Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving and Black friday...

Thanksgiving was super awesome. Seemed as though everything went very easy too. We didn't do anything too huge. We had a ham that we got at Costco and a Turkey breast... The breasts are alot easier than cooking a whole turkey that no one will eat off of anyway. This way everyone can have sandwiches... Except me (no bread lol)

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

Bored of eating! I love you Subway... Even though I can't eat Bread :)

I get so tired of eating. Since I cannot feel hunger pangs I just eat most of the time because I have to. I get bored of the same foods. .... That is my own fault because I haven't been adventerous lately and made new stuff... It's hard when you make 1 serving and its enough for 3 meals for me lol

So today I went to go get my son a sandwich at Subway. While standing there I thought OMG the meatball sub looks good. I ordered a 6" and then asked the girl to leave the bun off. She looked at me strange for a second and then said "did you have stomach surgery" Some would of been offended but I was like WOW yes I did... finally someone that knew why I was making odd requests! She put everything in a bowl for me and I was on my way.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What I have lost

So I have lost 68 pounds. According to my chart in a previous post that is the equivalent of:

66 lbs/30 kg/4.7 stones = fats and oils an average American eats in a year

2 lbs/0.9 kg/0.14 stone = a rack of baby back ribs

One more and Counting

Well I hit -68 pounds today... That's pretty exciting! I have been really stressed out the last few days from teenager dramas. I hope they have been fixed and everyone can get back on track.

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

Today is 7 months post op!

Well today is 7 months post op and I am down 67 pounds. I cannot even begin to explain how different I feel! The one with my hand up is at 271... I was doing a goofy pose to send to my daughter who was in Ireland at the time ... The other one in the black and white shirt is TODAY!!! I am now at 204 :) I have on a shirt my soon to be MIL gave me but I couldn't wear for the last year till now!

On Thursday we went to Cheech and chong. We had so much fun. The best part is though we bought a set of tickets and gifted them to my sonn to be DH aunt. She drove up from Cali and my mother in law put her up at the Hilton. When she pulled in to park at the Hilton she noticed Cheech and Chong in the parking lot unloading luggage!!! She ran over and had them sign her cannabis magazine. They were really nice. Once inside they went to the bar and saw them all in there again! The waitress was nice enough to take a picture... Here is my DH aunt/uncle/cheech and chong :)

Oh and I lost another pound!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


No weight loss today. I did take a picture of my dress last night. This is pre alterations... I wanted to have a before and after picture to see the difference with and without sleeves.

I hate my arms so I am having short solid sleeves added to it. I will have her sew on some of the little beads all over it to match the rest of the dress. I also have to have the hem taken up quite a bit. I am still contemplating if I want the dress to be floor length or shorter in the front and then floor length in the back. I don't want the long train thats on it because we are getting married in the sand.

Ignore the hair and stuff in this pic it was late lol
I had to stand on a tall step stool casue the dress is so long.. That or im just really short!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Another 1lb Bites the Dust!

Uggh I have tons to say... I get a lil long winded. Oh well.

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 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

I think my dog needs lap band!

Omg this is so super cute :) I had to post these.

Nothing lost nothing gained :(

Well its good and bad that I haven't lost anything this week but I havent gained either so there is a upside to it.

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

Wedding Dress

Well I had the best weekend I have had in a very long time. I bonded alot with my soon to be mother in law. I think we got along well before but this time we had alot of fun, lots of joking around, and a few drinks! lol

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


Well I am totally super dee dooper de doo excited today! I am about to leave to start at the bottom of our state and work my way back up North looking at Wedding dresses. I want something very specific and so I may have to have it made. I want one that is casual with a slight kinda 70's look.. about knee length, crochet on it, low cut front etc. I found one online and bought it. Since losing 65 pounds though it shows a flaw where I have saggy skin so I am looking again. I have 2.5 months till the wedding in Kauai.

On the way up North my soon to me Mother in law and I are staying at the casino hotel. I am gonna see if I can keep from going broke lol.

I can't believe how much weight I have lost in my face!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

WOW I jacked my calories up today :( My guilty pleasure that did it all for me was the chocolate milk haha. Why do they sell a bottle that says 170 calories but then put that theres 2 servings in the bottle... I mean who goes to get a choco milk and drinks 1/2 of it and leaves it in the cup holder in their car? Well not me so I ended up with double the calories :(

What'd I eat? Here it is!

Lite Mayo
servings 1.00
Calories 25
Sara Lee Whole Grain Bread
Servings 0.25
Calories 38
Kraft Kraft Singles
Servings 1.00
Calories 80
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Turkey
Servings 0.75
Calories 38
Great Skott Pumpkin Seeds Roasted Salted
Servings 1.00
Calories 190
Pork Chili Verde
Servings 1.00
Calories 250
Umpqua Dairy Organic Nonfat Skim Milk
Servings 2.00
Calories 160
Chocolate Lowfat Milk 1%
Servings 2.00
Calories 340
Benefiber Benefiber Powder
Servings 1.00
Calories 15
Total Calories:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

They say pets resemble their owners

Besides my children and DH this is the light of my life. They say that pets resemble their owners. That's a scary thought when you own a 60lb bulldog that has his tongue out all the time and is too fat to reach his own butt to scratch it! He is all about personality and makes me laugh everytime I see him.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I am not sure why but I feel slightly annoyed today. It might have something to do with waking up at 1am with my tonsils swollen and feeling like crap all over. Uggh oh well I gotta press on it's only Tuesday.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Holy Cow I lost another pound!

I don't know what happened but the last 3 weeks I have had a steady loss. I weighed on Friday and had lost 1 pound.. That made me happy! But this morning I squeaked out another pound... So 2 pounds this week. I have 58% Towards my goal :)

This picture is me, my 16 year old drama queen, and DH right before the concert.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Uggh super lazy!

Well I spent the day recovering from the concert. I was sooo unproductive :( I got up at 10 and had a glass of milk and then 1/2 cup of potato ham soup and went back to bed lol. I didn't get up for the day until 3:30! I haven't done that in years.

Oh well I feel better and I am gonna eat some protein for dinner and get back on track :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

1 More down 47 to go

Last night we went to see Danzig for the 4th time at the Roseland theater... It was a blast. We took our 16 year old daughter Brittany for the first time. She loved it! Other than a couple idiots in the front row with us that thought they needed to fight with everyone.. We made it out alive and she caught 2 guitar picks, a glass of beer (she didn't drink it) and my DH caught a bottle of water from the band.

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 :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

6 Months post op and 60 pounds gone in theese photos

These are my 6 month post op pictures :) I weigh 211 in these photos... Down 60 pounds and feel like a totally different person!

4 months post op and down 35 lbs

I returned to the doctor in August to have a fill and they gave me a 4 month after shot. I wore the same clothes so I could see some difference.

PreOp Photos

These are the ones I never wanted to share.. But the sad reality is this is what I looked like before. I cannot change the past but only make it better for the future.
The first 2 pictures are from 10/07 when I began seeing the surgeon and requesting insurance approval. I have BCBS of Minnesota and was required to complete 6 months of a supervised diet. I only lost 5 lbs in the 6 month diet (I didn't try to lose weight :( )