Thursday, July 18, 2013

July 17th, 2013

Wow!!  It's been a long time since I've posted anything.  I guess it's time to fill in all the blanks.  I'm saddened by my foot injury from the first weekend of May.  I still have huge issues with it.  It is swollen every night and in the morning, holy cow...  I stumble out of bed and limp around for about an hour.  I can't begin to work out, but I did start this week because I have to!  I have to do something and I have this theory that getting more active will help that thing heal faster.

I had every intention to have my weight way down before my brother's wedding.  Of course, I didn't.  In fact, at some point I just didn't give a crap.  I was really stressed out about the whole thing.  Curt and I both had big responsibilities.  For me...  those dresses kicked my butt.  I made the mock dresses and tried them on 3 of the 4 bridesmaids.  I couldn't get the other bridesmaid over to try hers on.  So after doing the mock dresses, then I started on the real ones and realized that the fabric she chose SUCKED!!  Thank goodness my sister in law is the easiest going person I know.  I went to her, 3 days BEFORE the wedding and showed her the "real" dresses and asked if I could change the fabric up again and she said, whatever you want.  So I quickly ran down and bought a shimmery cotton and, what a sigh of relief, made the 4 dresses with ease!  I actually got alot of compliments from people so for as much trouble as those things were, it was worth it, I guess. 

First weekend of June...  Curt woke up on that Saturday morning in horrible pain.  We spent some time in the ER.  His hernia, that has caused problems for several months, popped out and wouldn't go back in.  Long story, short...  he was out of work from June 3 to July 14 and had surgery on June 18 to fix it.  After a few weeks, he's feeling much better.  Hopefully he can start working out again too!  I've been looking forward to racquetball again! 

My son is causing stress in my life.  He snuck out again.  He got arrested.  He made me mad.  I don't want to talk about it.  Just know it's there.  By the way, he's been on his best behavior. 

We started back up on the diet on July 3.  We've been eating pretty carefully and all that.  I'm up and up and up and up and at my highest weight ever.  I don't get it.  I'm being very careful.  Quite frankly, I'm very discouraged.  I'm going to start posting more regularly to keep myself honest.  Maybe I'm missing something.  I will say that in my defense...  I have a horrible sun burn and at night, my legs are horribly swollen.  AND it should be TTOM in the next day or 2, but the latter has never really affected my weight all that much. I think that I'll try for an attack phase starting tomorrow (Curt already has his lunch packed and gone).  And I should mention here that Curt is also up a little so that is why I think I'm missing something.  We'll just get on top of this all and hopefully it will be better.  I'm tired of feeling like crap about myself. 

This morning's weight:
J: 186.0 lbs (up 1.4 lbs from yesterday, up 6 lbs since Saturday (!!!))

C: eggs
J: none

C: shredded pork, almonds, 0 calorie jello, pepper jack cheese, yogurt
J: 2 boiled eggs, jalapeno sausage and a handful of almonds

C and J: prime rib, sauteed onions and mushrooms, broccoli

J: 1 lt water, 1 lt 0 calorie Powerade, 2 lt 0 calorie lemonade

J: 62 minutes on stationary bike, weights

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

I think that I've decided to quit blogging on this blog.  I may start a new one and when I do, I will send messages to those I know who read this one so you can follow that one. But as of now, I'm done on this one. I will continue reading your blogs and commenting. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New post... from Curt cuz Jamie is out of commission

Well, she's not exactly out of commission, but she's a hurtin' unit!  Today was her (I'm a computer guy, so forgive me...) 'upgrade'.

We got up a little before 6 and made the 30 minute drive to Boise.  We waited forever... then we went back for pre-op.  Jamie did great (she HATES needles poked into her), and then they took her away.  I was left to... well, do nothing, for the next 3 hours before I got to see her again.  Surgery took 1.5 hrs, but the other 1.5 hrs was her in recovery.  When I saw her she was ready to go out the door!  LOL.  I guess she had had enough of that place.

We got something for lunch, mostly for me cuz we hadn't eaten since dinner the night before, and she didn't feel like food yet.  Although it wasn't 'diet' food, I had a FANTASTIC sandwich from a Vietnamese deli.  It had roast beef and WASABI!  I have a soft spot for wasabi...  it was FANTASTIC!

