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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The day started with me being able to fit into clothes I haven't worn since 2009

so that made me feel REALLY awesome!

My boyfriend and I went shopping at various stores and he got a hair cut. We stopped by Pedal Power (a local mom and pop bike shop) and I bought myself a reward for.... I don't know? Being out of the 230's! (good save!)

it is a handle bar mount holder for my water bottle, and a nifty thing to track my speed, distance, and a bunch of other things, but I mainly want it for speed and distance.

When we got home, I made us dinner. I made my boyfriend a NY Strip steak with parmesan roasted red potatoes and peas.

I made myself the same thing, except I had chili lime talapia

This is what I had left

After dinner I packed my lunch and dinner for work tomorrow using my new Laptop Lunch Bento Box.
Lunch is 1/2 cup tomato soup w/ 1 tablespoon of shredded lowfat cheese and 3 unsalted saltine crackers
Dinner is the same thing I had tonight for dinner. There is a small container of lime juice for my fish
Sanck is 1/4 cup of low fat cottage cheese

I think that is all for now

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SETAGOAL1 5/13/2012 7:37PM

    Loved your pictures thank you for giving us a peek. I am looking foward to my journey.

Janet emoticon

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PATTYR81 5/9/2012 11:28AM

    I LOVED you day in pictures!!! Gives me great ideas for both food choices and lunch boxes!

You look happy and great that your 'new' clothes fit again- YAY!

Happy Day!
Patty emoticon

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COLEE82 5/9/2012 11:01AM

    Looks like a fun day! And congrats on the clothes - you deserve your reward!

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KMIRANDA2000 5/9/2012 9:24AM

    Your dinner looked great!

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BILL60 5/9/2012 7:46AM

    But, where's the exercise??

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ANDYLIN90 5/9/2012 1:32AM

    Loved your pictures and it sounds like you had a good day.

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My rockin work out clothes (photo)

Monday, May 07, 2012

Who rocks an awesome, sexy, kick a$$, cat face t-shirt at the gym??


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KA_JUN 5/8/2012 1:14PM


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JUSTBIRDY 5/7/2012 6:47PM

    here kitty

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SPARKLISE 5/7/2012 5:40PM

    Love it! emoticon
Loving your work out clothes makes it so much more fun! emoticon

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LUCKYNUMBER25 5/7/2012 5:22PM

    Hehehe.. looks awesome!

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OUBACHE 5/7/2012 4:29PM

    I like it!!!

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Seeing results...

Monday, May 07, 2012

I have to be honest... prior to surgery, when I watched everything I ate and worked out so hard and saw no results, I got discouraged. In fact, there were a few times when i just plain gave up.

Now, the weight is coming off, and I can't begin to describe how motivating that is. I am excited again. I love seeing the weight come off, knowing that my hard work is paying off.

We went for a bike ride the other day. We did about 3 miles. It was really hard. I kept having to stop and take drinks because I can only drink a little bit of water at a time, and those small sips don't go very far. Plus, I can't drink while I ride... I will choke. Hopefully I will get better at that. I was going to be disappointed with myself for only going 3 miles, but then I realized that I had no reason to be disappointed. I should celebrate! 3 miles is awesome! It hasn't even been a month since I had my surgery. To be out on a trail, in 80+ degree heat (with about 80% humidity) riding my bike is awesome! I went 3 miles this time, but I will build it up and go further! My goal is to ride the entire trail by Fall. That will be a total of I think 22 miles (it may be 28 miles, not 100% sure) and if I keep working at it I will be able to do it!!

I took weights and measurements today. I am finally out of the 230's. I weighed in at 228.2 today. I haven't weighed this much since 2008? I am so happy. I also lost some inches too. I have a feeling that once I start strength training and working with a personal trainer, the inches will really start to come off. I lost 2 inches off of my waist though, so i am really happy about that. I know it is not just water weight that I am dropping, i am losing fat too.

