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How Many INCHES???

Friday, March 30, 2012

Ok, so my scale is not moving...still!

What a pain in the butt.

I know, I know your getting tired of my fixation on the numbers. Believe me I am getting tired of MY fixation on the scale as well.

Then I was asked the other day how many inches I had lost -- HUH??

I hadn't been counting or totalling inches! I just never thought of that.

After that question I have been looking everywhere for some record of my inches from close to my start of my weight loss journey. Do you know how hard that is to find?

I urge you, no I BEG YOU! Please start keeping a record of your measurements for yourself to look back on. So that when that stubborn scale doesn't move or you just need a boost you can see, visually see the difference.


I have lost a total of 74 pounds so far, so who knows what the difference would of been if I had measurements starting from back then. I wish I had them!

But I finally found some measurements from 50 pounds ago.

From 50 lbs ago, I have lost a total of 34+ inches from my body.

Did you hear that?

I SAID I HAVE LOST A TOTAL OF 34+ INCHES FROM 2/3 OF MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY!
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So if I calculate an average I could of lost up to 52 inches....if only I had those measurements. However I am so happy to KNOW that I have lost more than 34+ Inches !!!

I feel great!

I am finally liking how I look, althought still don't quite see the 'skinnier' gilr in the mirror yet. I see someone in between, but I think I like her. I hope to love her soon too.


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Not bad girlfriend!

Hugs,
Angela

  
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LIVINGFREE19 4/24/2012 9:13PM

    You are doing so awesome!
I wrote down my measurements somewhere.....and now to find them and compare!
I will be busy looking for my measurements tomorrow!
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PURESTILLWATER 4/8/2012 11:21AM

    AMAZING!!!! 34 inches is fantastic and so are you! Great post honey.

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MERRIKATE 4/5/2012 4:27PM

    Thanks for visiting my new blog, Angel-girl.

34 absent inches?!! How totally fab! What a thrill, and what a motivator!!
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Must agree that this is the way (vs the weigh) TO GO! Scales make me crazy, while a tape measure simply does not. The scales held me hostage many times a day before I ditched them years ago. By contrast, I reach for the tape measure only about once every 6 weeks.

Also, I always see myself and feel myself to be much the same size, whether 30 lbs heavier or lighter. Yes, my clothing's fit tells me a lot, and the tape measure seems even more trustworthy. My first two years, I lost 28" overall -- not bad, as you say, on a 5 ft. 2 in. frame. Besides, muscle is heavier than flab, that's for sure.

SO HOW GREAT that you can rightfully brag about a loss of 34 inches, with more to trim themselves naturally via your action plan! Now, time for me to check in with the tape measure -- for the 2nd time this year ...
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MIZCATHI 4/4/2012 11:25AM

    Beautiful!

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MNJONES2 4/2/2012 3:46PM

    I did some math, wrote out a ratio so you can estimate the number of inches lost....

34 over 50 = x over 74 cross multiply and divide.... I get that you have lost approximately 50.32 inches total.

Also another way to see how much you have lost would be to take a look at your clothing sizes... then and now.... has to quite a difference!

You are fantastic!!! -- As always wishing you the best on your journey to good health.


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BBAMMOM 4/1/2012 10:59AM

    Not bad?!? How about FANTASTIC!! You are awesome, inside and out!!

I, too, wish I had those measurements. We've lost about the same amount of weight so I guess mine is close to that too. Please, anyone starting this journey, take those measurements now!! You'll be glad you did!

Keep up the amazing work. I'm right by your side!

Hugs and Aloha,
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TEXASCATFOOD 3/30/2012 1:48PM

    emoticonI'm with BOVEY63 -- YOU LOOK GREAT ! ! !

(And thanks for encouraging everyone to start recording their measurements.)
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BOVEY63 3/30/2012 1:30PM

    Not bad at all - you look fabulous darling! Yes I am quoting Billy Crystal!
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SNOWANGELDIVA 3/30/2012 12:10PM

    "Not bad, Girlfriend!" INDEED!!!!
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Way to go!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/30/2012 11:20AM

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Awesome job Angela! Youa re doing wonderful! I hould get out my tape measure but i never took my measurements in the first place so no fun there.

