Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bubba did good...

So last night hubby surprised me with dinner at Fleming's Steakhouse at The Greene with 2 other couples to celebrate my birthday this week. So, needless to say, it wasn't a great "diet" day. But ohh so worth it. I dined on roasted mushroom ravioli, bleu cheese mashed potatoes, filet mignon, chocolate lava cake, and 2 martinis. Later we walked around The Greene and he bought me a pair of Revo's I had my eye on for a couple months. Sweet! And we topped it all off with a slice to go at the Cheesecake Factory...which didn't see Sunday. All in all, a wonderful night out and oh so fun!

Today has been back on the bandwagon after the Cheryl & Co cookie this morning....but it was just one and I've been good since. So, hopefully the scale isn't too punishing tomorrow morning. I ran a few errands today and got some new pj's for our spa weekend. And a couple of shower wraps (smalls!) that were like $10 apiece. The sales at the stores are so great right now with the back to school incentives going on. Man, clothes shopping is so much more fun these days, and so much more affordable. They actually have things in my size on the sale racks now that are still great looking items. So I have to admit I bought a few jackets and pants today to at least get me started with the cooler weather to come.

We went hiking at the prairie deer this time, just bunnies everywhere. It's still hot and oh so humid. The horseflies are horrible if you don't wear a hat on the paths. All in all, a great weekend. Bubba has a toothache that's been giving him fits now for a couple of weeks and just now mentioned it today. He has a phobia about anything let's just say it's been awhile since he's made it to get his teeth looked at. I'm afraid he's in for some major pain by letting it go for so long and trying to get this teeth and gums back in shape. It would be great if they would just knock him out, but I doubt if it would be that extreme. So, we'll see how it goes and what the damage is. He's thinking it needs pulled, I'm thinking he may need dentures at this point since he has hardly any back teeth left that are any good and has a crown or two that is damaged. So, hopefully not like a college tuition bill for the charges. Crossing my fingers...


  1. Sounds like a wonderful birthday. I too have a terrible fear of dentists. There is a little pill they can give you. Find a dentist who performs sedative dentistry and your husband will be in la la land the whole time. My son is an Endodontist (root canal doctor) and just laughs about my fear. I am meticulous about my dental habits because I never want that pain again. Good luck to him and happy birthday!

  2. Hi Jo! I'm new to your blog (I think I found you via Jack Sh*t?) and I was long ago did you have your surgery? How much weight have you lost so far? I see you saw 150 on the scale the other day...congrats for the milestone!

    Sounds like you had a nice date night with your hubby, and some good bargain clothing finds! Wouldn't it be nice if all weekends were so nice?


  3. Thank you both. Christine - I had surgery in April 2009. When I began pre-op I weighed about 257 lbs, so roughly 107 in 16 months. I have reached 300 lbs twice in my life and vowed never to go back. After my latest attempt was failing and the scale kept climbing, I made my appointment for a consult and 3 weeks later had surgery. Since insurance wasn't an issue at the time, they could schedule it quickly. It's been an amazing journey for me and one I had been able to do years ago.

    Vicki - I'll have to ask about the sedative for Bubba. Sounds like major extractions coming up and several fillings. And that is just phase 1. Thanks for the suggestion!