Friday, April 24, 2009


I must apologize. I've been neglecting my blog lately.  I lost five pounds last month. Life is generally good aside from the slow weight loss.  Slow and so we go.

I did start my new job, which has been three weeks now.  It's been a slow start but we did move into our space today.  My co-workers and I had been holed up in one corner office- four people and a constant traffic of folks in from the Baton Rouge office.  Everyone is really nice and I'm excited about things. 

Love is good.  It's good to have people you love and who love you back around all the time.  It's good to have an amazing person to see everyday and to ask you how your day was, have dinner and then read or watch movies for the evening.  I've been having a lot of new revelations about life.

I need to do better with tracking my food.  I can't eat much, so when I have to choose food I've been able to eat a lot of protein, some veggies and then a tiny bit of carbs.  It's hard and when you don't follow the order as you should, that's when you get sick.  You feel like you have heartburn or you're gagging for your breath.  I have to eat slowly.  I have to choose wisely.  I gave it at least 100% today.  I will try for 100% tomorrow too, but yesterday was probably an 80%.  I need to weigh myself once a week.  I haven't been because I don't want to do it every day. It's time to bust out the Wii Fit and take measure. 

I've been working out, but not nearly enough to make a difference.  Jonathan and I walk around the complex 2-3 nights a week.  I'd like to sign up for a membership at Elmwood fitness center in One Shell Square, but I'm not so sure I want to pay $65 a month for a gym membership.  It should not cause lots of money to sweat off some calories.  Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred is the answer until I can justify that expense.  Okay, even though it's Friday night, I'm off to take a nap.  I'll try my best to update soon or follow me on Twitter.

Friday, April 17, 2009

is off work early! Woot!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Blog by email and phone

I've now set up blogging from my email and phone!  Hopefully, this will increase my posting - especially increase picture posting and food intake blogging!

Weigh-in, Restriction, and goodness...

I made it through the race in one piece.  Finished in an hour and forty-six minutes.  I was very surprised and delighted that my sister, Charlena, walked/jogged the race with me.  I had some terrible cramps on the bus back, but I've fully recovered now.

Weigh-in was Monday.  I lost 5 pounds.  Again, I'm disappointed in that it was only 5 pounds, but it's still a loss!  I won't complain about it.  A loss is still a loss and I'm still not completely restricted.  I have about 7cc in an 11cc band.  Still a little ways to go, but the doc says I'm approaching the sweet spot for my height/weight.

The .5cc fill he gave me is noticeable.  I made Jonathan some Chicken Pesto pasta last night and all I could eat were about three forkfuls.  I felt restricted after the second and waited it out a bit.  He's making roast beef in his new crockpot for dinner tonight.  I am so excited because roast beef is one of my favorite dishes.  Unfortunately, I expect not to be able to eat much of it.  I'm eating a little less than a half a cup per meal these days.  For instance, right now I have a 6" grilled chicken sub on my desk that has less than two bites out of it and I'm already full.  It's a working lunch because I had to go home and lock the door 'cause someone forgot his keys in my car.  (Being the nice girl I am, I went home to lock up during lunch and brought him his lunch that he forgot in the fridge.)

Friday, April 10, 2009


I'm ready... Had 3 Drago's BBQ oysters, 4 fried shrimp and about 12 french fries... I was stuffed after that. Went for a walk and now I'm ready for bed.  I'm well hydrated and now will go to get some rest.  See you in the morning.  I will be twittering during the race a few times if anyone wants to follow me through the Crescent City Classic!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Noticeable differences...

It feels good to have someone you don't really know notice that you're losing weight.  The advantage of doing volunteer work has been that people see me about once a week and they say, "Wow, you look like you've lost weight since last week!"  It made me feel awesome.

I'll post pictures soon.  I've just been so busy.  I got a job, waiting on my offer letter today, actually.  Life is good.