Friday, July 30, 2010


Just in case you were wondering. I am living proof at the moment that lap-bands are not a quick, instant, easy fix. I have been at the same weight for a while now. Why? Well, simply put I am eating C. R. A. P.

I need to do a MAJOR reality check of my diet lately. I have discovered that I am skipping meals because I don't feel hungry- not on purpose, just really busy. So, what do I fill my poor little stomach with in between? Soda and cookies. Seriously. Soda and cookies!?

While I am out I grab a Dr. Pepper. When I pass the pantry I grab a chocolate chip cookie. Don't have the cookies!!! DUR-DA-DUR. I know this. I really do. But, up until lately, one cookie here or there has worked for me, I haven't had a problem. But the past few days, I have been in denial.

So, today I will start eating RIGHT again. For lunch I will have some veggies and protein. And for all of you who are thinking about being banded, make sure you realize that the band is NOT the end-all, be-all. You will have to WORK it!!! But it will be worth the hard work.

Here's to some major a$$ whooping.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Well ladies (and gentlemen), I have officially been sucked in! After MANY months of denying Pandora from entering my heart, I am now obsessed.

About three weeks ago I discussed the possibility, with my husband, of purchasing a bracelet as a "reward system" for me. What I mean by that is, for every 10 pounds I lose, I get to buy a new charm/bead. AND, since I have already lost 65 pounds, I get to start off with 6 beads!

"Isn't being healthy enough!?"

Yes, of course! But, I loved the idea of visually seeing where I came from and where I NEVER want to go back!

He okay-ed my purchase once he bought his new BMW M3!!! So, since we are financially destitute, might as well buy a bracelet! ;)

5 more pounds and I get to add one more.

So, for your viewing pleasure, here is my current masterpiece! :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

My youngest and me waiting for the fireworks near Cleveland Ohio where we are visiting family.

Friday, July 2, 2010