Monday, January 30, 2012

Pic of My Band

Hi Ya'll,
I went to the Dr and am down 3.8 pounds since 2 weeks ago. I asked them to print out ta pic of my band (see below) pic is sideways. Anywho I got my first fill today. It didn't hurt like I thought it would. It felt weird getting it put in. I am on liquids for 2 days.

Bye Ya'll

Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Cooking Skills

Hi Y'all, I go to the Dr.tomorrow. I am going to see if they give me a fill. If not I am just going to tell them I need one. It seems like lately I can eat more before I am satisfied. Food- I made homemade healthy pizza tonight. I was able to eat a whole slice. By the kids will be losing weight also because of my cooking. Oh well! Why don't my kids enjoy retried brand with a little taco seasoning and cheese? Why not have a bowl of cottage cheese with fruit? What's wrong with eating peanut butter by itself? They think I have gone crazy! My husband likes it. My poor children. Oh well! I will not be frying up some chicken. Weight-I didn't way myself at all this weekend. But I will hop on the mean old scale tomorrow morning. Bye y'all.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Hi Y'all,
That is my current weight. 222.2. I took a pic of it but erased it because my feet look chunky in the pic. I hope my feet start shrinking. Don't you hate it when you get on the scale and it has a great number and you get on again and the number is higher? That happened to me. That darn evil scale said 221.8 when I first got on. I was like WOW! So I got on it again and it said 222.2. I should've quit while I was ahead. And don't you know I got on that thing 3 more times. Moving the scale to a different location each time. It still said 222.2. I took a shower and hopped back on the scale. 222.2. So I have accepted the fact that today I weigh 222.2. I am so happy I might even get up tomorrow and work out.

To all of the people that leave such encouraging comments.Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 

Bye Y'all

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Making Time for Me

Hi y'all, Every morning I get on the treadmill for 30min. I am almost able to walk/jog 1.75 miles. When I reach that 2 mile mark in 30 mini will increase my time to like 45mins. I know exercise is important. That is why no matter what I am doing, when that clock says 6am I am on the treadmill. I am making time for ME. My oldest kids leave me alone and the baby is usually still asleep. If she's awake then she sits quietly in the chair while I work out. It feels so good to make time for myself doing something that I want to do. Measurements- they were what I expected. I lost some inches. Food- I need to start writing down what I eat. I just count in my head the protein. I'll start tomorrow. Bye yall

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hey Hey Hey Size 20 Here I Come

Hi y'all, Okay, so I know tomorrow is the day I do my measurements but I did a little on my own today. About 3 months I bought these really cute jeans from Target. Wait, I bought those jeans in August. Any who, they never fit me. I could barely get them over my thighs hips and butt. There was a 4 inch gap between the button and buttonhole. I was so mad. Those were perfect jeans for me. 20W short. Dark denim. No stretch. So I tried them on today and I was able to button those bad boys....yay me.....let me say that again. Yay Me!!!!!!!! Ok my stomach was pushed out over the top of them. It was sticking out further than my boobs. Not real cute but I didn't care cause I was able to button them. I paraded around the house in them. I asked my husband and kids how they looked. They liked them. I never thought I would be excited about a freaking size 20. So I took those off and grabbed the size 18 Levis (I have 16 also). I tried them on and they stopped mid thigh. Back on the hanger they go. I put the size 20's back on for a little more celebration. Weight- I hate that darn scale but I'm sure I will love my measurements tomorrow. Bye y'all.

I forgot to post last night.

Hi y'all, It is 3:45am and I am awake. It's hard to sleep good when you have things on your mind. Like forgetting to post. Crazy I know. I am excited about taking my 2 week measurements on Thursday. The scale has been giving me crazy numbers. How could my socks weigh .6lbs? Oh my I need to stay off this darn scale. FOOD- My husband did not buy my tuna yesterday. He bought some shrimp. Yummy! It was so weird that I was able to eat like 15 and not feel satisfied. So I had some cottage cheese after that. Then 10 min later my stomach was hurting. Not sure if I ate to much or the food was a bad combination. My Blog- I have not told my family yet about my blog. They (my sisters) were not supportive at first about me getting the band. It is sooooooooo easy for people to say "just do this" "eat this" "don't eat that". That was getting on my last nerve. I was so tired of being the big sister. I have to give them credit for accepting the fact that I now have the band. They have been calling and checking up on me. Dang my stomach still feels funny from last night. Bye y'all.

