Thursday, April 29, 2010

Catch Up from Tuesday

On Tuesday I had my appointment with Dr. C. My previous posts have been my frustration with feeling like I have not lost anything. Well when I weighed in I did lost 6 pounds for the month. That is good just not great. I thought it was gonna be a bad day at the doc's, but he was pleased. He said I am one of his star patients. I am happy with my progress thus far. He gave me a fill, so I am certain that this will get me back on the down slope again hopefully. I am 8 and a 1/2 months out of surgery and 94 pounds down. I am so close to 100 I can almost feel it. :)

I am so excited to share with ya'll that I have purchased my plane tickets for BOOBS trip to Chicago. I am bringing my sister in law Kathy with me. Love her. She has been one of my best supporters and having her on this trip with me makes it a perfect weekend. I have a goal that I would love to make it to onederland by this trip. I can do it!!!

I do have a mega achievement to tell you about. Yesterday was an awful day. I am dealing with something with a friend that is really crappy, but I was really stressed out. It involves my family as well and it just has been bad. Yesterday I reached my breaking point. I was mad, frustrated, sad, pretty much every emotion you can feel. I just wanted to come home catch up on my DVR and just be by myself. Kathy stopped by to tan. She sat down on the chair and I just went to town venting. Till she got up and said I'mmmm gonna go now.. haha.. I reached out to my other good friend Brooke. Then I had enough. The achievement is normally the old Gail would have found anything and everything to eat and I DID NOT DO IT. Not only can I not eat like I used to with the band, but I didn’t even try ice-cream, my favorite slider. I told Kathy I just wanna eat a whole pizza. The urge was there, but I didn’t act on it. This is AMAZING for me. Wow.. I can’t even believe it. I am so proud of myself. Really. This is huge. I went to bed early. Hey you gotta do what you gotta do right.

I hope everyone has a great day.


  1. I go to bed early too to avoid eating. Whatever works! You did an awesome thing by not eating your feelings-it takes a lot of growth to recognize that thats not who you are anymore.

    94lbs is so great!!! You are going to hit that 100 in no time!

  2. First, you look amazing in your new FB picture! Look at your waist.

    Second, reaching 100 pounds down is such an awesome feeling and I find it to really be a changing point in this journey. I can't wait until you get there!

    Um...third...awesome not turning to food for you emotions! That is major!

  3. Way to go! I to usually turn to food! Yeah for us when we don't turn to food to comfort or satisfy us..because it never will...but instead makes us feel miserable & guilty. You are doing amazing..and look fantastic!

  4. You are so close! When I hit my 100 pounds down yesterday it felt so good and I can't wait for you to have that feeling!

    Way to go on the non-scale victory of food conquering!

  5. You are soooo close to 100 lbs., I know you will make is soon! Good job Gail!

  6. 94 lbs. is AMAZING!!!! You are a rock star! Good job learning to handle stress without eating. I can see why you've made it so far!

  7. OMG - you are so close to 100! Awesome - what's your reward gonna be? A massage? Shoes? Oh no - a trip to Chicago - duh! Yippee! Can't wait to see your skinny butt there! Smooches.

  8. Yep. You look great. And that smile of yours gets more beautiful all the time.

    I, too, am totally proud of you.

    Aunt Jean