Whoa... it's been awhile!

Apr 17, 2008

All is well. I have been so busy living life. I am doing great health wise. Although I really wish I would do a better job supplementing. I weighed 125 this morning. I got down to about 120 and have gotten as high as 126 over the last few weeks. Don't know why my weight is fluxing so much. Couldn't possibly be all the junk food and mindless eating I have been doing. I feel better at 125 but look better at 120. It way past time to go have labs done. I will try to do that soon.

I am headed to Kansas for a visit in a couple of days. Just checked in here and realized it had been a long time since I wrote an update. My family is doing ok. My one son still is having some issues, but I have faith that God is in control and everything will turn out for good! I serve an Awesome God!

We traded my car and Range Rover in last weekend for a new Mercedes GL550. It's an SUV and I love it. It's called Verde Brook and has tan leather interior. It has an awesome entertainment system in it, 3rd row seat and lots of bells and whistles!

Well, that's about all my news this time around. I will try to do better about getting here to update.



Jan 30, 2008

WOW! It has already been 4 years now. I am so happy to be living a normal life. I cannot imagine what my life would have been like had I not had this surgery. Everything in my life has changed. I no longer hide from the world. I can do just about anything I want to do. There have been a few negative things, like the reactive hypoglycemia. However, if I eat good and supplement then I don't have many problems with that. I weighed in this morning at 122. I never in the world thought I would weigh 122. I am just so blessed and happy to be healthy. I have the support of my family and friends and I am so glad to be alive. I am looking forward to living a long, thin, life!!

It's Almost "2008"!!

Dec 27, 2007

This year has just flown by.

We had a great Christmas and a very fun trip to Colorado. It was fun to watch my dil see snow for the first time and to "play" with my family for a week. I enjoyed seeing the snow, but I could never live in the cold. I came home sick, but am feeling better... just a runny nose now.

Things are good here at the McCarley house. DH and I are planning a trip in January to Arizona. We are gonna go see some friends of mine that I have been friends with since I was a little girl, then we will drive for an hour and go see my old college roommate. She and her DH live in Scottsdale.

I am doing fine in the weight department. I am 120, still. I have been between 120-125 for several months now. I haven't had too many "episodes" lately either. I am grateful for that. This reactive hypoglycemia is the PITS!!

I have so much to be thankful for in 2007. I have gained a DIL and my family are all happy and healthy. These things are so important to me. I am looking forward to seeing what the new year brings.


Another Update

Nov 28, 2007

It is November, Wow, where has the time gone? We had Thanksgiving here at home this year with just the kids. Mom and Dad went to spend it with Nanaw and Aunt Boojie. It was different, good, but different.

We are leaving in 2 1/2 weeks to go sking in Colorado. We will be gone the week before Christmas. This is what we are doing for the kids this year for Christmas. Making memories. I am not planning on sking. I will be enjoying some "me" time all alone in the condo while everyone else freezes their butts off on the slopes. I will cook and read and sit in front of the fire and maybe take some naps.... I am looking forward to building a snowman, a snowball fight or two, the sleighride, and snowmobiling!!

Weight wise, I am doing fine. I weighed in this morning at 120. I am up and down from 120-125. I guess my body is comfortable at this weight. I could probably stand to gain at least 10 pounds but I will let my body do what it will at this point.

I am still very happy, and thankful for having had the opportunity to have this surgery. I now live a life where I am not embarrassed to go places and even look forward to seeing and being around people again. The only downside is that I have developed Reactive Hypoglycemia. I hate it, it is aweful. I am learning how to control it, but the episodes are terrible. Still, the good outweighs the bad and I am glad to be a normal sized person now.

I am singing in a "live" Christmas tree this year along with son and dil. We have practice tonight and our first performance on Saturday night. Should be fun!!

~Happy Holidays~


Oct 04, 2007

We made it home from vacation in one piece and without killing each other. That's what I call success! JK! Paris and London were wonderful. We saw so much while we were there. I am stlll a bit jet lagged, this poor body, she ain't what she used to be!! We just about walked our legs off. I came home weighing 119. I am upping the carbs and trying to increase everything to put ON some weight. People are getting concerned about me. I understand... I am too thin. But, back to vacation, there were a few things that we wanted to do that we just did not get around to doing. The Picasso museum in Paris, the Diana memorial in Paris and a few others. I would have liked to buy more souveniers, but things were just terribly expensive!! A coke was 10$ in some places. It was crazy! I did get a Limoges and some Wedgewood and some local art. Those were the main things I wanted. I think we stayed one day too long as everyone was cranky and ready to come home that last day. It was a wonderful experience to share with my kids and hubby. We came home to some unhappy news, someone in my family has an illness, we are believing God for a Miracle!! Other than that, we are home and oh how nice it was/is to sleep in my own bed with my own pillow! ~Laters~

Europe here we come...

