My Banded Time

Sunday, February 6, 2011

These are a Few of My Favorite Things (about the band of course)

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things (about the band)
And then I don't feel so bad

1)  My blood pressure drop.

2)  Being able to button my winter coat this year when last year I could not

3)  The scale going progressively down after 10 years of not being able to lose any weight

4)  Going into my favorite stores again and not just looking at the scarves, jewelry and accessories.  J. Crew and Banana Republic and Barney's I'm coming HOME!!!

5)  Working on the treadmill and not feeling like I'll have a cardiac episode (sounds dramatic, but I felt that way last year). 

6)  Wearing smaller sizes

7) Having my blunt but loving next door neighbor tell me that I look fabulous.   Actually having people notice a change in me.

8)  Feeling more feminine and more like a woman again

9)  Looking at spring fashion trends and planning on how to dress fashionably versus just covering my body.

10) Feeling more professional/confident in meetings and during work interactions

11)  Getting rid of that thigh chaffing

12)  Walking around and having my shoes slip off because my feet actually lost FAT

13)  Never falling a sleep because of a food coma

14)  Being a healthy mom for my boys

15)  Blog friends...of course!  The greatest 24/7 support group around.


  1. I LOVE this post! It is nice to look back, especially when you find yourself struggling, to look back over all the benefits that have come with losing the weight.

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE POST! You just gave me a great pick me up from being in a bad mood - my kids are out of control not behaving and I have had it.

  3. Oh, thank you! I love this list!

  4. We should all post like this every once in a while. Looking at the positive which is often hard to do...but it always makes things brighter!

  5. Oh, food coma! This has dominated my weekends for years now and it is STRANGE to come back from our Sunday lunch out and not pass out for hours afterward. I barely know what to do with myself!

    Love your list, and love that you're experiencing it all :)

  6. You've nailed some of my favorite things too. Important reminders of how far we've come. Great post!

  7. Great list. I especially like #15. So true!

  8. I absolutely LOVE this post!! Just like you - so positive, so motivating!! You surely put a smile on my face and make me want to reach those goals too!!

  9. I hate the thigh chaffing! Will be so glad when this doesn't happen!

    Thanks for the list - I love it!


  10. Love this much.....I could have written most of this myself as I have these same thoughts! I especially love the one about looking at fashion to see what I will wear vs. how I will cover my body. so true...I'm glad that I have found your blog and can follow you now!