Happy New Year!

Jan 07, 2011

 Happy New Year - WLS Community

I am so happy I made the decision to have LB surgery. It has been a great change in my life and I am so happy that I did it....

Today I am upset over mid cycle spotting. I know that it is the estrogen and side effect of my weight loss. However, it is driving me crazy.

On another note, I am looking great. Feel great and bought a pair of pants on Saturday that are size 10! They are tight, but I can fasten them. Wow! Can't believe I am buying size 10 pants. From now on, that is what I will buy. It might take 3 months until I can fit them but oh well.

I love how my body is changing. I feel sexy. Something I haven't felt in a long time.

I signed up for pole dancing classes. So excited about the classes. Wow! Major accomplishment for me.

Ok, just a quick update.



Friday October 15th - Not a Good Day

Oct 15, 2010

 Hey losers! (lb losers that is...)

I have not updated in a few weeks. Good news. I bought a new lap top. My lap top was stolen back in March.  So very limited posts to my blog and very limited post on youtube. 

Feels good to be back on the computer. Missed it a great deal. I had a busy day today. One of my clients died suddenly. She had kidney failure. Very sad -- 

I bought a pair of size 10 pants on Tuesday. My weight has definitely shifted. I am losing my legs, arms, face but my stomach fat still remains. It seems my stomach is my problem area.

As of today, I am 204.6 pounds. Hard to believe. I can barely believer it.

So close to wonderland. Life is certainly different on this side of the weight loss journey.

Well I just wanted to say hello, Happy Friday!

Happy September 12th

Sep 12, 2010

 Hey losers! Weight loss losers that is....

I am feeling good. I wanted to write a quick 

 note and update to share what is happening in my life. I have been bouncing between 207 - 212 for about a month. Summer has been fun, but filled with travel, weddings, client work, family obligations, etc., and my eating has not been as "diligent" as I needed it to be.

I am currently working towards a 199 goal by October 8th. I have given up alcohol for 30 days to help me meet this goal.

I am sad to see summer go, I truly enjoyed the summer. Losing weight has been great. I am a size 12 now and still can't believe it when I shop that I am in the size 12 section. If something doesn't fit, if I like it, I still buy it, since I know that it will fit in a few months.

I even bought two dresses yesterday in size medium.

My new clothes goal is a size 10.

I hope all is well. So happy I choose the lap band.


Spotting - In Between Cycles

Jun 21, 2010

 Sorry it has taken me a while to post on my blog. Long story! My computer was stolen from my home in March. I haven't updated my youtube account or my blog here on OH.

Last week, when I weighed myself I was 215 pounds. I have been in a plateau for  few weeks bouncing around 220 - 216 for several weeks.

I really want to get down below 200 by the end of summer but who knows, these plateaus keep happening and it is hard to forecast.

I am happy to be smaller and within 35 pounds of my goal. 

I will try to update more often!


Feeling overwhelmed today

Jan 09, 2010

 Today I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. Life is dropping a lot of things on me today and I feel as if I am underwater and can't see the light at the top. It is also the time of the year, and making such a huge change to my life with the surgery. I am happy I had the surgery but today feel a bit overwhelmed.

Hoping to feel better in a few days. Just sharing my frustration!

Post Op - 2010 Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2010

Well I am on the losers bench. I am almost two weeks post op. I had my surgery on December 21st at Sibley Hospital with Dr. Long.

I am due to have an appointment on Tuesday January 5th moving on to "soft" foods. This week my monthly friend came to visit and I can't tell if there is any "real" weight loss or just fluid. I don't think I will be able to tell my weight loss until Aunt Flo leaves for the month.

So far the experience hasn't been horrible, but it has been an experience. I am on liquid foods mainly soup. I have had so much soup I am pratically sick of it....

I am looking forward to "soft" foods. I am anxious to have a egg or a half of a potato.

I am having a hard time gettng all my protein and water in but I am working on it, getting better every day.

Thanks to this wonderful community and the community on you tube. You guys are great! Thank you for all the support! I am trying to find photos of myself from my smaller self.

Going to search this weekend for old photos. It is a new year and a new me. So excited about 2010!


Two Days to Go

Dec 19, 2009

I am at home today, we have been hit with a huge blizzard here on the East Coast. No shopping, no holiday functions, just relaxation and TV.

My date is Monday, December, 21st. I am on my liquid diet. Just had a snack of Lime Sugar Free jello! Yummy! Plan to weigh myself on Sunday, but on Friday, I weighed in as 246 pounds. I hope to be 244 or 242 by Monday surgery day.

My goal is 185.

I bought a treadmill and plan to start using it about a week out from sugery. I have been working out and running with my trainer. I am so proud of my exercise and what I can achieve it is AMAZING!!


5 weeks to go till surgery

Nov 15, 2009

First of all I am addicted to You Tube. Wow! I am learning so much.

I am five weeks pre-op and still scared to death, but at least I am preparing my mind and body for the surgery. I went to the store recently and bought several items to get ready: Hawaiin Punch (sugar free), Crystal Light, Boullion Cubes, Sugar Free Jello and tons of vitamins.

I still have to buy protein.

I have completed all of my pre-op appointments. Next step is the appointment one week before surgery.

In honor of my surgery I am taking myself to Las Vegas the weekend before I plan to have a good meal and a great massage. Something nice for me!

Thanks for the feedback and wonderful comments. I am still worried about my breast size. I don't want them to shrink. Just lose the fat! 


I am on Youtube - Ladyjedi

Oct 30, 2009

 Ok, so I discovered youtube and the power of youtube. I started my video blog this week. I will also share my stories, progress, etc, as I get closer to my date.

Check out my vblog on youtube:



Just one more appointment before surgery

Sep 28, 2009

 I went to the doctor on Friday. I had to do an EKG, Chest Xray and blood work. Lots of it, but I must say it was the easiest blood work I have done in long time.

My last appointment is October 23rd. Then surgery date in December. I may see if I can go in earlier, but we shall see.....I am scared, happy and nervous at the same time. Anyone else experience this? Such a huge decision, but one I hope can change my life.


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