Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another new blogger

Dearest bloggers,

It seems we have yet another new blogger.  Please go to  and show her some support.  She is another wonderful Aussie who will be banded in November!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A few NVS's

I bought a toe ring and 2 cute Hawaiian dresses in Hawaii 5 years ago.  I have not been able to wear them for that long.   Last week I put the toe ring on and I can wear the dresses without looking like a stuffed sausage.  I can also wear my watch again.  It has a stretch type band and it was so tight.  Now it is loose on my wrist.

Yesterday, John and I were traveling to Philly.  I wore my size 14 dark washed jeans, comfortably.  John said that I look a lot different from behind!  My heart swelled up....seriously.  Just hearing him make comments like that is so important for me.  I simply adore him and I want him to feel proud to have me as his wife.

I can't wait to meet everyone in Chicago!

Friday, September 10, 2010

New blogger alert!!!

Check out Ginger at  She has already lost half of her weight with the band!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New dress!!

Doing the Amy W. pose!

Dolphin Cruise
Have I mentioned to you all how much I love dresses?  They are comfy and give you a very free feeling.  Anyhoo, I got this maxi dress at Kohl's on clearance for $25 in a size large.   I wore it yesterday on the Dolphin Cruise John and I went on in Destin, FL.

Miss Vickie

Monday, September 6, 2010

Progress Pictures

My all time high 245 lbs last summer.  Me on the left with my Dad ans siblings.  I was so miserable.

230 lbs

195 lbs

230 lbs

Today @ 195 lbs

230 lbs

today @ 195

Surgery day @ 230 lbs

Today @ 195lbs
Here are the progress pictures since surgery on May 24, 2010:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I got my dress.

I went out today and bout 3 dresses and a new bathing suit.  One of the dresses is for Chicago!  They are all  a size 14!  I also got some new shoes ( shocking )!  I have now officially lost 50 pounds and I feel so good.  In fact, I will be posting some progress pictures tomorrow.

I also set a goal for myself to buy a Zumba jingle skirt when I lost 50 lbs.   I will be buying it this week!  I have been waiting since April to get one.

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend!

Miss Vickie