Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Christmas Miracle

I am down another pound. 168 today! Wohoo! I did not make my goal of 167 by today but hey, close enough for me. Hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


So.. I have shown unbelievable restraint and not eaten all the holiday goodness that surrounds me every day. I have been very strict, counting calories, and staying on track 100%. I get on the scale today and what do I see....170 lbs. What the hell?! I should have just eaten all those cookies I wanted.

Now to the rational part... I know that I am not really gaining weight and that I must of had a lot of salt or some other strange thing. I know the weight will drop again but it still makes me angry. I wanted that 167 bad and I am not getting it. Boo... o well. Maybe tomorrow the scale will show me something better.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I am...

A brunette again.

Monday, December 20, 2010

My band is being fickle and other news.

My band has so tight for the past few weeks. I am not sure if it is too tight or just right but I am finding myself really having to eat slowly and softer mushier foods work best. I am going to see how it goes during the holidays and if it is still problematic, I may get a small unfill. I have no issues with liquids and most soups are fine too. So really.. I am sure I could just ride it out. I just feel really limited right now. Maybe that is my Christmas blessing.

The scale continues to slowly move downwards I did see 168.6 at one point but it didn't seem to stick. I am still hoping to get to 167 by Thursday. We will see if that happens.

I wanted to attach the most fantastic soup recipe I have ever made. It is so tasty and hearty and a good source of protein. Click here for the Cheeseburger Soup of my dreams. I make is with organic 4% fat ground beef.

Hope you are all well!

Friday, December 17, 2010

90 Down + some

I am finally down 90lbs! (90.8 lbs actually). Wohoo!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

170.2 lbs this morning...

I am making progress. Only 1.2 lbs to make my reasonable goal and 3.2 lbs to make my "pushing it" goal. In the next 7 days I would like to get to 167lbs. That may be a stretch but I will be happy with any loss! I am also only .2 lbs away from the 90 lbs down mark that I have been chasing for forever! Hopefully by tomorrow I should see it!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

11 Freak'n Days Til Christmas!!

Holy Hannah! First off.. I am a total grinch. I hate Christmas. To me it is just over spending, over eating, over guilting, ect. But, I do have a big chunk of vacation coming up around that time.. so I am excited for that.

However, my goal is to get to at least 169, ideally 167 by Christmas. As of this morning I was 171.4. I better get my ass in gear. Tomorrow is my departments holiday party, and next Monday is our all staff party. I need to stear clear of all the yumness if I am going to make this happen.

I plan to eat whatever I feel like eating at our family Christams get togethers (which probably won't be that much). Anywho... Happy 11 days til Christmas.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I Hate...

Winter. Grumble grumble.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Just a quick post

I have had a really nice weekend so far. I was supposed to get my Christmas shopping done but ended up attending an all day event at my tattoo artists studio yesterday. Every year she does a toy drive called Toys for Tats. I got an email from her on Friday saying I should go so I told my husband we had new plans. We spent all day at her shop and I came home with a fabulous new tattoo (as did my husband). I love love love well done tattoos and have big plans to continue to add to my body. So, with no further ado... my new tattoo.

P.S. All is realitively well in band land... I am still pretty tight and food can be a struggle.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It has been a busy busy week.

I haven't been at work because I was lucky enough to be chosen for jury duty. I ended up on a criminal case full of sexual assault and abuse. It was interesting to see the process of the court system. It was also a stressful experience, and pretty emotional. None the less, I am back and work and back to the real world. The good news is, I was so busy Monday-Wednesday, and had worked the weekend before, that I have been eating really good. I also dropped all the weight I had gained from the ice cream drama and a little more.

I am still aiming for 167 by Christmas. That is 6 lbs in 2 weeks. It may not be possible, but I at least think it is worth a try. If I can make it to 169 I would be really happy, and that may be more doable. My band is really tight this week, due to the always loved "lady time". I actually love having this one week a month where my band gets tight. I could probably not live with it this tight, but for one week I do a lot of liquids and mushies, and solids only at dinner. It works.

In other news, I am counting down to my 11 days off starting December 23rd. I need a vacation people!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Do I hate my band today?

Lately I have been having this frustrated feeling sorry for myself thing going on. First off... since Thanksgiving I have been eating like shit. But, it is more because I am too lazy to find the things that work well for me and chew and take small bites. I hate babying my band. Lately, I just want to eat like a normal person. I am frustrated because my band has been temperamental.. but this is mostly because I am not following the rules.

So, I have been eating lots of ice cream. Ice cream never sticks and goes down like a champ no matter if I scarf it or eat is slow. There is no "small bites" involved. Now, some of you may be thinking that I need an unfill because there are classics symptoms of too tight. But... it is just classic laziness symptoms. And of course, I am turning to the ice cream to make me feel better too. I am not sure what my deal has been emotionally but I am not feeling like myself.

Today, I have been sticking with great yogurt and soup.. if I am going to be lazy, at least eat things that are not so calorie laden. So far it is working.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving was a good time....

too good in fact. I am up a few lbs again. However, I enjoyed my time with my family and ate some really fantastic food. Now back to living healthy... easier said then done!

My husband took this picture last night. I look very strange and short but it is the angle... at least I hope it is! :)