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KathyBlue - Tuesday May 24, 2011
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 174.3

Good morning, Ladies!

I'm sipping my daily dose of vitamin water (iron, vitamins C, D, E, etc.), and thinking about life, universe and everything - again. I went to ask a third opinion yesterday about the back surgery, and this time I went to my physiatrist (Physical medicine and rehabilitation) who accompanied me and prescribed my physiotherapy sessions last year. Normally these doctors are against surgeries, as they know the consequences so well (they actually deal w/ post-surgery cases most of the time). Unfortunatelly she told me she wouldn't disagree with her colleague on my case, surgery is very much needed, and it should be done now, while still young. So, I decided to go through this. She told me she understood my feelings (I personally doubt she would), that I must have been afraid of getting back the lost pounds while staying in bed for a month. I told her I have lost way too much to gain back over a month (geez!), and I have lost way too much to throw the towel in because of this. On the other hand, I explained her that life has been so unfair.

She told me hunchback was genetically coded into certain people. I responded life was unfair. She told me I would have to stop playing tennis or any other racket sports. I replied life was very unfair. She told me I'd need to be very careful with eating, because it looked like I had a tendency to gain extra weight. I answered life sucked...

So, plans are... as soon as I come to senses, I call my doctor and I try to re-schedule the surgery for the very end of July or the beginning of August. I want to complete my tennis year and I really need to end my struggles with food portions until then. I have to start this in a ZEN state of mind, so that anything happens, I would be able to handle and recover quickly.

Today's menu:

06H00 - two slices of toast w/ soy margarine and oat milk w/ LF cocoa powder, a tomato (400 kcal)

10H00 - LF milk w/ coffee (100 kcal) and some chocolate (20 kcal)

12H30 - veggie soup (70 kcal) chicken parts, boiled (600 kcal), mango, apple (150 kcal)

16H00 - LF milk w/ coffee, 4 slices of toast, whole grain (150 kcal)

17H00 - a piece of LF/LC chocolate (100 kcal)

Grand total: 1600 kcal

Progress as of today: 151.9 lbs lost so far, only 29.3 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/24/2011:
You've made a very important decision and you should be proud! Life is unfair, it stinks you'll have to give up those sports (is that just during recovery or permanently?) It's so good that you realize you need to go into this with a clear mind. I really believe mental strength is connected to physical strength. I bet you will feel so wonderful once you have recovered! Not the same, but I had my partial hysterectomy last year and while recovery was tough, I feel SO much better and I don't regret having the surgery for one minute.

These guys always cheer me :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yW-pJJGfEA

V on 05/24/2011:
I am so sorry Kat :( It is great to sort this out in your head and i know how much Tennis means to you...Hopefully you will find something equally motivating and exciting, I am sure you will!!

selina on 05/24/2011:
Life's unfair, it's going to be difficult for you but I 'm certain that you are going to overcome this hurdle in style. You have such a wonderful personality and that will help in your recovery. Stay firm girlfriend!

h82bfat on 05/24/2011:
Wish I had something to say that would "make it all better".... I think most of us think that life is unfair for one reason or another - however, I sense strong will & determination in your post. You will do "what you've gotta do", recopperate (I KNOW that's spelled wrong!!) then go out & find a new passion. Becus there is ALWAYS something else out there. Some undiscovered activity that will fulfill you like tennis, so I say - take care of you, the go out & have fun finding it!

liza36 on 05/24/2011:
I can understand how you feel, and I think you are doing the right thing, based on what the doctors say and your own intuition. Being mentally strong will definitley help you in the recovery. Stay strong!

shaunnac on 05/24/2011:
I am sorry Kathy. Here I sit in a bad mood for no reason, and then I read your post. I have no reason to feel the way I do. I also just want to hug you right now.

nemogirl on 05/24/2011:
That sucks. I hope you can get through this okay. It sounds so weird that they won't let you play racket sports afterwards. It makes me wonder what else they won't let you do. On the other hand, how certain are they that you can't do them?

