Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Weighdnesday :)

Today's weight is 240.2.  Lose of 3.6 for this week.  I'll take it.  :)

Feel a huge sense of relief now that I have the approval and a date.  Thank you so much to all of you for sharing my excitement and cheering me on.  I am amazed and inspired by all of you.

Monday, November 7, 2011

We have a date!!!!!

Desiree (my future band) will be born Dec. 8th.  WOO HOO!!!!!  I go in two weeks for some blood work.  Looks like I will be eating Turkey, creamed cauliflower and hoping to find a low carb pumkin pudding/cheese cake/pie for Thanksgiving.  :)

Thank you so much to EVERYONE for all your well wishes and inspiration.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Anniversary, cake and facing realities

WARNING!!!  Food Porn!

Today is our first Anniversary!!!  Yeah!!!  One of the best things I have ever done.  :)  This time last year was such an exciting day.  We are both the babies of large families and most of our siblings were there.  He has a daughter and I have a son and they both are such a part of us that we had them in the wedding.  They also lite the unity candles (both our parents are already passed on) and signed as our witnesses (they both were 18 at the time).  It was amazing to have our families a part of this day.  When his family met me, and mine met him, they allll knew this was right and were so ready for us to get married.  We dated for almost 3 yrs before getting married.  We both have been thru some tough times in previous relationships and we try to use what we learned to make this one right.  Anyhow, that day was right in a million ways.

Now, on to the cake.  My sister always enjoyed making cakes, but unfortunately arthritis has made it so she cannot do it anymore.  But with my wedding, she wanted to do it for me.  Awww.  As you can see, it is BEAUTIFUL!!!  I have always LOVED the basket weave and I love how she did the colors.  As tradition holds, we saved the top of our cake....but guess what, I can't eat it...not yet.  I am still on the 40 carbs or less pre-op and I don't want to screw it up for ANYTHING.  So I told hubby that we will have some cake after surgery when I am on solids.  This way I can have my cake and eat it too.  (I know, I am so punny)
My new hubby is very country and some would even say REDNECK.  I am a country girl, so we are perfect together.  I searched high and low for just the right cake topper and found it.  A women dragging her groom away from hunting to get married.  Well, my sis took this theme a step further and made a grooms cake.  (sorry, more food porn)

Even the lantern turned on!!!  She did a great job and EVERYONE was tore up over this truck.

Oh what a WONDERFUL day!!!

 So, yesterday we went to hubbies great nieces b-day party ...she was 7.  My sister in law saw me and said, "wow, I can tell you are losing.  You could just about do this and not get surgery."  Well, I have pondered this to be ready for when folks say that, because I knew it was coming. (she was not being ugly by all means).  I said, "the only reason I am being so faithful on this diet is because I am getting the surgery and I don't want to screw this up.  I want everything to be just right when I get it.  If I was doing this just to lose weight, then 'you see that cake over there', I would already be eating a big ole piece."
I now see why so many people question, "can I do this on my own?", even though they tried in the past.  I had to face the reality that I HAVE tried this on my own and it didn't last.  Therefore, I am getting this tool to assist me.  And I cannot wait!!!!  I already have my pre-op or post-op diets laid out for Thanksgiving.  :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I couldn't stand the suspense any longer, so I called my insurance and they said "YES".  whewwwwwwwwww
Now waiting for the surgeons office to call with an appointment. 


Well, I lost another pound on the pre-op diet, for my new weight of 243.8.  It is nice to be losing something, but I know the only reason I am so faithful on this is for the band.  I don't want to screw ANYTHING up on this.  My husband asked me the other day if I had weighed lately.  Said it looked like I had lost some in my stomach.  I thanked him and he said (this is our normal convo), "most women would have cussed me out right then."  ha ha, I am one of those people that looks NOT at what was said, but who it is coming from and where they are coming from.  He was paying me a compliment.  He tickles me though because he tries not to say the wrong thing, forgetting I am one of those people that views things differently.  Then I get to laugh at him panicing, thinking I am gonna be made at him.  :)  LOVE him.

Still waiting for THE call.  ugh, this waiting is a killin' me!!!  I am trying to focus on other things.  It will be when it will be....nothing I can do about it.....but I am still anxious.  :)