Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

I am so thankful for:
  • the love of my Special K
  • my family and my friends
  • Mr. Sparky No-barky
  • still having my job, unlike 150 of my former co-workers
  • still being able to afford to pay the bills and keep a roof over our heads
  • the insurance from work that allowed my WLS
  • the WLS itself - that it's working fantastic and that I'm able to work it
  • days like this Tuesday past; had a terrific time at Mr. T's - he had a house full of women, baking up a storm - what fun we had!
  • not having to do Turkey day at our house - God Bless R&W! Not only did they invite us, they also invited my folks and my brother. How nice and how cool is that?!
  • waking up this morning, ready to face a new day
  • my warm, fuzzy - size XL! - bathrobe

It occurs to me how lucky I am - sure, the economy sucks, there are a lot of uncertainties in the world right now, and there's a good possibility of more layoffs come January. But I refuse to worry about what I have no control over.

So right here? Right now? Life is good.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I fit!

Just have to share - I fit in my honey's lap, again. :o)

We have this big Lazy Boy recliner, and when we were "courting," I'd snuggle up in her lap, which usually led to.... (keepin' it family friendly here - you fill it in)

Well, this morning, I was on the computer, and Special K sits in the recliner behind me. As I'm turning stuff off to go get ready for work, she said, "come here," so I did, and she pulled me down in her lap. sigh - life is good

One of my favorite things to do is snuggle!

What a wonderful way to start off the day!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


In-freakin'-credible! Made it to the 100s - I was 30 last time I was in the 100s, and folks, that's just a hair away from 20 years ago! My goodness - I really have to pinch myself these days. Did this really happen? Am I going to wake up and it's all been a dream? Cuz if it is, I don't want to wake up.

Just for grins and giggles, I tried on the size 18 jeans this morning, and sure enough, they fit, with room to spare. I just can't believe it. I just tried the size 20 at the beginning of the week and was jazzed when they fit, although, I waited too long. They were a tad big already.

I thank the Goddess for being able to have taken this journey. I am grateful that our insurance actually, for once, came through for me and allowed me to have this procedure done. I am grateful that, for me, it's working. Although, I have to give myself some credit - I'm making it work. Cuz, really, it is work - don't let anyone tell you that weight loss surgery is taking the "easy way out." I've said it before - this is one of the hardest things I've ever undertaken, but it's also the best thing I could have done for myself.

I am equally surprised that my Special K hasn't gotten tired of me yet - all this self-obsession. Sometimes I feel like my focus is too much inward, but she tells me, it needs to be at this time, in order for this thing to work.

Just one of the very many, many reasons I love that woman - she's so wise.

Friday, November 14, 2008

One more to "Onederland!"

Well, I did it - I made it to 200. Can't believe I'm this excited over being 200 pounds. That's still a lot, but, man, it's been years and years and years since I've been anywhere near 200.

I got so emotional this morning - I had to call Special K into the bathroom to double check the scale for me - did it really, truly say "200"? When she confirmed that yes, it did, I started crying - I was just overwhelmed. Starting again just typing this - silly; huh?

Then I decided to try those size 20 Levi's I got from a co-worker. When I tried them last, they fit, but only after I laid down and sucked it in to zip it up. At that time, it wasn't comfortable sitting - still needed to lose a little more. Well, this morning, they zipped right up. If anything, they're a little loose. Should've worn a belt today; I keep having to hitch them up. But, dang, does it feel good!

I can't stop smiling this morning. Just constantly amazed at my journey so far and how good it all feels right now.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stall Broken - Finally!

Wow - nearly two weeks with no lossage; very frustrating! But this morning, one pound down. Yea! Finally.

Although, if I'm totally honest, I did have a three pound gain within this two week period that I just refuse to acknowledge (too late, huh - just did), so technically, I've lost 4 pounds over the past two weeks.

Not sure why I had the gain - I'm not doing much different. We did go to Denny's for brunch (too late for breakfast, but a little early for lunch) and I ordered off the Senior menu - yes, I did! Not quite 50, but this neck of mine actually came in handy. Not only is it less expensive, but it comes in smaller portions, too, on small plates. I ordered the chicken-fried steak - had mashed potatoes on the side with a salad. Ate most of the salad, so only could do a few bites each of the steak and potatoes, but it felt so good to have a "full" meal. Typically, when I eat these days, it's all one thing (ie: soup, or beans, or salad), so it was a nice change of pace to have a "regular" meal.

But I have to realize, too, that I'm coming up to my 6 month mark, so the weight loss will be slowing down a bit. Bummer; kind of like losing 3 or 4 pounds a week - lol. But slower is better - will be apt to stay off, I'm thinking.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes, we can!

I cannot tell you how relieved I am that Obama is our new president-elect.

There's hope for America yet - 'nuff said.