Monday, April 30, 2007

The Numbers Keep Going Down

Well, I got back on track today! I worked out on the elliptical. I only did 15 minutes but that was long enough after not working out for almost 3 weeks. I got on the scale before I showered and I'm down to 208. Only 1lb to go to get to the "100 pound club" and 9 to get below 200. What a milestone that will be! So, I went to get dressed for this convention I was working yesterday and I thought I'd wear my only pair of black dress pants that I just wore on the 19th and they fell off me! They were way way way too big! I ended up wearing jeans. I literally have only 1 pair of pants that fit me. A size 20 pair of Levis! They fit good and my butt atcually looks descent in them! Anyways, that's it for today! Just waiting to drop below 200....hopefully within the next couple weeks!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Big Mistake

Well, I made a big mistake today. I was shopping today for an event I'm working tomorrow and I bought a bunch of breakfast stuff, muffins etc. When I got home the chocolate covered donuts looked SOOOOOO yummy. I decided to dig in and have a few bites of one, I can eat sweets, so what is it going to hurt. OMG. I took about 3 bites and was fine, but about 30 minutes later gag. I am feeling so terrible it's not even funny. Talk about feeling sick sick sick! So much for chocolate! Anyways, lesson learned. I got on the scale today and I'm down to 212. That's 95lbs lost since surgery! Only 5lbs until I join the 100lb club! I'm hoping to pass that mark by my 5 month anniversary which is on the 12th of May. I was going to get back into the work out routine yesterday, but just wasn't feeling it. I know that's no excuse. Plus I'm working all day tomorrow and Sunday so I wouldn't have worked out those days, so I figured Monday is the magic day to get back on track! Plus I know that if I get working out that'll help me with those last 62lbs to get to my "happy goal" of 150. Saying that just sounds so crazy. I might actually get down to 150. If I do reach that goal that would put me at over 100% of my excess weight lost! Anyways, enough for today, note to self, no donuts ever! YUCK! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Seriously, What's Up

OK, so this might sound crazy, but I jumped on the scale today because I was feeling a little paraniod that I might have gotten back up to the 220s, but to my surprise, I'm down to 214.2. What the heck is that about!!!! I got off and back on again because I thought I saw it wrong! And that was in the afternoon after eating 2 meals and drinking lots of water! Guess it just comes in sperts! I went shopping today, got a size 20 pants! How great! I also finally had to break down and buy new bras and panties, although I didn't want to! I was a size 46DDD pre-op and had to buy a 42DDD today. Just wish that cup size would get down to about a C! Anyways, that's all for today! The size 20s are a little tight but my 22s are just hanging on me. I can't believe only 15lbs to get below 200. That will be a party day for sure!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Down .9lbs from yesterday

I know it's not much, but I lost another .9lbs. I was stoked to get on that scale this morning and see that! Got some pictures finally posted, so you can see the difference. I'm so proud of myself!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

130 Days Post Op

Well, I got on the scale this morning and it finally was a little lower. I'm down to 218.3, only 19lbs to get below 200. How totally awesome will that be. It's actually going to happen and I actually believe it's going to happen! I have 68.3lbs to get to my "happy goal" of 150 or 43.3lbs to get to my "realistic goal" of 175. It felt so good to get on that scale this morning and have that number in the teens. I hadn't lost anything since the 12th, so this was good! I needed it. Seeing that scale stay the same day after day is hard when you've dropped so much so fast! Haven't been working out with my mom and brother here, but they leave Tuesday so I'll get back into the routine next Thursday!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Just another day

Well, my mom and brother have been here since Saturday and my eating hasn't been that good. Not that I'm overdoing it, just eating the totally wrong foods. Let's see today for lunch I had some chips with cheese dip....not good, then for dinner last night I had some homemade chex mix...I'm only eating 3 times a day though, so it's not like I'm grazing all day long. Anyways, still not below 220, but almost, I'm at 221.5. Very anxious to get below the 220 mark. My home computer is on the fritz, so I don't have a current picture, but hopefully this weekend I can get one and post it.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Just another Day

Well, it's official, I totally slacked this week with working out. I walked 2 miles Monday and that was it. How totally sad! I did have valid reasons though, it's not like I was just sitting around doing nothing. I've been craving salad lately. I had it Thursday night for dinner, Friday for lunch and today for lunch. I have a little lettuce, a couple tomatos, some fresh cheese, cubed ham, croutons and dressing. It is sooooooo good! Of course it's a small salad, although my eyes are bigger than my stomach and I ususally make too much! I'm totally hookoed on grape coolaid made with splenda. It is so good! Well, my mom and brother get here in a few hours, so I'm just sitting back and relaxing and watching National Lampoons European Vacation. One of my favs! Will try and post again soon!

