Friday, August 21, 2009

That Crazy Girl

I was a rambunctious, gullible and “crazy” girl until I graduated high school. Then I started eating more often and moving much less. I slowly went from an extroverted, life of the party type person, to an introvert. The more I gained, the worse I felt, the more I tried to lose pounds the less it worked.

I’m losing that introvert now, more quickly than she probably desires.
I’m not eating to control feelings anymore, which may be the root of the problem I’m experiencing.

All these things were gone until I started losing so much weight:
adrenaline shakes (I get real shaky "performing" in front of people)
Impulsive nature and boldness.
activity level (I mean hell, I didn't know what this was until recently) All of a sudden, I'm making time to join in on school activities, even when I'm spent.

Oh, and I'll always be gullible.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bland Chicken Makes for a Great Addition

Okay, this month there was nothing better than having lapband and my period together. I'm serious folks. I was barely hungry at all. I could hold off on my 3rd meal for quite some time.
It was so funny and cost effective this week too.

The reason is that last weekend we went out to eat three or four times and I had leftovers of course each night. On Saturday evening we went to the new local China Wok so I could try it out. Problem there being that I had to re-evaluate the menu for a lapbander that does not want trouble, either with sticking or weight gain. I chose plain chicken with veggies and a bowl of hot and sour soup.

I sipped the soup and ate a few ounces of the chicken and veggies. Not great tasting, kind of bland. Well, I decided since the soup was a bit thick, I would load the rest of the chicken into the bowl. I have had four ounces of that for dinner every day this week and now I'm out. :(

This way, I had the delicious taste of hot and sour soup with a bonus of soft chicken thrown in. I'm tossing around the idea of becoming something of a vegetarian with carnivorous tendencies... is there such a thing? Frankly, I don't see how I might accomplish this anytime soon. :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What Are You Eating?

I am about four weeks out from surgery now and I'm just interested in knowing what some of the band old-timers eat on a daily basis or at a meal or two.

I'm still weighing my meals religiously, having only 3 and one protein shake daily. Anyone do anything different?

I have also been able to refuse (and even be disinterested) in my vices: popcorn, coke and chocolate.

The Muscle Milk Chocolate shake does help with the last one. :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another Day Another Dollar

This is a very busy week at work and I haven't really had time to post, or the energy. We have had back to back events Monday and Tuesday for new International students and to top that I do actually have lots of work to complete.

Today, for the first time in I don't remember how many years, I wore a shoe with a small heel. Amazing, right? It was a pair of cute sandals I got 75% off, and I wore them to work. I did experience some rubbing on the second toe of each foot, so I put tape over them... worked well.

I also felt a bit taller... but my back is aching and maybe they are the reason why. I've decided to hell with pain, I want to lose faster and more efficiently, so I'm going back to the gym starting tomorrow.

My next task to tackle is learning to dance y'all. I really want to and don't know how to incorporate it ... except maybe a few steps after work and on sometime on the weekend. It will be harder starting next week because my classes will begin.

News on the lapband front... this is the first time in my life that I have ever lost weight while on my period. I mean, sure I have maintained before, but lost this amount? Never. I love it.

I'm so grateful that my mom and dad paid for the surgery for me, I'm really losing and feeling better every day.