Saturday, December 19, 2009


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Today, I think I hit 199..not getting to excited just in case my eyes were off!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

200 so close........

Monday, November 30, 2009


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Yard work today...that does count as exercisemmmand let's me know...i must start working out!

Monday, November 23, 2009

MUST exercise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

10 more pounds 'till ONE-DER LAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I am off to the Keller's..and then next week to the Norwood's, mmm sausage gravy and biscuits here I come!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

OMG....I am officially a size 18 in pants...wooohooo..and my wedding band falls off of my finger!!!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Well.. Bad news.. I did not get up in time to work out before work! Good News - my alarm clock was set for PM vs AM!!

See new pix posted below!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Total weight loss (-75) was 285 now 210
Total BMI loss (-12.81) was 46 now 33.19
Total Inches Lost (-49)
Whoever knew 3 oz of shrimp could be SO filling!!!! Yummmmyyyy
The sun is shining here in Virginia Beach!! WoooHooo... got some shrimp for later...and windows are opened for fresh air!!!
210....woo hooo... Measurements later

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Well.... I am getting my Finnerty chin back!! How exciting! And my new job is AMAZING!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Well, I start my new job Friday the 13th! I am VERY excited...Great Company and I get to use my brains!!!!
Must exercise tomorrow! Goal.... marathon in 2010
WooHooo. I fit into a size 18 jeans! I cannot remeber the last time I wore an 18!!!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Getting Closer...

to ONE-DerLand! 13 more pounds!! WOWZA!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I am currenty stalled.. but it is my fault.. I need to exercise!!!! JUST DO IT!! All else has finally turned around!! New Job!! MUCH BETTER JOB!!! Marching season is almost over... for good... mixed emotions... but it is time! So all in all life is great! But if anyone knows where the money tree is let me know, please! LOL

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19 more pounds till ONDERLAND!!! Words cannot even begin to explain the joy I feel!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Good and bad. Did not work out. Therapy appointment. Emotionally spent! But will work out tomorrow. Need to find a part time job as well... woooo


Sorry that all the messages are short.. that is what I get for posting from my phone... just is easier for me at times - not always easy to get on the computer. I weighed myself this morning and was at 225#'s!!! AWESOME.... Gotta love it.... Hoping to be able to work out tonite.... And am looking for a part time job.... aaarghhhhh
Bites...recipe courtesy of Egg Face... They look and smell yummy....nighters
Busy night...worked out... 2 miles is much easier on the track vs elliptical machine. Made dinner ..turkey nachos - sans chips for me! Than I made breakfast

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I am going to work out tonight... Day 2.....cardio and legs

I am taking care of me, not as easy as it sounds, but so worth it!

My goals for this week:

Workout everyday!

Get ALL protein in!

Workout Schedule

Monday, 10/12 Cardio Arms

Tuesday, 10/13 Cardio Legs

Wednesday, 10/14 Cardio Arms Trainer

Thursday, 10/15 Cardio Legs

Friday, 10/16 Cardio Arms

Saturday, 10/17 Cardio Legs

I am on track when it comes to my weight loss. And am very happy with the progress thus far!
I am back. Sorry for being MIA for so long. Things have been kind of crazy - not with my health though. Thank God!
I am down 57 pounds and 36.75 inches.... WOWZA....9 WEEKS OUT

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Well.. I am down 35 pounds!! WOW... I am aghast! I am still fighting procrastination on many levels, but will make it thru!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Down 30...woohoooo

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Aaaaaarrrrgggghhhhhhh..where is the inventory?????

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Prcrastination 1
ME 4

Friday, August 21, 2009

Officially -25#'s. woo hoo. Otherwise a sucky day

Thursday, August 20, 2009 next to tackle - getting up Lol....:-((
Procrastination- 0
Suzie - 2
It was a challenge....but I did it!!
Woo hoo..walked a mile today!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Well, no more procrastination for me!! I fought and won today!!!!!

Down almost 30#

What a day.. Getting all I need in. Just sooo much going on that is causing STRESS!!!


Work is good... I am ready to move on

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Moving Along...

Well, after a fun weekend .. it is back to work tomorrow! The structure will be great!
I find I am craving tomato's, Cucumbers, all kinds of fruit and dill pickles! No, I am not pregnant! LOL

I have discovered that one-ounce of crab meat is still YUMMY!!! As is 1 ounce of shrimp!!
Weird hunger - am hoping it is MENTAL hunger... Not CRAVING anything so that is good. My followup with Doc. is this Friday!

