My Banded Time

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nobody does it better...Getting the Act of Self Love

This last month, we were ironing out our last will and testaments and probate.   Its an essential but morbid activity...No one wants to think about their demise or the demise of their spouse or significant other.  No one wants to think about what will happen to their kids... God forbid we ever both die prematurely.  But all this thinking about wills and dying made me realize that this band journey is an exercise in fighting premature death and that it is so important and so wonderful.  Without the band...I would still have my unhealthy eating habits, I would still have issues with portion control, I would still eat when stressed out, I would still be adding incremental weight to my body every couple of months.  Getting the band is a great act of self love.  Because no one can replace you and the role you play on are important and you were placed her on earth for a reason.  It is great that we are all fighting obesity and regaining our health...I'm glad to be sharing this journey with you and learning from you all...

Nobody does it better
Makes me feel sad for the rest
Nobody does it half as good as you
Baby, you're the best

So much for my deep and philisophical talk...I went to the National Zoo today with my 2nd grader and their class and had a wonderful time in the freezing weather.  I was running, chasing after them, running with them and it felt good.   It's days like this that I'm truly thankful for.

Now as per Linda's request...some Chrismasy Pictures.
The Zoo had a Gingerbread Habitat Contest...these are the habitats my son loved the most...We had to shepard 120 2nd graders through the exhibit...truly it was like herding cute bulls through a china shop...I was relieved when we got them all through without breaking anyone's precious piece of art.

Our tree accented by Yoda and his hut...My kids are Star Wars fanatics.

  Hope you are enjoying the holiday season.


  1. Great Post!! Very insightful - you've given me lots to think about - thank you!!

    And I love, love, love your tree!! Oh, how I love Christmas-sy photos - thank you for sharing!!

  2. Where is that Zoo, I think I've been there!!! I LOVE ZOOS!!! lol I'm an animal lover.

    Very nice post and its so true you got to take of yourself and if you have to get the band to do that, than that is what you have to do!!!!

    Thank you so much for your very nice comment you left on my page -- made me smile! =)


  3. That first gingerbread exhibit was freakin' awsome! I also think you're right. The band truly is fighting premature death and aging. Good for us for being brave enough to do it.

  4. Love the Yoda hut by the tree! Too cute!

    This is a great post with a great message!