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Lap Band Surgery

Thursday, September 01, 2011

I did it. Surgery was on Monday (8/29/11). I'm feeling so much better this morning. Still some pain, but not enough that I feel the need to take more pain killer. I'm thinking that in a few more days, I should feel pretty much my old self.

I will say, before I started this journey, I did some soul searching. I spent several years on Weight Watchers, and making this decision, well, I felt like I was giving up. Initially. I totally feel I have made the best decision for me. I gained a lot of knowledge from WW. I will use all the tools I have to be successful. I feel like now I have the missing piece.

Being Banded doesn't mean I can do whatever now. I more than ever have to be vigilant on what I eat and keep active.

I'm brand new at this, but looking forward to my journey.

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MDGARDENGIRL 11/13/2011 5:29PM

    Hi Sue!

So glad to see you made it through and are doing well so far! How have your first few fills gone? I hope you are able to get to that "sweet spot" real soon! It took me 5 months and 4 fills to get there. For a while there I was a doubter! But not now.... it really is a great tool to manage how much I eat.

I know you are busy, but please try to stay in touch with us! emoticon

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SSAVONSS 10/1/2011 9:26AM

    It's been one month since I had my lap band surgery. For the most part, I feel great. A little tired, but that's because I work two jobs. Makes for very long days.
I'm feeling pretty good about completing the first two stages of the post surgery food plans. I am now able to eat chopped/ground foods instead of pureed. That makes me a very happy girl.
I go for my first fill in ten days. I'm ready to move on. Especially since I'm down 20 pounds. As you lose weight, the band gets looser due to organs getting smaller. That said, I'm hungry. I know it might take more than one fill to get the full effect, but that's okay. At least I'll be going in the right direction.
I will say, the weight I've lost has already made a difference. Of course the first place you notice is my face. My clothes are getting bigger. Just knowing the scale is going down puts me in a much better mental place. And the fact that they fixed the hiatal hernia at the same time of surgery is wonderful.

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MDGARDENGIRL 9/8/2011 4:50PM

    What a great investment you just made in yourself and your family! You can lose weight! It's keeping it off that is so hard for most of us..... I know it is for me. And that is what drove me to the lapband decision. 3 months out.... I'm not sorry!

Hope to see you on the LapBand team! It's a great support group.


Take care of yourself!

MDGardenGirl..... Marg

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MOONLIGHT970 9/8/2011 12:55PM

    You can do this! It is definitely not the easy way out of anything, its a lot of hard work, but its also a great tool to help on your lifestyle change. Best of luck!

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NJB4597 9/3/2011 8:49AM

    Goooooooooooo Sue!!


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SWDBSN 9/2/2011 6:19PM

    Go Sue!
Love Suzanne

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KMIRANDA2000 9/1/2011 7:23AM

    and what a journey it will be...good for me!

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Needed to share this again. I needed to see it again.


I Will in 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'm putting it here to be accountable.

There are now 50 weeks left of 2010. If I were to lose 1 lb per week, I will have lost 50 by the end of this year. So.........

I plan to lose 42.4 lbs to get to the goal I have set for myself. It is totally doable to lose .85lb. per week to accomplish this goal by the end of the year. This is what I will do.

To accomplish this goal, I will:

track my food
make better, healthier choices of food
exercise--consistantly, at least 3x/week
drink at least 6 glasses of water /day (WW)
Eat more filling foods (ww)

Keep track of what I'm doing. Be mindful. If something is not working..... fix it.


Turnin the Stinkin Thinkin Around

Monday, December 28, 2009

I just entered my WI for this week (home scale). Then I ran the report for 2009. Ugh!!!!! The line was pretty straight across the page, then up due to over indulging over the holiday. I immediately started thinking about how this is 2 years without reaching my goal. In fact, I am up a significant amount in the past 2 years. This downright pisses me off.

2010..... I am not calling this a "New Year's Resolution." This is called .... writing it down for all to see, to hold me accountable.
I am not happy where I am in my journey. The only one to blame is myself. I now forgive myself. Whatever has been holding me back is now gone.
No more excuses..... I will schedule my exercise into my days. At least three times a week, I will do some kind of cardio. I will continue to run. I worked way too hard to give that up. (Ashley, its you that inspires me now).
I will track my food. Points or Calories.... whichever.... I will stay within my limits. I will eat healthy. Fruits and Veggies are my friends. The teachers monthly luncheon is not. Cookies taste like stewed tomatoes (major yuk).
I love water, and I will consume 2 tsp of olive oil each day.

I will continually work on positive thoughts and outlooks.


My first 5K

Monday, November 23, 2009

I finished C25K at least a month ago. Now along with a few friends, we plan to do the Jingle Bell run in a couple weeks. I got an email at work that there would be a Turkey Trot yesterday. A 5k among other races. Free to enter except a small donation of food for the local food bank. I thought, why not? As the time got closer, I was also thinking of all the things that needed to be done around my home.
Backtrack......... I can't exactly say that my dh is totally supportive in why "entire" weightloss journey. The biggest lately is my new adventure in running. I announced to him last month that I was going to enter a 5K in December. He totally lost it. He said that being 50, I had no business starting this. I tried to explain to him that my reasons. Told him I don't want to be an old person, crippled up because I didn't bother to take care of myself.
I love my dh dearly, but his attitude and lack of supportiveness totally ticked me off. I was determined that a 5k would be in my future.
So with the support of friends, and the reminder of my goal from a fellow co-worker ...... I ran my first 5k yesterday. My goal when I left the start line, was to finish. I did. And I wasn't last either. I think I was the only 50 year old women that entered. The makes me proud too. And....... I won a turkey. emoticon


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