Thursday, August 4, 2011


I have to confess that I am not really feeling all warm and fuzzy about blogging anymore. I know what I need to do to lose weight. I am back to doing it. It will always be a struggle and I'm ok with that. I just want to focus on me, my family, my business, my art and my job.

I don't know.

Just wanted to get that out there.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

That Damn Wagon!

Well, I fell off the wagon and it has left me far behind. I have made some half-assed attempts at catching the wagon and getting back on but no luck. I know there are multiple factors why I am having difficulties. I have the new photography business (Kerri Collins Photography) and that is taking all my available free time. I haven't quite figured out how to manage my time yet. How do I go workout when I could be editing and posting and marketing myself? It's hard to do that. I have also been eating like crap (literally speaking) because I think it is because I am exhausted and craving carbs. I have even started drinking Diet Coke again. BAAADD! When you eat crap and are don't lose weight. You even gain. I haven't gotten on the scale in weeks. I don't want to weigh myself because I know I have gained, I can feel it but I just can't get my head back in the game. I know it will happen. I'm not driving myself crazy over it either. Taking it day by day. I had my band loosened last Thursday. I was having trouble just drinking and would PB all the time. It was miserable. I started eating ice cream more because I had the urge to EAT and couldn't eat anything else. Sometimes your body needs to go through the motion of eating and when it doesn' want to eat MORE. Hallelujah, I can eat again. I have restriction and I think I am at a good spot for now.

I have also been neglecting blogs, so sorry! I need an assistant! :) Or just a husband that helps me more. 3 kids, full time job, my own business, keeping up with the house, tending to the husband (hint, hint)'s crazy and I am going crazy!

Note to self...


P.S. BOOBS is quickly approaching! Stephanie will be blogging about my photography services available for BOOBS. Have you ever thought about having "glamour shots" (not the cheesy kind, more like modeling), professional portraits or even boudoir photos taken of yourself? If so, Chicago would be a great place to have them taken and I would LOVE to take them. Contact me if you would like to schedule a time or discuss in further detail! :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I will....

I will workout today.

I will log my food.

I will workout today.

I will log my food.

I will workout today.

I will log my food.

I will treat my body with respect.

I will eat food that will fuel my body and brain.

I will succeed!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hey YOU!

Yeah, you!!! I'm talking to you! Having 2 blogs is a PITA! I typed up a great post and put it in my photog blog, not this one and had to delete it. I thought I copied it so I could paste her but evidently not. Damn!

Let's begin!!!

I haven't exercised since Saturday. I have figured out that I am a bit in self-sabotage mode and the hormones are raging because Aunt Flo is visiting. Saturday was my first 5k that I was going to RUN. Not walk. I made it approx 2.5 miles and had to walk. I was hot, nauseaous and wanted to die. My legs felt like noodles and I just couldn't go any further so I walked a few blocks and then ran to the finish line. My 2010 time was 59 minutes and my 2011 time was 46 minutes. Yes, that is an awesome improvement and I am overall very happy with my time but I think deep down, I am punishing myself. I am working on it. I mean hell, I have figured out what the problem is instead of saying, "I dunno" while eating a gallon on ice cream. This weight loss stuff is hard as hell but ya know what's harder...getting inside our heads and figuring out why we do what we do. I'm trying!

I am honored to report that my blog was chosen as one of the Top 50 Bariatric Blogs. This is pretty damn cool because alot of my superhero bloggers are on the same list! YAHOO! Wow, someone is actually interested in my blog! I feel bad because I have been neglecting my blog so I can focus on my photog business. I will try to make a more conscious effort to make BOTH a priority!

Speaking of the photog business....Beth and Stephanie have both mentioned having me take some kick-ass photos of them at BOOBS. I would be honored. If anyone else is interested, please let me know. I love taking pictures so get your pose on ladies!!!

