Weight Loss!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Happy Turkey Day people. Well I have not lost any more weight since my last post but....I went shopping yeasterday and zipped up a size 10 jean! Granted it was a strech jean but still....... I went with a comfy 12 which also was a big deal to me because I dont remember ever wearing a 12 as an adult. Im sure it doesnt mean as much to everyone else but it is a BIG DEAL to go shoppinhg and everything fit or was a bit big. I used to shop and nothing fit. I always was disapointed and hated shopping but now its more fun. Hope to lose more. Wont eat much today but Im in a 12....thats all that matters. love ya bye

Saturday, October 30, 2010

40 POUNDS!!!!!

Morning all, Well this morning I got on the scale 3 times to make sure and YES it said 193.4!!!!!! That means I am offically 40 pounds down. YEEEEHAAAAA! I was stuck at 38 for a long time then all of a sudden 2 pounds. Go me! I will keep you posted on any further poundage loss. Have a great Halloween and weekend. Bye for now. Denise

Sunday, October 24, 2010

195.6 and holding

I now know why I am not dropping the poundage. Bad food choices. Since the last fill I eat alot less quanity but still sugar carbs and fats. I cant get dry meat like chicken, pork or steak to go down. I can get hamburger with gravy or mayo or hamsalad to go down because its wet with GRAVY or Mayo....Hello! This could be the problem. I use to be able to eat 2 or 3 mozzarella sticks and last nite only got 1 down. I do believe its time for the dreaded WALKING to begin. Crap! I got away without walking for 7 months and lost weight. I guess that is over. I know Im eating less and not hungry so I will lose weight at a slower pace. Better food choices I guess. Spring is around the corner, 5 months away. I need to get my ass in gear and be skinnier by spring.The holidays shouldnt be hard because I can taste everything but not pig out. I think tomorrow morning I will be a pound down...maybe 194 because Im gonna be good today....no sugar or lets be realistic, less sugar and a walk. I also realize that when I work I think I need to eat before I go so Im not hungry at work. But on weekends I dont eat till 9 or after. So I guess I could save the morning calories and that should help. Im going to try it this week. Talk soon I hope, toodles.....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A FILL TODAY, We will see......

Hi, long time no talk to. Well this morning on my scale I weighed 196.5 and at the doctors office I weighed the same. I found out alot of info. The band I have is a size large that holds 14cc's of fluid. After todays fill I have a smidge over 9cc's of fluid in there......But it doesnt matter because you can fill them up to 200 times the max fill of 14 because they can stretch. So he filled me up with 3/4 cc and Im at 9.2. Which means I should be losing weight again so check back often. I was 7 pounds down from my last visit to him. I already made my next appointment for January 4th 2011 so after the holidays I want it CRANKED DOWN!. Skinny for spring baby. I hope I will be back often to check in with you. Bye bye pounds. Liquids today and tomorrow and soft after that so talk soon. Denise

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Still maintaining...give or take a pound.

Well after a month at weighing between 195 and 197, I weighed this morning at 195.4.... So I have not lost this month but also not gained. Still having hard time getting dry meat like beef or pork down somedays. But you never know what might get stuck. I think I eat too fast when Im hungry and thats the problem. Not enough chewing or not taking a break between bites.Somedays I think I would love to be able to inhale food for a day or pig out but I wouldnt change my loss of weight for it. So I think back....THOSE WERE THE DAYS! I still want to lose more weight but if I stayed where I am the rest of my life I would be ok with that too. I didnt get my fill in September but I am going in about 10 days for a fill in October so Im sure that will bring me down a few. Then I'M NOT GOING TILL JANUARY 1ST 2011. I want to enjoy the holidays a little bit . I will check back when Im down. Toodles ;)

Thursday, August 26, 2010


HELLLOOOOOOOO! 195.7 this morning. I always get on the scale 2 or 3 times to make sure Im down another number and it was true. Yay me! I just keep doin my thing and every few days or so another pound goes bye bye. I will let you know when the next one is. Bye for now.

Friday, August 20, 2010



196.2 woooohooooo

196.2....another pound. That because I dont feel well with a cold/voice thing and didnt eat till 1am. then had couple bites of shrimp and dinner was 1/2 pound angus burger with 8 year old cheddar no bun. Had to eat it in 2 sessions. Then followed it up with a piece of cheese cake. Still lost weight. See ya when I lose another. byeeeee

Monday, August 16, 2010

197 BABY!!!!!

Thats all I have to say. 197 yipeeeeeeeeee. Nothing else new. I was surprised to see another pound down because I did eat some things I shouldnt have. Just cant eat much of them. Oh welll, I will take it where I can get it. lol 36 pounds total in 5 months. yahoooooooo

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Still 198

Just checkin in to let you know Im still at 198. I think I need to eat every 4 hours to stop the grazing at whim thing I was doing and then the food doesnt come back out. I guess its not too tight or too full but its me not waiting 4 hours or eating 3 meals a day with one snack. Thats the hard part when you get up at 5 am, dont eat till 8 then 12 then 4 or 5. Its a long time in between the last meal and bedtime. I also need to make better choices. Ice cream still goes down really well. I still can only eat 2 cheese sticks or 1/2 english muffin or a couple bites of whatever. So it will be a challenge going back to work and schedueling my eating. I will let you know when I lose more. Dont think Im having a fill in September. This might be my sweet spot that keeps me honest. Another fill might be too much. Talk soon.......

Monday, August 2, 2010

35 pounds down. GO ME!!!!!

198.2 this morning. I still bellieve he tightened it too much because I can hardly eat without it wanting to come back out. 2 cheese sticks or 1/2 english muffin is about the amount I can get down. Im torn between haveing it loosened a bit or not. I dont want to quit losing but I think I need to eat for nutritional value. We will see how today goes. Until then bye bye poundage.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

1/2 pound, not huge but I will take it.

199 even this morning! Only 1/2 pound but closer to 198 tomorrow maybe. Bye for now.......34 1/2 lbs down... :~)

Friday, July 30, 2010

OMG!!!! WAIT FOR IT.................199.6!

Good morning!!!! I am under 200 and I dont remember last time I was. I remember 186 amd 206 but not 200 or todays weight........199.6!!!!!! I also know 110% without the surgery I would have said screw it, Im hungry , Im gonna eat and I would have. This keeps me close to honest and losing weight. I still have DQ or sweets or carbs sometimes but I know there is a small amount of them when I do eat them. I would imagine it will be a few days or week before Im down another pound but I will return when it happens. Have a great weekend people. Love ya and love being under the big 200. BYEEEEEEE

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WHOOT WHOOT! Look at me go!

