2nd Appt. with Dr. Now

So yesterday I got up at 1:15 pm and left the house by 1:30 pm and drove to Houston by myself. I do not like driving far distances alone. It took me 3 hours to get there because I was stuck in traffic for about 40 minutes and I ended up being 20 minutes late to my appointment with Dr. Nowzaradan. Turns out it didn’t matter cause they were filming the tv show and I would have had to wait anyway. Also another lady who had already had her episode air was there. I waited about 35 minutes before they called me in.

I got on their scale, it said 304.7 .  Weird. I weighed myself at home and it said 306.6

Dr. Now came in to see me, he said I lost 10 pounds since the last time I saw him, which is good. He looked at my blood work and he said it looks good. He said it looks like even though I am overweight, I don’t have any health issues caused by obesity. I don’t have high blood pressure, i don’t have high cholesterol, I don’t have diabetes. That can be a problem when it comes to my insurance approving me because they are usually looking for co morbidities. He said the next steps is to get my sleep study, psych eval, endoscopy, upper GI. He seemed surprised when I told him I already scheduled my sleep study for that night. I am very proactive and eager to get this bariatric surgery so I am on top of everything I need to do.

After the appointment, I had to rush back to College Station because I had a sleep study scheduled for 7:30 pm. I arrived at 8:00 pm. My sleep study specialist, Teresa, showed me to my room for the night. After filling out a ton of paperwork and getting into my nightie, she hooked me up to all the electronic contraptions. I took a picture17861945_10209854344897860_2342554894903043047_n

I had to sleep with all that stuff on. I got to bed around 10:00 pm and I don’t think I fell asleep until 12 am. I played ‘NSYNC – No Strings Attached album on my phone to try to soothe myself. I didn’t realize that album had so many upbeat songs. I think there was only 2 slow songs on that whole album. I felt like dancing in bed. Then my poppa bear (my boyfriend) called me and he had me laughing so yea I wasn’t really in the mood to sleep. Suddenly Teresa called my name and said it was time to wake up. I was surprised that I had fallen asleep. She woke me up at 5am. She said I was talking in my sleep telling someone to shut up.

So what I ate today:

5am I ate a bran muffin

4:30 pm I ate a chobani flip yogurt

6pm I ate a burrito from chipotle and had a nantucket nectar fruit drink with it, this meal had over 1500 calories in it which means I already went over my calorie goal for the day



I started off the day eating healthy low calorie foods and ended it going over my allotted calories for the day.

Today was the start of bootcamp again. I’ve given up trying to get on the ground. I just go to a bench and do my own version of the modified exercises.

After bootcamp me and mom went to Sam’s Club to get me some greek yogurt. Then we went to Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant and ordered food to go. I ate too much enchiladas. Actually these enchilada’s were so fattening and good that I don’t think there is any amount of them I could have eaten that would be healthy. so much gooey cheese and sauce and crawfish. Yum!

I got my new water bottle and I drank 32 ounces of water today. Much More than normal.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: 2 slices of Sara Lee diet bread toast, 2 T strawberry preserves, TraderJoes Greek Mango yogurt (300 calories)

Lunch: 2 slices of Sara Lee diet bread, 1T Miracle Whip, 2 slices Thin cut slices natural cheese, 2 oz. Hillshire Farm Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast (267 calories)

Dinner: smothered crawfish enchiladas (1,064 calories)


I gained 1.6 pounds. I don’t know how you gain weight on less than 2000 calories a day. I gotta reevaluate what I am eating. Mom says “remember you’ve been working out and gaining muscle”. People don’t realize you can’t gain muscle that fast. It takes months and months to gain muscle. Definitely not 1 week. I’m at a loss. This is the kind of thing that would push me to eat junk in the past. I feel like, what’s the point? I’m not progressing. Thank goodness for this medicine, I don’t want my usual junk food. Gotta push through.

