Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I'd rather walk

Soooo.....I get now why I don't see bigger people running....cause I just don't think that it's possible.

In the midst of my sleep issues and getting up before the sun does...I have decided to start walking around 5AM before my husband leaves for work, just a few times a week...not giving up my elliptical and treadmill time at the gym...but it's nice to get out in the fresh air as well.  Since I signed myself up for this 5K run September, I figured I should start running... Ha.  HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA.  Yup.  That funny.  I stretched.  Like a pro.  Got my shoes on.  Like  pro.  Put my ear buds in.  Like pro.  Put Eye of the Tiger on Like a pro.  Started to jog.  Like a pro.  Got 4 houses.  Said...O  M  G,  Fat people should not run.  And stopped.  Well, I didn't really stop, I walked.  Thought maybe I just needed to catch my breath.  Gave myself a goal of that lamppost up there to start again.  Thought about the eye of the tiger.  Started again.  Made it to the next lamppost.  F the eye of the tiger.  The tiger is DEAD.  Tried ONE MORE TIME.  Drive way to two driveways down.  Made it, but barely.  Walked the next three and a half miles yelling at myself...Really, Megan....really?  You can't run more than 1/4 a block?  And suburban blocks, at that?  And then I thought....Nope...I can't...not on day one...but you know what....on day 4...maybe day 6...I bet I will be able to...maybe it will take until day 14....but I won't know until I try it.  And, Miss Megan, after that you walked 3.5 FRAKEN MILES!  Give yourself a break!

The End.

PS.  Frak is a new word in our house.  It's like Frank, but without the N.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Eating SUCKS

Yeah, that really came out of my mouth....eating right now sucks....

Since my doctor told my husband and I that I need to be on more solid stomach has NOT been please with that any of this, and, to be fully honest, the gas is KILLING I am looking to my "older" bandsters for helpful tips and tricks....what helped you out...what solid foods do you like the most that cause the least problems....especially vegetables and whole grains?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

What is that?

I think I see a little teeny tiny muscle in my arm.  I can feel it...but I think I can actually see it.....i must be from Just Dance....which, by the way, I don't know why they can call it that since it is ALL ARMS!

The end.  Happy (hot) Sunday.  Today's high is 91.  We will be doing all we can to stay inside.

The end.  For reals.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I missed it AGAIN?!?!?!?

How did I miss Ten Things Thursday AGAIN!

1.  I am really bad at telling dates.

2.  I signed up for my first 5K run on September 23rd as an early birthday present for myself (which is September 28th).

3.  My husband and I are in the process of looking to swap my Scion xB to another mini-van....yes, that will make us a two mini-van family.....go suburban life!

4. Salads, after not eating vegetables for 10 weeks plus, makes your tumbly more than a little rumbly...

5.  I am VERY proud of my efforts at the gym this week....I am easily hitting 3000 strides on the elliptical in less than 45 minutes, so time to either up the strides or lower the time....thinking of making it 4000 strides in 45 minutes....

6.  Also, along same lines, been "this close" to hitting my stretch goal of 15,000 steps per day.  I KNOW....who is this girl and where did she come from?!?!?!?!?

7.  Now that my doctor has given the the thumbs up for protein bars, I LOVE Zone Perfect Chocolate Almond Raisin....I should always listen to Amanda as she always knows best.

8.  I think that my Dr.  FINALLY has gotten the sleep meds right and I am getting between 6-8 hours a night and doing much better during the day.  Can I get a Wooot-Woot!

9.  I am also meeting my personal goal and I have not self-weighed in 5 days......

10.  I am more and more convinced every day that this was the right choice for me.....

The end....

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"No Fill For You, Six Week!"

Dr. R ~ You are right on target for weight loss...
Me ~ That's great.  I thought I should be a little higher in weight loss.
Dr. R ~ Nope.  You lost a lot right a way, and 6 pounds the second month without restriction is really good.  How are you doing with solid foods?
Me ~ you consider the curds of cottage cheese solids?
Dr. R ~  You have to start eating solid foods.  Like fruits and vegetables and non-shredded meats to teach your stomach to re-process those foods again.  How often are you working out?
Me ~ 5-6 days a week.
Dr. R ~  Then you are not getting a fill today.  You are on track and with you just eating soft foods, you don't need a fill.  Come back in six weeks, eating solid foods, and we will see how your progress is going then.