Hows your diabetes? Is that better?
Keep on keepin on!

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MSILVER94 3/30/2012 10:43AM

    Awesome results!!!!!

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GRENADAGIRL73 3/30/2012 9:56AM

    emoticon 34 inches! Pounds lost is great, but if you put those inches into feet, you have lost close to 3 feet of fat. That blows my mind.

You look smokin' hot, I am glad to hear that you are starting to feel smokin' too!

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ELLIE381 3/30/2012 9:30AM

    emoticonYou are looking great girlfriend!

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MISSILENE 3/30/2012 9:23AM

    Looking good. I love that girl...lots. emoticon

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MDGARDENGIRL 3/30/2012 8:19AM

    You are SMOKIN Girlfriend!!! Inches mean fat! emoticon

Keep goin!

xoxoxo Marg

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RIKKI572 3/30/2012 7:57AM

    You are looking fantastic!!!!

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TEXASFILLY 3/30/2012 7:26AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Did I mention FAB~ulous!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Or SPECT~acular!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep it up, sister~ 'cuz emoticon BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/30/2012 5:51AM

    You look great!! Keep up the good work!!

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LYNMEINDERS 3/30/2012 4:48AM

    Not bad at all girlfriend.....I would say really great girlfriend....

WOW.....you are a different person....so the scales aren't moving....I guarantee that you have built up a lot of muscle on your journey and muscle weighs heavier than fat....but then you know that anyway....
Take your measurements now and then you will be able to track them from here.......

Woohoo....you look amazing

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SKINNYMISSKASEY 3/30/2012 4:12AM

    You look great! :)

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SNOWMAIDEN 3/30/2012 3:56AM

    I took a couple of pictures and my measurements after about a month of starting. I admit the pictures were because someone told me to and the inches were "I might as well". I'm so pleased I did, especially on those days when the scale and measure doesn't seem to be working.

You look fantastic!

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BLUE42DOWN 3/30/2012 2:39AM

    Fantastic job!

Most definitely it is nice having multiple ways to measure progress, because the scale can be the most fickle and devastating right at a time when we need good news.

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RDY4THIN 3/30/2012 1:29AM

    emoticon I could see the BIG difference in the before and after pics on your page of your face!! Very big change in the body, 74 lb loss is incredible! I am like you... look in the mirror and despite the change, still see the fat and not the progress. My BMI is great now, but I am not happy enough sometimes. Love the change! You are a work in progress!! - barbara emoticon

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TAMPATINK67 3/30/2012 12:49AM

    Really great progress!

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LIVINGFREE19 3/30/2012 12:47AM

    Regardless, you still have done awesome!
I have written down my measurements and they will be fun to watch go down!
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Did HE know what he was getting into?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Did HE know what he was getting into?

This is a very special day in my life.
So long ago in years, but not so long ago in my head or heart; my DH proposed to me.
We met in a candy store.
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Yes we did!
He likes to say I was the sweetest thing in that sweet shop and he knew when he met me that we were meant to be.
(Kinda melts your heart doesn’t it…)
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We were both young, me especially and I had only been of age for a short time when this special day happened.
We had discussed marriage to a certain extent prior, with me telling him my ideal proposal…
(I know! I spoke my mind even back then! LOL!)
Well, I knew, yes I KNEW it was coming because he said we were going out to a ‘Fancy dinner’.
These were not words that he used very often, if at all.
So I gussied up, as did he.
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He was such a sweetie and took us to our favorite (expensive) Italian Restaurant (sadly it is no longer around).

This is where it gets interesting!

I mean really “Did he know what he was getting into???”