We went home after that.  I took her upstairs where we both spent the afternoon laying in bed watching RAISING HOPE (funniest show on TV right now, highly recommended).  Surprisingly she never napped.  She even went downstairs with me later and sat while I folded laundry.  After her pain pill at 6, she decided she was ok to go run a couple of errands.  Alrighty.... We went to Ryan and Mel's (my cousin, I work with both of them) and picked up a key...  then we went to Albertson's to get a copy of BREAKING DAWN.  Jamie started feeling nauseous in the produce section, she frantically demanded a produce bag, into which she emptied the contents of her stomach...  ew...  ;)  Mostly water and acid, and bananas.  This part was so funny:  we took it back to the deli area where she explained that she had vomited into a bag and needed a trash can.  The 17 year old zitty kid working back there took one look at that see-through bag and took 2 steps back... hilarious...  But, he stretched out a trash can as far as his arms would reach for her, so I explained that she wasn't contagious, she had just had surgery....  so funny...

But now she's feeling better (after puking 1 more time).  We're now sitting in bed watching our movie as our Valentine's/anniversary evening together.

I don't think we are going to be doing much weighing in over the next couple of weeks.  Jamie tried the scale tonight after the vomiting episodes... and found herself over 10 lbs UP!!!  So, she's not happy, but it's understandable since her body is all swollen and retaining water.  I'm only up by like 1 lb, so it's no big deal.  I seem to do that anyway...

So, I'm dropping in to let you all know that she's doing great...  We're laughing and holding each other, just like couples should do on their anniversary.

Just so you all know, I didn't let this holiday/occasion pass without finding something wonderful for my beautiful wife.  We were getting her ring back the other day from being sized (again...) and we decided to look around for a heart necklace for her.  Well....  I found the PERFECT one!  For anybody who has, or ever gets to meet this love of my life, she has the most SHOCKINGLY blue eyes...  This necklace is silver with a blue diamond heart inside of the silver heart.  My eyes landed on it, and I didn't need to see anything more.  We walked out with it all gift wrapped so that I could give it to her in front of the kids.  While she's not a fantastic actress, it was still fun, and the girls all thought it was as beautiful as we did.

 Here is a picture of it from their website.  With her eyes, it's perfect... just like I think she is!

So, once she's ready, we'll get some "after" pictures to share with you all.

Thank you for those who sent prayers of safety for her, they were answered!

Curt (and Jamie sitting right next to me helping me spell!)

Happy anniversary, baby.  And happy heart day to everybody else!!!  Hope you all enjoyed it!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012- Day 7

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Day 7

CURT:  LOSS: 2.2 lbs TOTAL LOSS: 48.2 lbs
JAMIE: LOSS: 0.2 lbs TOTAL LOSS: 22.0 lbs

C and J: SF/FF coffee

C: omelet
J: cottage cheese and a stick of string cheese

C and J: Outback Steakhouse Aussie Grilled Chicken Salad

C: 1 quart water, 1 can diet Cherry Coke
J: 2 quarts water, 2 can diet Cherry Coke

C: none
J: strength training class, 15 minutes of an intense game of laser tag that induced an asthma attack so I no longer felt the need for an evening workout

Well....  it's just another day.  The dryer quit working so we had to go get a new one.  Berlyn got a free pass to Wahooz...  this awful money trap that lures kids and drives parents CRAZY! So we went and played games, laser tagged.  Berlyn told me it was one of her favorite days ever so I guess the torture of it was worth it. 

Crap, I'm tired.  I can't even try to think of anything to say.  But...  we both hit new lows today and right before my bed time shower, I weighed in and I'm up just a little from this morning so fingers crossed, tomorrow will be a good number.  What I did realize this morning...  I'm 8 lbs from a weight that I held steady at for close to 9 years, aside from the 9 months I was pregnant with Berlyn.  That will be huge to hit that number and even bigger to go under it.  Can't wait!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012- Day 6

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Day 6

Tuesday's weigh in:
JAMIE: GAIN:  2.4 lbs TOTAL LOSS: 18.2 lbs

Wednesday's weigh in:
CURT:  LOSS: 2.0 lbs TOTAL LOSS: 46.0 lbs.
JAMIE: LOSS: 3.6 lbs TOTAL LOSS: 21.8 lbs.

