Thursday, February 28, 2013

Long time no post

Wow, hi all! Sorry for the long silence.  February just kind of zoomed on past me. :D Here's a summary of my month:

  • I have not done well exercise wise and as a result have not really lost any weight since my initial first month 20lb drop.  It's dissapointing but it's also my own fault.  
  • My diet hasn't been too bad; not stellar, but not horrible either.  I just haven't been eating well rounded meals like I should.
  • Plus side, while I haven't lost, neither have I gained, which is the sliver lining. :D always need to look for that right?
  • I took two weeks off work until I could get my hypoglycemia under control and started back just the other day and it's great.  You kind of forget how much you like and appreciate certain things until you haven't dealt with them in a while and then realize how much happier you are once you start up again (hmm maybe I should apply that to exercise huh? :D).
  • Finally have gotten my hypoglycemia under control and have not had an episode in three whole weeks! yay! Plus I had a sleep study done, which I'll talk with my doctor about on friday, and I've been sleeping with oxygen at night which seems to help some. :D
  • I'm doing great in school and even got an A on my first cell bio exam and a C+ on my first financial concepts exam (trust me this was a great thing since I missed two days of financial concepts which is a three hour class once a week due to my hypoglycemia and didn't know the last half of the material very well).
  • I'm moving in with my step sister this weekend and am super stoked! I love her and her baby girl and can't wait to spend lots of time with them!
Well that's pretty much my month in a nut shell. I'll try to have a more pithy, funny post next time but right now I'm just too sleepy. :D
I couldn't get my full body photos to load
but here's my most recent head shot. :D

Stay safe, stay happy, stay hopeful
Remiss in her blogging duties signing off! :D

Saturday, February 2, 2013


My last post was all about my new little adventure called hypoglycemia. In light of this I'm going to put up a few of my "prescribed" goals (and how I feel about them) and some of my own goals. :D

1. Walk 10,000 steps a day.  ~ This is one my doctor wants and I know that it's good for people to get up and move and try to get that many steps in, in a day, but seriously?  Between school, work (which is life-guarding and teaching lessons so I can't even take my pedometer with me), and the exhaustion that comes with the fun hypoglycemia trial and error phase this goal just sucks.  I have a pedometer I wear but only get about 1,000-2,000 steps in, in a day.

2. Eat 6 times a day; 3 meals and 3 snacks with no more than 30 carbs per meal and 15 carbs per snack. ~ This one is also a gem given to me by my doctor and since my band is still so loose it's actually doable and I'm not really having a problem until my "quick foods" like light salami and ham run out and I have to start actually thinking and cooking.  Then I just look at my fridge with a fiery rage and wish it to damnation for not having easy things for me and forcing me to actually act like the grown up I'm supposed to be. :)

3.  Cut all "white foods" out of my diet and cut out fruit for a month. ~  This one was all me (well okay, it was my mom, but I fully jumped on this band wagon and have no issues with it really.)  We went through the house and threw out all the foods that had white flour or enriched flour.  We then replaced those with things like brown rice, honey wheat sandwich thins (made with wheat flour), melba snacks, multi-grain seed crackers and lots of veggies and proteins.  This actually falls right into alignment with a preferred hypoglycemic diet.  The temporary fruit ban is to prevent my body from craving sugars while I'm trying to detox all the simple carbs from my diet and to prevent my insulin from dumping into my system, causing a spike in insulin (that I won't use), followed by a plummet in my level of balance, vision, and consciousness.

4.  Exercise 30 minutes a day. ~ Also from my doctor, but not one I've been even attempting this week.  I do have zumba tapes, I work at a pool where I can swim for free, and I work on trade at a gym so I have a free membership so I really don't have any reason why I can't do this I just have excuses.  I'm too tired, I don't want to drive all the way to the gym, I'm too busy, blah, blah, blah.  I know these are excuses but I can't seem to get past them; any ideas for that?

Summer 2011.  Probably in the 260s
So that's pretty much it, but before I go I wanted to share something with you all.  I found my camera today and on it were photos from a family reunion about a year and a half ago and I found some photos of me where I'm pretty sure I'm at my heaviest.  As I was waiting for these photos to load on my computer I was playing around with the camera and snapped a shot of myself that I believe is simply gorgeous!  To look at a picture of myself and say it's gorgeous is a pretty radical thing so I thought I'd share both my family reunion photo and my gorgeous snap shot.  Enjoy.

My bored snap shot today sans makeup and hadn't even brushed my hair yet

Stay safe, stay happy, stay hopeful
Closeted beauty signing off