Monday, August 22, 2011


Today was my first day to work out at the Y. I went with Richard and the girls, placing the girls in the YMCA's day care and leaving Richard at the door to the gym so I could head for the cardio machines. I walked on the treadmill for 25 minutes and then did some stretching. I also rode one of the bikes with seat backs. The machines there have their own individual televisions, which is pretty neat.

Tomorrow is the first day of school for Madeline and I am excited to see her off. :)

Friday, August 19, 2011


I realize I may be a bit behind on this show, but I just started watching Heavy, the A&E program, on Netflix. I am really enjoying it, especially since half the show's participants from the first serason are from Texas. I remember all the work I went through in the first few months after my surgery and I am raring to get started again. I am looking forward to starting a new fitness regime at my local Y, although I will not be able to afford a trainer at first, I will save up so I can get a few sessions a couple of months down the line, hopefully.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Literally Starting Over

Hmmm... kind of a bummer. I did not lose any weight, but I did gain some more. I am up way past what I started at the day I got my first fill. I still have weird swelling in my legs and all my old problems are back to boot.

I am going to kick start my weight loss this week by not eating solid food this weekend. Just soups and pudding type stuff. I'm sick that I'm practically immobile and have no desire to be in the public eye anymore. I tried to turn down having my hair done on my birthday because I did not want to walk through the mall. My mom kept prodding (not a cow joke) me to do it, so I finally called to see if they even had an available appointment, since we were just inside the mall having her glasses repaired. I am glad I had it done, but I feel horrible in public because I feel like a science project gone wrong, or a train wreck that everyone's gathering around.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Me After Baby Lola

This is a picture of me one week after my c-section to have Lola born. It was January 29, 2011, so it was really six days after my surgery that my husband drove me 2 hours to be at my sister's baby shower.
It was a tiring trip, but I was feeling fairly well.

Here I go (Shrinking) Again

I was re-filled on May 4, 2011 after nearly a year of being mostly unfilled and pregnant. I did gain my weight back, all my own fault of course, but I really did not care at the time.
In fact, I felt great (not physically) about how I was carrying the weight. It wasn't until a week or so out from delivery that my figure went to hell. Not only that but I began putting on weight like crazy AFTER she came.

Well, now I'm back to 4 ounces at a meal, no soda, no bread, pasta, rice or potatoes for six days out of the week. I am still struggling to maintain a food diary, since I know it will play a crucial part in my success. So I'm logging in at 312 pounds today. I was 323 on May 4. I am trying to get all my water in and doing my best to stick with solid foods.
This time I have given up baked chicken and eggs because they ALWAYS stick. I can have canned chicken or some that's a softer consistency than baked. I am trying to find other things to think about than food.
So far, I am playing video games (no time for that before), and finding projects around the house. For example, I am currently taking all the photos stored in boxes and finding homes for them in albums and scrapbooks.