Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Who would have thought I could have made it this far! 1 year on the 3rd I changed my life for the best. Its been a WILD WILD ride that I can say. Some very tough days and followed by just amazing days. This is the hardest thing I have ever done, and everyday I am still learning.
I have truly found myself and I am proud of me. So I have lost a total of 137lbs and couldnt be happier. Dr. Schram said I have lost 70% of my excess body weight and is very happy with that. All my blood work this past year has been amazing. Everything is either above average or right where it should be.
Im loving life again! Also I got asked by the Barix to write my story and submit it for them to have on their website. I was so thrilled. Not sure when it will be posted, but I will forsure let you know!
I will leave you with that and try to write a bit more frequently!!!LOL
Love you and thanks for all the support!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pics from the summer!

My good friend Beezer and moi
Jo, Lisa and moi.. our year end ball tournament

My very good friend Colleen and I.

My little man Seth

Seth and me

My twin sista Lori and I

Lori, Christa and moi ready to go out to the bar in Owen Sound

WOWSERS!!! oops

Well what can I say.....Im soooooo very far behind in my blogging!!!It has been a crazy summer. Just to start off this is me from this past weekend in Owen Sound. I am almost 11 months post op and down 137.5lbs. 3 lbs from my goal weight!
So what have I been up too, well ALOT of baseball. Im thrilled that I can do so much more now then last year. With being able to run around the bases and not feel like I am about to die after just running to 1st base. I think out of the whole summer I had maybe a hand full of weekends that I wasnt in a tourney with my boyfriend or just the girls! Its been incredible.
Seth is in Daycare for one day a week and is loving it. He cant wait for that day to come so he can go and play with all the kids, plus it gives me a free day to do what every mom wants to do.......CLEAN!!!LOL
What else can I tell you all.........Im loving life!!!
Here are some pics from over the summer for you all to enjoy!! :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The 8th Month

This past month was a tough one. I only lost around 3lbs, BUT......Im still happy.Im only roughly a lb away from being under 200 which is a HUGE deal for me.

So total weight lost is 119lbs, total inches lost 74.

The other day I got the idea from a friend of mine to try on my "fat" jeans from before surgery. Here is the out come:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

7 months and counting......

Well I thought I would give you all a collage to look at....we go from pre-op to today 7 months out! Down a total of 115.1lbs and 66 inches. It is hard to believe that this has finally worked. Having done this surgery was the best thing I think Icould have done. This is not an easy way out, its hard and I have totally changed my life.

Baseball is AWESOME, I am having the best time of my life. I had to adjust my hitting and throwing again, but its all good. Im hitting just as good, my fielding is so much better and do I have to say anythign about running, that is a given.LOL

Just everything is great!!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

6 months....half way there!!!!

Well, what can I say. I think the picture tells it all! 108.6lbs lost in total. 93.2lbs since Nov.3 my surgery date. 56.5 inches gone!

Im shocked, relieved, amazed and in love with me again! You never know how much you are hurting on the inside until you really see what was happening to you. I seriously was slowly killing myself with my food addiction. I didnt know I was addicted to food until I woke up one day and jsut stared at myself in the mirror and cried. How could I let myself get so out of control? BUT.......I stopped and took control and Im here to live a LONG HEALTHY LIFE with my family and friends.

So I have accomplished 2 big goals is to shop in the regular section of a clothing store and the other was to be able to go on a rollercoaster again. I still have a few goals left and I will make it too them soon.

I start baseball tonight and am so excited to play. Not only to see how I hopefully can still hit the ball good, but to be able to run around the bases with ease. Not stopping at one base and maybe not even two, but maybe to get a triple. That hasnt been done in a very long time without being winded adn gasping for air. I cant wait!

Until next time


Monday, April 20, 2009

The 5 day POUCH Test begins.....


Well I have chosen to start the 5 day pouch test with some friends from OH website. What happens is basically we are going back to the first 6 weeks of our surgery and eating all the foods and drinking we can do to kinda cleanse our body and get it back to were it should be. If you are stalling this is a good thing to do as well, kinda gets you back on track.

So for days 1 and 2 we are able to eat(all liquid) your cream soups, broth, SF jello, FF pudding, low carb protein drinks and of course to get all your fluids in as possible. Day 3 soft foods, ie... canned fish(not the biggest fan)so I am opting to have ham, chicken, turkey from the can. Day 4 Firmer protein, foods like ground beef, chicken, turkey. Then we have Day 5 which is your solid protein, like steak, chicken, pork etc.

So Im sure if I stick to this for the 5 days I will see my weight loss pick back up a bit. But like I have always said, I dont get caught up in the losing aspect of this surgery, cause I am so happy to have lost this weight and not gain it back.

So lets see where I will be after the 5 DAY POUCH TEST!!!!LOL