Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
As we near the end of summer, I have fewer and fewer clothes that fit. I can wear lots of baggy shirts, but pants/capris are getting tougher to keep on all the time. I have dozens of old size 24's that have been working--just barely. They are getting pretty baggy in the butt and thighs and are just barely hanging on my waist enough to stay up. Time to go shopping this fall, knowing that I am in about a size 18 pants...and shrinking. That's awesome. Woohoo!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
OMG, what a crazy whirlwind of a life lately. This whole dating thing is sooooo new to me. I can't believe that I am brave enough to do this. What a wonderful and yet scary by-product of weight loss surgery--starting to live a life I had hoped for but didn't believe could happen. For every change I experience physically I think I have experienced 10 times that emotionally. That was something I never could have imagined when the docs slipped that little silicone band around my stomach.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Better head out the door...time for my walk.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
So if I am going to make that goal, I think there are some things I need to do, and this may be a good time for a refresher course in "bandology" and some habits I could probably improve and/or continue:
- Eat slowly and chew well.
- Stop eating when you feel the "soft stop" of being satisfied but not full.
- Drink plenty of low calorie liquids between meals.
- Eat 3 meals a day, avoid snacking.
- Choose foods that fuel your body; especially proteins, fruits and vegetables.
- Exercise regularly, at least 3-5 times per week.
- Take care of your mental and emotional health, use your support system.
- Blog to mark milestones and celebrate successes.
That's my version of the basics of living with a lapband. If I can just remember those principles, I know I will continue to be successful. Here's to the next 26 pounds disappearing!
P.S. I should clarify that the 100 lbs. is both pre and post surgery loss.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
If...or should I say when...this 229 sticks, I have lost 4 pounds this month already. That is so awesome. Funny how physical activity actually helps you lose weight! I have been walking like a maniac, once and sometimes twice a day and really working up a sweat. It is so awesome to see the pounds coming off, I hope I can keep this up for a while. I know there may be an inevitable plateau in the future, but for now I am gonna celebrate!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Notice how funny my watch is hanging off my left wrist too. My watch has been dangling on my wrist for months, but if I take out a link its just a bit too tight and I haven't found one that I really like to replace it, so it just hangs off of me. Who knew you could lose fat in your wrists. LOL. I am so close to the 220's I can taste it. As of this morning, after my walk and in the buff on the scale I weighed 230. So awesome!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Wow, I was on a real eating "binge" today. Seems like I was just craving all sorts of sweet stuff and I totally gave into it today. I had a piece of peach pie at lunch, coconut M & M's while I was driving today and to top it all off I also decided to have a vanilla cone dipped in cherry at DQ. I am guessing that TOM will be here next week and that's why I went on such a sugar high. I have no excuses though, I chose to eat all those things today. Needless to say, my calorie count may be a little off. I tried to compensate through the rest of the day, but I know that my healthy food choices today were few and far between. Oh well, life goes on!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I can't believe I have been blogging for about a year. I looked back and realized that I started my lapband blog in early August. It's interesting to read those first few posts when I was still working on getting surgery approval. What an amazing year of ups and downs--mostly ups. I am nearly 8 months out from surgery and I feel like I am making good progress.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Scale hasn't moved a whole lot this week, but I have also been challenged by a family reunion with a big buffet over the weekend and I have been out of my routine at work too, having to attend some work functions and have lunch on the run. I need to learn how to roll with those punches and still make good food choices. I am learning!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
August 1: Oops!
August 2: Oops!
August 3: 40 minutes at track...that's better. Kinda got off track for a day or two.
August 4: 40 minutes in AM, 20 minutes at Noon, 40 minutes in PM...wow!
August 5: 45 minutes in AM + 30 minutes in PM
August 6: 80 minutes at track...4 miles, woohoo!
August 7: 60 minutes at track
August 8: 60 minutes at track + 40 minutes at track
August 9: 50 minutes at track + 60 minutes at track with NEW shoes! Woohoo!
August 10: 45 minutes at track + 75 minutes lawn mowing
August 11: 40 minutes at track + 60 minutes at track
August 12: 60 minutes at track
August 13: 60 minutes at track
August 14: 60 minutes at track
August 15: 60 minutes at track + 60 minutes at track
August 16: 60 minutes at track
August 17: Traveling, couldn't squeeze it in :(
August 18: 60 minutes at track + 40 minutes at track
August 19: 60 minutes at track
August 20: 60 minutes at track + 60 minutes at track
August 21: 30 minutes walk around Fairgrounds
August 22: 60 minutes at track
August 23: 40 minutes at track AM + 40 minutes at track PM
August 24: 60 minutes at track
August 25: 60 minutes at track + 20 at trail
August 26: 60 minutes at track
August 27: Took a break
August 28: Walked around mall
August 29: 20 minutes at track