Monthly Archives: May 2010

3 days Post-Op and starting to feel normal

Well, I am 3 days post-op, and I finally feel like the anesthesia is wearing off.  I’m coming out of the fog.  I have had the shoulder pain people have talked about, but nothing a hot water bottle couldn’t sooth.  I’m not hungry yet, but I can see by tomorrow I will be. 

Let’s see, I arrived at the surgery center at 11:45, and surgery was scheduled for 12:45.  All things were running on time, so I was in on time.  I have never had anasthetic before, so it was very odd.  I was awake, then next thing I knew, I was waking up oin recovery.  All time stood still.  Seriously, it is just as people describe.  As I started to wake, I started to have pain.  My recovery nurse started administering

I have had no troubles staying on liquids, but am starting to feel bloated….like I’m going to float away.  Here are a list of things that I have eaten over the past 3 days

  • cream of mushroom soup
  • cream of tomato soup
  • water
  • protein shake
  • protein shake with banana added
  • a jello
  • lots of crystal light

Tomorrow will come fast

Hey there

So I guess I must not be doing this thing right. I created a blog a week ago, and no one has found me or visited 😦  I’ll need to find time to investigate.  Anyway, I am getting banded tomorrow, and I am very excited!  I am ready…maybe I will be less excited tomorrow, and more scared but for not I say “Bring it on”.

Since I have not told anyone at work about my situation, I am thinking through all the scenarios that I will move back to.  It was amazing today to leave the office today and think that next time I come to the office, I will be a changed person.

In November my family and I are taking a tropical vacation, so it will be interesting to see how far I can go with my WL in 6 months.  I’m not expecting hot bod bikini clad woman, but a smaller version of myself…how exciting.

Well, I’m getting ready to shower and use the Hibiclens that my Dr. asked me to use before going to bed.  This time tomorrow I will be a different person. 

Anyone, someone, please find my blog and check in on me once in a while.

The day has come to take back control, get this weight off and begin enjoying life again

Hello, nice to meet you!

I am a 40-year-old female professional.  I am a  mother of 2 lovely little girls – 4 and 7.  I am a career woman working in a Fortune 100 company, and have a fantastic husband.  I haven’t taken off the 80 pounds that I put in with my last baby.  I kept calling it baby weight….come on it’s not baby weight…it’s just plain and simple weight.  I have a lot of work to do.  In fact, I’ve really just lost me.  When I describe myself, I have a hard time doing that.  I talk about my kids, my husband, my job, etc.  Recently on Facebook, I had a friend’s Mom connect with me.   I haven’t spoke with her in 18 years.  She asked about me, and my life, and it became very evident I didn’t have a lot to write about me.

I have begun my journey to reclaim me.  Please come along on my journey.  I decided a blog was one way to talk with others, and hold myself accountable about my decisions and behavior.  I am getting banded on May 20.  I will need your support.  I have chosen not to tell anyone about my lapband.  My husband knows, and that’s it.  Now that might change over time, but for now this is what I’ve decided.  In all honesty, I am really embarrassed about my weight, and the lack of control I have over this part of my life.  I feel this is an incredibly personal issue, and one that I need to make the decisions around.  So, you will be the only pepople who know my truths.  I do ask that you keep in touch, and help me as I promise to share my good, bad and honesty with you.

This is the first blog I have written. So, any tips you have will be appreciated 🙂 I was trying to figure out how to apply keywords to my blog so that y’all can find me more easily.  At any rare, in the coming days I will write to tell you about my life plan, my eating plan, my struggles, and successes, and my questions.  As you read, and you have some advise or wisdom, please leave it here for me.  I look forward to you joining me on my journey.  Will connect tomorrow to describe my plan leading up to my surgery.  Peace Out!!!