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Thursday, December 31, 2009

This is OUR year

Happy New Years Eve ladies!!

I was afraid to make this post (that THIS is our year) so many years are wanting to lose weight. BUT I can say with out fear this year WILL be an AMAZING year for all of us!

This afternoon I am heading to my hairdresser, thinking of cutting a few inches and hoping that my hair becomes healthy! I have started taking Biotin and plan on buying Nioxin(shampoo).

The hubby and I are heading to my parents to ring in the new year and have a sleepover! We are expecting to get ALOT of snow this weekend!

The scale is being OH so kind this week 186.2  40lbs since surgery! 57lbs all together

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hair loss...what has helped you?

Hi ladies!

Trying to get my 60grams of protein a day.

And I am still losing a lot of hair?!

What has helped you?? vitamins? shampoo? 


Friday, December 25, 2009

a "hater" on Christmas :(

Holidays when we are so concerned with our water intake, not over indulging and trying not to PB at the dinner table. We never imagine facing a "hater".
My first hater experience happened today, from my Nana (stepmothers mom) who I have a good relationship with. 

She says straight  to my face I can't stand all those Lap Band commercials that are on TV, it's DISGUSTING! 

I was so insulted, it was a slap in the face. I am 4 month post op and am down 36lbs since surgery 53lbs total. 

Just sad where you need the support the most there can be ignorant people. 

Gives me some fuel for the treadmill!! 

Merry Christmas ladies! Thanks for listening to me vent

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"Most wonderful time of the year"

Is anyone else looking forward to after Christmas, when we aren't having to attend parties with all this food, cookies and cakes. I had 3 partys this past weekend and I bake truffles and cupcakes and didn't eat any of it.
Hoping I can stay strong Christmas Eve and Christmas!
Is anyone else's band feeling weird with potlucks or different things that you haven't tried before (HAM) ??!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The scale did not budge this week :(

UGH!! This week was frustrating the scale didn't budge at all.  I am only down .4 this week.
Really hoping this week will be better, even though I have  parties to go too.

What do you ladies do when your scale has stalled??

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ladies I need your HELP!!

I am invited to 7 holiday party over the next month! ahhh!

I need some band "friendly" and healthy recipes for the pot lucks I am attending.

Anyone have any ideas for me?!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I FINALLLLLLLLLY weigh less than my hubby!!

Woo Hoo! I love my hubby. But it feels so nice to know I weigh less than him. He is 6'2 and has always been around 195 give or take a few lbs. I know this is a silly goal to have :) But I am sure for you ladies out there it's nice to know you are smaller than your partner (even if it's only by a few lbs)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3rd Fill

Hey ladies!

Had my 3rd fill today with my NP. My doctor has us do 4 days of liquids after, 2 clear 2 full. UGH!!
Anyone else have to do this? I try to forget about it but it's hard to when people at work are eating.
What do you do to spice up your clear liquids phase?? I enjoyed some miso soup for lunch.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pictures progress 3 months post op

Tuesday was my 3 month post op anniversary. I remember seeing pictures of me with my nephew (clearly the only reason I was in a photo at all) back in May.  My husband and I were on our way to a Red Sox game, hence my shirt. I know it's a little hard to tell but if it wasn't for my nephew I wouldn't have a picture of me at my highest weight(hubby distorted nephews face) And oh man it hurt to squeeze into those bleacher seats at Fenway. So looking forward to Opening Day 2010!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

3 month Band Anniversary

Went for my 3 month nutritionist check up today, she was thrilled with my progress. I have lost 30lbs since surgery, down 48lbs total. I have lost 38% of my excess body fat. She told me I am losing at a rate that some Gastric patients lose at.
So this Thanksgiving I am thankful for being brave enough to have the surgery. Hoping to think of the Holiday for what I am thankful for, not all about food.
Stay tuned I am going to posting some pictures of my progress so far

Monday, November 23, 2009

Bandster Quiz

1. How long have you been banded? 3 months (tomorrow!)
2. What was your highest pre-band weight? / Current weight now? / Total lost to date? 243/195/48
3. What is your best "go-to" food to get in your protein? fish! Low Fat String cheese
4. What is your favorite protein brand/shake? the smell of the protein makes me gag! But if I have to drink one I do vanilla protein powder with strawberries and 1/2 a banana
5. What food do you miss the most now being post-band? Bagels and Pasta
6. What is your favorite "mushy" food? Refried Beans, mashes potatoes
7. What was your worst PB experience? Hard boiled Egg, driving in a car YOWZERS
8. What has been the hardest part of this journey so far for you? when the scale doesn't move, clear liquids after fills for 2 days is killer
9. What is your best NSV to date? down 2 sizes in jeans
10. What is your top non-weight goal for your band? (top NSV maybe?) Bikini and fitting into desginer jeans!
11. What is your goal weight or size? 155lbs Size 10 or maybe an 8!
12. What band "rule" do you live by (i.e. don't cheat on)? No Bread, No Pasta, No carbonation
13. What band "rule" do you not follow as much or aren't so good at? coffee and alcohol
14. What is your goal "reward"? Jamaica in a bikini!!
15. In the spirit of Thanksgiving being right around the corner (US), what are you most thankful for, post-band? Thankful that I made the decision to have the lap band, tomorrow is my 3 month band anniversary and I feel great!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Why I chose the lap band

In November of 2008, I was in my Dr. office going over test results. She had called me in because I was borderline diabetes, and I would need to go on medication. While in the office she said "You CANNOT get pregnant" At 27 years old and newly married this was devastating to hear that I was not healthy enough to become pregnant. This led me to seek out information about the Lap Band. The following month I went to an information session. And started my Journey on insurance approval, weight I needed to lose in order to get the surgery and scheduling my surgery August 24, 2009.