Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Sugar Doll Award!

Happy St. Patty's Day everyone!!!! I don't think I have ever said this before but I am Irish and proud of it! I love Irish heritage and culture and I even have a tattoo of 3-3 leaf clovers on my right foot to prove it. :) I hope you all are wearing your green today!

Well the BFF, Mary, should be in recovery right about now. She was banded today and I am soooo happy for her. Hoorah, Hoorah, Hoorah! Let's all keep her in our thoughts that all has gone well and the road to recovery will be a smooth one!

Ok! I am sooooo thrilled that I found a special surprise this morning! I got my FIRST award from BG and I couldn't be more flattered! :) yipee!

This is THE FABULOUS SUGAR DOLL AWARD. This award is to be given to 5 bloggers who make your life sweeter! Here are the rules for this Blog Award.

1. Thank the Person who gave you this award.

Thank you so much BG at The Sweet Spot for thinking of me! I enjoy being a part of your journey and that you are a part of mine! Thanks for the advice and generosity!
2. Give to 5 bloggers and write why they have made your life a lil sweeter.

Kristen at Kristen's Lapband Journey Reading her blog was why I decided to start my own! Very inspirational. Thanks girl!

Amy at Once upon a the land of cheese and sunkist Her blog is so interesting and full of inspiration to me. Not to mention she's one funny chica!

Sandy Lee at The Weight Loss Rollercoaster for always giving me fabulous advice and comments and she is super sweet.

Drazil at It's just Me, Drazil and Sheniqua for having some very interesting posts that I must honestly say I have got a good chuckle out of a time or two.

and Last but Certainly not least Mary at Big Girls Don't Cry for being the best friend anyone could wish for and as a congrats on her becoming a fellow bandster today! May your journey rock! Love ya sista! xoxo
3. Write why you where given this award.

BG said It was in honor of those newbies out there and those who are about to get banded. Her exact words "She's three weeks post-op now too and is fighting the carb monster!" hehehe

4. Tell the other bloggers you gave them this award.

Well this is going on my new trophy wall on my blog! yipee! Onto another note...I am 3 weeks post op and able to start solid foods today! Yipee....I am sticking to my high protein and low carb and I MEAN IT! So today I have had
B drink: hot green tea, skim milk, splenda
Breakfast: Dannon Light and Fit yogurt with protein powder
Lunch: chicken salad w/ 1 tbsp of light mayo and 1 cup of mixed greens (not bad, actually)
Dinner: Steak and broccoli...yum yum yum
Water in between and possibly a s/f jello for dessert!

That's all I have for now....oh wait....I almost forgot! All of my glue is off of my incisions now, even the port incision. They are healing nicely. Only one problem...the red itchy lil bumps surrounding them all. I know it is a reaction to the glue because I get the same thing when I take bandaids off. So I called the doc and they told me that I could put some hydracortizone cream on the itchy part and it will go away! Other than that I am right on track! Now let's see if these pounds start coming off.


  1. Awww...thanks're too sweet! And yeah for real solid food! NO GREEN BEER though - lol!

  2. lol NO BEER period! I don't like beer anyway so no worries! and you are very welcome!

  3. Thanks for the award Jess-glad to hear you are doing so well. Isn't it nice to actually eat food again. Thanks for posting the link to Mary's blog-I couldn't find her.

    And I think beer is a liquid, but then wine is good too.

  4. Congrats on your award! I saw BG's post and wanted to come and support you!

  5. Hey Jess!! Thank you so much for my award!! I had no idea my blog was why you decided to start yours and I am totally thank you so much!! So many people have helped me on my lapband journey and if I can pay that forward and give that back to others, that makes me so proud! Thanks again!

  6. Oh YW Kristen. I enjoyed your blog so much that I was inspired to make my own for my journey and it was worth it. I have enjoyed every minute. So THANKS!


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