Thursday, September 3, 2009

Back in the Swing of Things

Boy, have I been busy. Went back to work in August and just really haven't had time for anything but work, work activitities, family, and SLEEP.

I finally made my second goal of 178 pounds. It was SO difficult. I knew it would be, because I plateauted there for a long, long time on the way up, but it was still very stressful and disheartening. Down a half, up a half. Down a pound, up a pound. And it took forever compared to my past loss. I am just glad it's over. Finally, I dropped 2.5 pounds "overnight" and got to 178, got on the scale this morning and was 177.5. The pounds between 177.5 and 170 were fairly easy for me to lose in the past, so I am hoping I drop steadily without all the back and forth. 3rd Goal - 170. 37.5 to go total. I can, I can, I can, YES I CAN!! Once I hit 170 I am in uncharted territory. I haven't weighed less than 170 since I was in my 20's. I spent quite a bit of time at 156, even more time at 140, my goal. I think getting under 170 is going to be a lot harder than getting to 178.

In terms of sleeve eating, I have really struggled the past couple weeks at work. We have a lot of food activities without choices. I have to admit I've foamed and hirked more times than I'd care to think of. I am working on that, realizing JUST how much I ate to deal with stress before. It feels great that I can eat no where near the same amount, but I want to get it under conrol. I know I am going to hirk, yet I eat that last swallow anyway. Silly.

Am also noticing that my go-to foods of the past just do not have same effect on me anymore - now THAT is a great feeling. Have not had fast food or soda of any kind since July 1st and do not miss it at all. The thought of sitting down in front of a giant burger and fries makes me kind of gag, at this point anyway. Just so HUGE, way too much food. Back in the day I could do a value meal plus an extra burger just for fun. Feels good for that to be over. I am not saying I will never eat a bite of burger again, but at this time it feels great that it all seems to be just too much to eat. I never thought I would feel that way.

Sorry I haven't posted in so long. I will try to do better.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Stall is broken!

Stall is broken. Woke up this morning, lost a pound! I LOVE MY SLEEVE!

Monday, August 17, 2009

3 Week Stall

Dear God - I am in the 3 Week Stall. I went down a pound, I went up a half, I went down a half, and then up a half. Today I am going to do only protein and exercise my buns off to try to break out of the stall. I hate this. But at the same time my clothes are getting looser. Woohoo!

Friday, August 14, 2009

3 Week Stall

Well, I am in the 3 week stall. Have only lost 1 pound this week. But, to put it in perspective, before I would be miserable all week long and expect to only lose one pound. So - it's not so bad. I am going to do only protein and exercise today and this weekend to try to break the plateau.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I love The World According to Eggface

Here is an Eggface recipe that

I am going to try since I am on puree:

Shelly's Baked Ricotta

8 oz of Ricotta Cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1 large Egg, beaten

1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

salt & pepper to taste

1/2 cup Marinara Sauce

1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Mix ricotta cheese, parmesan, beaten egg, seasonings together and place in a oven proof dish. Pour marinara on top and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake it in the oven @ 450 for about 20-25 minutes (best) or nuke it till hot and bubbly. I usually made it first in the oven and heated the leftovers in the microwave.

Still Losing

Well, I lost 3.5 pounds this week. I can't believe it. It feels so great. And next week I get to start more strenuous exercise! That is very exciting to me. In fact, I believe the reason I got to 213 rather than 250 or more is that I am a regular exerciser. I have missed it for the stress relief.

Yesterday was a better day at work. The difficult colleague left early to go to the doctor and try to get some things figured out. I am glad this person decided to do this. I feel at a loss about trying to help.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Are you a crazy person Test

Whoa. Yesterday was a tough day at work with a very tough person. This person talks about suicide, cries, talks about being hospitalized, rages, becomes depressed, becomes happy all in the space of an 8 hour day. There is something really, really wrong. It makes for a very stressful work environment. Plus, this person really doesn't have any idea that the roller coaster of emotions affects the people all around the area. Eeeesh. Came home stressed out and very tired BUT - DID NOT BINGE AT ALL!!!!

YAY!! I navigated through a lunch out and a dinner out doing a cup of soup each time, and while the scales didn't go down, they certainly didn't go up! Presurgery, I would have come home and eaten a cheesecake or something just to calm myself down. What a relief to be in control!