Friday, May 25, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Well, that ladies, is what I have been pretty good at lately. We had a great vacation filled with lots of walking, lots of smiles and lots of Disney. Luckily for me, aside from the ocean, Disney is my favorite place to be. We did eat like we were on vacation, including me. I told myself I wouldn’t, but I did. The worst that I ate was an entire bag of cotton candy, a candy apple, and a macadamia nut turtle, along with lots of sweet tea. Sweet tea in Maine is just not the same as it is the south.
I have not exercised in 3 weeks and I’m feeling it. Between eating like crap and no exercise, I’m finding myself moody, lacking energy, and just feeling like total shit.
So what am I going to do about it? Well, lately I’m all talk. I literally have to talk myself out get myself pumped up, and then I will do better. I’m pretty sick right now with a sinus infection and also the sweats (ugh), so once that goes away SB and I will start running again. He too as been off the wagon. He is the perfect weight but stills aims to be healthy.
I did call my doctor to push my fill ahead, as I have to start jury duty on the 21st which was the same day as my next fill. So I go on Thursday this week to get my fill, and I can’t wait. One thing about me is I don’t deliberately eat sliders (aside from my Greek yogurt); therefore, I know my food intake will be reduced significantly once I get my fill. I haven’t been drinking my protein shakes because I haven’t been giving 100% to being healthy, i.e. exercising and eating right. The shakes cost too much to drink to then turn around and have a grilled cheese.
Up until today I hadn’t weighed myself in 33 days. I stepped on today and I had a loss of .9 I’m down to 234.1. I don’t deserve to be down even that much, not with the way I have been eating. I am happy I didn’t gain, but I’m not looking at it thinking that I will be able to eat like crap and still maintain once I reach my goal weight. This isn’t just about being smaller it is about being healthy. When I’m eating and exercising both my physical and mental health is so much better. Knowing that, you would think I wouldn’t go down the wrong path like I do.
Why do we hurt ourselves? I’m not an emotional eater so I can’t blame it on any stress I’m dealing with. It is just self destruction/stupidity.
Well, really do feel like shit from my sinus infection and fever so I’m going to end this. I just need to get back in step and I know using this will help me to get there. I will be catching up on blogs this week as well.
Please don’t hold back feel free to tell me to stop fucking up.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I went ahead and got an un-fill but my doctor felt it was pointless to only take out .25ccs and that I wouldn’t notice it so be took out .5 ccs to take me back down to 4. I miss the restriction that I had with 4.5 and I guess that tells me that I just need to chew better and accept the loss of some foods in order to use the band as it should be used.
I have lost a total of 40 pounds so far. That is pretty exciting.
We are leaving for Disney on Monday and I was so excited to pack and fit into all of the shorts I wore on my honeymoon in 2008.
Blog to you soon!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
As you may recall I had both a fill and un-fill on January 20th (as written here).
I have since been having some small problems that continue to happen in general and not just when I eat too quickly, don’t chew well enough, and eat foods that don’t get along with my band.
When eating moist chicken for example: I will chew it right and sometimes as soon as the first bite but often after a couple bites I start to “feel” my band. I’m not sure if it is my band that I’m feeling but I am getting a feeling very similar to getting something stuck. Most often there is nothing stuck and sometimes I have had to PB. I know it isn’t due to eating too much because I’m getting this feeling after just a few bites, we are talking about 1/4 cup of food here.
I looked online and I do not have indigestion, or night coughs but my weight loss has slowed and again I’m uncomfortable whenever I eat. The only time I don’t notice this feeling is when I’m eating yogurt or another slider type food.
I’m often tight in the morning and get the burps after drinking just a little but this eases up and my Doctor did inform me morning tightness is normal.
Okay long story short, I called my Doctors today and spoke with one of the lovely ladies or I believe also had a band if not she had gastric (she has talked about it with others but I haven’t caught what procedure she has, just that she has had one). She told me that I shouldn’t being feel discomfort when I eat and that I should only feel that when I don’t chew right, don’t eat the right foods, or eat to much. Just as I had read online.
So I scheduled an appointment for an un-fill next Wednesday.
Do you think I was right in doing so, is what I’m experiencing normal for you veterans?
I just don’t want to back step I really want to get this right and it is so hard when you don’t really know what to feel and what is normal.
I am currently at 4.5 ccs and I’m hoping that the doc will just take me down to 4.25ccs as last time I felt as if 4ccs wasn’t enough.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
So I have been around but I have not been a good blogger. Thanks to a friend I’m addicted to a new book trilogy and that has been keeping me from my blog. If anyone likes a good romance with some added adult smut you really must read the Fifty Shades of Gray trilogy by E.L. James. Really good book.