Em17 on 05/24/2011:
Life is very unfair =(

chidogs on 05/24/2011:
No question that this is unfair. But you are strong, and I believe like others have said, that you will find another fun passion to work at once you have recovered. You have too much energy to sit still! Best of luck to you. Hugs.

loveray on 05/24/2011:
I KNOW yoga and pilates can help heal you. Have you seen a more holistic doctor? I know it must be so hard when someone tells you that you will be sick. I hope that you recover soon and Im sending lots of love your way!! xoxo

~Moody~ on 05/24/2011:
((((((((((Kathy)))))))))) I'm sorry hon~I know you didn't get the answers you were hoping for~Not sure what to say..all I know is that you are an amazing woman..so strong..This may be a speed bump in your journey, but it's not going to stop you from reaching your goals~big hugs~

mysterywoman100 on 05/24/2011:
Kathy I do know how you feel in some ways. I am having knee replacement in 1 week. I always said I would keep my knees as long as I could. I was told 11 yrs ago that I needed to have it done. But I waited too long. Now I cant walk across my house without a walker and cant work. Anything I do has to be done sitting down. It is scary and yes it sucks having to have major surgery but now I cant wait to have it done and over with and like they say when one door closes another opens and I cant wait to see what is behind it.

KathyBlue - Monday May 23, 2011
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 174.3


and, finally, back to you girls on a daily basis again. Back to healthy eating and kcal intake control! 

I met this handsome flight attendant yesterday, but I'd better grabbed him, wrapped him and sent him to V as he was blonde/blue eyes - not my style! But he was cute and we had a nice conversation and he had a very charming smile, I love to look at a beautiful mouth with clean and nice teeth! He got me a better place, a whole empty row for me. Should have asked him if I looked that fat... LOL...


Today's menu:

05H50 - soy milk (100 kcal) w/ cereals (100 kcal)

09H00 - LF milk w/ coffee (100 kcal)

11H00 - an orange (Portuguese, YAYYY sweet thing) (50 kcal)

13H00 - boiled codfish w/ chickpeas and onion (450 kcal)

19H30 - sushi @restaurant (1200 kcal?)

Grand total: 2000 kcal

Progress as of today: 151.9 lbs lost so far, only 29.3 lbs to go!

loveray on 05/23/2011:
yay!! Hope you had a great trip. cant wait to hear more about it! xo

shaunnac on 05/23/2011:
welcome home!

V on 05/23/2011:
Welcome home!!! I am so happy you remembered blondes are so my type!!! LOL Thanks kat you are a great wing girl!!! You can be the maid of honor at our wedding!!! HAhahaha!!!

selina on 05/23/2011:
Thanks, Kathy!!!! Hey, I must get going so I can lose these pounds that I gained while husband was losing..... Hugs to you girlfriend!

liza36 on 05/23/2011:
Glad you are back, and especially back to your true love - tennis! Have a great day.

Umpqua on 05/23/2011:
I'm glad you are back safe and that your package arrived. Have fun making some goodies with it!

mcwoo40 on 05/23/2011:
Welcome back to DD land :)Tried chickpeas for the first time yesterday,and yes they where nice :)

selina on 05/23/2011:
Azedinha - l'oseille in french and sorrel in English. I haven't seen it around here, although I have eaten it in Europe....

enjoy your bacalhau!!!!!! for dinner, yum!

hollybelle on 05/23/2011:
Welcome home and back to DDs regularly, Kat!

sweetpea1977 on 05/23/2011:
welcome home Kat! I hope you are enjoying being back with your beloved man and tennis.:)

~Moody~ on 05/23/2011:
Glad you had a safe trip home~As much as we enjoy vacation and seeing friends, it always feels good to get home~I'm sure your man is very happy to have you home!!

thinkpositive on 05/23/2011:
Welcome back.Tennis is fun to get back to. Good luck getting back into the swing of things. ( Pun intended!)

KathyBlue - Saturday May 21, 2011
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 174.3

*SIGH* - tomorrow I'm scheduled for the plane back to Lisbon, Portugal. OMG, I have mixed feelings. I want to stay and want to go... It's always the same feeling... Baaahhh... Can I have a teleport device for my upcoming birthday this summer, please? Normally I am able to estimate my next visit but now it's rather impossible because of man's situation and money situation and the back surgery situation....... Ehhh... double ehh...

