Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day


Hello all....


I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday. And I hope you all have the day off as I do. Personally, I have had a nice day. I got off work early this morning and got in bed. I slept until about noon and then I went to my sisters house and raided her pool for the afternoon. It was really nice to be wet for a few hours. I am not one of those people that goes to the pool so I can try and look good and work on my tan, I go to swim, play games. I try to act nothing like people my age at the pool, I stick to the 7-8 year old method. Although, I did lay my head back for a few minutes. I am trying to get rid of the white neck. Because I don't lay out the back side of my body never has a tan and my neck is always white, but the front looks pretty good.


Now I'm going to try to nap a little bit before work again. Gotta love working on holidays!!! The overtime pay doesn't hurt.


I will also fill you in on my eating for the last two days. I have enjoyed getting to eat some of the foods that I haven't gotten to have for the last 6 weeks. I have not over indulged for the most part (really only once did I eat too much.) I'm trying to stop eating before I feel completely stuffed and my body catches up with my mind and I am completely satisfied.


Tomorrow I will be back to my normal routine, 1200-1400, 1600, and 1800 cals on opposing days. And I am also hoping to get back to my weights. I have let that slip but not any more.


So to all of you out there, I hope you enjoy your day. Remember our troops, past and present today.


Come back to me soon....

Sunday, May 30, 2010

It's OVER

Well the Results are in...

Its amazing how a little change in perspective can make all the difference in the world. I lost 2 lbs this week and I am soooooo excited about that. Instead of coming on here and telling you guys how good I did this week I had valid concerns about the possibility of weight gain. Well after that I lost 2 lbs. I know its not much but its .2 more than the last two weeks that I thought I did so good.
So yeah!!!!!! I have to say I'm overwhelmed with the results that I achieved over the course of this experiment. And I'm not going to lie, I didn't think I could do this for 6 weeks.
Overall: 28.6 lbs
Final Week: 2 lbs

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The FINAL Day!

Well, I will start with Thank You Thank You Thank You for sticking it out with me for the last 6 weeks. I know some of you were on my side and some of you thought this was stupid but it was something I needed to do. I am so happy with the results I have achieved and feel like now I'm more in the right frame of mind to keep my weight loss going. It is hard to do something for so long and the results be slow. This has been a nice little jump start. I was hard, but very worth it.

I will go ahead with a little spoiler for you. I have weighted this week and on Wednesday or Thursday, I don't remember which, I was actually up a pound. Don't ask me how but I was. I think my body has now adjusted to this program, just like it will to everything.

I will be taking the week off from any plan next week. I will be going back to my standard with a little change. 1220-1400 calories 4 days a week, 1600 calories 2 days a week and then one day at 1800 cals one day a week. This plan has been incredibly successful in the past to lose weight at a nice rate and maintain my weight. It allows me to "cheat" one day a week without ruining my whole diet. I'm also excited about fruits and veggies. Those have been few and far between on this plan and I have missed them very much. Once the week is over I don't really know what I'm going to do, Ill just stick with that until I come up with some new idea!

I have decided to up my weights again, because I have let that slip with a lack of time and other excuses that I have come up with over the past few weeks. I am hoping to see continued weight loss. I really feel like my mind is right for the first time in a long time.

Update on the finger! The finger is getting better. The hole in the nail is actually draining all the time so I am not having crazy pressure build up. I was able to run tonight and not have to feel my heart beat in my finger. Typing is still a little bit of an issue because the tip hurts really bad when I tough it, but it is getting so much better. I am still wearing the guard to keep from bumping it and that seems to be helping.

Again I want to thank you guy for following and I hope you will stay with me for the future, whatever that may bring.

If you have any suggestions for new experiments I am willing to listen. Just let me know. fatgirltothin@gmail.com

Check in tomorrow for a final weigh in!

Friday, May 28, 2010

New Things

As I have promised for 2 days now, there are some new things for you. If you look on the sidebar there is now a place where you can follow the Fat Girl to Thin Fan Page on Facebook. If you already have a blogger account you can follow there. Just some new things for you all. There are some pictures there that have not been put on the blog. Its still new so I'm working on it but I'm gonna do what I can.

Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What a Day

This may be the longest post ever, not in length but in the time it takes to type it.


Ill start with a recap of my day. I got up early this morning because I had lots of work stuff to do today. I was fresh faced and lookin good. Well as I left my house this morning I shut the door leading out of my garage on to the carport (Ill explain that in a second) and smashed my finger in the door. I wanted to cry soooo much but I couldn't because I had my makeup on and had to go somewhere. After a few choice words, and getting everything in my car I had a moment to sit there for a second and decide how bad I was hurt.


I came to the conclusion that I was pretty sure I was going to die! I called my sister to help me, she has kids and is good with mommy stuff, and I knew she was already up. I met her in town and had her take a look at it. That led to a trip to Dads office to drill the nail and get the blood out.






Now that I was officially late for my day, I finally got to my work thing. I kept hitting my finger throughout the day and every time I did I would again have a special word or two come out so I finally went to the store and got a splint so that maybe I would have a little protection.

This helped with the bumping but not with the pain. I went to workout because I thought what could be the harm. I hurt my finger not my feet. So I went to Zumba and it turns out that all my dancing skills are wrapped up in my middle finger. I just couldn't do it. I was hurting so bad I almost couldn't stand it. I took a couple breaks and took it really easy and finished but I don't know why I really stayed. And my sweetheart of a teacher even texted to check on me...welcome to small town America.

I finished the night out with ballgames and draining the finger again. It still really hurts but I'm trying my best to deal with it.

Now, the reason I was having to leave out the garage door and not just pull out of the garage is because 2 weeks ago I ran into my garage door. I overslept for work and pulled out before the garage door was open all the way.