If you get a chance, please take a moment to LIKE my business page on FB. I am trying to get my name out! I really appreaciate it! Muah!!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sneak Peek

I'm so sorry that I have been absent from my band blog. I have been so busy trying to get my photography business up and running. Check out my photography blog and let me know what you think. Leave me some love! Kerri Collins Photography

I have so much to talk about so I will be back tomorrow. Here is a teaser for tomorrow's post:

  • Confession (Damn ice cream)
  • My 1st 5K (Running)
  • Aunt Flo and NOT wanting to exercise
  • Much, much more!
See you all tomorrow. Much love!!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


No, my butt is not cute like Macy's but I have a NSV to report.  At work today I went into one of the exam rooms to say HI to one of the mothers. I happen to be friends with her on FB too. She sees my posts about running and weight loss. So, I walk in the room and she says "You are looking really good". And I sincerely said THANK YOU. I accepted that compliment without hesitation. Not one bit. I needed to hear that. I LOVE hearing that. I thrive on compliments from others since (as we all know) sometimes it is hard to see the weight loss.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Comparison Photos

This photo was taken late spring 2009. Matthew won Student of the Year award and we were at his award ceremony and dinner. It was amazing and made us very proud. I can remember trying to use Matthew to hide behind. It didn't work so well. This weekend we attended a weekend. One year after the band and nearly 80+ lbs less. When I first saw this pic, I saw FAT. FAT, FAT, FAT. Will I ever be happy with the way I look? I don't know. A friend saw this pic and said OMG. She said it was a great pic and that I am clearly smaller so I decided to find an old photo (hard to find) to compare to. Now that I can see the pics together, I can see the difference. I love my band.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I have a little poo question for all you bandsters. What do you do to get enough Fiber in your diet? I can't eat fibrous fruits and veggies so I am having some issues in the bathroom department. :(

Monday, May 30, 2011


Just wanted to say Hi!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ice Cream Therapy and Gardening

So.....there is this little ice cream shop here in town and they always have a little sign out front with a clever little saying to catch your attention and hopefully stop for some ice cream. Well, as you all know, ice cream is my drug and so I have been avoiding it like the plague. I wanted to share this little message that is currently on the sign because I think it is ironic and applies to the "OLD ME".

Let me start by saying, YES, this sign is TRUE but if you have ice cream therapy daily then you will eventually kill yourself or end up like me, working my ass off trying to get the weight off! I go to therapy and it is expensive but so is obesity. You have to buy bigger clothes and shop in "specialty stores". If you are depressed from the weight, you may take a medication which can be costly. It is truly a vicious cycle. I never want to be that way again and I won't allow it either.

 Boy, oh boy, gardening is easier and somewhat enjoyable when you can physically do it! In previous years my husband did it all and I just "supervised"! Put it there! Not there! To the left! To the right! But this year, nope, I did it.

My mom came to our house to help because I do not have a green thumb and am kinda plant retarded. So, I asked for her expertise. At first, I was a bit intimidated but soon I was practically rolling in the dirt. Digging out weeds left and right. Bending over, squatting, kneeling, up and down. You name it, I was doing it and I felt AWESOME afterward. It is so rewarding. I've been on the sidelines for so long and I don't want to be there any longer. I wasn't to DO not WATCH! It's amazing!

Macy sure enjoyed gardening too! :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy FRIDAY and BYOC!

1. When is the last time you gave and got a compliment?

Yesterday I was given a compliment by one of our patients. She said I was looking good. Today I told my oldest son that he was a good brother to his sister.

2. What do you wear to bed?

PJ pants and an old, stained, ratty t-shirt! Comfy!

3. If you could pick your dream job – with no worries of shifts or money or bosses or commute – what would it be and where?


4. Okay – I’m not trying to start some huge controversy with this question but I have to put it out there. If you’re being honest – do you think staying at home or working outside the home is harder? Can you honestly recognize they are both equally hard? Even if you don’t have kids – have you heard others talk about the two professions judgementally?

I have 3 kids (15, 9 and 17 months) and am grateful to be able to go to work. Being a stay at home mom is just not for me. BOTH are equally difficult! I work full-time, manage 3 kid's lives, my life, the house, the hubby and am trying to get healthy in between! It's hard to balance it all but everyday I do my best!

5. Repeat question. Summarize your week in blogland and in real life.

This week has been pretty good even thought the scale didn't move on Tuesday (weigh-in day). I have continued to workout daily and log all the food I eat. I am feeling GREAT mentally and physically. Had a great therapy session on Tuesday and learned that I need to be less of a sponge and more of a rock. Everyday is a new day, new beginning and a new day to learn something new!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Be a Rock



Both photos I took and both photos can teach us a powerful message.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Behind The Camera

I feel most comfortable BEHIND the camera. Hidden. I hate that I do, but I just do.

