Saturday, February 26, 2011


Good morning fellow bloggers!.

Well, I finally stepped on the scale this morning after avoiding it for the last 4 weeks.  The bad news is I haven't lost anything more  The good news is I am not gaining either.  This is an old habit for me.  Once I start feeling like I am struggling, I start to avoid the scale because I don't want to face the music.  Pre-band, it usually meant a gain of 5-10lbs.  So, if nothing else, the band is restricting my ability to overeat.  Unfortunately, I have fallen back into the habit of snacking when I am stressed out.  I desperately need to work on my head hunger issues but am not even sure where to start.  I am constantly reminded that the band is not a magic bullet.  There is so much more work to do in terms of unlearning bad behaviors and dealing with the issues that got me here in the first place.

After reading Read's blog last week, I have decided that I need to do the 5 day pouch test if for no other reason than to reacquaint myself with the basics and detox from the carbs that call my name everyday around 3pm.  So, Sunday is going to be Day1.

Wish me luck.  I'm gonna need it!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ABCs of Me

So, since I am struggling to find anything profound to write about in terms of weight loss, working my band, tackling head hunger or formulating world peace I thought I would share the ABCs of me.

(A) Age: 46 (can't even believe that is possible.  I still feel like I am in my 30s.  Denial is a wonderful place to live)
(B) Bed Size: King - LOVE IT
(C) Chore You Hate: Picking up dog poop (especially in the summertime)
(D) Dogs?: 2 Golden Retrievers - Suva and Buffy (after the Vampire Slayer) and one Malti-Poo - Lily.
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: Protein shake
(F) Favorite Color: Green
(G) Gold or Silver?: silver
(H) Height: 5' 8"
(I) Instruments You Play: I took piano lessons as a child but never practiced to I can only play 2 tunes
(J) Job Title: Sr. Manager - Project Management (otherwise known as a cat herder)
(K) Kids: See "D" above
(L) Live: I believe so.  If not, I am a reasonable facsimile of.
(M) Mom's Name: Debby
(N) Nicknames: Libby, E - anything but Liz!
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays?: This summer I spent a couple of nights in the hospital after a bike accident - the first for a pneumothorax then a few days later for pneumonia.  Prior to that, when I was 6 or 7 and had my tonsils out.  Both times the food sucked and I was bored out of my mind.
(P) Pet Peeve: Bad or aggressive drivers, hypocrites, liars, rude people, mean people and people who are cruel to animals, children or the elderly.  Gee, I have a lot of pet peeves!
(Q) Quote from a Movie: "Wilson!!!!!!!!!!!" (What's that from?)
(R) Right or Left Handed?: Right but I can write with either
(S) Siblings: 2 brothers, 1 sister, 2 half-sisters, 1 step-sister
(T) Time You Wake Up?: between 5:30 and 6am
(U) Underwear: No
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: Broccoli, Beets and Brussel Sprouts
(W) What Makes You Run Late: Wardrobe meltdowns.  Some days nothing looks good.
(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: Chest and Back (after bicycle accident), Teeth
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Coq Au Vin, Chopped Mexacali Salad, Green Chili 
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Gorillas and Polar Bears

Sunday, February 20, 2011

BOOBs 2011

Have been a horrible blogger lately.  Work has been crazy busy and, quite frankly, my weight loss/band success has stalled out again.  So very frustrating although I felt a small bit of relief when I read Stephanie's (Dreams of Skinny High Heels) blog this week in which she said she didn't start to seriously start losing weight til the 7th month.

I am planning to attend the BOOBs get together in Chicago in Sept.  I am looking for a roommate so if anyone is so inclined, drop me an email!  Really looking forward to meeting everyone and putting faces to blogs!