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Friday, November 29, 2013

My 5th Thanksgiving With My Lap-Band

My usual tradition on Thanksgiving is to wear the tightest pants I own.

This helps me not overeat.


But it works.

Like a charm.

And it worked this year too.


I was able to enjoy tastes and sensible portions of all the foods that I love, but without over-doing it.

But I did have TWO and a HALF pieces of pie.

'Cuz that's how I roll.

If you would like to read all of my past Thanksgiving blog posts, go read THIS.

Here's the 411 on my weight: in case you missed today's weigh-in on Facebook, I weighed-in at 141.0 lbs this morning.

That's right!





Weight (145 lbs)

In other fun news, the boyfriend treated me to a fun date night in San Francisco the night before the Thanksgiving. He took me to see the musical, "The Book of Mormon."

Completely hilarious!

Here we are getting ready to see the show:

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Weigh-in Day...What Did the Scale Reveal?

After cruise weight: Sunday November 17: 149.2 lbs
Today's weight: Friday, November 22: 141.8 lbs

I am back under my goal weight of 145 lbs!  I can't believe that I will be at my goal weight for THREE YEARS on December 17 (just a few weeks away).

Now let's get down to the nitty gritty.

The 411.

What did I do to achieve this weight loss this week?  Here's the scoop:
  • Limited my calories to 1200 calories per day.
  • Made sure I was eating at least 80 proteins per day.
  • Drank buckets of water - 100+ oz per day
  • Exercised. Daily sessions of Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred workout DVD.
  • Took my vitamins: Calcium Citrate Chews, Vitamin D drops, B12 Sublinguals, Multi-Vitamins, etc.
If I do the work, then I get results.




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How To Gain 9 Pounds in 9 Days With the Lap-Band

It's been a hot minute since I last posted.

Thank you all for your emails checking in with me asking where I've been.

So where have I been?

What has happened since my last post?

I went on a fantabulous Caribbean CRUISE with fellow bandster Stephanie.

Lucky me!

There was sun.

There was fun.

There were fancy dress up nights.

There was wine.

There were bikinis.

There were mojitos.

There were many, many trips through the buffet line.


It was also pretty much a giggle-fest of ridiculousness.






In the tradition of always keepin' it real here on my blog, let's review the recent weigh-ins:

Day before cruise: Friday November 8: 140.0 lbs

Day after cruise: Sunday November 17: 149.2 lbs


That's a 9 pound gain.

As I completely expected.

My Lap-Band does not make my food choices for me.

I make each and every one of my food choices.

Chocolate filled croissants for breakfast? Yep!

Waffles with buckets of butter and syrup? Absolutely.

Fettuccine Alfredo? Hell yeah.

47 peanut butter cookies? It happened.

This list could go on and on.

But I'll stop there.

And show you some gratuitous cruise pics of yours truly and the lovely Stephanie! Isn't she super adorable?
Stephanie showed me her favorite exercise 
before we began our cruise: KANGOO!

The first of many, many cocktails we enjoyed on the cruise!

 We worked out almost every day on the cruise!
Here we are in the gym on the ship:

Fancy schmancy!

 Beauties on the beach!


Is it too soon to plan our next girls' getaway? I think not.

Stay tuned for Friday's weigh-in to see how many pounds I've lost!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Weigh-in Day & a Halloween Non-Scale Victory!

Goal weight: 145 lbs

Today's weight: 140.8 lbs

But wait a gosh darn minute! That's not the whole story.

What did the scale say the day after I returned home from my trip to Australia (Sunday Oct 27)? 

146.2 lbs.


All that eating out at restaurants while traveling and eating WAY too many butter croissants at Starbucks and eating buckets of chocolate cookies called "TimTams" while I was Down Under had finally caught up with me.  


So this past week, I got back on track with my food choices (high protein, low calorie) and achieved this for today's weigh-in:

Now let's talk about my Halloween Non-Scale Victory (NSV).

I wore my workout clothes to work yesterday as my "Halloween" costume.


Totally lame. But sometimes I just want to wear my stretchy pants to work and be comfy, mmkay?

I put my dumbells/weights on my desk.

The illusion of "exercise girl" costume was complete.

If you follow me of Facebook, you have seen MANY pics of yours truly in my workout gear.

While I was sitting at my desk yesterday morning, a coworker stops by and says, "Are you Workout Barbie?"








NSV alert!

I'll take it.

So I was officially Workout Barbie for the rest of the day.