Just how much have I lost?

Monday, July 25, 2011

met a fellow bandster

I saw my mom today and she said "oh I have to let you meet someone who got a band"
I went up and started asking her all the questions.
When did you get banded?
How much did you lose?
How much is in your band?

Well turns out she was banded in April of last year and lost 70 pounds and I was like whoa that is great. But then I heard the whole story. She lost 40 pounds before the surgery. Then 30 pounds after the surgery. So that really isn't that fantastic of results. She looks normal. My mom said she just was a little chunky before the surgery. I said " Well how did your insurance approve you if you lost 40 pounds before the surgery?" she told me she had 2 other co-morbidities.

She seems very disiplined though. She only eats 3 ounces of protein at each meal. A shake and a fruit for breakfast and 40 grams of carbs for the whole day.

Inspiring to see how someone else does a year out.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

the shoes are great

I went to Kohls and got a fantastic deal on some New Balance shoes and let me tell you they are pretty snazzy. They are running shoes although officially I don't know how much running I do in them. They retail for $70, we on sale for $49 and then I had a coupon for 30% off so we are talking fantastic deal. I feel like I am walking on marshmallows people. Marshmallows!

I planned to walk 5 miles. While I was walking i met a man who appeared to be about 95. I asked him how far he was walking he said 3.6 miles. Now I don't know how fast he was walking but I thought I was doing a pretty fast clip. So I got home and felt pretty good about myself until I clocked myself in the car. Turns out I only walked 4 miles in 75 minutes. So that comes out to about an 18 min mile. Not as good as I would have hoped.

Then of course the heat wave hit and we have been in 100 degree + heat for the last 3 days and these little puppies are staying in the house.

A person on facebook referred me to www.dailymile.com. I have yet to get it to work but it is supposed to map your route and figure out how far it is before you walk it. she said she walks for 2 hours a day to help her lupus. It is similar to facebook in that you can talk to friends about your walk/run. You can also track your exercise and it will figure out the amount of calories and miles walked per week and to date. I think it can do a lot more.

If you want to friend me I signed up as Lynne Patten. Maybe motivating each other will get us all more mobile.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

who ate the cookies from the cookie jar?

that would be me. I made some home made cookies and brownies for a BBQ I was having at our house on Sunday. I ate about 9 cookies on Sunday and 5 on Monday. Tuesday I threw the rest of the bag out. Something I would never have done before. I ate no brownies which was good.
At the BBQ since there were so many kids about 1 million flies got in the house. I killed 17 on sun, 16 on Mon, 7 on Tuesday and 3 today. I thought I got the last one and then I saw two more hanging on the light. I found two getting their grove on, by the table. Now I am worried they are going to have babies somewhere since I saw a little fly today. Crazy I tell you I hate flies.

In other news I have not exercised in 4 days. I blame in on my cheap shoes from Target. I was waiting for my 30% of coupon for Kohls to be valid because you know you never get a 30% one. Today I got a $70 pair of Fila's for $29. Tomorrow it is on.

I checked with my running friend and showed her how I have been running to confirm that I was doing it ok. I told her how I started running flat footed and it hurt my knees. Then I changed to running sort of on the top of my feet or my toes and not putting my heels down. She said it looked good. I said well why does it hurt my shins so much? Her response was 1) my legs aren't used to it and 2) I had crappy shoes.

Again tomorrow I hope it works out better for me in the exercise field. I know getting up is going to be a challenge.

Monday, July 4, 2011

found my camera

today before surgery December 2009

Yes I found my camera and so I can finally post a few pics. And yes that is me wearing shorts. Very short shorts I might add. Shorts I got at a yard sale for a quarter just in case they didn't fit. But they did. I have not worn shorts this short in probably 15 years.

I also found my tape measurer so I took some measurements and the results were not in my favor. The last time I measured myself was in January. I was 180 the same as I am now. However I have gained 5 inches since then. 2 in my waist, 1 in my stomach, 1 in my boobs, and 1 in my upper belly as I call it. So same weight yet larger measurements. Not fun.

I was thinking I need a fill. Why you ask when I have some restriction? Because today in honor of the 4th of July I ate an entire funnel cake. A whole one by myself. I would say that is close to bread I shouldn't be able to eat one right?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

don't eat a hot fudge sundae

went to McDonalds today since traffic was crazy and we needed to get out of the car and get something to eat. I decided to look at the nutrition facts in my spare time as my kids played on the play area which was probably infested with germs.
I found out a hot fudge sundae has 330 calories and a ice cream cone only has 150. So make a good choice the next time you are craving something in the drive thru.
And for goodness sake never ever get a large cookies and cream or m& m shake or smoothie or whatever they call them. Those things have 900 calories. for a drink! That is crazy.

I had a crispy chicken sandwich minus the roll of course and few fries. No drink. It took me a while to eat the chicken but I did eat it all. Then I had a cookie about 10 minutes later. Not the best lunch in the world but I had a coupon and it tasted good. Normally I get a kids cheeseburger meal and just eat half the bun and all the fries. So I guess a little less fries a little more chicken, 6 on one hand... dozen on the other.

Enjoy the weekend ladies.