I have been totally MIA lately and I'm sorry about that. School started back up for the kids two weeks ago which means I am also back to work. The back-to-school schedule is hectic, to say the least, but we're all starting to get back into the groove of things.
In weight-loss news... I'm down 36 lbs!! I got stuck at -27lbs. there for a while, but finally broke through and these last nine pounds have come off quite easily! I'm currently weighing in at 260.8 lbs. I wanted to hit 250 by Sept. 1st, but it was a lofty goal and I'm happy with where I am. I've lost a total of 5.5" in my waist, 3.5" in my upper thighs, 3" in my hips/butt, and 3" in my bust. That's 15" total! And I'm not even counting my upper arms, calves, or neck!!
In exercise news... I've been working out twice a week with my bff Liz. We bike or hike on Saturday mornings and do Zumba on Tuesday evenings. We really loved Zumba the first time we did it, but the next week we went back, the "regular" instructor was there and she was NOT good. She fumbled around, missed steps, and was just an all-around weirdo. We're trying to find another Zumba class STAT! This week we're going to walk around a local outdoor mall (3 miles once around) and then cool off in the barnes and noble coffee shop.
In Lap-Band news... I went in last Thursday for a fill. I only got .5cc which is ok with me. I prefer to be conservative with my fills (I got 2cc last time) rather than aggressive. I don't want to do anywhere near "overfilled" land, kwim? I can tell a difference in restriction with the .5cc, but I don't expect it to last for very long. But for now I'm enjoying the restriction. The R.N. did my fill this time and it was a total breeze! When my surgeon did my first fill last month, it took him forever to hit the port! I think I'll keep using the R.N. from now on.
In food news... I've been have a wonderful time with food! I feel like I've really found my groove with what I know I can/cannot eat. Right now my favorite foods are spinach salads with tuna, apples, walnuts, craisins, and raspberry vinagarette, egg-substitute and turkey bacon breakfast burritos on a whole-grain tortilla (Mission Life Balance are my fave!), broiled tilapia, avocado broiled w/ mozzarella cheese, and steel-cut oatmeal with stevia and raisins. YUM!!
Ok, well I think that's it! I'm going to try to get some before/after face photos up soon because everyone is telling me that I'm losing so much weight in my face! I don't see it, but that's because I look at my face every day, kwim?
So stay tuned for some piccies...