Tuesday, August 28, 2007

For some reason when I added the picture to the left it kept stretching it and making it all crazy, so I figured until I can fix it I'll just insert the picture here. This was taken Sunday, so 8 months and 2 weeks post-op. I've lost 140.5lbs. The shirt and pants in this picture are both a little big, but it's all I have. Since it is going to start getting cold soon I'm holding off on shopping for another 6 weeks or so. The shirt is an XL and the jeans are a 14. I went "trying on" shopping at Sears Grand last week and squeezed into a 10 but OMG I could barely breath, so I'm thinking I'll be able to do a 12 shortly b/c they were a little snug too. I look at myself and cannot believe the change from 8 months ago. When I'm out and I see people who are severly overweight I want to just go tell them, OMG, I was like you and now look at me thanks to this tool I received. I don't understand why insurances don't pay for this. Getting up the nerve to have this surgery was the best thing I could have ever done. I think I look younger too, what do you guys think? It seems like when people lose weight they look older because all the wrinkles that were filled out with fat show up. Who knows, I just know I'm feeling great and can't imagine being where I was 8 months ago. I'm a totally different person. Have to start working out again. Hopefully this week I can get my butt in gear now that everything in the house is in place! Thinking maybe doing a family evening walk or something. That might be nice for a change! Even two times a week or something!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I'm Back!!!

Well, I'm finally back up and running! Let's see where to begin without boring everyone. August 8 & 9 packers, August 10 loaders, August 11 drove out of Vegas, August 13 arrived in Kansas City and got to see my new house and get the keys, August 14 nothing much to do in an empty house, August 15 loaders unload, August 16 the work begins. We've busted our butts for the last week getting this house together and I'm proud to say that there are only 2 boxes left that will stay for a while until I get the motivation to hang shot glass holders! The house is absolutely beautiful. I love it. It is super big too! The yard is totally awesome, nothing like Vegas. There are big trees and tons of grass. There are actually deer, rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks in our back yard. The other day we were in the kitchen and a mama and baby deer were in the back just nibbling on some grass. What a totally different world! Going to snap pictures of the house, so I'll try and put one of of the front so you all can see it. Going to do an updated picture tomorrow too, so I'll get that posted soon!

Let's see, weight wise, with all the running up and down stairs and lifting and unpacking I dropped almost 5lbs. I'm officially down to 166.5 as of the 22nd. That means only 16.5lbs to goal! It's still hard for me to believe I'm under my original realistic goal and so close to my happy goal! My eating has been pretty good. I've been eating a real breakfast everymorning since Steven is home in the morning. I think maybe I'll start doing the Carnation for lunch every other day or something. Haven't exercised at all, but then again, like I've had time and plus hello, busting my but putting a house together! I did walk 2 miles on Wednesday though. Athena and I took a walk to the park which is a mile away. It is so humid here though, OMG, talk about sweating!

Anyways, I think that's about it on this end. Going to start updating again like I always do plus going to get back to my eating blog! Going to get back into the exercise routine Monday!

Now, I'm off to read up on everyone's lives for the last two weeks!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Ladies Are Officially Smaller

Well, the packers have been here for the last two days and there are boxes everywhere you look. They finished around noon today, so we decided after Athena got up to go to the mall to get out of the house. I just got new bras but they're too big, so we went to get some new ones. I love going to Layne Bryant. They have the best bras and they're usually on sale. Plus they always have someone there to measure you and with my weight changes I wanted to see where I was. I almost fell over when she told me I need a 38D. WHAT?????? I asked her are you sure you did the math right? I told her I'm currently in a 40DDD that is too big, but to go from a DDD to a D, that can't be right. She said, well, let's try on a 38 D and a 38DD and go from there. So, I took one of each. I tried on the D first and it fit! OMG, it fit, what the heck! So, I'm officially a 38D......I was a 36C 10 years ago, so looks like I might see that number again....I'm just so happy to be in a D. Plus I look so much smaller now and perkier!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Down to 173.4

Well, only 23.4lbs to go! I can't believe I am under my realistic goal of 175. I don't think I even realized it until I typed it. The other day I was at 174 and it didn't even register! To date I've lost 133.6lbs. That is INSANE! That's a whole adult! I now have less than 25lbs to go to my happy goal. Even if I get within 10lbs of it I am already so proud of myself and tickled that I'm wearing a size large in a shirt and a size 14. I never though I'd see those things again. Even some of my shoes are too big. I dont' know if it's because of the weight loss or what, but I have three pairs that are too big that I'm getting rid of! Anyways, just wanted to share my happy news with everyone! Eventhough the pounds are coming off much slower then before, I'm still happy to seem them coming off one at a time! Remember....every day is a new commitment!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Down A few More Pounds

I guess getting sick pays off. I'm down to 174.5lbs. That's another 1.7 lbs lost since Tuesday. At least I got something out of being miserable for a day!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Not Feeling So Hot

So, we went out this morning and ran some errands. When we got home I felt a little strange. All of a sudden it hit me and I had to run to the bathroom. Then I started shaking and had goosebumps all over. I had to curl up on the couch with a heavy blalnket. Finally I went and ran a super hot bath and soaked for about 20 minutes. Then I got out and laid in bed for about an hour and a half. THen I was hot, OMG, so super hot. I finally got up and am feeling a little better. My head is pounding so I took some tyelenol. I'm not hot or cold anymore, thank goodness because that shaking was freaking me out. Anyways, hopefully it's just some little bug or something. I ate the same thing as the kids last night and this morning, so I know it's not food poison. So strange how one minute I was fine and the next felt like I was going to die. I'm fixing to go find something for lunch. Really not hungry, but I know I should eat a little something.