Last night hubby and I went to a bachelor/bachelorette party. We went to a hotel (kid-free), had dinner and drinks, went to a comedy club, had more drinks, went to bed and then had brunch this morning. It was fun and the company was great but I felt out of place the entire time. I felt uncomfortable. I felt fat. I am, of course, the fattest person in the group of friends and even though I am smaller than what I was...I still feel OVER 300 lbs! Somedays I look at myself and see the changes and other days I see nothing but FAT. Well, yesterday was that day. People were snapping pics and I was in barely any. I just don't want to see myself. So I kept wondering if I will ever be happy with my body and my weight? I have this fat apron that will never go away without surgery. I have TERRIBLE bat arms that will never go away without surgery. Will I ever be happy and self-confident? Will I ever think someone is looking at me and admiring me rather than thinking something about my weight? "Look at that fat girl." It's fucked up thinking, I know but a lifetime of obesity and damage will not heal and repair in 1 year or 73lbs! I know this but when I get these thoughts in my is hard as hell to get them out.

One last thing....I went to Target and tried on some workout shirts. TOO FREAKING SMALL (yes, even the 2xl). I HATE TIGHT CLOTHES so even though the 2xl "fit" I don't like TIGHT so my question is...where can I buy/order workout/running shirts that are made for "big girls" and that are also LONG enough to help conseal my fat apron?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

100 lbs!

I stepped on the scale this morning. Just wanted to see the numbers and was pleased. YAY! I have to share that I am 0.2lbs from being 100lbs lighter than my heaviest documented weight. 100lbs! That's a lot of freaking weight.
September 2005 I joined WW. I had no idea how much I weighed because our home scale didn't go past 250. I knew it was a lot though. I went to my first meeting on a Saturday morning and nervously stepped on the scale. I wanted to die when I saw 362.2. 37.8 lbs from 400lbs. That's madness. Over the next 12 months I lost 62ish lbs and weighed in at about 300lbs on my wedding day. After the wedding I said I was gonna continue WW and made some half-hearted attempts but it just didn't click like the first time. Then I got pregnant and although I only gained 9lbs during the pregnancy, I knew I had to do something. So the Lap band was my option. I am so grateful for this band. Some days I hate it and want to eat everything under the sun but I know that would sabotage my weight loss efforts and how far I have come since getting the band. 73lbs. I may not like what I see when I look in the mirror. I may not like the excess skin. I may still consider myself fat but since losing 73lbs, I am now able to run. I can RUN 3 miles. That feels fucking fabulous!!!! I can feel the burn in my muscles and everyday I can feel my body getting stronger, it is amazing.

Last night my 9 year old gave me a hug and I realized that he was able to clasp his hands. He has NEVER been able to do that. EVER! We hugged for a long time because it felt so good. I was beaming! I know he is proud of me and that feels amazing.

Everyday I feel so good about myself and my accomplishments but everyday it hurts me so much that my husband won't say a word about how I look or how much weight I have lost. I try not to let it bother me but it does. It is driving a wedge between us. My heart hurts.

** I have told my hubby that I need him to tell me I am beautiful or that I have lost weight and he doesn't respond. I know he's not a touchy, feely kinda guy but I have made it VERY clear what I need from him. **

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Running and Fitbit

I ran 3 miles tonight. Yep, 3 freaking miles. I did it without stopping and faster than what I ran on Sunday. I wanted to stop but I wouldn't allow it. I had to keep going. I have my first 5k on June 18th and I want to be ready. I've walked a couple 5k's but I want to run them from now on. Now, I have to tell you that I am a slow (turtle pace) runner. But I AM A RUNNER! I will get faster as my strength increases, my endurance increases and the weight decreases. I'm actually starting to like it. I have my iPod playing and I just run. There are muscles in my back that ache but that's ok, I know I am working them and working on getting thin and healthy. It feels good!

