Friday, May 31, 2013
I told him something HUGE happens every time he leaves one time the laundry room floor caved in, one time I wrecked both cars ( in our drive at same time...lol) one time our little dog got attacked by a HUGE neighbor dog in our yard... At least this time its was just me and I have med now and there is not floor the replace when he gets home ...lol
Oh yea when I told my Boss I needed to leave I was sick.. he could see I was very sick he said it was bc I was loosing too much weight to fast... I guess he has been worrying about me and not saying anything... He does not know about my WLS.. I told him I didnt think that was the case I was under Dr supervision for that. Was the only thing I could think of to say to ease his mind with out spilling it to him and I just don't want to share that with my bosses... BUT I am going to count that as a NSV and as someone who does not know about the band has noticed my WL...lol gotta take em where you get em..lol
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Starting Weight 273 Surgery Day 259.8 Today 224.4 TOTAL = 48.6 LB soooo close to 50... and that 6.9 since last Wed...
Whats different today, then say... 8 wks and one day ago....
*Well for starters I am a lot lighter
*Ive dropped 2 sizes in my clothing
*I was able to play basket ball with my daughter Saturday without issues
*I am able to cross my legs when I sit down ( come on ladies we all know that's a big deal...lol)
* If I cant get to the gym, I find a way to get cardio in at home ( I don't skip)
*I am only 3 1/2 wks away from my first 5K ( wow I cant believe its that close)
*I have connected with some awesome people (mostly Ladies) who are all inspirations, strong, and daily source of balance for me.. I read you Blogs every day they help ME stay on track and focused.. THANK YOU!
*Oh cant forget I learned how to mow the grass and now push mow our 3 acres ( could NEVER have done that almost 50 Lbs heavier).. UM THIS COUNTS AS CARDIO.. its even listed in my fit pal app...lol
This is just a short list, I can go on and on...
Have a great Hump Day!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I am lovin this journey!!!
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Drum Roll Please........
Chest 46 " ( -1) ( -6)
Waist 43.5" ( -2) (-3.5)
Hips 48 1/4" (-3.25) (-7)
Thighs 26 1/4" (-.75) (1.75)
Calf's 19" (-1) (-1.75)
Biceps 14" (-1.5) (-2.75)
Wrist 6 1/4" (-.50) ( -.75)
Neck 17" (-.50) (-2)
That is 10.5 inches in ONE month and 25.5 inches since late January ... I CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!
OK so I sat down to think about things that have been different this month vs last ... bc there are some big changes there and in areas that there had just been small changes before... I up'd my Cardio time from 45-1 hr daily to 1.5 hour M-F and 2 hr on Sat and Sun... also I have started using the rowing machine and helping hubby mow the grass I believe both of these contributed to the big losses in my arms this month...
So I promised my goal for the next three weeks also... my goal WL for the time while hubby is gone with the military is 11 Lbs. I feel this is doable based on the point I am in my journey.. So this morning I am sitting at 228, eleven pound would put my goal as 217 by June 16 when he's back..
Thursday, May 23, 2013
all three pics are me in some of my FAV sweaters of the last couple years.. I am proud to announce today I am at work without a sweater on ( I have not been at work without layers in 2 yrs at least)... I am not hiding, I am in a regular dress top and proud of it...nothing to pull around me every time I get up from my desk, nothing to tug down over my rear every time I get up... I am done hiding....
My sweaters are so much of a security blanket to me when I packed up my 18s and 20s a couple wks ago to pass on I kept 3 of the sweaters and about 6 of the camis so I could keep wearing them.... for the record they are ridiculously big on me ( as most were 20s I am firmly in 16s now) BUT that's where my comfort was and I was not ready to move on...
Tonight though I will be packing them up and giving them away too, no more hiding behind them... it is hard though bc honestly the only place I notice a difference yet is my face but obviously the rest of me is changing to I just don't see it... I don't have a pic of me in a regular top I will try to get my daughter to snap one :) This journey is about so much more than loosing weight and regaining my health it about facing all the issues that come along with it...insecurity's, emotional eating, and oh I can go on and on...