Morning all! 200.2 this morning. I finally hit the big 200! This last fill might have be a smidge too much because after 2 bites of food Im done. Literally 2 bites. But thats ok because it keeps me on the path to skinny. I am 2 ounces away from being under 200. I dont remember last time I weighed that. Im 33 1/2 pounds down in 4 1/2 months. IMPRESSIVE!!!! I feel great and am sure I would weigh more then 233 by now without the surgery. I would be pushin 240. This weight loss is all lapband because Im still not excersing. I know I should but always have a reason not to. Im going out to breakfast with a friend today and I think I will just be having coffee. I really cant eat more than 2 bites so its a waste of money ordering what I cant eat. You really save money on groceries with this surgery. If I lived alone I dont think I would spend $25 a week on food. Not counting Dairy Queen. LOL Well I hope to be back soon, UNDER 200 LBS! Talk soon. Have a great day.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


201.8 Another pound! I know I am big time restricted after yesterday. I also know I am supose to be on liquids and soft diet the day of and after a fill. But by now you know me. For breakfast yesterday I tried 1/2 of a corned beef sandwich. 2 bites and it got stuck. Gave it to Leon and he ate it. For lunch tried it again and again it got stuck. Gave it to Leon and he again ate it. This time it wouldnt go down so I puked a little and was fine. The rest of the day I just had a taste of this and that to satisfy my wants. Im not good at denying myself what I want. So This morning I am down another pound and I believe with all my heart it is soooo worth it because if I hadnt had the surgery to keep me honest I would right now weigh more then I did when I started this in March. Also for anyone considering this surgery, remember that washing down stuck food with a drink makes it worse because it cant get past the stuck food so you feel worse and its definatly coming back up. Well I hope Im back tomorrow maybe 200 or less. Come on weight loss. =)

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Back to my 202.8 this morning so let the losing begin! I am really restricted so Im sure it will be coming off in no time. A KFC bowl lasts me 4 meals. That should tell ya something. I will be back daily for awhile with weight loss Im sure. UNDER 200 HERE I COME!!!! Till tomorrow morning, have a great day. byeeee

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Another FILL today!

I went to the Doctor that did the surgery today and scale read 203. Last time I was there I think I was 213 or 215, not sure but a total of 30 lbs according to his scale. I said I only need a little bit because Im still restricted and he said ok and put another 1 1/4 cc in there. HOLY COW! He is very happy with my results. 30 lbs since March 15th. (4 months) I go back in 8 weeks and if I lost 12 or so this time next time I could be low 190's or high 180's. Hope that happens. I will be back in the next few days or weeks blogging everyday I lose weight. If you dont hear from me its because Im maintaining. Talk soon I hope. BYEEEE

Monday, July 5, 2010

Good news

Hi, Happy 4th of July! This is not a weight thing, its a size thing..... Angel brought over some jeans yesterday to see if they fit me and the sizes were 14 and 16. I hoped the 16's would fit and they did. I didnt think the 14's would and THEY DID!!!!!! OH LORD! I dont remember when I fit into a 14. I was thrilled to zip them up without a problem. Didnt even have to lay down on the bed to zip them, lol..... I did it standing up! Hope to lose more but I think I might stay the same until my next fill. Seems like Im eating a bit more and not gagging. Trying to eat better today. Protien and veggies. Yesterday, not so well behaved. 1/2 funnel cake...bad girl. Its a 1 time a year thing. Looking forward to my next fill which is on the 22nd of July. Should go under 200 pounds with that one...CANT WAIT! Been a long time since I saw 190's. About 10 years I do believe. Look out scale its gonna happen! Bye for now.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


202.8 ! I was shocked! WOW!!!!!! I am so happy about this. AGAIN WOW!!!!!! I cant believe the scale said 202.8. I know it did because I got on it 3 times to see if I was seeing things. NOPE! Thats what it said =) My beautiful daughters Jilayne and Aprille surprised me last night with a gift. About 8 or 9 new tops. They got tired of seeing me in tops that were too big I guess. They didnt know what size to get me because they couldnt tell from my fat clothes, what size I was under them. They did a great job picking them out. I cant wait to put one on today. So sweet of them.=) Well I bet its going to be awhile before I see 201 so I will be back when that happens. Hope its soon. Bye for now......

Friday, June 25, 2010

Doctor was happy =)

Well I went to the doctor/ gyne today and she was very happy with me. My blood presure was 120/79 which is perfect. I lost 26 pounds from last time I was there. Which means I put on 5 more from last summer to the first of the year when I weighed 233. I weighed 228 last June, a year ago. Today on her scale I weighed 202. YIPEE! I saw 202. Even though that wasnt on my scale it still looked damn good. I have been super good today eating wise. She still asked me if Im exercising. Hell no Im not.!!!I said arent you ever happy? I lost almost 30 lbs. got off 5 pills and my blood presure is perfect and you still want more. REALLY? Then she asked if I wanted a pap test that tests for STD's. Are you serious? I said. I said give me the regular one and I will let you know if I ever need the upgraded one. Like Im a " sex and the city girl". Anyway, I cant believe doctors are upselling these days. Do you want fries with that? Are you kidding me? Also tried to sell me a bone density test. I said Im fine, no thanks. I dont have osteoporosis. Boy things sure have changed. Her parting words to me were well I guess you only need a yearly mamogram then. I said yup, Im getting healthier the older I get. See ya next year and I am sure there will be less of me to see. It was funny how things change. Well on my scale this morning I was still 204 so I will be back here as soon as see 203. byeeee


Well I get to go to the GYNE today. Yea me! I will see what I weighed last year at this time. She would talk to me every visit about losing weight. blah blah blah. Lets see if she is impressed today. I will blog when I get home and let you know. I was still 204 this morning. 29 pounds down still.Talk in a bit........

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Morning, Well Im down to 204 this morning. That 29 pounds all together. I cant wait to see 200 or 199. That will be HUGE! I know I was busy and didnt eat much yesterday but I didnt think I would be down another pound. Still not walking but working my butt off running around and doing stuff. BUSY BUSY BUSY! I will get back to you with each pound lost. Have a great day. BYEEEEEE

Monday, June 14, 2010

Good news!!!!!

Good news, Doctor Dick is happy with me big time. I am down 9 pounds since I saw him last. He took me off another pill. I was on 2 blood presure pills and now Im down to 1. He said my 122/80 was perfect for me and keep it up. So I used to be on 7 pills a day and now Im down to 2. Awesome. Look at the money and side effects I will save myself. I will be back to check in as soon as I hit a lower weight. Might be tomorrow because I didnt have much to eat today. Good nite all.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Another pound....yeah!!!!!! Thats 28 pounds total! I have had a few morning heart burns but other then that things are going great. I think morning meals are when things must tighten up over night and as the day goes on I dont have any problems. OR, I eat faster in the morning because Im hungry and thats why it sits there and burns. It has only happened 3 or 4 times but thats still good in my book. Oh by the way....Im still not walking either. Have been super busy decluttering the house but thats it. I will be back tomorrow maybe because I have a doctor appointment at my regular doctor. We will see what he has to say. We will see if he takes me off more meds. I will let you know. Have a great Sunday. TOODLES!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

206.8 this morning

Another pound down Stress seems to be very helpful with the surgery. =)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Im back so soon. 207!!!!!

