Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Well, My Emma Bug woke me up at 6:25 AM! Pair that with a very rough night's sleep and you have one sleepy mommy! Ted is gone to work, Isabella is still sleeping, and Emily is watching Nick Jr all while I am enjoying the quiet time. In this house, quiet is a luxury I do not get very often :)

Being a mommy is the greatest thing ever, however, we do need our occasional breaks no matter how small. Me and some of my friends are going for a night out on September 24th so I have decided to start my diet so that one of the first 3 gorge days of my diet falls on that day. Speaking of my friends, I have some awesome ones. Being a military wife is not always the easiest but to me it is the most rewarding. I get to meet some awesome people and most of those friendships last a lifetime! I also have a wonderful family and a husband that is supportive no matter what I do or look like! He knows I am doing this diet for ME and no one else. And supports that. He wants me to be happy and feel good about myself. He has told me no matter my weight it is all about how I feel about myself. If you do not like yourself then others see that and eventually that "depressed" attitude runs others off. You have to do it for yourself because if you try and do it to please others you are going to fail! I know first hand with all the diets I tried before gastric bypass. I remember before I lost all of the weight from gastric I didn't like to go out and I slept all the time (this was before my babies were born of course). I cannot imagine going back to that state! If you are like that maybe it is time you do something about it. Gastric or the HCG diet may not be the thing for you so try something that works for you. I promise when you start shedding the weight, you will feel better about you, have more energy, and a better love life!! Yes I said it! We are all adults here :)

Okay, I am done venting....for today anyway. Off to do the stay at home mommy thing. Everyone have a blessed day!

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24

Monday, August 30, 2010

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Psalm 121

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Oh Lord, Please give me an extra measure of Your strength

I am sorry for not posting yesterday. Me and the girls have been sick getting over this viral infection and I have no laptop at the moment. NOTE TO SELF: Please call Sarah about my laptop. On top of that, the girls have been almost unbearably moody and I believe my 19 month old is cutting her 2 year molars on top of her ear infection. Poor baby!

Anyway, I am anxious to start this diet. I want to feel like me again. I want to look in the mirror and not be disappointed!!  I saw myself yesterday I mean really saw myself yesterday and thought, "How on earth did I let myself gain some of this weight back?" I will get it off! I KNOW I can. Philippians 4:13 says, " I can do all things through Christ which strengthenth me." I will feel good about myself again. So please become a follower and join me on my journey!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Give Credit Where Credit is Due

I am anxious to start this diet but have to wait until mid September. I am actually excited to start a diet for once! Is that possible? I wanted to thank Merr for telling me about the diet. She is on it now and is very successful!  I am hoping once you see how well I am doing on it that all of you that want to loose a few pounds will try it out too. I also want to thank Nicole for all of the great advice and for offering the HCG drops at fair prices. If you go to my home page and click on the tab at the top called "Helpful Links" you will see a website called Simply HCG! That is where I will be getting all of my drops. She has fair prices and the product is genuine. This day and age you have to be careful where you buy the drops.

Well I do believe it is time to start my day.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Me Before Bella

This was taken at my sister's wedding. One month after my breast reduction (Dec 2007). This is the last good pic I have of me before I got pregnant with Isbaella. I was around 155 in this pic.

9 months after gastric bypass

This was taken 1 week before I found out I was pregnant with Emily. I was 9 months post op. This was also before I had my breast reduction. I was 172 lbs in this pic!

Before Gastric Bypass

This was taken October 4, 2005. The night before my gastric bypass. I was 283 lbs!

My Journey Begins

My name is Kimberly and I am a mother of 2 precious little girls. Emily who is 3 1/2 and Isabella who is 19 months. They are my life and I do not know what I would do without them. I am married to a military man and have been for almost 12 years now. He is in the Air Force and I could not imagine a civilian life. I love being a military wife. Even with all of the deployments and time apart the military is good to us. I will be trying the HCG diet and will keep you updated on my progress!
I had Gastric Bypass surgery on October 5, 2005 and went from 283 lbs to 172 lbs in 9 months. In my 9 months I got pregnant with Emily (a big surprise as we were not trying) I was extremely happy because we had been wanting a baby for over 6 years and had only quit trying so I could loose the weight. I gained 19 lbs during my pregnancy all of which came off when I had her plus some. After she was born I continued to loose weight and was doing very well. When Emma was 7 months old I had a breast reduction where they removed the excess skin and dropped me down to a C cup! When Emily was 14 months old I found out I was pregnant with Isabella (huge surprise) We were not trying when we got pregnant with her. God had other plans though. When I got pregnant with Isabella I was 152 lbs. During the course of my pregnancy I gained A LOT of weight! I had a very rough pregnancy with her. I was on iron infusions and threw up the whole time. I was only able to stomach milk and crackers during the last portion of my pregnancy. She was a 9 lb baby girl!!! I have tried so hard to get this weight off and have been unsuccessful! I eat right (low carbs and no bad fat) I am ready for a new me!!! I want my body back and darn it I am gonna get it!
I am ordering my drops the end of the month and will start at soon as I finish my period in September. That puts me starting the drops mid September. My reward, if I shed the "Bella weight" as I call it will be a ticket to Hawaii when my husband goes next year to teach his 2 week class!
My goal is 145 and I hope to reach that before next spring! Lots of prayers and support are gonna be needed.