Monday, November 25, 2013

Well today didn't go as planned...we some of it did.

My day started off on the wrong foot.

I was woken up @ 5am cuz my precious baby boy wanted to watch a movie. This is fairly normal and didn't phaser me at all...I crawl back into bed and look at the read 5:10am and I knew that my alarm was set for 5:55am. "Sweet, nearly an hour...."

Just a little explination...I had to be up at that time to go to my diet and nutrition coaching session at Curves at 6:15am. On top of that, I had to be home by 6:30am to get my daughter up and ready to head to the surgery center...

Anyways, I was woken up at 6:40am when my mother in law was disarming the alarm system in my home. I panicked....I managed to get dressed, get my daughter dressed, and get out the door in under 3 minutes!

We later found out that my stupid MP3 player that we use as an alarm clock thought that it was 1:34am on January 2nd, 2000. That thing is such a piece of crap and I wish I could say that was the only time this has happened...but it isn't. I may have to break down and buy a new one! Anyways....

When we got to the surgical center we wondered all around this medical building trying to find where we were supposed to be...a sign would be nice...I told them this in the patient survey...anyways, we get there and get checked in.

MY GOD those people are WONDERFUL!

They let my baby girl "adopt" a new friend....

Hi name is Philip and made her day...the nurses are great with her...they turned her bed into a race car and she had a HUGE grin on her face when they took her back to the operating room. I was amazed within 20 minutes they were calling me back because her procedure was done and she was waking up.

We learned something today...she is a grumpy when she wakes up from anesthesia.

Closest to a smile I could get....See her HUGE toe!
She was a trooper....

Thank goodness I have been working out...She didn't want to walk up the stair...her foot was still a little numb and she was milking this entire I carried her and myself up the stairs. She only weights 76 pounds....but it was weird it was like NOTHING. I had zero issues getting her and myself up stairs. I got her tucked in on the couch.

See...she is just miserable!
Thankfully this part of the day went well...for that I will gladly take the amazingly AWFUL way I woke up. Thanks to my Mother In Law for being early and sticking around the wake up my hubby.

So, I went to my Curves Coaching Session at 10:30 am since Diane called and let me reschedule...she was amazing....I am down 3.6 pounds from last Monday so that is cool...Lets hope I can keep it up so that it shows up on Wednesday.

Some stuff not about today....

We went and saw Santa yesterday at Bass Pro Shop...We have this little family tradition of going to Texas Roadhouse afterwards....Last year I was MISERABLE....The stupid booth cuts into my guts and it was embarassing that I had to slide in and out like some over stuffed drawer....This year....

I DIDN'T EVEN TOUCH THE FRICKEN TABLE!!!! I had to lean forward to have my fatness overhang the table like last time! WOOT! go me!

My babies...just for grits and shins!!!!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

10 things to get everything caught up...

1.  I have only two weeks before my final fall semester of my senior year of college is over. I am off for the next week and while it might be a "school break"  I have more homework due in that time then I have ever had due at one is kinda ridiculous!!

2. Over this last semester, I have been toying with the idea of getting an internship or trying to find a job for when I graduate. I have a confession...I haven't tried very hard. I applied for one was at Edward Jones...I went to an event called "Accounting Networking Night"  that was held on my college campus met a ton of accounting firms and made a short list in my head about where I thought I might want to work when I graduate.... Anyways, I got the internship at Edward Jones, which I just resigned from last night, but I got a call from a firm that was at the top of my short list of where I wanted to work...I never applied there never spoke to anyone outside of that networking night. End result? I spent two weeks in hell waiting to find out the result if the MOST FUN interview I have never had....I got the job!!!! I start in two weeks! I have a plan....I have four months to convince them that they cannot possible live without me...This is the prefect job that just seemed to fall in my lap....I just can't help but feel like this is going to work out in my favor in the long run!

3.I LOVE Curves Complete...It is is convenient, and I find myself surrounded by a TON of women who understand and support is what I have been missing this whole process....I also now have a eating plan that tells me what to eat and when to eat and makes it easy for me to follow. I love my LPN at my surgeons office but she wants me to live on protein shakes and I can't do that.

4. I graduate with my Bachelors of Science in Accounting in May!....That weekend I am going to throw a HUGE BBQ with friends and family and hopefully presents!

5. My baby poor darling baby girl has to have surgery on Monday. It isn't anything huge. She has an infected ingrown toe nail and the podiatrist doesn't want to torture her by holding her down to numb her they are going to knock her out and do it that way....She is panicking so I am focusing on keeping her calm....she will be fine but she will milk this for all that it is worth I can promise you that!

6. I have almost all of my Christmas shopping done....I am super excited about that fact. The only thing that is dangerous about that is that fact that the longer I have with no shopping to do the more money I tend to spend on my kids....They are just so damn cute!

7. I have a secret...and I have kept said secret from everyone since lets see if I will be able to keep this secret for a few more weeks!

