Surprise Announcement!

So, as you all know I have been going kinda nuts trying to lose these last few pounds and lately I kept stalling and stalling and it was driving me nuts … Well, I went to the doctor and found out why all this was happening. I’m having a baby!

We just found out Monday, I’m at 9 weeks (today!) and Mark and I are SO excited!!

I’m a little nervous about being pregnant post-op but I’m reading a lot and I plan on blogging about this experience 🙂

I plan on being as healthy as possible while pregnant, if I ever had a reason to kick my ass into being healthy it’s now, right?


Well, that’s it for my little announcement! I hope everyone’s doing great 🙂


Workouts With Leslie

So, as I mentioned in a previous post, Friday I had my first training session with Leslie! We did weights, abs and yoga. It was a workout of about 2.5 hours and she kicked my ass!

My whole upper body has always been my weak point so she came up with a whole variety of weight-lifting exercises for my shoulders, biceps, triceps and abs that were both easy but very intense! I’m writing this entry with total T-Rex Arms (when your arms are so sore you can barely move or really stretch them so you look like a T-Rex). She made me a little sheet to track my reps and how much weight I used. It was all very organized and neat and all in all a great time. I found out I can do a lot more than I thought, and also that Yoga is not as easy as it looks. To see what our routine entailed, you can check out her detailed blog entry here.

We’re going to make these workouts a weekly thing and also, she’s gonna make me a little sheet with workouts that I’ll do on my own during the week. I’m going to be trying the gym at work this week for free and I’m going to try other gyms around my area to see what I like best. Since I can’t run for too long at a time until I fix the whole hip situation, I’m trying to focus on building muscle and strength; combining it with the little cardio I can do.

Tomorrow I’m starting my own version of Phase One of the South Beach Diet and I’m both looking forward to and dreading it. I hate that I can’t drink any wine or have any corn or potatoes for two full weeks. But it’s all for the sake of shocking my system and getting over this carb obsession I seem to have. Damn you carbs! At least the food list of what I CAN eat is very extensive and inclusive, so I don’t see me being too hungry during this whole ordeal. And after doing the 5 Day Pouch Test, I’m getting full a lot faster so I’m feeling good and confident.

I hope everyone had a nice, fun weekend and is ready to start a brand new week!

5 Day Pouch Test: Day Five

Well, I survived a whole week of this. It was tough, but I did it. I weighed myself again on Saturday and I lost an additional 4 lbs, which puts my total count at 9 lbs in five days! Yay! What I’ve learned from this is that I do have the willpower to take control of my eating and I actually feel very proud of myself.

Is this something I’ll do often? Probably not, but I’m glad I did it now.

Remember, you can do anything you set your mind to!

5 Day Pouch Test: Day Four

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Day four was good, for the most part. I barely felt hungry all day and I got full at around 6oz (as opposed to 8-9oz) and I got to eat Chipotle! I had their burrito bowl with black beans, pork (carnitas FTW!), some cheese and guacamole (did I mention that avocado might just be the love of my life?). Anyway I always have to divide their bowls in 2 or 3 servings but it is worth it! All hail Chipotle!

The only bad thing yesterday was how tired I felt all day, and my stomach is still behaving in cleanse-mode which can be annoying.

I’ve decided to start my own version of South Beach Diet on Monday (no fat-free products, and trying to avoid all their processed stuff) so that I can fight my still-there carb cravings. They are still strong. I MISS BREAD! To be honest I hate saying that I’m even the South Beach thing because I want to stress that I am not doing a “fad diet,” I’m just trying to not go overboard with carbs again. They are SO my trigger foods! Their system is good because you cut carbs for 14 days and then you incorporate whole wheat back in your diet gradually and in small quantities. It doesn’t hurt to try, right?

How about you? Are carbs your trigger food, too?

Today I have my first training session with Leslie! I am SO excited, I can’t WAIT!!

5 Day Pouch Test: Day Three

Today was soooo much better! Here are the highlights:

  • I’m down 5lbs!!!! Whoohoo!!!
  • I got to have an egg for breakfast and it was GLORIOUS!
  • My pouch is feeling definitely tighter, I get full a heck of a lot faster.
  • Eating without drinking at the same time is VERY TOUGH TO DO.
  • I got to have my tuna salad without the crackers and it was even more awesome than usual.
  • My mood improves a lot when I eat.
  • I feel fantastic!

Tomorrow it’s on to firmer proteins (I made this ground beef chili -but minus the beans- for lunch tomorrow) and it’s gonna be awesome!

Also, I wanna wish Aslynn good luck, she starts her pouch reset tomorrow! You can do it!

Good Article!

It goes over the different kinds of sugar, and what actually happens in your body 🙂

What Sugar Actually Does To Your Brain & Body

5 Day Pouch Test: Day Two (Day of HELL)

Ok, so here are the few things I learned today:

  • Muscle Milk is not that great when it’s the only thing you have to drink.
  • The 5 Day Pouch Test also acts as a detoxifier. This thing has totally cleaned out my stomach! (It was not pleasant).
  • Barely felt hungry all day (except if food was in front of me or I smelled it).
  • I compared this to being in zombie mode before, but it’s really like taking a handful of Valium. I was aware things were happening all around me, I just didn’t particularly care.
  • Pureed black bean soup = Love!
  • Mark makes the best soup EVER.

Here I am, enjoying my last “meal” -Mark’s Tomato Bisque Soup (or could it be a Tomato Bliss Soup?. The wine and crackers = Not Mine. Sadly.

Tomorrow can’t come soon enough.