Sep 10, 2007

I am busy getting ready to go to Paris and London. Hubby and son leave Sunday to go to China and India and then they will meet us in France. I think I have just about everything done that needs to get done. J & S are coming to house and dog sit. This will help out tremendously!! It doesn't seem like it has already been over a year since we were in Europe. I can't wait to do some shopping with DD and then do all the tourist things when DH and DS join us. We plan to take a daytrip to see Stonehenge when we get to Great Britian. I just wanna see all the Princess Diana stuff. I don't think anyone else cares about seeing that stuff, but I don't care!!! We'll be gone for a couple of weeks, just got all the travel documents today. Weight wise, I am still down. I was 123 this morning. I really thought I might have gained a few pounds while I was in Kansas over Labor day, but no. I feel okay, but have had a few severe episodes with the Reactive Hypoglacemia. I mean a few of them were scary BAD. So, I should probably go get blood done and all, but that will have to wait till I get back from Europe. I am taking lots of PB crackers. Well, that's all for now folks... will report back afte we get home!! ~Laters~

Time is flying by...

Aug 11, 2007

It's August. We have been busy getting the kids ready for another semester of college. Krystin got moved into the house she will be sharing with 3 other girls. Stephen is moved home. Hopefully things will slow down a little bit now. We are thinking of putting our house on the market. We would love to build another house. We are thinking The Woodlands. We have a lot of things to do to get this one ready to put on the market. Even if we decide to NOT do anything, it would be nice to have this one in tip top shape. So, I am beginning to get bids on painting and some other things. I am waiting on parts for the dishwasher and ice maker. We had the front door repaired, it was sticking, it's great now. We have to replace some fixtures in the Master bath and some painting inside and out. I don't look forward to it, but, if it's spread out over a few months maybe it won't be too bad. Weight wise, I weighed 127 this morning. I have not had ANY trouble maintaining my weight and staying under 130. But, this past month or so, I have had it creep up to over 130 twice. It was a little bit disconcerting. Okay... a lot ....I know that while Krystin and I were attending classes for Real Estate School it was just the mindless eating. From boredom and for quick energy to try to stay awake and focused. I don't know about the next time. I guess the further out I get, I will just have to stay on top of it. I am coming up on 4 years. I am so thankful to have had this life changing surgery. I cannot imagine having to have spent the rest of my life fighting my weight. I am grateful to God and to my hubby for making this happen for me. We have had some things happen in our lives over the last couple of days that I never imagined having to deal with. EVER... I am profoundly sad and very disappointed. I need God's strength and help to deal and love and forgive. I know these things can be turned around for good, but my heart is hurting a lot right now. And they will have a lifelong affect for some people that I love with all my heart. Well, that's all for tonight..

Where has the time gone?

Jul 11, 2007

It is already the middle of July. Half the year is over. I just turned 46. It doesn't seem possible. Stephen is leaving tomorrow for Michigan. He is playing at a youth camp with "Inhabited". I just know Stephen has a higher calling on his life. I am praying for God to reveal Himself to Stephen. Krystin will be leaving in a couple of weeks to go to Michigan with Brandon and his family. They are going to Canada too. We (Jerry, Stephen, Krystin and myself) are planning to go to Europe either in September or October. We are going to England and France. We are also planning a ski trip with all the kids at Christmas. So, we will be busy this fall. The church is keeping us busy. We have begun a Belonging/Capital Campaign. We should be breaking ground on the new building in January, sooner if they get all the permits and close on the land and various other things. God is extremely good to us and is blessing us. I am Thankful for all that I have. I had a wake up call with my weight this past week. Krystin and I started Real Estate School at the end of June. The classes are long and boring. Friday's are 8:00am-7:00pm. Anyway, I had been sitting and eating mindlessly. (Animal crackers, mostly, but a donut or two here and there.) I could feel my weight beginning to go up (I have been between 125-130 for over 8 months, with a few times going as high as 132 for a day to two at the most) so, on Saturday 7-7-07 I was getting ready for Chasidy's Bridal Shower and I put on a pair of pants that the last time I wore were very loose, they were NOT loose. They were not tight but I decided I better weigh. I was up to 136!!! So, I buckled down and have been doing HIGH Protein for a 3 days. I am back to 130, but I mean I know I have to watch it! I am 3 1/2 years out. This was the first time I have had this kind of scare. It makes me aware that I cannot be complacent and think that I cannot gain. At least I am on the right track. Well, I can't think of any new news... ~TNT~

Finally... a picture

Jul 09, 2007

Jerry bought me a MacBook for my birthday! I love it! And, it is sooo easy to use and figure out!! Look out World!! ~SM

It's almost July...

Jun 23, 2007

Where has the time gone? Today is Nanaw's 95th birthday. She is in the hospital with double pnemonia. She is getting better...Mom, Dad, Boojie, Robin & Elliott were with her and had a little party in her hospital room. I am doing fine. Seems like all I do is watch Krystin's new puppy and clean up her messes. Wednesday is cute, but she does not get the potty training concept at all!  I am doing fine, except that I still am not supplimenting like I should be. I want to do good, I just don't do it! I  weighed in at 127 today. So, I am staying under 130. Which I guess I have been for over 6 months now. I have had a few days where I have gone over 130 but I think it was just  water retention, cus I go right back to 126-128 as soon as I increase my water intake. Other than that all is good. Our HOP is doing great and I guess we are doing an okay job with it. The kids have been married for 3 months now and they seem really happy. Well that's about all for now.
~ TNT (till next time)

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