Now I am officially celebrating the Stupidity of Em. Really how many stupid things can you do in 2 weeks time. Oh My!!!!
Now, I am officially going to bed and hoping that I can sleep even though I can feel my heart beat in my finger. Tomorrow I have some new things for you, Hopefully?!?!? I was hoping to have it up today, but this is the first time Ive been on the computer all day.
Check back...and please forgive any typos tonight.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

3 Days Left

I would love to say that I was so excited for this project to be over, and I am ready but I am going to miss it. I have enjoyed coming here everyday and updating you guys. I guess Ill just still have to do that without the Gastric Bypass talk.

I have enjoyed this project, maybe I didn't love it the first 4 weeks but after getting to enjoy the wonderful reward that comes with it. I am not even going to speculate on the weight loss this week because I have been so wrong the last 2 weeks. I have had some really good workouts this week. I had my easy night tonight, but yesterdays workouts nearly killed me. My body hurt once I got in the bed last night.

I woke up this morning feeling good a little sore but good. Today I got to relax a little bit. I spent the morning by the pool, so now the only thing that hurts is my sunburn. My pasty white skin is now a wonderful shade of pink. I only get a 3o minute workout on Wednesday and I got a little bit of walking in tonight, but I was not stressed out about working out tonight.

My eating has held strong. Its really not that hard anymore. I have grown accustomed to it. I heard somewhere that it only takes 11 days to develop a habit. Well it took a little longer than that for me but I got there.

I know this project has made me have a whole new mind set about weight loss. Go figure, 2 years and one crazy crazy project and I finally feel like I'm in the right place. I just hope you all will keep reading once this is done.

Come back tomorrow, there is new stuff coming...

Now This is Inspiration

I saw a video on this father/son team at church a while back but I never knew they competed in the IronMan Triathlon. This is a fantastic story and I just wanted to share.



Just put these guys names into YouTube and see all the results. This is amazing!

How Great Was That!!!!!

DON'T READ IF YOU STILL HAVEN'T WATCHED!!!

I will just go ahead and inform you that I will probably use way to many exclamation points tonight but I just loved the season finale of Biggest Loser. I will start with this...I started watching it at 10:30. I followed my usual routine of watching from the treadmill and I had to get off before the end cause I was soooo excited. I just knew the winner when he walked out, but they all looked so great. I thought Ashley looked beautiful.

I know my first pick and the one I have been rooting for all this time didn't win, but he looked great. Daris didn't stand a chance once I saw Mike. Anyway, it was a fantastic show!!

I will have to say, if I was a trainer on the show I would be pissed off is someone came to the finale and had only lost 50 lbs. And I was honestly disappointed at Shay too. If any of you want to offer me $1000 per pound in 5 weeks, I would do everything in my power to lose more than 52lbs. I was shocked. I would just kill myself and do nothing but workout for the next 5 months. So if anyone out there wants to sponsor this little experiment I will be happy to take it on. I'm looking for a new one anyway. I just knew she would have lost 70-100 lbs.

I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did and if you haven't watched it yet, sorry to ruin the ending.

If you didn't see it and don't care you should still go see the before and after photos at www.nbc.com. They looked so great.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Going Good So Far

I feel like it should be Thursday or Friday. I have worked a lot of nights in a row and I am ready for some serious sleep. I get the next 3 days to get a full nights sleep and I am so looking forward to it. I have my hardest workout night tonight (Zumba and Boot Camp) and then I get to finish it off with a run tonight to the Biggest Loser.

I have another night at the ballpark tonight. I seem to struggle the most when I am at the ballpark with my eating. I always want nachos or a hot dog or something. Yesterday, I didn't eat anything there but it just makes me hungry to be there. Tonight I brought a sandwich so maybe it will not be as tempting. I know my stomach was not hungry, but my mind really was sure that I was starving.

I'm sure Ill have another post for you today, especially once I watch my show. Ill try to give you a full day recap. Its really not fair to post right now cause I have only been awake for about 3 hours.

Come back to me...

Biggest Loser Season Finale


Oh my goodness I am so freaking excited about tonight. I get two hours of wonder that is the LIVE Biggest Loser Finale. I have to go to ballgames all night but I have it recording in my house so I will not have to miss a minute of the action. So please do not tell me who wins before I get to watch it.

Ill get home around about 10 tonight so it will be way over but it will be the best 2 hour treadmill workout ever. I always seem to run harder when I have something good to watch and when its the Biggest Loser I work out harder than ever.

Yeah!!! Go Daris or Ashely or Mike!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Im Over It

OK, so thanks for letting me have my little pity party yesterday over the sucky weight loss. I just needed a little time to get my head together and be realistic. I wanted a bigger number but when I look at the total for the 5 weeks I am incredibly happy. I just had a moment yesterday.

In my poor pitiful moment yesterday I forgot to mention...THIS IS THE LAST WEEK!!!!! Six more days to go and the Gastric Bypass experiment is over. During week one or two I would tell you this was miserable but now that week 6 is here I think I might miss it a little bit.

I made a list on week one of all the foods that I was going to eat when this was over. Slowly I have taken things off this list and the only thing that remains is pizza. You better believe I will be eating pizza in 6 days. I don't want the chicken fingers, taco bell crap, or any of the rest of the stuff that is on my list just pizza. But I know now that I can eat a piece of pizza maybe 2 and be completely satisfied. There is no reason to eat the whole thing.

So I have to be off now and hopefully I can post again today, but it might be tomorrow morning before I get back to you. I have some crazy working out to do tonight.

Hopefully Ill catch you back here tomorrow...

You Inspire Me

I have loved all of your comments and facebook messages. You say that I am inspiring you too lose weight or go to the gym. What you don't know is how much you all inspire me! I simply wanted to share my story with you.

I didn't expect many readers and really didn't tell many people about the blog, but the more people I told the more people I knew were out there watching me and wanting to see if I succeeded or failed. That's a lot of pressure sometime. I have discovered that when I post a challenge to myself, like the half marathon or the new Gastric experiment, I want to succeed more because I know you all are reading and watching me around town. It is really hard to tell someone that you failed or quit. Trust me, I have had to eat crow a couple of times on here. When I just tried something without telling I was more likely to quit. So now I just tell you guys everything.

