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.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Happy Friday my friends!

I worked out again last night and accomplished my goal of 14 minutes on the elliptical, woo hoo!!! I also did a turn on the treadmill (including a little bit of running) and the bike as well as my stretching and sit ups. There were a few more people in the fitness center yesterday but I didn't let that deter me. I just went about my business as if they weren't there and made myself not care if I looked silly running or doing my sit ups. Who cares what they think right? Some of them looked kinda silly with their exercising anyway, so who are they to judge :)

I'm going to get a pedicure after work tonight. Bye bye to the 4th of July stars. Not sure if I'll do another design or not this time, I'll have to see how the mood strikes me when I get there. I'm not sure I will get much working out in today, but I might do some more Just Dance when I get home. It is fun and you can do as little or as much as you want. So that is awesome. 

I don't know what my plans are for tomorrow, but I'm sure some working out will be involved. And possibly some pool time! Then on Sunday morning James and I will go see Harry Potter and I'm so excited! Then after that I am going over to my best friends house and she is going to help me sew up a super cute purse/bag. She made one for herself the other day and I just love it so I'm going to make one for me!

Are any of y'all doing anything fun this weekend??? Share!!!


  1. One thing I've learned is that although you may think someone is judging you at the gym, they're not. Either their focused on their own workout or silently giving you kudos for being at the gym and exercising. Confidence baby!! You are doing great...

    hubby and I are headed to EPCOT tomorrow for a day of Disney fun. I'm just hoping it doesn't rain 1/2 the time! Have a nice weekend. :)

  2. Congrats on meeting your goal!

    I have flowers on my toes right now and I want to go back and get them re-done. I have wreaked havoc on my toes (and polish) this last couple of weeks.

  3. I have 2 long gym sessions planned for the weekend (running/walking for an hour on Saturday, then Body Pump and Zumba on Sunday). Other than that, we're having dinner/game night with some friends on Saturday night and my mom and I are going to get pedicures and do a little shopping on Sunday. Enjoy the movie!

  4. great job on the workout!
    Sounds like you have a great weekend ahead of you.

  5. I hear you're joining us in Chicago... I can't wait to meet you and read more about your journey. *Maria*~DiZneDiVa:"This One Time at BAND Camp..."~1 vs 300. Follow my journey at

  6. We may go see Harry Potter on Sunday too!! My husband isn't as into it as I am. So we will see what I can get him to do!

    Debi is doing it! Ignore what you think others are thinking. Chances are they are thinking the same about you!

  7. You are the exercise rock star!! I'm so truly impressed, Debi!