Tuesday, February 26, 2013

weigh in day

This morning I got on the scale and it read 178 a loss of 4.8 pounds since last week. I guess that fill I got last week helped more than I thought. Only 2 more pounds to get to 40 pounds lost.

Today was the first day of pre school for the princess- she is usually an early bird and wakes me up between 7 and 7:30 but today on her first day I had to go and wake her up at 8- figures.
I was a total wreck but kept calm. She on the other hand was having more fun than I care to admit. Being the clingy mom that I am I stayed at the rec center the entire time (3.5 hours) and 3 of those I was in the gym getting my sweat on; nothing too strenuous- the elliptical, the bike and the treadmill.... I am already feeling it. I planned on going again tomorrow, not nearly as long- just to get some cardio in and some toning... but right now I'm not sure, but I'm pretty sure I will go.

Then tonight I took the princess for her first swim lesson- a mommy and me kinda thing, she loved it- I had a hard time getting her out of the water. I sense a lot of time at the rec center pool this summer.

Well that's all for now. Hope you're having a great week. Thanks for reading.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Motivational Monday

I am really slacking on getting my sweat on, I am full of bad excuses when really I have no good excuse. I hope to get past this lazy phase tomorrow; the princess starts pre-school at the rec center that I work out at so I will get my sweat on Tuesdays and Thursdays for sure while she is there and then my wonderful mother in law will take her when she can. It's been 3 months since surgery and I'm still trying to get a rhythm going.
I am thankful that every day I get the chance to try and do better, now I just need to do it.
Hope your week is off to a great sweat. Thanks for reading.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lazy days of winter

I seem to be slacking on the blog front so let me catch you up on my week- not very exciting but here goes.
On Monday the hubs and I went bought a new living room set, leather couch, love seat and recliner- I cant wait, it will be delivered tomorrow. In anticipation of my new furniture I practically rearranged my house on Wednesday then Thursday I got a fill, my doctor was happy with my loss so far and gave me another .8cc in my band but I have had a few 'stuck" moments and may have to go in and have a little taken off the top either that or I need to ssllooww ddoowwnn when I eat.  Saturday night my kids went to a swim/slumber party (yes I know it's still winter, even here in the desert) it was at a hotel with a heated pool.  I decided to swing by and grab some junk food to help with the snacks- a good idea in theory but a bad idea when I was swimming too and was hungry with a capital 'H'. The mom of the kid made a run to the store and ended up with a flat tire and a spare that wouldn't hold air; fortunately there was another mom with me and she went and rescued her leaving me with 8 kids and nothing to eat but the sugary sweet  treats  and cheesy covered puffs and chips that I brought. I had been so good for so long and I caved... the puffs the chips the chocolate creme filled cakes they all made their way into my mouth. I was shoveling it in, making for a few minor stuck episodes and yet I kept eating. Then today after picking them up from the sleepover we stopped by panda express... Mandarin Chicken and spring rolls anyone... don't mind if I do and again stuck... too much too fast. This time I stopped and finished my single order of chicken for dinner this time I took my time and didn't get stuck.
I did have a NSV- I had to get a new swimsuit and it doesn't have a skirt or shorts to it... it's a black halter style (kinda retro 40's style) I tried on a 16 and it fit great, a little loose in the butt so i tried on a 14 and it fit too, not as nicely at the 16  but I got it on- I stuck with the 16 no use looking like a busted can of biscuits even if I was able to get the 14 on.  I'm sure that I will have to get another suit before the end of the summer.
That brings me to the here and now- Like I said earlier I am getting my new furniture tomorrow then on Tuesday the princess started pre school at the local rec center- 2 days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-12:30, finally a little time to myself but where will you find me, at the gym at the same rec center. We also have swim lessons starting this week, again on Tuesday and Thursdays. My boys will be taking samurai sword classes at the rec center too on Thursdays and then another class for the princess on Fridays.... I went from doing not a lot during the week to doing a lot. I hoping I can keep up with everything.
Well that's all for now, thanks for reading, Have a great week full of new beginnings.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Weigh in day

Just a quick stop on my way to bed to note my loss for the week. Only a half pound but seeing as it was Valentines week with candy around every corner and TOM has been around and in full force I'll take any loss I can get. I do go in Thursday for a fill, hopefully it will help with my snacking, still can't seem to get that under control.
Well that's all for now. Good night all, thanks for reading

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Who you calling skinny?

Met the hubs for lunch today with the princess for Valentines day then over to my aunts shop where I was refereed to as "skinny" then at PTA today I was again called "skinny" - I am no where near "skinny" but it was an ego boost, thanks to those of you who are rooting me on, you have no idea how much that means to me.
I did go through my closet tonight, not that there was a lot to go through (never have been a slave to fashion) but I have a lot of things I will be donating and will be looking to replace slowly through the upcoming months.
I didn't get to the gym today but will be there tomorrow (as long as the princess gets ready in time to be at Nana's) then a full day of cleaning (while the princess destroys everything)
OK I'm rambling now so I better get to bed.
Good Night all, I hope you all had a great day.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Weigh in day!

