Monday, July 25, 2011

Shampoo Alert!!!

Shampoo alert!
As I was shampooing my hair in the shower this morning, I took time to read my shampoo bottle. I am in shock! The shampoo I use in the shower, that runs down my entire body says "for extra volume and body"! Seriously, why have I not noticed this before? Now I understand why I am so "full-figured"!
Tomorrow I am going to start using "Dawn" dish soap.
It says right on the label "dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove." Problem solved!!
It pays to read the labels, my friends!
LOL...Got this from a friend today and it made me giggle.
Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

8/10/11 - My Official Date of Banding

I finally got everything set in stone for my surgery. I can't believe I'm doing this, but I have thought long and hard about it over the past months and believe it's definitely in my best interest. I guess I kind of feel like a failure that I just can't lose the weight on my own. I feel "weak" because I have to have surgery to be thin. I feel like my life will never be the same again after 8/10/11.
I have all the support a girl could ask for from my husband, family, friends, co-workers......but it's still so hard. Please....... someone tell me these are normal feelings to have!!
I'm super excited for surgery and taking off these pounds......but I'm so scared at the same time.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Secret Bandits

A fellow "Bander" I follow has a great idea.........Take a look!! I think it would be super fun to participate in!

Secret Bandit's

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Surgery Consult --> check!

Met with the surgeon yesterday......on to pre-auth with insurance. And then I can finally schedule surgery!! I'm getting super excited, but it's also super scary. I get really worried. but then I look at everyone's progress and I get motivated. I need to do that every day!
So, he showed me both the Lap-Band and the Realize band. Let me feel them, showed me what it looks like when it's filled vs. empty, etc. He said to do some research, talk to people, and decide which band I want. Do any of you have the Realize band? All I ever hear about is the Lap-Band, which is what I'm leaning toward, but I'm just curious if anyone has had really good success with the Realize. The silicone seems so much softer than in the Lap, but he said they both do the same thing and some people choose Realize because of the softness.
 Let me know what you all think!!
Lap Band

Realize Band

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

HELP! High protein / Lower calorie drinks

As you all know, I'm getting prepared for banding sometime this summer. Last time I met with the dietitian one of my goals she made for me is to find some high protein drinks that are lower in calorie than Boost or Ensure. I plan to venture out this weekend and do some searching, but I thought my best resource is right here with all of you. Any suggestions for decent tasting drinks?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Consult scheduled!! Happy Birthday to me!!

Today is my Birthday!! Happy Birthday to me........especially because I got "the call" from the surgeon's office yesterday  to set up a consult with him! Yahoo! The date: 7/9/11!! 1 week away!! The killer: I have to be off my Protonix to test for H.pylori.......yuck! An entire week of heartburn...fantastic. Oh well. It'll be worth it. Tums will be my best friend! 
I'm so excited to get this going. I keep reading all of my followers posts and how absolutely great their doing and looking at how fabulous they look and I'm SO jealous!! 
The one thing that got me a little "worried" maybe, was when the dietician ran the numbers for me and my 50-60% excess weight loss is just under 98 lbs. I know! That's an awful lot of weight, and will be THRILLED with it, but I really wanted to lose 150.......I guess I better just not count my chickens before they're hatched and take what the Good Lord gives me. 
He has already blessed me in so many ways these past few weeks!! One of the biggest gifts.......I passed my LPN boards! I am officially a Licensed Practical Nurse!! Next year at this time I will be a Registered Nurse! Unbelievable! All that hard work actually paid off! 
If I could only lose a pound for every hour I study.....................