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21 days

In 21 days I am getting married.  To say life is a little hairy is an understatement.  It is exciting and totally overwhelming all at the same time. 

I had been at a good 2 month plus stall, and am happy to report that I have lost another 5 lbs, making the grand total –115.  Upping my protein has definitely helped.  I have realized that they really weren’t kidding us when they told us protein is most important!

Last night, the man and I went out to the the Viking Lobster Company.  It is a very small, amazing place, all fresh food and overall amazing.  We started off with the clams casino – that to my total happiness – had no breading in it!  All protein no carbs! woot!  I had a few of them, then let the man finish them off.  Soup course followed – I had gumbo – which again, had no rice/carbs in it!  It was amazing!  Jay had the chowder – amazing.  I had a couple of spoonfuls of soup, and pushed it away.  I am still learning to have a few bites, then push it away.  It makes the whole dining experience much more enjoyable.  Next – salad.  Good fresh greens, and then the kicker was the house made clam dressing.  Sounds creepy – totally tasty. 

For the main course – I had a the Vera Cruz stuffed lobster bake.  The thing weighed seriously 7 lbs.  It was stuffed with shrimp, crab and celery, peppers and onions – again – no carbs!  It had a spicy red sauce mixed in with it, which was so good.  It was served over a huge plate of rice – which I totally skipped.  I ended eating like 2 bites, and packed the whole lobster up. 

This morning, I chopped all the good stuff up, and made an egg bake with all the good leftovers.  It was so good.  Good gracious.  Just because you have WLS doesn’t mean you’re never going to be able to eat again.  It is all about choices.

I am hoping to lose about 5 more lbs before the wedding day.  I think I can do it if I stick to the basics:  protein protein protein. 

Happy Saturday friends!


  1. Congrats on your upcoming marriage!! That's so exciting!! :-)
    Wow, that place sounds DIVINE!!!

  2. Good luck and congrats! Thought I'd pass along the coconut milk info for the strawberry/coconut smoothie. I like 1 to 1 1/2 c. liquid total in my shakes. For this one, maybe 1/3 cup - 1/2 cup lite coconut milk with water for the remaining liquid.

  3. Thank you both for the comments - Allie - Thanks for the info - I am going to try the straw coconut smoothie tomorrow!

  4. Oh that place sounds great, for dinner :) I'm in Hamburg NY. I wanna take hubby out for dinner this thursday.


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