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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Major NSV

Tonight I had a major NSV. 

I have been working on and off all day on my computer.  Stuck in a chair.  In my cramped office.  Just sitting. 

About 7:15 I decided I was bored.  I was getting a bit claustrophobic (I had not been able to swim today).  I needed a change.

Before band I would have plopped my fat butt down in a chair with a bucket of popcorn and vegged.  Because well, I have been working hard all day.....I deserve a little break.

But that is not what I did.  I didn't even think about eating (HUH?).  I laced up my tennies and went for a 3 mile walk with my oldest daughter.

I wore my daughter out.  I would have walked longer but she kept complaining about the heat (it was still around 97 here). 

I remember about a month after being banded I tried to walk and it lasted about 15 minutes before I was huffing and puffing.  Who knew not even 6 months later I would walk 3 miles and I am not falling over from exhaustion. 

I know that they say this band is not magic.........but, to me it is.  Every day I am so thankful that my band has given me a new lease on life.  And this time around, I am not going to waste it on the couch.


  1. Yay, Brenda!! That is a serious NSV- it means you are changing your way of thinking and that will give you good lifetime habits.
    Isn't it wonderful to see our lives changing for the better??

  2. awesome!!! hopefully i'll be following in your footsteps soon! :)

  3. Brenda - don't know what is wrong with my blogger but your Thr post is just showing up for me now so pls pardon my delayed enthusiasm !! Soooooo inspiring !