Thursday, February 2, 2012

Oh, Hey New Low! (Week 26 plus a bunch of other stuff)

Busy busy week! Finally getting time to sit down and blog because I skipped class today for my appointment with the PA and don't have to be at work for another 2.5 hours. So, this morning I got to see a new low, which was quite exciting. Ready for it? Drum roll please........218.3 lbs! I'm super excited to finally have a significant loss. That's 1.2 lbs down from last week and 46.1 down from surgery. Probably had something to do with finally going to the gym last night. I'm not going to lie, with all the stuff that's been going on with school and family obligations, I haven't been making the time for it. But, I'm happy to say that Ben has joined me on this lifestyle change and he's been eating well and he's going to be joining me at the gym. I wanted to go every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but I'm on campus 9am-9pm on Mondays, and for two weeks in a row I've let that be my excuse for not going. So, I decided to change it to Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday and I'm going to stick to it. I have a lot to talk about today, so I'm going to stop there and move on to something else.

How about my sister-in-law's baby shower that was on Saturday? That's something fun to talk about. It's getting so close to the due date (March 15) I can't believe it. So, I'll just post some pictures of that and let them do the talking.

Cake that I made (I'm kind of super proud of it-my first large-ish scale cake). Chocolate cake, strawberry mousse filling and butter cream frosting. Yes, I had a piece.

Left to Right: Cousin, Grandma, me, cousin, cousin's new baby girl.

Aunts and the second one from the right is my Mommy.

My cousins and I. They got the good genes, I suppose.

Brother Justin and sis-in-law Anna.



My super festive rubber ducky manicure :)

Dinner-Buffet style. Stuffed chicken breast, green beans almondine, heavenly potatoes. This is what I took...

And this is how much I actually ate. I have to get used to not taking such big portions anymore. Silly me.

It was a really good time. I also ate a few bites of salad and a small piece of cake. It was pretty tasty. Although, with all the "tastes" of batter and icing I took while I was making it, I certainly can't say I needed it.

Moving right along to today, I had my appointment with my PA. I forgot to take her my food journal again and she's going to think I'm not actually keeping tabs. I mean, sure there was that weekend thing for a while there, but she only wanted a week's worth and I had that much. I'm a bit upset with myself for forgetting. I'm also a bit upset with myself for not technically reaching the goal I set for myself last visit. Last time I was there, I told her I wanted to be under 220 by today's appointment. I am...when I'm naked. Unfortunately, they don't let you take anything off there, so I weighed in at 221.something. However, in kilograms, that's 100.6, from what they tell me, so I guess I can be excited about the fact that I'm almost in double digits in kg's. I'll take that as a bit of a win. My goal for next time is to be just regular obese instead of morbidly. their chart says that for my height (a mere 5'2") the highest weight to be obese is 210. I think I can do it if I stick to this exercise plan. My next visit is March 12, because that's when I have spring break, so it's just under 6 weeks. I'm sure I can make it happen, especially with Ben on board now. I did get a fill today of .4 ccs, which I guess will do for now. I'm now up to a whopping 2.7 ccs in my either 10 or 11 cc band (haven't looked at the sheet I wrote it down on. I think it's 11). I don't know why she's so reluctant to adjust it. Oh well, such is life. Hopefully it helps.

That's it for now, I think. I'm going to go play with my new nail polishes :)

Hope everyone's having a great week!



mdlapband said...

Congrats on the weight loss!Your cake looks beautiful! it looks like you bought it from a bakery. I was skeptical of even getting a gym membership before surgery because I always make so many excuses not to go! Just force yourself for a week or two and then it'll feel so good you won't want to stop! You are going to make that goal, girlfriend!

Banded With Favor said...

Fabulous job on the cake...what time and patience that must have taken...the nails are superb as well, very adorable!!! Your doing great...keep it up!!

Caron said...

Congrats on having a loss. You did a really nice job decorating the cake. I struggle with getting the exercise in too but I keep trying to get better at it. :)

Ronnie said...

Looks like you had a great time at the baby shower! You got the good genes, too... just wait.

Can't wait to hear if you reach your goal before the next appt. :)

LaniBani said...

Yayness for the New Low! Your cake is AMAZING! Love your nails too! Go hard at the gym!!! Seriously you're doing amazingly well! INSPIRATION you are!!! xOx

jennxaz said...

That cake is silly should take up cake decorating...and those nails make me envious! nice job on the loss!