Shoe shopping spree today!!

Aug 29, 2009

I had to go celebrate today as stepped on the scale and I finally weigh in under 200 pounds 199 to be exact!!! I wasn't going to go celebrate but after talking to my sister she motivated me to get out and go shopping for a new outfit. I bought two new pairs of nike shocks, two nike workout fits size large( yeah), and was a must to buy new three new pairs of jeans levi's as I was down to my last two pairs of jeans which needed a belt to hold them up!!  I have my sister to thank as this really really really lifted up my spirits and just makes me more motivated. until later

A little over six months out!!!

Jul 17, 2009

Just realized that I am just a little over six months out and thought I would give a little update!!!!! Today I stepped on my WII fit and weighed in at 208 pounds!!!!!  Probably been since junior high since I weighed that little!!!!! I am down exactly 60 pounds for a total of 75 gone forever!!!! I really hope too be under 200 by my birthday in late September. I lost four pounds this past week by changing my diet as I was at a major stand still.  I started eating 4-5 times a day as I was hungry and thought I might be do for a fill so I called the Sugeons office and asked the nurse told me that as long as I am making right food choices,not over eating, and losing weight I was ok. As soon as you stop losing weight and make poor food choices than fill might be needed. I was grateful for the advice. I feel great and LoVE MY BAND!!!! Till next time

I made it!!!

Jun 04, 2009

Hello!!!!! WOW I can't believe I hiked the trail to look out mountain with no problems!!!!!!!!!! I did the Rocky Balboa stance when we got to the top!!! It was hard but we Made it!!!!! I never in my life thought I could do this but I did. Look Out mountain is so beautiful. My husband and I packed a high protein lunch and sat taking in the view of rocks nestled in on a cliff with many assortments of trees swaying gently in the wind and the many color arays of Lake Superiors blue. Never realized how the access weight really plays on a person. I love my band and my new LIFE.

Well deserved Vaction

May 20, 2009

What a relief!!!! Moms cardiac cath went fine!!  No new blockages!!! She is at home and resting comfortably on the couch as type this at her home.
I forgot to write in my last blog that I have been feeling a little to tight with the band since my last fill which was last week. I called my sugeons office and told them my deal of vomiting with the slimming everyother day at noc after dinner. She had me come in and she thought I was to tight and that because I have been under a lot more stress with my Mom and other issues this could have contributed to the tightness as she had only put in .25cc in my band last week.  So I am back to where I was and will see how that goes.
I am off to Northern Minnesota for a well deserved Vacation till June 2. Rented a small one bedroom cabin with fireplace and kitchentte nestled in woods over looking Lake Superior.  My husband and I are going to go hiking in the trails and I am really looking forward to taking a trail that he and I attempted to hike 3 years ago and could not finish as it is a 3 mile total up hill trail that over looks waterfalls and Lake Superior. I know he and I will make it up that hill and when we make it there I am going to do the Rocky Belboa dance. Can't wait to go places that we could not even imagine to do when I was 65 pounds heavier!!!!  Will update you on the trip when we get back.

Bad Habits still lurking inside

May 19, 2009

I have been under alot of stress the last week or so and today I caught myself with a bag of reg potato chips in my hands eating when I  realized to myself what in the sam hell am I doing? I needed comfort and was eating out of emotion and not even hungry. Bad habits still lurk and come out when we think we are in complete control. I need to keep focusing on me and my weightloss or I will never be a complete success. I really hope keeping a post like this in writing will help me refocus. My mom is going in for a cardiac procedure in the morning so I think this is where all the stress is coming in. 
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I love the gym!!

Apr 16, 2009

So I thought I would never say this but tonight I LOVED THE GYM!!!!  Tonight I did 16 min on the elptical, five miles on the bike and ran/walked a half mile in seven minutes.  I think I could have done more but I am at the tail end of having bronchitus  so still coughing and short of breath at times had to hit the inhaler while was at the gym. Damn do I feel good!!!  Just a quick reflection just 10 months ago I could not even do five minutes on the eliptical and look how far I have come!!! I gotta give myself a pat on the back!!! 

Three month Post Op

Mar 31, 2009

Today is a day to celebrate!!! I am three months post op today and feel Great!!!  I am so happy that I made this decision to change my life forever!!! I am down 40 pounds since day of sugery have lost a ton of inches. Down 55 since starting this whole process.
 Today I finally feel and realize that I am changing both physically and mentally!!! Check out my new pictures


Stall no more!!!

Mar 28, 2009

Yesterday I went for my fourth fill for a total of 3.7 cc in a 9 cc band. I had surprised myself as I stepped on the scale and came to find out that I had lost 8.9 pounds in less than 2 weeks. I was at a stall with only losing about a pound a week for two weeks. I was so shocked. Yeah Yeah Yeah. 
Wow moment number 2. I can finally cross my legs like a woman!!
Wow moment number 3. I didn't realize I had lost so many inches until I started to play basketball with nephews and nearly lost my pants. My brother in law went in the house and brought me out a pair of ridiculous looking rainbow suspenders that he had from a costume party. Yes of course I put them on to finish my game with my nephews. I wish I would have taken a picture cause I just keep laughing thinking about it.
I have had many more simple wow moments that I just can't think of but look forward to the simple wows and big wows.
Updated picture to come so keep checking back. Fourth month post op just around the corner.

Spring is near

Mar 05, 2009

I can feel it spring is in the air!!!! I have so much more energy now. I went to the gym after work and then got home and noticed  how nice the weather was and had to get outside. I had enough energy left to take the dogs for a 3 mile walk. I still have enough energy and am going to clean the house!!!! While walking the dogs I decided to do a light jog. I had a wow moment when this time last year when I tried this I only could jog about 100 feet before getting to winded.  Today and eight weeks post op I can jog about a quarter of a mile before having to catch my breath. I know its not that far but jogging and running has never been my thing. Even when I was in high school in sports I treaded the quarter mile warm ups before practice started. Man I feel good.  I hope this weather stays like this because it has been a long long long winter. Its above 60 sunny, windy and very pleasant. Wisconsin weather can really suck sometimes but days like today make it tolerable. I go for a fill on Monday and can't wait.  Welcome home Spring time!!!!!
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Keep on Smiling

Feb 27, 2009

Ok so I know my last couple of posts have not been all that good so I thought I would post something of good news. I am two 7 weeks  post op Lap band down 26 pounds. For a total of 46 pounds gone forever!!!Losing inches like crazy. Enjoying "shopping in my closet". Last weekend I went through my closet and got rid of two huge bags of clothes. I was hesitant to give away my clothes as a part of me wanted to keep them just incase I would need them again. Then I realized I would never need them and had fun realizing someone else may need them!!! Just comes to show that my brain is still in big girl mode and its going to take time to think differently.My energy level is sky high. I am much happier and most of all besides the decision to marry my husband this is the best decision I have ever made for myself!!!!!!!!

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