Thursday, February 2, 2012

Greetings Month Of February

I want a pet groundhog.  They are just precious.  Or maybe a pet sea otter.  Or beaver.  I know...I know.  Some of you are thinking of clever beaver jokes this very moment.

Anyways, January is one for the record books.  I don't know what that really  means, but I just mean to imply that it is over.  And since January 1, I have been doing a pretty good job of staying on track, upping the cardio, counting the calories, blogging, water drinking, and the such.  Funny though...bc THE MU&%*&#%ing scale read 176.4 on Monday.  Good times.  That means that the official result of all my hard work is less than 5 pounds.

Not to worry though munchkins. The scale read 170 this morning, but I have just decided the scale is a liar and although I will continue to listen to those lies on a daily basis...I take them with a grain of salt.  Or sugar.  Sugar sounds better. all honesty.  I know I am doing the right thing.  And I FEEL better about myself.  And I LOOK a little better.  And regardless of the scale, I am moving in the right direction.  So I will keep on keeping on. 

The only thing I am going to change is that over the month of January I cut back on my weight training and upped my cardio.  I am going to keep on running, but I am going to stop cutting back on weight lifting.  It didnt seem to make a difference...and you know mama likes her iron.  Yum yum.

Had my blood taken today for my 3 year check up visit next week.  13 vials of blood is fun times!  I look forward to seeing if everything is better that I take my vitamins on a more regular basis. 

So happy Thursday love pumpkins. 

Fight the good fight.


  1. I think that is one of the biggest corners that many WLSers struggle with, which is doing positive, healthy things for our bodies (monitor cals, exercise, drink our H2O, taking our vitamins, etc) BECAUSE they are good for our bodies and not just for the payoff on the scale. Don't get me wrong, watching the lbs. fall away is better than Christmas in my book but at some point it can't be the be all/end all of our success.

    I think that a lot of it becomes easier when we start viewing our new healthier lifestyle through the filter of loving/caring for our bodies rather than punishing ourselves for fatness. (which is how I felt far too often in my preband days.)

  2. Great job on January! Onwards to February. :)

  3. Hi! I read your blog regularly, my wife and I just got our bands in the last month. I read in your blog that you got started on the lapbandtalk forums. I found a link to this article there today and wanted to get your take. For me, the lapband has been tool to save my life, but this person has a very different outlook.

  4. 5 pounds is pretty good, my dear. Did you see the picture I posted on my blog for you on my last post?

  5. Keep Inspiring and Amazing! You Rock!