Weigh-Ins are on FRIDAYS - Updated January 13, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Friday, July 30, 2010

Weigh-in Day...and the results are...

a LOSS of half a pound (0.5)....  HUH??????

I'll take it...but I think the scale gods are just being nice to me...

I have a good plan for the day to stay on track...
  • Breakfast: Greek Yogurt w/ Honey (150 calories, 15 gr protein)
  • Lunch: Egg Salad (2 eggs) w/ salad greens (180 calories, 14 gr protein)
  • PM Snack: 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese (110 calories, 14 gr protein)
  • Dinner: not sure yet...
Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Headed the wrong WEIGH

Tomorrow's weigh in is not going to be good...

Here are the reasons (not excuses) why tomorrow's weigh in will most likely be a GAIN:
  • It's the TOM and I'm craving all kinds of salty/sweet stuff....and therefore eating all kinds of salty/sweet stuff....
  • I've been snacking...a lot....
  • 2 vanilla bean frappaccinos
  • Only exercised twice this week...
  • Someone left out a huge 30 pound box of bulk praline pecans in the break room...I've been enjoying those ALL week.
Here's what I'm gonna do to have a successful week and lose those LBee's next week:
  • Zumba class x 3
  • No snacking!
  • Log my food choices...which will be GOOD food choices.
PS: check out Drew Carey who has lost 70lbs!  Way to go Drew!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fun with Fat Photos...

Found these gems this weekend...255+ lbs

Getting hair braided in St Thomas...Caribbean Cruise...huge calves!

Taken at work about 2 years ago...note the soda (not diet of course) and the bagel and cream cheese next to me...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Weigh-in Day...and the results are...

A loss of 5.2 lbs!  Holy smokes Batman!  Total lost: 95.3 lbs
All that exercise this week has paid off.  I did two sessions of Zumba and two sessions of water aerobics. I also kept my calories at about 1000 per day....however there was some ben and jerry ice cream last night...

My Internet service is intermittent again (Charter Cable can suck it)...hope to be back online again this weekend.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

9 month Bandiversary!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Exactly 9 months ago today I had lap band surgery. 

It's amazing what has occurred in the last 9 months. 
  • 90+ lbs gone forever. 
  • From a size 22/24 to now Medium tops and 12 petite pants.
  • Shoe size was 9.5 Wide...now a regular 7
I am no longer:
  • on high blood pressure meds
  • huffy puffy sweaty and out of breath after going up just one flight of stairs
  • sleepy all day and taking naps...I was so tired from carrying around all that weight.
25 pounds to go until I reach my ultimate and final goal of weighing 140 lbs.  I know I can do it!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Exercise Accountability

I need to step up the exercise....one Zumba class a week is not cutting it.

Here's the plan this week:

I signed up for water aerobics for the next two weeks through my local parks and rec program.  It's Monday, Wednesday, Friday after work.

Monday: Water Aerobics
Tuesday: Zumba
Wednesday: Water Aerobics
Thursday: Zumba
Friday: Water Aerobics

I know I can do it...no excuses!  Water here I come!

Friday, July 16, 2010

BONUS post - Congratulations to BandedWendy - AT GOAL!

Have you visited BandedWendy's channel on Youtube? go HERE.

She reached GOAL today.  Here's her GOAL video!  

Newbies, checkout all her weekly videos, lots of great info.

Weekly Weigh-in...and the results are...

a GAIN of half a pound...


Totally expected with my lack of excercise (only one Zumba class this week) and all the vacation eating...

This is my second gain in about 9 months...so I'm not stressin' about it.

Here's my weekly weigh-ins chart. Gains are in red....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
I'm going to get back to basics again this week and increase my exercise.
 
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fill today!

I went for another fill today.  Last fill was on May 15 and I got .5ccs then.

So today I got .4ccs for a grand total of 4.7ccs in my 10 cc band.

It usually takes a week for my fills to "kick in" so we will have to see how things go.

I'm still trying to figure out making my BOOBS trip work out financially and logistically...hopefully I can make it.  I'm still looking for a roommate!  I don't snore (anymore)....  interested?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Back from VEGAS and Friday Weigh-in Day...

Happy Friday Everyone!

First of all, it's weigh in day today and I weighed in at 165.4 lbs.  That's a total loss of 90.6 lbs.  Less than a 1 pound loss this week.  I think because I didn't exercise at all this past week I have lost some muscle and therefore weight lost in general...

Anyways, I'm back from Vegas and had a great time visiting with my sister.  We do a yearly "sister trip" since we live so far away from each other, me in Oregon, her in Florida.

We stayed at TheHotel (part of Mandalay Bay)...very chic and no noisy slot machines in the lobby :)

It was HOT!  Over 100 F everyday.

Yeah, I pretty much ate everything in sight...Panda Express Orange Chicken, Chocolate Cake, Ice Cream, Cookies, I could go on and on and on....

MAJOR NSV (Non-Scale Victory) from the trip: The check-in agent at the airport questioned my ID photo, since I look so different now...maybe it's time to get a new ID?

Time for some pics!

Here's a pic of me all spray tanned up (per your requests):

Hoover Dam with my sis:

Yummy salad with HUGE jumbo shrimp, yumm!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

No longer a Spray Tan virgin!

In case you weren't aware...I am one of the fairest skinned people I know...classic red-head fair skin....I don't and can't tan..EVER.  If I do accidentally get too much sun, I just get red and burn.  My usual daily skin-care routine includes 70+ SPF sunblock head-to-toe.  If I want to be tan, spray/self tanning is my only option.  I am so jealous of those of you who can tan naturally.

So, in honor of my vegas trip coming up, off I went today to get a spray tan at the spa.

There is NO way I would have done this 89+ lbs ago...talk about leaving your modesty at the door.  Why do they even bother with that paper thong...it doesn't cover ANYTHING.  and nothin' on top of course.  Just me and the esthetician....   She was really nice and chatty and I could tell that she does these spray tan applications all the time.

Was I self-conscious about my stretch marks?  YES.

Was I worried about all my 'wobbly jiggly bits'?  TOTALLY.

But I did it and am loving how the color is developing...let's hope I don't turn as orange as an Oompa Loompa!

Friday, July 2, 2010

BOOBS...

I am thinking about attending BOOBS in Chicago....I think it may actually be in the budget, especially if I use my frequent flier miles.

Just in case you don't know what BOOBS stands for: Band Of Outrageous Babes.  A bandster convention!

I will also have to see if I can get the time off from work (Fri 9/24).

Anyone still looking for a roommate at BOOBS??

Weigh-in Day and the results are...

a loss of 1 pound...Wow....I will definitely take it.  :)

So close to 90 lbs lost...hopefully next weigh-in...

Friday Funny (click on pic to make it bigger):

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Internet service is BACK and a major fall off the wagon...

I fixed my internet service and was able to cancel the saturday appt with the internet service cable fix it guy....sweet!  I will be reading up on everyone's blogs soon!

On the other hand, I fell off the band wagon after work today...pita chips with yummy cheesy dip and chocolate cheesecake...after eating way smaller servings than I would have 9 months ago, I promptly threw all remaining leftovers in the trash and covered it in dish soap for good measure. No more temptation in the house!  Not the healthiest dinner...  and I flaked on Zumba class too....sigh...

Tomorrow is weigh in day...it's not gonna be good...
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