Monday, July 11, 2011

Blood sucking vampires

...and not even the statue-esque sparkly kind. So I went in for my bloodwork today - hubby had to work so we had to reschedule his test for next week. I didn't know they wanted ALL of my blood. 12 vials of it to be exact. Seriously??

I felt fine when I left the office...made it all the way home (stopping for coffee on the way, of course) but I felt icky and crummy for the rest of the day. So, I was a sloth. On the upside, I had no appetite. =)

I cannot wait for my fill next Monday. I will NOT take another hiatus from my surgeon. I wanted to lose a lot more weight between fills, but obviously I NEED a fill to help me do that.

Currently I'm really worried about my dad. He has basically been going non-stop for the past 18 months - since my Grandpa had a stroke in December of 2009. Since then the three boys rotate staying at night. Plus Daddy works 12-16 hour days, 7 days a week. He is also responsible for taking care of things around the house - both his and his parents. (Chopping wood, tending to the cows, the garden, etc). I've seen my dad age 10 years in the last 18 months. Momma worries about him all the time. He is a "tough guy" who never complains and just takes care of business. Today at work he had to take a breathing test (regulations) and when they took his blood pressure it was sky-high. Needless to say, Momma was a basketcase. His younger brother finally talked him into going to the doctor tomorrow - that's a relief. Now, I just pray that it can be controlled with meds.

BOOBS challenge week two weigh-in was a huge disappointment - after weighing in at 226 at the doctor's office on Wednesday my Sunday weigh-in was 228...only .2 down from last week. Bah humbug.

Tomorrow, however, is a brand new day.

"There's no way of knowing what tomorrow brings,

Life is too short to waste it. I say bring on anything."


  1. Don't be too discouraged by your loss this week, a loss is a loss and at least the scale is moving in the right direction. :)

    I hope your dad's appointment is going well, it's great that he is finally seeing a doctor.

  2. I hope your dad can get his stressful situation under control. I know how worrying about your father can affect your stress level too.

    At least you had a loss this week. I gained so see? Things could be worse. LOL

  3. You and your Dad are in my thoughts. I hope he can get his stress under control. And yes, please remind me of this when I have a .2 week, but down is down hon, and down is 10x better than up!! : )

  4. Your dad sounds like a superhero! Hope he gets some good advice from the doc and then TAKES IT!

  5. Yeah I hope things go well for your dad too! I know it's hard not to be discouraged when you have a small loss, but at least it's a loss!