Friday, March 22, 2013

OMG My Ass Hurts!!! & BYOC (Thanks Drazil!)

OK More like the tail bone area. WTF!?!? It doesn't hurt a lot to sit, but going from a sitting to a standing position is excruciating!! It doesn't hurt to walk either. This has been going on for a long time. I get massage regularly. Thank goodness I have a massage tomorrow. And my belly is tender too! Blah, maybe I'm just really tired. Anyone had this issue?

So I am waiting for the pain killers to kick in. So very glad its Friday!

Thanks for your help!

OK On to BYOC! So fun! Thanks Drazil!
1-What was your favorite cartoon as a kid? Is it still on today?

• Who remembers Battle of the Planets. Loved that show. And of course the Super friends!
Neither is still on these days that I am aware. The Super friends maybe in some form. All the super hero's have their owns cartoons now :)

2-Describe your favorite piece of clothing.

• .My WAY over sized sweats and hoodie. Everyone has always said that as I lose weight I should retire these clothes. But there is something about swimming in these sweats and hoodies that is so engulfingly comfortable. I don't think I will ever change that even when I am thin!

3-In the hopes of convincing Summer to arrive – I’m asking this question. Name a summer tradition you currently have or a tradition you want to start for every summer.

• At least one party. Not necessarily for a specific occasion but just to party. Because everyone needs to party like its 1999, and girls just wanna have fun right!?!?

4-For all of the newbie bloggers out there getting to know everyone – let’s answer this one. How long have you been blogging, what is your theme and how did you pick your name? Why did you start blogging? What kind of blogs are your favorite to read and follow?

• I started blogging about 3 weeks post-op. I use the ocean background because I love the ocean. Wish I lived closer to one. But I like the Colorado weather too. I struggled with my blog title for a while. I decided on Banded and Going Strong because I wanted a constant reminder to keep going. Banded is merely a tool but I need to push through the obstacles to keep going strong! Make sense? I started blogging because a friend of mine said I need to keep a journal. I had never blogged before so this was a bit out of my comfort zone. Since I was making all these changes getting out of my comfort zone was going to be a continual pattern. So I am doing everything I can to keep me out of my comfort zone. I pretty much only read Weight loss related blogs. I get my inspiration from those I follow. And you all keep me grounded and on the right track. The accountability is awesome!

5-Repeat question: Summarize your week in blogland and in real life for us:

I blog about the real me. I hold nothing back here and am 100% honest no matter how humiliating or embarrassing it may be. If I am going to be successful in this WL journey then I need a place I can do that. I find that the community does not judge. This is important.
This week in blogland. I had hernia repair surgery last Friday and I am recovering. The fact that my company is closing is becoming more of a reality as the days get closer. I have done a lot of reflecting this past week. I am especially thankful to my followers and the bloggers I follow. I love Arrow, Supernatural, and Beauty and the Beast and are so glad they are all back on this week. I watched Breaking Dawn Part 2 this week too. Yes, I am a twimom. I love Twilight. And I will admit it!
And I have a massive pain in my tail bone. My literal pain in the ass.
Cheers to you my friends :) Have a great Friday night!


  1. I loved learning a little more about you! :-)

  2. I wonder if you might have an aggravated nerve, like I've had in my lower back and hip? Those can start from a spine injury, and I got mine for the first time after knee surgery several years ago, maybe just from lying in an uncomfortable position during the operation, or afterward, or getting pulled the wrong way when they moved me. Since then it has been coming and going.

    We got a TON of snow last night! Did you? Probably 6-8", which counts as a ton this winter. And it's still snowing.

    1. Connie I bet we had a good 8 inches here too this morning. It's been snowing all day and it still is.

  3. Chris, since you requested...I think you could easily use pretty much the same recipe to turn the cauliflower into broccoli soup. Here's what I would do:

    Cut a small head of broccoli into florets and steam or roast until tender (or you could use a bag of frozen). Saute chopped onion & garlic in a bit of olive oil, then add in the cooked broccoli and 1 3/4 cups of chicken broth. Simmer for 20 minutes, covered, on medium-low to medium heat.

    Here's where you need to use your own preference...if you want the soup to be completely blended, add it all to the blender. If you want some of it to stay a little chunky, only add some of it. Either way, once you have everything back in the pot, add 1 cup of shredded reduced-fat cheddar (Cabot has a good 75% RF sharp cheddar). Let the cheese completely melt, then add 1/2 cup skim milk (or more, or less, depending on how thick you want it). Salt & pepper to taste and then serve!

  4. I can't get rid of my oversized sweats either. I don't do hoodies because I can't stand anything up around my neck, but my sweat pants are so big that I can't take too many steps without pulling them up :)

  5. OH YES. I posted twice about my "assbone" pain: first here: and then the answer to the question here: (and it doesn't hurt anymore, so that's the good news - it will get better).