08 December 2011

1 Year Bandiversary!

Yep today is one year from the day they cut into me to give me a new life!
My starting weight was 350lbs I currently weigh 266.6 as of this mornings weigh in. That is a loss of 83.4lbs. At first I was bummed that I didn't hit my 100lb mark by today but then I remember the person I was and I have come a long way! I started at a size 26 pants and a 3x top. I am now in a size 18 pant with mostly L tops. I am starting to shop in normal size stores again and it feels fabulous! Mentally I am not that woman anymore either. She was depressed and grasping and what she thought was her last hope and I have everything to look forward to now because I can do anything I  put my mind to.

I want to share with you all my little list of acheivments I kept along the way for myself.
-10lbs - 29Nov2010-I get my lap band! - 08Dec2010
-20lbs - 13Dec2010 (no fill)
-I can weight myself on a home scale again! (no fill)
-30lbs - 23Dec2010
-First fill 3.5cc - 07Jan2011
-2nd fill 1cc = 4.5cc - 31Jan2011
-40lbs - 31Jan2011 (4.5ccfill)
-I can fit my rings back on my fingers again!!! 01Feb2011
-3rd fill .7cc = 5.2cc - 17feb2011
-50lbs (300lbs!!) - 03Mar2011
-60lbs - 17Apr2011 (5.2cc fill)
-I got my butt into a size 18 down from a size 26! (In stretchy carpi's)-I can fit comfortably in a plane! 10May2011
-01Aug2011 0.5fill recieved (5.7cc fill)

-size 18 jeans!! 21Aug2011
-70lbs - 31Aug2011
-17Nov2011- 0.5fill recieved (6.2cc)
-08 Dec 2011 1 year bandiversary! -83.4lbs

Then I leave you with before and now pictures.

trying to hide 350lbs
showing off how great I feel at 83lbs lost!

27 November 2011

The Holidays

I love all of you. It's hard sometime to feel like you are not alone and I got on blogger today to see how everyone was doing and was reminded how much support is here. thank you all for your kind words and prayers. Having all of you means so much to me. We are taking things one day at a time. 

The holidays have started and Thanksgiving is already behind us. I made all the fixing and a huge 21lb turkey. We have a ton of left overs. I was not losing and eating a ton of food. So I got a fill. A .5cc which puts me up to 6.2cc in my band. It took about a week to kick in but I felt it fully today. I did have a hard time with grits this morning but did ok on a hot dog later in the day. hopefully I will get the results I want.
I got some really good black Friday deals. I got 6 cricut cartridges for $200. they normally run $89 a peice, so I am set for the next 3 yrs.
 My husbands family has been in town since last Tuesday night and is leaving tomorrow after I get home from work. Friday we went to see Happy Feet 2 and dinner then we went to a drive through Christmas light show. My 8yo nephew loved it! On Saturday we went to an indoor water park resort and we all loved it. Today we performed a Christmas tradition of making gingerbread houses. That always turns out to be fun.

We have our work Christmas parties on the 9th and the 10th. Nothing like parting it up all in one weekend. I am still searching for a Secret Santa gift for my person. I am at a loss. I also have one for work and we do gifts that way for the family. We are going to my family for Christmas for about a week. 

I will try to get on more. I miss all of you lovely and wonderful women.

18 November 2011

Secret Santa

This week has been a tough week. I am sorry I am behind on getting out the secret Santa names. At the beginning of this week I miscarried. So I have been slowly getting back into things since vacation and now this. When I get home from work today I will take care of it and if you don't get an email from me by Sunday just let me know. Have a good Friday everyone.

13 November 2011

Im back!

Hey everyone! I am back from vacation and I had a wonderful time!! I relaxed and had a great adventure on a scooter and unbelievably lost weight! I know I couldn't believe it either! I saw my lowest weight yet of 265.9 this morning. I have a couple of pictures to share with you and I will get the rest up later.

Just a reminder that the deadline for the secret Santa ends on the 16th which is next week! So if you haven't signed up click on the Santa picture to the right and get all the information so you can sign up!

our hotel room in Orlando, fl

The hubby on the cruise ship! So handsome! 

Our feet while we relax in port before officially leaving!

The mini golf course at the top of the ship. Not an easy game to play when the  ship gets rocking.

The hubby standing outside the check in place for our dolphin encounter.

05 November 2011

Hanging at the Hotel

Hello from Orlando, Fl!! We are staying at the hotel at the airport and we sale out on our cruise tomorrow at around 2pm. Boarding at around noon. I will post pictures when we come back :)

In the mean time I leave you with pictures from apple picking And one of our hotel room :)
Have a great week!

