Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ten Things Thursday

1)  Check out Lap Band Gal's blog to enter a giveaway for a cool workout shirt! Just because we workout doesn't mean we have to look bad doing it.   Click on and check out her post from August 28. Hurry, contest ends September 4.
2) OMG I am luvin' my new restriction!! (Got my first fill last week.) I can go about 5 hours without feeling ANY HUNGER AT ALL. That just amazes me. My calorie count before the restriction was averaging 800 - 1000 kcals, now I am able to consume just 600 - 800 kcals, simply because I snack less between meals.
3) Good-bye inches. I have lost about 2 inches on my chest, 2 on my upper arms, 2 inches at my waist, and 2 at my hips. It's no wonder my clothes are feeling VERY LOOSE.
4) Is it my imagination, or do my feet feel smaller too? I swear, all of my shoes seem looser than usual.
5) Am having my son's 13th Birthday celebration at a local waterpark this year. Hope my bathing suit fits!! I already embarrass him simply by being in the same zip code; I'd hate to think what a wardrobe malfunction would do to his psyche!!
6)  I am so grateful for all the support from my family, friends, and the blogosphere. Very encouraging, indeed.
7) Do I miss carbs? HELL YEAH. But I know what carbs do to me. They turn on the "FluffyGauge" in my brain which make me eat more carbs and store these as fat for the upcoming apocalypse. So I stay away from carbs. Check out the cute 'INFOGRAPHIC' behind this science on Pasta, not bacon, makes you fat. But How? 
8) I am surprised by how much more energy I have and how much less arthritic (joint) pain I have, after just 25 lb weight loss. I thought I wouldn't see these effects until a much more significant weight loss.
9) I also notice many little 'baby hairs' around my forehead that I haven't had since pregnancy. These are usually attributed to a shift in hormones (that's why new moms get them), and they started growing around the time I had surgery. Hmmm interesting.
10) Looking forward to my weigh-in tomorrow! Stay tuned!


  1. so jealous of your restriction. Great to hear you are doing so well. I think my feet have shrunk a little as well.

  2. I love seeing my hands and feet shrink! Go pick up a sack of potatoes for are no longer carrying that weight---yaya!!!

  3. Loved your post! So exciting watching your success!

  4. Yes, some people have to buy smaller shoes too. I am excited to nothave to buy Wides anymore- that opens up a whole new shoe world for me.