Well, hello to everyone. It's been a while since I last posted. First, I want to wish you all a Happy New Year. Life has been hectic for me this last year. I am ready for peace. lol. Like that is ever gonna happen. Life is hectic. I guess I just gotta deal with it. I have started working a 40 hour a week job in the last few months. Which has taken some getting used to. Actually, I don't know if I am used to it yet, or that I ever will be. I am also working nights. 10p-7a. That has been hard, too. But, for now...I have no choice. The night shift pays more money. And let's face it, I am only working for the money. lol. I would much rather be home with my family.
I had a health scare today. I had been unable to have a bowel movement for about 5 days. This is embarrassing to talk about. lol. But, anyway...I was in such pain. And, also throwing up a lot. SO, I finally made an appointment today and went to the doctor. She poked around on my stomach (OUCH!) some and then ordered some xrays of my abdomen. She was concerned that I might have an obstruction in my intestines. So, I went and had the xrays done. Thank God....there wasn't a blockage. So, my doc called me in some powerful laxative at the pharmacy. She said it would "blow me out". At that point, I was up for anything that would help. SO, I got home around 6 pm last night and drank the stuff. It is now 2:28 am....and I am still pooping!! UGH! But, I have to say that I feel so much better. Good thing I am used to being up all night at work. lol. Because there is NO sleeping for me for a while yet.
But, I have to share that I got on the scale at the doctor's office and I have lost 14 lbs since I was there last! I had no idea that I had lost anything. I have to say... it has been a slow weight loss...but, a loss is a loss. So, I begin this new year at 208. I was at 240 in January of last year. That is a total loss of 32 lbs. in a year. I will take it!! My job is very physical...that is the only thing I can think of that has helped me lose.
Anyway.... I hope to update my blog frequently...but, working nights wears me out. I do have 2 nights off a week. So, I am going to try to update weekly and see how that goes.
Now, that I know I have been losing weight... I am motivated to change my eating habits again. Not to mention my intestinal issues of late. I know I haven't been eating right. Let's face it... I have been eating CRAP! And my body fought back.
New year...same fight....but, I am winning!!