Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fit Floppin' thru life!

I love my new Disney Fit Flops... Anyway, the brand was recommended to me as comfy and since I wear Flip Flops about 349 days a year... When my George noticed the Disney Fit Flops at the Disney's Polynesian Resort, It seemed to be Fate! Anyway, When I read about the shaping and toning of your butt and legs.... It was a little far fetched, but I have been walking alot and pains have arrived in every area you can think of... except that one, Dirty Minded Freak! Well, They instantly aligned my spine and such.... and presto! My hips don't lie! And they don't hurt either, my lower back feels great too... Are you kidding me? Fantastic! I just friggin' love them! And they are coppery, bronzy brown.... Hello? I'm an Autumn, silly... Well, They were pricey for Flip flops($49.95) but comfort and airy is pretty rare, and since my Hubby works for the Mouse and gets a 35% off discount... And treats me like the Queen that I claim to be. I am thinking of picking up the black pair when his 50% off Christmas begins on November 1st... I have been thinking about which shape up type sneakers to get for a while... but I rarely wear sneakers, actually only to the Gym or when the weather outside is frightful(A brief couple weeks or a month of winter here in FLA or while visiting Philly)...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Warning:Not for the Prudish or Non-Chocolaholics...

Honey, I shrunk... Myself! 5 month bandiversary photos... I'm back from the Tour guide life to the Trophy Wife/Arm Candy life that I so enjoy... Actually, I had a great time... My family loves Disney, thank goodness. Since we live 1000 miles from them, it's a good thing they do so we see them more often... They come down and we go up which allows for family time like 3 or 4 times a year, sometimes more. This past week my Aunt and her family were here... My Aunt Donna is like an older sister to me, my Mother was 18 when she was born and Donna was only 4 when I was born... She is beautiful and has a great outlook on life. Things that I admire and try to emulate.... Well, at least the beauty thing is mostly genetic...LOL. Well, she and her husband John drove down with her oldest son Greg, his GF Jamie and their 3 y/o little girl Madison. I hung out with them at the theme parks alot and did alot of walking... which is a good thing because I also did alot of not so healthy eating, luckily the moderation thing is forced... by my band these days. I hope that the walking balances out the rest... because I have my followup at the surgeon's office this week and would like not to be going backwards or he'll make my band so tight that applesauce will get stuck from now on... The truth is... I am sick and tired of meat, meat, and more meat... I want the variety of an less healthy diet with the weight loss of a healthy one. I know I need my protein but I want something different, so I have been slippin' and slidin'... I am keeping my calories pretty low still but I need to get my priorities straight. I have been drinking a protein shake every morning so that's helped... so there's that. And I haven't broken any of my golden rules... no pasta, bread, or rice... and very little potato, if any. I don't drink anything with calories except my protein drink... but no matter what, sugar gets me. Chocolate seduces me like no other... I sure hope George isn't reading this... or I'll find him naked and covered in chocolate with cupcakes in each hand. Ooohh! I think I just turned myself on... I'm thinking 9 1/2 weeks, Mickey Rourke feeding the blindfolded Kim Bassinger...... and I'm back. Well, anyway, Food is Love? I guess... I mean, I have to say it to get past it... I love food. Which is highly problematic... for me. I want to eat even though I am not hungry... also a problem, and I don't want to eat the healthy options so I have to force myself to get the protein in, when I prefer junk food. Why? It's colorful and I love colors... Meat is too neutral... and the more colors you add, the more calories... What? Meat is boring without the flavorful sauces and side dishes.... Who? Me, aren't you listening? When? mostly at night, I always start the day right with a protein shake that's high protein, low-fat, low-carb, etc... and usually am not hunger for hours... when I am hunger again? mid afternoon... i eat a healthy meal protein first, green veggies after if I am still hungry... then at night, where's the junk? not Where's the beef? I need to figure this out... but first, I will find out my weight... and how much I've lost.... fingers crossed... I feel like the other shoe is going to drop... I mean, how can I not feel deprived and keep losing weight? I know I am eating less overall... but creme brule', really? a bite of this and a piece of that... It's been over 5 months since my surgery, and I put my 5 month photos at the top of this post!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Breaking Bread with BOOBS!

