Thursday, November 17, 2011

Recent pictures and weigh-in!

The weight it coming off! Slowly but surely.

This morning I weighed 176.8 pounds!

This is only 1.6 pounds away from my all-time lowest. (About 6 weeks ago at the end of September I got down to 175.2 pounds.) I will be there again hopefully very soon. I have made myself stick to around 1,000-1,200 calories per day and have not budged for the last week and a half. This week I had a good exercise session on Tuesday and also today.

The weekend always scares me because my family and I always seem to eat at the best restaurants on the weekends and that makes it so hard to be good. But it's a must. There is no turning back. I know the rules of eating out...I just have to stick to them.

I also found something so cool the other day. I was in a cleaning mood and decided to go through my "junk" drawers to organize important papers and throw some things away. I found my original lap band journal that I started about a year before my surgery with notes from doctor visits, questions I had for my doctor, notes from the seminars, etc. I found a sheet of paper I filled out with my nutritionist about 2 weeks before my surgery. She put down that she wanted my goal weight to be around 180 pounds. At 80 pounds down from 260 pounds (which I was 260 pounds at that time) and being 5'7'', 180 pounds would be the perfect place to end up. I told her at that time I would love to get down to 170 pounds and she agreed this would be reasonable.

All that to say...180 pounds has come and gone and I am on my way to a healthier me :) At the time 80 pounds to lose seemed so far away and so hard to do but as you know with hard work and determination anything is possible.

Hope you all have a great weekend! I am going to see Dave Barnes in concert tomorrow night. He is the best!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Scale. New York City. Pictures.

Its been about two weeks since I have posted but it feels like an eternity. I have tried to keep up with all the blogging but haven't taken a second to blog myself.

I have been great. Really great and very happy with the way my life is going right now. Loving spending all my time with my boyfriend, Kevin, his daughter and all my friends and family.

I guess all this happiness has caused me to not care so much about the scale. Or maybe going to so many delicious restaurants and making poor food choices is just causing the scale to head in the wrong direction.


About two weeks ago I weighed in around 177 pounds and this morning I weighed 180 pounds. Not absolutely terrible but definitely heading in the wrong direction. I am wanting to be 169 pounds by my trip to New York which fortunately but unfortunately is only 38 days away.

1 pound lost every 3 days....uh oh.

Maybe it can be done. Who really knows at this point. Today I have eaten 1,300 calories and I am done for the day. Regardless...I am fulling capable of getting my healthy eating back under control and I realize 3 pounds gained isn't anything to cry over.


And now....New York City!! The Big Apple!! NYC here we come in 38 days!!

Myself and three of my very best friends are going to New York City the week before Christmas and we are ecstatic! I have only been to NYC one time and I was 13 years old and the city means a million times more to me now. First of all there is no way we are going to be able to cram in everything we want to do in 6 days but dang it we are going to do our best! Pretty soon I am going to need restaurant recommendations, tour recommendations, etc. We are also very excited about our cute hotel which is only about 5 blocks from Times Square.

We are leaving at the crack of dawn December 15th at like 5 in the morning and getting back December 20th around 10 at night. We still haven't started the detailed planning of the trip but soon we will sit down and figure everything out day by day. Any suggestions you may have are welcomed by me!


Lastly, here are some pictures from mine and my boyfriends trip to Auburn last weekend! Hope you all have a wonderful week!