So its been a long time since I've come on this site .... This is where it all started for me. Where I found Dr. Ortiz and this great community and .... where I've made some great friends. I can come here and not feel judged as we all have something in common.
I was banded in August 2008 and lost some weight. In December 2008 I received the best Christmas present every -- a positive pregnancy test. A little leary of it, due to two miscarriages before - I had Kate in September 2009. Went in
Well .... I still haven't lost any weight in the last little bit --- I think its completely because of my crummy diet and lack of exercise. I did change that two days ago - where I started my Wii Fit again and do about an hour of step on it and changed my diet to be completely healthy foods for a week before my next fill. Its discouraging and I have to stop weighing my self each day because its depressing. I feel good though -- I've lost in inches and I can feel it in my clothes and from the
...... otherwise I'm never going to lose any more weight! AHHHHHH!!!!! I've been "stuck" at 240 now for a while, and I had a fill last week and I'm hoping that there will be some restriction with this one. I do get full quicker and I do take smaller portions but I know that I need more of it (the fill I mean). But I think what is really slowing me down is my non-active lifestyle. I really do .... so tonight, because I'm not a gym person, I'm going to spend an hour on my Wii -- half hour doi
Which makes me wonder if the scale needs new batteries and its just playing with my mind Dear Lord, I hope that it doesn't need batteries because this is just what I need!!! So now my weight is 240.5 (I round down so 240!) and that's almost 30 pounds gone .... gone.... gone .... Wooohoo!!! When I started this I weighed 265 when I wrote it down on my paperwork for OCC, but when I went to start my pre-op I gained 3-4 pounds so .... I started this really at 268. When I started my pre-op it
And right before Thanksgiving weekend when we are heading down to the mountains?!?! Grrr..... Oh well, I guess it comes with the season! Things are going pretty good other than being sick --- I have managed to keep my portions of food to be fairly small as I am always full. I can't see this being a bad thing -- I eat but stop when I know I'm full. Unlike before I'd eat, eat and eat some more. I don't feel sick when I eat -- I feel good. I'm going to step on the scale tomorrow or Thursd
Well ..... on Thursday I went for my first fill here in town. I was a little nervous but all things went well and he gave me 1cc. I go back on the 22nd for another fill - he wants to put in .5cc and then get me up to 2.5cc. Sounds good to me! I was unfortunately able to eat anything from the time I ate solids to my fill. I didn't over do it...... didn't gain weight, but didn't lose it either. But now -- I notice the scale has started to drop because my portions are limited. And I can feel
Not sure why -- but I'm feelin' down. Maybe its because its Sunday and I have to return to work tomorrow. I enjoy my job, but right now its not the greatest place to be. We have a new "manager consultant" in who is changing everything around and even though she's not there because of me or my immediate co-worker - she is there for everyone else and the changes she makes do impact me eventually. I can't imagine having her as a nurse when she was nursing ..... I know she can be nice as she is
So I thought I'd come on here rather than stand outside I'm so happy that its Friday .... I've been looking forward to this day since Tuesday when I returned to work from vacation! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my job -- but some of the girls I work with can be quite bitchy and it just makes for a really long day. I try not to let their bitchiness bother me but its hard.
My aunt is moving at the end of October and she's starting to pack up some stuff and give it away --- so this weekend w
We went away on vacation .... if you could call it that! It was almost a week and I wish I could say I had a fun time for the entire trip but really didn't. Its kind of sad because I was visiting my husbands family. Don't get me wrong, I love them all .... but a few of them are a little wingnut-like .... seriously. It was way too stressful for me at times and it caused Devin and I to fight (because of his mom). We're both just happy to be at home now and in a normal environment! We'll do
So I live about 5 hours from Edmonton, in what feels at times like the farthest north you can go in Alberta (I know its not, it just feels like it). Fort McMurray isn't "home" right now, we're just up here to get some experience and pay off some bills and hope to return to civilization and mountain in two years. I was worried that having Lap Band surgery would create a bit of an issue with where would I go for my fills. I was going to see a doctor in Calgary that many people recommended as I
So today is my first day back to work .... its 11am and I think I'm dying. Ok, that may be a little over dramatic and I'm not actually dying but boy does it feel like it! I think I went a little overboard while in Tijuana and San Diego and for that its my own fault. The day after surgery I did the Tijuana City Tour and as fun as it was (and not all that happy about the sunburn I got) I probably shouldn't have gone on it because the bus ride was fairly bumpy. Sunday (two days after surgery)
What a lazy day!!! Devin had to go to work today so its just Beans & I .... we're having a lazy day on the couch drinking water, watching A&E and thinking of having a nap ... oh yeah, and peeing out that water I'm drinking! At least today I get to watch Matlock, Perry Mason and Murder She Wrote. hehehehe....
I'm booking my hotel room for San Diego tonight - for the night before we leave to head back up to Edmonton. We originally found one hotel that gave us an airport shuttle f
So my Wii Age was 33 the beginning of this morning - not far from the 30 that I am. I decided that while Devin was sleeping with the dog and our roommates were out, I would hop on board and get my workout done. Holy cow --- I'm sweatin' like a pig! But it was good! I did the 30 minute step and it worked out to 2950 steps at a really steady pace. The best thing about the 30 minute free step --- you can watch tv while its going - so I put on the Family Channel for some mindless entertainm
So I just got back from a long walk with my husband and my dog, Beans. Nice night out but the mosquitoes are out to getcha! That they did, guess I forgot to spray on the arms! Oh well, it was nice and long and we kept up a good pace.
I talked to my mom today and she's told me that her & dad are going to give me the money for Tijuana to pay for and that we'll pay them back. This is such a huge relief for Devin and I..... Of course we won't be paying them back in the next few months but
So its been a stressful week ..... We rent out a room in our house and our guest here seems to have moved right on in. Its been driving me nuts. So we finally asked him to leave as it was just too stressful with him invading our personal space. A really nice guy, but for my own sanity, he's got to go. I've found though that I'm not as much of a biotch this week because of the pre-op diet. It was mainly due to the stress of our renter .... my pre-op diet is going much better than what it wa
Holy cow ..... so I'm on day two of the pre-op diet with Ensure for Breakfast & Lunch and then a Lean Cuisine for dinner. I've probably drank enough water to equal a small lake today ..... and I learned you don't always have to flush the toilet every time you pee, especially if you go 5 times in an hour. Last night I thought I was dying -- I really truly did. I'm surprised my husband didn't leave me ... boy was I moody! Nasty moody! But I figure today is a little better and I'm gett