Thursday, February 26, 2009

Confessions of Adult Drama Queen

I have a confession to make. I've been busy. In addition to being a mom, wife and full time employee, I've been social networking, writing and editing my skirt! story for the March issue, working out, and doing a ton of Mama things, all while starving.

I want to start working on my Literary Mama essay now. Life is carrying me away and I haven't had time to blog here or on skirt! much lately. I also abandoned Twitter for a while and just showed up again recently.

I have fallen in love with two websites, and

Good Reads lets you log all the books that you've read and rate them. It also lets you add friends who you can share your books with and your thoughts on those books.

The other site Live Strong is part of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. This site has a SUPER COOL tool that you have to pay for on Weight Watchers but it's FREE on here. It's a tool called The Daily Plate that allows you to search for foods, even name brand and restaurant chains, and log them for each day. You can also log your exercise and it will tell you how many calories you burned against what you ate. I love this tool and it's really helping me keep up with how much I eat. I used to pay for Weight Watchers Online a few years ago and I lost around 15 lbs just logging what I ate.

I've reached an interesting turning point in my lap band journey. I keep hearing that people experience a much bigger challenge their second year. They report that it's harder to lose the second year and that sometimes complications arise.

I can already see how that can happen. Starting with the stomach virus that I got in January, right after my one year anniversary, I have not really gotten back on track. Weight-wise I have. I'm back at the weight I was before the stomach virus and the month and a half break that I took. But I'm not back on track with eating.

I'm afraid I may have come across a complication but I won't really know more until tomorrow. I've basically been starving since Monday. I haven't been able to really eat for the past 4 days. I've only been able to sip coffee, some protein shake and a tiny bit of chicken. Needless to say, I've been pretty miserable. I finally called the lap band clinic today and told them and I was told to come in tomorrow for an x-ray.

So that's what's going on with me. Life. I'm behind on so many things!

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