Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Much needed day off

After 2 weeks of working 8-7:30 mon - fri and 8-430 on Saturdays, I had today off.  It has been so great to lounge around doing mostly nothing.  The dog woke me up at 4 am though.  Ugh!  It's our normal wake up time and she decided I should wake up that early and feed her even if I was off.  Went back to sleep until about 7 then I got up to play on the computer for a bit and had a delicious frittata for breakfast.  it's leftover from the one I made on sunday.  not the best reheated item, but it's okay.  Then I had to take hubby to get his appointment and then I dropped him at work and the car at the mechanic.  While the mechanic had my car, I walked over to the gym for a workout!  Woo hoo!!  I did 30 minutes on my own, walking for 4 minutes and jogging for 1.  it was a nice interval, but I think next time I'll do 3 minutes walk, 2 jog.  I'm still doing a slow jog as not to overdo it yet, but I handled it well I think.  After that, I headed home on the bus to change out of my workout clothes and headed back to hubby's work to have lunch with him.  Their cafeteria is very nice, although I was a bit worried if they would have anything for me to eat.  I had a delicious grilled chicken breast, some potatoes, a bite or two of roasted beats and a small bit of avocado on my chicken.  it was yummy!  Then I headed back home and caught up on my Glee episodes I've missed the past 2 weeks!  I LOOOOVE GLEE!  :)  Now I just have to wait for hubby to pick the car up from the mechanic and we are making some chicken thighs for dinner!  Yuuum!!  What a nice relaxing day and I needed it!  Tomorrow, thursday and Friday I work the 8-730 shifts again.  booo but at least I'm off this Saturday so I'll have a real weekend!  yay!!!  

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

work outs?

How long after surgery before you all returned to doing workouts that worked your abs?
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Yay!!!   Had my first fill yesterday!  I was nervous.  Way more than I needed to be.  All went well.  Yay!  I have 5 ccs in my band now.

So I just wanted to post some stats- (I hate how the doc's scale is always higher than my own!!!)
1/24/11 - Started Pre-op diet - 246.5 lbs, BMI 44.4, Fat % 49.1%
2/18/11 - First POST-Op Appt - 226.5 lbs, BMI 40.8, Fat % 48.4%
3/21/11 - First Fill appt, 5ccs  - 215 lbs, BMI 38.7, Fat % 43.7

Woo hoo!!!  At least it's consistent, both the doctor's scale and my home scale show a loss of 31-32 lbs!  Yay!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

First Fill... Coming soon.

My first fill is Monday!!   Just a few more days away.  I think it's time as I have been getting hungry in between meals.  Not so hungry that I have to eat, but enough that it's bothersome.  Super excited to see how it goes.  In other news, I'm crazy busy at work.  I am working 830am - 730 pm.  Figure in a 40 min commute each way.  Monday I worked out with my trainer, Wednesday I did cardio and tomorrow I meet with the trainer again.  I'm ready for Sunday so i can sleep in!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

30 lbs down!

Wahoo!!!   The scale greeted me this morning at 212!!!  This means I have hit the 30 lb mark.  30 lbs since January 24th.  I am so very happy.  It is a busy and crazy week for me at work but food has been okay.  Will write more later!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Been Busy

Sorry I have not been blogging or commenting much.  My work schedule is kind of hectic, leaving me not much down time.  The past week have gone well.  I started back at the gym working out with my trainer!  So far, so good.  Still can't lift much or do abs workouts cause the doctor told me to avoid that for 6 weeks.  I see him a week from tomorrow for my first fill, so I will check with him again and see where I am for adding more back in to my work outs.  As far as seeing him for my first fill, I'm excited for that.  I'm doing okay with eating.  I can easily eat my 6  meals a day of 1/2 c each meal.  I do get hungry between sometimes, but nothing to terribly hard.  I'm not snacking or anything else in between, so we're okay on that.  This past week I only lost 1 lb...  :(  that made me sad, but realistically, I know that's what happens at this point.  I'm 32 days out from surgery, so hopefully my fill will help.
I'm terribly bored with chicken and beans for lunch, so I'm doing taco seasoned ground beef and refried beans for lunch this week to switch things up a little and ooooh I'm going to try beef stew tonight.  I was told to stick with ground meats, chicken and pork until I was comfy enough to try adding others in.  I think since the meat will me so moist and tender it should be okay.  Fingers crossed!!
In other news, hubby and I are looking at houses!  yay!!  We got pre-approved today and going to reach out to the Realtor and see what we can find!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gotta be prepared

So I had to go in to work for a couple of hours this morning and then I was dropping my car off at the mechanic because the check engine light has been on.  I was smart enough to take some snacks with me, but ummm yeah I have not gotten the hang of being prepared yet and didn't think about lunch.  So sitting at the mechanic and decided I was hungry!!  Finally found out my car won't be fixed today, stupid fuel pump.  So walked from the mechanic's to the bus stop to get home.  Realized I was really really hungry and may not make it home without starving... ;)  So ran into Wendy's for a bite to eat.  What oh what can I eat?  I'm 28 days out from surgery and trying very hard to stick with my eating plan.  Aha moment, CHILI!  okay, so their chili was not the best, I make better chili, but in a pinch it worked.  at least I was not so hungry that I picked the wrong things, although, I think I was so hungry I ate a little too fast because it gave me some indigestion!   :(   Next time, I gotta remember to be better prepared!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Well, I've joined the Spring Challenge over on ChasingSkinny's blog!!  Today was the first official weigh in and my scale showed me a 215!!

Tomorrow, I see my personal trainer.  I have not seen her since before surgery, so I'm super excited to see her again and to start working out again!!  Yay!!

The past week has been busy for me at work hence the lack of updates, but food wise, I'm doing okay!  I'm still pretty much eating the exact same thing every day, but I did add some triscuts and laughing cow cheese as a snack.  Also found some delicious chocolate covered banana slices at trader joes...  this could be a bad thing...  someone take them away!!  No really though they are good, but I don't have time to eat them so I'll be okay.  once in awhile though they work as a sweet treat.

Tonight for dinner it's meatballs...  Don't know what I'll have on the side yet since I'm not supposed to do pasta yet..  Maybe mashed potatoes.  But I made mashed sweet potatoes last night.  ugh!  I don't know!
Gotta cook my chicken for lunch too.  it's marinating right now.  Then i gotta get my gym back and lunch ready for the morning.  my workout session is 6 am!!

Ahhhh I must say at this point, only 25 days or so after surgery, I'm very happy and thankful for my band and I know still that this is the best decision I could have made!  Yay!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Before Picture.

I'm putting up a before picture.  No progress pics yet, but right before starting my pre-op diet hubby and I took his grandma to Vegas so I could have one last hurrah.  It also let to the perfect BEFORE picture.