Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fun times!

So I was feeling a little 'gutsy' today at work and decided to try on some medium sized scrubs....not only did they fit...but they were loose! I've gone from a size 2XL to a size Medium in scrubs!!
The size 16 jeans hardly stay up now....so I'm thinking in 10 more pounds that I will be buying a pair of size 14 jeans. I did buy a size 14 bathing suit *which fits awesomely* for my water aerobics I try to do once a week.

In the exercise department, I've been doing some 'Power walking' around 15-18 miles per week for the past few weeks. Also I've been doing some resistance training (arms) and situps to help strengthen my core.

I've been trying out some of Eggface's recipes ie: Shelley's quiche and Protein cake. THESE rock! Eggface is my absolute FAVORITE blog for bariatric friendly recipes!

Last but not least, I got ALL of my official postop bloodwork done for my surgeon. EVERYTHING looks great from Calcium and B-12 to Iron/ferritin. Makes me feel better b/c I am doing something right!
Will be taking some 9 month postop pic in a few weeks to post.
Take care everyone!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's official: 100lb LOST!!

*happy booty dance*

As of this morning, I am officially down 100lbs!! The past few weeks have been torture...hovering around this monumental goal...naturally I hit a stall the past few weeks lol
Regardless...I am now a member of the century club:

I don't exactly know what I will do to celebrate this...maybe go get a massage somewhere.
I still have yet to get my pedicure done from my first goal of 50lb lost! lol I did, however re-schedule the pedicure for Wednesday Aug 4th...considering the gift card will expire after August lol

Plans for today:
-Weight training in the gym (just discovered my new found 'bat wing' aka the flap of skin under the upper arms)
-Possibly go swimming after gym
-See Mom and Dad
-Possibly shopping

This is a good day!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

New Goals

Woke up this morning and made a yummy chocolate protein shake with what I believe to be the BEST protein shake on the market, All The Whey protein powder!

Anyhow, as I sit here sipping my drink I am thinking about my goals. My ultimate goal is to get down to 145lbs, and on a 5'4" frame...that is pretty good! But everytime I look at my weighloss ticker, this goal seems so far away. I want to definitely keep this goal but I need another one a wee bit closer, just for morale sake. So for now, I have changed the weight goal on my ticker at the top of the page. It now reads 160lbs, keep in mind that this my short term goal, as 145 lb is still my ultimate long term goal.

I just ordered some protein snacks to try from Kay's natural foods. I need something crunchy but something protein packed, especially while I'm at work. Currently I am snacking on peanuts/almonds/walnuts at work and I'm getting a little burned out on these. So I now have butter flavored protein pretzels and cinnamon crunch pretzels on the way to my casa.

In the area of exercise, I'm still researching what type of routine I should do. I'm leaning towards the 3 day/week cardio walk/jogging and 2 days weight training.
While ironing out the details of my future workout regimen, I've joined a walking challenge at work. My goal is to walk 9 miles a week for the month of July and report to HR dept on my progress each week. They gave us nice pedometers and water bottles for the challenge!

Anyhow, that's what's going on here. I hope everyone has an awesome 4th of July!