Well I didn’t get a sun burn but I got lots of rays today. I have a bit of a glow and had I stayed out longer I’d be searching for the aloe plant tonight. I feel very much like that little girl I talked about the other day. The chunky little bikini clad girl who was always barefoot and brown as a berry. Being at the beach this week has brought back lots of memories of my childhood
I found myself with strep throat at the beginning of the week. How does that happen? I’m never sick and quite frankly I don’t have time to be sick. We leave for vacation the beginning of next week and there’s alot to do. Did I mention that Ryan also tested positive and no not my husband but in fact he is on the antibiotics for an ear infection! What is going on with us.
iPods have been spoken for please do not respond, thanks for playing!
So why didn’t I think of this! Check out my quick video of a new smoothie idea. Not rocket science BUT it rocked my morning smoothie and we weight loss surgery eaters need all the help we can get!! RIGHT!
I booked paradise today and I’m not afraid to talk about it. It’s been way too long since we had a vacation away from home! And in 20 days I will be on the beach.
There’s something about holiday weekends that makes me think back, reminisce. In fact today in the early evening we lost power so in an effort to stay amused, my Lark and I spent some time looking back at photos from years past.
It was fun seeing his face as he was amazed at how young we were when we got married. I was surprised that he thought I was not as pretty as I am today…. his words. Big smile here!
He had a hard time looking at pictures of himself as a infant, I heard a lot of ewwwws! It’s got to be the 8 year old mentality. I can barely say romance these days without getting scolded. ”Mommmmm, don’t say that!”
But one photo we both agreed on was this one…
This blog post is a little scary for me to write.
I have just under 40 pounds of regain to lose to get back to my lowest weight, 157.
Note: I am almost 12 years post RNY. My surgery date was 7/24/2000. I weighed 325.
I’ve been mulling about talking about my regain for the past year.
It’s taken some time for me to regain my recommitment … no pun intended.
When we lose the majority of our weight we…
So as you know after last weeks Owning It blog post I have been working on my regain in a slow and steady manner. My ultimate objective to loose the forty pounds of regain I have maintained for 8 years. I proclaimed the mountains I had to climb: not getting emotional about getting on the scale and controlling my intake during the weekends. Well this week I did well. I tracked my food and kept it clear in my mind that this would be a slow and steady process. I weighed myself daily not because I think everyone should but because I need to get comfortable with the scale again. I need to understand again that some days I’ll be up and others I’ll be down. But ultimately on Mondays if I’ve followed my calorie/protein plan then the scale should be down. The scale shows the reality and this week it did…
Some of you may recall that I have been working on water loading between meals to address any unnecessary grazing/snacking.
This was the goal that I took on during the last Accountability Mondays series, and it proved to be a GREAT change for me and in fact an improved habit! This is what I have been doing.
Slow start…..bacon from the oven.. just like most of our Sundays start…
Delicious fresh eggs with cheese….
I had the day off today, not a vacation day but a day where the office was closed.
No one else was there. I know, you’re thinking what is the difference. For some reason I always feel a little more at ease when no one else is working. Maybe it’s because I know there won’t be tons of emails in my box… well I guess India is working so there will be some. The world doesn’t stop anymore. But for today…
Today I finally got a bone density exam. A couple years ago my PCP and I attempted to order one due to my long term post op gastric bypass years. My insurance at the time wouldn’t go for it. I wasn’t old enough. Since I wasn’t willing to shell out $3,000 I decided to keep up my calcium and move on.
When my calcium came up low on my annual check up this year we tried again. I now have a different insurance company and with a call ahead they approved the exam due to the low vitamin D and calcium in my recent labs.
So here I was today, at the woman’s center slipping into one of these:
A mish mash Saturday. Some new car parts, a visit to LL Bean, our favorite pizza haunt and some returns.
Errands are not my Larks favorite pastime. I basically have to coerce him into coming with me. But I always try to make it fun in some way. I had some furniture to return to LL Bean. After the dirty work was done and one painful visit to the woman’s dressing room (might I say it was painful for both of us) we had a chance to check out the more fun things in LL Bean. Like the big fish tank, the bikes and best of all the TENTS!!
