Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I lost 92 pounds and my mind... this week.


Ok... I just ate more than a 1/2 cup serving of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice cream... Can you say stress eating? The Phillies lost again... and it is tough to watch. They are so much better than they are playing. So I ate my feelings... luckily all I keep in the house is low fat, light, no sugar added Ice cream. I am not mad at myself for eating ice cream... I love ice cream, It's delicious. The reasons behind eating it... not so much. I have come so far and need to "get a grip".... Sometimes, we will struggle to pay our bills, but lots of chocolate will not help my bank account. Sometimes, I will grieve and feel sad that my Dad and my sister are gone.... but no amount of cake will fill that hole. Sometimes, I will feel under-appreciated by my Husband, Friend, mother, brother, Mother-in-law, and donuts won't cure my blues. next week, I will have been banded for 7 months, I am healthier than I've been in almost 10 years and I've lost 92 pounds so far as of last night. 92 pounds... Can you believe it? Stressed is desserts backwards... but I am stronger than the old me and I am not alone on this journey... You are there with me.

15 comments:

  1. You are doing soooo wellll!!!! A little ice cream is nothing in the while scheme of things!!!

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  2. You are doing amazing Maria! You can do this, WE can all do this. I am here for you :)

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  3. great post Maria! You are stronger than ever and kickin' butt! Keep it up... I'm right there with you :)

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  4. I'm here with you! Wow, I can't believe over 90 pounds in less than 7 months! that BLOWS my mind! I get ya with the stress eating as well. At least you make smarter choices when you shop. That icecream could have been a heck of a lot worse! your doing great, keep it up!

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  5. M absolutely love the photo (our poor Phils ;(
    And how wonderful it is to know that those LBS are gone, outta here (as Harry the K would say).
    Focus on the positive... and yes stress eating is a very tough habit to break.. I still do it, and probably will for the rest of my life.. the important thing here is that we NOW recognize it, now we need to manage it.. Let's hope the DOC pulls through for us!

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  6. 92 lbs! I think i need to say it again!! 92 lbs! That is amazing! You are an inspiration for sure! I can not tell you how good it was to read your comment on my blog this morning! Now the tears I am shedding are happy/relief ones! Mainly because I feel very blessed to have such a great support system in blog world and to know that so many people have been right where I am. If you were near I would give you a big hug! Thanks again! You're looking fabulous, keep it up! Ohh and I appreciate you. Just when you think no one does! I do!

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  7. That's right - you are never alone.

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  8. You are right. Food doesn't love you back. But Blog Commenters do! :)

    Congrats on the 92 lbs in 7 months. HOLY CRAP! That's fantastic!

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  9. Amen Sister! You're doing great!

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  10. 92 is amazing, Maria!!! Congratulations on all of your success and all that is to come! :) :) I am so happy to know you and get to celebrate this major victory with you. xoxoxo

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  11. You are doing GREAT! 92 lbs is a freaking AWESOME thing that not very many people can say. But, YOU can. You keep rocking it and you know what? We all need a little ice cream here and there.

    Of course, regarding the Phillies, being a HUGE Reds fan - I'm rooting for the Giants. Sorry - but the Phils spanked my poor boys and I am holding a grudge. LOL! Don't you love how sports brings out the teasing in everyone. :) (Actually - to be truthful - I don't care about the NL - it's the yankees going down that I want to see SO badly so in all honestly I'm really rooting big time for the Rangers)

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  12. You are absolutely correct! I love you, hun! You are kicking ass and taking names...ice cream or not :)

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  13. So f'in amazing! Stress eating sucks and we all do it! One day at a time!

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  14. Wow- 92 pounds is a huge feat. Congratulations girl!!! Stress eating is my life. UGH- but we will conquer it. :)

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  15. This is a journey we are all taking together. Thank God for the internet so we CAN take it together. I believe the support is what will make this a successful journey for each one of us. Congrats on the loss!

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