Monday, July 29, 2013

About to lose it!

Omg y'all I'm about to lose my shit today!! Started off with the most annoying auto service center in the state of North Carolina. (Auto Park Chrysler Jeep- in case you were wondering) then the little tiny troll of an old man that I work with, I've mentioned him before, has my blood pressure over the top!!! He treats every female in the office like we're secretaries. Even though I hold a higher effing position than he does and he has no idea what we do. Ggggggggrrrrrrrrr!! I'm ready to snap!!

So now I'm sitting in Jiffy Lube getting the oil change and inspection I was supposed to get this morning at the dealership and I'm FUMING!

I think the only thing that would make me feel better today is flipping chairs and desks over while screaming. I guess that's probably not a good idea :) RAWR!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Interesting Week!

I had my first bad week on body for life and I'm actually really surprised that I didn't gain weight at all! I got back from my sister's house in Fl last Sunday and had so many things going on that I didn't get prepared for the week on Sunday. That pretty much broke the entire week for me.

I ate out a couple of times, had whatever I wanted and snacked on some things I shouldn't have touched with a 10 foot pole. 

I feel like the big difference is just lifting weights. I just cannot believe my weight stayed flat. That is seriously unheard of! 

The big thing for me right now is taking today to get back in a good mind set and preparing for the week. Which I've done. Had a great upper body workout today and I'm ready to get back on track for the week. 

I think I've figured out how I'm going to handle the goals associated with the rest of my weight loss as well.  I need to lose 12 more lbs to get to my goal of -45 on body for life. 

After I hit that, my next big goal will be clearing the 100 lbs since surgery mark which is another 24 lbs. 
after I hit the 100lb mark, I'd like to lose 44 more lbs. I think it would be best to break that into 2-22 lb chunks! It feels attainable and I don't feel like I am tired or sick of eating according to the body for life plan :) 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Check In - Week 9 BFL

Today marks the beginning of week 9 in the body for life challenge. I've lost 30 lbs so far and I'm feeling really good! MS has lost 23 lbs and he is really starting to show a lot of muscle definition! I definitely feel like my workouts have more purpose, I don't feel burned out from the gym and I'm not dying for any bad foods. In fact my cheat days, while they still include chocolate, haven't been really bad over the past few weeks. It's crazy how you can eat poorly for a long time without issues and then once you start treating your body right, foods that are unhealthy start making you feel like complete garbage. On the Sunday after a cheat day I feel bloated and lethargic which never happens during the week. 

Dr Yoo was very happy with my progress when I saw him on Thursday and he gave me an enormous fill :( 2 effing cc's. I keep telling myself this really shouldn't affect anything because I'm eating the correct portions. I need to slow down when I eat and this fill will probably help. That's the one rule I still struggle with. 

Overall I feel really good! I'm still gunning for my goal of -45 lbs by August 11th. I need to lose about 3lbs a week for the next 5 weeks to do so. It's definitely not easy, but its possible, so I'm going to try as hard as I can! 

Saturday, July 6, 2013


This is for my banded blogging or blog reading friends who are struggling with weight. Keep your heads up and don't worry about setbacks! Just keep getting back up :) 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sweet Tooth? Post Work Out Protein? Mushies?

PMS is the killer of all diets and I am so glad that I only have healthy food in my house because I could plow through the aisles of a grocery store right now. Seriously. Danger.

The good news is that i've been losing 2 lbs a week consistently. I can see my body changing for the better. I feel good about having purpose behind my workouts as opposed to just going cardio crazy for as long as I can possibly stand it. I'm really sticking to the all around healthy eating regimen and don't feel deprived. Well... every once in a while I want to smash chocolate all over my face but who doesn't? 

I ran across this post on post workout snacks that caught my eye and I seriously have to share this with you, it's over the top! It's a perfect mix of complex carbs and protein with no added sugar. It's smooth like icing so its easy on the band and it's rich and chocolatey!! Holy yum. 

1 Japanese/asian sweet potato (reddish on the outside white on the inside ... Different sweet potatoes have different nutritional value so just take note if you have to substitute)
1 scoop of syntax nectar chocolate truffle 
Splash  of water

Microwave or bake the potato until cooked through, remove the skin and mash with protein powder and a tiny splash of water if needed. You can also just put it all in the blender or use a hand mixer to whip it up. 

Makes 2 servings - You can eat it hot or cold - 1 serving has about 12 carbs and 12 grams of protein and about 100 cals! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sad Today

Two people that have made a wonderful impact on my life got to meet in heaven today. Both battled colon cancer for 4 years. 

I introduced them to each other about 4 years ago. My sweet friend Erica had been winning her battle with cancer for some time. She was such an inspiration to Joan, an incredibly strong leader who I admire greatly. They talked a lot about chemo and what to expect and became friends. It always made me feel good to know they had connected. 

When Erica died, Joan spent a lot of time comforting me and talking to me about it all while she was battling the same horrible disease. Shouldn't I have been the one comforting her? It never seems to work that way. 

Today Joan went home too and I know without a shadow of a doubt that Erica was there welcoming her. I'm sad for all of us who care so deeply for her, but I'm happy that she doesn't have to be sick anymore. My heart is broken for her young daughter who has to grow up without her mommy here by her side. 

Erica was 26 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer and Joan was only 39. Both were diagnosed with stage IV metastatic colon cancer that had spread to their livers. They both fought as hard as they could for 4 years.  My heart just aches today :( 

In honor of both of them, i feel like i have to write this: if you are reading this and you have experienced blood in your stool, have abnormal pain in your abdomen or have had a complete change in your bm's talk to your dr. Colon cancer is easy to find and remove. Don't be afraid of a colonoscopy it could save your life.