Dumping (or Beware of corn bread stuffing)

Thanksgiving was nice... I enjoyed the day but I shouldn't have had any cornbread stuffing... I ate about 4 tablespoons and had a dumping episode (heart trying to break out of my chest for about an hour). After I was beat like someone had kicked the living shit out of me. Cornbread Stuffing = Bad idea. For pre-ops reading or those that just want to be in the know. Check out this great article on dumping syndrome.

Nothing much else happening... watched romance movies most of the day. I'm obsessing about things I have no control of again. I think I need to start watching action movies.

On a happy note my hair loss seems to have stopped it's been about a week and nada. I itch like crazy... I have spikes of new hair growing all over and it's driving me insane. But hell I'm not complaining.


Here's my Turkey Day menu which I will be having a couple of tablespoons of each:

Turkey, Spinach Gratin, Fried Cauliflower, Cornbread Stuffing (I've saved up my carbs for days) only sadly missing is Cabbaliata (Italian Rice Stuffing) a thing of the past... I don't do white rice (my choice) So seriously yummy and still very healthy. Life is good post wls.

I'm thankful for so much this year... my family of course, my health and new body, finding Dr. A. Good stuff.

I went to the beach yesterday, Ahhhh. My zen zone. It was beautiful! The weather was awesome... that strange broomstick surfer was back. I saw him last year around this time. We had a picnic with yummy chinese cabbage salad and chicken salad and caught up on magazines. I was surrounded by sea gulls and their babies... sea gull babies are super cute. Too bad they grow up. I listened to meaningful music and stared out at the ocean contemplating life. I came to no conclusions. :)

Currently obsessing on...

Jared Leto & 30 Seconds to Mars
Jane Austen's "Persuasion"
Wee Brie
Mat Kearney
Lucky Magazine (fashions I can finally fit in)
Silk "Nog" (4 oz. nog, 4 oz. water, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder. Blend. Dash of nutmeg on top)
Peanut Butter and Genisoy Apple Cinnamon Soy Crisps (OMG!?! so good)
The color brown
Belkin Tune Cast II FM Transmitter (yeah I can play my Ipod in the car)

Caption Contest

So I go to this Grey's Anatomy fan site pretty regularly and each week they hold a caption contest. Guess who won this week... LOL.

Here was my winning caption to the above screen shot...

George: "You know, I heard the McRib is back."
Meredith: "Seriously? I love those."

Ruined songs

Everyone has a song, album, artist, or band that’s been ruined by an ex (or, more accurately, by memories of an ex). Perhaps the worst thing about the breakup is the fact that music gets caught in the fallout. Ruined songs are the songs you can’t stand to hear ever again, that record she/he always played when she was over at your house, the band you went to see together a week before he called it quits, That Song that was on that mix tape, the record that was playing the night you (fill in the blank), the album you got for a Valentine’s Day gift.

List your top 5 ruined songs.

Here's mine:

1. What About Love? Heart
2. So Far Away - Dire Straits
3. Wonderwall - Oasis
4. I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
5. Losing a Whole Year - Third Eye Blind

Best song

Best song to...

Wake up: "Sunrise" Norah Jones
Fall in love: "You're Body is a Wonderland" John Mayer
Fight to: "Mama Said Knock You Out" LL Cool J
Break up: "The Oldest Story in the World" Plimsouls
Make up: "Fix You" Coldplay
Secret Love: "Secret Lovers" Atlantic Starr
Heartbreak: "I Can't Make You Love Me" Bonnie Raitt
Mental Breakdown: "Miss World" Hole
Life's OK: "Three Little Birds" Bob Marley
Hug a tree: "One Sweet World" DMB
Drive: "Heaven" Los Lonely Boys
Flashback: "Boys of Summer" Don Henley
Regret: "So Far Away" Dire Straits
Dream: "Satellite" DMB
Be Alone: "Alone" Heart
Do the Happy Dance: "I'm Just a Girl" No Doubt
Dance Naked: "The Mating Game" Bittersweet
Die: "Not Now" Blink 182

50 Things to do instead of snacking

50 Things to do instead of snacking

1. Imagine the new healthier you
2. Walk around the block
3. Call a friend
4. Make a list of your Top Ten Reasons to Lose Weight
5. Make a To Do List
6. Turn on music and dance
7. Jot a thank you note to someone
8. Go to bed early or take a nap
9. Read a book
10. Blog or journal
11. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure
12. Plan a healthy meal for your family
13. Surf the Internet
14. Finish an unfinished project
15. Walk your dog, pet your cat, feed your fish
16. Brush your teeth
17. Balance your checkbook
18. Say a prayer
19. Chop veggies to keep on hand
20. Give a massage
21. Clean out a junk drawer
22. Play a game with your kids
23. Try a new route on your walk
24. Drink a glass of water
25. Kiss someone
26. Try on some of your clothes
27. Look at old pictures
28. Rent a movie
29. Wash your car
30. Take a hot, soothing bath
31. Update your calendar
32. Work in your yard
33. Start your holiday shopping list
34. Count your blessings
35. Write a letter
36. Fold some laundry
37. Check your e-mail
38. Give your dog a bath
39. Send a birthday card
40. Meditate
41. Hug someone
42. Rearrange some furniture
43. Light a fire or some candles
44. Put your pictures in an album
45. Plan a trip (real or imaginary)
46. Straighten a closet
47. Clean out files
48. Visit a friend
49. Clean out your trunk
50. Do something nice for someone