05/31/2017: Day 19

Got my hair colored today. Hannah said the new growth, on the top of my head, didn’t come in gray. It’s sorta black. It looks good and it makes me not feel like a weakling. That is great!

Weight journey moment: Pork rinds–We have found they are none or just 1 or 2 carbs per serving. So it’s a great snack for me. I’ve been good though and not eating too much but I really, really have missed that crunch.

The bad news is that Mike’s sugar is dipping and he had a weak diabetic moment in Walmart when it was too low. So I had him eat a Snickers and then we got lunch… me a salad; him a double cheeseburger & fries. After he rested, he was better. But he needs to figure out how to do better without reducing his sugar too low.So pray for him too!


05/30/2017: Day 18

Last night was very painful so I woke up terribly. Mike (God bless Mike!) helped me get ready for my work day & generally took the edge off so I could manage. And he did it without food! God is good!

The scales appear to be moving. I’m excited!

WEIGHT: 309.1 (315-309.1.= 5.9 DOWN)

05/29/2017: Day 17

Yesterday (05/28/2017) after church, there was a pot-luck dinner. Should we stay or should we go? Free food vs. temptation.

We actually drove away from the building because I didn’t think I could handle it. No, not true. I believed the way God was providing to avoid the temptation was to leave. As we left, still discussing the dilemma, we decided to go back. Mike went in to get “to-go” containers. He got me all salad that was good for me. God made a way! Free food with no temptation.

That brings us to today… It was our youngest birthday so we went to take him out for brunch. Hard decision because everything came with tater tots & bread. So IO ended up with a ham &  bacon omelet. I asked for an empty plate & immediately put the toast &  tater tots on it. My son took them home to eat later. so I had another victory in my weight loss victory!

And look! The scales moved a little bit more!

WEIGHT: 310.7 (315-310.7= 4.3 DOWN)

05/27/2017: Day 15

Today, I have finally got this blog online the way I wanted. My plan is to write often. Use this to record my “eating” thoughts and to track my weight.

Today’s tough moment was Costco. The best thing about that store is the samples. Plus it’s Memorial Day weekend so you know the samples will be great! We went anyway! I was successful at avoiding the temptation only eating some cheese! Thank you, Jesus, for helping me avoid the temptations.

05/26/2017: Day 14

Today’s weight journey took me to the UVA Hope Center to do chemo. It was a long visit with the doctor but the good thing is that she did an examination and she doesn’t feel any lumps right now so that’s good. I asked for a new surgeon so that I don’t have to go back with the one who did my original operation. He is the only negative force I’ve really seen in this whole thing so that will be good. She put me on another one of those pills you know the ones that I must take for every day for five years. Of course,

She put me on another one of those pills… you know the ones that I must take for every day for five years. Of course, there are all sorts of bad side effects with this one too but maybe this will be the pill to work. Will just have to pray our way through it!

Summer has been so good so far, I just really don’t want this new pill to mess with my emotional state again and bring me all down. I’m feeling positive. I think I can safely officially say that I’ve lost 3 pounds. So only 112 more to go! But it will happen just must wait on the weight and pray. But the good thing is that I have not cheated at all on this diet the whole time so I’m doing good and only with the grace of God am I able to do that.


05/24/2017: Day 12

Had our picnic at work today. It was barbecue and beans and potato chips and pasta salad and cake so needless to say there wasn’t anything that I could eat there. We stopped at Walmart this morning and brought a salad for me so I had that to eat but you know you miss out on those bonds that you get with people eating now. Yes, I ate with them but here I was eating a salad and they were eating regular food and you know how you get in to the eating and talk about how great this is and that is. That can’t happen with me now and it hurts not having that common bond with others. That’s the missing part… that friendship you get when eating with others.

But oh well! I’ve got to do this. Remember Vickie… you’ve had those bonds… you had those moments… now you must pay for it. It’s OK because Joy will come in the waiting to see the weight move.