Monday, May 30, 2011


Well I have been MIA for a few days, it has been years since I have been this sick.  It has really kicked my butt.  I am starting to feel half way normal today.

I know one thing, that I havent been able to get all my drinks down but I hope to do better today. I hated that I was sick my whole 3 days off, but better then having to miss more work.

So I hope that everyone else has had a fantastic weekend and been able to spend time with loved ones.

Well better go see what the herd  is up to the grandkids want us to take the atv's out into the pasture to ride so have to see what grandpa thinks. He is such a pushover when it come to them. LOL

Have a great day gang,

Thursday, May 26, 2011


One of the great things about blogging, is having people make comments.  They are filled with such support and great ideas, it has made this trip so much better.   So I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you great people that leave comments.

Well broke down and went to the Dr. today because of how sick I am feeling. Seems I got hit good, with a sinus infection and bronchitis. He gave me an antibiotic and cough syrup I hope that it takes effect some before the weekend. I would hate to have 3 days off and be sicker than a dog.

So what kind of plans do you have for the weekend?  I hope where ever you are that it's a perfect day and you have the best time of your life.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

that was weird

Haven't blogged in a few days and then when I tried to sign in it said it wasn't active. Crazy stuff. LOL

Well had just gotten to the point that I was feeling really good, no shoulder pain so I didn't have to take the drugs the DR gave me and I had started walking.  Well the grand kids came home with a cold and so it went to everyone in the house but me. Now that they are all getting better guess who ends up sick  ME :(   I hate missing work, since I had already missed  a few days because of the surgery.  Oh well I guess that's life and if that's the worst I can complain about then my life is pretty good.

There is another woman at work who had the lap bad done the same day as I did.  She keeps complaining how hungry she is. I think it's more in her head then really being hungry.  I know that I really am not but I am lucky that my daughter still lives at home and does the cooking so I don't have to fool with the food right now. Maybe that is why is hasn't bothered me so much.

Well I am off to go curl up on the couch with my kleenx box.  everyone have a wonderful day.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Today post doesnt really have a lot to do with the band.  But a couple of other things on my mind today.

Do you have an obsession? I have to confess I have 2 and knowing what my weakness is you would think I would stay away but I am addicted.  So let me confess, my 1st and by far the most excessive is when it comes to sewing and FABRIC. I measured it once and had over 4000 yards of material, now I have bought sooooooooooooo much more I am probably close to 5000 yrds.  Is that crazy or what? I go to yard sales and second hand stores and when I find a great deal on a fantastic piece I buy it. I will probably croak before I ever get half of it sewed LOL.   I just added a new baby to my collection and its a 1947 White sewing machine. Now this makes 5 that I own. I am one of those that paid more for my machine then I did for my car.

My second obsession is earrings, I have over 400 pair. Now they dont have to be expensive just big and gaudy is what I love. LOL  But I only wear them once in a blue moon,  I have some that I have never worn.  Crazy I know.

Second thing on my mind today is about that show about extream couponing, do any of you watch it? Are any of you into it?  Not that I need another obession but I really want to get started in doing this.  I have a good size herd still living at home and this would help a bunch.  So if you are give me tips and tricks that work for you, I need all the help I can get.

Hope this has been a great weekend for everyone.

take care

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Saturday Everyone

Yesterday was fantastic about 80, and sunny.  today not so good, looks like it could rain some.  I did go out and walk yesterday and plan on it later today. I had to run errands this morning and need to do a bit of housework (yuck) then will try to go for my walk.

Talking about walking, I never realised how much you have to walk to get 10,000 steps a day.Where I work for our insurance to get a discount for the next year they come up with things you have to do.  So the thing we have to do for a month is to count how many steps we take a day. The sent us a peodometer to wear, so I started with it yesterday. I thought as much as I walk at work and home and then the walks I am taking would add up in no time.  Boy was I wrong, I got 8050 steps in.  Guess that is better then nothing.

Thanks for the info on who to see about my blog, have to do that.

Also thanks for the ideas on mushy stuff.  I am making a list so I have it all on hand. I even went out and bought little containers so I can have them all ready to go.

I hope everyone one has a fantastic weekend, 


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Afternoon all

As promised I am finishing my blog from this morining.  I have started to excerise and have managed 3 days so far  YEAH ME !  since I still have some pain I am starting out slow.  I did the WII for 30 minutes on Tue and walked for 45 minutes on Wed and today walked about 30 minutes.

I took a peek at some of the blogs of fellow bloggers who have left comments.  Gang there is some GREAT information and support out there. I feel lucky to be able to reach out to others who have been succesful at this journey or like me starting out.

