Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Chicago was none other than AMAZING!! It was so nice and wonderful to meet all of you BOOBS! So many of you have helped me without even knowing you were helping... I am so glad I was able to go on this trip. Each of you welcomed me with open arms and Kathy as well.  I loved hanging out, laughing, sharing memories and making new ones. I just want to say thank you to everyone that had a part in making this past weekends one of the best ever in my life. I love you all, and cant wait to see you again. I'll post pics soon just haven't had time to sit and upload yet. Thank you all so much. xoxo.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Kathy just showed up. We are OUT THE DOOR MY FELLOW BOOB's LADIES!!! See you all very soon. For those of you that can not make it this trip... We will see you next time :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Today I got mom to take these pics. The second one I really realized how far I have come... It's amazing really! 

Boobs Questions

Hi all the boobie girls! Someone much more organized than I am thought it would be fun to know more about you, and she enlisted me to think of some crazy questions…so…this is sort of a Gillyified version of Drazil’s BYOC. Knock yourselves out.

1) You’re trapped on a desert island and you can bring only 3 of your favourite foods along. What do you bring?

*Pizza with all the meats, mushrooms, and green olives.. Oh goodness my mouth just watered thinking about it. *Peanut m&m's since that is my newest craving all the freaking time. *Chicken. I could live off of chicken. I just love it.
2) If you could meet any 3 people, living or dead, who would they be and why?

*Jesus, because he is my Saviour. *Mr. Right 3. or *Mr. Right Now whichever comes first! :)

3) What is your stripper name? (take the name of your first pet and the name of the street you grew up on)

Midnight Church hahaha.. That made me bust out laughing.
4) How old were you when you lost your virginity? Alternative question if you don’t want to answer this: What is your LEAST favourite part of your bod since losing weight? Your MOST favourite since losing weight?

My arms are my least fav part. I have some loose skin that makes me mad everytime I look at it. My favorite is my collar bones hahaha......

5) Do you believe in ghosts or evil spirits? Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a house that is supposedly haunted?

Yes and No I would have to have a friend with me

6) What is your natural hair colour? If you dye it something completely different from what your momma gave ya, how come?

Brown. It's kind of dull, so I always have highlights at one point I had a lot of blonde, but now I am headed back to being brown again.

7) Boxers or briefs? Alternatively…bikinis or granny panties?

Boxer briefs on him and hipsters or boyshorts for me
8) If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? (Trilogies do not count as one movie, cheaterpantses!)

Hope Floats

9) What is your guilty pleasure (feel free to go straight to the gutter with this one if the spirit moves you!)

10) How many pounds gone forever are you celebrating?? :) 123

Its soooo close now. I can't wait to meet you all!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Challenges and Goals

I am coming to realize that I do the best in life when I am challenged, and when I set goals and have a plan.
I started a challenge with my support group at the dr office that will take us through the holidays ending on Jan 6th. It is a personal set goal weight loss challenge. Since everyone in our group is at a different place in their journey some prebanded, just banded, getting to their goal, a few pounds to go, ect. I came up with the idea that each person have their own goal, but it has to be approved or set by Jody our PA at the Dr. office. We will have two winners first the person that surpassed their goal the most and the second all the people that met their goal will put their name in a hat and one name will be drawn. Our Dr. office is providing visa gift cards for the winners. I think this is gonna be a great way to get through the holidays...
As far as personal goals go. I have 57 pounds to go until I reach my goal given to be by my doc. I have always had a goal date of Feb 11th cause that will be 18 months after being banded, but main goal date is March 18th which is exactly 6 months from day, and I will be 30!!! Such a big day, so I think this is my goal for myself. I got this!!! I appreciate all the support from my loving family and friends. I would not be this far if I was doing this journey on my own. I love and appreciate each one of you. I can never say thank you enough for believing in me.
Today is our big cookout for my dad. I can not wait to get home and be with my family and closest friends. Then its Chicago in less than a week. Can not wait!!! See you bloggers real soon!
much love xoxo

