Sunday, January 29, 2012

What the Fudge????

So I weighed in on Friday and I was down 0.1 lbs. I thought exercise was supposed to help you with weight loss??? I have faithfully done my C25K program every day this week, and 0.1 seriously? I know I should not be complaining since I could have gained or stayed the same but all I can think of is "What the Fudge"? You would think I ate it or something!! Today being the scale hog I am I weighed only to find out I am up 2 pounds. I cannot use the TOM excuse, since he doesn't visit me anymore. Has this happened to any of you??? I know muscle weighs more than fat, but I haven't even had enough time to build more up. Signed, CONFUSED....

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Biggest Loser Challenge at work.....

So my workplace is really big on promoting healthy lifestyles and they actually do their own "Biggest Loser Program" Guess What???

I Won the last session!! I came in first place of 10 agency wide. Can I get a whoot whoot!!! The grand prize is 300.00 so I will have a nice little chunk of change to do some clothes shopping!! Originally, I hesitated about entering the contest because of you the band but after talking to some people they said "Oh coarse you should enter, no one thought being banded was even an issue" which was great. I am glad people recognize that is really is a tool and only one little part of the weight loss journey. I am happy that my job supports all of us in our efforts to become and stay healthy. Here are the stats of the amount everyone has lost since starting the program several years ago.
Hospice of the Valley Biggest Loser Challenge:

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Morning Funny/ C25K starting now....

I just started my Couch to 5k program today, and I didn't keel over!! I am super excited, can you see it in my face???

Friday, January 20, 2012

Weekly Weigh in

Today's weight 184.7
down 3 pounds this week!!
total wt loss 58.3

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Skinny Jeans and other things....

Last Thursday I went to our Support Group and we had a clothing exchange. It was super fun. Amy and I finally got to meet Elizabeth in person which was great. We spent time talking with a lady who is about to be banded and then tryed on clothes. Here is the weird part. There was a pair of true skinny jeans and I took one look and said no way. Elizabeth convinced me to try them on and low and behold they fit! She said she thinks they are even a little big. Me, I felt like I had been poured into them. I just can't believe I have a pair of skinny jeans now! Now I just need to be brave enough to wear them out in public. Total NSV I would say. The other really cool thing is I just registered for this:
I am going to do my first 8K!!!!!! Grant you I will probably walk most of it because my joints aren't ready for running but I am so happy to be taking my fitness efforts to a new level!! Anyone want to join me??? Its Feb 19th...
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Weekly Weigh in

Today's Weight: 187.7
Down 1.5 pounds this week
Total wt loss 55.3

I have a few NSV to mention and a few updates that I will post about this weekend, I am off to work and don't want to be late. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I ended up with the Viral Infection too...Blah

So Sunday I woke up at 1am, violently ill just like my son had been. Here's the weird part warning TMI section...I kept retching really hard but I couldn't throw up. It was coming out the other end at the same time, but its like my band stopped me from actually throwing up. It hurt just as bad though. Has that happened to anyone else? I kept thinking oh no, I am going to make my band slip or do some terrible damage...but nada, zilch. It was so strange. Yesterday, I literally didn't move out of bed, today I feel a little better but very weak, and dizzy when I get up. I am trying to slowly get my fluids in so I don't get dehydrated like my son did. Whatever this Crap is its EVIL!

I've Been Tagged, Have you?

Tag, Your it!!

I was tagged by jennxaz , I felt so special getting tagged!!

The Rules:1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things yourself.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about ‘you are tagged if you are reading this.’ Blah blah blah, you legiti­mately have to tag 11 peeps!

Random things:
1. I was in Judo for 13 years and competed in tournaments growing up.
2. I am an Aunt to my Nephew who is two years older than me. Growing up he refused to call me Auntie Kelli!
3. I can give the bird (flip people off) with my middle toe!! Now that takes skills baby!
4. I was a Cheerleader in High School~ Don't Hate....
5. I have a famous brother and nephew that are professional wrestlers (The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase retired WWF and his son Ted Jr. who now wrestles in the WWE.
6. I Love to ride quads.
7. I grew up in the Bay Area with all its fresh seafood and I DESPISE Fish!!
8. I grew up in the Napa Valley, and I don't even drink Wine.
9. I miss having 4 seasons now that I live in AZ
10. I have been a Nurse since 1991.
11. I love Dragonflies.

