Friday, December 31, 2010


And HOLY bejesus a NEW ME!!

I am down around 65lbs and for the first time in so many years, I do not have to go on one of those dreadfull diets advertised on the telly!!! Now I watch them and think in my head, will those people succeed? Will they keep the weight off? Always in the back of my head, I think this is not a for sure thing and sometimes I just need to be bitch slapped! Why cant I take it and enjoy the ride?? WHY?

My only resolution for 2011...SPEND LESS! Yeup, its my only one and oh so hard to do at times! With two kids and living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, it gets TOUGH! Gas is at $1.22 per litre. Yes you heard right. I sometimes go across the border to fill up and that is about $30 dollars less per fill. Craziness is what it is. Between school tuition, hockey fees, sports fees, drum fees, music fees, mortgage, goes on and on! What's crazy is we can finally enjoy our income somewhat but I think the daily costs are adding up!

Catch 22 - i can finally go into the store at the mall and find clothes off the rack...but I WANT THEM ALL! I love how everything fits so nicely and my BODY IS BACK! Im enjoying it right now cause dammit, I freakin worked hard for this and earned every bit of it!! I guess its one of the sideffects of losing all this weight! Wonder if they would advertise this on the lapband sites! heheheh!

Still dealing with some pain issues when I eat (ulcer?) and I am always worried but what else is new! Taking it one day at a time! My mom thinks I am starving myself! Right! I just dont like eating in front of people!

I have been reading all of your amazing blogs and I am so thankful to have met you day face to face!

2011 is going to ROCK!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

5 More sleeps....

I love love this time of year!

The craziness gets crazier and crazier every year!

The kids are so excited...

Feeling a ton better! Taking it one day at a time!

The one pro about the band...not leaving your guests house feeling stuffed as a PIG! Especially during the holiday season! WOOOHOO!

Weigh in day is tomorrow and Barium test is on Wednesday!

Hope you are all having a blessed week!

Monday, December 13, 2010

60lbs LOST!

It only took a lapband and an ULCER but dammit I did it!

Thats the good news...the crappy shit, is I fell down the stairs this morning and I feel like I have been run over by a BUS! My whole right side is throbbing! I cried all the way into work - I am mentally and physically drained from all of the crap going on with me right now! I know this too shall pass...

I emailed the doc's office for an unfill cause Saturday night I had an episode...I dont think ULCER's, LAPBAND's and CARBONATED SODA mix well! YEUP!

I am going for my barium test next week...QUESTION: do you need to be completely unfilled for this procedure??

Oh yeah, I am freaking .47 away from being OVERWEIGHT! Still OBESE! Soon my friends...SOOON!

Hope you all had a fab weekend! Only 12 more days...WOOOT WOOT!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I am so tired of freakin burping after I put something in my mouth!!!!!!!!

Taking Nexium for my so called Ulcer!

Monday, December 6, 2010

19 More Days till Christmas...

Thank you to all of your well wishes as I am dealing with this crappy ULCER thing! I am on medication and taking it one day at a time...still nauseated, loss of appetite and vomitting!
I will weigh in tomorrow...the way its looking, the 160's are closer and closer. Stay tuned!
I am offically getting excited about Christmas! I love seeing the parking lots full of trees, houses decorated and all the beautiful lights!
It is truly special seeing it thru the eyes of my 6 year old daughter...takes my breath away!
Hope you are all doing well...take the time to enjoy each day!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms...

Then you should get checked out for the presence of a gastric ulcer. You will need to see your doctor for a proper diagnosis.

The signs and symptoms of a gastric ulcer are almost opposite to the signs and symptoms of duodenal ulcers - the main differences are noticed in the timing and severity of the pain.
· Gastric ulcers generally cause a dull aching pain, often right after eating.
· Making a meal can often cause an increase in pain
· Eating will not relieve pain as is the case with other types of ulcers
· Indigestion and heartburn, or acid reflux
· Nagging pain in the upper abdomen area below your breastbone
· Episodes of nausea
· A noticeable loss of appetite
· Unplanned weight loss
· Another less common symptom of a gastric ulcer is that about 3 in every 10 people are woken up at night by dull ulcer pains – this usually happens 3- 4 hours after eating.