Monday, September 19, 2011

An Award AND great news from the Dietitian!

First of all, a huge thank you to Rachel for nominating me for the award. It means a lot to me that I have inspired someone and can help motivate you on this journey, while receiving the same support from you!! So, now it's my turn......

Liebster means ‘beloved’ or 'favorite' in German and it’s an honor to receive this award. The Liebster Blog Award is designed to bring additional recognition to those bloggers with less than 200 followers. If you receive the award, you should link back to the blogger that nominated you and nominate five more blogs. Also, don’t forget to let them know that you nominated them! And the nominees are..........

Megan - Megan helped me begin this journey. After seeing pics of her progress, I HAD to know what she was doing!! She answered ALL the questions I had, supported me during the pre-op phase, and the rest is history! Here we are: banded for life! Thanks Megan!

Jackie- Jackie was banded a week before I was, so I made it a point to keep up on her progress! I had to know what to expect! She's always there to offer a word of advice and is great support. I also have to thank her for suggesting the awesome protein drinks! Don't know what I'd do without them!!!!

Andrea - Has been a great support! Always has a way of making me feel better if I'm not happy with my progress!!

Samantha - Was offering support not only pre-op, but while I was sitting in the pre-op room waiting to be put to sleep!! If it weren't for that support, I may have signed myself out!

Robyn - I just love Robyn. Always, always comments on my blogs! Another girl that knows how to cheer me up when I'm feeling down!!

I could seriously nominate ALL of my followers, because without ALL of you, I don't know what I'd do! It's so nice to have a place to come to where everyone knows exactly what trials and tribulations you are going through. Thanks to ALL OF YOU!! Lots of love!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo good news of the day. I saw the dietitian and I have officially lost 10% of my excess body weight! Un-be-freaking-leivable!! It doesn't seem like a lot, but 18.2 lbs. since a week pre-op (16.2 since morning of surgery) just under 6 weeks  is pretty good according to her. So, I'll believe her!! She asked if I can tell a difference yet and the answer is no, but she tells me I will notice very soon. 
I did notice something last week, which I really didn't think much of at the time, but upon running around my college campus looking for an instructor and running late, I noticed that I didn't feel as winded as usual. I don't know why I even thought of that at the moment, but I guess we can count that as a NSV right?

So, anyhoo, weigh in day isn't for 2 more days, but I just had to share the news with everyone!! Hope everyone is having a great week so far!!


  1. Thank you for my first award! And congrats on the 10% loss :) keep up the great work!

  2. That is a total NSV. Both the 10% and the not being a winded. I am so proud of you.
    PLUS, THANK you for the nomination! I am flattered.

  3. d'awww thank you! That is totally a NSV and an awesome one at that.

  4. That's totally an NSV - and a great one!