Monday, October 10, 2011

Im Back!

Hey guys!!

Sorry it has been so long, I have just been so busy with things going on in my life (all good things of course). First thing is first, I have just passed my 1 year Bandiversary on October 6th....woo hoo :o) Unfortunately I have not yet made it to my 100lbs down, but I am very close and I still feel as if I have done great. I am 95lbs down and I feel fantastic!! I haven't felt this good in I don't know how long, but it is amazing to not have to carry around this weight anymore!

This is short and sweet, but I hope all of you are doing well! I have some catching up to do on all of your blogs. Keep it up the great work and the hard work out there and I hope all of you had a great time in Chicago!! Wish I could have been there!!

As always, lets shed those extra pounds together!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Catching Up...

I have no excuses, I am a terrible blogger! haha I have so much catching up to do on reading all of your wonderful blogs, the good news? I have started reading, the bad news? I have a long ways to go, but I promise I will get there!!

A quick update for me, I am doing great in my weight loss, however its very slow coming off right now...My current weight is 185lbs...which is my lowest ever, I am still trying to reach my big goal of 100lbs down, I have 6 more lbs to go, I know that I can do it, and I will get there! My 1 year anniversary is next month and at this point I don't know if I can make my big goal by then (this anniversary is of my surgery date by the way..haha I probably should have mentioned that). I know that if I put my mind to it, it will happen.

Today was a great day, I spent the day at the National Harbor with my lovely boyfriend. Its getting cooler here, and I am loving the weather, however I feel like I have no stores that I can shop at. I don't know what is wrong with me, but I feel like I still won't fit into the clothes at the regular stores. I tried to go shopping yesterday, I have a coupe of functions coming up that I need some nice outfits for, and I just feel like there is nothing cute out there that would fit me! Where do you guys shop and get your cute clothes from? I need help here!!! haha

I hope you all had a great weekend and I hope everyone has a good week coming up!! Keep up the great work out there, I am going to go catch up on what all of you are doing, even though I already know its going to be wonderful things!! As always, lets shed those extra pounds together!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Getting Closer..

Hello All,

I know it has been a while since my last blog, but work has been hectic and I really just didn't have anything new to report. However that is not the case today! I have brand new numbers in that I am pleased to announce. I have really hit a plateau in my weight, but its okay. I am doing great where I am and finally my weight has decided to go in the right direction...DOWN...haha.

New numbers...

Starting Weight: 279lbs
Todays Weight: 186lbs
Weight Loss Total: 93lbs

My Major goal that I would like to hit is 100lbs down, I have 7lbs to go and I know I can get there with hard work and determination. I thank all of you so much everyday for giving me a place that I can read and get motivated by all of you out there! Without you all, I know that my weight loss would be much slower. Thank you all for all of your support!

Really quick before I forget, I know some of you previously have asked me how tall I am, I am 5'7" Not sure if that helps anyone...haha. I will also be taking more pictures this weekend, so hopefully they will be posted soon after I take them.

I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend out there!! Keep up the hard work and as always, lets shed those extra pounds together!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Weekend Photos

I hope you all are having a great weekend out there. The weather has been kinda yucky here this weekend, but luckily not as hot as it has been. I thought I would share a couple of photos with you all. This is me at my lowest weight so far and in the smallest size pants of my journey so far. I hope you all enjoy.

Me...188lbs Size 12 Jeans

Same as above, just a side view
It is getting harder and harder these days to drop more weight, however I did have a long discussion with my surgeon about this, and he feels like I have no more weight to lose. However, I still feel like there is more to be lost and I am determined to get to my personal goal. Have any of you gone through this? I realize I am going to have to fix any issues I have in my mind, I do still feel sometimes when the clothes come off that I haven't lost 1lb from being 279lbs. Even when people touch me on the shoulder or ask me to do something simple, I have complex of "what are you crazy, I can't do that I am extremely overweight, what makes you think I can do this?" And then I remember wait, this is something I can do because I am not carrying the weight I used to. I know you all are probably confused with this last statement, but if there are any of you out there who understand this, do you ever feel like this?