I am LOVING my Fitbit. I would strongly recommend it to anyone that is in the market. I wear it 24/7 and it calculates how many cals I have burned, how many miles I walked, how many steps I have taken. I manually input all the foods that I take in and make sure that I have a deficit. I wasn't using their program for food journaling but have switched over to them. Once you put in all your usual foods, it is SUPER DUPER easy! There are lots of charts and graphs and colors and numbers. So, it is fun to look at it. AND....everyday you try to beat or break even with the day before. Well, at least I do! :) I have my monthly support group meeting tomorrow night and the nutritionist would like me to talk about it since I like it so much. Since getting it, I have broken my stupid plateau AND LOST 8lbs!!! That's 8lbs in 2 weeks. Hallelujah!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fitbit Question

Fitbit says I burned 2681 calories and I consumed 1017 cals so that is a deficit of 1664. Is this good? What is your opinion? Short and sweet!!! :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy BANDiversary!!!

Happy Bandiversary! One year and 70lbs GONE...!!! At the time of the surgery I was hoping to lose 100lbs the first year but when I hit the 60-65lb loss mark, my weight loss came to a screeching halt. I was stuck in the 270's since January. 5 freaking months. Up and down in the 270's. It was really messing with my head and causing some serious depression. As you all know I saw a new primary doc last week and she ordered some labs and everything was okeedokee! I'm glad it was but knew that I needed to get to the bottom of this stall. I originally scheduled the appt to change or increase my depression meds but while talking to the Dr, she suggested trying to give the weight loss a boost in hopes that it would help with the depression. I was leary and a bit skeptical but willing to try anything. She prescribed Phentermine and I have been taking it since Thursday. I skipped Friday. It is helping me. I have a buttload more energy which then increases my activity level. It feels good. I do worry that once I stop it, I won't have that energy level but I am hoping that as more weight comes off and the more active I am, that I will continue to do so without the medication. I also purchased a Fitbit and that is working very well for me. I want to walk, walk, walk because I like seeing my cals burned go higher and higher. It is helping a LOT. I also have been using a different protein/meal replacement shake and that seems to be helping well too. I've made some changes and they are helping me soooo much. This morning I stepped on the scale and it was 267! A new decade and also a 70lb loss on my anniversary. How sweet is that?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

And the Results Are.....

I got my results and my thyroid was NORMAL! WTF, NORMAL???!???!?? Well, I guess I can't blame the obesity, weightloss stal and depression on my dang thyroid. NOPE. Actually all my labs were fine. I mean, I should be happy, and I am but I was kinda hoping for some sort of medical issue. But NOPE.

So, whatchya gonna do, you ask????

Here is my plan:
  1. I ordered a Fitbit and it should be here by the weekend. I need a little help figuring out how many cals I am taking in and how many I am burning. It is a fraction of the price of the BodyBugg and from what I have read, it is what I am looking for.
  2. I am gonna use the Fitbit website to monitor my cal intake.
  3. I am gonna MOVE 6 days per week, maybe even 7.
  4. I am going to try a new protein shake by Body By Vi, Janelle is using it and has had good results, maybe this will help me get over my hump.
My question to all you bloggers is:

Would you try the phentermine that the Dr is recommending? Even short-term?

Thanks for encouraging me, I greatly appreciate it!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm Bummed!

That's me but I am crying inside. I weight myself every Tuesday and today I was down a WHOPPING .6lbs. .6lbs is FREAKING ridiculous. I have exercised 6 days this week. I keep my cals around 1200, I haven't eaten ice cream in over a week so WTF is the problem? I want to throw in the towel. I want to say FUKITOL and just stay at this weight. My 1 year bandiversary is next week (May 10th) and I have lost 64lbs in one year. Some will say that is great, some will say...umm, it's ok. Well, I am not happy with it. I wanted to lose 100lbs because I have so much to lose. I have been stuck in the 270's for all of 2011. It's depressing me. Please don't say that I am building muscle. I just don't get it.

I saw a new primary doc today and asked for help. I am depressed and the Prozac isn't working. We talked about options and she ordered some labs to make sure my thyroid isn't the problem and if the labs don't show anything she is going to prescribe phentermine. I'm not sure how I feel about it. She thinks that if I get a little boost in the weight loss it will help my mood. She says that since the Prozac has worked in the past maybe the weight loss stall is contributing to the depression. What do you guys think?

Oh and can someone please tell me how to do a little ticker that will keep track of the last time I ate ice cream? I'm really proud of that and want to share it with everyone!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

1 Week!!!

It has been ONE week since ice cream has entered my pie hole! Yesterday was a struggle, I really wanted it and had to remind myself that if I ate it, I would have to REPORT it on my blog and how bad that would make me feel. I overcame the desire to eat ice cream and was able to succeed! Woo-freaking-Hoo!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm a Runner?!?!?