Being a young woman and full of dreams and ideas; I had in mind my perfect proposal. LOL!!
Now him being a young man and nervous as all get out, just wanted to get it out.
This is how it went…

DH: ‘Order whatever you would like Sweetie.’
We ordered wine and our meals with an appetizer first.
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The wine comes and he looks deeply into my eyes; takes my hand and says “Ang, I –“
ME: “Not yet George.”
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So we chitchat about who knows what after all these years and our appetizers come…
DH again looks deeply into my eyes; takes my hand and says “Ang, I –“
ME: “Not yet George.”
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ME: “Not yet George.”
(I mean how romantic is it over ceaser salad?? Get real you know.)
So there were a couple false starts through our appetizers, which of course I diverted.
Then comes our main course…

The waiter manages to set them down and leave, when my DH (courage must have been failing) skips the looking deeply into my eyes and the hand holding and blurts out:
DH: “Will you marry me?!”
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Well what was a girl to do??
I mean the other tables heard now and it was over the most delicious cannelloni (of which I had not partaken of as of yet).
So I put my clean fork down and accepted his proposal.
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Needless to say, supper got wrapped to go and we were out the door to tell all our family and friends.
Yes, I didn’t have my romantic proposal over dessert, but I was lucky to have gotten my appetizer in and a to-go bag.
We have been happily married a number of years, this year being a Celebratory number. Not sure yet what we will do for that when the time comes, but I am sure happy to have the memories of his proposal and my acceptance to look back on.
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It’s good for a laugh every now and then.
So do you think he know what he was getting into???”
Hugs,
Angela

  
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MESAMA 5/11/2012 12:39PM

    I have to admit... I couldn't stop laughing... "Not yet, George"... That was awesome! And if he didn't know what he was getting into then he was pleasantly surprised because of that celebratory number and I am sure many more years to come. He's a lucky guy if you asked me. Hey, you didn't ask but I'm still sayin.
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BOE4LIFE 3/27/2012 7:13AM

    Even if he wasn't aware I am sure he is completely glad that he did it. I would assume it is like buying stock in a small budding company some years ago with the hopes of making a few dollars and realizing much to your delight that MICROSOFT really was worth it. You are his Microsoft dear. I am sure of it. Congrats.

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GROKGRANNY 3/23/2012 8:24PM

    Oh, you guys are adorable! I am sure by now he is no longer sweaty and nervous, you've learned how to slow down and enjoy your meals and you have given up on controlling all outcomes?? ha ha ha Couldn't resist!
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RDY4THIN 3/19/2012 1:14AM

    Very sweet indeed. happy belated anniversary!

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 3/16/2012 11:07PM

    Whatever it was, yes, he knew something. He knew a lot. You've made his life better, as he has yours, and that's what it's about.
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Ooh, ooh, ooh, I just realized what's familiar about your story. It's the old song, "Leader of the Pack" -- "I met him at the candy store...." -- with a much happier future.


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LIVINGFREE19 3/16/2012 12:44AM

    What a very nice story!
Happy Belated Annivarsary!
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MDGARDENGIRL 3/11/2012 4:47PM

    Such a cute story! Two lucky people for sure!

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SLIMLILA 3/9/2012 2:23AM

    Sweet... almost fairy tale!!! Aaahhhh!
Congrats......

(I saw my sister who had the slimband done in late Jan/. and she's already down 30 lbs.)

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LINDA! 3/8/2012 8:01PM

    What a sweet story (couldn't resist). He sounds like a wonderful guy. He is lucky to have you. A perfect couple.

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CHIQUITITA55 3/8/2012 10:54AM

    I think he is a very lucky man. Congratulations on your anniversary.

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PLMITCH 3/8/2012 8:37AM

    GREAT STORY! Yes, I think he knew!

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RICH530 3/8/2012 8:31AM

    What a great story!! I am sure he knew what he was getting into!!
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ELLIE381 3/7/2012 6:52PM

    What a great blog. emoticonon the proposal and your upcoming anniversary.
I think he knew what he was getting into. Something and Someone great!! emoticon

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LITTLETEAPOT17 3/7/2012 11:33AM

    That was so sweet and perfectly written. It's just like a movie!! Thanks for sharing your special moments with us my dear Angela!!
Happy Anniversary!

And to answer your question--yes he knew! When it's right... it's right no matter what life throws at us.
Hugs

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LIVELAUGHXO 3/7/2012 9:23AM

    This is such a sweet blog! Congratulations on your anni! I hope each year brings you love and joy!

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TEXASFILLY 3/7/2012 7:02AM

    Congratulations on your anniversary, dear heart! *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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ASHAIXIM 3/6/2012 11:39PM

    Awwww that is soooo sweet!!

