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.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Challenge Weigh In Day

Good morning friends!

Yesterday was a great day for me. I felt good, I ate well, I exercised, I made good choices, I had fun. What more can you ask for?

The only issue I had at all yesterday was that we went to the grocery store to get some things and they had my very favorite flavor of Blue Bell ice cream in the world. It is only available a couple of times a year and I used to buy up the stock of it when I found it - but that was before I was banded. I haven't had any in almost 2 years. I was super hungry when we got to the store (which is usually a no-no) so when I saw that ice cream (Tin Roof for those wondering) I reallllllllllllllly wanted some. I forced myself to walk away and go down the aisle to pick up a box of the sugar free Blue Bell Moo Bars I've been having instead. Still delicious and only 100 calories for a bar. Vanilla ice cream with chocolate coating. They were out of them. I nearly cried! But I kept telling myself that it was only ice cream and not the end of the world. I kept in mind the weigh in for today and held strong. I can do this. And all my hard work paid off.

That is a loss of 2.2 pounds this week! And after my hiccup of gaining 3 pounds the 1st week of the challenge I am now 1.4 down from my beginning challenge weight!

I am super excited for our DFW BOOBS lunch this afternoon. I hope you all have a great Sunday!


  1. Oh that is such a HUGE NSV...walking away from that ice cream! WOW

  2. Go are all good girlfriend!

  3. Walked away from ice cream twice yesterday? You're a rockstar! :)

    I threw mine away as I was walking back to my car, even though it was amaaazing.

  4. I know I already told you, but this just RULES!

  5. Hi Debi ! I found you via Ronnie and noticed you were wearing that 'thingee' that I just undusted and put on. I am a few days out of surgery and the haze comes goes ... I can't remember what that darn thing is called but I'm glad I found someone else who wears one ! You weight loss is awesome !!