So if I may offer a little advice, take it or leave it, it would be this. If you are hoping to start a weight loss journey, tell SOMEONE, TELL ANYONE! Become accountable to someone else. You are not losing weight for them but that one person could help and offer support. Tell your mom, husband, friends. Don't just tell them you want to lose weight, tell them what you weigh and the goals you have set for yourself. Tell them what you are doing. For example when I told my family about the Gastric Bypass diet they were supportive beyond measure. When we would go to a restaurant they would tell the waitress I couldn't eat or help me explain to a table of friends why I didn't order dinner. They sent text messages asking how I was feeling and doing. This is the kind of support that anyone trying something new needs.

Give this person a weekly update, and don't lie if you gained. It happens to all of us. If you don't want to be that honest with some one you can email me and tell me what you weigh. My email address is fatgirltothin@gmail.com. If you want to tell me, great, and I will keep it my business.

So 5 weeks ago I told you all my weight. Well, lets go ahead and let the entire cat out of the bag. When I started this blog on April 11, 2008, I weighed in at 324 lbs. I'm not going to lie, it is really hard to admit that.

I was on this journey for nearly 2 years publicly and never told my actual weight. Once I put it online for the world to see, you better believe I wanted that number to go down. How embarrassing would it be to have that number stay the same or not fall and know that everyone who read know that I had failed.

So thank YOU for the great inspiration. I could not do this without you!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Results are In....

And they suck again.....




I overslept a little this morning so I didn't get to post before church. That was probably best! After the entire morning I have been trying to think of something nice to say or inspiring even though I only lost 1.8 again. Guess what?? I never came up with anything. I am so incredibly frustrated with this. This weight loss should be much bigger this week. I'm so mad about it I may weigh again in the morning to see if it was just...a mistake or water weight or anything!
So after a full work week, 4 nights, 10 ballgames and 6 kick butt workouts, I am down a whopping 1.8lbs. I'm working too hard to only get 1.8! Woo Freakin Hoo!
Week: 1.8
Total: 26.6
Ill try to be in a better mood before I post again.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

One Tough Day

By the title I know you are thinking something happened. But it didn't. I just had one of those days. I will start by wishing everyone a Happy Dumb Butt Driver Day!

My day actually started last night about 7 when I woke up for work. I went to a little get together before work where I dominated at Spades. That was short lived because I had to go to work. Work was normal, nothing special at all. I was really hoping for a night that I could get off really early and come home and sleep a little bit because I knew today was going to be a doozy. I got off a little early but not early enough for quality sleep.

I did miss the early morning pancake breakfast which was really OK. I don't need pancakes and I did need sleep. Well I at least made it to the ballpark by the 10 o'clock game, but I got there at 10:30. Because of the holiday!

It took another 45 minutes to get home from the ballpark where the yard work began. I had to mow the yard today. You may have heard the screams of joy from my neighbors when I cranked the mower. It was SO bad that I was beginning to get embarrassed. I don't know when I would have done it though, I have worked all week and every time I got the chance to mow it rained.

So, I got most of the yard done before game #2. Again it took forever to drive 7 miles. I really hate this holiday. I got home again and finished up the yard, which looks great if I may brag on myself. Then I finished the night off with a dance recital.

Once I finally got home I did run on the treadmill today cause I never got a chance to go to the gym and had a really great run. I'm ready to run before 10 at night so that I can run outside for a change. You do what you gots to do.

My eating today was great. I had a turkey sandwich for lunch and that would have to be my favorite lunch ever. I only got to eat half of it but like I have said this week it was really satisfying. One more week to go before I get my Gastric Bypass reversed. I am really looking forward to eat what I want, and by that I don't mean going out and getting a value meal from some fast food restaurant. I want a day of cereal for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, fruit and veggie snacks and a chicken breast for dinner. That is pretty much my standard day.

I'm eating Mac & Cheese and other good foods, but I miss my standard lunches. Maybe I am just a creature of habit.

I'm going to get this sweat off of me yet again for the day and then off to dream land. I'm go excited for a good nights sleep. Hope you will come back to me in the morning for an update. I have high hopes for my weight and just hope I don't get blindsided again. I need a good number tomorrow!!!

Come see me again!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Hit By a Truck

Today my body feels like I got hit by a truck. I think one drove through my house last night and ran over me, then backed up and ran over me again. I think a long week of some seriously good workouts and not as much sleep as I needed to recover is finally catching up with me. It's mainly my upper body that is sore and I guess I just didn't realized how much I use my upper body in everyday life.

I did however have a funny to share with you today. I made a short trip today and just happened to be close to my favorite restaurant. So luckily I was able to eat lunch at my favo place ever Calypso Cafe. They have a wonderful assortment of Caribbean type food. Lots of organic and vegan choices but just wonderful food overall.

After I got my lunch chicken pita and black beans I immediately asked for a to go box. The waiters face was priceless. He looked at me like I was crazy. That "what" face. I wish I had a camera just to capture the look on his face. I would suggest if you are having a tough day...go out to eat and ask for a box as soon as they bring you your food. It will light up your day!

If you are wondering I asked for a box so that I could pack up the food that I knew I couldn't eat. It makes for another great meal and I'm not tempted by the extra food on my plate. It has worked really well through this experience.

I have another wonderful night full of activities so I don't know if I will be back today or not. I think I'm going to try to nap before work and take a night off from working out. That's the goal but you never know, I am liable to go for a run anyway.

Jillian Michaels is Making this So Easy

My obsession is just fueled now. I lose my biggest loser fix next week and I don't know when it comes back on, probably the fall, and lookie lookie Jillian is getting a show for the summer. This makes me incredibly happy.