Friday, September 17, 2010

I am grounded

I went to the Dr. on Tuesday. I lost 2 pounds since I seen him last a month ago. Jody came in the room saying, "whats up? Gail this is not like you at all" I told her the only way I did well this whole year is because I had a routine. When my work schedule changed and other things started happening that affected my routine I started to mess up. I told her I eat right. I just have a problem with Starbucks and peanut M & M's. I We do low carb only 30 carbs a day. I used to be able to go to Starbucks, and order unsweetened passion tea which is no carbs, but I started ordering White Chocolate Mocha which is 64 carbs over two days worth of my allowed carbs... I have no clue where my craving for m&m's came from, but it is there. Thanks to the vending machines at work....So the dr came in and we talked. He said you are on restriction Gail for three weeks. No Starbucks and No m & m's. Fun, fun!! Then he gave me a fill. I think I am the tightest I have been this whole time. It's kind of like he was laughing on the inside saying I'll show her. Haha...
I got this!!! Here's to Gail hitting it hard for the next three weeks.
Happy Friday everyone... Some of my family comes in this weekend for a huge cookout we are having for my Dad's birthday. I am super excited to see everyone, Even though I will be working during the day all weekend long. BLAH!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

My friends Shari and Mark got married this weekend. We stayed the weekend at the Amelia Island Plantation. It was so much fun good times with great friends. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Update from a painful weekend. I posted on Thursday that I was in a lot of pain on my right side. On Friday I went to the Dr after tests found that a bladder infection that I had two weeks ago traveled to my Kidneys giving me a horrible kidney infection. See my stupid butt quit taking my antibiotics when I started feeling better with the bladder infection instead of finishing it like I was supposed to :( Thankfully it was not too major. Thank you to everyone that showed their concern. Very sweet of you all. I can promise you I will finish the medications fully this time. I am a big baby when it comes to pain. My friend Jon and my sister in law Kathy were amazing. I love them both dearly for taking care of me driving me around trying to get me fixed.

On a side note I had a CT scan done of my abdomen and pelvis. I got the disc and brought it to my Dr. We was watching it all the sudden he looks at me and says Gail you are full of crap. I said no I am not! I promise it hurts real bad. He said no Gail literally. Yeah so I have a problem. I said I never have to go to the bathroom, and when I do it hurts to bad... He told me to get more fiber and some over the counter help. Wow it was disgusting to look at it on video. All that CRAP!!! hahaha.. 
Happy Wednesday to everyone!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Winner Is.....

1. Post who gave you this award:  Liz

Thanks Liz you are such a wonderful person.

2. State 10 things you like:

Sunday’s with my parents

Lunch Dates

Having my own home

Beach Days


The smell of mens cologne on a good looking man

Hanging out with my friends

Sitting outside at a restaurant when it’s nice out

Random Days

Peanut M & M’s – I know, I know but I just gotta have them :)

3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment:

Jacquie -








All of you are amazing people. You have all helped me on my journey over the last year. No better time than now to say Thank You!!!!
Have a great Labor Day Monday!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

NIghts at Work

It is 1245am I am at work finally I am able to sit down and get caught up.

First things first on Tuesday I got to go to lunch with Jacquie, her husband and my mom. This was Jacquie and I's second time meeting for lunch. She is so much fun. It's so nice being around her. Conversation is always so easy. She is a breath of fresh air.  We started talking about when I lost 100 pounds I sky dived. Steve then piped up he was hooked in the conversation then, so as she mentioned in her blog Steve will be sky diving with me in March. I can't wait. He got so excited just talking about it, as did I. My mom thought they were great people. It was such a wonderful time. Jacquie gave me some pants. It is always nice getting gifts. Can't wait to see you again Jacquie hope ya'll can make it to the cookout.

Next is a problem I am having. A couple of months ago, I had a pain on the right side of my body the Dr. thought it was my gallbladder we did a ultrasound, but everything was ok. A couple of days ago the pain is back. Tonight I walked into my support group and bam all of the sudden I am in horrible pain on the right side again. It felt like knives in there going to town. I was hunched over. They wanted to call the dr, but I am hard headed and said this will pass it did two days ago. Someone called me later and said it could be my appendix. I dont know.... Its horrible though, but it dont last two terribly long. I need to make an appointment I know. Tonight has been the longest pain. It lasted hours and is off and on all night. Anyone have any ideas?