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My Journey





265-166 (99 lbs lost)





166 lbs March 15, 2013--99 lbs lost!



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♥LOVE MY BAND♥ ♥LOVE MY SPARK♥ ♥LOVE MY LIFE♥

First let me say, I HAVE WORKED MY BUTT OFF BY EATING HEALTHY, EXERCISING, AND PARTICIPATING IN TOTAL WELLNESS OF MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT.

MY BAND IS A TOOL--I MUST DO THE WORK MYSELF! If I EAT PROCESSED FOOD HIGH IN CARBS, MY BAND IS WORTHLESS! THERE ARE PLENTY OF FAT BANDSTERS OUT THERE.

I REALLY WISH THAT I HAD BEEN TAUGHT HOW TO EAT REAL FOOD EARLY ON--THEN I WOULD ...
♥LOVE MY BAND♥ ♥LOVE MY SPARK♥ ♥LOVE MY LIFE♥

First let me say, I HAVE WORKED MY BUTT OFF BY EATING HEALTHY, EXERCISING, AND PARTICIPATING IN TOTAL WELLNESS OF MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT.

MY BAND IS A TOOL--I MUST DO THE WORK MYSELF! If I EAT PROCESSED FOOD HIGH IN CARBS, MY BAND IS WORTHLESS! THERE ARE PLENTY OF FAT BANDSTERS OUT THERE.

I REALLY WISH THAT I HAD BEEN TAUGHT HOW TO EAT REAL FOOD EARLY ON--THEN I WOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE I NEEDED WEIGHTLOSS SURGERY. BUT, WHEN YOU KNOW BETTER, YOU DO BETTER.

I WAS A POOR CHILD AND A PRODUCT OF CHEEP GOVERNMENT FOOD LIKE PROCESSED CHEESE, WHITE RICE, POWDERED MILK AND EATING THAT JUNK PLUS ALL THE WEIGHTLOSS LIES NEARLY KILLED ME, LITERALLY!
HERE'S MY STORY...

Yup, I have the lapband and I wish I had done it sooner in my life. It was just the jump start I needed to find my way back from hopelessness to a life of activity and eating great foods to fuel my body.

I was so heavy at 5'2" and 265 lbs that I was beginning to have trouble walking because my knee joints were compressing due to all the weight placed on them. I hobbled and hurt everytime I took a step. My Dr. told me I would soon be in a wheel chair if the weight didn't come off.

So you ask, why didn't you just stop eating and lose weight? Well the problem was WHAT I was eating. I have learned that my body does not process grains, dairy and sugar properly, so every time I ate what the most popular diets recommend such as whole grains, skim milk, and legumes, I was just setting myself up for failure.

For over 35 years I would lose weight and then gain it right back and then some. I tried every diet out there and it wasn't until I got my lapband in 2010 that I felt I even had a chance at being at a healthy weight. The band allowed me time to research and protected me from myself until I could find a healthy lifestyle that would work for me for the rest of my life. I have consistantly lost weight without gaining for the last 2 years--for once the yo-yo dieting is over. I also follow the Paleo Solution Diet and eat natural, clean, unprocessed foods, do moderate exercise and participate regularly in my SP Support Team.

Don't think for one minute that I haven't had to work hard at losing weight with the band because I've worked my butt off!
The band just gives me a little help--it's a tool that's all. It's not the total answer either! Lifestyle change plus the lapband equals success.

The lapband won't keep you from eating cake, candy, ice cream! You must choose to eat right and exercise.

This is my journey:

Lapband Surgery 6/29/10
Lapband Fills: Aug 1, 2010; Sept 1, 2010; Oct 13, 2010; Apr 4, 2011; May 14, 2011; Aug 17, 2011

Weight:
6/29/10 265
12/1/10 233
4/4/11 220
5/14/11 218 7.7cc in 11cc band
6/15/11 217 Bandiversary
8/17/11 210 8.2cc in 11cc band
1/1/12 198
6/15/12 176
6/8/14 185 (went back to work and forgot to put myself first)





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My Goals:
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My goals include a final weight of 150 and being more active with my husband. I want to have a healthy body and live each day to the fullest.
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My Program:
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I eat 3 meals a day with NO snacks!

Food Intake is from the Paleo Solution plan by Robb Wolf--No Dairy, Grains, Beans, Legumes (or wheat belly!)

I focus on eating REAL foods that are natural and not processed such as:

70-90 grams Protein:
Meats, Fish, Poultry

Non-Starchy Veggies

Healthy Fats like Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Alvocados.

I also follow the 5 Mastering Leptin Rules by Byron Richards

My Exercise Program consists of

Swim Aerobics for Summer
Strength Training: Pushups, Pullups, Squats, Planks
Cardio: Long Slow Walks
Sprinting

I take a bariatric multivitamin and calcium supplement daily.
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Personal Information:
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I live in a small German
and Czech community
with beautiful people,
friends and family.
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Other Information:
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LINKS:
www.robbwolf.com
Paleo Lifestyle information

www.marksdailyapple.com
Primal Lifestyle information

www.byronrichards.com
Leptin Hormone info

www.jackkruse.com--
The Leptin Reset Rx



BOOKS:

"How Fit is Your Fat? by Byron Richards

"Mastering Leptin" by Byron Richards

"Paleo Solution" by Robb Wolf

"The Primal Blueprint 21 Day Total Body Transformation"
by Mark Sisson

"Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever!"
by Roger Gould, M.D.

"The Wisdom of Menopause"
by Christiane Northrup, MD

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SYLPHINPROGRESS
4/11/2013 11:25:40 PM

Can we talk Friday closer to 2 pm? I'll be getting back from an exercise (!!) class just about one and know I'll need to settle down from it.



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
4/11/2013 9:47:10 PM

My marbles must be rolling around on the floor -- I replied to you on my page. Here it is:

You can talk about personal things as long as they pertain to the job and your field, e.g., related volunteer work you've done while you were out of the workforce. Actually, that would be good, as employers wonder why someone hasn't been working. Always important to be able to account for gaps with positive things.

Shall we talk? ....easier than writing out all the things that came to mind while reading your blog. Perhaps I can give you some things to think about that haven't occurred to you. The weekend is good for me if it works for you. Or late-ish Friday afternoon? Other?

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4/1/2013 6:34:35 PM

Watch out, world! Cocky and Dangerous is comin' back
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CHUBRUB3
4/1/2013 6:11:23 PM

Thanks for reading my blog Paula! I appreciate it.
Now -- Let's GET IT DONE!
Hugs,
Angela
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CHUBRUB3
4/1/2013 6:06:49 PM

Paula thank you for telling me I inspire you my friend. It is YOU who inspires me, so a good thing we are friends. We can run across life's finish line holding hands. LOL!
Hugs and love,
Angela




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