Friday, April 30, 2010


1. What’s your favorite smell?
As cheesy as this sounds... it is Stetson cologne.... I know, but there is something about that smell that makes me crazy (wink, wink)

2. What is your all-time favorite movie and why?
I have 2 - Smoke signals with Adam Beach based on a short story by Sherman Alexie (a native american writer) These are my people and I have to support them!
second is Lost in translation, I just want to know what he says to her at the end! And I believe you can fall in love and live a lifetime in a few days time if that is all you know you have together.

3. What’s your trigger food?

Sweets for sure, once you get a little in are always chasing the sugar crash NEED MORE! NEED MORE!

4. When someone you love is going through a difficult time – what are your go-to words to make them feel better – in just a sentence or two?
I never know what to say... With my daughter I do a lot of - you could be a lot worse off speeches. I am an optimist so I try to go for the brighter side... But I am sure I have said "That just plain sucks" too

5. This one is always the same. Who is your nominee for the blog of the week for YOU? Which blog OR comment touched your heart, spoke to you, stuck with you all week?
I loved Gen's blog with Judi as her SOB guest. Judi is the second person I started following back in June. She is awesome as is Gen.

All comments touch me and stick with me... yesterdays for sure :) Thanks you all for the support!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just when I had you off my head....

Post title is just a line from a John Mayer song that is fitting for me at the moment...
I've had to let go of something recently and is not good times for me.
There are sure times I wish this blog was anonymous. Um, like now for instance.

On the band front, hanging in there, still losing S-L-O-W-L-Y! Creeping up on the 80 pounds lost mark, tomorrow is my 9 mo bandaversary so I can't complain too much about the loss slowing down. Allergies had me extremely tight after my fill last week but I have been taking something and have loosened up a bit but still have good restriction.

Thought I would add a quick Weekday dish since I have nothing exciting to post..

B-cheese stick
coffee - notice a trend here?
L-one foil pouch of tuna mixed with some cottage cheese and half of an avocado (no mayo)
S-hot apple pie from McD - yes, a hot apple pie folks, a whole one... :(
D-about 8 small bites of pot roast chewed to liquid, mash taters maybe 1/3 of a cup, 6 cooked baby carrots and a few mushrooms...oh, did I mention everything had gravy on it?
sometime later- 2 mother's c.c. cookies (the small ones from the bag)

Well, just letting you know I am still kicking and reading... I am back to work F/T - for the moment so I haven't posted many comments. There is always this weekend...except it is supposed to be nice so I think a visit to the Pacific ocean is in my future. I need the serenity... decisions, decisions....

Take care you all!

Friday, April 16, 2010



1. If you ever won the lottery – what’s the very first thing you’d do?
Well, I will let you know on Sat. when I win the 212,000,000 playing Powerball...
I think I would approve plans for the dream house then take off in one of these huge ass Motorhomes across the US and not come back until it is built.

2. What is your favorite curse word? (This one is from Joey)

I say "What the Fuck...Over" all the time. It started when we would be using headphones on the back of the hydroseeding trucks I worked on. You would have to say Over when you were done talking on your radio... so it just stuck.

3. What is your favorite holiday and why?

Thanksgiving! I get to spend it with my side of the family. And come'on... who doesn't love stuffing?

4. What turns you on? (another suggestion from Joey)

OH MY, this question stalled me from posting yesterday.
Do I answer honestly and watch the followers drop off one by! Or do I answer with something lighthearted? What to do, what to do?
People read these questions to get to know you better, right?
okay, lighthearted wins out....I will have to do a whole blog post about my sexual frustrations another day.

