Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bandiversary came and went....

Warning, depressive rant to follow.  

My one year bandiversary was on Saturday 10/6.  Considering that I was feeling crappy about myself and my lack of weight loss, I didn't feel the need to mark it at the time.  I'm still feeling that way, but also feel obliged to mark the day.  I have often regretted getting the surgery, and today is no different.  I still feel like I am on my own.  I know I need a fill, and maybe that will help.  Unfortunately I am still in a price battle with my surgeon's office.  It doesn't matter, because even with a fill I have to follow the rules and eat the right things, and that doesn't seem to be happening these days.  I went crazy after Chicago, don't ask me why.  I was exhausted, so I haven't exercised at all since I got home.  Even though I had lost .06 lb on the trip, I am sure I have gained that back and probably an additional 10 lbs since then, but I don't know for sure since I am afraid of the scale at the moment.  I keep gaining and losing the same 15-20 lbs every few weeks, which cannot be even remotely healthy.  I guess today is a new day.  I'll try to blog about my wonderful Chicago trip soon.

End of depressive rant.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ten Things Thursday - Chicago Bound!

  1. I'm waiting on my BF to finish getting ready to take me to the airport.  He takes longer than me to get ready!
  2. I'm anxious about flying alone, I haven't done it since I was 12!
  3. I'm excited to meet all the ladies, and have a great time!
  4. I will miss my honey terribly!!!!
  5. I'm going to miss my kitty cat too!
  6. I weighed in at 273 this morning, not my lowest, but down from last weigh in so I'm good with that.
  7. My goal is to come back from Chicago at the same weight!  
  8. I plan on doing some swimming and a lot of walking, so hopefully that helps with maintaining!
  9. I leave for the airport in 10 minutes!
  10. Chicago here I come!!!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Random Ramblings

  • Weekends are horrible for staying on track!  I swore I would be "good" this weekend, but a fried ravioli, homemade gelato and chicken and dumpling stew later, it didn't turn out so good.
  • I already packed a beautiful salad for lunch tomorrow.  Tomorrow is another day!
  • Been trying to figure out what to pack for Chicago, I think I'm mostly good.  Went shopping on Friday, but didn't find what I was looking for.  Oh well, I'll make do.
  • I really think I want to do the boat tour on Friday morning in Chicago.  I hope others will join me!  Hint, hint!
  • I can't figure out what else I want to do in Chicago, but I know it will be fun!  I also need to figure out what drink I'm going to make for the room crawl.  Any ideas out there would be greatly appreciated!  Delicious but simple is what I'm looking for!
  • My week is jam packed with work and working out.  I hope the week goes fast, I can't wait to get to Chicago and meet the ladies!
  • I have come to realize that in my comments to others and in my own posts I overuse the exclamation point!  I don't see me stopping anytime soon, but at least I am aware of it!!!!
  • My Eagles lost today, badly.  I'm trying to not let this get me down.
  • We never get to see my step-daughter on Halloween because she trick-or-treats in her own neighborhood.  She wants to have a costume party at our house with family.  This should be interesting!  
  • My fantasy football team is about to go 3-0.  Only me and one other guy is undefeated.  I love beating the guys in fantasy football!
  • Need to finish up some stuff before bed.  Have a great week everyone!!!! <-----note over excited exclamation!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ten Things Thursday!

Apparently this originated with Miss Laura Belle, so thank you!

1. This is my first 10 things Thursday!  I don't usually have that much to blog about, so I've avoided it to this point.  Not sure I can fill all 10 slots today!

2. I tried the swim class on Wednesday and it was great!  There are two other women in the class and they are both around my age.  My biggest issue is being able to swim with my head in the water and being able to do the side breathing.  I feel like I've made a smidgen of progress from the beginning of the first class to the end!

3. I love football and I play fantasy football in a league that includes a male coworker of mine and my boyfriend.  The first week I beat my coworker, and I'm not letting him live it down!  I've made all our other coworkers get in on messing with him over it.  He busted me on my draft, so this is especially sweet!

4. I had my second session of personal training tonight and between the 2 personal training sessions, the swimming and the rowing class on Monday I am one sore puppy!  I have a make up session of personal training on Saturday, so no rest on the weekend!

5. Today we had our team "fun" day at work.  I hate forced fun! We toured the QVC studio (headquarters is 8 mins from my house), went miniature golfing, and then to lunch.  Mini golf was hot and sweaty and there were so many of us that we couldn't even finish before we had to leave for lunch.  I know I should be grateful that I get a day away from the office, but honestly I had to go back afterwards to get some work done, and it just puts me behind.  What can I say, first world problems!

