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Friday, October 22, 2010

Man vs Food AND Hot 100 update

Here we are Friday and things are really looking up for me. I have little to no tenderness in my incisions now. I have one little spot at my belly button that is a little red, but I haven't had soreness on the inside of my abdomen in almost a week. Yah!

Food wise things are still going well. I had low fat no sugar banana bread for breakfast yesterday and a cup of fresh pineapple. I had the low fat ice cream at lunch.  For dinner I had salmon, rice and cauliflower. Total yesterday was 1200 cals. For some reason I've been having trouble getting my water in this week and I can tell as my lips and skin are dry.  I've just been busy and I got out of my routine with the water when I was feeling bad. That's a place to work on the next few days (gulp, gulp).  Still no exercise, but I really feel like I'm about ready.  It's hard to make myself wait. But, I'm doing it because I don't want to strain myself.

My Hot 100 Update:

1. Be at 199 lbs or less- This morning I weighed 209.4 and that is back to my pre-surgery weight. Great news for me especially at this time of the month. I now have around 10 pounds to that goal and I feel like it is doable. My brain has no concept of what it feels like to be that small, but I can't wait to remind it!
2.  Run or run/walk a 5K-On hold for now, post surgery. But, I will start walking this weekend and back to exercise. I will try running if walking isn't painful and I'm on track to make that goal for the challenge. I am registered for one on Nov14th and I have no qualms about my ability to at least walk it.
3.  Yellow belt in TKD- Again on hold. Hopefully back to class next week.
4.  Size 12 jeans-  wore the size 14 with room yesterday. I don't know if it's doable right now, but once I'm back to weight training the inches seem to fly off. I'm doing my best anyway.

Last night my husband and I were watching the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food.  Have you seen this show?  It's basically a guy going around all over the country and taking various food challenges like eating a 128oz steak or 4 pound burrito.  We've watched this off and on just for fun for a long time. It's interesting to see different food styles around the country. But, what really shocked me last night is how I felt when I was watching it last night.

Adam, the guy on the show was at a barbecue place eating a  HUGE steak.  They were grilling it on the fire and dowsing it in butter. In the past, I would've been drooling, but now it just looked gross. So big and greasy and such an unhealthy meal.  Then he was at another place eating a GIANT 4 pound burrito with brisket and beans and slaw inside. He had to eat that thing in an hour with a 1/2 pound of mac-n-cheese AND 1/2 pound of banana pudding.  If he finished in an hour, it was free.  OMG! It was soooo gross looking. AND he did it. All I kept thinking was "How many calories IS that?"  At not one point while we were watching that show did I think that I wanted any of that unhealthy food. I just had no desire to EVER eat that. I guess my brain really is changing.

BTW is it an NSV that my butt is bony?   I sat on those aluminum bleachers for 1.5hr on Tuesday at my son's game and I kept thinking, MAN this bench is uncomfortable. The bottom of my booty is still sore and I think it's maybe because my butt is not as padded?  I've never noticed it before.

Anyway.....wishing you all a great weekend and looking forward to reading all your Hot 100 updates today.


  1. Bony butt syndrome is totally a NSV. I've never experienced that one myself, as I am the quintessential pear. Go you!!!

    Man vs. Food cracks me up, but my husband and I both sit there slightly queasy at some of the stuff he eats. Adam's getting heavier with each season this show runs, and no wonder! Guy needs to hit up the Biggest Loser Ranch during hiatus or something this next time around.

  2. My husband and I are the same way when we watch Man vs. Food - at first it looked kinda good but now it's gross...and he's gained a ton of weight and doesn't look all that healthy - you can see what ingesting all of that fat is doing to him on the outside; I'd hate to see his arteries.

    Woot woot on getting back to your pre-surgical weight!!! Have fun walking this weekend...take it easy so you can keep building back up. And have a great weekend!

  3. We love that show - and have noticed that as he's gone on to more seasons, he's really packed on the pounds! I don't know where he puts 5 pounds of food!!