I am happy to tell you I am 207 this morning. Yea! I didnt eat much yesterday so I am happy today. Be back when I have a new number to report......31 total so far.....

Thursday, June 3, 2010

208.8 YEAAAAAAA! 25 pounds total!!!!!

Well I had another moment yesterday when the food wouldnt go down and it did the slow burn. But I guess its worth it because Im down to 208.8 Thats 25 pounds total. I can see it when I look in the mirror. Unreal! I went out to eat with hubby and ordered matza ball soup, roast chicken, dressing and mashers. Yes I still order like Im going to eat a regular meal. But I know that I will take it home and hubby will eat it for dinner the next day or it will be a few meals for me or the dogs will get it. So I had a couple bites of the matza ball and pushed it away to save room for the meal.......I took 1 bite of meat off the chicken leg and then it wouldnt go down. Sat there and burned. I burped and waited and burped and waited and in a few minutes it when down so I took a couple more bites. I couldnt eat the whole leg and it happened again. HEARTBURN!!!!! But the true eatter that I am waited it out and ate a few bites of mashers and called it a day. I had very little food. The heartburn went away again. I packed up the food to go and that was that. The waitress asked if we wanted desert and I had a scoop of pepermeint ice cream. That went down fine. I shouldnt have had it but Im only human and felt I could since I ate very little dinner. I think the matza ball plugged up the draining effect like the shrimp did. Even liquids dont go down when the heartburn is happening. So I have come to believe the solidness if shrimp and matza is like a plug stopping all from going down.....hence the heart burn. Oh well it keeps me in check to keep losing weight so thats fine. Talk soon I hope. See you at 207 =)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A NEW ALL TIME LOW!!!! 209.8

I am down to 209.8. I dont remember the last time I was 209. Well I hope it keeps going down. This last fill is workin! yeaaaaaaa. Have a great week everyone. I will check back in when Im 208 =) SEEEE YAAAAAA

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Still 210.8

Didnt eat much Saturday. Small amounts of stuff. Ate talapia so it wasnt that . Still scared to try shrimp.....Defenitely eating less. Feeling full sooner. Guess thats the way it works and it is workin! YEAAAA!!!!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

210.8 yipeeee........ a new all time low!!!!!

I dont understand how all this went down but here goes... A week ago I weighed 212 first thing in the morning when I usually weigh myself. Then through the day with clothes on and eating and drinking you weigh more then morning weight. Before I went to the doctor for my fill I weighed around noon time, with clothes and all, 217. That was Thursday. Then I went and got a fill that WORKED!. Oh lord! This morning on Saturday, I weighed 210.8. Holy moly! I dont understand how I put on so much before the doctor. Well a Dairy Queen or 2 and maybe some pizza.... I guess I know how it happened. Also I was eating bigger amounts then I should have been able to. Well NO MORE!!!!! He filled it on Thursday and now I am resticted finally. Yesterday when I got home from work I had 2 boiled shrimp while I was waiting for the talapia to bake . I ate 1 bite of talapia and it felt like it wasnt goin down. STUCK! Well I gave it a minute and had another bite..... Still not good ....I took a few sips of water to get it down. Tried to burp some and get it down and after a few minutes it went down. WHEW! that was weird, so I went back to eating and again it wont go down. HUMMMM. Whats going on ? Well something was wrong.... It wouldnt go down, come up or stop hurting. It was doing a slow burn. Heartburn like between my boobs. WOW! This isnt cool. So I walked away and went upstairs not knowing what was going to happen. I leaned over the sink wondering if it was coming up while it was still burning. Nope , didnt come up. Went to the bathroom hoping to make room at the other end so it had room to go down.... Some where between there the burn stopped but after that I was afraid to eat. Dont want that to happen again. So 3 hours later I just had a couple spoons of Rice Krispees and milk before I went to bed. I think the fill hit the sweet spot that really resticts your intake of food to the point you know you dont want the punishment of overeating again. It was funny when he was giving me the fill I said I was eating shrimp and he asked, doesnt shrimp bother me and get stuck? and I said nothing bothers me, I can eat anything. So he gave me 2 1/4 cc's. I gave you a little extra , he said. The band holds 11 cc's and now 3 fills later I have had 6 1/4 cc's. I guess before the swelling and fill was enough and now the swelling inside is gone and over half filled, I am resticted. I think the swelling down and not restricted enough, I was able to eat more and thats how I put on a few lbs. Also could have been the salt in the foods helped retain some water lbs. This morning I am down a total of 23 pounds. I hope this keeps going down. It should since Im afraid to eat and I can feel the full feeling again. The moral of the story is, if your not getting resticted you fall back to your old ways of eating. The surgery only helps if you get your fills and you cant eat even if you want to. Need I say Im giving the shrimp to Jill today. lol I will type again before the weekend is over and let you know if I stay resticted...God I hope so. Its more fun losing then gaining. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I have lots to say but it will have to wait till the weekend

I went to the doctor today and have lots to type. But its 10:30 at night and I have to get up at 4:30 so I will "fill" you in on the latest on Saturday morning.....wait for it. lol Good night all. Come back and read my update this weekend and have a great Memorial Day everyone.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Still the same, still have not walked!

Im wasting time..... I have been doing fine eating protein and all, but still have not been walking. TODAY IM GOING FOR A HOUR WALK IF IT KILLS ME! I need to break the number on the scale. I think I am still at the same number but hope when I go to the doctor next week he will surprise me with a lower number like last time I was there. My scale doesnt show a loss and didnt last time. So I must walk and follow my diet. I was real active working in the yard yesterday and didnt eat much. So I guess theam answer to my problem is excersise! I will keep you informed. Im not weighing daily because the scale doesnt move but will let you know the second it hits 210. bye for now.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Im a Bad girl

Well let it be known that day 4 is here that I have been off 4 days and have not walked once.....Thats why I weigh the same. Im a bad girl. I need to get my shit together and start walking but I know I dont want to. I am not gaining but Im suppose to exercise and thats the hard part. ugh!!!! What to do? How do I force myself to get going? Any ideas would be helpful. I will try to walk today. I
still think a treadmill in the house in front of the tv would help then I can watch tv and walk and not have to be bored walkin around the block. blah blah blah. tv would make time go faster and I dont have to leave the house. I think thats my best plan. Now all I need is the treadmill...... later.....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

maintaining I think....

Well my scale at home still moves between 211 and 212....So I dont know if Im losing or not. I do know when it hits 210 I have lost! I need to walk the next 4 days because Im off work and have no excuse for time. So Im pretty sure with some walking done I WILL DROP TO 210THIS WEEKEND!!!!!! That is my goal. I will let you know as soon as it happens. It would be a great mothers day gift to myself. HAPPY MOMS DAY TO ALL OF YOU! Check back soon cause its goin down this weekend. byeeeeeee ;)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

3 1/2 pounds in 2 weeks!!!!!

