Monday, June 25, 2012

The number for the day is...FIVE!


I had a wonderful weekend.  BFF & I went to the Rangers game on Friday.  It was hot, but I love my Rangers!  The only annoying part is that the girl sitting next to me insisted on putting her feet on my chair, so I would get kicked in the head & back quite a bit.  I asked her to stop, but she didn't and I wasn't in the mood for confrontation.  It wasn't hurting me or anything, just annoying.  People are so inconsiderate.  But the Rangers won and the fireworks after the game were AWESOME!!

Saturday night BFF, Lizard & I went to ShareBear's for dinner.  She had grilled us up a feast!  Beef & Chicken kabobs, pork chops, steak, shrimp, veggies, sweet potatoes and a salad.  We drank delicious wine and stuffed ourselves on the grilled goodness.  Everything was on my plan except for the wine (and some whip I put on my after dinner coffee), so I felt pretty good about it.  Plus, we had such fun!

Sunday night, I met up with some blogger girls.  I'm hoping someone posts the picture.  I love meeting up with fellow bloggers and we had a great time!! 


After my feast on Saturday and Tex-mex last night, I was a little worried to step on the scale this morning.

I lost FIVE pounds last week.  FIVE.  I have only lost that much in one week a handfull of times.  Exactly a handful in fact, five times since my pre-band diet started.  To caveat, I'm not working out much at all, so this is mostly bloat that I'm losing.  But I think we all know how inspiring it is to see that scale move down, regardless of what it is!

I would love to work hard this week and lose the remaining 3 pounds of bloat I have from surgery this week.  Then I could start hacking away at that extra 5 pounds that crept up on me before the surgery.  How cool would it be to get back to my "normal" weight before London?  Pretty cool, I say.


I mentioned some of my Paleo slips over the weekend.  But I have really stayed away from refined sugar and white flour, so I feel like I'm doing well.  Plus...FIVE pounds.  :-)  I guess this week will be a test.

Today's menu:
  • Breakfast - mini quiches (recipe below)
  • Lunch - My Fit Foods Chicken Tiki Masala
  • Snack - My Fit Foods Protein Pak (boiled egg, grapes, etc.) & almonds (if needed)
  • Dinner - Mexican Chicken (chicken, black beans, rotel, & salsa in the crock pot)
  • Snack - Fruit
Everything on this list sounds good to me (well I've not had the lunch yet, but it sounds good...), so I still don't feel like it is going to be too tough.  BFF wants to go to Chipotle for lunch today and although I will be a long for the ride because I have another errand, I will abstain and have my healthy prepared dinner.  That is a BIG deal for me!


Someone had asked me how to make my mini-quiches (Jen, maybe?) but I couldn't email back to her comment, so here is how I make them in case anyone is interested:
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray muffin pan.
  • Prepare fixins.  (Last week I fried bacon and used that with chopped mushrooms.  This time, I used organic crumbled sausage, onions & peppers.)
  • Put some of the fixins in each cup.  Don't fill it up, but you want enough to taste it. 
  • I usually then put some cheese in them.  I had some leftover butterkase, so I put that in half, and then used some shredded cheese I had for the other half.
  • I beat up 6 eggs (for 12 quiches) and added some salsa and some milk.  (Also salt & pepper and anything else you might want like garlic, chili powder, cayenne...whatever.)
  • I separated the egg mixture between each cup.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
Easy peasy!!


I was glued to the TV this weekend for a lot of the US Olympic Trial coverage.  Some of my favorite moments (i.e. the ones that made me cry):
  • Eaton achieving the world record in the decathlon.  I didn't cry because he did it exactly, but it was more how the guys that were in front of him running in the last 1 mile event (but weren't in contention in the overall decathlon) got out of the way in the end and started cheering for him to make it.  It was just such a wonderful example of sportsmanship and I loved it!
  • Lolo Jones making the team.  She came from such a hard childhood and she just kicks ass.  She was so genuinely happy and I was happy for her.
  • When the two Olympian sprinters, immediately after qualifying, grabbed up their little boys and tried to get them to high five.  Adorbs!
  • I didn't cry during the synchro diving trials, but I was happy for Dumais and Ipsen.  I should get to see them in London!  Woohoo!!
  • I was mesmerized by the Men's 3m Springboard competition.  I was cheering for Colwill & Dumais, but they were battling for 2nd.  Only one would make it to the Olympics.  Then Ipsen (who was first) botched his next to last dive and suddenly Colwill & Dumais were 1-2.  I felt bad for Ipsen, but I was so thrilled for Colwill.  Love him! 
  • After that competition, I wished that I had 3m Springboard tickets in London, instead of my Womens 10m Platform which was what I was able to get.  For some reason I looked at my itinerary and realized I was wrong.  I didn't have W 10m, I had M 3m!!  If Chris and Troy do well, I will get to see them in London.  I seriously cried at that.  HA! 
If you know me well, you know I'm not a cryer.  I'm just not.  But there is something about sports and particularly about the Olympics that just gets me.  Love.  Love.  Love.  I am an Olympic Nerd and there is no way around it. 

I have another surgical follow up tomorrow, so I will give you an update on my recovery then.  Have a fantabulous week!



Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

I can't wait to hear about your Dr. visit. I want to see more pics too. I'm so happy for you! 5!!

Jen said...

5 is AMAZING!!! So excited for you!!

thanks for the recipe for the quiches! it was me!

sounds like a very fun weekend!

Lap Band Gal said...

Wow! So exciting! :)

Brenda said...

5 freakin' pounds?! That is amazing!

Laura Belle said...

Way to go on the poundage!!!! Woop Woop! **High Five**

And I was also wondering about the quiches but keep forgetting to email you. I'm going to have to try that!

Andrea said...

Wow, good job on the 5 pounds! So glad we got to hang out! It was fun as always!