Friday, February 17, 2012 

Day 3 and all is well

Well, it's been three whole days now and things are going pretty well. The smoothies are good and my sweet hubby got me a Ninja Blender for Valentines Day. Whoa Nellie, is it ever powerful and sharp! I cut my finger washing it before I ever used it. It makes short work of ice cubes and other ingredients.

I've been really good at not grazing in the evenings. I will pop a 100 calorie snack bag of popcorn to munch on and slowly eat it one kernel at a time to make it last.

I haven't seen a rapid weight loss but I'm sure that is more wishful thinking on my part. We leave on Tuesday for Canada for a week so I'm sure it will make it a little harder but nothing ventured, nothing gained. I'm really looking forward to spending time with my Emma and her mom and dad.

Meanwhile its one foot in front of the other and keep on keeping on. This is a recent picture of one of my dear friends from high school. She underwent weight loss surgery about a year ago. She went from wearing a 5 x to a medium. I'm really proud of her and envious but her face really looks gaunt and she looks really old now.

I want to lose the weight but not look emaciated.

Oh well, I have a long way to go before I ever get to this point.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 

What I'm doing now

Perhaps you noticed that I never got to day 17 of the 17 day diet.

Wow, I'm not dyslectic I have diet ADHD!

This is what I'm currently doing to lose weight.

I'm drinking Smoothies that Dr. Oz had in his book You on a Diet.

Because I tend to bounce from diet to diet I'm posting each of the smoothies here so I can find them again.

Get Lean Smoothie

2/3 cup ice, 3 Tbs cold water
handful of spinach leaves
1/3 cup cooked kale
3 orange slices
1/3 cup green grapes
1/2 peeled small ripe pear
1/2 small banana
3/4 tsp. chia seed

Wt loss boost: Chia seed boost omega 3s that can help restore energy levels, also high in fiber

Smarty Pants Smoothie

Blend 1 banana
1/4 cup blue berries
a handful of hemp nuts
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tsp. flaxseed oil

Wt. loss boost: antioxidants from blue berries and Omega 3s from hemp and flax target
ab flab, also high in fiber

Health boost: hemp supports brain neuron, blue berries are brain berries and are linked
to improved memory.

Better Sleep Cherry Smoothie

Blend i cup tart cherry juice
1/2 banana
1/2 cup soy milk
5 ice cubes
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Wt.loss boost: It will help you sleep more soundly, reduces craving and stimulates metabolism. Good sleep is the missing link in weight loss.

Health boost: Cherry juice is an amazing source of melatonin that aids in sleep.

Fatigue Fighting Protein Blaster

Blend 1/2 ripe banana
1/4 cup soy milk
1/2 can crushed pineapple
1/4 cup pineapple sorbet
1 Tbs protein powder
1/4 cup strawberries

Wt. loss boost: Soy adds protein

Health boost: Protein keeps you going all day long.Protein steadies the blood sugar and keeps you from crashing.

Get Glowing Smoothie

Bend 2 Tbs unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup Almond milk
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup mango
1/2 cup ice

Wt Loss: contains Vitamins A,B,C,E and enzyme bromelain to sooth internal inflammation.

Health Boost: fights wrinkles, puffiness and great for the skin.

You drink one for a meal replacement for one or two meals and eat a sensible meal . In addition to this you can eat three snacks a day mostly fruit, almonds, or hummus with vegetables.

* So far I've lost 3 pounds in two days
* The Get Lean Smoothie will turn your bowel movements green
* None of them have tasted bad but I've only had the Get Lean Smoothie, Smarty Pants Smoothie and Fatigue Fighting Smoothie so far.



New Year, New Goal, New Motivation

Hello Long Lost Forgotten Weight Loss Blog.....I'm Back.

Today makes 4 years to the day that I had my lap band surgery. I managed to lose 50 pounds, gained back 10 and now I'm more motivated to continue the journey I started .

What I know about myself.

I am not new to dieting. I start a new diet every week with some limited success then something new comes along and I jump over to the next one.

I think I am a dyslectic dieter. I get distracted by the next shiny object and wander away.

I eat at night. During the day I'm rock solid. I start out the day well, get lots of exercise at work, eat soup, string cheese and an apple for lunch, eat a modest dinner and then "Graze" all night long till I go to bed. I blow the entire day by what I eat at night.

I go to bed late. I stay up and watch TV and snack. Most of the shows I enjoy start at 10P.M.
I have read that not getting enough sleep can lead to obesity and I'm walking proof of the theory.

I have too many "Red Flag" Foods in my house. I am a sweet eater, a chocolate eater, a peanut butter eater, and adore baked goods. I absolutely can not have them in the house or have to have them out of sight and in a very inconvenient place.

I eat too fast. Charlie inhales his food and runs off to the next thing. I tend to do like wise but with very bad consequences. I literally choke if I eat too fast.

I think I deserve comfort food after the long day I put in. Yep, I do reward myself with food.....not proud of it, but it's a fact.

So....knowing all this what's different now?

They are!

This is my baby boy and his bride to be.

These two love birds are getting married Nov. 10, 2012

This gives me 8 months to get to my goal weight.

I really want to look fabulous for their wedding.

I want to be able to dance with the groom and not be embarrassed by my weight or be an embarrassment to him.

Totally superficial yes! Totally bet!

Don't get me wrong. I always start out well I just never follow through. So I'm back blogging even though no one reads this but me.

This is the first day of the rest of my let's make it a good one.


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