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Sunday, January 27, 2008

January snow

Ahh...more snow in Spokane. This past week it has been under 20 degrees all week, hovering mostly in the 12-16 degree range. Then this weekend, it warms up to the 30s and snows, I dunno, 6-8"? Something like that. Last night it warmed up a little more, just enough to slush it all up. Today was around 33 degrees, and made for lots of heavy, wet snow.

I did take some pictures of it:
Spokane snow

Weight loss is slow. I think maybe I need a fill. My meals aren't very big, but they are only lasting 2-3 hours. Starting school has been stressful, I haven't been sleeping well, and I'm sure that doesn't help. I lost a couple pounds after my last fill. Then things have stood still...and gone up a little bit...TOM so I expect that will go away next week, but I'd like to be losing weight nonetheless. I've revised my time goal, though, to another 12 months to lose these 27 lbs. I might want to lose more after I get to my initial goal, but I'm not sure, so I've kept it there for now. The BMI target is a little high--over 25--but I think it might be a good spot for me. We'll see. For now I'd just be happy to get under 30 and be just "overweight".

My workouts were going well before the storm. I haven't been able to drive anywhere these past couple days, but I did get a home yoga & resistance band workout in last night. I'll try some more yoga here tonight. It was kind of fun to make it up myself, based on the classes I've taken.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Size 10!?!

OK, this will be brief, but I am just very excited...my size 12 jeans were getting too baggy, so I headed to Old Navy to try on a 10, just to see if it was close to fitting...and they fit! Like, really fit, not just hold-my-breath-and-try-to-zip-them fit, but for real. I havne't worn a size 10 jean since probably 1993. Geez, 15 years! Bill Clinton was just inaugurated then. Nirvana hadn't made it big yet. I had just started college. I'm in shock!

The scale revealed 1 pound less today than it showed yesterday. More shock. I'm feeling pretty good.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

A new year, another fill

Last month was very frustrating. I went up and down by as much as 3 pounds over the last month, and ended up down 1 lb for the month...and 4 lbs the previous month. It's not an official plateau, but I'm not crazy about it, anyway.

So today I met the famous Dr Emma Patterson, the main partner at Oregon Weight Loss Surgery and the only person there I hadn't met yet. She's very sweet and friendly, younger than I thought, and seems very genuine. I can see why her patients like her so much. Anyway, she gave me a 0.2 cc fill, which allegedly brings me to 3.4cc in my band, although I'm not certain that is the case. At any rate, I am on liquids today, and soft food tomorrow. Let's hope this helps my weight loss situation.

I've never been one for New Year's resolutions, and I'm still not. Last year I really wanted to have surgery and get closer to my goal, and I have done that. I have about 30 lbs still to lose, at least. I work out 5-6 days a week, and recognize that this will be necessary for the rest of my life (and I don't see that as a bad thing). I guess my only resolution is to get through this year with my sanity intact. Any other ideas?