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Almost 2 years~

Wednesday, May 09, 2012


Gosh ya'll! It's been so long since I've blogged here! I've peeped in and looked at what's changed and trying to find out who's still here! I may have to delete my friends and start over being that it looks like no one is here anymore. I'm on FB all the time too and sometimes Twitter OH and Pinterest...that's my new addiction! How has everyone been? Well since the last time I was here I found out I was pregnant in Oct 2010 and gave birth to a handsome baby boy July 1st 2011! You guys know that we had adopted my 1st son and he will be 4 in 11 days!! WOW time flies! I now weigh 148 pounds! I still have 10-20 more pounds I would like to lose! I want to tone up now and do some ST! I can't believe that I've come this far on this journey! It's definently not easy! I've learned so much about myself and how food is still the enemy! LOL How has everyone else been doing? Who's still here! You can find me on FB as Pebbles Phatgurllove McClain...other than that I'll be around to start journaling my food again!

  
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LEMUHAMMAD 5/13/2012 4:30PM

  Congrat on your weigh loss and the baby. Your story is so inspiring to me and I have added you as a SP and Facebook friend. Your hair is beautiful. emoticon

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CORTNEY-LEE 5/10/2012 7:48PM

    welcome back to Spark!!

I aodre your hair!!!

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2MCH4EM 5/10/2012 4:39PM

    Thanks Gaela! emoticon

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GAELA-I-CAN 5/9/2012 5:56PM

    Great that you are back!!!!! Congratulations on your new baby and his big brother. Your weight loss is awesome. emoticon emoticon

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What's eating me???

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hey ya'll, long time no see! Just stopping through to tell ya'll what's been going on with me. I feel myself slipping into a hole filled with food. I am drinking soda, haven't had a protein shake in a while, haven't had any vitamins and have pretty much been eating what I want and while I'm still not able to eat like I used to, I feel guilty as hell. I feel like I am cheating myself. I have tried to think and rationalize my feelings as to why am I eating and why am I drinking sodas.

I currently weigh 184.3. I am 16mths out. I still feel like a failure. My family and I are living with my bro in law and sis in law and it is hell in a handbasket...I think that contributes to my eating habits also because I am not able to cook and prepare my own meals. We eat out everyday and occasionally we will have sandwiches...if their kids haven't destroyed our bread and eatin our lunch meat. *sigh* We have not been pregnant again since the miscarriage on 3/21. My due date was last week which had me feeling down in the dumps because I was thinking about what would've been. I've been missing my mom, missing my job and yet I'm still trying to find a way to not ever work for someone else again.

I really would like to receive funding for my mentoring program. Check it out! I am launching E-Mentoring, hopefully by the end of the year or the beginning of 2011. I am extremely excited about my program which is called The P.H.A.T. Kids Mentoring Program and I currently have almost 30 kids enrolled. Just trying to match mentors with the mentees! I love it and it is a dream come true for me. Just not bringing in any income. I am getting unemployment benefits, but they will not last long. I am getting ready to apply for an extention soon. **sigh** Thanks for listening guys. I don't think I'm that far gone, but I would again...love some suggestions from those that are 16mths out. What are you eating? I freak out because I can eat a whole taco from taco bell...I can only eat one, but that scares me...smh! Pray for me! Love ya'll and I miss ya'll too!

  


It's working and I like it!

Monday, August 03, 2009

I had my first real WOW moment this weekend. I decided to go shopping since I was having a case of the saggy booty. (lol) While I was out shopping I kept hearing my inner voice to tell me to try on an 18. I was like naw'll I can't wear that. All because my other pants still fit a little in the waist. I'm arguing with myself while my 14 month old is grinning at me like I'm talking to him. ~smile~ I grabbed an 18w and high tailed it to the dressing room to prove myself wrong. I put one leg in and the while entire time, I'm fussing myself out. "Girl, you cannot wear no dayum 18. You can still wear those 24's"You ain't losin no weight. Inches maybe. Remember the 254.4 that I was crying about 2 weeks ago? Now it's 244, that's under that 247 that I was seeing 4 weeks ago. I was like man....10 pounds in 3 weeks. (Still amazes me....) But I put the other leg in the pants and started sliding them up...and the whole time my brain is screaming at me like you can't get into these pants. Once I stood there with them around my waist...the mental torture became worse. It was "I betcha can't button them, they won't fasten....." Lo and behold...I buttoned and zipped them. Standing in that dressing room looking in that mirror, at me....ME?!! In an 18!!!!!!!!!! OMG....I don't even remember being in an 18 EVER! I lost my mind. I didn't buy much because I know that I will not be here long. But I brought enough to keep a smile on my face for the next month. I may go again. I've never enjoyed shopping so much in my life! I just wanted to share with you. I have been on cloud 9 all weekend long! I will post some new pictures soon. I just wanted to share!