It is pretty miserable out today. I think it will be a good day to hit the gym. I am thinking about riding the upright bike to help build up my endurance for bike riding. Plus it might help me with bicycle butt!

I wanted to go riding tomorrow, but there is an 80% chance of rain. How lame is that?

I think that is all for now

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PATTYR81 5/10/2012 10:47AM

    I've been following your journey and I think you are doing terrific!!!

At this point, I can't even imagine myself riding a bike, so your 3 miles 30 days after surgery are AWESOME!!!! and INSPIRING!!!

You Rock!

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COURTNEYO5 5/7/2012 11:47AM

    Love the positive vibe you're spreading!! U keep it up and you'll reach your goal safely. Surgery? R u ok? Best of luck to u!! Much encouragement coming your way, girl!! emoticon.....Courtney

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Ohhhh how I miss you...

Friday, May 04, 2012

right now, I am really missing hot peppers. I am also missing my precious Buffalo Sauce... before surgery, I used to make the most wonderful buffalo chicken breast. For now, I am told, that I have to leave spicy food alone... *sigh* what I wouldn't do to put some diced jalapeno peppers in my morning egg... yummy!!!

In other news, the boyfriend and I will be hitting the Rails to Trails today with the bikes. I am going to skip the gym in favor of outdoor bike riding. This will be our first ride this year, so I can imagine my bum is going to be sore. I would like to do at least 5-7 miles. We will see...

That is all for now

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TIBURONA 5/9/2012 4:36AM

    I eat jalapeņos, salsa and other spicy things. In time try them again and see if you can tolerate them. If a first you can't wait a month and try again. I had a hard time eating salmon (which I really like) at first, now I can enjoy it again.
Show some love to your little stomach and it will show some back :)

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JUSTBIRDY 5/4/2012 11:39PM

    I went off peppers for a month, glad to have them back from time to time. Maybe you can bring them back eventually. emoticon

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KMIRANDA2000 5/4/2012 7:44PM won't be forever.

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STEPHHAYES227 5/4/2012 12:49PM

    That's too bad, but it won't be forever. I was told to give my new pouch about 4 weeks to heal, and I am 3 months out now and eat spicy food a lot, I an my hot sauce and red pepper flakes and eat hot peppers often and I have tolerated it just fine. Everyone is different but I hope you are able to add spice back to your life soon

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Now that I have been working out...

Friday, May 04, 2012

First let me say that I never thought I would see the day when I burned 150 calories during a work out and been happy about it. Usually, if i don't burn over 500 I think i am a failure... but when one eats under 500 calories a day now, 150 seems like a pretty big deal.

I have been walking on the treadmill at the gym. I am doing a 24 min/mi which I guess is ok... it seems like since I had surgery my stamina is wiped out. I guess that is pretty normal? I guess having major surgery wipes a lot out of you.

I made an appointment to meet with a personal trainer on the 9th. I am looking forward to it. The trainer I will be working with has experience working with clients who have had WLS, as his own father was one of them. I think it will be very good for me to work with someone like this. I realize that it isn't going to be cheap, but, my health is worth it.

As I wrote in a previous blog, my RD passed away. I feel very sad. I really did like her as a person. She wasn't the best RD in the world, but she loved animals, so that makes her awesome in my book. I am concerned however, because I had an appointment scheduled with her on the 16th to go over Stage 4 of my diet. I know they will transfer me to someone else, but I don't want to be insensitive about it. I guess I will call next week and as my Bariatric Coordinator and see what she has to say?

I went to my first support group meeting and it was really awesome. I was the youngest person there, but it was nice to be around people who have been through the same things. Next month they are taking a field trip to the grocery store which is limited to 10 people. I am not going to take a slot because I don't really need the education. It would be nice to go, but I think i will let the spot for someone that needs it more than me.

I have also made arrangements to attend another group that is not sponsored by my hospital. I think it will be good for me. I am going to attend with a friend who is in the process.

Anyway, since I have been exercising more, I find that I am really tired.

I think that is all for now


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