Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A big thanks to my Grandmother for this wonderful Christmas apparel!
Monday, December 24, 2012
Thanks to my Mama for this awesome vest!!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
My boyfriend was watching football today, so I decided to head to the mall. I realize that going to the mall so close to Christmas is crazy, but I would have rather had my teeth drilled instead of watching football.
I walked around for a bit, just wandering around stores. I wanted this awesome shirt at Buckle, but they didn't have it. www.buckle.com/sinful-lucia-thermal-
I went to Aeropostale and found three hooded sweatshirts. It was an awesome deal. I paid $27.50 for almost $150 dollars worth of clothes. What was even more awesome is I was able to buy an XL and an L and they both FIT awesome. Those are some tiny shirts, and I can wear them with ease now.
I also bought some hand sanatizers at Bath and Body works.
We had our big family Christmas dinner at my Grandmother's yesterday. I have to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so it was just easier for us to get it out of the way on Saturday.
Dinner was great, and I made good choices. I didn't over eat at all, sampled most everything on the table and enjoyed the company of my family. I mostly focused on the yummy white meat turkey (my little pouch doesn't like dark meat) and a little of the sides, but not a huge amount. I passed on the rolls and stuffing, but enjoyed a small bit of mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and baked corn.
Later on, after we had opened presents, I even allowed myself a small bit of chocolate dream pie, which is a basic pudding pie in a graham cracker crust. I think I had about 2 tablespoons worth. Honestly, it wasn't that good. I would have rather had more green bean casserole. LOL
Tomorrow night, we are going to my other Grandmother's for Christmas Eve festivities She is having
Homemade Sloppy Joes (which I will eat without the bread)
ham and cheese (again, skipping the sandwich part)
cocktail wieners in crescent rolls (skipping this one)
cheese ball made out of reduced fat cream cheese, dried beef and onion soup mix (will be enjoying some on a few whole wheat crackers)
cheese and bologna (venison) tray (yes, I will have a piece of each)
Macaroni Salad (skipping this one)
Baked Beans (I am measuring out 1/4 cup)
and various chips, cookies and other things I won't be eating
I have it planned out, and I will be eating very small amounts of the things indicated.
I am skipping desert -
I have to be at work at Midnight. Technically, I am supposed to work my entire 12 hour shift, but we decided that since we have to work both Christmas Eve and Christmas, we would split the shift. My coworker is working from 3-midnight and I am working the rest of the night. Not much is going to be going on. So, I am not really worried about it.
Christmas day we are going to his Parent's house. I usually do really well eating there. Even when I was really overweight, I never ate much because his mom is this tiny thing and I didn't want her to think i was a pig. So, I usually just eat small amounts there anyway.
Well, I think that is all for now
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I have to work on Wednesday and Thursday 12-2358 instead of 1900--700. That is REALLY going to mess with my eating schedule and gym schedule!!
I am not sure where I am going to fit going to the gym in... I usually get ready at work after the gym, but I don't really want to be using the showers and stuff during normal business hours because of all the scuzzy drivers around. I guess I could just change clothes, put on some patchouli oil like i used to back in the day and call myself ready?
I had already volunteered to work at the library tomorrow because one of our librarians has outreach, and the director is in meetings all day long. Looks like I will be getting up pretty early!! If I have to be there at 10, that means I have to leave the gym by 15 till... so, I have to be there by 9 or so to get a workout in. I try to do 45-60 mins, but no more than 60.
I have a set eating schedule, and this is just going to throw a monkey wrench into my perfect machine. I have a feeling that I won't be getting all of my nutrition for the next few days. It is just a few days, and if I am under, I am under. It isn't going to kill me.
I don't feel like cooking either... I suppose I should lay out some hamburger and make hamburgers and green beans for the next few days, but part of me just wants to stop and pick up some Lean Cuisines or Healthy Choice. Not sure which I am going to do yet.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
What is it about the sound of rain in the morning that makes me not want to get out of bed? Now that I am out of bed, I don't really feel like doing much.
I survived holiday baking with my Mom yesterday. We made 4 pans of my most excellent peanut butter fudge, and I didn't taste one little bit of it. We made 2 double batches of Chex Mix and I had a total of 3 chex and 2 pretzel sticks. We baked chocolate, peanut butter filled cupcakes with peanut butter icing, and I did not have even a tiny bit. a double batch of roll out sugar cookies, and I picked the smallest cookie on the last batch to eat. It was a two bite cookie. That is how small it was.
All in all, I consider it a great success. I decided to make fudge this year to give as presents to my co-workers. That way, everyone gets a gift and it didn't cost me a lot of money. I also made up gift boxes for the ladies at the library. All told, I am supplying about 20 Christmas gifts and it cost me $20. Not too shabby I must say.
I had my first post op experience with alcohol the other night. I must say, I got drunk really quick, and it lasted about as long as it took. It was a pretty anti-climatic experience. I was looking forward to being an awesome cheap date, but doesn't look like that is going to happen. LOL
They say that after Gastric Bypass, you absorb alcohol differently, and you get drunk quick. Of course I had to try it out.
The doc said that alcohol is like sweets when it comes to life after gastric bypass. A small amount on a rare, special occasion (as in once or twice a year) is ok. Anything more than that is not.
I didn't find it to be too exciting. I tired out the Skinny Girl Pina Colada, and it reminded me of coconut flavored water. It wasn't even that great.
All in all, I consider the experiment a fail, and not one I will be repeating in the near future at any point unless the desire to have a Skinny Mojito this summer becomes so overwhelming I can't stand it.
My mom and her friend are coming to visit me today. They are taking me out to dinner at a local Mennonite restaurant. mmmm Chicken Corn Soup... yummy!! or maybe chili... not 100% yet, but I will be getting a delicious homemade soup!
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