Friday, January 23, 2009


Today marks one year since my surgery!!!! I couldn't be happier with my life....still down loads of weight, still have the best and most supportive husband and family on the planet, and am now carrying a very healthy Baby Boy!!! Never in a million years did I think that having this surgery would impact my life so much. It has made me a better wife, a better daughter, a better sister...and overall better person. Also, without my decision to have the sleeve done, I would not have had this precious baby boy in my life. I am still so glad I decided to go through with this, and as hard as it has been (and still is to this day), I have not one regret. Life is AWESOME!!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Kind of Funny...

Austin and I's baby was concieved on my 8 month surgiversary! Exactly 8 months after I had surgery to the DAY, I became pregnant! Wierd how things work out, huh?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Song

This one should be obvious... :D

Thursday, September 25, 2008


...of the sappy song. I haven't given proper credit to the one person who has "helped" me through this journey the entire time, which is my late Grandma Hosford. She also had weight loss surgery decades ago, and I know of all the people in my life, she is the one who understands exactly what I went through and what I will continue to go through.

I know she is no longer alive, but I also know in my heart that she has been with me every step of the way, from my decision to go ahead with surgery, to the operation itself, to the happiness I feel right here, right now. So every word of this song is exactly what I feel for my incredible Grandma Hosford, who in a sense has changed my life forever.

I miss her so much.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

8 Months Already...

Eight months ago today I was wheeled into surgery....then I had some complications for a couple months after that, and now...

...I am as happy as a pig in mud! I am down about 117 pounds now, and lovin life. I can eat literally anything and everything, just a wee bit at a time!

I was just looking at my pre-surgical "goals", and have reached all but one! I just need to join a volleyball team now and I'm all set!! I am now able to shop anywhere, able to do things without sweating like a hog, and the number one item on my list was to be happy again. I certainly obtained that goal!! I LOVE MY SLEEVE! :D

The pics are what I'm looking like these days...:)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

100 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I got on the scale, and the angels sang as the scale read exactly 100lbs less than it did at the beginning of January!!!! I am sooooo much happier and healthier than I have ever been! I can now officially eat ANYTHING (including bread and steak!), and am having no complications whatsoever!! Life is awesome, and I LOVE MY SLEEVE!!! :)

A big thank you to friends and family that have supported me throughout the past 5 months, and an extra, extra big thank you to my wonderful husband who has always seen me as the person I am today, no matter what I weighed! :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

4 Months Already? sure has been! I am feeling great and am down 88lbs. Life is good! :)