I weighed in yesterday for only a .2 pound loss… that is point two… ugh. I did take off 3 days from exercise during my Birthday extravaganza but I didn’t eat too badly.
Speaking of my B-day Saturday night we went to a friends house for poker and board games (two of our favorite things). When we do this as a group we always order pizza. I didn’t want to load up on pizza but I also didn’t have any choices that wouldn’t come to me having at least been fried. I went with Chicken Fingers. The fingers were really good homemade chicken with a very, very thin batter. However, they were dry. I was able to slowly eat two but had to excuse myself and PB in the bathroom due to the dryness. Now I had already been told how good I was looking so I was just hoping that they wouldn’t hear me and think that I had a new eating disorder (I consider overeating like I was before as an eating disorder). Thankfully no one heard me. I went back and did have 1 piece of pizza. Our friend is also a manager for Lindt chocolate so as usually there was lots of that. He very nicely gave us some 70% dark chocolate for Valentines day and I kept it because well 70% dark if not eaten in large amounts isn’t bad for you. Over all I did great. I had the2 chicken fingers, 1 piece of pizza, and two chocolates. I did not have chips or soda.
For my birthday meal my MIL made me homemade baked beans and red hotdogs. If you aren’t from New England you may not understand my request for that as a b-day meal and you may have never in your life heard of red hotdogs. She also made homemade rolls and got me my favorite birthday cake.
I also had to celebrate my birthday during the Super Bowl ugh! So I read my book, enjoyed family company and watched the commercials.
So my weight is just not coming off at the speed that I think it could be. I have lost 37.7 pounds since my surgery on September 8th. That is an average of 7.5 pounds a month. But my weight loss has slowed and the majority of that loss is from the beginning of this trip.
To help me along I have set some goals.
1) Exercise more. Do more cardio in addition to the c25k program and add in strength training.
2) Have 3 to 4 protein shakes a day. I always notice more weight loss when I’m using the Unjury Protein Drinks.
3) Log my food even if I hate doing it!
4) Water, Water, Water, H. 2. O.
My new mini weight loss goal is to be under 200 by July 8th. That is 5 months from today and I think I’m setting the bar kinda low so if I work at it I know I can do it.
I hope you are all doing better than me because I need to read your blogs and push to be like you
Friday, February 3, 2012
Hello Ladies! Long time no talk. I have been
creeping reading your blogs and trying to comment as much as possible. Things have been a little busy here but do not fear I have not strayed from my healthy eating.
I weighed myself Wednesday and I was only down .9 pounds and that is after I have been faithfully doing my c25k. I’m at 236.9 for a total loss of 37.7 pounds since surgery. I was hoping for more but I’m happy with what I have done so far.
I will started week 3 of the c25k program tonight on Wednesday night as well. It was very challenging to run 3 solid minutes but I was able to complete day 1 and it felt great. I will do the 2nd day of week 3 today.
February is my official Birthday month. That’s right I said month. I love birthdays and encourage everyone to celebrate the entire month. Sugar Balls really
hates loves it too. My actual day of birth is on the 5th.
I started my birthday celebration early on Monday and went to see the off Broadway play The Color Purple with my BFF. We also enjoyed some Mexican which is probably why I didn’t lose as much as I had hoped.
The Color Purple was amazing. I had chills form my toes to my scalp listening to the amazing voices of the actors and actresses in the play. It was by far the best play I have seen to date.
I have been eating well and exercising. I have tried some very yummy recipes that I plan on sharing with all of you. I may even add a recipe page.
I hope all of you are doing extra well!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday I went to see the good old Doctor for a needed fill. Now I have been questioning my fill level but still thought I need a little more to make it just right. The Doctor noticed that my weight loss has slowed down a little and after talking with me said he would add 1cc to my band that already had 4cc.
He did the fill, I drank the water in his office, it went down fine and I was on my way.
Once I got to my vehicle I did my normal routine of drinking lots of water to see how it goes down. Normally I have no issue taking frequent large swallows of water but this was not the case after my fill. I would take one swallow and have to burp I could also feel a bit of a struggle going on inside (sometimes for me it is so hard to describe how something feels internally). I decided to run some errands in the area and drink, drink, drink to kind of test it out. Now I’m not a milkshake or slider food user but I decided to get a milkshake for its thickness and test my band with that. This filled me even quicker than the water with more burps. I let things calm down and did some shopping.
Once I was done with my errands I tried drinking more water and still experienced the same issue. I called my Doctors and spoke with his Nurse who said it was up to me, that I could wait it out and see how I felt in the morning and that I may need an un-fill. Well I live 3 hours from my Doctor and I could just tell that I had too much in my band so I asked if I could come back in at that moment and get half of my 1 cc fill taken out.