It's been a full 24 hours (and some change) since I have had a bite of ice cream, aka my heroin! I need to add a little ticker thingy to the top of my blog that shows when the last time I ate ice cream so I can hold myself accountable and you all can spy on me. HA! I will have a hard time NOT avoiding then but damnit, I can't touch that stuff otherwise I get sucked back into the tailspin of ice cream addiction. It's bad. People say, oh have skinny cow or half the fat, but the problem is....I will sit and eat it all. Not just the "suggested serving", no I will eat the entire freaking carton because it is in my freezer, no other reason than that. Damn you ice cream, damn you!!!!

I started a "Couch to 5k" program with a local running group. Yep, gonna feel some pain tomorrow but what a sweet pain it will be! I had been doing a C25K program that was on my phone on the treadmill at the gym but doing it with a group of people and knowing that people are watching, my competitive nature comes out and I refuse to give up. It's a helluva lot harder running outside than on the treadmill. Damnit. I really think if I stay away from the ice cream the scale will move since my band is super tight and can't over indulge on anything other than ice cream. While I was out "running", I kept thinking how badly I want to be able to say that I am a runner. I have never said that. I mean, gosh, how cool would it be to be able to find "enjoyment" from going for a run with a local running group? Weird concept right now but I hope to someday think that way.

Is it possible that my band may be too tight? I really can't eat much without getting stuck and/or throwing it up. Do you think that maybe I want to eat the ice cream because I can't get satisfaction from food? So, I try to get the food satisfaction from ice cream since it is the only thing that goes down with absolutely no problem? Or is my addiction to food so damn overwhelming that I am gonna have to fight like hell to get through this? If only they fixed my brain when they put the band in. HA! What do you think?


Sunday, April 24, 2011


Gawd! I don't even know what to say. I have been absent from blogland for over a month. I have been avoiding. Avoiding telling you all that I have been VERY bad. Avoiding hearing all the success stories. Avoiding feeling like a failure. Avoiding! Avoiding, avoiding, avoiding. My therapist says I can't avoid anymore. I skipped an appt with her. She spanked me and then told me that I can't avoid anymore. Even if I don't want to talk about the nitty gritty, I still have to come to my appointments and see her. We don't have to talk, we can play cards but NO MORE AVOIDING. So I am back (I've said that before) and this time I will stop avoiding blogland. If I fudge up then I will tell you and if I have a success, I will tell you that too.

Happy Easter! I got a new camera last week and have been taking pictures like crazy. When I say I love pictures, I freaking mean it. I am going to try to transfer my food addiction to photography. Maybe it will help. I don't know.

This grass was very frustrating for Miss Macy!

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Easter. We did. I will "avoid" avoiding...hahaha! Talk to you all soon and I will be catching up on BLOGS asap! Muah!

Monday, March 14, 2011


I am thinking about getting a HRM. I want one that will tell me exactly how many cals I have burned for the day too. I don't want to spend a lot of $$$. I did see a Timex HRM that monitors calories for approx $60. Any thoughts, advice, words of wisdom?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Love It!

Day 1 of the Diva Cup....LOVE IT! Ok, it takes a wee bit of time to get used to inserting it and so forth but let me just tell you it is well worth the learning curve. You MUST try it. Trust me!! I am actually "enjoying" my visit with Aunt Flo. Weird, I know.

I would like to make a clarification/correction in my earlier post. I am not giving up SUGAR, I am giving up SWEETS. I mean come on, fruits have sugar. Trust me, I don't over indulge on bananas! So, no sweets for 40 day and 40 nights. Day 1....CHECK! Oh yeah...happy dance. I even got my happy-little-diva-cup-ass to the gym after a freaking week and a half. That felt good. I am back baby!!!

Love ya! Muah!

Sugar and a Diva Cup

I'm not Catholic....actually far from religious but I need to do something so I am gonna hop on the Lent bandwagon and give up Sugar for 40 days. Ha! I figure I would give up sugar because then I can't have ice cream, candy, know, all of the crap we aren't supposed to eat. So, day 1 (noon) so far so good. Granted I have only been out of bed since 6:30 am but hey...still going strong. I will keep you all posted! You know I will!!!