As we were heading over to the tents he did admit to me that…
I met him only eight months after weight loss surgery. I was certainly not at goal. I can remember the night like it was yesterday…
Warning, if you’re not up for more deserted island stories then don’t read any further.This place Parrot Cay is just as it appears on its website. Paradise. Remember that picture I had on my Facebook page cover? Well here it is. And I took this picture this morning!! We’ve been walking the beach each morning before breakfast. Not a soul here. Almost like we were ship wrecked.
We started our day very early. The earliest I’ve ever woken for a flight. And I’ve traveled a lot. We had a car to the airport and this was a treat since I’m always the driver because of the city girl I am. But today all I had to do was sit back ahhhhhh.
I’ve noticed something the same across a lot of weight-loss surgery people, and perhaps its more for those who struggle with controlling our weight.
We preferred to be the ones who help others rather than the ones who help ourselves.
We struggle with doing the things we need for ourselves and we tend to be harder on ourselves then anyone else.
I am not trying to generalize, and I realize this won’t apply to all of us
Why is it that we can’t be more supportive of ourselves?…
Felt like I needed to write about this today. As you may know I am currently working on losing my regain which I have maintained for about 8 years.
My story tells you the details of the beginning of my journey. But I am almost 12 years post RNY weight loss surgery and I am working hard to lose some regain. I have about 35 pounds to lose to get to my lowest weight after weight loss surgery.
Why did I have regain? …
My little guy sat on the bench today. He woke up sick today after the holiday weekend. Nothing worse for a Mom then having a sick kid. It hurts so bad when they aren’t themselves or aren’t hungry. Or they want to go up to their bed for a nap. I just wanted him to be his same old loud, active, food consuming self.
Nope all day he had a fever and went to bed with one too. I thought a lot today about what it was like being sick as a kid…
Today is dedicated to that little part of my soul which tells me to keep going each day. Thank you. I am truly blessed to have you!
Getting on the scale this morning and owning what I saw on the scale was my victory today. It was a bitter sweet victory.
I have two mountains to climb.
1. Not reacting emotionally to the number on the scale. That is, owning the number on the scale. When I step on the scale it should not be a surprise. I know the scale will register based on my actions. That’s just a fact. I need to get real with this process. I need to step on the scale and get real with it everyday.
2. Addressing the fact that I eat in an uncontrolled manner on the weekend. I was overeating this weekend. Now I can’t eat much at one time BUT I can eat a little continually. Not a good approach to weight loss. And I am trying to take off 40 pounds of regain.
These are my mountains. And I’m strapping on my boots to climb them. Here’e my plan…
Recently I’ve received the same questions from a handful of people. “What are your favorite weight loss surgery things?”
Here’s my quick summarization of my must haves. You know I could go on and on on this topic but I’m going to try and keep it short and sweet and get to bed….
I am the cook in my house. I make three meals a day for my family. I pack breakfasts, lunches and make dinner. We eat out maybe once a week. On Sundays as you may know I cook BACON. I fondly call that Bacon Sunday! Well I’ve seen a new tradition starting. Saturdays have now turned into Smoothie Saturday.
I’m trying something new today and I’m responding to Kenlie’s blog at All The Weigh. She runs a response blog regularly called “Friend Making Mondays.” Yeah I know it is Wednesday, but if you can excuse my delay I am sure you will enjoy my responses.
The topic is When I Was a Kid…..
The current monthly raffle is going to be for some nuts, Doug’s Nuts! Lisa from Doug’s Nuts sent us some delicious nuts that we sampled and let me tell you they did not last for long! They are crazy good snack nuts! You might have seen Snack Girls write up on them. The nuts are roasted and coated in a salty-sweet glaze of organic sugarcane, blackberry honey, vanilla, sea salt, and oatmeal stout – a flavor combination that my husband LOVED! The light vanilla flavor really made them delicious. Here are some more FAQs about Doug’s Nuts.
Today was not my typical Thursday. It was Jury Duty for me today. Did you know that it was the state or Massachusetts who led our country in the one day one trail process? I learned that today. In 1982 the laws were changed so no one was exempt from jury duty and every registered voter would serve one day or one trial every three years. And in fact women did not participate in the jury process until…
As you know I love it when I find a new tool to help me with my healthy living. This weekend I stumbled upon this Measure Up Bowl Set