It sounds like a trick that a stripper would do, doesn't it? Nope, Grace from Grace's Fat Chance came to Orlando for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Island of Adventure. So we BOOBS came far and wide to spend some time with each other in person or off the Blog, so to speak. The role call is as follows Me, Jacquie(i can't wait to lose it with the band) and her husband Steve who was very helpful taking photos and was so amazing, Amy(Babbles of a Bandster), Grace(Grace's Fat Chance) and her adorable sister Farrah, and Steph(Dreams of Skinny High Heels)... It was like we had been life long friends and we chatted and laughed. It seems to me that this was what Chicago is going to feel like... a bunch of old friends getting together. And I can't wait! I am wearing a shirt passed down to me from the Sisterhood of the traveling pants... which recently belonged to Carmen(I'm with the Band) and she was kind enough to send it to me when she shrunk out of it... I love it! When I was there Steph gave me some clothes to shrink into as well so I am so stylist these days, you wouldn't recognize me. Wearing Carmen's shirt made me feel like the other BOOBS were all with us in spirit. Anyway, I can't wait for next month and all the BOOBS that Chicago brings me, It is the original home of the Playboy Mansion so lots of BOOBS in Chicago history, but my BOOBS aren't fake they are truly genuine... in every sense of the word.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tang... and other Ray's of Sunshine!

Well, I figured that I would add another photo of one of my fruity standbys... I don't know which of you love breakfast juices... Orange juice or what not? Anyway, almost everything I drink has 0 calories except my Sugar-free Tang. It is delicious! but it has 5 calories... which my doctor says is close enough. Don't get me wrong, my protein drinks have 170 calories but they are more like a meal replacement not a beverage. I have been doing ok these last 2 days... even though i am on my TOM... which is good as far as tightness goes. I have been making good choices as well and walking every day too. I am pretty sure that when I go to my Doctor's office next (September 2nd)... I will finally be in THREEDOM and never see 400+ on any scale again. Yippee! As for other news, Amy W. (Once upon a time... in the land of cheese and Sunkist) has made me a facebook star by quoting one of my corny little sayings on one of her always witty status updates... Just when you think she can't possibly get any cooler, she takes her sunshine and shines all over you. Still corny, right? but true. She's a ray of sunshine and even after all the weight she's lost, luckily she kept her funny bone, just like I hope to. I am looking forward to meeting Grace (from Grace's Fat Chance) this week... She is a huge Harry Potter Fan whose coming to O-Town to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure. I am excited to meet her. My Aunt Donna and her family are coming to Disney this week too, My Aunt is less than 5 years older than me so we are very close like sisters... so I can't wait to spend some time with them, too. I hope to not have a stuck incident with them since they live 1000 miles away, they haven't seen any of the downfalls to my banding... only the weight loss.... Let's keep it that way. I don't want everyone to be afraid to break bread with me, do i?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Eggface Giveaway...

Eggface is having a giveaway...You've read her blog, tried some of her recipes and wouldn't you love to win some of her amazing flavor ingredients... Go to her blog to enter...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I love Wednesday....A creative mindthief!

I love Train.... and especially Pat Monahan.... Hey, Soul Sister is my official theme song and hearing it and singing it makes me happy and brings bop to my day. I love all their music but that is my favorite song... when my husband plays it to wake me up in the morning... I know it's gonna be a good day! I love Glee.... the show is fun and happy too.... and I adore Jane Lynch's character on the show. I love lightening that shoots sideways and lights up the sky. I love Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, actually I love ice cream period, and catching the drips on a hot summer day... I love singing along with the radio in the car... I love fireworks, especially Disney Fireworks...I love the "F" word and all the other versions of itincluding but not limited to freakin', friggin' frig, frick, frickin', fudge, etc. and I love summer thunderstorms... as long as they are short and sweet... Anyway, the quote of the week for me is from the new Showtime show "The Big C".... "You can't be Fat and Mean, Andrea, What? You heard me if you're going to dish it out, you have to be able to lick it up, Fat people are jolly for a reason, fat repels people but joy attracts them, I know everyone's laughing at your cruel jokes but nobody's inviting you to prom, so you can either be Fat and jolly or a skinny bitch , it's up to you!" Sometimes.... the truth hurts. I am pretty sure I am going to be combination of the 2... like a Jolly Bitch.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Warm, Frosty Chocolate?

