Monday, November 29, 2010

where in the world has mary been?

I'm back!

Wow what a break!!!

I do not even know where to begin! So much has gone on and changed in the past two weeks!

I am offically back from my Thanksgiving break and a trip I had to go on for work!

This is going to be short and sweet today!

I've missed ya'll!

I've lost more weight 44 lbs. to be exact! I weigh 266 lbs. WOW. Even when I type that it doesn't seem real. I haven't weighed this in almost 5 years :)

My 22's are really baggy this morning! My 20's won't button yet! Don't you just hate that!!!!!

I over ate on Thanksgiving! Who didn't? :)

I am in recovery now!!!!!!! :)

I love ya'll!

I have videos to upload this week!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

it's days like today...

...that I want to get on here and write a post about how I am mad because I can't seem to break over more than 38 lbs lost. It days I want to blame my scale because I think it is seriously evil and conspiring against me, that I look back at pictures that were taken at Disney World just 4 months ago and thank God that I don't look like that anymore! The scale will eventually move! I'll keep working the plan and moving on little by little. Sometimes we just have to have faith!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

one little trip to big smile later

Hello! I have been trying to upload this video all day! It is a long one ;)

I went to Sephora last week to get some goodies! I show what I got and why I choose them!

So, I guess this is a product review ;)

What do I talk about in this video....

Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss / Naked

Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner pencil / Bourben

Sephora by OPI / Nonfat Soy Half Calf

Hope you enjoy!

I have another product review I am going to put up some time this week on a new mascara I bought this week!

Toodles Poodles!

Leave me thoughts and comments hot mommas!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

once upon a time.....

..... about 4 years ago there was this pair of jeans. A pair of jeans that was a size 22 with little stretch, from the "old" Old Navy sizes that were true to size. You see I didn't have very many pairs of jeans back then because I was gaining weight at that time. All my size 20's were a little too tight. This one pair of jeans was very special though. I could wash them at night and dry them while I slept. I could wake up in the morning and pull on those tight perfectly fitting jeans, and walk out the door. No tugging, no squatting, no crazy stretching, no lying on the bed sucking in. They just fit. This day almost exactly 3 months after being banded, after loosing exactly 38 pounds. They fit the same way they did 4 years ago. They fit. Fresh out of the dryer. Perfectly snug, but not too snug. They fit.

Just thought I would share :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

the post you have all been waiting for....

Hello sweet blogger friends! It's Monday get happy!! :)

I am down an official 38 lbs this am!

Oh, and it is the first real day of the holiday challenge! I am motivated and that is a good thing!

I went for a fill on Thursday. My second fill! Guess what it didn't hurt! I was so relieved! Pain free! I don't know what happened the first time? Craziness I swear! All was good and just like I had expected I was down 6 lbs. It had been exactly 4 weeks since my first fill, so everyone was pleased. I had 4 cc's in the band from the first the first fill and they put in an additional 1 cc. So, now I am up to 5 cc's! I am feeling great. No problems since the fill. I am not really able to eat as much as I was eating but that's a good thing! I am still able to eat things I shouldn't eat though.....last night at about 9:00 Ant decided to order a pizza. Boo.....I know! I wasn't even hungry but I managed to eat like 4 bites of a cheese stick bread and all, and the topping only off 1 piece!!!!! I know I was being such a bad girl!!!!!

When I was at the Dr. they were asking me questions about how much I ate...yadda, yadda, yadda. I was telling them that I was hungry all the time, could eat anything (disclaimer....I am really not hungry all the time and I really can't eat anything I want - I was making sure I was going to get that fill! And, trust me at my conservative Dr.'s office you have to act like this or they will send you right back out that door with no fill!) The nurse told me to make sure I never ate over 1 cup of food no matter if I was still hungry or not. I knew that I wasn't suppose to eat more than a cup, but I didn't know I was never suppose to eat more than that even if I could. They told me to never eat more than a cup because it could stretch out my esophagus and could eventually cause problems with the band!

In conclusion, I am back to measuring everything! I even carry a measuring cup in a zip lock bag in my purse! I am hard core ;)

Things I have decided to get serious about for this next month until I go back to the Dr....

water, I know I am not drinking enough.

measuring, have got to keep doing better at this!

All in all it was a great visit! The Dr. was super excited about my progress! 38 lbs. is deff a VICTORY! Now, I have to get rid of these pesky 2 lbs to reach 40 lbs down! Then, I have 10 lbs to loose to make my next goal!

I can do this! We ALL can!

Friday, November 5, 2010 talk....highlighters :)

Hi! Hope ya'll enjoy this video! I am talking about facial highlighters in this to apply them and what kind to buy!!!!! Here is some pics of what I talk about in the video!

This is the urban decay cream highlighter in sin. $24 @ Here is what the packaging looks like!!!!

Here is an example of a really bad blending job with powder highlighter!!! Be careful if you are using powder highlighter!!! ;)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

what i haven't shared with ya'll...

