Monday, November 29, 2010

Half Marathon - Check!

Well, I did it! Yesterday I completed my first half marathon! I walked most of it, but ran some as well, and it was just such a high:) I am so proud of myself! It is one of those things where I could have done this 45 pounds ago, but I know that I would have really wrecked my body, where now, I did it, I felt a little sore, but not bad. I was sore today, but not unbearable and it is muscle sore- not hurt knees or any other body parts.
The bummer is I gain 2 pounds on the DAY of the marathon, the day where I burned 1800calories and only ate 1500 calories.....I do not understand my body some days. Oh well, I am not too worried about it, I am sure it will all fall back off this week!

Monday, November 22, 2010

What I Eat

Thanks to Lap Band Girl for suggesting this post, I have enjoyed seeing everyone's daily menu:)
For me:
7:00 - Coffee with Fat Free Creamer (vanilla)(60 calories - 2 cups)
8:30ish - Either Egg White Scramble with Ham and 2% Cheese for 200 calories or a protein shake (Chocolate) with a banana (250 Calories)
Noonish - When at the office a salad from the salad bar (300 calories) when working from home - Flatbread or Crackers/Fruit/Laughing Cow Cheese/Yogurt - Usually 250 calories
4:00 - I usually build in a 200 calorie snack - try for some protein (Beef Jerkey maybe) and something sweet (cookie or WW bar)
6:30 - Dinner. It varies - but I shoot for a 350 calorie dinner
Total Calories - 1,100 - 1,200
I know there are many people who stay at 800 to 1,000 but I can't seem to make that work for me. I am still loosing at 1,200 and feeling good.
Oh - I hit 45 pounds today:) Whoop! I can not wait until the big 5-0!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Amazing meatloaf and people starting to notice!

So,it is strange. Seriously I have had only a couple people say anything about my weight loss up until this point. My mom, my DH and my friend who knows. Then, in the past 2 days I have had about 10 people says something! People at work have said wodnerful things, I had a friend from the neighborhood tell me how great I looked and people at my kids school have all said something. Totally strange, the last pound must have made a huge difference:)
As of today - 43 pounds GONE! Whoop!
My half marathon that I have been training to walk is only 11 days away. I can't wait! I am a little nervous, but I am so happy that I am actually doing it and that I know I can finish it! I will just need another goal to go after once I finish this one so I can keep it up!
I made an amazing dinner tonight, for some reason it was so so good.

Ground Turkey Meatloaf and Mashed Potatos
For the meatloaf:
1 pound ground turkey (not the breats, just the regular turkey)
3/4 packet of meatloaf seasoning
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
little ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 onion finely chopped

Mix it all together and put is in greased(Pam) muffin tins. Should make 12, I only got 11 out of it.

Then boiled 2 potatoe and mashed them with light butter, skim milk and FF Sour Cream.

I must be craving comfort food becuase this meal just was wonderful to me.

I figured I had 2 of the mini loafs and a scoop of potatos for 300 calories. Not bad!

Friday, November 12, 2010

I think I need pictures

I think I need some pictures up. When I first started this, I guess I was so paranoid of someone I know stumbling upon this that I wanted nothing of who I was on here. But as time goes on, and I continue to loose, I am not as worried anymore. I think I will have to update with some pictures. Maybe when I hit 50 pounds:) I hope to hit 43 this week!
I was traveling for work this week and one of the strangest things I have noticed about traveling for work now is that it isn't as fun anymore, now thatI am not "free eating" my weight in chinese food or Starbucks. I used to love to travel, I could eat with reckless abandon. Work would pay for everything and I could start my day with a full fat latte, and not stop until I had dessert after dinner and snacks back at my hotel. Now, I have my skinny vanilla latte, light lunch and typical dinner. Today at the airport I even got an apple, beef jerky and protein bar and then got the fruit and cheese plate on the plane. Seriously - this is craziness for me.
I even worked out twice in the hotel gym and was bummed I didn't have time to go yesterday so planning a trip in today before I go get my kids.
I dare say this lifestyle is changing me. Yahoo!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Do you drink Soda?

I am interested in know who out there drinks soda/beer or other carbonated drinks. My Dr. was die hard, no soda, but I have heard that others do drink soda? Just curious:) Would love to hear your thoughts!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

3 month bandiversary

Well, this week was my 3 month bandiversary. I can not really believe that it has already been 3 months, but as this was something the months of thought went into and the lead up appointments, meetings, and all of that, it feels like this has been way more than 3 months:)
I hit 40 pounds on my 3 month date- it was such a wonderful feeling. I think the best feeling is that I actually feel like this is a lifestyle change - way more than anything I have ever done. It is amazing and scary at the time to think that this is actually happening and I will meet my goal.
As I am not the best blogger, I am going to use this to also capture my meals - mostly for me as I make these great low cal/low fat band friendly meals and then always forget them as I don't ever write down a recipe. So, now I can look back at my blog to come up with meal ideas:)
Tonight we had:
Salmon Spinach Salad
One large Salmon Fillet
1 teaspoon olive oil
juice from one lemon
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
garlic salt
chili powder

Took Salmon Fillet- spread olive oil, lemon juice and teriyaki sauce
sprinkle garlic salt, salt and pepper and chili powder over top
Bake at 420 for around 20 minutes, until done

1/4 cup feta cheese
Red Onion Slices
Hard Boiled Egg (I put the yolk on my husbands salad)
Spinach Salad Dressing(I found one in the refridgerator section for 70 calories and 1/2 gram of fat per 2 Tbl.

Perpare salad with the above ingredients and then put warm salmon on top of salad.

I figure for my salad it was about 350 calories and 20 grams of protien.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Now so close to 40!

I am getting there- 40 pounds! Almost:) I can't wait to hit that mark. For some reason 40 seems like such a huge number. I am hoping to hit 40 next week and then let myself back off a bit by at the holidays (still loose, but not worry about hitting 2-3 pounds a week) and hit 50 pounds by the end of the year. Man, a few months ago this seemed like one of the dreams that would never actually come true.
Wednesday is my 3 month Bandiversary - I can not beleive it. What a blessing this has been, I am so much happier, my marriage is stronger, I don't want to cry/snap/lay down all the time. I am working out 3-4 times a week and I am walking a 1/2 marathon next week. Phew! All is good.
I read the book Designated Fat Girl - about a woman who had gastric bypass and all the years leading up to that decision and when she finally got it. It was an interesting read and amazing how much I could relate to.
I hope you all had a great Halloween and if you are like me you are looking to get as much of the candy OUT of your house as possible!