Saturday, August 30, 2008

Quick Weekend Update

Well, I didn't work out today, but I did quite a bit of cleaning! I cleaned the living room and most of the kitchen. I must say, my body is hurting from belly dancing class on Thursday. We had a sub and boy did she kick our asses. We did like zero belly dancing, it was all working out. I was sweating, which is not normal for that class. Anyways, just ran a few errands today and cleaned. All I have left is my kitchen floors then my whole house will be cleaned. I have to run to the store to pick up a veggie tray tomorrow, then I'm going to help Steven outside. I think he's going to pressure wash the house and widows and do the yard. We have tons of cobwebs. I just don't get where all the spiders come from! There are a tone of them, everywhere!

Anyways, I think our group is going to be smaller than I thought, only 13 adults and 4 kids.

We're doing chicken, sausage, mac & cheese, baked beans, warm bread, veggie tray, chips & salsa, cheese, crackers & meat, then brownies and cookies for desert! That's a lot of food!

Anyways, off to bed!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Official Weigh In & 2 Things I Hate But Love

So, Jumped on the scale this morning. I've been between 137-142 most of the time. Today, weighed in at 137.4, which is the lowest I've ever been, but I was already there back in June, so no new low....dang where is that 135......I laugh when I look back, I think my original goal was 175, then 150, and here now I want 1.6more pounds, what is wrong with me?!?! Like I've always said it's just saying I hit that number once in my life! I'm completely happy with being 137.4. I don't understand one thing though, I swear I need to buy a size 4...but I don't get why. If I haven't lost any more weight why are my pants too big?!? Any of you guys notice that?!?

OK, so 2 Things I Hate But Love.......

Pizza....eventhough I can only eat maybe 1 slice of thin, I can still put a lot down throught the day. I hate having pizza in the house, because it is so good right out of the fridge....I LOVE COLD PIZZA!

Candy....I've learned that having those bite-size pices of candy around the house is a bad thing. While eating one completely satisfies me at that given lose track of how many you stop and eat one at a time throughout the day!

I haven't forgotten about my list I'm suppose to be working on......just haven't had time to sit down and think.

Also...big day, we pooped in the potty for the first time! She freaked though, not sure why! Doing great with peeing in the potty though! Now if we can just master the night time.....not going to rush that yet....just happy that we're peeing during the day!

Hope you all have a nice long weekend!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Weekend Is Almost Here!

It's hard to believe it is almost Friday again and that Monday is the first day of September, seriously where does the time go. In December I'll be 2 years post-op. That just doesn't even seem real to me.

I've done good this week. I worked out hard Tuesday and today. Today I actually RAN 1/2 a mile without stopping! I was totally stoaked! I ran at 5 and at a 3 incline. I also ran another 1/4 of a mile before that, but the 1/2 mile was non-stop! I just couldn't believe I did it. Goal next week....maybe shoot for 3/4 mile. Who'd a thunk it! LOL

I didn't work out yesterday, but I cleaned my entire basement, with the help of the princess of course! I dusted all the furniture, pictures, counters, then windexed the glass, vaccumed, cleaned the 1/2 bath and straightened the couch cushions! Oh, also today in addition to working out, I dusted the office, dining room, entry way, and swept and vaccumed the hard wood floors in those rooms.

We have like 20 people coming over Monday for a BBQ so I'm trying to get the house in order so I don't have to worry about cleaning this weekend. I'm trying to meal plan for Monday so I can go to Sams Club to shop.

Haven't been on the scale in a few days, I think the last time I was on I was at 140, which is good, but dang I just would love to see 135 ONE time!!! My eating has been not so hot though, so guess that is what's holding me back. I need to get some protein, wish you could take a protein pill! That'd make life so much easier!

Have Belly Dancing again tonight...can't wait! Today is super work out day!

