Saturday, October 16, 2010

Oh Yeah...

I officially weigh less than my driver's license says I do. A whole 21 lbs lighter.... I've been lying on that card for YEARS! lol! Bah Ha ha Ha Ha!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Walking off calories...

Number of steps needed to walk off the calories:

* A glass of red wine = 2,050 steps
* One rum and coke = 2,400 steps
* One iced doughnut = 4,100 steps
* Just one oz or 25gm of potato crisps = 3,300 steps
* A spring roll = 8,200 steps
* A bagel with cinnamon and raisins = 6,200 steps
* Portion of chocolate ice cream = 4,500 steps
* One large wholemilk latte = 5,450 steps
* One slice of pepperoni pizza = 5,000 steps
* Portion of Christmas pudding and brandy butter = 8,450 steps
* One pint of beer = 4,100 steps
* A large chocolate bar with nuts = 8,500 steps
* Two large chocolate chip cookies =5,100 steps
* 2ozs or 50 gm of cheddar cheese = 5,200 steps
* 3oz or 75gm of white boiled rice = 2,200 steps
* Portion of roast chicken(no skin) = 4,150 steps
* A green apple = 2,000

* 4oz of vanilla low fat yogurt = 1780 steps
* One small carrot = 45 steps
* A cherry tomato = 14 steps

Makes me want to be a little more careful in what I put in my mouth...

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Monday, October 11, 2010


  • Today, a random lady at the gym... who I have seen before, but never talked to, came up to me and said "you are looking great"
  • The gray pants that I bought small and didn't fit until a few months ago are WAY to baggy on me now... I decided after a friend said something about them looking baggy to put them away.
  • The other night I said to my husband... maybe this skirt will fit me. (the skirt that I bought 4 years hoping I could eventually get into) and guess what... it just zipped right on!
  • I have this box of clothes that I have kept for 7 1/2 years... (my pre pregnancy clothes from before I had ANY children. ) I have always kept it because I always had grand plans to lose weight... well guess what, they FIT! The box is up and out of the basement. I am wearing pants RIGHT NOW from that box. I am officially wearing my pre pregnancy clothes. LOL! Just a few years behind...
This is getting fun... I am officially 64lbs down and I AM FINALLY noticing the difference. The first 50 lbs all came from the top of my body... finally it is coming off the biggest part of my body. MY BUTT! WOOT WOOT!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What size am I?

It dawned on me that I have no idea what size pantyhose I wear... I've lost enough weight that simple everyday answers will have to be re-looked at.

Here's how it happened... I went to grab some pantyhose... I was out!!! And in a pickle cause I hadn't shaved. : ) So I reached for the back of my drawer where I had put a pair of smaller pantyhose years ago (even after a move they we placed in the back of the drawer... just think of me as an eternal optimist).

AND those suckers slid right on!!!!

It reminded me, that I am going to have to start looking at sizes on the back of stuff to determine what size I am. Weird and cool all at the same time. : )


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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

5.25 cc - Another Fill

Went in for another fill today... 10/05/10. I wasn't sure I needed a fill because I am so close to my sweet spot but I wanted to "piggy back" off my last fill appt two weeks ago. (you get a free fill within 2 weeks of your "paid" fill)

Call me cheap.. but I wanted to save $75.00. : )

Went in... and they added .5cc to my 5cc filled band. (.5cc is the most they will add per appt at this stage) I drank some water, it went down pretty good. The Dr took out the fill needle and I was about to leave the room... when I could suddenly tell that the liquid was not moving. Saliva started filling my mouth and I realized that .5cc was going to be to much. I felt bad but I asked the Dr to take out .25cc. Back on the table I went and she got out another needle. I felt guilty making her do it again but I am really not looking for an emergency unfill later on tonight...

It feels pretty good now. I am hoping this fill will take me through the holidays. I guess we will have to see.

Liquids for the next 24 hours. And then I'll see how I am doing. I have a good feeling. :)

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Your Chance for Complimentary Weight-Loss Surgery

I was just emailed this (from Allergan, the makers of the Lap-Band) Pass the word....


To raise awareness of the challenges those 100 pounds or more overweight face and to highlight the critical need to ensure access to treatment, Allergan, Inc. has launched the Live My C.H.O.I.C.E. Contest Program to provide three individuals with a LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System procedure, performed by a certified LAP-BAND® System surgeon of their choice, and one year of follow-up care, compliments of Allergan, Inc. The contest program is a part of Allergan's public advocacy campaign, launched in May 2010, called C.H.O.I.C.E. (Choosing Health over Obesity Inspiring Change through Empowerment).

The Live My C.H.O.I.C.E. Contest Program

Individuals selected to receive a LAP-BAND® System procedure will publicly share their weight-loss journey in an effort to inspire others who are severely obese to reclaim their health and their lives. As part of this Contest Program, Allergan will provide all entrants the opportunity to receive free telephone consultations with a health educator who can provide one-on-one support, such as assistance in finding a local patient seminar, access to more information and resources regarding the LAP-BAND® System.

The contest runs from September through December. To qualify you must meet the clinical criteria for the LAP-BAND® System procedure: Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40; BMI of at least 35 with one or more serious comorbid conditions; or be at least 100 pounds over your ideal weight as determined by a physician. To enter the contest, submit a short essay or video at about how your weight has impacted your health and life, and why the LAP-BAND® System may be the tool to help you achieve your weight-loss goal. A family member or close friend may also enter the contest on a person's behalf.

More information about the contest, including details on the rules and eligibility, can be accessed at

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Monday, October 4, 2010

60 lbs... GONE!

I had to really get my "game" on to get these last few lbs off. It was a good reminder to me, that I REALLY need to watch what I put in my mouth.

Been dealing alot lately with the emotional part of why I have been over weight.

Found myself saying things like:

* I deserve to eat this
* I am tired... and I need this for energy
* I am sad... I need this to be happy
* I am emotionally drained... I need this to feel better
* O'well, I just won't lose any weight today
* This is a special occasion....

Ah... you see where I am going with this? I had to put my big girl panties on and decide, that enough was enough.

I also went and bought a book called The Beck Diet Solution and I am going through the, step by step process to "think like a thin person." (I'll keep you posted on how that goes)

I am six months into this whole band thing and me and Mrs. Band have worked out a lot of our kinks. Now it's time for me to work out the "kinks" in my head.

I'll be posting pics soon... : )

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