My journey to a better me.

I created this blog to share my journey of Lap Band Surgery and my weight progress. My Lap Band Surgery will take place on December 18, 2013 and I am counting down the days to start a new improved ME. Please ask any question as I will try to help in any way possible.


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Friday, December 20, 2013

Two days later

So I am home recovering from my lapband surgery. Let me start by saying it was a long day in the hospital on Wednseday. I couldn't stay awake to talk or take any test. So I didn't leave the hospital till 9:30 at night. The first day home, I was in pain and I'm still walking slow. I have 5 incisions and now my stomach is bruised. I have been sleeping at a incline cause that works best for my stomach.
Today I am trying very hard to drink my protein shakes, I'm still tired and trying to get my stomach to adjust. So two days hasn't been that easy. I've been up and down with hungry pains. 
That's about all I can write today.


Thursday, December 19, 2013


I finally had my lapband surgery yesterday!!!!!!! I'm ready for a new me. Everything went smooth through the surgery, just my recover time was a little longer than expected. I am in pain now, but that is normal. I have five small incenation in my stoomach and I am on my liquid diet now and it's not that bad. Your in pain not really thinking about food. So far so good! Will be posting more daily. Thanks for reading my blog.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

So I am four days from my lapband and I am nervous & excited!!!!! Will be posting from the hospital all the details.

Friday, December 6, 2013

So the day as finally come... :( I drop my hubby off tomorrow with his unit and will NOT see him for 400 days. I have been so emotional this last week and its only getting worse, tomorrow at 8:00am I will be a hot mess.


Monday, December 2, 2013

I am feeling kinda blah today.... The day is fast approaching for my honey to leave and its now feeling real. I am going through all kinds of emotions and I am feeling emotionally exhausted... :(


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dinner for the Hubby

Last night I had a dinner for my husband of all of his favorite foods. Since he will be gone for such a long time I wanted all of our family to spend time with him. I gave a speech and there wasnt a dry eye in the building including me... I couldn't get it together just thinking how long we will be apart. So now I am counting down the days and don't know how I'm going to handle it when he gets on the plane. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013


I am thankful for my wonderful family! 
           🍂Happy Thanksgiving🍂

Monday, November 25, 2013

Had my gallbladder scan today and it took about 10 minutes.  The tech took about 10-15 pics that will looked over prior to the surgery.  Feels good to being one step closer.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tomorrow is my gallbladder scan and I'm actual excited.... It's one step closer to my lap band surgery.  I'm ready for a new me.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Got great news today, my husband will get 3 days off for Christmas!!!!! But at this time we don't have the money to bring him home, so I created a fundraiser to help bring him home. Please click on the link below and thanks for the support! !

Thanks for helping.


Thursday, November 21, 2013


With Thanksgiving being around the corner I am "THANKFUL"  for my health and my family! I love spending the holiday with my family and this year it is no different. But this year just wont be the same....My awesome wonderful hubby is leaving for deployment in just about a week and I'm not ready for him to leave and I never will be! :( My poor wonderful son is going to miss him dearly.
So take a moment and squeeze your love ones  a bit tighter this year!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I upload my first pic to the blog and named it "The Ugly Truth"!! The ugly truth is that I could never see how over weight I was until I saw this pic....My mouth dropped thinking how did I get to this point.


Monday, November 18, 2013

30 days until my Lap Band Procedure!! I will be posting before & after pics. I will updated the blog every step of the way on this journey. It will start with my gallbladder scan that I have coming up in about a week.