockage, he would've had to have undergone major surgery to create just that.

So for the most part all was well. He was extremley loopy from the "happy juice" they had given him. He was awake for the whole procedure. Which is the same procedure that they would've done had they had to replace the stent, like he originally thought was going to be done. 

Because this procedure is done by going in and up through the groin, after you are made to lie completely still for several hours. He was then supposed to be released once, he was able to get up and walk. Unknowingly to him when the numb him, they also hit a nerve in the leg that completely numbs you from the top of your thigh all the way down to the ankle. So... trying to stand up on one leg... lets just say that didn't go over very well.

After getting situated and sitting again, about an hour later he almost gave me a heartattack of my own. He said he was feeling sick to his stomach and I handed up the trash can as I went next door to use the restroom. Wasn't gone but a minute and I walked in he was pale as I have ever seen anyone, couldn't hardly talk he was trying to tell me to get a nurse, I couldn't understand him but knew he needed one.  They FINALLY got into his room, made him lie back, he had been feeling hot, sweaty. and at the point he was going to pass out where everything was starting to turn black. Once he was lying back and beginning to feel a little better, they take his bloodpressure. 69/42!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UMMM HELLO!  That means when he was sitting up feeling worse, it was probably even lower!!! Eventually his blood pressure came back up to what they considered normal, but not to where his usually is. They assured us that, that was just one of the side affects of his body responding to what it had been through and it was completely normal. Once he felt better and was able to walk they released him and we were on our way.

I am so thankful that his leg being numb made him stay longer, because had his blood pressure dropped after we had left the hospital.. OMG I don't know what I would have done or what would've happened. Thank God it all turned out fine. He had a few days off work and everything has returned to normal.

Weight Watchers

After seeing and hearing all the hype about the new Weight Watchers Program, Points Plus, I decided to last week to go and see what all the fuss is about. I am having a hard time grasping the new program. Carbs, Fiber, Fat and Protein all count this time. There is no little slider for you to conveniently figure out points. You must use online tools, or the calculator or books that you can purchase at the meetings. Fruit and Veggies (for the most part) are zero points and everything else has increased in point value. As well as increased daily point value and extra weekly points too. The problem is I still have the old way of counting points in my head and I can't seem to get a grasp on the new way of thinking.  Before there was an equation you could go by also to figure out points and I liked that. Now something is so many points, just because thats what the books says.  There is no logic for me to figure out. That and the fact that I knew the old points system inside and out, I could tell you the points value for almost anything in the snap of a finger. So.. I don't know.. do I do my best to adapt to the new way of how things work, or do I stick with the old plan that I know? I've heard the new plan is awesome once you get use to it...but can I get myself to that point????