About Gastric Girl

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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


Challenge Day 3

Wow, another post today!
Today, I went to a different 24 hour fitness.. I did NOT do the shadow boxing class, but I know I would totally love it. They had a bouncy Precor thing.. It is like a hybrid of an elliptical trainer, a treadmill, and a stair stepper. The movement on it was odd, and I didn't know how I'd like it.. so I did that for 10 minutes. I could have done it longer but it was weirding me out.. so, I moved back to my trusty old elliptical for my 38 minutes.. some of these new ones have the warm up and cool down added on. I'm used to the cool down, but not warm up! haha So, I have weird times lately! Then, I did some arm weights, some leg weights, and a few back machines. I want to work on my back a lot and make it nice and firm. When I was morbidly obese, i called my lower back my "upper butt" b/c my butt was so big, it just all rolled into one! haha I want to make sure I never have an upper butt again! I know, I'm strange!! :-P

I had a very strange day today... first, the whole meeting that got rescheduled.. Then I met Michelle at Subway before the gym. And what happens while we're in there talking? A car trying to park HITS MY CAR!! OMG! I freaked out. By looking at it, you can't see anything wrong with it, but I need to wash my car to see how bad the paint damage may be. It was only the back bumper, and it's not misshapen at all.. but the guy had a ton of black on his bumper, so it had to lose some paint! UGH!!! This car has been the worst luck for me.. GEEZ!! So, I'm going to have John look at it for me to see if there is any damage that I can't see. The guy was very nice and gave me his insurance info, and was very pleasant at least. I took a picture of his bumper that had my paint on it.. lol

Anyways... see, how I ramble? ha! After the gym, I went to Whole Foods to buy my Vitamin D gummies that I'm in love with. Amazingly enough, I only spent $45 dollars there. I always find a billion and 3 things I want to buy. I got 2 bottles of my Vitamin D, some tequila lime salmon burgers that looked divine, and a few other odds and ends.. I just love that store, among many others!! Any idea where one can get unlimited income without compromising morals and principles with only an associate's degree? If so, hook a girl up!!!


Herbalife Las Vegas said...

Great job getting to the gym. I know what you mean about the but, lol. When you are very big, you have a lot of extra "stuff".

Mama Bear June said...

Hi, Laurie! Welcome to the HYC. I was reading about the inches you've lost. WOW! What a difference. That's awesome. Keep making healthy choices!
Path to Health

Sugar Mommy said...

Hi Laurie!

I popped over from Kim's blog to check out her very first Friday Favorite. You look amazing! Congratulations! :)

I'm impressed and inspired by your 30x30 challenge. Those last 10 pounds don't have a prayer!

Have a great day!

Tiff said...

Good Morning, Laurie.

I love your blog. I had to laugh when you asked for help finding a job ... with an associates degree. I'm in a similar situation. I have a decent job, but have been passively looking for another, because truth be told... I hate what I do.

In these times, I cannot find ANYONE who is hiring. So ridiculous! My associates degree isn't getting me very far...

You practically need a Masters to work at McDonalds.. ha ha ha.

I wish we could get paid for blogging..... Life would be so much more meaningful.

Wendy Limbertie said...

wow... Laurie.. I don't believe it! you are looking great.. this latest pic of you! amazing!!! we should set up a diet Blogger party when we all reach our goals... who wants to contact ELLEN or OPRAH about it?????

Kim H. said...

Upper butt... funny stuff! I have NO butt - ZERO... always have... sucks!

And can I just say - a girl with a 4 year degree needs the same hook up!! YEAH!

Kim said...

You are doing great so far! Hope there is no real damage to your car! Did you get insurance info and all that?

Heather said...

Hey, when you find that job, please let me know! Even with a Bachelor's Degree, it's not easy. I'm with the post weight loss party! Let's call Ellen!!!!

Liza said...

OMG, that totally sucks about the car!! I hope it's not too bad!

Good for you getting to the gym! Between you and Heather and all the others that are so good about exercise, you all might just shame me into doing it one day *GASP*! :)

adipex said...

You have an amazing willpower! Envy you...