Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hello there!

Hey there everyone! I know, I've been gone for a while. Seems like forever since I have blogged. Thanks for the concern while I was gone. It's been kind of a rough long week. But despite all of this, I still managed to think about my blog and took some pictures along the way.

Last Friday was my last day at work. It was rough. I'd worked with the majority of these people for 7 years. They became my family. I am indifferent about the job, but it was rough leaving my work family behind. My last day consisted of taking pictures and good-byes. The majority of us in the picture below left on the 31st.
 My cubical at work was all cleared out and the white board that everyone contributed to decorating was wiped clean for the first time in 7 years.
So we went to happy hour and had a few of these, Called Buttery Nipples, They were very smooth and very good.
The weekend was followed by some family drama which left me depressed and in need of something. It's taken me a while to get past all of it. And I still don't think I am totally there but I am working on it. Remembering back a whole week is difficult. I took my girls out to dinner, we went to Macaroni Grill. Not the best of choices but I love their food. I chose the Chicken Marsala. I got like 4 meals out of this. And I never did finish the pasta.
We've had some massive wind over the last couple of weeks. And it apparently blew a tumble weed into our back yard. My poor puppy got one stuck in his tail. It was so cute. He came up to the door with it stuck in his curly tail because he couldn't get it out.
Mad Monday brought my weigh in. I really haven't logged my food or done much exercise over that last two weeks so I haven't been expecting great results. But last Monday's weigh in was.....207.6! .6 lb loss. I'll take it!
So my totals are:
67.2 lbs down since 8/22/12!
52.6 lbs down since surgery on 10/15/12!

I had to go for an unfill too Monday, I was constantly uncomfortable and getting stuck, so I opted to have some fluid removed. They took .3 cc's out of my band leaving me with a flat 7 cc's. I feel so much better! My doctor was a bit concerned that I had lost 5 lbs in a week and a half. She said I was a but tight.

I also decided to buy a painting set up for my house. So I did. Easel, paints, brushes, the whole 9 yards. I'll see about getting some pictures posted.

Tuesday brought a birthday celebration with my girlfriend. They played beer pong. I don't drink beer, never have, and since it's carbonated I'm not supposed to now. So I stuck to the hard stuff and we partied a bit! It was a good time!

I also went and got a new bathing suit. My other one is getting way big. So I go a size 14, fits pretty good! I am happy with it.

I also re potted one of my plants. This is the Peace Lilly my work family gave me 4 years ago when my dad passed. It was not thriving in the small pot so I re potted it. I hope I didn't kill it. I really suck at the whole plant thing. But it looks good. And this plant means a lot so keeping it alive is something I am really hoping to do.
I have been exercising some. I went for a couple of runs this week and a bike ride. My knee is sore, so running hasn't been a good thing. I could barely get a 1/2 mile on Tuesday and was only able to do about 1 1/2 miles Thursday. So I went for a swim Friday and sat by the pool for a while It was nice. There wasn't really anyone there.

Friday night also brought painting. With my great, great friend. We took the kids too.
And we painted Cabo!
Today we had Fondue! It was so good. Not necessarily fat free but it was so good! Tomorrow I am going for another perm and a hair cut. Hopefully swim tomorrow afternoon as my schedule is pretty busy despite my unemployed status.
My daughter also had a band concert this past week and she lettered in that too! That makes 3 just this year and as a freshman too!
Anyway, thank you for your concern. And I have missed you all. I am going to work on getting back to reading your blogs.
I hope everyone has a great night! I will TTYS!! :)


  1. You have had quite the emotional week. Hang in there (it sounds like you are doing just that!). (Hugs)

  2. Sorry about the downsizing where you were employed, that sucked for everyone. You're staying busy and that's good. Congrats on your recent weight loss:)

  3. I just found your blog a while ago. I'm sorry about work stuff too. I've been there. That is wonderful on the weight loss though! I loved the pics - especially puppy with tumbleweed - soooo cute!! :)

  4. Hi, I'm Carolyn. Just came across your blog today. Congratulations on the weight loss, very inspiring. Keep it up and don't let the emotional stuff get you too down.

  5. aww lousy week, but things will get better hun. Congrats on that loss that is great considering the stuff you´ve been dealing with

  6. Glad to hear from you Chris - what a week. Loved seeing all the pics, loved your beautiful painting. So glad you got yourself the easel and paints. :-) Hope the unfill puts you in the green zone, and you have a better week in all ways.

  7. I missed seeing you around!

    Sorry about the work and family crap. Maybe your painting will help you get through it.

    Way to go on the weight loss!!

  8. Missed hearing from you. Hopefully things start to smooth out a bit.

  9. It sounds like all of us in blogger world lately are going for a looser band! I'm glad you still lost under all this stress. I think My weekly weigh in will be pretty poor :(

  10. Glad you had a loss, even with all the partying and farewells! Sorry about the job ending, but you will find many new opportunities.

  11. glad to see you back, not that I have been very active with the blogging this week either.
    I hope you find some time to relax before you venture off to the next chapter of your life.