Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ten Things Thursday!

Thanks to the gorgeous Laura Belle we have Ten Things Thursday!!

1. I am still living the glorious life of a teacher in the summer. I sleep until about 10:00, lay in the pool for a few hours, watch trash tv, shop, eat, and act like a newlywed when the Rockstar gets home. Life is good.

2. Here is the text I got from The Rockstar this morning :)

3. I am going to the casino next week. I don't play the table games much, but I am a total slot slut. I would be in serious trouble if I lived near a casino. I am quite sure I wouldn't have a house, car, or maybe even a first born. Having to go to another state to gamble is a good thing for me. I only take the exact amount of money I know I can lose.

4. I have been battling a UTI since Saturday. I was in so much pain Saturday morning I was in tears. It is better than it was...but it still hasn't gone away.

5. I have pretty much been eating like crap this week. Not crap in quantity, just in quality.

6. The Rockstar's birthday is Saturday. We are having a pool party and cooking on the grill. I know most people would dread a house full/pool full of musicians, but they bring most of the food and do all the cooking. They think girls can't grill...and I am perfectly happy to let them keep thinking that.

7. Kayleigh has been feeling better. She has to take a buttload of meds every day. It costs me a small fortune, but she is worth every penny. I am thankful for every day I have had with her.

8. I have noticed that I have several new followers this week. Sometimes I can't always find a link to follow them back. If you are following me and I am not following you back, please leave me a link to your blog.

9. My sister that I haven't talked to in almost 3 years re-opened (I don't know if that's the correct word for it??) her facebook account. I sent her a friend request 2 days ago and she hasn't accepted it. I don't know why I let this bother me. I know I should just move on and realize that I have no control over the fact that we will never have the relationship I want us to have...but that is easier said than done.

10. Due to my UTI I have actually cut way back on the crack juice (Mountain Dew) this week...yay me.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Easy come Easy go

I gained 7 pounds in 7 days while on vacation. That part was super easy.
Ok, so the "easy go" part is a big ole fat lie.

It has not been easy...but, I lost those 7 pounds in the past 7 days.

Ok, the first 4 pounds were pretty easy...all I had to do was pee...and poop....a lot. Apparently it is important that I take my Lasix (fluid pill) every day. I didn't take it while I was at the beach and I guess all that salt (and just maybe a little alcohol) made me have a little water retention. As far as the pooping part...I told body goes on lockdown as soon as I leave town.

Those last 3 pounds took a little more work. I got back on track drinking my water. I logged on MFP every day. I swam laps in the pool every day. I didn't indulge in fried foods, sugary drinks, alcohol, or bread.

Today, after seeing those 7 pounds gone again, I am very thankful for my band. In the past I would have seen that 7 pound gain and just said "oh well, I blew it"....but this time, I knew I could get right back on track.

Hope all of y'all have a fab Father's Day!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

This time last year...

On this day last year I was sitting in my surgeon's office for my first consultation appointment. What a difference a year makes! I am so happy I made that appointment. He tried his best to talk me into having gastric bypass. I felt that was not the right surgery for me. I am glad to have a surgeon who really listened to me.

I spent last summer reading many blogs from the start. That is what really helped me make my decision...reading about the ups and downs of real life people.

I have not regretted getting the band even once...even the day I was puking in my

Thank you to all of you who documented your journey along the way :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ten Things Thursday!!

1. The only reason I know that it is Thursday is because I saw other people posting TTT. I love not knowing what day it is and not having a reason to even care.

2. The Boy has been out of town all week on a trip with his girlfriend. The Rockstar and I have been empty nesters. I totally feel like a newlywed again ;)

3. I bought a new purse yesterday.

4. I just have to tell ya....Groupon is not good for me. I am an impulse shopper and if you make me think I am getting a really good deal you could sell me just about anything. I buy shit I don't even need, want, or will ever use...all because it seems like a good deal. I have to stop this.

5. ***Warning...#5 is about poop...skip it if ya can't handle it***

When I go on vacation (or out of town for any reason) my body goes on lockdown mode. I couldn't poop in a strange place if I wanted body just won't let me. When I went to the beach I went 8 days without going. Certainly there was a correlation between me gaining 7 pounds and not pooping for 8 days.

