Friday, January 20, 2012

Weighday and NSV

Once again, I weighed on Wednesday and am just now getting around to blogging it.  Life has still been moving quickly.

Starting weight 247
Weight last Wed 224.4
Wednesday 223.4
Loss this week 1 lb (I had too many carbs)
Loss to date 23.6
Since surgery 15

I am getting close to my first goal of 10% down.  That will be at a total loss of 24.7.

For the past couple of days, I have been taking a 20 min walk during my break.  It has been quite cold, but me and a co-worker go anyhow.  I am feeling pretty good.  I managed to walk yesterday evening for 45 mins.  I have a new work out do no less then 45 mins, no less then 2 miles and no less then 5000 steps.  So, I will not stop on the treadmill until I have reached all three of those goals.  Once I do that, I will set a new work out goal. :)

I had a NSV yesterday at work.  A co-worker that didn't know about my surgery was like, "Girl, you have been losing some weight."  YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Me so happy!!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Weighnesday (a day late again)

Beginning weight 247
Weight at surgery 238.4
Current weight 224.4
Lost this week 2.8
Since surgery 14
Total to date 22.6

Over twenty lbs!!!

I am well on my way to my first Mini Goal, 10%.  When I hit 24.7 lbs lost I will have met my 10% lost goal.  Yeah!!!  I know they say losing at least 10% can have major positive impacts on your health.

I had my first NSV (non scale victory) yesterday.  I have this certain blouse that I seem to always wear on Wednesdays.  It has elastic sides, so is somewhat form fitting.  I typically do NOT wear things form fitting, but this blouse actually looked nice.  Anyhow, as I was dressing, my husband was strolling into the bathroom and I went, OMG!!!  Look at this blouse.  After buttoning it, I could grab a handful of the material.  It is no longer form was just hanging.  YES!!!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

2nd post op visit and first fill

Well, I am once again a day late in blogging.  It has been a crazy week with two vehicles breaking down.  One is back and running, the other is dead.  So we get to go truck shopping.  Oh my.

On to band news.  I went to the nutritionist on Thursday.  She said most folks lose 10-20 lbs that first 4 weeks.  I was on the low end of that at 11 lbs.  It seems the type of band I have has no fluid, therefore I had no restriction except for any swelling from surgery.  I did get the bariatric card for ordering smaller meals at restaurants and some tips about some of the foods I am eating.  I go back in a month.

I went for my second post op appt yesterday and got my first fill!!!!  Yeah!!!!  I got 4 cc's in my 11 cc band.  I do feel a little this morning.  When I drink, I get this feeling like I need to burp and get this little gurgle sound.  I am on mushies today and real food tomorrow.  I am a bit nervous about that, but you can believe I will chew everything to a pulp.

Well, I didn't think of something until the nurse pointed it out.  I started out with a BMI of 46 and am now at 42.  YES!!!  In just 15 more lbs, I will no longer be Morbidly obese, just obese.  I know it still sounds bad, but not as bad as MORBIDLY obese.  I hate that word!!!

Well, this got me to wanting to list out a few of my short term Goals.

1. Get my BMI to 39 to go from Morbide obesity to just Obese.
2. To get out of size 20 something and into the teens.  Since I wear elastic everything, I wasn't sure what size I actually wear, so I stopped by Kohl's yesterday and tried some Jeans on so that I would have something to gauge that by.  22 fit comfortably, 20s would fasten, but wouldn't be too comfortable.  I believe I was in 24s before.  Yeah me!
3.  To reach Onderland.  Oh what a happy day that will be.  I haven't been there since around 2006.

I need to work on a reword system for all my mini goals.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Weighnesday (a day late)

Good morning!!!  Well, I was gonna blog this yesterday but we had several issues that took up my time.  Two of our vehicles over heated in the freezing temps.  I was soooo scared that I may have cracked my radiator, but it seems to be ok.  Who knows.  My husbands truck is another story.  His kept over heating and now won't crack.  We are looking at getting a couple of newer vehicles.  ugh!!!

Now, on to band news. I weighed yesterday and I was down 3.6 lbs.  YES!!!  :)

Ok, to re-cap.
Starting weight was 247
Weight when banded 238.4
Current weight 227.2
Total lost 19.8
Lost since banding 11.2

Is it too soon to say I love Desiree???
I go today to see the nutritionist again and tomorrow for my second post op doc appt.  The PA said we will discuss a fill.  I guess I won't get one yet....ugh.  I am ready.  I have now know that the band I have has no fluid in it (from my understanding, the Allergan brand has some, the Realize one does not).  So I am on my own right now.  I am sticking with the low carb diet per the nutritionist and I am measuring everything to keep myself in line.  Normally I would cave and eat more or eat the wrong things, but I am afraid of screwing up what they have done, therefore I am measuring everything.  I am looking forward to restriction.  :)

I will let y'all know what they say friday.  Have a great day.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Word for 2012

I have been pondering this all week.  There are sooooo many words that would apply to me right now since I have been banded for less than a month.  But I had to choose just one, therefore I choose......

1. strict or thorough in the performance of duty: a faithful worker.
2. true to one's word, promises, vows, etc.
3. steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant: faithful friends.
4. reliable, trusted, or believed.
5. adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate: a faithful account; a faithful copy.
I want to be faithful to myself in taking time for me.  That is a new concept for me.  Taking time to make the right eating choices and taking time to exercise.
I feel I got a good start.  I went to Myrtle Beach with some friends to bring in the New Year and celebrate a friends retirement.  It was a blast and they were amazed at my food choices.  I was faithful to myself.

Happy New Year to all of you.  May it be a truly blessed year.