Tuesday, April 1, 2014


I got up this morning with a little pep in my step.  I went to the new medical facility nearby to get my fill.  It was closer than the other location and the facility is smaller so it was easy breezy!  They did raise the price from $50 to $75 but I think that is still a good deal.

I always have to giggle when they numb me because it hurts the same amount either way.  I would rather they just get to it.  Anyway, the person that does it (I think she is a PA) is very nice and we spoke about how I was doing and what I want.  When I had my unfill, they took out .4cc.  She said that if she puts in .3cc, things flow well.  I prefer to start out slow and I can go back in a month if I need to, so I asked to stay with that.  I drank my water and was good to go.  I love that they look at it on x-ray so I have confidence that the band looks good and all is well.

I stopped by the local Smoothie King to get breakfast.  It has been a while since I went so I asked the guy for something with peanut butter.  I should have discussed it more because the small even had 700 calories.  I immediately emailed Debi and asked her for a better option because she is a SK expert.  Now I know what to order tomorrow morning!

I also had a latte this morning, so I'm practically done with calories for the day.  Sheesh.  I always have trouble staying in my calorie ranges when doing liquids.  Some people have no idea how you can gain weight on a liquid diet...here, let me show you.  Ha!

I was satisfied with my smoothie until about 1:30pm so I fixed myself some soup.  I've had only about 1/4 of it and I'm feeling satisfied.  I'm going to try VERY hard to focus on my portions and not just eat what is there.  That is my #2 problem outside of weekend sabotage.

Also today, I joined a Diet Bet.  Have you done that?  I did one once, but basically just donated my money to help someone else lose weight.  Ha!  I signed up, but then never paid any more attention to it.  This time I'm really going to work at it.  My Leapster friends were doing it, so I jumped on the bandwagon.  Basically, you put in your money and if you succeed at the challenge, you get to split the pot with all winners.  Worst case if you succeed, you get your money back.  But there are always people like me (last time) that don't succeed, so chances are...you will win more than you put in.  The challenge is to lose 4% of your total weight in 4 weeks.  I have to weigh tonight to get my actual weight with pictures to submit, but I'm signed up.  I will keep you apprised of my progress as I go!

I also like the Diet Bet because it gives me a time frame.  I want to work one day at a time, but I can assess the situation in four weeks.  I do realize that this is a forever journey, but sometimes that gets overwhelming.  Four weeks of focus seems doable. 

I think I mentioned yesterday that I have been re-reading my blog.  I'm trying to figure out the secret to my successes and what I did during my "failures".  One thing that I noticed was that the more active I was, the less failure I had.  Even going on vacation, I did better because I was on the move.  I don't necessarily mean working out or that kind of active, but busy.  The more down time I have, the more sabotage that occurs.  This weekend, I have a lot of downtime so I'm making plans for myself. 

While I was writing this post, I got a call from the CFO's admin that the CFO said that there was someone waiting for me in the lobby.  WTH?  This isn't exactly a place where we have walk ins.  Anyway, I went out there and two things:
  1. The CFO totally sold me out because it was a cold caller for something or other.  Sure enough when I was done, he came around the corner giggling.  Chicken!
  2. They brought cake balls.  Salted Caramel Cake Balls.  God is laughing at me.  :-)  Just for the record, I did not eat even a smidgen of cake ball.


Sarah Kopf said...

Cake balls. I'm sorry. That sounds delicious. :)


Kathy said...

Kudos to you for not going to the cake balls. Takes a lot to just say no! I, too, like to have short term goals to strive towards. Somehow it makes the difference to break things up into more manageable time periods.

Laura Belle said...

That's a good idea to go back over your successes and failures with your blog!! I probably need to do that since I'm bombing at getting back on the wagon. ugh.

Mel said...

Good luck with your Diet Bet; I find the short term focus is helpful for me as well. We don't have a smoothie place (that I know of near me & honestly I have never had one!) I do make my own protein shakes but I am always seeing recipes for smoothies that look so delish- may have to break out the blender and try some!

FitBy40 said...

Now I want a cake ball dipped in peanut butter!
Enjoy the day.