I thought when I walked in the office today that I wasnt gonna be lighter. I figured the same or who knows..... I got on the scale and she said 3 1/2 pounds in 2 weeks. I said you better check again because according to my scale Im staying the same. She said NOPE! Its true. I was and still am in shock.When I was at the doctors office at 5 in the afternoon....I weighed 213. I went straight home and weighed myself on my scale with same clothes on and didnt drink, eat or use the bathroom and my scale said 215.4. Thats a 2 pound difference between scales. But I can still use either scale. The one at the doctors office is the one they go by so thats fine. I also got another fill today. He had me stand by an exray type machine and before I knew it, he numbed me, filled me and had me drink stuff while he watched it go through my stomach and put a bandaid on it and I was done. Didnt feel a thing. It was over so fast that I wasnt sure what was going on. He was in a hurry. Not a big talker either but still damn good looking. It was sorta like WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAM! Sorta sounds like my sex life back in the day. Before I knew it, it was over and I said "IS THAT IT?" I didnt feel a thing! Yup thats exactly how it was. Oh well. Also while sitting in the waiting room I was hungry and as soon as he filled it the hunger was gone. Amazing I tell ya. Well thats my update for today. I will keep you posted. Next appointment is 6 weeks June 10th. toodles

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Well tomorrow at 5 ish Im going to see Dr Kane, the guy who did the surgery. I was there 2 weeks ago but saw the nurse and had a fill. I think I want him to fill it again tomorrow. I can go 4-5 hours in between meals but I think I want to eat less at a meal. We will see if I lost anything acording to their scales and decide on the fill. I will let you know as soon as I know. I want to lose faster of course so we will see. good night all!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Just an update...still 212. Did have a small heath blizard last nite and some chop suey and RICE!. So I cant expect too much weight loss. Good news is I ate that and didnt gain any weight. =) Bad Denise Bad! NO MORE CARBS! Oh well, today Im at an open house for 3 hours so if I dont bring food with me I should be ok. Keep you posted. Have a great day.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

212 this morning

Morning, Well Im 212....21pounds down. The lowest I have been was 211.8 so Im about the same give or take 8 ounces. I like to tell myself Im still the same. A little mind game I play with myself called denial. Oh well Im still quite happy that I can cheat a bit and still not gain. I will try to do good today. Im making homemade chop suey for Aprille and I hope I can resist eating tons of it. Its pretty yummy. Talk again soon. Be well. Byeeeee

Friday, April 23, 2010

4 more pounds

Hi, Well last time I saw Dr Dick I weighed 218 with clothes on and today 214 with clothes on. I was 4 lbs down since I saw him and he is very happy with me. My blood presure was great and he said in 2 months when I come back to see him if my presures are still good he will take me off another blood presure pill. I always weigh myself in the morning with no clothes on and usually after using the potty. So weight changes abit depending on if you weigh different times of the day as you all know. I had a great diet day so I will weigh in the morning and let you know then. I always go back and forth within a pound or so depending on when I weigh. I will only be averaging 1 to 2 pounds a week from now on so dont get excited thinking Im gonna have a major weight loss. Remember, I still like to eat and once in a while make a bad choice and eat something I shouldnt. Im only human. But I am doing good. Today I didnt eat till 10:00 because I fasted for blood test. Then I had a whopper no bread , so thats 4 oz protein and lettuce, and pickles. I did cheat and had a small sliver of cinnabon cheesecake
from Burger King. Then for lunch I had 1/2 of a chicken, lettuce and fetta wrap and coleslaw. Now for dinner had a salad no meat. So I think I did pretty good as long as I dont screw up before I go to bed. Granted the sliver of cheesecake was a NO NO, but a woman has needs....cheesecake is good. haha So I will blog again in the morning. Is anyone out there? Any questions or suggestions for me? I still am blogging because I think people are reading it and its also a diary type of thing for me so I can look back and refresh my memory. Till tomorrow. byeeee

Thursday, April 22, 2010

well I will let you know.

Tomorrow I go back to my regular doctor and I have not seen him since the week after my surgery when he took me off all my medicine except 3 pills. Im going to fast, so he can take blood and with any luck I can stay off of them. I have not weighed myself much this week so I will in the morning and let you know. When I did weigh a few days ago I was within ounces of my last weigh in. I have had a few bites of things that were no no's but still eating lots of sugar free things and protein. I am still off pop totally and drinking 0 calorie vitamin water. Love it! So until tomorrow night.......I will let you know what happens at the doctors. TOODLES

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Another day another POUND!!!!!

Yeah me. Well this morning I weight in at 211.8. That was another pound exactly since yesterday. I guess what they say is true. PROTEIN PROTEIN PROTEIN. I ate mostly all protein except for 5 crackers and I survived. Its not easy because there is always temptation and its hard for me to drink lots of fluids. I drank less then half the amount I should have yesterday. I need to drink more. But I did fine. Todays another open house to sit so I wont have temptation to eat there and I will eat protein before I go. Talk soon. Let me know if you have any questions for me. Be glad to help if I can. bye

Saturday, April 17, 2010


This morning got on the scale and it finally went down. I have pasted the 20lb mark. WHOOT WHOOT! I weighed 212.8. I guess the secret is sugar free jello, sugar free popcycles and surgery helps. But I have to tell you its hard to change your brain after 55 years. Your so conditioned to eat and eat what you want to, you really have to retrain your brain. You still think you want to eat and crave tasty sweets and fats, People say just stay busy and dont think about it. RIGHT! Aint that easy. So surgery does help but you still have the ability to bend your elbow and eat. So you really have to focus and plan what you eat and when. You can still eat more then you should and stretch your stomach so you still have to work on the mental part and tell yourself NO! Im not very good at that somedays. But I will work on the thought process and the surgery can help me out with the feel full process. I just have to listen to my stomach instead of my head. My stomach is the angel on my shoulder saying your full. Quit eating now. And my brain is the devil on the other shoulder saying its so good, just one more bite which could really be 3 or 4 more bites. So Good news is I have passed the 20 lb mark. Bad news is I need to behave and got about 60 more pounds to go. I need to know if this blog is helping anyone with info or am I talking to myself. Please let me know if your out there or not. Thanks , have a great weekend. Till tomorrow.......