  
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PHOENIX3423 8/13/2009 1:24PM

    emoticon Way to go girl!!! Can't wait to have one of those moments. I wasn't feeling much up to exercising today but you just gave me the push I needed!

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GEMINI062069 8/6/2009 8:52PM

    Awesome! Yay for you!! I still do that in the fitting rooms! I look at something and say - I can't wear that.... then it slides right on! Here's to many more happy dressing room moments for you!! You've only just begun. emoticon

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GIGABYTEFL 8/6/2009 5:52PM

    Keep up the great job, you are doing wonderful.

Mac

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KSMILEY69 8/6/2009 5:27PM

    Way to go. I love those moments. I call them "OH YEAH" moments. I never liked trying on clothes either and I had a similar experience that I blogged about.

Anyway this is YOUR moment. Great job. Keep up the good work. Be proud of yourself you are doing awesome.

Take Care and God Bless ! ! !

Kat

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REACHGOAL09 8/5/2009 3:07PM

    Good for you!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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NPILBEAM 8/4/2009 8:07PM

    I love to shop! Even if I don't buy anything I love to go into dressing rooms and try on all the stuff that was beyond me for too many years! I love going into Nordstrom exclusive designer department and try on $2000 Armani blazers just for the sheer fun of it (no WAY could I every hope to own one)! You keep it up! It's a great feeling to be where you've never been before!!!!

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DAWNKEY1975 8/4/2009 6:03AM

    That's fantastic!! Way to go!

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CINDYSHRINKS 8/4/2009 12:01AM

    You are doing an awesome job!! How exciting.....I have never ever experienced anything like that before...but when I do I will most likey cry like a baby. Good for you!! emoticon

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QUALITYONE09 8/3/2009 7:27PM

    Girl as I was reading your post I was right there in that dressing room with you!!! I know that must have been an awesome moment for you. Yes, it is working and it will keep on working for you just keep doing what you are doing!!!. We're proud of you and celebrating your success!

Tia

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METIMEISNOW 8/3/2009 7:14PM

  Loved your post...and great to hear you had that "special moment" in the dressing room. I can't wait until I have one... which is long over due!

I have a whole bag of clothes in the spare room which I can't get into.... maybe by the end of Aug, i can go shopping in my own house.

Keep up the great work!

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BANANNA38 8/3/2009 5:54PM

    I love those dressing room moments! It doesn't get any better than that!!!

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CJ_SKINNY_JEANS 8/3/2009 1:28PM

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Can't wait til I can fit into a smaller pair of jeans!!! Keep up the great work =D

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OZDIVER 8/3/2009 1:13PM

  Great progress... keep it up until you reach your goal!

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LILSHINE 8/3/2009 11:51AM

    Way to go!! I know that feeling

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LILSHINE 8/3/2009 11:50AM

    Way to go!! I know that feeling

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LILSHINE 8/3/2009 11:49AM

    Way to go!! I know that feeling

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KCHARA 8/3/2009 11:34AM

    emoticon That's such a great feeling! Keep up the great job!

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PAMG415 8/3/2009 11:27AM

    Good for you. I love these feelings. Keep up the good work!!! You go girl.
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CONKNEE0728 8/3/2009 10:56AM

    emoticon, You betta do it!

That is the best feeling! Keep up the good work and NEVER GIVE UP!

congrats!

Connie

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GO_ROBIN 8/3/2009 10:52AM

    What a great feeling! There's almost nothing better in life than seeing concrete proof of our efforts. I'm really happy for you.

I've only lost 5 pounds, but I've been working out at the gym a lot for three weeks, and I'm having the fun experience of going shopping in my closet! I've retired one set of pants that I wear for work, and gone down to the next size smaller that I've been keeping for a year. Sorry to say that I have yet a third size smaller in my closet that I've been keeping for two years! Those are next!

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SHANNONSTILLS 8/3/2009 10:32AM

  Great, keep it up!!!!!!

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SWEESHA 8/3/2009 9:48AM

    Thanks for sharing this! Way to go on trying something your mind kept telling you wouldn't work!

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EDUCGRAD 8/3/2009 9:35AM

    way to go!!Keep up the great work

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1 Week Post Op Appt

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

2 pounds down for a total of 7 pounds! YAY! I'm so proud!!! emoticon

  
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KOGLESBY 6/4/2009 11:22AM

    Wonderful. Keep your enthusiasm and your focus. You are on your way to meet your goals.

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GIGABYTEFL 6/3/2009 10:38PM

    Way to go, keep up the great job.

