Thursday, October 8, 2015

One month to go

One month to the day, and I will be running the Golden Gate half marathon. Weather up here has been super crappy, and apparently remnants of a hurricane is headed our way tomorrow. Joy...

But I got this! So excited to finish this. My biggest fear is not finishing on time. There is a 3 hour time limit, and last year when I ran my first half, I crossed the finish line at 2:59. Plus, San Fran is hilly... but, I got this.

Ran 10 miles a few weeks back just over 2 hours.

Even with the running, I CANNOT shake the 8 lbs I have gained over the last 6 months. Plus, I still have about 65lbs to go to get to my goal weight (that I have never been to).

I had a fill a month ago. I still get hungry. I eat more, then I throw up from getting stuck.

This has been the trend over the last year, and I am not sure how to break it.

Some days my willpower is strong, most days it isn't. This tool is amazing and I am thankful everyday that I have not gained everything I lost back, but I still have a ways to go to reach my goal weight.

Is it unreasonable for me standing at 5'9" to have a goal of 170?

Do you have any tips and tricks for re-motivating?

Monday, December 23, 2013

Picture comparison of one of my favorite shirts

My mom sent me a picture from two Christmas' ago. Just so happened I was wearing that same shirt today. So here is the comparison...

There is a bit of a difference, I guess. :) I forgot a real bra, and my sports bra doesn't really work with this shirt. hehehe
I have heard that the boobs are the first to go in weight loss... I wish! Take some, please!

Friday, December 20, 2013

First Un-Fill and Weigh In.

This morning's weight was 233.
I didn't post my weight last week, but 2 weeks ago I was 231. Not a bad gain, but I had seen 237 within the last week.

In case you have never had your band too tight, this is what is was like (for me).

I was throwing up after almost every meal.
I was afraid to eat solids, so I would go for liquids (not satisfying, and usually higher in calories).
Choking on said liquids was common... then the slime would come.
Waking up in the middle of the night, trying to catch your breath because the slime had trickled into the lungs.
And somehow, I gained weight through all of this.

At first I thought, this will pass.. the band will loosen up. It's better to be too tight then too loose right? WRONG!

I kept thinking this will pass.. but it wasn't. I needed an un-fill.
Funny, the things that pop in your head when considering calling your surgeon to do an un-fill - I'm a failure, I'm going to gain weight (wait.. I already did with it tight), I damaged my pouch...

Then, Lap Band Gal posts this. I don't listen to podcasts. I do now. THANK YOU LBG.

It was full of great info on how the band should work, how it does work, and how we need to think about the band, and the "restriction" level.

So, I had an un-fill yesterday. My surgeon took out .5cc. My 10cc band now has 6.75cc's. She is thinking my band is probably happiest here. I know one thing is for sure. I am happier here.
I am on fluids right now, but no more slime! No more choking! No more PB!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Halfway to my original goal

I noticed my ticker says I am halfway to my original goal. I have no idea what my body will be like at that weight, but my doctor thought that would be a realistic goal for me. I suppose once I get there, re-evaluating could be necessary.

Tracking my food again has really helped, along with a .25cc fill I got last week. I feel satisfied, and I am really focusing on getting 80 grams of protein. That is when I have had the best success, is when I focus on getting enough protein.

So, I think it has finally happened... with the weigh loss, comes saggy skin (still fatty) but it is very annoying when I am trying to do jumping jacks or any other bouncing kind of exercises. It's like when I come down from a jump, my front is still up in the air.. really throws off my momentum.
I think it is time to buy me some SPANX. Have any of you found a style or even brand that works better than another? I would like a brand or style that would go well with sports/workouts, so strong, but not hot... if you know what I mean... I already sweat enough.

I wonder if my insurance would cover skin removal if it becomes even more annoying?

Friday, December 6, 2013

I am a bad blogger

I am not very good at keeping a blog. I will admit that. But I sure do like coming back and reading all of your blogs and seeing how your journeys are going. Mine is going slowly but surley.

My weight this morning was 231 which means I have dropped 60 pounds!!!

There is only 4 1/2 months until my wedding, and it would be freaking amazing if I could be in ONEderland by then. The winter months are so hard, because it is cold and dark, and I just want to sleep all the time. I have come up with a morning routine that I am going to start doing starting Monday morning. Here it is:

Wedding Workout Routine
30 Jumping Jacks
5 Push Ups
25 Knee Highs
7 Burpees
10 Crunches
7 Squats
5 push ups
10 Crunches
5 Push ups
7 Squats
30 Jumping Jacks
1 minute wall sit
5 push ups
25 knee highs
Repeat 3-5 times
Got that off of Pinterest :)
20 weeks until the wedding, so I am thinking if I keep up with this routine, and switch it up a bit after a few weeks, I can get rid of my flabby arms and tone my back. I want to look stunning in my gown.
Keep up the good work everyone! Stay strong through the holidays.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Almost, one year Bandiversary

Weigh in

Starting weight: 291

Last week’s weight: 243.4

Today’s weight: 240.6

This time last year, I was on a strict high protein, low carb diet in preparation for my Lap Band Surgery. I had waited a looooong time for this to happen. It happened, and each day, I am so grateful for my band. It hasn’t been as easy as I thought it would have been. I wasn’t as “successful” as I thought I would have been… meaning, I didn’t lose 100 lbs my first year. But I did learn a lot, I am still learning, and I am much healthier that I have ever been in my adult life.

So, I thought I would grace you with my before and after 1 year photos. I have lost 50lbs. You would think, that much loss, you would see a bigger difference. Do you see anything?

 At least I feel the difference. I ran 4.5 miles straight 2 days ago without stopping!! No way could I have done that last year.

I have a long journey still ahead of me, but now, I don’t give up after 2 weeks of dieting. Even if I don’t see results, I continue in my new lifestyle. I sometimes have better ideas, which spark a better loss, but then it seems like my body gets used to it and then stops losing. It is a constant game to get creative with something new to keep from getting bored.

Here is to the next year in the life of my band!


Friday, July 26, 2013

Hooked on something addictive

Starting weight: 291
Last (2) weeks weight: 245.4
Today's weight: 243.4

2 more down...

I was peer pressured into doing something that I heard can be addictive. At first I was scared. Scared of dying, scared of what people would think of me while doing it... After I did it, I felt hooked on it already. I mean, it was such a rush. Okay, okay. I am done trying to pretend this is a cool story. I tried a spinning class. Within 5 minutes, I was sweating puddles, but loving it. Bike riding for fun and leisure has been this summer's theme, so why not try it inside on a crappy, rainy day. There was pain, there were times when I wanted to run out of the class, but I challenged myself, I was the only one that knew what level I was on, and I just did it. Going back to that class is in my future. This time with better shoes.

Try it... You might surprise yourself like I did.... and might actually enjoy it.