Monday, January 27, 2014
On Saturday , January 25. @ 9:55 pm, my oldest brother passed away. Last week was a horror for me. And now I am in a state of being that even I don't understand. I am a direct person as many of you who are reading this know. Yes, I did call him Mr Piggy. But that was my right. Stephen Falley was not only my older brother by 9 years, he was my father when our father suddenly passed away 50 years ago, at 50 years old. Leaving 3 sons and a daughter of 15 years old, My poor Mother was never was the same after her beloved hubby surprised her on her birthday by dying. Anyhow.
Up until Sat he was living about 15 min from me. He has been in South Fl for 7 years. He inherited her condo when she passed away.
I was VERY CLOSE WITH HIM AND WE TRAVELED a lot. He left me and Ray with no will, no power of attorney, nothing. Just lots of junk, collectables and work to do. And now I am sick with a cold.. The details of his death are not important , but he was a person in my life. I just wanted to share this with every one, thanking everyone for the goodies, prayers,love comments etc. Yes, dear team, I am eating now, but I did lose about 6 lbs. thank you everyone. Hugs and love to all, Ps get a will made, do a DNA, don't do to your family as my brother did to me. Ilene
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I have been working with a fellow Lapbander who had the same Dr that I had, I have seen her not know what to drink and what to eat. I have seen her scared of going to an appointment, afraid that the Dr. would yell at her. While this has been going on, she lost quite a bit of weight and is now very lovely.
Even though we live about 25 miles from each other, we have never met. Our only contact is IM on Skype.
The most recent time I looked at her Skype photo, I saw a stunning young women. When I complimented her she appreciated it, but commented that she still is not at her goal.
And that is when I, even after almost 4 years of my weight loss surgery figured out that the goal is right now. It is NOT when the Magic Number comes up on the scale.
It is right now. If she wanted to she could lie about that number. And if her hubby played a trick on her and rolled back the numbers she would be excited.
So now I know that for me the magic numbers are here right now. And my number is # 1.
I revised this, I don't want to be # 1, I want the magic # to be right now for all of us who are searching for it. I want us to know that it is only a stupid # that we have in our heads. Not reality of the truth for us all . This is our lives we are working on. Our life to continue being healthy and live longer. And God is the only one who knows that number.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Last night Ray and I took Cindy out for her walk. One of the old ladies was sitting out side. I waved to her and she yelled out in her squeaky voice "Oh you lost so much weight"
It was then and there that I realized that I look thinner and I looked good enough for someone to notice. I didn't have to TELL anyone I lost this or I lost that. It didn't matter at all.
At that time I thought of the story about the barrel of apples. The 1 about the farmer that always took a slightly bruised apple to eat, but never took the perfect one. With that, she never enjoyed a perfect apple. She always had a bruised one.
And it was that thought that finally made me realize that I was just fine right now. Not when I lose the last 6 lbs that I think I have to lose, to get to my goal. I am at my goal now.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
So here I am 3 years later. 96 lbs lighter, and many sizes smaller. These 3 years have gone by so quickly. I am so glad that Miss Lapband and Miss Ilene met.
Because of Miss Lapband, i went to Sparkpeople.com. Because of Miss Lapband, I have met so many wonderful people. The first 89 lbs lost were quicker than the additional one.
With the friendship on my "Special Team Lapband Rulers" I became who I feel good about.
Yes I have my shortcomings, my moment and my problems but the whole world does.
Miss Lapband and Miss Ilene are together now. Thru thick (then and thin (now). And that's the way it will be. You can also call me Mommagrok
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