Monday, November 5, 2012

Motivation Monday:BOOM! BMI that's whats up!... well down =)

Hey all just wanted to say hey!!!! Hope your week is off to a great start already =) 

I wanted to share with you all that my BMI was originally 55.4 and is now 40.1... WOO HOOO!!!!! Onward to more successes =) 

Have a wonderful week!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday!!!

So I'm going to try my hardest to stick to a weekly weigh in for you all and mostly for myself. I keep track on a calendar but it's nice to share with you all how far I have come and how much I have accomplished =)

Starting weight: 394.4
Surgery Day weight: 354.2
Today's weight: 289.7

Weight loss since beginning program: 104.5 lbs!!!
Weight loss since Surgery: 64.5 lbs!!!

Hopefully everyone is prepping physically and mentally for the upcoming holidays!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

1 year Bandiversary

So it's a bit late but I have officially made it one year with my band! Unfortunately my uncle passed away on October 7th, my official bandiversary, so here are the updated pictures finally!!!

                                                                                                          October 13th 2012
Surgery day October 7th 2011  

Isn't it amazing how one year can change someones life? To be honest I haven't done any regular exercising beyond my running around at work and the occasional walking the dog (she snuck in my updated pic lol). To any newbies or oldies (reference to length of band not age lol) who may be reading----- if it only took me one year to lose 100lbs and make the change I did with minimal exercise then imagine what results one could obtain by adding regular exercise into their routine from the beginning!!!!!

I've been kind of down lately thinking and saying to myself that I look fat when I pass the mirror and how this plateau will not go away... but I have to remember to take a moment and look at physical pictures and see how far I have come and think of new ways to change it up. I've answered my own question by writing but since I haven't added continual exercise into my program yet.. guess what I will be doing =) 
To be honest I have been craving exercise lately.... I want to run and be active so maybe my body knows best =)

Okies back to studying I go!!! See you all soon!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