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NEWKAREN43 3/6/2012 9:09PM

    What a lovely story! Does anyone really know what they were getting into when they marry? Not really. But he knew a great thing when he saw you and that's what's important! Blessings Angela.

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SAVANNAHZMOMMA1 3/6/2012 8:06PM

    I HAD to read this to my daughter, who thought it was so sweet! I loved it, too.

And my guess is that YES he knew, and that's why he couldn't wait to get your "Yes". What a lovely, lovely memory and sharing of it.


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BBAMMOM 3/6/2012 7:51PM

    YES, he knew exactly what he was getting into. He obviously knew how lucky he was as well!

I love your story. Perfectly written...I can picture it all!

Happy Engagement Anniversary!! May you have many, many, happy healthy more!!




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MNJONES2 3/6/2012 7:43PM

    Thanks for sharing such a happy memory and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! It is wonderful to see how happy people can be together.

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LYNMEINDERS 3/6/2012 5:38PM

    hahaha...i so love it.... just love it....
I am not sure any of them actually know what they are getting themselves into when they propose to be honest.....
Mind you...that goes both ways....lol...hehehe

Have an awesome anniversary...enjoy it to the fullest

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BLUE42DOWN 3/6/2012 3:20PM

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Well, he's still around, so even if he had no idea what he was getting into, seems he's quite happy with where it has led.

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MIZCATHI 3/6/2012 3:18PM

    Very sweet and romantic! My DH and I were very young too, but the proposal was not romantic! In fact, I pretty much told him it was time to get married or split - just think, we can get wedding gifts, I said! In all seriousness, actually, that was a big concern for me! But it was fate, because both of us took our vows seriously, and 35 years later on October 8, we are still happily married.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/6/2012 2:51PM

    Oh, Angela, that was AWESOME! I loved reading your precious story! Happy Anniversary! Mine was yesterday! emoticon Did you see my blog about it? I made a slide show! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/6/2012 2:29PM

    You ahd me laughing and crying here with you. what a cool story.
Happy anniversary Angela!

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L*I*T*A* 3/6/2012 2:28PM

    love it...what sweet memories!!!
enjoy your special day whatever you choose to do....
blessings and hugs.........lita

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BE_PROUD 3/6/2012 1:49PM

    Awwww How cute!

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MISSILENE 3/6/2012 1:34PM

    omg. dear friend that is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and I wish you both many more lovely memories.

Angela, to me you are like a piece of candy. I don't eat candy but I love it all the same. I will think of you as my favorite candy. Almond Joy. I love and adore you. Keep on being sweet and never change. YES HE DID KNOW WHAT HE WAS GETTING INTO.. HE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. emoticon emoticon

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BOVEY63 3/6/2012 1:31PM

    Cute story!
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AMYNYNJ 3/6/2012 12:54PM

    emoticon emoticon That is so cute. I hope my BF makes such a nice effort.

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HEAD HUNGER

Saturday, February 25, 2012



DO I REALLY WANT THIS?

The key to that question is want, not need as in TRUE HUNGER.

My head likes to play games sometimes and tempt me to 'taste' outside my planned meals, or even 'tempt' me to eat more.

It has snuck up at times when I am not prepared and I have unfortunately found myself eating when I am not hungry. I will be midway through and all of a sudden I will be asking myself 'DO I REALLY WANT THIS?' and the answer is a resounding NO!

How I normally combat this is I will make myself a hot drink. This takes time to prepare and time to drink. The key here being TIME.

This allows my logical side of head to counter the illogical head hunger and stop it in it's tracks.

For after I have finished my nice hot drink, I ask myself 'DO I REALLY WANT THIS?'

And if the answer is no then it is head hunger and it has been SLAPPED BACK DOWN.
Because I won't give in!

If the answer is I need this or something that fits best in my meal plan. Then I KNOW it is a true hunger, so I feed the beast.

This is not a perfect plan, but I find if I can at least make that hot drink (tea or coffee), I can beat this Head Hunger and stop it from rearing it's ugly head.

I am not in the mood for games!

So take that HEAD HUNGER! Only TRUE HUNGER will rule here!

