LilySlim - Weight loss

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I did it! I think.....

OK so I did the first C25K Day 1 thing last Sunday. Well I did it again today...on my treadmill. It's cold outside and I really hate the cold. Does this count?

I am kind of excited. I ran SUPER slow (as suggested) when I was supposed to run. Like maybe 3.5 mph and I think I was walking about 2.8-3 mph (my treadmill is super super old so I don't know how accurate it is, but I got my heart rate up). I mean I probably could have walked as fast as I was running (or jogging). But I really wanted to see if I could do it. I wanted so bad to do all the 60 second intervals. Guess what!?!?

I did it! I was able to jog for 60 seconds every interval for the entire 30 minutes. I even threw in an extra one during the cool down. I kept my heart rate in the zone. And I maxed out at 167 tonight. Much better than 200.
I'm going to keep at it. I can't swim for a few days because of my tattoo so I think I will do this instead. I think I might make Sundays a rest day. And I am going to stay on week one for a while at least I think. What do you think?
 
My numbers were good again today!
Calories: 1175.03
Fat: 32.39
Sugar: 53.01
Protein: 91.32
 
Good water intake today too.
 
How was your day?!?!?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Anniversary Daddy....

It was super important to me to get this tattoo today. My Daddy past 4 years ago today. And in his honor we have a finished product! I love it! I think it came out great!!
My numbers for the past two days have been pretty good.
 
Yesterday:
Calories: 882.79
Fat: 18.10
Sugar: 40.23
Protein: 77.86
 
Today:
Calories: 948.33
Fat: 19.22
Sugar: 63.68
Protein: 84.55
 
Had to grab a quick meal tonight between swimming and the tattoo shop. I stopped at Chick-Fil-A, but I think I made a pretty good choice. I had 1/2 of a Spicy Chicken Cool Wrap without the Spicy sauce. But let me tell you, the spicy must come from the sauce I skipped because it had zero spice.
 
It was a good day. Even under the circumstances. Thanks everyone for your kind comments. And thanks for all the support!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Please excuse me...

as I take a moment to remember my Daddy. I lost him 4 years ago tomorrow. And I miss him everyday...
 


 
Thanks for letting me remember.....

Monday, January 28, 2013

Mad Monday Weigh in....

Today's Weight 226.8! Loss of .8 lbs. Not great. But I didn't eat great either. Seems we were out a lot and we ate out a lot because of it. I tried to make good choices. And I've been having Ice Cream in the evenings. No Sugar added but still not good. Gotta get that under control. Still a loss and I'll take it, but I so could have done better.

So here are my totals:
48.0 lbs down since 8/22/12!
33.4 lbs down since surgery on 10/15/12!

That 50 lb mark is really teasing me. I can't give up.

My food totals today are not very good either:

Calories:1233.90
Fat: 32.19
Sugar: 78.37
Protein: 101.7

I guess they aren't horrible but I have got to get that sugar down....

I did swim tonight. I am sore from yesterday. I did a lot of stretching in the pool.

Tomorrow is supposed to be snowy. I might have to see if I can do the C25K on the treadmill. I am so afraid of slipping and hurting my knee. I tore my ACL back in 2003 and had to have surgery to fix it.

Why is it so hard to say no to sugar?!?!? I was doing so well. I don't have to go back to the doctors til March, but I think I might call to get another fill in a couple of weeks.

I'm going to bed earlier too. I haven't been getting the amount of sleep I should be getting either. It's like the domino effect. This too shall pass....

Until tomorrow my friends....Keep it real!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I attempted.....

to start the C25K this morning. I am not sure if I should consider it a success or a failure. But considering the fact that I have never run a day in my life (not including when I was like 10) I guess it was better then walking. So out of all the intervals with the 60 seconds of running and the 90 seconds of walking I was able to complete about 3.5 minutes of running. I walked the rest of the way completing my 2 mile circuit. These were my numbers: (and my face was super red!)
 
My maximum heart rate was 200. Is this bad?!?!?
 
