Sunday, April 29, 2012

Weigh-In day and other ramblings...

Weight on Surgery Date: 269.8 lbs.

Weight last week: 235

Weight Today: 234.4

Weight loss this Week: .2 lbs

Weight Loss Total: 34.2 lbs

I have NO idea how I lost .2. I was pretty damn sure I gained at least 2 lbs, if not more. I actually got on the scale Wed or Thurs and it did say 237.2. Hmmmm.  I ate so awful last week, pretty much Sunday through Wednesday I went over calories/sugar/fat every day. NOT fucking cool. Pardon my french. I was so beyond myself with guilt and disgust. I cried a few times during the week, I was frustrated with myself. I did manage to make it to the gym 4x though, which is good. Heading back today for some zumba at 12:30. Can't wait, I missed it! I just do not burn as much doing weights/elliptical/etc. in the weight area. I burn at least 2-3x more in classes. LOVE it. 

Okay, getting stuck. It's been happening, I haven't really slimed or anything, but def. got stuck a bunch of times. My problem foods are thicker breads/dry, pretzels and nuts. I got this awesome bag of nuts from BJ's, very healthy, but I tried like 3 days in a row to eat a few and each time, got stuck. :( Oh well. 

I can't remember if I told you guys about our new apartment in Mechanicsburg. But we officially move in June 1st. We've already packed quite a bit in the last week and a half. Mainly the stuff we don't use on a daily basis. I'm just excited for more space, a new area, new stores/restaurants, a 1st floor with 2 bedrooms and our landlord rocks. He's soooooo nice and welcoming. 

I need to get back on track this week, no more bullshit and no more possibly gaining 2-3 lbs in a week. Unacceptable. 

We went and looked at the American Legion Post 1001 in Harrisburg on Friday evening with my mom for a wedding reception. For a $100, hell yeah! It's perfect. :) I'm pumped, so hopefully once we talk to the main guy about all the deets, we can go ahead and book it. So exciting! This means we will have more money for other things, yay!

Also went to Kohl's late last night to look for the new sneakers, was specifically looking for Nike Shox, Reebok Zigtechs and 2 adidas kinds. No such luck. :( So, of course, I wandered off into the clearance clothes rack and ended up finding a really pretty orangeish Elle dress that was an online exclusive that someone brought back. Size 1X, perfect fit, even had room. It's sooooo pretty. I got it for $29.60, it was $74. Yay! So, no sneakers, still gotta go find a pair somewhere.

Well, breakfast is in the oven (just some frozen bob evans turkey sausage burritos), so off I go.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weight on Surgery Date: 269.8 lbs.

Weight last week: 235

Weight Today: 234.6

Weight loss this Week: .4 lbs

Weight Loss Total: 34 lbs

A small loss, but a loss nonetheless. Hoping to get in my usual exercise this week. Might be a bit tough, we got a new apartment that we'll be moving into in about a month in Mechanicsburg, can't wait, it's huge and includes heat, yay! Probably going to sign the lease this week.

Did the 4 mile MS Walk today, it was great! It's for my sis-in-law who has MS and everyone made the 4 miles and it's great. :) Burned a good 500 calories. Not much else going on, hoping my friend's premie gets to get out of the hospital soon. Keep her in your prayers!

Ciao for now!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Okay. I need some advice. Has anyone else had really messed up periods since surgery? I'm on Yaz (generic form) and it usually only lasts 3-4 days, sometimes only 2, but this past week, I had it Mon-Wed and then it came back heavy on Thursday, had to leave because of cramps/headache/nausea/dizziness. Then it came back again today around 11am. WTF???

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Weigh-In and other things.

Weight on Surgery Date: 269.8 lbs.

