My progress, since weight loss surgery 8/8/07

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bye Bye Blogger

I have neglected you... it is me not you. I am just to busy to spend the time you need. I have a new love. Facebook- it demands less, It likes quickies and frankly it meets ALL my needs.
It has been good. We will always be friends.

Good bye blogger. To my tens of readers. visit me there.

My profile is Dolly Blackburn Acosta

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Quick Chesk in...

I am alive- very busy, Work and life inhibit blogging!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My Why Updated

So, Before my surgery I had posted a "WHY LIST"
See the original post
I have met some of the goals of that list and so I thought I should update it:)
The ones in RED I have done!

The list:

My motivation/goals for WLS

1. To ride a bike
2. To walk without being breathless
3. To sit in chairs with arms without bruising myself
4. To not have to wonder if I will fit or break a chair
5. To fit in amusement park rides
6. To buy my clothes in a “regular size”
7. To run
8. to swing with my kids
9. To not have to avoid the beach because walking in the sand I sink and become exhausted to fast
10. To feel good about me
11. To be able to go all day without napping
12.To be able to tuck in my shirt
13. So I’m not always self-conscious about my weight, wondering what other people are thinking about how big I am.
14. So I don’t end up with diabetes like my mom, aunt, siblings and both grandmothers.
15. I don’t want to have a heart attack before I’m 40
16. So people don’t perceive me as lazy, because I’m not!
17. Because if a restaurant has booths with a fixed (non-movable)
table, I can’t sit in a booth.
18. So I can buy a bra from the rack in the store and not have to buy them off the Internet or mail order catalogs.
19. So I can know, for once in my life, that I was finally able to take
control of my eating and my weight.
20. I want to feel attractive and sexy !
21.I want to be able to cross my legs!
22. So that when my hubby and kids hug me they can wrap their arms all the way around.
23.Because I can’t walk at the same pace as my husband, otherwise I’d break out in a sweat and being breathless.
24.A lot of what I have in my closet was not purchased because I like
it….I got it simply because it fit and I needed clothes . I want to buy clothes because I like them.
25. Because I cannot get life insurance.
26. I want to teach my children healthy habits by example.
27. Not ever looking looking pregnant just fatter.
28. To wear cute shoes
29.To be able to fly without paying extra or getting a seat belt extender or worst of all- squishing my neighbor!
30. To be able to walk through a tight space like: between cars in a parking space or in a theater or between pews and people at church or in a crowded restaurant,
31. So I don’t see the “look” when people meet me.
32. So people don’t “not Look” at me and avoid “hearing” me.
33. So I don’t struggle getting in and out of cars and buckling my seat belt.
34. So I feel like a lady.
35. So when I am around other people they don’t quickly shift to make room- and then have that embarrassing moment when they overcompensate for the space needed.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Doing the Coupon thing!

Ok- in my quest to save $$$$. I wanted to try couponing. The results:

AMAZING! At Wal-mart I spent $198.82, after coupons: $141.61!

I wish I had a photo!

Today at Rite Aid: $122.78 , after coupons:$$71.52!

I still have to get the rebates checks in the total of: $9.99!

So Total for experiment with only 1.5 hours of work and a $5.78 investment, what is the bottom line?
Here is the breakdown:

198.82+122.78=321.60 (Total of grocery bills before coupons)


The difference: $108.47

Don't forget:

$5.78(for newspapers) and $9.99 in rebates I am waiting for


I paid: $213.13 - $5.78 + $9.99= Total REALLY PAID= $ 208.92 for 321.60 worth of groceries!!!!!!!

I am so sold!!!!!
I also found 3 new sources for FREE COUPONS , so I don't have to pay more than .80 now!!!


Monday, June 23, 2008

Dun dun da dunda... Tequilla!

I have a family member who will really get a kick out of this! You know who you are, e-mail me when you see this!

:) Dolly

Monday, April 7, 2008

Invasion of the body snatchers!

This was in my in box, I love it!


You've heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys
removed by black-market organ thieves. Well, this kind of cruel theft is happening with other body parts as well! My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just that quick.

