Thursday, February 2, 2012

10 Things Thursday

1.       Today is my 9 month bandiversary… can you believe it? I’m “un-officially” down 90 pounds. To me it is just a miracle that I have been losing weight for 9 months. I have had my ups and downs lost more some months than others, but I love the way I live now. Eating to live, instead of living to eat. (Most days) 42 pounds to go!
2.       Running is kinda gross. At least for me. There is sweating, spitting, the need to pee (I’ve yet to become so intense that I do this while running.) Gas occasionally? No wonder a person loses weight; it gets rid of all the liquids and air.
3.       My family has been facing some challenges lately. I’m so grateful for their “put your shoulder to the wheel” attitude. Sometimes it doesn’t take finesse, just brute strength.
4.       I’ve never had trouble drinking water (unless it is right after a meal) I can guzzle that stuff. Maybe that is why I can easily get my 100+ ounces in every week day (dang weekend… but I always get at least 70 ounces on the weekend.)
5.       I’ve decided that it is easier to be single and banded than have a SO. Post to follow.
6.       I need a hair cut…
7.       I worked two, 12 hour days in a row, and then I went home and ran. Kicking those excuses in the butt and taking control of my own life, and my own weight.
8.       I appreciate Lap Band Gal’s attitude about the lose skin that comes with extreme weight loss.  (Or what I perceive as her “attitude” I can’t claim to have talked to her about it.) To me it just seems like it is her reminder of where she has been, nothing to be ashamed of. Kinda like a scar to remind you of how badass you are. LBG please correct me if I am wrongJ
9.       Work has been hard this week. Very stressful. I have not once turned to food.
10.   I AM GOING TO KICK the weekend in the butt. My Monday weigh will rock. As soon as I prove to myself that I can make it through a weekend and not gain weight, I’m going to move weigh-in to Wednesday. Just like Athena Banded Warrior said: “I’m HBIC around here.”
a.       I LOVE ZUMBA! Why did it take me so long to start going? Gotta kick the chubby mentality.


  1. Great list! I am very proud of you accomplishments! I've got 35 lbs to go to get to my "healthy" weight....It seems SOOOO far off, but yet so close.
    Zumba is fun...and don't worry..I was a dancer for over 15 years...and I still struggled to get the hang of it. I don't have the chance to worry about people watching me or me watching them...because I am SO busy watching the instructor there is no way for my eyes to stray!

  2. Great list! You, my dear, are a total bad ass! 12 hour days and still working out! wooohoo!! Totally agree with #5

  3. You're a total bad ass :) and you're very inspiring! You make me feel LAZY. I've been wanting to try Zumba forever, I'll have to check it out!

    PS, LOVE the new font -- much easier to read!

  4. You Rock! Love your list. I read LBG blog too and have been wondering about that. I've just now started getting loosey goosey and have been worried about it, but have decided its just part of the process! You keep going and you will get it done this weekend! Hang in there!

  5. Happy bandiversary!! 90 pounds is so awesome!!!

  6. Runners gas, ha ha! that's one of the reasons I prefer to run alone. Congrats on 9 months! What an accomplishment.

  7. Awesome job Lorie! Love your attitude-hope the clan is all doing well.

  8. All the runners I know don't just get gas, they usually have to poo after running. LOL

    I wish I were a runner... hell, maybe I am. ;)

    Congrats on 90 down in 9 months. Way to rock that band!

  9. Wow, congrats on being down 90 pounds in 9 months! You are doing amazing!