Thursday, August 30, 2012

TTT actually on Thursday!

1.  Sitting in a meeting, done with my part, but at the back of the room and too hard to get out, so I'm playing online.

2.  Trying not to get discouraged by the 1 pound gain this past week.  I'm noticing more bad eating habits trying to creep back in.  Got to nip those in the bud.

3.  My hair started falling out about a week ok.  big clumps in the shower and throughout the day.  Doesn't bother me since I've got so much hair.  I usually get it thinned in the summer, so I have more than plenty.  I can understand if you didn't have lots of hair to start with this could be upsetting.  I'm getting my protein in, I didn't start biotin, but maybe i should.  Thoughts?

4.  The arm band holder for my ipod actually fits around my upper arm.  When I started I had to wear it around my forearm :(.  So much nicer on my walks now.

5.  I've hired a personal trainer to come to my house and teach me how to use the equipment we have.  Mainly the weights, we have a big giant weight system that I'm not sure how to use.  She'll give me some exercises and routines to do.  Then in a couple of months I'll have her back to see how I'm doing.

6.  Friends were supposed to come in for the weekend, but thanks to the remnants of Isaac we are supposed to get they changed their plans.

7.  Have been furiously trying to get the house ready for them.  It's now cleaner than it has been in a loooong time.

8.  I'm jealous of everyone going to BOOBs.  At the time of registration I wasn't sure so I didn't sign up, but now I  really wish I had.  IT sounds like lots of fun, and it would be great to meet other bandsters.

9.  Price of gas jumped again, was 3.99 this morning, but I didn't have time to stop.  Wondering if it's going to be over 4.00 by the time I leave.  I'm almost on empty, so I'll have to get some tonight.

10.  Can't wait for Fall to get here.  I'm tired of it being sooo hot.  I love Fall :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

weigh in wednesday

Running late trying to get out, I was downstairs dressed and about to walk out the door when I remember I didn't weigh in. So back upstairs, take off the clothes (they're heavy you know).


Up one pound since last week, ugh should have just stayed in bed today.  Rationally I know that one pound is just normal fluctuation, and that the 6 pound loss I saw last week was an anomaly, but still.  It's hard to see the scale go up.

So I rush to get to work, get a space in the close garage (yeah me) and head into work. OK, maybe today will still be ok.

Except you have to badge in and my badge doesn't want to work.  Ok, push the button to talk to security, they tell me my access isn't valid... WHAT???  is this their way of firing me?  Said they would send someone down to badge me in and figure out what was going on.  So I wait, and wait and wait.  20 minutes later still no one.  Get back in my car, drive to the front of the complex go try to go in that way.  Have to wait in line at reception, they finally confirm that I still should have access (yay, for not being fired).  They send me down to security have to have a new badge made, with a new not picture ready today.

So should have made it into work before 8:30 actually wasn't in the building until after 9:30.  Head to the cafeteria to grab some eggs for breakfast only to find out they've already closed breakfast.  ARGH.  Head to the coffee shop in the building to pick something up cause I'm starving.  Not a good idea, ended up getting a chocolate croissant and I ate the whole damn thing. DOUBLE ARGH.  

So all in all my morning has sucked.  Just trying to make it through the rest of the day.  

Friday, August 24, 2012

TTT, second time around

I was in major brain fart mode last night so I couldn't think of anything, even though earlier in the day I had lots of things I wanted to write about. Let's continue where we left off yesterday...

5. When I walked into aerobics class the instructor looked at me and said "wow, I can tell you've lost weight since last week" :)

6. I thought I saw my elusive collarbones at class last night in the mirror, but alas when I came home I saw no evidence of them :( Must be that special mirror in the workout room.

7. On vacation I made it through two rounds of golf (9 holes each, and with a cart) and felt I could have gone another 9. Last year it took everything I had to finish 9 holes without feeling like I was dying.

8. I fit into those size 20s I bought a few weeks ago at Goodwill. I can't wait until I get into those 18s.

9. I'm going home to see my mom at the end of September and I can't wait to see how much more I lose before then. My goal is to be around 260 by them.

10. I'm sitting in a really boring meeting doing this. It started at 8:30 and is scheduled to go until 4. UGH I hate all say meetings on Friday (well, any day that is an all day meeting sucks.) Hopefully we'll get out early.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


1. Didn't have to use a seatbelt extender on our trip to Florida.

2. The slight unfilled seems to have been enough. No PBing since and no horrible pressure. I'fe been on soft foods so far, tomorrow is first "real" food so we'll see how it goes.

3. I'm scared about moving back to real food.

4. I had lots of things in my head, but I cant think of them now. Ill finish TTT tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday

Holy sh#$%#$!


Six pounds since last week!!!  I know that some of this is because I had a fill that was a little too much so I've been on liquids/soft foods for a week. However, I think a big part of this is the amount of exercise I've been doing; 13 out of the last 14 days I've done at least 30 minutes. That's HUGE for me.  I've found things I love to do, so it's easier for me to keep with it.  Hopefully that will last.   I can't wait until my Derby Lite classes start next month!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I wanna be a Derby Girl

I've been looking around for new types of activities/exorcise to keep me motivated. Before my surgery I heard about an organization I wanted to try, but I new I wouldn't be able to make most of the classes do to recovery. Yesterday I just happened to check and see if they were starting a new session and low and behold they were having an information session that night, so I went and had a blast!

