Sunday, November 7, 2010

Simple alternatives.

Hello, lovelies.

Before you think you've landed in a strange, unchartered place; I've given my blog a little face lift. Formerly, "girl, banded", it became clear to me last night that for as long as I can remember, I've been chasing the chance to be skinny. The band has finally given me the tool to get there and I couldn't be happier. In fact, I've never been more focused. It's molded the way for a total life style change and I feel fantastic. I've incorporated wellness, healthy choices, accountability and fitness into my daily routine. For the newbies or those considering, the band isn't a miracle. It's a tool. A fabulous tool that makes each of our skinny's obtainable!

Second, holiday challenge begins today. You can follow my progress here.

I've had several emotional and stressful events occur over the past several weeks. For the first time ever, I haven't escaped to food. Instead, I hit the gym and hit it hard. 
  • If you don't know of our fertility treatments, catch up here. We will be continuing with treatment # 4 in April 2011. In the mean time, I received a call from BF #1 on Tuesday of this past week, she is pregnant with her first! I received a call from BF # 2 the very next day; she is pregnant with her second! These are really hard calls to get when you have to gamble with treatments in hopes to have a child. Those on the same journey, understand this. I am so excited and happy for my girlfriends and that I get to share this wonderful time with them both. Hopefully I will get my positive with our next attempt and we can have our life dream of expecting together.
  • My brother's wife of 17 years, decided she no longer wants to be married. They have five beautiful kids and so to say my brother's life has been shattered, is an understatement. I just can't wrap my mind around this.
  • J has a fantabulous career but this is the companies slower season. Christmas is just around the corner and now begins the time to stress over finances.
We've heard our entire lives that turning to food when stressed, is never the answer. Insanely, it's taken me years to figure this out. I'm glad I've finally discovered other alternatives. Try blogging, going to the gym or even a short, brisk walk, calling a friend, drinking a glass of water w/ lemon or a cup of tea, or taking a bath. Doing something simple to divert your attention or going to your safe place where you can regain calmness, will simply save calories. Stress and emotional eating just isn't band friendly. We don't eat when were not hungry; therefore, if hunger isn't the problem, then eating isn't the solution.   


  1. Love LOVE the face lift! I know all to well how you feel about your friends pregnancies. I am the last of my close friends with no children. You are so happy for them but sad at the same time that it isn't you! HOWEVER! I have full confidence that our time is coming! Chin up my dear! I've really enjoyed getting to know you this week! :) I am sorry to hear about your bother too. I also know all to well about winter slow season. Same here! But it gives us a chance to work on the house some!

  2. I love the face lift and the new name :o) Good luck on the challenge!!

  3. Love the facelift, too! And ((hugs)) to you for facing your difficulties in healthy and good ways. I love what you write, and learn so much from you thank you.

    And keep us posted through your journey - you are always in my prayers...

  4. I like the new look of your blog! Sorry about your brother. My brother's wife has also decided she doesn't want to be married anymore and is basically neglecting their 3 kids. Something in the air, I wonder? As for the fertility dealie, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.


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