30 Things

I stumbled across this article last night and I thought it was a great reminder

30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

***I went through and highlighted the ideas and remarks that stood out to me most

  1. Start spending time with the right people. – These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways.  They are the ones who make you feel more alive, and not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be, unconditionally.
  2. Start facing your problems head on.It isn’t your problems that define you, but how you react to them and recover from them.  Problems will not disappear unless you take action Do what you can, when you can, and acknowledge what you’ve done.  It’s all about taking baby steps in the right direction, inch by inch.  These inches count, they add up to yards and miles in the long run.
  3. Start being honest with yourself about everything.Be honest about what’s right, as well as what needs to be changed.  Be honest about what you want to achieve and who you want to become.  Be honest with every aspect of your life, always.  Because you are the one person you can forever count on.  Search your soul, for the truth, so that you truly know who you are.  Once you do, you’ll have a better understanding of where you are now and how you got here, and you’ll be better equipped to identify where you want to go and how to get there.  Read The Road Less Traveled.
  4. Start making your own happiness a priority. – Your needs matter.  If you don’t value yourself, look out for yourself, and stick up for yourself, you’re sabotaging yourself.  Remember, it IS possible to take care of your own needs while simultaneously caring for those around you.  And once your needs are met, you will likely be far more capable of helping those who need you most.
  5. Start being yourself, genuinely and proudly. – Trying to be anyone else is a waste of the person you are.  Be yourself.  Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else.  Be the person you know yourself to be – the best version of you – on your terms.  Above all, be true to YOU, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.
  6. Start noticing and living in the present. – Right now is a miracle.  Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you.  Right now is life.  So stop thinking about how great things will be in the futureStop dwelling on what did or didn’t happen in the past.  Learn to be in the ‘here and now’ and experience life as it’s happening.  Appreciate the world for the beauty that it holds, right now.
  7. Start valuing the lessons your mistakes teach you. Mistakes are okay; they’re the stepping stones of progress.  If you’re not failing from time to time, you’re not trying hard enough and you’re not learning.  Take risks, stumble, fall, and then get up and try again.  Appreciate that you are pushing yourself, learning, growing and improving.  Significant achievements are almost invariably realized at the end of a long road of failures.  One of the ‘mistakes’ you fear might just be the link to your greatest achievement yet.
  8. Start being more polite to yourself. – If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?  The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.  You must love who you are or no one else will.
  9. Start enjoying the things you already have. – The problem with many of us is that we think we’ll be happy when we reach a certain level in life – a level we see others operating at – your boss with her corner office, that friend of a friend who owns a mansion on the beach, etc.  Unfortunately, it takes awhile before you get there, and when you get there you’ll likely have a new destination in mind.  You’ll end up spending your whole life working toward something new without ever stopping to enjoy the things you have now.  So take a quiet moment every morning when you first awake to appreciate where you are and what you already have.
  10. Start creating your own happiness. – If you are waiting for someone else to make you happy, you’re missing out.  Smile because you can.  Choose happiness.  Be the change you want to see in the world.  Be happy with who you are now, and let your positivity inspire your journey into tomorrow.  Happiness is often found when and where you decide to seek it.  If you look for happiness within the opportunities you have, you will eventually find it.  But if you constantly look for something else, unfortunately, you’ll find that too.  Read Stumbling on Happiness.
  11. Start giving your ideas and dreams a chance. – In life, it’s rarely about getting a chance; it’s about taking a chance.  You’ll never be 100% sure it will work, but you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t workMost of the time you just have to go for it!  And no matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be.  Either you succeed or you learn something.  Win-Win.
  12. Start believing that you’re ready for the next step. – You are ready!  Think about it.  You have everything you need right now to take the next small, realistic step forward.  So embrace the opportunities that come your way, and accept the challenges – they’re gifts that will help you to grow.
  13. Start entering new relationships for the right reasons. – Enter new relationships with dependable, honest people who reflect the person you are and the person you want to be.  Choose friends you are proud to know, people you admire, who show you love and respect – people who reciprocate your kindness and commitment.  And pay attention to what people do, because a person’s actions are much more important than their words or how others represent them.
  14. Start giving new people you meet a chance. – It sounds harsh, but you cannot keep every friend you’ve ever made.  People and priorities change.  As some relationships fade others will grow.  Appreciate the possibility of new relationships as you naturally let go of old ones that no longer work.  Trust your judgment.  Embrace new relationships, knowing that you are entering into unfamiliar territory.  Be ready to learn, be ready for a challenge, and be ready to meet someone that might just change your life forever.
  15. Start competing against an earlier version of yourself. – Be inspired by others, appreciate others, learn from others, but know that competing against them is a waste of time.  You are in competition with one person and one person only – yourself.  You are competing to be the best you can beAim to break your own personal records.
  16. Start cheering for other people’s victories. – Start noticing what you like about others and tell them.  Having an appreciation for how amazing the people around you are leads to good places – productive, fulfilling, peaceful places.  So be happy for those who are making progress.  Cheer for their victories.  Be thankful for their blessings, openly.  What goes around comes around, and sooner or later the people you’re cheering for will start cheering for you.
