Thursday, April 28, 2011

Four month bandiversary!

So today is my four month bandiversary.  I don't know how to feel.  My loss has been slower than I had hoped, but it is still loss, and I won't complain about that.  Seriously - I could still be ol' Fatty Fatterson at my decision weight!! 

But Now I'm realizing I have only lost 20 pounds since my surgery.  Is this good or bad??  On the good side, my blood pressure is normal without meds - that's HUGE for me.  When I went to the doctor 2 weeks ago it was 100/70 - that's like skinny chick BP!!  On the bad side, I have only averaged 5 pounds a month since surgery.  Hmmm.  Maybe I'm just down in the dumps today.

Work has been busy and stressful.  I won't say any more.  Grad school is good.  I have 2 weeks left in this 8 week session and I am sooooo glad!!  This teacher is a nit-picker.  And honestly, I want to punch her in the face.  I'm going to get a B.  It's not what I wanted, but I will accept it and move on!  I am taking 2 classes next term and they are both math based, so I am glad to be getting back to what I like.  My bachelor's degrees are in accounting and financial management.

My brother and niece are coming on Monday and I have the whole week off.  Boy do I need it!!  We are going to the beach and I can't wait.  My niece can't stop talking about the beach - she's excited too! 

I have been trying to make good food choices, and really focus on protein and water.  I think it's working because I am dropping pounds and sizes now.  I bought something in "normal" size at Old Navy this weekend!!  Granted, they are stretchy material, and it's an XXL, but I was wearing 4X before my decision to have surgery.

Oh!!  Here's the promised pic of me and my new hot wheels!!  LOL!  It's so cute!!  And GREAT on gas!

And yes, that IS a cheeseburger on my husband's car in the background.  Temptation anyone??  LOL!

I hope everyone out there in blog land is happy and healthy.  I will post some pics from my vacation next week (and hopefully be in better spirits.)  I think I just need a nap!  Love and sunshine from Florida!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A downward trend....

So I know I said I was only going to weigh on Wednesdays to keep from getting obsessed.  But you didn't think I was serious right???  I usually sneak one in on Saturdays.

I think I am finally back on track with my eating - still need to drink more water (especially now that I feel like I'm getting a bladder infection, gross.)

I just weighed and it says 317!!  Woo hoo!  This is the weight I was when I went for my first lap band consult in 2006.  If only I had been ready then, I wouldn't have ever gotten to my miserable 369 pounds.  Thank God for my band.  I am living my life on my terms again - this fat will NO LONGER rule my days. 

Time for a mini goal - I am flying to see my best friend in Chicago for Memorial Day weekend.  I had originally said I wanted to be 275 that weekend, but I don't see that happening.  Now I would like to set an NSV goal instead.  I want to fly without the seat belt extender.  It will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine!!

Congrats to Ronnie on getting to 50 pounds down!! 

Anyways chickies - I'm off to the vet with Buddy and then car shopping.  Fun day!  Love and sunshine from sunny FL!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Back to the gym and 50 POUNDS (revisited)!!

So - as you may have guessed, I have lost the elusive 1 pound and I am back down to 319 (50 pounds lost.)  No more binge drinking for (wow - I just sounded like an alcoholic!)

I finally got back into the gym tonight after almost 2 weeks.  I refuse to complain about my crazy job in this post, but if you have been following, you will remember how crazy things have been.  It felt to good to get back and I did 30 minutes of cardio and then an hour with my trainer.  She really whipped my hiney tonight.  I was surprised because everything felt light on my normal settings tonight.  Alex says I "came back strong"  LOL.  But seriously - I was like super Melissa tonight!!

I am STILL struggling to get into a routine with my cardio at home.  It seems even more hard to get it in now that I have to focus on school work at night too.  Thank God I have lost weight and have more energy - a year ago I would be sleeping right now from everything I'm trying to cram in my days.

We had a pizza lunch today at work.  I ate one piece of pizza - I can't remember in my whole life before the band being able to be satisfied with ONE piece of pizza.  It was such a great realization - looking down at that second piece on my plate and just not wanting it.  I love my band.

That being said - I think I am almost ready for another fill.  I don't know if it's soon, or the right time, or what.  I have 4.4 cc's from my first fill on 2/21.  What do you guys think?  Let's talk about "restriction."  Is it real or just a state of mind?  I know what "stuck" feels like, but I just don't know if what I experience when I eat can be called restriction.

Do you guys eat pineapple?  I read somewhere that some bandsters can't.  I have discovered a true love for pineapple - it's so good, and it keeps me not hungry for HOURS.  What do you guys eat that keeps you satisfied for a long time?? 

I'm going car shopping this weekend - I will post pics of me in my new ride!!  Hope all is well in band land for all my lovely friends.  Stay strong!!  Super Melissa, signing off.