Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I have an office job and moving around isn't a huge requirement... bad I know but jeez I get a comfy chair!! LOL so today I am just going to chill like a normal day to see what the results say... It's going to be embarassing I know it.. but the truth hurts. Seriously.
I am going to try to make a personal goal to try to outdo what I did the day before.
On a side note.. I like milk. Weird and random I know. But I have such a huge craving right now for milk that I had to stop and get 1/2 a gallon omw to work so I could put it in the fridge. I have already had 2 large glasses... Slap me for not measuring. Even good things are bad for you when it's in excess!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Well no news to report in the weight loss front. I can deal with that though... The scale was very much in my favor the last week so I thought I would not be so hard on myself if it didn't budge.
I found a thread on LBT about the 5 day pouch test and detoxing after all the wonderful things that everyone eats during the holidays. So... I am joining in. I think this is good for everyone to do (unless they have medical issues)I am beginning my run of it with 1 day on liquids.. This is just to clear myself out a little. Then onto the 5 day test. I am not really excited about doing it but I need to get back into the bandster swing of things. I have been a slow loser for a couple months and this might jump start me again and get me outta the old habits.
Here is the thread that Boo Boo Kitty began :
Here is how you take the 5 day test ( you don't need to buy the book it's all posted online)
5 day Pouch test
If you want to join in and be very supportive of all the other LBT'ers by all means please join in.
We check the negatives at the door on this thread please.
P.S here's a pic of my pearl ear rings I got for xmas!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I woke up this morning with another loss! I am 198. I realized on christmas that I was able to eat alot more than I was able to for the past couple months. I think my band was too tight to start with from the last fill. I don't wanna go get a fill though before I leave for hawaii and be miserable. So I am going to sit on this and see how it goes.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I told myself that my xmas gift to myself was Onederland and I did it. The best part was I did it on Xmas eve day (If theres such a thing lol)
When I had this surgery I had so much hope that I could acheive my goals. However, always in the back of my mind I was thinking don't get your hopes up too much. I am starting to feel like the band was really the answer to my weight issues. I am down 72 pounds! 72 pounds and 10 pant sizes! That's an asston (Pardon the french) I can't believe it is all I can say.
I have the best family (Mostly my inlaws) and DH that supported me through all of this. I can't express how happy I am. I will just keep working towards my goals and know that it might not be tomorrow that I weigh 150 and run 5 miles ... But I see it in my future now!
Not only did I not think I would be marrying the best man in the world on the most beautiful tropical beach in the world..... I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD WEIGH UNDER 200 WHEN IT HAPPENED.
YAY Go ME!
Wedding countdown in progress!
Monday, December 22, 2008
I had an awesome weekend. I got to go shopping with the bestest guy in the world.. Well it was suppose to be xmas shopping for others. I ended up with a new pair of D&G sunglasses from the Hut, 2 pairs of jeans from aeropostale, lip gloss from victoria secret. Then I went home wrapped presents and just chilled.
My son and I made brownies too I think they are the best brownies ever!! I even ate one and I hate sweets :)
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I didn't lose any weight the last couple day blah!! I wish I could see 199 or less on my scale :(
I went to JCP the other day and bought 4 pairs of jeans 3 were size 14 and 1 was a 12. I hate when pants stretch out and look baggy part way through the day.. So the last 2 that were 14's that I wore stretched out so freaking bad they look horrible! I have to take those 2 back I can't wear these things like this.
I did find a pair of jeans at Aeropostale size 13/14's that I LOVE! I just might take the JCP ones back to get more of these. I wore them twice and never stretched out... Plus it helps that they are super cute.
It rained here all night even though they kept telling us that it was going to be snow! Yippeee now all the snow is gone and we can all drive like bats outta hell again.
It's getting closer to Kuaui wedding time :) I think we have a little over 1 month 2 weeks! I still haven't gotten my wedding dress back from the seamstress that was altering it for me. I should give her a call!
71 Pounds lighter!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Ok so on with the weather forecast. Its suppose to be around 30 today with freezing rain and up to 6" of snow. How the hell does that happen in the valley in Oregon? That's not normal! I am praying that it doesn't dump anymore on us. Right now the streets look like a skating rink. Schools been cancelled for the last 2 days but finally reopened today.
This morning my eyes were watering, itching and burning.... My nose was like a faucet. Stupid me decided to take an allergy pill. BIG MISTAKE I have almost dozed off 2x now at my desk. I can't wait for it to wear off this is just as miserable as a runny nose :(
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Today for some reason I had a craving for Cottage cheese. Turns out it's actually a superfood! I bought the fat free and it only has 80 calories with 12 grams of protein! Thats awesome. I was barely able to get the 1 serving down though at 1/2 a cup... Thats the max of anything I can eat.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I don't know why it happened but it did... I lost another pound. That's 3 pounds this week and I haven't changed a thing! I have lost 71 pounds now I am completely in awe of myself.
I don't think I could get any closer to Onderland!
