Monday, February 27, 2012

I cannot post comments....

I am not able to post comments! It just freezes up and I can do nothing. So I close out of everything thinking I will open it and will able to comment. But guess what-----I cannot!

I am not AWOL! I am here and I am reading everyone.

Please don't forget me! Maybe it will fix itself and I will be able to post again.

I hope it is soon.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weigh in Sunday

Starting weight: 257 lbs

Current weight: 206 lbs

Weekly Loss: 3.5 lbs.

Total Loss: 51 pounds!!!

BMI: 35.4

Week In Review: applied for assistance for help with Hubby's meds; trying to find my style; searching for a new job.

"Keep calm and carry on......"

Thursday, February 23, 2012

What Does That Mean?????????

Maybe it is because I am a "baby" bandster, or it's because I have only had one fill, or it's because there is nothing I CANNOT eat, but I do not understand when y'all say "Open my Band"--what does that mean???

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

:( S-A-D F-A-C-E :( :( :(

I love coffee!  The stronger the better!  I love it to be so stong that the spoon stands up in the coffee!  I would love to rent a permanent table in a Coffee Shop!  If I was a rich girl, I would buy stock in the coffee industry.  I am a better person after that first cup of "jo"!  It is the elxir of gods!! 


I have a problem:  After I drink a cup of that wonderful brew, my tummy hurts!  I have tried it weak, strong, cold, hot, whipped, iced, black, with cream, with sugar, with cream AND tummy just hurts after. 

Has this happened to anyone else?  I cannot imagine what a day without my coffee would be like!  

:( S-A-D  F-A-C-E :(  :(   :(

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weigh in.......I deserve this........

Starting weight: 257 lbs

Current weight: 209.5 lbs

Weekly Loss: 0.0 lbs. I gained one pound!

Total Loss: 47.5 pounds!!!

BMI: 35.96

Week In Review: UGH! Company, EXTERME stress over Hubby's health, poor food choices, relapse into "fatty" habits, I deserve to have gained weight.

New motto: "Keep calm and carry on......" (Thanks Keelie!)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I feel I need to explain!

I took a progress picture of myself yesterday morning and uploaded to my blog.  I had intended to write something about it but the day exploded and customers were everywhere and........well I did not get to write about my progress picture....

Now it just appears that I am egotistical and boastful by just posting a picture of myself.  Sigh..........

What I wanted to say was that I was wearing an X-Large shirt after wearing 3X for many years!  It is my favorite color--purple--and lacy and pretty! 

I am actually starting to feel pretty again!  Who would have thought that!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weigh Day!

Starting weight: 257 lbs

Current weight: 208.5 lbs

Weekly Loss: 2.0 lbs

Total Loss: 48.5 pounds!!!

BMI: 35.8

Week Review: antibiotic, missed work, silence, Goodwill.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Most of the time she's right!

In light of my last post, I asked my Mom to help me with my "wardrobe issues". So after I tried on all my work pants, she ripped and pinned and pulled and tweaked. I was left with four pairs of pants that can be altered out of ten pairs. Then she scolded me for buying pants that were too big. That was my habit--I felt like a big fat pig so I dressed like one--frumpy!


After that, I decided to make a trip to Goodwill. My niece came with me. As we were leaving, Mom gave her stern instructions to not allow me to buy anything larger than an 18. An 18! I cannot wear an 18!

I found some pants to try on, disregarding the sizes making sure to include size 18. After all, I was a size 24/26, and yes, I have lost weight, but I was betting I would NOT fit into size 18!

Well, I know you have already figured out the end of this adventure! I walked out with 2 size 18 pants and an XL shirt! The pants are a smidgen too tight but in a couple weeks they will be fine!!!! I WEAR SIZE 18 PANTS! HOOO-LEEEE COW!!!!!!!

Moral of the story? Listen to your Mom! Most of the time,she's right!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Smiling from ear to ear

Oh my! A customer noticed!

My coworker, J, was helping her and she asked, in a hushed voice, "Is she losing weight?"

J answered, also hushed so I did not hear him. Well, the customer looks at me, yelling across the teller line, "How much have you lost? What are you doing?"

I explained how and how much and she says (and this is the best part) "Girl! Your clothes are too big! Get new clothes!"

That was just too great! I am smiling from ear to ear!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Silence! Can't utter a word!

The fever broke yesterday so I went back to work today. During the course of the morning, laryngitis set in. Now remember, I am a bank teller. A voice is beneficial when you work with the public. Also, I am a "Chatty Cathy" (remember that doll?) -- so being silent drives me crazy! However, Hubby, my family, and co-workers call it 'The Silent Season' and look forward to it with great glee! The jokes and jabs surround me in great abundance! They are all so mean!

PS: this is the sign at my teller station--UGH!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

No particular reason........

Somedays there really is nothing to blog about but yet I feel compelled to write something in my blog! Weird!