I have been craving cereal and I am on a low-carb diet so it's a no-no of sorts... well, I did find a protein cereal which is pretty good...It's 140 calories a serving(which I thought was sorta small but my band is totally satisfied), 24g carbs(12g of which are sugar), and 12g of protein... I am still in trials so if any of you found a healthy cereal which is lower carb... I would appreciate the recommendations... Well, I finally added Protein shakes to my menu today... I was told by my doctor not to drink my calories... but I cannot get enough protein in by meal alone. I picked a Pure Protein ready to drink shake... GNC didn't have any cold Frosty Chocolates(Ironic that Frosty Chocolate can be warm, huh?) so I went with a Strawberry and cream this morning. It was 11oz, had 35g of Protein, 160 calories(only 10 from fat), 1g fat, 2g carbs(only 1 of which was sugar) and has no aspartame... sound too good to be true, hence... the nasty taste, but I had no trouble getting it down since it was only 11oz. I bought the chocolate for tomorrow... It has 170 calories(still only 10 from fat), 1g fat, 4g carbs, and no aspartame... but how will it taste? We will find out tomorrow, but I had no trouble getting the protein goal for today with the help of that Strawberry nightmare... Who hasn't swallowed some high protein liquid for the better good? *********************Update........ I am sorry I was being so subtle with the last sentence of this post.... Of Course, I am flithy, dirty, bad girl! I was jealous when Gilly was offered spankings in Chicago... So I will make my little swatting well-deserved.... I would never make it in 50's suburbia.... but who wouldn't love to wear one of those frilly sheer aprons with nothing else on with a roast in a pan to greet your mate when they come home....LOL!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I can't stand it when.....

I'm at the point where I can't stand it when.... 1)People tell what I shouldn't eat... Worry about your own diet, Dimwit! 2)Women tell me "I want to lose weight the Right way" or "I want to lose weight the Natural way"... Go ahead and more will power to you! 3)People tell me how to lose weight... Having surgery doesn't mean I don't know how to lose weight, I'm an expert at losing weight... It's keeping it off that's been my main problem... 4)When Folks say "How much have you lost so far?"... Just say you look great and move on... My actual weight or loss... That is my business and whoever I chose to share it with... When did it become ok to ask a girl about her weight? 5)Anyone saying that having WLS is taking the easy way out.... You try clinging to the toilet after eating a piece of chicken breast.... and then tell me that it's the easy way. 6)People drive like they're the only one on the road.... I would like to continue living, Jeff Gordon. 7)People say "to make a long story short"... It's too friggin' late, I don't know how much longer I can fake interest in you cat's daily escapades. It's simple, Embellish and exaggerate... Stories are much better when you do. 8)My i Phone corrects my spelling into a completely different word... like when my husband texts Dex (a guy from work) and called him Sex. i would rather misspell things than proposition people without knowing it. 9)Know-it-alls.... Where did they all come from? Is it just me or are they multiplying? Learning is part of the thrill of life...If you know-it-all already, Is life really worth living? 10)People who don't clean up after their dogs... In what world do you live in when you think even your Dog's shit don't stink? I mean, I can only hope you walk in Dog crap... and curse someone else out for not cleaning it up, hypocrite! 11)Tourists... I prefer travelers because they enjoy the journey and they interact with others, their vacation is really about the whole experience, but tourists, truly believe that the world revolves around them and their family/group... they drive across several lanes of traffic like everyone should lost life and limb so they don't miss the parade. Actually, since I live in one of the top tourist destinations in the world, this really could be a whole blog post... I am a traveler myself, I even like getting lost and finding my way... because my best memories of my travels are in the people I've met... but the parade and fireworks are great too. 12)People who shhhhh! in the movie theater, there's no question that people talk during the movie and it can be annoying, and no one should be answering their phone inside the theater but if I miss a line and learn over to my husband and whisper in his ear, some fool 2 rows away always has to shhhh! but a bunch of teenagers laughing and planning their weekend during a film gets no shhhh! Are you kidding me? It is a social event not church. 13)What's with the heat this summer? It's like someone left the oven door open everywhere... I have to go to DisneyWorld again this week with family when they come and there's a veil of disgust over the Happiest Place on Earth when It seems like the Hottest Place on Earth... People have forgotten that there are 7 Dwarves... and just stick with Grumpy and I seem like I am stuck on Bashful since I hate to leave the air-conditioned house. 14)When I ramble on and on and on in my blog post and can feel the readers dropping out one by one... but all's well that ends well.... or should I say All's well that Ends.

