- HEALTH TRACKER
That's funny, I actually watch Man Vs. Food to get rid of the urge to ea****ching him eat all that food makes me feel kind of sick and I certainly don't envy him.
I was going to say exactly what was already posted. I'm no longer fear eating and drinking in front of people. I feel like I'm living the life that the lap band promised but didn't come close to delivering. At (almost) six months out I have never vomited even though I have stupidly pushed my luck with eating. Nothing has gotten 'stuck'. No more shoulder pain. No more waking up in the middle of the night with acid shooting into my mouth and nose.
But to be honest, I do feel like I'm doing more work on my own. The lap band made me so freaking miserable that I feared eating, and because of that I lost 132 pounds fairly quickly. Since I feel pretty normal, I have to watch myself a lot closer. That is not a bad thing, mind you. I like not being afraid of getting hurt from doing something that I HAVE to do several times a day :)
My surgery was almost 6 months ago now and leaving the next day was fine. I did end up back in the ER 24 hours after I was discharged for pneumonia, but I suspect that's because no one came in and worked with me on breathing. Oh well, all is well that ends well I guess :)
Edited to add: I was also my surgeon's first band to sleeve in one surgery patient. The only complication was that my band was attached to my spleen and I had a bit of a bleed from that. However, that would've happened no matter when I got that danged band out.
Good luck with your revision!
You know, that makes a lot of sense! This woman walks everywhere she goes. Her husband takes the only car they have to work, so she has to walk to work everyday AND she's had horrible knee problems. Surgeries on top of surgeries for it.
It's funny, I told my 13 year old the same story (she's a woman who's worked in his school for years) and he just laughed and said "That's because she's obsessed with walking Mom". In my mind I thought her comment must mean that I really looked like I was struggling just to move, which I really wasn't. Looking at it like that makes me feel a little better about it :)
Haha! I WILL use that next time! I might go find her just so I can do that...
First I will start out with all my 'celebrations' because I decided to just do it in one post instead of each time I hit one, so some of these actually happened awhile ago. So here are all of my NSV's under one roof:
1. I'm in Onederland!
2. I hit the century mark!
3. I'm no longer obese!
4. I'm at my pre-pregnancy (well the last 4 pregnancies anyway) weight. It'll be a few pounds before I hit my pre-pregnancy weight from my 14 year old, lol!
5. I'm comfortably in a size 10
6. I had to change the box of clothes that don't fit me from "too small" to "too big". Looking to throw those out soon.
I've gotten a lot of compliments lately. But this morning I got an odd one. A lady I hardly know at all walked by me and said "Wow, you look really good!".
"You must have lost a lot of weight".
"Yep, I sure did"
"I bet it's a lot easier for you to walk now!"
I had never actually had a lot of problems walking....Not that I noticed anyway. Why can't people just shut up while they're ahead?" SMH....
Anyway, hope everyone's good. My weightloss has been disappointing this last month or so, but that's to be expected along the way I guess. At least it's still headed in the right direction. Here's my most recent pictures (not sure why I wasn't smiling, but my husband refused to retake the picture):
June 6th here! I'm down a little over 50 pounds since the morning of surgery. I'm doing zumba 3x a week, Pump 3x a week, and taking one active rest day (meaning I take a lot of walks, but nothing strenuous). I can squeeze into a 10, but I'm pretty comfortable in a 12 right now. I think it's going great. I wanted to lose faster, I had dreams of waking up at my goal weight the morning after surgery- but I guess I'm coming to terms with the fact that it's not gonna happen. I have lost nearly 58% of my excess weight already and have a week till I hit 4 months, so I guess that's ok!
Hope everyone is doing good! Seems like we were just having this done :)
Ok, I don't usually post these but I was just so dang excited I have to share with someone! For the last couple of weeks or so I've been able to get into my 12's and they have slowly started feeling comfortable. Well today as I was trying to rush the kids off for school I find that all my 12's and 14's are dirty...so my options are sweats. I decide just for giggles to see how far I am away from my 10's (lucky for me I've already been every size from 24 to 4 and back again, so I have the range...) and surprise, the first pair pull up, button, and zip. So I pull out my next pair of 10's and they pull up, button, and zip...and are COMFORTABLE. I was actually able to wear them to take my kids to school, walk around the school, come back and I've been sitting here in them for awhile. And I can BREATHE!!!
I'm so excited! It's like there is a light at the end of this tunnel after all. I've got a ways to go yet. Heck, I'm still "obese" by BMI standards, but at this point I don't really care. Next goal- to get into my pajama jeans and have the best of both worlds, LOL!
Yep! Bariatric Advantage multi's make me vomit (even made a post about it a few months ago). I was fine for the first few weeks after surgery, then one day I couldn't take them anymore without getting sick. I now cut them in half and only take them with food. There are still combinations that will make me feel ill even only taking half at a time. Once this bottle is gone, I won't be buying more for sure!