Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Peter and I :)

Ok so i have been gone from here for a couple months, sorry ;)

I got my band on July 19th and am doing well, i think. Im hungry! I can't wait to get a fill so hopefully i wont be so darned hungry anymore.

I got to start having chicken this week, oh man i forgot how tasty it was HAHA Its amazing how good stuff taste when you have not had it in awhile. Anyhow not really sure what else to say, if you have any questions just ask and i will answer :)

Oh yeah, 15 days out and 20 lbs gone :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hey Everyone :)

I still have 2 months til surgery and getting nervous already.

I have a question - Gall Bladder Removal VS Lapband?????

Which one is more painful???

Monday, May 10, 2010


OK so i have to stay the night in the hospital and dr said i have to take 2 weeks off work. Is this normal? How did it go for you?

I got a date!!! :)

July 19th, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Is it ever gonna happen?

When i first started this journey back in July i thought for sure something would happen and i would not be able to have this surgery. Step after step i kept thinking OK one obstacle down how many to go? I am so close and still feel that way. I cant think of anything that would hold me back now so why do i keep that thought in my puny brain? I am so looking forward to that day when i post on here my date or better yet i post on here how i am doing after surgery. It's gonna happen you know :) It really is :)

My life is about to change for the better and i cant hardly wait. Sometimes i write on here and don't really expect anyone to reply but rather to just get it off my mind. When i was doing Atkins i belonged to a Atkins site not quite like this one but it helped me to get things off my mind. 100 down while i was there and that was amazing to me that these people whom don't have any clue who i am can be so concerned about me. I am positive without those people i would have never made it. Thanks Jenn :) Thank you all for your posts to not only teach me what to expect but to show me that other people keep things in their puny (don't take it personal haha) brains as well.


Monday, May 3, 2010


I went to my regular doctor today and after an EKG and some other tests, and a BILLION questions, he has deemed ready for surgery :) By tomorrow morning at 1o am my release will have been faxed and i will be waiting for a call, hmmmm maybe i will call them at 1o am HAHA

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Last meal???

Any ideas from any of you pro-bandsters? What is the thing i wont be able to have most of????

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I just got approval from my insurance for the surgery!!!! This monday i go to my regular Dr to get a release for surgery and then we will set a date!!


Friday, April 16, 2010

I am so scared!!

My friend just broke it to me that 2 years ago she had lapband!! OMG She has not lost anything, i am so afraid of that!!!

Ok now that i got that off my chest, i got a call from my new dr office (whom i have not even visited yet) saying that my first appt which is next wed (the 21st) well be just meeting the doctor and going over my chart to be sure i already did all the requirements at the other dr office. If so, they will just put it through to the insurance for approval on the actual surgery. Its getting closer.............

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New name

I have been trying to think of a new name for my blog. Im tired of my life being a weight loss journey, any ideas?????

Hi everyone

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WAS in a slight funk!!

Im not even gonna tell you about my current position on the lapband journey!!

So, those who know me know that my husband has been unemployed since last september. He has been applying for every job under the sun......The problem you ask??? He makes the max on unemployment so in order to find a job making the same as unemployment he would have to get at least 15$ a hour. There are 50 people applying for the same jobs as him but are willing to take way less. UGH!!!!

My husband had to go outta town with his father for 9 days, i have never been away from him that long :( He left last saturday at 6AM and wont be back til easter sunday.

Ok now you notice the title of this blog says WAS??? :0)

Hubby got a call wednesday before he left, a company called Borax, im sure you have heard of the soap?? They want to interview him thursday. Hubby went and was offered a job as a forklift operator starting at 19.48$ an hour, ALSO they asked him to come back for another interview for a supervisor position making 35$ an hour. So he accepted the position as forklift operator, of course still in hopes for the other position. YAY a JOB!!!

Also, next week is spring break for my kids at school. I took the week off of work using vacation days just in case hubby got the job and guess what??? THey want him to start his job on the 12th which is the monday after spring break. So hubby, myself and my kids are all off for a week before he starts :0) In 12 years of marriage it has never happened!!! Ok so hopefully things are turnin around to the positive in my life eh??

