Friday, July 29, 2011
Basically for $30 (or $15 like paid through livingsocial) you get a 6 months subscription of daily dinner recipes (with nutrition info listed) AND a weekly shopping list (OMG LIFE SAVER!). Each recipe is supposed to be able to be made in 30 min or less. You're able to trade out recipes if there's something icky (or in my case a band meanie). I figured for $15 it was worth a try. Hubby's biggest problem with eating at home is we tend to just repeat the same 4-5 things over and over again, so this could be huge!
I'll keep you posted on how this works!
P.S. while looking for awesome pictures to go with this blog I totally found my next knitting project!!
A little ditty where we answer a few questions on Friday to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break. Copy and paste to your own blog if you so desire! Enjoy!
1. Sun or rain? Roses or tulips? Romantic movie or comedy?
I like the sun after a rain. When you look in one direction and it's all dark, but the sun is behind you lighting things up.
|this is as close as i could come to finding what I'm trying to describe.|
2. I've been sick lately and haven't eaten in two days - except for ice cream...which leads me to ask - what's your favorite ice cream flavor?
Mint Chocolate Chip. No questions asked. (or an Oreo Mint Blizzard)
3. Are you a door locker - in your house and car?
Usually I'm a locker. I got into the habit for a while of not locking my car, even at the park-n-ride. I think maybe I was hoping someone would do me the favor of taking my car so I could get a new one. But front and back doors always. The hubby has been locking the door from the house into the garage.. which is driving me crazy when I get home and try to go inside!
4. In the spirit of my being sick and wanting to die - tell me your "go to remedies" for when you are sick?
Baths.. Just to try and relax
Thursday, July 28, 2011
And it was actually pretty good. it was a small container of reduced fat chives and onions cream cheese, some flat bread crackers, and some turkey. And when I opened it I discovered a tiny Toblerone! and all for 270 calories. I'm sure it's not the perfect bandster lunch. Maybe a little high in calories? A little low in protein? (11g) .. but I think for a quickie lunch on those days when you just forgot your plan, or late running out the door it's not too bad. And if it is bad, please yell at me now before I get addicted to these!
|THIS has been my downfall this week.|
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
As for me, I wasn't very productive in the weigh/exercise department, or the unpacking department. Although I have an excuse! (don't I always?) Sunday (which is my saturday) was my cousin's baby shower. It was at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse which was really cool. I ate more than I should have, and stuff I shouldn't have but it was good. And it was fun, and part of why I chose the band instead of the bypass was so I could go out and have cucumber with humus, and artichoke stuffed pastries and a tiny little
On my way home, I stopped at the grocery store to get some dishwasher detergent. And promptly managed to walk in the slippery stuff on the floor and do the splits. OMG OW. My groin area is still very very sore. And I didn't see any store employees, so no incident report so I can sue! and be rich! except I'm not going to. I'm way too nice.
Also it seems despite my worries the 2cc fill I got recently is working. I've noticed several episodes of getting mini-stuck. mini because it goes away quickly as long as I'm not trying to shove more food down my gullet. Although this morning the hubby was nice enough to get up with me and make breakfast of scrambled eggs (he seemed to think he needed to make 6 eggs for the two of us) .. and scrambled eggs almost got me to my first PB episode. But not quite. I'm sure it didn't help I tried to wash the stuck eggs down with some orange juice. I KNOW better.. but obviously not. :)
Anywhos, time to go and see what everyone else did this weekend, and time to pray that Downtown Denver stops smelling like a shit truck exploded everywhere.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Sunday weigh in, and daaaaang. I don't know if last weeks weigh in was small due to TOM, and now I just lost all that water weight, our if this week with moving and my second fill I'm in a good spot, but yay! Last week I'm pretty sure I was 250 on the dot, so this is 6.something pounds this week. (I'd look at past entries, but I'm doing this on my phone and don't want to lose it) And since this is on my phone, this is all you're getting for now.
Friday, July 22, 2011
and BYOC brought to you by Drazil
It’s BYOC day! Bring Your Own Crazy! We answer a few questions to get to know each other better and to give our blog brains a break! Copy and paste to your own blog and enjoy!!
1. Alright – forgive me – we’re gonna get a little personal here. I was flipping through my organizer and saw in big bright letters “ANNUAL PHYSICAL DUE” coming up soon. Then I remembered that last year my lady bits doc said that since I haven’t had a bad pap in so many years – that I don’t have to come back for another 3 years if I don’t want to. What the what? Did you guys know that?
No speculum in the vaginulum?
Anywhoozle – it sounds all good but really – do any of you follow this medical rule? Do you go every three years if you’ve never had a bad pap?
I try to go yearly. I'm all good with preventative medicine. But I think that's a woman thing. But we all know we're smarter than those guys who only go to the doctor after a body part has fallen off.
