LONG time no post. Life has kind of kept me busy, and my VSG life seems a bit uneventful these days. I did have some photos taken for my husband's X-Mas gift - (most of which I wouldn't put online since I am in my skivvies ;-), but here is one that I was very pleased with:
It was a LOT of fun having hair and makeup done, and then playing model for an hour - I highly recommend the experience!
I did manage to gain a few pounds over the holidays and am now working on getting them OFF. To this end I am working (have been since October) with a semi-private personal trainer - doing a lot of strength work and some short bursts of high intensity cardio in between weight sets. It is going really well, and I have been decreasing my body fat percentage since I began. In fact, although I gained weight over the holidays, I didn't gain any inches - a minor miracle really.
I have also been looking into a more paleo / primal diet - reducing or eliminating grains and eating mostly protein and vegetables. Really this is what I do most of the time anyway, the sticking point for me is artificial sweeteners, which I do not want to give up, and dairy. I don't eat a lot of dairy, but I do love my cheese, and also won't be giving up my whey protein. So - I am not a purist and any serious paleo eater would consider me a slacker!
Some recipes soon, I promise!