Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday mix tape - Florida edition

Hello from sunny Sarasota! I love this place so much but I do miss my husband, my dogs and my best friends/neighbors.

Apologies for no weigh in on Friday but I didn't have a scale!!! I totally forgot about that until I got here. I went and bought a cheap one and was happy to check in after a weekend of drinking.

Jan 14 - Start of liquid diet - 250
Jan 29 - Surgery weight - 237 -13
Feb 8 - 231 -6
Feb 15 - 222 -9
Feb 22 - 220  -2
Mar 1 - 218  -2
Mar 8 - 216  -2
Mar 15 - 213 -3
Mar 22 - 209 -4
Mar 28 - 208 -1
Apr 5 - 206 -2
Apr 12 - 199 -7
Apr 26 - 196 -3
May 3 - 193 -3 
May 10 - 190 -3
May 17 - 187 -3
May 24 - 186 -1

May 31 - 184 -2
June 7 - 177 -7  
June 14 - 177 -0   
June 21 - 175 -2
June 28 - 171 -4
July 5 - 167 -4
July 12 - 167 -0
July 22 - 165 -2
85 pounds total!

I have been running like a mad woman here on the flat roads. SO NICE!! I feel like I could just keep going and going. I did make myself go and walk the big bridge with a friend which is the only hill in town. Tonight I'm trying the hot yoga studio here so all is pretty normal on the exercise front.

I'm finding it a lot harder than I thought to control my food outside of my normal environment plus everyone wants to hang out and it's easy to party too much! I've still logged everything in My Fitness Pal and am sticking to mostly seafood. I did treat myself to a rum runner which was sugar overload but worth it. It's about 2 miles of running for one of those which is why I'm only doing that once.

It was interesting when I went to my favorite seafood place -  I was a little disappointed to only eat 2 oysters and about 1/3 of my meal of grilled lobster, shrimp and scallops. My mouth wanted more but my stomach said no. I really missed being able to eat it all plus dessert plus drinks. Then I saw this enormous family waddle out after eating pounds of fried food and I didn't miss it at all. Instead I got on the boat in my tankini and enjoyed that instead.

I'm currently reading my blog from the beginning in preparation for the writing of the book. It's hard to face those older posts but oh so therapeutic at the same time. This is my view as I read and write. Not bad eh?

Finally, today I saw my reflection in the glass doors while wearing my bathing suit. I freaked out for a second because I thought it was someone else. LOVE THAT!!

Have a great week everyone. I will weigh in again this Friday - hopefully I can stay away from the tropical drinks!!


  1. Wow, 85 lbs gone! You're doing great Tina.

  2. That's absolutely amazing. Congratulations on 85! You should be SO proud. :)

  3. You are still losing, even while away! I know there are struggles but you seem to be dealing with them all the right way :)

  4. Good to see you're having such fun! I'm right with you on getting a reality check when I see a large person or two in a restaurant. Good reminder of where I was and where I don't want to go back to!

  5. Enjoy your vacation!! Looking forward to the book!!

  6. Wow! 85 pounds so happy for you. I had the same experience the other day when I looked at my reflection what a great feeling. Enjoy your trip.

  7. You are doing so well, even on vacation. Congrats :)


  8. So glad you are enjoying your vacation! And you are being smart to monitor your calories and stay active too.