I love watching her workout new contestants, mainly cause I love her but also cause I always learn new workouts and exercises for myself. I hope this show is as good as Biggest Loser. If it is we all know I will be in hog heaven.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day Is Done!

Another long day in my world. I actually got off work early this morning which makes me VERY VERY happy. I got to get some quality sleep this morning which was much needed. I also get to get some sleep tonight. I wish I could explain how excited I am to sleep in my bed for more than 2-3 hours.

I also enjoyed a wonderful workout tonight, actually 1 and a half. I went to Zumba and got my butt handed to me, yet again. Zumba used to be my easiest workout but let me just tell you that is no longer the case. This class just keeps getting tougher and tougher. I swear its going to break me one of these days.

Tonight in my class I kinda twirked (that might be a word) my knee a little bit. I was able to get done but it was hurting me pretty good. I got home and put a little ice on it and it was feeling better. I got on the treadmill late tonight for a couple of miles and my knee was fine so I think it was just a moment in time. I guess if it still hurts tomorrow then well...well nothing, it will just hurt.

My eating was pretty good today. I think I probably ate a little too much tonight because I just poured and didn't measure. I will have all my food with me tomorrow morning so I don't have to worry about that again. I'm getting excited for my next weigh in. I have had a good week this week and think I should have a good number. I say think because I really haven't weighed. I have worked so many nights this week and I don't like to weigh until I get a really good nights sleep.

Just a few more days to go until week 6. I hope you will all stay with me for one more week while I finish this up...and then I hope you stay with me after that. You guys keep me going every single day.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Biggest Loser Finale....Just One More Week

Again this week I missed the actual show on TV but have no fear, I recorded it and finally got to watch it. I started it this morning when I got home from work, but of course I fell asleep so I watched the rest of it once I woke up and got moving.

I just loved this episode so much but was left so upset with Daris. I have picked him as my winner for so long now and to see him go home and gain weight just broke my heart a little bit. With all the previews I spent the week wondering who it was going to be that gained, Mike or Ashley, and they both kicked it at home. So I will still be voting for Daris to make it to the finale but he really hurt my feelers by gaining weight over the 30 days at home.

So now that I have talked about how he hurt my feelings I have to brag on him a little bit. WOW!!!! how freaking awesome did he do in the marathon. A 4 hour time is pretty good in my eyes. I ran half that distance in 3:15 so I was major impressed. Maybe one day Ill get up the courage to attempt the full thing. But like the last one, my main goal is completion no time deadline.

For all you followers out there, just go ahead and know, next week Tuesday from 7-9pm, actually from 10-12pm (I have plans that night), don't call, email, or text, cause I will be on the treadmill watching the finale. I already checked my work schedule and I'm off!!!!!!

Ohhhhh, I cant wait!!!

HELLO READERS!!!!!

I hope that with that title you all thought I was going to have some great big news to tell but I really don't, just another update for you. I don't know how many days I have been doing this but I know there is a week and a half left.

I have had a pretty tough week so far, as work goes, but this is the first week that I feel like my body is back in sync and working the way it should. There is just something about no food that will really mess up your body's rhythm. But this week I feel good and my workouts are more productive. I have been able to do more each week but I really feel like myself again.

I am still enjoying my portion sizes and I hope to be able to keep that up once this is over. I think we are so trained to eat everything on our plates and that is just too much most of the time. I have taken all of my dinner plates out of my cabinet and I am only eating off of salad plates now. The plate looks sooooo full and I am soooo full when I'm done eating.

This week I have been able to eat some of the foods that I have been wanting this entire time. Last night was the first time I have eaten French Fries in a month, and more shocking than that I ate ketchup. I do love ketchup so much and I didn't realize that it has been a month. I should have put that into the pureed food stage, I could eat it by itself. I enjoyed my French Fries so much last night and had the realization that I can eat fries, just not everyday and there is no need to super size them, just eat them until I'm satisfied.

I think my determination to finish this project kinda messed with my mind a little bit, but as I get to eat a little more and I feel my body getting stronger its empowering. I'm not just doing this now to prove a point, but I have actually learned a lot in the process. I just really feel like my mind and body have synced up and I'm in the right place to continue my weight loss. I'll be honest, I really thought that I would gain this weight back when the 6 weeks was over, but now I just want to keep losing. I want to hit that 100lb mark even more now, and its getting closer ever single day.

Please keep coming back to me, Ill try not to miss anymore days...but we all know I will.

Monday, May 17, 2010

10pm and Sooo Much More to Do

As the title says, I am just getting home and getting ready for my tomorrow. I feel like I have too much stuff to do before bed. However, I have already done so much today. I was hoping to get home and run tonight but I think because its raining outside that I shouldn't run. I was not going to run outside but that seems like a great excuse. It's really not an excuse. I had a great workout this afternoon and I think my legs are begging me for a break.

As I have mentioned, I am incredibly sore and I really cannot pinpoint what I did to hurt so bad. I have tried running for the last 2 nights with some good stretching but nothing is helping. It feels better when I am working out but as soon as I am done I feel them start to cramp back up. I bought some bananas tonight hoping potassium might help.

As far as grocery shopping goes, I enjoyed my grocery shopping experience tonight. I got to buy food, actual food. Stuff that you have to chew!!!! I have enjoyed the last two days getting to have solid food. I have been able to workout and turn my head without getting dizzy and I feel like my workouts are more effective with a little food in my gut.

I have to throw out a thank you. A friend of mine gave me some clothes that she cannot wear anymore and I am super excited to have some new things. I hate to go out and buy some new clothes when hopefully they wont fit for long. So thanks, you know who you are, for the new stuff. I cant wait to get it on.

My last thing for you tonight before I keep procrastinating all the other stuff I have to do is this. Has anyone seen SELF Magazine lately? This was my favorite magazine and I haven't been able to find it for the last few months. It was the only magazine that I bought monthly and I cannot find it. If you see it let me know where and I'll drive there to get it. I'm having withdraws!!!