2. If you read, what are you reading right now? Or how about what is your fave music right now?
I am such a reader it's not even funny. When I was a kid, when I got in trouble I was grounded from reading. Mostly I read Sci-fi/Fantasy. Currently re-reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin (as he finally published the 5th book and I need to remember what the heck happened in the previous ones)
3. Name some of your favorite smells.
hmm.. Fresh baked goods (not that I bake). Fresh cut grass.. Lots of fresh things (that don't come out of people)
4. Showers or baths? Shampoo only or shampoo & conditioner? Shave daily or just when you start feeling and looking like an ape?
Both showers and baths. Showers daily for cleanliness purposes, but baths for relaxing with a book/kindle and candles and smelly stuff. I'm such a girl and I don't know where it came from.
I have to use both shampoo and conditioner or else I'm never getting a brush through my hair. And Shave when I'm starting to imitate an ape, or when the hubby complains about my legs cutting his legs up in bed.
5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blogland.
Real life: I am a homeowner!! YAY! moving was rough, took longer than I thought and probably burned a million calories. And now comes unpacking. But it'll be so worth it!
In blog-land I've been mostly M.I.A. with that whole moving thing. But I spent a good chunk of time catching up yesterday, and hope to stay caught up. You all make this worth while!
That's it for now!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I swear, I'm not moving again until I'm wealthy enough to be able to pay someone to come in and pack all my junk for me, load it, and unpack it. Oh, and to clean the old place. Holy carp I am so tired. And we're not even unpacked yet.
And did I mention the 8 million mosquito bites I acquired? >.< blargh. But on the plus side there was much physical work being done, so yay exercise! And YAY for my first house! And boo for no internet at home yet. I wont' really be able to catch up on everybody's blogs, as it would take my entire work day. But I'm here, doing well (except for a sore port area.. maybe using those muscles made it sore? dunno) and my goal is to have my scale unpacked before Sunday!
But that's it, just checking in.
P.S. I now have a huge mirrored closet door. Pictures will be EASY!! (once I decide I like taking them)
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I attribute this to liquids after a fill, (which I'm half convinced that's part of why they have you do it.. give you a little boost). And now you all can see how often I don't get my toes nails done. Ah well, they're still cute. I won't have much internet besides my phone till wed. So <3 you all till then.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
:D I am very very excited about this.
This afternoon, I got my second fill. Apparently the needle didn't want to go in the diaphragm, so much poking ensued. ... not fun. (my surgeon apparently doesn't do fills with xray).. He finally got it, put and put 2cc's in. So in THEORY i have 6 cc's total. Why do I say in theory? Well, when he finally got the needle in, he couldn't get any of the orignal fill to go into the needle. So immediatly pessimistic/panic mode of my brain kicks in with "OMG I have a leak somewhere already!!!!" which I soooooooooooo hope is not true. I mean it's been 2 months, can I have a leak? What else would cause the original fill to not want to play nice? I dunno. But he wants me back in 4 weeks to see how I am and probably to see what happens with this fill. If it's gone too... (dun dun dun) .. *sigh* I hate how paranoid/pessimistic I am.
This, I am not very excited about.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I have been doing fairly good with food though. I stick to my small meals (although with snacks, otherwise I'd kill someone).. and dinner is usually good. Although it almost seems when I'm not as good for dinner, I weigh less the next morning? Is this the "up the calories, lose more weight" I've read about? Does this mean I just need to eat a little more, and don't need a fill? I dunno. I'll ask my surgeon tomorrow I suppose. (Although I really can eat pretty much whatever)
I'm pretty sure I had something else to say.. but it's gone now. Have a great Hump Day!
P.S. OMG HOUSE TOMORROW!!!! *SQUEEEEEEEEE*
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
So Fill #2 on Thursday. dun dun duuuunn....
I just found out today that a co-worker on another shift just passed away. She apparently had either gastric banding or bypass (depends on which rumor you listen to) surgery just this last Thursday.
I don't know her well, I dont' know if she followed doctors orders, I don't even know for sure which surgery she had (if it was even weight loss surgery). But I do know, that I'm very glad that I'm still here. This really drives home that those 1% numbers they throw around are real.
go hug someone, I know I'm going to as soon as I get home.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
FOILED SALMON AND LATE SUMMER
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1 tsp. olive oil
4 oz. salmon fillet or steak
1 sm. yellow squash or zucchini, thinly sliced
1 sm. tomato, skinned, seeded, diced 1/4"
1 green onion with top, thinly sliced
2 tsp. vodka or white wine
Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place cookie sheet or baking pan in oven to preheat 5 minutes. I've also used a gas grill.
Meanwhile, smear oil in center of a 12" square of aluminum foil and place salmon, squash, tomato and onion in center of foil over oil. Sprinkle with vodka, salt and pepper; fold diagonally to form a triangle; tightly seal edges.
