Thanks for all the comments about my mom. She came home Sunday and is healing and recovering perfectly. Her appendix hadn’t ruptured so the surgery was pretty simple and not really invasive, here’s a little blurb I found online about the type of surgery she got:
The laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgical technique involves making several tiny cuts in the abdomen and inserting a miniature camera and surgical instruments. As many as three or four incisions are made. The surgeon then removes the appendix with the instruments, so there is usually no need to make a large incision in the abdomen. The camera projects a magnified image of the area onto a television monitor which helps guide the surgeons as they remove the appendix.
They actually sent her home with pictures of her appendix before they removed it. It’s so weird. She’s happy to be home and was touched by your comments, thoughts, and prayers.
I really missed blogging but to be honest my meals were far from “blog worthy”, too much convenience food for sure. I stepped on the scale positive I gained a pound but luckily I stayed the same. Time to kick my butt into gear. I feel like I’m stuck in a rut, and plan to correct that soon. I am pulling out some cookbooks and looking for some fun new recipes to try out because I feel like every week I’m eating the same thing and I’m getting bored with it. I really need to refocus on eating better and exercising more often, the weather has been nice in the mornings when I’m leaving for work and I think I need to get out of bed early and get a run or walk in bright and early so I don’t have any excuses, I just need to make myself a morning person.
For breakfast this morning I had the usual Chobani and a Heart Thrive Energy Bar.
I picked that package up (the flavor was Raisin Spice) when I was at the hospital Sunday afternoon and absolutely loved it, unfortunately that’s the only place I’ve ever seen them so I might be sneaking into the hospital coffee shop to pick them up every so often. The flavor was perfect and they are very dense.
The nutrition facts are pretty great!
OATS, BROWN RICE SYRUP, RAISINS, BROWN RICE FLOUR, SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SOY FLOUR, RICE BRAN, INULIN (CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT), NATURAL FRUIT JUICE, DRIED PLUMS, DRIED APPLES, DRIED PEARS, CALCIUM CITRATE, CINNAMON, NUTMEG.
Lunch today was pretty boring I had a sandwich Thin, this is a recycled picture, I forgot to take a picture of my lunch, I did not have an orange but a Mcintosh apple that a co-worker gave to me. He brought a whole bag in and put it in our fridge and told us to help ourselves, so I of course did, I wound up cutting a few slices of apple and placing it one of the halves. I wish I had some granola to sprinkle on, but I’m all out.
This did not stick with me long by 2 I was hungry luckily I started to put bars in my purse for those more snacky days. Something I should have been doing all along but oh well.
Favorite bar ever! I need to restock because I’m pretty sure that was my last one.
Dinner tonight was an easy one, I had plans to go on a walk with my friend Jessica, so I wanted something fast. I used my last piece of ww naan and made a pineapple, meatless meatball pizza. A flavor combo I’ll never get sick of.
Naan bread is the perfect size for a personal pizza.
In fun news I just bought a new phone Sunday night. I’m officially addicted to my blackberry.
I couldn’t get a good picture of it, but this is the exact one I got. Look familiar? Rose just got the same one as well. I don’t know how I ever functioned without it.
Well I’m off to snuggle and watch tv, see you tomorrow!