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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day Success

I completely and totally ROCKED the size 12 swimsuit this weekend! It was incredible! Well, it is a smidge tight, but that is OK. It will only get better from here on out.

I got to see my sister-in-law who was banded last fall and she looks WONDERFUL! We both enjoyed being called skinny all day :) OH! And since it was a cookout as well, I got a package of those Sandwich Thins to use as a bun for my cheeseburger. She and I both tried one and they work great! We toasted them for a little extra luck on our side, and then we enjoyed the heck out of those burgers! I highly recommend them to any banded peeps reading.

The rest of my weekend was good. Quiet in some times and crazy busy in others. I'm really glad I took a couple of extra days off before and after the party. Made it not feel so rushed to get everything ready and then cleaned up afterward.

Speaking of cleaning up. We had a new maid come and clean the house before the party and I love her! It also forced us to straighten and organize everything before she got there. I have been doing my best to keep it straight since then too. I hate having a messy and dirty house! A big problem is having to pick up after my husband. We feed off each others laziness. We do really good until one of us leaves something out one time and the other one is like "I'm not picking up their stuff!" and then it all snowballs. So I am trying to be the bigger person and just pick up anything and put it away no matter who left it out. I've noticed that he is doing better too, keep your fingers crossed it keeps going this easy!

12 days until my "Balls to the Wall" challenge!!


  1. YAY!! Yay for size 12 swimsuts! Yay for being called skinny! Yay for sandwich thins! Yay for 12 days!!

    See you Saturday, girlfriend!

  2. So glad we got to spend Memorial Day toghether! It was awesome and fun. Especially those hamburgers!!! Keep up the great work and by next season, you'll need another new bathing suit. :)