Weigh-Ins are on MONDAYS - Updated July 3, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Glimpses of My Past Help Me Stay Motivated in the Present

As I was looking through the back of my closet, I came across a treasure.

A relic from 1997.

Let's flashback to the days of of Ally McBeal, the movie Titanic, Beanie Babies, and Hypercolor T-shirts.

What did I find?

My prom dress.

Size 26W.

Yep. Gotta love formal gowns and how they usually size up.

I totally forgot that I still had this lovely memory of a dress.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is my prom dress hanging next to one of my current dresses (size 6):

Monday, October 28, 2013

Banded for Four Years!

Yes.  The blog has been super quiet lately.

Can you guess why?

I've been traveling.

...8 days. 

...5 flights. 

...17,386 miles. 

...34 hours flying time

I've been to Australia and now I'm back in the good ol' USA.

Coincidentally I was 'Down Under' traveling on business during my official Bandiversary on October 20, 2013.

In case you missed it, you can find my previous Bandiversary blog posts here:

One Year Bandiversary post

Two Year Bandiversary: I wrote a letter to my former fatty self.

Three Year Bandiversary post

And now here we are...

Banded for FOUR years!

And what did I do to celebrate these amazing four years?

I did something that I never would have or could have done when I was 258lbs.

I climbed up to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

See those people up there (upper left side of the pic)? We climbed all the way up to the flags!

Happy Bandiversary to ME!

I wonder what this upcoming year has in store for me and my Lap-Band?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Friday Weigh-in Day!

Oh snap!

It's not Friday today.

Did I trick ya?

It's Thursday.

But since I will be away from my scale tomorrow on my official weigh-in day, today is weigh-in day for this week.

Goal weight: 145 lbs

Last week's weight: 141.4 lbs

Today's weight: 140.4 lbs

I can't believe that Sunday is my four year bandiversary.

Banded for FOUR years now!

And let me tell ya, I have some EPIC plans for myself on Sunday to celebrate.

Check back here on Sunday to see what happens! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Weigh-in Day & How I Lost 3+ Pounds in 5 Days

I weigh myself pretty much every morning. Every day of the week.

I am and have always been someone who can GAIN and LOSE weight pretty fast.

Therefore, when I weighed myself on Monday morning (5 days ago), the scale was up to 144.8 lbs.

AND my pants were tight.

Yikes.  I got off track with my food choices.  I also really need to fit in a workout during my weekends.

So what did I do?

I got back to basics.

Writing down my food choices.

Exercising each day this week.

I've been updating my Facebook with my food journals and back to basic posts.

I stepped on the scale this morning and it revealed: 141.4 lbs.

That's a loss of 3.4 lbs.

And the pants aren't nearly as tight today.


What does this prove to me?

That if I do the work, then I get the results that I want and deserve.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Weigh-in Day & Why Blogs End

This is my 959th blog post since I began my blog back in October of 2009.

This is my 218th weekly Friday weigh-in since I began my surgeon's pre-op diet to get my body ready for surgery.

Yep, this journey began 4 years, 2 months, and 4 days ago.

Today's weight: 141.4 lbs

Still below goal.

I'm kinda surprised that you all still stop by to check on me in my little corner of the interwebs here.

I'm not sure what more there is to tell you or blog about.

Weight maintenance is super boring.

There is no "done."

There are no exciting weight loss numbers to announce every week.

Almost all of the boxes have been checked on the to-do list of getting healthy and fit.

I also learned this morning that some blogs do come to an end.

Today's example? Emily, who I've been following since 2010, blogged at "The Bright Side: Breast Cancer at 31".  She just passed away. I didn't know Emily personally, but reading about her over the years, I kinda feel like I did.

So that brings me to a few questions for you:

Are there any specific topics that you would like for me to blog about? 

Any questions that I haven't already answered?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Non-Scale Victory Alert!

To get into the driver's seat, sometimes I have to climb that big scary ladder.

Let me explain.

My job has a few perks.

One of those perks is the occasional neato cheeto fantastico field trip.

Yesterday's field trip was to the ocean port.

Ya know... that place where they load up really big boats with cargo containers and ship them off to all corners of the world.

Time to climb up that ladder to get up onto the boat.  Amazingly steep. Yet I made it to the top! Non-scale victory!

I couldn't miss a photo-op with the captain.  He's been at sea for fifty years! A cool tour guide too:

Where would you like to go? I'll take you there...