WLS Update

Well today is a milestone for my weight loss. I am offically down 100 pounds since becoming sick May 2005.

Down 66 pounds since my WLS surgery.




I sure was not looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. I did fine, it was nice seeing family and having time to talk to them.

Due to my surgery I was not able to eat a lot which is okay. I feed the baby and keep tabs of her so it all worked out.

Just wanted to give a quick update on Thanksgiving.




What an afternoon it was. We went to the movies to see Harry Potter and the goblet of fire I give it 6 stars it was great.

While we were waiting I thought I saw Sandy the mother of my oldest daughter Kelsey. I told Tammy and she said that is funny I thought I saw Kelsey.

Well during the movie the baby was fussing and Tammy had to take her out of the movie and into the hall. There she saw Kelsey waiting in the hall for our movie to get out. Tammy and her talked for a while and she got to see her sister Adriana.

After the movie when I came out I saw Kelsey and we started to talk. I wanted to give her a hug but did not know if that was okay. So we talked for a while and then went outside were we met up with Sandy her mom and Bo her brother. We all talked for a little bit and I gave Kelsey a card with our phone numbers on it.

It was great to see here I have not seen her in probably 10 years. I thought about her often and wondered where she was and what she was doing and how school was. She is 16 now and driving, WOW, driving. She is beautiful and growing up to be a rather nice women.

I am a nervous wreck wondering if she will call or want to get to know me. I hope she will want to see us again and get to know her siblings.

Hope for the best for us.




Works been going good. Made a trip to Reno, NV to deliver a plotter and set it up. Spent 2 days working with the 5 people in that office.

As of last Tuesday I weighted in at 266. When I hit 259 I will have lost 100 pounds since my heart problems in May. That will be quite an acomplishment.

Working out, I still do 20 minutes on the treadmill. An then work out my chest and stomach. Then I get an aqua message that caps the workout rather nicely.

Thanksgiving is coming up and I am not looking forward to it at all. I hope it will all be about the friendship and the talking and not about my surgery. We will see how it goes, this will be the first year I will not eat 2 or more plates full. I will be lucky to get down a small plate.

Been spending time with my son on his Yugioh card obsestion. Well I like the fact that he is collecting something. We went down and bought him the Yugi Evolution Starter Deck. This deck had Dark Magician and he says that is the coolest. Now he need Dark Magician Girl that will make it complete. He really wants the Egyptian God cards but I found that these are rare and very expensive. Three of them can cost in excess of $150, yes for only three of them.

Baby is walking everywhere and into everything. She is growing up so fast it is crazy. Brittany is a teen looking for a boyfriend or at least checking them out.

Tammy is doing great I am so lucky to have her as my wife. She is working hard on losing weight. She is working out hard and eating right. Her Pampered Chef business is still going okay a little slow right now but she is doing great. I am so proud of her.

Oh yea almost forgot. Went and had an EchoGram done and my ejection fraction is approx 25-28% that is doubled what it was in May. Not out of the wood work yet but doing better.

Better go for now, take care and sleep tight.


Traveled to SAC

Been a few days and since I traveled thought I would write about it. I made a trip to Sacramento to attend a CAD Users luncheon with my supervisor Joe. The meeting was fine no big deal, the office down there keeps pretty quite.

I was able to see my Aunt while down there and she gave me a tour of all the remodel work she has been doing. The office look great, she has done an outstanding job.

We then went to a sub consultants office to discuss issues with there drawings. This was a acrhitect firm and of course they had a nice building. Got a tour of the place and talked about the different technology they used. They do a lot of VB writing which sure helps the users.

So that was the trip to SAC.

I will probably not write everyday as for the most part my life is boring. I go to work and go home that is it. I will update when there are good changes to write about.



I weigh every Tuesday and today my weight was 268.2 pounds. Still losing and still feeling good for the most part.

I had a bad weekend, I ate to much dairy (which was not a lot) and boy did I pay for that. Then on Sunday I ate to much to fast. Actually I think it was the fact that the juice from my meat mixed with the rice and bloated me. I commenced to throw up for about 10 minutes. Was not fun or nice.

That is the latest updated on my weight loss.


Talk with Brandon Teacher

Good morning:

Had quite a talk with Brandon teacher today. Apparently 6-8 girls were fighting over Brandon yesterday. I guess Brandon has a few girls that like him a lot. Were talking about 3rd graders here. So the teacher wants us to have a talk with him about girls and how he should stay away from them.

So we have a stud muffin for a son and we need to tell him girls are bad. hummm....

Other than that the morning was uneventful and made it to work in one piece.

Had a good workout last night. I did cardio for 20 min and then did weights. I am working on my arms, chest, and stomach. Then had a nice aqua message afterwards. Last nights work out was a little tougher than the last few days not sure why. I made it through but really watching my heart rate. I am allowed to go 30 pts over my resting. My resting has been between 95-100. I take my heart rate up to about 115 but try not to go over that for to long of a period.

Have to go for now.


Navy Contacts

Almost forgot, I have been in contact with some old friend (not really old) from the days we served together in the US Navy in Misawa, Japan. Sure is nice to email back and forth with them.

I had better friends over there then I did when I was in High School. Great to be in contact again. The website to visit is http://misawa.blankenshipsales.com .



My wife Tammy at Burney Falls

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Brittany, Brandon, and Adriana

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Selecting Blogger and long over due update

Sorry it has been over a month or two since blogging. I have been busy getting back to work after my surgery.

I have been wanting the ability to blog and make it appear on my website. Finally after a couple of years have revisited www.Blogger.com and found that they have that option. So I have gathered all my old post and my post on spaces.msn.com and added to myblog site, which inturns uploads to my website www.blankenshipsales.com/blog/ .

I am doing good as of 11-1-05 I am weighing in at 271.6 which is down 53.9 pounds since surgery on 8-30-05.

I have been working out, doing cardio and lifting weights. I am starting slow and light and working my way up. I still have heart issues that I have to pay attention to.

I hope to do some heart test within the next couple of months to see if the weight loss is helping. I sure hope it is helping other wise I may have to get on the heart transplant list and I DO NOT want to do that.

Family is doing well Adriana is walking now, well sort of weaving.

Taken on a new roll at work. I am now doing regional support for California and Nevada. It has been quit challenging.

I will go for now I need to try and eat my 4-5 bites of protein for lunch.

Take care.