So today Aunt Flo decided to make a visit. I normally can't stand the bitch but this time I was looking forward to her visit because I recently acquired a Diva Cup. No more tampons or pads. No more leaks. Clean and Green. If you haven't heard of the Diva Cup, Google it. Trust me, it is awesome. Day 1 of the Diva Cup is AWESOME! Google away my friends, Google away!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A New Day Has Begun

I am not always "good" about reading other's blogs but yesterday I did skim through the blogs and had to stop at Amy W's Blog (love her). Well, I am soooo stinking glad I did because she (as usual) said something that really stuck in my little brain. She said:

"Tomorrow is another day."

Thank you Amy W. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Yesterday I blogged that I was back on track and going to stay that way....hahahahaha! Well, I came home from a long day at work and ate! A few cookies, a little bit of ice cream, slice of pizza and DIDN'T go to the gym. I just had one heck of a time finding the energy to get my big ass up and go to the gym. I found the energy to go to the kitchen, funny how that works. So, today is another day. Yesterday is gone. I am moving on and moving forward. Back on track (again) today!

I know I won't be 75lbs lighter by my birthday (March 27th) but maybe, just maybe, I can get into the 260's. I am so GD sick of the 270's. I would be happy with that. So, new goal for my birthday...get into the 260's. Gee, that's a whopping 3lbs. I hope I can do it!!!

Thank you to everyone that responded to my post yesterday. I wish I could figure out why I self-sabotage. I wish we could all figure it out. Maybe my therapist can help me. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

BTW, have you VOTED for MACY? Thanks!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Why do we (I) self-sabotage? Last week I stepped on the scale and didn't like the # I saw. I hated the freaking # that popped up. I wanted to scream and kick and punch something...really hard. I threw in the towel and told myself that I was destined to be fat forever. I ate a total of 3 half gallons of ice cream. Gawd, I hate typing that. I ate like crap over this past weekend, past week and didn't step in the gym the entire week. I did go see my therapist and she helped me figure out (even though I already knew) that I was self-sabotaging. Why do I do that? Everything was going so dang well until I stepped on the scale and saw a # that I didn't want to see. I should have just stayed on track but instead I continued eating ice cream (and anything else that I could get my grubby hands on) and stopped exercising.

The good new is....I am back on track today and will be going to workout tonight. I am counting my calories and will try to stay around 1,000 cals (intake). I'm going to TRY to not focus so much on the # on the scale and focus more on how I feel. I do feel better when I exercise and eat well. I have more energy and am slightly less grouchy. I feel like this weight loss journey is a roller coaster ride. Sometimes there will be highs and other times there will be lows. I may enjoy the ride one moment and the next be sick of it and want to get off. I may even get off the ride and go get some ice cream with the intention to get back on the ride asap. I know this is a journey but is hard as hell.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Vote for Macy....please!

I am looking for some help from all my blog buddies. Can you please vote for my daughter, Macy? We are trying to win a free photo session and need as many votes as possible. Please head to the following link and vote, vote, vote. (For Macy of course)

Chrissy Deming Photography

Here is the picture that I entered in the silly photo contest:

Monday, February 28, 2011

F*cK IT!!!!!

I am so freaking over the scale and this weightloss. I have been stuck in the 270's for months. I work my ass off, watch every freaking calorie that goes in my mouth and still NOTHING! Maybe I am destined to weigh 270-something. I have a personal trainer, exercise 5 days a week doing the C25K training AND eat 1,000 cals per day yet I am still in the 270's. I just want to SCREAM! Seriously! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I can't do this anymore. The mind fucking that the scale does is too much to handle. I am throwing in the towel. I hate the scale, I hate EVERYTHING today! F*CK IT!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Carbs suck! Is it just me or does this happen to others? If I am really good, stay on track and avoid CRAP foods (like carbs) then I "crave" them less. If I take a bit of something "naughty" I want MORE and MORE and MORE! Why? Is this just me? Is this just in my little head? Damn you Carbs!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Round Face

