Monday, January 30, 2012

Not sure if this is an NSV or a Peep Show!

First I need to tell you--I am a bank teller.

I needed to get rolls of coin from my coin vault today. My coin vault is at floor level requiring me to bend down to get into it. Our banker, John, was standing next to me when the coin request was made. I must mention I was wearing a spaghetti string tank top with a cardigan over it. My clothes are all getting too big so as I bent over, my top drooped. I glanced down and noticed that not only had my top drooped, my bra did too and the girls fell out!!!!!!!!

I looked up at John and said "Well! Isn't that special!" John was very polite and looked away very quickly, but I am sure he had a very interesting story about a Peep Show at work today!

The NSV? My bras are too big!


Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's Weigh-In Day!!!!

Starting weight: 257 lbs

Current weight: 214.5 lbs

Weekly Loss: 2.0 lbs

Total Loss: 42.5 pounds!!!

Week review: Grandma time; first fill; first & ONLY stuck episode; CRAZY work schedule--no exercise.

Friday, January 27, 2012

OWWWWW! What was that?

I was eating an egg & cheese soft taco at lunch today. I think I was eating too fast because suddenly my chest and back hurt and there was A LOT of spit! I went to the restroom and paced and paced. The pain got pretty intense. It hurt! I felt it pass into my stomach. And I did not throw up.

Now its dinner time and my chest still hurts a little bit.

Did I do something wrong? Have I caused any damage? I got 4cc in my 10cc band Wednesday. Did I break my band?


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

First Fill------and other things

So I had my first fill. Can I say--PIECE OF CAKE??????  Easy peasy--nothing to it--pinch, pop, done--uneventful!It's two days of liquids for me!!!

I had some Grandma Time the last three days.  (I tell ya this Grandparent Gig is AWESOME! Did not know my heart could hold so much love for such a little bitty person!) diet was not good...I strayed into the World of Before...chocolate brownie with ice cream, a Wendy's Frostie, a Lil Debbie's Oatmeal creme pie, and eyeballed everything, no measuring. 

I was scolding myself and kicking my butt for such poor food choices when this came to mind:
1--it was a 1" brownie and a tablespoon of ice cream
2--it was a child's Frostie - in a 2" tall cup
3--it was one oatmeal pie
4--it was one serving spoon size of food

After looking at all this, I realized I DID make good choices.  I was satisfied with these smaller portions! I would have laughed my head off at these portion sizes in the World of Before and totally pudged out!!!!  Amazing!  And the best part--- I was full! 

Oh and I weighed today---I've lost another pound!  Maybe I am starting that love affair that y'all talk about with my band now.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekly weigh in

Starting weight: 257 lbs

Current weight: 216.5 lbs

Weekly Loss: 0.5 lbs

Total Loss: 40.5 pounds!!!

Started exercising and ate out more than eating at home.

By the way, all exercising is doing for me is making me sore. But I know benefits will be coming soon. A girl can hope!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cancer Face.

I went to the dermatologist today. I have five cancerous spots they froze and removed---three of them are on my face. The one on my upper lip was a Grandpa died from melanoma so the doctor is very aggressive about this.

This was a day of ups and downs, highs and lows, goods and bads......but all is sifted through God's fingers. He is not surprised.

40 lbs gone

Here's a current pic of me 40 lbs lighter!

Peace out my Lovlies!

Friday, January 20, 2012

A fatty photo

This WAS me in Spring of 2011. Oh and that's my grandniece. We were playing in the park. Actually she was playing and i was being a bench potato.

Life has changed! Current photo to follow soon.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

When does the love affair begin?

I have read many of y'all proclaim your unending love for your lap band.
When does that happen? I am wondering if there really is a lap band in there!

I have no restriction like y'all talk about--I can eat and swallow anything! Because my stomach was folded twice making a "banana" stomach (I have an I-lap band), I get full faster on less food. But I do not experience anything like y'all describe with your lap bands.

I get hungry! I mean H U N G R Y!!!!

I am wondering--When does the love affair happen?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Another NSV!!!

Queen size panty hose are too big!!!



Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In

Starting weight: 257 lbs

Current weight: 217 lbs

Weekly Loss: 4 lbs

Total Loss: 40 pounds!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Is it better to weigh once weekly or every morning?

What do you do?

So excited!

Two NSVs today!

1. I was talking to my Mom on my phone and went to another room and sat down. Then.....I CROSSED MY LEGS! Yup, the lady way! Did it without thinking! WOW!

2. Hubby and I went to Ikea--had a GREAT time! He had a chair massage, we exercised by walking THE WHOLE STORE, and had lunch. BTW:The kids Swedish Meatballs is perfect for a Bandster. Then when we got in the car, he said, "You can really tell you are losing weight. Looking good!"