SO I have seen lots of people doing the C25K. Is it normal to suck this bad when starting out? Any tips? HELP!! I am going to try to keep this up. And try to build my resistance and hopefully I will be able to actually do the intervals for the entire time one day. I do have to say. It was kind of fun to challenge my body more than usual. My legs feel like jello. My fingers swelled up like sausages too (water retention?). Is this normal?
 
I would so love to hear any tips, anything I can try, what I should expect? Thanks for all your help!
 
Have a great day!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Christmas stuff is.....

Still up LOL. Totally didn't get that taken down today. Oh Well, I am hoping tomorrow we can get it down pretty quick in the morning.

Super tired today. And full. We went to Outback and I didn't eat a lot but I feel really full.....

My numbers aren't bad today though. Here they are:

Calories: 1066.25
Fat: 43.047
Sugar: 37.62
Protein: 70.16

I have been trying to get my sugar down. Today was pretty good. I like to stay under 50 grams of "added sugar" I don't worry much about the natural sugar, so 8.5 grams of today's sugar was in the banana I added to my shake this morning. Pretty good!

Today started out like this:
I know a perm is totally 1980's but I hate messing with my hair. I am a total wash and go kind of gal but.....
I totally can pull off a perm! My stylist rocks! I've been getting perms my whole life and I have never gotten a perm as good as the ones she gives, a tad stanky tho :)~~~~

OK super tired tonight (See I just realized I already said that)....Sweet Dreams everyone!

Friday, January 25, 2013

TGIF!!! 3 NSV's in one day!!

I love Fridays! The fact that the weekend is here and there is 2 days we don't have to work! And today is no different, well maybe a little. I am extra glad today is Friday and I don't have to work tomorrow.

Today was a much better day! Thank you all so much for your support yesterday!

I noticed a lot throughout my day today. My food and numbers were good today:

Calories: 960.25
Fat: 34.6
Sugar: 43.92
Protein: 77.37

I also had 3 NSV's today! Totally unexpected and I wasn't even planning on them! GOOD SURPRISE!!!

Here they are:

1) On a whim while I was getting dressed this morning, I decided to try on a pair of slacks that were a size 16. And guess what!?!?! They fit!  So I think I am going to go to a store and try a size 16 jeans just to see if I can get into them. Lane Bryant is my favorite store. I will try those. I probably wont buy them. I have 2 size 14's in the closet from years ago. We will see. I might buy one pair. YAY!! This is 6 sizes down from where I was in August at size 22.

2) I never take the stairs. The pain in my knees and the fact that I am huffing and puffing by the time I get to the top has me in total avoidance mode. But today I climbed only one flight of stairs into my office building. I wasn't even huffing and puffing when I got to the top. It was like no problem!! I might try taking the stairs all the way up to the third floor where I work. It's nice to be able to breath!

3) We went to Qdoba's for dinner tonight. I had their Craft 2 Chicken Tortilla soup and a naked burrito. I ate about 1/2. No that's not my NSV.... This is my NSV...
I use to have so much trouble with booths. My belly would always hit the table. That silver area is the table, and the brown/gold is my stomach. And that blue in between is my lap!! I can see my lap! And my belly doesn't hit the table! How sweet is that!!??!!

What else happened today??

We got our rental property rented! They brought me the deposit and the first months rent today!

I got out of work today at 2 unexpectedly. I have been trying to find the time to get a pedicure for the last 2 weeks. Well today I did! Feet are funny things. I hear so many people say how ugly feet are but then we try to make them pretty. I don't mind feet. I think mine look pretty good! What do you think?!?!

My dad passed away on Jan 30th 2009. And, I am getting my 4th tattoo. I have anxiously been awaiting the arrival of the drawing. He loved lighthouses. I grew up on the Jersey shore. And we went to the beach all the time. When we would sight see we always went to lighthouses. So in honor of the wonderful dad he was, on his 4th anniversary this Wednesday I will get this... I teared up when I got the artists email today... I'll post pictures next week when it's done and the color is added.
It was a good day. And I look forward to the weekend. Our Christmas stuff is still up. We so need to get that taken down tomorrow :)
 
Have a great evening!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday.... (I'm going to rant)

Numbers and food were good today. Exercise was cut short but I burned 100 calories in 12 minutes.