Will try and post, however, the next 2 weeks are going to be HELL for me. Bingo AUDIT.. OY VAY!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sorry for the delay!

All is GREAT!! I am so sorry I have not updated since the surgery -
The surgery went very well - unremarkable. The GAS was painful!! The pain killer the first night was marvie! THe pain was manageble from that point forward... some Lortab -- not too much! But I also wanted to allow my body the time to heal!

My RNY was laproscopic! so only 5 holes in my tummy! They started itching 2 days ago, very little bruising! More discomfort than pain. I am a tummy sleeper - soooo... that is still not do-able... but not much longer!

Following all the rules.. have not walked as much as I should have - but we just got over the heat wave -- so, from this point forward.. walk, walk, walk!!

I am down 16 pounds!! WOO HOO!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

3 Days...

WOW.. Well, yesterday I CLEANED.. our bedroom and did Laundry.. still have plenty of laundry to do tonight... woo hoo!! But I am getting all ready!

To all those who have wished me well -- THANK YOU !!! I will blog as soon as I can after surgery - it will be Saturday sometime!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


OMG!!! I cannot belive it is only 5 days away... WOW..I can hardly contain myself I am so excited!! I have measured, taken pix, gotten supplies, and weighed. I AM READY!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

10 Days to Go

WOW... only 1o days left till Surgery. WOWZA... This will be the longest 10 days of my life! LOL... I am ready. I just have to take measurements and pictures!! I am going to do that tonight and tomorrow! WoooHoooo.. Saturday night will be my last big meal. I want to eat light the last 4 days, so that my tummy is all good to go! No, by surgeons do not require a liquid diet prior to surgery.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

14 Days and Counting!!

WOW.. I cannot believe it! 14days. Whew. The emotions I am feeling are just all over the place! I want to thank all posters .. what an amazing support system!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Time for GOALS review

Well.. now that I am less than 3 weeks out - I should go over my goals for after the surgery!
  1. I want to be healthy - I am much to young to be this damn old!!
  2. I want to lower by BP
  3. I want not to become diabetic
  4. I want me knees to stop hurting
  5. I want to lower my cholesterol - will still have to monitor this as it is in the family!
  6. I want to be more active - 6&7 go hand in hand! I want to run in the R&R half marathon here in va beach!!
  7. I want to have more energy
  8. I want to go out west to see the mountains
  9. I want to camp more and hike
  10. I want to be able to ride rides at the theme parks - I am not - bu I want to be able to
  11. I want to cross my legs
  12. I want to be able to shop at a regular clothes store.
  13. I want pretty
  14. I want to know what I will look like thin.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Less than 30 DAYS

WOW... so it looks like this is real! I am just waiting to see if I can go in the hole with leave at my job - and if approved -(many are) I am good to go!! I am nervous - excited - anxious - overwhelmed... WOWZA....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I have a date..

WHEW.. August 6th, 2009 is my date. Thursday. WOW. Nerves just hit. Just want this to be the right decision! I know I will make the right one! And I am sure I am making the right one. Because, in addition to nerves, I have excitement!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Well, I can get a date - late July or early August - I just have no leave time, so in order to do this I need to find $1000 to cover our bills. any ideas..anyone???

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Preceding Post

The preceding post.
The following quote just rang true today. I am not a preacher... for those of you who do not know me!!

I have a stress test Monday.... yea - Passage Lookup: Matthew 6:28-34 - Passage Lookup: Matthew 6:28-34: "Matthew 6:28-34 (New International Version)
28'And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own"

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Well.. the stress has gotten to me. I have a sore throat... feel ICKY.... well, I am only allowing ONE day of this crapola!!

Update..... what a month

Well.. I had all my appointments and they went well... except I have to go see a cardiologist - due to an odd EKG. SO... I am a lil stressed.... about that. Not to mention things that are going on at my work..... but, that is all I can say, as you never know who will come across my blog... whew... suffice it to say that it is STRESSFUL..

Will update after my appt with the cardiologist! thanks!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Wow.. I really cannot believe it is May already! Where does the time go? May 13th is my day of appointments! WooHoo... I am very excited. As I get closer - I know I will start getting nervous! I really need to stop reading the negative posts. Why are there some people who have great success and some who fail miserably? I know that some fail because they do not follow the rules. But are there some that follow the rules and still have issues? Can you take your vitamins as directed and still become malnourished? Ramblings.. However, if you have answers let me know...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


OK.. So I feel like that girl in Will Wonka.. Daddy, I want it NOW!! I know .. patience. There is so much else going on .. I just want it to be my turn! I am mentally ready.. I just need to start tasting various protein supplements! And get some basic supplies.. small cups, ice cream maker, blender...
I am still not smoking.. and NO Weight gain!! WOO HOO!!!
Am I nervous? Of course.... it seems that you are either a success... or you will become debilitated by this surgery... really?

