Friday, April 15, 2011

NSV's & Other Random Stuff

So I made it back from Vegas on Wednesday and here it is Friday.  Not a bad workweek.  I'm feeling pretty random today.  In light of trying to think positively and putting good vibes out into the universe, this is my "Why I'm Grateful I've Lost 50 Lbs Post" and other random musings...bullet style.
  • Vegas was fantastic!  We had a great time and it was so good to see my sister and her hubby.  He's holding up quite well, all things considered and can still drink me under the table.  I got lots of compliments on my weight loss (they hadn't seen me since September) so that's always nice.  We had a heck of a roll at the Craps tables this trip but the coolest thing we did was go ziplining!  They have a zipline that goes right up the middle of the Fremont Street Experience.  It was such an adrenaline rush!  When you go to pay for it, you sign a waiver and they weigh you.  I never thought twice about it.  Stepped up on that scale and, not only did it never cross my mind that I would be too heavy but I never thought twice about weighing in front of people either.  HUGE NSV!  Then we got the harness on and not even a moment's doubt that it would fit.  I probably never would've done it 50 lbs ago because of these things so I was so stoked how much has changed!
  • I've gone from a Size 20 to a 16 (Old Navy 14 - can I get a woot! woot!)
  • I went through a good bit of hair loss a few months back but that's pretty much stopped and it's coming in healthier than ever.  I don't have nearly the same level of frizziness that I used to.
  • Since being banded, I have walked 60 miles in 3 days and have run my first 5k.  Both very cool experiences!
  • I've started taking the stairs at work...4 flights up sometimes.  I still feel like I'm going to die but now I know I won't.
  • I'm feeling sexier and that's translating to a happier hubby (that's all I'll say about that).
  • I'm getting noticed by 22 year olds again (assuming I'm not driving my minivan and have my 2 kids in tow)
  • I can walk all over zoos, parks and mountains with my kids and still feel pretty good when we're all done.  Keeping up with them is the best!
  • Tailbone is essentially pain free (struggled with tailbone pain for about 2 years prior to lap band surgery... no one could figure out why).
  • I have more confidence not only in social situations but my professional life as well.  I'm definitely breaking out of my shell.
In other news...
  • Hubby's insurance approval came through!!!  His lap band surgery date is tentatively set for May 31st.  Just waiting on confirmation.  We're so excited!  He's nervous but I think he's excited too.  It's been a long time coming.  LET'S DO THIS!
  • I have my ultrasound on my gallbladder on Tuesday.  Scheduling has been a pain and couldn't get it done sooner than that.  The pain comes and goes.  It was bad last night but feeling better this morning.  I don't know.  I just hope they can identify the problem and fix it.  Not feeling well makes me grumpy.
So that's what I got for today.  All in all, feeling good about where I'm at.  This week is a wash between Vegas, liquid calories and no working out but if I gain, there's certainly no question as to why.  Of course, it wouldn't be Friday without a Friday Funny....


Stephanie said...

What wonderful NSV's!!! I am just so happy for you and it is great to see how your positivity is showing in your writing. It is inspiring! :)

Stephanie M. said...

The zipline down Freemont sounds AWESOME! It's something I really want to do. Regarding tailbone pain...I'm down 80 pounds and I've had TERRIBLE tailbone pain for weeks. Sitting is awful. I have no idea what I did to myself but all I want to do it take pain meds and lay in bed. I never had this when I was bigger and I wish I knew what I did to cause it. :-(

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Great NSV's for sure! I'm excited for your husband too, how nice for him to have an experienced banster show him the ropes. Have a great weekend!

Gen said...

LOVE these NSVs! Especially the zipline one, OMG! I know 50 pounds ago I would be way too mortified to attempt that!

Congrats on the 5K, that is so great!

-Grace- said...

LOVE this list! Great job!