On the positive note, I'm going to get back to my diet routine, because I've been having a lot more than those 1600-1800 daily calories... at least 3000? I guess. I don't know... don't care, I've been having fun with fav childhood foods, Hungarian foods, stuff I don't get in Portugal. On the topmost positive note - tennis on Monday, yuppeyayyyyyyy! It'll be hard coz I arrive around 1 AM on the 23rd and I need to wake up at 5h30 for tennis but that's a sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet suffering!

Progress as of today: 151.9 lbs lost so far, only 29.3 lbs to go!

Em17 on 05/21/2011:
Sounds like you really don't want to leave

shaunnac on 05/21/2011:
oh good lord 3000 calories I forget what that looks like!!! I think it's a good think you've had this vacay. I can't wait to hear how your tennis goes! Enjoy what time you have left there and have safe travels home.

hollybelle on 05/21/2011:
Oh I know what you mean mixed feelings. It's always good to go and always good to come back. Glad you have had a good time. About the tennis - does it hurt your back now? Have you given anymore thought to another medical opinion? I hope you have a pleasant trip home and don't have to rush right into work when you get back.

h82bfat on 05/22/2011:
I hear ya! When I go home to visit, I ALWAYS wonder why I left in the first place, but..... if I stay long enough, I always remember!! ;c) For me, when I'm on my "official" vacation, I don't worry 2 much about my intake - I don't go COMPLETELY hog wild, but I don't deprive myself either! Rome wasn't built in a day & neigher were my thighs!

KathyBlue - Thursday May 19, 2011
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 174.3

Hi, girls!

Just a quick kissie for my favorite girlie girls! Peek-a-boo, I met my ex yesterday, it was so funny, he didn't recognize me first, took him long seconds to do so. He said I looked AMAZING, and WOW, and etc. etc... invited me to eat ice-cream, and we talked a lot, and he said that he liked me before too, of course, but now, it was WOW, AMAZING, etc. etc. :-))) Then he said that the eyes, the expressions and the emotional part (talking, laughing, etc.) didn't change a bit, so everything was just the same between us, but then again, WOW, AMAZING, CONGRATS, etc. etc... hahahah. Tomorrow, I meet an other ex. This is too much fun! :-D

I went to the plastic surgeon today to consult prices for the arms. It's my major problem now, the arms, you know. He told me the price (OMG.... OMG... You just don't want to know!!!) and explained me about the consequences. Yes, there are some - called cuts. He'd do some long, well-visible cuts that would fade but wouldn't ever disappear completely... so, I don't know. He told me to lose the rest of the weight I desire, then we would talk again. Yeah... I don't know.

Exercising, I've been walking a lot, long hours with friends or just with music in my ears on Budapest's streets... Refreshing. I do miss tennis and my water activities. Can't wait to have them back, along with my man! On the work note, I don't miss it a bit.

Progress as of today: 151.9 lbs lost so far, only 29.3 lbs to go!

h82bfat on 05/19/2011:
I know you are grinning ear to ear & just soaking it all up!!

newme24 on 05/19/2011:
Thanks for the birthday wishes, kathy!! You're so sweet :) That has got to feel SO INCREDIBLE to have someone see the "new you" and be amazed! When was the last time he saw you? That's so exciting and definitely must be so much fun!! Good for you girlie!!!

getmebackto150 on 05/19/2011:
chunks of energy... I bought them from the all natural coop... They are basically 1 inch squares made w/ carob, rice syrup, seeds, and nuts... They are a natural alternative to an energy bar (like a cliff bar or powerbar) they are AWESOME!

getmebackto150 on 05/19/2011:
love the story of meeting the ex!!