8.  I get to go see the new Hunger Games movie...I am so excited...I am totally and completely obsess with not only The Hunger Games but also with Jennifer Lawrence...We share a name and she is my hero! Despite the fact that she is younger then me!

9. I have to buy new more then just a single pair of pants to see me through. This new job that I got is in a professional office...that means skirts, dresses, and slacks with blouses and jackets....I don't own any that fit...ok I own exactly one set of dress slacks with a jacket....but they are getting to big...which is a good thing...but good lord this is going to be an expensive next couple of months!

10. In one week...on November 30th, 2013 I will be 29! That means that I have only 12 months until I turn 30....I am sure excited about that (No sarcasm here)...I cannot wait to be out of my "20's". All of my mom friends are at least 30 years older then me...I will always been the youngest mom but it would nice to not feel like the baby so much.

Well there is my ten things....hopefully everyone is a little more caught up and I will try really hard not to go so long in between posting....I need this little outlet and it is fun to share!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Week 47 Weigh In

Beginning Weight (12/20/2012)- 330.6

Last Week’s Weight – 276.4

Today’s Weight – 275.8

Total Weight Loss – 54.8

Mini Goal: Be under 270 by December 27th, 2013!


I may only be down .6 but good lord!

Ok, so I was HORRIBLE over the weekend...I had two scoops of FULL fat FULL sugar WORLDS BEST AND MOST GREATEST ice cream, not only on Saturday but on Sunday as well. Oberwise is just evil having Egg Nog and Pumpkin is so fricken good!...and only around for two months out of the year. EVIL!

So, I can't say how I am doing on the Curves Complete plan since I won't weigh in until Monday for them...

I can say that I feel AMAZING!

Here we go!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The changes a year can make!

Family Photo 2012 (6 weeks before surgery)
That is what I looked like a year ago...obviously I am the overweight women in red and not the most beautiful children you have ever seen...My hubby is pretty good too!

I have been dreading this day for almost a year. Today was going to be proof that I had either made progress or I hadn't....I REALLY REALLY wanted be weighing in at around almost a hundred pounds lost...but that didn't happen. As of today, I am at 54 pounds down. That is about 40 pounds short...but the results are.....

Family Photo 2013 (46 Weeks Post-Op)

Even my hubby looks different. He is down about 30 pounds since 2012. So proud!

Next year it will be even more AWESOME!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Time keeps marching on...

Beginning Weight (12/20/2012)- 330.6

Last Week’s Weight – 274.8

Today’s Weight – 276.4

Total Weight Loss – 54.2

Mini Goal: Be under 270 by December 27th, 2013!

Wow...look at that...a gain two weeks in a row!

Things are on the mend though....I recently signed up for Curves Complete....It is a workout and meal plan with a nutrition and fitness coach. It has an online meal plan. I don't have to count anything...I just eat when it tells me too...and what it tells me to eat. I have to admit that I have been looking for this. The one thing that always lacked from my surgery after care was that I just wanted someone to tell me what to LPN always just stressed PROTEIN SHAKES!!! I don't know about the rest of you but I CANNOT survive on only protein shakes for weeks or months at a time.

So I am looking forward to this...I am going to combine the balanced eating of a plan that makes GREAT sense...and a work out that is fun....

I have to admit I was intimidated by the meal plan...there was SO much food that I needed to buy that I wasn't sure how I was going to be able to pay for all of this...then I read an article about ALDIS.

OMG this place is AWESOME!!! This is what I bought....

  • Turkey bacon
  • celery
  • sweet potatoes
  • yukon gold potatoes
  • asparagus
  • bell peppers
  • strawberry
  • kiwi
  • onions
  • tomatoes
  • canned pumpkin
  • Stevia packets
  • salsa
  • Green beans
  • Peanut butter cups (They are allowed...I can trade out 3 mini cups for one of my snacks)
For all of that...I paid $33.44...that is crazy!!!

I paid $0.59 for 10 onions...that is less then I even paid for 1 onion at the grocery store.  I SOOO wish I had found this store before....Ok I can't claim to know what their other foods are like (My hubby hates them...wouldn't let me shop there before)...but produce is produce!!

I shall keep you posted!

Friday, November 8, 2013


Tomorrow is my little baby man's 3rd b-day party!

His actual birthday isn't until Tuesday....

I made this!....

It is a Gluten Free chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting...everything on the cake is homemade (The cake is a mix from a box...but still)...The only things I DIDN'T make was the cupcake rings and the little Thomas Train Figure...


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hard to believe it has been 45 weeks

Beginning Weight (12/20/2012)- 330.6

Last Week’s Weight – 274.0

Today’s Weight – 274.8

Total Weight Loss – 55.8

Well I gained .8

Whether or not it is right I have a theory...

Last week I lost 3.4...with the exception of my "Pre Surgery Diet" I have never lost that much in a week...

So I think my body is rebounding....

I know this wasn't because of anything I did...I have been good...I have found a rhythm that I am happy with...

So on to next week!