Plastics Consult, Now I wait!

Yes today was the day I met with the guy, the main man — the Plastic Surgeon! For anyone who has ever lost enormous amounts of weight, you know what happens with that whole gravity thing, your parts do not look good anymore! In Canada , we have an amazing healthcare system to which I will not ever complain about, but as far as plastics go, you are in a “hurry up and wait” situation. So today marks day 1 of a very long process, the consult was step 1. My surgeon now has to plead his case, very much like a lawyer, to the OHIP peeps. They decide whether or not I get my suggested surgeries. I am not going in asking for miracles either, just a Panniculectomy and Reduction, easy peasy! This process could take 3 weeks to 3 months for approval, I really hope this makes Santa’s list and I get approved. So I will keep posting on my process and of course y’all will be the first to know!

Inkdgirl got Gussied up and went out on the Town!

So I went out on the town last eve for my work Xmas party and it was OK.. yeah , just OK… They served up a prime rib dinner for those meat eating folk, but my friends at the table had a huge piece of what looked like a giant mudflap of beef… Blah.. it was all rare and gross.. thank god they served a vegetarian option because my stuffed red pepper looked way more appetizing than theirs! I watched as they passed the decadent cheesecake dessert to all of us , drooling, and yes I tasted it.. divine! Then the dance started and the crowd had weeded down to a few folk and I knew it was time to jet, nothing beats being home from a party and in jammies by 11pm! That to be is a successful party. But I thought I would share with you a photo of myself , I received many a compliment last evening from my work peeps that I do not see on a daily basis. It was great to hear all their words of encouragement and praise, makes me keep going on this journey. So here it is

16 months post op, 121 lbs gone and feeling fit, fab and fantastic!
Hope everyone feels this AWESOME!!!

Inkdgirl in the kitchen YIKES!

Well I woke up this morning and some sort of inner domestic goddess came out of me. I for some strange reason felt the need, the desire to BAKE. I cannot BAKE! I started out with a lovely pumpkin muffin /cookie thing… AWFUL

Then I felt the need to make Black Bean Brownies

Yup, I did and they look amazing, smell amazing and taste like SH*T! True story, everyone in my family agreed, these were a BUST…
So I decide today will not be a failure, I will succeed at something! So I made these

Seriously, one cannot screw up thumbprint cookies, sugar free I might add. These were edible, so much so that I think there may only be 1 or 2 left! So it was not an Epic Failure of a day, cookies saved the day. I do think I will stick to cooking and give up on the baking goddess I will never be! Some days though, the kids say I can’t even cook! I brought home a great lunch today, Chinese takeout, I succeeded at lunch!

Looks like I will be heading to the local shops for my baked goods this holiday season, and you know what, THANK GOD!

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, I missed you Treadmill!

Ok , it’s only been 2 days since I was last at the gym but I have not really been participating like I should have. The last few days I have been lazy, eating crap and just not pushing myself, and the scale shows it, 6lbs up! WTF!! So today I decided to motivate myself and make a plan! I made sure my gym bag was in my car and had a set time to arrive at Gym. All the plans lined up like the Heaven’s and I made it on schedule. I did my 30 min run but felt compelled to keep going so I fired that bad boy back up for another 11 min, so in total today I ran 3.22 miles in 41 minutes that included a 10 min warm up cool down.. not too bad for newbie runner. However, I was a tad freaked out because I just had a spray tan the day before and was fearful bronzer was running down my face as I ran, that would have been a Snooki moment for sure! Tan is in place and now I feel great and ready to dance my pants off at my work Christmas party Saturday evening, that will be some good cardio!

I always like to see what other post op menu’s look like and see if I am stacking up! Protein wise I’m not on target since abandoning the meat wagon 5 weeks ago! I need to work on that, seriously! Today my menu was kind of like a 5 year old’s! I had a grilled cheese for breakfast(which I have been obsessed with for a week?) lunch was noodles in a vegetable broth and dinner was cheese tortellini with a marinara sauce… Can you say CARB OVERLOAD! Where’s the veggies Inkdgirl? Bad Bad me, I know and funny thing is I was craving stir fried veggies all day, but after coming home from Gym , I did not want to go back out to get em! Tomorrow marks a new day, one that will be less carb heavy(cuz I’m not training for a marathon) more vegg heavy and will still include pickles and cheese! Tonight I’m definately snacking as my dinner was probably only a 1/4 cup of pasta.. the plan … I will be knuckles deep in some guac and owning it!

So cheers to a good night my friends!

Do I or Don’t I bake for the holiday season?

Hmm, this is a tough one. I am NOT a baker, if you ask my children they will tell you I am not much of a cook either! This will be the first year my mom is not going to be here for the holidays, going to visit my Bro, and I will be fully responsible for all the sweet delicious treats! I myself do not eat sweets due to the massive amounts of sugar they contain and my huge dumping syndrome issue. So, I think I will attempt to make some healthier options for the family that I too can indulge in. I am very good at replacing the sugar in recipes with different choices that render them still consumable! I also will be hitting up the local shops for those pre packaged delish little gems for the kidlets!

I did forget to upload a photo of the lovely Soy Nog Latte creation I posted about days ago, but I must say it was delightful! I returned to the grocery store and they also carried a Mint Chocolate Soy Drink, so guess who’s creating a peppermint mocha with that- THIS GIRL! I thank Starbucks each and everyday for making the Christmas Blend Via packs, they are a life saver and they keep me sane in the mornings!