C and J: 4 tomato slices, 1/2 c. cottage cheese, hamburger patty w/ slice of cheese, Starbucks 100 calorie skinny peppermint mocha

Afternoon snack:
C: 2 oatbran muffins

C and J: chicken breast w/ deli ham and mozzarella cheese

Midnight snack (12:13 actually):
C and J: 1 oatbran muffin and a FF yogurt

C: 2 quarts water, 1 can diet Cherry Coke
J: 2 quarts water, 2 cans diet Cherry Coke

C and J: none today

All new low number and new goal reached for me! So excited!  But my weigh in was late in the morning.  We got up and got the kids off to school and then laid down again and woke up at 11, and only because the phone rang.  We needed it.  It felt fantastic to sleep in like that. 

For me, yesterday, I didn't feel well.  I spent alot of time in the bathroom and alot of food wasn't making it down into my stomach.  Then late at night, because I was finally starving, I slipped up and cheated.  Not horribly bad, but it was a cheat no less.  Yet despite that, I had a good number this morning.  We both got a couple of work outs in yesterday.  I had my strength training class which I have found that I LOVE.  Yesterday, we learned how to use our own body weight against us to "lift weights" and how those workouts are more effective that workouts with weight machines.  It was very interesting.  Alot of the women I workout with travel or have a  hard time getting to the gym so this was perfect with them.  AND...  I found out I can still do push ups!  But I definitely need to work on that.

I've been watching Curt limp around today.  His foot is hurting him again.  I'm hoping he can keep working out.  Maybe another doctor's appointment is needed. We didn't work out today because we were #1 busy and #2 both of us were hurting.  Tomorrow tho... 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012- Day 4

Monday, February 6, 2012
Day 4

Sunday weights:
CURT:  LOSS: 1.2 lbs
JAMIE: LOSS: 0.4 lbs

Monday weights:
CURT:  LOSS: 0.6 lbs TOTAL LOSS: 44.0 lbs
JAMIE: LOSS: 0.4 lbs TOTAL LOSS: 20.6 lbs

C and J: 1 FF yogurt

C and J: fajita taco salad

C and J: buffalo chicken bites and cauliflower and broccoli salad

C: 2- 20 oz glasses Diet Pepsi, 3 quarts of water
J: 2- 20 oz glasses Diet Pepsi, 4 quarts of water

C: 10 minutes elliptical machine, 10 minutes stationary bike, 3 minutes rowing machine, 25 minutes strength training. 
J: morning: 20 minutes on the elliptical machine, 15 minutes on the stationary bike, 6 minutes on the rowing machine, 25 minutes strength training; evening: 70 minutes of very hard riding on stationary bike

Nothing too new today.  I hit an all new low this morning despite not having a great food day yesterday, kinda. I have alot weighing on my mind this evening, so I'm going to go work out to flush it out of there.  I don't think it will help but I will try. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012- Day 2

Saturday, February 4, 2012
Day 2

CURT:  LOSS:  2.4 lbs TOTAL LOSS: 42.2 lbs
JAMIE: LOSS:  3.2 lbs TOTAL LOSS: 19.6 lbs

C: 4 scrambled egg muffins, 1- 20 oz. SF/FF coffee
J: 3 scrambled egg muffins, 1- 20 oz. SF/FF coffee

Morning Snack:
C: 1 boiled egg

C and J: sloppy joe meat, yogurt

C and J:  rotisserie chicken 

C: 3 quarts water, 1 beer
J: 6 quarts waters, 1 beer

It was nice to see a good woosh on our first day back on Dukan.  Both of us were encouraged.  I suppose some was water weight.  And I actually started having bowel movements again.  I'm over here rolling my eyes at that.  It frustrates me to no end.  I'm hoping to hit my next goal (1.5 stones) by surgery day.  I'm 1.4 lbs from that and I think it shouldn't be a problem to hit that in 10 days.  

We were going to go exercise today but we both have hamstrings that are SCREAMING at us so we're taking the day off.  My mom and I went to Briyanna's cheer competition in Boise.  It was fun.