Sunday, January 22, 2012

Not much....

I am just popping in right quick to say hello. Classes have started up again... Existential and Phenomenology psychology, Professional Seminar, Thesis, and Supervision. Plus my practicum. The existential class makes my brain hurt :D
Food wise i am doing well trying to make good choices for food, and chew chew chew. I really want to use a straw.. That is what i miss the most. I had an minor issue with one of my incisions having some pus for a few days. (Not much) so before i could call the surgeons nurse it had stopped. 1st time for it too, and it was a small incision by my bra line. I am still stalled at 214. I feel like i am still losing inches and have noticed that my fingers no longer look like sausages. Tomorrow my bestie and i are going to the gym and doing a water aerobics class. I don't want to over do it. I read on one of the sites that someone popped their pouch by over doing it. Even heard the POP. scary stuff. I go for my 2 month appointment in 2 weeks Febuary 7th (1 week before my 2 months). Kind of bummed since i have only lost 4 pounds since the 3 week check up. I guess i just need to start exercising more.... Jealous of those who just lose lose lose.
Anyways i am off for the night just wanted to pop in.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bad bad idea

Today I finally got to go grocery shopping. Today was also my 4 weeks since surgery. Which means puréed foods are over! To celebrate I got some pork tenderloins (I have a bunch of recipes) and salmon filets. My hope is to post more recipes. Only the good ones :)
My husband is making a puppet that looks like Matt smith (current doctor who). He looks pretty great. I will post a photo when it's done. Anyways we had to go to Joanne fabrics for fleece. We both were hungry and our friend was working at red robin. I decided to get a single order of onion rings. That was my bad idea. So stupid what a dumb idiot. They were greasy and I just felt really nauseous. Luckily nothing repulsive happened.
Next time I decide to do that someone slap me!
In fun news I was at school on a computer and this guy could not stop staring at me. He was sitting in front of me with a friend and he kept turning and looking at me. I would look at him and he would stay staring for a few seconds and then turn away quickly. I am married but it is still a nice feeling to get checked out :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A bit about me

I don't do these often but today i will :) 

I was tagged today by Hawaii bound bandster

The Rules :o)
1.  Post these rules.
2.  You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3.  Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
4.  Create 11 new questions for the people you tag, to answer.
5.  Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them.
6.  No stuff in the tagging section about ‘you are tagged if you are reading this.’  Blah blah blah, you legitimately have to tag 11 peeps!

My Random 11 :o)
1.  The only books that i have read more then once are the Harry Potter Series, and The Twilight Saga (Sorry!)

2.  I have this weird think for vampires in the past few years (i think everyone has been bitten ;)) I love true blood, i love charlaine harris (She wrote the true blood books),  i just watched fright night (New) and i tend to gravitate towards those types. (I also love fantasy, some horror, literature)

3.  I am a graduate student for clinical psychology. I will have my masters in July. Similar to being a doctor i have an internship where i have my own clients. :) (I wish it was paid ;))

4.  I was an only child until i was 16. When i got a step-sister. When i was 19 my dad started adopting and now i have 4 siblings. (They are about to adopt another probably)

5.  I bought my house partly because one of my best friends would be living a block away. 5 months later my other best friend bought a house about a block away from me :) (So they both live in my neighborhood now)

6.  I was going to go to school for art therapy, but insurance won't pay so i decided to go the clinical route and incorporate it.

7.  I have 5 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 birds.

8.  I love to cook and create odd recipes.

9.  I used to be a vegetarian. I went 8 years no meat or fish. I used to have a food blog for it :)

10.  I bite my nails...a lot.

11. I am jealous of my husbands artistic ability. See- Jesse Rubenfeld It is amazing to watch him create something out of nothing.

Questions that Hawaii answered, that i will answer. 

1.  What's your daily goal for protein intake?  I aim for at least 60. 

2.  Favorite item on the work desk?  My macbook  :) 

3.  What is your favorite flower?  Daisy

6.  What book are you reading now?  
White witch, black curse 

8.  Are you usually late, early or always on time when meeting with someone?  Early 

9.  Have you / would you ever bungee jump? No bungee jumping. I just imagine what it would do to my ankles ouch. Skydive.... definately! :) 

10.  What would be your dream career? Successful therapist with my own practice. 

11.  Do you believe in first love?  Yes.

Hawaiis questions to me. 

1.  Do you have, or would you like to have Artificial Nails?
I would not mind it. I once got fake nails and bit threw the thumb within a day. 
2.  What Restaurant makes you all time favorite Salad?
No place i make my favorite salads :)

3.  What was your favorite Book as a Child?  (mine was "Island Of The Blue Dolphins")
Harry Mcclary and the caterwall capers.
4.  Were you Athletic in School?
No, i was a cheerleader for a short time (Summer) I even went to cheer camp. They wanted me to skip drivers training to be a cheerleader so i said no thank you.

