Thursday, December 30, 2010


Kinda frustrated right now....

- I don't want another fill because my portion size seems right on track and I seem to be full long enough. I don't want to be too aggressive with fills because I don't want any complications.

- I am going to the gym at least 4 times a week (trying for 5 times most weeks)

- I am craving Chocolate in a major way so I get into funks where I raid my sister's room (she lives with us) and find her chocolate stash. Or (gasp) purchase a small chocolate to satisfy my "fix" I swear... I am an addict.

- I am eating between meals just because I "feel" like I want it and I justify in my mind that it won't hurt to have a few.

- AND DUH, the scale is barely, and I mean barely, moving. My personal goal of losing these last 2 lbs so I can be at 80lbs lost is feeling impossible.

Here's what I am going to do about it:

- JOURNAL!!!! I have never been good at this but if write down everything I put in my mouth I'll be more aware of my calorie intake for the day.

- Eat on schedule. If it's not time to eat then I don't get to eat. (plus, this will tell me if I need to get an adjustment)

7-8 - Breakfast
11:30-12:30 - Lunch
3pm - possible 100 cal snack
5:30-6:30 - Dinner

GO TO BED, without eating any further snacks.

- Continue going to the Gym.


I have been banded for 9 months and have slowly started to get more and more complacent. I am on the verge of getting to that weight that I've never seen in my adult life. I need to up my game and make this happen. I have 52 lbs to go until goal...

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcomed!

On a side note:
It's been a wonderful 9 years!


Monday, December 20, 2010


Me and my oldest

Not much going on over here... just preparing for the man in the red suit to make his appearance. The kids can hardly wait! O.K. I can hardly wait... he, he, he.

But I swear, if any more of my "friends" bring me goodies. I am marking you off my friends list, FOR GOOD! Can we yell "SABOTAGE"!!!

I know, I know, I should really have more will power but I am 4 lbs away from 80 lbs lost and I don't see that scale moving very quickly! My three meals a day are normal bandster size but my snacking in between is well... completely out of control. I just find myself walking by the goodies and grabbing a handful (or two).

I tell the kids to eat all they want when ever the goodies arrive... because I try to quickly move it to the... (DON'T TELL THEM! They have been known to go to great lengths to retrieve some things)... the garbage can. But dang it, no sooner than I get it moved off the counter, some other "friend" brings some goodies by.

Last year, I enjoyed all the goodies and even did my own sharing of goodies but I am a changed women! A true friend would save you, from yourself! : )

Anyways... I keep telling myself that we only have a week left of goody sharing. I will do my best until then.

Good luck to you, too!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tale of two coats....

A picture of last year's coat and this years coat.

Not only do "bigger" people take up more space, but their "larger" coats take up even more space...

It doesn't look like much in the picture but I have noticed that my new coat takes up a lot less space then my old coat.

Example: Sitting next to my husband at a booth table at a restaurant. -- Not only is there more room in the booth for both our booty's... but my coat takes up less space, and wads up into a tight little bundle next to me.

Which is really cool... I never realized how much room my "larger" coat & I were actually taking up.

Things are becoming SO roomy.

Just my random thought for the day.

Oh, yeah... check me out...

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The best darn dog....

Isn't she beautiful!

We had to have our dog, Cleo, put down yesterday. One of the hardest days of my life.

My heart hurts so bad. She has been with me for over 11 years. There is an empty space in our home today. My little shadow is missing.

Not sure how long it is going to take before I don't cry everyday over her not being here. She was really a part of our little family.

Just wanted to share my love for her, with you. She was my little pal.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Interesting Article

FDA Panel to Consider Lap Band Expansion

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Hello there!

Still here but out of the blog world for the moment. Having some small family crisis that are needing tending. : (

I am doing great... weight loss has slowed but I am still losing. I am hoping to be at 80lbs lost here in the next few weeks. Thanksgiving was tough... didn't gain any weight but didn't lose anything either for the week before and after. (dang those pies) I seem to be back on track and feeling pretty good.

Life is good...

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