Todays a great day so far. I woke up to a winter wonderland... it was beautiful. I love to look at the snow but I really hate to have to go out in it. The drive to work was super slow. I only live a few miles from my work though.
Edited for Title... Ol' man thought it was typo!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
He is gonna have a great xmas it's gonna be fun.
I can't wait for February 5th... it's so cold. Suppose to snow tomorrow I hope it doesn't though. Hawaii in less than 2 months here I COME!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
My mom had a health scare this week. The doctors say she is going to pull through and be ok so that sets my mind at ease.
I get to go tomorrow again to see her and will spend some time with my in laws.
I bought a couple christmas presents today too since we have some raiders fans in the family. I think they root for them because they are originally from Oakland. It's kinda fun to root for the under dog... Plus I like their colors lol. I bought this for one family member:
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I was so tired last night that I fell asleep sitting up but it felt good to take a cat nap. When I woke up this morning I had a headache so I took some Aleve. Within about 30 seconds of taking it I felt like I was going to puke. I ran for the bathroom and dry heaved about 3 times. Then all the sudden the feeling was gone... I feel hot then cold too once in a while. I don't know if I am coming down with something or taking the pills and a gulp of water hit my band wrong. I hope it just hit the band wrong. Either way I have my reaglan close at hand in case I keep puking.
Right now I am sipping (TEENY TINY SIPS) of Creamy Tomato Parmesan Bisque from Campbells soup at hand. OMG I never thought it would be this good. It's 200 calories and low in protein (5 Grams) and high in sodium... This isn't something I would eat everyday.. But it's my guilty pleasure today and it will come back up easy if I am really sick.
I hope I am able to eat more and get something else down later. I was drooling packing my lunch this morning I brought fresh squid I love it and it's so good for you!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Well it's finally friday. I still have nothing to report in the weight department. However, for the weirdest reason I pb'd on a glass of milk today then ate atleast a cup of salad with an oz of shrimp on it. Wow theres just no way to explain the lapband other than...... FICKLE. Wth I didn't even do anything wrong when I was drinking my milk. Oh well it was kinda nice eating that much food.
I don't really want to go in for a fill because I don't want to be really tight when I go to hawaii... It's looking like I might have to though. We will see in a few more weeks if it doesn't seem to either stay or tighten back up then I will have to have it adjusted.
When I had surgery I wore a 22/24 in womens. I have on some 14's today. I still hung onto a pair or 2 of 16's .. But they have to go. I wore them yesterday and I must have been in denial because I couldn't stand up without having to pull them up! Even my belts too big I need a new one. I will add it to my xmas list.
Ok let me see.. I want a new SUV, all new snow gear, a snow board and a new belt lol
Peace out HAPPY FRIDAY TO ME!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Well it’s finally Thursday. I read that today is statistically the least stressful work day… I wonder if that’s true? I would think that it would be Friday.
I am getting excited because this weekend I have another concert. I am going to go see NIN. I think this will be my 3rd or 4th time… Super excited. Maybe all the jumping around will burn some calories
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I started tanning in November to get ready for my Hawaii trip at the beginning of February…. My tans really starting to pop so that’s got me excited. I know I shouldn’t tan but I got very little sun growing up so I think a small exposure should be fine.
Wedding countdown in progress!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Naa I don't mind my job. I actually like it and enjoy most of the people I work with. However, I don't like Mondays they throw me for a loop.
Anyway so yeah I had a good weekend and holiday. Friday I got to take my dress in for a fitting and finalized how I wanted the sleeves and beading done. I am anxious to see how that will come out. I am suppose to get it back in a couple weeks. I was secretly hoping to lose a bunch and then have to have it taken in again. LOL Even if I have to pay for it again that would make me feel good.
Friday, November 28, 2008
I chopped up ham super small for me and mixed it with cranberry sauce omg that was so good. I went back for a couple tablespoons of mashed potatoes and even managed to have 1 carrot with a pead pod.
I can't believe I just had about 1/2 a cup of food for a holiday im stuffed. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to enjoy it as much as I used too. But I did and even more so without the guilt! I didn't have room for desert though so that was a double plus.
Today is Black friday. I think my time is worth alot more than saving a few bucks! Those people are nutso to stand out there at 3am. I am going in for wedding dress alterations today and that makes me sooooooo happy.
Gonna hit the casino on the way back hope I have better luck than yesterday :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Yay for restriction though :) Turkey day is coming and that's gonna be lots of fun. We are getting together with my in laws... That's always a blast.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Oh and I lost another pound!!!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
So first I weighed in at 205 this morning... 1lb gone forever. I am running for ONEderland at this rate 199 here I come. I hope by xmas. That's my present to myself.
I also have noticed that theres certain things I really can't eat at all anymore. So of them have me baffled. If I drink Margaritas or Chocolate milk its like my throat seals up and I cannot get it down.. it will come right back up. Yukk.
Bread is another one... But that's kind of a no brainer. I can eat about 1/2 a slice if its toasted well.
