Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Fitting into some size 14's is pretty amazing.

My size 7 engagement ring and wedding band is now getting sized down to a 5!!! Craziness!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Weigh In Day

Weight last week:196.4
Weight Today:196.4
Weight loss this Week: - 0
Weight Loss Total: 73.2 lbs

:( Didn't lose anything. But I also didn't gain, so that's a win in my book.  I didn't exercise as much as I wanted to last week, so I'm pretty sure that's what did it. 

Just got back from a baby shower, where I didn't exactly eat the best. :/ Tomorrow is a new start. I will be doing yoga at work, then I plan on hitting up zumba at 5:30. :)  

Not much else going on, I have my follow up on Friday, May 3rd with the surgeon. This will be a follow up from when he put me on the protonix and reglan (which I no longer take b/c of a rash). I did have some awful pain this past Thursday (same exact area/kind of pain) for about 8 hours. It was pretty bad. But I suffered through it, so I'm not sure why that happened. :(

Well, off to go revamp my resume and cover letter for a job opening at my work. Wish me luck!!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weigh In Day

Weight last week:197.8
Weight Today:196.4
Weight loss this Week: - 1.4 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 73.2 lbs.
I've been going up and down for a few weeks now and finally have a loss again, yay! I know what I did right and I know what I did wrong or didn't do at all some days. Moving forward. I can't stop thinking about getting to and savoring the 180's, the 170's, the 160's, the 150's!!! It's on my mind ALL the time. I'm going to keep pushing myself and fighting this awfulness. 
There are some days I see myself and love what I see, and then other days I HATE what I see, feel like I haven't done a lot, etc. I hate these back and forth feelings and visions. I see myself so differently some days. Weird.
It's Sunday already and I hate that, but it is what it is. I got a part time job working at a Flea Market at one of the concession stands making food, etc. It pays well and it's only Sundays. And I may be going back to babysitting soon too to cover my gym costs, not sure yet. Don't want to get overwhelmed again.
That is all for now, ciao!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Just a quickie update...

Had my follow up appointment with the surgeon almost 2 weeks ago, nothing is wrong with my band, just some bile reflux and I had some food above my band in the Upper GI series (some 10 hours later). Weird. He prescribed Protonix (generic) and Reglan (generic). I started both of those that following day.

All was well until the following Wednesday (last week) when my poor ears were swollen, red, itchy and bumpy. Awful! I had allergy injections that evening, so I said something to them and they shot me up with some cortisone, it game me some relief Fri/Sat, but that was about it. My rash was now gone on my ears (thank god!), BUT it was now down my back, on my neck/jaw and cheeks. Awful. I finally thought, maybe it's one of the new pills I started. So, I called the surgeon's office and spoke to the nurse, she then spoke with the on site surgeon and he advised it sounded like the Reglan reaction, so I've been off Reglan since Tuesday morning (it was 3x a day before meals). I still have some itchies every now and then, but it does generally seem to slowly be getting better and easier to deal with. I was also having crazy ass dreams and waking up between 2am-4am every single night since. And then taking forever to get back to sleep. I started taking a benadryl before bed this past week. So far, so good, still waking up though.

I'm starting a new work project tomorrow, I will be working at our other office in Mechanicsburg, rather than New Cumberland 3 days a week. It will be nice to do something different and challenging and learn something new. Plus it's super close to our apartment, a straight shot out the one road. Yay for that!

I haven't really lost much weight, kind of been bouncing between 197.8-200. Irritating, but I'm working on it. I did have a .3 taken out when I was having issues, but I got .2 put back in and it's definitely a huge difference. Still working on things, still getting stuck occasionally, which I hate and I really need to focus on my soft stop and stop eating when this happens. 

That's all for now, time to work on the bridal shower some more...