How I'm Doing So Far

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Life and stuff

I know it's been a while since i posted, but i've been so busy.

spent all my free time last week packing up all my worldly belongings for Saturday's moving day. best idea i think i've ever had was having my dad hire four of his warehouse guys to come and do the heavy lifting. they got the job done!

by sunday we're moved the rest of it to my parents' house where i am once again living until the new house is ready at the end of the year. i have all the stuff i need in my old bedroom in a tiny closet with a tiny dresser so now need to really sort through all my clothes again to see what no longer fits and clear it out.

on that note... discovered a pair of size 16 avenue black jeans in my closet today.... wore them to work, but really.... they're ready for the too big pile! though i just don't feel like i'm ready for 14's.... ah well.

my mom was away this weekend and i ended up eating out with dad quite a bit... he's thoroughly amused and fascinated by my new eating habits. saturday lunch time we went to the yacht club for lunch and both ended up having the stewed conch from the buffet. i had a small spoon of grits, a bit of hte conch and a piece of johnny cake. ended up eating maybe a third of what was in the bowl and two bites of the bread.... and was full. so i asked the waiter for a to-go container. he was so concerned that i really hadn't taken much from the buffet that he went and filled the container about halfway before brining it to me to put my leftovers in. let's just say i'm still eating stewed conch for breakfast.

i am eating tiny portions, not snacking and making really good choices. i'm getting in walking at least every other day. still the weight isn't falling off of me. i am surprised that it's so slow, but not bothered. i know i'm going to get there and stay there. i know i somehow need to up my water in take again. still not getting in enough and it doesn't help that it's cooled down a bit and is freezing in my office so i'm not as thirsty.

left work a half hour earlier today so i could make it home before dark and get a walk in. ended up taking my parents' 85lb boxer for a half hour walk. no. scratch that. he took me. it was great because i was forced to walk a lot faster than i would on my own. tomorrow night is maddy's turn. she's smaller, but not quite as good on a leash so should be interesting!

ok. i'm done rambling.


Silverhairedgoddess said...

Was happy to see your post - you know I check every day !!

Wow, that's wonderful to hear that your size 16 is already getting big on you!

See you on Saturday ?


Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

You are doing great! Keep up the good does pay off in the end!

Justawallflower said...

It sounds like your coming along quite lovely! And you have inspired me, I am going to go get dressed and grab my husband and go for a walk!

nikki said...

Hi twin :) (Are you on Facebook? - add me? If not, my email is

How are you doing? For some reason your updates haven't been showing in my blog feed. I need to see what's going on. I've missed your last 2 postings. Sorry! Things are good on my end. Like you, I am not as tight as I was post fill #1. When is your 2nd fill? My portions have gotten bigger but not much over a cup to a cup and a half. Still way, way, way less than portions pre-band. I too need to work on my waters. Somedays I do good, others I can't get a drop down.

Congrats on the too big 16's. The smaller clothes excites me SO much!! And glad your safely moved. :)

So happy to see your doing so well.

Christine said...

Congrats on the smaller clothing size! I bet you'll be in a size 14 by Christmas. :-) You should find a nice holiday dress and buy it in a 14. :-)

I'm surprised to hear that you're not snacking. I'm snacking all the time!!! I eat every 2 hours or so. If you aren't eating very much at your meals, I wonder how many calories you're eating? Great job with the tiny portions though...that's the band doing its job! Keep up the great work!

TheCurvyCat said...

I agree with Christine -- you'll easily be in the 14s by Christmas!

Between 14-16 is always a weird point for me, I end up hanging out there for what seems like forever. I was in tight 16s in May, and only now are 14s starting to feel a touch loose. And that's 40# difference!

I'm a snacker, at least on school days. It sounds like you have good restriction going on there! Yay!!