22 October 2010

LIFE.. aint it a kicker!!

I have to say I really don't have any earth shaking band news to report.. things are going along  just fine.
I love my band..I love where I am with my restriction..and as I have said before, it took me nearly a year to reach this point, but I am glad I am there.  I keep reminding myself that my surgeon said to give my entire weight loss two full years to realize..

I have been buying a few things for fall/winter.  I don't want to get crazy with updating, but I do get so bored with my wardrobe, if I can't change things up.  I am a bit CHICO addicted. those damn commercials suck me in..
I do have my eye on a coat at Blue Duck but will restrain myself. 

As for the rest of my life.. well work has been a hell hole..
Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but boy the financial pressures are UNREAL.
The only pat on the back I will give myself is that I am doing much better with stress management.

But truth be told, the band plays into this as well. I mean there is only so much you can shove in that little pouch without puking.. and quite frankly, puking is not my favorite thing to do.

So, its a trade off..
I have convinced myself that when I am at work and the shit storm starts up and I feel the need to consume something, I am making a cup of herbal tea (sounds dumb doesn't it).. but the hot tea fills me and soothes me.

So for my Philly Girls.. keep those fingers crossed.. we got a chance to pull out of the NLCS .. but damn that Giants team is good..

Have a great weekend..


  1. Puking is soooo not my thing either. Love you Barbara...thanks for your support this week...it meant a lot to me.

  2. Agree-no puking. Maybe I should try the herbal tea. I usually go for a steamed vanilla milk from Starbucks. Soothes the soul and I can make it at home (I bought their sugar free syrup). Our little band is so worth it, although I am not on speaking terms with mine right now. It can't decide if it wants to be tight or loose. So sip away dear friend.

  3. Good for you on the tea, it doesn't sound dumb in the slightest!! Hang in there... and I'm so glad you're feeling really good about the band these days.
    It's awesome!

  4. I think tea is a fantastic idea!!!

  5. Go Phillies!!! If anyone can do it, our boys can! *M*

  6. Did I tell you how much I love your new profile pic? Well, if not, I do!

    Puking is not so much in my top ten either so I hear ya. I got stuck once at Disney and puked into a pile of paper towels because there was no way I was doing it into the bowl if you know what I mean!

  7. Hey cupcake...missed you.
    Watching Phils right now and can hardly watch...here's to a game 7.

  8. The herbal tea idea is not dumb. It's great that you're finding ways to ease stress without eating. That is definitely progress!