Tuesday, July 01, 2008

If I had a gun.........

.......I would have put myself out of misery yesterday!!! Did you ever go to one of those "seminars", meetings, or what ever you want to call it..... and it actually be painful to you? Well yesterday Bill and I went to a 3 hour class to keep up with Our Foster parent license. Don't get me wrong, the two ladies giving the seminar were so nice, But they were so boring and actually they pretty much just had a conversation with the few in the class that they were caseworkers for...... and it went on and on..... and on and on!!!! Bill seemed to think he needed to check the parking meter every 30 minutes (it is 120 minute parking). like they didn't figure that out, Bill walking out 3 or 4 times to check the meter. Well after i got over the incredible urge to squeeze my head in a vice.... it turned out to be a nice afternoon. We went to lunch at Red Lobster I had a "lunch" portion of linguine with lobster meat, shrimp, steamed asparagus and fresh chopped tomato's in a wine sauce, 1 biscuit, and 1/2 of my salad. I left 1/2 of the linguine on my plate also. I walked out feeling just right.

this is the one of those very few times in my life that I am not supposed to watch what I eat... just for this week. I am working very closely with a group of specialist from Woman Magee Hospital that deal with nothing but obesity and obesity related health issues.... Obviously I have problems in this category. 90% of my siblings have weight issues, we just added one brother to abnormal glucose readings which brings the number 4 out of 7 children. i am still NOT in that category, but my doctor feels that it is inevitable if things don't change before i am 50. i can only do 1/2 of my 'brothers ' program because my knees are really causing me problems, sometimes the day after a work out, i can't even get up from a chair without my knees screaming. ... so exercise to loose weight........... loose weight so i can exercise more efficiently.... so i got to find a combination of both...... So any how i spent all morning in Pittsburgh last Friday.... talking, answering questionnaires, talking, taking my vital signs, talking, taking my height and weight, oh did i mention talking yet? So this is just the initial consult, I am wearing as we speak this really fancy arm band with a computer chip. I put it on the second i wake up, and take it off at bed time, I only take it off for a quick shower... it monitors my activity level, as well as my pulse etc... i am supposed to do what I normally do, no more no less. And I will also be getting random calls this week. so they will ask me questions about what I ate in the past 24 hours. I am not supposed to write down, or change my normal eating habits, I am not supposed to diet... I also had a 40 page questionnaire that i filled out and sent in. Asking questions about when what and where I eat, to asking questions about my periods to asking me questions if I've been hit or sexually assaulted in the last 6 months.... very deep thought provoking questions. I will be working with Doctors, Nutritionist, Endocrinologist, Psychologist, Exercise Specialist..... With my Personal Doctors help, we are going to really work on this. it is already known that i have metabolic issues as well as a very dominate gene that determines my size, this being said, I can still loose weight, and I can still beat this issue......... No magic pill, just a lot of hard work and support.......

well another meeting today with someone from the Foster Parent agency.yoi........ he's more work than giving birth to the little buggers..... so he shouldn't doubt that we want him ......... esp after sitting through yesterdays meeting.

2 comments:

Kellie said...

Hey there (((Sandi)))
I am hoping and praying that this helps in your battle with the fat demon. I totally believe that you have to fix yourself from top to bottom. If the top gets fixed the bottom will follow. It sounds like you are going through this from top to bottom. Remember you don't have to be a stick thin person to be healthy.
Love ya GF

Patti's Parlor said...

And we would do anything for Corey so I'm sure it was worth the torture.
:xoxo: