Showing posts with label Big D. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Big D. Show all posts
Friday, October 5, 2018

Body Booster - Part 1

Body Booster - Part 1
Friday, October 5, 2018
Read post
So almost three years to the day (10/7/2015) Wayne had his gastric sleeve surgery. You can read all about that HERE. That procedure was the best decision he ever made for himself and even though it was a difficult road the following months after, it truly changed who he was for the better. I will forever be grateful for Dr. Tom and his team.

Now, today he is getting a less invasive procedure done at Belle Medical called HD Body Sculpting. He is getting his upper abdomen, lower abdomen and love handles done. With the 200 lbs he's lost since the surgery there were still a few problem areas that he wanted to take care of. Well, that's where Belle Medical steps in to help.

This is what he shared on his FB about it. We will be documenting his surgery, recovery and the following weeks and months as the sculpting process continues to work it's magic. He has been very open about all his struggles with weight loss and confidence even before the gastric sleeve surgery and will continue to be open about this, too. He truly feels that if he can help even one person with whatever they are going through or feeling by sharing his story, then it is all worth the vulnerability that can be so scary.

Now, let me just tell you that we have been together for 15+ years and I have loved him from the moment we met and knew shortly after we started officially dating that we were meant for each other.

I have loved him at his heaviest (440+ lbs) and supported him from the get go of whatever he needed to do to feel better about himself and gain that inner self-confidence that he felt he was missing. This whole journey has been about him and being THE BEST person he can be not only for himself, but for his family.

If you have ever met him, then you know he exudes confidence, but that doesn't mean that inside he is confident. There's a difference between the two and you would never know that about him. He still sees that 440+ lb guy in the mirror and struggles with that daily. It's hard to get out of that mindset when you were in it for so long. I am confident that this procedure will help him with the confidence he needs to feel the best for himself.

I have always supported him in whatever he has wanted to do, because I know that he supports me now in whatever I do and that he would support me in anything that I would want to do in the future.

Bottom line is: I am his biggest cheerleader.

So stay tuned for more updates on his procedure in the following days, weeks and months.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Worldwide {September 2014}

Worldwide {September 2014}
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Read post
A couple weeks ago, my Husband had a phone interview with Jason Derulo for the radio station he works for. If you don't know who Jason Derulo is, all you need to do is google him and you will learn more than you need to know. The short version is he is a pop-star who was also engaged to another pop-star, Jordin Sparks, who won her season of American Idol.

Minutes before the phone interview, my Husband was informed that Jason and his fiance, Jordin Sparks, broke up. He did the interview and posted it to his blog page and went viral.

Him (Big D) and the radio station he works for (KDWB) were reported on various entertainment websites:

Perez Hilton

US Magazine
9-25-14 by Sierra Marquina

9-26-14 by Stephanie Webber

E! News
9-25-14 by Natalie Finn

9-26-14 by Natalie Finn

9-26-14 by Alyssa Toomey

9-28-14 by Mike Vulpo

9-29-14 by Lily Harrison

9-26-14 by Jeff Nelson

9-26-14 by Antoinette Bueno

Just Jared

And then it went WORLDWIDE over in the UK!

Daily Mail
9-25-14 by Heidi Parker and Carolyn Hiblen

Way to go honey! I'm so proud!
Monday, November 11, 2013

7 Years {11.11.2013}

7 Years {11.11.2013}
Monday, November 11, 2013
Read post
7 years ago today I stood up in front of all our family and friends and married my best friend. That's what he was then and that's what he is now. I would say even more so now then ever. And even though we've been married for 7, we've been together as a couple for over 10.

A decade.

And how crazy busy it's been. We started dating when I was just 20 (him 22) and now that I am 30 (him 32), we have truly grown up and matured together.

We've learned from each other and even though we've fought and bickered and disagreed with things, our love and trust in each other has never failed us over the years.

 photo Us_zpsed26b6d8.jpg

We've been through so much. We've been through it all. He has truly been my constant and I don't know what I would do or where I would be without him.

I love you, Wayne!! 

Happy 7th Wedding Anniversary! 

Also, happy 1st decade together and here is to many more!

Come connect with me:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Surgery Day {09.10.2013}

Surgery Day {09.10.2013}
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Read post
So today is surgery day for Wayne. Please say a little prayer that all goes well.

 photo MjAxMi1hNTk3YjY2ODY0OTA0NDcy_zps5747c99d.png

Thanks loves!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Another Surgery in 2013

Another Surgery in 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Read post
About 3 weeks ago at 4:00 a.m. on Monday morning, August 12th, Wayne had a gallbladder attack. He had all the symptoms:

- Moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage
- Pain through to the back and/or to the right shoulder
- Severe upper abdominal pain
- Nausea
- Queasiness
- Vomiting (almost)
- Gas
- Burping or belching
- His attack was at night
- His attack was after overeating
- His attack was followed a day of fatty and greasy foods
- His pain was worse with deep inhalation

And I mean ALL the symptoms. I had never seen him like that or in so much pain. Not even from his stomach hernia. Totally not like him, so I knew it was bad.

He went to the Dr later that morning, they ran some blood tests, prescribed him some pain meds and the Dr. recommended he have an ultrasound. We then went upstairs to do the ultrasound. Afterwards the tech unofficially concluded he had gall stones. Because she was a tech and not the Dr, she couldn't tell him that ON the record. They said they would call him after the Dr looked at it and then we were on our way.

That Thursday, the 15th, the Dr called him to confirm that he indeed needed his gallbladder out and they were referring him to another office and to call them to schedule a consult. So he calls and they can't get him in until the following Wednesday morning the 21st. The day before the start of the MN State Fair. Ugh. So, we pretty much came to the conclusion right away that the surgery was by no means happening before the fair. Great (insert sarcasm font). He went to the consult that Wednesday and because he could in no way miss any of the fair, the surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10th. So needless to say he has been dealing with on and off pain since August 12th. Fun (insert more sarcasm font).

To complicate things even more, because he had hernia surgery just in April, this gallbladder surgery might be more invasive and instead of it being a daily in & out thing, he might have to spend a night or two in the hospital. Gross. The only thing that sucks about this whole things is A) He's in on/off pain until then and B) The Dr won't know until she is actually IN surgery if it will be more invasive or not. So we kind of have to wing it and plan for the worse.

Always something right?
Monday, August 5, 2013

Happy 32nd Birthday Babydoll!

Happy 32nd Birthday Babydoll!
Monday, August 5, 2013
Read post
Happy 32nd Birthday to the love of my life. After 10 years of celebrating birthdays with you, they just don't ever get old (pun intended). Haha. No, but seriously, I love you more and more as each one passes and even though we won't be together a whole lot today, just know I am thinking of you ALWAYS.

 photo Us_zps37328e46.jpg

I am so lucky to have you as my Husband and so glad that you picked me to share this life with. Everyone knows I'm head over heels for you. You are so thoughtful of me, my time and my efforts, while unselfishly you give all your time to working and providing for our little family. You work so hard for us and I appreciate that more than you know. More than words or actions can show you.

 photo HampD_zps68d83eba.jpg

I know I say this all the time, but you are seriously THEE BEST DADDY EVER!! I could not have dreamt a more perfect little family for me and God only knows how thankful and blessed I am.

We are so lucky to have you and call you OURS!

I love you with all of my heart!! Here is to another 10+ years of birthdays together!!

Happy Birthday, Babydoll!
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Big D's Weight Loss Beatdown! Update Part 2 {July 2013}

Big D's Weight Loss Beatdown! Update Part 2 {July 2013}
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Read post
So if you want to get caught up on part 1 go HERE.

Here is part 2.

Bouari is a three phase program.

Phase 1: The Binge

You are allowed 2 "binge" days to start. We discussed it and decided that would be the Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend and then he would officially start on the diet on day 3 which was Tuesday, May 28th.

Those 2 binge days were great. We went out to eat and he got everything he wanted out of his system. By the end of the long weekend, he was so prepared (physically, mentally AND emotionally) to start on this new journey.

Phase 2: The Diet

From day 3 to present he has made a goal to consume 3 meals and 3 snacks a day.

This consists of 3 proteins, 3 fruits and 3 vegetables a day, pretty much in any sort of combinations, but this is what a typical day looks like:

Breakfast: 1 protein + 1 produce (1 fruit or veggie)

Snack 1: 1 produce

Lunch: 1 protein + 1 produce

Snack 2: 1 produce

Dinner: 1 protein + 1 produce

Snack 3: 1 produce

All portions should be the size of your fist.

Proteins have typically been either steak, chicken or fish.

He can have a wide variety of fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. We don't do canned items as they have lots of added sodium, etc.

He's also still using Walden Farms products. If you have never tried these, they are great! Saves you a TON of calories!

And although this diet does not require ANY working out (since the majority of weight loss is what you eat), he's also been going to the boxing gym 3-4 times a week.

Bouari Products:

These are the different exclusive Bouari products that Wayne is taking.


 photo IMG_6760_zps9dd9055a.jpg

2. B12

 photo IMG_6823_zps7352892a.jpg


 photo IMG_6759_zps4395893d.jpg

3. Amp

 photo IMG_6761_zps07fcf311.jpg

4. Bouari Meal DF Vanilla (Meal Replacement shake)

5. Bouari Bar (Protein Replacement Bar)

 photo IMG_6822_zps5f1faf27.jpg

Wayne's Stats:

At the peak of his weight loss in 2012 he had lost 122 lbs. (440--->318).

When he started with Bouari in May 2013 he had gained back about 43 of those pounds.

Here are the stats from that point on:

5/23/13: 361 lbs on day 0

6/7/13: 339 lbs after 10 days

6/14/13: 335 lbs after 17 days

6/20/13: 329 lbs after 23 days

Here he is on May 23rd (our 1st meeting) and June 20th (after just 23 days).

 photo Wayne06202013_zps4e309c53.jpg

6/27/13: 325 lbs after 30 days

7/8/13: 319 after 41 days

And I am proud to report as of yesterday, July 17th he weighed in at 312 lbs after 50 days on the program. He has also lost a total of 20 inches. That means this is the lowest he's been since starting this whole weight loss journey in December 2011 AND the smallest he's been in probably 8 years or so.

I'm so proud of him!! Keep up the great work honey!

Phase 3: The Maintenance

This is the final phase, but obviously we have not gotten to this part yet, so stay tuned for more updates!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

365 Photoaday Challenge {June 2013}

365 Photoaday Challenge {June 2013}
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Read post
Disclaimer: All these pictures are from my Instagram. Follow me @MrsMamaD

#day152 #june1 Fun night with a few of my besties. #friends #photoaday365

 photo Day152June1_zps0a9b9607.jpg

We went out for Katie's birthday with some friends. Love these people!

#day153 #june2 She loved eating it like a big girl. Yummy!! #photoaday365

 photo Day153June2_zps98367843.jpg

#day154 #june3 Thanks @bigdradio for the sleeping pic. #parentproblems #photoaday365

 photo Day154June3_zpsb3de8aa7.jpg

Every once in awhile if Hailey wakes up in the middle of the night, I will just put her in our bed. She's such a mover and a shaker though, so that doesn't happen too often. 

#day155 #june4 Me trying to be healthy. #lunch #photoaday365

 photo Day155June4_zpsa381b06b.jpg

Super easy and delicious...spinach, chicken, cashews and balsamic vinaigrette. Sometimes I add cheese or craisans, too!

#day156 #june5 True statement. #photoaday365 #mnproblems

 photo Day156June5_zps266788e3.jpg

June was just not my month. Green Grandma came into town on the 23rd, so I was pretty MIA from the gym at that point.

#day157 #june6 Spot on. Thanks @mrskatier for the re-gram. #photoaday365

 photo Day157June6_zps7c28702e.jpg

#day158 #june7 So excited that one of my besties is coming to visit with her little fam in July!! #bff #photoaday365

 photo Day158June7_zps2b2996d9.jpg

My friend, Wendy, lives in Kansas and tries to make it up here with her Hubby and daughter a few times a year. Every time they come we try and make a point to get together and catch up. 

#day159 #june8 Fun day with friends. #gradparty #playingball #swimming #bonfire #auntie @_ktstager #photoaday365

 photo Day159June8_zpseef6c281.jpg

I love taking graduation pictures and then going to the grad party and seeing my work being displayed. Feel so awesome!

#day160 #june9 Yes, I am an old lady. #photoaday365

 photo Day160June9_zps87f74701.jpg

I needed a better reminder than all the pill bottles, etc. out on the counter.

#day161 #june10 I guess if that's where she wants to sleep. #weirdo #photoaday365

 photo Day161June10_zps5cd98b66.jpg

For some reason she has really taken to the floor. No sure why. I don't get it.

#day162 #june11 June bug. Creepy crawler. #gross #photoaday365

 photo Day162June11_zpsd4b4ba9b.jpg

#day163 #june12 Finally got these bad boys on the wall. #photoaday365

 photo Day163June12_zpsf909e6eb.jpg

#day164 #june13 My little "Rusher." #btr #rusher #photoaday365 cc: @bigdradio @bigtimerush

 photo Day164June13_zps384ee31a.jpg

This was Hailey's 3rd time meeting Big Time Rush. They remember her each time and get such a kick out of how big she's gotten!

#day165 #june14 No lie. She's glued to SYTYCD. Absolutely mesmerized. #sytycd #photoaday365

 photo Day165June14_zps04a89977.jpg

She loves this show just like her Mama.

#day166 #june15 Happy Fathers Day to me. Haha. cc: @bigdradio #spoiled #photoaday365

 photo Day166June15_zpsf31df863.jpg

Even though it was Father's Day, we both got presents! Yay! Thanks honey!!

#day167 #june16 I'm spending today with these 2. Happy Fathers Day to the love of my life. We are so lucky to have you! cc: @bigdradio

 photo Day167June16_zpsb6d9959c.jpg

These 2 rule my world. What can I say.

#day168 #june17 Little Miss H got her hairs cut. #photoaday365

 photo Day168June17_zps5d5bc9fc.jpg

She always looks so grown up after a fresh haircut.

#day169 #june18 My little boy Puckett at the vet this morning. #puppylove #photoaday365

 photo Day169June18_zpsfe6497ee.jpg

Just brought him in for his annual exam. Dr said he's all good! Yay!

#day170 #june19 Me today. Outfit on the blog. Link in profile. #selfie #wiww #ootd #photoaday365

 photo Day170June19_zps6ea28703.jpg

#day171 #june20 New swimsuit for the little. #patriotic #photoaday365

 photo Day171June20_zps11e471ee.jpg

I got this at Old Navy for $8. I just couldn't pass it up.

#day172 #june21 Gross storms. Power out. Fun by candlelight. #photoaday365

 photo Day172June21_zpse0d55276.jpg

#day173 #june22 Happy Birthday Dave! #party #photoaday365

 photo Day173June22_zps669f3b57.jpg

We went to a belated birthday party for our friend Adam's Dad, Dave. He's been struggling with cancer the past year and a half, so we wanted to help him celebrate his milestone of 60!!

#day174 #june23 Green Grandma's here!!! #family #photoaday365

 photo Day174June23_zps1018a2f7.jpg

Green Grandma came to town from Arizona for two weeks. We went out to dinner after picking her up from the airport. It was so good to spend time with her while she was here.

#day175 #june24 Fell asleep on Green Gramma. #photoaday365

 photo Day175June24_zps359d656a.jpg

She was so tuckered out and fell right asleep in Grandma's lap.

#day176 #june25 Lunching at Broadway Pizza with Aly & Veronika. Keeping busy with the iPad. #lifesaver #photoaday365 #cousins

 photo Day176June25_zpseae91aab.jpg

Wayne's cousins came to spend the day with us and have lunch. LOVED having them around and Hailey absolutely adores them!

#day177 #june26 Happy 2nd Birthday to my baby girl. #photoaday365

 photo Day177June26_zps508bd219.jpg

Hailey officially turned 2 today. Happy Birthday babygirl!

#day178 #june27 We love popcorn! #bedtime #snack #photoaday365

 photo Day178June27_zps71f3b7d5.jpg

#day179 #june28 Birthday Party prepping. #photoaday365 #elmo

 photo Day179June28_zps6e016845.jpg

#day180 #june29 D Fam pic at the end of the night cause I was too busy during the day to take one with her cute bday outfit on. #photoaday365

 photo Day180June29_zps4396cc24.jpg

#day181 #june30 She's 2 now. Sheesh. Such a big girl. #photoaday365

 photo Day181June30_zps0140a736.jpg

So there you go.

As always if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment, email me or find me on social media.

Latest pins