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 long...is 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 earlier...so i've got to get after it!!!  i want a yoga bod!!!!

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