Friday, October 28, 2011

packed my running shoes

So I'm going on a quick trip to Montana this weekend ( be back Tuesday). Leaving my class in the capable hands of my "ladies." Going to a cow sale, what other kinda vacation would this girl love?! The biggest surprise? I packed my running gear and I have every intention of genuinely using it.
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A day late, a dollar short....

So, I know I'm late with thankful Thursday post. No excuse :) This week I'm thankful for the smallest blessings. A text or call from a friend, a kind word... a pat on the back! They make the biggest difference.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Food coma

I've pretty much eaten myself into a  food coma today.
It included the following:
Grilled cheese sandwich and veggie soup
2 Oat and honey Granola bars.
1 grab size bag of kettle cooked, salt and pepper chips.
1/2 a chicken crunch salad... ranch dressing, and a couple bites of roll.
1/2 a box of NERDS and 25 skittles (whatever that adds up to.)

Now, 6 months ago I would have told you that I was practically starving to death (and that I needed a Pepsi to survive.) but, these days i'm staying between 700-1000 calories a day... so I feel as though I have eaten way more than my body needs today (and believe me, it is shouting it loud and clear.)

The one good thing I did do today is a I drink A LOT of water:) I guess some habits do carry over... if they are strong enough.

So, here is to doing better tomorrow. :)


Monday, October 24, 2011

Losing weight never gets old.

For the official Monday weigh-in i'm 212!


-3 Pounds... Awesome for a week of traveling and stressful"ness."

Friday, October 21, 2011

Let them eat cake... I mean pie

So I met Colorado today! There wasn't any pie eating... but there was a meeting and some awkwardness. (Maybe because my Dad and sister were there and like 5 people he works with.) Any who, it is over... and we will move on. I have talked to him since the "incident" and everything seems great! :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Another Thursday has rolled around, where does the time go?

This week I am thankful for pictures! Nothing... not even the scale shows the truth about your weight loss journey as well as pictures... so here are two for the count!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pounds down~

Another week... another weigh-in. Who would have ever guessed that I would get so comfortable with posting my weight... but here it is for the blogger/banded world to see


-2 pounds:) YAHOO! I'd prefer 10, but I'll take 2!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I'm afraid of pie

(This is not the actual Colorado... the real one is blonde and 6'4'' ish. This is the CO from John Wayne.)

As promised... a Colorado update! :)

First of all, if you haven't watched the old John Wayne classic "Rio Bravo." STOP reading and go do that now. It will completely explain the nick name that is Colorado.

Anyway, Colorado and I have been texting for a couple of weeks. Ladies, don't be jealous but he is pretty awesome.
1. He can intelligently debate cows and dogs (though he doesn't agree about what I think it is the best breed of cow or the best working breed of dog.)
2. He is HILARIOUS! (I'm mean witty, seriously witty.)
3. He is good lookin'.
4. He is a good texter... I mean, he texts you back, he doesn't text one word replies, and he asks as many questions as he answers. (Good texter :)
5. He can debate anything ranch related... anything... and he knows what he/ I am talking about.
6. For a ranch guy he has an amazing vocabulary~ words used appropriately!
7. He actually spells things out so reading his texts aren't like deciphering an ancient language.
8. Most importantly he is painfully honest! (For those of you who know me, know that this is the MOST important thing.) He isn't just honest when it pays off for him.
There is one little problem HE WANTS TO HAVE PIE! WHAT? You think this is a joke? It isn't!

So it sounds pretty awesome, right? Here is the problem... I'm broken. My roommate Amber and I have talked about this many times, and there are several issues:
1. I'm afraid that I'll like someone and he won't like me back.
2. WORSE~ He will like me and I won't like him back! awkwardness
3. What if I think he is amazing... when in truth he is a loser... and I marry him anyway. Signing myself up for a life of misery. (I'm capable of this.)
4. I eat pie... and I ruin everything that has been so fun! It isn't worth it. So I vote no pie! What is wrong with just texting the rest of my life?
5. He realizes I'm a bigger girl than my photo's revealed and it makes him toss his cookies.
6. I don't like pie (I mean I seriously don't eat pie, it is gross)... that can't be a good omen, right?

So, what is the verdict? Pie or no Pie?
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child ofGod. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. -- Nelson Mandela

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I might be an addict

I took Friday off of work to spend the weekend on the mountain with my family! It was a weekend full of fabulous work with cows, and delicious FOOD (unhealthy food) and I think it just proved how far I still have to come...
My other concern is that I didn't have a very easy time being away from my scale! I knew I was making bad food choices but I needed my scale there to keep me accountable! I am a scale WHORE~ I need it to let me know immediately (which it does) that I ate too much, that I didn't make good choices! 
I've got along way to go. 

Also, there is an update on Colorado... but i'm to exhausted to write tonight! I'll write tomorrow! :) 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

45% of excess weight gone

Today, I was beating the hell out of myself! I don't know why... i'm having a good week. Yet, I still need a pick me up. So here is the truth I have lost, NO JOKE lost 45% of my excess body weight! I say that demands some serious celebration!

My question is, now that we aren't foodies.... what do all you (non-food addicts/ recovering food addicts) do for celebration?

Much love- Lorie

Monday, October 10, 2011


For the official Monday weigh in I'm 217. Officially down 60 pounds! :)
I say success ladies!
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thankful Thrusday

I grateful for a Father in Heaven that knows what I need more than I do!

Here is the story. This summer, there was a boy (for the purpose of this post I am going to call him Rich). I thought he was pretty rad! Well Rich and I went on a couple dates and we talked every day for a couple of weeks.... and man, I just thought he was the bee's knee's... everything I was looking for, except cowboy. (And turns out he is socially illiterate and a complete ass... but I get ahead of myself.)
Well, it just didn't work. I was really upset, but he just didn't seem interested.

Now Rich and I run in the same circle. So I occasionally run into him and we are on friendly terms.  Well the other night we ended up at the same gathering. At said gathering they were serving Nacho's. There is a group of about 15 of us sitting at a table, 7 of us (the ones I usually hangout with) get some nacho's and are having a grand ole' time. Well, Rich's side of the table (the kids that were the most popular in high school.) aren't having Nacho's. Just sitting around, talking AT each other about nothing except who's Lexus is the newest, or who's families property is biggest/most wonderful on the mountain. Well, in our group there is a young lady, who Rich and I both happen to have went to school with. She has significant disabilities; which have a VERY special place in my heart! Well Rich decided to talk at his cronies and tell them all about how much this girl EATS! Rich is going on and on about how one time he saw her eat 6 pieces of cake, or 2 hoagies, and how she is on her second plate of nacho's for the night.
Well he messed with the 2 most sensitive subjects in my life People with disabilities, and food.  Well his little cronies just laugh and laugh and I lost it! Told him what a joke I thought it was and how I expected better of him. Then he tries to cover it up with "I give her rides, I like her." Well to me, when you like someone you like them to their face and behind their backs...

So i'm taking a quote from Lap Band Gal

Maybe you should eat some makeup so you can be pretty on the inside too, bitch
So I am grateful that there is a bigger power, and he watches out for me. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The stars aligned

There are days, occasionally, that things just feel right in the world. Today is one of those days for me. I know that it won't last, that soon, maybe even tomorrow, things won't be so perfect but i'm enjoying the moment for now!

Monday, October 3, 2011

It is true

I gained two pounds last week... i'm still not sure how? Dang it! I'm so mad at myself. So, plan of attack: exercise and eat better!

Weight: 221.4