  17. Start looking for the silver lining in tough situations.When things are hard, and you feel down, take a few deep breaths and look for the silver lining – the small glimmers of hope.  Remind yourself that you can and will grow stronger from these hard times.  And remain conscious of your blessings and victories – all the things in your life that are right.  Focus on what you have, not on what you haven’t.
  18. Start forgiving yourself and others.We’ve all been hurt by our own decisions and by others.  And while the pain of these experiences is normal, sometimes it lingers for too long.  We relive the pain over and over and have a hard time letting go.  Forgiveness is the remedy.  It doesn’t mean you’re erasing the past, or forgetting what happened.  It means you’re letting go of the resentment and pain, and instead choosing to learn from the incident and move on with your life.
  19. Start helping those around you. – Care about people.  Guide them if you know a better way.  The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.  Love and kindness begets love and kindness.  And so on and so forth.
  20. Start listening to your own inner voice. – If it helps, discuss your ideas with those closest to you, but give yourself enough room to follow your own intuition.  Be true to yourself.  Say what you need to say.  Do what you know in your heart is right.
  21. Start being attentive to your stress level and take short breaks.Slow down.  Breathe.  Give yourself permission to pause, regroup and move forward with clarity and purpose.  When you’re at your busiest, a brief recess can rejuvenate your mind and increase your productivity.  These short breaks will help you regain your sanity and reflect on your recent actions so you can be sure they’re in line with your goals.
  22. Start noticing the beauty of small moments. – Instead of waiting for the big things to happen – marriage, kids, big promotion, winning the lottery – find happiness in the small things that happen every day.  Little things like having a quiet cup of coffee in the early morning, or the delicious taste and smell of a homemade meal, or the pleasure of sharing something you enjoy with someone else, or holding hands with your partner.  Noticing these small pleasures on a daily basis makes a big difference in the quality of your life.
  23. Start accepting things when they are less than perfect. – Remember, ‘perfect’ is the enemy of ‘good.’  One of the biggest challenges for people who want to improve themselves and improve the world is learning to accept things as they are.  Sometimes it’s better to accept and appreciate the world as it is, and people as they are, rather than to trying to make everything and everyone conform to an impossible ideal.  No, you shouldn’t accept a life of mediocrity, but learn to love and value things when they are less than perfect.
  24. Start working toward your goals every single day.Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.  Whatever it is you dream about, start taking small, logical steps every day to make it happen.  Get out there and DO something!  The harder you work the luckier you will become.  While many of us decide at some point during the course of our lives that we want to answer our calling, only an astute few of us actually work on it.  By ‘working on it,’ I mean consistently devoting oneself to the end result.  Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
  25. Start being more open about how you feel. – If you’re hurting, give yourself the necessary space and time to hurt, but be open about it.  Talk to those closest to you.  Tell them the truth about how you feel.  Let them listen.  The simple act of getting things off your chest and into the open is your first step toward feeling good again.
  26. Start taking full accountability for your own life.Own your choices and mistakes, and be willing to take the necessary steps to improve upon them.  Either you take accountability for your life or someone else will.  And when they do, you’ll become a slave to their ideas and dreams instead of a pioneer of your own.  You are the only one who can directly control the outcome of your life.  And no, it won’t always be easy.  Every person has a stack of obstacles in front of them.  But you must take accountability for your situation and overcome these obstacles.  Choosing not to is choosing a lifetime of mere existence.
  27. Start actively nurturing your most important relationships. – Bring real, honest joy into your life and the lives of those you love by simply telling them how much they mean to you on a regular basis.  You can’t be everything to everyone, but you can be everything to a few people.  Decide who these people are in your life and treat them like royalty.  Remember, you don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of.
  28. Start concentrating on the things you can control. – You can’t change everything, but you can always change something.  Wasting your time, talent and emotional energy on things that are beyond your control is a recipe for frustration, misery and stagnation.  Invest your energy in the things you can control, and act on them now.
  29. Start focusing on the possibility of positive outcomes. – The mind must believe it CAN do something before it is capable of actually doing it.  The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful.  Listen to your self-talk and replace negative thoughts with positive ones.  Regardless of how a situation seems, focus on what you DO WANT to happen, and then take the next positive step forward.  No, you can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can control how you react to things.  Everyone’s life has positive and negative aspects – whether or not you’re happy and successful in the long run depends greatly on which aspects you focus on.  Read The How of Happiness.
  30. Start noticing how wealthy you are right now. – Henry David Thoreau once said, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.”  Even when times are tough, it’s always important to keep things in perspective.  You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night.  You didn’t go to sleep outside.  You had a choice of what clothes to wear this morning.  You hardly broke a sweat today.  You didn’t spend a minute in fear.  You have access to clean drinking water.  You have access to medical care.  You have access to the Internet.  You can read.  Some might say you are incredibly wealthy, so remember to be grateful for all the things you do have.

