Monday, 20 June 2011

You want me to WHAT????? EXERCISE!!!!

So I'm an avid follower of Lap Band Gal. Before I got my band I stayed up till 2AM reading her blog. I share her stories with my friends and her before and after pics with my husband. She is my lap band porn. LOL Sounds somewhat stalkerish but I assure you it's purely inspiration. So to get to the point she is constantly stuffing exercise down my throat. "It's workout Wed what are you doing." ... The sun is shinning what exercise are you doing .... etc ... etc... etc...! I was hoping she would say It's raining doughnuts what exercise are you doing? I think I would have really been motivated by that. I loathed exercise thus getting to the point where I needed WLS. So being an avid "follower" I decided to heed her advice and start exercising *GASP* I started walking with a friend, moved up to a fast (old lady mall walker) pace and now I'm jogging and walking. I signed up for the Race for Life (breast cancer awareness) 5K. This is my first race ever. Today I had a mile pace of 12 mins and burned 284 calories in 25min. My goal is to be able to run 1 mile without stopping. So thanks Lap Band Gal for annoying me with the reminders to exercise.  Oh by the way - it helped me get to a weight loss goal too. So in the words of my mentor: What are you doing for exercise?

Friday, 17 June 2011

Liquids are OVER!

I made it!!! Thank goodness that phase is over. 4 weeks of sheer will power and I'm done with the liquid phase. I must confess I did slip up towards the end and eat mushies. What utter bliss mushies are. I never thought I would enjoy them as much as I have.  I weighed in today and I was at 180.8. Yippee I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Nothing Witty to Say

It's been awhile since I wrote anything. Mainly it's because I have nothing to say. Still on my liquid diet. Thursday will be my 3 week bandiversary. I will only have 1 week to go and I get to move on to the mushy stage. I got down to 185 and have been going back and forth between 187-188. I have been really vigilant about recording everything that goes in my mouth. I'm using I have to confess that I had a McDonald's  strawberry shake and I will never ever have one ever again.  After recording the calories. I had no idea how many calories were in a lot of things until I started using this site.  Do you use any sites to record your calories?