AND.......I exercised for the first time in ..... Well I can't even remember the last time! Fitness Pal said I burned over 300 calories! I am sore.

It was a totally good day!


Friday, January 13, 2012

BYOC (Bring Your Own Crazy)

No theme today – just massively random!  Brought to us from the DivineDraz.
1. Do you have a favorite traditional “birthday meal”? If yes – what is it and what is the meaning behind it?

Yes I do! Rotisserie Chicken, corn on the cob, salad w/ Mom's lite dressing, and Texas sheet cake. The meaning: I have an August birthday and corn of the cob is "in season". This has been my birthday dinner for as long as I can remember. We don't have it any other time of the year.

2. If you’ve lost weight, has your style changed since you lost weight? Or what's your dream purchase when you do lose weight/hit goal?

I am dressing better because I can fit into my nice work clothes. Style? Whatever looks terrific! Dream purchase? Haven't figured that out yet!

3. Pick one question of the following two to answer: Who is your favorite Muppet and why? Or who is your favorite Smurf and why?

Rizzo Rat--I love his off the wall humor!

4. When you buy a lotion or after bath spray or body spray or candle (not perfume) – what’s the “flavor” you always find yourself loving the most?

Vanilla body stuff--Cinnamony type candles My favorite perfume is "Alien" just can't afford it. It will be my reward for losing half my weight.

5. Repeat question. Summarize your week in real life and in blogland.

Real life: Determined and steady
Blog life: I'm baaaack!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What to do--What to buy--Advise please

I wrote that I got a new bathroom scale this past weekend and immediately gained weight.  I have been exteremly vigulant and tracked everything, (gotta love Fitness Pal!), stayed within the ranges my Doctor wants and well below the 1200 calories a day.  Doc wants me to weigh everyday till my first fill on January 25th.  For the last several days my new scale told me i have lost nothing.  Hence my frustration. 

Well, today at the daily weigh-in, I again lost nothing, so stormed out of my bathroom, (naked I might add), into the garage to retrieve my old scale.  I also grabbed a 5 lb bag of flour.  I put the scales side by side, made Hubby weigh and weighed the flour.  The new scale consistantly weighed every thing 3.1 lbs too heavy.  My 5 lbs bag of flour read 8.1 lbs over and over and over.  Hubby's weight was over 3.1 too, (he had a Doc appt yesterday).  Oh and my old scales said I had lost 3 lbs!!!!!  OH YES!!!!

So........I am taking the scale back to Bed, Bath, & Beyond to exchange.  I am leaning toward the Weight Watcher scale or the Biggest Loser scale.  Does anyone have advise for me on which scale to purchase, please?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Question: Am I doing something wrong?

I am 4 weeks out from my surgery.  I have not lost any significant amount of weight since Dec. 27th.  In fact, my new scale says I am 0.6 lbs up.  (I am not liking my new scale right now.)

I do not have "restriction" -- I can actually eat anything, any size of bite.  However, I do get full with smaller amounts of food.  In fact, if it weren't for the scars and feeling my port "lump", I would thingk I've had nothing done at all and there is no lap band in there!  Note:  I see my doctor the 24th and I am expecting my first fill.  Perhaps this may change. 

I am eating "normal" food and have found nothing I am not able to eat. 

I am frustrated.  Have I spent all this money and survived all the pain and discomfort for a loss of only 34 pounds?  That is NOT acceptable.

Monday, January 9, 2012

NEW SCALE!!!! Weekly Weight In

We got a new scale this weekend!

It's very snazzy!  Very modern!  Very informative!!!!!

I stepped on it and immediately GAINED 2 pounds!!!!  That sucks! 

Weekly Weight In------>
Today's weight:  223.1
Total lost:  33.9 pounds

(PS: I wonder which one was correct: my old one or this new one?)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

AWOL.........I'm baaaaack!

Did you miss me?

It has been CRAZY,!!!!!!

I went back to work. Didn't make it and had to come home at noon. I was weak, sweaty, cold, dizzy and lightheaded. Almost passed out twice. When, I got home Nurse Hubby took my blood pressure -- 90/50.

To make a long story short-----I AM OFF ALL OF MY BLOOD PRESSURE MEDS!!!!

That was my Number One Reason for having WLS. My first goal met and exceeded! My blood pressure averages about 105/60.

Very excited, I must say!

The rest of the work week went well. I tire easily and fall asleep while watching TV every night. Hubby was complaining about it---"you never talk to me-you just fall asleep-may as well be alone". How soon does this tiring easily pass? Anyone know? I take vitamins--double dose of Flintstone Complete--every day.

Overall I am doing good!