Monday, August 15, 2011

Home and Back to Work...grrr

I got a very expensive haircut while hanging out with my friend in Chichester. I kind of feel like its the same hair cut as my mom has. I feel a regrow coming on. The saggy neck is not helping me feel good about my youth or lack of youth either.

We have been home for just over a week. We had jet lag. I hat to dive right back into work. Leading the workshop that I taught was fun as I like teaching. Going back to work and giving up the joyous vacation was not fun :)

I gained 5 pounds overall this vacation. I am working on getting it back off now. My band has tightened up (thankfully) as it should i think and is lending me a hand.

I finally purchased my boobs tickets. Chi-town awaits.

Tomorrow is my 3 year annual band check up. I got a call while I was gone from my GP to tell me that my blood levels were not great. Apparently I was slightly low in Iron--I have always been. She said I was slightly low in Calcium--I have always been. The funny thing is I drink and eat carloads of dairy now and hardly any diet coke or soda anymore..go figure on that one. She added that my B-12 was low. I will have to discuss that one with my band doctor (not sure what that means really). and finally my D was low (well hello..i live in is only normal when I have spent two months poolside). Apparently the vitamin D levels being touted by research was taken from lifeguards in Los Angeles. They are saying we should have the D levels of freaking California beach hangers...I think not. If it is way low I will take some otherwise..phttttt on low D.

I will post more tomorrow..this was just quickly to let you know I am not dead and made it home from the land of fish and chips :)



Yana said...

Tina, good to hear from you. Hope you are re-energized.

Amanda said...

mmmmm fish and chips!! I like the hair cut!

5 lbs is nothing! Ohh and I am interested in hearing what your doc says about your levels. I am low on B vits and iron as well! I take vitamins but I am not that great at doing so!

Lap Band Gal said...

Welcome back :) Glad you had a great trip!

Stephanie M. said...

I was just diagnosed with low B12 too - my husband gave me my first B12 injection last night and I think I feel better already. I also have low D and I live in south Florida where there's lots of sun - go figure.

Lonicera said...

How much Cadburys did you take home with you??

Amanda Kiska said...

I love the new haircut! You look great! I'm glad you had a nice trip.

The Cozy (not crazy) Coconut said...

I just loved the pics you posted from your vacation!! What a neat trip you took! You look just lovely in all of them! And I love your new haircut!

Cece said...

Welcome home ... and good luck with that jet lag ... I think vitamin D helps :)