Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Christmas miracle (sort of)

Well, it's snowing finally...2 days after Christmas. Although, I'm not complaining. No snow on Christmas means easy traveling for me! My holiday was filled will good food (mmm king crab legs), good wine, and amazing company. I got to see one of my best friends ever (Hi, Ashley!!!), my dad and stepmom, my in-laws and sibling-in-laws, grandparent in-laws, my sister and my mommy! Needless to say, I was very busy this past weekend! It was hectic and relaxing and wonderful all at once.

On the lap-band front, I've done pretty good lately. I'm still rocking MyFitnessPal and loving it! I definitely believe it has helped me achieve my goals and stay on track. I lowered my calories to 1200 a week or 2 ago and have been doing a good job at keeping at or under my goal. I went over one day this weekend but it was worth it! One day of being over in calories is better than a lifetime of it :)

On Christmas eve, I'm pretty sure I ate about 9 ounces of king crab legs! (I'm only supposed to be able to eat 6-8 oz of food per meal.) I was full, to say the least, but I didn't go over my calories and it was so worth it!

Yesterday, I FINALLY got new workout shoes!!! Yay! I'll keep you updated on the workout progress. So far, it's not gone farther than walking at work, but I'm still losing! In fact, as of today, I have lost 50 lbs since my surgery 7 months ago! I can't tell you how stoked I am! I feel like these last few pounds have taken FOREVER to come off. Which they have, but my pooping schedule is improving and I think that has helped greatly! I'm hoping that getting to this milestone will motivate me and my body to lose the next 50 lbs a little bit faster (preferably by my one year bandiversary)! Until then, I'm getting a pedicure to celebrate my loss! (Assuming I can afford it.)

Well, my lunch break is over so this update is too! And sorry, (Alex,) for any mistakes! I did this on my iPhone! Also, I will be posting pics sometime this week too!

Until then! <3

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holidays ahoy!

Well, it's happening. Whether you want it to, or not. The holidays (and it's awesome weather) are upon us. I meant to update after thanksgiving, but well, I'm a busy bee! My turkey day was pretty sweet! The husband and I made a trip up to Ft. Wayne to visit my mom's side of the family. I'm fairly certain this is the first time Chris has had Amy holidays off, so it was a real treat! I ate about a tablespoon of everything I wanted and about 4 oz of turkey (and a few crackers and beef and onion cheeseball because I have a cheese problem). I had my low-fat pumpkin cake for dessert and was not stuffed or starving when I left! I also did not feel like I was missing out! I was actually satisfied! *high five for me!* 

A few days after thanksgiving, I weighed myself. I actually LOST 4 pounds!!! (I'm sure some of that was poop, but the number is still awesome! I am finally losing at a steady pace and I really think a lot of that has to do with MyFitnessPal! It's pretty awesome and now I have some friends on there! I've lost a bit more since then and I am officially 3.5 lbs away from losng 50 lbs! I. Am. Stoked! I think once I get my poo situation under control things will go much smoother. (no pun intended) 

In other news, I think FINALLY, after 5 years of being out of retail I am finally starting to enjoy Christmas again! Its a strange feeling being in the "Christmas spirit" again. Even though I'm not a kid anymore and I don't have kids of my own, I'm still finding myself excited at the thought of the holidays. We put up a little tree we got last year and I found some awesome stockings my step grandma made us a bit ago. I never realized how special the things she always made us were until she passed. Funny how life works that way. I am very greatful for all the things she's made for me now...even if I wasn't as excited about them when I was younger. They mean a lot to me now. Thanks grandma Dowling! <3

Oddly enough, I'm also looking forward to Christmas parties this year! Last year, I was basically at my heaviest and felt like a huge fatty at every party I went to. This year, I found a cute dress in my closet to wear to Chris's LAST military Christmas party and I even bought HEELS to wear with it (ok, they're kitten heels, but that still counts! Right?) This party will be bittersweet for myself and my husband. I will post pics of my outfit when I vet a chance! (Hopefully it will be one of those gross, cute couple pictures when Chris and I both look nice!) 

Well, I must be off! My lunch break update has come to an end! I will be sure to keep everyone updated on my progress as the holidays continue and as soon as I hit my 50 lb loss I will post pics! Until then!