Sorry for the long copy but there are a LOT of great useful pointers in this article. Sometimes you have to step back and see how far you have come instead of focusing on yesterday's mistakes or this past month of "stuff you could have done". 

I am officially 12 days away from my Bandiversary and this makes me nervous because that's a whole year. A year of not exercising as much as I should have BUT also a year of new beginnings. 

HUGE NSV peek for you guys who made it to the end lol

remember the purple coat I got last year? yeah size 3x. Went and tried on coats last week since it is getting cold again and TA DA!!!!! 1x fits like a glove!!!!!! I will be posting pictures soon =) 

Hope you all are having a fabulous fall day!!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day

That's exactly what it is. Working today blows!! Make that every day I work LOL Although I did have Friday and Saturday off so I can't complain too much =) 

I found this and thought it fit perfectly!!!!

School started August 24th. Did I ever mention I'm going for Surgical Technician??? I am very excited to finish my degree and get on with my life WITH OUT schooling!!! I've been in school for what seems like forever (6 years!!!) because I can't make up my mind lol... so as you can imagine I am ready for a "big girl" job =) I have 3 semesters left. This semester I am taking microbiology as the last class I need before petitioning for the core/clinical classes. Then the next two semesters will be the core classes.

So it was my mothers birthday yesterday and of course we celebrated with food. I realized that this is no longer a fun thing for me. Not because I can't stuff my face into oblivion, but because food is no longer a comfort so I would rather be doing something physical to celebrate like bowling or watching a movie or scrap booking or even just going for a walk together. My family and I went to dinner ( Dad, Mom, Older sister and her boyfriend, younger sister, my dad's sister and me) We have always done a steak place close to our home and everyone orders prime rib except me. I've never been a lover of steak or anything with a bone still attached or if it looks like it is still Mooing. We went out Saturday night since I picked up a shift at work last night and had to be back to Milwaukee. Any who I stuck with the salad bar and I sat there eating and watching everyone stuff their faces so fast. It's crazy to me that that is what I also looked like at one time (many times to be exact) The "Fun" didn't stop there. Every year for Labor day we go to my aunt and uncles house for an extended family gathering FILLED with food. Yet another day in which I was unsatisfied with the "Festivities" It was really nice to hang with family I don't see very often but the focus has always been around food. It's obviously an easy way to get everyone together since as humans we need to eat and be social but we have strayed away from healthy foods.  It's just crazy to me how far I have come since the beginning of this journey, mentally and physically and I can honestly say I am proud of my changes!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Been Hiding in the Shadows =/

Hey Blog Family

So it's been almost 4 months since you have heard from me =( I've been here but in hiding. I've been checking your posts and reading up but been dealing with stuff on my end.

I had been staying in the same weight range for the whole time (305-310) so I thought I messed up my band, I wasn't loosing weight so I felt even worse about myself and my abilities as well. I  assumed my body was comfortable being 300 lbs since that was all I had ever known. I hadn't been to the surgeon the whole time either because the last fill I had, I puked every meal for two weeks =( so I was subconsciously telling myself it hadn't been that long because I didn't want a repeat. 

I know you are all here for support which I GREATLY appreciate <3 But my personality is the pleaser, I please everyone first and then kind of worry about myself. I'm sure some of you can relate because of course that's how I ended up being 400 lbs. 

I didn't want my journey to end there. When I went to the presentation through my doctors, one question they had us fill out was what we wanted out of bariatric surgery. I answered most importantly that I wanted to be happy and healthy and secondly that I wanted to be a walking example and supporter of the band to show that it does work and if you use it properly you can succeed and live the life you only have dreamed of. 

I finally gave in instead of settling and went and got a fill. They gave back what they took out last time and I was very nervous because obviously I didn't want a puking repeat. It's only been 4 days and seriously if you are doubting anything about your band GO TO YOUR DOCTOR!!! they are magic people lol and know how to make it work!!!!! Only 4 days and I know I'm in my green zone. I didn't understand taking small bites before this fill and OMG seriously when you get there you know!!! I have fully restored my faith in my band <3 <3 <3 sorry I ever doubted it!!!

So onto the better news... I know right... how does it get better than that you ask?!?!???! Well folks when I weighed in at the doctors I was 307.5 today I am at ( drum roll please.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.) 297.7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am officially under 300 and out of that forever!!!!! It's so weird/ different to see these changes happening. It's more than the number you see on the scale. I feel SO much better. If you have been reading from the beginning I started at 394.4 so that makes me 5 pounds away from losing 100lbs! Never thought it was possible but here I am, almost 100lbs lighter and happier than when I started this journey.

Trust in your self and you will make your own magic happen.

p.s. in 11 days it will be my 11 months so I will post pictures then =)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy May!

Hello all! Sorry I've been away for so long. Lots has happened but really no good reason as to why I haven't been here to update and chit chat with you all.

My grandpa passed away so my sister and I ended up going back to South Carolina on short notice. Luckily it was over my spring break but also bad because I was planning on using that time to catch up with school stuff. As of now my mom is still there in S.C. and once they get all the paperwork transferred to her name she will be home... hopefully by the beginning of June!!! 


A friend posted this on Facebook and it is a very true statement that I find myself doing way too often =/

So I also went in for a fill in April and I was overfilled. Let me tell you it has been HELL!! I got the fill the first week in April and was supposed to have spring break that next week in case I needed to be unfilled, but like I said my grandpa passed away so off we went out of state. I came back and called to set up an appointment to get unfilled but the soonest they had was for May 10th with another surgeon. I then received a call saying they had to cancel my appointment because the doctor was going to be elsewhere. I was VERY upset. At this point I can not eat anything with out PBing and/or puking so I have been drinking protein shakes for the past two weeks. I called and talked to the lady scheduling and was like "ok when is the next time slot open." she said the next was May 24th!?!?!?!?!?!!!! I was like OH HELL NO.... " at this point I can not eat with out throwing up and therefore I am drinking nothing but shakes and water. I want to eat something... anything. I can not wait that long." she says" alright well we can have you in Monday morning." Alright now that's doing business and I will take it!!!!!  Sometimes it pays to be nice even when you are the one suffering.

