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March 6, 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Hello SP friends, it has been a while since I have been on the boards. Life has surely taken over. For those of you that know I am an Accountant who runs my own business. This year has been the MOST interesting TAX SEASON to date with all of the changes in the tax laws. Woooo, I can't wait until April 16th...lol

Needless, to say I haven't had much time to workout. So yesterday I packed my gym bag and worked out at work. Their is a state of the art facility that is provided for FREE, might as well USE it. I was able to get in a good workout over lunch, the only downfall is my hair. I was thinking to myself, when you start sweating it is time to leave. Once I started sweating I was in the zone. Anywho, I will have to come up with an alternative for my hair.

Health and weight wise, I am doing great. I am losing weight slow which is fine for me. Slow is better. I enjoy shopping again. It feels great to buy smaller clothes. My diabetes is under control and I see my doctor in a month, if I am down 20 pounds from my last visit she will take me off the medication. So far I have 10 pounds to go to meet that goal.

I am dating a very nice gentleman. We are taking it one day at a time and so far it has been good. I am enjoying the moment. I am being asked out on more dates lately...hmmmm, I wonder why! lol (because, I am dating someone I am sure).

Sparkfriends, I just wanted to give you all an update and want to encourage everyone to keep pushing toward the finish line.

Peace and blessings
Ms. V

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LILSHINE 3/8/2013 3:44PM

    Nice to hear from you and congrats on the 10#s down. Congrats on finding the new boo. Sorry for those that didn't think to invite you out before you met him. I've heard something that says no one wants it, until someone else has it...

I hope you reach it to the 20# loss and more so you can get off the meds., and yes use the free gym.

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PRESBESS 3/6/2013 2:16PM

    Hey there! Glad to hear from you. You look fanastic. I love your profile pic. As for your hair, girl, I get it. I wear my hair in braids at least 6 months out of a year because of my exercise plan.

It sounds like tax season has you very busy and dating the new gentleman has you smiling! Good for you! :)

Keep pushing toward your goal and congrats on losing 20 pounds!
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MD Visit 1/4/2013

Monday, January 07, 2013

I had my first visit of the new year with my Endocronologist. She was extremely pleased with my results from my last visit in October. My weight is down over 20 pounds, my glucose is great. I advised the doctor I was totally off the metformin, which she recommended once I had the surgery because it would drop my glucose to low. So I am still taking one medication, and per the doctor when you lose 20 more pounds you will totally be off your diabetic medication. Is that a PRAISE report or what. I am SUPER EXCITED.

I have enjoyed shopping lately. I have to condition my mind that size 3 x tops are TOO BIG for me now. I am in 1 x tops and I am wearing a size 16 misses in pants. No longer in a 16 W. For some that may not mean anything, but for me that is GREAT.....I haven't worn any pants without a W behind it in YEARSSSSS.....

I just wanted to share my non scale victory with you all...have a great evening..

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MRSBLAK27 1/9/2013 1:19PM

  Congrats! Its all great news, I 'm one of those that know what the W means, keep up the good job

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CWYNN01 1/8/2013 6:30PM

    You go V!!! That is WONDERFUL NEWS ~ size 16misses & no meds in just 20 more pounds!! You are doing a great job girly!!

Keep up the great work!!

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MOMMIE2TWOGIRLS 1/8/2013 12:01AM

    Great job! Such exciting news!

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DUMBBELLE84 1/7/2013 10:56PM

  That's a lot of great news! Congratulations!

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A new me inside and out

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hello my spark friends, I haven't talked about the changes in my life much. Mainly because I was getting adjusted. I changed jobs earlier this year and my two medications went from $50 a quarter to over $500 a quarter. Is that insane or what???

I was off work that particular day after picking up my medication and I was ranting to a friend about how expensive my medication cost. I was fussing because I could get off the medication if I could just lose some weight. I have tried so hard. I lose 15 to 30 pounds and it comes right back on. A vicious cycle if I must say so myself, and not to mention how hard that is on my kidney's being a diabetic. My friend was like have you ever thought about weight loss surgery. I told her NOOOOOO!!! I can do this on my own. She said friend just call and schedule a consultation. So I went home and cried and prayed about that.

I called True Results and I was able to get in within a couple of weeks. I researched the options. I am very scary so I went in and discussed the lap band with them. After reviewing my insurance it would cost me $1300 out of pocket. That is cheaper than the medication I am taking on an annual basis.

I had a total of 4 visits. The first visit I weighed in at 269, the second visit a month later I weighed in at 272, the third visit I weighed in at 274 and the final visit I weighed in at 284.1; now mind you these visits are exactly 30 days apart. I was totally disgusted with myself.

