Merry Christmas everyone! Hubby and I are having a nice low key holiday at home this year. I already opened one present early - a Nexus 7 tablet. I love it!!! I can't wait to see Hubby's face when he opens his gifts tomorrow! This will be my first Christmas since my dad passed away. It is difficult but we must go on. I wish I could spend the holiday with my mom but I don't have the help at work that I need to take time off. Well for now I must go see what the dog wants. Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
It's been quite a while since my last post... I don't think I ever got around to sharing the details of my vacation either. So, we spent two weeks visiting The Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland. Starting off flying in to Amsterdam. It was amazing. I did fine on the flight. Carried plenty of water and snacks with me just in case the airplane food did not agree with my band. I also carried GasX. Had no band troubles, but the GasX helps as I get burpy on the plane. Not sure why. In Amsterdam, we ate so many goodies and had a fabulous time. Took some train rides and even rode a boat around the canals. We took tons of pictures, I will share soon. Then, we took an overnight train to Germany - specifically, Munich. I slept on the top bunk! For once, I was not afraid of being too heavy! It was great. Again, carried water and snacks with me. Munich was nice - we just had the day there before taking another train out to Fussen, where we would spend a few nights. Had a YUMMY schnitzel and don't forget the apple strudel, I even had wine with dinner! Lots of sausage too. I stuck with yogurt for breakfast most days. I drank coffee with my meals... I broke all of the "rules!" LOL. We rented bikes and rode them the 3 miles out to the castles - Neuschwanstein Castle and Castle Hohenschwangau. Yes, the Neuschwanstein is the one the Disney castle is based on. GORGEOUS! We also saw the Residenz and the treasury when we were in Munich. Fabulous times! We then took some more trains to Switzerland. Again, so much food - pastries, chocolate, oh my! I even had pasta one night and a calzone. I typically avoid bread, pasta and rice. It's hard when in a foreign country to avoid those items some times. I did have a few times that the bread didn't agree with me, but no real stuck issues. I however, was not eating protein first and by the end of the two weeks I was feeling a little week. Starting drinking chocolate milk and that helped some.
When we got home, I ended up being very very sick.... I think I caught the stomach flu and it had me seriously worried about my band, but my surgeon says all is well since I recovered and have not had any issues.
I then was only home one week before catching another plane for a work trip. Again, the flight gave me no trouble. First couple of nights I hung out in the hotel room, however, by the last two nights I decided to go out and have fun and man did I let loose! For the first time in my life, I felt free and beautiful. Yes I'm married and no husband was not with me... I had guys at the bar actually paying attention to me, flirting with me, and buying me drinks... I've always been a no more than two drinks girl and then after having lap band, I hardly drink. A glass of wine and I can feel it... Let's just say I had a few too many drinks... First night I went out it was only 2 Vodka cranberries and a shot - I could walk back to the hotel, but the room spun went I went to lay down.. Oooopps. I woke up for class the next morning okay though. However, the next night was not as pretty... 1 key west cosmo, 3 vodka cranberry, and 2 washington apple shots... Okay, I admit, I went overboard... It was fun though - I did manage to break my glass and never finished that 3rd vodka cranberry... I had trouble walking. Woke up okay the next morning at least. For some reason though, those two nights were such an out of the ordinary event for me and I came home feeling great. In the week I've been home, people have commented on how happier I am, how I'm more relaxed and CONFIDENT!! Go figure! So then I went out and highlighted my hair! haha
Hubby and I went car shopping on Saturday and bought a new 2012 VW Golf TDI. I love it!!
Today I went and got fitted for bras and gave Victoria's Secret way too much money but got some bras that make me feel sexy and actually fit!!
Wednesday I go see my surgeon for an adjustment. Although I ate whatever I wanted on vacation I managed to drop more weight but as soon as I came home I found myself getting hungry every two hours and the weight yo-yoing. Some pictures for your entertainment.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I'm hanging in there. It has been crazy around here. Worked 830-730 m-f and 830-430 on Saturday for two weeks. Then my grandmother in law that does not speak much English is visiting us.
Today was a busy day. I woke up for my 6 am strength training session with my trainer then came home to clean up. Grandmother and I took Tippie, my dog, to drop her at the vet for a follow up on her nail situation. Then I headed to my doctor's office to have a cyst removed. Then we drove 30 minutes away to pick up the end tables grandmother bought us, had lunch with hubby, took grandma shopping for a new lamp for us and then picked up Tippie from the vet. My cyst removal was at 930 and it was 4 before I got home to rest. Ouchie- driving hurts the incision. Ahhh time to eat dinner and try to rest more.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Check it out! I tried these Vibrant five fingers shoes at REI today. Pretty cool. I bought them, but not these pretty blue ones. I got pink/black ones. :) wore them about 15 minutes in REI and my legs are already sore. I think I will try wearing them around the house while I cook in the evening to get used to them.
In other news - I officially was offered the branch manager position at the branch I wanted! Yay!
Weight loss has stalled. No making excuses - its all me.... I have not been eating well or healthy. I don't need a fill but I do need to get back eating better.
Working out about 4 days a week sometimes 5 so I'm doing okay in that area. I think I want to try SkyRobics sometime. Its an aerobics class on trampolines! Could be fun!!
Monday, February 27, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
* dad has surgery to replace his battery in his pacemaker and the lead to his heart - went well but they are keeping him overnight for monitoring.
* I graduated my training program at work! So excited!
* I put on a size 8 pair of pants and they fit!! (When I buy my work pants I always buy my current size and the next smaller size in the same style/brand)
*great workout with trainer - love doing pull ups with the giant rubber band thing!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Yesterday (2/9) was my one year bandiversary!! Yay. I went shopping today to celebrate. I bought some cute shirts. My band tightness that had me a little worried after my most recent fill has settled down and I'm comfortable. Quite possibly in the green zone. Only trouble is with breakfast but I'm figuring it out. I'm down to 157 lbs. I hit 156 for a few days when I was struggling with not eating much.
Tomorrow as another celebration for my one year I'm getting tanked - mobile body fat testing. I'll share the results tomorrow.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Woo hoo!! I hit 160. That's a new low for me. Been struggling all month with the scale and this makes me happy!! It's my goal for January and I hit it.
Has a stressful week and didn't get all my workouts in but tomorrow starts a new week and I feel better. Ready to get moving again at the gym.
Eating has been okay but not great. I'm hungry every two hours and portion control slips easily but I am seeing my doc on Tuesday so I think an adjustment is in my future - already got my liquids for Tuesday and Wednesday.
I also started a new birth control medicine today. I've been taking a pill but some days I struggle with swallowing it and it doesn't seem to regulate my cycle as well as it should so my doc said I could try the patch. I'm a bit worried it will come off but we shall see. Also worried that it says I will absorb more estrogen than on the pill which increases risk of suddenly effects but if I don't like it I can try something else .
Well I'm out for now - more laundry and playing on the Wii with hubby.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
We finally had our holiday party for work. It was fabulous. That's a size 12 dress I am wearing. Its a little loose but a 10 would have been too snug I think. And those are my very first pair of knee high boots!! I'm in love with dressing up now. I even told hubby we need to go to the comedy club or a nice dinner soon so I can wear this outfit again.