Author Archives: Regina Rose

About Regina Rose

Following years of enjoying horrible habits, and putting the needs of others before my own (like all southern girls are required to do) I am seizing an opportunity to use a new tool in order to turn back the hands of time and possibly save myself from entry into an early grave. This "fluffy" lady, is working on being fluffy no more.

Well, a cinch in a pinch can sometimes save an inch!

Yay! For Ladies (who have lost weight recently) only. I am delighted to have been reminded of something I had put way back “on the shelf” of my mind – thanks to Kathie Lee and Hoda on the Today Show. … Continue reading

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OK….drumroll please….I reached my GOAL!!!

I reached my goal in late December, 2011 – that would be a year and two months post-surgery. YAAAYYYY! Now I feel comfortable telling some more of my story – well, the details that I’ve skipped because I wasn’t so … Continue reading

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One year down….a bunch more ahead!

I celebrated my one-year mark of having my Lapband back in October, and I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again: In ALL honesty, I am SO glad I did this. SO glad – ecstatic, actually. Yes, my life … Continue reading

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Too much!

Several weeks ago I found out what I had worried about since day one of my surgery. I worried where and how it would feel when I had my band adjusted too tightly. I had a particular goal weight in … Continue reading

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The numbers are growing!

I woke up this morning to some news about teens who are undergoing gastric surgeries for weight loss and I have to say, my feelings are mixed. I’d like to know what you think about this subject, so please feel … Continue reading

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OH Behave!

I crack myself up sometimes. I went out to eat with some friends Thursday night, and I ordered Nachos Supreme-o. Did I remember to order HALF an order? No. But I still have hope that maybe one day I’ll shed … Continue reading

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To: YOU!

I’ve had you on my mind today. You, the gastric band patient. You who may be a wife, or a husband, or a single parent, or just YOU – whoever you are – you and your struggle with weight has … Continue reading

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I’m enjoying this summer! How about you?

It’s been a very long time since I’ve really enjoyed myself as much as I have so far, this summer. Let me just say, I have spent more money on gas and sunscreen – than I have anything else – … Continue reading

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Stress anyone?

This past week has been very unusual for me in more ways than one. Bad news: I found out Friday that I will have 15 days of furlough from my job to take after July 1st. Wow. That’s almost a … Continue reading

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Mostly Heaven and only a tad of hell…

Yesterday afternoon, after months of waiting for the very first one… I scored a vine-ripe, home-grown, juicy TOMATO from Melody! Actually it was from her hairdresser. Evidently, his mom had grown them in her yard and he gave her four … Continue reading

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I apologize, apologize, apologize

I am sorry. I have been slacking on my blogging duties as of late, and I truly apologize to you, my dear readers. As a general rule, a blogger should not leave his or her audience hanging, and I have, … Continue reading

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Just thought I’d pass this onto my lady friends…

My weight loss has finally reached a point where I’m counting ounces lost instead of pounds. But the weight is still heading downward, just more slowly. OH I’m so glad about it! I wondered if I’d freak out about not … Continue reading

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It truly cracks me up.

It’s 10:30 and I’m getting ready for some lunch. This morning my tummy is unusually REALLY rumbly and LOUD! And goodness knows it’s just part of my modified stomach and the way it operates these days. But it’s making me laugh that … Continue reading

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All I can think about is… WOW!

I am now skinni-er than I was a year ago, and all I can think about is getting outside and taking a break from the “old grind” at work. I need a real (cheap, mind you) vacation. My economic situation … Continue reading

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Day one at 6.4 cc’s

I’ve done quite well today with eating. I had a hamburger steak smothered with stir fried onions, garlic and mushrooms. It didn’t come back up so, Yay! I wasn’t hungry this morning until around noon, and that’s the way I … Continue reading

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First fill since February and I’m doing so well.

Today, I had my first fill since February 17, and I only gained one tiny pound since my March weigh in. Do you see how well this thing works? That amounts to two months with no one holding my hand … Continue reading

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Fighting fear and eating well!!!!

I haven’t had a band fill in over a month now, and I’m scheduled for my next Dr. visit in mid-April.  So far, I may have fluctuated a pound or two, but overall, I seem to be hovering around the … Continue reading

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The big RED one.

Oh I can’t get it off my mind, albeit, I’m a tad early in my culinary craving. The plants should be going into the ground as of right now, according to this little localized-for-Alabama gardening tidbit I found this morning … Continue reading

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Changing it up!

You know, it’s just occurring to me, that I have lived without McDonald’s french fries, for months now. And do you know what? I think I love my skinner self a LOT MORE than I liked those damnable fries. :)Continue reading

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Number 9 – And I’m not talking about any John Lennon nonsense.

It’s an odd number, the number 9, and I prefer the even ones, but where weight loss is concerned – as long as it’s referring to pounds lost, I’m okay with the odd numerals.  I LOST 9 lbs. LAST MONTH! … Continue reading

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Now here’s a helpful piece of news.

If you remember during our learning experiences prior to getting placed on the OR table,  Dr. Robbins educated us regarding our shopping experience. He said we should be limited to the outside perimeter of the supermarket where the “good stuff” … Continue reading

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More Banders coming soon

Whether this is good news or not, I suppose it’s all in how you look at it, but since our nation is fat, I think it’s wonderful news . It is a fact that the U.S. population has become more … Continue reading

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“Results may Vary” (revised edition)

During the past several months, post surgery, I have found everybody has an opinion about how they think the gastric banding surgery works, and what you should eat or can eat. And that’s fine, but that doesn’t mean you should … Continue reading

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I can’t believe my – pants!

I got into yet another smaller size this morning! I’m so shocked! I love it! Counting 1-2-3-4 sizes down now! Granted, this has not been simple, as a matter of fact, I did have a tad of trouble keeping things … Continue reading

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Well, today was a success!

Far be it from me to mind yet more change in my life -  and if you think I’m joking, think again. I’m embracing the changes and loving them. I don’t want to stagnate in any area of my life, … Continue reading

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