Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rome wasn't built in a day....

Thanks to Breanne from Lady Lap Band, I think I will write my own little piece on what I see in the mirror vs what I see in pictures.

The last few days I have had a great many coworkers ask me about my surgery and how much had I lost. Now I know that 91 pounds is a lot of weight and great hard work, but as we all know pictures tell a much better story than I ever could.  So what have I been doing these last few days, I have been showing before pictures.  Lets face it even if the picture was taken yesterday, it is still a before picture.  We are ever changing beings.  Even though we don't make big changes everyday, we still make changes.  Rome wasn't built in a day, however it did change everyday.  My coworkers, each and everyone even the doctors, gave me the same look at what you have accomplished.  It seemed that the 91 pounds were 1000 by the looks on their faces and the words of congratulations.

Looking in the mirror to me is that hard work in progress.  Sometimes it can be depressing in which I just have to remember that I am in a better place and will continue to change.

So for your viewing pleasure a few before pictures.......

me christmas 2006
 me summer 2005
 me Feb 2009

me 2005

 me last Aug
 me christmas 2011
Me New Years and NEVER looking back....

Monday, January 23, 2012

Weigh in and funny NSV

Yep thats right 90 pounds down and gone!!!!!  As of friday my new weight was 190 down from a starting weight of 280 and heaviest weight of 283.  I knew my life would change when I decided to get the band, but honestly I never knew just how it would open up my life and show me how much I had been missing.  Well let me just say I won't be missing anything anymore!  This year is gonna be awesome just you wait and see.

Funny NSV here.  Ok so I am a tummy sleeper.  Anyone else here sleep on their belly?  Well I have since well forever.  So a few weeks ago I laid down to sleep and realized I was laying on something so I lifted up slightly and adjusted.  This didn't help.  Something had been left in the bed and I needed to figure out what it was and fast, I needed to sleep.  I lifted all the way up to find nothing under me, then I rubbed my upper belly where I had felt the foreign object and found nothing except my ribs of course.  Could that feeling of been my ribs against the bed?  YES it was.  I was sleeping on my ribs and apparently directly on my ribs through my skin.  How

Sorry about not posting in a while or for weigh in on Friday, just working a lot and school.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Just a quick note to update ya.  I am still in northern Cali working and will fly home on Feb 1.  I did win the Skinny Santa Challenge in Dec and am still reeling over that.  I have gotten some of my gift cards and can't wait to use them.  Thanks so much guys.  I am coming up on my 10 month bandaversery and am wondering what my total will be at my one year bandaversery.  I will post on Friday as to my current weight.  I haven't been to the gym as much as I would like, but work and school have me tied up.  I do miss going to the gym as often and do hope that I can fix it soon.  My food choices are good which is the only reason I am loosing anything at all these days.

I do hope to catch up on everyones blogs before all the good news slips away.

Have a good week and I will check in on friday.....

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Just a quickie

Weekly weigh in for this week......195lb which is a loss of two pounds and my weight loss stall has moved on and I am happy.

Thanks to Lucy from LuckyLucyslapband for the Kohls gift card from the Skinny Santa Challenge.  I can't wait to use it.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The gym again

I made to the gym again today.  Yay!

I was over at Eating for Real and Jac mentioned that she doesn't like NYR= New Year's Resolution.  Well I am here to say I don't either, as a matter of fact I hate NYR.  They are usually to lofty and are abandoned by mid February.

Headed back to Northern Cali tomorrow for work til mid February.  I have a few fellow travelers that will be in the area as well.  Should be fun see two of them again as I haven't ten them since before surgery.  I also have a hot yoga session planned and I will report on how it goes.

Just a few thoughts from me.....

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Ok so one more blog today....

Skinny Santa Challenge was my first weight loss challenge and it seems I won.  Thanks so much to Stace for running the challenge.  Losing weight during the holidays is the best christmas present.  Thanks so much and congratulations to all the participants.  I can't wait for the next one....such great motivation.

End of Year Weigh In and Sum Up

Well I had my surgery on March 31 of this year, 9 months ago.  I weighed my heaviest at 280 on March 21 the day I started my clear liquid diet.  Today I weigh 197.  I participated in my first weight loss challenge and feel like I did very well for myself.  I have had many NSVs since my surgery and can't wait to see what the new year will hold for me.  My greatest NSV is the fact that I know I control what happens to me in my life and health.

In 2012 My passport will be used for more than just a cruise.  I will be traveling to Rome, Prague, and Istanbul.

New Year Eve Party.....

I have to say I sported a very beautiful dress last night.  Here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure.


Here is the first of a few blogs that I need to get out of my head.  I had a great NSV while at the gym yesterday, I was on the treadmill and usually while running I have to hold onto the bars or risk tripping.  Yesterday I was able to run without holding onto the bar or watching my feet.  I am not sure if this is more grace or my weight loss or a good mix of both.  I will take it either way.....