Come back to me tomorrow. Hopefully Ill be able to post a little sooner tomorrow.

See ya tomorrow.....

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Still a Little Upset

I am still a bit upset about my disappointing weight loss this week. I really felt like I was going to pull a 4 or 5 this week so less than 2 just hurts my feelings. But I promise I will not dwell on it and just move on and do better next week.

What I came back before today was to tell you even though I was upset I have eaten really good today. I never knew how much I liked to chew my food. Today's food has made me feel a little better. I also get to eat some fruits and veggies for the next two weeks which is making me so happy. I have missed my fruits, I'm not a huge fan of the veggies, I eat them but don't love them.

I have also started getting back to my running. I kinda took a little break from running for a little bit letting my feet heal and once they were better I still didn't get back to it like I should. I enjoy so much and love the way I feel when I'm finished. I love the way each day you can do more and more.

So, hopefully you'll keep coming back to me even though I was kinda cross today. Two weeks left....

Week 4 in the Books

Well the results are in again.



I would be lying if I said that I wasn't disappointed with the weight loss this week. There was a whopping 1.8 lb weight loss this week. I was really hoping for a bigger number or to simply be in the 230s. I feel like I worked too hard this week and starved a little too much for 1.8 lbs.
If this had been any other week on any other diet, I would be so pleased with this weight loss but under the circumstances I'm not to happy.
Overall weight loss: 24.8
This week: 1.8 lbs

Keep checking back for more updates.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Week 4 is Almost Over

Well week four of the Gastric Bypass surgery is almost over. These last two weeks were tough for the reason that I ended up eating the same things over and over. I really didn't enjoy the pureed versions of my food. I ate a lot of beans and oatmeal. With mashed potatoes thrown in ever now and then. Some times I think it was easier to just drink all my meals. But week 3-4 were easier with the feeling of full. It was nice to feel like I ate a full meal even though I stayed between a half a cup to cup of food. Overall so far I couldn't tell you which part was the most enjoyable.

I'm looking forward for the next 2 weeks...I get to move to solid foods. I'm really excited about getting to chew some food and moving to something more substantial than beans and crackers.

For the last 2 weeks I get to eat eggs, chopped meat, bread, fruits and veggies, and casseroles that haven't been blended. I don't get to eat red meat but that is really not a big deal for me cause I don't love red meat anyway. I hardly eat it when I'm not on the Gastric Bypass diet.

I will be weighing in the morning for you all. I don't have any idea what the number is this week, I really haven't weighted since Tuesday, so it will be a surprise to you and me both.

Come back tomorrow for a weigh update, Ill try to blog over my eggs in the morning....

Yeah!!!!

Relay was a Success

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday but thanks for being patient. We worked really hard yesterday to get ready for Relay for Life and the event went really well. I was most excited that the weather held out. I sure didn't want to move inside. Overall the county raised about $75,000.

We had about 6-7 team members that stayed most of the night and there were 4 of us there for the final lap. I got some good sleep this morning and I am making myself stay up now so that I will be able to sleep tonight.

I missed my workout this morning for some sleep so I think I'm going to run this afternoon for some calorie burn. I need to move a little bit and workout some of the soreness from last night. We walked on a concrete track for the majority of the night so my feet and quads are pretty sore. I'm hoping that running a little will workout some of the pain.

Thanks for all that came out and ate dinner with us or walked with or for us. We enjoyed having you there.
We walked the final lap then all went home and took naps!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Just Letting You Know

I want to let you all know I will be out for most of the day so this will probably be the last post you will get from me until Saturday night. I will be out for the next few hours setting up for Relay then ballgames, then back to Relay for the night.

I will start tomorrow off with Zumba in the morning....then maybe I will have an update. So far today I have nothing. Check back tomorrow for an update.

Peace~!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Run for Ella


Hey all, the time has come again for the Run for Ella. This year the run will benefit a young lady, Jules Mayes. You can read her story and get all the race details at www.runforella.com. I hope you all can come out a run for a good cause.

Day 25

I have a new appreciation for people with children, mothers, grandmothers, anyone who has to function on no sleep for days at a time. Really moms are the only people I know who consistently go days at a time without sleep. Or just a few hours here and there. I woke up yesterday and then as I told you all I had to work last night so this morning at 7am, I curled up in my chair at work to catch a few hours before I had to work. I have to throw out a huge thanks to my fellow worker who let me sleep a little longer than I should have but it was much needed and appreciated.
This is my bed at work, I have gotten plenty of good hours right there.

Well on top of no sleep, I have the best hair do ever today. When I blew it dry this morning it looked so cute and now it looks like a big ol' frizz ball on top of my head. I guess the humidity is high today or something but I'm wishing now I had done it curly for work today.

Ok that is enough of my complaining for today. As I have said the last few days I am becoming accustomed to eating like a Gastric patient and I am enjoying the weight loss of one too. At first I could tell my clothes were getting a little looser and my face was trimming up, but today my good blue jeans, you know the only pair that really fit are hanging on for dear life. And I hate to wear a belt. When you are fat the belt buckle digs into fat rolls when you sit down and it is not enjoyable at all. I think I am going to have to make a run to the Goodwill and get some new jeans. I think I need a sugar daddy to take me shopping. I'm now taking applications for that position!!

Finally, this weekend is the Relay for Life. Our team has done such a great job and worked so hard and I'm so proud of them. Now one more night, one more event. I hope you all come out and join us for a few laps around the fairgrounds. There will be lots of good food and entertainment all night long. I think we will be able to have some fun. And if it rains...who knows maybe we can just play in the rain and keep on going.

Come back to me....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hump Day

Today has been crazy already and its just 3 o'clock. I have some much more to get accomplished today and then work work work. I had a wonderful woman swap shifts with me so it is sooooo weird to have to work on Wednesday night. I never have to work on Wednesday. But this very sweet woman at work was willing to swap with me so I can go to Relay for Life this weekend. I have been working with my Relay team for weeks now and forgot to ask off the night of the actual event. Duh!!!!!