6. I'm incredibly excited for BOOBS 3.0!  I don't feel even remotely ready, but I am excited anyway.  I have to do some shopping, because I don't have anything but summer clothes at the moment.  I'm in a gaining phase, so it is so hard to find clothes!  Sigh, again, first world problems.

7.  Are men genetically incapable of putting the toilet paper roll on the holder???  I don't know why this drives me crazy, but it just does.  I have asked other women, and it seems a large majority of their men also do not replace the roll.  In my house our holders don't even have an end on one side, you just have to slide the roll on!  It is just as easy as putting the roll on the sink!  Ok, pet peeve rant over.

8.  There are so many southern ladies going to Chicago that I just know I am going to come home with a bit of southern twang.  I didn't even see all of Brokeback Mountain but for weeks I couldn't stop saying, in a really bad accent mind you, "I wish I could quit you".  Drove my boyfriend crazy.  I think he may have threatened to leave if I didn't quit.  What can I say, I know how to beat a dead horse!

9.  I have this thing where complete strangers talk to me.  I don't know why, but anywhere I go I almost always get a stranger say random things to me.  A friend of mine has witnessed this several times, in a bathroom and in a parking lot, and she was like, its true strangers really do talk to you!  I guess I just have a face you wanna talk at.

10.  My cat, Ambrosia, is the sweetest thing.  I love her to pieces and she makes me laugh almost daily.  She is a talker, and she definitely lets us know what she is thinking!

Ok, well I guess I didn't do so bad for my first TTT!  Happy Friday all!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Exercise Excitement!

Yes, that said exercise excitement!  On Monday I tried a rowing class at my Y, and I loved it.  My butt was sore all day Tuesday, but I am definitely going again.  Today I am going to my first swim class. I can't wait!  I know how to swim, but this is an intermediate class that will teach me how to swim properly, with my head in the water and breathing from the side.  I have always wanted to be able to do that so that I can go to the pool and swim laps.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays I go to personal training, so for 4 days this week I'll be exercising.  I'm exhausted thinking about it, but I know it is what I need.  Now if I could only stop putting the crap in my mouth I might actually start to lose weight!  Ahh, baby steps.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Weigh in and Stuff

I weighed myself this morning and I was at 277.4.  Considering I was 283 on Monday I am totally stoked!  Of course I could cry that I had gotten myself down to 264, but I have to learn to look ahead and not backwards.  I am a work in progress!  I know I need a fill, but right now I am in a disagreement with my surgeon's office on the cost of fills.  They said it would be 250, but have been charging 365.  Once that gets straightened out I will head in for a small fill, as I have learned big fills don't agree with me! I am going to ride this healthy high as long as I can, knowing the downward turn will come, but I'll get back up again!

My work cell was just upgraded to an iPhone.  I'm still figuring it out, but I love it so far!  I have the my fitness pal app on it, but I have yet to use it.  Of course my IT bf has loaded all sorts of apps onto it already, half of which I don't even know what to do with.  I have to update my contacts with the ladies from BOOBS.  I hear texting is the best way to get in touch when in Chicago, so I need my list up to date.  I can't believe how close it is to BOOBS 3.0!

On the Sunday I come back from BOOBS I have tickets to the Eagles game.  My bf is picking me up from the airport and taking me right to the stadium!  It is cutting it close, but it will be worth it!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


With the help of my BF I finally figured out how to follow blogs again!  I used to have a little follow option on the menu and that went away.  Of course I had to try and figure it out for myself, for months now!  Tonight I really wanted to make sure I was following all of the 2012 BOOBS and I was getting frustrated.  My BF asked me what was wrong, and when I told him he said let me see it.  Of course two seconds later he figured it out.  I guess I should take advantage of his IT geekness a bit more than I do!

So as I mentioned above, I am now following all of the 2012 BOOBS.  Of course, I am already having trouble keeping up with the people I am already following!  I guess that is a good problem to have!

Been extremely busy and stressful at work, and of course I have been eating my way through as usual.  I really think I need a fill, and to get myself back in the game.  I keep saying it, now I have to do it!

Going down the shore this weekend with my BF and step-daughter.  Hopefully the weather will be nice and it will be a relaxing weekend!  I am very much looking forward to it!

I need to go through the Chicago sight seeing options again.  I really feel like things are getting close and I need to put down the things I really want to see and plan when/how/with who I am going to see them!  I am such a darn procrastinator!

As I have been following more blogs I notice again and again how boring mine is!  Any tips anyone could give me on sprucing up the look of my page would be greatly appreciated!