Monday, July 25, 2011

Scale Success!

Another 2 lbs down!  WooHoo.  Sometimes I really wish it would move faster but I am trying to be patient.  At this point I feel like it is just me dieting because my band is not restricting my portion sizes.  Every once in a while I feel like I have eaten too much or too fast but for the most part the portion size has not been restricted.  I assume on my next fill August 6 this will change.  I did  a little bit better last week.  Walked two days but I need to do much better.  It feels good to walk but right now it just feels like another chore that I need to get accomplished with the others!  I had to fight with my son to go for a walk but he stopped whining about 1/2 way through and it ended up being fun!  Sydni loves to walk but she isn't home that much and my oldest Vanessa, LOL never see her.  She is doing her dance classes, zumba and other excercise.  I am so glad that she is motivated I do not ever want my children to have to fight their weight like I do.

I can't wait for our finances to settle down and my husband to stop working his second job.  This will allow us to do more together like walking.  Bailey wants to start golfing so that could be good for all of us too.  Well here is to another successful week.  Sorry I didn't blog earlier.  Hope everyone is having a great summer.  We leave for Santa Cruz on Friday for a little weekend vacation, SOOOOO  Excited.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Goal Met!!

Woo Hoo this week I met my 2 lb goal, and I don't even think my band is tight enough yet.  Just really been concentrating on my portions and what I am eating.  I haven't had any bread or pasta since my surgery and I am a carb aholic!!  It has been great being able to fit into some of my clothes that are sitting in my closet collecting dust.  Still haven't been able to keep up the excercise motivation but I am definately feeling better and move around much better.

Here's to another good week!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Working on a Postive Week

I had my fill last week but I do not seem restricted?  Does anyone else have issues with this?  I am still trying to eat right and not eat too much but I do not get full very easy and I haven't found very much I can not eat.  I did my walking last night, 30 minutes, seems like when you start it takes forever to get through that 30 minutes.  I wish I was better at self motivation.  I will say my clothes are fitting much different.  I have a pair of pants I can NO longer wear and I fit into some of my smaller pants that have been sitting in my closet staring at me.  I am hoping to fit into some more of my shorts and shirts before we leave for Santa Cruz at the end of July.  Just a short weekend but I would prefer to be more comfortable in my clothes.

I don't worry too much about the food there because I love seafood and there should be plenty of options.  May have to be careful with the alcohol consumption it is my daughters 21st birthday that weekend.  Well I hope everyone has a great week, I will report in on Sunday with my weight loss!!

See you then

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fill #1

Ok so that wasn't so bad!! The needle was freakin huge but it didnt hurt.  Today and tomorrow is liquids and then back to soft foods.  I have a Realize 11c band and they put in 5cc of fluid.  I don't feel very constricted but I haven't been that hungry either.  I was expecting to not be able to drink big sips of water but I have been fine.  Just ate a can of tomato soup and I have been drinking V8 splash all day, watered down.  I told him I was tired a lot but he thinks it is because of my blood pressure medicine so I am going to my primary and Dr Boone suggested cutting the dose in 1/2.  WOO HOO  maybe I can get off some of these medicines once I have lost enough weight. 

I had to buy my B12, Calcium and 1 a day vitamins.  Man they are expensive.  I left the Calcium on the counter because I wasn't sure how I was supposed to take it, it looks like a big alkaseltzer?  My sweet husband puts all my medicines out in the morning because I get busy and forget to take them.  He was happy with my 17 lbs in the first month.  I want to lose 2 lbs a week, being on this liquid diet should help LOL.  Thank you to my friend Tressa, called to check up on me after my fill.  Wish she lived closer I would be much more motivated to excercise.  My husband is way too busy so it is up to myself to get my butt in gear.  Obviously I am not very good at self motivation or I would not be this overweight! 

Well heres to a good month and hopefully many more to come!! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Not a Lot of Progress! BLAH

Ok so we are going on 4 weeks post op surgery.  I have my first fill appt. tomm. July 6 in Fresno.  I am definately hoping for a fill since nothing is in my band right now and I can tell that I can eat a much larger quantity than I should.  Probably explains my lack of progress but I have been eating really good.  Haven't touched any carbs, and I am a carbaholic!!!!  Love bread, pasta, etc.  But haven't had any.  Also I started walking on the treadmill 30 minutes a day.  I am hoping for a fill tomorrow so I am not hungry.  Right now I find myself being hungry throughout the day and i don't want to be. 

My wonderful husband and kids are keeping me on track.  Rich got the treadmill up and working so now I do not have an excuse.  Its right by the TV and under a fan, I hate to sweat LOL.  Little bit nervous about going to my fill appointment by myself tomorrow, just don't know what to expect.  I look forward to checking in with the doctor so he can judge the progress.  Overall it has been 17 lbs in this first month.  I really want to set a goal of 2 lbs per week but I have been struggling this week with even 1 lb.  I seem to go up and down. 

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!!!