Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Never Quit Pledge
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)
Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)
Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)
Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)
(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)
Signed: Vicki aka VICKI-B--56
Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)
Signed: Gloria (GloriaB73)
Signed Sarah (Millie 5522)
Signed Shelby (theshelbster)
Signed Beckie (BIRKIE528)
Signed Debaune (Doobie893)
Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012
Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012
Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012
Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.
Signed Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012
Signed John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Deb (jewelle217) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed Kathy (Kalantha) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed elizabeth (MEADSBAY) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Caz (NEW-CAZ) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Julie (Shawfan) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed Michele (BeFit012) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Cheryl (Clavinova) Saturday, June 30,2012
Signed Sarah (NOTGIVINGUP49) Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Signed Bobbi (SLIMMER_197) Saturday, July 28, 2012
Signed Cherie (BIGSKYCHERIE) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Signed Janet (EATVEGAN) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
SIGNED ( ESILBO) AUGUST 1, 2012
Signed Jenn (Plynsn316) AUGUST 2, 2012
Signed MaryAnn (MARYANNGI) AUGUST 2, 2012
Signed Diane (DianeDoesSmiles) August 8/2/2012
Signed Helen (Helen_Bru) August 3/2012
Signed Maria (winfield28) August 5, 2012
Signed: elizabeth (meadsbay) Aug 5, 2012
Signed: Debbie (debbieanne1124) Aug. 5, 2012
Signed: Marg (MdGardengirl) Aug. 7, 2012
Signed: Paula (Littleteapot17) Aug. 7, 2012
Signed: Phyllis (bbammom) Aug. 7, 2012
Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
To do so, copy and paste and put on ur page under blog. :)
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Obviously I have proven not to be such a good "blogger!" I keep waiting for something huge to say, like I've just had a life changing epiphany!
Nope. I got nothing.
When I was first banded, I thought, "OK, no more struggles, no more obsessing about my body, food, exercise." Boy, was I so W*R*O*N*G! All of those thoughts are still there, some days right on the surface, others deep down inside. I also thought that I would be a star banding patient like some of the lucky ones that get a few fills and that's it. Not me, I've had quite a few fills, over-fills, unfills, and I still don't have restriction. (We're working on that since my unfill in March.)
Even though my thinking was wrong on many levels, one thing is for sure, I'm in this for the long haul and I have absolutely no regrets. I'm realizing that every day that I have learned some type of lesson is a good day. Whether it be about me, my diet, my exercise, my life...I keep learning. I guess that's what makes this a never ending process.
This is my journey, and although it hasn't been an easy one, I have loved it and look forward to continuing it for many, many years!
Sunday, January 08, 2012
My appointment at Vanderbilt on Friday went really well. I met with the nutritionist first and then with the NP. They were happy that I actually lost .5 pounds in the month of December, considering I had no band restriction and we vacationed for over half the month!
The NP checked my band via the flouroscope. It looks great! She added .75cc. Now I have 11.5cc in my 14cc band. I'm still on soft foods so I can't really feel much of a difference.
I'm hoping I'm closer to my "sweet spot!" I'm sure I'll know more as I transition into a regular diet.
Friday, January 06, 2012
I've never been a "blogger" but decided to start today.
If you ask me how 2011 went, my first response would be, "not good." That upsets me because it was an awesome year for me in every aspect of my life except for weight loss. How can I let one part of my life overshadow all the other parts?
I had an amazing start to this journey of mine. I went into the weight loss adventure full force and took every piece of it to heart. I did what I was told to do and nothing was going to stop me! Somewhere along the road, I lost part of that enthusiasm. The challenges I faced often seemed overwhelming. We moved from Hawaii to Alabama and on the flight over, I started feeling sick. Two weeks of traveling and throwing up were not fun but I put on my happy face for my family and charged forward.
When we arrived in Alabama I quickly learned that not one of the three local doctors were receptive to taking a transfer band patient. Through much persistence, I finally got an appointment with one doctor who made it clear that he didn't want me as a patient! He finally pulled out a few cc's after I cried in his office! A long story short, and several visits back and forth, he kinda warmed up to me (not so much for me to him). During this time, we found out that part of my problem in finding my "sweet spot" was that I actually had a 14cc band, not the 10cc one that I was told and was written in my records. (My surgeon in Hawaii confirmed the information through the empty band box that was taped to my surgical records!) On my last visit to the Alabama doc, he told me that my band had slipped and my only alternative was to have it removed.
I wasn't ready to give up on my band so I did some research and, thank G-d, found Vanderbilt University! My first visit flouro showed that my band was in place and I was given 1cc, making me 10.75cc in my 14cc band. I was elated, hopeful, relieved. But, after a week or so, I realized that I could still eat anything and everything!
I started the new year on a diet. In no time, I became totally engrossed and obsessed about measuring every little speck of food! By yesterday I found myself looking up weight loss organizations...Weight Watchers, TOPS, OA!! I did a mental head slap and reminded myself that those places didn't work for me for 35 years, why would they work now?!? I called Vanderbilt and asked if they had any cancellations before my next appointment.
I got lucky. Today I go back to Vandy. Once again, feeling hopeful, scared, and desperate! I am determined to be a successful. Looking at my "numbers" would make most think I am but I don't feel it. Most of my weight was lost pre-op and last year I pretty much stayed the same!
Even still, I'll put on my rose colored glasses and head to Nashville! In the next few hours, I'll see what life has in store for me.
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