How did I let it happen? How did I wake up one day to find myself at 286 pounds and completely miserable in my own body? It happened, I can't blame anyone but me. And only I can fix it. So I am. On December 23, 2009 I had Lap-Band Surgery with Dr. John Marsden. I'm down 100 pounds so far with about 25 to go.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Here we go!

Today marks day 1 of the Balls to the Wall challenge. I am going to try to post every day to remain accountable to myself and anyone who might be reading.

Beginning Weight: 187.4

This makes me uber sad. But I will not dwell on it, I will do my best and overcome.

Tonight is my monthly Lap Band support group. And even though Beth won't be there (something about a big fancy house, personal chef cooking dinner and ski doo's on a lake ... me = jealous) I'm still looking forward to seeing some of my other buddies and using the motivation from tonight to get me off on the right foot for my challenge.

I don't know that I have a specific goal for my challenge. Previously when I was at about 183 I had said I wanted to be firmly in the 170's by the end but I'm not sure if I can lose 10lbs in 2 weeks. Or if I even should try. So, I guess my goal won't be a scale one. I am aiming to eat right and get in my "exercise" every day during these 2 weeks. My BodyBugg has me set for consuming 1500 calories and expending 2250 for each day. That would equal 1.5 pounds a week. We will see if I stick to that or if I try to get all ambitious and stuff!

On a non-food topic, I saw 2 movies this weekend and they were both very good. Movie #1 was X-Men: The First Class. I am a fan of the X-Men franchise, and while partly that is because of my crazy love for Patrick Stewart - I have to say that I really enjoyed this movie. There were some fun cameo's and of course a lot of action.

Movie #2 was Super 8. If you have not seen this, you really should. I love how the ads really don't tell you what the movie is about and while I'm not surprised at the content looking back, seeing as how it is J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg ... I really didn't know what I was walking in to. I don't want to give anything away, but I will say that it took me straight back to my youth. It had a very E.T., The Goonies, Close Encounters of the Third Kind feel to it and that alone just made me smile. The actors were great and the dialogue was fantastic. Definitely, do not miss this one!

That's all for today, I will be back tomorrow with a weight update and to share how I did with my calories and steps!

Make it a good one!


  1. Yeah for the Balls to the Wall challenge. I know you can do it. You and Beth are going to kick ass for this challenge.

    I'm starting a challenge this is not named yet. I have the girls giving me suggestions on the blog.

  2. Don't be sad about a little gain (easier said than done, I know!), it'll be off in no time flat. Good luck with your challenge, I know you'll meet whatever goal you set. :)

    And I love me some X-Men, too. I reaaaally liked X-Men: First Class, though, super big James McAvoy fan. :D

  3. Good luck on your challenge and thanks for following my blog!

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  4. Glad that you had a better start than me! But thank you for giving me a little push to make sure I didn't let it completely derail me. :) Love you, friend.