04 April 2011

Coasters, Cookies, and Pounds

About four months ago when I got my band I don't think I would have believed you if you told me I would be down 56.8lbs by the beginning on April. I would have been ok, that's a perfect world. But here I am! I am 2.8lbs away from my May 7th 60lb goal. I am so happy I made the choice to get my band. I am so happy I am changing my life! 

I made almond cinnamon sugar cookies this weekend and cinnamon apple crumble bread as well. I am sending half of the products to work with the hubs and I am taking half to my work. Over the weekend I had about four cookies, but I worked it into the days. I had nothing but a taste of the bread to make sure it came out ok. Very yummy by the way! I love to bake and cook and knowing that I have a new view of food and the world around me I can know I will be fine.

I will admit that I have not worked out in 2 weeks. Its hard to wrap my head around starting to work out again until I am down a couple more pounds. I also feel great about working out but horrible about the numbers going up on the scale. I know I know it will go down after the first week. I think I am so scarred to see that number go up that I am going to just fast walk around our neighborhood. That is about 2 miles. It will be good for the dog too. I'm justifying this all in my head so I know what your all thinking. Feel free to share your opinion.

This is going to be a the first of a few excited ramblings on six flags. We are buying season passes this year because I will finally be able to fit into the coasters again!! I am so freaking excited about that! Roller coasters have always been so fun for me! Then I couldn't fit into them for a couple years, it was embarrassing and demoralizing. I had lost about 40lbs at one part and almost fit but not quite. Now I know I will fit!!! So OMG I am thrilled for six flags this year!!!

Also I had a nice little NSV on Wednesday last week that I didn't share with you and Ronnie pointed that out. I was in my psychology class looking around and realized I was not the biggest person in there! I know that's kinda shallow to think but that realization felt awesome! I wish I could share my success with the people in my class that are heavy. I know I have a long way to go but I am starting to feel smaller.
Happy Monday everyone!


  1. I don't think that is shallow at all!! I do that all the time. Sometimes you need to think of these little things because they keep you going.

  2. I feel like we should share our experiences with heavier people, if someone had told me at 230, 240, 250, 260 lbs. I would have stopped my "upward" spiral before I got to 273. :( I wish everyone who needed it could afford this surgery.

    You know how I feel about how awesome we're all doing. :D

    And lil secret? I only work out like once or twice a week. *Kill me now!*

  3. I look around for that too. Also, what size can fit the roller coasters at six flags. I was thinking about taking the kids.

  4. Ooooh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE roller coasters! I am a total junkie for them. I was even a member of a roller coaster club for awhile. That’s one of the major reasons I had surgery – truly! I had trouble fitting in the rides which really sucked. Which Six Flags do you go to?

  5. Go work out. You know you will feel better when you do. :) (Did that help or make it worse??) Ha!

    Totally understand that realization that you aren't the biggest one in the room. It sucks that we even have that realization at all, but it is reality and I know we all feel good when it comes.

    Enjoy the heck out of Six Flags!!

  6. Saw your comment on my blog - that's one Six Flags I haven't been to yet. I'll have to come visit and ride all the coasters. :-)

  7. Almost 60 lbs. down! Wow! You are doing so well!

    I never go to the gym. I exercise every day by walking and riding my bike. It doesn't matter what you do. Just do something!