Ok. So it's a known fact that sometimes when my weight loss isn't going as perfect as it should be and I snuck and ate that little roll with my lunch that I should have never ate, and trust me I have felt guilty all day, that I tend to over load my blog with make up, fun pictures of my family, or the cute bubbly side of Mary that I hope everyone enjoys.

With that being said.....I think you can see where this is going. There has been an abundance of bubbly Mary, cute pictures, and make up. And while I really enjoy blogging about those subjects, it's time to talk about weight and this band that I had installed around my stomach :) Oh, I must put a disclaimer out that part of the reason for all the cuteness, pictures, and make up is also a part of my huge commitment to try and blog, which I think I have been succeeding ;)

Now back to the weight......if I keep rambling on I am liable to post a make up tutorial instead :) So far my weight loss has been good I think. I posted a post at the end of last week declaring the victory that I had lost 36 lbs. Really ground breaking news for Mary. Mary who couldn't even manage to loose 10 lbs a year ago while taking diet pills. What I didn't share with ya'll was the fact that the scale told me a secret this past weekend. It told me that I had lost 2 more lbs bringing my total to 38 lbs. 38 lbs. I was literally in shock, I weighed 272 lbs. Well in all reality, I wasn't in shock too long because the next day I was back up to 276 lbs. Then the next day 275 lbs. Heart broken. I really can't figure it out. I know it pretty much has to be water. I didn't eat that much food to cause that big of a weight gain in that short of time. Even with knowing that it has still affected my week. I have eaten a couple pieces of Halloween candy here and there that I might have not eaten if I was still on my I weigh 272 lbs high. But because I was on a gain low it was even more the reason to eat :( I have a Dr.'s appointment on Thursday for a fill. In all honesty I have done great this month. On Thursday it will be exactly 1 month since I had my first fill. I weighed 281 lbs the day I got my fill and a month later, even if on Thursday I am still at 285 lbs, I am down at least 6 lbs. That's great according to my Dr.'s standards. He likes 1 lb a week, no more than 2 or no fill! So, I shouldn't be beating myself up all the time over this! I have a band, it's been life changing, and I know for sure my life is changing. You know I am coming up on my 3rd month band anniversary. It really seems like forever ago that I had this procedure done. Looking back I still can't believe I went through with it. Totally against my character. I am so happy with my decision to do this. And, I am doing this! Even if I have only lost 35 lbs...... 35 lbs is a huge accomplishment in less than 3 months. Sometimes when I think about the band I have mixed feelings. I am not sure if everyone has the same exact feelings, but I thought I would share. Sometimes I am so thankful for the band because for a couple minutes if I think really hard I can grasp my head around just how live saving this band is. How much it has changed me already, and how much I know it is going to change me for the better. Some days I worry, it isn't working. Some days I worry, it is working too much. Some days I think, why did I even get this? Some days, I think how could I have even considered not doing this? Some days it scares me, how is this band going to change my mind, my thought process. Some days I stop and think, I am such a different person than I was 3 months ago, and then it makes me so proud of myself. Sometimes I look in the mirror and get scared, what if it changes my body too much? Sometimes I look in the mirror and get scared, what if you can never tell the difference? Some days, and I must add it is almost everyday, I thank God for this opportunity. That I went for it. That I am working it. That I know it is working. That I know I am going to be ok.

Toodles Poodles ;)
So....I wrote this blog yesterday. This morning my scale said 276 lbs :( Not good! It is time for an intervention! Thank God I am getting a fill tomorrow!! It is time for an intervention ladies! I'll write a blog later on what I am going to change! I know what I am doing wrong. It's time to fix it!

video blog brought to you by mary ;)

Hey guys! Here is a video I recorded the other night! It is about something I bought for myself, and just some other ramblings! Do you like random videos like this????

Have a great day!

Toodles Poodles!

Monday, November 1, 2010

weekend ROLL out...

Hi guys, it's Monday again!

Why do the weekends always have to come to an end?

I had a super busy weekend again! My life story!

I didn't get too many pics this weekend, but I'll do a quick run down!

I called this post weekend Roll out for a reason......

Our house got rolled this weekend!

Luckily they did a horrible job and it wasn't a big mess!

Now that I think about it, do ya'll roll houses and yards in other places or is this just an Alabama thing??????? When we roll yards in Alabama we go buy lots of toilet paper and through it all in the trees in people's yards! Here is some pics.......They did a really bad job! I feel sorry for them because My husband and I can roll a lot better than them........and of course we will get them back! We already know exactly who did it! A couple kids from our church's youth group!!!!!!!

See I told you it wasn't too bad! I thought it was kinda funny!!!!! Ya'll let me know if ya'll roll houses in other places!
Here are some pics of us at dinner on Saturday night. We went with Anthony's sister to celebrate her husbands birthday!

Ant's sister and her husband!

Ant and I........I look really weird in this pic :(

That's about the round up of my weekend! I did church all day Saturday because we had a work day there so I was really tired from that. Then, on Sunday of course I did church all day again!!!! I made time this weekend to record a short video that I will post sometime this week! I also have plans to do a video on facial highlighters!!!!!!! Ya'll have a great day!!!!
Toodles Poodles! ;)

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