Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!!

Happy Memorial Day to all! Here's hoping that we all make wise food choices today and that I can stay away from soda! I don't know why this is so difficult for me, but I've been doing good!
I've been reading more blogs and it's so comforting to know that there are so many people out there like me. I've been going back to their very first blogs before banding and everyone seems to have the same fears and doubts that I have......Will it work for me? Is it worth it? What is post op like? Will I still enjoy eating? What can I eat? What CAN'T I eat? There are so many questions and I'm sure there are many different answers. In the end, only I will be able to answer those questions I guess.

My biggest fear at this point is that I will go through this procedure and it won't work for me. After all, my other attempts at weight loss haven't worked. Maybe I just need to have a more positive outlook. Like my husband tells me.....You're not happy unless you're worried about something!! LOL, he has a point....I worry about everything!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Had a soda - Day 3

I had a Coke today. I feel so guilty. I'm trying to do as much as I can to prepare for banding and I feel as though I failed today. I guess I just have to suck it up and get back on track tomorrow. I'm really excited to get banded after seeing how well so many people do after, BUT I still have this fear that it won't work for me. After all, nothing else has worked........I've tried diet after diet, lost weight and gained it back. I've lost the same 50 lbs. about 50 times! I guess I just have to see to believe..........I just can't see myself thinner.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

No soda - Day 1

So at my visit with the Dietician yesterday we made one of my goals before next visit --> Cut out soda completely. At first I thought that it was impossible, but so far, so good. It's 6pm and no soda. Still need to eat dinner, but no desire to have the soda with it. I'm actually scaring myself, LOL! I'm really ready to be banded though and if cutting out soda will make it happen sooner, then I will do what I must! We'll see how day 2 goes tomorrow!

And I have my first follower!! Yay! Thanks Amanda!! She's getting banded in a few days and I wish her lots of luck!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

New to Blogging and Banding

So I figured after reading other's blogs it was about time I started my own. I have not been banded yet, but I'm SO ready to be!! I am required to attend 3 visits with a registered dietician and 1 appointment with the psychologist before seeing the surgeon. To date I have had 2 dietian appointments and am finished with the psychologist! A few more goals to reach by 6/23 and then on to meet with the surgeon.
I have a friend who was banded in January and she is the reason I ever considered weight loss surgery. She has lost over 90 lbs. and looks amazing!! Not only does she look great but she feels great....which is most important in my eyes.
I'm excited, scared, and still feel like it won't work for me since nothing else I have to keep reading others blogs and keep track of my friend's progress to help me with motivation until surgery. Any thoughts, words of inspiration, or hints will be greatly appreciated!!!!