Friday, October 30, 2009


At my job I work nights. I have a lot of extra time on my hands. I am a dispatcher for the airport police department. I work 12 hour shifts, and from midnight till 4am I am alone in the room. I have some officers that stop by to visit, and some other random people, but for the most part I am alone. I call it my “me time.” I am a very much people person and rarely spend time alone, so this is good time for me; however, I get bored and what happens when I get bored. I wanna eat. I am still trying to get over this. I don’t snack or anything, but the feeling is still there. I used to go to the kitchen and plunder for something, but now I don’t but I still get those feelings. I just recently asked my boss if I can go to days. I think that will help me tremendously with this life changing journey I am on. My friend, Brooke also offered to let me come work out with her after work, and walk her neighborhood, so hopefully I can get days and get in a routine with her. I still see my personal trainer twice a week, but having a buddy for some more time will be great to.

A side note I want to share is my brother Lee owns an auto shop here in town. I was there hanging out today and a lady I haven’t seen in a while walked in and came over to me and said Gail…. You have lost weight girl you are looking great. The feeling I got was great. It is always great to hear it from someone who doesn’t know I had the surgery. I feel like the people that do know are expecting it and watching me like I am going to do tricks. Haha.. anyway it was an awesome feeling. I know, I know everyone keeps telling me to post pictures. I promise I will very soon.

So as I sit here wondering what to do I came across a blog where someone had listed reasons she wanted to lose weight, so I thought hmmm... what a good idea to blog a list then come back to it and see progress. Well here it goes.

Why I want to lose weight:

*For my health
*I love amusement parks. I don’t fit on most of the rides anymore.
*I love to travel. I want to be able to ride an airplane without asking for an extender.
*We go on lost of vacations when we search for fun activities to do everything always has a weight restriction.
*My friends and I get together a lot. That mainly consists of eating out. Restaurant booths are a tight squeeze for me. I wanna be able to fit comfortably without having to worry the whole way to the table if I can gonna be able to fit or not or just be miserable.
*I wanna be able to walk the flight of stairs to not be breathing hard at the top.
*I hate being told I have a beautiful face. I just want to be called beautiful.
*I hate shopping in plus clothes stores. I don’t remember exactly how old I was but I know in middle school I was in plus size and just kept going. I never been able to stop with my friends at Gap, Banana, Victoria Secret, or none of those other stores.

There is a small list, but important stuff to me.


  1. Great list. I know you will get there!

  2. It is awesome to have a list like this. I did one a few mths ago and you make me want to revisit it. I shall do that! Good luck on meeting your goals. BTW, your picture on facebook is so pretty you should use that one on here!!!