Shannon Stacey

Quick check-in

According to the scale I lost exactly one pound this week. I guess the Jello and chicken broth diet wasn’t as effective as I’d hoped. But it’s another pound in the Pounds Lost jar. My total loss since the beginning of the year is 37.2 pounds and I’m 17.8 pounds away from my goal. I’m not going to reach that before Anaheim, but that’s okay. At least I’ll still be able to go and I might even be able to eat, LOL.

The surgery went well and I’m muddling along, trying to direct household affairs from the couch. The guys were a little surprised, I think, when the “if I pretend I’m inept, she’ll do it herself” routine didn’t work this time. I bet my little minions shed a pound or two themselves this week.

How’s everybody else doing? If you’ve got kids home for the summer, how are you dealing with that? With my boys home, I’ve been surrounded by PB sandwiches and grilled cheese sandwiches and Doritos and Cool Ranch Doritos and…let’s just say if I could eat right now, the scale would have told a very different story and this was only their first week off. I need a plan!

8 comments to “Quick check-in”

  1. Tracy S
      · June 22nd, 2012 at 10:38 am · Link

    Scale stayed the same for 2 weeks in a row. Apparently, I’ve hit a plateau. UGH. Like Dory says in FINDING NEMO, “just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” :)

    I’m glad the surgery went well and I hope your healing goes quickly–you don’t HAVE to let the guys know exactly when you are feeling better! ;)

    Kids are home, but for some reason their eating habits don’t get to me, so I’m lucky that way. Except the chips. . .

  2. Jaci Burton
      · June 22nd, 2012 at 1:03 pm · Link

    You typically don’t lose weight when you have surgery because of the IV’s and the gas they pump into you. Give your body some time to adjust and you’ll level out. I hope you’re eating something nutritious besides Jello and chicken broth.

    And make the boys do the heavy lifting while you get some rest, because your body needs to recover! I’ll bet they’re perfectly capable of making PB&J’s and grilled cheese sandwiches. And utilizing a vacuum cleaner and a mop :-)

  3. Kindle Gal
      · June 22nd, 2012 at 2:07 pm · Link

    But a pound is a pound! I think it’s great you’re sharing your weight-loss journey with the world. Very brave and inspiring!

    I’ve got my 3 boys at home with me this summer. It’s–what’s the word I’m looking for…? Oh right, EXHAUSTING! Between the “he’s looking at me,” “he’s breathing on me,” and “oh gross, I just drank his germs,” I wonder why I choose to work from home. But I also get spontaneous, sticky hugs/kisses and the occasional “thanks, Mom,” so I guess it’s not all bad. :-)

    However, that’s not stopping me from escaping this weekend with two girlfriends. We’ve got a get-me-away-from-my-family overnight planned and CANNOT wait!

    Rest and heal up!!

  4. library addict
      · June 22nd, 2012 at 3:04 pm · Link

    Glad the surgery went well and you are recovering.

    As for a summer plan, other than looking at those clever jars of yours and asking yourself “is eating chips really worth it” I have no idea. But please share if you find a good one.

  5. Bev Stephans
      · June 22nd, 2012 at 5:21 pm · Link

    Glad to hear that you are home and directing traffic from the couch. Once the guys realize that you are not going to give in to their pitiful looks, they’ll come through for you. Been there, done that.

    A pound is a pound! It’s a loss, so what more could you ask for. Stay focused.

  6. Shannon
      · June 22nd, 2012 at 10:12 pm · Link

    I would LOVE to get away from my family for a weekend, LOL. I’ve actually thought about going up to camp without them, but I’m afraid all I’d do is sleep :D

    I’m doing pretty well, I think. My husband’s watching me like a hawk and has the boys doing the watching when he’s not around. I guess he was told that, based on the condition of my gallbladder, I’ve actually been having issues/attacks for quite a while and must have a very high pain tolerance. (Clearly the doctor’s never been at the salon when they’re waxing my eyebrows.)

    So he’s decided when I say I’m “uncomfortable”, that I really mean I’m in pain and he won’t let me do anything. And I’ll be milking it as long as I can get away with it, LOL.

    And I like that. JUST KEEP SWIMMING…

  7. Tracy S
      · June 23rd, 2012 at 10:56 am · Link

    Shannon, I’ve been told my more than one doctor that I have a high pain tolerance also. Maybe it comes with being a woman and having to give birth. I am being treated for TMJ right now and the doctor told me that from what she is seeing my pain tolerance is amazing because I should be complaining of more pain. The same after I had surgery in February to have polyps removed from my uterus. The nurses kept double checking that I didn’t need pain meds. Seriously, the headache I got from the combination of anesthesia and IV meds I need for a blood clotting disorder (when I have surgery only) was worse than the surgery pain! LOL

    So, my hubby is the same way. Also, if I do complain-he listens.

  8. Shannon
      · June 24th, 2012 at 2:54 pm · Link

    My younger sister had the most horrible ear infections when she was a tot and her pain tolerance was so high that if she said “it hurts”, it was time to head for the ER.

    And staples itching? WAAAAAAAY worse than pain, LOL.

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