Friday, March 19, 2010

Another gorgeous day today!

I am so in love with this is so much better than the 3 straight days of rain. It makes me feel better, I seem to have more energy, and it is so nice that it stays light longer..

Yesterday we pulled the motorcycle out and gave her a bath and then little ride, it was perfect for it! I have been seeing bikes all over this week. I must say that I had been wondering what it was going to feel like on the bike this year because I am so much smaller thatn I was this time last year. I'm sure that the driver must feel a difference in the weight of the passenger! Well, I felt so good, I know it's crazy, but I did feel so different on's kind of like swimming when you ride, you almost feel weightless. It was a nice end to the day..

It's going to be 70 degrees today, I love it. I have a few things on the agenda today..I have been trying to find the perfect pink for my toes.'s things like this I worry about.

I hope everyone gets to get outside today

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Reality check!

I was looking thru old pics and came across these of me at Halloween last year. These pictures are hard for me to look at...I was so unhappy with myself I'm surprised I even went to the party. I actually took runner up as best costume, I was so shocked! It was pretty cute, but it was so tight on me, I had bought it a couple years earlier and it fit much better then.



You can so see it in my face how big I was.
I am just so happy I have my band!!

I am doing week 3 of C25K, and it has really helped me to step up my weight loss. If you are new to running and need some guidance, it is awesome. In week 3 you run in 3 minute intervals, and 6 months ago if someone asked me to run for 3 minutes I would have fell off my chair. I was noticing that when I run it helps to keep my body in certain forms and I keep reminding myself to stay loose. I try to keep my arms low and my hands and fingers open and loose, not clenched..sometimes when I get tired I notice that I'm hunching over and my hands are in fists, so I have to correct it, and it does help.

I was at Old Navy yesterday and I found a really cute swimsuit, they have a really nice selection. It is flattering for my figure because I am smaller on top but really round at the bottom..oy. But the sides are ruched..? is that the right word? and it works!

I wanted to try something new for protein, so I have been using Trader Joes vanilla flavored powder, it's not bad if you only use 1 scoop. The serving size is 2 scoops for 16g of protein, but 2 scoops is so sweet. I can't take it. So I don't think I will buy that one again. I think I will just keep trying different ones.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


As much as I try not to snack all, sometimes it just can't be avoided. It usually happens standing around the kitchen, dinner is on, and meanwhile I'm stahvin. To me I just can't wait, so I pull out the baby carrots and hummus...have a some of that. Well then by the time I eat dinner I'm not that hungry, and I eat half of my plate. I eat dinner on the small salad plates so my portions are not very big anyways. But I this good or bad because I am not getting all my protein in because I filled on veggies, and now I am going to be hungry in 2,8 hours..okay, I am overthinking things.

Or another mistake I make is waiting too long to eat when I am hungry, and I eat wayyy too much. This happened to me last week during lunch, my bites were to big and I did not wait long enough in between bites, and for the first time I had that stuck feeling. Really really uncomfortable. So these are just some of the issues I am struggling with being banded. Now that I am eating solids for every meal, I have to learn that I really have to take my time with bites.

I am watching Biggest Loser now though, so gotta go!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Picture time!

Thank you for all the great comments on my last post! My blogger friends are so supportive :)

It has been such a rainy icky day fact it has been raining for 3 days! Yesterday I went for it anyway in what I thought was a lull in the downpour to do some running...only for it to start back up again...not fun. I am so not doing that again.

My eating since my fill a week ago has been going well. I am trying to make sure to eat protein first, and wait two hours to drink liquids. The last two days thescale hasn't moved, but thats ok..I'm patient (for now).

I just wanted to post a couple of updated pictures...

40 pounds down!! holla.


Hope everyone has a great evening!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Can I get a woot woot.

I am so stoked, I am down 40 lbs as of this morning. So even though I have monster cramps and a little cranky, that put a huge smile on my face...the power of the scale..

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I just rolled out of bed so my hair looks a hot mess right now, but later I will post update pics. I hope everyone has a good Saturday!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Having a good week.

