Saturday, December 11, 2010
Yesterday, My hubby had a colonoscopy (he is fine, no worries) and the nurse, whom we see occasionally for this and that medical treatments, looked at me and said, "Wow! You have lost a LOT of weight!" So I blushed and demurely said, "Yes, I have. Nearly 60 pounds. Thanks for noticing!" And she goes, " Did you have Bypass surgery?"
This is where so many things went running through my mind....
1. Is that the only way people think you can lose weight?
2. I am going to take this as a compliment!
3. She is about to get educated
4. I am going to take this as a compliment
5. I am going to take this as a compliment
Me:"No actually (and I can see hubby cringing cause he saw my spark get lit and he knows I am going to go off for about 10 minutes now...lol). I found this magical way to do it! (Yea I am a smart ass).
Nurse: eagerly turns to see what wonderful technology there must now be "Really? What is it?"
Me: Nutrition and excercise!
Nurse: (disappointed) Oh the old fashioned way.
So then I went on to tell her about sp but I could see she was already tuning out and would not take the website down or pass it on. (Most people do write it down when I tell them). But I was still happy that I have had enough weight loss that someone noticed like that.
I wondered it I had weight loss surgery how I would have answered that question? Would I have taken it as a compliment or been embarrased or not wanted to talk about it? Just another confirmation that I am glad I am doing this "the old fashioned way" and I am proud of all of us who are working hard on it every single day. Carry on.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
I want to know what your favorite Christmas song is.
Then, through peer pressure, whining (it is allowed in this case) and general flattery, we are gonna make MEZZOANGEL sing it for us in a VLOG Or sound bite.
I mean, have you heard this girl sing??? It will make your heart happy and brings tears to your eyes. I figure she might not want to do it but if we ALL ask really nice, then she will!
I know it would make my holiday brighter!
So My song is "Silver Bells'. Please Paula???? Please????
Your turn..... Im waiting....
Sunday, December 05, 2010
We went to Reno for an annual racing meeting (My hubby is president, I am secretary) and it went really well. We got alot done, very little arguing (with 10 men on the board, ya never know!) got to visit with our Utah and Vegas friends and my sister Becky (texwife) got to come for a few days too! so that means I had a gambling buddy. I didnt win any money but we had fun. We ate pretty well and I only had a few cocktails. We never made it to any dancing which I was bummed cause that is always good for some calorie burning but everyone was pretty mellow and we went to bed before midnight each night. Everyone else left on Saturday but Frank and I had a jacuzzi suite so we decided to stay and enjoy it, just the two of us. Here are some pictures from this morning as we were getting ready to leave.
What I didnt know, is that my hubby had (with the help of my daughters) got me some items from Victoria Secret, a bottle of champagne, candles, bubble bath etc. and had a whole romantic night set up for us on Saturday which was super sweet of him and we had a good time.
I felt self concious in the underthingys but thought, you know what? He will like it so I wore that tiny bra and panties with as much confidence as I could muster and put aside that voice that was saying how much more weight I had to lose and how my fat rolled here or there and I gave it my best shot. Uh, yea. It worked out. lol.
Then today, we had breakfast and headed a few hours down the mountain to where our racing group was going to be in a parade. We intended to stop in and say hello and then get going home. Instead, we walked the entire parade route, waving and passing out candy and petting lots of doggies! It turned out to be over 4.75 miles! Just as we got back to our truck, it began to rain!! Perfect timing!
And because who doesnt like these guys?
I dont think I have ever walked so far. Ever. We walked nonstop for over 2 hours so at least I got some excercise! My knee pain has backed off but I am going to my dr. on tuesday so will give an update on that. All in all, had a good weekend. I was not perfect, but I made progress! All I can ask of myself, right? It's not like I ate a bunch of pastry wrapped BRIE or something! (booyah Maia!!!!) Team Jan!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Well, Thanksgiving was awesome. Although my turkey was done 2 hours before I wanted it to be (I used a roaster oven instead of regular oven) so the whole family kicked into high gear and got everything else ready in record time. It was kinda fun but we ate early so it felt kind of rushed. My sister and I went for a walk and we all played games on the Kinect. We had a really nice day.
My neices (31, 27 and 19) were going shopping at the mall at midnight with my girls (24 and 20) so I decided to go. It was crazy!! LOL. We met some great people in line waiting to go in, had a sing off, (seriously!) and shopped for a few hours, went to Kohls (stood in line for an hour) where we literally were 1 second away from coming to blows with a crazy woman when security stepped in. Apparantly, she is a problem becuase they knew her!!), shopped there and got great deals, went to breakfast and fell into bed at 7:30AM!
I tell you that to tell you this: I could not have done that a year ago. I was on my feet for hours, stayed up all night and felt great the next day. Progress!!
Had family things going on til yesterday so my food intake has not been stellar over the last few days. Yesterday, Frank and I went for a walk with the Baby (stitchy) and I noticed my knee was feeling kinda clicky. It would catch when I walked so I just slowed down a bit and did 2 miles. By the time I got home, it felt swollen inside and every time I got up for the rest of the night, it would suddenly catch and I almost fell. So I took an ibuprofen and went to bed.
This morning, it is just as bad. It worries me cause this is my replaced knee and my surgeon told me I would be prone to infections. Great.
I am going to call my dr. today and try to get in asap and see what is going on. I am going to walk carefully (I have to go to our jobsite and get permits etc today).
Basically, I am not going to do an official weigh in until Thursday. I can feel the sodium in my body and am drinking lots of water. I tracked my food all weekend (except thanksgiving) and I went over a few days and I know I went over on Thursday but that is ok. Life happens and I am on track starting yesterday. I see how easy it would be to go back to eating the old way when there is so much temptation in my house. I just dont keep things like that in the house anymore, It was pretty easy to just eat a bite of this and a bite of that and to snack graze all the day long. And by the way? Fudge has no place in my life anymore. I will do my best until Christmas when the baked goods are out in force, trying to derail me.
I am going to Reno for a few days at the end of the week and am going prepared. It is for a racing meeting that we hold annually, lots of alcohol, not enough food. We always eat breakfast and usually make it to dinner but otherwise, not so much food. I am bringing luna bars and some other healthy snacks including apples, rice cake snacks and almonds so I can keep my blood sugars steady. Will limit the alchohol to the evening intead of all day long, will drink water during the day and get outside for a brisk walk a few times a day. The meeting is in the hotel/casino so it is not uncommon to go outside for days at a time. They also have a gym so I will try to get there a day or 2. Not to mention the dancing!
Man, I hope this knee thing is an easy fix. Will let you know what happens with that.
Hope you are all well and are back on track today, too!
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