Neck kisses, my hubby in a suit & tie, flirting

5. Whose blog spoke to you, stayed with you, meant the most to you, stands out to you this week and why?

Amy W's Vlog (tearful vlog) I choked up because I know the support and love she felt and it is crazy to get that from a media like this (blogging) I had 0 - zero- Nada support from my husband in the beginning of this. These blogs and support group were it for me. The support got me through some real tough times when I felt alone, but I wasn't alone at all!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Leg recovery - fill today - and Weekday Dish

Hello peeps! I'm still alive...just returned to work to fill in for someone and have started an insane home project that when done either myself or hubby will be buried in the backyard! All I can say is we have very different ideas.....and mine are better!

Legs are healing and today was my first day without the compression stockings. THANK GOODNESS! I am so over them. I just have the spider veins yet to go in a month or so but that is a quick deal. OMG! The pain (just for the record, I have an extremely high pain tolerance) but this was one of the most painful things I have experienced. Feeling better now though.

This is the second leg during healing...

I'll try to get a couple side by sides up when the swelling goes down a little more...

here is a pic with some new found collar bones...not a great pic, but they are starting to show a bit!

Today I had a small fill .3 taking me to 9.7 in my realize 11cc band. So far, so good but I have only had water and coffee. I'm going to make a protein shake for dinner so my weekday dish is from yesterday.

Coffee, water
calcium chews
B- hubby made homemade hash browns and I had a couple bites and a turkey sausage patty

L- 1 lowfat cheese stick split in 1/4 with 4 slices of deli ham wrapped around
calcium chews
coffee water

D- single serve pouch of tuna w/mayo and relish on a piece of wheat toast (toasted well) I knew then my fill was a go!!! bread is not usually an option for me

water & vitamins

I am going to attempt a second vlog tomorrow if the office is quiet...hope to touch on some of the great posts you all have shared recently.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Monthly Stats - For Gen

Slow & steady... I'll take it.
There is something missing from the totals and that is included on my print-outs and that is there was a few months with quite a bit of lean muscle gain and fat loss that off-set a bigger loss. This makes the overall totals okay with me because that muscle is helping to burn calories!

June, 2009 9.8

July, 2009 18.2 (two week liquid diet )


Aug, 2009 4.3 (Aug. 27th first fill - 4cc's)

Sept,2009 2.9

Oct, 2009 1

Nov, 2009 14.7 (major stuck episode/unfill/liquids/death in family)

Dec, 2009 2.9

Jan. 6, 2010 (Last fill I have had, brought me to 9.4 in 11cc realize band)

Jan, 2010 4

Feb, 2010 5.9

Mar, 2010 6.8

Apr, 2010 (so far) 2.8

Friday, April 2, 2010



1. If you could be a Superhero (like Gilly) - what would you be called or what would your powers be?
I'd be Firestarter! I'd be able to light a big log on my wood stove (our only heat source) With the added bonus of randomly shooting fire at annoying people

2. Name one physical thing you love about you and one mental thing you love about you.

Physical - My is what I look at first on people as well

Mental - That I am a sponge. If I hear something or read it somewhere I retain it....sometime down the road I am able to rattle it off in a way that makes me seem smart :)

3. If you stood in front of God (or whatever Supreme Being you may believe in) - what question would you ask him?

What was up with all the tests & temptations? and How did I score overall?

4. Besides yourself - who was/is your biggest enabler in your weight loss journey?

Enabler in loss as opposed to enabler against loss?... the second is easier to answer unfortunately. All I will say is that there is one very unlikely person who really came through...but shall remain nameless..And Claire (my band)

5. What do you do for a living (another reader request question)?

My education is all in Emergency medical/pre-nursing, although I have never earned a living in the medical field. I have worked in the landscape construction industry for years. Erosion control being my primary field. Currently I work for a small commercial construction company who has two main divisions. We build and re-image gas stations (like if a Shell becomes an Exxon we go and change all the signs and decals) The second part of the job is that we build a chain of coffee houses (drive-up) called Dutch Bros.

6. Whose blog hit home for you this week or whose blog made you think the most this week?
I'd have to say Band-babes post for weekday dish (April Fools edition)
I realized I will never eat like that again but I did, day after day for years.