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Ups and Downs

Posted by on 24 April 2012

It’s been a couple of very crazy weeks around here. Most of it’s been all good, but some of it’s just been plain busy. Now, where to I start??

Miss K has had several ortho appointments over the past month.  In the last couple weeks, they got more frequent with the preparation for her braces.  On Thursday of last week, she finally got her braces on.  She looks so darn adorable with them and I swear, she’s smiling even more than she ever has!!  Call her “brace face” or “railroad tracks” and she’ll just laugh at you.

The weekend prior to that (Saturday the 15th), was Texas Motor Speedway.  We look forward to that every single year and countdown until we get to go racing!!  This year was no exception.  My parents came over as usual for the weekend, then we all traveled to TMS together.  The weather was great, although a little windy.  It kept the temperatures down though and made it quite nice.  The race seemed to be over in a blink as there was only 2 cautions and those were for debris.  It was a totally awesome race, but very disappointing to have Greg Biffle win.  None of us are fans!!  Jimmie was so close to having the win and all the Hendrick cars did well.  Jr finished 10th in another strong race!!  Him and Jeff Gordon were together much of the race and racing each other hard.  Loved it!!

The next day, we celebrated my birthday….a day early.  Lean Green got me a delicious marble cake with pretty blue frosting and darker blue flowers.  Everyone sang to me and all I could so was sit there and laugh!!  I can’t believe I had to put another candle on the cake already.  Time is flying!!  Is there a way to stop getting older??  SHEESH  It was a great day and I love my family so much!!

My weight loss is moving along.  I’m staying pretty consistent.  I gained 1.6 lbs. last week.  That sent me into a funk.  I wasn’t expecting it at all.  I knew that I was due for a fill, but I’d also had an upset stomach and my hiatal hernia has been irritated, so I wasn’t keeping all my food down.  I thought for sure I should have lost something.  Then on Wednesday, I had my fill and the surgeon was “aggressive” because he’s leaving.  That irritated my hiatal hernia more and I’ve puked just about everything up that I try to eat.  Basically I’m on liquids and purees to get it all calmed down again.  The positive….I lost 4.8 lbs. this week!!  I’m so happy and it sure makes up for last week.  I have to say that I don’t know anyone would intentionally want to puke to lose weight though.  I know it’s an eating disorder and I’m doing it for a reason, but I’m so over it!!

I have 2 more appointments yet this week.  One is for the lovely female check and the other is my diabetic exam.  I’m a bit nervous as I do love my sweet tea even more since surgery.  I haven’t taken my meds since surgery either.  My numbers are good at home, but goodness only knows what my actual blood tests will show.  The rest….bp and cholesterol….I’m not worried about.  But oh the sugar!! 

So now you’re all caught up!!  I do hope that things calm down so that I can get back to my photography and blogging.  I know I don’t do either a lot, but I miss what I was doing.  We’re almost done with homeschool too!!  We’ll be spending the summer on Algebra I, but that’s no biggie.  I’m ready for a break!!

Now that you’re caught up here, what are you all up to??

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One Response to Ups and Downs

  1. Shauna

    Happy belated birthday Elaine!

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