Coping with a possible job loss
Friday, September 02, 2011 8 comments
Got a phone call Wednesday that the property I manage (apartments) is changing management. The company I have worked for five years has no other positions open.... I may be out of a job October 1st. On one hand I am devastated. I spent t... Read more
Could two years have gone by already?? **SURGIVERSARY**
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 15 comments
Best thing I have ever done for myself two years ago today! Two years ago today at this time I was leaving the hospital from my lap band surgery! Two years ago I finally too control of my life, my health, my weight! Hooray! Today... Read more
Anybody have a "Count Me Healthy" Bracelet?
Friday, July 22, 2011 2 comments
I finally splurged and bought a Count Me Healthy bracelet I wanted. It is the "Wild at Heart" bracelet 18K rose gold plated with hearts on the beads that you can transfer to each side to track what you want. I wanted to use it to track water f... Read more
10% gone for the 5th time
Monday, July 18, 2011 5 comments
I have been away from spark for awhile and was browsing around, adding my pictures, checking on friends when I noticed - drum roll please...... I LOST 10% for the 5TH TIME!! Total weight loss of 42% of my original body weight. Aren... Read more
100 POUNDS GONE! How to celebrate???
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 17 comments
Today, 4/27/11 it is official! I have met my lap band program goal!! 99#'s by their count. 100 total pounds by my count! Woo hoo! I am so so so so so excited! Never thought I would get here but I did! Hard work, determination, eating righ... Read more
Why in the world am I craving cheese curds??
Thursday, April 21, 2011 5 comments
Those little delicious bites of fried goodness. Why have they been on my mind lately?? I actually had to mind slap myself when I had the thought of one more pound and I will have reached my program goal - I'm gonna go celebrate and buy some! ... Read more
Thinking of quitting the gym
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12 comments
It is April and I don't think I have stepped foot in the gym for the entire month. Don't get me wrong I am working out every day but the gym has let me down. All the classes are at 5:30 so I can't make it there in time. No morning class... Read more
Thursday, April 14, 2011 10 comments
I am so frustrated - with my body and myself. Am I self sabotaging? I have two pounds left to lose to reach my program goal of 155. This morning I weighed in at 157. I have been working out every day and burning 500+ calories. Yesterday at ... Read more
So, So, So close to my program goal
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 3 comments
I am so close to my lap band program goal I can taste it! I am officially 6 pounds away from the 99# lost. I have lost a total of 94 pounds from my heaviest and 93 from the dr's weigh in. I am such a slooooow loser. I am building so mu... Read more
I went to a lap band support group - in person
Thursday, February 17, 2011 4 comments
Here I was, armed with my journal, with my highs, my lows, my inspirations.... And one other person showed up. Since losing so much weight and being successful with my lap band I have wanted to reach out and help others who may be struggli... Read more
When will I feel "normal"
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 4 comments
I have been thinking about this a lot. I get so excited every time I get into a smaller size pants. But then I look in the mirror and still see the old me. I hear this from a lot of people. When will I feel "normal" sized? I people watc... Read more
Increased exercise should not equal weight gain
Friday, November 19, 2010 7 comments
Am hoping this is only temporary and I am gaining muscle.... My band does not seem to still be adjusted correctly so I figured I would increase my exercise. So far this week I have burned over 600 cals each day.... but today when I stepped... Read more
Diagnosed with anemia
Monday, October 18, 2010 1 comments
Went to have my unfill at the dr's on Wednesday and my bloodwork came back. The nurse told me that I was anemic. She asked if I had heavy totm (no) so I was a bit confused. I had felt dizzy and lightheaded a lot lately but just chalked it up ... Read more
Too tight - Fill too much! Yuck - don't let it happen to you!!
Thursday, October 14, 2010 2 comments
Tuesday I had an appointment to get another fill in my lap band. I hadn't had a fill since April of this year so I hadn't been losing weight that well, feeling hungry, etc, all the signs of time for a fill. Well it was TOO TIGHT! I spent ... Read more
I'm too skinny lol!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 4 comments
Was chatting with my mom this morning and hinted around that I needed some sweaters and long sleeves for the winter. I looked in my closet and have maybe two things now (went shopping last weekend and it was glorious to be able to shop in place... Read more
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