5.  If you are ever somewhere like Las Vegas, do you gamble? Maybe for 5 mins its not my thing. 

6.  What is your favorite Movie?
This is a toughy. I would say city of ember.

7.  Do you prefer a solid color for your Mani/Pedi?  Or do you like to get all fancy and jazzed up with colors/glitter, etc? Solid color. 

8.  Do you prefer to Fly or Drive to long distance Destinations?
Fly. I hate car rides.
9.  Are you a Crafty person, and if so, what do you like to do?
I am crafty. I crochet, paint, i sometimes sell things, make soaps, etc.
10.  Where is your favorite dream Vacation destination?
The hotel in the bahamas :)
11.  If money were no object, and you were given the chance, would you up and leave your job to Travel the Country in an RV?  If not, why?  No, i can't stand being in the car for more than an hour. 
I would rather let you guys choose. If you do this let me know and i will put you all on a list :) 

My Questions to you: 
1. favorite food of ALL time?
2. favorite book now?
3. favorite book as a child?
4. favorite musician?
5. dream job?
6. dream vacation?
7. Do we have anything in common?
8. do you have any pets?
9. what is your lifestyle now?
10. how have you "cheated"?
11. are you happy with your surgery? (Band, vsg, rny, ds)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Losing inches!!!

So I did not believe that I was losing anything during this stall. Today however I decided I needed some new jeans as mine were literally falling off. I went to a store and grabbed a pair of 16s. Which I could not get into at all for years. (I was a 18/20) needless to I did not buy that pair because they were $30 and I have a rule about pants. That they have to be around $20. Then my husband convinced me to go to old navy because they were having a sale. I tried on more pants and found 2 pairs for $18 each (Size 16!) and a shirt. Which by the way I got a large to fit!!! It was a dressy top too! I ended up buying a top for $8 that was an XL!! Before it's was a really stretchy xl or xxl. So happy! Now if only I would start losing pounds again!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Choices and Changes

Now that i am nearing my 1 month mark i am feeling strangely reflective and "zen" about this. In some ways i feel like a child trying new foods. I get excited when i can make something that is healthy and protein packed. I feel like i am making a game out of my protein requirements. I judge a food on its content first before flavor.
I found a gluten free recipe for peanut butter cookies that i am completely happy with. It has protein and low carbs and is sugar free (i modified it). It is from whole foods and tastes pretty good. (unsure if splenda has gluten in it)

Sugar Free Flour-less Peanut Butter Cookies- 
Preheat oven to 350
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup of sugar free sweetener such as splenda. (be careful with sweet n low as it doesn't measure cup for cup)
Mix it all together and scoop out spoonfuls onto a pam sprayed pan.
Bake for 10 minutes.

 Back to the zen. For part of this month i have been feeling regret about my surgery. Which seems to be around on the forum. (vertical sleeve) But i don't feel regret now. I did it. I made the choice, and i did it to better myself. Sure i feel frustrated that my scale is not moving but my clothing feels looser. Point i did this i have to live with it, and i don't want to waste it.

Eating real food- I have had food at a restaurant, but i find i pick things out. At red robin my mom and i split the bbq chicken wrap and i picked out the chicken and had a bite of the wrap. My friends made honey mustard baked chicken and brussel sprouts with a parmesan walnut sauce (pureed). That was by far my favorite meal so far. Since then i have been baking almost everyday. I made an agave BBQ chicken that was simple. Left it in the oven for a very long time. (Over an hour) Because i wanted the sauce to become one with the chicken. (and it did) That was amazing chicken.

I introduced "real" exercise yesterday. (before i was just walking) I did 20 minutes of dance central on the xbox360 with the kinect. Then 10 minutes of a demo for myshape 2012 (something like that) with jump roping. (whew was that hard) and i did 20 minutes of resistance band. I say "real" because i don't get worked up with walking.

Anyway enough for now. Off to a friends house. Have a good Sunday.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My current love

Pink berry!! Is this frozen yogurt chain. They are low/ no fat low sugar and sooo good. What I have is a picture of the chocolate and peppermint. My stomach is feeling strained (stretched) pretty often. Not in a good way. I started back to school on Tuesday. Taking existential and a professional seminar. Pretty interesting. We learned about alcoholism today. Not related my left shoulder has been killing me. I ice it, put heat on it and rub it a lot of the day and still it is a horrible pain. I can't think clearly. :/ I had the 3 week appointment with my surgeon. It was pointless. He also has poor social skills. At one point he was talking to a cabinet. Seriously! Anyways just wanted to pop in and ramble:)