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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Huge Milestone

Look at that. Isn't it pretty?!? 50. FIVE ZERO. FIVE ZERO POUNDS GONE FOREVER.

That's right, this morning I was greeted by a BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL 212.5lbs on the scale!!!!!! I've lost exactly 50lbs in 6months and 1 day since my surgery.

Is it really possible to think that by the time my anniversary date rolls around that I could be down 100lbs?!? I'm not going to jinx myself and make that my goal because I would hate to be disappointed. I'm just going to keep my pace at losing 10lbs a month and see what happens!!!

Hmmmm, 50 freakin pounds!!! It was a beautiful sight to see!!

So, how do I feel being 50lbs lighter?? What changes have occured, you ask?!

1. I can walk up two flights of stairs and not feel like I'm going to die when I get to the top.

2. I can easily climb in the backseat to buckle my baby in her carseat without feeling like I need a crane to hoist my ass into my SUV.

3. I can get up off the floor from playing with my kids and not feel like my knee caps are going to shoot across the room and kill my husband!

4. I'm waking up in the morning feeling well rested and back pain free (although I'm still grumpy in the mornings and HATE to wake up early, I'm thinking no amount of weightloss is going to change that. I digress....)

5. I can actually walk through the misses dept in a store and feel like there is SOMETHING there that will fit me.

6. The fat clothes in the stores are starting to look really bad to me now. Everything I find doesn't seem like it would flatter me. I guess when you're that big, you don't want to "flatter". You want to look decent at the very least, or in my case, "hide" behind the clothes.

7. My wedding ring is getting dangerously loose on me. I'm thinking about getting it sized, but think I will wait til early July (bandiversarry give or take).

8. Food no longer controls my life.

9. I don't wake up in the morning thinking about my next meal and then the meal after, or what sounds good to me that day.

10. I now wake up thinking about the day ahead: the items I need to accomplish with my career, my personal business and my family, especially my beautiful family.

11. In public, I no longer fear that I'm the biggest person in the room.

12. Fast food is a novelty these days, not a staple.

13. I've thrown away so many Friday donuts at work it's AMAZING. I take a bite (ya, I can't say NO entirely yet), and get my crack fix (haha) and then throw the rest away. Many of you might remember the cookie incident way back at the beginning. I've really come a LONG way.

14. My long-lost dimple on my cheek has reappeared. I haven't seen it in years. Seriously. Like since 1996. LOL

15. I've found I do have a collarbone. Who knew?!? I'm still waiting to see the tendons/veins in my hands and feet. It's the little things. :)

16. It's easier to wipe my ass. (ahem, you KNOW what I mean)

17. I've still gone without soda. Somedays it's hard and I think about Amy and her Sunkist, but I've resisted. My vice is Cranberry or Peach Unsweet Iced Tea from Sonic. Sometimes I feel like I would kill for a diet DP with a splash of cherry & vanilla, but I conquer and move on.

18. I'm starting to notice male attention, positive attention. It could just be my perception, but people seem to be a bit nicer. Odd.

19. I'm always cold now. Who knew fat was such a good insulator.


20. I'm off my blood pressure meds and it has been awesome everytime I've had it checked.

It's amazing. When I started this journey at the beginning of 2010, a common complaint I heard (read) from several people was they wished they had had the LB done sooner. At first, like right after surgery and those first Hell months, I thought they were on crack. NOW, I know....

Now I know exactly what they meant. :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ain't too proud to beg!!!!

I need everyones help!!! I'm $200 short of reaching my Scentsy goal of rank advancement by Jan 1st!!!!

If you've EVER entertained the idea of trying Scentsy or ordering one as a gift, or re-stocking your supply, please please please order from my site!!! And hurry!!!!!!!!!


Please repost on your blog, especially if you've tried Scentsy and you love it!!!

Thank you sooooooooooooooo much!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Still Trucking

I'm stuffed.

We went out to eat tonight and I think I've eaten more tonight than I have all of last week combined. Half a cheese enchilada. Half a pork tamale. A handful of chips and some guacamole, a few bites of rice and a few bites of beans. Yummmmmmm Everything was wonderful and it felt good AND bad at the same time to be able to indulge for once. These last few weeks, I've been lucky to eat about 2oz of food at a sitting. It must be why I'm averaging like 2-3lbs loss every week. :) That makes me happy, but I can't help to think that I'm losing muscle (since my protein intake is seriously lacking) and/or becoming malnourished. Hmmmm, this is where you lovely people lecture me about the importance of protein.

Go on....

I'm ready.....

I need it......

OK, moving on.

So it's 4 FREAKING DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!!! HOLY SHEEP!!!!!!!!!!! I really need to get off this thing and finish wrapping my presents. When you've been squirreling away crap all year, when you pull it out to finally wrap everything, it hits you like a ton of bricks and you realize you've got too much junk!!!!!

Oh, I think I forgot to mention where I'm at right now, weight wise. This morning the scale read a brilliant 213.5 YEE HAW!!!!!!!!!!!!

