I'm back now

Aug 08, 2008

It is August 8, 2008.  I have been gone for a long time because of my daughter's illness.  Long story short she entered the hospital in January, came home to my house with her family April 18 and stayed with us til July15.  She is now in her own home with her husband and 2 boys.  She's doing well but still recuperating from the illness.  She has either Guillian Barre or CIDP.  It is a nervous system syndrome in which her antibodies attack the myelin sheath which cause the nerves to die and stop feeding the muscles.  You then become paralyzed and at times unable to breath on your own.  She also had a Trache and a feeding tube inserted. 

Anyway, she's on the road to a slow recovery and I thank God everyday for her progress.

I am down to 147 pounds from 325.  I am very happy with my weight loss and I have basically stopped losing.  I variate between 146 and 149. 

My husband went to see my surgeon and plans on having the surgery in February.  Things have changed since I had my surgery on Dec 18, 2006.  He now has to go on a diet for 6 months before having the surgery.  I worry about him because he has a problem breathing when he walk and his back kills.  I know from experience that the surgery will definately help him feel better.

It's good to be back.



9 month check up

Sep 20, 2007

Well, today I went for my 9 month check with the surgeon.  Today is Sept 20.  The doctor was very pleased with my weight loss.  I have lost 134 pounds so far.  I told him I am feeling good.  I do have my yuck days but on the whole things are great.

Matt and I went into New York City tonight for dinner and met with friends.  I haven't seen them for over a month and they both were shocked at my weight loss.  Shocked in a good way.  My girlfriend kept saying that I was skinnier than her.  In fact, I weight less than her now.  We are not in any way in competition but I guess the sight of me shocked her.   They were both very happy for me.  As I always say, "thank you God for the opportunity you gave me".  It is truly a miracle.


It's been a while

Sep 14, 2007

Sept 14, 2007.  Well, alot has been going on since I last posted.  All good thank God.  I have lost 131 pounds to this point and I am so grateful!  I have gone from a size 28 to a size 16.  I love going clothes shopping now but the transition from Plus size stores to Regular stores is a bit daunting.

My 2 Grandsons are growing like weeds.  They are both in the 95th percentile for weight and height.   Their dad is 6'7" and mom is 5'10" so they're destined to be big! 

My son Paul married in June to a beautiful girl.  They are very happy and in the process of buying a house.

My husband and I are also moving.  We sold our house that we lived in for 27 years and are moving to a 55 and older community.  I am trying to get the packing done and it seems to be such a slow process!  I hate to leave my house but it's just too big for us. 

I am feeling great with the weight loss and I am so happy that I had the opportunity to have the surgery.  A true miracle from God.

My new Grandson is here

Jul 03, 2007

Today is one of the happiest days of my life.  My second Grandson was born this morning, July 3, 2007.  His name is Aiden Matthew Tighe.  He weighs 9 pounds 11 ounces and is 21 1/2 inches long.  He's a big boy.  He has a tremendous amount of dark brown hair.  My daughter had him by Ceasarian Section this morning.  She's tired but very happy.  Dad is also thrilled but tired.  I thank God for all his blessings.

After the wedding

Jun 30, 2007

Today is July 1, 2007.  It is one week since my son Paul got married.  What a wonderful time we had at the wedding.  Nikki and Paul were ecstatic and she looked beautiful.  It was great seeing all my good friends.  Everyone was so complimentary on my weight loss.  My gown was pretty but didn't fit as well as I hoped.  The seamstress had to take it in so much that I guess she couldn't do anymore.  The top of the gown kept falling so you could see my bra.  I tried taping it up which didn't work well so my husband pinned it up.  It was okay but not the best.  Anyway, it was a great day.  After the wedding we went to our friends in Long Island for a weeks vacation.  Our friends from Texas, Missouri and Rhode Island also came for the week.  Their house is on the bay and we had a beautiful week.  Got home yesterday and it's good to be here.  I didn't get on a scale for the week and was terrified when I got home.  Believe it or not I lost 3 pounds.  I am thrilled with the loss.  I didn't cheat at all but they tend to eat every possible chance they get.  The hardest time for me is when they got ice cream.  Matt gave me a taste of his which was extremely sweet to me but it was good.  It was hard watching them all eating their ice cream cones while I drooled.  I was good though.

