Taking Care of Business

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Limbo

I feel like I’m stuck in limbo with the whole buying a house thing. We got the house, we’re in the middle of closing, then the appraisal came back $12,000 less then the agreed purchase price, so now either the seller (The bank, because it’s a short sale) has to lower the price or we can’t get the house because we would have to cover the $12,000 ourselves and it would be a waste of money because the house isn’t worth it. We are supposed to hear by the end of the week, but it feels like it’ll take FOREVER!

My weight loss is totally weird. I will go down a a pound and then go up about 1-3 pounds for a few days, then lose another pound from my low weight. I’m frustrated because I am eating GREAT! I have been on plan, eating my recommended calories or slightly less and making all of them count. I exercise regularly, maybe not as much as I should, but I’m starting with a personal training session this monday.

I’m doing this to get healthy and to be a healthy weight, I’m just feeling like it’ll take years.

Life is good, as long as the scale trends downwards and we get the house, I will be happy. I have a beautiful baby boy, a wonderful husband, we’re all healthy and happy and together and I know that no matter what, we will be okay as long as it stays that way.

Good Night, Seattle.
We love you.

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By shrinkingleah
On June 2, 2009
At 4:26 pm
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We Got IT!!!

So, I found out yesterday that we got the house we put an offer in on!!! Looks like we will be living there by July! OMG, I am so stoked.

Tomorrow is Viking Fest, where we all celebrate how the pillagers landed on the shores of Liberty Bay and called it “Little Norway”. Wheee. I’m excited for the parade, I’ve missed is like three years in a row. I am so NOT excited to run into a bunch of people from High School so they can be like “Oh, She’s gotten even fatter” even though I’ve lost 31 pounds! Sigh. I hate being still fat.

Baby is all ready asleep and I am so tired my eyes are trying to go to sleep as well without my permission. Well, Tomorrow should be fun nonetheless and I will avoid the funnel cake and lumpia stands. Blech.

Inspection on the house on Monday! Hope everything is A-Okay with the house because I want it, BAD.

Yay for weighing in at 220. I haven’t seen the scale that low in years. Ahh, On my way!

Good Night, Seattle.
We love you.

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By shrinkingleah
On May 16, 2009
At 2:09 am
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I’m still here!

Sorry I’ve been away, My poor blog.

I have been busy, I suppose. I always check the forums and then have no time for blogging. I am a bad blogger. Bad.

Well, I have lost 31 pounds and it is four months ago TODAY that I began! I didn’t even realize until I checked the date on my computer. I did intend to be slightly farther along on my journey except I got a little anxious and began eating next to nothing and my weight did not come off. Sad, but true. I am learning so much on my way to normal. I checked my BMI this morning and holy moley, I have lost 5 BMI points, but am still obese! Sad. I am close to overweight though!

I feel pretty great but I let people and their selfish opinions affect me too much.

Anyways, I am doing great. I am losing weight, feeling good, keeping busy.

We are supposed to know if we got the house by Monday! If we get it, I will be super busy but I will try to record my memoirs here. Haha.

SW:251
CW:220
GW:160
Height: 5′8″

Good Night, Seattle.
We love you.

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By shrinkingleah
On May 13, 2009
At 11:44 am
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One Year Already?!

I can’t believe baby turned one yesterday. He is the most important thing to me in the world. I remember so clearly giving birth and feeling the difference between almost a mother and being a mother to the most wonderful thing I’ve ever seen.

In other news, I busted through my plateau by losing two pounds and then there was the birthday party. Though I provided some healthy choices, I didn’t eat well and I’m okay with that. I wasn’t planning on spending one the greatest days calorie counting and worrying. I just enjoyed myself and got right back on track today.

Things are going well.

Good Night, Seattle.
We love you.

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By shrinkingleah
On April 27, 2009
At 1:03 am
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Useless Drivel…

I feel the need to update, even though there is nothing really to update about.

We are still waiting to hear back on if the bank has accepted the offer on the short sale house that we REALLY, and I mean REALLLLLY want so that is driving me almost nuts. It can take up to 90 days to hear, but we made the deadline on our offer May 16th. According to our agent, things are moving along smoothly and we are the only offer. (It is like a 10 minute walk to the community pool and in a sidewalked area near EVERY school. OMG perfect for healthy people with kids!) If you can’t tell, I am in love with the house and want to move in tomorrow!

In other news, I have not lost a thing and the scale will not decide if I am 225.7, 225.8 or 228. Like, just those three numbers. What?! I am getting really dicouraged and had a hard time not grabbing Pizza or something while I was our shopping today. I ended up with a six inch turkey sub from Subway. It was totally satisfying and I’m glad I didn’t do something that would ultimately discourage me more.

I downloaded a bunch of kick ass songs to my MP3 player and took baby for a walk listening to my sweet tunes, mouthing all the words, I’m sure I looked like a doofus, But it was way fun.

Hope things look up soon. Or should I say… Down?

I love 3FC. It keeps me totally motivated.

I should try to get to sleep soon.

Calorie count is 1,060! Eeek! I’ll have a chewy bar and a premium fudge bar (200 Cals) and I should be good. Yay.

Good night, Seattle.
We love you.

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By shrinkingleah
On April 18, 2009
At 12:59 am
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Feel the burn.

I am so totally sore today from Physical Therapy. My poor legs feel like they are dying. I tried to exercise today which I really didn’t, but I stay at 1,215 calories, which is one calorie less then yesterday, haha.

Not a lot to post today as..

I HAVE NOT LOST A DAMN THING!!!

It’s frustrating but I’m pretty sure it’s TOM so I won’t worry too much. Even if it has been three weeks. Not one, not two, but three weeks. WTF?

Oh well, I’m feeling great so whatever. I’m truckin’.

