TV & food

September 4, 2013

Hump Day, whoop whoop!  Does anyone else just think that commercial is hilarious?  Because I crack up every single time I see it on TV.  Really glad it's Wednesday already!  I've been to the gym 3 days in a row and I must say, I'm getting kind of addicted.  I have been known to talk myself out of things, but yesterday I was so excited to get to the gym.  Gold's Gym is somewhere that I always thought would intimidate me and make me shy away from the gym experience.  But yesterday, I marched in there like I owned it and did my thing.  They have this amazing thing called a TV hooked to their cardio machines and one episode of Wheel of Fortune later I was done!  Geniuses, I tell you.  I rode the bike for 30 minutes and did one lap around the track as a cool down.  I don't honestly know what it is about the recumbent bike, but I love it.  I just keep thinking that I need to get my arms some action too, but I'm not quite ready to go down with the iron pumping gentleman and grab some weights.  Not yet, anyway.

Today a drug rep brought lunch to work-  hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, & green beans.  Ooooooh it sounds SO delicious, I won't even lie.  But if I want the scale to keep going down (which I do) then I need to stick to what's in the lunchbox.  It's hard.  I'm not even going to lie and say it's easy.  IT.IS.HARD.  But I made this decision and I'm going to make myself the healthiest person I can be.

Lastly for today, I just want to say thank you.  I know that I'm only a few posts into this blog, and it probably sounds redundant, but so many of you have reached out to me.  A girl from middle school who I haven't seen in 15 years reached out with advice because she had the surgery.  My cousin's friend from high school also reached out, having had the surgery as well.  And I got the absolute sweetest Facebook message last night from an old friend from middle/high school.  It just about brought me to tears.  I started this to document everything I was going through and to never forget what it felt to be so heavy.  The outpouring of support and encouragement was completely unexpected.  Thank you all so much!

SW: 311
CW: 287.5
- 23.5 lbs


  1. Thank you for sharing your journey. I've struggled with weight my whole life and have considered looking into surgery a few times. Guess I'm just a big scaridy cat because I haven't taken the plunge yet. You are definitely an inspiration...

  2. OMG I LOVE that commercial! I always quote it! I wish you and I lived closer so that we could go to the gym together. I would love to have a gym partner. Proud of you for going to the gym like you said you would, that's not easy and it defintely takes dedication. Also, so proud of you for eating what was in your lunch box instead of the stuff they brought. Food is such a difficult/emotional thing. For me atleast. Ugh. Anyways, I'm just catching up on your posts. Proud of you sweet girl!

  3. Love this! It's SO HARD to turn down yummy food, especially when it's there waiting for you but you're right to look at the big picture! I forget that sometimes!