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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 16, 2012

Ten Things Thursday

Ten Things Thursday brought to us by Laura at Beer, Dogs and Getting Healthier.

1.  I had a good workout this morning.  I have figured out I burn more calories cranking the old dreadmill up to about a 9 incline and walking than I do when I actually run with no incline.  I have to hold on for dear life.  I probably need to wear one of those medic alert necklaces.  You know the ones you push when you have "fallen and can not get up".  I have almost busted my butt a few times.  Just thinking about it makes me giggle.  That would be a funny video to send to Americas Funniest Home Videos.

2.  This is my new motto:
I puffy heart Yoda.  He is one bad ass little green man.

3.  Contrary to what seems to be popular belief, I am not going to blow away.  A 179 lb. woman is NOT skin and bones.   I don't know why people are starting to say this to me.  As far as the little BMI chart is concerned (which honestly I find a bit ridiculous),  I am still in the overweight category.  Please do not worry.  I eat.  A lot.  I have discussed my weight with my surgeon and he and I have come to a conclusion that 155-160 lbs. is perfect for me.  I promise, I will not die of starvation.   But thank you very much for the concern (can you detect the sarcasm in my tone?).

3.  Stupid M & M's.  Why were they invented?  They are my downfall.  I bought a container of the mini M & M's Easter candy.  I just HAD to have them.  They were cute and in a little pink tube.  They had a picture of M & M's dressed as bunnies.  I just couldn't resist.  They are in my fridge right now plotting my demise.  I should just eat them and get it over with. 

4.  I bought the fur child a new collar necklace today.  It is gold with rhinestones.  Very fabulous.  A girl can never have enough jewelry.

Ming-Ming (oh, yes that is the princesses name......we had to name her after Chinese royalty) won't even look at the camera.  She thinks she is too good.   I think she believes we are all her servants.

5.  We just got back from a basketball tournament that Lily's BFF played in.  I don't think we will probably ever be invited back as the Myers clan is VERY loud.  Just kidding, I am sure we will be invited back (but we are rather loud and obnoxious).   Since I am a camera hog now, I had to have a picture.  Of myself of course, not the kids. 
Me on the left, my good friends Jan (center) and Kim (right).  We is three hot mamas!!!  I will have to tell you about the time Kim (who is 5 ft. tall and probably weighs 100 lbs. when soaking wet) and I went shopping when I was a real fattie.  Good times.  There is nothing like helping your friend who wears a 2 shop when you are a 24W. 

6.  Kevin just came home with a takeout box from some event he went to tonight.  He tried to give it to me.  I handed it back and said I wasn't hungry.  I LOVE MY BAND.  I don't know how I thought I could do this on my own.  Really, why was I so determined to do this myself?  It is the best tool ever.

7.  Now that I have lost weight I seem to change clothes.  A LOT.  I tried on 4 different outfits before deciding on what to wear.  I didn't have this problem when I was big.  I would just throw something on.  So many choices now. 

8.  Because I have so many choices now, I seem to be shopping very regularly.  I can walk in to any store and find something.  That is both good and bad.  Good because it solidifies that I am now in a normal weight range.  Bad because my checkbook is being worn out.

9.  My band is super fickle about weather.  Yesterday, I could eat anything.  It was 75 and sunny here.  Almost Spring-like.  Today it is 59 and cold.  My band no likey cold.  It is super tight today.  I was lucky to get 1,100 calories down.

10.  I am trying to keep my eyelids open but the hubs just turned it on the golf channel.  It has a sleep inducing quality.  Boring.........ZZZZZZZZZZ. 

That is all my little chicas.  Hope you had a great Thursday!


  1. With number three . Resist as long as possible, cause those little devils are going to be in the stores for a while yet, and when you see them again in the shop you can tell yourself you have them already at home! So resist young lady, resist :o)

    They do look cute and very yummy though :/

  2. I heart Ming Ming! And I too suffer through the gold channel.....

  3. That little Ming Ming princess is adorable! Love her!

    I think you should take out just a SMALL handful of those little M&Ms once a day. That is all. you can resist.

    You are looking fabulous darling!! Love the pic of you and your friends!

    (And the dreadmill thing, I'm totally going to try that. I'll probably be posting pics of road rash on my face from tripping and biting it soon.)

  4. I hate when people tell me I'm too thin. It's very inconsistent... they didn't tell me I was too fat before. :(