Anyways, I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. As always, lets shed those extra pounds together!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New pictures...

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a great week. I just wanted to share a couple of pictures with you. I finally got my hair done and I am able to wear it enjoy the pictures. I am wearing scrubs and about to go to work in the pictures, but I was having a good hair day...haha. These are new scrubs as well...and in a much small size I might add which is exciting to me.


I know all of you are doing great things out there, I enjoy reading each and every one of your blogs. Keep up the great work and as always, lets shed those extra pounds together!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

New numbers!!!

Well HAPPY FRIDAY to all, it sure is a happy friday for me!!

I was stuck between 190lbs and 193lbs and could not get past it for some time now, but today my numbers finally dropped and I have entered a new stage of numbers...thats right I am now in the 180s!!!!! I weighed in at 189.4lbs. SOOOOO excited!!! Not only did I enter a new set of numbers but that meants I have a hit a new goal as I have lost a total of 90lbs.

Its a short blog tonight, but I wanted to share this with all of you, I really could not have made it this far without all of you to back me up! Thank you so much for always motivating me, I absolutely love you all!!  I hope everyone has a terrific weekend!! Keep up the GREAT work out there and as always, lets shed those extra pounds together!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Its all in my head...

Hello and good morning to everyone out there,

Its been a very HOT weekend here, I am talking triple digits. Anyways, I have really  been trying to change my style of clothing, however I have had much difficulty finding stores that spark my style. My mom and I went to an outlet mall yesterday and I was really excited to go, I have dropped several sizes since being heavy and I was ready to try on anything and everything.

We start shopping and for some reason every store I would walk into, I would see the TINY people going in and out of the stores and looking at the size of the clothes I would walk in and then walk out and tell my mom that nothing in that store would probably fit me. Of course she did the mom thing and said "Michelle I hate to tell you, but you will fit into those clothes now."

I guess I feel like when I take my clothes off, ALL of my weight reappears (due to excess skin). And then of course my self esteem drops several points. So what did I come out with from the outlet mall? 3 bras which I needed new bras anyways. Turns out I dropped a complete cup size and actual size (not bad).  However, I wasn't happy walking out of that mall with absolutely no new clothes! I went to the outlet mall wanting to find some really cute tops (different from my typical old navy style which I can't stand anymore) and I always see these really cute long sun dresses and I wanted to find one for myself...again failed. So long story short, I went home a little disappointed thinking there are no stores for me out there!

So I told my sister, Rachel, the story. I have come to the conclusion that I think its better if I go shopping alone. Then I don't have to feel as if I am holding someone up or rushing to look at things. So I decided to attempt shopping once more last night and went to Khols, where I really have never shopped. I was on my way talking to Rachel and telling her about my day and the clothes that I was looking for. She said Khols is a great place to start, but if I wanted a sundress I would have to look for it in the juniors department. Immediate RED FLAG in my mind. I told her are you crazy? There is no way anything from the juniors department is going to fit me. Rachel told me I had to just try, and she assured me that the sundresses would fit. So she wanted me to take her shopping with me, however Rachel lives in FL. So shopping with her was through my camera phone. I actually found a dress that I really liked from the JUNIORS department and sent a picture to my sister and she said "you look adorable, and you better buy that!" haha I definitely took her advice and bought it, and showed my mom and she loved it too! So it turned my bad day in a brighter day!

So I still have to find some cute tops, maybe you all can help me, what stores do you shop at for your cute clothes? I definitely have to get better, and realize im not that heavy girl anymore. It will take some time, but I know I will get there. I will share my picture from the dressing room with you all. Enjoy.

My new Sun it!

As always, lets shed those extra pounds together!! I hope you all are staying cool out there, and I hope everything is doing great! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.