Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Well, my weight didn't change this week.  I contribute this to not moving my butt and eating a couple of treats.  ugh  I know I am at the beginning of this journey and in the healing stage, so I am trying to not beat myself up too badly.
I may be only 3 weeks out, but I am seeing the mental part of this.  I didn't get this way just because I like the taste of food, but because food became my best friend when I was going thru some tough times.  I am working on shifting that relationship.

My husband surprised me with a Wii for Christmas.  He knew how badly I wanted one and was able to get one from a friend. (his daughter just wasn't into it).  He got me the Dance workout which is awesome so far because it has several "games" on it...boxing, jumping rope and sword fighting.  :)  I am still on limits of what I can do, so I am going into this slowly.  Loving it so far though.

I pray everyone has a Happy and safe New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Weighnesday

Last weeks weight 232.8

This mornings 230.8

2 more pounds down.  I am quite pleased.  Almost out of the 230's.

Well, I went Monday for my post-op visit.  I saw the PA and she was pleased with how everything is looking.  I go back Jan. 6th and they will do blood work.

I went to the nutritionist yesterday and I have been oked to advance to fork tender meats.  I am a little nervous.  I did learn that some of the things I had been counting as protein don't really count and that I need to lay off the carbs.  This will be easier since I can introduce fork tender meats.  She said I need to limit it to 2-3 oz of meat and 1/4-1/3 cup of veggies per meal.  Whew, my old self is struggling with the "fill my plate up" mode.  Gonna pull my new little plates out so I don't feel like I am eating such a small amount.

I want to do this right, so I am gonna do exactly what she says.  I found myself fearful yesterday.  The whole "am I gonna screw this up too" thoughts.  I know these thoughts are normal, so I am just processing them.  These thoughts will be a thing of the past after I have lost several pounds.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Happy Weighnesday

Good morning all.  Well, I am back on track on my official weigh day.

Drum roll please. (I used the litter drummer boy because that is my favorite Christmas song)
Total today is 232.8 for a loss of 5.6.  YEAH!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

4 days post-0p

Happy Monday dear friends.  Thank you so much for all the kind words and prayers.
I am doing well.  The main pain I have had (besides some gas of course) is some back pain yesterday.  I think I was being so extra cautious getting up and down that I put too much pressure on my back.  lol, only me!!!

Well, my husband is a mess and I had to share.  The quality isn't great, but you get the point.  After surgery, I got sick, so they gave me some meds that made me sleepy.  When I got home, I sat in the recliner and went right to sleep.  My husband took full advantage of the moment and put an elf hat on my head and snapped a picture of me, sent it to several people and titled it Drunk Elf.  Whew, what am I gonna do with him.....get him back, that's what!  :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

I am now a band-it

I made it!!! Had a episode of vomiting in the hospital, but we got that under control. i was able to come home the same day. :) Just been resting and moving this gas around. ugh! not too sore, not sure how tomarrow will be. been working on getting the protein in.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Banding Eve and Weighdnesday

Well, it is my banding eve!!!  And I am excited, nervous, scared, excited, and a million other feelings!!!  whew....breathe!!!!

It has been a long 6 months, but today is flying by.  ha ha, leave it to me to be backwards.

I am very ready for this.  I weighed this morning and it was down to 238.4.  Not sure how it is gonna go the next 4 weeks because I have seen others gain or loss since the goal is the heal.  I already have my next two appts scheduled with the nutritionist.  I just have to pick up a few items on the way home and then I am ready.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.

Good morning all my banster friends.  First, wow, less then a week to go and I will join the ranks.  So excited/nervous.

Well, I have been awol for a couple of weeks.  Life got pretty difficult and it was all I could do to go thru the normal daily life.  I was tempted numerous time to eat things I should not (like milk shakes), but I didn't want to screw up all my hard work on my pre-op diet, so I fought thru the emotions.  First, my husband was going thru some very difficult, emotional troubles with his daughter.  Praise God though, He has been working on my husband and has more peace (because his wifey has prayed non-stop for him).  Then, the night before Thanksgiving, we had to rush my kitty to the animal hospital and I ultimately had to have her put to sleep.  My heart has been broken in a million pieces.  I am working thru it, but I miss her so much.  whew!!!

ok, on to band news. I had my pre-op visit 2 weeks ago.  Wow, were they ever thorough!!!  I have a friend that got banded several years ago at a different place and was not educated one bit!!  I have learned volumes more from the facility.  I love the place where I am getting my band.  The entire staff are amazing.

I have all my vitamins, shakes and mushi foods lined up and ready.  I am working on getting my bags packed for the hospital.  It works out my son's college semester ends on Dec. 7th, so I said he will be my nurse.  ha ha, he wasn't too thrilled with that.  I said, well, I will mostly want you to watch movies with me.  I have a pile of Christmas movies lined up and I bought a new book.  Yeah!!!!

So I am back and thankful to all mighty God for sending His grace and peace over my house hold.  I pray all of you, my bandster friends, are well.