Umpqua on 05/19/2011:
Thanks for the positive energy, and you must feel AWESOME meeting up with your exes and getting those compliments. I've read that the negatives of some of those surgeries can outweigh the positives so maybe give it some time as you get to your goal weight. You may firm up a bunch more on your own through exercise and possibly supplements you can take to help your skin firm up. Also maybe creams? I've been doing targeted exercise for my belly but need to look into firming creams as well since that is my problem area. Continue to enjoy your holiday!!

liza36 on 05/19/2011:
Isn't it so much fun to have the ex's reaction to you? It's true, you are amazing!!

shaunnac on 05/19/2011:
LOL I do wanna know the price.Only cause I am nosey. I agree finish losing your weight and then decide if the price is worth the boost of confidence the surgery would have. But wouldn't you have strechmarks anyway? those don't fade at least my freddy croger like ones on my belly didn't from when I was preggy

hollybelle on 05/19/2011:
Oh the joy of evryone seeing you in your new form! Especially the ex's. It's a nice thing your one ex said about "the eyes the emotions being the same...." Sweet. Interesting about the skin/arm surgery. Big decision. Are there any other patients that you can talk to as references on whether they are glad they had it done, etc.? No hurry to make decision, at least. Think about it. And one last thing - what????---you DON'T miss work??? LOL!

mysterywoman100 on 05/19/2011:
My friend who had gastric bypass, which was a mistake, has lost 170 lbs had a dr talk her into 2 plastic surgeries after she lost 100lbs and now needs them both done again. She had a tummy tuck and a face lift.

~Moody~ on 05/19/2011:
Bet it felt GREAT seeing the ex, knowing how fine you look now!!! Loved his reaction!! Make sure to fill us in on how the other one reacts!!

V on 05/19/2011:
LOLOLOLOL!!!! I love this post Kat!! I love you!!! I bet those guys are kicking themselves now!!! As far as the arms go have you tried with small weights to tone??? It might give them a lift??

Hackersdiet on 05/21/2011:
That must have been great to get all those Wow and Amazing comments! I love that! I'm jealous that you are in Budapest. I would love to be there! Enjoy it for me!

KathyBlue - Wednesday May 18, 2011
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 174.3

hello girls!

Doing good! You're right, I'm not stressing over the food intakes. I'm still very cautious here, no crazy foods. When I get back to Portugal, I get back to tennis and stuff, and will do an extra hard work, so hopefully at the next weigh-in (01 June) I won't see a gain on the scale. Hehehe... no stress!

I do miss my regular activities - tennis and aquafitness... even the gym I do miss, believe it or not. I'm going back to BodyBalance, I decided, because it's good for me. On the positive side, (at least for my bleeding heart)  Portugal is experiencing a rainy weather now, so there would be no tennis anyways, LOL...

Progress as of today: 151.9 lbs lost so far, only 29.3 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 05/18/2011:
Next weigh in June 1 - YAY. How much longer will you be in Hungary?

thinkpositive on 05/18/2011:
I understand missing your gym. Sometimes it takes leaving to understand what you miss. Always so impressed when I look at where you started. Amazing!

waydesmommy on 05/18/2011:
I understand missing being able to do your usual exercise routine. I know when I couldn't walk or dance it killed me and I worried about all the progress I would loose. I don't think you will see a gain on the scale. Remember that since you have been dieting and exercising you have probably boosted your metabolism along with it so you should be ok. Have a great day!

Em17 on 05/18/2011:
Its ok when you get back you can do it =)

V on 05/18/2011:
Hey girlie!!! I have missed you so much!! I hope your visit home is a wonderful experience...Your friend's kid is ADORABLE!!! I know leaving will be bittersweet...My favorite part of my visit home was holding my BFF's little girl... I spoiled her with lots of KISSES and lot of Divawear ;) Have a good one <3

~Moody~ on 05/18/2011:
Great attitude Kathy~enjoy yourself now and when you get home, you'll get back into your routine!!

Hope you have a beautiful day!

shaunnac on 05/18/2011:
Wow Kathy I just noticed where you started!! great job so far. you = inspiration! enjoy your visit

KathyBlue - Monday May 16, 2011
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 174.3

Hello girls!!!

I'm still not back on track. I hope I haven't gained too much. I'll work on this. I'm just having my favorite foods here in Hungary which are not available in Portugal..., I think I'm more vulnerable now, in difficult times I'm having in life, to these childhood favorites as they bring me such good memories.

