I’m Back!

June 2, 2009 at 8:38 pm 23 comments

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

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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!

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INGREDIENTS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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! 

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23 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jenngirl  |  June 2, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Glad your mom is doing well!

    I feel the same way about my food lately, I need to start branching out too! But that pizza naan looks really good 🙂

  • 2. broccolihut  |  June 2, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    LOVE those Heart Thrive bars! The only place I’ve ever seen them is at the gym on my university’s campus. Boo! I really liked the date flavor.

  • 3. katecooks  |  June 3, 2009 at 12:05 am

    im glad your mom is okay!!!! ive been holding off on the blackberry train for a while now. i kind of like being unreachable sometimes, crazy, no?? heheh. have fun playing with it!!!

  • 4. Gina  |  June 3, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Great looking bar! It’s funny they put “.22 grams saturated fat..” Love the new phone too. My bf just got a Blackberry but I think I want an iPhone, I’m addicted to the Mac!

    Glad your mom is doing well 🙂

  • 5. brandi  |  June 3, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I’m glad your mom is doing better!

    everyone is getting new phones!!! Now I want one 🙂

  • 6. applec  |  June 3, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Sorry to hear that your mother had to go through all that. When my sister had her apps. out YEARS ago (we lived in TX at the time), they showed it to her in a jar. Eeewww! Those things just don’t need to be seen!
    But now your mom is on the mend and best wishes to her.

    As for the blackberry – love the color.

  • 7. ksgoodeats  |  June 3, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Isn’t modern technology amazing when it comes to surgeries? I’m always in awe when I hear about how quick the “turn over” rate is in terms of getting the surgery done and being discharged! Hope your mom recovers quickly!!

    I’m jealous of your crackberry! That pizza sounds awesome and I have all the ingredients for it!! Hmmmm 😉

  • 8. Rose  |  June 3, 2009 at 10:19 am

    We’re twins! Yay.

    I feel so old. I still don’t know how to properly text on that gadget. Baby steps, baby steps.

  • 9. ellie  |  June 3, 2009 at 11:58 am

    glad you are back and that all is well with your mom! I’m so interested in surgery- thanks for posting that info!

    The heart thrive bars sound so good- I’ve only seen them in a couple places in NY though. Enjoy your day!

  • 10. Lizzy  |  June 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    ive seen those bars at whole foods..they are near the breads. i also have a blackberry and i am addicted as well! they are the best!! haha

  • 11. Kristie  |  June 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Aww really glad to hear your mom is doing well!

    Berry love! I have that phone TOO!

  • 12. Sarah  |  June 3, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    i agree that morning workouts are the way to go! nothing else will ever come up at 5am (except not enough sleep the night before, haha). go you and your new blackberry!!

    i’m glad mom is doing well and that you’re exciting about trying new recipes!

  • 13. homegirlcaneat  |  June 3, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Glad your momma is recovery well!

    I never kept snacks like bars or trail mix in my purse until blogging! It’s crazy and amazing how much the blogging community influences each other to be healthier and live better! I LOVE IT! So much love and support!

    p.s. meatless meatballs rock my world

  • 14. elise  |  June 3, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    dude, im so jealous of all these blogger peeps with the thrive cookies…i cant find them anywhere!?! whaaaaaaaaa!?

    hope your momz is still getting better.

    i have a pink bberry too, but mine’s the pearl 🙂

  • 15. Jasmine (Sweet and Fit)  |  June 3, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    glad your mom is doing well =)

    I love pineapple on pizza – hawaiiian pizza = yum!

  • 16. jenna  |  June 4, 2009 at 8:37 am

    I’m glad to hear you mom is doing okay!! LOVE the new phone!!!

  • 17. Jenn (eating bender)  |  June 4, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I’m so glad to hear that your mom is doing ok and that surgery went well. It’s so interesting how they can use cameras now! Both of my parents had their appendix taken out when they were young, and they actually didn’t realize it until the appendix had burst! Now every time I have a pain in my side, I call them and ask them about it. I’m kind of paranoid, lol. Anyway, long story short, I wish your mom a speedy recovery!

    I have the same Blackberry as you! I love it! We are double twins 🙂

  • 18. geegs23  |  June 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I’m a lurker and glad to see you are back! Congratulations on your recent engagement!! What a beautiful place to get engaged.. I love the OBX!!

  • 19. Trish (girlatgym)  |  June 4, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Glad your mom is doing well. 🙂 And mmmmm . . . Pizza! It looks so good. And love the phone – super cute!

  • 20. Melissa @ For the Love of Health  |  June 5, 2009 at 8:41 am

    That’s great you mom is better!! Health is so important and that’s great you were there for her!

    I bet you are happy to be back blogging! I got that way after a week off too.

    Great looking BB! THey are addicting. I currently have one through work and once I leave to go back to school, I already know I will have to purchase my own. haha

    Have a great Friday!

  • 21. Tina  |  June 5, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Lovely looking pizza and awesome new phone, fun fun! Hope your mom is doing well!

  • 22. biz319  |  June 5, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    So glad your Mom is doing well! That is weird that they take a picture of her appendix before they took it out – kinda creepy!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Biz

  • 23. bhealthier  |  June 5, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Hey! I just found your blog! Super cool!

    I love that mini pizza- pineapple on pizza is one of my fav pizza toppings- but meatless meatballs! I would love to know where did you find those, what brand?

    oh my future hubby just got that blackberry- I love it and always try to steal it!! nice choice!

    Can’t wait to read more!

    http://bhealthier.wordpress.com

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