Category Archives: health

I’m Back!

Happy 2011….this is the first time I have gone to the web this month to think about my journey, weight loss, my band….

Needless to say I have work to do, but rather than throw in the towel like I have in the past, I can say the past is behind me, and I need to focus on bringing weight loss back into the forefront.  Eliminating junk, eating clean, and envisioning my long term success.

I looked in on a few blogs I was following in 2010, and I’ve been thrilled to see the progress that my fellow bandsters have made.  kudos to you! My weight loss has been slow, but I’m OK with that.

I’ve started working out again, so this is a big win for me in 2010.  Both circuit training and Zumba….shaking my bootie…off, off, off!

My closet…oh, my closet.  On the weekend, I cleaned house.  I wish I had a home to send my clothes to.  Just glad to be in smaller sizes these days.  So, if there is anyone out there that could benefit from size 20, 22…letme know.

Hair by the handful!

I swear to you, I am loosing a massive amount of hair….how will I not end up bald?  I know this is common…but c’mon!!! Everyday it seems like I am loosing 1000 hairs.  Thank goodness I started out with thick hair.

What else is new, let me see…hhhhhhmmmmm. I went in for another fill. I think I am close to my sweet spot so we moved to 0.5cc incraments. I am not at 8ccs.  I can definitely tell a difference, and my portions are definitely smaller…so what I am saying is that I feel the full signals much earlier than I did before this fill.

I am down 45 lbs and on my path to 60lbs by Thanksgiving. My big addition at this point needs to be more fitness!  I emailed my trainer and told him I was getting ready to come back and see him….I just need to do it now.

that’s it for now, I am hoping to get caught up, read some blogs, and I hope that some of you read mine.

A peculiar thing happened to me…I went on vacation and lost weight!!!

A peculiar thing happened to me…I went on vacation and lost weight!!! Can you believe it.  Yes, the lapband works!  In fact I had told myself that it was OK if I maintained while on vacation, but happy to say that I lost.  Now that I am back from vacation and buckling down, I will be focusing on my next challenge.  60 pounds down by Thanksgiving!  Can I do it….in the words of Obama…Yes I can!

I’ve missed  checking in and seeing the comments that others have left.  I look forward once email is back under control to reach out to my friends with their blogs.

Talk with you tomorrow…my topic will be losing hair…yikes!

Almost at -40lbs!

I can hardly wait to tell you I have reached 40 pounds down… if I write it here, maybe I’ll get there quicker 🙂  To be honest, I think I need a fill…and I need to stop snacks.  I went camping this weekend, and I am going camping next weekend for 1.5 weeks.  Once I am back in town I am going to get a little fill.   Funny thing to note however, it seems like “not good food” never gets stuck….grrrrrr!

So, keep me honest, and ask me how I am doing.  I hope to soon tell you I am 40 pounds down.  So, in 12 weeks I have lost about 24 pounds….on track.  While I know this is what I should expect, I still think it can come off quicker.  I bet when I look at the trend, it was more per week in the beginning and less per week now.  Another call out I need is guidance on a new scale.  What scale should I purchase?  I heard good things about Tanita, but which model?  My scale is from Target, and it is marketed as part of the “Biggest Loser” program.  the problem is that I can weigh myself 5 times and get 5 different readings.  I have tired resetting it, by adding more or less weight to it…but consistency :(.

Help a sister out, tell me which scale you love (or at least love to hate).

Am I restricted?

OK, so fill 3 was last week. I will definitely say that I feel different from last week, but am I restricted is the question.  I definitely have to slow down, take smaller bites, and sometimes have to pause during my eating….but I can still eat way more than my nurse says I should be able to.  I guess my conundrum is….why am I not getting the signal that I am satiated (full)?  Or, am I missing something, during those moments when I have to pause, is this the message that I should stop?  Am I not interpreting my signals correctly?

Help, Oh wise people who have found their sweet spot.  Am I there yet???? Or do I move on to Fill #4?  The other point is that I am thinking of food a couple of hours later….not 4!

Have I just answered my own question.  Do I go in for another fill with the idea that I am close?  I guess I am just nervous about getting too full…I hate the 1 hour drive to the Dr office.

Ideas, thoughts, wisdom?

In Washington DC this week…trying to be good

I’m traveling for business this week and I’m in DC.  Definitely harder to stay on track, as there are so many business meals setup.  Last evening I ordered a Filet Mignon with Asparagus.  YUM!  I immediately cut my 8 oz. in half, and one of the men at my table gladly accepted my other half.  The one thing I notice, is that people are all busy talking and eating, I don’t think anyone really noticed that my helping was much smaller than theirs.  Since I’m not public about my band, this was good news for me.  This week is filled with business dinners at exceptional restaurants, so I will have to draw on that willpower again.  That lovely lady and I are becoming closer friends….I am trying to rely on her much more than I ever had before, because even though I have not hit my sweet spot, I want to at least be going in the right direction with my weight….and that’s DOWN!

So, new girl to DC, any advise? I can see the Whitehouse from my hotel, but will need to get out a little to do some sight-seeing.

To those of you who have left a comment or 2, thank you!

I could eat a horse….

OK, I at least get the nod from my band to eat small bites, and chew well.  The nod comes as a pain to my chest…but dulled appetite…nada….I am always hungry.  I know I will get there, and that this is a journey, but hurry up and get here already  2 more weeks until my next fill…I am worried already, that my weight will have gone up over this period…CRAP!

Also, I am on the verge of drinking a Diet Pepsi….I have not had one since May 19…someone, please tell me to STOP!!!

Drink Water….Drink Water….Drink Water….Drink Water….Drink Water….Drink Water….Drink Water….

I’m going to start doing a daily countdown to my fill, so I can convince myself that my willpower can outrun my desire to eat.