Friday, March 29, 2013

Wishes Don't Always Come True...

Today is really nice weather! Another 50 degree day!

It is also my half day of work. I get to start the weekend early!

I had plans of running 3-4 miles today when I got home.

However, today, my back is really hurting. I have had back pain on and off since I was 18. No injury or cause that I can pin point. I just comes and goes in my life when it feels like it. 

This was one thing that I was really hoping would go away after losing weight. I always thought being overweight was what triggered it. I'm guessing this will just be one of those things that I will have to deal with forever. If it was going to go away I think it would be gone now that I weigh 166. 

So it's me and the heating pad today.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

10 Things!

1. Just eating my lunch. I had a banana, hard boiled egg, string cheese, and almonds. YUM!
2. I really need a BAD! I can eat anything and everything in sight. This month has been a struggle. I still have to wait 2 weeks. Ugg!
3. It is warming up here in Iowa, today is in the 50's! Much nicer running weather compared to the 17 degree days! Practically flip flop weather!
4. I met a new friend last week, lets call her "A". She is getting her brand new lap band next week. I am super excited for her to begin this new amazing journey!
5. I am trying to grow my hair out. My first baby pony tail:
6. Okay, so note to self: maybe it should only be in a pony for running right now. wasn't as cute as I thought! 
7. I'm debating on signing up for any organized runs this summer. I was inspired by Tina doing her Biggest Loser run, but I just don't know if I want the competition factor...I like running for myself and my body. I don't want to have to compare myself to others. 
8. I just really want to be at my goal weight, like right now. I am not going to meet my goal at the one year mark like I had planned. That is discouraging. 
9. I should be working on my college classwork instead of blogging on my lunch. 
10. I bought my first Coach purse and wallet last weekend. Super Adorbs! Here is me with my wallet:
And yes my purse is a perfect match to the wallet! I'm already addicted to this way over priced purse market. How did I live so long without one???? They just ooozz and smell of luxury. 
Lets take a deep breath and coast into the weekend everyone!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kettlebell Time!

I have an endless battle with strengthening.
I start, I stop, I start...
I am sore, I don't know how to use all that intimidating equipment at the gym. 
So I think I found a solution....


Found this at Target, and it's fun! 
They are short workouts for the arms, legs, and cardio. 
I love the adjustability of the weights. You don't have to buy multiple kettlebells. 
I can already see a difference in my arms after just a few workouts!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

They Arrived!

FINALLY some of the pictures arrived that they took of my husband and I for marketing at the hospital where we had our Lap Band! 

These are not all of them, but from what these look like I bet they are all wonderful!

Can't wait to see how they use these! 

I'm hoping I'm on a that is something I never would have said before! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Marketing for Bariatrics

Today was a fun day! 
My husband and I were asked to do some marketing for the hospital/clinic who performed our lap bands! 
So of course we said YES!
We love to be an inspiration to others!

So we arrived there at 9am this morning for a photo shoot. We brought with our old jeans and old pictures of what we used to look like. 
Then we were interviewed (video) for one and half hours! 
I can't wait to see what they do with all this! 
I will definitely share the finished products when I get to see them.  

Also had my 9 month appointment. 1/4cc fill.
90lbs in 9 months....I'll take it! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

All Dressed Up and No Where To Go!

Had to get all dressed up this week for a meeting.

Felt good wearing size 12 pants and Large top. (NSV)

Got my bounce on tonight. Urban Rebounder DVD on my trampoline!

I think I can officially say I am in the 160's! Back and forth between 168 and 169! HUGE DEAL!

Coming up on the Easter chocolate season as I hear the Cadbury bunny on will take all I have not to bring these treats home from the store. This is the best tasting chocolate season ever! Ugh!