Monday, February 27, 2012

18 days until....I'm leaving on a jet plane....

Spring Break Vacation cannot get here fast enough!!! I am so ready for a vacation from life!!! The last couple of weeks have been pretty crappy and I truly think it's because I have only been the gym once in the last 2 weeks. The first week, I was so sick. Then last week, I went one day, kinda half-ass and then skipped Friday. Then, I ate crap all weekend and feel like crappity-crap-crap. And Aunt Flo is right around the corner so the inner-bitch will be visiting soon. Oh great! Did I mention how happy I am that there are only 18 days, technically 17, cause on the 18th day, I'll be flying outta here! My son and I are heading North, to spend 8 days somewhere cold with our family. First vacation that he and I have taken, just us! When he was little, his Dad and us would go on trips during Spring Break, and then after we divorced, we always went with my parents, so this is our first official vacation together! On a plane. To the Nation's Capital. I'm more nervous about flying with my band than I am flying with an 8 yr old. I have heard that many of you fabulous women have flown with your band with no problems. Ya's got any advice for me?

Anywho, I spent most of my weekend indoors thanks to homework and the nasty weather, so I didn't feel like weighing in until this am:

Today's results are:
08/22/2011: 299.9 (first consult with surgeon)
02/19/2012: 244
02/27/2012: 243.8
Loss -0.2 pounds (not much, but I'll take it!)
Total loss: 56.1 pounds

My goal is to be at my half-way point (60lbs) by the time I leave for vacation. You think I can do it?

I'm hitting the gym tomorrow, like crazy, need to get back into my swing!!

Hope you all have a great week!! Hugs!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sniffle City and Sunday Weigh In

Well, this week was the worst week that I've had in a very, very long time. I blame it all on V-day. Well, that and this stupid cold that I have had all week long! Monday was a great day, other than I knew that V-day was Tuesday and that I a had a serious case of the Mondays because of it. So, to keep from bringing everyone down on V-day, I took the day off and spent it with the most important man in my life, my son! Then, I woke up several times during the wee morning hours on Wednesday with this feeling like I was going to throw up and low and behold, I wake up feeling like crapola! So, to try and ward it off, I left work early on Wednesday, went home to take some meds and nap and then I woke up with a full-blown cold! BAM! But the weather here in Florida has been crazy, Heat one day and A/C the next, also I guess spending the day with a snotty-nose 8 yr old (literally) didn't help! Well, needless to say, I haven't felt like going to work, much less going to work out, so I didn't make it to the gym this week and I'm feeling horrible about it. But then, trying to  make myself feel better about not going, I talked to my trainer about being sick and if I should go to the gym to try and "work off" the cold and she told me "heck no!". A cold is a sign that your body needs some rest - take the advice of your body, and get some rest. She said that actually working out while sick, especially with head congestion, because most of your germs are in your mouth, when you work out congested, you have a chance of spreading the virus and making it more worse than better. Well, there was NO argument from me and I carried my happy butt home and to bed! Whew! I didn't want to get sicker, that's for sure!

And now it's Sunday, I've been "resting" all week and am starting to finally feel more human! Of course, it's worse first thing in the am and the last thing at night, but the in between isn't so bad. And, I can breathe through my nose, so things are looking up! ;-)  On to the weigh in!

Today's results are:
08/22/2011:   299.9 (first consult with surgeon)
02/11/2012:  245.4
02/19/2012:  244
Loss           -1.4 pounds
Total loss:     55.9 pounds

I am VERY VERY happy with my results this week. Especially cause I've been sick and my band has been super tight this week, with not one but TWO incidents of serious stuckage - proof that I need to slow down and enjoy life!

So, I wish you all happy weeks and hugs to all! I've been reading everyone's blogs, but haven't had the energy to respond. I wish there was a reader that allowed you to comment too - or is there one and I don't know about it??

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Singles Awareness Day

Just for the record: I hate Valentine's Day. So much so, that I took it off from work to spend the day with my son at his school party. Then, I checked him out early, went to lunch and a movie with him. He's the only "man" in my life that hasn't broken my heart!! I'm feeling exceptionally blue today, so this post will be short.

I did come in to work this am with some love left on it from co-workers and favorite students (Jaime!), in the form of roses, a nice note and cute mug filled with candy.

Today, I'm so tired and starting to get sick, probably cause it was in the 20's two mornings in a row, and now it's in the 60's and humid - gotta love Florida. Or, it could be because I scooped ice cream for sundaes for 18 8-yr-old snotty nose kids - lol. Either way, feeling like poop today. Doesn't help my attitude at all.

That's all for now. Hugs!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Where does the time go?

First of all, I must confess: I am addicted to PINTEREST! (happy Jaime?lol) So, there was so much Pinterst this week that my homework was lagging and I spent most of Saturday, chained to my laptop working on homework. So much so, that I had to finish it this morning and I try to NEVER leave homework for Sundays, I feel that I need one day of nothing.

Work this week has been a bit crazy and trying, at times, but I've still been eating really well and hitting the gym harder and harder and according to my weigh-in and measurements today, it is working!!

Today's results are:
08/22/2011:   299.9 (first consult with surgeon)
02/05/2012:   248.6
02/11/2012:  245.4

Loss           -3.2 pounds
Total loss:     54.5 pounds (which happens to be how much my 8 yr old son weighs - he is so proud of me!)

Plus - I took all of my measurements this morning, the weekend after my 4 month bandiversary, and I'm down:
22 inches!!! So, the weight might not be coming off as quickly as at first, but I can really tell in the inches!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Recipes for the Yummies from last night!!


Last night for the Super Bowl, I made a few healthier-versions of my favorite finger foods!

Cauliflower crust pizza: (I used pesto instead of red sauce on mine, with 2% Mozz. cheese!)

Blender salsa: - I used a cilantro cooking base instead of fresh, not as yummy but twice as easy!

Baked "Fried Pickles" - Panko Breadcrumbs really made them crispy!!

I have to say that the cauliflower crust pizza is very band-friendly!! I think that I should have made them a little thinner and let them brown on the top, then I could have picked them up and ate them, but instead, we had to use a fork to eat it, but still very yummy!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Weigh in Day and Super Bowl Sunday!

08/22/2011:   299.9 (first consult with surgeon)
01/28/2012:   249.8
02/05/2012:   248.6
Loss           -1.2 pounds
Total loss:     51.3 pounds

I'm not really happy with my results this week. A loss is a loss, yes, but I feel like I've worked really hard this week and am not seeing the results. However, I had seafood for dinner last night and I've heard that seafood can make you retain water, lol. Maybe just some wishful thinking.

On the medication change front, I've just taken my first dose of the new meds, Zoloft, last night. I had a few weird feelings, but I went to bed shortly after I took it, so I wouldn't feel too many of the effects if I had any. At one point, I felt like I was having heart palpitations, but I really feel that it was just anxiety and when I went to bed, the feeling went away. Hopefully, today will be good and no major mood swings,etc. but just in case, I have warned my family of the change, so they can help me look for symptoms - lol.

Anywho, on to the main event. I'm not much of a football fan, but my dad is always watching it on tv, so I have learned to like it. So, we are having a small Super Bowl party at our house, with just us, and I am making a few fun, healthy versions of some good food.

I am making some cauliflower-crust mini pizzas, baked "fried pickles", baked "fried okra" and some blender salsa with lite chips.

If all turns out with the food, I will post the recipes later. If not, then I won't! ;-)

Happy Sunday ya'll!!! Hugs!

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