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, December 12, 2011

Struggles and Life

Hello all my friends out there in blog land! I bet you thought I'd fallen off the face of the earth! Well, I have not. I would say that I have fallen off the wagon, but honestly I don't think I've really been on it in a while. I am trying to hang on as best I can right now until my brain clicks again and I can make myself do what I need to do.

But enough of that!

How is everyone?! Other than my weight (which isn't horrible), I'm doing really well right now! Life is good, work is good, hubby is good, kitties are good, family is family (ha!) and for once I'm not stressing about the holidays. I usually don't enjoy this time of year because of the stress of gifts and food and parties and commitments, etc. But I'm not letting it bother me this year.

So, what's been going on with me ... hmm, how about some bullet points? In no particular order :)

  • I told y'all I got a new car, and I love her. She is so much fun and I am super happy with my decision! 
  • My BFF and I went to San Antonio for the weekend a little bit back. We took the Amtrak train from Fort Worth to San Antonio. It was a lot of fun! It takes 8 hours to get from FW to SA, but on the way down we had a 2 hour delay outside of Austin. It was alright, and no delays on the way home. However, after we got off the train in FW, the train goes over to Dallas before it heads on towards Chicago and there was a shooting on the train! 1 person killed (the bad guy) and 2 injured (1 undercover cop and an innocent bystander). It had to do with drugs. It was a little weird to think that it happened on the very train that we had been on all day. The 2 injured will be alright, they were fairly minor injuries. While we were in SA we had a great time. We walked up and down the riverwalk a bunch of times and shopped up a storm in the market. We had a lot of great Mexican food and laughed up a storm. It was cold and rainy but that did not dampen our spirits. On the train ride there and back, we worked on knitting some flip top mittens. I got one mitten a little more than 1/2 way done, Just need to do the thumb and the flip top part. I'll get some pics up when I'm finished.
  • Surprisingly (to me anyway), work is going pretty smooth right now. It is surprising because it is nearing Christmas and I work in retail. I've been lucky that people have been actually finishing their work on time (or beforehand) so that I haven't had to rush. Plus I've been able to have my friend Kathy come in and help me out with some work a couple of times. It has been rather nice actually.
  • I've seen the Twilight: Breaking Dawn pt. 1 movie 5 times in the theater so far. Yes, I realize I am a 40 year old woman. I love the story and am a smidge obsessed with Robert Pattinson :) Go ahead, mock and judge. I don't care!
  • James and I are both taking off the week between Christmas and New Year's from work. I'm pretty excited about it. I have no idea what we are going to do yet. I do know that I want to go see the Sherlock Holmes movie and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie. We will probably catch up on some other Netflix movies and play computer games, etc. I expect it to be a relaxing and fun time.
  • Tonight is my support group and I get to see my BBF Beth Ann! Yay!!! I'm excited :)
  • I got my Christmas present early ... a Kindle Fire! I got it yesterday and am in love with it already. I am new to the Android OS so I've got some things to learn and figure out but so far it is amazing.
That's all I can think of right now so I'm going to close for the moment. I hope you all have a wonderful day and a wonderful week!



  1. Yay on Breaking Dawn!! G and I didn't make it this weekend. Perhaps next weekend...though that isn't real likely either with getting the new kitties.

    Pics of your new car!! : )

    Our support group meeting is tonight too. Hug my Hero for me! : )

  2. welcome back. I have decided I want a Kindle too!
    Have fun with it.

  3. I love when you blog. It always makes me smile. I want a pair of those green and yellow please. LOL

  4. It's good to hear from you! I'm new to Android too and it pretty much rocks. Enjoy the Kindle Fire!

  5. Um, I know exactly what to do between Christmas and New Year's, come see MEEEEEEE!!!!!!

  6. Yay...I'm glad you blogged again! I was wondering where you went. Glad things are going good in your life right now. Yes and those mittens are super cute!!!

  7. No judgement from me... you know I like the books, too. I mean, I haven't paid to see the movie, but I downloaded it online. LOL