Hugs,
Angela



  
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ANGELA2B 3/31/2012 7:09AM

    I love this. This is a great post. Like Grokgranny, herbal tea helps me, too. It is my signal that I have eaten all I will eat for the day. I don't have a cup of tea every night, but if I am feeling snacky, I do. I don't allow myself to eat after 8PM, but evenings are my most challenging time. Sometimes after I have had all of the calories that I allow myself in a day I will make a nice cup of orange or lemon flavored herbal tea and sit and drink it. It nearly always helps me counter the "head hunger."

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GROKGRANNY 3/4/2012 5:17PM

    I LOVED your blog!! Herbal tea "sometimes" helps me. I no longer "nosh" between meals, but if I'm truly feeling like I'm running on empty, I'll reach for as little protein as possible and maybe a little veggie.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/1/2012 11:26AM

    Angela, this was a really good blog, and that first graphic was my favorite! And Angela, thanks for being my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MNJONES2 2/29/2012 11:48PM

    As always you give great advice. Thank you so much.

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SUSIEWHITE1109 2/27/2012 9:44PM

    Awesome blog! I'm with you on making a hot drink...sometimes that's hard for me, because I don't usually drink hot things when the weather is warm (which is most of the time in Dallas)...but it works like a charm. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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DEE0973 2/27/2012 3:59PM

    Great advise which I need to incorporate at night. Thanks for the blog Angela!!

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NESSANEW 2/27/2012 2:51PM

    I've never thought of making a hot drink when this feeling comes on! That is a great strategy. Boiling water takes long enough to help subside any fake hunger!

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CARO488 2/27/2012 2:40PM

    I love this suggestion - and your attitude!

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BOVEY63 2/27/2012 1:18PM

    Awesome blog Angela, and so true. I'm going to give the hot drink a try when the "Head Hunger" strikes - he's been showing up too frequently these days.

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MAMAWLINDALOU 2/26/2012 10:28AM

    Great Blog. But oh so true!

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SLIMLILA 2/26/2012 1:07AM

    I've had this head hunger since I got home from my trip yesterday, cuz I did not bad at all on my trip, but since I got back, it's been eat, eat, eat. and junk food not good meals at all... Gotta get back on track.

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BLUE42DOWN 2/26/2012 12:29AM

    I remember reading once that one question we can ask to find out if it's head hunger is whether a particular food, say a raw vegetable, would be a good substitute. If I'm hungry enough to go get some raw broccoli or cook up some peas and carrots, then I'm pretty hungry. If I "don't want" those, then I'm not really hungry.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/25/2012 10:49PM

    This is something I also need to look at in myself also.
Head hunger is a crazy thing. It wants to take over, but we must keep it in check.
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LIVELAUGHXO 2/25/2012 10:29PM

    Love this..I find myself thinking more and listening to my head instead of my tummy...thanks for sharing !

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MNJONES2 2/25/2012 9:57PM

    Thanks so much for the reminder to slow down and wait before eating!! You always hit the nail on head.

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LYNMEINDERS 2/25/2012 9:56PM

    Brilliant....something that i am battling with at present....am quite often half way through something and go...."why am I eating this"

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/25/2012 8:24PM

    Thanks for sharing this. Loved it

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MISSILENE 2/25/2012 3:53PM

    That is not head hunger ~ Its Yoda. Just teasing. it is a great blog. thanks.. I also have it. grrr emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/25/2012 3:42PM

    Great blog. Thanks!

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KMKANDROSKY 2/25/2012 3:31PM

  Thanks for the motivation today!

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WOWEETOO 2/25/2012 2:31PM

    that's really funny for sure seeing as hunger does originate in the head after all..lol
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L*I*T*A* 2/25/2012 2:07PM

    emoticonshare,,,,,

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CELEST 2/25/2012 1:42PM

    Those captions are just toooooo gorgeous and true.

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Part 2 The Ongoing Saga of the Lap band Volcano

Friday, February 10, 2012

Part 2 The Ongoing Saga of the Lap band Volcano

Well here we are going into at least 3 months of do I have a leak? Or don’t I?
For those just tuning in, any questions please view my previous blog UNDER PRESSURE…LAP BAND VOLCANO! It explains all that has happened at my supposedly easy x-ray and whether my lap band is leaking. It left more questions than answers.

I will keep it short.

