Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A NSV today!

Tomorrow is my birthday. So today, I was taken out for lunch by all the staff from the church where my husband works..he is the youth pastor there. Anyway, as we were sitting down, one of the ladies leaned over to me and said "I noticed on Sunday and didn't have a chance to tell you, that you are looking really nice, how much weight have you lost?" I was so excited, I almost did a jig :) It feels so good when people notice...really good.
I was proud of what I ate too..I ordered a chicken salad...I scooped all the sour cream and guacamole off and just ate the lettuce, chicken and tomatoes. and I didn't eat that yummy crispy bowl that the taco salad comes in...and that is my favorite part! I also didn't touch the free dessert they brought out for me since it was my birthday, I just started passing it around for everyone else to enjoy.

On the band front...the scale hasn't budged since Sat...but I lost like 4lbs last week...so I am not too frustrated..... yet. Plus I am working out every day and the DVD I am doing is circuit training...we do 2 min of aerobics, then 2 min of weights...and keeps repeating for 35 min. I am sweaty and stinky by the end, but I can really tell it's working. I have 3 more lbs to lose to reach my Thanksgiving goal...it doesn't look like I will reach that, but I am ok with that...I am not cheating, I am drinking my water, exercising, and eating small portions, so I know the scale will move again.

On the fill front, I had my first one last week. I have no restriction and can't tell any difference, at all. My next fill is Friday Dec 5th, so hopefully that one will do something.

Have a great day!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Goodbye 250's...and I will never see you again!

I was soooo happy to jump on the scale this morning and see my weight didn't start with 25...but instead started with 24 :) and I will never see that nasty number again. I am 1 pound away from reaching 30lbs and I can't wait to reach that loss. I have only 4pounds to go to reach my Thanksgiving goal.

On the fill front...I was on liquids and musies, today I can start regular food. I haven't been able to tell much of a difference yet....but like everyone has said, I realize it takes a few to get to restricition.

I am excited for the weekend. Tomorrow I will be putting up all of our christmas decorations, and our family is going to see the new Disney Christmas movie, and I can't wait! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some goals of mine

Just want to blog a couple of goals I want to reach this year. I want to blog them for accountability purposes.

I want to get down to 245 by Thanksgiving...thats 5lbs in 8 days...I may not reach it..but I sure am going to try.

I want to get down to 225 by Christmas...thats 20lbs in a month (assuming I reach the 1st goal by Turkey day)

So that is what I am shooting for!

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I got my first fill!!!!! and some questions for you that have been filled...

Well, I got my first fill today. I was a little nervous...and a little scared, but a whole lot of excited.

My Dr came in the room and was pleased with my weight loss since my follow up after my surgery. He said most of his patients don't lose anything between that appt and their first fill...so he asked me what I did to lose...I was like I did what the nutrionist said to do...I drank a ton of water, I have been exercising, not snacking and eating right.

He then poked around a bit (which did hurt...but not enough that I screamed)...and he took out what was in there and then put some in...I am at 4.2 cc in my 10 cc band. I am on liquids today and tomorrow, mushies on Thur & Friday, then normal on Sat. Is that typical of what your told when you get a fill??

My next fill is scheduled for Dec 15th. The Dr said it might take 4-6 fills to find my "sweet spot"...how many did it take for you??

Monday, November 16, 2009

Woo Hoo! Keep that scale moving!

After 2 weeks of no scale movement.....It's finally moving. I am down 4lbs last week!! And a total of 26. And my first fill is tomorrow!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

It moved again...down another pound

Happy Saturday!

I am down another pound! So from 2 weeks of no scale movement...to down 2 lbs in a few days :) I will take it!

3 days away from my 1st fill....Tuesday can't come fast enough.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pumpkin Fluff....maybe it will keep you away from the pumpkin pie :)

I thought I would share a weight watchers recipe I have..it is really yummy and low in fat....I plan on making it on Thanksgiving to eat instead of the other fattening desserts.

Pumpkin Fluff

1 box fat free/sugar free vanilla pudding
1 box fat free/sugar free butterscotch pudding
1 small can of pumpkin (not the pie kind, just pumpkin)
2 cups skim milk
(You can add a dash of pumpkin pie spices..or cinnamon if you want)

Blend all of that together, chill and eat. It's yummy!

I hope everyone has a great weekend. For me, it's going to be a busy one...but I am hoping to get my exercise in, and make wise food choices...and hopefully that scale will move another lb down...Tuesday is my 1st fill..and it can't come fast enough!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I am still trudging on....ignoring my scale...while enjoying smaller clothes

Well, after 2 weeks of no movement on the scale...a couple of days ago it went down a pound...and for the last couple of days...again no movement. But, I am still trudging on. I am still eating right, working out 4-5x a week...and moving on. In inches I am going down...I tried on a pair of jeans last night that I haven't worn in a couple of years, and they slid right on...I couldn't believe it!! I have gone down almost 3 sizes in my jeans...and that to me is amazing! But I really want the scale to move....why is it that we let that # on the scale define us?? When it goes down, it makes me so happy...I feel lighter, happier...and when it stays the same, or even goes up a little...I get ticked. I feel heavy, sad, and ticked off. Even though from one day to another I can tell the difference in my clothes...that stupid # on the scale makes all the difference in the world.
Well, next Tuesday is my 1st fill...and today is 4 weeks since my surgery...I am ready to get this fill stuff started and ready to get my weight dropping!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Finally.....some movement