I also have to give a Wednesday shout out to Biggest Loser. You know I was watching it. I actually didn't get in until it was over last night but I had it recorded. I was going to sit on the couch and watch and get ready for bed, but of course I got in that laundry pick up the house mode and wasn't getting to watch it like I wanted too. Well I finally sat down to watch and they were so blasted inspiring I just got on the treadmill and ran during the show. I ended up getting to watch the show and got a great workout all at the same time.

I am super excited about the final 4, it would have been the ones I hand picked if I could have. I have to admit that I didn't love the yellow team so I am happy to see them go. I hope they do good and ALL but I wanted the other 4 in the final 4.

As far as the Pseudo Gastric Bypass goes there is really not much to tell you. Like I said yesterday this is getting easier and easier much to my dismay. I just thought it would get harder and I would be so hungry by the end of it I wouldn't be able to stand it. Well the longer I continue and the more weight I lose it just makes me want to keep going. I am still very much anticipating the end when I can eat some of the things that I want, like a slice of thin crust cheese pizza, but instead of thinking that I was going to eat the whole pizza I think one slice might do me just fine. I just never had any idea that I could be satisfied with the portion size that I am eating.

I also think I found my new challenge for the next 6 weeks already, but I'm keeping that to myself for now. I have a book that I am thinking about following and when I know more about it I will let you know if I am going to take it on or not.

Thanks for reading guys and I hope you will keep coming back and sharing me with your friends....

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Tuesday

This week feels like it has flown by and its only Tuesday!!! REALLY?!?!?

Well week 3 is over but week 4 is the same as the last. Towards the end of this week I will get to move into more solid foods but still have to be mainly pureed foods. Its really hard for me to believe that this project is half way over. It really does get easier by the day but I am also really really hungry. I have discovered that when I get to eat now it feels me up. I eat what I am allowed and then I have to stop, but soon after I am full as a tick. It just makes me wonder if I continue to do that once this is over how small my portions could be forever. I just never thought a cup of mashed potatoes would fill me up.

Anyway, the halfway point has come and gone and we are now traveling down hill. At this point I feel strong, like I said still hungry cause my body thinks I need a full plate of food, but satisfied when I am finished. It is really just the weirdest revelation.

I really only have one more thing for you today. I have posted the days that I go eat at a good restaurant and don't get to eat, and that I didn't cheat. I was reading over one of my posts the other day and realized it sounded like I was bragging and I don't mean it like that at all. I just wanted to point out that these are the things that you don't get when you have this surgery. Birthdays and parties come and go and this surgery is forever. I have been able to keep from eating at these restaurants because I know in 3 more weeks I will get to have dinner at Olive Garden if I want it, but if I had actually had this surgery I would forever have to eat a cup, maybe a cup and a half of something there, with nothing to drink, no dessert, and that is a commitment that I am not willing to make. I just didn't want to come off as a brag or a jerk, so I hope none of you took it that way.

I hope you all have a great day and please keep checking back for more...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Weigh In

Apparently a late night of partying does a body good. I was really worried that I would not lose anything this week so imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale.
For some reason it took me about 10 minutes to get this picture this morning so I'm sorry for the blurriness. everyone I took you couldn't read.
The totals up to date. 23 lbs. total, this week was a 2.6 lb. loss. So yeah! I happy there was a loss at all.
Keep checking back...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Saturday!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Saturday, I know mines has been wonderful. Our race this morning had a great turnout. Thank you all so much for all coming and running with us. We were able to fill up all 100 of our spots. We are already looking forward to a bigger race next year.

Ok so the cat is officially out of the bag today! We had a big surprise party for a friend who was turning the big 40!!!! I love when you can actually surprise someone, most of the time people figure it out before the big night arrives. My sisters have been putting this together for the last month or so....good job girls you were successful!!!! We went out to eat dinner from at Olive Garden (I didn't eat) and then had yummy Gigi's Cupcakes. (I had one bite.) I have to go ahead and throw out a huge THANK YOU to my sisters. I asked them in the car ride down to please not let me eat anything. I didn't want cheat and they did so good.

There have been too many times that I wanted to say something on here about the party but I know she reads the blog so I couldn't.

Today was an early morning, we actually had to leave Huntsville about 5am to make it to the race. So you can make the assumption that I slept as much as I could today. I would go to the race, sleep a few hours, ballgame, sleep 30 minutes, another ballgame, dinner, and hopefully sleep again tonight. I hope I didn't get to much sleep today but I'm pretty sure I needed every minute of it.

Tomorrow is the big weigh day. I have only weighed once this week and if that weigh in is any indication of the weight tomorrow its not looking good. I think introducing food into my diet this week made my body say, "I holding on to everything you give me." Hopefully, I can readjust this week and see some weight loss again. Come back in the morning and if I have time before church I will post.

Have a good night!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Lunch at Mexica

I know I spelled it wrong in the title but its an inside joke. Most things I don't mean to misspell, so I do want to let you know that it is on purpose today. I cant spell my name half the time.

Aaaannnnnyway....just wanted to let you all know that I get to go out today for lunch. I am so excited about it. I feel like for the last 3 weeks I have taken my food everywhere. I don't get to eat at restaurants with people anymore because there is nothing that I can eat, but today, I get to eat some refried beans and have dinner conversation all at the same time. Woo Hoo. Its the little things in life that make me so happy.

I also have to take a little time to brag on my Zumba teacher. I missed the first 2 workouts this week, just other things go in the way. Well I finally got to Zumba last night and it was one of the best workouts I have had in a while. I was soaking wet from head to toe when I left. I actually drove thought town with my sports bra on trying to dry out for the next event. When I got to the next event I felt and looked pretty gross but I was at least dry. But seriously this workout was crazy good. I think I sweated away 3 days worth of water.