Now surgery hurry up already!!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

BYOC Friday

1. If you could change your first name - what would it be?

I always loved the name Anna Mareena i said i would name my daughter that if i ever had one but i had boys.

2. Why are man hole covers round?

Cause as people grow they grow rounder not squarer JEESH!!

3. What's one of your biggest pet peeves?

My pet peeve is when your telling someone something (or a story) and they have to always interupt and have to top it!!! Can i just tell my story? Im sure yours is interesting also but give me my glory at least for a minute HAHA

4. If you could be a car - what would it be?

I want a Chrysler 300 but if I were a car, i would be a dodge stealth!! Only because i test drove one once along time ago and never felt so much power in my hands in my life :)

5. What's the biggest thing you learned from a blog this week or which blog spoke to you the most this week off the top of your head?

Mine was from LDswims - Her blog about the changes that happen in a person after weight loss bad or good!! It really hit home cause i been over weight my whole life and my husband chose me when i was fat, my family loved me when i was fat, i had great friends when i was fat, I dont wanna lose any of those by becoming a mightier than thow skinny!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Are any other survivor watchers out there? I'm so sad about last nights vote offs UGH

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

OK first of all

First of all,

So i have an appt for April 21st (earliest avail) to meet my new doctor and see my new hospital. Hopefully the insurance will have approved everything by then :) The new office ladies are claiming i have that visit, then an 8 hour class, then surgery!! YAY!! So my hoping surgery would be in April has now moved to May (is started Jan). Late is better than never right?????

I asked the new office ladies how long after the 8 hour class til my surgery and she said "the very next surgery day, which is Mondays." I'm like "Don't you require a pre op diet?" She said "Just no food or liquids after midnight the day before your surgery." Anyone ever heard that before??????

Second of all, (thought id follow drazil teehee)

I need to get a pedicure so badly, but my last experience has left me scarred!! The lady did the callus treatment on my feet and shaved the side of my foot into a opened wound! Then, she clipped the top of my pinky toe with the clippers and poured SUPER GLUE on it to stop the bleeding!! I was so mad UGH! I went to pay, yes i paid for this treatment, and she says "oh sorry our credit card machine is down you have to walk to the liquor store next door to get cash" I say "well do you have some of those lil fake shoe thingys for me to put on (i was on my lunch hour from work wearing tennis shoes)" SHE DIDN'T!!! I walked next door, through a greasy ass blacktop got the cash and actually paid her!! I need to grow some balls EH??? So when i say scarred, i mean permanently scarred, i still have it on the top of my pinky toe to prove it!!!!

Alright I'm done rambling on, thanks for listening :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

I need some opinions

I have read on a few of the blogs about the lap band doctors taking out gall bladders as a source of extra income???? Am i misunderstanding or is this true??? I had mine out in august as preparation for my band. What is your opinion and has anyone done any research on this???

Friday, March 19, 2010

For Ms Drazil :)

1. If you could be a weather forecast, what would you be and why?

Mostly sunny with a chance of a breeze!! Well cause nobody is perfect ;)

2. If you could be a crayon, what color would you be and why?

I would say Blue. Not really sure why just that it is the color of water and I'm a river rat.

3. What is/was your biggest physical goal you want to do when you hit your goal weight?

A few years ago i went to Knotts Berry Farm (amusement park) and was asked to get off a ride cause the seat belt wouldn't fit. I was so embarrassed as you can imagine. So my goal will to be to go back and get on that ride and NOT be asked to get off!!

4. If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

I'm such an animal lover i cant pick just one but it would have to be wild. To be free to roam and be outside (I'm not to be hunted!) would be so awesome. Of course someone would have to come feed me once a day at least. :)

.5. Just because I’m new to some followers and I’m curious – let’s do a put it out there in black and white stat question.What was your highest weight? 302 What is your weight now? 250 What is your goal weight if you have one? 150 What is your goal size if you have one? 7/9 What diet/program/tool do you follow/have if any? I have eaten NO carb for a couple years and lost a ton of weight but cant do the NO carb thingy anymore so i plan to just keep a low carb diet How did you lose the weight current to today? Atkins

6. What’s your best advice for people in this weight loss journey?

Don't beat yourself for mistakes while dieting (nobody is perfect) and don't say tomorrow i will start over. Start over right now!!! I remember when i was eating NO/low carb i would eat something i shouldn't and then say "Well the day is already ruined" and go on a carb fest!!! Wont work!!

