Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday + Updates

Happy Wednesday!  Half way to the weekend!
Unfortunately this week, I do not have good weigh in news.  This morning I am weighing in at 281 (that's 2.6 pound gain from last week) even though I spent 4 days in the last week on a straight protein shake diet.  Regardless of the gain, I am still rocking these size 16 jeans (pictured below).
I'm not discouraged, this fluxuation is actually kind of normal for me, although my Weigh in Wednesday reports haven't revealed it before.  Normally, what happens is right after a fill, my weight drops 4-5 pounds, then a few days later is back up and slowly creeps back down by the next adjustment.  This is odd to me, but it has been pretty consistent every fill.  Hopefully it will hurry up and creep back down, because I've scheduled my adjustment a week early for next Thursday.  I have decided instead of having 2 fills every 4 weeks before my trip (March 19), I can squeeze 3 in somehow.  I want to lose as much weight as possible before my foreign exchange sister's wedding.  This is likely the last time she sees me until I get married...and at the rate my love life is going- that could be never!  I also got a dress for her wedding in size 14 and I'm PRAYING it will fit by March!
Good news though... I think my hair has stopped falling out!  A couple of weeks ago I noticed I wasn't losing as much hair when I comb it after I shower.  I put off saying anything to anyone because I didn't want to jinx myself, but now I've noticed I'm starting to have baby hairs in the top of my head at my roots, so this is a good sign of regrowth!  I'm so relieved!  The idea of losing my hair was such a stress to me because I have always been known for my long hair and it wasn't particularly thick before so I couldn't afford to lose it! 
Everything related to weight loss/surgery seems to be going relatively well, but I'm getting a little tired of eating the same things alllllllllllllllllllll the time!  I read Egg Face but there is nothing on there I ever REALLY want to make...although she does have some great ideas and I encourage you to check her out if you haven't already.  I guess I am just not excited about food anymore.  A lot of days I don't have a taste for anything (Except Japanese! lol) and I just eat something because I have to.  My calorie intake is pretty indicitive of not wanting to eat- the last week I haven't gone over 800 calories. 
Any suggestions on easy/delicious/low calorie/high protein meals would be much appreciated! Gosh I feel high maintenence asking for so many different things in one meal!


  1. I know this is a matter of taste, but I LOVE cottage cheese with a little mini cup of pineapple bits.

    1c Cottage cheese
    calories - 203
    Fat - 4.4
    carbs - 8.2
    protein - 31!!!!

    1 pot of dole pineapple bits
    calories - 60
    fat - 0
    carbs 15
    protein - .5

    This is my go to dinner and lunch on days I can't be bothered! Fills me up, fast, easy and did you read that protein!!!!! 31.5g!!! :)

  2. Have you tried any of the South Beach recipes? I lost 50 lbs on that diet back in 2008. Of course I gained it all back because I stopped doing it. But, the meals are tasty and low calorie. I have 2 of the cookbooks. They have a 30 minute cook book for quick meals. I have also found a ton to do with won ton wrappers. Super low cal. Your jeans look great! Keep at it and keep up the great work!

  3. food, just doesn't seem as important anymore right? that is good...we should all get to food is fuel and nothing more. I Made a meaty spaghetti sauce and use melba toast to dunk. I mix up a chicken salad with canned chicken, greek yogurt, grapes and a few almond slivers and use cucumber slices as dippers. Hummus and cucumbers is always a big hit and edamame. I also like making meatloaf in muffin tins and freezing them for lunches(I got that from eggface I think) I do a lot with muffin helps keep portions in control. I think you are right on at 800 calories..that is my magic number also!

  4. jennxaz- the cucumbers with chicken salad sounds sooo good! and I haven't had hummus in years so I'll have to try that! thanks for the ideas :)

  5. You look awesome in the jeans!!

    How about black bean "burger" patties? Mix finely diced onion, garlic & red bell pepper with mashed black beans, hot sauce, cumin, onion powder, chili powder and an egg. Stir in Bread crumbs until they're thick enough to form patties, then sprinkle each side with bread crumbs and cook in some pam spray or small amount of olive oil on the stove until browned on both sides. I love these!

  6. Congrats on rocking those jeans! i hope you are able to fit into the size 14!!