UGGGGGGGGGG.......  this was after waiting over an hour for the I had a small salad for dinner and my stomach aches as it is digesting it.  I played a little "Just Dance 3" and walked around Wal*Mart to aid in digestion...but I am so frustrated...I am personally not happy with the 6 pounds in a month...and yes, yes, yes, I know....6 pounds off is better than 6 pounds on and it took me longer than a month to put it on than it is going to take to off and 1 pound at a time (feel free to add your own here)....but I would like them all gone now...or at least by the time I wake up tomorrow....Thanks...

PS....Just Dance 3 and all it's counterparts....ADDICTING....where were these when I was a thespian in high school?  Cast parties with the ABBA version would have been THAT much better...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Did you find your mom at the zoo?

This morning I went to the support group for lap band after caer, and I was the "youngest" bandester there....everyone else had had their band for 6 months or more.  I was a little shocked to hear how negative and/or passive they were with the process, heck, there was even a gentleman there drinking a McDonalds SweetTea with a straw.  Both of which a big no-no.It just seemed that they had gotten very compliant with the program and they agreed it was impacting weight loss.  It gives me something to look forward to to make sure it does NOT happen to me. I did participate a little, especially since it was Dr. Crain that was running the group and I feel comfortable with him, and he said right from the start since I was new he wasn't going to put me on the spot so I felt like that too a lot of the pressure off.

I did force myself to so work out afterwards....if only for a wimpy 40 minutes and not pushing very hard.  I still wanted to get that feeling of being there and being present....I know that that is the only way that I am going to get comfortable with the process.

After that we agreed, with Jim's Mom, to take the kids to Azoosment Park in Dundee.  The tickets go down to half price after 4PM, and that still allows you 3 hours, which I knew would be more than enough for my kids...and we were ready to go by 6:30PM.  Smart Momma.....but they had a good time running from ride to ride...and the weather was great, it wasn't crowded, we packed just enough snacks and drinks, and a great time was had by all.....Lilli (purple shirt) fell asleep in the car on the way home and Abbi and Austin did not object to baths and bed tonight either!  Parental Win!  Then Jim and I were able to (cough cough) enjoy our night and get to bed at a decent hour! Double Win!!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Gonna sound like Charlotte here...but....

I am off to find myself a meeting.... (you would get this if you watch Private Practice)

The center that where I got my surgery done does monthly meetings for us bandsters to...well...I am not really sure what they are for since this will be my first one...but I really like the group leader so I figure that it can't be that bad right?  Do any of you have groups like this that you use?  I have read other bloggers who use OA meetings as support....After's a stop at the gym, then maybe some more Just Dance on the Wii with the kids...I honestly tried to upload it....but the only one I could get to work on You Tube was a 52 second clip that doesn't show a whole lot....and I can't get that to if you really want to see it....go here

Anyway.....I will write again later and let you all know how the meeting went....that is...if there isn't same pagan initiation ceremony and they allow me to come back in one piece.

Bring Your Own Crazy

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1. Are you a daily purse switcher, an often purse buyer or a one purse kind of woman? What factors influence your purse buying?

I am a 3-4 times a year purse person....and I don't have strict requirements, it just has to catch my eye and have a strap long enough to fight over arm fat.  Oh, and like it to have some weigh to it as I don't out a ton of stuff in it already, and don't like flimsy purses...

2. What’s your favorite board game?

Hmmm...if I had pick a game with a board.....probably scrabble....but if I could think outsider the book, then it would totally be Phase 10.....a quick moving bard game known to be played for hours around here....I mean hours...

3. Are you a sore loser who throws fits or a gracious winner? Are you competitive?

I am a gracious winner, and we just talked about this last night!  I would rather work at beating myself, (and not in that way (Dirty Bird) than being ubber competitive.  I am happy when other people win, too!

4. Tell us something you are afraid of that is a physical item…like spiders, deep water, heights, snakes, thunderstorms, first dates, childbirth, etc.

I don't think first dates are a physical items, but my big fear in this category work be heights.....because pretty sure that it would hurt if you feel from a heights....

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week

This week was a challenge, but I am working on pulling through it.  My therapist is having me do some art therapy, and i HEART the point that it is all I want to do.....I can feel a lot of the improvements in my body the week and when I had a doctor's appointment this week I was able to see the difference on the scale (wooohoo).....gotta keep trucking on....

Jim, Abigai, and Me at her PreSchool Graduation....
This was 5 years before...she is the sleeps one on her baptism...long days, short years