Weight last week: 236.8

Weight Today: 235

Weight loss this Week: 1.8 lbs

Weight Loss Total: 33.6 lbs
Yay! That makes me smile, although I'm sure it likely go up because of my awesome TOM coming in the next few days. Oh well, I'll keep trucking along.
I've been wanting to get on here and type up a HUGE post, but just never found the time or words, or both. 
Things have been crazy. I feel like life is passing me by, it goes soooooo fast. I booked the church, the reception site and the DJ for our wedding in October of 2013. I can't wait! I still can't believe we're getting married, doesn't quite seem real yet. But I'm sure time will fly before then. I'm trying to keep it pretty minimalistic, for the sake of saving for a honeymoon. :D
So, I totally forget if I ever blogged about our puppy we ended up getting in Jan/Feb. His name is Beemo. However, I had to give him away because of my allergies. :( I'm still pretty down about it, and the Humane Society was awful to deal with, they really were. I do not recommend them, but I do because of the poor animals there. :/ I miss him like crazy, we only had him like 4 days before I broke out in itchy bumps on my arms and my inner eyes were crazy itchy. But on a good note, a friend of ours from work was able to take him, she already has 2 other dogs and he LOVES them, so it worked out. But it still sucks and it really sucks for Brian because he doesn't have allergies to dogs. :( I suck, I feel like my body fails me in the oddest ways. I've been getting allergy injections for 2 years now and I've always been on allergy meds (I'm on Xyzal right now and LOVE it). BUT, Beemo is a licker, he will lick people to death, that's his way of showing affection, so it just didn't pan out right now. Really bums me out every now and then, cause I fell in love with him instantly. But our friend only lives like 1/2 a mile away, so we see and hear about him often. :) We were able to take him all day on Easter, so my family and Brian's family could meet him and everyone loved him. 
Working out is going good. I am still going to Zumba about 5-6 days a week. And I try to do strength training on 2-3 of those day as well. I am definitely gaining definition in my arms (just not the bat wing area). I've lost 6 inches on my hips, about 10 on my waist and about the same on my boobs and underneath, I am down to a 37. Weirdness. My mom just bought me bras from Kohl's a little over a month ago when I was probably 245ish. I am still wearing those and their 42D's. I was a 44DD. But now the 42D's are getting big. It's craziness!! And I'm pretty sure I could have went even lower at Kohl's, but was playing it safe, cause I'm picky about bras. My bestie's future MIL works with my mom and knows about my surgery (I tell everyone, lol). She is losing weight as well and is now in 14's and gave  me her 18/20 stuff. I ended up taking everything, whatever doesn't fit now, I figured it will in about 15-20 lbs. I'm able to wear all the shirts, but the pants are still a bit tight, I can never seem to get my upper thighs/tummy to lose as fast as everywhere else. Very frustrating. 
Still doing some freelance writing, just got my 2nd paycheck. And submitted another article on Friday. I love it. I finalized and got accepted into Central Penn College for this fall for the Corporate Communications bachelor's degree program. But then I started having 2nd thoughts this past week. I just don't know if it's worth it. I think my wants for our future and his too, are WAY bigger than a writing degree. Let's all face it, it's not the best field, esp. print right now. It's ALL about the internet, blogging, social media. I would love to maybe get into PR or some sort of social media field. I just hope I don't keep getting these awful feelings, cause otherwise, I have NO clue what I want to do, that's a guaranteed job that I could transfer my credits from my AA degree. UGH! 
Went to my friend Tyff's baby shower yesterday, she ended up going about 5 weeks early and had baby Mazee on April 11th. She's a tiny little girl at 16 inches, 5 lbs. 3 oz. But she's adorable, she just has to be in the NICU for a while to get her eating coordination down. My friend is pretty upset and emotional, I couldn't even imagine. So, please keep my friend and her family in your thoughts, prayers, whatever. Thanks!
Not much else going on. I got my 3rd fill on Thursday with Dr. Weiger. It was a good trip. I now have 5 cc's in a 10 cc band. Feeling pretty good. It def. feels like this might be a good area, maybe not where I need to be, but it feels good so far. I don't feel as hungry as I usually do in between meals. We'll see how this work week goes, that's usually where I struggle with snacking. :/ I just want to be in the 220's now that I'm stuck in the 230's, not stuck per se, but going through them. I cannot WAIT to hit 199. It will be a cause for celebration, FOR SURE. Hell, I may even throw myself a damn party. lol. 
Well, that's all for now. Off to relax, eat some dinner, watch "The Killing" and "Mad Men". Read a bit, then back at the daily grind tomorrow. Ciao!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter!

Weight on Surgery Date: 269.8 lbs.

Weight last week: 238

Weight Today: 236.8

Weight loss this Week: 1.2 lbs

Weight Loss Total: 31.8 lbs

Sunday, April 01, 2012

I'm still alive AND weigh-in day.

Been out of the loop lately. A lot going on, but here for the weigh-in:

Weight on Surgery Date: 269.8 lbs.

Weight last week: 239.4

Weight Today: 238

Weight loss this Week: 1.4 lbs.

Weight Loss Total: 30.6

 I deserve that, finally! I feel like I've been working super hard in the gym. And I've been really trying to get my snacking under control calorie wise. I seem to do better on Sat/Sun than I do on the week days, why is that?? Drives me nuts. Probably because I'm bored at work. Need to try harder this week. 

Grocery shopping drove me nuts today, I feel so lost sometimes, figuratively. But did rather well overall. 

Not much else going on, just working, freelancing, working out, and trying to stay busy. Super excited for The Killing to start back up on AMC tonight, yay! Can't wait! Then Mad Men. :)

Ciao, for now.