I am just going to warn you too before the week ends, that this weeks weight is sucking it up so far. I'm not going to give you number cause you know I only do that on Sunday, but I'm not loosing weight this week at all. What is so funny is that this is the first week that I can really see the 20 lbs that I have dropped so far. My clothes are all too big and I feel better than I have in a while. Sometimes the body and the scale just don't work together, but honestly I'd rather see the change in my clothes than on the scale anyway. As we all know, I don't give a crap what the number is! (I posted it online)

I know this post has been lengthy but I don't know that I will be able to post again until tomorrow afternoon. I hope you all will come join us in the morning at Stonebridge Park to run or walk or just to cheer.

Don't forget to come back to me.............

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Big Weekend


Everyone, please don't forget this weekend is the Relay for Life 5k race in Fayetteville, TN. There are a few spots still left so if you would like to run, please come by at 6:30am and we will get you signed up to run. We will fill spots til there are no more spots available. Also, the earlier you get there the better chance you have of getting the t-shirt size you want, there is no guarantee.

So if you are signed up already, cant wait to see you. And if you are not signed up yet come by on Saturday morning and sign up.

For those of you who think you cant run/walk a 5k we would still love your support. Come by and cheer on the runners. Hopefully it will be fun for you all.

Update

I promised I would post again and even though it is after Midnight here goes.

I didn't get home until after 10:30 tonight. Another night at the ballpark and then lots of housework. I find that when I work for more than 2 nights in a row my house becomes an absolute disaster. I had clothes strewn from one end of this house to the other, clean ones in the dryer, dirty ones in the wash and everywhere else. My kitchen was a complete wreck and to top it all off my car smelled like a dirty foot and rotten fruit.

To top everything off its about 85 degrees in my house. So in the midst of cleaning and straightening everything up I got so sweaty that I think I can count that for the second workout of the day. I got the laundry done, folded and put away. Clean sheets on the bed, removed the heavy comforter. And finally cleaned out the smelly car and sprayed some febreeze to freshin up some stuff.

As far as my food goes I really feel satisfied with the small portions I am eating and full of energy. I really cant believe that I am even saying that. I have such high hopes for all the food I want to eat and everyday I realize that even though I still want it, I don't long for it like I did. Maybe I can keep my stomach satisfied with this amount of food once the Pseudo Gastric Bypass experiment is over.

I hope you all got all as much done in your day as I did in mine. It makes my to do list so much shorter for tomorrow. Have a good night peeps. You know Ill be back tomorrow.

Come back to me....

Biggest Loser Makeover Show

I finally got to watch the Makeover Episode of the Biggest Loser tonight. I'm so excited that no one ruined it before I got to see. I have so many things to say about this episode that its going to get its own post.

First off, wow! how great did those contestants look. As we all know I have an overwhelming love for Daris, he is my pick to win it all. He looked like a man, I was so excited to see him get all that hair cut off. I was also excited that Michael cut that mess off of his head. And finally Ashley looked great too but what I found so funny about here was when her sisters came in to see her. One of her sisters patted her butt and I got tickled. It was something only people with sisters could understand, but I laughed out loud. I could see my family at that moment. Not like any of us have had a makeover in a while but that is the way we treat each other. They were so happy for her and just needed to touch her, and I guess patting her butt was the best way to do that. Anyway, I thought they all looked so great when it was over.

Watching the workouts they went through it made me want to up the intensity of my workouts. I have kinda gotten into a rut at the gym...same thing every day, every week, and now that I have a little more energy I think I'm going to try to step up my workout too. Whoever thinks this show isn't inspiring would be wrong. I know we all have our own opinion but I think I'm just right on this one!!!

Next, bye bye Sam. I liked him but he wasn't my favorite so I was not really all that sad to see him go. He looks great and proved that he can now do it on his own. And, see above, I want Daris to win so as long as he doesn't go home, I don't really care. But I did have one issue with Sam. I read a few weeks ago that he and Stephanie were dating. Woo hoo, but since when did it become a prerequisite to live with someone before you marry them. Maybe I'm old school but what happened to dating, engagement, then marriage and living together. I know that I may be alone on this one but it kinda bothered me. (To my future husband, if you are out there, don't plan on moving in til there are 2 rings on this finger)

Overall, I loved it, like always. If you are not watching you should be.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bad Little Blogger...Bad, Bad, Little Blogger


OK, Ill start with, I'm so so so sorry there was no update yesterday. I was a busy little girl yesterday and spent about 25 minutes in front of my computer. The rest of the day I was in bed or at the ballpark. Last night we played ball from 6pm til after 10pm. I had to go to work and didn't even get to stay to the end. So, I'm sorry for everyone who logged on without any updates to read.

I also missed Biggest Loser last night. So please don't tell me who got kicked off or how the makeovers went. I have been waiting all season for the makeover show and been talking about it all week long and then I missed it. Don't you worry though, I have it recorded so Ill get to watch tonight.

As far as the diet goes, I am still holding strong. I have actually gotten to the point where I'm not as hungry anymore. I am getting pureed food these next 2 weeks and cant believe how filling it can be, Really? Just in case you are wondering, yes when you puree food it does change the taste. I have been surviving on refried beans, mashed potatoes, and oatmeal. I like all these things so its OK and I am amazed at how satisfied I feel after I get to eat.

I also have so much more energy. When working at night I no longer feel like I will die before morning. I didn't realize how important lunch was at 3:30am. But I can make it all night and feel alive when I leave. It makes such a difference.

Again I'm sorry I didn't post yesterday and I will do better tonight. Ill try to post again after Biggest Loser. Biggest Loser is going to take priority. But today will be my first big workout since moving to pureed food so hopefully I can get through it with flying colors.

Keep checking back...

A Shout Out to Nashville

I had this blog forwarded to me and I thought it was worth posting. Please know this is not written by me and I am not trying to take credit. It was well written and I didn't think I could have written it any better.

