Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Weigh-in Wednesday (Week 24 Post-op)

Today's weight was 277.6
Another slow loss week, but it wasn't a gain.

Thank you for all of the support and the new followers.  I can't see who follows me. It comes up blank. I wish I knew what the issue was!

A few things for this week. Yes, I am still struggling. I was chatting with my friend the other day, and of course talking about weight loss. I am so happy that I have lost just over 100 pounds. Tickled pink, but now that I am fitting into smaller sizes, I think I am getting complacent.

Yes losing 100 pounds in a HUGE accomplishment, but I'm still 277 pounds, and I still have a long way to go, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that I could not do this on my own without my band. My eyes are always bigger than my pouch!

I started out good today. I had a scrambled egg and a glass of milk for breakfast. I was scheduled for a root canal, and knew my mouth was going to be sore, so I tried to eat as much protein as possible.

For lunch, I attempted spaghetti, the same left over spaghetti that I had the other night. Yeah, 2 bites, and it all came up. Not fun. My band is a fickle creature and time of month will be here tomorrow or the next day, so I'm super tight because of it.

Oh, and afterwards since the spaghetti wasn't going down, I attempted fun size M&Ms, well one bag isn't so fun, so I had 5. Yeah, 350 calories worth of M&Ms. On a brighter note, my chocolate craving is full filled.

My mouth is sore, and it is time for bed. I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend. My inlaws decided last minute to visit. I have a lot of cleaning to do!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I'm struggling

I'm no longer melting. I am up and down the same three pounds. It's not like I can go in for a fill again. I am at good restriction.  I have all the motivation in the world, but I'm just struggling.

.....and I'm frustrated!

My work schedule has been screwy the last 3 weeks. I have no normal routine. Getting to the gym has been difficult with my schedule, but I plan on going tonight. I feel bloated and yucky.

In other news this week, I decide to lighten my hair...It's a bit too light for me, but it's growing on me. In fall, I will go back to my red hair!
And lastly, I'm not sure if I ever updated you guys on my first tattoo. It isn't finished quite yet, but here is a good first look at it. I got it done in Milwaukee a few weeks ago. It is symbolic for my parents and myself.
The bottom butterfly needs to be finished. (the one that represents me) and I'm sort of okay that it isn't complete yet, because that is how I feel. I also will need the shading completed, which I plan on getting later this fall.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Weigh-in Wednesday (Week 23 Post-op)

Hi Everyone. The scale read 278.0. I'll take it.

I have been exercising, but not since Sunday. I plan on going tomorrow after work.  I have been bouncing around different shifts lately because we are very short staffed, so my schedule is all out of whack. Nothing too much new to report. I hope everyone has a great weight loss week!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


I did it! The scale finally budged! I have been waiting for this day for 3 weeks now. I think I jumped on and off about 10 times!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Weigh-in Wednesday (Week 22 Post-op)

So it has been another week and no weight loss to report. I haven't even felt like blogging. I'm in such a funk lately and can't seem to get focused.

Today, I decided that I need to refocus and set some goals. I'm driving up to the Twin Cities in October with my husband to visit some friends, and I have a 30lb weight loss goal set for October 8th. That's 16 weeks away, and an average of just under 2 pounds per week until then. My eating hasn't been an issue, but the lack of movement is catching up with me.  While I was in school, I was busy all day and all night. Now that school is out for summer, I am eating out of boredom.  After stepping on the scale this morning and not seeing another loss, I decided to sign up at the gym.

My gym is one of those fancy ones, but it has nice equipment and a private Woman's only area--which I love--and they have a pool and are open 24 hours. I get a nice discount through work and it comes with 2 hours of personal training.  I scheduled my first appointment today with Andy. He is wonderful. Andy put a plan together for me and showed me what to do, and said he would be checking to see if I am coming in to follow it!

I'm excited about this. I need some motivation and this sounds like a good method.

Hope everyone has a productive week!
Megan :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Weigh-in Wednesday (Week 21 Post-op)

No scale pic, as I forgot all about it yesterday. My weight is hanging in at 280.6. I will be 5 months post-op in 3 days, and I really want to hit that 100lb mark, but the scale keeps moving up and down and up and down.

I have been very stressed this week. I haven't been moving as much. It is what it is. Today is the start of a new week. The local YMCA has a 3 month summer membership special, so I'm pretty sure I am going to sign up tomorrow, pending our finances after I pay bills.

My band is loosening enough where I can eat bigger amounts again. I am not looking for a fill anytime soon. As long as I eat slowly, chew thoroughly, and stick to small bites. I can eat. It's time to work more on exercise for sure.

That's my quick update for this week.  Have a great week everyone!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Weekend in Michigan

The hubs and I were in Michigan this past weekend. We attended a wedding of my sister-in-law's baby sister. It was a beautiful ceremony. We had chicken, asparagus, and some mashed potatoes. I had a little bit of everything, and it was delicious.

I stayed pretty active with my nephews this weekend. All in all we had a very fun time. I have been working on staying a lot more hydrated and eating more.  My friend is concerned that I am so addicted to the weight loss, that I'm doing more harm to myself. Yes, I am addicted to the weight loss, but I AM eating. I'm making good choices too.

I'm hoping to hit my 100 pounds down by Wednesday. It's that time of the month already, so I have been retaining water, so not sure how Wednesday's weigh-in will go. I'm not sweating it. I have had a lot of good weeks recently, and if I have a smaller loss week, that's ok by me.

Here are some pics from the wedding!

 The lovely bride and groom, Amber and Jon

  1.  My sister-in-law, Stephanie and Brother-in-law Adam

 My dress
 My husband and I
 My 9-yr old Nephew, Kegan
 My almost 4yr old Nephew, Kaleb
 Kegan and Kaleb, looking so handsome!
 My hubby, Tom and his Brother, Adam
Grilling out the next day, Beer can chicken and wild mushroom Risotto--Delicious!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weigh-in Wednesday (Week 20 Post-op)

Current weight as of this morning: 280.2
Last week's weight: 283.2
Total loss: 78 pounds since surgery and 20 prior!

Height: 5'10"
Size 22/24 Kohl's
Status: Happy :)