After all of the years of telling myself I would never do this and then I decide to go for it. I gain weight.

I started my pre op diet for the lap band on 10/25 at 284.1. I went in the morning of 11/15 for surgery, I was down 10 pounds. I met that goal...I was excited. I was still in shock that I had decided to do lap band surgery the week before Thanksgiving.

I discussed the option with my Endocrinologist and she was like I will support your decision. I believe it will help you to reach your goals and get off the medication. My doctor scheduled me to come back and see her January 4, 2013. She said I am excited and can't wait to see the new woman who comes into my office.

My first day out of surgery. I was fine. I prayed and asked GOD please do not let me suffer with the awful gas pains I have heard about. No gas what so ever. I had a little discomfort from the incisions. As of today I am 4 weeks post op. My incisions are healed up. I have been walking on the treadmill. I haven't started back hard core working out. I am down 25 pounds.

I will see the surgeon today just for a follow up. So far my procedure has been good, no complications.

I had a boyfriend, but that ended...he decided to do something different. I was sad, but I am ok. I am focused on me and my life. At this point I do not need any distractions.

I will take and add new pictures soon...

Take care...

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MZSASSY 1/7/2013 11:42AM

    Im very proud of you!!!!!!

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LILSHINE 12/17/2012 11:33AM

    Good for you. Hope that all continues to go well and you find great healthy success.

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BEETH52 12/13/2012 10:27AM

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SHANTODD420 12/13/2012 8:17AM

    Congrats on the weight loss. I have been discussing the same thing with my doctor. I am scared though because I know how my body reacts to antesthia. Congrats can not wait to see the pics.

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SANDYCRANE 12/13/2012 7:33AM

    I am glad that your surgery went well. I know it had to be a tough decision but the results are so immediate. I have a friend who is trying to decide if she wants to have the weight loss surgery. She knows she would still have to exercise and watch her diet after the procedure and that is holding her back. She has not faced reality that there is no easy way. Keep us informed about what you are going thru and we will be waiting for some pictures. Have a great day.


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update on me and my life

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hello spark friends,
I am happy to say I have fully recuperated from surgery. I have a boyfriend, I have scheduled to take one part of the CPA exam in November, and I am 100% happy.

Now it is time to get this weight off...I have said it before, but I am mind, body and spirit READY!

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KAYEREADER 10/25/2012 9:32PM

    Glad to hear about all the wonderful things going on in your life!!!!

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PRESBESS 10/24/2012 12:52PM

    I'm happy for you! Glad to see you are back in the swing of things!

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ACCT1908 10/24/2012 9:05AM

    emoticon Thanks for the update and YAY for all those great things happeninng. Enjoy them all!

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BEAUTYFUL-1 10/24/2012 8:47AM

    Veronica, Your blog made me smile. I am so happy for you! Sounds like things are in order. You deserve all those blessings. "Hugs"

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 10/20/2012 12:36PM

    One step, one day at a time..... emoticon

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blogging about 9.18

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hello spark friends,
I am sitting here thinking about Sept 18th and what it means to me.

I remember September 11, 2001 when the terrorist attack happened in NYC. I was scheduled to visit NYC on 9/18/2001, but due to the tragedy my trip was rescheduled to the following summer. Even though I visited NYC months later, the atmosphere was still somber from Sept 11th.

I remember September 11, 2004, that was day my grandmother went into eternal rest and we funeralized her on September 18th...every day that goes by I miss my granny....

September 18, 2012, I will arrive at the surgery center at 7:00 a.m. to have a life changing surgery. I will no longer have the opportunity to bare children. I have been dealing with some serious medical issues for sometime now. My doctor was like you are not getting better you are getting worst. All I am asking for is prayers.

Take care

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BEAUTYFUL-1 10/18/2012 8:39AM

    Hugs to you Veronica. You're in my prayers!

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RAVEN227 9/23/2012 11:10AM

    Thanks ladies for your prayers...my surgery went well. I am recuperating great...

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LILSHINE 9/20/2012 3:11PM

    Pray your strength I just went through that on 9/10 so I know you'll be fine. Pray God carries you through.

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TERRI289 9/17/2012 10:24PM

    Praying for you always...keep strong. I will send you a message..xoxoxoxo

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LIVINLIFE4ME1 9/17/2012 9:33PM

  emoticon sending prayers your way emoticon

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KAYEREADER 9/17/2012 9:29PM

    I'll definitely be praying for you and with you.

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