Thursday, April 07, 2011
Am I a Lemon? Feeling a little squeezed....
I had my second lap band fill today and am surprised at how good I feel. I now have 5.6 CC in my AP Small (10cc) band. I have not felt hungry this afternoon and am so very happy, as this is my problem time.
But what also made my day was when I go to see the Doctor, they weigh me. Now I have been stuck and fluctuating a bit. NOT today, thank goodness.
I finally am down! May be a pound, but to me it is huge! As now I can mentally refocus on getting where I want to go.
Also got my blood test results back and my Diabetes is getting better. My A1C has finally dropped to 7.9. Still high, but when your up at 8.7, this is good. Very good. All other results were very good to.
Picked up an extra Zumba class, so going 2x a week. Have also been trying to run on the treadmill for a few minutes during my walks. I send you people who run a huge !!! It is so hard, I don't know how you do it, but !
I know this week will be even better.
I am going to take this moment to thank all of you friends for your encouragement, inspiration, and every kindness imagined that you show me on a daily basis.
This is for you.
Hugs and blessings to each of you.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Ok, I am going to be more accountable to me, and maybe to you my friends as well.
Taking a page from some of my friends books...accountability.
Who is ultimately responsible for it? ... well duh! ME. I am accountable for my actions, so why do I make excuses to avoid doing what I know I need to do?
Yeah, I know ... Slacker! Ok, today I vow to do better.
I just had a healthy breakfast of oatmeal, blueberries and almond milk. Drank my water and am heading out the door shortly to the gym. Yes the gym, the one I have not been going to in a long while. I have been working out at home and not where I pay to go. I am what they smilingly call 'PROFIT'. Well, today I and ultimately they will have to work for the money.
I need to work alot.
So question... a friend has said that perhaps doind too much strength training (weights) could inhibit our weight loss. Anyone else know anything about this? I have been plateaued for quite awhile, and when I look back it is when I started weights. I am losing the inches, but again I obsess on the scale number.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Amazing how a little makeup and a new top make you feel so much better. I have not lost anymore pound wise, but I have been losing inches. My top is in the normal sizes XL and my pants surprisingly are a L. Of course they stretch a bit.
I have some of my art work surrounding me. My DH jokes that he is going to put prices on the walls and a sign out front stating we are a art gallery and open for business.
I have a Mary Kay business, have had for over six years now. It has done wonders for my self esteem and self confidence. When I look back I wonder how I could of let myself go in all ways, not just weight. I wouldn't do my hair or face and my housework slid too. Now I wouldn't think to leave the house or even start my day at home with out 'putting my girl face' on. I just feel better with it than without it.
At one time a gorgeous lady I worked with said to me "I am so happy that for a big girl you take care of yourself." ...Well, I have to say that at the time, I didn't know if I should be offended or not with this statement. I decided I did not need negativity, so took it in a positive form. This was the best thing I could of ever done. We have become best friends over time and when I mentioned the above statement to her and how at the time it bothered me, she about fell over, she did not mean it negatively she meant it in a positive, just worded it a little off in hindsight.
So go forth and find the positive, whether in someone's words; a new piece of clothing; a touch of makeup; or a new attitude.
It will pick you up, at the very least.
Hugs My Friends!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Yes, I am blue and grumpy. But nothing as attractive as this chilly bluebird.
I have been bad, yes BAD...
I know we are not supposed to be so down on ourselves and always look to the good, but today it isn't working.
I have been following the rules for two and a half months since my surgery (lapband) and have not lost one pound post-surgery. Lost it all pre-surgery. I have been eating good, exercising a lot. Trying new things.
Have even had my first fill.
Nothing has moved that scale yet.
Which I know is ok, it will move soon. I know this!
And this is where we come to my being BAD and blue.
I started sliding into my old routine of self sabotage. I did wonderful all day, all week for that matter, etc, etc.
Then I thought ok I am going to have a treat, it will fit into my caloric and carbohydrate intake for the day and be just fine. Well, it did fit in no problem and would of been fine IF I had stopped there.
Did I stop?
NO! I did not, I continued with something I knew would be over my intake. Why? I can't honestly answer that. Something in me rebelled the BAD girl emerged.
In the past this would then continue for a longer time, because hey you just wrecked it what difference is it going to be if you keep on keeping on.
Well, I at least have stopped there. It is not continuing, I am back on track.
That is the good, but I can't seem to mentally get over my slip today.
Maybe it is the awful weather outside. Snowy, icy and foggy. Just a blue day. I know it will be better especially when I get to Zumba this afternoon. That always is good for a laugh.
So I will cut myself some slack, and get back on track.
Thanks for listening!
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