The scale FINALLY budged. I can't believe it hadn't really moved for 2 weeks...but I stuck it out. I ate pretty good, and I have been working out in the mornings before starting work...and finally today it went down a pound. I want it to move more than that...but I will take it. My first fill is 1 week from today, and I can't wait. I am a little nervous about getting a fill, after reading some horror stories about them...but I am ready for some restriction. I can't even tell I have a band to tell you the truth. I can eat what I want, and pretty much how much of it I want. I really have to discipline myself to eat smaller portions, and to not snack. So I really really hope this 1st fill does something...I mean, after having surgery to lose weight, you want to actually lose weight, and tell you have a band in you...I am going to ask for a generous fill :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I am copying several others...here is my "Get to know me"

Here goes:

A- Age: hmm...not something I share :)
Annoyance: gossip, I despise it.
Animal: Dolphins
Actor: John Travolta

B- Beer: Yuck
Birthday/Birthplace: November 25th, in Rockford IL
Body Part on opposite sex: eyes
Been in Love: Yep, I love my husband, he is the best!
Been bitched at: Yes
Believe in yourself?: somtimes....
Believe in God: Absolutely! He is my savior
Before weight: 278

C- Car: my Chrysler minivan
Candy: reeses penut butter cups
Color: Purple
Cried in school: yep several times. girls are mean!
Chocolate/Vanilla: chocolate...with penut butter :)
Chinese/Mexican: mmmm, I love mexican food
Cake or pie: Cake
Country to visit: I would LOVE to go to Ireland

D- Day or Night: Night, I am a night person
Do the splits?: yep, I sure can

E- Eggs: medium over, or scrambled
Eyes: brown

F- First crush: Brad Hollifield 7th grade
First thoughts waking up: I wanna get on the scale to see if I have lost
Food: I like pizza, mexican food...and chinese

G- Greatest Fear: fear of losing either my husband or girls
Goals: to get skinny. and get out of debt so I can quit work and work at the church with my husband
Get along with your parents?: no...not really
Good luck charm: I don't have one..

H- Hair Colour: brown
Height: 5"4
Happy: for the most part
Holiday: I love Thanksgiving and Christmas...I LOVE the holidays!
Health freak?:I wish I was
Hate: living far away from my best friend Jennifer, and Randy's family, I miss them alot. I also don't like my job too much. I also hate bills.

I- Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
Instrument: Piano & flute

J- Jewelry: Silver
Job: Insurance Customer service Representative for Metlife Auto & Home. Plus a wife. and mom. And I work with my husband in youth ministry

K- Kids: 2 daughters. Ashley Marie is 14, and Aimee Miranda is 8
Kickboxing or karate: I used to do Tae Bo dvd, lol
Keep a journal? yep, and this blog

L- Longest Car Ride: 22 hours when we moved from Minnesota to Colorado
Love: oh yeah, I am totally in love with my husband, he is the best!
Laughed so hard you cried: oh yeah, and have even been known to pee a little while laughing :)
Love at first sight: nope, don't believe it

M- Milk flavor: Chocolate
Movie: A Christmas Story
Mooned anyone?:Just my hubby
Marriage: I believe in it! and I have a great one!
Motion sickness? no
McD’s or BK: Mcdonalds

N- Number of Siblings: 3 sisters and 1 brother
Number of Piercings: 3, I have one in each ear, and my nose is pierced
Number: 7

O- One wish: To be debt free, so that I can quit my job, and work at the church with my husband in youth ministry. I absolutely love working with teens, mentoring them and watching them grow a relationship with God. I hate religion...I believe it's about a relationship with God

P- Place you’d like to live: Tennessee
Perfect Pizza: Extra cheese, sausage, mushrooms & onions
Pepsi/Coke: mmm, diet pepsi, but haven't had one in about 4 weeks

Q- Questionaires: when I have time..

R- Reason to cry: It doesn't take much, I am emotional
Reality T.V.: I like it, but don't have much time to watch tv
Roll your tongue in a circle? yeah, I can

S- Song: I love too many, but prolly my favorite is called "Oh how he loves"
Shoe size: 7
Salad Dressing: Ranch
Skipped school: no
Smoking: I used to
Sing well?: I am ok
Strawberries/Blueberries: Strawberries

T- Time for bed: usually around 11pm
Thunderstorms: I LOVE them
TV: I don't watch tv very often

U- Unpredictable: not usually

V- Vegetable you hate: Green beans
Vegetable you love: asparagus
Vacation spot: We love to go camping

W- Weakness: I love chocolate
When you grow up: in ministry...which we are
Which one of your friends acts the most like you: Jennifer
Wanted to be a model?: not really

X-X-Rays: I have had a few

Y-Year it is now: 2009-
Yellow: the color of my kitchen

Z- Zoo: I love going there
Zodiac sign: don't believe in that stuff

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I still hate my scale...but some NSV's!

I am still ticked at my scale. Its still not moving...but I am going down in inches.
First off, I had a rough weekend. I vowed I wasn't going to step on that stupid scale...but I just couldn't do it. I hopped on it Sat & Sund morning. It's not going up...but it's not going down much either. But on the plus side, I worked out sat, and again Monday and again Today. and it feels GREAT! I also said I wouldn't touch the halloween candy...but I did. Not horribly bad...but several pieces have found their way into me. But that was the weekend, and yesterday I started plugging away again, and haven't had another piece.

At church Sunday morning I was told my someone that my face looked thinner. And someone else told me they could really tell I was losing weight. That made my day! And then last night, I was getting dressed and my husband walked in the room....and he said "Wow, I can really tell your losing weight..your stomach is shrinking!" Man did that feel great!
I also can take my jeans on and off now without unzipping or unsnapping them...lol. It's time for a new pair!

Have a great day!