Calories: 1045.50
Fat: 27.50
Sugar: 62.83
Protein: 77.33

But I am over today.

Today was rough. I cried (3 times). I never cry and when I do I always do it alone. The last 14 months have been hard. Lets just say there has been so much family drama that I just can't take it anymore. My family (I am not talking about hubby and kids) has fallen apart three times in the last 4 years. Everyone seems to always look to me to fix everything. But I can't fix this. And to be honest.... I'm worn out and don't want to fix it anymore. I just want to be alone!!

My sister is a drug addict and it has torn us apart. It has torn her son apart. And I have been trying to repair all the damage she has done. She even came into my house and switched out pain killers with dog seizure medication.  I am angry with her. I have been caring for her son for 14 months. Treating him like my own. I have lost a friend that I trusted. And I will never get that back. She is supposedly recovering again. I can't support her anymore.

I tried to get custody of him and it didn't work out. He is going to live with his father this summer. I have never wanted more than a safe happy environment for him. I think he will be fine with his father. Maybe not ideal but he will be fine. I'm OK with that.

According to my "family" I am selfish, don't know how to manage a family, never think of anyone else and it is my responsibility to "fix" things. I need a break and I think it's time to distance myself. Yep this is going to make all of this worse. I wish I cared less...I'm tired.....And I feel small....

I need to focus on something else.....Years ago I removed myself from the negativity and surrounded myself with positive people. I literally only talked to my family like twice a month. I think it's time to do that again.

Thanks for letting me talk and talk....

OK Sorry for the rant.... Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Concerns?!?!?

Today was another good day! My food choices were good! I even went out to lunch today with a friend and had soup and a third of an awesome Cobb salad! I finished my day with these totals. Not too shabby. Have to work on that sugar intake....

Calories: 941.33
Fat: 38.00
Sugar: 58.00
Protein: 59.00

I swam today too! And I swam harder than I did yesterday! I was super pissed apparently that really gets me going when I am working out!

So my doctors office has a support group online once a month. One of the questions posted yesterday was about band erosion. Then this morning someone that had erosion emailed everyone. Naturally this really scares me. So I looked up the stats. Only .09% of bands eroded. I found these Lap-Band Stats. They are interesting. I feel better after looking at these. It was a 12 year study on 1791 patients. I am totally not posting this to alarm anyone. A little late to ask now, but has anyone else thought about any of this? I can't possibly be the only one!?!? I read all about the bad stuff before I had surgery too but I still decided to go with it. And I am glad I did! I would do it again!

Oh Yeah, I am still listening to my body and I think the sigh may definitely be a signal. No soft burps today but I did have a sigh every time. I am still collecting data on this. Naturally!

I have seen many people that like Artic Freeze ice cream. Question? I bought some, the cookies and cream kind. I don't like it. It has like no flavor to me. At all.... Am I missing something? I would be willing to try it again.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Good Day!

Today was a good day! After yesterday I am totally happy with today! My food choices were good and I swam hard today. I feel so much better. Even got almost 100 oz of water in today!

The queso was pretty good. It heated well too. I am going to work on it some more. It wasn't earth shattering but it did go well with the broccoli and cauliflower. This is where I started.

And I paid special attention to my body signals today. I noticed a sigh today and I stopped there. I had no stuck episodes which was a relief! So I am going to keep paying special attention to see if this is actually a signal. I noticed a small burp too. This is what I left. (I'm trying to work on the "clear your plate" mentality, it is OK to leave food on the plate.
I even had desert tonight! I think I read this on a South Beach blog years ago. But it's like eating a peanut butter cup only way better for you! 1 Fat Free fudge bar with 1 Tbsp chunky peanut butter.

Nutritional value per serving:
Calories: 175
Fat: 7.5 grams
Sugar: 19.5 grams
Protein: 7 grams

I finished the day at 1000.62 calories not including the 200 I burned at the pool. Here are today's totals. Pretty good I think!

Calories: 1000.62
Fat: 19.99
Sugar: 61.54
Protein: 77.52

Happy Tuesday and thanks for being such awesome inspiration!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Mad Monday Weigh in....

