Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Weigh-in and Cowboys/Cowgirls

First things first!
Starting weight: 277
Last Weeks weight: 174
This weeks weight: 172.6
Weekly loss: 1.4
Total loss: 104.4

Second, when the weather makes a drastic change my band just basically zips shut. So it is full liquids for me today. Only problem? I have a date tonight to attend a Christmas party... I feel like I should attach a hashtag and say something like #banded problems or #single and banded. BAHAHA

And now... pictures!

My beautiful sister Makayla and I!  
Squishy and his amazing bride, Amanda. 

One of my favorite cowboys- Clark and I, the before the actual event, event.

Cowboy and Cowgirls all purdied up for a a night out:) 

Monday, December 17, 2012

One of those days

For me, the begining of this journey started because of a few select "moments." Isn't it amazing that of all the millions of moments we live each day, some could change our lives so much. The moments for my weightloss journey were not big, lightening didn't strike, my doctor didn't tell my I was going to die. Nothing. One thing that did happen was this day: 
I'm the second rider from the left. In a gray hat. This day I was uncomfortable in my clothes. Even my skin felt tight. I didn't hardly fit in the saddle anymore... and don't even get me started on how hard it was to mount. I was embarassed of myself. I was uncomfortable and I wanted to NEVER DO THIS AGAIN. I couldn't wait to be done. This is one of those MOMENTS that changed my life forever. 
Approx. 2 months before banding.
I weighed about 277 

Now this is the difference a year can make. In this picture (not very flattering because of the huge sweater) but really, I feel so good! I spent the entire Spring/Summer remembering all the reasons why I love ranching and love horses. Approx. 10 months after banding. I weighed around 177.
The brown sweatshirt from the first picture and the orange one from the second are the same size... just for a refrence.

What was one of your moments?

The Wedding

My brother Squishy and his amazing fiance Amanda got married Thursday 12/13/12, the reception was 12/14/12. I had the opportunity to be a bridesmaid and it was SO MUCH FUN!

Dancing, laughing, woderful people~ truly a fun night and a night to remember.

I only have a cell phone picture... and the lighting stunk!

Here it is:

Size medium dress! I wish the picture showed better the AWESOME-NESS of the spray tan.

We also wore "One size fits all" leggings- which not so long ago would of been a lie!

Another Monday in the books!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday

Start: 277
Last week: 174.8
This week: 174.0

Week loss: .8

Total Loss: 103

The weekends are still my biggest issue. Just going to keep on keepin' on. The 150's are calling my name!

The Wedding is tomorrow. Stay tuned for pictures and... this girl got a spray tan! It looks awesome and like I just got back from a 2 week vacation to somewhere warm!

Do something today that even surprises yourself.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pleasure Cirlce and picture comparision

My friend Vanessa posted this question today, and it kinda got me thinking.

Please share with us what your pleasure circle is filled with, minus food. What are the things in your life that you use to fill yourself with love, happiness, joy, peace, comfort, motivation, inspiration, courage, hope, power, and satisfaction?

What is in my pleasure cirlce? 
Family, running (when my mind is in the right place,) my religion, friends, horses/cows....

My problem isn't that my pleasure cirlce isn't full, it is very full- over flowing maybe- the problem is, when something goes wrong in my pleasure cirlce, I still want to turn to food for comfort. THE COMFORT isn't there. Food can not fill voids, heal relationships, change out comes, make me tall or rich. Food doesn't fix anything- unless it is real hunger. 

This is what I struggle daily. 

So I ask you the same question: What is in your pleasure cirlce? And what do you do to when something goes amiss in your pleasure cirlce to keep from turning to food? 

Thursday, December 6, 2012


1. When I'm good, I'm good. Seriously. Why can't I just be a middle of the road kind of girl? (Especially when it comes to this food business- 80/20 people.) In turn, when I fall off the wagon, I fall hard.

Luckily, this girl is driving the wagon. Kicking butt and taking names. Hitting the 150's ASAP.

2. I'm ready for some Christmas vacation.

3. I've been battling the question "do I need a fill?" I think I'll know better after a few more days with my head in the game.

4. My brother is getting married next week. I'm excited for the event. We are going to have a good old time. We get to wear cowboy boots!

5. I am back to running. It hurts, but it is so good.

6. I am doing awesome with the water drinking and the calorie counting... it is amazing that it always works:)

7. I have no idea how to do it... but I'd really like to pay someone or something to redesign my blog...

8/9/10: I'm all out of things to write ladies!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A little accountability-

First of all- did you see the loss from Vanessa over at Athena Banded Warrior? That lady is a bad-A and she is curshing her new game plan. Her comparison pictures will also make you want to be her when you grow up- or maybe that is just me? want to be a warrior just like her.

It takes me a long time to get my head in the game... even after my body is shouting that I need to.

The last couple of days (ok, ok two) have been on track:) Gotta start somewhere.

Last week: 174.4
This week: 174.8

Gain of .4

I'm going to take it and keep running. Monday morning the scale said 177.8 so I'm thinking my body is being a little silly. I'll shoot for a loss next week.

Get out there and kick some A today!

Monday, December 3, 2012


I'm heading out the door to spend the next 6 hours listening to someone present on something (see how prepared I am?!)

I'd much rather just spend the day teaching my awesome kiddos but alas, even I don't always get my way! :)

I'm a person that will eat all day because she is  bored at one of these silly things. So I've packed a few things to battle actual "hunger" and going to drink lots of water to fight the "i'm seriously so bored" fake hunger.

I'm packing fresh fruit, greek yogurt and some granola.

I'm going to stay off the ledge and see if I can pull it together for a loss this week.