Weekend Warrior

This weekend has been quite eventful! I really look forward to doing absolutely nothing on the weekends but that’s not always in the cards. 

Friday I came home to my first shipment from My Bariatric Box. As my niece said on Facebook, there’s a box for everything. This is a great way to try products that are formulated for Bariatric patients and the low carb high protein lifestyle. Have only tried the cappuccino Nectar protein so far. It was good, but not good enough to warrant a 2 pound tub. This will be a great way to experiment. 

Saturday was a little lazy in the morning but I got Mike up and around to take me to Davis to visit Fleet Feet Davis. My 140 pound goal was to get a new sports bra. I am starting back up with Kaia Fit Woodland after the first of the year and my sports bras are way to big for high impact stuff. My regular bra size has gone from 38DD to 36C which is quite exciting. Had a bra fitting and ended up with a 34D Moving Comfort Juno bra which is one of my favorite. All I can say is I am really going to need a breast lift when I hit my goal weight. 

I also wanted to go to the Gap to try on some jeans. I had ordered some size 6 jeans several weeks back, but with the holidays, everything was delayed. 

I grabbed a few pairs in size 27 and 28 (where did these new sizes come from?). 

So the 27 fit me better than the 28 and I walked out with a new pair of jeans and these size S crazy leggings. 

Got out to the car and looked up the Gap sizes. Those pants were a size 4!!!! I have to say I got a little teary right there in the Gap, which Mike encouraged me to wait until we got through checkout. I was crying when I thought they were size 6!  

I really thought the surgery was not going to work for me. A few weeks back I thought I was done losing. I was bouncing back and forth between 138-140 since Thanksgiving. As of this morning, I am 136. Still unfathomable in my brain. 

So I decided to spend Sunday in my jammies. My new striped jammies! I woke up and got all the laundry done including a bunch of hand wash sweaters (ugh). 

I got adventurous and made this recipe for cauliflower kugel bites. I was originally looking for latke recipes on Pinterest but zeroed in on this one. 

I made them in little snow leopard cupcake liners for easy cleanup. They came out pretty good! I was going to make lentil curry too but I had too much food to finish up I figured I would hold off for now. My food prep also included cutting up some strawberries. I’ve been craving fresh fruit and veggies lately and I don’t get to eat a lot. Yogurt and strawberries on the menu for breakfasts this week!

My list of blog posts I need to write is growing, but I figured summing up my amazingly productive and happiness generating weekend would give me some momentum going into the holidays. Let’s hope!


3 thoughts on “Weekend Warrior

  1. Michelle December 19, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    YESssssssssss!!! Woo hoo on the new sports bra and jeans!! It’s amazing to wear new clothes that you’d once have considered to be teeny tiny, isn’t it?! 🙂

    How do you like the Bariatric Box? I didn’t know about it and was checking it out. Have you gotten products that you don’t typically find at local stores? That’s what I’d be interested in! Just wondering!


    • Marilyn December 19, 2016 / 2:22 pm

      The Baritatric box is pretty cool. There were a few things I probably won’t use, like Vitamin patches. My doctor says they don’t work, and I am a rule follower so I probably won’t even try them. The GNC lean shake has whey protein concentrate, vs isolate, so it’s not the best for absorption for RNY, but it’s really no different than Premier protein, so for an occasional thing it’s fine. I like the idea of getting things to try before buying. I am really looking forward to the Fit Joy bar. It’s a little high in calories and carbs, but low in sugar and high in fiber. And doesn’t iced gingerbread cookie sound like a great dessert for Christmas?

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      • Michelle December 19, 2016 / 9:32 pm

        Nice! I may give it a try! Thanks for the info. . . In a few months, we may have to have our own trade of stuff we don’t want or won’t use from the boxes! 🙂

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