Back on the BandWagon!!
May 15, 2008
It has been way too long since posting and going to the doctor for that matter. I have been on a hiatus for the last 5 months,,,the good news is that I have not gained anything so on a psitive note, I guess you can say I have been working on my maintenance skills.
Anyway, it's time to get this train rolling again so I went to see my doc yesterday for my second fill. He gave me .6cc and am curious to see how it feels today as I was on clear liquids all day yesterday, haven't tried to eat anything yet today. and have been doing this with basically ZERO restriction for the last several months.
I am determined to get below the 200 lb mark before the end of June. I am going to commit to walking my 30 minutes everyday (at least 5 x a week) like I used to when the scale was moving in the beginning. We bought a boat a few months ago for this summer to enjoy at Lake Powell and I want to feel good and look good for the first time in years!!!
Nov 26, 2007
I explained to him that I have days that seem like there is a bottomless pit in my stomach and I can't seem to get enough to eat and other days I have pretty good restriction and even get stuck and have PB'd and remain satisfied on very small amounts of food. His answer was that this is completely normal and the band is a very "Finicky" thing. That's just great!!!! All I need is another "FINICKY" thing to deal with....it's like it has it's own PMS cycle....JUST MY LUCK!!!!
I go back to see the Doc at the beginning of the New Year and hopefully my "Finicky" friend helps keep me in line throughout the holidays.
Wicked, Wicked Scale!!
Oct 30, 2007
Today is my 25th Wedding Anniversary to the love of my life and we will be having a wonderful family dinner at my moms house tonight. I really don't care what I eat since my scale is crazy anyway...I think I may buy a new one as these fluctuations will make you nuts, or perhaps I should listen to the boards and quit weighing myself so often. That is hard to do since getting up in the morning and jumping on the scale and seeing a loss just makes my day (of course seeing a gain can ruin it too!!)
Getting back on track
Oct 21, 2007
Today I will get back on the "Bandwagon" because I want Santa to bring me a 50lb loss by Christmas!
25 lbs Pedicure Reward 9/7/2007
Sep 06, 2007
Not quite 3 weeks 8/31/07
Aug 30, 2007
This last week and a half has been quite enlightening for me, and I don't mean just by the scale. Granted I am down 23lbs and met my goal of 20lbs in the first 2 weeks. I am a absolutely THRILLED and feel GREAT!!! I am a bit surprised that I don't feel the band doing it's job like I expected, this could be that the swelling is down and I need my first fill. I feel totally normal. No pain at all, the incisions look good, but find I am getting hungry sooner and can eat way more than a half a cup, but refuse to give in so I am just working a bit harder than what I wanted to plus walking over a mile everyday. Hopefully I get a fill on my next Dr. appt Sept 24th, although thats still more than 3 weeks away.
I have to say that I have been feeling very content with my life and my choice to do this surgery. I have forgotten what it feels like to have so much energy and haven't been this weight in almost 3 years. I am starting to find new clothes in my closet ( my old staples are getting baggy) that I haven't brought out in years. I still refuse to buy new clothes because I don't plan on staying at this weight for long so will start shopping for a few items when I get to onderland. I do want to reward myself so decided I will get a pedicure at the 25lb mark (hopefully in a few days).
The first week 8-14-07 to 8-24-07
Aug 23, 2007
Sticking with my clear liquids for 2 days and trying to get up and walk around / move around in the house seems to be getting easier as the days go by. On day three I transitioned to full creamy liquids and still feel great (only needed to tak 3 vicodens the first day and a half I got home). By day four I was able to walk quite well and even went with my Hubby to Sedona for the day and stopped at the casino on the way home. Day five I started walking a mile after dinner. WOW!!! I haven't done that walk in over a year and it felt wonderful.
Got on the scale and dropped 15 lbs since the surgery a week ago. This is amazing, I have never felt so good. Visited the doctor for my one week post-op and he was very pleased and has now started me on solid foods and wants to see me back in four weeks to discuss band adjustments. For the first time in a long time I actually am excited about what is in store for me the next day. I want to start projects around the house and even get up every morning and do my hair and make-up!! (far cry from sitting around in my scruffies and throwing my hair in a clip)
I am now starting week two and hope to lose another 5 lbs this week (20lbs the first 2 weeks). I'm off to a good start as I am already another 3 lbs down (18 total in 10 days) and still have 4 days to go to reach my goal.