I have been feeling quite uninspired. I really hadn’t put my finger on it, but I think today it dawned on me, two of my favorite things have been missing from my life. Music and food. Let me explain. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it here, but most people that are close to me know that I had the lapband surgery last year- actually it was a year ago today, now that I think about it. Since my surgery I haven’t lost all that much weight because it turned out, that aside from my love of food, I also have a thyroid problem which was undetected until about a month and a half ago. I only found out because I couldn’t explain why I wasn’t losing weight despite the drastic slashing of my daily caloric intake. So after a little prodding by my doc, she discovred this problem. So to make a long story short, i;ve been on meds for the thyroid and I also had the lapband adjusted recently to see if I could kick start my weight loss. I am thrilled to say it worked, however they made the band too tight so now I really can’t eat hardly anything. For the last month and a half, perhaps a bit more, I have not really eaten anything solid with the exception of a good day I had and ate half a chicken finger. To say that I have been grumpy is a huge understatement. I watch food network and just gawk. The last month of my life has been pretty miserable. Going to bed hungry blows. But the good news is that I have lost a total of 47 lbs to date.
The second thing that is missing from my life was music. Usually I would listen to my ipod on the way to work and on the way back home, but ever since i’ve been carpooling with Brandon, we really don’t listen to too much beacuase we end up talking about our day, and before we know it we’re getting home. Then its time for me to make a dinner I won’t be able to eat and shower, hang out, do stuff around the house. Before I know it, it’s time to go to bed and start all over again the next day.
Two days ago my life changed. I finally dowloaded Pandora. For those of you who are unfamiliar with pandora, it’s an online radio station that chooses music for you based on what you enter. So for example, say you are a fan of Feist, well you would add her to your list, and Pandora will find music that sounds like that. It shuffles it for you and it allows you customize your stations based on genres if you like. Its really cool- I have it playing in the background at work and listen to music all day. I was really bored with my ipod, and really hated having to update it all the time. This has solved this problem and allowed music back into my life again. Now if only I could eat a stinkin’ baked potato life would be grand.