Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Well I'm currently in my car. And I'm trying to use Siri to blog. And I don't know if this is going to work. I don't know if I'm going to make sense. Or if it's going to be spelled correctly. For sound grammatically correct. But we're going to give it a shot. I have been quite tight with my lap band early in the morning through mid afternoon. Not quite sure why.

Do you ever feel tight? And why is it? I've heard that seasons and allergies affect your lap band. I've also heard hormones can affect your lap band. But I'm not sure what is affecting my band currently. So here I am dealing with the tightness trying to listen to my band.  Even last night during dinner we were having roast from the crockpot. I made a roast and measured out 4 ounces of meat  I ate 3 ounces and had an ounce left over.  I was proud of myself for actually listening to my band for once and for the first time in a long time. I threw away the last ounce as I just simply was done. This is the first time this is happened since I've had my surgery in a long time. And I didn't want to over eat. 

So tell me are you tight? I don't think I'm tight. I think it's just a little tighter than normal. And I think I'm okay with that. It's helping me stay in check. And it's helping me not over eat  I seem to be in a good losing track right now. And that of course is making me happy.

EDITED:  I HAD to correct the content Siri had wrong. Although, I got a little chuckle at hoe horrible some of it was!!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sabotage or Know Thyself?

Ok so I had a little loss last week. Only .6 lbs. so, here I am. Trying to do the elliptical a few times a week and well over the last couple of days I've lost more. 

I weighed myself on Friday and I was 193.2. I weighed myself today (Sunday) and I'm at 191.6. Hmmmm, ok. 

I'll take it but I'm not quite sure how. I've been keeping track. Drinking my water. My choices weren't that great. 

Knowing this and knowing my weigh in day is now 5 days away I have not had good choices today. Already. 

So, what is it? Do I know I'm going to have to work harder this week or did I just self sabotage?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Working Out

I hate it. I mean I hate it. Everyone keeps telling me once you get into the routine you'll feel good. 

Don't think so. But, thus is life. If I want to continue to lose weight and be healthy, I need to work out. 

What to do?? I have a gym membership that is going unused. I have been trying to be more active with the kids and around the house and yard. 

Still probably quite not enough. So, I got my butt up on the elliptical last night. Not for very long, but I did. 

First thing this morning I did one basic routine. Did I meet the standard to reps it wanted? Um, no. But, I did stay on the whole time and managed to burn:

So, who knows. I'm awful when it comes to working out. But it's necessary. 


Thursday, July 18, 2013


Ten things Thursday. Are ya ready??

1. I know I've lost some weight this week. But I've jumped on the scale before my designated time. So, I don't want to tell you how much until then. So I will edit later to add the total loss!! Btw, FINALLY!!

EDITED TO ADD: my total loss is now at 122.2!!!!!

2. My hubby has been doing really well too. He's lost almost 30 lbs. He changed his diet a little, cut out pop and recently starting working out at his company's gym. I'm really proud of him. 

3. The kids and I have been out this week to meet friends to swim. They are so happy when they are swimming. And with friends. It's been a nice week. 

4. My husband is on day 11 of a 12 straight work period. In a very hot plant working 11 hours with about (roughly) a 45 min drive in but at least an hour drive home everyday. Bless his heart. 

5. I tell you what, I was getting super frustrated that I wasn't losing any weight, so it's nice to see a loss this week!!! But, I'm having issues with my hair. It's falling out BIG time. More than it ever has. I told my hubby it did when I was losing a lot maybe it was a sign I was on a losing streak again (he hid the scale - which I asked him to do - so I could only weigh myself once a week). Then I remembered I haven't been taking my bariatric vitamins because I ran out. I've been sharing vitamins with my son. So, who knows. I need to get my own this week end. 

6. My daughter's 13th birthday is coming up so we are in the process of beginning to make plans. 

7. I'm also in charge of planning a road rally the next day. 

8. I'm so enjoying my summer as a SAHM. 

9. Finally got my hubby to drink 1.5 protein shakes a day. I wasn't drinking my strawberry flavor I bought. So instead of throwing it out he volunteered to drink it. Which is cool in lots of ways. It's helping him eat way earlier than he was and getting way more protein :)

10. Because of previously mentioned protein shakes being consumed in our household, we now own 4 blender bottles. 

Here are a few pics :)

At the market where we buy our fruits and veggies, they had mini apples. 

Family game night!! Trouble!!! L beat us all. 

I get more pics of him sleeping....

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sorry I've been MIA

I've noticed when I'm not losing weight, I don't blog. Shame on me. I should be blogging my whole experience. Lately, it's a slow go!! But, about a week and a half ago I asked P to hide the scale from me. I'm too obsessed with watching it everyday!! So, he did and I waited a week before weighing myself (I did try to find it once ;). In that week, I found I lost two lbs. back down to 196.6. For a total loss of 119.4!!!! Wow. 

Now this weekend we went camping. Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm not that kind of a gal. But, I made the effort and I think I did pretty well. I slept in a tent. Went kayaking for the first time. We went in the lake a couple of times. Took a tour of the campgrounds we were staying at in the back of Papa's truck with the kids to look for a ton of wildlife!! I ate decently until I got home!! So, we shall see what the scale shall reflect this week!

So, here are a few pics from our weekend:

Here's L passed out almost immediately as we drove on our way because we were up late at the fireworks the night before. 

L and some playground fun at the campground. 

My hubby roasting marshmallows because he's awesome at it!!

L enjoying a s'more. 

P enjoying a s'more. 

We found this on a little side trip and L is standing in front!!

I'm not drinking a sweet tea...yikes!!! Good thing it's an every once in a while thing instead of an every day thing like it used to be!!!!!

Here is the face of a very frustrated ASD boy who's mom wouldn't let him play with one more electronic thing. It wasn't funny then, it is now. But at least I had my wits about me to get the pic!

And then I come to a place if mom guilt because I really don't have any great pics of my daughter to share. So, here's one from the day she came back from camp!!!

And one from the fireworks the other night!!