Happy Monday!

Before I forget to post this completely here is my weigh in for today. 227.6! A loss of 2.4 lbs this week! I'm happy with that!
So here are my totals:
47.2 lbs down since 8/22/12!
32.6 lbs down since surgery on 10/15/12!

YIKES!! Major sweets attack today. I was doing really well. Had a shake for breakfast and went to Qdoba's with a friend for lunch, had a craft 2 naked burrito and tortilla soup. Then as I was leaving I noticed Coldstone. I am a bad baby. I really wanted some cookie dough ice cream so I went and got some. I ate a whole medium alone. My calorie, sugar and fat intake for the day are through the roof. My final caloric intake for the day was 1735. I haven't been that high in over 6 months. And on top of that I did not exercise today either. The day just got away from me.  So disappointed. I know, let it go and move on.

OK Glad I got that off my chest. Tomorrow will be better!

I purchased some Unjury Protein'd Cheese Sauce Powder. Sounds nasty I know. And alone it is. So I thought I would look into making a queso out of it. I love queso!!

So I whipped up some queso for tomorrow's lunch. We will see how it reheats. Hopefully it will be OK. I am having it with raw broccoli and cauliflower. Better than chips!

Tasted pretty good tonight and packed with protein.

3 Scoops Unjury Protein'd Cheese Sauce Powder
1 Can Ro-tel Chili Fixin's (Heat this to HOT before you add the cheese powder)
2 oz raw cauliflower
2 oz raw broccoli

Divide into 3 servings

Nutritional value per serving:
Calories: 199.17
Fat: 4.33 grams
Sugar: 8.17 grams
Protein: 26.67 grams

I will let you know how it heats up. Hopefully with the liquid from the Ro-tel it will work out great. We shall see.

Happy Monday everyone! And thanks for following along :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Scrambled eggs really!?!?!

OK, so, I have gotten stuck more times in the last 3 months that I care to discuss. I think if I were to put a number on it, it would be somewhere around 10.

After my first fill I got stuck I think twice. After my second fill I think it happened 3 times. This time after my 3rd fill, which was 4 days ago, 5 times! It's like I totally forgot the rules after a fill. I did good with liquids Wednesday and Thursday. Friday and Saturday was supposed to be soft foods. Totally skipped that part. DUH!!!

Friday early on wasn't bad. Friday night I went to dinner with a friend and had chicken and rice. It must have been the talking cause I paid no attention. Yes it happened. UGH. It was minor. It cleared pretty quick. OK No big deal. I was able to continue with dinner.

Saturday, I had a protein shake for breakfast no problem, Thought I would try a Eggo waffle with it. Oh not good. I got about 3/4 of the way done and it happened again. That one experience must not have been enough for the day. While I was shopping I got some roasted nuts. Snacking on nuts and walking around the mall = bad idea. Yes stuck on, I think it was a roasted almond.

By now my throat has to be inflamed so bad. I mean I should totally know better by now. So what does this bright one do that evening??? I try to eat the chicken and rice left overs from the previous night. Not good. I got like 2 bites down and that was all she wrote. SOFT FOODS!!!Yep totally skipped that phase.

OK So Sunday morning rolls around. My daughter made scrambled eggs. Soft foods! Awesome!! NOT!!! I got stuck on scrambled eggs.... UGGGHHHH... I have gotten stuck on scrambled eggs 3 times now. Each time the eggs have been dry, like scrambled hard or something. But I think its time to 86 the eggs. I even chewed until it was sludge. I mean I have eaten bread and I haven't gotten stuck. I think I might try over easy.

My esophagus had to have been so inflamed. I took some ibuprofen hoping it would help reduce the inflammation in my esophagus. The rest of the day was good. My throat felt much better. I even had some cauliflower at the party and I had no issues and I had some chicken and rice for dinner and it successfully went down. I think the ibuprofen helped.

Anyway, tomorrow is a new day. And weigh in day. I do have lunch with a friend tomorrow. I am strictly fluids till then and soft foods for lunch. We are going to Qdoba's so I think a naked burrito is in order minus the rice. I should be good with that.

