Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

We made it home after a twelve hour car ride with the boys and the dog!! Just relaxing today and trying to ward off a cold that I picked up along the way. Good news, I weighed in today after two weeks and I am 190.7, which is a tiny loss, but a loss none the less! I am pleased since I ate what I wanted but just in smaller amounts. I did not feel deprived at all... Tomorrow I am working a 12 hour shift as my manager Holiday but thats okay since I was able to get the whole week of Christmas off. Wishing you all a very Happy, Safe, New Years!!! I will catch up with you all in 2012.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hello from Park City Utah

Having a fabulous time visiting with my husbands family for the Holiday. It is so beautiful but COLD here! I have already been ice skating and today we are going Tubing at Soldier Hollow. This is where part of the Olympics were held and now its a tubing park. The "fatter" me a year ago would never considered doing such winter activities, but I am all over it this year. I apologize but I haven't been reading any blogs this past week, but I promise to get caught up when our vacation is over. Hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday as well.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Choice and Accountability

Well I can say I have made some not so great food choices this week and I feel it. My friends and neighbors have all been delivering scrumtious baked goods and I have sampled and resampled them all. We have had lots of goodies around the office.  Somehow I feel like I have to try them just know that feeling....Today, I was up a pound on the scale even though its not official weigh in day. This is the first time since being banded and I am trying not to beat myself up. I came to work to read this quote by my co-worker and it has made me feel better:

“Do the best you can in all aspects of your life, and then let go of it.  Regardless of how hard you try, you’re still going to make your share of mistakes.  Once you accept this fact of life and put more attention on your strengths than on your weaknesses, you’ll start having more fun than you ever dreamed possible.” – Anonymous

As I get ready to spend the Holidays with my Husbands family, I want to re-focus my efforts, remember my strengths that have helped me thus far on my journey, and most of all have lots of fun!!  Fun does not have to equate to too much food...I want to make good choices. I know I can...  

Friday, December 16, 2011

Weekly Weigh in

Today's weight 191.2
down 3.5 pounds this week
Total 51.8 pounds

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tomorrow~ 3 month Bandiversary

"There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps."
~Peter A. Cohen

Although I feel like I took a big giant step to be banded what I have learned is..... its all the little baby steps that have really made the difference. Ask me 3 months ago if I thought I would be able to lose 50 pounds, I would have replied heck no! Ask me if I would be exercising on a regular basis...HELL to the NO! Or any of the life changing things I have experienced in the last 3 months? Truth is I didn't have one ounce of confidence in my self to make these changes on my own. I had failed so many times before with  just dieting, I thought it was a lost cause. Being Banded is not an easy thing, you have to make choices everyday on how you want to live with your band. Some days are easier than others. One thing I can say is I do not regret my choice to have the surgery. Sure I am excited about how my physical appearance is changing but more than that I feel like I am getting "THE REAL KELLI" back. The one with personality, humor and a caring attitude. I guess I didn't realize how much my weight was weighing me down so to speak.  I am glad I found this blogging community and all the love and support that is given here. I still have a long way to go but if I just keep taking little steps I know I will get there!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I got all my Christmas shopping done on Saturday, Yea! That is such a good feeling. I also bought an early Christmas present for myself...a new skirt, sweater and BOOTS! I haven't worn boots in years, I am uber excited. We took our family picture today for our Christmas cards and I wore my outfit. Here is a picture of it terrible to admit I feel like I may be getting my sexy back???

Friday, December 9, 2011

Weekly Weigh In

Today's weight 194.7
down 1.8 pounds this week
Total weight loss 48.3

My party went fabulous last night. I am happy all went well. Truth is I was so busy running around I was able to stay focused on my eating and not over-indulge. I did have one homemade cannoli that was heavenly but at least I didn't eat the whole plate! Hope everyone is doing well, Happy Friday!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Just checking in...

Life is really busy now with holiday preparations and work. I am in charge of a Progressive Dinner for 85 women tomorrow night, Yikes. I feel like I have had little time to read and respond to blogs this week. Hopefully next week I can get caught up. In the meantime I hope all of you are doing well and I look forward to catching up on some blog readings soon. I will leave you with this pretty winter scene that makes me think happy, calm thoughts in an otherwise chaotic week...enjoy

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Party Pic.

My Hubby and I!

Weekly Weigh In

Today's weight 196.5
down 2.4 pounds this week
total weight loss 46.5 pounds!

I went shopping last night to buy an outfit for my husbands Christmas party tonight. The sweater is an XL and the jeans size 16.  It was so strange to head to the misses section and not the plus size racks. I kept looking around to see if people would stare at me and  think "What is she doing over here?" It then dawned on me that this is what fits me now. I have never enjoyed shopping before but last night was pretty cool! It was actually fun shopping! Did I just say that???

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Super NSV!!!

Today, I went back into the recesses of my closet and dug out my size 16 pants from long ago....I looked at them and said "those look too small still". I said what the heck and decided to try them on and guess what THEY ALL FIT!!! not even tight. I can't freakin believe it, I am so excited!! I really thought these pants would never fit me again.