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    Monday, October 16, 2006

    Surprisingly, Still Alive

    The first 3 days of the diet almost killed me. I had a migrane the size of Detroit and I can't take any of my meds for it. Tylenol just doesn't do it for me. I toughed it out, hating every minute of it. I couldn't watch TV since every other commercial had food in it. I could've eaten sand just to be allowed to chew.

    Strangely, when I woke up on Sunday, things seemed much better. My headache was down to a dull roar and food didn't look good to me anymore.

    Mr. Sign had an Endoscopy today to determine whether or not he has ulcers before he can have gastric bypass surgery. He has a rough time with anesthesia and can't seem to wake up. The first thing he said to me when I came into recovery was, "Shhh, my wife is running around here somewhere." I can only hope he was being funny.

    The stuff they give you makes you lose your short term memory. I would tell him what the doctor said and before I finished he would ask the same stinkin' question again. Eventually I told him that the doctor confirmed his pregnancy with him being due in April, with twins.

    So in trying to link my starving diet to the surgery center I should tell you that the endoscopy center is next door to the weight loss center. I snuck over to try to weigh myself just to see if I had lost any weight. (I didn't mention that the doctor last week said that if I didn't lose 10 pounds by next Thursday, they would cancel my surgery.) I crept in as quietly as a woman of my size can, took off my 4 pound shoes and stepped on the scale. "That can't be right." I said to myself. So I stepped off and back onto my beast of burden and lo and behold, the reading was the same. I HAD lost 15 pounds since last Wednesday after only 4 days on the diet! Woot!! All this suffering is definately worth it.


    Kristen said...

    WHAT? 15 lbs??? Wow........good for you........what the hell are you eating???

    Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you

    SignGurl said...

    KJ~ I'm on an 800 calorie diet that is mostly liquid. I can only eat food that is packaged (mostly dry). Nothing else. Oh, except I can have sugar free jello once a day (it has 10 calories). It pretty much sucks but I'm still kickin'!

    ell said...

    ohmigosh! that is terrific!! keep up the good work jenn!

    The Savage said...

    The last time I lost that much weight that fast I had pneumonia.... I don't recommend illnesses as weightloss formularies though....

    DZER said...

    congrats darlin' ... keep up the good work

    Oswald Croll said...

    Time is sooo close. You must be so excited. Keep focussed, and I am sure all will turn out great.

    crabcake said...

    zowie! That's a huge loss in such a short time! I didn't even know it was possible. YOU GO SIGN! Determination Diva, that's you.

    I'm getting more and more excited for you. You are gonna rock out through this thing. I just know it!

    gab said...

    So does hubby remember that he's having twins? LMAO!!!! good one.
    CONGRATS on losing the weight WTG

    MamaKBear said...

    "Eventually I told him that the doctor confirmed his pregnancy with him being due in April, with twins."

    That line had me laughing harder than I have in quite awhile! I needed that!

    Girl, I am SO freakin' proud of you!! Just know that I already think you are beautiful, inside and out! Good luck with everything!!

    Anonymous said...

    Sweetie, thank you for stopping by, I've missed you very much.
    I just haven't had any energy for blogging at all, so I'm enjoying this brief moment of blogging inspiration.LOL
    That's great news about the surgery.
    I missed when the actual date is, please let me know so I can include you in my prayers.:)