Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Well I have no posted anything since my trip in January as I have been very busy at work and getting promoted has taken up so much time. So my progress has been wonderful lately and I am up to 100 pounds plus gone for good!!! I am working at getting some pic to share!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Size 9

I leave for my cruise on Weds and here is a size 9 dress!!! I am a little paunchy in it but I think it looks ok!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I am getting really excited for my cruise however I am having a fill issue. I had a fill 3 weeks ago and it just got really tight and I can not keep anything down. I really enjoy my Dr however he only does fills and unfills on Thurs/Fri and I leave on Weds. I am a little nervous now that I will not be able to keep anything down for the week.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

First Comment

There are people out there!!! I was so excited today to read my first comment it was a nice suprise for me.

Today I ate popcorn.....not just a little a whole bag. I wish I could say it was Smart Pop or maybe plain or even low calorie however I would hate to lie. It was Pop Secret Movie Butter and it was great. I always decided that when I got my band that I would never deny myself or my cravings would go out of control however I have to remind myself to be satisfied with a taste. I wish the band would not allow me these crunchy delights however little betty-band just denies me lettuce and delicous asparagus.

7 Days until my cruise, I will post some dress pictures soon however until then here is my before and after in an old bridesmaid dress (Which even if altered within an inch of its life would not make the cut.....)

I have lost about 20 since that pic!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Why do I bother.....

I have found lapbandtalk.com to be an amazing resource during my weightloss journey. I have learned many things and found the blog chroniclesfromlapbandland which inspired me in ways I could not imagine. Today I was on the chat site and had a valid question, after a fill my easiest food to keep down in always crunchy i.e. nachos, crackers, and popcorn does anyone else experience this? This question resulted me being told how I obviously did not know the rules etc. I never meant to imply that on the way home from the Dr I am stopping for some nachos. I follow the rules I do two days liquids and two days mushies. One person on the site told me that if I did not follow the rules the band would not work, well I am down 85 pounds since June 6th. I get it. When I can not keep water down for some reason I can eat a cracker this does not make me an evil bandster and I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this. I always try to be supportive to new bandsters and offer helpful advice however it is apparant that perhaps that is not the right forum.

I guess the good new is though I had an AMAZING NSV moment today. I leave for a cruise on the 27th and I bought a size 10 Nicole Miller dress! So I guess when it is all said and done I had a pretty good day.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cruising Clothes.

I am so excited for Jan 27th when I leave for a 7 day cruise however I am really nervous about what I am going to eat. I had my last fill in November and lost about 25 pounds right after which was incredible however at my family's request I avoided getting another fill until after the holidays so I was not puking through Christmas Dinner....however I have not lost a single pound since my 25 so I am desperate for a fill. I have an appoint ment on Thursday and will be getting a small fill I figure that it will result in me not overeating on the cruise and maybe losing a couple pounds in the process. Who knows what the right thing to do is though...

Oh BTW EH-O-CANADA-GO!!!!! World Juniors today we are up 1-0!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Seems like a ridiculous thing to complain about....

I travelled this Christmas to see my husband's family in Canada and had not seen them since I started my journey. They have never seen me thin and have maintained my highest weight for the 10 years we have been married for. I was greeted with the "Oh you look amazing" or
"You are so beautiful" etc.... I know these people really love me however all I wanted to say was...did I really look that bad before?