Thursday, May 23, 2013

Vacation Scale Stress

We are leaving to go on vacation tomorrow for a whole week!
We have not been on vacation in over a year and a half.
Sooooo overdue!

There are however lots of stressor preparing for vacation.
All the packing
Preparing food for our trip so we don't eat out the whole time
Getting the car ready get the point.

My biggest stress right now has nothing to do with that.

We are traveling 8 hours from home. Without my scale.

Yes, I am stressed about this. All the potential food eating, lack of structured exercise. Sweet temptations. And nothing for me to monitor this with!

I am considering taking it along.

Is this cray cray?

I am a daily weigher, if not 2 times a day.

What do you all think? Take it or leave it home?

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Huge Scale Victory!

Yes those NSV are awesome....

BUT! This scale victory feels pretty amazing today! I have been waiting for long time to see this number.

Every day this week, patiently taking my phone with me to the scale incase it decided to show up!

Today was the day!

100 pounds down! My starting weight was 258, today's weight was 158!

That leaves me 18 pounds to goal. Completely do-able!

Today I had planned on blogging about my stomach fat along with detailed pictures. I thought this was more exciting though. So you'll have to wait for another day to see those riveting pictures!

Hope you all have a great weekend! I am going to get a pedicure with my mom today, and celebrate my 100 pounds gone!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Free Allergies to Anyone Who Will Take Them!

I have never really considered my self someone who suffers from seasonal allergies.

This week has been horrible for me though.

Nose running, sneezing, coughing from more nasal drainage, more sneezing.

Puffy red eyes

Horse voice

Did I mention sneezing?? Yes I am!

I think the worst symptom of all has been my TIGHT BAND!

I can't eat a meal without something getting stuck and being uncomfortable until it goes down.

I mean painful!

I have not ever gotten sick or PB'd with my band.

...And I do not intend to let allergies be the cause of this happening. I just plain won't let it.

I have been taking Zyrtec, and that helps with the allergy symptoms.

Not so much with the band tightness.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

11 Month Appointment

Today was my 11 month follow up appointment.

I had a loss of 5 pounds since last month.

My weight loss is slowing down and becoming a fight for every pound I get off.

My total weight loss according to their scale is 97 pounds.

Today's appointment was different than any other appointment.

Any guesses why????

Today was the first time I have been there and did NOT get a fill.

I am adjusted perfect, and it has stayed perfect for a whole month.

This was a huge deal because we just have not been able to catch that perfect spot this whole time. I have felt like I was doing the majority of this on my own. I finally feel like I have some help from my band.

Any regrets yet?? Nope, not one! I would do this over in a heart beat!

Onwards to good health, fitness, and my goal weight!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Personal Best!!!

Saturday was my 5K
It was windy
It was cold
But I still ran the whole thing without walking
....and had my personal best time!

Total time: 30:15
Average pace: 9:44/mile

I placed 34th out of 88 women!

 Me and Zoe eating breakfast before the run (Hard boiled egg)
 I give these shoes 50% credit for my great time. They are so light and comfortable! My chip was on and ready to roll!
Dan and I before the run! We were really cold and glad we wore long sleeve shirts!

I just have to put in a throwback from last year. This was the same run, Dan's 1st 5K! I did the 1 mile walk. This was pre-band for me last year. I started the C25K program shortly after this run because it inspired me!

Thankfully my mom came to watch and brought her camera, so we got some great pictures! Here is Dan finishing! He is fast and came in a few minutes ahead of me.

This is my personal favorite picture because I had a burst of energy at the end and passed 2 girls. She was looking at me like "whoa, where did she come from" 
Can you spot me? This one I like because my legs look small.
Dan helping me get my chip off my shoe after the run.

This was a lot of fun! I would highly recommend doing an organized run. I am really looking forward to my next one! To think, last year I could not even run for 1 minute without stopping, now I can run 3 miles without stopping! Our bodies are amazing if we let them be!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Running Playlist

Finished my playlist for my run Saturday!
Had to download some knew stuff to listen to.

Here is what I have: (In this order)...
Ps. It took me about an hour to figure out how to stop the "shuffle" on my iPhone!
Pss. This has irritated me for a long time that it kept shuffling.

Bugatti-Future and Rick Ross
Feel This Moment-Pitbull
I Love It-Icona Pop
Rich as F$*k-2 Chains
Radioactive-Imagine Dragons
I Made It-Cash Money Heroes
No Hands-Roscoe Dash & Wale

This should be more than enough to get me through my 5K!

I have a broad taste in music--obviously !!!

I'm just hoping I don't have to stop running to do a dance.
Am I the only one who has ever really had to fight that urge while working out?
I have seriously almost stopped running on the trail to dance.

What do all of you like working out to?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Personal Best

I had probably my best run today.

Total Distance: 3.43 miles
Average Speed: 10:15
Duration of 35:09 minutes

Mile 1: 10:27
Mile 2: 10:04
Mile 3: 10:10

These are some of my best mile times.
My goal this summer was to get in the 10 minute range, and I'm already there!

Gearing up for my first 5K next Saturday that I will be able to run the whole way!

My plan is to run a small run Monday, 5K Tuesday, and another small run Wednesday.
Then I will rest until Saturday so my legs will be nice and ready to run fast.
If I can repeat my times from today I would be VERY happy.

I bought myself a new pair of running shoes yesterday. I was way overdue. I had been running in the same pair all winter.

Check out these sweet babies!

These are the Brooks Ghost 5! They were very comfortable! My first pair of Brooks! Makes me feel like a real runner now! Run happy! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


I just finished running.

2.43 miles
27:00 total time
11:07 per mile average

This was me when I finished:

Notice the snow on the ground and snow flakes falling in front of me. 34 degrees.
I was soaked from wet heavy snow.
But did a regret getting my run in when I was finished, no!
Today I felt dedicated to running, and dedicated to continue my weight loss. 

I have been struggling with my food choices lately and eating out too much. 
I have not been losing weight. 
I even gained about 5 pounds and am now working it off again. 
I need a little dedication again to get me to my goal. 
So if that means running in the snow, I'm running in the snow...on May 1st!

Let me just remind you what the weather was like here a couple days ago:

Yep, 70 degrees and sunny. Craziness! 


On another note, I got my Bariatric Advantage Chewable Calcium in the mail today! 
Can't wait to try them! 
I have my others to finish up, but will give you all a full review when I get to dig into them!