So here goes:

--I am sick. Bronchitis. PTO. Antibiotics. Coughing. Ugh!
--I really enjoyed Make a List Monday. I am an Air Force Brat and I have lived in 19 states. I have seen and done alot of things/places. I found my list challenging. It took me all day! I really thought about where I wanted to go and see. Not sure if I will ever get to these places but a girl can dream, can't she?
--I am not expecting to lose any weight this week. Because I am sick, I have been eating comfort foods; tea with real sugar, ice cream, cereal.....anyway I am recognizing that I am falling into a "fatty" habit of comfort foods when not feeling well. Need to stop that!
--I have not exercised in a week. I have felt too lousy.

Well that's all. I think that in my misery, I just wanted someone to know I am here.

My dog loves me and is my ever present companion!

Monday, February 6, 2012

It's Make a List Monday!

The category for Make A List Monday is: Places you would like to visit in the world again or for the first time.  It can be a Country, State, City, Park, place of interest, amusement park, or whatever you are interested in visiting. Thanks to Robyn at Robyn's Nest!

Here is my list:
1. The Grand Canyon and I would like to do the Mule Tour to the bottom.
2. Alaska and take a train tour of the countryside visiting off the beaten path places
3. A cruise to anywhere
4. Washington DC. My Dad was stationed in that area for many years when I was a child. We visited DC alot when relatives came to visit. I would like to go back now as an adult. It would mean more
5. Hogwarts. Yes I am a big Harry Potter fan.
6. The 911 Memorial
7. I would like to see Mount Rushmore and explore the Black Hills.
8. The Redwood Forests
9. Yellowstone Park
10. The Hills of Tuscany

A girl can hope.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Starting weight: 257 lbs

Current weight: 210.5 lbs

Weekly Loss: 4.0 lbs

Total Loss: 46.5 pounds!!!

BMI: 36.1

Week review: allergy attack, grumpy hubby

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

my reasons why...

Three months prior to my surgery, I posted the following list to remind me of why I wanted a Lap band and if it is worth it. I must thank Stephanie at Electric Lady Band for making this list that I used to describe my thoughts exactly! It's amazing how much we have in common! Thanks Stephanie! :
I am looking at is again to see where I am at:

...To be healthy--off all blood pressure meds
...I am tired of being fat--still fat but getting better and better...So I don’t feel disgusted looking at myself in the full-length mirror--getting better
...To fit comfortably in an airplane seat.
...To be able to run up a flight of stairs.--CHECK!!!!
...To not sweat so much.--CHECK!!!!
...To be able to seat in a chair with arms and feel comfortable.--CHECK!
...To never have to worry again whether I will fit in a booth at a restaurant--CHECK
...So my feet don’t hurt so much.
...So my knees don’t hurt so much.
...So my back doesn’t hurt so much.
...So I’m not always huffing and puffing when I walk so far--getting better
...So I don't have to put a washcloth under my pot belly to prevent chaffing CHECK!!!
...So I can buy clothes anywhere.
...So I don’t feel out of place in a “normal” size clothing store.
...So I can paint my toenails
...So I don’t feel so out of control about my eating.CHECK!!!
...So I am not constantly hungry.CHECK!!!
...To be satisfied on small amounts of really good food.CHECK!!
...To enjoy my food CHECK
...So that I have more energy.CHECK
...So that I don’t ever have to deal with discrimination just due to my size.
...To sit on the floor and not have to do ridiculous maneuvers to get up.CHECK
...To be able to cross my legs properly.CHECK
...So my ankles don’t get swollen when it’s hot out or after work.CHECK
...So I dont have to use so much powder so my fat rolls won't stick together CHECK
...So I can get closer to the table when I’m eating to avoid getting food on the "boobshelf"--SEMI CHECK
...To get off blood pressure meds.CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK CHECK!!!
...To have a regular towel wrap ALL the way around me.
...So that I never have to see the term “morbidly obese” (unless combined with “formerly”) on my medical chart.I am in the obese catagory---no more morbib!
...To be the size my mind's eye sees
...To not tolerate Texas summers
...To be successful at losing weight for the first time ever.
...So my husband has a hot wife.he did tell me i was hot last night
...So that when my husband tells me that he thinks I’m beautiful no matter what I weigh, I don’t think he’s just humoring me.see above
...So that if I’m ever stuck in a tall building during an emergency, I’ll know I can get down all the stairs.
...To go hiking again
...To prove to myself that I can meet any goal I set
...To be able to wear high heels comfortably
...To wear pretty bras and not just huge, functional ones.
...So I can wipe butt clean with no struggles CHECK
...So I don’t have to keep starting new diets in hopes that this will be “the one”.--SEMI CHECK==still not sure I believe this losing weight stuff!!!

WOW--this is the greatest Non-Scale Victory yet!!!!  This just might work this time.  I am losing weight and making changes.