Life on February 4, 2008 9:13 am
Life is not messured in how many breaths we take, But in the moments that take our breath away....... :o)
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Life's Maybe's on October 17, 2007 10:49 am
Maybe...we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.
Maybe...when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but often times, we look so long at the closed door that we don't even see the new one which has been opened for us.
Maybe...it is true that we don't know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don't know what we have been missing until it arrives.
Maybe...the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of
everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
Maybe...the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can't go successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures, and heartaches.
Maybe...you should dream what you wan to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be; because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you dream of, and want to do.
Maybe...there are moments in life when you miss someone- a parent, a spouse, a friend, a child- so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real, so that once they are around you appreciate them more.
Maybe...the best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.
Maybe...you should always try to put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person too.
Maybe...you should do something nice for someone every single day, even if it's simply to leave them alone.
Maybe...giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you back. Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in
their heart; but if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours.
Maybe...happiness waits for all those who cry, all those who hurt, all those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of all the people who have touched their lives.
Maybe...you shouldn't go for looks; they can deceive; don't go for wealth even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one who makes your heart smile.
Maybe...you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to keep you happy.
Maybe...you should try to live your life to the fullest because when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. But when you die, you can be the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.
Maybe...you could pass this on to those people who mean something to you.
To those who have touched your life, made you smile when you needed it, or make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down. To all of those that you just want to know that you appreciate them and their friendship. Your "Earth Angels"...
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new postops on December 27, 2006 4:48 pm
You ask I'm a few short weeks out of surgery and have stopped losing weight have I failed? Is this normal? When will it start?
You have not failed. There is really no way for you to fail at this point. Your body has just come through a major trauma of a life changing surgery and is asking it's self just what the hell did You do to me? This is very normal even though you are not losing weight at this time because your body is re-adjusting to just having major surgery what is it doing? Have you messured yourself? Are you losing inches? Are your clothes getting looser? Chances are you are there have been changes. You may not see it but others might be.
Give your body a chance to catch up to itself. It may take a week maybe longer but the weight will start coming off.
Put your scales away you don't want to become a slave to them.If you feel the need to weigh yourself do it once a month. After all what is in a number? Ask yourself Do I feel better? What did I feel like before? I will lay money you are feeling different. We didn't put this weight on over night and it is not going to magically disapear the day after surgery. It's going to take some time.
The key is simple:
1. Keep up with your protein. Be it shakes or from foods.
2. get as much water into your system as possible (64 oz's min) per day
3. if you can't exercise walk as much as you can (it really does help) It doesn't matter if its 10 minute to start or 15 just keep moving.
4. Keep positive look for the small changes you might be taking for granted here. Like clothing getting looser or inches coming off. and ask yourself do I feel better?
5. Follow what your doctor has to say or your nutritionist If they didn't give you a plan to follow. DO NOT be afraid to speak up. OH members have the experience and some are more then happy to help. Don't worry about the flamers even if they have forgotten what it is like in the beginning many haven't and they are more then happy to help you.
6. Keep up with your vitamins they are very important now and for the rest of your life.
7. If you stumble back into a bad habit dust yourself off and start over. Don't be hard on yourself chances are you are NOT alone.
8. OMG you've gained a pound or two. Don't panic ask yourself is it water weight? or are you building muscle? Muscle is heavier then fat I'm not sure why that is myself but that is how it was explained to me. On average a person can gain anywhere from 1-5 pounds in a month some can in just a day's time. It's mainly water gain the easiest way to get rid of it is? Drink more water cut back on salt and watch it fall off.
Always keep in mind noone knows it all. Some say its a science some say its blind luck but mostly its hard work and a lot of determination for all of us to stick together and lend a helping hand to those who are lost and need help.
I don't care if your pre op. post op or non op Everyone has something to learn and you won't learn anything if your afraid to ask for help. So speak up don't be shy about it. This is YOUR life and you are the only one that can change it. Just know you are not alone doing it
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