Progress as of today: 151.9 lbs lost so far, only 29.3 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/16/2011:
I love the pictures below! I think it's fine to indulge in favorite foods for holidays and vacations, as long as there is a plan to get on track afterwards. It's when we don't go back on track that the trouble starts. I'm glad you're having a nice visit!

YellowDress on 05/16/2011:
Beautiful pics! Let me warn you,the next wish is not a friendly one but please say hello to Langos with cream and cheese for me! Missed it :(

moogy on 05/16/2011:
I think that as long as you don't go crazy and enjoy the company before the food it will all be fine:) Holidays are for enjoying not restraining. You enjoy yourself Kathy:)

V on 05/16/2011:
I too indulge a wee bit too much, Tuesday it is back to biz ;) Love ya Kat

legcramps on 05/17/2011:

~Moody~ on 05/17/2011:
Great photos!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

I know its hard making good choices when you're not home and out of your regular routine~But please take this time to enjoy yourself~When you get home, you'll get back in the swing of things!

mysterywoman100 on 05/17/2011:
Have a good time on vacation and like Moody said you can get back on track when you get home.

KathyBlue - Sunday May 15, 2011
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 174.3

Woo Hoo! :-)

I'm back to Budapest. Me and my childhood friends, very best friends and their families finally had a full day together. It was soooo perfect. Wish I could live near them. I told my friend I would move to their house and would make a perfect nanny, she'd need to guarantee me food only... hehehe... They recently moved into their newly built house (they built the house actually with their very own hands, having bought the materials from the wedding money!). Both of my childhood best friends are expecting their second babies. First, my friend Agnes had a boy, a year later the other friend, Mariann had a girl. Now Mariann got pregnant first with a boy, and Agnes is expecting a girl. So cool, it would be so cool if they would marry once, between them! I'm so afraid that I'll be a complete stranger for the kids. Now they are 4 and 3 years old... they don't really mind who I am, they know my name and they don't question. But as they grow up, they will keep forgetting me. Agnes lives 400 km's distance (4,5 hours driving from Budapest) and we rarely have the chance to meet in person. We talk online, but that's not the same of course. It was really good to see them. Growing up sucks. Being an adult sucks most of the time, and being far from each other sucks even more...

Food-wise: Nothing to report, I've been eating constantly since Friday (arrival), getting in foods I missed, in big quantities unfortunately. On the positive side, it's over from tomorrow on, because I'm back to my conscience and I want to introduce healthy eating in Mariann's house, it was requested - a holy crusade, a big task to accomplish. I have to teach her how to make vegetable soups, and healthy sweets. YAYYYY :-)

Exercise: Good news, I resolved this issue because I found an old, basic stationary bike in the basement (actually now I have two, M's parents got me an other one to try, lol). A perfect exercise to make me sweat like a pig, I'm doing 20 to 40 minutes, it's not too comfortable for my back so I cannot really push it too far, but 20 to 40 minutes is very enough on a daily basis.

Here are some photos!

on the 1st photo, from left to right: Mariann, Agnes, Agnes's son Marci and Agnes' husband Balázs

Mariann's husband, Zoltan and their daughter, Anna Sára

and finally, Márton is eating! :-):

Progress as of today: 151.9 lbs lost so far, only 29.3 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 05/15/2011:
Glad you are having time with friends! Looks a bit cold there. Cute little boy with his potatoes all over his face! Enjoy your time off.

moogy on 05/15/2011:
I am glad that you are having such a good time Kathy. Life does suck!!! You have it right. Enjoy your time with your friends;)

mysterywoman100 on 05/15/2011:
hope you have a great time. Keep us informed!!!

liza36 on 05/16/2011:
Have a wonderful time!

mcwoo40 on 05/16/2011:
Have fun :)

V on 05/16/2011:
:) Love ya!!!

newme24 on 05/16/2011:
Great pictures! I'm so glad to hear you're having a nice time with your friends. It's wonderful that you can keep it touch with your childhood friends-- but it must be so hard being so far away from them. Growing up definitely does suck! Have a wonderful time with your friends!

