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Ideal Protein Update: The Love Edition

Happy Valentine’s Day! Tomi and I don’t do anything special for this day because we are awesome to one another every day. That being said, I move on to the real reason for my post. 

I had my Ideal Protein weigh-in this past Wednesday (2/12) and I am down another 8.8lbs. I have lost a total of 18.6lbs since I started the program on January 19th! I am feeling very excited and very good about my progress. I am down a total of 4.75in in my measurements since I started.



I would like to say a special thank you to my honey, friends, family and even complete strangers for being so extremely supportive as I navigate my weight loss journey. There are definitely some days that are a big struggle but it helps to draw on the strength of others when I need to.

IV Therapy…WOW!


Last week, I ended up in the ER for asthma exacerbation and they did some labs while I was there. I got a call from my primary doctor the following day requesting I go in to the lab for an iron study. When I went in for my follow-up appointment, my doctor explained that I had severely low iron and she was ordering a 5-day course of iv iron infusion.
I go in for my first appointment which was supposed to take 3 hours from start to finish; I ended up being there for almost 6 hours. They couldn’t find a good vein to use for the iv so after three people tried 10 times to start a line (yes, I was poked at least 10x), the anesthesiologist (Dr. Underhill=Rock Star) decided to put in a subclavicular, central venous line so off to the operating room I went. Once the line was placed, which was a bit unpleasant, I had to wait for xray to come to make sure that the line was properly placed.
Finally, I got the meds started and took a nap while my trusty sidekick JaLisa sat reading or doing a crossword or whatever. I had originally intended to go by myself but I am glad she talked me into letting her go with me. Since things ended up being more involved than anticipated, it was nice to have a familiar face to look at. Plus, it would have been a little awkward having a stranger help me put my clothes back on.
A special shout to everyone in the Kennewick General Hospital (KGH) Short-Stay Unit, Operating Room & Anesthesia staff. You all were quite awesome today and I appreciate how great everyone was to my daughter & I.

Just me being me.

Beginning Again

So, I recently started Weight Watchers (WW) again. Actually, I just changed my plan. Up until now, I had just done WW online. I recently decided that I would change my plan to include going to meetings. Today was my first meeting and I am glad that I went. Everyone was really nice and did a great job of explaining the process. I got my materials & got weighed in. It was nice to meet people and hear the different stories about their weight loss journey.
The meeting itself was brief & informative. You can participate on whatever level you want and everyone was very welcoming. I am looking forward to next week and feeling more confident about my WW program. It will be nice to have the added support and accountability. I am looking forward to earning my first -5lb star sticker. I am looking forward to celebrating every peak and valley on my journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Just being me!