Monday, October 29, 2012


Happy Monday! I took a break from blogging over the weekend. We went and picked up new bikes and went on many small rides around the neighborhood. I'm so glad that we both got bikes and that Vic seems so gung ho to get out there and ride with me! :) We even found a cute little cart that we can pull that would fit the littles in!  I joked on facebook that maybe the bigs could pull the littles and then we'd  have all of us out there on the road.

I'm 14 days post op...and soooooo ready to be off this liquid diet. At least it's nearly half way done now. The food commercials are making me crazy. I've tried some foods on my approved liquid diet list to shake it up a bit...malt o meal was good, mashed potatos gave me a very full almost too full still stuck in my throat feeling. I probably didn't eat them slow enough. I  know I'll really have to work on that part. The doctor told me last week  to time myself and leave a minute to a minute and half between each bite.

Some figures: I'm 16.8 pounds down , I changed my BMI from 44 to 40 (anything over 30 is obese). I have 92.2 pounds left to go to meet my goal weight of 125.  I am 5'1" tall . I am not really setting a time limit but the doctor told me to expect to lose the majority of the weight the first year and then the second year  to  lose like the last 25 lbs.

I started working on my new vision board last night. Vic made one a few years ago and it hangs above her desk. We have accomplished so many things on it. It feels so good to take out our sharpie and X thru stuff.

My board:
I'm not not with my board but wanted to show you the start :) Do any of you make vision boards? We hang them above our computers at home so we see them everyday.


  1. Congratulations!!! You are doing great! I'm so happy for you and so proud of you!!! You can do this...never forget that you have people out there like me :) that have your back and we are behind you 125%. Love you xoxoxo