Saw the Surgeon today who was very precise and careful with his measurements. He could only find 5.5 cc’s in my band when my last experience it was beyond capacity and blew the needle cap off the needle. My band holds 10 cc’s at a time, which I was told you are never to be at.

Anyhow he topped me up to 6.5 so I am at least feeling restriction again. We booked an appointment for April 5 to re-measure. This will be the last check to see before surgery is scheduled.

If no liquid disappears then I continue on as normal. If again it does disappear, surgery is in my future and they would replace my band.

I pray for miraculous self-sealant…yes I would like this leak to have been just misjudgement, but not looking like it. With all the fills etc., I should be having like 8.2 cc’s at least in my band and it is just not there.

Oh well. I am still puttering along and feeling fine. Exercising and trying to eat right.
I will persevere and I will succeed.

Thanks for your care and concern.

Hugs and love,
Angela

  
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SLIMLILA 2/26/2012 1:04AM

    I haven't talked to my sis since she had her surgery either, so all I know is she is feeling fine, how long before you have to go for your first re-check.

Hope everything goes well with you and the surgeon has good news. Keep up the great work..

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PMAY0313 2/21/2012 7:20AM

    Good luck with that! I pray that you will self seal also!
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LYNMEINDERS 2/21/2012 4:24AM

    Prayers & Hugs coming your way....

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JEWELRYLOVER 2/19/2012 3:16PM

    Dear friend! I am sending as many good wishes and prayers your way as I can! I hope all is well with you. I have been offline for awhile, so didn't realize you were having troubles. Nothing is what I know about lapbands, so i have no idea what you go through, but I really am still here for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEWHITE1109 2/17/2012 12:15AM

    Hey Angela,
I'm sorry I'm a week behind on seeing your update. Wow -- that's a bummer, but I'm really glad your surgeon is being so careful about it. I would hate to have to go through a replacement surgery, and pray you won't. You've got a terrific attitude about it, and I know you'll persevere through it...we're here with you for every step of that journey! Sending prayers and hugs your way,
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MNJONES2 2/13/2012 10:47AM

    Angela, I am saying a little prayer that all goes well. You are so courageous and are such a great leader - we are with you!! Glad you are staying positive and active.
LOVE TO YOU! - m

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SURENDERISNOTME 2/12/2012 11:46PM

    Angela, I wish you well. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

hUGS
Debbie

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LITTLETEAPOT17 2/12/2012 12:57PM

    WE will get through this WITH you Lovebug. Whatever effects one sister affects us all. Just keep us posted, keep the positive attitude, and keep working the plan. I am so glad you have a wonderful Dr. who is watching out for you.
Hugs, p

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MDGARDENGIRL 2/12/2012 8:24AM

    Hang in there Angela. I know it is frustrating for you! Your Surgeon seems to be taking the side of caution which is good.

xoxoxo Marg

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LINDA! 2/11/2012 8:32PM

    Wishing you all the best!! emoticon

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ELLIE381 2/11/2012 5:26PM

    I am hoping all goes well Angela! Thinking of you. emoticon emoticon

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LIVELAUGHXO 2/11/2012 12:13PM

    Praying that all goes well for you. Stay strong and know the best is coming your way! xo

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BOVEY63 2/11/2012 11:40AM

    Praying that all goes well for you Angela!
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MAMAWLINDALOU 2/11/2012 10:09AM

    Angela you will be in my prayers. Hopefully you will not have to go through surgery again. Hang in there!!

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SKINNYMISSKASEY 2/11/2012 9:30AM

    Praying all goes well and no problems!

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TEXASFILLY 2/11/2012 8:49AM

    emoticonKeeping you close in thought and prayer that all goes well with you. *hugs* BB~

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BBAMMOM 2/11/2012 12:58AM

    Yes, you WILL persevere and succeed! You are strong, determined, and patient. I know how challenging being in the state of limbo can be. I'm here for you!

~Phyllis

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BLUE42DOWN 2/11/2012 12:19AM

    I'm just very glad of one thing - that saline which is leaking isn't something that can cause harm inside (if that's where it's leaking) or outside. So you're not being physically harmed by whatever is going on, just inconvenienced by not having the level of hunger control.

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Wishing for the best possible news in a month.

