Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I was just eating my typical bandster go-to lunch.
It is one foil pouch of tuna
1/2 a mushed avocado
tad of mayo
1/4 cup of low fat cottage cheese
some almonds
w/ 2 slices of low fat mozzarella cheese (I use like bread)

Good protein & calcium, tastes good....
But it sure looks gross!

Self Reward !

As mentioned on my Vlog, I got me some new tires and wheels for the FJ...Sort of a self reward and early BD present.

I have nothing exciting to blog about. I've been really homesick lately. It's bumming me out because I can't see a trip home in my near future. When I say home, I am talking about a town called Martinez, California. I've been a transplant here in Oregon about 7 years now but I still miss "home" now and again.

Busy, busy the next few weekends. My daughter is graduating from college and we will have some company. The following weekend is my Sons 18th BD, then Father's day weekend. Uggh!

Stop this ride and let me off!

Hope everyone is well!

xoxo Jen

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Vlog! edit* to add my Why?

I had these pics ready following in the footsteps of Lap Band Gal, Gilly, Jen & Joey so I am adding to my Vlog post.

So, I thought I would do a Vlog since it has been a while since my first one.
xoxo - Jen

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A big Thank You!

I'd like to thank you all for the cool comments and emails I received about the picture post. I was a bit nervous to post those for a lot of reasons.
The positive comments helped so much!

My Daughter sent me a couple of the pics and in her email she included one she took of me about 4 years ago. I had never seen it before.

Sometimes that is who I see still.....

No one said this was easy!

Monday, May 10, 2010

A picture post * bit-o-skin * Mother's day gift?

For Mother's Day my daughter set me up in her studio and took some pictures.
Through the evening there were 277 pictures taken and about 7 keepers :)

Honestly, I was really afraid to see them as they popped up one by one on her HUGE flat screen (I do most of my stuff on a mini laptop.... for a good reason!)

Yes, there were plenty that I wanted to crop, delete, hold my hand over and scream Don't Look!!! but there were a few that I said - WTH? That is not as bad as I thought it would be!

It was a cool gift because for the first time since surgery I could see a difference. I mean, I notice stuff here and there...but when I look in the full length I still see the same person as 9 months ago when I was 79 f'ing lbs heavier...yes, that dang pound just won't take a hike so I can claim 80. In fact, every couple days for the past month I add 3, drop 2, add 1 BUT THE MATH NEVER = 80!
Oh well, it will happen, eventually, when I'm an old lady.

So, because I want to be brave like my hero Band-Babe... I am going to share these here... even with a little skin showing.