Over the past 2 weeks I have lost 6lbs. I am hoping that I reach the 260's next week. I have been stuck in the 270's for the past 2 freaking months. It is frustrating as hell. I reached out to a band buddy who recently reached 100lbs lost and asked for her advice. Well, I actually asked her how the hell she did it. She eats approx 1,000 cals per day which are mostly protein and exercises...a LOT! So, I have been following that advice and guess what.....IT WORKS. I am eating 1,000 cals or less per day. Exercising 4-5 days per week, burning approx 600 cals per "exercise day". I restarted with my personal trainer too. I feel good. I am starting to see subtle changes but I still dislike my body. My belly is too flabby, I have a fat apron, I have a shelf butt and I have bat wings. It sucks! People take pictures of me and I hate them. I rarely, rarely ever LIKE a picture of myself. If you are friends with me on FB you will see a million pics of my family and VERY FEW of me. I guess I better start talking to the therapist about my self image. Speaking of therapist. I met with my new therapist last week and I like her. She has experience with emotional eating. Not personal but work experience. She said that she worked at Wellspring in CA. It is a "fat camp" for kids. She let me borrow a book but I haven't started reading it yet. I will, I will....gosh!

I picked the above picture because I just love it and because I need a little help. I have a ROUND face! No matter how thin I am, my face is round. I see women that are overweight but by looking at their face, you can't tell. I am envious of those women. I wish I had a thinner or "less round" face but I do. I hate it. I really hate it! Note to self...mention to therapist.

I am week 3, day 2 of C25k training. It is becoming more difficult but I am hanging in there. I really want this weight to come off and I really want to be able to run a 5k in June. I know I can do this. "I think I can, I think I can". HaHa!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Blow Pop

I may have found a way to ease my occasionally overwhelming urge to eat the contents of the entire kitchen.....drum roll please....BLOW POPS! Yep, Blow Pops are becoming my new drug of choice. I was eating ice cream like it was going out of style and until I can figure out why I want to eat gallons and gallons of ice cream, I have decided to try something that will satisfy my sweet tooth and need to chew. I am keeping my hands and mouth occupied and therefore...not eating ice cream or any other dangerous food. So good.

Let's talk about BOOBS for a moment....I love me some BOOBieS! Hahaha! So, who is planning on attending?

Friday, February 11, 2011


Hello my name is Kerri and I am addicted to food! "HELLO KERRI". I am also addicted to binging. I read an AWESOME post today about binging and you know helped me! This is the post. It has haunted me all day but in a GOOD way. I am so grateful for this post. I may have to read it daily.

In response to some recent comments to my posts....

I have GREAT restriction in my band. I chose to do the 5 Day Pouch Test because I was eating TERRIBLY. 1/2 gallon of ice cream every 2 days. (There I said it) I was CRAVING CRAP and EATING CRAP so I wanted to "DETOX" and I had heard about this and wanted to try it. Prior to the test my band was a smidge looser probably because I was stuffing my face with food all the time but now it is back to it's happy "little" self. I do not need a fill and if I went for a fill, the Dr would say NO and tell me to make better food choices instead. So, that is what I am doing.

Peace Out!

Little Ass

Last night was Day2, Week 1 of my C2K training. I started with the bike for 15 mins (-50 cals), elliptical 30 mins (-250 cals) and then the treadmill 20 mins (-250 cals). Pretty damn good workout. Felt good and I am trying so damn hard not to binge today even though my stupid head is telling me to EAT! Anyway, back to the C2K and the treadmill. So I am on the treadmill and I choose the treadmill without the TV because I hate seeing myself in the screen and like to listen to my music. I am walking and running and there is this "little hottie" on the treadmill in front of me. Now, I have to warn you....this is not a lesbian post....I love my hubby but this girl was a hottie!!! Every time I would run, I focused on her ass or her shoulders. Weird right?!? Hey, it got me through the end and I think that is all that matters. Don't ya think? I just kept thinking about how little her butt was and every time I wanted to give up I looked at her little rump and thought...."You have to run if you want an ass like that". And so.....I ran. Well, I walked too but I didn't give up!! So, call it what you will...lesbian inner self or motivation to get a nice little ass. :)

I finished the 5 Day Pouch Test. Did it do anything? Well, yes. I have more restriction and that feels good but the scale....OMG I want to kill the scale. It is back at 278 this morning. Granted Aunt Flo is visiting but gimme a break. Doesn't the scale know how much it sucks when the numbers don't go down? I am taking a break from my scale, until Monday. I hope, hope, hope that I get a good number on Monday! Ok, take care all my blog buddies!!! BTW, find me on FB, if you want!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Yes, this is how I felt during Day 1 of the 5 Day Pouch Test. I am feeling better today but yesterday was HELL! I was grouchy, hungry, jittery...just plain miserable. But today is a new day...! A bright sunny day with a nice lower number on the scale. Yesterday I was 280, today 274.8. I am pleased. I worked out last night too. 30 mins on the elliptical and about 11 mins on the treadmill. I ran most of it. I am trying to prepare for a 5k in June. My goal is to run the entire thing.