MY Questions:
1. Paperback, nook, kindle or other?
Actually I am still old school with Paperback. I haven't made the switch yet.
2. Favorite place to vacation?
I really haven't gone vacationing anywhere far away or exotic, I hope I get the chance someday. I would have to go with Hawaii, I have been there 3 times.
3. Mommy or daddy's girl?
Actually I am a granny's girl. Growing up I spent a lot of my time hanging out with my Grandma. She was the Best!
4. Tomboy or girlie girl?
Both, so I guess I am a Tom Girl! I loved playing Army Men, shooting BB guns, riding quads as much as I loved my Barbies, makeup, and Hopscotch.
5. Did you play sports in school?
Judo, Volleyball
6. PC or MAC?
PC~although my brother-in-law try's hard to get us to switch
7. Favorite band or singer of all time?
Elton John
8. Favorite movie of all time?
WiZard of OZ
9. When you go to Vegas...slots or tables?
Buffet, oops sorry that wasn't one of the choices. I guess I would have to say slots then
10. Beer or wine or none?
11. Favorite reason to blog?
I love all the people I have met, and the support they give.

My Questions for others to answer:
1. Rollercoasters: Do you love em or hate em?
2. What is the most crazy, dangerous thing you have ever done?
3. Before Banding (I know we had to give it up) Pepsi or Coke products?
4. What is your favorite TV game show?
5. If your food came out wrong or didn't taste good at a restaurant~Would you tell the waiter or just not say anything?
6. Dogs or Cats?
7. Have you ever been to another country? If so which ones?
8. What is one of your pet peeves?
9. If you could pick any kind of car to own, what would it be?
10. Droid or IPhone?
11. Favorite Movie Star or Artist you had a crush on growing up?

People I am tagging~
Watch this Space
Robyn's Nest
Dwindling Dame
Renovation and Repair
Brook gets Banded
A Wine girls way to thin
Life of a Banded Army Wife

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A night in the Hospital with my son/ I have hit the motherload/ Comparison Pics

Spent the whole night at the hospital with my 10 yr old son. He became violently ill last evening. After 5 sticks for the IV, cat scans etc etc. they were able to rule out his appendix. He has an extreme Viral infection, poor fella. I think he should earn a new PS 3 game for this one!! Momma just needs rest, she is too old to pull the all nighters anymore!

On a positive note my friend just posted on facebook that she cleaned out her closet for clothes to give me...OMG I think I have hit the motherload!! She has 12 bags of clothes....

Finally, here is a picture of me that a coworker took on Friday, I cannot believe how much I've change

Sept 15, 2011~ Day of Surgery

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekly Weigh In

Today's Wt: 189.2
Down 1.5 this week
Total wt loss 53.8
Well I am finally out of the 190's yahoo!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Can you believe it?? Me...Tubing in the Snow!!!

Although I feel like the Pillsbury Dough boy in this picture I just had to share with you all to prove, I really did it! I really went Tubing in the snow!! A year ago, I was laid up on my Mother in laws couch with a broken leg feeling fat and sorry for myself. What a difference a year and a band can make.......p.s. it was a total blast!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Word for 2012

Like most of you, I have given up on the New's Years Resolution concept simply because it never works. I have decided this year to go with a simple Word to help me stay focused on my journey that actually began Sept 15th. Here is is.......
My 2012 word is Healthy!! I chose this word because the whole reason I decided to get banded was to gain my Health back. I want my Diabetes to go away, I want normal blood work, less meds, better eating choices and habits and a strong and fit body, and yes weigh less. Isn't that really what Healthy means? I can't change the fact that I have crappy Genes, but I can change the way I chose to live my life. I am already beginning to see some of these results based on the changes I have made so far.  So here is to continued success in 2012 for me and all of you lovely Bandster friends as well! Cheers to Life and Good Health!