Sunday, March 26, 2017

Photo of the Day - Abby's Wedding

From one of the weddings
I shot. 

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Photo of the Day - Sara

This is one of my favorite
people I photographed.
She was a doll.

I photographed her
in 2012 for her
senior pics. 

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Weight Update

Morning Folks!

I have not been updating my
weight loss / surgery cause I
have been waiting till I went
back to the doc for my weigh
in. That is not till April 6th and
I am busting the gut, so to speak,
to report on things!

According to my scales, which
I tried out when I returned from the
doc the first time and we were right
on the money with the same number,
I am down 33 lbs!
Keep in mind, with my digital scales
depending where you have them
sitting they can range from
2 to 3 lbs off either way. I try
to line my scales up with the same
square on the tiles of my floor in
hopes they read the same all the
time. So the true weigh in will be
April 6th.

There are a few things that I have to
continue to do.

First off I have to take certain vits. and
stuff everyday. I can't take large pills,
they all have to be crushed. If I have
any meds (that I take on reg. basis)
that are capsules I have to open them
and take the inside.

This is due to the fact that I had
a hiatal hernia for years. While
the doc was in there he fixed that.
To fix it the hole at the top
of the stomach had to be tightened
up and made smaller.

This is the container that my
calcium comes in. It is for
3 months. I take these 3 times
a day.

All these things I show you I will
have to be sure I take everyday
for the rest of my life.

Big container!

These don't have to be crushed,
I chew these.
Thank goodness cause they are pretty big

B12- I take it once a week.
I picked my day for remembering
to take it on Sat.

Also, another thing I have to stay on is
Multi Vit. I also take three of these
a day.

These are pretty big also. I tried to open
them and take the insides like I was told
but, the insides are really power like and
you can't just throw in your mouth and take.
Talking to the docs office I was told
that this will dissolve and I am shallow it.
I worry about it getting stuck but so
far so good.

I take this once a day.

This is a pill crusher. Until going through
this I had no clue they made these! lol.
That is what a sandwich bag and the end
of a wooden handle is for....crushing!

I have to be careful to not shallow my food
in too big of pieces. I chew 20 times or more.

I drink 64 ounces of liquid a day. 

I eat 60 to 90 grams of protein a day.
500 calories a day. 
I can add a few certain veggies with this
but normally after eating my protein at 
a meal, I am full. 

In three months I can add a few other
certain veggies. I can't have potatoes, 
pasta or beef until I have eaten 75% of
my weigh loss. 

I am living on tuna, chicken, fish,
and yogurt. 
Water and tea!
And the tea I can have has
to be decaf/unsweet. I can use lemon 
in both my tea and water.

It has been an interesting journey 
and I have only been at it for a month. 

Can't wait for the doc weigh in.
I think they will take blood then
to see where my levels on calcium
and Vits are. 

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Easter Door

Painted this for the front
door for Easter a few weeks

Finally got it hung!!!

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bradens Christmas Ornament for 2017

I try to work every night
on my Christmas

Tonight I worked on
Braden's, my youngest

Only two more
grandson's to go
but a host of nieces
and nephews.

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Photo of the Day -Carolina - The Fish

Took this in 2008 when
I got my first Nikon.

my nieces fish.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cabinet Door Hanger, Gifts and My Bud

I painted this a couple
months ago. Its a small cabinet
door, it had a hold in the center
for a knob and I had to
drill two on
each side of it.

I love these knobs.

Not sure where I will hang it but
I am sure I can
find a spot.

My best friend Debbie
was thinking of me
when I had surgery.
She got me a couple
of gifts but we
were just able to get

Isn't this neat?
Made from a spoon
into a key ring but it
clips on to your purse
or your pocket of your
pants. I love it.

She also got me this
and I actually
found room in
the living room to
hang it.

Thanks Debbie.

Just now while writing this
post I looked over
and saw my bud on the
other end of the couch.

Sleeping so

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