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Well let me tell ya. What a difference a fill makes. I ate before I went, around noon. A mouth full of ceasar salad and a couple pieces of Digorno pizza. I went at 2 for the fill with the nurse practioner. My blood presure was excellent. 123/75 which is outstanding, They said I lost 3 pounds since I was there 2 weeks ago but I have to look back. I think I have stayed the same for awhile. But whatever...... I am in the room and she comes in and starts taking all this stuff out of the cabinet and I said, You need all that for a fill? I was getting a bit nervous thinking I under estimated the procedure. OH NO! She said this is to numb you and this is to do the fill. 2 needles? hummmm I said how much does it hurt that you have to numb it first? She said alot of patients dont get the numbing. I said well its sorta dumb to numb it them give me the fill. How big is the fill needle? and she showed me and I asked to see the numbing needle.....sorta looked the same. I said how long does the fill take to do and is there any pain? She said a couple seconds and no pain. I said How good are you at hitting the target 1st time and she said I am pretty good. I said go for it without the numbing and you better hit the FLIPPIN TARGET the first time.... It did not hurt a bit. I think because it goes into fat on the belly and not muscle like other shots. Piece of cake. Sooooo easy nothing to fear in the future. I was and still am not hungry and its almost 7pm. I am eating a sugar free jello and dont care about eating it. Its amazing. Its like no hunger like the day I had the surgery done. Tomorrow and the next day is pudding and yogurts. Then soft/ blended food for 2 days then food as I can tolerate it after that. She said I should be able to go 4 to 5 hours between meals now. I need to behave and not push it so I have some more weight loss. This thing really works. I ran into the phyc doctor and told him I wasnt coming to anymore meetings because Im really happy with my progress and sitting in a room of people moaning about what problems they have like not being able to eat certain things or what ever they bitch about bums me out. I dont need to hear negative shit when Im so up about this. I told him I will call him when I have a need to chat with him. He said group isnt for everyone and I said its not for me. I am going back in 6 weeks for another fill. That is part of the program. Some people stop with follow ups and stop losing weight. I will be there like clockwork. I should lose a few pounds over the next few days on sugar free popcycles and sugar free jello again, but Im not hungry, AMAZING!!!!!! bye for now.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Looking forward to tomorrow

Well I know I need a fill because I can eat more then I should..... I need a fill and cant wait to get er done. I know a few weeks ago I had an italian beef and could only eat about 2 inches and yesterday I had one and ate about 5 out of the 6 inch beef. I still weigh the same but Im hopeing that after the fill I drop a few more pounds. Crank that sucker down. I will let you know tomorrow after the fill how it went.My appointment is at 2:15 soI will be on liquids again for 2 days then soft food for 2 days ect.....Goin to bed, Talk to ya tomorrow. nite!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New rule as of yesterday

No more bringing food on the bus. Yesterday I didnt bring snacks on the bus except for 1 3/4 oz of cheese for my snack between 1 and 6. thats along time in between so I did bring that. But before I would bring some thing with in the morning and have a stash on the bus for emergency cravings or hunger....NO MORE! I have to tell myself to wait. Granted if it was there I would have had it. But I was a bit hungry without it and I survived. I had a hard boiled egg at 5am wopper no bread at 9am piece of steak and salad at 12:30 cheese at 3pm and talapia, peas and small spoon of mashers for dinner at 6 pm. Small bowl of rice Krispies at 8:30pm. I wish I could give up that bedtime snack. Its a long dayto strech 3 or 4 meals between 4:30am when I get up, and 11pm when I go to bed. But I need to figure out the time frame. It will be easier when Im not on the bus for the summer I think. Or something else will come up. Looking forward to Thursday to see how I feel after the fill. Eat less move more. Its all in my head. They fix your stomach but not your brain. Thats up to me to change that. And I will because I can do anything if I want it bad enough. later gator. Have a great day.

Monday, April 12, 2010

CRAP! didnt happen today

Well after over sleeping by 15 minutes....I ran into the bathroom and weighed myself and......nope, didnt happen. I guess I do need the fill because Im stuck on the 214/215. I have to go because Im running late but thought I would let you know. Try again tomorrow. Byeeee

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Walked 1 hour ten minutes today

Well I did well with eating right and I took 2 walks. One was 40 minutes and the 2nd was 30 minutes but slower. So If I dont screw it up before I go to bed I should hit 213 in the morning.....I hope. that will be an even 20 pounds down. WISH ME LUCK!

214.2 AGAIN!!!!!

Well Im at 6am and doing laundry and have decided todays the day Im gonna go under 214 and hit 213.something. That will make me 20 down. I will take an extra walk, keep moving and eat right if I kills me, todays the day. Let you know tomorrow morning what the scale says and wish me luck. MOVE MOVE MOVE!!!!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Had a good day today

Well I had a pretty good day. Did yard stuff and walked the dogs. Ate protein and behaved pretty good. I realize that when Im home I eat less and when I running between 2 jobs, I eat more because Im not sure when I will get the next chance to eat again so I better eat now. Bad thought that I need to work on fixing. Might sound dumb but when you are an eatter you think differently then others. Eating one meal planning what you will eat at the next meal. I know the food is here at home and I can eat when I want, so I dont dwell on planning when or what to eat. I also tried coffee today and it went well. Didnt give me bathroom issues like last time. So we will see what the scale says in the morning. This morning it was still 215...blahhhhh come on scale move down. I think after my fill on Thursday I will lose more. Cross your fingers for me.
I also need to walk alot on weekends because I cant find time during the week. I will let you know the scale number in the morning. Still glad I had it done. Would do it again in a heart beat.. Tuesday will be 4 weeks since surgery. I really need to get physical. Someone dangle a hot guy in front of me on a tread mill to get me going.Would work better then a carrot. haha

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I need a fill

Well I have not been posting because nothing is happening. I am going between 216 and 214 depending on what day it is. Since Easter I have been more hungry than I was the first couple weeks. The nurse said the swelling from the surgery has gone down and now I need a fill. So I am going on April 15 ,one month from the surgery to get my first fill. I am looking forward to this because I dont want to put on any of the weight I lost . I can tell I dont have the FULL feeling anymore so I must need it cranked down. I went to a meeting last week and people are having trouble eating certain things. NOT ME! I have had shrimp, steak, lettuce and things that maybe I shouldnt be able to eat. So I hope to get on top of it before it goes nuts. I am eating alot of protein which I never did before. But I think I should only be able to eat a cups worth and I bet I can do more like 1 1/2 cups and 2 if its really good. haha. I also need to walk more which is hard when you sit to drive a school bus, sit to do real estate and sit when you get home because your tired from being up since 4:30. Oh well, I will keep you posted. Hopefully I can behave till the fill and then its liquid diet for 2 days soft food for 2 days and back to regular food. Have a nice evening.....talk again soon

Sunday, April 4, 2010

214.2 this morning!!!1

Whoot Whoot! 213 is right around the corner I hope. That will make it 20 lbs. I better stay out of the Easter Baskets and leave the deserts alone.....Lets not go crazy. I have to have a bite of cheese cake. Maybe I will walk both dogs today. ya ya thats it! later....Happy Easter to all

Saturday, April 3, 2010

walking update. 11,800 steps today!!!!!!

