Sunday, May 1, 2011

107 lbs bye bye

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to weigh and have lost a few pounds. I have been sitting at the same weight for a bit. I was even more surprised given what I have been eating lately.

I was so happy yesterday. I ate a piece of pizza like normal. As in, I didn't scrape off the toppings. I ate the whole piece. It was a extra thin crispy pepperoni pizza. Frozen from Kroger's. Dang was it good. I had 2 little slices, that was dinner. I got up late so no breakfast. I had a 1/2 a chimichanga, a tablespoon of re fried beans, a tablespoon of Spanish rice, some guacamole for lunch. I had 8 pepperoni/cream cheese snacks and a few pringles. Top that off with water and vitamin water zero and that was the extent of my day. Not a good food day but very satisfying none the less.

I have also started a little exercising too which I think helps considering I have not exercised hardly since the surgery. May 12th will be my one year bandaversary. I am so excited. I won't be at my goal. Meaning the 3 year goal my doctor set for me. He said he expected me to lose 120 lbs over 3 years. I am already at 107 lbs down. 13 lbs more to hit goal. I don't think that will happen in less than 2 weeks. I am happy anyway.
I didn't get to go to my exercise class on Thursday. My boss had me doing some work so I had to skip it. I was bummed a bit but not after I heard how hard it was. LOL. I have to do a demo at work on Tuesday but I am hoping it will be before my class otherwise I will have to skip that day too. I can't be red and sweaty for a demo with a client.

Today I had eggs for breakfast. We are having burgers for dinner. Not sure what I am doing for lunch yet. I will probably have my pepperoni snacks today too. Love them little buggers.

Stress is a key factor on what I can eat. I have found that the presence of my kids makes everything get stuck. Isn't that horrible? They always pick with each other at meals so I am constantly getting on them. It causes me to tense up and the food gets stuck. I have found I need complete peace to get through a meal without trouble. Even water gets stuck if I am stressed.

It has been almost a year and I am proud to say I have kept some new habits. I have not had a soft drink since March 25, 2010. I don't drink with my meals other than a sip if it is spicy. I only drink vitamin water zero or water. Occasionally I may have some lemonade, not sugar free though, or hot chocolate or hot cider if I am stuck. Again I don't do sugar free because I am allergic to artificial sweeteners. Breads, pasta and rice are not usual with me. Most of the time they get stuck so it isn't worth the trouble. I can, however, eat Jimmy John's sandwiches. That bread does not get stuck. It is french bread and just perfect for me when I have a hankering for a sandwich. Mac and cheese, my all time fave is no longer on the menu. Rice is occasional. Muffins, bagels, toast not an option at all. So that also means no cake or doughnuts or biscuits.
The meats haven't changed much. I can't eat pot roast, steak or pork chops. It's too tough or stringy. Ham if it is thin or very tender. Ground beef, chicken and turkey is the best for me. I HATE fish if it isn't fried so that's a problem too. I won't eat any other seafood. I lost my tolerance for tuna when I was pregnant with my 2nd child and to this day I can't stand it. It gags me. I am a very picky eater when it comes to veggies so I pretty much eat the same foods over and over.

Anyway, my life is pretty much the same food wise as before surgery other than some off limits foods. That's okay though. It was well worth everything. I only wish I had done this sooner but everything happens for a reason and I believe this was just my time to do it. I had to hit rock bottom health-wise in order for me to make this choice and work at it.

I have come a long way from a year ago where at this time I was on my pre-op diet. YUCK!! I was starving back then just so my liver would not be so fatty. By the time surgery came around I had a "bikini-ready" liver. It was skinny.


Lap Band Gal said...

Wow! Congrats on the weight lost!

Drazil said...

My God - that's an impressive number. Keep it up! And way to go on starting the exercise...that's so good for you!

FitBy40 said...

One year and still losing is a great accomplishment! Congrats.

Sarah G said...


Anonymous said...

Hey Ang, WOW 107!!! That is so great you’re almost at your 3 year goal! Keep up the classes it will rev up your metabolism and help build muscle. We just bought bikes!??!!!
These don’t say HARLEY on them and they have peddles! You know that old saying something about “OH ITS JUST LIKE RIDING A BIKE”. I now know that is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. I haven’t been on a bike in 25 years and let me tell you it’s awful. LOL I had to buy better seats so we could ride and the seat cost about as much as the bike! LOL That’s all for now, I have to tell you that YOU truly inspire me.
Becky ;~)