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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ten Things Thursday

It's Thursday.............which means.............10 things Thursday!  Brought to us by the always funny Laura at Beer, Dogs and Getting Healthier. 

1.  I had an appointment with my surgeon today.   Their scale said I had lost 10 lbs. since last month.  I will take that!  Encouraging since last month their scale said I had lost the big fat doughnut (as in zero!).  My doctor said the nutritionist had stopped by his office and was worried that I wasn't eating enough.  Say what?!  I consume at the very least 1,200 calories and more on the days of strenuous exercise.  It is a classic case of damned if you do and damned if you don't.  Maybe I need to give her the link to myfitnesspal so she can see that I actually eat.

2.  Cry-fest 2012 has finally stopped.  Tuesday I cried off and on all day.  Before band I would have shoved pie down my face but now something miraculous happens when I get upset.  My band gets really tight.  No emotional eating for me.  Now I have to deal with my emotions.  So, I cried all day because I will selfishly miss Lesley after she is gone.  Don't worry.  I am okay now.  I already am planning my vacation for the summer (road trip to see her).

3.  Because of Cry-fest I consumed liquids for 2 days.  The scale is my friend today.

4.  Yesterday, I had to run to Sam's Club to purchase candy for a PTO event on Friday.  I loaded and unloaded $400 worth of candy and beverages into my car.  I didn't eat one piece of candy!  That in itself is a miracle.

5.  I am in a size 12.  A definite 12.  14's fall off.  That is something I can not wrap my brain around.  The last time I was in a 12 was about 15 yrs. ago. 

6.  Did you know that you can order a skinny latte at Sbucks and have them put a scoop of protein powder in it?  It adds 8 more grams of protein.  It is one of my go-tos when I am out and about.  Much better than fast food.  Which I think is the devil.

7.  Here is a reason to go thrift storing.  I found a North Face jacket yesterday at G'will.  It was $5.99 and looks brand new.  Retail.....$125.  Score!

8.  I really want pizza but sometimes I have a major problem with it.   Any suggestions of type of pizza (if you eat it) would be appreciated.

9.  I finally had to buy new sports bras.  The sisters were flying everywhere and I was afraid I would give myself a black eye while running.  Size L.....down from a snug 3X at the beginning of being banded.

10.  I am so close to my overall goal of 175 lbs.  When I set my goal, I really did not believe I would ever get here.  Now I am thinking 175 is too high.  I am not trying to be greedy.  I work really hard with diet and exercise.  I just think maybe I need to get in a healthy BMI range (I mean I did have bariatric surgery, which is a drastic measure).  If I can get where I am now in under a year, then surely I can work and get off another 20 lbs. 

That is all!  Happy Thursday.


  1. oh lawdy, Brenda. I just blogged about the sisters (not your sisters, my sisters, lol). The black eye thing made me laugh outloud on an otherwise sad day. Thanks :)

  2. Girl, we are band sisters for sure...we both have 175 as our goal and are now thinking that maybe that is too high, I think we are both thinking of ultimate goals that are in the same range and we are on the same monthly cycle ;). We also both are dealing with having to go down sizes in our sports bra - the other night in Zumba we were doing a lot of routines with jumping jacks and I almost jumped the girls right out of the bra (seriously, it was too close for comfort)!!!

  3. Congrats on size 12 and yes you do have to take care of the sisters, don't need them knocking you out or flying in places they shouldn't HA HA

  4. OMG - you are doing AMAZING! I love this post.

  5. Oh, girl. I have been double bagging my ladies since the word go. I wear an athletic bra (that's like an actual bra only sporty and cushioned etc) then over that I either wear a tank with a shelf bra or a shelf style sports bra. There is a lot of re-thinking of goals going around these days which makes sense ' cause really?? Could any of us really, truly imagine how far we have come? And only now do we have the faith that we could go even farther.

  6. I'm glad Cry Fest 2012 is over... though I think I caught it. Glad I'm not completely dead inside, though, I suppose. lol

    I'm so proud of how far you've come! I think 175 a great goal... for now... but go for gold!

  7. You are doing so great! All that candy and not eating one piece! Good for you! Size 12's...yay! I still need to go thrift store shopping! I eat thin curst pizza occasionally. (Sorry this comment is all over the place, ha!)

  8. Oh and I'll have to try the starbucks protein sometime!