Once I got back to the office both the Nurse and Doctor told me how good it was that I knew my body and didn’t leave the band tight. According to them it happens all to often were someone gets a little too much in their band and thinks it might be a good thing and help them lose quicker. In reality all that person gets is sick, possibly damagers their band and insides and some according to my Doctor have to go to the ER during the weekend due to tightness.
So I’m at 4.5cc and it feels perfect, I’m hoping to notice even more restriction as it goes on, but I didn’t want to be in a situation were I couldn’t even drink water without having to burp. Normally when I have over eaten with the band a burp is my signal to stop so I knew it just couldn’t be right to be experiencing this feeling with water.
I think of my band as a new organ that I need to take care of to ensure my health and well being. Do you? Have you risked you and your bands safety by having it too tight? Be careful!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
We were lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend with SB so I’m just now getting around to a blog update.
I started the C25K program on Saturday. My motivation came from Dawnya who told us all on Thursday to “remember that healthy living does not have weekends off” and I got even more motivation on Saturday from Camille, who didn’t want to run but ran anyway.
I really did have both of these ladies in mind during my first attempt at C25K. I got to the mid way point and was ready to stop and just finish walking. My breathing was a little hard and my legs were tired. But I knew I wasn’t at my stopping point, I knew I had more in me. So I thought of those ladies and I kept going.
I took my littlest one with me on Saturday and did a little grocery shopping while SB and the other Rascal did a little ice skating at the end of our road. We had a friend over Saturday night and watch the NFL Playoffs. I’m not a big football fan but I was out voted.
I also started playing Words with Friends this weekend with Laura Belle and got to chat a little with her. That was fun but between you and I, I think she might cheat.
Have I ever mentioned that I don’t like to lose, unless its weight?
When I woke up on Sunday my legs were a little sore to say the least from my running the day before. It was a good sore and I welcome it. Sunday was a lazy day for us, we did some cleaning, played with the boys and by 1 all 4 of us were napping. It was great. We spent the evening at my In-laws eating turkey breast and catching up.
We were super excited that SB was off on Monday. I did a complete clean out of our master bath the bleach smell is still in the air. After I was done cleaning SB decided that he too was going to try to C25K and he also completed day 1. By this point I had already showered and was ready to call my cleaning my “exercise” for the day but watching him do it motived me to do day 2. I did day 2 with my ankles and legs yelling at me the entire time. I also watched videos on the computer teaching me to do sit ups with my exercise ball. Once I’m sure that I’m doing them properly I will join Ronnie and Brandi in the 200 sit-up challenge.
I also became Facebook friends with Ronnie so that was pretty exciting. Since I’m in the closet about my band I will only friend people who wont talk about Lapband with me on Facebook. I’m way more open about myself in my blog but at least on Facebook you can put a face to me and see my family. So if anyone wants to be Facebook friends please let me know and I’ll e-mail you. Also remember this post about my stage name.
I'm getting lots of protein but I have noticed that I'm shedding a little more than normal. It may be because I'm also growing my hair out again and when it gets long I do tend to shed. I have some suppliments coming from GNC that will hopefully help the issue.
I haven’t weighed myself yet this week because it is my TOM and I don’t want it to depress me. As it is I feel depressed when I look down just one of those days. Here are my numbers from the last time I weighed in.
1/14/12 239.7 LBS
Total loss since 9/8/11 35lbs
Total inches lost since 11/3/11 (including neck, waist, and hips) 8.5 inches.
My head is pounding and since by some small miracle I was able to get both boys down for a nap I too am going to join in.
Friday, January 13, 2012
So what have you enjoyed this week?
Thursday, January 12, 2012
(Our wedding day)#2: Menu Planning
I’m no June Cleaver but I do get to stay at home with my boys so I think it is important that I put a yummy, warm meal on the table. I would like to plan ahead in efforts to save money and try new recipes.
#4: Follow a Family Budget
#5: Blog 2 Times a Week
#6: Exercise 4 or More Hours a Week
#10: Drink More Water
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I was just feeling a little down that I haven’t had much BOOBS correspondence when I happened upon Dawnya’s Blog and saw that she had selected me as one of 11 people to do the following. It made me smile, thank you Dawnya!
1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things yourself.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about ‘you are tagged if you are reading this.’ Blah blah blah, you legitimately have to tag 11 peeps!
11 Random things about me:
1. I’m eating junior mints (that should tell you how well I’m doing with the whole weight loss thing)
2. I love me some Reality TV. I’m not picky just put me in front of the train wreck and I’ll watch for hours.
3. I call Dora Whora and like to sing her theme song by replacing the words with my name for her.
4. I can drive a standard.
5. I love to swim and look forward to kiddos being at camp so I have people to play with. Adults are all so boring about the water.
