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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

a package on my band anniversary...

I arrived home from work on my one year bandanniversary to find a package waiting for me!

Angie made my day (along with all my wonderful comments on my blog!) and sent me a pair of J Brand Jeans!! So exciting as they fit perfectly and are a size smaller in Jeans that I am wearing now. (Excuse the messy hair and no make up as I didn't get home from work until 8:30!)

                                      Angie you rock  & I can't wait to spoon you in Chicago!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


One year ago today 8/24/09 was one of the best days of my life. I was nervous and scared at this time I was hooked up to an IV and my poor hubby you could tell was nervous. They make you do a will before the hospital so it became real that there was a risk to doing this surgery. That day I was blessed with courage and hope to stop my fight with obesity once and for all.

I sit at my computer crying real tears of happiness, this year has been amazing. 

I have met new friends from blogging that I have developed REAL friendships with we talk about everything our life, slime. pbs everything. I don't where I would be with out being able to BBM Kristen or Angie or my daily texts from Jenny. These girls have made my journey so much richer,  I love you xo!

And to my husband who loved and supported me no matter what weight I was. He has truly been my biggest supporter and cheerleader. I love him and this journey has strengthened our marriage. I still remember the next day after surgery while I was resting that he came up and laid his hand on my back making sure I was still breathing, lol.

I have lost 85lbs I am currently 3lbs away from goal. It is my TOM and I am fighting with 4lbs of vacation weight and a crazy weekend. I have seen goal once, but have bounced all over the place. Goal would have been sweet today but no journey is perfect.

Thank You to the blogging community you are the BEST support system a girl could wish for so looking forward to Chicago.

If you are thinking about getting the band I have two words for you DO IT! 

Ladies I lift my glass of Champagne to you and say cheers! What a difference a year and a band makes! Love to all xo

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

This is why I tell...PLEASE follow my friend on her lap band journey

 After my 5k picture was posted on Facebook, I had lots of people private messaging me about what was my secret..One of them an old friend from High School, so I told her  sent her a lap band link and a a few blogs I follow, and received this message from her 

Thanks Nicole! I am getting so excited. We did find out that our insurance covers all of the procedure. I am making my Dr appt tomorrow and getting this caboose going. I have never been this excited about anything (other than finding out I was going to be a mommy) Your blog and pictures are even more an inspiration to me and makes me realize that I am not the only one in this boat. Thanks for all your help!

My friend decided to make her own blog, please support her and let her know how amazing having a band is! http://bandedmommyjourney.blogspot.com/?spref=fb

Again this is why I tell, to simply be able to help people fight their battle with obesity once and for all. 

Monday, August 16, 2010

Our second Anniversary Pictures..what a difference a band makes

Our First Anniversary was a month before my lap band surgery, what a difference a band makes!! I heart my band!

Friday, August 13, 2010

First 5K Post Op

Last year a week before surgery I walked a 5k race I was weighing in around 230( ish) I walked with my girlfriends and our time 1 hr 2 min, and that night I said I WILL run next year.

And I did!  I am proud of myself as my friends and husband walked this year, and I decided to do it by myself and with no IPOD!

My time wasn't the greatest but I got an email from my hubby this morning titled race results and it said
"42 mins woohoo good job lady!!!"

Now I have a time to improve on! And improved my time last year by 20 minutes..helps being 85lbs lighter!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Just bought my ticket to CHICAGO!!!

BOOBS here I come!!! So very excited I purchased my ticket to Chicago. And cannot wait to meet all you fabulous ladies!!

Sorry ladies that I haven't been good about posting, I was on vacation last week and the week before was my Anniversary and dealing with my car drama. 

I swear there is a black cloud following me while we were away on vacation a pipe burst in our kitchen so we were dealing with our condo association and came home to an ripped up kitchen that was inoperable. 

I can't wait to do a post about our vacation and our anniversary and the best part compare photos from last year!

For now I will leave you with a picture of me on the beach the first day, before my 4LB vacation weight gain UGH.