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Well, I had my consult yesterday and it went really well! So April 30, I get with the scheduler and get all my pre-op appointments set up! So, I should have a date by June 1st. WOW... I am thinking July or August. Yes, it could be sooner, however, we are going to Indiana to see family at the end of June and I have not been up there in ages and I really want to go! So, it looks like mid-July to early August - depending on what the work schedule looks like! So much to do before than!! WOOOO

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


My Consult got moved up to this Friday! I am very excited...

Monday, March 30, 2009


I am still not smoking! Still on track! Still want someone to cancel so I can get to the Doc sooner!! But, it will happen when it is supposed to!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


OK.. so I went to the seminar. I am ready. LOL. Ok, really, I have to wait until April 24 to have my FIRST appointment?!?!? OK, must learn patience. I filled out the on-line survey.. WOW... what a lot! And so I get to call in the morning and get on the "Cancellation" list! WOO HOO I really liked Dr. Spencer. Funny - dry funny. So, I am ready to go! And have several other things to do... so let me get going!!

Step One... or is it Step 3?

I am not sure which step this is.. tonight is the seminar for Bon Secours... I am very excited! I think I ahve all what I need for tonight. I do need to make a list of diets I have tried in the last 29 or so years.. WOW... that is a LONG time.... since I was 13! And the bad thing is while I was heavy in high school, I was only in a 16-18! Not that bad... Sheesh...
So, I have stopped smoking! yea! Thank God for Ice Water - it has been a life saver!
I have made the decision - not an easy feat for me!
So I suppose this is step 3!
And inbetween I have researched the hell out of gastric bypass!

Monday, March 16, 2009


Well.. the great news is I am still NOT smoking!! WOOOO HOOOOO.... Tomorrow evening I go to the information session at bon secours - I am very excited! Of course, I will be honest, I am wanting the surgery NOW!!! Ok.. I really would like to have it in a month! But I just do not think that will happen! So, I will probably have to wait to July! Fun times!!! :(

Friday, March 13, 2009


WOW.. Let me say that I will not smoke again, as long as I remeber how hard getting the nicotine out of my system has been. I got home from work and slept - took Katie to practice - and slept till 945pm - than was out at midnite! Nuts!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I have had

MY LAST CIGARETTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What I need to start doing now!

  1. Stop smoking - Today, March 11th, will be the day!
  2. Exercise - walk! - The doggies will enjoy as well!
  3. Chew chew - I do not chew my food as well as I should - nor as well as I will have to.
  4. No liquid with meals - 30 min b4 or after - just to get in the habit!
  5. No straw - This one is going to hurt --- my teeth
  6. No soda - I can do it! I do not want to ruin the surgery
  7. Small bites - again, now way I do this now!
  8. lower caffeine intake -
  9. Vitamins - need to take them EVERYDAY! !

Reasons I want to lose weight

  1. I want to be HEALTHY
  2. I want to Lower my BP
  3. I want to not become Diabetic
  4. I want my knees to stop hurting
  5. I want to Lower my Cholesterol
  6. I want to be more active
  7. I want to have more energy
  8. I want to go out west to see the mountains
  9. I want to hike and camp more
  10. I want to be able to ride rides at theme parks –I still might not – but I will be able to!
  11. I want to cross my legs - although not good for you!
  12. I want to be able to buy clothes anywhere
  13. I want pretty
  14. I want to know what I will look like thin

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Here are some fears of having surgery
  • something going terribly wrong during surgery
  • having horrible side affects after surgery
  • being judged for having the surgery
  • I fear that I will not know what to think of me thin - I have always hidden behind my fat... it is time to come out from the fat - I came out of the closet - and that was way easier!
  • Weight Regain

Decision Time

Well, it has not been an easy choice.

And not one I am taking lightly, but it is time. I go on March 17th to an information session with Bon Scours and I will go from there. I am looking at having the bypass surgery.

First and foremost I have made this decision for my weight. I am 42 years old and I have high BP, am pre-diabetic, and my joints have started to hurt - espicially my knees. I am 5'6" and 285#'s -- that is just too much!

I have been overweight forever! OK.. since i was 13 or so... but it sure seems like forever. It will be a thrill to see me thin!