Friday, August 13, 2010

BYOC,,, Friday the 13th...

Well, It is time for the BYOC.... Fun Friday...

1. Do you remember your last dream?

I dreamed last night of being with my husband and my family on top of a non-descriptive bldg in NYC... I asked my George to come over to the edge of the roof to see something and he grabbed my Father and Sister and jumped off... trying to get to the next roof but fell to the ground... I screamed bloody murder and raced to the elevator, went down, ran thru the lobby, went outside and the 3 of them were sitting on a bench wiping a little blood off their faces... It was very strange and I usually never remember my dreams...

2. Which is your favorite body part of the human body and why?

It is hard to decide but I would be torn betwee
n the eyes... Windows to the soul and the mouth... I love smiles and kissing...

3. Tell me about your first kiss...

My first kiss is a sour subject for me.... I had a huge crush on this older boy whose family was really into the church... His brother was a preacher and the family owned this after school hangout called PTL(Praise the Lord)... We sorta dated and I was only 13 while he was almost 18... I broke it off with him because he was trying pushing me into sex... and I wasn't ready... so he apologized and asked to talk to me and walk me home one night... after he was telling everyone that he broke up with me because of my thunder thighs and that I was a prude... When he walked me home he tried to force himself on me in an alley behind my house... He ripped my favorite sweater and sat on top of me scaring me to death... I was finally about to pull my knee up enough to kick him in his... you know where... and I ran all the way home. It was the most frightening night on my life... and now memories of my first kiss are tarnished with the traumatic memories of his attempted rape. Anyway, That is how you turn a lighthearted question on a BYOC into a topic that should have been a whole blog... but this sexual assault may have been what prompted me to gain lots of weight over the next few years, at least that's what my therapist thinks... I blame my love of all things carb.

4. How big is your bed?

We have a King sized bed. I never thought we would get a big bed since one of the joys of marriage is clinging to each other in the night but we got it and now have the option of cuddling up next to each other or sleeping with a wall of hate and disgust between us... LOL. Besides King-sized beds are so much more fun for sexcapades...

5. Repeat question....whose blog or comment stuck with you the most this week and why?

I think for me it was definitely Carmen's Lifetime of Fatness post... It was honest and painful for Carmen to recall and she wrote so beautifully about her feelings and I know many of us can totally relate. i love Carmen!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My kind of Town.... Chicago!

I know by now most of you have heard that I am joining you all in Chicago... I am so excited! I am rooming with AmeyfromIdaho... blogger from "Does this donut make my butt look big?"... I can't wait to meet Amey, I have been reading and following her blog for a couple months and she's sarcastic and has my weird sense of humor so I'm pretty sure we're a match made in heaven, if heaven is still matchmaking after Adam & Eve. If you don't follow her blog, you should check her out at doesthisdonutmakemybuttlookbig.blogspot.com I can't wait to meet all of the BOOBS that are going to Chicago and hope the rest of you will cross my path soon too. Who is all going to Chicago? I read the list but I am not sure how often it is updated so tell me if you're going in my comments and who you are rooming with?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I am human.... Perfectly flawed.

