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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.

8 comments:

  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 :)

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  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)!!!

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  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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!)

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

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