Monday, January 31, 2011

Days five-eight -- Birthdays and workouts and dirty jokes.

Day 5:  1/28/11
B: 3 egg whites with turkey
S: Chobani Greek Yogurt: Strawberry and Banana
L: Left over glop in a pot with lettuce and dijon mustard on half of one of those wraps
S: Protein shake with cinnamon (supposedly it helps with burning fat)
D: Chicken cutlets marianted in dijon mustard and seasonings (baked in chicken broth to keep juicy) with cucumber bruschetta and 1/4 cup of whole grain brown rice

That night my girlfriends and I had a belated christmas/early birthday dinner for nicole.  Joanne came over and made this chicken rollitini thing (chicken cutlets breaded and slathered with cheese and butter and wine sauce... SOOOO not on my diet) ... So I made my own food.  I was also the one to bake the cake for cole's birthday.  It was fantastic.  And nope..  I didnt even want a piece.   The crap food cravings are definitely going away, which makes life a lot easier.  It was just really nice to spend the night bullshitting and laughing (and being one of the only sober ones was even BETTER).  I love my ladies to death. 

What I love even more is that they are just as excited for me as I am.  That means the absolute world to me.  Nicole and Joanne and I were talking about it after the other girls went home, and I almost started to cry because they are so involved and asking questions (so is everyone else, but we were specifically talking about it) and they just keep telling me how proud they are of me.  It really means the world to me <3

Day 6: 1/29/11
B: 3 egg whites with turkey (and hot sauce :) :)  )
S: Banana and chobani vanilla greek yogurt
L: Salad with Red peppers, cucumbers, carrots and left over dijon chicken
S: Protein shake
D: PF Changs... first time eating out on diet thus far.  For an appetizer I got "shanghai cucumbers"... just cucumbers with sesame seeds and a bit of soy sauce... VERY tasty.  I shared too.  Then for my entree I got Changs chicken lettuce wraps, which are usually an appetizer and probably my favorite thing to eat there <3

Had ANOTHER birthday dinner , this time for my friends Laura and Ariana.  At dinner I was able to pick my friend Angies brain because she had RNY 3 years ago and LOVES it.  It was nice to be able to do that since most of the people who I talk to are through

Had my workout at like 8 am... TOTAL mistake.  TOOOO many people.  TOOOO many really thin chatty women ...  not my cup of tea.  Tyrome ended up pretty much rotating me with the only other 2 fat chicks there. I was okay with this.  Except they were super complain-y.  They kept talking and Tyrome just kept increasing their workouts. "if you can talk... you aint workin hard enough"

One of them actually asked me, while I was dying on the treadmill (hate the treadmill... I hate walking and not getting anywhere) how I could work out and do everything Tyrome asks and not complain at all.

My answer was simple.  Because my surgery is worth it. 

and then of course I get the "well, if you're doing this, why do you need surgery"  to which my reply has probably gotten a little nastier as the days go by... but its usually along the lines of "because I've been doing this since I'm 8 years old and I'm at the end of my rapidly fraying fat ass rope"

Day 7: 1/30/11
B: 2 hard boiled eggs
S: Chobani raspberry yogurt with one scoop of protein powder (took me over an hour to eat it...)
L:Protein shake
S: Dry roasted edamame (great new find at costco! SOOOO tasty... totally helps with the cravings for something salty/crunchy)
D: Glop in a pot with less than a quarter cup of whole grain brown rice

My work out Sunday was particulary grueling.   I did steps again.  I'm really starting to despise just LOOKING at stairs.  they suck.  Hate steps.  and then I was back on the elliptical... 1 mile at 15 resistance arms and legs, 1 mile at 20 resistance just arms, 1 mile at 15 resistance arms and legs, 1 mile at 20 resistance just arms.  4 miles total.  Not stopping in between either because if the machine started over... I was going to have to start over also.  Tyrome said he wanted them under a half hour... somewhere near 25 minutes.  I did it 26 minutes. He was proud. I was proud (and seriously sweaty).  I realllllyyy love going there.  Its just nice to have the positive reinforcement all the guys there give.

Day 8: 1/31/11
B: 2 hard boiled eggs
S: Chobani black cherry yogurt
L: Salad with olives (*black and green*) with some seasoned chicken and balsamic vinegar. And one Lite babybel cheese round.
S: Protein shake
D: Grilled chicken (seasoned somehow, not sure yet) with 1/4 cup brown rice, and 1/4 ricotta cheese

 Not much really going on today.  School.. boring as usual.  Spent my day dicking around the OH forums and looking at before and after pictures while occasionally doing work.  Then bootcamp.  Tyrome went fairly easy on me.  Mostly work on the elliptical.  and stretching.  Lots of stretching. and him pushing me to stretch and him like literally on top of me pushing and pulling for stretches. it felt SOOO good.   Yeah... there was an ulterior motive.  Tomorrow I have a fitness test.  So he was being nice to me. 

We get along really well, Tyrome and myself.  As with the rest of the guys; Ralph, Bobby and James.  Today when Tyrome was literally on pushing me from behind I had joked around "usually I require dinner before a man does that to me"  He laughed.

He laughed even hard when he had me doing the arm lift things with this long fallic shaped weight bag (think punching bag, but shorter and lighter) and he told me to spread my legs and then I said " OK... now I'm really gunna need dinner" and then his reply after laughing was "If that was a long BLACK bag, then yes, I'd owe you dinner"

This is why I love men so much.  A little dirty and perverted never hurt anyone.

Off to make dinner now




  1. Hey!! So we are the same age! I just sylyarted reading and love it! Your a funny gal! So are u post op or waiting for surgery? Im sure ill find the answer as I continue answering! Lol

  2. Thanks! I'm still pre-op ... looking to have surgery in late april/early may when i'm done with my classes and internship.

    I'm super excited :)

  3. You should be! Looks like your doing great!!! And don't worry about the being hungry after.. a lot of pts don't feel hungry. We eat for vitamins and nutrition and not so much hunger.. excited to see you continue!