So what is this great organization you may be asking...Derby Lite

From their website:
Derby Lite is Roller Skating for Fun & Fitness. Our certified instructors lead high energy classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced skaters where ladies become healthier humans - physically and mentally - as they learn to skate a la roller derby without the impact or competition. Each 90-minute to two hour workout includes off-skates dynamic warm-ups, on-skates skills and drills, upper body strength exercises and cool-down stretching. It's a balanced, whole body workout that's never boring, shows progress week after week, and brings you into a welcoming community of women like no other. Are you ready?

I had so much fun, even though I fell on my ass a couple of times. I haven't been on skates in a long time. Last time on Rollerblades was more than 15 years, and quad skates I haven't been on since Junior High.

I didn't feel embarrassed, or out of place. The girls were great, and so encouraging. They made me feel welcome. I'm so sore this morning, especially my butt! I can't wait to go back.

Classes are once a week for 12 weeks, 90 minutes each. I think it's going to be an awesome workout. the classes themselves aren't expensive, but the gear I'm going to need is a little pricey. Skates, helmet, wrist, elbow and knee pads, and I don't want to skimp on the padding ;)

Now I just need to come up with a cool Derby name. Any suggestions?

Monday, August 20, 2012

2nd PB and 1st unfill

Oops I did it again (not that Britney was talked about PBing). Saturday I tried tuna salad with some cucumbers. Not sure what caused it, but I ended up running to the bathroom again. Mostly saliva that came up.

I stuck with liquids for the rest of the weekend. No problems at all. Left a message with my surgeon's office. They just called me back and scheduled me for an unfill tomorrow morning.

Hopefully just a slight unfill will take care of the problem.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

First PB...ugh

I've really been hoping to avoid the dreaded PB (productive burp), unfortunately its just another one of the many new experiences I've had since getting my band.

Started normal enough, still eating soft food since my fill tues. Had mashed potatoes with melted cheese. Ate about 1/4 of a cup and the feeling hit. Pressure, saliva...ugh run to the bathroom just in time for it to come back up. Not a lot, but still no fun. Slimed for a whole.

Feel better now. Need to remember this and do everything in my power to not let it happen again. Not sure exactly why it happened eating too fast too much not chewing enough. So eat less eat slower and chew more. Learn my soft stop signal.

Guess I really do have a band in there after all.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Weigh-in Wednesday

I know I just got weighed at the doctor yesterday, but since I'm using my home scale as the official weigh in scale I want to be consistent, so hopped on the scale at the usual time on Wednesday morning and this is what greeted me...


That's right 278.4, all the exorcise this past week has paid off big time. So I have reached the big 5-0, fifty pounds lost since the beginning of my journey.

I still have a long way/weigh to go, but I am so happy at where I have gotten to in a short period of time. It has not been easy. I have learned many things, the biggest is that I have more will power than I ever thought possible.  The band is a great tool, but it has not really stopped me from eating so far, it's been shear determination.  Hopefully with this second fill I will get some more restriction.

So far things have gone well, but I know that can change, that I have to keep up this new attitude I have and not take the band for granted.  I also realize the key for me is exorcise, I have to move my body to lose the weight, it's not just about what food I eat.

Thanks to everyone that is following along, offering encouragement.  It REALLY does help me.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fill #2

Went in for fill #2 this morning and things went well.  Met with the dietician and she is pleased with what i'm doing.  I confirmed that I should be trying for about 1200 calories a day.  She said to continue to make sure I get my protein and fluids in.  She said as I get more fills and more restriction it may be harder to do.

Official doctor's office weigh in...drum roll please....


Holey Moley, that's 49.2 pounds down!  I've been kicking butt with exorcise this week, and it shows.  We'll see what my home scale says tomorrow when I do my official home weigh in. Three months and almost 50 pounds! I am amazed. 

She put in 2cc but i gurgled too much so she took out 0.5cc and it was fine.  So I have a grand total of 4cc in a 10cc band.  I'm scheduled for another fill on October 2.  I could have made it sooner, but I'm going to be traveling, and I don't want to be worried about issues out of state.

Fluids today, then soft foods for two days then back to "normal" food.  So far drinking a protein shake without problems (knock on wood).

Monday, August 13, 2012

My first bento

I finally got around to getting a bento style box and some accessories and made my first bento box this morning.  If you don't know about bento boxes check out this blog to learn all about them.

I got the box at the Container Store (one of my favorite stores ever).  It's got two sections and a smaller lidded box that fits into the top section. I got the silicone containers at joanne's (they are cupcake liners). I had to cut them down a little to fit in the box.

In the bottom:  two hard boiled eggs, raspberries, and baked cheesits.
In the top:  cucumbers and ham and cheese roll ups.  The eggs and raspberries are for breakfast, the rest for lunch.

Here are close ups of the eggs, I found molds to make them into bear and bunny shapes, so cute!  The eggs didn't come out perfect, but still better than a plain egg.

It didn't really take that long to pack, but it does take planning.  Trying to figure out what to put where took the longest.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday

Hopped on the scale and saw something I hadn't in a long time... a gain.


Only 0.6 lb increase, but it's still hard to see the numbers go up.  I know this is just leftover vacay fluctuation.  I didn't do any official exercise , but did spend lots of time in the pool/ocean and walked a bunch. I also didn't track my food/fluid intake like normal.  

Now that I'm back to the real world goal is at least 30 minutes of exercise 4 times a week and back to logging everything that goes in my mouth.  Now to stay off the scale until next Wednesday.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Back from vacay

Got back from a great vacation to Florida. Will post a summary and some pics soon. Best news is that I weighed in at 284.6 this morning. No loss, but no gain! I did pretty well with my eating, but I didn't log everything like I have been and there was some alcohol and ice cream ibgestion ( but not at the same time).

Hope everything is well with everyone. I'll be catching up with everyones blogs