Well here is an update. I went with my neighbor and we walked up hills down hills and paths. I thought my legs were going to open up and hemerage when I was going up hill. Oh My God! I am so out of shape. I dont have trouble walking for 45 minutes but I dont do inclines. I did today. My pedometer was at 3688 when we started and 8780 when we finnished the hike, so that 5000 steps on the hike. Since then I am now reading 11,800 and I still have a couple hours till I go to bed. She is really good for me because if she didnt ask me to go I would have sat and putsed on the computer or farted around but would not have hit 10000 steps today. Im going to wear it again tomorrow and on a regular day of work and see how many steps I take. It gives you a good idea of how much we move. Its my new toy. Talk to you tomorrow and let you know how I did at Easter dinner at Jills. Happer Easter to you all. nite

Still stuck on same number....

Well I am still stuck on the same number. But thats ok because I feel great. Went to 2 meetings today and alot of people said hide the scale so you dont get upset when your not losing. But I think the scale keeps me going because I know I will get on there one of these days and drop another pound. I also think that we sometimes go back to eating the same food we use to but alot less of it. I might be talking about me. I stopped at Johnnys Beef today because I wanted one and could only eat 1/4 of it and brought the rest home. Should be 3 more meals. haha. I dont think you should deprive yourself but eating less I can live with as long as I can have small amounts of good tasty food. But on the other hand if I would stay with low fat, sugar free, bland everything maybe I wouldnt be stuck on the scale. Im eating lots more protein and healthy stuff then I use to. I still need to walk more. They said today take your weight devide by 2 and thats how many ounces of water or zero calorie drinks you should drink a day. splish swish. They also gave us a pedometer so this morning I put it on and already have walked 3603 steps Its almost 3:00 so I might fall short. You are supose to walk 10,000 a day so by evening if Im short I gotta make it hit the magic 10,000. Guess I shouldnt go watch tv, huh? Oh well, I feel great and clothes fit better and if someone came in the night and stole my lapband from me I would be pissed. It is a great tool to help you lose. Its still you that has to work with it and make the right decisions or the band cant do it alone. Its not 100%. Doctor says its 20% tool and the person needs to be the 80% to make it work. I think I might need it filled though because Im not having any problems eating what ever I want to. I just have problems feeling too full if
I eat too much. Later Wait ! neighbor just called to ask me to walk, almost said no then I said YES!!!!!! Im doing good because I rather go watch tv but made the choice that I should have. YEAH ME!!! Oh dont get excited because I will watch tv as soon as I get back BYEEEEEEEE

Friday, April 2, 2010


I just checked out my closet and found 10 pairs of capris that I couldnt get buttoned last year. They buttoned today and look great. Awesome! Just saved myself some bucks. I also forgot to tell you that you save alot of money on groceries and eating out. You really do eat so much less, that you bring food home from restraunts and you can have 4 more meals off of it. Bonus!!!!! I ordered lasagne last week while out and it made 5 meals for me. They said that the swelling is down now and I can eat a bit more because there is more room but after my fill I will notice that I cant eat as much. Part of me wants to tell the doctor to crank it down. The fat part of me wants to say, Dont go nuts doc. So I will let fate take its course. Later

215 and holding

I hate to say I' m maintaining 215. I think I have been eating too much fat or sugar and am gonna have to get hard core to get past it. Egg salad with mayo instead of scrambled is doin me in. I Need to buckle down and get back to the basics or take a power walk. They gave me a pedometer yesterday at the meeting. Maybe I should see how much I walk in a day and up it to 10,000 like they say. Well its nice out weather wise so I have no excuses but lazy. They said yesterday at that meeting that the first 6 months after the surgery is the golden time to take off weight. So Im 2 1/2 weeks out and I better not blow this. I need to keep busy and not think about food. Even though Im not hungry, my mind is trained to think about what and when I will eat next. Goes back to my childhood. Fat people always plan the next meal while they are eating the meal of the moment. Skinny people forget to eat and say oh I need to eat, I forgot. I guess I need to be sooooo busy I forget to eat. Good luck with that Denise. haha Gonna have to push myself to walk and retrain my thought process. If anyone tells you this is the easy way out they are wrong. Its an aid to help you but you still have to work the plan. Its a constant minute to minute plan of how to make the best out of the surgery. You still have to plan what your going to eat, how to prepare it, how much protein, carbs fiber ect. excercise, and plan your eating all the time so you will be sucessful. It still is easy to screw up like weak moments driving past a Dairy Queen. Small blizzards call your name as your driving by. BASTURDS! I still would not change my mind and NOT have the surgery. I am thrilled I had it because it really does work and I would have not lost this weight without it. I would suggest it to anyone who can do it. It is a great aid in losing weight. My lazy ass needs to walk more to get the pounds droppin again. Well I am busy today so I hope I forget to eat. Wish me luck. Later

Thursday, April 1, 2010

2 hour class today

Hi, Well today I had to attend a 2 hour class on lapband and gastric. It reminds you about eating and other things and answers alot of questions. Well I found out Im farther ahead eating certain things then other people. The gastric people were still on soft food and having trouble with certain foods. I on the other hand have not had any problems with anything except coffee.HELLO! I come from a long line of professional eaters. We dont have trouble eating. Thats how I got this way. They did say for all you drinkers of alcohol.....none for 6 months. I know I just lost a few of you with that. haha Also said no lettuce for 6 weeks. I have never seen so many over weight people wish they could eat lettuce. Pretty funny. Oh well they also said the protein powder they made us buy for $135. is for before surgery. They want us to eat our protein in food after. So if anyone is going to have this surgery done, you can have my bags of it that I didnt use. One still isnt opened. Yummy stuff, hate to not drink it.....NOT! But it will save you money. They also said quit watching the scale because you will be losing slower like 1-2 pounds a week and might get disgusted if not losing fast enough. So I will keep you posted on any loss but they might be farther apart. But I will still let you know what else Im doing lapband wise.
My pants are getting really lose and my tops that were too snug are fitting nicely. Awesome what an almost 20 lbs weight loss can do for ya. Till we chat again.....toodles

holding at 215

Morning, Well Im still 215. Cooked some hard boiled eggs for breakfast and now Im going to go have 1. Talk later. Have a wonderful day......Oh also couldnt wait to not crush pills so today I cut them in 1/4 and swallowed them. MUCH better. You know me, always pushin things and always the REBEL! byeeeeee

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Another day

Well last night and this morning my stomach wasnt doing well. I think I had a 24 hour bug. Low fever and bathroom issues. That went away about noon. Had to have Aprille go to store and get me liquid tylenol and liquid immodium. Green mint yuck! I dont think it was surgery related. So I ate sort of bland today thinking I didnt want to mess things up. I will let you know in the morning what I weigh .Im looking forward to next week when I dont have to crush pills anymore. Thats big because they taste sooooo bad crushed. I am getting alot of comments like wow you can really tell you lost weight. Love hearing it. I know I feel better and less full figured. The bloat is gone. Night all.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dr. Apt today

Well I thought I was seeing the doctor but saw the nurse practioner instead. Sh e said I was doing great and everything looked good. I should be able to swallow pills next week and not have to crush them anymore. I also will slow down in weight loss to just 1 to 2 pounds a week. BUMMER! I was enjoying it drop off. I made an appointmant for 4 weeks from now and they said I will get a fill most likely. So I will be eating less after that. They were very happy with my progress and my blood preasure was 130/76 which for me is fabulous. I will let you know when more weight drops but dont expect mass amounts anymore. boo hoo. Later, Denise

Monday, March 29, 2010

Check back tomorrow

Hi, I have a doctors apointment in the morning with the surgeon who did my lapband . So I will update you tomorrow. Till then.......