As many of you know Nashville was completely flooded last weekend and as a past resident and present lover of the city I thought I would share.

We Are Nashville

We Are Nashville
Allow me a moment to step away from the usual voice of this website.
What I am about to write has absolutely nothing to do with hockey.
If you live outside of Nashville, you may not be aware, but our city was hit by a 500-year flood over the last few days. The national news coverage gave us 15 minutes, but went back to focusing on a failed car bomb and an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. While both are clearly important stories, was that any reason to ignore our story? It may not be as terror-sexy as a failed car bomb or as eco-sexy as an oil spill, but that’s no reason to be ignored.
The Cumberland River crested at its highest level in over 80 years. Nashville had its highest rainfall totals since records began. People drowned. Billions of dollars in damage occurred. It is the single largest disaster to hit Middle Tennessee since the Civil War. And yet…no one knows about it.
Does it really matter? Eventually, it will…as I mentioned, there are billions of dollars in damage. It seems bizarre that no one seems to be aware that we just experienced what is quite possibly the costliest non-hurricane disaster in American history. The funds to rebuild will have to come from somewhere, which is why people need to know. It’s hard to believe that we will receive much relief if there isn’t a perception that we need it.
But let’s look at the other side of the coin for a moment. A large part of the reason that we are being ignored is because of who we are. Think about that for just a second. Did you hear about looting? Did you hear about crime sprees? No…you didn’t. You heard about people pulling their neighbors off of rooftops. You saw a group of people trying to move two horses to higher ground. No…we didn’t loot. Our biggest warning was, “Don’t play in the floodwater.” When you think about it…that speaks a lot for our city. A large portion of why we were being ignored was that we weren’t doing anything to draw attention to ourselves. We were handling it on our own.
Some will be quick to find fault in the way rescue operations were handled, but the fact of the matter is that the catastrophe could not have been prevented and it is simply ignorant beyond all reason to suggest otherwise. It is a flood. It was caused by rain. You can try to find a face to stick this tragedy to, but you’ll be wrong.
Parts of Nashville that could never even conceivably be underwater were underwater. Some of them still are. Opry Mills and the Opryland Hotel are, for all intents and purposes, destroyed. People died sitting in standstill traffic on the Interstate. We saw boats going down West End. And, of course, we all saw the surreal image of the portable building from Lighthouse Christian floating into traffic and being destroyed when cars were knocked into it. I’m still having trouble comprehending all of it.
And yet…life will go on. We’ll go back to work, to school, to our lives…and we’ll carry on. In a little over a month, I’ll be on this website talking about the draft. In October, we’ll be discussing the new Predators’ season with nary a thought of these past few days. But in a way, they changed everyone in this town. We now know that that it can happen to us…but also know that we can handle it.
Because we are Nashville.
http://www.section303.com/we-are-nashville-4366

Monday, May 3, 2010

Time to Get Back to the Grind

Work work work, sorry its taken me so long to get something up but Ive been a busy little girl the last couple of days. Really just yesterday but whatever.

I had to work again last night and I'm not trying to be over dramatic but I think I'm allergic to my night job and this project at the same time. I cannot understand why it is so difficult overnight. From the second I walk in the door till the moment I leave I feel like crap. My stomach starts hurting immediately and my back tightens up. I just don't understand. I come to the office during the days, show houses and I'm fine. I think it has to do with the hours but who really knows.

I am so excited for the next two weeks. I get to eat!!!!!! I have enjoyed the last two days of feeling like there was something in my stomach, even though I was not quite full (and I do miss that sensations so much) I felt like I had more energy and could do more things. At the end of last week I was wiped.

So here's to another long night, followed by office work. Maybe Ill sell something this week. That would be a good week. I would give up food every week just to sell something. Haha.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Results are In, Again!!!!!

Another good week in Operation Gastric Bypass.



You should know how much I love you cause I'm posting before eating.
This is a loss of 7.2 this week and a loss of 20.4 overall.
Today is the day for food, so I'm going to leave you now when only number so I can get some grubbage. Peace!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

People Just Keep on Talking

I found out today that I am being talked about...

I forgot that I was in 7th grade and that mattered. No really though I have my first group of non-supporters. I'm so excited for controversy.

I just have to say, you don't have to support me, and I am so grateful for all of you out there that are cheering for me. You really have no idea how great it feel to have you all out there on my side. Ive had people ask if it was easy to keep going knowing how much weight you've lost. That is great, but nothing is better than knowing you are out there and following along with this journey and I don't want to let you guys down. I love the support.

So for all of you that are haters, please keep telling people how stupid this project is, cause they are coming by to check it out, and those of you who are supporting me, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I just cant say it enough!!!!!!!

Night peeps!

Rain Rain Go Away

So I enjoyed my morning of movies and nothing to do, but that got old pretty quick. But have no fear, there are always plans and things to do in my family. We had a wonderful birthday party this afternoon. I love going roller skating and that is what I got to do this afternoon. I skated for about 2 hours and was sooooooo hot when I got done. That had to be good for a few calories I think.

Well tomorrow is the big day, I get food! I went grocery shopping tonight to get 2 weeks worth of food. I'm allowed to eat mostly pureed foods for the next 2 weeks . This is the rough list but here goes. Oatmeal, casseroles, cream soup with added chicken, yogurt, jello, and smoothies. All of these things have to be thinned with skim milk and blended and about the consistency of mashed potatoes.

I cooked a lot of stuff tonight so that I don't have to cook all week long, but I have to say that cooking food in my house and then having to blend it up was one of the worst things ever. I didn't even taste even though I wanted too and no one would have ever known. So now that everything is cooked and (tear tear) blended up, my house is hot and smells like delicious food.

I'm giving up on this day and going to bed cause I have a big weigh in in the morning, followed by oatmeal (Yeah!) Yes I am excited about oatmeal, I eat it every morning for breakfast.

Good night folks and don't forget tomorrow is weigh day. Ill put it up as soon as possible.
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