Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Unfill :(

I think I told you how I got a wee unfill last week? Well, the heartburn was still a-ragin' and I was still getting stuck randomly. I decided to not sit on it for so long this time. Luckily I was able to get in yesterday afternoon. I talked the doc into a complete unfill. Truth be told, I need an EGD done and he also wanted me to get an upper GI. So, the upper GI is scheduled for tomorrow morning. I really wanted to get that done ASAP. As soon as I know I do not have a slip, I will feel eight bazillion times better. As for being unfilled, I don't even care. My poor stomach just needs a rest. 

Timing is always something, isn't it? On Monday, a coworker and I started a whole30 challenge. Monday went really well, but today has been less than perfect. I tried eating my spinach/sausage strata again and promptly got stuck (yes, even unfilled, I got stuck). So for lunch I had mashed potatoes and gravy.  Whatevs. The point, for me, is not to be perfect, it is to be BETTER.

For dinner yesterday I made a totally kick ass herb-crusted pork tenderloin. It was awesome. I'm hoping my tum settles down enough that I can eat more for dinner tonight! I was going to do the thing where I take pictures of my meals, but you know what, F that. I'm too lazy. I will, however, share recipes and meal plans that I thought worked especially well. Here's my first share:

New Stay Fit Lunch Box: Before you go buying this on Amazon, check your grocery store. I got mine at Meijer for $6.97. Anyway, I was wanting one of those cool Laptop Lunch Bento style boxes, but it's $40 for Pete's sake. So I decided to try this out while I practice bringing my lunch. So far, so good. I like the little utensil hidey hole in the top.

Paula Deen's Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin. Delish. And largely hands off. Need I say more?

Friday, April 13, 2012

A sucker is born every day...

And I'm one of them. Oh, I am so that person. Maybe it's not so much being a sucker. It's more that when I really want something (of think I want something) I tend to be very impulsive. It gets me into trouble sometimes.

But maybe not this time. I hope not. You see, I have really gone off the deep end this time. I signed up for a whole year of personal training at my gym. I know. I'm nervous and excited and all those things when you know you may have gone too far (in this case financially), but you also know the possibility of good that can come of it (um, goal?). Ah yes, let me just get all these thoughts out of my head, lest they make me truly go insane. 

Can you tell I'm a little conflicted about this? 

Truth be told, I really am pumped. I bargained them down to a price I thought was reasonable per month, and it's more than just PT. They design your program weekly and take measurements and other baseline assessments monthly so you can see your progress. Do you think they would think I was crazy if I asked them to take pictures? Ha. This afternoon is my first appointment. I'll report back on Monday!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

2 Year Blogiversary!

I almost missed it, but my blogiversary was on Tuesday. Two years ago, I decided to dive into the banded blogosphere and see what there was to see. I never dreamed it would be filled with so many wonderful people and that I would make so many great friends. Let's see what I had to say that very first post:

" When I got my band three years ago, there weren't very many people blogging about it. Now it seems there are tons! That's pretty cool.
I decided to join in because I just don't have a lot of people around me who 'get it,' so this is my place to let it all out.
My band has sort of been a secret, well a half-assed secret. People I work with know, most of my family knows, but only a select few outside that group. So, if you found me here, then I guess the cat's out of the bag. It's a bit of a relief actually. You see, I'm about to really start getting down to business losing the rest of this weight, and it would be nice to not have to make excuses for why I got full after just a few bites (because that's kind of weird for someone my size, isn't it?).
I'm also here for accountability. If it's out there, and someone's reading it, it's going to help me follow through. 
Here's to new adventures in weight loss and exercise!"

It's good to review that post and remind myself why I started this in the first place. I need to keep fighting the good fight! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Denial. It ain't just a river in Egypt.

I am too tight. There, I said it. I have been fighting heartburn all the time, swigging pepto before I go to bed. I just had a little reflux now and I'm sitting up! It's ridiculous. I'm always the first to say not to f with your band, and here I am doing it. I have barely been able to eat a damn thing the last two weeks, and I know in the back of my head I was secretly trying to starve myself below 200 (cuz I'm so close, dang it!). BUT, It's not worth ruining my esophagus over. It's just not. Yesterday, I tried to eat ham and fruit for dinner and I barely managed two bites of ham and one strawberry. Then, you know what went right down? My sister's peanut butter trifle and fudge. At least the fudge was from a weight watchers recipe. Ha. I need an unfill. Pronto.

Maybe that is why I have been a little quiet here. You know that's how it goes. Things start going poorly, you're not losing, you're not feeling well, and blogging goes out the window. That's why I'm sharing this with you. It's not fun and it's not right to wake up in the middle of the night with your throat burning from acid. And with a band, we need to take extra care of our digestive tracts! You've only got one!

Okay, off my soapbox. Bottom line: Don't f with your band and heartburn!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

March Wrap-Up and Happy Easter!

Good Sunday Morning and Happy Easter to everyone! I know posting on the weekend is like posting into the void, but I just need to get this out there!

  1. Get to Goal Weight: 170lbs - I saw 201.7 this month! I'm getting there!
  2. Give paleo-style eating an honest month (at least) of effort - Done with WW for now. My friend at work has convinced me to do a Whole30 challenge with her, so I figure that will count as my paleo month. More to come on that.
  3. Set monthly exercise goals and track consistently (and blog it!). I set a goal for 10 workouts in March. I probably managed 4. Oops.
  4. Find fitness events to stay motivated to exercise. - I've narrowed down my next choices. It's looking like a trail run-walk in June.
  5. Take supplements daily. - Started drinking Trader Joe's Very Green supp and also their Omega 3 Sea Gummies.
Overall: 3/5. Yay me! 
  1. Paint and install old headboard. - Now that it's warm out, I may manage to do this in my own backyard. We shall see...
  2. Follow the 2012 Organize in 5 Daily Diary. - OMG. Haven't touched this since January!
  3. Find a space in the basement to organize crafty items/tools. - Mom2mom sale done! Two less bins of stuff came home and I made $160!
  4. Carve out a little office niche somewhere in the house. - See previous.
Overall: Meh. But getting that mom2mom done was a great start.

  1. Finish Service Excellence Certification - I think I'm finally done with my classes. Just need to submit my transcript.
  2. Do monthly or semi monthly staff morale projects. - Saved by my boss. We did a department wide recognition thing at our townhall. I guess this counts.
Overall: Good stuff!
Plans for April: 
Workout plans: Yoga on Mondays/Thursday and Pilates on Wednesday. Aim to get at least 3 walks in with the kids each week depending on weather. My sister and I may do another mom2mom or we may have a garage sale at her house. Either way, planning is in order! I also need to blog blog blog. Goal is ten posts for April.

Hope you all are having a wonderful day with family and friends. We're about to head out to the farm for an egg hunt and dinner.