Monday, January 23, 2012

I love blogging!

Hi Yall,
I am so glad I started blogging. It feels like the only time I have to myself is the early morning before everyone wakes up or late at night when they are asleep. I love those times.
Food- I am at the point I guess everyone else has been when I feel like I don't have a band inside me. It really is amazing to me that I used to eat 2 plates of food sometimes. I see my kids eating and eating and know that my bad habits have rubbed off on them. I am starting to buy healthier food choices for them to snack on.
Weight- Yes I am a "scale whore". I jump on that thing every morning. Before the band I would say to myself "If I get on this scale and the numbers have gone up, I will NOT have a bad day" Guess what? I was only fooling myself. I would have a bad day because the numbers had jumped up. Now when that happens, I just make sure I drink my water and get my protein in. Even though the scale goes up and down all week, I still see a loss every Friday. So, Fridays I'll be posting my weigh in.
My feeling right now- I can't wait to drink something. I feel like my dinner is just sitting there. It took me like 40 min to eat. I hate that because the food gets cold.

I just want to say "Thank You" again to everyone that is following me and have made comments. ( I keep hitting the delete key) I plan on buying some tuna packets tomorrow when at the grocery store. I don't care for tuna but a change is good.

Bye Yall

I'm trying to post a pic of me at my heaviest. 245lbs. When I look at the pic I don't even feel like that is me. Me and my sisters. I don't have to tell you which one I am.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tired of the mushys

Hi World, Yes, I am tired of the mushys. Food- I ate 1/2 cup cottage cheese. Well more like 1/4 since my daughter kept asking for some. I cooked some fresh spinach and a piece of ham (chewed very very well). Weight- why do I weigh myself everyday? It was up to 225. I think I will only do once a week like so many other banded bloggers out there. I told my husband about my blog. He wasn't that interested. He's missing out on some good reading. Thank you Lap Band Gal for the shout out. Hi to all of my new followers. I will definitely be reading all of your blogs and following you too. Okay I have to go eat something. Maybe more cottage cheese and some fruit. Bye y'all.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

#1 Post

Hi World,
I am now banded and would like to share my experience with all of you. I will try not to think so hard when posting. I hit the delete key a bunch when I overthink things. It took me 2 years to get the lapband. I just typed and deleted. and again. ok in 2010 I decided to get the band. I went to Dr to get on birth control so I would not get pregnant. Guess what the Dr said? I was pregnant. After years and years of trying. So I had to wait. So I nursed my daughter for 1 year and then got the band. yay me. I was banded on 12/29/11. The 2 week liquid diet was hell. I did not (deleted some stuff) cheat. I really didn't. Day 1-2 were ok. Day 3-10 were hell. Days 11-14 were easy. I was in and out of the hospital in like 8 hrs. It has been 3 weeks and my incisions (5) are all healed. 3 you can barely see anymore. (ok I just read this post and it is boring to me) Oh well it is mine so I guess I can be boring if I want.
Food- I am starting my 2nd week of mushy foods. I tried some potted meat and I liked it. It was salty though. I will not be eating that. I tried spam. Really salty. My kids and husband were grossed out. Really! I am now eating fish, sausage,( deleted some more) and ground beef. For breakfast I have eggs, grits, and sausage. I also eat mashed potatoes, yogurt, and cottage cheese. I had some tortilla soup from Chick Fil A today. Yummmy.
Weight- I started at 245lbs I can't believe I admitted that. I am now at 223. My clothes are now fitting me. You know how hard it is to buy larger and larger sizes. I stopped and stuffed. stuffed myself into a size 22. Now those 22's are feeling nice.
Measurements-last week I did my 2 week measurements and I lost some inches everywhere. Even my neck. I will post those in another post. Maybe.

Wow! I am so emational right now and so glad I got this over with. (first post that is)