Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm Back

Just when you thought I had left, I'm back from my May Two Four long weekend away. Just finished catching up on blogs and found I had missed a lot of news. I did want to give a recognition to Fat Bastard as I found his post today about Men vs Women in the Game of Weight Loss especially interesting. Since I have so much to say, I decided to bullet my weekend.
  • I met Gilly and we had so much fun. We talked non-stop for 90 minutes. She is REAL, although I am sure most of you just think of her as a superwoman. Well she is but she is also a flesh and blood person. She brought along her sweetie-pie son, G, and he was great. I brought along a bunch of Happy Meal toys for him (ok, I admit I still drive-thru at McD's) so he didn't have to listen to grown up talk. I also apologized for saying F**k in front of him but he didn't seem to hear. LOL. And yes a 3 year old had to show me how all the toys worked as I had no idea. The laser horse was particularly interesting. Here is a picture of the two of us:
Gilly and Sandy (as taken by me - my head looks massive)
  • I had my fill on Friday and so far so good. I haven't felt very hungry and my weight is down a little bit. I am hoping this is the one that brings me to my sweet spot. I did get a bit of obstruction on Sunday with a few bites of a sandwich so will have to be careful and chew, chew, chew. What was funny, is that the nurse who did my fill told me I didn't have to stick to liquids after the fill. I was a rebel and did anyway, except for a couple of cheese slices. The wine went down way too easy.
  • I spent Friday and Saturday with my BFF. Although it rained for most of Saturday, we did lots of talking and discussing and shopping. I decided to find some clothes that actually fit and on my way home on Sunday stopped at a mall and picked up a couple of items which should get me through the next 20 pounds.
  • The drive from Ottawa to Toronto is on the main highway in Ontario, the 401. A section has been renamed the "Highway of Heroes" because every soldier that has been killed in Afganistan is taken by hearse along this highway for the two hour drive to the Coroner in Toronto. As I drove along it was hard not to remember those that have given their lives fighting for us—there have been 2 Canadian soldiers killed last week and another one today. I have added the Highway of Heroes Video about the drive home for these heroes. It is especially poignant since the 50 overpasses along this stretch of highway are packed by Canadians showing their respects. In honour of the US Memorial Day coming up this weekend, I also want to salute those that have given their lives fighting in Afganistan and other parts of the world from the US, Britain, Canada, Australia and the many other countries fighting this war. I grew up during the Vietnam War and there were so many soldiers who were not recognized for their sacrifice. I am glad that we do so today, even though our governments want it to be kept a secret.
  • Today is our Victoria Day holiday. It is 33 C (91 F) but with a humidex of 38C (100F) so just a lot of drinking going on. Thank god for air conditioning. I did buy all my flowers but will work on planting them this week. Yeah for summer. Bring it on!
Here's to a great week ahead.

11 comments:

Bonnie said...

Sounds like a great weekend. I was a little disappointed that Gilly didn't have on her Wonder Woman costume, but I guess she has to play it cool in public.

Barbara said...

WELCOME BACK SANDY.. Great picture of you and Gilly.. I can't wait to meet you guys..sounds like you had fun fun fun.
I missed you, but so glad you had a great time.

Cindylew said...

Missed you Sandy...so glad you're back with us but it also sounded like a great visit with Gilly and a great weekend.
Welcome home.

Gilly said...

I'm so glad you had a good long weekend! And yeah, they never make me do liquids after a fill! Just soft foods for the rest of the day and then back to normal. And I am SO glad! I would dread it if I had to do 2 days of liquids every time! And I'm glad in your picture, my head looks a little smaller. :)

My little dude has been sleeping with one of the toys since Friday. He actually made me search for it at about midnight because he NEEDED it! Ah the power of the McDonalds toy!

Drazil said...

Awww- cannot wait til I meet you both in Chicago!

Nella said...

Happy you are back baby!
We are heading to TORONTO next week. So looking forward to it!

Jenny said...

Glad to hear from you! I love the photo!!

Barbara said...

Thanks GF .. I know I can always count on you.. I think my friend Andy needs a good support network around him... (there by the Grace of God.. goes I) and I know how important support is.. you can feel the love of our bandsters!!!

tessierose said...

You guys are so cute! I can't wait to meet you both. Glad you had fun.

Dinnerland said...

Great and fun picture-- you are too sweet with the MCD's toys, you would have won my son over NO DOUBT!

Girl Bandit said...

Glad you had a great time...and got some new clothes. It is a great tribute to your soldiers and very sad too. MY BIL is an Army Commando and has been to Afganistan twice and it is a very scary time for us all when he goes.

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