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!!


  1. You are averaging just over 1 lb. a week which is the GOLD STANDARD for long-term weight loss. Slow losses are more likely to be permenant losses. You'll also likely have less saggy skin when you're done. So try not to be dissappointed!

    Your situation is not unusual. When the band is first placed, it is not working at full capacity. It can easily take 4-6 months to get to the point where you feel like you have "good" restriction. Once you get there, however, the band is a fantastic tool!

    I think you're doing great. 4X - 2X is WONDERFUL progress! Just keep plugging away. Some of the biggest band stars have lost slowly, espeically at first!

  2. I think 5 lbs a month is great! I know a girl who had surgery 3 years ago and averaged about a pound a week and it took her a little longer than she would have liked to get to goal weight, BUT she's kept it off so easily! And before you know it you'll be an XL and then a L, M, oh the places you'll go! :)

    Those new wheels are hot, I'm jealous. (I have a granny mobile!) I'm sorry your teacher is a stick in the mud, I have a few of them like that and I wanna tell em to kick rocks. At least they're only 8 week blocks, so you can kill her with kindness. :)

  3. I think that you are making great progress. 5 lbs a month adds up really quickly - if you keep at this pace it is 60 lbs off in a year. That's 3 sizes, at least, and feeling a lot better. Keep up the good work!

  4. I am at 3.5 months out and i'm the same as you...averaging about 5lbs per month. I get annoyed when I think about how slow it is...but then I remind myself that I would have likely gained more if I hadn't had the surgery and I am losing weight steadily each that's great, even if it's not as much as I would like. You're doing great!

  5. So glad Im finding some band bloggers. If your losing your winning so yeah!

  6. Hi! I just found your blog. You are making GREAT progress with your band. Can't wait to read more about your journey.

  7. **New follower**
    Slow and steady weightloss is healthy. Can't wait to get to know you!!

  8. I just found your blog... I had a lapband installed in March of 2010, I got 1/2 way through my journey and now I am working at being revised to the Gastric Bypass to get the rest of the way to goal. I am happy to be a new follower. *Maria*~DiZneDiVa:Blogger from "This One Time at Band Camp... 1 vs 300" Follow my journey at