Sunday, March 28, 2010

another pound

MORNING!!!!!! Good news another pound down. 19 total. Unbelievable. I better behave today and keep it moving in the right direction. I guess the brisk walk hepled alot. I will let you know how I do today later this evening. I am doin the happy dance over another pound gone. I might do a cart wheel at 20lbs. Doubt it though. Later guys......

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Busy day.

Well its been a busy day. I woke up and weighed myself and FINALLY beat the plateau. Lost a smidge over a pound. Scale read 215.8. YEAAAAAA! I have been stuck on 216, 217 for days. It kept fluctuating between there. I now 215. whew!Thats because yesterday I was too busy to eat and it did me good. Today unfortunatly I ate maybe more then I should have so now Im afraid to weigh in the morning. But another great thing happened to me today.....I signed with a real estate company and now I am a Century 21 agent. Im so excited about it. Hopefully I will be so busy between 2 jobs I will forget to eat often. I also went for aBRISK and I do mean brisk walk with my neighbor lady for 30 minutes and I did good. Kept up and didnt complain once.So I will let you know tomorrow if I did any damage on the scale....hope not. goodnite

Thursday, March 25, 2010

to finish up today......

Well today I learned that if Im not home to watch the clock as to when its time to eat......I dont eat as often. I was out and about and was too busy to eat. I wasnt hungry till lunch and I have not been hungry yet. All is well. No problems from the surgery. I just asked my neighbor/friend if I could walk with her on her daily walk and she said yes so now I should get more excerise . COOL! Well , check in with me tomorrow and see whats new. TOODLES


Crap, I have hit a snag. Stuck on the same weight for another day. Better then gaining but goes to show when you add food even a small amount it shows on the scale. I will let you know what the day brings. More protein less everything else. Later......

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

All systems go!

Just incase I had too much info on bathroom issues yesterday and you were worried, everything is in working order as of today. ALL SYSTEMS GO! Not too much to report other then I feel more energetic then ever. I got up at 5:30 and thought I would take a nap later if I was tired. I laid down around 11 with the intent of a nap and could not sleep at all. I got up and spring cleaned, fixed things, moved things and kept going till 3 when I had to get ready to go get my yearly mamogram. I cant believe all the enrgy I have. I ate 3/4 cup of chicken and peas for lunch and again at dinner and a couple pickles and a few strawberries through out the day. Had a pretty good day food wise. I wont bore you with every detail but I am eating tons less and healthy on top of it. I will report back tomorrow with more details. Good nite all.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Doctors visit.

Well let me tell you, its been a great day. I went to see Dr. Dick my regular doctor this morning at 10am. The nurses where excited to check out my results of how I am doing. I was also not worried to get on the scale like I used to be. I was retaining some water but was 232 lbs on March 2nd when I went to his office last and today, 21 days later I was down 14 lbs. 218 lbs on his scale with clothes on. He also took me off 4 of my pills for the next month to see how I do. He doesnt think I will have gerd anymore and also took me off a water pill and potassium pill and my Lipitor pill. YEEEEEHAAAAAAA. That was as exciting as losing the weight. that means I only take 3 pills a day now instead of 7. Money in the bank and healthy too. I went out to lunch with Jill ate did well and the whole day I feel great and am so happy that I made this decision to do the surgery. I did have one question for him. Only pooped once this week, is that ok? He said you will. Your not eating like you used to so it will be farther in between going. Hope that wasnt too much info for you but Im into full disclosure. haha Well that it for today. 4oz Chicken and tblsp mashers again for dinner. Till tomorrow . See ya =)

Monday, March 22, 2010

I did good.

Well I had the breakfast drink like I said at 7:30 this morning. At 10am I must have had something but cant remember what it was. hummmmm. At 12:30 I took a Stoffers meatloaf/ mashers dinner which weighed 9 oz and nuked it and ate half which would be my 4.5 oz. Yummy. Again at 2pm I ate the other half, still yummy. I went for a 40 minute walk around the neighborhood. Now at 5:30 I had dinner 4oz of baked salmon and a tblsp of fake mashers. Also yummy. The meatloaf and salmon were smashable with my fork and the mashers helped them be soft too. So I think they would qualify as soft foods. Later sometime before I go to bed I will have a sugarfree jello or SF popcycle and thats it. Thats 6 meals a day averageing 4-5 oz each meal . Not hungry either. Just miss chewing and flavors. But I work around those and make them happen . Another day done. I see my regular doctor in the morning so I will see what he says about my progress and let you know. Wish me luck on the scale in the morning. Toodles


Morning, Bummer is I stayed the same. Thats not bad though because now it reminds me to leave the cream cheese or dips alone. Im back on 4 oz Sugar free Carnation this morning, watching the clock, back on schedule. I will also walk today and NOT CHEAT!!!!! Damn dip n chip. haha Be back later for progress of my day. Sunny out. That helps to have no excuses not to WALK!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Got through a Saturday and all is well.

Hi, well another pound today....gone! I weighed in this morning at 216. Love the pound a day thing. Hopefully 200 by Easter or April 6th if i keep up a pound a day. Maybe more walking will make it Easter. I did real well today. Not timing my meals on the clock so I think I ate one less meal maybe and I am advanceing a bit. I think I might be pushing a tid bit of chewing but all is well and Im not getting sick or feeling bad. I feel great. Tried a chewable multi vitamin that they say I have to be on the rest of my life. YUCK. Horible, blah!!!! I also took off my tape strip bandages off of my incisions. Im a rebel at heart so I always have to do what Im not supose to. They look fine. Just bruising. I dont think you will even see them a year from now. I am not hungry at all. Its truly amazing. I had my Sugar Free pudding and pop cycles, blended soup with a couple lumps thrown in later so I could pretend to chew and I did have a couple potato chips in dip , and I do mean a couple while my visitors were here. I sogged them up and chewed them well and swallowed. God they were yummy. No side affects from my couple rebel moments. Im still right on the money. I realized today that I can actually take more then sips again. Right after surgery things must be swollen and you just sip. I thought oh God I will never be able to chug again. But now 5 days later I can actually take more liquids in then I could in the last 4 days since surgery. This is working out quite well. Also I have had trouble burping since surgery. All I can do is baby burps. But my belly is smaller and so should the burps be maybe. You have to know I come from a LONG line of belchers. But then I think there is no carbonation or food in my gut to burb big. Lady burps are nice but I do believe a month from now I will be able to burp again like the old days. Dont get me wrong....I would give up a belch in exchange for 16lb weight loss anyday. Well I will be back to blog again tomorrow. Good nite all :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ist day out in the world at a restaraunt

