Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday weigh in.....

and wow do I have a great report....I am at 188.8 this morning.  This is not only a loss but a new low.  How happy am I.  Three days of the gym, 2 protein shakes and a good low cal meal for dinner and loads of water I went back to basics and have lost every pound that I had gained while out of town.  I don't usually claim a new low until I have seen it for more than one day, but I had to post the good news.

YAY! I have been invited to join some of my banded Texas friends in Waco tomorrow and I can't wait.  My only problem is that I may have to work but if I don't I will be on the road early to meet you guys.  I am 2 hours 15 mins away.  If someone reads this and knows the details, please let me know.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

OMG What a day! Oh and an NSV

Well I have been all over town today getting things done to become a TX resident.  I have to say tho my hair looked  I started my day at the SS office and the fellow there asked for my passport and one look and he put this great smile on his face and said wow you have lost some.  Way to go.  That was great.  The last thing that I could get to was the DL office for my license and "the" picture.  Well it turned out great.  And that was my NSV.

I stepped on my scale this morning and yuck I gained four pounds...I am up to 193.4.  This sucks, a divorce and weight gain.  I thought you were suppose to lose weight with a divorce.  Oh well just have to get back to basics as I haven't finished losing yet.

I start my new contract in Houston on my birthday which is Monday.  I will still travel back and forth to Dallas while working in Houston.

Have a good one my friends.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Thank you

I have said it before and will say it again my blog family is AWESOME!!!!  Thank you so much for all of you kind words of encouragement.

Well I have done it.  I currently driving through Louisiana on my way to TX.  My little Uhaul trailer is all filled and FL is two states behind me.  Don't get me wrong, I will always be a Floridian, but for now, I need to be out of FL to heal.

I didn't take my scale with me, which is very unusual for me as it goes everywhere.  What does this mean?  Well I haven't been on a scale in four days.  I have been to the gym twice and am getting used to join in the morning time, which I hate.  I have made good food choices except for last night when my sister took me out for my birthday.

I have found that my hair now looks better straight now that I have done the keratin treatment.  I have tried to use my curly hair products but it comes out looking pitiful, so I just straighten my hair now.  With my slimmer face the straight hair looks good.

That is the story for now.  More later.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

So Not Myself....

I am no stranger to things happening in my life: death, loss, illness, you know the bad stuff...but this divorce may kill me in the end.  I am in FL to get things done and nothing is going my way.  My very good friend came with me to help me drive back as I will have a uhaul, but he has been so much more for me.  Yesterday I lost it and I am ashamed of myself.  My friend saw me in a way no one has seen me and looking back that scares me.  I have always dealt with stress, disappointment and life altering issues very well, but this got to me yesterday.  Let me just say I didn't like it.  I truly see it today and can't apologize enough to my friend, but of course he just smiles hugs me and says: "its about time you proved to be human in a really bad time".  He has never faltered and for that I am the luckiest person on this you have someone like that?  Someone that can see you at your most worst, in a place in your life you thought you would never be and then handle so bad?  I hope someone like my friend Malcom on everybody.

Oh and btw I didn't bring my scale and there isn't one here to use, so I am scaleless out here and it is scary.  I am eating good and not drinking a lot and I was up yesterday at 5 in the gym running.....yes I said running.  It felt good.  I think I will go do that now.  Not run out of frustration, anger or pity, but out of happiness and joy that I will get through this and yes SURVIVE........

Have a good day my peeps.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Well friday was in day and lets just say I wasn't up for it.  My personal life sucks right now.  Anyway friday weigh in was 190.4.  Now I have been bouncing up and down between 189 and 192...not sure why, but I am sure that not being in the gym often enough has everything to do with it.  I have gotten back to basics today by having just protein shakes and a chicken soup for dinner.  I have hit the gym the last three days.  I fly to FL tomorrow to file for divorse and pack up my life and move it to TX.  I have been tight the last few days and eating reg food has been hit or miss.  I do hope that the stress level being related to my band tightness idea is right and as soon as this is over Gerty will relax.  How nice that would be.

I have been looking at pictures of before and after patients that had massive weight loss and plastic surgery, and well just so you know I was encouraged. One of the girls went in the office at 190 and came out looking great....flat stomach.  Next year!!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I hate buying last assignment my scrubs have been provided by the hospital, but as you all know I am back in TX and these hospitals don't provide you scrubs.  I figured I would go to walmart as they would be the least expensive.  I had to buy navy blue as that is what the hospital requires.  (Not only are they not providing scrubs, but they make me wear certain  Anyway I went and tried on a large and I noticed how big they were on me and tried on a med pants and they fit!!!!  Yay!  They are a little tight, and in the past I would have never of bought them smaller, but I know that I will shrink right into them and be fine.  My top was still a large as it is most comfortable.

I will post my weight on Friday, but it already looks like I will have a loss to exciting.

My body continues to amaze and surprise me.  I do hope this doesn't change for a long time.

Have a great day all.

Monday, February 6, 2012

I am Here....

I have not fallen off the face of the earth, but not far from  I am back in TX from Nor Cal.  I have been yo-yoing back and forth from 191 and 192 for the last few weeks.  I know why I haven't losing.  I have been making good food choices, but unable to hit the gym at all.  Til now that is....I have hit the gym for the last two days and man can I feel it.  To work out the soreness I will go everyday this week and try and get back into a routine.

Being back home here in TX means I can cook again and I love to cook.  Tonight I made Balsamic roasted green beans and mushrooms, fish and chicken tacos.  All tasted awesome and were good food choices.  The chicken was skinless boneless chicken breasts placed in a crockpot with dry taco seasonings, homemade salsa, and cooked on high for 4-5 hours.  The chicken just fell apart.  A low carb soft taco shell filled with chicken and sautéed onions and peppers.  On Thursday I made stir fry with pork loin, broccoli, zucchini, all on top of sautéed napa cabbage instead of rice.  Very good.

I am pledging to blog more for the new year!  Lets see how I do.