Sunday, July 31, 2011

I'm back!!

So it's been a long time and I don't know if anyone visits this site anymore. It's been a little over 2 years since my gastric bypass and I am enjoying my new body. It's been about 19 months since Jim's gastric bypass and he is doing awesome - he goes to the gym 3 times a week and you should see the muscles popping out and I lika-lika!! :)

I am starting a new journey in life and have decided that I am going to blog about it. It's the journey of donating a kidney to my sister. It's been a few intense months with several testing phases to see if I was compatible with her. I know that it is through the many prayers said in her behalf that we are to this point where she is going to be able to get off dialysis and start enjoying her life. When I met with the surgeon he asked me if I was donating to my twin sister because we are a perfect match (yah, twins 8 years apart)! The date is set for August 23rd. I would like to THANK Jim for being by my side and supporting me on this journey - I could not do it without him. I would also like to THANK my children for supporting me too. I asked each of them how they felt about it and they are behind me 100%.

Hopefully I won't forget to get on every few days as it comes closer and describe my feelings.....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Almost one year post op!!

The end of May marks one year since I've had my operation - can't believe how fast it's flown by....I went to my yearly check up early and as of today, March 23rd, I've lost 110 pounds!!! That's 10 pound over my goal!! I no, I no, I still haven't posted pictures - I'm not a picture person but I'll have Jim take some of me and post them soon. By the way, Jim has lost about 90 pounds and is looking GOOD!!!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Back Home From Babysitting Grandboo-boo's!!

For the last 2 weeks, I've been in San Antonio, TX babysitting my grandboo-boo's while Toby and Kelli were on a get away. It was wonderful being with the boys but I will admit that I am one tired granny!!

Hears a good story about one day I had there: Lucas woke me up at 3:00am because he had a bad dream. It took about 45 mins to get him settled and back to sleep. I got back into bed and 10 mins later Kyle started screaming. I took him downstairs for a drink and found out that Daisy, the dog, crapped in her kennel so I had to put Kyle on the couch with some dry cereal and the Disney channel on so I could go out back and wash the kennel out with the hose. It was at this point that Lucas came downstairs to see what was going on so he joined his brother on the couch. So here I am at 4:00am out in the back in my jammies and it's cold and I turn on the hose and it squirts me in the face (tee hee on me!!). I get it somewhat washed out but don't know how well because the outside light is ghetto so I left the kennel outside and made Daisy lay on a blanket inside. A while later the boys and I fell asleep on the couch and about 30 mins later I woke up to an awful odor - yep, Daisy crapped again!!! This time on a big area rug so, I had to drag it outside, trying to be quiet not to wake up the boys, turn on that damn hose that squirts you no matter what and spray off the rug. I was bugged and tired so I made Daisy stay outside! About 30 mins later, she started barking and woke the boys up. It was about 5:30-6:00am at this point and I had to go outside to get her so the neighbors wouldn't get bugged. She wouldn't come in (she's a skiddish one!!) so I had to chase her around the yard which was still soggy from all the rain they've been having there - I'm really getting bugged at this point!!!!! I get back in the house and the boys are saying they are hungry and they want cereal with milk and Lucas picked out Raisin Bran. So I sit them at their little table with their own bowls of cereal and Kyle is swinging his arms and hits his bowl of cereal and it flies all over the place! At this point I was like - what the heck, it's just cereal and not crap so I put Kyle on the couch and started cleaning it up. I was on my knees by Lucas wiping it up and he had a full mouth of cereal and had to sneeze - of course, the chewed up bran and raisins landed in my hair!!!!!!!!!!!!! I started to laugh and then cry and then Kyle's mess cleaned up, walked over to the sink and started flicking Lucas' chewed up junk out of my hair and I hear a thump and look over at the table where Lucas had left his cereal free and clear for Kyle to walk up and fling it all over!!! So another clean up of me laughing and crying in intervals!!! Then, I had to go outside in back to get squirted by the hose so I could really clean the kennel and the rug up - that was right when the sun was coming up. I finally get that done, come back in the house to discover that Kyle had crapped his pants BIG time....Another cleaning and changing!!!!!! I love my grandbabies!!!

Update.....I've lost 101 pounds and Jim has lost 65!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy New Year

Already 2010 - what the heck!!!

Quick post before I leave to go take care of my grandbabies for a couple of weeks....

Jim and Debbie's weight loss info:
Jim has lost about 55 pounds (brat - losing a lot faster than I do!!!)
Debbie has lost 96 pounds (it's really slowed down for me!!!)
We are enjoying the freedom that comes with weight loss and wish we would have done this long ago.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Long time NO write

Wow! Things have been busy and it's only going to get busier with the holidays...

I've lost 85 pounds so far and I'm feeling great!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I've lost 70 pounds so far and I feel wonderful!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm baaacckkk!

I'm back from visiting my Grandboo-boo's - it was a wonderful trip! I wish I could have brought them home with me!!

For the almost 3 weeks I was there, I only lost 5 pounds! I didn't eat the way I should have and I only exercised a few times....So now my weight loss is at 60 pounds.