Stepped on the scale this morning not sure what I would see, even being the scale whore that I am
I never know what the scale will tell me on my actual weigh in day, the only time that it "counts"- This morning I was thrilled to see 183.2 a 3.4 pound loss form last week!!! And with this loss I pass the 30 pounds lost since surgery, in fact I've lost 32.4 since surgery!
I am trying to keep under or just around 1200 calories a day (not the three 4 oz meals the doc says to do) I am still hungry after I finish my meal and find myself snacking but I have been getting my butt off the couch and over to the treadmill. I go in for another fill next week and I am anxious to get to the popular "green zone". I am definitely not complaining about my weight loss, I just want to eat and be done and not have that want need to eat more.
Well that's all for now. I hope you are having a good week. Thanks for reading.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Motivational montage Monday

First lets start with yesterday- I found it hard to log any of my food choices on MFP because I was constantly grazing... dangerous territory I know.  I have no idea what exactly I ate or how many calories I consumed. I know it wasn't too horrible because I don't keep a lot of yummy stuff in the house. My new addiction is Oven Roasted Almonds - Dark Chocolate Flavor- they are so tasty but the serving size is 24 nuts at 160 calories and I kept grabbing hand fulls...way over the serving size I know, not to mention 3 double chocolate chip cookies that my son made while at his Nana's house...very dangerous- can we say PMS? But I did get my tread on- 3.5 miles and 307 calories done- I know that because I got a Polar FT4- yeah!!!  (I knew my calorie counter on my treadmill was off, but I didn't realize how off it was- it said I had burned over 500 calories!)
Anyways, onto a new week with better choices.
As I have mentioned before I love Pinterest. I have found so many different motivational sayings that I have created various montages of them. I eventually plan to print them up and post them through out my house to keep me motivated.
Feel free to "steal them" if the mood suites you.
Happy Monday, here's to a new week of new chances.
Thanks for reading.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Just another Sunday

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I'm doing my best to avoid doing too much, so far I'm succeeding :)
Last night the hubbs and I went to dinner, we were originally thinking Mexican food but I changed my mind, as I often do- so we ended up at Joes Crab Shack. I figured how can you go wrong with shrimp. Well I decided on the fish and shrimp- according to MFP it was was over 1500 calories...ouch- but I ordered it anyways; I did however substitute steamed broccoli for the french fries and only took a bite or two of the fish (it was just too fishy for me) But the shrimp was soo good.I actually stopped eating when I felt satisfied, meanwhile my hubbs kept chowing down on his stam pot. While he finished his dinner I put everything into MFP and it came up to 550 calories, much better than the 1500 (it pays to get rid of the fries)
After dinner we headed to the mall where I got my V-day present, a new heart rate/calorie calculator - then over to Lane Bryant for a new bra, I'm under growing my other bras so I got one that was on clearance knowing that I will be smaller soon so no big investment. (I can't wait to be able to get bras elsewhere)
To end our night out without children we each got a blizzard from DQ- a mini mint chip on for me and a small MM for him... it was almost orgasmic- I am seriously PMS'ing and all I have wanted has been mint chocolate chip Ice cream.
I forgot to mention that after I went shopping yesterday I was beyond hungry so I swung through the drive through at MickyDees' not a wise choice but my hormones and stomach were controlling the car at that point. I ordered a mcdouble and a fruit and yogurt parfait- I ate the burger without the bun, I apparently have cut a lot of salt out of my diet because all I could taste as the salt then I enjoyed the parfait.
Even with all my over indulgences I only went over my 1200 calories by about 100. Not too bad if I say so myself.
well thats all for now. thanks for reading

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Well i took the plunge, I went and bought a new pair of jeans. I ventured off to Kmart in search of jeans that weren't that pricey hoping knowing I wouldn't be in them that long. I grabbed a pair of 16 and 14 figured why not. The 16 was just a bit loose but I know that one washing will fix that but out of curiosity I tried the 14 and I was able to button them... I looked like a busted can of biscuits but by golly they made it up, i could zip and button them. I decided not to get the 16 instead of the 14- my sister has dropped a few sizes and she has some 14s for me so I stuck to one pair of jeans.
While I was there I tried on a few tops and I was able to go to the other side of the wall... you know the "normal" sized area. I purchased 3 tops that were XL- not 1X but an honest to God XL. It's starting to to sink in that I am doing it, I'm changing my body and I love it.
Well I need to get going, I have a date with my hubby- We're going out to dinner... mmmmm, Mexican food.
thanks again for reading.