Breakfast: 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup raisin bran (270 calories)

Lunch: Philadelphia roll, california roll, 4 oz. coke (820 calories)

Dinner: Chocolate covered cherry yogurt (150 calories)

Total = 1230 calories

New Kids On The Block

I’m so excited. My birthday is May 5, and my mom just bought me 2 tickets to see NKOTB in Houston on May 20 for my birthday. I’m going with my sister in law, Rachel. We will report on the fun and take pictures. For sake of the past I will post the two pics I have with some members of NKOTB, this is from 1999. I was way smaller , like over 100 pounds smaller, I weighed between 170 – 190 lbs back then, and did not have a double chin like I do now:

Today I woke up at 6pm. I don’t know why I slept so late but I suspect its because I kept waking up because I was listening to the Backstreet Boys on Youtube all night. I don’t own any cd’s, except for one NKOTBSB cd, and I had never heard the Backstreet Boys music after their Black & Blue album in 2000. They’ve released several albums since then and someone posted the full albums on YouTube so I was listening to that all night while I slept and it kept waking me up.

My abs hurt from all the exercise I did this week. By the way, I’ve been eating sweets as far as fruits go but I haven’t eaten a cookie, cake, pie, brownie in over 2 weeks since I started taking this medicine. Makes a huge difference in my calorie intake and it’s allowing me to stick to my diet for the most part.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: 1 cup of Raisin Bran, 1 cup skim milk, 1 banana, 2 pineapple slices (420 calories)

Lunch: I love pickled mango so much, my mom got me addicted to it. Pickled mango, 6 oz. baked salmon, 1 cup quinoa with mild cheddar cheese added (592 calories)

Dinner: 1 cup grapes (62 calories), chobani raspberry greek yogurt (120 calories)

total = 1,193 calories for the day

What I ate today

Today was the the end of my first week of bootcamp. It was so hard, I decided that my knees were in too bad a shape to get on the ground. Half of the exercises were on the ground though. I got on the ground twice and I couldn’t get up, my mom had to help me up. So I just decided not to get back down there. Instead of doing full burpees I just touched my toes.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: 1 cup of Raisin Bran, 1 cup of skim milk (270 calories)

Lunch: Strawberry banana Chobani greek yogurt, Beef Jumbo hotdog & Bun (480 calories)

Dinner: 4 slices of pineapple, butter chicken with basmati rice (390 calories)


What I ate today

I got a request on another site to post what I eat in a day. On Wednesdays, I meet up with a group of women for “dinner” at a different restaurant each week. I put that in quotes because for me it’s actually lunch. I wake up at 1 pm or later on most days. So I eat breakfast in the afternoon and when other people are eating dinner, I’m just eating lunch.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: 1 cup Raisin Bran and 1 cup of skim milk (270 calories)

Lunch: We went to Fuego Tortilla Grill. I ate the El Presidente which consists of Fried avocado, chicken, pico de gallo, jack cheese and chipotle ranch. I ordered it without the bacon cause I don’t eat pork. The fried avocado was good, but I don’t know why you would fry avocado. Anyway, I added sour cream, onions, and cucumbers to my sandwich. I don’t have a accurate count of the calories for this sandwich but I looked up chicken avocado sandwich on My Fitness Pal and it said 400 calories so I went with that. I also had sweet tea when I should have had water. So add another 100 calories for that.

Dinner: Chobani Strawberry yogurt (120 calories), 1 cup skim milk (90 calories)

For the day I had about 1000 calories

Oh and I lost another pound, don’t know how much it will be for the week.

Bootcamp: Day 1

I went to my first day of bootcamp today and yea it kicked my ass. There were a lot of exercises I just could not get my body to do because I’m too big and heavy. I couldn’t even do the modified version of the burpee. I did one half assed burpee. I couldn’t do a plank at all, cannot lift my body off the ground. So I just got on all fours but my knees hurt in that position. My mom did better than me. I am so tired from that intense activity. And I slept all day before going. I shouldn’t be tired.

After bootcamp we went for sushi cause that’s what I was craving. I had a spicy tuna roll and the philadelphia roll. I didn’t like the spicy tuna roll but the philadelphia roll was delicious. That was over 600 calories but I had extra calories leftover cause I ate very small portions earlier today.

Someone asked me to post what I eat in a day.

Today I ate:

Breakfast: 1 cup of raisin bran with 1 cup of skim milk (270 calories)

Lunch: Chicken sandwich and a cup of green juice (387 calories)

Dinner: sushi ; spicy tuna roll and philadelphia roll and 2 starburst (610 calories)

No snacks allowed, and also I’m only eating cereal cause I bought it before I went to see Dr. Nowzaradan. His plan calls for no cereal but I’m gonna eat what I have, I’m not throwing perfectly good food out.

drank a lot of water today


Gotta go back to bootcamp tomorrow, wish me luck.

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