There is a great thread on Lapbandtalk.com that is called "what I have lost" it has a list of what everyday items weigh... You can compare you weight loss to these to get a better understanding for the amount of poundage.
SO far as of today I have lost :
66 lbs = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
Here is the full list-
Your weight loss =
1 lb/0.45 kg/0.07 Stone = a Guinea Pig
1.5 lbs/0.68 kg/0.11 stone = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 lbs/0.9 kg/0.14 stone = a rack of baby back ribs
3 lbs/1.36 kg/0.21 stone = an average human brain
4 lbs/1.8 kg/0.29 stones = an ostrich egg
5 lbs/2.27 kg/0.36 stones = a Chihuahua
6 lbs/2.72 kg/0.43 stones = a human's skin
7.5 lbs/3.4 kg/0.54 stones = an average newborn
8 lbs/3.6 kg/0.57 stones = a human head
10 lbs/4.5 kg/0.71 stones= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 lbs/5 kg/0.79 stones = an average housecat
12 lbs/5.4 kg/0.86 stones = a Bald Eagle
15 lbs/6.8 kg/1 stones = 10 dozen large eggs
16 lbs/7.3 kg/1.1 stones = a sperm whale's brain
20 lbs/9.1 kg/1.4 stones = an automobile tire
23 lbs/10.4 kg/1.6 stones = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 lbs/10.9 kg/1.7 stones = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
30 lbs/13.6 kg/2.1 stones = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 lbs/15 kg/2.4 stones = a cinder block
36 lbs/16 kg/2.6 stones = a mid-size microwave
40 lbs/18 kg/2.9 stones = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 lbs/20 kg/3.1 stones = an elephant's heart
50 lbs/23 kg/3.6 stones = a small bale of hay
55 lbs/25 kg/3.9 stones = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 lbs/27 kg/4.3 stones = an elephant's penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 lbs/30 kg/4.7 stones = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 lbs/32 kg/5 stones = an Irish Setter
77 lbs/35 kg/5.5 stones = a gold brick
80 lbs/36 kg/5.7 stones = the World's Largest Ball of Tape
90 lbs/41 kg/6.4 stones = a newborn calf 100 lbs/45 kg/7.1 stones = a 2 month old horse
111 lbs/50 kg/7.9 stones = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 lbs/53 kg/8.3 stones = an average fashion model (and she's 5'11")
118 lbs/53.5 kg/8.4 stones = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 lbs/54 kg/8.6 stones = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 lbs/59 kg/9.3 stones = a newborn giraffe
138 lbs/63 kg/9.9 stones = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 lbs/64 kg/10 stones = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 lbs/65 kg/10.3 stones = an average adult woman (and she's 5'4")
150 lbs/68 kg/11 stones = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 lbs/85 kg/13 stones = an average adult man
200 lbs/91 kg/14 stones = 2 Bloodhounds
235 lbs/107 kg/17 stones = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 lbs/136 kg/21 stones = an average American football lineman
400 lbs/181 kg/27 stones = a Welsh pony
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Uggh it's only Tuesday.. I wish it would go faster. We have family coming up from Cali tomorrow. We are going to see Cheech and Chong here in town. That will be alot of fun.
Hope to report a loss soon!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I ended up finding my dress at Allure Bridal Shop in Medford, Oregon. The owner was absolutely awesome. I don't know how she could be in that business though. We had a couple Bridezillas come through there. I tried on so many dresses I lost track.
The best part is I found MY DRESS... It's the one when you put it on you go OMG this is it. Well I ran out of the fitting room to see the look on my mother in laws face.. we both were thinking the same thing.
I did keep going and look at more bridal shops but that dress stuck with me after leaving there. I went right back and bought it. I ended up not even buying the one that even resembled the idea that I had when I got there. It is simple but yet formal. I am going to have some alterations to the design by putting short sleeves and such on it. I will get pics soon!
After the wedding dress we went to the casino and threw back a few bucks and a few drinks haha. We had an awesome time staying there. I think 7 feathers is the best casino in Oregon.
I broke even or close to it so it's all good.
I didn't lose anything this week :( I am stuck a little right now. maybe next week.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
What'd I eat? Here it is!
Sara Lee Whole Grain Bread
Kraft Kraft Singles
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Turkey
Great Skott Pumpkin Seeds Roasted Salted
Pork Chili Verde
Umpqua Dairy Organic Nonfat Skim Milk
Chocolate Lowfat Milk 1%
Benefiber Benefiber Powder
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
This picture is me, my 16 year old drama queen, and DH right before the concert.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Oh well I feel better and I am gonna eat some protein for dinner and get back on track :)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I was really good and stayed on plan with my eating and did very well. I am at full restriction so even if I wanted to I don't think I could eat enough to gain anything right now. I have 2.75 CC in a 4.0 CC band. So after getting home today even with being away and all the temptations I managed to squeak out a loss of 1 pound this week.
47 more to go. The best part is that I have lost alot more than 1/2 now :)