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Mac in Jax

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KSMILEY69 6/3/2009 10:20PM

    You should be very proud. Say good bye to every pound lost forever. You are doing a great job. emoticon Keep it up.

Take Care and God Bless ! ! !

Kat

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MYSNOWBUNNY 6/2/2009 7:02PM

    Ive been thinking of having that surgery, are u in alot of pain? what was it like?

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My Hospital Experience

Monday, June 01, 2009

I set my alarm clock for 4:00am Wednesday morning. It went off at 4:15am after hitting the snooze button. As you can tell by my post before the last one, I was so nervous...what time I went to bed. My MIL arrived here at 4am and was screaming.."Y'all ain't ready yet?" My husband and I were dragging and I know I was like nope..don't go...! LOL I finally got dressed and we all loaded up in the car to go to the hospital to check in. I checked in and we were seated in the waiting room at around 5:14am....what they wrote on the paperwork. We sat and waited. I saw my sister's pastor when I walked in and I was surprised to see him there. We embraced and I sat and waited to be called to the back. The nurse called me at about 6:20am. I went in the back and my husband went with me while My MIL took my FIL to work. They weighed me in and I lost 5 pds on the 2 day liquid diet! I was like Yay! I could not believe it. For some strange reason, I thought it wouldn't work for me. So I went from 277.4 to 272. something. But before then I weighted 280 at my first consultation. So in total I lost 8 pounds prior to surgery! Anyhoo, I got undressed and put on my hospital gowns and answered the typical questions:

Allergies?-Nope
ER contacts? -Husband


She then measured my calf so that she can get me the right size compression stockings and footsie socks. She pulled the curtain and walked out and my husband was laffin at me because I was shaking my feet at the ankles and he was like.."Stop being nervous..." I was like "I can't." The nurse came in and said..."Did I hear that you were nervous??" "Yes" "Well, it looks like they ordered something for you and I have it right here. She injected me and I kindly accepted. LOL My MIL then returned and her and my husband were laffing at me. Why I don't know. They said I started looking and sound crazy when talking. Then they came and said they were ready to take me to the OR. The nurse said.."Are you ready?" I said . "No." My husband started laffing and they put the bonnet on my head and off I went. When I got into the OR..I had calmed down alot and I was looking around at them opening surgical tools and the nurse asked me to move from my bed to the table and I said Ok...I moved onto the table and they introduced me to the people around me and I said hello. One of the techs came over and told me that he needed me to breathe in some oxygen. I said "Ok." Then I looked up and the nurse told me "Your surgery went well, we are now moving you to recovery."

I said.."I had surgery??" SMH.....they psyched me out y'all. They got me. The Tech tricked me because he had been told that I was nervous. Oxygen...Ha, Ha funny....but I woke up not in pain at all and I got to my room, I was still a lil dopey but I saw my sister and my MIL and my husband in the room with me. One of my friends stopped by to visit and she talked to me for a while. But It was a great surgery and I am still getting a lil stiff in the abdomen and that's when I take some meds...but I'm in no pain at all....I wish I would've did this sooner. My face looks slimmer by the pics I took today. I'm going to post some of my hospital pics up. Thanks guys again for your support.

  
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MINDYHGP 3/4/2013 7:27PM

    I know this blog was a while ago, but I appreciated reading it. I'm in the beginning process of having WLS, so it's good to hear everyone's stories, so I can prepare as much as possible! You look fabulous, congratulations!

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MIZZSOULSISTA 6/29/2009 2:51PM

    I'm glad your surgery went well. When I woke up from surgery, I woke up to the nurses talking about fat vs. phat. I had to explain to them what p.h.a.t. means. I remember it was so hard, but I we had a fun time laughing. I was just glad it was over! And I was in the land of the living!

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QUINCY08 6/1/2009 8:31PM

    Great Job !! You did so well !!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience so far. I think it really helps us (me) who have not had surgery yet.
Keep us posted on how you do over the next few weeks.
I hope you are feeling great in no time !

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KSMILEY69 6/1/2009 7:59PM

    Cograts on your surgery day. I hope all continues to go well for you. You seem like you have a great attitude and that will help on your new journey in life. Glad to see you on the loser's side with us.

Take Care and God Bless ! ! !

Kat

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KNH771 6/1/2009 4:04PM

    Congrats on your surgery! This is a great journey you've started. Stay well, and keep us posted.

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PORGY_58 6/1/2009 1:49PM

    Too funny! And what a way to go into it. A little humor goes a long way. Now, just keep that thought over the next few weeks.

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TAGMSTR04 6/1/2009 1:25PM

    *Laughs* sounded like it was a fun time there. Congrats!!! I will be having surgery early July. Keep up the good work!

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