The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine? I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans.
Then the thieves struck again. My rear was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear end to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier.
But my new rear was attached at least three inches lower than my original! I realized I'd ha ve to give up my jeans in favor of long skirts.
Two years ago I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I was fixing my hair and was horrified to see the flesh of my upper arms swing to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really
getting scary - my body was being replaced one section at a time What could they do to me next? When my poor neck suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a turkey neck, I decided to tell my story. Women of the world wake up and smell the coffee! Those "plastic" surgeons are using REAL replacement body parts stolen from you and me! The next time someone you know has something "lifted", look again - was it lifted from you?


This is happening to women everywhere every night.


P.S. Last year I thought someone had stolen my breasts. I was lying in bed and they were gone! But when I jumped out of bed, I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now I keep them safely hidden in my waistband.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter to my Peeps

Happy Easter to my Peeps!

Hope yall had a great one- I do have intentions to someday update my photos here!

I will do it soon!


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I like half and half!

As of today, I am half way to my goal! I have lost 124 pounds and I need to loos 124 more to be at my goal of 160! I know it will take more than a year but I am so ready!

YAY ME! Can I get a wooohoo?!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

NY Photos and weight loss progress!

I am trying to upload several photos- We saw it all- too much to post-
The Applo, Empire State, Wall Street, Lady Liberty, M&M World, Central Park, Times square, The Brooklyn Bridge and more! I am so pleased to tell you that after loosing 119 pounds I was able to walk all day for miles and keep up with everyone just fine! We also did a day in Amish country- Lancaster Pennsylvania! I will have to do seperate post to add more- and even then I could never post everything!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The proper way to weigh yourself!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

New York.., New York...

New York, New York


Start spreading the news
I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray

And make a brand new start of it
New York, New York
I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.

I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.

That's right , we leave in the morning for a week! Ryan and I plan to see Janine and Ricky her Fiance and our neice Lilly. It has been 4 long years since we last saw Ryan's sister and family! This will be the 1st time I ever seen the Big Apple! By the way, I just closed the deal on my 1st home sale!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Are you lookin for the Perfect Gift for your Valentine?

The Perfect Gift

Pocket Taser Stun Gun, a great gift for the wife. A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Taser for their anniversary submitted this :

“Last weekend I saw something at Larry’s Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 22nd anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized taser The effects of the taser were supposed to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety….


Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home. I loaded two triple-a batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button AND pressed it against a metal surface at the same time; I’d get the blue arch of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs.


Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Betty what that burn spot is on the face of her microwave.

Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldn’t be all that bad with only two triple-a batteries, right?!! There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh & blood moving target. I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised.

Was I wrong?

So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, and taser in another. The directions said that a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; a three-second burst would purportedly make your assailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries.

All the while I’m looking at this little device measuring about 5″ long, less than 3/4 inch in circumference; pretty cute really and loaded with two itsy, bitsy triple-a batteries) thinking to myself, “no possible way!” What happened next is almost beyond description, but I’ll do my best…

I’m sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side as to say, “don’t do it master,” reasoning that a one-second burst from such a tiny little ole thing couldn’t hurt all that bad.. I decided to give myself a one-second burst just for the heck of it. I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!!!

I’m pretty sure Jessie Ventura ran in through the side door, picked me up in the recliner, then body slammed us both on the carpet, over and over and over again. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position, with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest position, and tingling in my legs. The cat was standing over me making meowing sounds I had never heard before, licking my face, undoubtedly thinking to herself, “do it again, do it again!”

Note: If you ever feel compelled to “mug” yourself with a taser, one note of caution: there is no such thing as a one-second burst when you zap yourself. You will not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by a violent thrashing about on the floor. A three second burst would be considered conservative.

SON-OF-A-… that hurt like …..!!! A minute or so later (I can’t be sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), collected my wits (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. How did they up get there??? My triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still twitching. My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom lip weighed 88 lbs.

I’m still looking for my testicles. I’m offering a significant reward for their safe return.”