Thursday, May 8, 2014

Week Sixteen - Day Two: Fat Fast, Day Seven & The Reveal!

Well, maybe not paradise, but Wednesday for sure!

The day started off with putting a screen cover on my cell phone. Perfection! But then I had to leave the battery out for 12-24 hours in case there was any moisture left from applying the screen.

That meant I would be without my phone!
That is not a good thing for me! 

So after a quick breakfast of my peanut butter cookies, I was off to take Mom to her doctor's appointment. There was a mistake on their part and she didn't really have an appointment, but they did get her prescription refills sorted out. So that was a good thing.

Back to her house we went. While we were sitting there talking my son Jon came over to help his Grampy hang the big picture over the sofa. When he saw me he said, "Is your phone off? Cheryl has been trying to get ahold of you!" I told him what happened, and then he gave me his phone to call her.

They wanted to take me out to lunch for an early Mother's Day. There is a new little cafe in town called The Courthouse Cafe, and yes, it's right across the street from the courthouse. Best of all, they have great food!

Cheryl and I had the Asian Chicken Salad, Jon had the Smoked Brisket Sandwich. Amazing! Cheryl and I cheated a bit and shared a coconut macaroon, but we took the rest home for Grammy. Delicious!  They took me back to Mom and Dad's so I could pick up my car, and then I went home.

When I got home I decided, after talking to Jon & Cheryl, that I would put my phone back together instead of waiting all day and night. The phone was just fine! So now I have a new case AND and screen protector. My phone is good to go!

Isn't my phone cute?
Very girlie!

That is a good thing, because a little while later I got a phone call from Cheryl. She was in Yuba City trying to find penguins for Evan's diorama project at school, and she asked me to go check on Erin, that she got hurt and needed an ice pack. Of course I could! Well, I got to their house and they weren't there! I called her back and asked where they were. Oh, they were playing down the street at Ashley's house. My bad. I misunderstood.

I drove down the street, walked into their garage, and this is what I saw:

This is my granddaughter, Erin.
She is 11 years old.
She is in a lot of pain. :(
Makes Nanny very sad...

One of the boys had decided to do a sliding/skidding stop on his bicycle, lost control of the bike, and slammed into Erin. She flew over him, his bike, and landed face first on the asphalt.

I called Cheryl and told her I was taking her to the hospital; she would meet us as soon as possible. Erin had a CAT scan on the head, X-rays on the wrist and foot, 2 doctors and 4 great nurses who took great care of her, then almost 4 hours later she got to go home.

Bottom line? She had a very bad concussion, it is going to be a 6 month recovery, and she cannot ride bikes, play any kind of ball games, wrestle with her brothers (or anyone else, for that matter), or do ANYTHING that might incur another head injury. We learned that, with head injuries if you injure it a second time it doesn't add on to the injury, it compounds the injury. It is "injury squared." So she needs to be really careful.

When I finally got home I was exhausted. I had not left her side the entire time, except when they did the CAT scan and x-rays. I didn't eat any dinner, I just tried to relax, unwind, and I went to bed. Sadly I didn't fall asleep until after 2 a.m. because my mind was just racing.

And now, on to Thursday!

Yep, I went to the doctor and the good news is, I lost 6 more pounds. Not as much as I wanted, but I will take it where I can get it.

Grand total?
18 pounds!

I am stoked, to say the least! I've stayed on track today, as well. Tomorrow, with another early Mother's Day celebration for the parents, I will probably deviate. And then I will resume my plan.

My day is now over, I'm hoping for a good night's sleep, and I will see you all tomorrow. Until then, I bid you sweet dreams!



  1. 18 lbs.! Woohoo! That's awesome! I'm so sorry about your granddaughter - I've known several children this year to get concussions - 2 from getting hit in the head with a volleyball! My own daughter had a stress fracture of the spine back in's scary! My little boy got a black eye this week on the playground too...makes me want to wrap them in bubble wrap!

    1. There's not enough bubble wrap! :( Thank you for the kudos! It was not as much as I wanted to lose this last round, when I did the overall count I was pleasantly surprised! Obviously low carb definitely works for me. The closer I stick to it, the more I lose. But it's nice to know that I can have my days off and still continue to lose. It also helps to know what maintenance may look like when I get thee! {{hugs}}

  2. What a day! i hope you grand daughter is OK.. congrats on the 18 pounds. I have to read through your blog to find out what you are doing to lose it! I too retired in 2012 and struggle with an extra 15 -25 pounds that I always want to loose. Just started following you..