Thursday, August 11, 2011

Who Dat Girl?

I was researching my OWN (um, not the Oprah Winfrey Network..put like my personal one) blog yesterday and found this entry from July 2009.  Just a few years ago.  I wanted to go back and see if I could find what was my "normal" when I was losing and rocking the band.  I have inserted any new comments in red!

Things I Do Well

So I thought I would make a positive post. Sometimes we have a tendancy to be a little bleak (note my previous post) and forget all the good we are doing. Let us start with the nutrition/food/band related good:

•I drink tons of water a day. Probably on average...120 ounces at least. It has a placebo effect for me and I feel better with each bottle. (say whaaat?  I do remember that I used to preach and preach about the benefits of water.  Oh how quickly we forget)

•I have gotten better at saying no to the junk. When my five little fingers hover ever so gently over the oreo package or pringles can...I can now stop and ask myself "Amy...what will this do for you? Does it help you reach your goal? Will it give you anything nutritionally?" And if the answer is no...I can walk away (more often then not). (say whaaat times TWO?  Where did this girl go?  Oh that's right, I've been muffling her with oreos and cheetos)

•I eat loads more fruits and veggies then pre-band. I eat fruit 3-4 times a day. (I do not recall this being true. It must have been fleeting.  But in all honesty, now I eat VEGGIES much more than fruit.  I cook with them in almost every supper/dinner I make)

•I rarely eat fast food. (well...this was true.  And it's actually not that hard to avoid fast food.  But once you start just keep going)

•I bring my lunch to work everyday. (This is still true.  Breakfast and lunch.  Today I was out of my Atkin bars and even my back up Grape Nuts.  Which means I didnt eat breakfast, just munched on Pita chips off and on until lunch.  NOT GOOD.)

•I eat my protein first. ( no.)

•I take my vitamins. (bwahahah...I go through spurts.  I do good for like 2 weeks.)

•I weigh myself everyday, and no longer get discouraged if the scale doesnt move EVERYDAY in the right direction...because I know it will soon. (I don't weight myself everyday anymore.  Sometimes I just dont a good way.)

•I can share my story with others. (I feel my story is a little boring these days...I am like a grandmother lapband blogger...just talking about the old days.)

•I cook with healthier ingredients. (Fo' sho Fo sho'.  This is actually even more true now and it keeps getting better)

•When I shop, I dont even buy junk bc I know if it is in the house...I will be tempted.  (I still dont bring it into the house, but thats because I eat it in secret somewhere else.)

Here are some good things I do in life:

•I love with my whole heart.

•I make people laugh.

•I am creative and childish at times...which makes me a fav with kids.

•I swim like a mermaid. You wouldn't expect such a big girl to have that kind of endurance.

•I love to give.

•Even though I talk A LOT...I am a great listener.

•I am a pretty good cook, and thanks to the Food Network...I am getting better.

•I try not to get bogged down with the "what ifs" in life bc life is do damn unpredictable that what we worries about never happens and what we never think about always does!

•I am flexible (physically).

•I am a good daughter.

•I am quick and witty.

Here are some things that I could improve on. Just because I believe in full disclosure:

•I could exercise more. (well, this has changed for the positive at least, I can remove it from the list)

•I have a tendency to not say what is really bothering me...and then I harvest it inside until it comes out like a 5-headed dragon ready to devour flesh. (I am working on this and have done better since I found my Heather)

•I can get stuck in "my way is the right way and only way mentality". (not true.  I am very open minded.  As long as it's my way)

•I tend to settle (I am thinking professionally) (turns out, I was also talking about in my relationship at that time.  Not anymore.)

•I can't spell. LOL...I blame spell check. I was great in elementary school...damn computers! (spelling is still overrated)

•I should wear more sunscreen.

•I have let the best friendship in the world drift apart. (we talk more...still not enough)

•Sometimes my mouth needs a filter for my brain.

And that's it kids!  We didnt do Hot Yoga last night bc Heather "didnt want to" hopefully Saturday!

Happy Thursday!



  1. Awesome Post......nice to have that kind of history to look back and see where you have come from!

  2. I, for one, appreciate all of your grandma-like wisdom .... hell, I want to be a grandma-giving wisdom one day ... good post !

  3. You are still my bestie and I think of you everyday. You are and always will be my truest friend! If only we could both get to the same side of the out world;)

  4. What a great look back at how far you have come!