There was a comment about my 5 Day Pouch Test and why I am doing it. I am doing this to get back on track. Detox from my carb overload lately. Get re-focused on my goal and treat my band with respect. I am getting back to the band basics and hopefully losing a few lbs in the process.

I purchased a book from Amazon. It is called: "Bandwagon: Strategies for Success With the Adjustable Gastric Band". Has anyone read it? Any reviews?

Monday, February 7, 2011


I have started the 5 Day Pouch Test today. I am so stinking hungry but I am listening to my body and drinking my protein shake when I get the hunger pangs. I needed to get back on track and back to the basics because I have been eating like crazy. Emotional eating, boredom eating, happy eating, "just because" name it, I had a reason to eat. My drug of choice is ice cream and unfortunately it is a "slider". I am feeling like I am non in control of my eating and therefore starting the 5 day pouch test to get control again. I also have not been exercising routinely and am going back tonight. I'm not trying to make excuses but it is hard as hell to workout. First, find the motivation and energy after working all day. Second, getting all 3 kiddos to go without at least one throwing a fit. Third, feeding all the kids prior to working out since I workout in the evenings. Fourth, dealing with the guilt that my 1 year old cries nearly the entire time she is in childcare because she hates it. Fifth, getting all the kids home in time for bed, snack and still do some of the housework before falling into bed. There you have at least 5 reasons why sitting on the couch after work is so much easier (physically and mentally). It will be easier when the weather is nice and I can put the little one in the stroller and just go walk or run.

This is such a mental game. Every stinking day is a mental struggle not to go eat everything under the sun. Some days I try to eat everything and some days I am ok. I know that blogging helps me. It helps me get all the struggles and feelings out instead of shoving them deeper inside and then covering it with food. I have to stop this otherwise I will have gotten the band for no reason and will eat myself to death. There are so many reasons why I want to be thinner but sometimes those reasons get pushed so far down that I can't find the strength to stop the urges of wanting to eat. I wonder if a medication used to decrease impulsivety would help with us over eaters. We mostly eat impulsively, don't we?

I am seeing a therapist nest Wednesday. She supposedly has experience with eating disorders and addiction so I am hoping that she can help me. Are there any good books that anyone can recommend? I need something. I am desperate.

My weight today: 280 (6 lb gain). Now you all know and I am being accountable. I will be back tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I'm Back!!!

Let's begin with my spanking...I have been naughty and been away from BLOG LAND for a very long time. A little too long. I'm sorry to all those followers that have been missing me and begging for my return. I promise to stay on track and blog more often. Even worse is that I have not been following any blogs so I have no idea what has been going on. Sorry...spank me for that too. I have many of you as FB friends and I follow you there, even though we don't talk about the band. Oh well....I'm trying!!!

So, let's catch up!!

I finally hit 60lbs lost. FINALLY!!! The entire month of December I was within 2 lbs of -60 but NO CAN DO! So last week or the week before I finally hit 60lbs lost. Damn straight! I really want to hit 100lbs lost by my 1 year bandiversary which is May 10th. I can do it, if I can STAY AWAY FROM ICE CREAM!!! Ugh. I had a stomach virus yesterday so my band is nice and tight and I am vowing to myself that I will stay away from ice cream, hit the gym and eat healthy foods. I can do this. I want to do this.

My baby girl turned 1. Yep, she's a big girl. If you follow me on FB, there are lots of pics posted. Macy is our PRINCESS! She is our last baby and so we had a big 1st Birthday party for her. It was fun. It took a lot of planning and work but it was well worth it! She is walking and it is so much fun to see her grow. She has her challenges, as all little ones do, but for the most part....she's PERFECT!

I have to get ready for work. I will post more later and try to catch up on all your blogs. Take care!!! SMOOCHES!!!!