I never realized how hard it is to break old habits until these stuck episodes. The more fills I get the more aware of what I put in my mouth and it's consistency before I swallow. It's a learning process. Just wish I was a quicker learner.....

Tootles for now!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday!!

The next 3 days seem to be quite busy for me. Today I have to go baby shopping! I love baby shopping. He's 1 and I am so siked to see him. I especially like to buy noisy toys! You know, the kind that drive mom and dad nuts ;-).

Monday I have a few errands to run and lunch with a friend. Maybe I can find a friend to go to lunch with today!?!

I was reading Weaponoffatdestruction's blog today and she had this picture posted, I liked it so much I stole it. (I hope she doesn't mind!)

Have a great Saturday and a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Testing...Testing....123...


Scales, fickle little things they are. It has always amazed me how the scale at my PCP's office, my scale, the bariatric scale, the scale at my mothers house, and most likely the scale on the shelf at the local Wal-mart can all read something different. Is this one of those "you get what you pay for" items?!?!?

Last month when I went to the doctors there was a 3 lb difference between my scale and his. I contributed this to the time of day any my clothing. Regardless I usually go by my scale because that is the one I use consistently. So today I decided to test these scales. (Scale Whore, Remember!?!?)

So my first weigh in this morning said this:
I am happy with this. It is still below where I wanted to be today!

So then I got dressed because naturally I will have clothes on when I weigh at the doctors office. And because I am a numbers person I have to know what my scale says fully dressed. I left my shoes off because I wont wear them on the scale at the doctors office. So fully clothed the scale said this:
My Jeans and Winnie the Pooh top apparently weigh 3.2 lbs. OK not bad, this is 10lbs below what the doctors scale said last month.

But the true test is what will the doctors scale say?!?! Well low and behold to my disbelief the doctors scale weighed me at 232.2! (No picture of that scale, but i swear, honest Abe, that's what it said) .4 lbs less then what my scale says. Super encouraging that my scale and the doctors scale are so close together. This must mean my Taylor scale is reliable! I like that!

So since I have officially had my 3rd post-op doctors appointment I thought I would post some comparison pictures, so here you go! I am really kind of liking these! I am a total camera avoider so I don't have a lot of pictures of me...
    2010 Around 275            10/14/12 Night before          1/16/13 - 3 Months Post-op
surgery - 260.2
10/14/12 Night         1/16/13 - 3 Months
                                                                 before surgery          Post-op 229.4
                                                                 - 260.2                
  
                                               2010 Around 275                           11/13/12 -1 Month Post-op
                                                                                                      - 248
                                                                         1/16/13 -3 Months Post-op
                                                                         - 229.4
I know I should probably wear more defining clothes when I take these pictures but everything I own is big because I hate tight. So Happy Wednesday to you all! I'm loving my progress thus far! And you all are a great inspiration! Thank you for helping me with these changes!
 
Oh yeah, I did get my 3rd fill today. The doctor added .5cc's giving me a total of 6.25 cc's in my 10 cc band. Next appointment is in 3 months unless I need a fill sooner. So we will see how it goes. Goal is to reach one cup of food and stay full for 3 - 4 hours. We will see what today's fill changes.
 
Cheers!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

3 month Bandaversary!

Well today marks 3 full months since I had surgery on October 15, 2012. Progress over the last 3 months?

Down 30 lb's since surgery and averaging 10 lb loss each month. The doctor told me it will slow down. I hope it holds off for a while longer before it does that.

My size 18 jeans fit again! I had stopped wearing jeans all together because they were so uncomfortable, but my 18s are baggy and super comfy!

And I have been smoke free for 9 months and 2 days! Yes I feel great!

Yesterday was a weigh in and nice goal reaching day.

Tomorrow is my 3rd fill. Currently I have 5.75 cc's in my 10 cc band. I am hoping to get more fluid tomorrow. I am still able to eat slightly more then 1.5 cups of food. I think I am floating around 2 cups of food.

Tomorrows diet will be shakes and thin soup. I will have a shake in the morning and then nothing except water 4 hours before my appointment which is at 1. So I will have to start early.

