Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ten Things Thursday

Thanks to LauraBelle @ Beer, Dogs, and Getting Healthier, for giving us TTT!

1) My two weeks off are coming to an end. My new job starts Monday. I have been staying fairly busy...the house has never been cleaner! My son has enjoyed having a stay-at-home mom, because he has less chores!!

2) It's difficult to be at home all the time, because I tend to eat more (less prying eyes!) I have been doing my best.

3) My new fave snack = carrots with hummus. Mmmmmm. I love trying different 'flavored' hummus: garlic, Tuscan, Asian.

4) I want to see the new movie Stoker which comes out tomorrow, but it must be limited release, because I can't seem to find it at any local theaters. It stars Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman.

5) I am proud to say that I have been exercising a lot more since off work. I have exercised six days each week, an hour each day.

6) I told a long-distance friend today about my LapBand surgery, and I had to hear yet another story of a friend of a friend who had bariatric surgery and nearly died with complications. I wish I had a dime for everytime I've heard this since considering my options. Good Heavens. When people tell me they are thinking of buying a new car, I don't tell them about my neighbors' boy who died in a head on collision in a similar car. When people tell me they are going to the beach, I don't tell them about my cousin's friend who was bitten by a shark.

7) Next week we should hear if my son got accepted into a 'magnet' school he applied to. It's a public (free) high school with a specialized curriculum (technology). I've got my fingers crossed for him.

8) Losing the first fifty pounds (50% of my excess weight) seemed SO MUCH EASIER than this last fifty! I really have to work for every ounce of weight loss.

9) I am still searching for a bra to fit. I have to order online because I have a small band size and a large cup. I have just sent the third one back to exchange for another. I wish I lived near Livi Rae, the Double Diva girls!! I just love their show on Lifetime!

10) I hope everyone had a great week! 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

I think that fill was just what I needed! The scale has finally moved!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's My Party...I'll Cry If I Want To!!

   This week I've decided to throw a party.... A PITY PARTY!!
  My biggest source of stress is my career. My job ended at the facility where I've been since 2006 (contract ended). So I've accepted a new position in a different hospital, but it doesn't start until March 4. So I'm 'between jobs' for two weeks. The glass-half-full girl in me is excited about all the things I can get done during this time.
   The pessimist in me is absolutely *spastic* about being out of work. It's scary. My body really speaks to me during times of stress. My periods have been erratic in the past six weeks (spotting on/off every two weeks, no 'real' menstruation). I've had TWO COLD SORES in this time. My fingernails, which are usually strong and long, are chipped and at varying lengths. My insomnia is ridiculous. My regularity is anything but (butt?).
   Pre-band, during times of stress, I would have eaten my sorrows. It's very tempting, and I have been 'cheating' a lot lately, but not to the degree that I used to. I know that I would have gained a lot of weight.  But the New Me just cannot allow that to happen.
   I had an aftercare appointment today at the surgeon's office. And I asked for and received a 'fill'. I got 0.3cc added, for a total of 6.7cc in my band. I'm on liquids today, progressing to regular foods tomorrow.
   I am determined to survive this stressful period. And I will use my LapBand as the tool it is intended, to control my hunger.
   Thank you for coming to my party!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

I tried to get a fill appointment this week, but was unsuccessful. I've got an appointment for next Wednesday. The stress of leaving a job/ searching for a new job  is having a toll on my struggle with weight. Today is my last day at my current job. I have been eating A LOT lately, regardless of hunger. And I only exercised twice this week.
  So I hope to get my tool (Lapband) adjusted next week. And since I won't be *ahem* going to work next week, I should have PLENTY OF TIME TO EXERCISE!!! Insert smiley emoticon here.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ten Things Thursday

  • 1) My local gym is remodeling. I'm hoping they're installing a bakery.
  • 2) I have conquered my fear of the stepmill. Stairs: look out!
  • 3) I have been doing a lot of 'stress eating' this past month. My job is ending February 15 and I have been anxiously searching for a new job. I've been eating a lot of carbs, my drug of choice.
  • 4) I've been considering asking for a fill, but I know that my eating is due to stress. I can feel my restriction with a lot of different foods I swallow. I don't want to be dangerously restricted. I just want the monkey off my back. 
  • 5) I can't think of five more things to say.

Monday, February 4, 2013

You Gotta Try This Recipe

Mmmm so I saw this recipe  Ham/Egg Cup Recipe   on I'm not fat, I'm metabolically efficient 's blog, and I just had to try it. It's really versatile because you just throw in whatever you have in your kitchen. I prefer spinach & mushrooms, but, like an omelet, you just throw in whatever kind of cheese or veggies you have. The ham gets 'bacon-y' on the it tastes like you're cheating! I made half a batch (six cups) and refrigerated them, to have one each AM for breakfast. They take seconds to re-heat, and are full of protein!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

No change. I've really been struggling with SuperStress and it's cousin, Cortisol. I find myself 'cheating' every day. And I have been skipping the gym. I have got to get back on track.