I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday and are looking forward to a long Memorial Day Weekend and dont forget to hug a VET.. I will hug mine lol... :)
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Squash and Red Pepper Strata
6 oz Zucchini trimmed ( about 1 medium)
6 oz Yellow Squash trimmed ( about 1 medium)
1/4 tsp garlic salt, divided
1/2 cup Herbed Roasted Pepper ( see below for recipe)
1/2 c chopped Scallions divided
1/2 cup crumbled reduced fat Feta Cheese divided
Preheat Oven to 350, coat shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Cut Zucchini and Yellow Squash in half cross wise then cut ea piece lengthwise into 2 long slices for a total of 12.
Place Zucchini sliced in the prepared baking dish sprinkle with 1/8 tsp garlic salt spread with 1.3 c of the Herb Roasted Peppers, sprinkle with 1/4 c of the scallions and 1/4 c of the Feta. Place yellow squash slices on top of that, then sprinkle with 1/8 tsp garlic salt,layer with rest of the red peppers, scallions, and Feta as described above. Bake 35-40 min or until the squash is tender.
Recipe for the Herbed roasted Red Pepper
1/2c drained roasted red peppers
2 tsp olive oil
1 TBL spoon balsamic vinegar
2 tsp finely chopped fresh herbs ( such as rosemary, oregano, basil, thyme, tarragon, parsley, or a mixture of herbs)
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp hot sauce
Chop the peppers. In a bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, herbs, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. And the peppers and stir to combine.
Store leftovers covers in fridge for up to a wk.
This weeks weigh in results are....1.1 lb this week ( lower than Id like to see but Ive had 2 real big weeks and coming up on TOM so Ill take it)
Brings me to something else I have debated in my head for the past week.. When am I going to be brave enough to share my weight with you guys instead of just the "lose numbers".. I mean you are all here for support and bc you care or else why would you read ...Plus most of us are in the same boat right. Then I thought well when I do post my weight I will just post current then if someone really feels the need to see what I started at they can do the math backwards... WELL today I am feeling the need to be open and honest with you all as well as myself... My name is Christy, I am 33 yrs old 5' 6.5" my starting weight was 273( gulp).. surgery was 259.8 today was 231.3 my goal weight is 145 ( I don't have myself on a time table for this goal, just at a consistent/healthy speed) I am currently 32% of the way to my goal weight HOW COOL IS THAT!!!! I AM 7 WKS POST OP! I LOVE MY BAND, I LOVE THIS DECISION, I AM DOING EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO REGAIN MY HEALTH, I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY!!!!!
I had a HUGE NSV last night... I battle High BP and I say battle b/c for me it is, even on meds it runs 140/80 to 150/90 ( I take 2 meds every day for this) Day of surgery they almost would not let me leave the hospital bc it was so hi... my hubby had to get firm with them, he said look you told her not to take her meds today, she has not had any since last night we are almost 24 hr out since her last dose what do you expect it to look like...
Last night it was 122/68 this is the lowest Ive seen it look like in years....I really hope this is a trend and not a fluke, regardless I am claiming it as a NSV anyways LOL....
Thank you to ea one of you that reads my blogg and offers your support you will never know how much your kind words mean. You are all a great support.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
So my normal weekday schedule is get up take K to school go to work, get off go straight to gym for 1 1/2 hrs come home eat dinner ( prepared by hubby I am spoiled :) ) sit outside with hubby for 30 min to an hour chatting, feeding our chickens who are greedy and if I am not fast enough will hop in my lap for the bread... come in do some chores and go to bed ( this is every day its just what I do and it works).... WEEKENDS are horrible for the fact I have no routine all that is the same is I that get up ( normally first in the house) and go to the gym for about 2 hours ( since its nice and quite there on the weekend) I come home and stay busy with yard chores and chicken chores and activity's with K.. almost every weekend I forget to eat at least one of the days which by the end of the day leaves me feeling VERY VERY bad... after my visit the the PA last week he suggested since being out of my routine was such an issue and I DO need my protein to do shakes on the weekend at least during the day till I can take time for dinner at night ( I tried this last weekend and it helped and I was able to keep my protein count up)
I said all that to say I need my routine and my schedule even the weekends mess me up, So I know I am fretting over my routine being off for 3 wks, I have worked so hard to change and develop new, good, healthy habits and shaking things up for so long scares the tar out of me..
