Thursday, March 30, 2006

Special surprise

Today was a day like the others...hungry, frustrated because I was not born wealthy and have to work for a living and getting older thrown in for variety.

I got to work to find out I had won the Jenny Craig deal. I get 2 free sessions with Jenny Craig and 50.00 off the food. I have always wondered what the food tasted like and now is my chance to find out.

I mean if other people find that it works for them it has to work for me right???? I am excited about going as I would love to beat the pants off of the others in our weight challange. From what I hear it is frozen pre-prepared foods and all I have to do is nuke them. I wonder how many calories it will take to stand and wait the few minutes for the meal to be done. I can't see me eating a frozen egg, bacon, sausage and waffle breakfast. But who knows, maybe I will like it and get addicted to that instead of being addicted to real food. The food better be darned good for the prices they charge. If they are giving away a 50.00 coupon towards food then how much does a week worth of food cost????

The way I see it is they make you so broke that you can't afford to eat anything else.....maybe that is the means behind all of this.

diet time again

well we weighed ourselves and I lost a whole .2 of a pound. I have not been trying really so I can not complain. I have watched what I ate but no real exercise. I am getting better this week. Walking is my choice for the time being. Having my body go through such a wild experience is taking more out of me then I thought it would. I am so used to healing quickly that this slow pace is enough to drive one crazy.

Seeing the others loose their tremendous weight makes me want to get out there and try harder. Maybe if I walk a little more and eat more salads.....who knows, I may loose .4 of a pound this week.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Perfume Allergies

I have been told that I have a sense of humor in my writing. Well I am going to get serious for a few minutes.

I suffer from allergies...mainly perfume. It is so severe that I have an epi-pen. I have had the misfortune of having my throat close up due to someone wearing perfume and belive me it was not fun.

I work in a place that has around 100 people at any given time. Now most of the people who sit around me know about my allergy and will not wear perfume. Or if they do wear perfume, they either stay away from me or warn me before I get to close. Those are the considerate ones but not everyone is considerate. Belive this or not, there are selfish people who insist on inflicting their odors onto others.

I have gone to my employer and asked if we could make just one small area of the room scent free but they say they can't enforce that. They can say that we can't cook fish in the kitchen because it offends some people but they can't enforce something that is life threatening.

This last couple of days there is someone who is wearing perfume around me and I have suffered severly. I have offered to go sit in another room without saying anything to the person who is wearing the perfume. I am getting treated like I am the criminal here. They make me feel that I am doing something wrong by reacting to a substance. I have not figured out what I am going to do yet but one of my plans for the future is to work with the asthma and allergy professionals in trying to get more work places perfume free. If they can stop smoking because it causes health issues, then why can't we get the work places perfume free. I am not asking people to stop wearing perfume when they go out socially. We all have rights....mine is to be able to go to work and not get sick because of others. I do not go to parties and bars because I know people will be wearing perfume. I am not asking them to give up their rights either...just to be more considerate.....am I asking to much?????

Monday, March 27, 2006

still hanging in there

Hungry....yes I am hungry. Thanks to a very good friend, Leigh, I am not staying up nights starving. Her suggestion was to put cut up celery in the fridge and when I got hungry, nibble on that. I didn't have celery but I used cucumber and it worked. I slept much better not having hunger pangs all night.

I have no energy though. I am going for more bloodwork today. It is no wonder I have no energy...they keep taking away all my blood with these tests. I sure hope they find out soon why I am so exhausted.

They said it would take some time to recover after loosing half my blood but I really didn't think it would take this long. But then again I am not 18 anymore and have to accept the fact that I will not heal as fast as I used to.

Accept the fact that I am old....never...no way...no how.....I am 24 and that is the way it is in my world....so take that my 30 year old son LOL LOL

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Diet

Okay here we are still on our diet. It is now 4:07 in the morning and I can't sleep...why you may ask. It is simple....I am starving. I have made a deal with myself that I would not eat after 8:00 at night. They say it is not healthy to eat after that because the food would just turn into fat. Well I have to ask myself ...is it any healthier to be awake from hunger?

I am curious to see if I have lost anything. I sure hope I have at least dropped one pound. I would hate to be starving for nothing. I know I sound bitter but I am...I hate being hungry

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Diet Time

Well that time of year again. We all take a look at ourselves and find we have gained the dreaded few extra pounds. In my case it is years of a few extra pounds added together.

There are 45 of my co-workers that have joined together in a shape up for summer contest. The one that looses the biggest percentage of body weight will win money.

What an incentive. Having 45 others watch what you eat and drink every day. Plus they will post the number of pounds lost every 4 weeks. How embarrassing if you don't loose anything.

