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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ten Things Thursday

1.  Have you ever tried to put into words and describe what genuine "restriction" feels like with a Lap-Band?  Fullness in the chest... or maybe tightness right between the ta-ta's?  How would you describe "restriction"?

2.  My new fave TV show is 'The Mindy Project' - if you haven't seen it yet, go forth to your DVR now and record it.  There was even a Lap-Band reference in this week's episode.  You're welcome.

3 1/2.  I was recently asked how much food I now eat compared with how much I used to eat before banding.  When it's not the weekend (see # 5 below), I would say it's about 1/4 to 1/3 of the portions that I used to eat.  But I can always eat more, but rely on my food scale daily to keep my portions in check.  Example: Pre-band: I'd eat an entire box of Kraft Mac n' Cheese....easily. With a big sugary coke to wash it all down. Now? I could probably eat about 4-5 forkfuls before I would start to feel the need for protein.  I guess my food choices are much, much different also, not just the quantities.

5.  Lately, I've been eating sooooooooooooooo much sugar on the weekends.  Cake.  Cookies. Eating out.  Yuck. I think that I turn back into my inner fat girl every Friday night.  I need to reign this craziness in.  No more "fat girl weekends" for me.

2.74.  Pemberley's currently at her all time highest weight. I feel guilty. I've been giving her WAY too many treats, or as I like to call them "cookies." Here's Pemberley eating a cookie this weekend:
7.  I can't wait to see "Anna Karenina."  Should be good! Unfortunately, it looks like it'll only be showing at the independent hippy-skippy theaters.  

8.  Less than 5 1/2 weeks until Christmas.

3.8.  I can't count....or do math.  I actually used my calculator today to multiply 8 x 9.

10.  Have you made a game plan yet on how not to overeat at Thanksgiving?  Me either.


  1. we are going out to eat, I think that will help me not stuff my face. Plus you get two options for dessert; pie or pie. I hate pie.

  2. I just take a small spoonful of each thing. I make it like a round table of yummy and just one bite of each thing so I can taste it all and when I'm full I'm done. Being prego this year I might eat a little more than that. Got to have some of that pumpkin pie....yum!

    I can't do math either. Numbes are evil :)

  3. I LOVE The Mindy Project and I am reading her book now! I'm even going to quote her book at my vow renewal ceremony.