Well, Whaddya Know….

My pouch still works.  And that’s a wonderful thing.  Since I have been back to eating good food (proteins, good carbs, high fiber, veggies) instead of slider foods, my pouch is telling me, “Whoa Nelly” and puts the brakes on.  That’s a good thing.  A very good thing.  And I’ve already taken off 3 pounds (I know, I shouldn’t weigh).  Also makes me happy.

And last night I actually did some exercise – if you count PT.  I did the bike.  I did the total gym (although I’m really NOT sure I’m supposed to be doing this because I think it counts as squats).  I did bridges (great for the ass and abs).  My knee hurt like a crack ho last night, but I did it.

And I didn’t over indulge during the hurricane or subsquent two days where we were without power, had 3.5 inches of water in our basement or a tree down in our front yard.  GO ME!  No stress eating!  YAY.

Now, I gotta keep this up!

I joined ediets.  I know, I know.  But I need something to hold me accountable, and cash is king.

Back on the Wagon

Breakfast today:

Protein Shake – 1 scoop chocolate pure protein powder and 8oz 1% milk with ice, and 1/2 c. of oatmeal with blueberries and a tsp of chopped walnuts

Lunch:  3 slices of ham (1 serving), 2 oz, cheddar, 2 dill pickle slices, 1/2 c sliced peaches (rinsed but they were canned in juice) and 1c of popcorn (GRR) – popcorn is not pictured

 

Dinner tonight will be: 6oz baked croaker (fish), 1/2 c boiled cabbage

Grease Overload. UGH

I loved vacation.  LOVELOVELOVEd it.  I enjoyed spending time with my family and visiting Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek.  I had a wonderful time meeting the lovely Christie for lunch at the Buckhorn Exchange in Denver.  Christie, by the way, has done a fantastic job with her VSG and looks HAWT.  So proud of her!

But the grease and mexican food overload nearly did me in.  In fact, there was so much grease involved in nearly every meal that my face literally broke out.  And I felt horrible.  HORRIBLE.  I adore my Uncle Pete and Aunt Fabby, but good lord have mercy, Aunt Fabby used half a bottle of veggie oil with every meal.  My poor pouch can’t take the grease so much any more.  Now, I was able to mix some good things in, and I did try to stick with protein first at every meal.  I followed my rules – no drinking with meals, protein first, etc.  We had wonderful beef out there, and lots of beans. I tried to get in plenty of veggies. 

But now I’m ready for a detox.

So, that’s exactly what we’ve been doing.  Low fat alternatives to our protein (lean beef, fish, and lots of salads).  Back to my daily protein shakes.  Fat free half and half for my coffee.  And I think I’ll lay off the burritos for, well, the next year!

Good news, no weight gain on vacation!  W00T!  I got in some good hikes (my knee didn’t hurt nearly as bad in a land where humidity doesn’t exist) and saw some gorgeous things in the mountains.

So, here’s a good body pic from vacation:

Dear Popsicles…I *Heart* You

So – I’m moving forward, and the scale is actually down this morning, but I won’t count it until it stays there for a week.  But forward motion is GOOD.

I’m still craving sweet in the evenings.  I had been snacking on sugar free klondike bars, but last week, decided to switch over to something that would kill two birds with one stone – sugar free popsicles. 

Not only are they very low in calories and no fat, BUT, they count towards my fluid intake.  In fact, I was told to eat two at a time!  That’s an extra 8 oz of fluids.  I’m debating making my own, with crystal light, but so far, the boxes of frozen popsicles are cheapo, and already made.

And last night I made mexican wedding cookies for work tomorrow (Cinco de Mayo).  I wanted one really bad.  But, I decided to have a popsicle instead of something worse.

And life was good.

So, all hail the frozen popsicle (because the non-frozen ones are kinda messy to eat…LOL) and it’s magical fluid powers.

And all hail being down on the scale baby.  All freaking hail.

Happy Easter Y’all!

We’re having a completely WLS friendly dinner tomorrow!  Ham and turkey breast, balsamic and green onion potato salad, turnip greens, deviled eggs, cucumbers in sour cream (low fat!), and a big old fruit salad. 

My easter basket (from my hubby) contained banana chips (NOM) and dried mixed berries.  Yay!

Goal before May 25th – lose the last 12 pounds to my doctor’s goal weight!

I’m a hot sexy bunny y’all!!

Dear Pouch,

Eff You.  What the great hell are you doing to me?  Why are we so freaking picky today?  Seriously, you are rejecting everything I put down there.  Tummy ache from freaking hell.  So eff you and the horse you rode in on.  I’ve ignored the copious amount of chocolate my co-workers have given me.  I’m eating all approved foods – foods you have signed off on before.  So knock it the hell off.  I have work to do and dumping this afternoon is Not. In. My. Freaking. Plans.

And…and and and and and…it’s Valentine’s Day – so if you think for one minute that I’m not taking part in my steak dinner tonight, you can get bent.  I know you are taking revenge upon me for the overload of grease yesterday, and YES, I deserved it yesterday when you went on the attack…but today not so much.

So cool it.  Simmer down.  I refuse to be in pain after eating plain greek yogurt and an orange.  And not even a whole orange – a freaking SLICE.

So eff you Pouch.

No love,

Me….the bitch who decides if you get anything or not.

Hungry Girl’s Brownie Bites (Sugar Free Edition)

I made these for the superbowl party today:

Ingredients:

1 box of sugar free devils food cake mix

1 15oz can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix, just pumpkin)

1 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray 2 mini muffin tins with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.  This will be a very thick batter – very thick.  You’ll be tempted to add liquid to make it easier to mix – DON’T. 

Divide mix into the muffin tins.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in the muffin tins for 10 minutes and then on a wire rack until completely cooled.

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