All that said I am really looking forward to a nice grilled chicken breast =) YEAHHHH for summer =D

I was asking myself one day why I'm not trying as hard as I could be and I realized it's not something that's my fault. For all of my life I've put myself on the back burner because it seems the bigger you are the more invisible you are to everyone else. I've NEVER made myself a priority. It's always been about pleasing others and then pleasing my emptiness with food. Whether it's family, friends, school, or work I have always naturally put myself last because that's how I have always lived. I didn't realize this until I was asking myself the other day that very question as to why I'm not trying hard enough to lose the weight when losing what I have already, has done so much for me. So I have made a decision to make myself a priority from here on out. I only have one life to live and I want to do all these amazing things. In order to be the happiest I can be, I need to put my health and myself first. =) 

OH what a realization!!! Something so simple yet so hard to do..........

But I've stuck with it and worked out and I feel great!

weight update:
  •  Starting weight at beginning of program(Feb 2011): 393.4 lbs
  • Surgery day weight(Oct. 7th 2011)   354.2 lbs
  • Today's weight: 310.0
  • Size Shirts: 2XL
  • Size pants:28
 so a total of 83.4 pounds lost since I started program and 44.2 pounds lost since surgery =)
I'm leaving you with one of my favorite quotes <3 :

Monday, March 26, 2012


So I been really lax lately about everything including  my band =/  I've always been a procrastinator but had an awakening moment and was like " If you went through all of this trouble to change your life for the better, why are you not using this tool to the best of your ability?"  I went on vacation in January and wasn't tracking 100% during driving times and was snacking continuously most of the time. Because of this I chose not to have a fill because I wasn't really sure if I needed one or not. I got back into life and forgot to make an appointment and then BAM they were full until April so here we are waiting... and waiting... and instead of seeing this as an opportunity to give my all I've been procrastinating ..... 

I don't have enough structure in my life so my goal today is to set up everyday this week and schedule everything time accordingly. As I mentioned I'm pretty lax about everything all the time and I know that is part of what contributed to my lifestyle before my band. I'm very outgoing but usually it's last minute spur of the moment- go with flow everyday living and I still want to be like that but I think that instituting more structure and balance into my life will help me be much more successful in this journey I have started. 

I'm currently at the weight of 319.6 which is a total weight loss of ** side note I went looking for my original weight because I couldn't remember the decimal number and I found my measurement tracker I had created back in September. I thought it would be fun to take my measurements now to see how many inches I had lost as a little motivation booster and  OMG I didn't realize I had lost so many inches already!!! It really is true.. don't always count on the scale number also look at your inches because our bodies do amazing things and you can find changes in places you didn't expect/ notice before =D

any who----> 

  •  Starting weight at beginning of program(Feb 2011): 393.4 lbs
  • Surgery day weight 354.2 lbs
  • Today's weight: 319.6
  • Size Shirts: 2XL
  • Size pants:28
 so a total of 73.8 pounds lost since I started program and 34.6 pounds lost since surgery =)
 My original post for this is here

and here is my updated measurement chart:

** my first measurement chart is here 

Measurement Tracker March 26th 2012     
Neck  16 inches
Chest 50.5 inches
Waist  56.5 inches
Hips 59.5 inches

Left  Right 
Biceps 18 inches 18 inches
Forearm 12.5 inches 12.5 inches
Thigh 30.5 inches 30.5 inches
Calf  19 inches 19 inches

If you compare them I have lost so much!! My biggest area of loss for inches was in my hips- lost 6.5 inches so far and my waist- lost 7.5 inches so far!!!!! 

If anyone else has fallen off track or isn't following plan like you want... here is to you and I putting pieces back together correctly to get to where we want to be!!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

oh yeahhh and new pictures!!!!!

Here are my updated pictures =D I have lost most of my weight around my stomach.. so my " front butt" is still larger than life =/ but better to lose it all there than no where lol 

these are from my Florida trip in January 2012                        these are from February 2012 


Happy March!!

