Wednesday, September 5, 2012


First time in my ENTIRE LIFE!!!  A co-worker bought them for me, and I am going to be in Dallas for three I'm going to wear them!!!  Yes, there may be a little jiggle going on under there...but nothing obscene!!!  DAMN labor day rules...I'm wearing white!!!

(no weigh in on Monday..was out of town on a little vacay...but i stayed the same...Yea...kinda!!)

Monday, August 27, 2012


I GAINED A POUND THIS WEEK!!!!  Have I mentioned I'm a sugar addict??? AAARRGGGHHH!!!
Okay...I am obviously going to need more cardio than my 3 mile communte on my bicycle every day!!!! I've got this...this is SO going to work!!

Monday, August 20, 2012


I have been so inspired by Andrea's success and dedicated weigh ins...that i went big city shopping yesterday and bought a set of scales to start a weekly weigh in!!!!  Thanks, Andrea...i want to be as successful as you!!!!!

Here is my first ever blogged weigh in!!!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

More Alaska Pictures!!!

 Taken on the Seward Highway
 Along the Seward Highway
 Small boat harbor, Seward
 MY biggest fish
 Hiking Exit Glacier
 Headed to our first cabin
 Barber Cabin, our first home in the woods
 More adventuring
 Out in the canoe on Lower Russian lake
 Lower Russian Lake
 Marti along the trail
 Rustic B&B...BIG wolf
 His mouth was as big as my head
 Inside the cabins, no electricty or plumbing
Upper Russian Lake

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hiya Sweet Bandsters!!!

It's been so long!!!  I'm a bad blogger...but i want to get back into...well...i haven't ever really been "into" a very steady groove...but here we go!!!  I ended up having to have 12 inches of my colon removed back in April due to the diverticulitis I've been suffering from for 3 years.  My lap band surgeon did the colectomy, and I was in the hospital for 8 DAYS!!! AARRGGGHHH!!!  The only good thing about being in the hospital that that i got down to 202 pounds!!!!  He took all of the fluid out of my band during the surgery so that if i got sick i wouldn't hurt myself throwing up.  So...lost a foot of colon, and all my restriction.  Fast forward 8 weeks...all healed up from colectomy...but still no fluid in my band...then....ALASKA!!! 
Hubby and i spent 15 days in Alaska in June, and back packed into the backcountry for seven days...staying in federal government cabins that we had reserved 6 month prior.  Total hike of 21 miles, with 34 pound pack...equals...damn...i'm outta shape!!!

Finally back to reality now...finally have some restriction...but back up to 218 pounds!!  AARRGGHHHH!!!  I have two new yoga dvd's, and the rec center is going to start opening up i've got to get after it!!!  i want a yoga bod!!!!

I'm going to upload more photos soon!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Helloooo Sweet BOOBS!! Long time no seeee!!!

Yes, I am among this living!!  YEA!!  I have had some ups and downs...but things are looking better every day!!  I have to have a colon resection next week due to my extensive diverticulitis much will 12 inches of my colon weigh???? Could i finally get below 200?????? Not funny...I know...but I be lying if i said i hadn't been thinking about it!!!  I haven't been able to get a fill in quite some time due to the risk of a foreign body infection with the I don't even know how much my band has in it anymore!!!

I will be in the hospital for 5-7 days, and off work for 3 weeks!!!! 3 weeks!!!! a new one for me...don't know if i'll be able to handle it!!!!  Hubby is being so wonderful and will be moving his office to the house to help me recoup.  I have been working out trying to get as strong as I can pre-op...this surgery is NOT going to knock me down...why??? BECAUSE WE ARE STILL GOING TO HIKE THROUGH ALASKA IN JUNE!!!  I CAN do this!!!

Here are a few pics from an 8 mile hike we took a few weeks times!!! 

Love you gals!!!  I'll do better keeping posted!!!!