Is it possible..? Is it possible that I have found a groove here? Finally, after almost 2 weeks of boinging around I am steadily going down. I find that I have to stick to a strict routine, and if a waiver at does not work. I may think, oh yes, I'll have a couple glasses of wine later, I'll just not eat lunch, or I'll just have a few more bites. And I have to workout everyday day..pretty much. I at least need to have some form of activity, I don't feel good if I don't. I finished week 2 of C25K this week, but I have already done it again, and I think I may do it another day or two before I move on to week 3. For me that kicks my ass and really works.

Since Monday I have lost 8 lbs. Yes, 5 of that was water weight or weird flying weight, but the other 3 weren't! I think the fill I had on Monday has been awesome..and I am eating 3 meals a day...a lot of this time I have been tricking myself into thinking that the less I eat the better, meaning skipping meals. Yesterday I had oatmeal for breakfast, a quarter of lavash bread with tuna salad for lunch, and a small slice of fritatta at dinner.

Last night at 8 ish my tummy started rumbling, but I did not eat a thing, I just had some tea and forgot about it.

I am so close to my personal goal that I set for myself. My deadline is a week from Monday..and I think I can do it! That will be swimsuit time for me so I am working uber hard.

Have a great day all!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Traveling = not good for the routine.

I just got back yesterday from a little weekend trip, it was my first time flying since having the band. I don't wasn't so good :( I had my first fill 4 days before I left, but I realized fairly quickly that I didn't really have that restriction I expected...and as hard as I tried to stick to my routine, it was hard. I noticed that I was able to eat just fine. I think that the first couple of days I felt fine bc I was just doing liquids and mushies, but it went downhill..I won't tell you all what I had..but lets just say it included several glasses of wine, and maybe even a piece of cheesecake! So I called my Dr. on Friday last week just to let him know that I needed another fill, they said that was fine to call on Monday. So I was barely off the plane yesterday and in my docs office..and to my dismay I had gained almost 5 lb from Thursday morning. I was horrified!

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Soooo. um yeah.
Needless to say I was so bummed.

But, I did get another fill yesterday and I'm home and back to my regular life.
And..I got on the scale today...and I know this is crazy but I lost 5 pounds. Is that crazy or what. So I'm wondering if flying just caused me to be crazy bloated or something.. Very strange, but hey, I'm not askin questions.

Meanwhile over the weekend I did start week 2 of C25K and did 2 days in a row, it was not bad at fact I thought it was easier than week 1. Woot.

Well I just wanted to stop in, I have so much to do..unpacking and laundry..but I hope to catch up on blogs later!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I love my fill :)

My fill went well, it was just a tiny poke, for those newbies that haven't had it done yet, it really was a piece of cake. All my worries for nothing! My Dr. was very happy with the progress I've made, and he asked me if I was in the green..which is basically the sweet spot, and I was like "No!". I have noticed a difference for sure when I eat. He said to call if I think I need an adjustment, maybe tighter or looser, I honestly could have it tighter, but I am going out of town tomorrow, so I will call next week to see about that.

I did lose a pound today, but my weight has been flip flopping a few ounces or a pound for about a week *grrrr*..hopefully I will just stay on the down train for now.

It is snowing here again! Isn't it March?? I am so ready for spring..

I wanted to share a really good dinner I found at Whole Foods. Awhile back I got a box of sweet potato pancakes and zucchini pancakes, they are so good! I had 1 as my meal, along with a little squash and tabbouleh. I know it wasn't protein, but just once in awhile for a change it's not bad..

Monday, March 1, 2010

..nail biting time..

After some appointment rearranging and rescheduling, I managed to squeeze into a slot this afternoon with my surgeon, my original appt on Thursday I had to cancel because I am away this weekend. I am so nervous because I want my fill soooo badly, it's been 6 weeks since surgery. (well tomorrow is 6 weeks) I have lost 5-6 lb since my last appt, so I'm wondering if he is going to deny me again!!?? Although, I have hit a plateau, and haven't lost anything in several days. So do I tell him the truth, that I notice that when I eat solids I don't lose, so I have been eating a lot of liquids and mushies..? Do I beg? Do I try to come up with a way to flourish the truth a bit to make him see how I need this!! I am flying this weekend and I am not going to have access to my normal routine foodwise. Some restriction would be perfect! I am packing some major things I need for the daytime..protein shakes, protein bars, but thats about it.

Dear Dr. Please give me a fill?? Pretty Please with sugar on top...*big smile* How can you say no to this face..?