KathyBlue - Friday May 13, 2011
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 174.3

Arrived safe and sound! :) No prince on the seat next to me... actually, there was an empty seat next to me.. the plane wasn't full, we had plenty of space. Friday 13th has its beauties! :-)

Progress as of today: 151.9 lbs lost so far, only 29.3 lbs to go!

V on 05/13/2011:
Yayy for making it home safely!!!! i bet your Mommy was happy to see ya Kat!!! Sorry that Mr. Right Now (that's what I call all of them... LOL ) wasn't sitting next to you...Maybe on the flight back??? I will keep my fingers crossed!!!

KathyBlue on 05/13/2011:
oh no, I have my Mr. Right waiting for me in Lisbon :)

legcramps on 05/13/2011:

hollybelle on 05/13/2011:
Well, maybe prince charming is just around the bend. That's why there are bends in the road, so we can have NICE surprises!

Umpqua on 05/13/2011:
Glad you are home with your family. I hope you have an awesome visit!

moogy on 05/13/2011:
Well if there wasn't a prince at least there was plenty of room, almost as good. Have a lovely time Kat:)

missmink on 05/14/2011:
I'm glad I'm not the only one who eagerly anticipates a prince charming to be seated next to me on a plane, hehe.

Glad to hear you made it home safely. Have fun!

chidogs on 05/14/2011:
Enjoy being at home with family. Those times are precious! Take care and hugs.

KathyBlue - Thursday May 12, 2011
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 174.3

Good morning, Girls!

I feel good again, despite of a cervical pain that didn't allow me to play tennis today morning. Seemed crazy to skip it, right before holidays. The next training is only on the 23rd May. Sniff. In the meantime, I go for Hidrogym tonight, to have a good night sleep and wake up fresh and ready for the plane. I foresee that it will cost me a lot now, stuck in an uncomfy (European flights use smaller planes) chair for long hours. I'm taking the PlayStation Portable and a book but normally I am unable to play it for too long (cervial issues, looking down during a longer time is not good). And I have to complain here, I had my fair share of flights and I have NEVER caught any Don Juans on the chair next to me...  Hoping to have better luck this time, LOL... but what for, anyway.  Could use some endorsements from strangers. I also hoped that spending the morning at home, for a change, would result in extra kissies and hugs and maybe something else, but no luck here either. He was grumpier than ever, because we both had a very disturbing night with heat and a crazy howling cat. Fritz is developing this bad habit of howling at night to the moon. He's not castrated because we don't want to do it, he has only 3 good legs, the fourth has iron bc he was hit by a motorbike when he was 3 months old. So he shouldn't gain extra weight, as other castrated cats (we have 3 males, 2 are huge, castrated). He doesn't mark territory, doesn't smell bad, the only thing is this frequent howling... grr...

Today's menu:

08H00 - a toast w/ LF soy margarine and tomato, LF soy milk (choc) - 300 kcal

10H00 - LF milk w/ coffee (100 kcal)

12H30 - boiled fish w/ veggies and beans (400 kcal) + a green banana w/ a plain yogurt (100 kcal)

14H00 - coffee w/ LF milk (100 kcal)

15H00 - some whole grain snacks (100 kcal)

17H00 - LF milk w/ decaf, 3 small toasts (150 kcal)

Grand total:  1300 kcal

update at 10pm: I had some chocolate and other foods so I finished around 2000 kcals. No problem, tomorrow I have to keep a light day because of the plane trip and my sensitive stomach.

Progress as of today: 151.9 lbs lost so far, only 29.3 lbs to go!

loveray on 05/12/2011:
project eurotrip isnt coming along to far as of yet. its already mid-may and i havent even started planning! perhaps this is more of a next summer trip...not sure. turns out he has a kidney stone - which is terrible, but im kind of relieved it had nothing to do with our trip. he has had recurrent issues with his kidneys. im hoping this isnt a long term problem, and if it is that he finds a great urologist that can make some recommendations based on his condition. love!

loveray on 05/12/2011:
yea, its the worst. i feel terrible for him. i saw him have one 2 years ago and it was the worst pain i think ive seen anyone in...port wine and miniskirts - youre on!! xo

Umpqua on 05/12/2011:
You have a Fritz the Cat? That's awesome! Sorry he kept you up last night though. I hope you have a safe and wonderful journey tomorrow!