6. The ocean is my happiest place.
7. Sugar Balls purposed to me at the Ocean.
8. I play the lottery.
9. Disney World is my 2nd happiest place.
10. I can’t watch horror movies due to my over active imagination that gives me nightmares for weeks on end.
11. I’m the only child hence why I have an over active imagination.
1. What is your favorite color? Pink, Pink, and Pink
2. Who was your first love? A total waste of space
3. Do you secretly dislike your bestfriend? I think of her as family. I celebrate her good times and cry for her bad ones. She really is my Best Friend.
4. How many times do you go pee in a day? I have never really counted… I’ll get back to yah
5. Have you ever been arrested? No, but I have had nightmares in which I had to do time in Jail… I don’t know what I did, but it couldn’t have been good. I prob hit a bitch.
6. What anti-virus software do you use on your computer/laptop (repeat question from FB)? Windows Security Essentials (Sadly I had to ask SB that question)
7. Have you ever had a one night stand? Nope, I don’t look down upon those who have but I just don’t think I could do it.
8. Would you date outside your race? Outside of the Human Race? No. As far as the any other person the answer is yes. I see us all as one race.
9. Do you eat pork rinds? *Hangs head in shame* enough said.
10. Do you have artificial nails? I have in the past, now with all the diapers I’m changing, I just don’t see it working out.
11. What did you eat for dinner last night? Homemade beef stew and dumplings.
1. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
2. What is your most embarrassing moment?
3. Beach or Mountain?
4. Can’t miss show?
5. Do you do your own taxes?
6. Best vacation?
7. Flats or heels?
8. Favorite number (mines 8)
9. Life after death?
10. Favorite Magazine?
11. Do you read in the bathroom?
And who I am tagging?
So I know I have stopped at 7 ladies, blame my fussy babies. Sorry.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
We have been going, going, going at my house. My SIL flew in and I enjoyed a day alone with her shopping and catching up. We had a rough start when I first came into the family but now I can honestly say that she really is one of my best friends. I just love being with her. I usually laugh so hard and smile so much it is as if I've been enjoying a few cocktails without having to deal with the hangover.
Sadly she is now back in Georgia and I have to wait until our February vacation when we head south to see her again.
This year we had 2 holiday parties and 3 Christmas "mornings" so we were pretty busy. The 1st holiday party was with my family and is normally stressful and fills you with regret for spending 3 hours of your life dealing with such BS on the holidays. This year it went as well as it could for me since I'm still having a hard time with the loss of my mother.It was because of the loss of my mother that everyone was on their best behavior.
The 2nd party as at my In laws and we all had a good time. I thank god for being blessed with the wonderful family that I was lucky enough to marry into. I truly consider my mother in law a very good friend. What, what? you heard it right. My MIL is a very. good. friend. I should have video taped myself trying to teach them how to do a Yankee Swap it was well... interesting, frustrating, maddening, yup that is the one :-)
We traveled back to my family home the night before Christmas Eve and had our 1st Christmas "morning" opening presents there on Christmas Eve. My step father (really my only father) joined has the entire time and I saw some him enjoy some truly happy moments with my children. That was a wonderful Christmas present in its own. The boys had already received way to many toys at this point and Santa hadn't even visited us yet. What is it with Grandparents getting grandchildren toys that they would have NEVER given their on children? As I like to say Grandparents are whats wrong with the world :-)
We returned home on Christmas Eve and spent the rest of the night up the road at my In Laws decorating cookies for Santa and visiting with family. I really loved doing the cookies with my little one and his cousins, Sugar Balls helped too. Once home with the kids asleep we set out to give Santa a hand displaying all the toys he had gotten for the boys. That was really fun, this was the first year that SB and I got to sneak around the house and help Santa. We LOVED playing Elf and will cherish that time forever.
Since the boys are still young we got to sleep in until 7 on Christmas morning. My In laws and SIL came to our house to see the boys find their toys from Santa before we finished the day at my In Laws. Lets just say it was a long but wonderful day that started with stockings at 7:30 and ended with the last present being opened around 12:30... We stopped for breakfast and potty breaks. We also stopped to open and play with many a toys during the process.
Everyone was spoiled way to much as is the case every year because as my MIL says we may not be here next year.
I was blessed with a new treadmill (which I LOVE) as hand me down iPad because SB got the new iPad 2 (that I LOVE and no longer have to steal from SB for hours at a time) A new hot pink pocket cam, many books, Disney World Tickets, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and many more wonderful gifts. We were very blessed with time, loved ones, and presents.