Monday, November 28, 2011

Photos... I'm Back...

Yes, it has been a month since I posted photos...AUGH!  I can't tell you the rollercoaster that my weight has been on since my colonoscopy!  I have been going up 6-7 pounds every few days... then right back down again... FOR THE PAST 4 WEEKS! My Dad asked why I hadn't posted photos and I told him my reason... then he said, "Up or down, aren't the weekly photos part of the process?"  Yes, my Dad is a very wise man... and perhaps I could have stopped the rollercoaster sooner had I sucked it up and posted photos.  So, back on track...



And I must say... for Thanksgiving week, I will take a 2.4 pound increase.  I hope being accountable will help me inch closer and closer to 190!!!  Heck... I am still down over 50 pounds since my heaviest... I need to take a "chill pill" and relax... I'll probably drop weight like crazy... ;-)  Make it a FANTASTIC day!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

NURSE: "Are you an athlete?" ME: "Yes... yes I am!"

WOW, I made you wait OVER A WEEK for results after my colonoscopy.  So, long story short...

*  I only lost 1.5 pounds!  SERIOUSLY ... after 48 hours of liquid diet and the "Gut Bomb," I now have scientific proof that I'm NOT full of shit...

*  Yes, the jet stream coming out my rear was very similar to the video posted on the previous entry...

*  I WOULDN'T HESITATE to have my next colonoscopy!!!  The fasting and clean out are uncomfortable, but the process as a whole was fine.  Knowing this process saved my husband's life, PRICELESS!!!

GREAT STORY!  I was in pre-op... I was starting to breathe again because the nurse just put in my IV line (which is what I was the most nervous about because I HATE NEEDLES)...  and she went about taking all of my vitals.  All of a sudden she said, "WOW! Are you an athlete?"  I got the BIGGEST smile on my face and replied, "YES... yes I am!"  I started giggling just a bit and asked the nurse why she was asking.  The nurse replied that she had just taken my resting heart rate (it was 54!!!) and that it was so low that either I was an athelete or there was a problem.  I quickly shared with her the journey I've been on... the weight I've lost... the training I've been doing.  And, I have to say that I WAS SOOOOOO TICKLED that SCIENCE PROVED that I have indeed been kicking my own butt!!!  I am still 30-40 pounds overweight... I'm still 2 sizes above my goal... BUT... MY... HEART... ALREADY... BEATS... LIKE... AN... ATHLETE...


Ohhhh, my results.  They found and removed 2 polyps... at age 41... they are doing a biopsy, but expect everything is FINE!  Next colonoscopy... 10 years!

What did Jeff think about all this...?  I don't know what I did or said while I was still under those FANTASTIC drugs, but it must have been good, because I just remember Jeff smiling and laughing... I was either funny or he was so happy that I was OK... or, perhaps... a little of both...

I LOVE AND ADORE my sweet husband... enough said! :-)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's all about the BUTT today... a special MUSIC DAY PLAYLIST for your colonoscopy prep pleasure...

OH, YEAH... I'm having FUN NOW!  As I sit here, I have just finished my first 8 ounce glass (of 4 litters) of what I would like to call "Butt Blast," since I know that it will be "blasting" out of my butt before I know it!  I've watched Jeff go through the colonoscopy prep 3 times, and I've spoken with enough family members and friends to know that THERE IS something more explosive that POP ROCKS and COKE... and it is already starting to gurgle in my tummy!

Sooooo... I've decided there are 2 ways to look at the "potty party" that I am about to endure...

... and it should be obvious that this necessary evil is going to be handled with as much laughter and bad butt jokes that I can muster!!!  So, let's jump right in, shall we...?

POTTY PARTY GAME #1:  Guess how much weight I will lose by the time the procedure is over.  YES, I know most of it will come right back on when I start eating again, but I thought this was an interesting question!  Here are the details:

  *  Yesterday was the "white diet."
  *  Today... clear liquids only and the Butt Blast concoction, Part 1.
  *  Tomorrow... 2nd half of the Butt Blast and clear liquids until 10AM.  Then NOTHING until my test is over... which is scheduled for 3:45PM... almost a whole 2nd day of a liquid diet!

My Guess:  8 pounds
Jeff's Guess:  6 pounds
Jessica's Guess:  10 pounds

POTTY PARTY GAME #2:  Share your best (or worst) Colonoscopy joke or video.  Here are a few of my favorites...

"Colonoscopies are no joke , but these comments during the exam were quite
humorous..... A physician claimed that the following are actual comments
made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their

1. "Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before!

2. "Find Amelia Earhart yet?"

3. "Can you hear me NOW?"

4. "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"

5. "You know, in Arkansas, we're now legally married."

6. "Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?"

7. "You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out..."

8. "Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!"

9. "If your hand doesn't fit, you must quit!

10. "You used to be an executive at Enron, didn't you?"

And the best one of all...

11. "Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up

You MUST watch this video... comedian Billy Connolly, Colonoscopy
(tears start running around the 2nd minute!)

POTTY PARTY MUSIC PLAYLIST:  Of course, every great party has to have a playlist!  Here are some of the BEST BUTT SONGS of all time!!!  I DARE YOU to try not to dance to these!!!

OK... things are starting to "Rock and Roll" here, so I best sign off now.  Post your jokes, comments, stories, weight loss guesses or add more songs to our playlist.  Thanks for joining in and I'll let you know how it all goes on the flip side!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ANOTHER MILESTONE... and photos...

HA, HA, HA... Yes... I have hit another milestone, and it cracks me up because it is a good one... very embarrassing to admit... but a good one!

I... FINALLY... WEIGH... LESS... THAN... MY... HUSBAND!!!  Now, I must admit I thought I would have passed him up some time ago, but since I've been cooking better for the family and we have all been getting out and more active, Jeff has lost weight, too... so I've been chasing his numbers for awhile... but I FINALLY caught him!

199.0 pounds

196.2 pounds!!!

Now... these photos are making me scratch my head!  I lost almost 3 pounds, but the new photo looks much heavier to me!  Yes, my body continues to move weight around and change as I lose it, but I can't explain my tummy/upper leg area... hummm... we'll have to check on that again next week!

Off to search the internet for a blog music player... again... the last 2 I've had don't work anymore.  I can't wait to get music back on the blog and start my Music Day again!!!  Make it a GREAT day!