I guess I need to tell people what I believe... since an uninformed person seems to want to beat up on everybody. It's fairly simple really.... I believe I am beautiful, no matter thick or thin, I believe i can lose weight with or without my lapband... my lapband just keeps me on track and doesn't let me overdo it, I believe in God and that he is helping me do everything I put my mind to do, I believe that the support that I get from my lapband blog community is irreplaceable... Why? You ask. Not because you tell me it will be alright, not because you tell me I can do it, not because you tell me chocolate is not my enemy, not because you think I am inspirational, not because you condone my mistakes and missteps, but because you do all that... truly understanding where I am in my thought process, where I am in my journey, and where I am overcoming my addiction... because you are me. And this is about you not just me. When I make my food choices, I don't always make the right ones... I am human. I love cake, cookies, chocolate but I lost 74 pounds so far because most of the time being human is no longer a handicap for me... It is a blessing. There is no bad food and good food, and I am not a bad girl if I eat a brownie. I am a flawed human being and my beauty is in my imperfections. This is my life now... I am not on a diet and never claimed to be. I make the right choices most of the time and am now 150% more active. I am no longer a diabetic, my blood pressure and cholestrial are in normal range and I enjoy life more than I have in years... When I enjoy life, I celebrate my band because my band gave me my life back. With my band, I am a superhero... I can survive all measure of baked goods, and gooey treats. I do not try to trick my band... I do not overeat... and I do not binge in anyway. I do not believe that I am wasting my band. I do not take days off from having a band, because It is not possible. When someone says that they are taking days off from counting calories that doesn't mean that they are taking a day of from having a band... It is just talk, blog stuff, exaggerations which add to the entertainment value of our story... We are not supposed to count calories, it is just our way of informing ourselves about the choices we make. This uninformed person... who many of you have been harrassed by... doesn't know what it's like to have a lapband... but they do know what it's like to have a soapbox. Having a band is a way of life... not a diet. My success although different from non-bandsters, also comes from alot of hard work. I earned every pound I lost... my loss may have come easier today than my other losses in the past but the combination of my band and my knowledge about how to lose weight from years of losing weight... I know what works, we all do. Our bodies are all different... Women struggle to lose weight more that men do... that is a proven fact. My band is a helpful tool to help me lose weight and keep it off. It is not a magic wand. It doesn't lose the weight for me. I did not take the easy way out... because there is no easy way out. I can tell you if there was an easy way out, I would have found it... I did spend years looking.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Questions... and Answers! Fun!

I just started following Crazy Daze and Nite Dreams and she just started doing a Saturday 6 questionaire... sorta like our BYOC....so I'm gonna try it.... 1.) Tell us one nasty habit you have--we all know you have one! I bite my nails when I'm nervous so I usually wear acrylic nails which I never bite... Weird, huh? 2.) You are able to hire one of the following-which is it? Maid, Chef, Gardener.... I would definitely want a maid ... I hate housework and I am a simple eater these days... and my yard is beyond help so, at least my house would be clean. 3.) Would you sacrifice one of your fingers for half a million dollars? it sounds superfical but yes. i could live without a finger and the money would give us a great cushion. i would want to choose the finger though...
4.) Tell us how your husband popped the question? (If you're not married how would you want someone to pop the question?) We were dating and living together for years but wanted a real wedding so we were saving our money for that... I didn't expect romance to enter into it... Strange, huh? He secretly was paying off a ring and when he was done he had so many romantic Ideas but he was too impatient to pull one off... So he came to my work and got down on one knee in front of the whole staff and customers. I can't remember the words he said(I really wish I could)... but the tears were falling down my face and I said yes even though by all practical purposes we were already engaged.... He swept me off my feet and I had to stay there at work to finish my shift but when I got home there were rose petals up the stairs and candles set up throughout our apt... It seems that he had set up the romantic proposal anyway. He's incredible and I am more crazy in love every day, in October we will be married 15 years and in December together for 19 ... 5.) Is there anyone that has ever done you so wrong that you just can't forget or forgive them...at all?I used to think I was a pushover... that people kept stepping all over me because I was too weak but I see the way I look for the good in every person as a strength now, not a weakness and although there are a couple people who I no longer wish to spend time with, I hold no grudge and wish them well... mostly that is for me part of my glass half-full way of looking at the world. And I do not rot from within with hatred and vengence.... and the days can be full of sunshine and rainbows. I think the years of therapy have helped.
6.) Do you believe that people should wait until marriage to have sex? Why or why not? I think it's great for someone to want to wait until marriage but not knowing what you're missing can be as bad or worse than knowing what you're missing. I think sex is an important part of marriage and you have to be compatiable in the bedroom but it is nice to have a clean slate to mold your lover to your whims...LOL

