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16 April 2014

Ugh, I dislike gaining weight! How wonderful it is to have this site to come to with all the great people to help me get back on the right track.

Despite any negative comment that might follow, I'm actually in a very positive space, happy with my progress and determination. There's just a few things that bug me that I have to get out; bear with me...

I was so proud of how little I gained after my total knee replacement surgery. I blame this weight that snuck back with me on the food bloggers I found on Facebook while recovering. I found all these great healthy recipes, and was up and able to try them in no time.

Even Cooking Light got me going; I tried a recipe for energy bars that were excellent. I adapted the recipe and made another batch. I froze at least half of each batch. However, I had also made a batch of dark chocolate almond tart cherry granola bars; froze half, gave some away.

I was able to return to Zumba at 6 weeks; my surgeon was totally impressed with my amazing progress, and released me to do whatever I wanted, if it didn't cause too much pain.

It was slow going at first, but in no time I was going 3 to 4 times a week. I still haven't regained all my strength, but today I danced in Gina Grant's Zumba class with absolute joy and style. I still stumble a little as my leg muscles are relearning to communicate properly with my brain, lol.

Gina is having a big dance party with Dahrio Wonder (her boyfriend) here in Portland on June 22. I would love to go, to buy the VIP tickets and get to hang out with them before the show/dance event, have pictures taken with them, etc. I'm working on losing the weight I gained as well as being ready to dance for 90 minutes at a professional show filled with expert dancers; Zumba instructors as well as people who seriously love to dance and know how to do it well.

I'm going to look at the challenges and see if there are any coming up for me to join that can help me achieve my goals.

It's very hard to have a partner that works from home. The office is the dining area, well, the whole living area of the house, as the couch gets covered with paperwork, the dining room table holds the computer and more paperwork. A partner that stresses and cusses and always wants me nearby. A partner who I dearly love, but who can drive me crazy at times.

I love going to the gym, to Aqua, to Silver Sneakers, to Zumba most of all. My partner signed up at the gym, but hasn't gone. (shaking my head).

My partner has lost weight, lost appetite, but gives in to cravings for ice cream or See's chocolates and wants me along for the ride. I get low fat ice cream, try to restrict my pieces of chocolate, then I get stressed out and grab some more. Shameful. I'm tired, have another piece of chocolate to perk me up. Ugh.

My partner's daughter & grandson are up for a visit, just arrived. I baked a giant Easter cookie for them, to be served warm, in little wedges, with lowfat vanilla bean ice cream on top. I've already gone over my calories for the day, and they're on their way here. Wish me well.

Weigh-in: 136.8 lb lost so far: 65.2 lb still to go: 1.8 lb Diet followed poorly
   (3 comments) on diet crabby Kat's own diet   gaining 0.8 lb a week

18 March 2014

Weigh-in: 133.6 lb lost so far: 68.4 lb still to go: 0 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (1 comment) on diet crabby Kat's own diet   gaining 0.9 lb a week

25 February 2014

Weigh-in: 130.8 lb lost so far: 71.2 lb still to go: 0 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (1 comment) on diet crabby Kat's own diet   losing 0.4 lb a week

18 February 2014

Weigh-in: 131.2 lb lost so far: 70.8 lb still to go: 0 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   add comment on diet crabby Kat's own diet   losing 2.0 lb a week

12 February 2014

I live! My surgery went well. There was a problem with a bleeder, I had to have a CT to try to locate it, since my hemoglobin was low. Showed nothing. The hospital actually had good healthy food choices (nice menu), so that was nice. They kept pumping fluids in me, and I had to call a nurse every time I had to go potty; not too much sleep.

My blood levels stayed low, so they gave me two units of blood. Did a painful ultrasound of my leg to check for clots, then sent me home. I was so glad to get into my comfy home hospital bed! Beau did not want to share, lol. I pushed him off my legs a couple times before I got to sleep. I woke up 6 hours later and couldn't move my leg!

Beau was sleeping on top of my knee, which was covered by an ice pack, blanket, and comforter. I pushed him off, took off the ice pack, grabbed my walker, and easily made it to the bathroom in time. I had worn a Tena pad just in case, but it wasn't necessary.

Tomorrow is my third physical therapy appointment. At one week after surgery, I was able to climb a long flight of stairs up, down, and up again. I'm doing well, though I'm having more pain than I like. Guess I worked too hard & tried to cut back on my pain meds too quickly. I'm taking it a little easier, though I am able to go upstairs and shower, hooray! A shower sure is great after a week of sponge baths.

My partner has taken excellent care of me.:o) we even stopped & got me a latte before physical therapy. Oops, dinner is about to be served.
Weigh-in: 132.9 lb lost so far: 69.1 lb still to go: 0 lb Diet followed N/A
   (5 comments) on diet crabby Kat's own diet   gaining 1.5 lb a week

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