02 November 2011


Hello all!
Sorry I have been absent for a week. I dint know how I end up so busy and not realize what kept me that busy.
I have not been successful in finding the picture from last years apple picking, I think I deleted it out of hatred of it. I will post the new soon.
Next week is our cruise we are staying at the airport Friday night so we aren't in a rush Saturday morning then we are of to Florida! I am so excited!!!
So on to the damaging Halloween weight:
Today: 272 :$
I saw that and was like wtf!! Candy is my enemy!!
Hoping back on the super workouts tonight and I am not happy with myself. So there is my confession of weight and it hurts. Feel free to bombard my phone (if you have my number) with your disappointment.

Happy hump day to all

26 October 2011


Starting Weight: 350
Last Weeks Weight: 268.3
Today's Weight:268.5
Loss of: +0.2lbs
Total loss of: 81.5lbs

Yup, ate like crap this week. no surprise why I didn't loose anything. I am just glad I didn't gain a ton. I would do the whole proclamation about getting back on track and all that jazz but you all know it. Good eating ahead.

20 October 2011


sorry about the glitch, the video is up and running from yesterday :)

19 October 2011

Wednesday Love

Sorry I am so crappy looking guys I am so freaking tired I didn't feel like doing much. A very short video.
I hope your guys week is going better then mine is :)

I'm sory if you guys can't see it. I will fix it when I get home from work


Starting Weight: 350
Last weeks weight: 269.9
Today's Weight:268.3
Loss of: 1.6lbs
Total loss of: 81.7lbs

I am going to try to post a video later.

Have a happy hump day :)

15 October 2011

Navy Ball Pictures!

First I want to say thank you for the amount of participation I have seen for the Secret Santa so far! It really is great to see everyone want to get involved! I can't wait to pass out everyone to their "Santa's". 

Also I have gotten a couple of emails of people in Illinois and close areas wanting to get together for a lunch or something. If you are interested please leave me a comment or email me at snclarno866@yahoo.com. 

Last night was the Navy Ball. We had a great time and we got a professional pictures taken too. It will be a little while before we get that one though. I didn't get to take as many pictures as I would have liked to but I am happy with the ones I got. 


breakfast the morning over

slightly hung over

the hair stuck even through sleep :)

13 October 2011


Like I said in my Vlog here is the Christmas information for the Secret Santa.

My email is snclarno866@yahoo.com. The cut off for entries for the Secret Santa is going to be 16 November.
If you are interested in participating I need from you:
Blog URL!!!
Mailing Address
Any allergies
Shirt and Pants size

$30 limit
You must be entered by 16 Nov.
Gifts must be mailed out by 17 Dec.
Please try to avoid food gifts.

That said spread the word!! I want this to be as big as we can get it!

p.s. I totally forgot my EEG picture lol

12 October 2011


I finally got the picture situation worked out, so enjoy :)
warning there is food porn in  your future!! plus these are not in order of how they occurred.

Also really quick side note....I saw 269.9 again this morning!! It must have been the 156oz of water I drank yesterday :)

Brandi, Becky and myself at the meet and great

At the meet and great. ( I have alot of booze in these pictures)
getting my drink on at the hard rock cafe. I think by the looks of me i had already had a few lol

We introduced Becky to her first shots ever that night :)

Can you feel the love? I can.

A buttery nipple shot for the four of us.

Bend and pop? I think I missed that lesson. 

We had no idea who that was but he thought our bend and pop was funny.

the last night at the pajama party and look more booze in my hand.

all the wonderful ladies!

another meet and greet photo op.

Angie ( my roomie!), Amanda and myself at the meet and greet

more drinking love

Isn't Becky just as cute as a button!

Brandi and Julie at the Hard rock cafe!

my chobani haul and the wine I got from the goodies

Breakfast on Sunday morning before going to get some Garrets (crack) popcorn

pajama party love!

pajama party cuddling!

a horrible picture but this is my dress for the formal dinner

Myself and Joey

Hey sexy lady!! Beth-Ann

the lovely ellusive drazil and myself

Grace and myself

Myself and Lap Band Gal

Myself, Jen and Becky on the way back from the tattoo place

Becky at the tattoo place with me waiting to see me get my tattoo

The best Ravioli ever made!!

Look more wine and some yummy bread and olive oil!

Ronnie and myself possing on a fountain in Little Italy

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what was left of my brakfast Saturday morning. So freaking yummy! Hashbrowns egg ans sauage patti with country gravy!

The cinnimon bun that I ate 2 small bites of and had to go PB

The always sexy Ronnie getting her stare on!

Left to Right: Jen, Angie, Me, Ronnie and Maria at breakfast with Grace who is taking the picture.

Showing some roomie love with Angie

Left to Right: Ronnie, Maria, Grace, Jen and Angie

The cute little logo for the breakfast place we ate at

O yes we went to Hogwarts!

a picture I sent to my husband Saturday morning to wake him up :)
Have a great Hump day everyone!