Don’t p in the ool ;)

pool

The pool above looks pretty and inviting, right?  Well it is deceiving.  Yesterday I went to the Canal Winchester Pool and was swimming for about 20 minutes when they made everyone get out because some kid pooped in the pool! I couldn’t wait to get a shower when I got home, it was so gross!!  Also threw off all the plans I had for exercise.  At least today I get to do my water aerobics (different pool)!

Speaking of exercise, I have lost 57.3 lbs since May 1.  I have slowed down a little in July but I also had my birthday and a couple cheat days which I had not done before.  As long as I continue going down, I am happy.

mongolian bbq

I had a free dinner at Mongolian BBQ for my birthday and it expired Friday. I normally love that place but had a horrible experience at the Easton one Friday.  I was already in a bad mood because I had to wait in my car for 3 hours before I even went in.  Once I went in, I was getting my food and the noodles were mushy.   Then when I tried to get szechuan sauce, it was completely empty. So I stood there for about 10 minutes until finally one of the guys who refills things comes out. I asked him for szechuan sauce and stepped aside.  He said he refilled it. I went to get it and it was still empty! So then I asked another guy who happened to be a manager.  By this time I had been standing there for probably 15 minutes (which I could not have done pre-shot in my back!) holding my bowl of food.  That guy told me the sauce had to be made, so i should go have my food cooked and he would bring it to me.  He did and when they poured the sauce on my food, they left it on the grill too long and it came out completely burnt.. it was so gross. My mom said something to the waitress and the manager saw it and came over.  He was upset for me and offered to cook a whole new bowl for me.  So when I finally got my food, it was good but it was just a bad experience! I left work at 5:30 that day and was finally eating dinner at 9:30pm!

spark

I bought a variety of Advocare Spark flavors and I wanted to let you know the best and worst.  I have now tried Fruit Punch which is really good.  Watermelon which is awesome (it tastes like a jolly rancher!)  Grape which is pretty good.(tastes like grape Kool-Aid)  Green Apple is ok.  Mango Strawberry tastes more like mango than strawberry and I am not a fan of that.  The worst flavor I have tasted is orange.  Of course orange is the one that I got as an extra box when I first signed up and I have not even gone through all 14 of those.  I am not an orange juice fan, so maybe that is why I do not like it.

goldengrahams

I bought Golden Grahams to eat as a snack and I forgot how good they are! now I just have to remember to eat them in small quantities!

 

Wish me luck!

 

Over halfway to my first goal

C: 2010 --  July.

Happy summer everyone!!  (no that’s not my dog in the pic above.. I think Bree would be way too scared to swim. I think Axel would like it though(he’s a Yorkie.) So my summer has been going pretty well.  I celebrated my birthday this past Saturday.  We went to Buca di Beppo’s and I had a cheat day.  It felt so good to have pasta and then a piece of birthday cake!!  The amazing thing is, I weighed myself the next morning and so far, since May 1, I have lost 54.8 lbs!!   My first goal is 100 lbs so I am more than halfway there in less than 3 months.  I hope hope hope I can continue at this rate!

Below is a picture I made.   On the left is me on 7/17/15 and on the right is me 7/16/16.  I am wearing the same outfit in both pics.. I hope this shows that I am going in the right direction 🙂

me 1yr and 2 days

 

Last thursday, my boss bought a cake to celebrate the July birthday and they bought a fruit plate for me! I thought that was so nice. It was hard to resist the cake because it looked so good, but I knew I was having cake on Saturday so i resisted.

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Last Wednesday I got my second set of epidural shots in my back.  I think/hope it is  helping.  I am able to stand longer and walk further, but my legs still aren’t strong enough for long walks.  That is why I have been swimming a lot and doing water aerobics.  I may even try Aqua Zumba this week!

aqua zumba

I’ve been trying to stay around 1100 calories per day.  Some days it is less than that.  Even on my cheat day (my birthday), it was only at 1600 calories.  So hopefully I can continue this journey and reach the other half of my goal by this fall!