Am I enough of a BOOB?

Well, I have been struggling with the decision of whether or not to join you all in Chicago or not for quite a while... I really want to meet you all, so much and I think I can manage getting around the city too. I needed to get a fire under my plump bottom since the Head Boobs need a final count. I am glad I waited this long to decide though since i feel stronger and more mobile these days. I walked all day at the Magic Kingdom in the extreme heat most of the time I was pushing my Mom in my wheelchair so she could go with us and enjoy the day. It was tough and I put my pushing a wheelchair and walking into the myfitnesspal app on my iphone... grand total I burned over 11,000 calories and I felt every calorie burned. It was ungodly hot... Steph would say it was hot as Satan's Jockstrap. Okay, back to the subject at hand... I am going to need a roommate or two so I need to email Steph to let her know. We are watching every penny these days so I will sleep in a bathtub if need be... I am going to be flipping out with excitement when I am sure I can get Boobstered up..... with you all. I am not going to be running or walking the 5K... I think that would cause me to meet Chicago's finest EMTs, but I will be there for support at least. Oh, and what ever happened with the T-shirts?

Friday, August 6, 2010

BYOC.... Thank God it's Friday!

1)This is something a bit different and it comes from my Lovey Dove Barbara(My NEW LIFE Rules)It's called which one would you rather? Tom Brady or Tom Cruise?..... For me that is simple, Tom Brady... I don't like Tom Cruise the person, although I have enjoyed some of his films. If we could choose any famous Tom... I'd choose Tom Welling, TV's superman. I guess I like them pretty young, and he sorta looks like my hubby. Mr Big(Sex in the City) or Tony Little(Exercise Nut)?.... Definitely Big, I hate exercise and Tony Little is a little creepy with the enthusiasm. Whoopi Goldberg or Making Whoopi? Is this really a question? Making Whoopi.... I have to read all of your answers because I worry one of you might pick whoopi goldberg... I like both whoopis but one is much better than the other. 2)I know some of us have discussed this before but I've been thinking and hearing that many of us here in Blogland are getting closer to goal. How do you feel about plastic surgery? What length will you go to in order to achieve it? I am fine with plastic surgery but I think people get obsessed with it like anything else. So I do have that fear since I obviously have an addictive personality. I was considering having my breasts reduced, with my George kicking and screaming the whole way, but if they shrink enough with the weight loss, maybe just a lift. I will need a lower body lift and a upper body lift... I think, basically I will see what the insurance pays for and decide from there. The loose skin already causes me slight mobility issues and some rashes. So In order to enjoy my new body, I will need some tweaks. 3)What's your favorite website? Besides Blogger.com, I am a facebook nut. I love that site and and I'm on it often...Look me up and we can be facebook friends. I have a link on my blog. 4)What is your best tip for having a great vacation? (Yes, this is me being selfish... getting slightly nervous for my first vacay ever in 13 days)... I love to travel and the best advice I can give you Draz, take tons of photos, memories, and you will have something to enjoy when the fun is over. 5)Repeat question: What blog or comment stuck with you this week and why? Definitely Jen (Freckle on the Nose of life's complexion) Family Ties blog post. She talks a about her father's death 2 years and her family's way of coping with the ongoing grief... It hit home with me since my father's death 7 years ago and my sister's death 5 years ago, I feel a strain on my family's closeness...As if being around each other brings up the pain of our never-ending grief... If you don't follow Jen, she is not a bandster, just a brilliant blogger... check out her blog at freckleonthenose.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Shout out to an inspirational Bandster! who rocked the band.

