Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Weigh in - Week 7

Down 2.2 lbs. this week!! Woohoo!! I am now down a total of 20.2. I'm so happy I finally reached that 20 lb. mark. It feels good and this is the first week I noticed my work scrubs are getting a lot looser on me! Now on to the next 20! I'm hoping to reach that by Christmas. 

Wish I could write more, but long day of school ahead of me tomorrow..........hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Weigh in - Week 6

I can't believe it's been 6 weeks already!! I am down 1.8 lbs. this week which brings the running total to 18! I'm so excited that this is working and the weight is coming off. It's  coming off at such a good, comfortable pace too. I was concerned about my little plateau for a few weeks, but I have not gained an ounce since surgery. It has been a constant downward motion which is more than I can say for any other weight loss program I've tried in the past. 

I also had my mom take some pictures of me in my swim-suit so that I can keep weekly pics and look at them someday to see the progress. I wish I would have done it sooner, but better late than never. She also took my measurements and compared to 3 days post-op, I am down 8 inches total!! I can't see or feel the difference yet, but hopefully soon enough I will. I can't wait to buy a new pair of jeans or fit into the jeans again that my husband likes so much. 

As soon as I have time, I need to add some tabs to my blog to keep a running of my losses and NSV's. Time......what's that?!?!? 4 nursing exams in 1 week. Last one tomorrow, then some RELAXATION (at least for ONE day)!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

An Award AND great news from the Dietitian!

First of all, a huge thank you to Rachel for nominating me for the award. It means a lot to me that I have inspired someone and can help motivate you on this journey, while receiving the same support from you!! So, now it's my turn......

Liebster means ‘beloved’ or 'favorite' in German and it’s an honor to receive this award. The Liebster Blog Award is designed to bring additional recognition to those bloggers with less than 200 followers. If you receive the award, you should link back to the blogger that nominated you and nominate five more blogs. Also, don’t forget to let them know that you nominated them! And the nominees are..........

Megan - Megan helped me begin this journey. After seeing pics of her progress, I HAD to know what she was doing!! She answered ALL the questions I had, supported me during the pre-op phase, and the rest is history! Here we are: banded for life! Thanks Megan!

Jackie- Jackie was banded a week before I was, so I made it a point to keep up on her progress! I had to know what to expect! She's always there to offer a word of advice and is great support. I also have to thank her for suggesting the awesome protein drinks! Don't know what I'd do without them!!!!

Andrea - Has been a great support! Always has a way of making me feel better if I'm not happy with my progress!!

Samantha - Was offering support not only pre-op, but while I was sitting in the pre-op room waiting to be put to sleep!! If it weren't for that support, I may have signed myself out!

Robyn - I just love Robyn. Always, always comments on my blogs! Another girl that knows how to cheer me up when I'm feeling down!!

I could seriously nominate ALL of my followers, because without ALL of you, I don't know what I'd do! It's so nice to have a place to come to where everyone knows exactly what trials and tribulations you are going through. Thanks to ALL OF YOU!! Lots of love!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo good news of the day. I saw the dietitian and I have officially lost 10% of my excess body weight! Un-be-freaking-leivable!! It doesn't seem like a lot, but 18.2 lbs. since a week pre-op (16.2 since morning of surgery) just under 6 weeks  is pretty good according to her. So, I'll believe her!! She asked if I can tell a difference yet and the answer is no, but she tells me I will notice very soon. 
I did notice something last week, which I really didn't think much of at the time, but upon running around my college campus looking for an instructor and running late, I noticed that I didn't feel as winded as usual. I don't know why I even thought of that at the moment, but I guess we can count that as a NSV right?

So, anyhoo, weigh in day isn't for 2 more days, but I just had to share the news with everyone!! Hope everyone is having a great week so far!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Weigh in - Week 5

I can't believe it! The scale moved!! I am down 3 pounds from last week and I am thrilled! I am down 16.2 pounds total and I can't wait to make it to TWENTY!!!! 

I finally had a few minutes to read everyone's blogs and comment on some, but schoolwork is calling me!! I must say, my final year of nursing school has proven to begin VERY challenging!! I'm only 3 weeks into the semester and already in super stress mode. Can't wait til this is all over. So many good things happening to me at the same time, but all very difficult feats. 
I will get there.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Weigh in - Week 4 and STUCK

First of all the weigh in results.........I stayed the same!! 290. It could be worse, I could have gained, so I'll take what the scale gave me. I'm doing everything right & I am even exercising now, so it's BOUND to come off!! Right??? 
I did NOT stay off the scale this past week, so I'll try to make that a goal again. NO SCALE UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY!!!!!!! I'd also like to get to the gym 3 times this next week. 

OK, now that STUCK it happened!! I went to school, went to the gym, came home & had a few bites of a marvelous tuna salad my husband made, took too big of a bit and didn't chew enough....the rest is history. It felt like it was never going to budge. It felt like I had a watermelon in my chest. I took a sip of water, then a GULP of water and it moved down a bit, but came right back up to it's favorite spot to sit. At that point I felt like it may be a good idea to get to the bathroom. Good idea because I got all sweaty and it came up.

 It was such a relief!! I've never been so happy to vomit!! It wasn't like projectile or anything..........just what went down came back up. For awhile I didn't think there was a band in there, but that was a not so slight reminder that she's in there!! 

Let it be known that I will NEVER eat too fast again!!!!!! 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

My First NSV

I got off my butt and went to the gym! I did it, I did it, I did it! I HATE, LOATHE, DESPISE, CURSE exercise, but I went. It had to be done. I walked 1/2 a mile on the treadmill and I biked almost 2 miles. It amazingly felt good after I did it. The hard part was GOING! My goal is to get there at least 3 times this week. Even if I can't do a lot, I can do something! 

Happy Labor Day to everyone!

Friday, September 2, 2011

1st Fill

Well, I did it. I had my first post-op fill today!! It certainly wasn't as bad as I anticipated. I didn't even feel the poke when she numbed me before the BIG needle! I had 2.5cc in there from surgery & she added 2.5. She had me drink some water to see how it went down, and it BARELY went down. It felt stuck in my throat and I kept feeling like I had to belch. It was VERY uncomfortable. I imagine that's what it feels like when food gets stuck. Anyhoo, with that being said, she took out 0.5cc, I drank some more water, and WALLA!! All better. It was still a little slow going down, but MUCH MUCH better!! So I am currently filled to 4.5cc. I definitely need to sip more now than before my fill. I was just fine taking large sips like pre-band, but now that I'm more restricted I know that I need to slow it down. I hope the first fill will allow me a decent weight loss over the next month. I want to SEE results on my body!!

I hope everyone has a nice relaxing Labor Day weekend!!!!