Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day! and late check in...


Starting weight:  249
May 27, 2013:  244

Week 4 weight change:  0 lbs
Total loss to date:  5 lbs

I neither lost nor gained weight this week.  I'm calling it a win!  This week has been a series of doctors appointments and surgeries for my mother.  It was exhausting for both of us and I opted for eating out rather than cooking healthy meals at home frequently.

Plus, we had a family gathering on Saturday.  I am sure the prep for the party helped me to maintain my current weight.  There was a lot of bending, lifting, stair-stepping and scrubbing done over two days!   The party food was delicious -- cheese and crackers, chips and dip, crock pot barbecue w/ homemade cole slaw, hot dogs, fruit and vegetable platters, deviled eggs, two kinds of macaroni salad, potato salad and desserts of cake, brownies and cookies.   So, calories burned by the party prep were regained by the party itself - break even!

Back to plan on Tuesday.  Gearing up today.  I need to go to the store for salad fixings and fresh vegetables to augment the food already in my house to get totally back on track.  However, normal, or what passes for that these days, begins again tomorrow.  Normalcy will help me to stay on track.  Goals will be set again next Saturday.  The only goal this week is to get back into the groove of juicing and eating right.

This coming week features two days of doctor appointments.  A real break from last week which had us running every day but Thursday.  And a real plus: This week's appointments will be fairly short!  Tuesday afternoon, Mom will have her stitches removed.  She has facial reconstruction(?) surgery last Tuesday.  Basal cell carcinoma was removed and the cancer had spread so far that Mom needed to see the plastic surgeon for outpatient surgery rather than having the dermatologist close the removal site.  

Wear Sunscreen!!!!!!!!!

Second trip is a regular doctor's appointment for all three of us, Me, Mom and Aunt.  Hoping to lose another few pounds before weighing in at his office on Friday.

I leave you with pictures of Mom and her first great grandchild:

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