Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I'm in the 220's!!!!!

229.8 to be exact! I'm so freakin thrilled! 30 pounds to go till onederland, 26 pounds till I bust past my lowest adult weight!

I found a box full of size 20 pants in the garage this weekend. I'm now covered for clothing through the summer. By fall a new wardrobe will probably be in order. For YEARS I have had quite a collection of "someday I'll fit these again" items that I am happy to say almost all of those things are currently hanging in my closet. I only have one tiny box of size 16 items left to fill the gaps through this journey. I cleaned out my closet this weekend and got rid of a lot of stuff that is just too big. I kept several items that I can still get away with for a little longer simply because I gotta have something to wear.

Band wise, I do believe I am currently at a very sweet spot. I'm exercising still 5-6 days a week and eating between 1000 and 1700 calories a day...the higher end of the range on weekends. It is working perfectly. I couldn't be happier. Well...I suppose I could win the lottery and fall in love...that might make me happier...but this weight thing is going so well that I'm good for now! :)

And finally...yesterday I wore my very sexy Naturalizer leather boots to work...aren't they hot! I've had these for 7 years...first time wearing them!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Doritos are my Kryptonite

Somebody has to save me from myself. I need like an internal cattle prod that will zap me whenever I attempt to buy a bag of Doritos under the flawed logic of “I’ll just limit myself to one serving a day or less”…because, yeah….that has worked so well for me so far.

My scale is FINALLY moving down again as of this morning…now that the aforementioned Doritos are finally GONE from my house. Today I got a 234 on the scale…and it was a lovely site to see.

My fill from last Monday is finally starting to kick in…i.e., I’m finally eating dense enough foods to notice the difference….and just in case anyone ever wondered, Doritos aren’t dense enough to make you feel very full very long. I’m sure most of you thought this goes without saying…but I will find any justification I can latch on to just for the savory flavor of fake nacho-cheese.

I know the fill is working because I’ve actually gotten “stuck-ish”…twice. One was late Saturday night during an “eff – it” eating frenzy (here is where being banded really comes in handy) and one was eating a rational sized dinner too fast after a day of yard work and strenuous exercise. You see…I’m not one of those girls that isn’t hungry after working out…no…I’d like to punch those girls. Sadly, I’m insanely hungry to the point of shaking when I’m done working out and/or doing a lot of strenuous work…and my feeble brain interprets this crisis as the need to eat faster…which guess what…doesn’t work with the band. As such, after spending 1 hour doing my intense circuit training and then 4 hours on yard work, I came in the house shaking and starving and apparently attempted to inhale my dinner. My rather large bites of dinner stopped going down about 4 bites in and spent 15 minutes trying to swallow the last bite I took.

So I don’t know if technically these incidents are called “stuck” since I just couldn’t swallow and had to wait it out before things started moving again (about 5-15 minutes) since I didn’t PB or Vomit or anything like that (if it counts, I really wished I could just burp it back up). I was uncomfortable but not in the immense amount of pain I’ve seen others post about….so I’m not totally sure how to refer to these incidents. What I do know is that I ate too much the first time and too fast the second time. My fault.

I also know it wasn’t food specific incidents…because I’ve eaten both items since with no problem. Thank goodness…cuz I would DIE if I could never eat my scrumdiddlyumtious chicken enchiladas ever again! DIE I TELL YOU!

In the “be careful what you ask for” department…3 weeks ago I posted on my FB page that I would “be happy where I am now if I never lost another pound”…and then didn’t lose another pound for 3 weeks. Watch what you ask for, folks…cuz you just might get it!

Friday, April 8, 2011

I need to get with the program!!!

I had my fill on monday, and have been on liquids/mushies pretty much since. One would think this would result in a loss...however that is not the case. My head is just not in this game right now....and while I'm not doing horrible by any standard, I am eating things here and there that are putting me over my 1200 calorie goal. It's all on me, and I know it. I'm hoping that moving to more solid/filling foods will get me back on track. As of right now, my weight is bouncing between 238 and 240 for the last few weeks. It sucks...but it's my fault...

Exercise wise, I'm still doing great. I took pictures of my exercise calendar progress since January. I highlight each day I exercise with a pink circle on the date, and looking at the pictures you can see how my commitment has picked up over time.

January....you can see I started on 1/10 and did 3 times a week for the month

February I started to pick up some steam towards the end of the month

Check out March, baby! 5-6 days a week on a consistent basis!!!
So I feel strong in the exercise department, but I'm still allowing myself to make somewhat questionable food choices. Most of the time I do well, but something goes wrong in the evening now...I don't know why this pattern has developed. It's possible that I haven't given this fill enough of a chance...I do usually take a little time for it to kick in. Perhaps I'm being too hard on myself and need to wait a few more days. I know for sure I need to start eating food that is bulkier and will fill up Frito Bandito to make me feel full longer...I think that will be my focus for this weekend.