Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mid Week weigh in and new outfit!

I went shopping last night - my clothes situation was beginning to depress me - I was down to wearing just long, flowy skirts to work because none of my pants, suits, etc fit - NOT that I'm complaining! It pained me to have to spend money on clothes that I know will be too small for me in just a few months, but I got lucky and found an awesome clearance winter sale at Sears and bought the equivelent of 5 outfits for $50 - so I didn't feel so bad about spending it! Now, I just need to have a yard sale and sell some of my big clothes to start a savings for my skinny clothes!

Here's a pic of one of my outfits:


Anywho, I decided that since TOM will be visiting this weekend, I would do a mid-week weigh in and was I happily surprised at the results:

Today's results are:

08/22/2011: 299.9 (first consult with surgeon)
03/25/2012: 238.6
03/28/2012: 237
Loss -1.6 pounds! woohoo!
Total loss: 62.9 pounds!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Back from Vacation and Weigh in

Welp, I'm back from my 8 day vacation with my son and family. We stayed in MD with my sister in law and then walked every square inch of Washington DC (or it seems like it). We had such a great time and did so many things - I'm sure the people at my bank think that someone stole my identity, cause they've never seen this many charges to my account - LOL!!! Then we ended the vacation with a mini birthday celebration for my sister in law at a cupcakery and I had a whole cupcake by myself and it was WONDERFUL!!! So, I thought for sure that I would have gained a couple of pounds, and I had come to realize that I was going to be okay with it.

Today's results are:

08/22/2011: 299.9 (first consult with surgeon)
03/13/2012: 239.4
03/25/2012: 238.6
Loss -0.8 pound! woohoo! with all the crap I ate on vacay, I'll take it!! Any - is better than a +.
Total loss: 61.3 pounds!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Scale Whore and 2nd Weigh in

Well, I have become a scale whore this week. Because the scale didn't tell me what I wanted to hear, and because I totally worked my butt off last week and felt that it should have moved a little more, I decided to weigh again this morning and am I glad I did!!!


Today's results are:
08/22/2011: 299.9 (first consult with surgeon)
03/11/2012: 241
03/13/2012: 239.4
Loss -1.6 pounds! woohoo!
Total loss:  60.5 pounds - at my FIRST MAJOR GOAL!!!! I'm half-way down to my final goal!!!!





Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weigh in Day and 5 days until my vacay!!

SO - I have had one hell of a week and am ready to get the heck out of dodge for a bit!! BUT, I'm a bit nervous about flying post-band. I've heard that people fly all the time while banded and have no problems, but I am a worry wart, so I gotta worry about something!!

This coming week at work is going to be a tough one. Lots of bad stuff to sort out and hopefully end some of the office drama - I hate drama! Also, this is my last week of class, which means this is my finals week, so I'm having to worry about passing those finals too! SO, 4 finals, karate x2, gym x2(hopefully!) and pack, etc so I can leave Friday afternoon! Whew! I'm tired already just thinking about it!!

On the gym front, after talking it all out with you guys, I decided to cancel with the gym near my work and sign up for a permanent position with the gym I've been working out at. I began to feel really guilty, because the owner of the gym I had been going to was so nice, and she always remembered my name and how much weight I had lost and she was high-fiving me all the time, and I just felt like I needed to stay where I was comfortable. So, I called and cancelled the other one and signed up with her on Friday and worked out and while I was working out, I just looked around and knew that I had made the right decision!!

Anywho, on to my weigh in!

Today's results are:
08/22/2011: 299.9 (first consult with surgeon)
02/27/2012: 243.8
03/11/2012: 241
Loss -2.8 pounds! woohoo!
Total loss:  58.9 pounds - soooooo close to my first major goal of 60!!!
My half-way point! My point of no return!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Five Month Bandiversary

I can't believe that I didn't blog on my five month bandiversary. Maybe because I'm feeling beaten. I'm sure you noticed that I didn't post my weekly weigh in, because I totally disagreed with my scale and chose to completely ignore this week's weigh in. My dear friend TOM was here, so I managed to sum up several hundred excuses as to why my scale was being so mean to me. Any who, my three month free trial membership at the gym has expired and I realized that I had to sign on with a gym asap. So, I did some research and realized that there is a faculty/staff only gym walking distance from my office on campus. So, I went on a mission to find it last night and I really liked it, so I signed up. I have to wait for "clearance" before I can start going, they have to get a signed release from my Dr since it's been less than 6 months since I've surgery - which I think is a great procedure. Anyway, they say that it is a "best kept secret" and I would say so cause I drove around campus for 30 minutes trying to find it, but it was worth the search once I got there. SO, I wait for them to call and set up my initial orientation and start going regularly.

Which, this is good for me. I went religiously to the gym after I signed up for my free trial, for 13 weeks in a row, I went. Then, I got sick and skipped a week and then I found it easier and easier to not go. So, this will give me a little break and then I can get orientated to the new gym and start a new regimen. I think that this will help in the long run. The "free" gym was 10 minutes more North (after already driving 50 mins to work in the am) from Work, which made my drive home dark and really long. So, this place is less than half-mile and I can walk there and work out on my lunch break and then walk back. I really feel that the closeness to my work will help to keep me on track.

Moving on, I weighed in this am and was 6/10's of a pound less than my lowest, so I feel confident that there will be a weigh in this weekend. I think it's healthy to skip every so often. Besides, it's Spring Break at work, so it's REALLY quiet and I'm able to actually get my stuff done, so I feel successful anyway!

Happy Humpday Ya'll!! I will weigh in and do my bandiversary measurements this weekend!!

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