Saturday, May 16, 2009

Feeling the High

It's been such a great health week! Sunday I was feeling down and depressed and the scale did not cheer me up at all. I was back up to 289 :( Monday morning rolled around and instead of wallowing in self pity (which I'm pretty good at by the way) I got up with the sun, strapped on my sneakers and went for a walk. It felt good. I had been walking daily for a long time but then fell off the wagon. I had tons of excuses and reasons not to. Monday I realized I had forgotten the number one reason TO walk; me. I enjoy my time alone, the smells of flowers in the morning, the birds tweeting, my joints creaking, my back sweating.......uh, sorry, I digress. It's good time to just be me and I spend a lot of the time walking thinking about about what to write in my next blog.

I walked almost every day this week, save yesterday when I was pinned to the couch by a snoring two year old. I knew if I moved he'd wake up and then I wouldn't be able to leave anyway. The break was good though.

Now on to heavier topics; weight. Sunday I was 289 and this morning I was........drum roll please.......


Friday, May 15, 2009


I am making some changes around here to the layout/colors/fonts. Let me know that you think! All suggestions are welcome! Thanks for reading :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Yup, only 18 more days until my appointment with the surgeon. Can you believe it? I'm so excited nervous that I can't stand it. I'm not sure what to expect. I know it's a chance for me to ask questions but I honestly don't have any. I've done so much research I just can't think of anything to ask. From what I hear if all goes well at this appointment and with my insurance approval they will schedule surgery for 4-6 weeks later. That's nothing!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Butt Hurts

Well it's not quite my butt, have you ridden a bike lately? Ouch. It's a good thing though, it's exercise and man do I need it. Yesterday I started walking in the mornings again and then last night when all I really wanted to do was sit on the couch and snack I hopped on my bike. I can only muster about 20-30 minutes of riding, without major hills, but it's a start. I hope to get back out there again tonight. I do feel a little self conscious-hey look at the lard ass on the bike- but I keep saying to myself "you could be on the couch eating chips, at least you are DOING something about it." That helps, some. Let's also hope that it helps the scale ;)

I really don't have much else to say. My life has really come together and I am happy :) I have great friends, my kids have friends, I get to go out, they get to go out, I'm managing the home well, things are just moving right along and most of the time I have a smile on my face. I'm getting out and living my life and am excited to enter the next phase of my life with the lap band. I can't wait to do more and more as the weight comes off. It's an exciting time.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


In the wrong direction......ugh. Need I say more?