Place foil package on preheated cookie sheet, return to oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until salmon is opaque and vegetables are tender. Open foil packet, arrange salmon and vegetables on dinner plate and serve. Makes 1 serving. 283 calories, including 155 fat calories.
Friday, July 8, 2011
|This is the view out of my window right this second.|
*. My most favorite movie ever? Probably the Lion King. Still. Just <3 it very much
(. I have a competitive streak. One of my motivators in this weight loss band journey is to do better than a friend of mine is.. That sounds wrong to me, but it's something to shoot for.
!). I did stairs at work all 4 days this week!! (yay for short weeks) Tuesday was 2 x 2 floors, Wed. was 3x2, and both thursday and today were 5 x 2 floors! Holy cow! (yes it hurt but still) .. That's probably the longest I've stuck with anything exercise related.
!!. you get eleven, cause you're that cool! I have this knack for liking expensive things. Show me 4 pairs of shoes, the ones I like best will be the most expensive. ALWAYS. I'm so very good at that. It's a curse.
Nominations time! This years Nominees are:
1. If you were asked to symbolize yourself as an animal – which animal would you be?
I would say... A cat. and a freaking lazy ass house cat at that. I know it's lame, but I look at my kitties, and I'm freaking jealous. They want food, they get food, they want love, got it. Sleep all day? check. nuff said I think.
2. Did you ever play an organized sport – with coaches, rules and scoring? Tell us about it.
As a kid my dad enrolled us in some sports at the Y. I've done soccer.. which I always wanted to play guard, much less running. I did basketball too.. Same thing.. running sucks. Since then, avoided it with a passion.
3. When did you start shaving your legs?
Gosh.. don't remember for sure. But I do know it was later than most of the other girls. My mom didn't want me growing up too fast I think (that and I tended to be a year-ish younger than the other kids in my grade). I want to say .. Jr. High though (here that's 7th or 8th grade). Make up was for later... in fact I still rarely wear any.
4. When you’re in a crabby – pissy – want to stab everyone you see kind of mood – what do you do to get out of it or do you revel in it?
... I revel in it. Much to my hubby's dismay. And have I ever been there lately. being hungry is NOT good for my mood. Every other sentence comes out stabby. If any part of this weight loss thing is going to affect my marriage, it's the stabby mood I get in when hungry (remind me to call about an early fill)
5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blogland and in real life.
This week... I've had trouble reading all my blogs i'm following. I want to read/support/comment on everybody's.. but I don't have the time. I'm not sure how you all do it! (I'm sure the 3 hour raids 3 days a week in World of Warcraft don't help with time management any)
Real life.. hectic!!! We close on our house this coming Thursday!!! EEEEP. and guess what. Miss Queen Procrastinator here hasn't packed a single stinking thing. Guess what I get to do all weekend! oy.
And tada! my first BYOC! fascinating (?) in sites into my life!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
|This right here, This is Food Porn|
On the plus side, I'm on day 3 of taking the stairs at work. I do have to take the elevator to the second floor, but then I can walk to the 4th. And I'm doing extra stairs during the day too. Yesterday I did 6 floors. Goal today is 8 ( I do two floors at a time and am winded after that). I'm hoping to relive my freshman year of college when I lost 15 lbs in the first semester just from dorm food and taking the stairs to the 3rd floor all the time. By the end of the first semester I was able to run up three flights of stairs, skipping stairs all the way up. Soon. yes soon. I've been .. mostly good with my food. Much much easier to be good at work, than at home. Which seems backwards in my head, but it is what it is.
I do need to call my surgeon and find out what his policy on fills is. Is he one of the "call me if you need one" types, or the "you will get it on this day, and no other day, and no sooner than 2 months after the first"? .. Cause right now I can eat anything. And I'm HUNGRY. I had a smoothie with 15g of protein in it for breakfast this morning, finished it maybe 2 hours ago, and I'm starving (which is why the bagels are EVIL). I'll probably have half a protein bar as a snack here in a few. Only good news is weight isn't going up, other than daily fluctuations. Bad news, not down either (although I haven't weighed since Sunday)
But I'm at work, so I should probably look like I'm doing worky stuff. toodles!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
I swear in real life my toes are longer and less chubby. *sigh*
But this should be interesting. I've done these things before, and always peter out after a week or two.. But i've never had the band before, and never had such a wonderful support community like you all before. so Huzzah!! We can do this!!
So anybody who wants to join, do it today! today is sign up day!! go go go go!
Friday, July 1, 2011
Or at least I think I did. I sent in a photo of my weight, and expressed my interest to join and am waiting to hear how to pay :) Maybe this will kick me in the rear to get started. And for super accountability:
official starting weight (unless i have to do it again on sunday morning. Never realized how chubby my feet look :(
Here's to weight loss! May it all be almost as easy as the pre/post-op liquid diet (the losing, not eating.. that sucked)