Monday, November 21, 2011

Not so Manic Monday

My day is pretty uneventful... I started volunteering at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission here in Milwaukee. They are A LOT different than a humane society which is mostly happy endings for all the animals that come through. Since it is domestic control they do a lot of euthanising  =( I however believe that even though their life may come to an end because of someone else's poor decision making habits or because of something out of their control, they should get the best life they can while on this earth. Anywhooooo I start my training tonight =) I mainly want to walk the dogs because they are cooped up all day in cages and this way they get exercise and so do I!!!!! They have you complete 8 hours of training and cleaning before you can move onto the next level which is walking dogs. I love that unlike most places where you volunteer, you sign up for slots to help out. Here they say come whenever and stay as long as you can, even if it's just for a lunch break. Anything is helpful. And it truly is. It's really cool that they also allow volunteers to assist with spaying and neutering like setting up tools for the surgery and prepping the area and also helping with the animals after surgery, such as waiting with the animal while they are coming out of anesthesia. I am becoming a surgical technician so this is basically my job but for animals so I'm very excited!!!!
** they have partnerships with other humane societies that come through and take animals to get adopted out as well so it's not always a final resting place. They also house lost animals so owners may find them. If not claimed with in a time frame they also will get adopted out if eligible***

I signed my mom and I up for cake decorating classes as a Christmas present =) She's been wanting to take a class FOREVER and I figured since Christmas was so close and I don't get to see her very often, that I would drive up to her once a week (it's a 4 week class) so we could do something we both love and spend time together doing it.  I hope she loves it. I plan on taking all 3 classes so it should be a lot of fun I and I will definitely take pictures so you all can see my (hopefully) sweet skills !!!!

No luck on finding recipes for Turkey Day. I figure to stay safe and get my protein in I will drink shakes as my other meals and I will bring along some unflavored protein powder that I bought from GNC and add it to anything I can. I am also going to make a healthier pumpkin pudding so I will let you all know how that turns out.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

weigh in Wednesday... a bit late

So yesterday was weigh in day and I was 341.9 =D that means down 1.5 lbs from last week!!!!! 

I had my first fill on Monday and so far so good. The fill itself wasn't bad at all..... took maybe 20 minutes but only 5 was actually for needles and fluid the rest was prep time for the surgeon.
I am feeling restriction again so hopefully it lasts until I go back in December. 

Thanksgiving is almost here and that makes me nervous because like most families we gather and eat.. and eat...and eat! But that's not the plan for me this year =) It makes me nervous because I want to be able to eat but I'm not sure how every food dish is made so I can't calculate calories to the best of my ability. I was thinking of taking lighter, friendlier dishes that others could eat as well but haven't really looked into it. Any suggestions??

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sweets and Happiness

Every gosh dang time I eat sweets... of course the not good for you kind.. ahmmm oreo's and ice cream I'm talking bout you!  =( I ALWAYS end up feeling like crapola ...I wake up in the middle of the night because my stomach hurts SO bad and I feel uncomfortable in my stomach region the next day.  I'm just gonna stick to my sugar free Popsicles from now on... they love me =) Besides I shouldn't be eating those delicious naughty naughty things anyways.... 

Which brings me to say that I'm struggling with eating again =( I noticed I have been eating when I'm bored so I'm trying to find something to do... maybe a good Wii game or two to play to get my blood pumping and most importantly my mind off food =) Hopefully this will change since I go tomorrow for my first fill.... hopefully it will do it's job so I actually have some restriction instead of this grand canyon sized stomach that screams FEED ME every two hours and allows me to drink a WHOLE glass of water.... =0 

On a plus note I have decided that I want to take a Zumba class again =D I took a class that was offered through a hospital when I lived in Madison back before Zumba became this amazing craze and I LOVED every second of it!!!!!! So since it made me so happy then, I decided I was going to find some place here that offered them as well. My only issue is that most places that offer it around Milwaukee are Gyms you have to have a membership to and since I already have one for anytime fitness I don't exactly want to spend money for another membership to just get classes. BUT problem solved because when I lived in Madison they had a dance studio that I always wanted to go to that was walk in basis... I never actually went because my confidence was lacking.... so that gave me the idea to look for one here in Milwaukee and voilĂ  I found one!!!!! Plus double win for me because I also love Turbo Jam!!!! It's a kickboxing workout with dancey moves so it doesn't feel like you're working out.. at least for me =) When I did weight watchers 6 years ago turbo Jam helped me lose 50 lbs obviously along with eating better, but it was my only exercise regime. 
Any who this place that has walk in Zumba also has Turbo Kick (live version of turbo jam) OH EM GEE!!!!!!!!! how excited am I???? TIMES A BILLION =D  So needless to say  I'm going to buy a punch card which will be an early Christmas present to myself =) 
Nothing like being Happy and Healthy!!!!!!! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Weigh In

So I decided Wednesday's will be my weigh in day since normally nothing fun and exciting happens for me on Wednesdays..... thus weighing in will become my fun and exciting thing to do!!!!  =D

Today's Weight: 343.4 ---> 50lbs total lost -----> 40lbs since starting program in February and 10lbs lost since surgery

                            Hopefully they will be happy tears every week LOL

Monday, November 7, 2011

One month bandiversary =D WOOT WOOT

Officially one month post op and still going strong =) I get my first fill in one week so I'm very excited for that... My eating has increased and I also noticed that I'm eating every 2 hours or so. =/ Since it is my one month I decided to snap some photos.Surgery day weight 354.2 lbs.... today's weight 343.4 = 10.8 lbs lost since surgery!!! not too shabby!!! .....I'm clearly seeing the weight change on the scale but don't really see a physical change yet..... you tell me if there is a difference!

(blue tank top pictures were taken morning of surgery and black top was taken today)

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I went to my parents tonight to celebrate my older sisters birthday that was on 11-1-11 =) I decided to bring her( my puppy Rylee) back with me for the week =D she is currently sighing at me because I keep taking pictures while she is trying to sleep but it's her fault because she is just so dang CUTE!!!!!! ( see the scratches on her forehead from the car hitting her.. she is one lucky dog!!!!)

I painted my nails a new color since the weather has been icky outside.. did I mention it snowed tonight!!!!! It's wayyyy too early for snow =/ It didn't stick but the flakes were pretty hefty for a while. I LOVE SPARKLES =D

I also just signed up for eharmony because I've always been too afraid to get too close to anyone emotionally to have a relationship so my new goal is to get out there and be me so that I can have someone to be with who likes me for me and not because I look good.. well will eventually =). AND immediately this song pops in my head --->

I'm totally a sucker for some sweet 90's music <3

It's mostly just hit me because my close friends just got married in September and now 3 of my other close friends are having babies.. one of them is hopefully popping one out this weekend LOL... pictures to follow =)
But everyone is "growing up" and moving on to new parts of their lives and I want that too.... 

On the weight loss front nothing new.. officially made it to 50lbs lost (since February when I started the program)  =) ... and 1st fill is in 11 days-- WOOT!!!