Sunday, May 16, 2010

2 BYOC's and Some Other Stuff

I booked my flight for Chicago last night! I'm really getting excited.

The scale was up 5 pounds this morning. This is OBVIOUSLY not real gain - 5 pounds in a day when I worked out and ate well yesterday is just ridiculous - but I still didn't like seeing that number bounce up above 250. Grrr. I'm drinking water like it's my job today. I ate some Chinese food leftovers yesterday and also did a really good workout, so I must be retaining a bit.

Since I was so busy due to traveling and working at the new job, and I'm catching up on blogs today, here are the last 2 weeks of BYOC's that I missed...

Do you have any nicknames?

Noodle, Steph, Mama (from my birds).

What was your “last straw”? The incident/situation that made you decide to get a lap band or commit to losing weight via any plan this time?

The idea of going on Weight Watchers/Jenny Craig/Atkins/Slim Fast/South Beach AGAIN only to lose some weight, feel totally deprived, and gain it all back was making me depressed, but I felt like crap and needed to do something. My mom encouraged me to look into getting the lap band, I did, and the rest is history.

What’s your favorite joke or funny story?

My favorite funny thing is Garfunkel & Oates. They are hysterically funny women and I just love them. Here are two of my favorite videos of theirs.

Pregnant Women are Smug:

This Party Took a Turn for the Douche:

If you could be a TV dinner – what flavor would you be?

Right now, I resemble a Hungry Man, but I'm working my way to being a Lean Cuisine.

If you could be a cartoon character – who would you be and why?

I'd want to be Sandy Cheeks from Spongebob Squarepants. She is funny and fearless and c'mon...who wouldn't want a giant yellow sponge and a starfish as your best friends?

Who was your teenage heart throb?

Sebastian Bach from Skid Row. Oh, how I loved him! That hair! Those eyes! That voice! Sigh.

Do you believe being overweight is about a mental obstacle or do you believe it’s simply about overeating/food?

I think it's a little of both. I'll give you today as an example. My husband was making himself a grilled cheese for lunch. He asked if I wanted one. Heck yeah, I wanted a grilled cheese because they're delicious and he makes really, really good ones. However, I had eaten breakfast just a couple of hours before (3 slices of Boar's Head chicken on an Arnold's Sandwich Thin with a dab of mayo, and 3 sliced strawberries on the side) and I wasn't physically hungry. Pre-band, I would have been all over that grilled cheese, hungry or not, which is a mental thing. However, since I wasn't physically hungry, it made it easier to resist the mental pull of how good it would taste. Does that make sense?

What’s your all-time favorite song?

Ripple, by the Grateful Dead. We had a Dead cover band play at our wedding, and that's the song I walked down the aisle to.

Whose blog or comment spoke to you/stuck with you this week and why?

Jacquie’s blog about losing her dad and brother-in-law really touched me. Also, Amy W.'s posts about soul searching and bikini!


Amy W. said...

I can't wait to meet you in Chicago! Do you know that I havent drank water except in passing in over 2 weeks?!?!?! It is a serious problem!

Bonnie said...

Sebastian Bach was a cutie. Totally agree with you.

Lacey said...

Chinese food is extremely high in sodium, so it is likely you are retaining a water. Don't sweat it!

--Hey said...

Funny videos... lol. Wish I could make Chicago work.... I'll have to live through all of the BOOBS vicariously. Fun post...