I better spend some time with husband before he heads off to a ten hour day, five days a week for the next six months. Poor hubby.

Good night, Seattle.
We love you.

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By shrinkingleah
On April 16, 2009
At 12:19 am
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Weight, Weight, Go away, Come again… Never.

I feel like poop.

The scale has not budged so I won’t reach my goal of 35 pounds gone by the 25th but oh well. I am trucking. Tried some calorie cycling so I’m on my second lower day and after lunch am about halfway through my daily calories and not hungry. Whee.

Life is going well. I am walking without crutches or my brace because I am quite the rebel. Though it hurts to touch, my knee is doing awesome. Baby is walking about 5-10 steps without falling down. It is the cutest thing I have ever seen, because HE is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. He looks like a tiny little drunk man when he walks. It cracks me up.
DH went back to work today and he will be working at least 50 hours a week, I guess. Yay for more money, Poo for less hubby. I love him so much, it’s weird not seeing him all the time. It was a good few weeks while it lasted.
Stayed totally on plan at Easter, not one piece of candy and I wasn’t even tempted.

Got to make a trip to town as soon as little guy wakes up from his nap and get baby food and cash my check. Sorry to have no sucess to post but I feel so good and I am staying on plan so good for me.

Good night, Seattle.
We love you.

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By shrinkingleah
On April 13, 2009
At 5:19 pm
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Another day, (NOT)Another pound.

I hate my scale. I am blaming it for the frustration I feel. It’s just sitting under the dresser, plotting ways to make me go insane. It’s diabolical, I’ll give it that.

I have been STUCK at 225.7 for three weeks and I am so mad. I really wanted to lose 9 pounds by my son’s first birthday and I have lost… ZERO. I amaze me.

Sigh. Enough with the negitive.

I have actually started calorie cycling so today I am just over 1500 which is the most I’ve had in forever. I don’t get it. I stay well under 1400 all the time but I think I’m just not active enough. I want to be so, so bad, I’m a really active person but since my surgery physical therapy and a teeny tiny itsy bitsy walk is all I can handle and I’m still taking at least two vicodine a day. Gross.

Today I ate lots of protein and tried to eat more but I think I just have this mental block against eating a lot because, believe it or not, it doesn’t really sound like the best way to lose weight. I’ll try tomorrow too then I’ll drop back down to normal. Hopefully another few pounds by Sunday? 1 or 2? I think I’ll go beg my scale for mercy…

Baby is asleep after being a total grump about cutting like, 4 teeth. Poor little guy. I feel so bad for him. Time to go hang out with husband before sleepy time. I told him to not let me sleep in tomorrow (He’s spoiled me since surgery and I need to start waking up with baby) so I should actually try to be asleep by 10:30…

Well, Hope no one reads this because it is a total downer of a blog.

Good night, Seattle.
We love you.

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By shrinkingleah
On April 9, 2009
At 12:15 am
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I’m back (And I’ve got a new trick)

I am sorry I have neglected you, my little web blog. It is time I sit down and record my thoughts, progress, or in my case, non progress. I feel like I’ve been doing things right. I have been recording EVERYTHING I eat on my daily plate and it hasn’t been more then 1200 calories in over three weeks. I tryed bumping it up, bumping it down, I can’t really work out MORE because I’m supposed to be still on crutches and still in a brace and I kind of am… not. Went for a tiny walk today and had physical therapy today which is always a good work out. Nice to have basically a personal trainer twice a week.

Since it was such great weather here in the northwest today, we BBQed chicken, which was awesomely delicious. Then, the rest of the day I did so well I was only at 900 something so I ate some mini pitas stuffed with lowfat mozzerella cheese and melted (Yes like a cheesey breadstick) YUM! My husband created them this afternoon while I was at physical therapy and they sounded so yummy (and healthy) that I HAD to have them. They were heavenly and he also did the BBQing. I totally realize how lucky I am to have a husband who accepted me the way I was, loves me the way I am and supports what I’m doing 100%. He is so awesome. I am so in love.

Well, I guess I don’t have too much to report except that I am still SO motivated to keep on the right track, even if the scale hasn’t moved in three weeks. I am so happy. I was looking in the mirror today and I look pretty… good. I’m proud of myself. (And proud that I will be almost ten pounds lighter then the last time my mother-in-law has seen me) She’s never liked me being fat, I guess.

La, La, La, Life is grand.

Now, If you’ll excuse me, my husband has a debt I need to pay.

Good night, Seattle.
We love you.

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By shrinkingleah
On April 8, 2009
At 1:01 am
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Blah.

Today was all right, weight loss wise. I’m at 1,441 today for calories which is more then I’ve been trying for lately, but it’s okay because I’ve been at the same weight for a week and a half and I’m thinking that with some calorie cycling, I can break this.

Went for another Post-Op appointment and the “Dr.” (They had me see a PA C) so he is a “Mr”. Anyways, he came in for approximently 45 seconds and I was asking questions while he was on his way out the freaking door. Once I finally changed back into my jeans, got my brace and shoes back on and hobbled out on my crutches, which took about three times as long as the actual appoinment and saw him in his “office” on the phone. What a 13-year-old girl!

Anyways, Got my very own Costco membership and I’m glad I choose to do my hair in pigtails today. They took a picture and it looked quite all right. Did some shopping and got the non fat frozen yogurt which was loaded with sugar and upped my calorie count for today. Blah.

Also found out someone we know’s new born passed away which, even though I really do not know them, as a mother, ruined my day. I’ve been totally sad about it all day.

I am ready to watch a little House M.D. then it’s sleepy time.

Physical Therapy tomorrow, so I’ll get a small work out in. Yay.

Good Night, Seattle.
We love you.

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By shrinkingleah
On April 3, 2009
At 12:17 am
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