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Today I am 6 wks post op.. as of this morning I am down a total of 40.6#s...that is 14 pre op 27.4 post op and 4.8 since last Wednesday!
I am scheduled for a years worth of fill appts right now, this is standard at my dr office, these apt were scheduled the day surgery was scheduled. However since I was banded w Plication they don't normally start doing fills till the WL starts slowing or we can no longer wait 3-4 hr btwn meals. So the appt end up being more like check ups. So yesterday I went for my first scheduled fill appt.. PA felt like I didn't need a fill at this time. But he checked me out and I am doing fine. We discussed my protein intake...averaging about 80 gr... he said that's perfect he said can be anywhere btwn 80-100... same w calories I told him I am typically about 850 he said that's fine, 800-1000 is perfect... we also discussed my workout schedule, I told him how much cardio I was doing and confessed I hate strength training so I just don't do it...lol he said well you found what you do like and you are doing that so that's what matters..
This pic is from today....not a great pic.. no makeup on, I was squinting in the sun, BUT its me, 6wks out!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Also wanted to give a HUGE shout out to Gov Chris Christie..regardless of your political views. He came out of the WLS closet and not just to family and friends in front of the world and that takes a lot of guts and courage, as most of us WLS patients know.
Heck most of my family does not even know, I have only told those that I felt like I could trust not to talk about me behind my back, ones that I felt like if they had questions or comments would have enough courtesy to come talk TO me rather than ABOUT me! There is a difference you know! Maybe one day I will be brave to shout it from the mountain tops and tell the world and not care what anyone says about me but right now I am private. I feel like there is so much mis-education regarding surgery. For instance this is SO NOT A MAGIC BULLET or the WEAK mans way out. I hit the gym hard and do 60-90 min of cardio 7 days a wk I earned that 5 LB loose last week, I worked/sweated hard for it. Also just like if you take an alcoholic to rehab that is NOT ready to make the changes themselves to get better, surgery is the same, as a heavy person, if you are not ready to face your issues head on and correct them surgery is not going to do anything, it is just a TOOL. You aren't guaranteed a WL if you don't put effort in to it. And guess what IF you don't make any changes you probably wont loose any weight.
Anyways Happy Wednesday! :)
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Stay tuned b/c tomorrows weigh in is going to be OUT OF THE WORLD!!! I am so thrilled with this journey.
Monday, May 6, 2013
1. My Husband ( always supportive, faithful and loving)
2. My Daughter ( honestly the apple of my eye love her so much)
3. My Home ( not all have homes)
4. My Job ( not that I'm happy hear but at least I have one, so many others don't)
5. My Weight Loss thus far ( stay tuned to weigh in wed... its exciting this week wont spill it early like I did last wk though)
6. Supportive friends both old and new that support my journey
7. Loving Family
8. My Chickens ( some of the silliest creatures ever but they make me laugh daily)
9. The Lord that is teaching me daily, patience, determination, balance and so much more
10. Health Insurance ( sometimes taken for granted but many don't have it and it paid for my surgery almost in full, I paid out of pocket pre-op- now less than $500)
Friday, May 3, 2013
And this is why I love the elliptical. . Pic shows 753 cal burned in the one hour I was working out. Thats more than I ate all day ( haven't had dinner yet tho). That and the fact its the only cardio machine that does not bother my aching knee:-)
Well off to have dinner w my family!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
I can't believe its been a month! I am so happy w my decision to have Lap Band surgery.
In four weeks I am down a total (post op) of 17.2 lbs for a grand total of 30.5 lbs
Here is a short list of difference from today vs a month ago
1. If you read my prior stat post u know I've lost 3.75 in in my butt.. it gets sore sitting on it all day with out all that padding :-)
2.snuggling w hubby the other night he announced he felt bones when he had his arm around my waist... was I really that fluffy before... I guess so , had not dawned on me before...
3. 17.2 more lbs gone for good
4. Training for my first 5k
5.largest size in my closet has been retired .. they no longer fit
These are just a few a of the changes I've seen in the last month.
Today I meet w the nutritionalist at my surgeons office for a group sessions on how to move into soft food and beyond. I am excited and also very nervous about regular food. Am going to try to address that fear w him. I am thinking its normal but I do need to know how to get over it.
I also included a pic. Today one month post op.