I haven't had a chance to do any blogging the last few days. I've been really busy at work and have alot of catching up to do now! Ugh!!! I hate getting behind on my reading.
But low and behold I return to the sweet surprise of a blog award from Bec at My Lapband Journey . Thanks alot Bec that was super sweet of you and awesome. I haven't gotten an award in a while so I am very proud that you thought of me for this!
The rules of accepting this award are: Thank the person who gave you the award, reveal seven things about yourself, and nominate 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered or love. Then leave a comment on their blog letting them know they've been nominated
Seven things about myself:
1. I love babies
2. I would have a farm or jungle if I could. I love animals.
3. I act pretty tough but am very soft in reality.
4. I have green eyes.
5. I am naturally anal or pessimistic about things most of the time.
6. I am not a people person at all but for some reason people flock to me.
7. I have never broken a bone in my life.
Nominate 15 bloggers:
Kristen @ Kristen's Lapband Journey
Tessie @ Band Me Baby
Manda Panda @ Candyland to Bandland
Dizzy @ Dizzy
Caroline @ Finally Going to Finish what I started
Grace @ Graces (not so) Fat chance
Angie @ I am in repair (Angie, I know you don't do these awards but I still wanted to)
Drazil @ It's just me, drazil, and sheniqua
Janelle @ Lap Band Living
Amanda @ Life of a (hopeful) loser
Meli @ Love, Meli Meli
Amy W @ Once upon a time...
Sandy Lee @ The weight loss rollercoaster
Ok. So now that the award is done. I wanted to say I broke my lowest low on the scale yesterday and weighed in at 176.8lbs! I know it's not that far down but my lowest before that was 177.2! I have officially lost 30lbs on the dot. I figure 4 lbs lost in 5 days is pretty good. But I am definitely kicking it up a notch starting today I am going to exercise 6 times a week (like I have been) but for at least 45 minutes every workout instead of 15-30 like I have been doing. I read that for optimum fat burning you need to exercise at least 45 minutes or it's not worth the trouble. Not sure how true that is but I know my results would improve so that's what matters. I have been eating great I might say. I have been counting all of my calories and trying to eat 5-6 mini meals full of protein. But I am changing it up and cutting out a few more carbs then I have been. I haven't been eating carbs too liberally but I still feel like I could cut out more like crackers and pasta and stick to veggies and fruits instead.
Now for the pictures:
These were taken in September 2009 Before lap band:
And this is 11 months post op: Now! 30 pounds down
Almost forgot to post this picture: This is my stomach now. Thought I show a little update of how my scars have healed in almost a year.