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PURESTILLWATER 2/11/2012 12:06AM

    Hang in there. You have the tools even without restriction. Hugs

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/10/2012 11:38PM

    Angela, I really hope all goes well, too. You are a real trooper with this, and your attitude is so great! Keep your chin up my friend! Love, Lori emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/10/2012 10:38PM

    I sure hope everything turns out well Angela.
Blessings

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HDHAWK 2/10/2012 9:54PM

    I'll send some prayers your way. I'm happy to hear you're on track despite all the struggles. emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 2/10/2012 9:54PM

    praying all turns out well for you....
good for you for hanging in there....
take care...
blessings and hugs...........lita


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MISSILENE 2/10/2012 9:16PM

    I am with you always. Try to measure your food like my Dr. Meany told me to do. emoticon

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KMICHA 2/10/2012 9:05PM

    yikes!!! Praying all goes well!!

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SHOES....shrinkage?

Tuesday, February 07, 2012



Who knew that your feet would shrink?

I went from a 8 EEE to a 7 D.

Talk about an NSV!

SHOE SHRINKAGE YEAH!

No more boring shoes, now we can bring on the sexy shoes!

So start looking for your shoe shrinkage!

I dare you!

I also dare you to post your shoe shrinkage before and after shoes.

After all what is life without shoes?

ok....maybe sexy bare feet!

Hugs,
Angela
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LYNMEINDERS 2/21/2012 4:20AM

    Go you...sexy shoes are awesome....woohoo

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NEWKAREN43 2/18/2012 7:30PM

    This is really funny, I'm swimming in my shoes and blaming stretching...I guess my feet finally caught up with the new lifestyle!

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SUSIEWHITE1109 2/17/2012 12:18AM

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SLIMLILA 2/9/2012 12:24AM

    So are we talking X-factor and a shoe fetish? LOL......
I learn things from you Angela.. That is great, another body part shrinking, who can complain? I haven't heard from my sister since she went to Hawaii, so I don;t know how her lapband is working...I wonder?

WooHoo, sexy bare feet....you go, girl!!! emoticon

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MISSILENE 2/8/2012 8:19AM

    HI, Maybe once I have my bunions worked on, I might see a change. I have to wear mens sas sneakers. I wear size 10 wide now. No photos available. lol emoticon emoticon

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MIZCATHI 2/7/2012 5:06PM

    Wow, that's interesting! Come to think of it, when i wear some of my shoes from my fat years they flop everywhere! Now I get it!

I still don't want to wear sexy shoes, though - I'm afraid of heights.

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SNOWMAIDEN 2/7/2012 4:37PM

    I lost a size too. Amazing what a difference it can make to choices!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/7/2012 4:33PM

    My shoes shrank, too! Only I threw my old shoes out before I thought of photographing them! Smart girl! emoticon

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PCOH051610 2/7/2012 4:18PM

    Talk about a wonderful NSV - an excuse to go shoe shopping! I guess your weight does come off in all areas just that we are more aware of it in areas we see the most.

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L*I*T*A* 2/7/2012 3:21PM

    emoticonNSV!!

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LAURELSPARK 2/7/2012 2:30PM

    I have the foot curse so my weight loss has made it more difficult to find shoes that don't cost an arm and a leg. I have always worn a 7 narrow but now I often need 7 slim. In my next life I want to have a B width! I weaar a lot of tennis shoes that I order at Fleet Feet.

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BE_PROUD 2/7/2012 1:56PM

    That's crazy but awesome! :D

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/7/2012 1:49PM

    Yep, yep... I'm down a whole size in shoes.
Good for you.

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BOVEY63 2/7/2012 1:03PM

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You are doing so awesome Angela! Have a wonderful day!


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BLUE42DOWN 2/7/2012 12:54PM

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Very nice non-scale victory there!

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TEXASFILLY 2/7/2012 12:22PM

    O yeah! When you get fat, you get fat all over. Same thing for shrinking. I went from a size 7B to an 8-1/2W in my shoe size when I got fat. ACK! Congrats on your new sexy shoe size, sunshine girl~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MDGARDENGIRL 2/7/2012 12:18PM

    Yes! I've had shoe shrinkage as well!! Woo hooo!!!

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