CHYNNA81's SparkPeople Blog CHYNNA81's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community The skinny girl Packing! Hey Y'all, <BR> I packed for my trip to West Palm and all my clothes fit in my carry-on. Never have I been able to pack tons of clothes in a carry-on. That for me is definitely a NSV! What's in the suitcase if all my clothes are in the carry-on????? Shoes and the rest of the empty suitcase is reserved for all the new clothes I will buy on my trip. Shopping is going to be great! <BR> <BR> My combined total weight-loss is 82lbs <em>9</em> . <BR> <BR> West Palm Beach here I come <em>298</... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 15:18:04 EST Special Day...B-Day Yeahhhh Today is my birthday Sparkers and I am proud to say I am 1 year older and better then ever. I am pleased with what I've accomplished this year in my life and doing something about my weight was an added bonus. <BR> <BR> My plan for today is relax, experiment with my hair and go out and get a dermal piercing today. I partied enough yesterday with is just for me <em>334</em> . <BR> <BR> I hope your day is as good as mine is today. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:45:55 EST Unexpected NSV Picked up a ball and got right to it with 4 tiny tykes.... before I knew what was happening I was running, dribbling and shooting the ball non stop...and I wasn't tired, in fact my energy level was increasing and my opponents (4 tiny tykes) enjoyed the physical activity and so did I. Today was totally Awesome! <BR> <em>299</em> <em>363</em> <em>41</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:43:08 EST In God's time...Are you feeling good about the journey. My goal is to lose 10 pounds a month <em>48</em> however the plan was to be 223 lbs in November instead I hit that number in December. I guess I am not losing on my time...I am actually losing on God's time. He is in control and that's is ok with me <em>403</em> ... <BR> <BR> Now will I make it to 213 lbs before the end of December? At the rate I am losing I wouldn't be surprised y'all. I feel like I am finally losing at a steady rate and I am feeling healthy doing it. I have a lot m... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 19:51:27 EST Sighhhhhh it could have been worse. My day started off great and I could feel it was going to be an awesome day. I get to my first destination. I am there for 1 hour. I come out and VWA-LA....My beautiful, shiny, jet black car keyed...from the front to the back <em>40</em> . <BR> <BR> I just kinda laughed and thought it could have been worse. Work itself was great and it was nice to be out and about doing what I do. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:37:09 EST Back on the grind! Happy to be going back to work! <BR> <BR> Back to work I go. I have been off for a month. This was an unexpected break from work but I am sooooo happy I had this time to heal. I am stronger and feel a whole lot better. <BR> <BR> I am going to miss logging on to Spark every time I feel like I want to huddle, leave a goodie or read updated threads. I guess it's back to checking in only in the mornings or after work. Either way I will be around just not as often during the day. <BR> <BR> <B... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:43:06 EST The truth... about recovering from Gastric Bypass Surgery.... Today I am 1 month post Gastric Bypass surgery and it is a good reason to celebrate <em>48</em> . <BR> <BR> The truth is....I am grateful I had 4 weeks to be home recovering instead of the original 2 weeks I had planned for. It takes that long and more to figure out your eating schedule, water intake, and vitamins. I am still struggling with it all. <BR> <BR> Before surgery I was struggling to eat within a calorie range of 1000-1200 in order to not over eat and gain weight. I would always... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:12:11 EST 11 days post op. What the FREAK is going on!!!!!! This has been bittersweet for me. This particular weight loss journey is like a roller coaster but now I feel like I am on more stable grounds. Here is the run down. <BR> <BR> Surgery 10/17 <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Home on 10/19 <em>91</em> trying to get in all my liquids but not doing well. <BR> <BR> By 10/22 My brain has taken over and nothing can get past my mouth. At this point I'm confused and know I am in danger of dehydration. <BR> <BR> Emergency room visit 10/23 <em>230</e... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 19:35:02 EST Surgery update Surgery went well. No complications. I spent 2 days in the hospital. Now I am home recovering. I have been struggling with water and my shakes however it seems as if each day I am able to consume a little more. As of now I am only able to take in 1 shake and 16oz of water. That took all day to consume yesterday so I pray today i will be able to handle a little more. <BR> <BR> They took very good care of me at the hospital. So over all it was a positive experience. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all t... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:18:37 EST Completed two weeks and 2 days of Liquids and the number is? Hey Sparkers, here is an update since being on the liquids... <BR> When I found out I was scheduled for wls I had a month of last suppers knowing my eating habits would change forever. I was happy I did <em>104</em> . <BR> <BR> My tracker has been at 253 for like 2 months after I got my date for surgery I ate most of my favorite foods which brought my weight up to 259 (not suprised). It was amazing how easy it was to put on 6lbs. I took full responsibility for those 6lbs. I only hung on ... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:06:46 EST Changing WLS Yesterday I found out the lap band for me would not be comfortable ever due to hernia and reflux so I was asked about gastric bypass. Since I come all this way (emotional readiness, liquid diet, requesting time off from work) I made a decision on the spot and going for gastric bypass. <BR> <BR> I compared the surgeries and as 1 sparker stated they are going inside you either way. I thought long and hard when I first heard this comment and since I heard the comment I began to re-think lap ba... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 13:21:14 EST Day 4 of Liquids and... Today is day 4 of all liquids and I am not sure how I am feeling right now. I am very happy I returned the liquid calcium (yuk!) I exchanged it for Caltrate chews and it's good mmmm. I finally purchased my liquid multi-vitamins but nit yet sure what that tastes like so if anyone has another suggestions let me know. <BR> <BR> I am totally craving salt. This afternoon I had two slices of low calorie turkey ham. I figured it was ok to get some protein in my body since I hadn't yet started taki... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 17:52:14 EST Day 2 of liquids Today is my second day and I am feeling hungry right now. I had some water but as quick as I drink is as quick as I have to pee and then I am hungry again, The only good news is that it's almost 7pm and I will be in bed by 10pm, so the next three hours I get to drink another shake. Thank goodness! <BR> <BR> I tasted the liquid calcium.....mmmmm???? Not sure if I will be able to drink that stuff daily. <BR> <BR> I also had honey dew melon today, just a cup but I felt like I had to have some... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 18:55:45 EST Day 1 of liquids It wasn't so bad and no headache. I can't wait to see how i feel in the morning. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 19:17:57 EST This is the start of something great! I am ready to do this...liquids only with a slight twist. I have watched so many videos about the lap band, I got to see how people deal with the ups and downs of having lap band. I understand the weight loss is slow and you don't necessarily lose 1 pound per week but you do lose weight and that is what I really want, to lose at a slow pace that I can manage. <BR> <BR> Today I will eat light and tomorrow i will begin....all liquids. <BR> <BR> I pray I don't get a headache. <BR> <BR> Chynn... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:13:16 EST Ready, Set and ..... Liquid diet?????? Oh goodness how will I survive on all liquids. I have been reading and watching you tube videos and it looks like liquids can consist of more than just drinking shakes and flavored calorie free water. I sure do hope so. What else can I eat/drink for two weeks? Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:59:03 EST