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Monday, February 2, 2015

Scattered Thoughts

It seems that I along with my blog friends are on an upswing mentally, which will help us with the downward progression of the scales.  It makes me smile when I read the determination in the thoughts.  We are all going to get to our goals one day.

I am trying to think of a way to celebrate Valentine's Day without food.  65MD and I have made it a bit of a tradition to go to one particular Italian restaurant for special treats.  We are both doing so well right now with our individual plans that we agreed that we could skip that.  However, I don't want to skip celebrating our relationship.  I'd really like to just stay home, but do something incredibly special for him.  Any ideas?  He took such good care of me while I was recovering from surgery, that he deserves to be celebrated.

Speaking of surgery, we decided to take a wait and see stance with my left hip for now.  The shot has given me some relief.  65MD doesn't think I am ready emotionally and the doctor doesn't think I'm ready physically.  So, it will probably be a few more months before we address the issue again.  That is, unless it starts hurting badly.

I took Staci's suggestion and read back through some of the posts I did when I was first home from the hospital.  I don't know how any one understood most of it!  There were typos and disjointed sentences.  It makes me appreciate all of my readers that much more.

Reading back through those posts did confirm that I have improved a lot.  It also confirmed that I need to get mentally and physically tough before going through that again.  I am working on both.  I dug out my pre-op manual and have been doing those exercises along with the post-op therapy.  Between those and weight loss, I'll be in much better shape this time, whenever that comes.



  1. Hmmm. I don't do romantic, so I can't help. I always hated Valentines. (I know I'm weird). Point in fact, I'm having other folks kids at my house on Valentine's. I will have them work on cooking something fun, which in turn will be fun for me.

    Have Yall given up on pets? Does he need a valentine kitty or pup?

    For me, the best thing would be to rent a movie and watch it in my pjs and not have to think about cooking. So order out? Even a nice salad that I don't have to make is special.

    Hope you have a special day! I'm sure your readers will help you think of something wonderful!

  2. why not a spa day for two, many have couples massage and such and it would do you a world of good!

  3. See how far you've come?! :) Great idea to be prepping NOW for future possible surgery! Plus, it can only make you stronger! Hmmm.... no clue on Vday. Maybe just think of something HE really likes to do or has an interest in, and then plan the whole evening with that theme and with an activity at home or out that would include that theme??? Good luck!