Wednesday, December 2

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

Why do all my post titles start with a song title? I have no idea!

So, today really is a beautiful day in my neighborhood. Let me count the ways:
  • No shoulder pain (knock on wood)!
  • No gas pain (double knock on wood)!
  • I lost 11.8 lbs this week!
  • I've lost 35.2 lbs in 3 weeks!!
  • I have officially gone from super obese to morbidly obese. Never thought I'd be so happy to be morbidly obese!
  • I just ate about 1/2 cup of the most wonderful, tasty, beautiful, out-of-this-world yogurt. My first "solid" food in 3 weeks!
  • I discovered that 1 cup of greek yogurt has 24 grams of protein and has virtually the same nutrition facts as a protein shake. Screw the shakes! (I knew it was high, just didn't realize how high.)
  • I am looking forward to a very tasty soup lunch. My second "solid" in 3 weeks!
  • I love exclamation points!

You see? It really is a great day here! I am so excited. My clothes are already fitting looser, although I realize at my size, it's probably going to take in the neighborhood (there I go again) of 50 lbs to lose a size and/or for people to notice. I'm okay with that, though, as I'm really not ready to answer questions yet. I should probably start rehearsing my lines though, because it's probably coming sooner than later.

I do have to say, while eating my first couple bites of yogurt, I realized I was randomly sipping on my water. Duh! This is probably going to be the hardest bandster rule for me - I usually drink copious amounts of water while I eat. But I put my spoon down, timed 20 min, and then continued to eat my yogurt until I felt comfortably satisfied but not full. I saved the other half for later this morning, if I want it. Otherwise, it can be an afternoon snack. My dietician only calls for no drinking for 20 min after eating, but I think I'm going to err on the side of caution and go for 45-60 min. I'm dang thirsty, though, so we'll see. Mornings are going to be the roughest, because I wake up super-thirsty, and getting in enough water before eating breakfast might prove challenging. I may have to start drinking while I'm getting ready! The lifestyle changes have begun...


  1. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for your note. My little boy will be a year old in two weeks. Am very excited about having his birthday party...I love birthdays! I too love exclamation points! I think I'll give the Greek yogurt a try too. I can't seem to stomach the protein shakes these days.

  2. Ahhh Amy, so happy for you - you sound in a wonderful place right now. Keep your song title headings - it's kind of quirky and keeps us guessing which one will be next - love it! I love exclamation marks too, use them too much but ahh what the hell, it's fun to get a point across!!!!

  3. :)glad to hear you are having a beautiful day!
    SO many more to come!! I love greek yogurt it's my staple for breakfast!

  4. Amy you sound really up & happy!! That is fantastic! As you can see, a lot of us love to use exclamation points too!! I might just use them a bit too much! But what the hell. Life is an exclamation point!

    I just wish I liked yogurt, it would really help me get in protein, but I HATE YOGURT!!! LOL Have a great weekend! :)