football & food

September 1, 2013

This weekend has been really great so far.  Yesterday, Ben and I went to my cousins house for the first Alabama game of the year.  Kimberly is always cooking and making fun things to eat, so she tried really hard to make some food that I could enjoy.  She had some leftover marinara sauce with no meat and told me to pick up a spaghetti squash on the way over.  I've seen posts about spaghetti squash ALL over Pinterest, but had never tried it, so I was pretty excited.  She taught me how to cook it and I was shocked at how much it looked like noodles!  And let me tell you... having that first taste of "spaghetti" was amazing.  I was so happy to have a real meal.  Alabama won the game against Virginia Tech (woohoo!) and we went to get mani/pedi's while the guys watched football.  So all in all, a great day.

I had a real craving for Moe's or Chipotle the other day.  One of their chicken and rice bowls was just calling out to me!  Ben and I went to Wal-Mart on Friday night to pick up the supplies.  It turned out SO yummy!  And chock full of protein, too.  It was another delicious "real" meal. (recipe post coming for those interested!) To top off my Sunday, I went to the gym for the first time since surgery.  The bariatric coordinator suggested that I start out doing 30 minutes 4-5 times a week.  So I did the recumbent bike and the treadmill for 15 minutes each.  Even though I'm only down 20 pounds, I really do feel a lot more energized.  I had my earphones, my music and my Powerade Zero and I was ready to go.  I felt really good afterwards, too.

P.S. Powerade Zero in Fruit Punch is probably the best drink I've ever had!  It is so good.  No calories, no sugar, no carbs... check, check, and check.  Yum yum.

One thing I did discover this week was to NEVER, ever, EVER! get on the scale at night.  I already knew this, but I thought that with surgery the scale would go down at all times.  NOPE.  It definitely still goes up. I have to constantly remind myself that this surgery is a tool for me to use to my advantage.  So the gym is going to be my friend and I am going to do everything in my power to be a smaller, healthier person!

SW:  311
CW:  290
-21 lbs
(I sure wish that scale would move down!!)


  1. Good luck, you are definately moving the right way. The gym can be ur friend. Just remember to work steady at it, don't try and do too much at once and you will succeed. xx

  2. Keep your ass off that scale!! Lol - glad you liked the spaghetti squash. I'm playing with the rest of it today!

  3. I love that you are going to be sharing recipes! Finding a yummy healthy recipe is the best! And I will have to try that Powerade, it sounds delicious!

  4. I am just getting caught up on your posts but that scale is the devil. I have learned to always get on mine first thing in the morning, right after I pee and right before I get dressed ;) Love that you're enjoying working out so far!