Liquid puree until Friday. Typically I head to Panera's for Broccoli Cheese soup. Love that stuff! and only 300 calories in one of their bowls. I will eat about 1/2 LOL.

Well I am super tired tonight. Have a great night y'all!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mad Monday Weigh in...

Remember that mini goal I set by my 3 month Bandaversary appointment? I wanted to be at 230 for my 3 month check up and 3rd fill this Wednesday.  Well guess what!

Today's weigh in: 230.0! Loss of 2.8 for the week!! I stepped on the scale twice to make sure I wasn't seeing things LOL...WOO HOO!!
 
So here are my totals:
44.8 lbs down since 8/22/12!
30.2 lbs down since surgery on 10/15/12!
 
So stinking close to 50 lbs down!! Tomorrow marks 3 months since surgery and my 3rd fill is scheduled for Wednesday. I am going to work to be below 230 by then :)
 
I changed my goal weight too. I've decided 145 is better than 149.5. Is it bad to change this?
 
OK time for bed, I am falling asleep typing. Sweet dreams everyone :)               

Friday, January 11, 2013

Surprise visitor!!!

Most times I hate surprise visitors. However, my brother came in on Wednesday! I really like those kind of surprise visits.

He was so nice he helped me finish getting the rental property ready. So we are basically done now. There are a few minor things that have to be fixed but the painting and cleaning are DONE!! Whoo hoo! Time to move on with my life LOL.

I'm really hoping to lose just a bit more by next Wednesday. I am so close to my mini goal of hitting that 30 lb mark for my 3 month post-op visit. How do I know I am so close since I don't weigh in for 3 more days. I think I have mentioned it before but I am a scale whore. I weigh myself a ridiculous amount of times in one day. I am not sure why. I am a numbers person (accountant) so maybe that would explain it. But I have to know how much everything weighs. I even know how many lbs my bladder holds. TMI I know.

Some tell me its not healthy to weigh so often. I would agree but it's like an addiction. My past addictions were cigarettes and Starbucks. So I guess given the nature of this addiction I should be happy. At least this addiction won't kill me or make me gain weight.

Anywho. Colorado was blessed with about 4 inches of snow today and our high for the weekend is 16! YIKES!! Have I mentioned I don't like the cold weather? I wish it was spring and fall all year round.

Tomorrow we have lots of running around to do. And then of course the Broncos in the afternoon! GO BRONCOS!! Yep, I had to go there!

Have a great evening!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Almost done...

Totally not weight related but.... for the last several weeks we have been working on trying to get our rental property in order to rent out again. Our previous tenants all but destroyed the house. We have spent countless hours there over the last week and I think we are finally just about done. I think it's looking pretty good.

My husband and I have done a lot of the cleaning ourselves. I think thats why it is taking so much longer.

I think it's been a good workout tho. Climbing ladders up and down the stairs. There are muscles hurting that apparently need more attention. Hurts so good right?!?!?

Hard to beleive but this carpet was a disaster! It was basically dark gray it was so filthy! Our carpet guys is a Rock Star!!!


Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Mad Monday Weigh in....

Today's weight....232.8! Down 1.2 lbs from last week!

So here are my totals:
42.0 lbs down since 8/22/12!
27.4 lbs down since surgery on 10/15/12!
I was expecting a bit more but I will take this! I am retaining some serious water this morning though. My hands feel super tight. I think that was yesterday's fondue party and my lack of water intake. I am pounding the water this morning. I am at 48 oz so far today and hope to get at least 48 more oz down by bed time. Does anyone else retain water like this? I mean, if I do not get my full 64 oz. of water in during the day I feel super swollen the next day. Will this change as the weight comes off???

I can already tell the water intake is making a difference. I have been to the bathroom twice so far and the rings on my hands are spinning again.

I get my 3rd fill in 10 days and my 3 month bandiversary is next Tuesday the 15th. My goal?!?! It would be so great to weight in the high 220's by next week's doctors appointment. That will be officially 30lbs gone and will keep me averaging about 10 lbs a month!

I'll work hard this week and see if I can make that happen.

Hope everyone has a great Monday! I am cleaning again tonight.... Joy....

Sunday, January 6, 2013

LET THE CELEBRATIONS......

