Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oh Helloooo

Hey Ladies! How is everyone doing??

I must say- it was strange not getting everyones weigh-ins on Sunday. I miss the challenge already and can't wait for the next to start. As for the winners I thought I would share where everyone chose to get gift cards to. Heather chose Kohls, Kelly chose Target, and Joey chose All very exciting stuff. I can't wait to see what they get!

Guess who I get to meet in 2 weeks!!!!! ALEXIS! Can you believe it? I am so freakin excited. She won a trip out to Boston to see a Red Sox vs. Mariners game, and is staying at a hotel that is only a 10 minute walk from my work! I must say I am very blessed- although I can't make it to BOOBS I have been fortunate enough to meet many bloggers in person and love you all. I must say as BOOBS is getting closer in date, I find myself becoming more upset that I can't make it. Life's tough, grab a helmet right?

So guess what else is going on in my life??? The other night Rick and I were driving home from a BBQ, and he asked me what I thought about him getting WLS! I am so happy for him. I have to admit my prerogative going into being banded was for it to go really smooth and easy and he would see and want to do it for himself. Having been through this for almost a year now though, I don't feel banding is the right choice for him. I'm not sure how all of you feel, but I just feel banding is better suited for a women. I know some of you who have husbands and male family members who are banded, god bless them! I just can't imagine Rick dealing with pb'ing or going in for adjustments- he gets sick at the sight of his own puke for gods sake. So that leaves bypass and the sleeve as viable options for him, I think I would prefer him get the sleeve but I haven't found anyone around here who performs it. Bypass just seems so scary to me, I'm not sure why. I remember about 10 years ago, I had a teacher die during his bypass surgery, but he was a big big man and that was 10 years ago....I don't know what to think, I guess we can leave it up to the dr's, it's sure to be a long process before anything happens. I'm just glad that he came up with this decision on his own, and is looking to improve his health.

On another note- my one year bandiversery is this weekend on Saturday! I have to go to Cape Cod for work fri-sun and was worried about not being able to do my one year post, so I wrote it up last week and will try and post it while I'm there!

I have to give a shout-out to little Mary who is getting banded very soon. I am so excited and proud of her. Let's all wish Mary the best and for a quick and easy recovery!

Love you all! xxoo


  1. So proud of you for being such a great almost 1 year old bandster, and for Rick for making such a good decision! Love u babayyyy!

  2. on sunday i was wishing it was still a challenge week because i lost 5 lbs this week lol

  3. You have done so well Kristen! I hear what you are saying about men and the band. I just can't see it for most men - too much maintenance. Lucky you meeting Alexis!

  4. I miss the weigh in too. It's a bummer you can't come to Chicago, but it's cool you've gotten to meet some other bloggers. Can't wait to read your year post.

  5. I'm so bummed you aren't going to Chicago, but meeting Alexis is awesome.
    That's funny that your Rick is thinking about doing the same as my Rick (they need their women to lead the way), that's great. If he ever wants to talk to a guy about the process(since it's a lot of women online)let me know I can give you (my) Rick's info.
    Have a good time in Cape Cod (that's a good work trip)!

  6. Many of the people who attend our monthly lap band support group meetings are men. Well over half, in fact. They seem to do well.

  7. I can't even tell you how freaking excited I am to meet you!!!! Let's nail down definite plans as it gets closer (in like 10 days!!).

  8. Woo Hoo for Rick! I am so happy to hear that he wants to make a change, that is wonderful. You have been an excellent example to him, I am sure. I can't wait to read your one year post, you have rocked it girl!

    I totally understand about the whole Chicago trip. I feel the same way, as it gets closer I get a little more upset that I can't swing it. But, I hope that next year they do it again and we can find a way to make it work!

    You are so lucky to have the chance to meet Alexis! You guys are going to have a great time. We should really work something out to meet, too. I mean we aren't THAT far away... <3