Hey all!!! I've been super busy with school and work... my roommate  got into a really bad car accident where the other driver didn't make it so I was pretty occupied with that =/ But it's March now which means nicer weather is here and hopefully staying =D 

I believe I mentioned a while back about buying my mom a cake decorating class for us to do together but unfortunately she is still in South Carolina dealing with her dad and family. Because she is still there I asked my friend Sara to participate with me because I rarely get to see her either... probably the best decision ever!!! We always have so much fun together and this class is definitely right up there on the list of ridiculous amazing times together =D 
Here is a picture of our cakes from last week:

mine is the chocolate and teal one! This week we are learning how to fill cupcakes and then decorate them as well... pictures to follow =)

My weight has been at a stall... I need a fill and had an appointment but the surgeon had to reschedule and the next opening was April 4th =( So I'm a bit bummed because I keep teetering around the same weight instead of losing BUT it is also better than gaining.

Hope you all have a good start to the week! talk at you soon <3

With Love,

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Vacation.... and another month flew by already =/

uggghhhhh  I'm such a proctastinator!!!!!!!! =/ but without further ado........

So I was on vacation for almost two weeks and we drove from Wisconsin to Biloxi Mississippi which is on the gulf. We stayed with friends there a few days and then drove over to Orlando Florida where my grandparents live. We stayed with them for 6 days and then drove to Greenville South Carolina which is where my moms side of the family lives. (She was still there because of her dad having the stroke back in November.)
We had so much fun and it was great to get away from the cold Wisconsin weather although this year it hasn't been to bad. While in Orlando we went to the beach a few days and we also spent time at Universal Orlando mostly because we wanted to see the Harry Potter world that was just built a year ago.
** interesting fact is that my uncle helped build the Harry Potter castle =D
Here are some pictures from the Biloxi  trip-->

*** I actually wrote all this ^^^^^ on Jan 31st.... not kidding on the procrastinating stuff lol*****

I have so many more from the Florida trip I will share later! I have been procrastinating on blogging because I wanted my pictures up when I posted but we all know how life gets in the way and with full time school and working and unfortunate events life takes the lead. 

So a little update I currently weigh 320.2 which equals to losing 73.2 pounds lost so far in this journey. It's been a year since I started the program, 4 months since surgery and I am so happy with what I have done so far. I know that if I actually worked out like I should have been and eating and logging to perfection I could be a super skinny mini me by now lol but life happens and we move on with what we've been given.....

I have tons more to share so I will be back as soon as I can =D  Hope you all are doing well!!!! 
Alright well off to school I go!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

computer finally fixed!!!!

So friends my computer is officially fixed and this excites me because I can now keep up with my blogs and reading blogs everyday =D

I have so much to catch you up on so for now I will just post my 3 month photos like I said I would =) (Sorry they aren't as close as I would like them... and I took them at Clear water beach in Florida)

I don't see a difference in these but I haven't been working as hard as I could be =/ No worries though!!! All is back on track and I am seeing happiness in my future =D




Saturday, January 7, 2012

I'm back!!!!!!!

Hey friends oh how I've missed you!!!!!!!!! I'm so sorry for being gone for so long... i've been longing to write but my house internet hasn't worked for a while and now I'm on vacation so I'm using my sisters computer =D THANKS SISTER <3

So my life has been crazy latey! I went and had another fill on the 20th of December and all has been amazing..... Although I felt like a horrible patient because I didn't track all month so I couldn't tell him how many calories i was taking in =(  I surprisingly lost 6lbs since my last check up but nothing to brag about. I was actually surprised I lost anything at all.

I'm currently at my friends house in Biloxi Mississippi. We drove straight through and it took us 13 hours. Long drive but glad to be here. She was my next door neighbor for years... (her dad still is) and they moved here because her husband is in the Air Force. It's been nice to get away from the cold weather =) After here we are going to my grandparents house in Orlando Florida and then staying there for a week. After that we are visiting my mom and grandpa (the one who had the stroke) in south carolina on our way back to Wisconsin.

I also got a new phone for christmas. Technically we haven't celebrated christmas yet because we are waiting for my mom to come back so we can open presents as a family. I got an android phone--- HTC Hero and now I can do all kinds of stuff = ) I was I even downloaded the blogger app but it wouldn't let me choose my blog to add my post too =( I will have to check it out and get it working so I can keep checking in and see how everyone is doing!!

So currently I weigh 326.6...... yup thats a whopping 66.7 lbs since the beginning =0 making it almost 30 lbs since surgery =D I will post my updated pictures soon!!! People at work have been commenting on how I look good and that they notice the weight loss so it gives me confidence and a boost to keep going =) So today is my 3 month bandiversary!!! I can't believe it's only been 3 months... feels like a year already lol.....We are going to the beach today so I will do my update pictures there =) and post them later ... Have a wonderful day and it's GREAT to be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!