Man, I am feeling good. I mean, I still have some itchiness (enough with the damn rash, already!) and I'm worried about pulling my pork loose from doing too much too fast. But aside from that, I am quite pleased!
Today I spent more time out in the yard planting veggies and berries in pots. I even hung some bird feeders with fresh seed for the finches and cardinals. Additionally, I spray painted a boring black plant hook with some cool metallic paint so I can hang another feeder on the front porch.
I also spent the morning revising and updating my food diary. I saw the The Gastric Band Companion at Lulu.com and was excited! I had designed my own food journal (using Excel, then Numbers for Mac) and was manually printing the pages onto unlined pages from FranklinCovey. Thing was I just got tired lugging my planner around all the time. So it was very easy to not take it, and then eat whatever I wanted because, oops! Left my journal at home! I liked Suzette Kroll's book (her website is great too), but there were things I wanted in my own, like tracking blood sugar readings as well.
So I revised my diary and then google-searched my way through uploading my files to Lulu so I could publish my own spiral bound, purse sized (6 x 9") food journal. LOVE IT! It is a bit of a pain in the butt to do it with a Mac (note to self: print, save as postscript, upload the postscript file to Lulu. Lulu is not compatible with Preview type PDF documents), but I did it. I made my first one a bit on the short side, just in case I hated it. I knew how I thought it would look. But would it actually turn out that way?
My first one turned out perfectly and now I'm down to the last 10 days. I made some minor revisions (typed in the nutritional information in the appendix for some of my favorite, frequently eaten foods, added enough daily pages for 3 months worth of tracking), uploaded it again and ordered a new copy. By the time I'm finished with my current one, the new one should be here. YAY!
I'm especially glad I have the diabetes tracking, especially when I get to write down numbers like 116, which was what my blood sugar was before lunch today! Oh yeah! And funny-funny: the color of the cover almost perfectly matches my One Touch Mini meter!!!