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What have have I been up to?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hey everyone! I know it has been a long time, but I am still around!

Since surgery it has been really slow going for me-- I took a long time to heal and had a good amount of trouble getting my body to adjust to one less organ-- but I think we are on track now! I have started tracking my food again but I am going to take this really, really slowly. While I want to drop the extra 10 pounds I have put on over the summer since surgery, I want to allow my body to ease into the process... less intestinal upset that way, I think. So, my plan is to focus on tracking and staying in my range-- not so much losing weight at first. I am aiming for slow weight loss-- maybe a pound a week-- nothing drastic.

I have still been struggling with my anxiety issues-- we have been playing with my medication dosage to try and get a good dosage that works but doesn't work TOO well, you know? I look forward to feeling up to exercising soon because I think hat will help. I have every intention of getting back on my elliptical as soon as I get a handle on my eating--- one thing at a time in order to not overwhelm myself, you know? The anxiety has made it hard to be social outside my home... but I am really working on it. You can see how Spark would have been really hard for me during this time.

What else? Oh! I did some pictures of Will recently for a contest on Facebook:

If you like the picture, please go to this link and click like for me to help us win? If we win, we get some sign art from an artist I really like! If we win, I plan to frame the art and put it in Will's playroom with a blown up version of the picture I took of him! We had so much fun doing this shoot.


If you want to help, you can share the picture with your friends and ask them to click the picture then press like--- the vote won't count unless they click the picture before they press like though.

What else? Hmm.. I did a Hunger Games party a couple weeks ago... GREAT fun. You can see the pictures here:

You will see MJ in those pictures, even.

This past weekend we went to the beach... I haven't uploaded those pictures yet, but plan to work on them today. AND... Will start Kindergarten on Monday. THAT was hard. I made it to the car after dropping him at his classroom before I bawled, at least. The first day he fell asleep at 6:30, on top of his dinner and slept straight through the night until 6am. Poor guy. Yesterday he seemed much better off... was happy when he got off the bus and stayed awake until bedtime. He has already made some new friends and I really like his teacher. 2 days of real school (not just Mother's Day Out) have been really good for him already.

Anyway, I know I haven't been around-- but please know that I DO care about you guys. Things have been rough for me personally and I have had to adjust to doing things a bit differently. I need to take this slowly and one thing at a time in order for me to be ok with doing it at all... so, bear with me. Love you all!
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  • STARL_73
    So glad to have you back. Was very worried. Tardis/Pond picture was absolutely BRILLIANT!

    take care of yourself.
    3202 days ago
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    That Hunger Games themed party looked like a blast!! You're so imaginative! Thanks for sharing and for checking in to update! It was great to hear from you!
    3214 days ago
    Great picture of Will - I'll go 'like' it. And love the pictures of your party and the whole Hunger Games theme - looks like it was a lot of fun!

    Seems like you are on the right track to recovery - slowly but surely.

    Good to see you back!
    3215 days ago
    Oh! Thanks MJ- I fixed them!

    Thanks Lorey... I hope I can make the time pass slower because the ideas of him being in high school is NOT ok. lol
    3216 days ago
    Hey Lillie! I'm glad you are updating people. Since I've already liked and shared Will's picture half a dozen times and I know what the pictures look like (fun stuff!) from the HG party it isn't a biggie for me, but the links don't work! Might want to double check them. Facebook is so hinky sometimes!

    I hope you will continue to blog and post now and then. Made me smile to get on first thing this morning and see your name up there on the scroll bar!

    3216 days ago
    Welcome back Lillie! We've all been busy but it seems the new school year has brought a lot of us back. I don't know all the details to what's been going on, but I wish you a speedy recovery! Sounds like you are doing things the right way, taking it one step at a time! Congrats on your son starting kinder. My oldest is now a high school sophomore, and it feels like she started kinder just yesterday! Hang in there - it's great to see you back!!

    3216 days ago
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