Well, I am going to do a different kind of shout out... Judi doesn't need our support to get to her goal... She is past it. She lost 115 pounds and is 5 pounds under her goal. Pretty impressive, huh? Well, She is reaching her 3rd year bandiversary soon and would like a follower for each pound she's lost... a new goal for a new woman, Do you a Judi's journey? If not, check it out at http://judifromthismomenton.blogspot.com

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Walking around the "World"... DisneyWorld that is.

So... I could eat a little bit today, a very little bit but maybe this is what I am supposed to be eating. I got a kids' meal at Bob Evans tonight. It was 3 grilled chicken strips and a small salad... I ate one of the 3 grilled chicken strips and a couple pieces of lettuce and I was full, then I was hungry again 2 or 3 hours later. but I am full after a couple bites of food. I had some tunafish for lunch, a little it of pineapple and some butternut squash soup... also today. I was craving Taco bell, so I got one hard taco and had about 1/2 of it... and It went down fine, but I was full. I used to eat 3 or 4 tacos at a time, Now one is more than enough. I am thrilled about that. I haven't let myself have them but I will treat myself once in a while If I want one.... just one. I still can't believe it... Is this what being at your "Sweet Spot" feels like? I am not sure yet but, I am doing well today. I didn't eat alot of anything, but I was able to eat a bunch of little amounts of things, but not to the point of grazing of course. I don't want to speak to soon, but my band is definitely working... I have restriction, at first I thought it was too tight, but It seems pretty good. I will go to DisneyWorld for the first time tomorrow since my surgery. So I will see how it feels to go without getting a treat or eating a bunch of junk. I am also going to pop in to say hello to my Hubby at work since many of his work friends have been asking about me. He is a server/waiter at the Liberty Tree Tavern Restaurant in Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom. I haven't walked around the park in years... usually I can only go when George is off and he pushes me in my wheelchair, well, look out folks, I am walking... around the Magic Kingdom tomorrow. Fun! I hope his co-workers notice the new me... 74 pounds less of me, that is. Excited!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The festival of the Naked husband countdown....

Well, I am still having problems with most food... Is this the restriction that they speak of? I guess I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth, but I was hoping to still be able to eat most meats for protein... but people have said that they can't eat chicken breast or steak when they get restriction with their bands... so, I will keep hoping for a happy medium. My niece Niki and her boyfriend Chuck are flying in tomorrow. They haven't seen me for 2 months. I wonder if they will notice a difference... We are going to take them to Disney and they will be here for about a week. My Mom who lives with us is driving up with them to Philly in a week to visit my brother's family. So my hubby and I will be alone in our house like newlyweds... Prepare for the festival of the Naked husband to begin.... George will strip down before they back out of the driveway and probably put clothes back on when the car pull back in weeks later... I am talking about around the house, of course. I mean, he dressed when he mows the lawn and takes out the trash, at least, I hope so. He is adorable but I think of him as strange, anyone that comfy in their own skin to walk around nude seems Loco to me. Maybe one day, I will join him.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Stuck in the Middle with Food....

Still... Stuck in the middle with Food....That was a 70's song parody for you youngster Bloggers out there... I can not eat much solid yet and it is 3 full days since my fill. I was at 4.1cc in a 14cc/APL band and he added 2.8cc thursday to make it 6.9cc... which seems to me shouldn't get me too tight. but.... The proof is in the pudding, which is pretty much all my band with keep down. I mean.... I can't eat the grilled chicken that I eat to get my protein but I have been able to eat some canned chili and soy crisps....which are one of my faves... Glenny's Soy Crisps. I eat them with Tuna salad, Chili, chicken salad, etc. They replace crackers for me. And are low carb, low calorie, and have like 9 grams of protein per serving. They are sorta like a rice cake but taste better to me. Anyway, I am hoping to have a little less restriction by tomorrow.