Posted by: bubblyblonde | August 29, 2008

Long weekend and no shortness of food!!!

Well I was at a conference in Chicago this week and tried my best to be good!!! I did very well for the most part and did alot of walking that should offset the bites I took that I could have done with out!!

I cut out the girly drinks “Martinis” for bottles of water so that saved me some calories and then I passed up the Cheesecake which was VERY hard for me as I LOVE it, for healthier choices of steamed pot stickers and greek salad. I did have a chicken wrap and salads at different meals but I think the thing I feel the worst about is the bread I ate. I am so torn as I really want to stay on the diet as my operation is a week away but then part of me is this is your last chance before the opeartion as you may not get to eat that again!!

I am doing my best to stick with the low carb and fat items and lots of salads to replace my meals with the protien shakes ūüôā Some days are better then others but I need to be focused and get ready to begin the next stage

Posted by: bubblyblonde | August 21, 2008

10 Pounds Down and only 172lbs to go!!!

I lost another 4 1/4 pounds today on week two!! Total now is at 10lbs in two weeks!!! I am eating between 600-800 calories a day on the diet and the crazy thing is with these protien bars I am not hungry at all!! This weekend is going to be tough thou as I have a conference this weekend and you know there will be food galore and I am talking great food at the Chicago Hyatt!!! I will just have to be strong as I only have two more weeks to loose 10 more pounds for the surgery. Dr Woodard says with my BMI being so high he would like to see me loose at least 20lbs before surgery so I am half way there!! My Husband Derek is being very supportive he only has 25 pounds to loose but he is so wonderful by eating and making salads with me and trying to stay on my plan!! Thank you DEREK for being so supportive!!! I LOVE YOU!!

Posted by: bubblyblonde | August 20, 2008

Pictures before Sept 2008

Here are some pictures of me and my family last summer at this time on our Vacation to Disney and then again a year later this week after loosing almost 11 1/2 pounds.

Posted by: bubblyblonde | August 19, 2008

Lap Band Pre-Op Appointment Completed!!

I had my Pre-op Appointment with Dr Woodard yesterday August 18th 2008 and we are set for the Lap Band surgery on September 3rd!!! I was approved for surgery by Blue Cross on August 8th after two months of tests and doctor visits. I have started the Pre-Op Diet on August 4th and have lost 6 lbs so far and need to loose 14lbs more before surgery.

I am of course the heaviest I have ever been in my life and have looked at my wonderful kids and do not want them to loose a parent sooner then they should as I felt I did with my father.  I have chosen to have the Lap Band surgery this year on March 8th 2008 so I can be healthier and LIVE life which is when I went to my first 4 hour seminar and now 5 months later my dreams are becoming a reality!!

I gained 30lbs with my daughter Taylor in 2003 and gained over 60lbs with my daughter Haley in 2005 and never lost the weight after several diet attempts of loosing 20lbs here and there and then gaining it back plus some.¬† As of today I weigh a massive 336lbs after loosing 6lbs this week.¬†I never wanted to be over the 200lb mark let alone the 300lb mark so this has been a very hard thing for me to swallow but obviously the only thing¬†I have a problem swallowing ūüôā or I wouldn’t look like this. So I am taking control of my life from this day forward.

I am a very bubbly and outgoing person no matter how much I weigh and I will be even more outgoing when I am 181 pounds lighter!!! So join me for my Journey and I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I will!!

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