Fill

May 21, 2008

I have been wanting to update the last couple of days and things have been HECTIC!!  We won't even go there here.  I don't have enough time or space.  When I went Monday to the dr., the scales showed that I only lost another 11 pounds.  My scales at home show more.  The fill went very well.  It didn't hurt or anything.  I didn't really look at the needle either.  I did not notice how long it was, just how thick.  I was shocked at how quick and easy it was to get the fill.  They wanted me to drink a cup or two of water.  I got a few drink down and went to leave.  The doctor and nurse were like you need to wait, so I sat in the waiting room with my mom.  I did fine.  That evening I went home and ate chicken and noodles.  Monday and  Tuesday I tried to stick to a softer food diet.  
I weighed myself this morning and lost another pound.  I know it isn't realistic to get below 200 pounds for the wedding, but I would still like to.  It is mornings like this that make me believe that maybe I can get to my current goal of 199.  I can tell I got a fill.  The band isn't extremely tight, but there is enough restriction that I can tell that I don't eat as much.  I hope the weight keeps coming off.  I am so proud of myself.  I am actually losing weight and taking the steps to keep the weight off.

Stand

Apr 29, 2008

I am currently at a standstill in my weightloss.  It has been a few days to a week since I have really lost.  I understand that I have been eating more lately as well.  My current goal is to begin walking.  I want to get this weight off.  I want to be healthier.  I can already tell a difference in my weightloss.  A couple of weeks ago, I went to a ball game in Cincinnati.  We had to do a lot of walking.  One place we had to walk a ton of stairs.  I was able to climb the stairs quickly.  I was still out of breath, but I went quicker than normal.  I was actually walking faster.  My fiancee even told me to slow down.  That is probably a first.  That day was a total eye opener because I can see the change in energy.  It is great.  I also want to begin exercising so I can reach my current weight goal.  Since my last blog,  I have lost about 5 or 6 pounds.  I want to lose at least 20 more pounds.  That would put me under 200 pounds.  I want to weigh less than 200 pounds at my wedding.  I think that would be one of the greatest things.  I am beginning to realize that the smalll stuff really is what makes a person happy in life.

Two weeks Almost Three

Apr 01, 2008

I had my surgery three weeks ago tomorrow.  Things have been going well.  I haven't had any trouble with food.  Sometimes that scares me.  I went to the doctor on Monday.  They were very impressed with my progress.  Since I was last there, I have lost 28 pounds.  He told me that was 24% of my weight.  I can tell a difference in my clothes.  They aren't where I can get rid of my clothes yet, but I can tell they are getting bigger.  I feel like I am losing most of my weight in my fingers and boobs.  Someone told me the other day that I have lost weight in my face.  I am excited for the weight loss.  I am afraid that I am seeing such a fast weight loss right now, that I will get discouraged when it slows down.  The doctor and nurses kept telling me on Monday not to get discouraged and I wasn't sure why they were telling me that, but now it is starting to sink in.  I just hope that I can keep up on the weight loss.  I just don't want to see a higher number on the scale.  I am so happy and excited right now because it has been a little bit since I have seen the numbers that I am seeing.  My biggest goal right now is to get below 200.  Only 25 pounds to go!  YEA!!!  Go me!  I will try to keep you posted.  I look forward to talking to others and hearing from you as well.  Please keep in touch!

I am home

Mar 14, 2008

Well, I went yesterday for my Lap Band.  I was extremely nervous.  I had never had a surgery before.  My mom went to pre-op to help me get ready.  Then my aunt, uncle and fiancee came up.  They took me pretty much on time.  It didn't take me long to wake up after the surgery.  I was up about an hour after surgery simply because I had to go to the restroom so bad.  I walked a lot.  I think that truly helped.  The first time they gave me pain medicine, I got emotional and cried.  Where I had never had surgery or anything before, it was the worse pain I had experienced.  I told my mom and fiancee, I was never having babies.  I lied...I will in about 2 or 3 years.  The nurses were really nice.  My mom stayed with me.  She was a HUGE help.  She is truly a great mom.  They dismissed me today around 10.  We stopped and got me stuff to eat and my protein.  I have done fairly well.  I don't think I have gotten my liquids in today.  Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.  The soreness has really subsided for the most part.  I won't say I am not sore, but it much more bearable.  Well..I am going to bed.  I took a pain pill so I can sleep tonight.  If anyone has any questions or wants to talk, drop me a line.

Pre-Op

Mar 03, 2008

I am now currently doing my pre-op diet.  I am so nervous about the surgery.  I have never had surgery before.  The only surgery I have had is when I was 2 and had my tonsils out.  The last time was when they did the Endoscope.  I can't wait to have the surgery because it begins my road to weight loss.  I will now be healthier.  I will now be skinny.  I may actually become pretty.  It may even have an easier time getting pregnant.  
The pre-op diet isn't too bad.  I have been paranoid about eating certain things.  I called the nutrionist on Friday and she returned my call today.  She made me fell a little better.  I am still going to be watchful, but now I understand more. I have come so far.  I have invested so much time and money into this, I don't want to screw it up.  I weighed myself.  I can't remember for sure what I weighed on my scales at home before I began the diet, but I know what I weighed at the dr.s office.  According to my calculations, I have lost between 4-6 pounds in one week.  I won't lie I get hungry.  I am going to get me some SF Jello afterwork this evening to eat.  I am really trying this time.  I have so much riding on my success this time.  I am interested in hearing from other people and what their pre-op consisted of.  I need all of the help and prayer I can get.  I hope to update this again before I have surgery.  I hope to hear from you soon.!
Andrea

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