Monday, October 24, 2011


Yes... I am a backslider. But not for long.

Fall Break, which was the first two weeks of October for me, really threw me off track. I had minor surgery on 10/4 - which went well for the most part. I DID come down with a case of MRSA, which doesn't surprise me because whenever I'm in the hospital, no matter how hard I try to prevent it, I get some sort of staph. Ugh. And I am still "healing" from my surgery site... which is driving me insane. 

**ok... this is the part where it may be TMI**

I had some abnormal tissue removed from my cervix, and also had an endometrial ablasion at the same time. Although my doc says it's normal, I am still spotting. Not a lot, but enough that I have to wear a pad. And it's DRIVING ME CRAZY. I feel like I've been on my period for over three weeks. I know someone in blogland understands what I'm going through...

**end of TMI**

Ok... so with being sick, and not feeling like my "normal" self, my eating has been off track. I can't blame it all on surgery, though. A lot of it has to do with being "happy". I have a new special someone in my life, and that person was around a lot during Fall break. My in-laws also came to visit for almost a week. This means that I cooked a lot more than I normally do. And because I am a good cook, I usually eat my food and enjoy it.

See where I'm going?

Well, almost like a sign from GOD, I got a nice little package from Slim Fast in the mail on Saturday. They have new and improved shakes that I was happy to agree to try... everyone knows I love a good shake!

"Slim·Fast is shedding the can to introduce its new, best-tasting shake ever – all inside a convenient, on-the-go bottle. The new shakes are creamy, rich and feature 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 24 essential vitamins and minerals."

I had a shake for breakfast this morning, and they really are good! But I thought the old Slim-Fast in a can was good, too. I am definitely going to be using these to get back on track. Today was a crazy day both at work and at home, so I do admit to doing some stress eating. But I have already planned my meals for the next three days, so I am ready to keep going back in the right direction. I haven't weighed, but I know I have gained. 'Tis life, and just part of my journey. I will get back on track... NOW.

Who's with me?

Stay tuned for my next post... I've got some Sephora gift cards that are burning a hole in my pocket!

FTC Disclaimer: I was offered free Slim-Fast for my honest review, which I provided. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...


  1. I'm new to your blog and I love it already! Keep at it and thanks for writing- I need all the encouragement I can get!


  2. I'm glad you are recovering, and that you had a great fall break. You've been through a lot with all this medical stuff. =S I am trying to be super good right now because I've got some vacation-y type things coming up and I know I'll be enjoying some good food as well. (Hopefully within reason). So yeah, enjoy those times when they come, and then just get back on track. Those slim fast bottles look nice--probably more convenient than the can, since you can screw the lid back on.

    So glad I found your blog!

  3. Hope you feel better soon hun, I had some similar issues after having my second son and at the moment I have a very light period that lasts about 10 days every 2-3 weeks and it's a nightmare! So I know what you're going through! These things don't help with weight loss either so don't be too hard on yourself! I've tried slim fast before but I guess I'm not a shake person, I need some solid food! I hope it works for you and gives you the kick start you need to get back into it

  4. hope u have a speedy recovery and focus on that first :) then the weight loss will resume where u left off :)

  5. I was wondering where you went!! Don't leave us hanging like that ;)

    Ugh, sorry about the surgery and MRSA! I had a similar surgery some time back so yes, I relate, and hope everything is back to normal again very soon for you.

    Hugs and healing coming your way!

  6. I hope you feel better! So true that being a good cook is a blessing and a curse. I know that one well. : )


  7. I'm glad to hear your slowly improving. Those shakes sound great. I'm going to give them a go.

  8. I just started reading ur blog and I'm really inspired! Keep it up!!


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