Thursday, September 30, 2010

Week 5 thru 7 - Life as a Post-Op Bariatric Patient.

Week 1Week 2Week 3;   Week 4  <-- read me first in case you're new here!

Weeks 5 thru 7
My doctor’s appt at the end of the 4 week period did result in a LapBand tightening.  What’s that?  Yeah… that’s the part THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT!  Well, I will.  

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dog Days

It's hot.  Like 111 in the shade at 5 pm hot.  (seriously, yesterday....!  but today's high was 98 and sticky!) 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Countdown 3...2...1

*10* Random Things about Me:

1. I have 2 sets of twin girls, 21 months apart
2. E.T. was filmed across the street from my house when I was a kid; our house can be seen in several scenes.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Post With Two Possible Titles

Positively spun: “Everything’s BIG in America" (including this post, so pull up a comfy chair and get a glass of water)

Negatively stated:  "Now I Know Why the World Hates Us"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Would You Like Some Cheese with that Whine?

About a year ago, the Daddy and I started talking about moving our family from the little suburb of LA that I grew up in and had lived in (on and off!) for 25 years, and heading about an hour southeast to the place where Daddy spent his 20’s and coincidentally, close to where I was born.

My Rise to Fame

I am so nervous, people!!

Wednesday night is going to here fast. I have committed to holding webinars regarding the LapBand procedure for oBand Centers!  What does this mean to me?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Week 4 - Life as a Post-Op Bariastric Patient.

Week 4 was pretty much a normal week for me. The only difference between this week, and one of maybe 6 months ago, it that my food intake is substantially less than what it used to be. And of course, I'm currently quite obsessed with food right now.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Remember when...?

Do you remember when you used to be as a single, childless woman free of burdens and responsibilities (well, other than your job, parents, cats, etc.)?


Yeah, OK, go ahead and take a moment. I did just that today, while having "girl time" with one of my besties at the day spa. We took a dip in the Jaccuzi, got a Swedish massage, lunched on a patio... Sigh. Oh, oops, get back on topic.

While being saddled with a handful of kids, a husband and a mortgage was my ultimate life goal since I was a teenager, there are some serious sacrifices that occurred while I was obtaining them. What are the things I miss most? In no specific order…

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Top 10 cute things my kids have said recently.


1. (my #2, when we moved an hour away and had to "start over") “Mommy, I love our new house, and our new school, and our new church, and our new God!”

(from left: #3, #1, #4, and #2) 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

8 questions for you (about me)

It’s a game of blog tag. And I just got tagged by Andie of multiplemama. It’s my kind of game… I don’t have to clean out too many cobwebs from the creative side of my brain in order to come up with a blog post. I don’t have to leave my chair and do anything physical (because I already kicked my own butt at the gym today). And no one is going to get hurt playing this game of tag.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Week 3 - Life as a Post-Op Bariastric Patient.

My 2 week post-op doctor appt went very well - I was given a hug and a big thumbs up. Doing very well. I am able to move up to the next food intake level. But do you know what? If the shakes weren’t so unappetizing to me, I’d be OK with not eating anymore. I’ve gone 18 days without a single bite of food. I did have a drinkable yogurt or two, and a Jamba Juice on a day when I ran out of drinks and “just had to stop” for sustenance (and sanity).

Lie to Me


I lie all the time. And you do too, huh?  Admit it! You do, too. But there are degrees of falsehoods, right?

Kids and cell phones

Grade school kids with phones… who would’ve thunk it?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My first video!

I've spent the majority of the past 20+ years dodging cameras - video and still - and I've done a pretty good job of it.