7. Have you ever shaved your whootananny? UMMMMMM I'm not answering your question :) But will be picking up some Magic Shaving Powder and a Walgreens Gift Card (with no$$ on it) this weekend ;)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Been MIA for a few days

Hi everyone

Well i found out my doctor does surgeries at another hospital that is a COE (Center of Excellence) Its a little further away from me which is ok. They wont do it outpatient at the hospital so i will get a night away from the kids :) Tomorrow they will be reissuing the request to the insurance so i might hear back within this week. God i hope so!!! PRAY FOR ME!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Corey Haim!!! How many more are we gonna lose from drugs?

I am so thankful that i have a low tolerance for drugs, i take a tylenol and its nighty night for me HAHA No chance of ever being addicted to drugs here!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Its tuesday :)

Hi ya'll

Well today is Tuesday and the insurance has authorized my surgery as long as i have it in a different hospital UGH So now my surgery center is scrambling trying to find somewhere my doctor will travel!!! So what happens if he wont' you ask???? Then i start all over from last June with a different doctor. Please please please say a prayer for me that she will find somewhere!!

On a lighter note :) I was catching up on all the postings you all made while i was away for the weekend and my oh my you gals know how to crack me up. I'm sitting here in my office and i burst out laughing out loud thinking about Jenn cutting a bitch and Amy's boobs. I think im gonna fit in just fine, I mean hell my boobs used to be a big C and now they are a little B and still hang to my waist!!! And Jenn, I could still cut a bitch for some cheesecake I hope i get better at that with some of the weight loss im hoping to achieve!!

HAHAHA You gals are awesome.

I was thinking also about what we have to complain about and realized yes my husband is unemployed and cant find a job but at least when i get home from work (JENN) my house will be clean and dinner will be ready. HAHA He is a good little house husband. I just am thankful he loves me enough to pick up on all that since he isn't working. I AM THANKFUL!!!

Thats all for today i will update again in a couple days :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Still waiting on the insurance

Thursday, March 4, 2010

EWWWWW By the way

I found this terrible picture last night, it was the day before i started atkins. UGH Im gonna enlarge it and post it on my bathroom mirror so i can swear every morning to never look like this again!!

My 2nd post :)

Well i did not hear from the insurance today so i will be calling ASAP I been waiting for this since june 2009 UGH why does it take so long? Anyhow i will get back to you all as soon as i hear from them. Ta Ta for now :)

Oh and whats this about naming our bands? Should i wait til i get mine and see what kind of temperament he or she has?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My 1st blog

Hi ya'll :) Today is my first time blogging so bear with me.

When i was in the 10th grade i hit 200 lbs and thought i would just die!! Throughout the years i packed on a couple here and a couple there. I met my husband in 1997 and was 219 lbs. I then had 2 children (which i lost weight when i was pregnant) and gained 83 lbs after my last one. So there i was 30 years old and 302 lbs. I had diabetes, i barely could tie my shoes and the worst thing ever happened to me. We were at an amusement park and i was asked to get off the ride cause i couldn't get the seat belt buckled!!


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That was it!! I started the Atkins diet along with my husband and was pretty successful. I lost 100 lbs and got down to 203 and the hubby (of course) lost all his 85 lbs and still has it off UGH! I fell off that wagon and just cant stick with eating no carbs for the rest of my life so i now have gained 50 lbs back!! This past June i decided to look into LapBand surgery and felt it was the right thing for me. Of course you cant just walk in and get it :) First thing was i had to have my gall bladder out because of stones, they cant to lapband if you have gall stones. Then i had a bacteria in my stomach which caused to much acid, got that taken care of with 15 pills a day of antibiotic, thought i was gonna be really sick then HAHA. The insurance asked me to see a nutritionist for 6 months and then they would approve it. I am now currently waiting for a call (should be today) to set my surgery date. I CANT WAIT :)

Well that's me as of now, in a nutshell of course.

I welcome and comments and/or suggestions.

PS Jennifer thank you so much for bringing me here :)