This is day 2 and I doubt if I have lost anything. I had to go for a glucose tolerance test yesterday and they made me drink a bottle of something that tasted like it was pure sugar. All day I was fighting with unbalanced blood sugar levels. No fun. Further more, I had no energy to exercise. (how about that for an excuse). As my daughter always tells me, you can always find an excuse not to exercise but we should be finding an excuse TO exercise.

No more excuses for me. Tomorrow I will be going to the gym for my workout. Then Saturday and every second day after. I will also be walking more. The weather is finally coming around to being spring so it will be nice to get out and see some sun.

Wish me luck!!!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Why not to wear PJ's to work

Well I went to work in some very comfy work out type jogging pants and an oversized shirt...and of course my comfy slippers. There were all kinds of comfy clothes to be seen. Some did wear the jammies and house coats and some even made it look great. It really was fun.

But here is one very good reason not to wear them in public. I got a phone call from my doctor saying he wanted to see me. Now can you imagine going into your doctors office wearing your jammies....come on now. Me thinks they would have the little white jacket with the ties in the back waiting for me.

It seems that one of the red mystery fluids they gave me was to sweet. They are now testing me for yet another disease called diabetis. I can't seem to win here. Even with the help of 4 very generous people who donated that blood, who I will be for ever grateful I can't seem to catch a break here. Oh well, I wanted to loose weight any way. Next week I start an exercise program at work with 45 others and that should help motivate me. It will give me something more to write about anyway.

Friday, March 17, 2006

PJ day

Have you ever heard of wearing your PJ's to work??? This is new to me. My company has allowed us this honor of wearing them today. Now I personally refuse to do it since I seem to have that little feller called Murphy on my shoulder. I can see him sitting there waiting for me to wear something silly and then he is going to have my car break down in the worst place possible so I have to get out in public with my worn out comfy flannel PJ's. Nope not going to happen. I will wear jogging pants instead. I can't wait to get to work today just to find out who had enough gumpsion to do it.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Blah Blah Blah

Yippers...that is what kind of day this is. Blah blah blah....enough said

Sunday, March 12, 2006

There is no place like home

Since I have been home from Area 51, I have noticed a few things. My cats will not leave me alone. I have Spaz sitting on my lap all the time now. It is like he is afraid I will go away for a long time again and if he sits on me that won't happen. Then there is Herbie...he sits on the floor starring at me as if he is trying to send me messages or something.

That mystery fluid they gave me in the hospital seems to have done me some good as I feel great. There is something strange though. I find I want to do different things then I used to. I want to eat different foods and watch different TV programs then I am used to. I wonder if that is why the cats are looking at me strange. I wonder if they can sense the difference in my body since they injected the different colored fluids into me. Maybe I am not the same????

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Area 51 and super powers

When I was in area 51 the one thing that I noticed was that I had super powers. I could stop a bullet with my hands. One day I stopped a flock of birds by just putting up my hand and saying "stop". If someone tried to attack me, all I had to do was put up my hand and they would bow down to me. One day I got bored and made a bunch of fish swim in a figure 8 pattern...Now try an coordinate that. My hands were the almighty force of the world.

I couldn't fly or see through things though. That might of come in handy too but for some reason I couldn't do that.

Doesn't it seem strange that if my hands were the almighty force of the world, why couldn't I stop them from doing all those strange things to me.....Makes one think doesn't it.

Since I have been home, my hands are the same old hands...No super powers at all. I wonder if it had something to do with the fluids they were giving me in those strange bottles.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

area 51

I just wanted to let you know that I am home from my latest holiday.

I went to area 51 of the Peter Lougheed Hospital in the beautiful city of Calgary Alberta. This came as an all expense paid trip with all the IV fluids and blood one could tolerate.

When I booked this trip I thought it would be fun but didn't realize that it would be like the real area 51. They seem to like to come into your room and stick you with needles and IV's. They ask a lot of embarrasing questions too...like when was the last time you went potty. One doctor (at least he said he was a doctor) even stuck a very long instrument down my throat (to make sure I wasn't stealing things from them I guess). All he found were some ulcers that were bleeding. Hey, I should have asked them to staple my stomach when they were in there! The one prob I can't understand is the one they stick in your ear...were they checking to see if my brains were coming out??

They kept coming into my room and putting up more and more bags of mystery fluids. Four of them even looked like blood but they told me it was a bloody mary. Who do I believe??? When they decided to let me eat what they call food it got even worse. One day we played the game of "name that meat". The woman in the bed next to me won that game. I won the game of racing down the hall with the IV polls though. The thing that they called coffee will never win any awards in any country. I think they use one coffee bean per thousand cups of water. Yuck!

It was not a holiday I would recommend to others. I am just glad that I made it home alive. It just means that I will have to watch what I eat for awhile but am grateful for the staff that took such great care of me.