Thursday, September 23, 2010

6 Month Bandanniversary!!

It's been amazing 6 months.... I am down 56 lbs! YEAH!

Was hoping that I could make it to 60lbs but it didn't happen...

Had another fill 2 days ago and seem to be back on track. I should see some movement on the scale now. 60 lbs, here I come!

Anyways... just had to share!

Here's to the next 6 months!!!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bonnie's Banner

Had fun designing Bonnie's banner and it turned out great! I may end up tweaking it a bit later on (if she wants) but for now, here it is! It was a lot of fun... look for another contest in October. : )

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

I can taste it now, versus inhaling it

I just love a good quote,

"I can taste it now, versus inhaling it"
- Tamster

AMEN TO THAT! That is the truth!

Went to Golden Corral tonight... put a few bites of each of my favorite foods on my plate and then sat and enjoyed my ONE plate of food. THE BONUS - is that when you show your Lap-Band Card you get in for the 12 year old price... It cost a total of $10.08 for a 2 yr old, 6 yr old, and me! WHAT A DEAL!

AND IT TASTED SO GOOD! (It was shrimp night!) : )

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Random Thoughts...

This picture cracks me up... it's the ultimate in "being a kid" sitting on the counter, making cookies, flour everywhere... grin. Oh the joys of being a kid!!

My 2 year old son, Explorer, is on the left and my nephew who currently lives with us is on the right... we will just call him Toothless, for the time being. (He looks like a vampire biting that spoon, poor toothless kid...) Cracks me up!

Any Who.... news in the health department. I am perfectly fine and healthy according to all tests. Something is still messed up but I am hoping that adding in a little hormone through a small daily pill will even out my "girly flows" and get me to feeling better. Something is amiss even if I am perfectly healthy. Dang, band... I think it boils down to this... losing all this weight has triggered some hormonal swing that is trying to balance it's self out. I'll get to that good place soon.

OH! and my foot feels grand!! Life is good! No more excuses.... he, he, he.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Lap-Band - a weight loss tool

Just a thought about all those Lap-Band naysayers...  you know the ones, who made you feel bad about getting banded. I love it!!

"Sure you can put a nail through a board using your bare hands, but it's
pretty darn hard.
If someone hands you a hammer, would they call you lazy for using it?
NO! they'd call you smart.

It would seem downright weird to struggle to put a nail through the board
knowing there's a hammer right there than can help you accomplish the job
more efficiently.

But when you apply that same logic to the band, people have an entirely
different opinion. " --posted by Candy

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And the winner is...

In my deep announcing voice:

"Picked using a true random number generator, the winner is... BONNIE at"

YEAH for Bonnie!!!

But don't worry... I will do this again sometime in October. Check back and (again, using my deep announcing voice) "Maybe, YOU'LL be our next lucky winner"

Oh the excitement!!! Now, we will be returning, to the regular "humdrum" bandster talk. ; )

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

GIVEAWAY - Professionally Designed Blog Header

I have been a Graphic Designer for over 13 years... I am taking a break from picking up very many freelance jobs these days because I am a mommy 1st and foremost. So I have a little extra time and some extra creative vibes that need an outlet. Thought I'd share the love and open up a give away here are the rules:

Blog Header GIVEAWAY!

It's simple! Just "comment" to this post. Leave me some way to contact you... your blog or your email or your phone number... just kidding... DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER! That would be crazy. Anyways.... leave a comment and next Monday, Sept. 13th, I will use a random number generator to pick the winner.

Share the love... and don't worry about the competition. The more interest I have for this giveaway, the more my desire will be to offer it again. (Nothing like offering something and having nobody interested, what a bummer!)

Your blog does not have to be Lap Band related but I hold the right to refuse to use my talents to design for a blog that I find offensive. (you know what I mean... I like sass but come on there are some "unmentionables" out there) You may need to send me images that you want to use for your header or be at the mercy of my creative insanity.

When I refer to a "blog header" I am talking about the image that introduces your blog (see my chunky/skinny ladies at the top of my blog?)

hmmmm... I guess that's it. If I think of anything else, I'll edit this post later on.

Oh, so exciting!!!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I am challenging YOU!

Back from our Labor Day Festivities... good times all around. But I probably ate to many roasted marshmallows. lol.

Stayed two nights up in the Unita Mountains with our family and two very dear friends. It was FABULOUS.

Of course, it was FREAKIN COLD at night and my poor toes suffered but survived. It was 24 degrees on Sunday morning. A little two cold for this fair weather camper. buuurrrrrrr.....

Decided to start a 2 week cleanse! STARTING TODAY, I am taking away my two favorite vices for the next two weeks... no CHIPS or CHOCOLATE CANDY.
AHHHHHH...... it's going to be a challenge that's for sure!

Wanna join me? What are your no-no's? Are YOU up for a little challenge??

If so, post below, give me your start date and let's see how we feel about it after two weeks.

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Friday, September 3, 2010


Sometimes a simple word expresses the most.

I never did make it to the gym... but I have good reason, "Aunt Flo" ended up visiting again just 5 days after her last extended visit. Hormones are all jacked up again. : (

I was fatigued and it felt like I was walking through water. I couldn't do anything....

I decided enough was a enough and went to the Doctors. They drew some blood and I am waiting on the results. Aunt Flow has decided to take her leave again and now I am feeling better. Not perfect but I feel like I could resume my lifestyle. aka... cleaning house, gym, etc.

Tomorrow the family is heading for the Mountains for a little Labor Day weekend camping. Just glad that I feel up to it. I'll keep you posted on the lab results.