Hope you all have a nice long holiday weekend!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Weekend Update

Nothing new or exciting going on really, just thought I'd do a qucik post. Jacob has pink eye so he's been banished to the basement and told not to touch anything! I took him to the doctor this morning, so I told him after tomorrow he'll be fine. (FYI, our basement is nice, couch, flat screen, Xbox 360, so it's not like he's suffering!)LOL. One good thing, I took him to one of those Minute Clinics at CVS and while we were waiting for the prescription I went and looked for these silicone sheets that are suppose to be good for scars. I've looked all over and nobody has them nor can they order them. Well low and behold, CVS has them right on the shelf! So I'm starting them tonight on my arm. You have to wear them for 12 hours per day for 8 weeks. We'll see how they work. I started with that Maderma when I couldn't find these, but I guess I'll hold off on that until I try the silicon sheets since that's what my doctor recommended anyways.
Potty training is going good, although the pooping part is another story. She hasn't had a pee accident, so I'm greatful we seem to be doing good in one area at least.
Bellydancing Thursday was good, I can't remember if I blogged about it. My sister is going with me, so that makes it more fun. There are only 4 of us in the class, so it's practically like private lessons. It's not a technique class though it's a work out class. I like it, if anything it's something fun. I'm going to hopefully work out again this Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri. I figure if I can do it 4 times a week that's good. I'm actually going to super treat myself tomorrow and go to the spa. Steven got me a nice gift certificate to some fancy spa in KC, as a thank you for taking care of him while he was home after his accident. I'm going early to use the mineral pool then having a110 minute massage and stretch etc etc. We'll see how it goes. I'm usually done after 90 minutes, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to tolerate someone touching me for that long! I'll post tomorrow to let everyone know how it went. I'm off to bed! Hope everyone has a nice week!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Back on the Computer

Well, I've been without my computer since Tuesday. OMG, it sucked! So, in any case, I lost all of my favorites, so please e-mail me with your blog address because I can't find everyone I normally read! I'm doing good, have been working out every day. Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri.....go me! I've done a mile and a half daily plus light weights on my legs, can't do arms yet. I've also been doing situps and yesterday I started my bellydancing class again. School started Tuesday, so it's just me and Athena. We also started potty training Monday, and wow is that a lot of work! Anyways, that's it for now, need to snap a new pic and get on the scale for an official weigh-in! Remember e-mail me blog addresses!!!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Birthmark Pic

So, here is a picture of my birthmark. It was about 2" in diameter. I had looked into having it removed years ago, but they were going to insert a "balloon" to stretch the skin then cut it out and sew the skin back together. Well with my weightloss I had an abundence of extra skin in that area, therefore eliminating the stretching process. I hadn't thought about it in years, but when I went in for my consult on my arms he saw the birthmark and mentioned removing it. Plus the insurance covered all but my deductible. Anyways, here is what it looked like. Once the wound heals more I'll post the after surgery picture.

No Title Today :) Just Having A Smiley Saturday

Not too much new to report on my end. My arm is doing good, still a little sore, but I don't have to wrap it anymore, only at night so I don't rub it or anything. I'm still not suppose to be using it, but man it is hard to not do things, especially when you're use to going. I was reading an old high school friend's blog about her cleaning ladies, and I laughed because I loved when I had my cleaning ladies, but now I love cleaning my house. It just amazes me the way I can go and clean and not get worn out now. Plus I just feel so good about myself for doing it. Oh, by the way, not sure if I've blogged about the deck, but long story short, Steven was surprising me and going to sand/stain it while I was in Vegas in May, well, he got it partially sanded b/c the weather wasn't working with him. Then his accident, so I found someone on Craig's list who finished sanding it. Then we pressure washed it. Well, the day after my surgery, I got a wild hair and wanted to start staining it. Nut Case! Hello, you just had surgery, what are you thinking! Well, I can't use my left hand, but I'm right handed, so what can it hurt. In any case, I did a little, then did a little more Tuesday, then more yesterday. It is looking good. I still have a lot to do, but like cleaning, I'm enjoying it and just so proud that I'm doing it. I think once it's finished I'm going to appreciate it even more because I'm the one who put all the hours and sweat into it! So, that quick note brings me to my ongoing list. I read everyone's lists about what they can do now or what they have done now or what they want to do I figured I'll do one of those. I'm working on it. I'm not doing a set amount like some...10...15...etc etc....I'm just going to make a list of things I've done since surgery that I would have NEVER done at my weight before! Hope you are all having a nice weekend!

Saturday, August 02, 2008