So if my holiday dessert creations turn out Good, I will post photos, but if you see no further posts on holiday treats, consider it an EPIC FAIL!

Cheers!

I’m Sorry but I cannot “DO” fake meat!!

Product Review, but not in a good way! So very sorry for my honesty but this tasted horrible! I really really wanted a BLT for supper tonight so I used this product for the “B” part—-(sorry but I couldn’t spin pic)

I just can’t eat this stuff… Nor can I eat Tofu with a straight face… I’m really struggling with the protein part of this plant based lifestyle, give me a bowl of veggies or salad and I’m satisfied, but I know this is not enough. I need to incorporate more beans into my meal plan and that is okay because I love them! If anyone has any suggestions to make me like this stuff, go for it, but I think for now I will stick to the veggies,cheese and pickles! I’m still baby stepping into veganism, seeing as I am still so very much in love with cheese! I applaud all of you who can cook with it, eat it and overall enjoy it.. Kudos! I am not going back to meat though people, I will still be a veggie girl!

What’s the Big Friggin Difference?

Ok , so this was a self portrait , taken Oct 17th. When I just started lifting stuff!

And this was taken today, keep in mind by a 7 year old with an IPHONE! Quality is pretty shady!

Can you see the difference? Yes I look like shit in this pic, I just got home from the gym and headed for the TUB! But, I need reassurance from my peeps that lifting stuff is working.

Let me know, Truth please!

Pre Food Porn! The Before’s!

Huh?? What the hell you talking about Inkdgirl?? This means I am too lazy to create fantastic food porn ideas tonite and will therefore post glorious pics of the before’s! Take 1

This will become an Soy “EGG” Nog latte made with Starbucks Via Christmas Blend! In case you forgot, I heart Starbucks, please bring on the gift cards! Found this at my local Independent Grocer, which is pretty much the only place in my shit ass town that I can find anything vegan,vegetarian or just plain good and the price was right- 2 for $5 SOLD!! Onto Take 2

Oh yeah, you know what this is going to be.. OLD SCHOOL GUAC… CABO STYLE… In case you forgot , I heart Cabos San Lucas as well.. and I am on the countdown to Feb when my skinny flat ass will be parked in a beach chair for 7 amazing days! I live on Guac,pineapple and watermelon for 7 straight days and nobody makes a better batch of this heavenly goodness than the folks at the Riu Sante Fe( shameless plug, feel free to comp me!) So I will be making this once the avacodos are ready, dipping them with some toasted up low carb tortillas and thinking of cruise ships, sunsets and aloe vera ! AHHH I love the sun!
I , however, did not take a photo of the microwaved vegetable egg roll that was my supper, I did not want to put you through that hell ! I am so currently obsessed with these that it is quite embarrassing, but FAT DAWN would have been plowing through a sleeve of Pringles (PLUG) at this time, not veggie egg rolls!
I need to compose a letter to FAT DAWN, thanking her for the witty humour and many stories that came about from those days!
I happened upon my LCBO, (thats the liquor store for my American peeps), last evening whilst on the way to GYM. I must say, as a non drinker, this place is the cornucopia of BOOZE HEAVEN. The fancy gift boxes,glasses and endless array of liquor had me stunned. Now don’t go thinking Inkdgirl is perfect here, she was once very, very familiar with this little habitat, she just has made better life decisions. The reason for this visit to the LCBO was to purchase Spiced Rum for the boy! Why is it that there is 20 different brands of this stuff? Wild.
On another note, Mr Selleck ( aka Mr Movember) is on the telly tonight, BlueBloods is perhaps one of my favourite shows, check it out if you haven’t yet!

Well enough rambling, my mind is trashed, if I suddenly feel witty and entertaining I shall grace your presence at said time!

Ciao!

I ate Fast Food! GASP!!!!!

Yup, I did and I will not apologize for it because it was the best damn thing ever! Enter Harvey’s Veggie Burger

OMG, this is a veggie girls dream. I ,of course , loaded this bad boy up with extra pickles cuz that’s how Inkdgirl rolls!The beauty part is, this is 2 meals for me.. cut this up and I have dinner now too.. All for $5.07(which I must say is a tad pricey seeing as I ordered nothing else!) So if Harvey’s corporation needs shameless plugs from a former fat girl, you found her!

Cheers peeps, enjoy your day!

I was THAT GIRL at the gym tonight!

Yup, you know the one, full makeup , no sweat, and chatting up a storm with my workout buddy! I am totally ok with it too! I had every intention of just doing a lift session, but I hopped on Treadmill for a whopping 15 min and did an amazing 1.18 miles… whew.. what a workout.. lol! I even carried on a lengthy full conversation while on Treadmill! So I did eventually end up in the weight room and put on a great gunshow! Thanks Jamie Easson for all the tips and insight on weight training sessions, you are my inspiration. The diet has not been bad lately, I’m currently obsessing on Vegetarian Egg Rolls, no idea why? I have been meat free for 3 weeks this Saturday, happy anniversary to me!

Seeing as today is Dec 1 , my Xmas tree has gone up and so comes the countdown—– 24 more days till I take the damn thing down! I love the season, but come Dec 25, I’m out! It’s over! Bah Humbug.. yah yah whatever!

Well that’s all I got !

Ciao

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