END!! :)

I can now say we are officially past the holidays. The last of the Christmas celebrations happened today. Naturally I cooked it all at home so I could make it a little more diet friendly but not all of it.

Yesterday we celebrated with some close friends and I made some pretty healthy Golumki (Cabbage Rolls) with skim milk mashed potatoes. I used 93/7 Ground beef. Love these things. Grew up with them and they are the best!

Today we celebrated with my Nephew, my Mom and her man. We had Fondue! My favorite dining experience. ( I meant to take pictures but forgot...)

We started with Garlic and Herb Cheddar Cheese Fondue. I used reduced fat sharp cheddar and shared with others.

Next course was Coq Au Vin & Court Bouillon cooking style. We had marinated beef, chicken and shrimp. No oil and made as much sugar free/fat free as I could and I took less then everyone else.

Then there was desert....This is where it kind of falls apart.

I made Bananas Foster and Chocolate Peanut Butter fondue. I used sugar free caramel for the bananas foster but the chocolate was full blown 100% authentic. It was SO good. And yes I over ate a little.

But I am expecting good results tomorrow for my weigh in. We spent a ton of time over the last 3 days cleaning and trying to get our rental property back in order I am still sore. And today was our day of rest. The up and down on the ladder made me hurt in places I haven't felt before. I guess feeling  those muscles tells me I should use them more.

Tomorrow I will be swimming after work as I always do. I have 5 appointments set for this week. I have my 3rd fill scheduled for the 16th. And I will be cleaning and painting the rental this week too. I should been exhausted by next weekend but we should be done! And if I can move next weekend I plan on Zumba! It's fun, but I am so not coordinated. So glad no one is taking video of me dancing badly.

Happy Sunday night!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mom Jeans????

New term that came from my 15 year old today. There is even a description!! YIKES. I guess I'd better get with it.

Mom jeans is a humorously pejorative term for a specific type of fit of women's jeans, considered to be both unfashionable, and unflattering to the wearer's body shape. This style usually consists of a high waist (rising above the belly button), making the buttocks appear disproportionately longer, larger, and flatter than they otherwise might. It also tends to have excess space in the zipper/crotch and leg areas. The jeans are usually in a solid, light-blue color, with no form of stone washing or fading. Other attributes of the style often seen are: pleats; tapered legs; and, elastic waistbands. The style is often accompanied by a blouse or shirt that is tucked into the jeans. This style of jeans was popular with women in the United States until the mid 1990s, when lower rise jeans started to became fashionable.

Ah kids!!!

NSV this week, back in August my size 18 jeans were too small. They were so uncomfortable. My size 22's were even snug.

Well today my size 18's are baggy. I might have to see how far off from the 16's I am! :) Apparently they are Mom jeans. And apparently it has been a really long time since I have worn them. Because even my husband commented with, "WOW! When was the last time you wore those???" Apparently it's been like  15 years since I wore these jeans.  LOL. I've never been real hip on fashion.

So I feel old because of my "Mom Jeans" but I feel great getting into jeans I haven't worn in forever and having them be baggy!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I could have done better!!

UGH!! Today was a crazy day. We spent the majority of the day at our rental property trying to get it together to rent out again. The previous tenants destroyed the house and it has been a huge challenge trying to get it rentable again.

I started the day with a protein bar, then totally forgot about drinking any water. I am only at about 30 oz today. Not good!! Totally skipped lunch and had like 6 mini donuts instead. Then off and running more errands. Pizza for dinner around 7:30 PM followed by Ice Cream.

Talk about bad choices!!! I feel so full and am totally disgusted with myself. And NO, I did not work out today!

Tomorrow I go back to work. And I will get back on track. The holidays being behind me should help. I seem to be able to stay on track better when I am working rather than staying at home.

I have seen many posts with a word for 2013. So. After thinking long and hard about what this word should be I have chosen:

My word for 2013?? - RESILIENT

: characterized or marked by resilience: as
a: capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture
 b: tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
 
I will find a way to bounce back! Starting NOW!

And after the way my stomach feels tonight I think I will stick to liquids tomorrow and Thursday!!