Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday Wk #21

Today is my 21st weigh in... starting weight 273 Lbs today 195.50 total loss so far 77.50.
My mini goal is to be down 100 lbs by Nov 24th ( the day of my first half marathon) so I have 22.50 left to go. I can so do this :)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Second Fill

Today I went in for this months appt at the surgeons office. I saw a new PA the regular one has left the practice. She gave me a BIG GIRL fill today 2.5cc so that puts me at 4.5 in my 10cc band. Next appt is scheduled for 10/14/13 ( 7 wks instead of 6, due to their schedule being crazy busy).
My goal is to be down a full 100 Lbs by end of Nov when I run my half marathon. I know this is possible. That's about 12 wks away and that's right at 2Lbs a wk. I will stay very focused in order to meet this goal. PS ... If/when , DEFINITELY WHEN NO IF's , I hit the 100 lb mark I will be to my high school graduation weight... WOO HOO :)

NSV... I saw an old pastor of mine last night. He had not seen me in about 2 yrs now.... He said, after about 10 min standing there talking to me, I am sorry have you lost like a TON of weight... That tickled me pink got to tell you! Of course I said WELL YES, YES I HAVE :) He said we Baptist take any reason we can find to eat huh. Then we talked about how hard it is to retrain our brains to not reward  ( or Celebrate) our self or others with food. Still when I want to get someone a gift or thank you item I have to stop myself from getting them candy/cookies/a cake etc... We are NOT DOGS we don't need to treat ourselves or others that way with edible treats... I nice card or handmade gift express the same feeling.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Back to the Real World

This week we leave our summer time schedule and flexiblity and move back into the real world. The world of school, sports practice and games/meets, homeworks and projects. I will stay focus on my health though I can and will keep the household and family running while also getting my work outs in daily. I've done well keeping my schedule this week. Tues I had pick up duty from XCountry practice so I did my run at the park across from school while she was practing, yesterday we both had dentist apt which caused her to miss practice soooo like a good XCountry or Track mommy, I took her to the track after getting our teeth cleaned and we ran together. So I have proved to myself on days something "pops" up and I cant get to the gym, I CAN AND WILL still get my workouts in, this WONT be used as an excuse.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday #20

I cant believe Ive been banded 20 wks now. This weeks weigh in 197.8 total loss 75.20 LBS. WL is definatly slowing down now... no matter what I do exercise wise or eat food wise. Id love to be averaging 2 lbs a wk but Ill take a loss period at least its moving in the right direction :)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Weigh IN Wednesday # 19

This week I had a super exciting weigh in... Can you guess what I broke???
Yep 200.... Finally, and I leap frogged over 199 while I was at it... This mornings weight is 198.4 Lbs for a total loss of 74.6 LBS Woo Hoo! I only have about 48 more to go and for some reason just doesnt seem like that much any more. I guess b/c I've lost more than that at this point so whats another 48..
Below is an update photo, taken Sunday Morning

And on the running front. I signed up for a second half marathon. ( first one is Nov)
Rock n Roll Raleigh is being held 10 days after my 1 yr Band-aversary..... what a great way to celebrate!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In need of some motivation

I've had a couple Blah "Life" in general days.. not really WL related but seems to all connect when I'm off my game and ends up effecting my food and exercise plan/goals for the the following is motivation for me.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Second 5k

Today I ran my second 5k. This one was to raise money for SIDS research. My mom walked it and my daughter ran it with me. It was great to have 3 generations all participating in an event together.
Next up is my 5 miler, Oct 20, the Bull City Race Fest.

Since my mom was with me this morning I had her redo my measurements ( its so much easier to have help that to try to do by myself :) )

Today Aug 10                     June 22                                  Jan 23
Chest 43                               44.5 (-1.5")                           52 ( -9)
Waist 40                               42 ( -2)                                 47 (-7)
Hips 43.75                            46 (-2.25)                         55.25 (-11.5)
Thighs 24                             24.25 (-.25)                          28 (-4)
Calf 18                                 18.5 ( -.50)                        20.75 (-2.75)
Bicipes 12                            14 (-2)                               16.50 ( -4.5)
Forarm 10.5                         same                                     12 ( -1.5)

so the gap in this measurement and last, was 7 wks.  I am thrilled with these measurements, tells me I am on the right track.....                              

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday # 18 ( a day late)

A day late, Yesterday was one of those days when I just needed to go back to bed and start over...ALLL DAY LONG.

 Better late than never... 200.6 so 72.4 Lbs lost so far.... I can still see Onderland just not quite there yet... One Day!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Why I Weigh Daily

I know there are lots of theory's out there about how often you should weigh..Daily, weekly, monthly...etc...
Here is why I weigh daily. This works for me and I know wont work for everyone.
I weigh daily to monitor by body plain and simple. I do NOT fret over a gain one day as I know my weight fluctuates BUT the following is an example of how weighing daily lets me know something is wrong. Ive made a wrong decision some were, need to take some med...etc..
Sat I weighed in at 200.6, Sunday morning 205. NOW I know a pound is 3500 calories and no way I consumed 4.4 LBS worth of calories as I track ALL food and ALL exercise , I am VERY OCD about it. However I had ate out Saturday so I grabbed MFP ap and checked the sodium content.... My body is very sodium sensitive... not only do I bloat up like no ones business I end up w a killer migraine if I go over 2000 MG a day.... my sodium content for Saturday was 4500 MG  I instantly started drinking water knowing what was coming, and headed to the gym to get my work out in before it hit. By 2 pm I was in bed ,btwn trips to the bathroom to puke, with a migraine (by the way migraines gone but still fighting with a head ache I cant shake). Probably one of the worst ones ever. Since WLS I really have not checked the sodium in stuff, I mean at home we use red. sod items but if  I'm under my calories and hit my protein for the day Ive been ok with the sodium... So this really opened my eyes to when I check the calories and protein of restaurant food to check that sodium too... Honestly there is no reason to use that much ever I don't know why restaurants choose too but know I will check it next time and if I cant find anything low enough I just wont eat.
Today I am just back to 203... still 2.4 above my Sat weight so I thought ok sodium should be flushed out now whats up... Ive not gone "potty "since Saturday... This happens to be a couple times a month. But weighing reminded me I need to take something for that.
I only track my weight on Wednesdays as those are the only days that count to me but I do weigh daily and I don't obsess about it. I use it as just another tool to help me.