Friday, April 13, 2007

4 Month Update

Well 4 months ago I was having surgery. Hard to believe it's been that long already! It's flown by! So, the official weight loss is....I'm down to 221.5, which makes my total loss since surgery 76.1 and total loss since pre-op appointment 85.5. I have 71.5lbs to go to get to my happy goal of 150lbs. Wow, that actually seems reachable. Odd 4 months ago I would never have thought I could get below 200 and now I'm thinking I can get below 175! I haven't worked out in a few days. I've been working working working. I'm going to try and work out tomorrow and Saturday. My mom and brother get here Saturday evening. Anyways, that's it for today! One more thing, my stats, to date, I've lost 101/2 inches off my bust, 10 inches off my waist, 14 inches off my hips! BMI from 49.5 to 36.85 Go Amber!!! :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Almost 4 Months

Well, tomorrow is my 4 month anniversary. I'll be weighing in and posting. I know I won't be down my 90lbs I wanted, but I'll be happy with an 85 or something close to that!


Well, yet again I didn't work out today. I left the house at 9 got home at 1 left again at 2:45 and got home at 8. Needless to say, I didn't have time. I hate missing working out. And tomorrow I work, so I won't have time tomorrow either. Thursday I have to get going!

Monday, April 09, 2007


Well, we went for a 2 mile walk this morning. Wow was it hot by the time we got home. I was sweating more than I do when I work out on the elliptical. Not much going on. Put together a grocery list and planned meals for when my mom and brother get out here, then got a little work done. I got on the scale today, I'm down to 222.5, so total loss of 84.5lbs only 72.5lbs to go to my "happy goal" of 150 or 47.5lbs to my "realistic goal" of 175. I'm hoping to be down 90lbs by Saturday when my mom gets here, but I don't know if that's going to happen. I'm averaging about 2lbs a week loss now. Anyways, that's it for today!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Missed Today

Well, I thought I was going to work out but never got around to it. We got up around 8:30 and hunted for Easter eggs. Then we had breakfast and played with some of our new Easter goodies. After getting Athena down I showered and got dressed then made some deviled eggs. So yummy! I knew I couldn't have one and eat dinner, so I had my deviled egg about 2 hours before dinner. For dinner we had ham/scalloped potatoes/g.beans/rolls. My friend brought dessert over which was totally yummy! I had a little ham, som . beans and 1/4 of a roll, then a small samll slice of the dessert. No candy at all today (good for me). All in all it was a nice Easter Sunday. It just amazes me how I think I have everything prepared so I don't have to do anything right before dinner and I still end up doing a tone of stuff. So strange. Then there's clean up. I'm smart though, I use those nicce plastic plates with dividers and nice heavy plastic forks so we can just toss everything. We used plastic cups too. Jacob had fun putting everyone's name on them and decorating them with Easter stickers. Anyways, spring break is over, so it's back to routine tomorrow, so after Desperate Housewives I'm going to bed!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Missed Yesterday

Well, I didn't get to work out yesterday. I know "I was too busy" sound like a cop-out but it is actually true! I really wanted to work out. Let's see, my day started with going to get my hair cut & hi-lited, my eyebrows waxed, and a spa pedicure. I went to the school, so they take a lot longer than a regular salon. It was fun to get out and get fixed up. My friend met me there and we did the pedicures together. I love my hair! It's right above my shoulders and has a reddish tint to it now. So I was at the salon from 9:30 until 1:45 so by the time I got home, then I had to work on my project I'm doing, so I worked from about 3 until 7 and stopped to play with the kids inbetween. After getting the kids to bed I worked until 11:30, so working out just didn't fit into the day! I did work out today though. I did .60 in 15:30 and it felt good! Anyways, tomorrow is Easter, so I'm planning to work out after we find eggs!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Still Going

Yet another day of working out! I took my "Wednesday" break yesterday but worked out today! I did .61 on the elliptical in 16:08. I think starting Monday I'm going to increase my time to 20 minutes and shoot for possibly .75 miles. Going to get my hair cut tomorrow (after almost a year of no haircuts, how sad). I'd post a picture, Susy, but I have no clue how! :) Coming up on 4 months on the 12th. Hopefully I'll be at the 90lb mark by then!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Made it Through Another Day

Well, I worked out again today. I feel so redundent saying that every day, it's just that I'm really proud of myself for working out over a week now. Normally after 2 days I would have quit. I did .61 on the elliptical in like 16 minutes. Nothing new to report, going to jump on the scale tomorrow for an "official" weigh in!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Feeling Pretty Good

Well, I didn't work out until tonight and I'll tell you I really really didn't want to, but I convinced myself I needed to. I did .60 on the ellipticall in 16:00 and some situps and upper body weights. After I did it I was glad I did because I really had no excuse. Anyways, took on a big project that has to be done Saturday so I'm going to be busting my butt this week working. Still have to work out though! No excuses! Off to bed!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Yet another day of Exercising

Well, it took a lot to get going today but I sucked it up and did it. I did .60 on the elliptical in 15:48 and 125 sit-ups. I didn't want to do anything, but after I did I felt good. Anyways, just taking it easy today.