Sunday, November 27, 2011

wrap up

Well, I think the visit with the in-laws and thanksgiving went well. My weight has not changed the last 2 weeks, however, I feel like I did well with my eating. I kept to my normal portions even on thanksgiving. It was an interesting experience explaining to the inlaws why I eat on a small plate and why I measure out my food and eat such small portions, no bread, pasta or rice. However, I think they took it rather well. Only weird this is I've felt sick to my stomach all day today. I don't know if its something I ate or stress or just getting sick, but ugh I feel awful! :( I'm keeping food and liquids down, so no worries there I just feel like crap. Oh well, we'll see what happens. back to work tomorrow after being off for the last week!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stella and Dot

Last week I went to a Stella and Dot trunk show and purchased 2 beautiful bracelets and a gorgeous ring. One bracelet and the ring arrived today, the other bracelet is backordered, but I am so excited! They are a gorgeous rose gold. Lovely!!! My heater guys are on their way to install my new heater, yay! I'm so cold and it does not help that I am also sick. Go figure. I didn't work out this morning because of feeling sick, but hopefully I will get over this quickly. I did see my trainer earlier in the week so at least I have not been completely lazy in the working out department.

Monday, November 21, 2011

heaters and being sick

So, it would seem my husband and I are looking at replacing our furnace... fun fun. When we bought the house a few months ago we knew the heater was old, but didn't think much of it. As the weather has turned cold, we've been complaining that it does not feel like it heats efficiently. We finally decided to have a guy come out and look at it and he confirmed that we should replace it, but worse than that, it needs replaced ASAP as it is not safe to run. Blah.... So I've been spending the day calling around to try and get some quotes as the one they gave us seems outrageous and overpriced. On top of that, I feel like I'm getting sick... Minor sore throat, headache - ugh! I did manage to make it through my workout at the gym though, so that was nice. We'll see how I feel tomorrow if I go workout on Wednesday. In other news, I finally told the in-laws about my band. I had this done in February but have not seen them since then so we never told them. They seem supportive enough but you can still tell they are a little curious. Yesterday mom in law made chicken soup - she was very curious that I insisted i could not eat it. First off, it has noodles, I don't do noodles. Secondly, I still stick very strict to no liquids and solids at the same time. I explained on this to them. Then at dinner, we went to an expensive seafood place. Neither hubby nor myself eat seafood, so there was only a few options on the menu for us. I could not see ordering a $30 steak that came with a 6 oz piece of meat, a potato, veggies and a salad. I would end up leaving 3/4 of the food on the plate. So, hubby and I decided to share. the in-laws were a little shocked that we were going to share a plate. I diffused the situation quickly by pointing out that everything on the menu was just way too much food and I would be eating leftovers for days if I ordered anything and it just made more since for me to eat off hubby's plate. The server was very nice about it and had no problems with us sharing a plate. Sometimes when hubby and I go out I'll order my own plate and bring home leftovers as they make a nice breakfast or lunch for me at work, but this time around it just did not make sense. There was also nothing that sounded good to me on the appetizers menu or I would have done that. Oh well, sharing works and hubby does not mind.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Vicious Cycle

When I'm stressed, working out relives my stress. When I work out regularly, in the mornings, my stress levels all day are lower. However, why the heck is it so dang hard to make myself work out when I'm stressed? I know the positive reasons, I know I feel better, as a matter of fact, I usually feel great, but no but butt still stays in bed. Blah!!! For example, last week, my trainer and I were discussing that I need to get in 5 days of activity, ideally the two days of strength training with her, two additional days in the gym of cardio and then my one weekend day of outdoors cardio. So, no problem, I did my two days with her, check! Was majorly stressed though so ended up slacking the rest of the week, especially since my days with her were early in the week and then she was out of town. Booo... I did get some redemption of getting outside for cardio two days but still that means I only hit 4 days. Not bad, but not great. So, skip to this week - normally my trainer and I would meet on Monday, but she was still out of town. Knowing I was going to be stressed out on Monday, I slept in... Okay, so I got off work early, feeling guilty from sleeping in I took the dog for a walk in the evening. Normally, I walk the dog in the AM and hubby takes the PM shift. Okay, it was movement, not really cardio but something. So, I told myself, I have GOT TO wake up Tuesday and get my booty to the gym and get in my cardio day if I am going to hit my 5 days - Tuesday: Cardio, Wednesday: Strength with Trainer, Thursday : Strength with trainer, Friday:Spin, Saturday OR Sunday : hike... Sooo this morning, set my alarm to go to the gym.... woke up before the alarm went off, fed the dog, and changed the alarm and crawled back in to bed. WHY!?!?!?!?! I knew it was going to be another stressful day and I "deserved" to sleep in.. No excuses... Working out would have made me feel better. I did convince myself to redeem that mistake in the afternoon when I got off work early again. I did end up at the gym for some running and man, it felt GREAT!!! But I still just don't understand why it is when I'm stressed I have such difficulty making myself go work out when I know how good I will feel afterwards.... In other news - I'm down to 165 lbs, which is 77 lbs lost and I was able to fit in to a size 10 for my work pants!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

75 pounds GONE!!

I am officially down 75 pounds! Wow, since February! Spent some time this week in Colorado with my parents. First time they've seen me in 2 years and they were AMAZED at how much smaller I am now than I have ever been. This weekend coming up the inlaws will be here and they also have not seen me recently so that should be interesting. My parents handled my new eating habits okay - at first they were a little surprised with my little portions but they quickly figured it out. I was happy my fill level was perfect for giving me nice restriction and keeping me fill for hours. I traveled just fine with it, even at a protein bar on the plane because I was hungry! I might have ate a little too much left over Halloween candy though, but I'm proud to say there is none left in my house now so I won't be eating any more of it! I've been hooked on tacos and quesadillas lately. Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but they are delicious! I am hoping my current fill level will get me through the rest of this year, it seems to be a good level. Well, I need to get ready to take the dog to the park and do some shopping! My crockpot gets here Monday! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Candy, airplanes, family

So the Halloween candy has been dangerous ... I cannot yet be trusted with it in the house.  I did however still manage to get down to 168 lbs!! Yay!!
Took my first airplane trip since surgery. I drank lots of water specificly ice water. Had no trouble with my band so I was happy. I was worried about that but it all went well. Packed plenty of protein bars and shakes just incase. So now I'm in Denver visiting my parents. They have not seen me in about 2 years and this is the first time since surgery .. mom and dad are impressed with how much weight I have lost but I think its a little shocking for them to see how little I eat now. I wanted to get out today to try to workout but the snow has kept me in... ah well.