As you saw (or maybe you didn't) my sweet P's video below. She's a mess. So cute, but certainly is her mother's daughter. She has my attitude and it's scaring me to death! She has such a little personality and a temper to go along with it. OMG. I shudder to think of life with her as a teenager. Lord have mercy on me!!!!!!!

Speaking of mother-daughter relationships. I'm currently at odds with my own madre. Oh, this blog isn't long enough to go into, but for the most part I have a pretty good relationship with my mother. I'm lucky to have her still around, and I know that. Sometimes she drives me friggen nuts regardless. One of these days I'll need to lament more about it. My mother. She could probably take up an entire month of blog entries from me. Maybe I should do that next month. It IS her bday month, afterall. hahaha

I hear the presents screaming at me (as well as the laundry I need to fold). Nigh-night my pretties!!

Christmas Trainwreck, I mean show!!

Our baby, we are soooo proud :/ Purple pants, far right!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sisterhood Goodies & Request!!!

Quick post!!!

I have a ton of 24 & 26 petite jeans, slacks, capris and shirts that need new homes!!! Most are from LB in awesome condition!! I even have some LB bras. 46D & 44D. Pics to come later!

Plz let me know if you're interested!!! TrinScentsAtGmailDotCom

I'm in Serious need of 16 & 18s petite pants and 14/16 shirts if anyone is able!!! :)

Please share this with people who might not be following my blog!!!! Thanks sooooo much!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

217.5 which translated means Wowza Wowza Wowza

Something just occured to me.  I'm 18.5lbs away from being UNDER 200lbs.  That just blows my brain.  When I started this journey, under 200lbs always seemed like a pipe-dream.  I knew it was there, but it wasn't for me to achieve.  Never in my dreams did I think I could get there so quickly.
I have you all to thank.  You'll never know what your encouragment means to me.  Especially from the beginning when I was so frustrated by this thing.  I thought for sure I was going to be the one person the LB didn't help.  You all told me to hang in there and it would just happen one day. 
Well friends, that day has come.  It's here.  I'm living in it.  I can't believe it.  I still can't believe it.  I wish I could say that I feel a million times better, but for me, I never really felt BAD being where I was.  Sure, I look better.  I sleep better.  My clothes are smaller.  But I don't feel, by ANY means or stretch of the imagination, like I could run a marathon tomorrow or anything.   That's not happening.  T doesn't run!  Maybe that will change when I'm closer to 150, but right now I'm going to say NAY NAY, my good friends.   As I was saying, it's just nice to know that the weight is gone and hopefully it will stay that way. 
BlogBand community, we're going to have another member joining our ranks here shortly!  My brother was just given a surgery date of January 5th and I couldn't be more proud of him!!!!  He's got three kiddos and he needs to be around for them, so I'm praying this surgery will help him achieve his goals like it's done for me.   If you remember, and I'm sure I will remind you, please say a little prayer for my younger bro on 1/5/11.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pic Post, Dr Appt, Sweet Spot & Sisterhood alert

More progress pics. These are taken every two weeks, and I'm really glad I take these. It's instant motivation boosts to go back and see where I was compared to where I am now. I still have a ways to go, but I can almost see the light. If you squint, maybe you can see it with me!!

So, I had a follow-up with DK on Friday. From 11-3 to 12-3 I'd lost 8.4lbs. Not too shabby. They were happy with my loss, so we opted out of doing another fill. I think I'm already pretty tight as I can barely choke down a hardboiled egg sometimes (but yet other times I can eat almost an entire Arby's beef dip and a few fries. Figure THAT one out!!). Anyway, I asked for a fluoro shot just to make sure I wasn't stretching my pouch. She said it was borderline and I just need to watch my portions and eat more soup. Ummm, I thought soup wasn't a good thing for bandsters since it's almost a slider food?! Anyway, whatever. I'm just going to watch it from now on.

I asked her about the snot and she seemed to think it sounded like a food allergy. I have to call BS on that hypothesis. I'm not allergic to ANY foods (ok, maybe pineapple, but the jury is still out on that one... I digress). I think she's full of crap. I didn't dare mention the OTHER liquid issues since I didn't want to be the topic of dinner party conversations for the next 5 years. :> I just left well enough alone. Took my 8.4lb loss and ran with it.

I think I'm finally at my sweet spot. I'm finally weighing in the teens and it's a BEAUTIFUL thing. Except my clothes are getting embarrassing. Badly. If there are any sisters, petite size 24-26 sisters, send me a note. trinscentsATgmailDOTcom Did I tell you all my newest pair of work slacks from LB are a....

wait for it...

wait for it......

drumroll please.......................................

18s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!! Did I share that already?!?!? haha can't remember. Yes, I'm wearing 18 slacks. SCORE!!!!!!!!

Well, I hope all is well in your world and you aren't stressing too much over the holidays. Easier said than done. I'm almost done with my shopping. A few odds and ends left to get and then I'll be DONE!! YIPPY!!!

Nigh-night, sweeties!