Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Posted by Maria at 7:44 AM
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Anywhoozle, I won't be long tonight. I plan on going to the gym tomorrow morning (say wha?), so I must get my beauty rest. Cuz you know my two kidlets will probably not sleep all night, so there's that.
First things first... I got to meet the lovely CeCe and Cat this weekend! We had an awesome crepe breakfast, and the time just went way too fast. I could've sat there and chatted all day with them! I'm stealing this pic from CeCe:
What do we learn from this picture? CeCe and Cat are cute as can be. And I need new bras, um, like yesterday! Yowsers.
So, yeah, refocusing... I know the scale is going to be up tomorrow. I did really well all week up until Friday, and then all hell broke loose. That is why I'm dragging my sorry ass to the gym this week. Same rules apply as last week: bandster basics, water, exercise, no testing the band! No more screwing around. I WILL be under 200 by Christmas!
I will also post some pics of my craftiness in the form of felt flowers tomorrow. Or you can just look at them on facebook. Night ya'll (that was for you, Beth Ann and Ronnie and Debi!).
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I love you guys! Have a happy happy Thanksgiving!
Posted by Maria at 5:02 PM
Monday, November 21, 2011
What can I say? I've not been very focused lately. I've talked a good game, but there hasn't been much follow-through. I haven't even been blogging as much as I'd like. Yes, it's the holiday season, but that's no excuse on either account, is it?
Last night I was finally catching up on reading some of your blogs when I came across Fluffy's Bandiversary posts. Something struck a chord… again. Really, I don't know how many times I have to be hit over the head with something to make it sink in. So, I'm renewing my vows with you, with my band. To love and to cherish, to take care of in sickness and in health, to do my best not to barf, to eat bandster portions, to not drink with meals, to make healthy choices, to exercise, till death do us part.
First thing I'm going to do is reinstate my Sunday night refocus posts, in which I will give you my intentions for the week. Next I'm going to list all my NSVs, so I can review how far I've come instead of getting bogged down in how far I still have to go. I'm also going to print out a list of bandster rules and hang them on the side of my computer monitor at work. There will be no escaping!
Let's get to it. Here is what I intend for this week:
- Drink more water. I know I'm dehydrated. I don't feel the need to be specific -- my intake is that dismal. Just drink.
- No candy. Period.
- Exercise 3 times, whether it's at the gym or Just Dance on the Wii. Do something to break out of the rut.
- Bandster Basics.
- 1200 cals per day, logged on myfitnesspal.com
- Thanksgiving: Lots of delicious turkey protein and a little bit of whatever else. A piece of pie. Done. No need to stress over it.
Now, let me tell you about my visit with the NP at the Weight Control Center. Basically, she told me I was a band superstar, but I begged to differ. She told me that most of the band patients she sees lose only 40-60 pounds, and that with me having lost 70 and having kept it off, she was impressed. So, of course, I had to tell her about all of our band superstars losing over 100 lbs. I could tell she was skeptical. Hmph. So, I also told her I plan on losing 100 myself and to give her some credit, she was very supportive and helped me put a plan in place. Next appointment is in December. It's a big day. I have a fill in the morning, then I go to the WCC for a DEXA scan for body composition, a meeting with the exercise physiologist, the nutritionist, and finally the MD. It's 3 weeks away, and I would love to show up under 200. Finally. Seriously done with Two-nusia.
So. Over. It.
Happy Monday everyone!
Posted by Maria at 5:20 AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I just have one quick story for you. This past weekend I was in Me!jers looking for some workout pants, and a lady who worked there saw me looking through the racks. She told me to hang on, that she was about to be marking some stuff down and she would tell me which ones were on clearance. So she starts with this one rack and says, "Oh, these are plus sizes, you don't need those." Wait... what? I wanted to say, "Are you really looking at me right now in my frumpy sweats and fleece and declaring that I do not need plus sizes?" Seriously, I could've kissed her. No one has ever declared me to be a non-plus size person out loud. It was awesome.
Posted by Maria at 8:48 PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Posted by Maria at 11:35 AM
Monday, November 7, 2011
I had kind of a neat NSV yesterday. I don't even know if you could call it an NSV. There is this long sleeve tee I used to wear all the time at my heaviest. I even remember wearing it to support group right after surgery. Well, I caught a glimpse of myself in it, and holy crap, it was ridick. It was so big... even the arms looked like you could fit two of me in them. So much for that shirt! It was a nice little reminder of how far I've come though.
Can I just say that I hate daylights savings time? It really bums me out that it's dark out now when I get my kids from daycare. And dark when I leave the house. Oh, winter, please go fast!
Tomorrow is my appointment with the nutritionist. I'll let you guys know how that goes. I haven't seen her before, so it'll be interesting to see if she's one of those who really "gets" the lapband or if she's going to tell me to eat a half wheat bagel for breakfast. Yes, I actually did receive that advice from a post-band nutritionist. She truly was a NUT.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Posted by Maria at 9:28 AM