I am happy to report that as soon as I crossed the county line the poop gates opened and all is fine now.

6. I have lost 4 of the 7 pounds gained on vacay. I am hoping to be rid of all 7 by the end of the week.

7. Oh! I forgot to tell y'all...I got a new tattoo last week....a breast cancer awareness ribbon, in honor of my beautiful mother :)

8. I watched the new Dallas last night. I used to love watching Dallas on Friday nights with my mom when I was young. It was pretty good...but I had a hard time watching every time JR was on screen. I know they have someone on set who could have shaped up those bushy eyebrows for him.

9. My sister in law is getting married (again) next month. That means I have to go find a stupid dress to wear to her wedding. I hate to wear a dress. The only time I wear one is to weddings. I think I look yucky in dresses.

10. I totally missed my appt. with my band doctor this week (because I never know what the day is any more). I need to call and reschedule, although I have no plans for a fill. I have only had two fills, but I feel like I am good where I am.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I Puffy Heart Summer Break!

Summer break is da bomb!

 I don't even know what day it is.

 I haven't had a bra on in 2 days.

My wardrobe has consisted of swimsuits and flip flops.

My alarm clock is in the closet.

I stay up until 2 am watching trash tv.

My house is clean and my laundry is caught up.

I can grocery shop on a random Wednesday, in the middle of day.

I am brown as a biscuit.

I have read 3 books for pleasure, not because I had to (50 Shades of Grey books...tee hee hee)

Have I told you lately how much I love being a teacher??? ...especially in the summer ;)

Monday, June 11, 2012


After 7 days of beachin' it, having company, and just plain ole eating like a big tater hog I finally got on the scale to see what the damage was. O.M.G.......7 pounds in 7 days....WTF????

Ok....I am over it. I said I wouldn't worry about and would get back on track this week. And that is what I shall do. You play, you pay. I played (hard) and now is the time to pay. I'm ready.

In unrelated news, Kayleigh is doing much better than she was when I returned from the beach. The day I returned she was struggling for every breath she took. I have the best vet in the world. I knew he would be completely honest with me about what I should do. He has met me at his office many, many times in the middle of the night (Kayleigh has a severe seizure disorder and they would sometimes last for hours) and he knows she owns a huge piece of my heart. He told me he knew how hard it was for me to watch her suffer, but he really believed I should give it another couple of days with the new meds.

She is not completely back to her playful self, but she is not struggling to breathe like she was. I am thankful for every second I have with her. This past week has cost me a small fortune at the vet's office, but it has been worth every penny.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Still here...Catch Up Post TTT Style

Thanks to the gorgeous Laura Belle we have Ten Things Thursday!!
I know it has been a while. I have been busy, busy, busy!!

1. I am officially on summer break! My last day at work was June 1.

2. My summer break started off with a mini vacay to the beach...

3. I had a great time at the beach. I went with two of my friends. We call ourselves The Boobtourage :)

4. My band decided to go on vacay too. I was able to eat way too much, but I didn't even worry about it. I will get back on track Saturday.

5. My BFF is visiting me from Colorado. She came in on my last day of work. She didn't go to the beach with me...she stayed in town and visited her sister while I was gone to the beach. Now she's all mine until Saturday...then she flies back home :(

6. We went shopping every night we were at the beach. I didn't buy much, but we had a great time just looking.

7. There was full moon while we were at the beach. The view of the light shining on the water was breath-taking.

8. I wore shorter shorts than I have worn in several years and felt completely great in them.

9. Today is my 7 month bandiversary. I have no idea what I weigh since my vacation. But if we are going with pre vacay weight I have lost a total of 63 pounds....which I am totally thrilled about!

10. My number 10 is a very sad one. My baby Kayleigh has been very sick. The Rockstar prayed that she would live until I made it back from the beach. I have had her at the Vets office 3 times in the past week. She has congestive heart failure. I am so upset about it. She has been in my life for 13 years and I can't imagine life without her. The vet has been checking on her daily. I don't think she will be with us much heart will break in a million pieces.