3 little Miracles

3 little Miracles

Friday, May 31, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Big Bubble Fun and a new Hobby

I have a new Hobby and I LOVE IT! 

After our morning of play time with Big Bubbles and going out on the river in the kayak's my sister and family came over for a little cookout in the back yard.


Friday, May 24, 2013

Journey to a NEW me Part 4

The process of loosing weight has been slow but steady, I believe my nutritionist would still like to see me at about 10 pounds lower then where I currently am, but I have already reached several of my first goals and I am feeling and looking pretty good.

I had a very rough time for a little while because I had a stricture where the esophagus meets the stomach.  The scar tissue had closed up the opening too much and wasn't allowing food to pass, so I had to have two upper endoscopy's to stretch the opening out a little. This complication only happens in about 10% of gastric bypass patients, and apparently I am one of the lucky few, HA

I had set several smaller goals for myself so that I would feel like I was accomplishing something regardless of the goals that the doctors and nutritionist set for me.
  1.  I would get below my wedding day weight of 215
  2.  I would loose 4 dress sizes
  3.  I would get below 200
  4.  I would reach 175
So of these 4 goals, I have reached three of them and hopefully within the next 2 months I will reach my 4th goal.  I am still very happy that I choose this path and don't regret a moment of it even with the complications.

Current Stats:  
Highest weight 1 year ago:  262
Weight day of surgery:  239.5
Weight at last check in:  199
Home Scale Current weight: 195
Total OFFICIAL weight loss since surgery: 40.5
Total weight loss over all:  63 (67)

Weight Loss Journey previous posts

Monday, May 20, 2013

AWANA end of Year Video

This is a video I made for our Awana end of year award ceremony 2013.  What an amazing year with the kids . . . . next year my husband and I will be the Co-Commanders of our church club, we can't wait to see what God has in store for us and our club.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Baby shower for my Niece

My oldest niece is expecting her first baby this July and our former church family (where my sister and BIL still attend along with my parents) wanted to throw Cassi a shower, Cassandra grew up in this church.  It was a lovely shower and it was truly wonderful to see old friends and experience their love for our family.

Cassandra had some issues with swelling in her legs and feet, so she was on bed rest and the ladies had a LazyBoy chair brought in to serve as Cassi's Baby Shower Thrown LOL.

 My sister gave Cassi her baby ring . . . . such a sweet gesture

My sister April with all her girls, Calli, Cassandra, and Hilary
BR:  Calli, April, Hilary, my mom, and Ms. Sue (Cassandra's MIL)
FR:  Cassandra, myself and Rachel

Such a sweet beginning and expression of love!