My Banded Time

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Weight Loss Fairies (Blessings in Disguise)

I've been working on a stressful management consulting project team...the lead is not very good and is very inexperienced...but two people who have made this project bearable are my friends John and Pat...both are into fitness and exercise...they are constantly logging in their food choices, making excellent food choices, talking about the calories they are going to burn each day through exercise and talking about their healthy BP and cholesterol levels. John has had a 12 year sustained weight loss of 70 lbs!  Pat has just always worked out.  Yesterday we were having salads for lunch and talking about working out...This is such a change...I have evolved.

And of course I have my blogging bandster helps me so much to read your blogs and to hear your frustrations and triumphs.  Both my weight loss friends in real life and blogging life have helped me re adjust my mind set.  I hadn't been reading for the last month and I was catching up and it was such a nice refreshing slap in the see so many people on track and losing weight and looking BEAUTIFUL!

I drank a ton, ate less and exercised yesterday due to your direct and indirect influences.  I'm thankful for you!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012


Hi...Darlin 1 and Barbara, thank you for reaching out...I've been gone from blogging because I've been distracted by:

  • My Demanding Job-My job requires long hours and I work with a new manager that is not very experienced.  She has created a lot of client and team gaffes that have derailed us.  She is a nice person who tends to micromanage and not see the big pic...
  • My Sister's Wedding-My sister got married after 5 years of struggling with a relationship.  I don't think its the best decision but I went to NYC to support her with my husband and boys.  She's 6 years younger and like my kid so I've been sad about it.
  • My Kids-they have lessons soon as I get back from work, we are on the road or I'm helping them do their work.  They are worth every moment though.
  • My husband's Uber Demanding Job-My husband is at work till 11 pm every night.  His crazy schedule will soon end in mid March.  I don't like it but he has a great work ethic, provides for us very well and I can't complain...But his schedule has literally made me mom and dad for the last 5 months.
How is my weight?  The same...I'm one of those who doesn't loose weight unless I"m focused on it.  I've never jumped on the scale and seen a huge unexplainable loss...each loss is hard won...every ounce.

I'm going to go swimming now.

Missed you...I had not read blogs for awhile and I was so surprised to see how beautiful Melissa Wolfe, Nora and Ronnie are rocking the band!!