Monday, July 22, 2013

Busy busy life

Life has been so hectic, I just haven't had time to post! But as of this morning I was 262.8!! I had a fill last Wednesday. I know have 5cc's in my band. I can tell, but in a very good way. NSV:  when I went to the waiting room at the surgeon, I can sit in the regular people chairs! So exciting! 

This first picture is May 1, 2013. The second picture is July 10, 2013. 

I really have to kick it into gear, because me in laws are taking my husband and I to Panama City Beach the week of Labor Day. My goal is to lose 20lbs by then.

Another NSV and TMI, my husband said when we lay down, his arm feels weird, because its not as high up because my hips have shrunk! 

Now, time for more pictures!
These were on July 4th. I can already tell the difference in my face since then!

Monday, June 24, 2013

First NSV

Last night, my husband and I went to the gym. I watched Nik Wallenda walk over the Grand Canyon as I was on the elliptical, and cried when he made it. Afterwards, I was getting on different machines, really trying to push myself. I looked over at this leg lift machine, that really frightens me.

I first tried it May 1st, the day we joined the gym and met with a personal trainer. He wanted me and Willie to get on this thing and lift our legs as many times as we could. Willie got on it, and did it 12 times. I got up was a disaster. I could barely dangle without a problem. Actually, just dangling was too tough for me. I cried as I stepped down, embarrassed. At that time, (before surgery) I was almost 300lbs. Now, down 26lbs I decided I would try it again. And I did...I was able to dangle, and lift my legs to my chest 3 times! I went over to my husband and told him. He was so proud. I told him I wanted to show him. He got on there first, and did it 15 times, and I did 4 times!!! 

It may not sound like the biggest NSV, but I was so embarrassed the first time, I really want to conquer it, and this is the first step in the right direction. I really want to call that personal trainer and show him, because even though I couldn't afford the $200 a month his fee required, he calls us and checks in on us every once and a while, and even offers to meet for free. I think he would be proud.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Weigh In!

I figured out how to post pictures. Here is my weigh in from today. I think Friday will be my official weigh in day, and today is also 6 weeks post op. 

This is a 2.6lb loss, just since my fill on Wednesday. Down 26lbs since surgery. 

Getting excited about this weekend. Tomorrow, Willie and I are going fishing early. Then, tomorrow night we are going to the drive-in to see Monster's University and Iron Man 3. We already saw Iron Man, but it's only 5 dollars a person at the drive-in, and a double feature. Totally worth it!

Willie weighed himself last night. He weighs 279.8. Down 18lbs since, I had surgery! Not really fair, but I am glad we are doing this together. It makes food decisions a lot easier. We don't eat like we used to at all. I don't see how we would go to Krystal's and get 24 krystal's...and eat them! It's ridiculous. But, we gained together, we will lose together. One thing though, at least I weigh less than he does. Even when we were smaller, I always weighed more than he did. I may only be 7lbs smaller, but it counts!!

July 26th I am doing the Glow Run for a "bridesmaid" get together for my friend Ginger. I am actually really excited about it. It's a night at a local baseball stadium, and I think it's like The Color Run, only with glow paint! Our team name is "Glow On Wit Ya Bad Self!" Ginger thought of it, pretty clever!

I hope my feet start losing weight, and these weigh in pictures can look a little better.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Post First Fill, Day One

I am doing pretty good so far, post fill. I am happy about this, since DeWitt was so concerned.  He di say it may be 48 hours before I feel the full effect of it, but I already can tell I am not near as hungry. Yesterday I just sipped tea, and ate some FroYo. This morning I had coffee and for lunch I had about half of a Chicken and Mini Noodles Soup To Go. Only half, not because I am full, but because it is gross. I don't know why, I just can't stand anything "chicken soup" related anymore.

Meanwhile, I weighed today and I was 274.3. Hallelujah! Here we go!

I need to figure out how to pictures on here from my IPad.

I am going to try to go to the gym tonight, but I just hate going without my husband. And he works every night almost. But, I feel so much better. Actually, first I am getting a pedicure, because my feet are jacked up.

I need to make a weigh in day. Everyone seems to like Thursdays and Friday. Maybe I will start tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

First fill!

The wait at the doctor wasn't that bad today. I met a really nice lady who had the sleeve in December, and she has lost 75lbs! crazy!

I got my first fill today! 2cc's! He said he is worried I won't take a fill well, because of my episode with the air earlier.
But, I think I am okay. I am on liquids for today, puree in the morning, soft tomorrow night and normal by Friday afternoon. I am so excited. Hopefully we can get this show on the road!

I wish had taken a pic of my weight today, but it was 275. So, we will see from here!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Finally over the hump!

I have been sitting at 275.2 to 274.6 for about 2 weeks, and it was getting very frustrating.
Today, I finally hit 274.0. Not a big change, but the lowest since surgery.

I think my biggest problem is eating too late. My husband and I usually do not get home until 9pm, and then eat dinner. These last few days, I will eat before class about 5pm, and then just eat frozen yogurt before bed (my stomach gets so hungry by this time). I hope this is helping, and Aunt Flo left, so thats always good.
Hopefully, I will continue to lose and will get my first fill next Wednesday to get this thing really going!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

1 Month

Yesterday was 1 month since the surgery. I am a little bummed. I have only lost about 24lbs. I fact, I haven't lost anything in about 2 weeks. I am hungry a lot, but get full quickly, but then hungry again. i guess 24lbs isn't bad, since I have read some bloggers are months out and only lost 30lbs. I have a least maintained, since I have been trying new foods.

Next week I go back. I am hoping to get a fill. Dr. Dewitt said after the first fill is when people drop the weight quickly.

One of my friends has asked me to be a bridesmaid in her April wedding. I haven't seen her since my wedding in December, and she did not know I had the Lap Band Surgery. Yesterday, she came and gave me a "Bridesmaid Binder". She said our dress fitting would be in August, and said we could pick any style dress, just same color. I said I would need to pick one that could be easily altered because I am losing weight. She said "Yes, I can tell you have lost some weight." I told her I had the lap band sx a month ago. 

So, I have three weddings in the next year and half to be apart of. Ginger's in April 2014, my little brother's in November 2014, and older brother in February 2015. I am very glad I had the surgery, because I would be dreading all these events.