Only thing I am upset about is that you all have such cool looking blogs, I really need to learn how to do all that.  That will be one of my goals along the way :) 

well time for my nightly liquid dinner  yummy :(  just kidding it really isnt that bad now that I have gotten used to them.  I only have a couple more weeks June 4th to be exact and I go to MUSSY stuff can you tell I am excited.  lol

Go away for a day and look what happens :)

I didnt get on line yesterday and today I look and their are 22 followers. Made my day, didnt think I would get 1 let alone 22.

Thank you all so much for the comments on the shoulder pain, I did get a better nights sleep last night, it woke me up about 4am. But thats better then it has been.

Computer wouldnt work this moring, connection problems so now I have to go get ready for work But I will be back to post more later.

To all the band members have a great and wonderful day

Monday, May 16, 2011

YEAH a follower :)

I just logged in and saw I have my first follower,  Who has a great blog and was full of information and insperation when I started this journey.

I havent weighed in the last few days, not feeling 100 % yet. Not so much my surgery spots. But my shoulder still seems to have pain and for some reason it seems to be getting worse. One of the women I work with had this done a week before me and she has no shoulder pain.  I know we are all different and heal at a different rate. I did call the DR so he ordered me some other medicine to relax the musles, which he said should help, hope so.

I think I need to take smaller doses or do away with the pain med the DR gave me, I went back to work and the last week I cant hardly keep my eyes open at work. But I know that any time a medicine says will make you drousy or sleepy, it will kick my butt. I cant even take OTC that is for sleep, takes me a couple days to know the effect. I am such a wimp with stuff like that LOL.

well off to see how my other roll models are doing with their journeys and see what good advice I can find

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bye Bye 20 lbs

Went for my first post-op appt and I am down 20 lbs  yeahhhhhhhhhhhh.  Has this been the easiest thing I have ever done, HECK NO. But it has not been as bad as I thought either. 

Trying to find a good protein drink I like has been the most challenging but have found a couple that help me make it thru. Then with the broths and such, I am doing ok.  It helps when my hunny tells me how very proud he is that I can be this strong.

I have a couple more weeks then mushies here I come. lol

Well off to check other bandsters and get encouragement

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

5 days and counting

Today is my 5th day with the band. I am feeling better, but seems the more I have started to eat (liquid diet) the more the gas pain has gotten worse. I took one more day off work today, to see how I do with little pain medicine. I am one of those people that if the medicine say could cause sleepyness I will be out like a light. Thats all I need would be go to work and be asleep at my desk drool running down my face. lol

I go to the Dr tomorrow for my first follow up. Cant wait to see how much I may have lost. 

have a great day all

Monday, May 9, 2011

another day with the band

This is my 3rd day with the band. Yes it is a bit better, am I ready for cartwheels heck no.  No I am not as tough as I thought.  I wanted to be back to work today. But needless to say I didnt make it.  I knew to expect the gas and the shoulder pain which at times has been better then I thought it would be.  But no one mentioned and I didnt think about how hard it would be to get up out of bed. Yeah that was gut wrenching. I am still not happy with the protien drinks, I have ordered somemore to try a different kind.

A woman I work with did this last week and is back to work today. She seems to be doing good so far, I like having someone to do the journey with.

I didnt walk as much today, but I need to tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

almost here

I weighed myself today and am down 10 lbs not that I can see any where it's missing lol.  Well friday is almost here, I have to be at the surgery center at 5:30 am. Little scared now that it's almost here. Not sure why but today I have been kind of sick to my stomach, havent gotten all my protien in yet.  Hope this isnt some kind of virus. thats all I would need.

well off to check more blogs, to see how great everyone else is doing.

Monday, May 2, 2011

4 days to go

Ok I have only 4 more days to go before surgery which is May 5th.  Crazy thought running thru my head, like " who needs to be skinny and healthy"  "so what if I cant walk in a few years" or my favorite " why would this work since any other diet never has".

But then I think what do I have to lose if I give it one more try. Maybe I could be smaller, and feel 10 times better then I do now.

I have been on the liquid diet for 1 week as of today. It hasn't bothered me except for twice, when the family had something for dinner that I wanted sooooooooo bad.  But I stayed strong and went off to another room and had my broth and protein drink

I wish anyone that said that doing this was taking the easy way out would try it for 10 days and see how easy it really is LOL.

Well time for more broth, speaking of broth has everyone tried the Better then bouillon. OMG it is soooo good, all 3 flavors.