Hi, Well today I ventured out with Aprille, to a favorite place we go on Saturdays. Lunch at Dunton House in Arlington Heights. Well after much thought about my ordering [last nite, this morning, lots of planning] I ordered a cup of Egg lemmon soup which is cream of chicken rice with lemon flavor and asked the waitress to blend it in the blender which she was happy to do. YUMMY!!!! I ate half of the cup, 1 packet of saltines which is 2 crackers. I broke them into little pieces and sogged them up and chewed till they were soggy crumbs. Good ol salt, I miss you. Then I reached over and stole 1 small soft strawberry and chewed the crap out of it till it was pulverized. Oh yea, had a few sips of water. blah! Swallowed that sucker and hoped for the best......Lucky me, I was full. Didnt get sick and survived my first outing. Then I did some errands which consisted of alot of walking which I was a tad sore in the belly area afterwards. I had to stop at food store for snacks because Im having visitors tomorrow. I bought snacks for them and I saw something I could not resist. Sugar free 60 calorie DULCE de LECHE pudding. I once again said what the hell. I went home and had a cup of it as one of my meals. Im still on track with 6 meals a day . 4 down 2 to go and another day of meals under my narrowing belt. Im down another pound to 217 and so far today I had 4 oz Carnation Instant Breakfast drink, 1 popcycle, lunch like I said, and 1 cup of yummy sugar free pudding. I will most likely have another popcycle and pudding cup to wrap up the day. till tomorrow ..... Hope Im down another pound after all my cheats.

Friday, March 19, 2010

another pound!!!!!

Good morning, Another pound off. Thats 6 in 3 days or 15 since the New Year. I forgot to mention, the first month after surgery you must crush any pills you take or open the capsule because you cant swallow whole pills for 1 month. Mix them in applesauce or water. Also I am going to give you the amounts of protein in the meal replacement drinks so in case you want to try losing weight that way you can . Im sure you can buy protein powder at any store for less then I paid through the doctors office. The important part is how much protein is in there. It really does fill you up. I also made mine with skim milk and added fresh or frozen fruit which makes it thick like a smoothie.Tastes pretty good. Also you can buy sugar free ice cream toppings and add flavor that way. I made strawberry, rasberry, banana, chocolate and there are recipes to make peanut butter chocolate , pina collada, chocolate mint, ect. I suggest you buy vanilla because you have alot more recipe options with that flavor. The powder I paid through the nose for is called BARIATRIC ADVANTAGE. The important part is how much stuff is in it so try to get as close to this amount when you go to the store. 2 oz serving....27 grams proein, 160 calories, 1.5 fat, 1 sat fat, 290 mg sodium, 200 potassium, 7 carbs, 5 fibers, 1 sugar, Vitamins A, B6, B12, D and K. Plus other stuff like calcium, riboflavin, iodine zinc and chronium.2 scoops in 8 oz of water or skim milk and it tastes good and fills you up. You really are not hungry. Blend it though. A spoon wont get it.Well I am on track doing great. No pain or anything.I can already see it in my face that the fullness is going down. YEEEE HAAAAA! It my mind that thinks I want something but my belly isnt wanting anything. My mind told me yesterday I wanted a fritto so I sucked on one and spit it out. I was happy I had salty fritto taste but no calories from it. Mind over matter but what ever works. Little games you play to get through the day.Im on my second part of my instant breakfast drink and I dont even care if I have it . Im not hungry at all. Well thats it for now. Going to get a walk in today so I can lose faster. Sunday is first day of spring and I want to get going before summer is here. Have a great day and think SPRING!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

What I ate today.

7am ish 4 oz chocolate sugar free Carnation Instant Breakfast, skim milk. 10 am ish the other 4 ounces. Noon 4 ounces cream of potato[campbells] soup with a bit of cheddar cheese melted into it. Had to be blended by the way. 2 pm ish cup of sugar free jello. 5pm the rest of potato soup with melted cheese again. 7pm ish 1 sugarfree orange popcycle. I cant believe I wasnt hungry all day. Also sipped zero calorie vitamin water all day. I feel great. I guess if you could eat this small amount and dont cheat then you dont need the surgery. I feel fine, no hunger and will see what tomorrow brings. ;)

Doctors website if interested

Dr Kane did my surgery and good news , he is a great dr. and easy on the eyes. Cutie pa tutie. His dad was a pioneer in developing the surgery and I think Dr James Kane jr. did a great job with me. Did I mention his eyes? Oh yea, focus Denise. I might be chubby but Im not blind. haha His web site is http://www.suburbansurgicalcare.com/index.html Lots of info but I really recomend the seminars for more direct information. It got me this far. They also follow up with meeting and seminars after the surgery to keep you on track.

Good morning

Well its 2nd day after surgery I weighed 219 this morning. thats 14 lbs since January 1st. In between those dates you follow up with some dieting and protien shakes .blah blah, but I was 224 the morning of surgery and I am down 5 lbs in 2 days. GO me! I was only in the hospital 24 hours. 5 tiny bandaids on my upper abdomin and thats it. They have you on a liquid diets of sugar free jello and sugar free pop cycles in the hospital but the day you come home you can add blended cream soups, Carnation Instant Breakfast sugar free of course to you meals. You eat 1/4 to 1/2 cup and you are full. You can eat every 2 hours averaging 6 small meals a day. eventually I will get down to 3 meals a day. It is amazing that Im not hungry. You are supose to sip water or 0 calorie drinks in between meals. No caffine, carbonation or lumpy food for now until stomach heals. Next week I get to add yogurt, cottage cheese and semi lumpy foods. 3rd week is awesome and 4th week anything goes. Look out world Im back. You just have to chew the hell out of it and it will be all good. No more swallowing barely chewed food but that ok. I can live with that as long as I can eat anything by chewing it well. By Easter I will be tasteing mashers and gravy. You can take that to the bank. haha. bye for now!

In the beginning

Hi, I decided to srart this transformation January 1, 2010. I went to a lapband seminar at the Doctors building where I sat and listened to alot of information and questions and answers. They said it wasnt an easy way out like some people say but it is a very good aid in helping you lose the weight. I have needed an assist and do believe this is the one that will work for me. I started off the year 5'6'' and 233 lbs. I never told people what I weighed before this because I didnt think it would ever change. But since I decided to do this I have been telling everyone because I know there will be a drastic change in numbers over the next few months and years. I had to attend alot of doctors appointments and take alot of tests to get to the surgery. But I pushed through all of it rather quickly because I was on a mission and wanted this bad! So March 16th surgery has come and gone and I am on the road to a healthy happier thinner me.......check back on my progress and watch what happens.