Umpqua on 05/12/2011:
Those are very cool names. Boursin is a strong spreadable cheese and I forgot you asked about the cannoli too - it's a long hollow pastry filled with either ricotta (cheese) or in our case mascarpone. Mine was also dipped in chocolate, very dangerous and I'm glad they are out of the house! I'm still loving the Kinect, I will check out that site.

liza36 on 05/12/2011:
I have never caught any Don Juans on the plane either. Maybe it's just V's incredible charm! Wish I had some.

You mentioned not to use very heavy weights in my strength training. You don't have to worry about me. I only have 3 pound weights and that's enough for me right now. Hope you have a great day.

mcwoo40 on 05/12/2011:
Hope your having a good time :)

hollybelle on 05/12/2011:
LOL on the cat - seems he is just looking for his love. Re: not finding Don Juan on airplane - well you will just have to take lessons for Ms. V! Wonder if her "ears are burning" we are all talking about her so much! Have a wonderful trip - keep us posted, Kat!

V on 05/12/2011:
LOL!!!! Hahaha!! My ears were ringing and I am hoping that your seatmate is a super cutie who is very very friendly :)

V on 05/12/2011:
Have a wonderful trip Kat!!!!1

moogy on 05/12/2011:
I have my fingers crossed that some gorgeous man give you 'that look', it would be great for your confidence. Perhaps if you give out a few you will get one back, we don't all have the magnetism that V seems to have going for her. Have a good time Kat:)

lifestylechange on 05/12/2011:
Look at your weight you little rockstar!!!

Judles on 05/13/2011:
You are amazing! Have a great trip. :)

KathyBlue - Wednesday May 11, 2011
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 174.3

Hello, Ladies!

Getting better and better!!! You girls make me smile a lot, you are excellent therapists! Due to the time differences, I read most of the comments in the morning when I arrive to work. First thing I do is to check in DD's, guarantee to a positive start of any day! :-)

Holidays are soooo close!!!! Can't wait to land in Hungary, Budapest on Friday the 13th, by 2PM. I just got some fresh, hot bread from the supermarket, YUMMMY :-)

Good news is: Hungary is in the Finals of the Eurovision Festival!!! With this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy_oB_FYd7s

Today's menu:

06H00 - toast w/ soy milk and soy LF margarine, tomato (400 kcal)

10H00 - hot, whole grain bread w/ LF milk and coffee (500 kcal)

13H30 - veggie soup w/ bread (300 kcal)

17H00 - an orange (100 kcal)

18H00 - an apple (100 kcal)

20H00 - boiled fish w/ vegetables (300 kcal)

21H00 - vegetable soup, milk shake (apple & LF milk) (300 kcal)

Grand total: 1700 kcal

Progress as of today: 151.9 lbs lost so far, only 29.3 lbs to go!

Em17 on 05/11/2011:
Have fun on your trip =)

thinkpositive on 05/11/2011:
Sounds like a fabulous trip. Hot bread- I couldn't do it- no willpower when fresh bread is in the same room. More power to you!

V on 05/11/2011:
Love you Kat!!! Smooches!!!

liza36 on 05/11/2011:
I could not resist warm fresh bread. I'd have to add butter!

Umpqua on 05/11/2011:
I'm excited for your trip and you should come back to a package at work. Have a good one!

moogy on 05/11/2011:
We love watching the Eurovision song contest, it is so funny. It should be a comedy show not a singing contest, great going with Hungary in the finals, that is not usual is it? You are sounding good today and your food is looking good as well:)

h82bfat on 05/11/2011:
Sounds like you've got a fun weekend ahead of you! Have a great time!

chidogs on 05/11/2011:
Hi there. So sorry to hear of the medical issues. You will decide on what is right for you, I'm sure of it. Just don't rush on this. Take care, and hugs.

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