My new Grandson will be born on July 3, this coming Tuesday so I am anxiously awaited his arrival.  The honeymooners are coming home tonight so I can't wait to see them.  All I can say is life is good and I thank God for all his blessings.

First day of summer

Jun 21, 2007

Today is June 21, 2007.  I had my six month check up with my surgeon today.  I've lost 110 pounds.  Everything is good except for my cholesterol.  He was kind of shocked as I was.  He wants me to be rechecked because he thinks the lab might have made a mistake. 

My son is getting married on Saturday, June 23.  I am so excited for him and his fiance.  She's a great girl.   Tomorrow is the rehearsal dinner.  My husband and I are hosting a dinner for 25 people.  It'll be at a really nice restaurant not too far from the church. 

On Sunday, we are hosting a breakfast for those that are staying overnight after the wedding.  We all will be staying at the Marriott.

After the breakfast on Sunday Matt and I are going to spend a week with 10 great friends from  around the country.  One couple is from Texas, another from Missouri, another from Rhode Island and 2 more couples from Long Island.  We are staying at the Long Island couples home in Southhold, NY which is right on Long Island Sound.   All of us usually get together once a year, for a week,  in the summer.  One year we stay in Long Island and the other year at our lake home in Upstate New York.  Can't wait. 

After our week away, my daughter will be having a Ceasarian Section to deliver my second Grandson, Noah.  We will be watching my 2 year old Grandson, Owen, while mom and dad are in the hospital. 

The next couple of weeks will prove to be very rewarding and happy.  We are very fortunate to have such great friends and very lucky to have 2 children who have made great choices in their lives.  We are truly blessed.




Hit 100 pound loss today

May 28, 2007

May 29, 2007, Memorial Day.  I am 100 pounds gone!!  What an happy feeling.   I am so grateful to all the support I've received on OH and especially grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to have WLS.  I have reached my first goal.  My son is getting married June 23, 2007 and I wanted so badly to lose 100 pounds by this date.   My gown for the wedding is way too big for me so I'm having it altered this coming Friday.  That's a good thing.  Haha.

May 22, 2007

May 22, 2007

Here it is May already.  The time sure does fly.  I am doing well.  I am down 95 pounds and am in need of new clothes.  My closet is becoming bare.  
Went for a Colonoscopy last week and made out well.  The day before was the worst of it.  The actual test was no big deal.
We had my future daughter in laws shower on Saturday and that went well also.  I got so many compliments on how I look.  People are so kind.  I am so grateful for WLS.
We are putting the house on the market tomorrow.  How I hate to leave this house.  Both my kids have been raised here.  We are moving to an "Active Adult Community" about 30 minutes from here.  The house is small and a ranch.  We really don't need much room.  It's only the two of us although I made sure we had a second bedroom for my Grandkids.  
All in all things are going well and I am very happy.

April 22, 2007

Apr 21, 2007

Hello gain.  I am 4 months out and have lost 83 pounds.  I am feeling good and looking well also.  I had a WOW moment today.  When I was at my heaviest I couldn't walk far without huffing and puffing.  Today I walked down to our lake from the house with no problem but coming back up to the house was a fantastic moment for me.  I was not out of breath like I usually am and felt I could continue on.  What a difference WLS has made in my life.  I have a ways to go but I am so glad I had the surgery done.  It's changing my life in so many great ways.  I thank the Lord everyday for this gift to me.

Happy Easter

Apr 08, 2007

Today is April 6, 2007.  I am just about 4 months out.  I have lost 77 pounds so far and feeling good.
I did have a bout with eggs this morning though.  I decided to try a scrambled egg.  I have tolerated hard boil eggs in the past.  Well, the ole pouch was a grouch and rejected the eggs.  What are you gonna do.  Just another learning experience.

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Hillsborough, NJ
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Oct 28, 2006
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I'm back now
9 month check up
It's been a while
My new Grandson is here
After the wedding
First day of summer
Hit 100 pound loss today
May 22, 2007
April 22, 2007
Happy Easter