Gag me with a spoon... or in my case chicken

After grocery shopping yesterday I decided I should probably eat something so I picked up some wing dings from Wally world and then grabbed the princess and my mother in law some lunch at Jack in the box. Got to my MIL house and started to scarf down the deep fried goodness of those wings. After a few wings I realized I was stuck- I have had that slow go feeling but not an actual stuck feeling so of course out of habit i tried sipping some water... no go, I walked eagerly to the bathroom to avoid a mess in the kitchen cause I knew what was about to happen. I waited for just a second and then the sliming happened... OMG- never have I experienced so much saliva and that sip of water that I was hoping would ease that chicken down to my gullet came back up with avengance but not the chicken, that finally made its way down... needless to say I was done eating.
Thats all for now- happy weekend and remember to chew and take small bites.

Friday, February 8, 2013

I finally did it

I joined a gym! Nothing flashy but I got a membership at the neighborhood rec center- $16 a month and I could walk there if I want. The only other gym close by is $30 a month and I can't go spending that much on a membership that has registration fees too.
Yesterday was my first day in a gym and it felt good. I started with 30 mins on the elliptical then over to the bike for 20 mins, did some on the machines for arms and abs and finished up with 20 mins on the treadmill. I loved it and can't wait to go again. It's been hard to find a balance between mom/wife duties and time for me. My mother in law has been a big help and will watch the princess while I go to the gym.
In a few weeks I plan to put the princess in pre-school at the same rec center so I will be able to get in good workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I may even do a few classes myself like cardio kick boxing and zumba... but not sure yet, baby steps.
Well that's all for now, thanks for reading- have a great weekend. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ten things Thursday - ecard style


1. I am addicted to pinterest and love random ecards

2. I am a stay at home mom to a 3 yr old
3. I get to go to the store tomorrow without any children.
4. I really wish watching TV burned as many calories as walking does

5. For some reason, call it accountability, I find it necessary to post on FB that I have gone to the gym

6. Anyone else worried about loosing their boobs with their weight loss?
7. In an effort to help avoid "head hunger" I have started 'pinning wedding stuff and it is making me want to get married again... to the same guy, no use in training a new one.
8. I used to be a closet eater, my 'drug of choice' were zingers

9. I belive that my children have a padded cell waiting for me, but they won't let me go there until they are ready to move out.
10. I wonder who really reads my blog, I know that Banded strong does, (she is so sweet to always leave a positive message). I used to think that it was silly to post a blog and have no one read it, but I know that even without feedback its a great way to keep me in the zone. To those of you who do read - thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Weigh in day

I was totally surprised when I got on the scale this morning and saw 186.8, a  2 pound loss from last week and 1 pound away from losing 30 pounds since surgery.
I thought I would see a gain, scale whore remember- I guess I'm doing something right after all.
Thanks for reading

Monday, February 4, 2013

Motivational Monday

Ever just have one of those lives that you wish you could do over?... Well not the entire life- I mean I wouldn't change meeting my now husband or having my kids but I would change how I treated my body. I would have got out of the house and played more, I would have avoided the ice cream truck aka the crack mobile. I would have been more confident in myself.
But doing my life over is not an option and if I did live my life different it would change who I became as a woman, sister, daughter, wife, mom, aunt and person. Instead of giving up when I have an off day like all the other times I have in the past I am persistent on changing for the better with the help of my band. I am still working on getting my sweat on and getting my portions right- its a learning process and I'm still learning and I am not giving up- I AM WORTH IT!
thanks for reading.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Sunday

The day of the big game is finally here, that means after today NO MORE FOOTBALL- Thank God!
I am not a sports fan nor did I marry sports fan but we do on occasion watch the Super Bowl. This year we have a child's birthday party to go to followed by a Super Bowl party thankfully they are at the same house. Not sure if w will make it through the whole game (my 3 yr old will not be getting a nap).
I am trying to get mentally prepared for the onslaught of food- mainly the cake (I'm PMS'ing and all I want are sweets) The host is a health freak so I should be OK, just a matter of me controlling myself and enjoying in moderation.

onto other issues...
I think I'm in a rut or plateau. As I have mentioned before I am a self admitted scale whore and usually get on that damn thing once a day (I used to get on ever time I went into my bathroom so I'm doing much better) and I have not seen it move. I guess I will have to wait until Tuesday for my weekly weigh-in to know for sure. Until then I have upped my water and changed my eating just a bit; I am still struggling with getting my sweat on and I know that once I start moving consistently I should see the numbers moving down again (I hope).

ok, off to get ready for cake, ice cream and game day but I am mostly excited to see my mommy friends.

Make it a Super Day!