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    Sunday, November 19, 2006

    Picture Post

    This is a Christmas cactus that a friend gave me. She had it for 5 years and couldn't make it bloom. I've had it a year and it's bloomed 3 times. Notice that there are two colors of blooms. Obviously there are two plants here.


    My friend (the mother of our God-Daughter) sent these to me.



    MR. Sign brought these home and they lasted for 3 weeks.



    The staff at the elementary school I'm involved in sent
    these home with daughter #2.



    My best friend since Kindergarten and her husband sent these to me.
    It's been almost a month and they still look beautiful.



    I'm feeling really good. I worked all week last week. I still get tired but my stamina is coming back. I'm trying new foods every day. Today I had grilled chicken (1 oz.) and it tasted like heaven. It was nice to be able to chew something.

    I had been at a plateau with weightloss but yesterday I stepped on the scale and had lost 6 pounds since the day before! That brings me to a total of 41 pounds in 5 weeks. Several have asked how much I want to lose and I'm not really comfortable giving a number. Let's just say, "It's a lot!"

    22 comments:

    Manny said...

    I love the flower's. They make me feel warm and cozy.

    I sure am happy to hear thing's are going so well.

    My tree is up. The kid insisted. I think he want's something. LOL

    Kristen said...

    What beautiful flowers......

    I want roses now

    congrats on the weight loss

    Danyele said...

    Damn girl, that's more than I've lost in 8 weeks. Good for you! The flowers are gorgeous - getting flowers is a nice little perk of the whole surgery thing.

    kimmyk said...

    My green thumb is brown. My kids are lucky if they get water. Ya know what I'm sayin?

    Yeah for 41 pounds!!!

    Chrissie said...

    41 lbs! Awesome! Very purty flowers :)

    The Savage said...

    Beautiful flowerses... Congrats on the weightloss!!!

    Suze said...

    Jenn, you are doing really well with the weight loss. Congratulations!

    The flowers are beautiful, it's nice to see just how much people love you. :)

    tina said...

    Are you sure they are not Thanksgiving cactus? I have several - I call them *pappaw plant* LOL because my pappaw always raised them. I have cuttings (now huge plants) of a few of his. They are precious to me as he is no longer here.

    At some point I started giving them miracle grow and I think that somehow interfered with their blooming cycle.

    I love plants and flowers and have a green thumb too!

    CONGRATS on the 41 lbs. That is awesome!!

    Anonymous said...

    Each arrangement is more beautiful than the last... I love flowers.

    41 pounds is awesome! I'm so thrilled for you! :)

    Sounds like more than it is... I'm walking on the treadmill, but no resistance. It makes me feel good. I listen to my body closely and rest when I need to. Thanks for caring "Sis".

    Unfortunately my surgeon puts on full liquids for 5 more weeks -- essentially anything we can get through a straw, but no protein drinks. He's quite strict about it, but he's a blessing in my eyes, so I'll follow his protocols to the letter. It will be worth it in the end, and focusing on that is getting me through. :)

    My drain comes out Wednesday! Whooohoo

    Sal said...

    Glad to hear you’re getting your strength back. You know it takes a lot to handle me. Woo Hoo

    Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday. Have fun, be safe, and come back to me! XO

    ell said...

    way to go jenn!!!! 41 pounds!!!

    and a green thumb to boot.

    Anonymous said...

    right on 41!!!

    you must be deleriously happy

    Top cat said...

    WoW! I think you have some magical green thumb thing going on there.lol

    Congrats on finally being able to eat real food and even more congrats on your lbs lost.

    Just make sure you keep those beautiful blue eyes of yours.
    tc

    Nonny said...

    Glad your finding your way back. 6lbs in one day is very impressive. The flowers are all very lovely, and I bet they really brighten up the place.

    Anonymous said...

    Girl, it's just a number. I'll stop once I'm in a size 14. I don't want to be skinny, I just want to be able to shop in normal stores...
    I'll go on maintenance for the rest of my life once I get to that size...

    Sicilian said...

    Gurl . . . . I love the Christmas Cactus. . . . I have always wanted one. . . . I have one. . . it has bloomed once. . . . my mom has one that is huge and was my grandmother's. . . . . it is loaded with blooms and will be beautiful in a few weeks.
    I am also cheering you on after your surgery. . . . the flowers are beautiful and you have a great group of supporters.
    Ciao

    MilkMaid said...

    Wow...you have a great group of supporters, that is most excellent!

    41 pounds and counting, it's so nice this is finally happening for you!!!

    BTExpress said...

    The 41 pounds is a real accomplishment! Congratulations.

    kimmyk said...

    Happy Thanksgiving Signgurl to you and your family!!!

    gab said...

    Beautiful flowers. I just love flowers! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    barman said...

    Congratulations Sign. You know you will hit platoes as the body retains water. I am so happy you made it through that one. Also happy to hear you are getting that stamina back a little. You go girl. Keep it up sexy.

    American Navel said...

    You obviously have a gift when it comes to things that are green.

    And I'm so excited that things are going well and that you're healthy! 41 pounds!

    Don't waste away though! :)