Friday, March 19, 2010

Back to the Basics

Last night I decided that I am freaking out! I realized that I am able to It was my hubby's BDAY yesterday. I planned yesterday to do my Protein and veggies all day. Well I thought that was the lunch time I was in the protein frame of mind and all and so I decided to order grilled shrimp that came with a small bowl of pinto beans. Well just as I was almost done ordering I noticed they had FRIED PICKLES!!!!! I love fried pickles and I have been craving them like crazy for about 2 weeks now. My friend that works with me likes them too and she said she would share them with me. So OF COURSE, I mindlessly ordered them. Well I ate the shrimp, the coleslaw they mistakenly gave me (I wanted my beans!) and about 5 fried pickles. Now take into consideration that on a normal basis I could have devoured at least half of that container (like 50 pickles...yes they load ya up here in Texas) and I can't do it now so that is one plus. On the other hand, carbs, carbs, carbs! Bad!!!! Then we went to a steak and seafood restaurant for the hubby's bday and I couldn't find anything on the menu. It was between fish (I hate fish) and a steak and shrimp deal for $26.99!!!! Cheapest steak they had, ridiculous. So I again..mindlessly...ordered fried crawfish tails (for those of you who have never had these down south...they are the BEST!) and french fries. And guess what???? I ate all of my fries and about 5 or 6 crawfish tails and then 1 small bite of the Oreo Mousse cake I bought for the hubby. heheehehehehehehe I could just smack myself. I also drank tea while eating which is a NO NO! And if that wasn't bad enough I got hungry a few hours later and ate doritos and salsa while watching TV. And through all of these "wonderful" decisions yesterday, I had no problems consuming any of this. No "band full" feeling, no gas pain, no pressure, NOTHING! I did get fuller faster than I used to but the restriction has gone down tremendously. SCARY thing to realize. I sure don't want to gain back the weight I have lost so far. So I decided I am going to try my damndest to do like I did on the pre op diet and do one shake a day and 2 high protein and veggie meals with as little carbs as possible. Soooo today I have done better and so far...
Breakfast: Hot green tea and 1 splenda and ONE Atkins protein shake (chocolate royale...delicious)
Lunch: 1 lean ground beef patty, 1 slice of tomato, 6 pickles, and 2 romaine lettuce leafs. I broke it all up and made a lettuce wrap out of it...and it was absolutely YUMMY! Oh and I had one tbsp of mayo
So far so good.

Ok now for the lovely lil game Drazil came up with....Below are her questions:

1. If you could be a weather forecast, what would you be and why?

I would be Slight chance of rain and thunderstorms because I am very moody and being a Gemini I go back and forth and there is always a chance of rain with me. Also, I actually enjoy the rain. I have never disliked the rain as long as I am not out having to run errands in it. Rain and thunder are very soothing to me and it rains alot here so it feels like home.

2. If you could be a crayon, what color would you be and why?

This one is tough for me too because I love many colors. But if I had to pick one I would probably be silver because Silver can go with almost anything and I wear it alot. I like shades of gray and silver is in that family so there ya go!

3.  What is/was your biggest physical goal you want to do when you hit your goal weight?

I would love to run a 1/2 marathon. I HATE running because I suck at it so I know if I ever was able to do a marathon that I have improved drastically and it would be a major accomplishment. AND I have always been interested in trying out hiking. We shall see.

4. If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

I would be an monkey because they are very intelligent, can live as long as humans, and are cute as heck! :)

5. Put it out there, black and white Stat Questions:

What is your highest weight? 206lbs
What is your weight now:?191.2 as of this morning
What is your goal weight? 135-140
What is your goal size? Umm I would say a 6 or 8
What diet/program/tool do you follow/have if any? I am trying to follow high protein, low carb diet and I have the band as my tool :)
How did you lose the weight current to today? Low carb, high protein has always worked for me. I just needed help with the portion control part and for cravings

6. What's your best advice for people on this weight loss journey?

Believe in yourself...corny I know...but you just have to honestly believe that it is possible to be the size you want to be. It's not impossible by any means but you have to work for it. There's no miracle pill, diet, or surgery. You have to work for it and you can have it! Good luck!

7. Have you ever shaved your whootananny?

I particularly love this question, Drazil. You and Amy just crack me up! Ok. we all know you really want people to answer and you are just trying to seem modest by saying you don't sooo.....dun dun dun....
My answer is...who hasn't???? HAHAHA


  1. Good job getting back to it after your big food day. We have to cut ourselves some slack because birthdays and meals out are going to come up. If I can't eat at a restaurant without it resulting in a binge/shame fest then I am not going to make it! BTW I have never had (or heard of for that matter) fried pickles. They sound weird, but I will take your word for it that they are delicious. Also keep in mind that your band is empty right now and the restriction you have felt thus far is mainly from swelling. You'll get there!

  2. Well actually my band isn't empty. That's what's sad!!!! I actually have 4cc's in there! They put it in during surgery. Yikes

  3. Thank you dear cute Jess - you love the question and I love your answer! YOu made my day!

  4. i beat myself up endlessly this past does us no good :-) just do what you gotta do!!


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