Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Candy Candy Candy Candy and more Candy

OMG, CANDY!!!! It is so hard having candy around. I am glad I don't really care for the hard candy or regular candy. I like the chocolate! So when I went shopping I bought a lot of the regular stuff and I bought the one bite chocolate kind. I've been eating it a little every day, so I'm glad this holiday is over so I can get rid of it now. Thank goodness one little nibble satisfies! I did bad tonight though, 1 small pkg of peanut M & Ms, 1 piece of kit kat, and something else, I can't remember at this second. Temptations are still all around us even if we can't always splurge the way we use to...there still there.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Wow, almost there! I keep saying it's so hard to believe a year ago I was 156lbs heavier than I am now. Anyways, my mom leaves tomorrow, so this will be a short post. Just wanted to get my picture up finally! Posting it here and to the left. Figured this one might be a better view than the one on the left! I think if you click on this one it will open bigger in another window too so you can see a good comparison of the before!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Another Day

Well, tomorrow I turn 31. It's hard to believe a year ago at this time I was over 300lbs. It's amazing how things have changed. I keep forgetting to do a picture, what a ditz. I will try and remember to have one done tomorrow during my "family party". Anyways, my mom is here, so eating will be crummy for the next week, probably won't be losing any weight for the next week. As long as I'm below goal by my 1 year anniversary I'll be happy! Well, that's a lie, I'm already happy and frankly I could care less about that last 3.1lbs. I bought myself a few sweaters from Lane Bryant size 14/16 and they were wayyyyyyy too big. Like just hanging. So it's sad because I can't use my discount, but so awesome that I can't fit into those clothes anymore. I did pick up some panties there size 14/16. I'm wearing an 18/20 that were from the summer, so I figure a 14/16 should fit OK. We'll see if they fit. I had to get a 36 D size bra...yea! Now if we can just get down to a C. Anyways, nothing new to report really, will try and get a picture up soon.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I'm Back and weighing 153.1

Well, after a nice trip to Vegas I'm back and trying to get caught up! I left Thursday early early in the moring and got back Tuesday afternoon. It was a very busy trip, but it was nice to see my dad and grandparents. I missed the kids a lot though. I've never left Athena before, so that was really hard! Anyways, I'm down to 153.1 as of this morning. Only 3.1lbs to go! I've been slacking with protein and exercise so I know if I'd get my butt in gear I'd already be down that 3.1lbs already. I'm into a size 10 now, so that is totally awesome. Everyone in Vegas was shocked. Even after it only being 2 months since I left they couldn't believe how small I am. What, are you kidding, me small? Puhleaz! I even got called skinny a couple of times, how totally crazy is that! Anyways, I still need to take a picture. My dad took one while I was there, but what I was wearing just didn't reflect how small I've gotten so I need to try and take one this weekend and get it posted. I got caught up on everyone's blogs last night. Will be posting my comments for everyone soon! I've missed reading about everyone. It's funny how you become part of a persons life that you don't even know.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

2 Days of Work

Well, after not working for almost 2 years, I started a part-time job yesterday. I love it! The people are very nice and it's just a totally different job than I've ever done. So far I'm enjoying myself. I totally spaced having Steven take a new picture of me, so hopefully I can have him do that this week. I leave for Vegas Thursday, so I'll try and get one and post it before then. Got on the scale this afternoon.....155.9.....ALMOST THERE......

Friday, October 05, 2007

Changes In My Life

150lbs and almost 10 months after Gastricbypass Surgery my life is completely different.

You read peoples stories and hear them say how different things are for them after the surgery and you wonder if you'll be the same.

I can't believe the difference in the way I feel, the way I act, the things I do. Just the dumb little things that when I think about it I wouldn't have done before I lost the weight. Getting up and down on the floor to play with my kids is sometihng I don't even think twice about. I chase after my kids, I clean my house, I bend over to get stuff out of the cabinets, I run downstairs to get a bottle of water, I fold laundry and put it away all without a break.

Just the oddest things I can do now that before took a lot of effort. I love being this person I've become. I feel like the woman I was 10 years ago before I gained all the weight.

So far, I haven't felt that I've needed a therapist to talk to or counceling. I think a lot of it has to do with the blogging and reading others blogs. It allows me to express how I'm feeling and it lets me know I'm not alone with the things I'm feeling or going through.

Anyways, just had to get that out. I'm in such a different place in my life and wanted to share how I was feeling.

Back to cleaning! I know I can do it, but I HATE IT! Can't wait to get rid of the house in Vegas so I can get cleaning people again! LOL Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I'll post tomorrow about my first day of work!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I think I can see the light

Well, I think there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm down to 156.3, only 6.3lbs to go! Wow, so close. It's funny because eventhough the numbers aren't moving like they were, I still seem to be getting smaller. I had to buy a size 10 pants yesterday and my size 12 jeans are getting saggy in the butt and are gaping at the waist. When I was trying on my new work clothes I bought I actually tucked in my shirt and looked good. I'm so glad my tummy isn't all big a flabby, I mean don't get me wrong, there is definately some extra skin there, but it's not too bad. In fact, I could live with it, but it's my arms that I can't stand, so I figure if I fix one I mine as well fix it all! Hopefully next summer I can do that. Anyways, just wanted to update my weight. I'm so excited about having lost 150.7lbs in less than 10 months!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Starting to Work

Well, I got a job. I start Saturday morning. I've very excited. I'll be working at Lane Bryant. I've never done retail before, so I'm excited to start something totally different, plus I'm totally looking forward to getting out of the house and being around other adults. They are OK with me working 2 1/2 days a week, so that's totally cool. Only bad thing is the discount really won't benefit me anymore because their clothes are too big, but I can still buy jewlery and bras, so that's cool!

I got my hair cut this past weekend. It is short. I chickened out on getting it colored. I like it, just spoiled from being able to tie it back and run out the door. Not use to having to actually fix my hair before I leave the house. Anyways, haven't been on the scale in a few. Will try and remember to strip down and get on tomorrow.

Will have Steven taken a picture of me all dressed up with my new hairdo on my first day of work Saturday.