I’m losing consistently again. At one point a few weeks ago, I saw 270 on the scale (and almost had a heart attack). Today I was 262. I’ve been consistently around 267 and the 270 was most likely a fluke because it was only a day or two. So I’m counting this as a 5 pound loss. I’d love to be back down to my lowest weight by the time I see Dr.M again in August. I briefly got down to 242-243, but that was a couple of days right around when I first got pregnant and was too nauseous to eat much. My lowest consistent weight was 245-247, so I’d like to be back in that range. I go back to see Dr. M. on August 5th, so that gives me a little over five weeks. That’s a pretty lofty goal, so realistically I’ll be ok with being around 252 at that point. That’s 2 lbs a week. Before I got pregnant, I was losing 3-4 lbs a week pretty consistently. I don’t know if my body can kick back in at that rate, but we’ll see.

June 27, 2009 at 9:02 pm 3 comments

It’s been a while

Well I’m here and still alive. Life has been crappy and I just haven’t had much to say. I’ve realized, though, that this blog is a big part of my support and motivation. I need to get back into the habits that I formed last year when I was successfully losing weight.

I saw Dr. M. a couple of weeks ago. I gained 4 lbs from the last visit which was in April. It could have been way worse, I know. My band has controlled my intake somewhat. However, after living with this band for 16 months, I know how to eat around the band. Food is my comfort. I feel so empty and I know that I’m trying to fill that hole with food. That only makes me feel worse because I do not want to gain the weight back. It depresses me even more to step on the scale and see the number creeping up every time.

This week, I’ve lost 2 lbs or so. I’m pleased with that and I want to keep going. I just need to control myself and stop eating crap. If I don’t buy it, I won’t eat it, so I need to stop buying it. And tell my husband to stop buying it. He’s an enabler. He wants me to feel better so he does what he can to try to make me feel better.

I don’t have any recent pictures of myself, but I will share a picture of my new tattoo. It’s on my left ankle/calf and I love it.

June 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm 3 comments


As of today, I am recommitting to my band. I am so tired of watching the scale creep upward. I have to do this. I refuse to gain back the weight I’ve lost. I’ve been hoping to lose 10 lbs by the time I see Dr. M again, but that’s 2 weeks from tomorrow so I’m not sure if I can manage that now. I’ll take anything at this point though. I’m going to start tracking my calories again, drinking all my water and exercising.

I’m also updating my ticker and info on the sidebar because I want to be completely honest and have 100% accountability. I might also start posting what I’m eating daily, but that will get kind of boring. LOL

Wish me luck!

May 19, 2009 at 9:06 am 5 comments


Someone asked how I’m doing so I wanted to post an update since it has been a little while.

In a word, I’m struggling. Emotionally, weight wise, everything. I’m eating crap, I know. I just don’t really care. Well, I do care. But I don’t know if I am even capable of getting back into this weight loss thing. My head has to be in the game and it just isn’t. There are so many reasons for me to keep losing, not the least of which is so I can be healthier to attempt another pregnancy. I also know that my sweet baby girl wouldn’t want to be the reason her mommy falls apart like this.

I just don’t know how to do it. I don’t know how to lift myself up and find the strength. Sometimes I wish I was one of those people that can’t eat when they are depressed. Instead, I am the complete opposite. I eat everything, I crave junk, I have no off switch.

Please keep praying for me. Send me some words of wisdom. Something.

I go to the surgeon for my post-op on my gallbladder and I do not even want to see the look on his face when he sees that I’ve gained since I last saw him.😦 I’m so ashamed.

April 20, 2009 at 5:16 pm 5 comments


Surgery went well. It took about 30 minutes and was a very easy surgery. Dr. M said that my gallbladder was really nasty, full of stones and sludge and very inflamed. I’m a little sore, but on minimum pain medication and doing well. I didn’t even get wheeled out of the hospital–I walked. I go back to work on Monday even.

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. 🙂

April 10, 2009 at 11:11 am 4 comments

Surgery tomorrow

I have my gallbladder surgery tomorrow. Dr. M will be the surgeon. I hope I feel better after this. I will update when I get home. Keep me in your prayers.

April 8, 2009 at 5:52 pm 1 comment


I found out yesterday that I have to have my gallbladder removed. Tuesday night (well, actually very early Wednesday morning) I went to the ER in extreme pain in my chest and back and I was really nauseated. They gave me some Zofran and Dilaudid, then did blood work and a CT scan. The CT isn’t usually good for diagnosing gallbladder problems, but it picked up some kind of “matter” in there. I called Dr. M’s office and they sent me right over for an ultrasound yesterday. When I went by the office to get the order, I talked to Dr. M for a few minutes. He said it definitely needs to come out. He wanted to get me in TODAY! I was like, um yeah, how about next week? LOL So I go in sometime next Thursday, April 9th, for the surgery. He didn’t seem too surprised at all that this is happening. I guess I’m in a high risk category, times two, with fast weight loss and just having a baby.

I’m done asking, what’s next. I’m now just anticipating the next crappy thing that could happen. I am scared to death to have surgery and completely freaked out. I’m also still having some pain, though not nearly as bad because I’m eating very low fat, bland foods. I guess the bright side of this is that it will help me get back on track food wise. LOL

April 2, 2009 at 9:58 am 1 comment

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