    Hope you get some nice walks in this weekend - have a great one!

  4. Glad to hear that your soreness is going away. I am not familiar with a bony butt, this sounds like a foreign term to me. Good for you though. The weight goal does sound doable and if the jeans are starting to feel like they have some extra room now, you may be in that size 12 by end of year. We still have 10 weeks left.

    I think it is so cool how your brain is adjusting to healthy food. While I do tend to think of food differently more often now, I must admit when you mentioned that they were "grilling it [huge steak]on the fire and dowsing it in butter" I licked my lips. I think I have a long way to go in this area. You, are rocking it!

  5. I know what you mean about not having any desire fro that kind of food. I felt the same way about a month ago at the State fair. No desire.

    Love your NSV of feeling your bony butt!

    And I am glad you stuck to your plan about not exercising! Have a great weekend. And go Rangers (I hate the Yankees!). Michele

  6. Way to go on the bony butt! I had to stop watching that show because the food still looks yummy to me.

  7. Bony Butt sounds like an accomplishment!

  8. Wish I could complain about a bony butt! Soon!! Ease your way back into the exercise and have a great weekend!

  9. Man vs food -- funny you should mention it, I was just thinking about that the other day. Apparently there's quite a controversy about it since Alton Brown said it was a disgusting show that wasted food and promoted gluttony. I couldn't agree more, although to be honest I've never seen it. But just watching Guy Fieri chow down on FN makes me queasy sometimes, and I gather Man vs Food is even more intense! Anyway, good job on the goals and the roomy size 14s! A size 12 is just around the corner.

  10. Definitely, a derriere that notices that the bleachers are lacking padding, is indicative of a definite NSV! Congratulations--and on your WI, too. I'm hoping to kick-start my scale back on its downward journey in imitation.

  11. Yes a bony but is a non scale victory! Awesome! You are doing so great!

  12. Glad to hear you're feeling much better post-op.
    Bony butt? What's that???
    Looks like the rest of us are going to have to step up our game since you're getting back into it full time :)

  13. Very nice on the goals! I love your positive posts as well, thank you!

    I've only watched that show once and was not impressed. I think it's horrible that someome would be congratulated for eating a 15,000 calorie meal and then being in pain for the next few days. I am glad that I felt disgusted as well when I watched it. I think he was eating an enormous burger or something and I remember thinking that maybe 1/5 of that burger looked good!

  14. A butt related NSV, hmmm... this may be the first one I have ever read about. You pioneer you!

    Have a great weekend!

  15. Time for pillows! I'd say it's a NSV! :)

    Glad to hear you're feeling better!

  16. Awsome job! Now people can call you a hard assed doc and it will be true!

    MvF, I hate the promotion of gluttony!

  17. Even a bony butt is a great NSV! Sounds like your doing great.. and will be meeting all of your goals!

  18. How bout those Rangers? Putting it down hard! Were you guys partying out in the streets?

    I'm starting to know that BBS(bony butt syndrome) and believe me my ass was huge....I mean H U G E! But, I've gotta say, I with my man on this one of not being that psyched about it. I want to keep a little junk! It's like the trunk and the head lights are taking the biggest hits in my weight crash:-) Why can't it be the giant tire around my waist?

    I've also found that I'm turned off my certain food shows that used to entice me. The food is just disgusting with the amounts of salt, butter, oil, and just the amount of food. It's awesome that we've gotten to this point. This is a NSV that I like.

  19. I was just seeing a comment by Alton Brown of Good Eats and he thinks that Man vs Food is a travesty and should be removed from the air. Many of you might be aware that he took off a huge amount of weight last year by reworking his diet. I agree with him, it promotes gluttony and celebrates an untenable and unhealthy lifestyle. What messages are we sending out to kids with this type of programming I wonder. It's hard enough without wacko role models.

  20. Hitting ONEderland was a big step for me too. You might need to allow yourself some mental readjustment time. I now know I will never go over 200 again. I just have to get over the 190 block I have been stuck at.

    Bony butt is an NSV


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