Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blogger Award and pictures!

Hi everyone,

I haven't had a chance to do any blogging the last few days. I've been really busy at work and have alot of catching up to do now! Ugh!!! I hate getting behind on my reading.

But low and behold I return to the sweet surprise of a blog award from Bec at My Lapband Journey . Thanks alot Bec that was super sweet of you and awesome. I haven't gotten an award in a while so I am very proud that you thought of me for this!

The rules of accepting this award are: Thank the person who gave you the award, reveal seven things about yourself, and nominate 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered or love. Then leave a comment on their blog letting them know they've been nominated

Seven things about myself:

1. I love babies
2. I would have a farm or jungle if I could. I love animals.
3. I act pretty tough but am very soft in reality.
4. I have green eyes.
5. I am naturally anal or pessimistic about things most of the time.
6. I am not a people person at all but for some reason people flock to me.
7. I have never broken a bone in my life.

Nominate 15 bloggers:

Tessie @ Band Me Baby
Manda Panda @ Candyland to Bandland
Dizzy @ Dizzy
Angie @ I am in repair (Angie, I know you don't do these awards but I still wanted to)
Janelle @ Lap Band Living

Ok. So now that the award is done. I wanted to say I broke my lowest low on the scale yesterday and weighed in at 176.8lbs! I know it's not that far down but my lowest before that was 177.2! I have officially lost 30lbs on the dot. I figure 4 lbs lost in 5 days is pretty good. But I am definitely kicking it up a notch starting today I am going to exercise 6 times a week (like I have been) but for at least 45 minutes every workout instead of 15-30 like I have been doing. I read that for optimum fat burning you need to exercise at least 45 minutes or it's not worth the trouble. Not sure how true that is but I know my results would improve so that's what matters. I have been eating great I might say. I have been counting all of my calories and trying to eat 5-6 mini meals full of protein. But I am changing it up and cutting out a few more carbs then I have been. I haven't been eating carbs too liberally but I still feel like I could cut out more like crackers and pasta and stick to veggies and fruits instead.

Now for the pictures:

These were taken in September 2009 Before lap band:
And this is 11 months post op: Now! 30 pounds down

Almost forgot to post this picture: This is my stomach now. Thought I show a little update of how my scars have healed in almost a year.


  1. Awww...thanks for the award!!!

    Own a jungle? Farm I could handle but jungle animals would scare me.

    You look fantastic and congrats on the new low!

  2. HOLY COW! You look amazing! A very cute butt too! Hee he! Thanks for the award!! You are so sweet!

  3. You look wonderful! And your stomach is so flat! The scars are hardly noticable. Love the tat!

  4. First off, thanks for the award! <3

    Secondly... hot mama! You are SMOKIN! a BIG congratulations on the official 30 pounds lost... so happy for you!!

  5. Thanks for the award, and you look amazing! You go girl!

  6. Congratulations to you! You look great!!
    I would so have a farm if I could too! I love doing the milking, feeding, and mucking. The animals are relaxing!

  7. Thanks for the award. Um...your ass is soooooo little. Color me jealous.

  8. Jess!! Thanks for the award girlfriend!! Stylish blogger award...Ill take it :)

    Congrats on the 30 pounds lost! Doesnt it feel so good?! You are looking great! Keep up the good work!

  9. Thank you so much for an award my dear! It really makes my day!

  10. Thank you Jess, your thinking of me is so so sweet and I really appreciate it love! xoxoxox

  11. Thank you for the award Jess, you are AWESOME, and um...you are SMOKING! I wish my stomach was that flat. Seriously- you're a hottie!!

    xoxox- where do you live again? Does your blog say or is that info private.



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