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Band too tight = not much weight loss
Friday, September 25, 2009      4 comments

Well I cannot believe almost four weeks have passed and I am still struggling somewhat with foods. I often "almost" get stuck, and have had a handful of times when I did get stuck and ended up PB'ing. Ugggh. Yes, some of it is likely my e... Read more
Band too tight... going for ANOTHER slight unfill Thursday
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      2 comments

Blecch. I guess I am one of those folks who are super sensitive to band fills. I had .5 ccs put in two weeks ago; the doctor did not want to give me a fill because I was doing really well, but I explained I was starting to experience some hung... Read more
Had a slight unfill and I feel better
Friday, August 28, 2009      1 comments

Since I really had some trouble eating anything from my fill last week, I finally decided to go in for a slight unfill. Dr. F had told me he really did not think I needed a fill, but when I told him I was feeling some hunger between meals -- he... Read more
50.5 pounds gone! Halfway there...
Tuesday, August 25, 2009      4 comments

I was thrilled to see the digital numbers on my scale this morning -- they showed 208, exactly 50.5 pounds less than when I started my weight loss surgery journey in early April. Four months, 50 lbs. I know I am very lucky and very unusual. L... Read more
I weigh less than my husband for the first time ever!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      10 comments

It hit me suddenly last night. Hubby was sharing how his insurance physical went; and he mentioned his weight of 217. This is a high for him; he usually hovers around 210 or 205. All of a sudden I started grinning. He was frowning, as he do... Read more
Can I go back to sleep?
Monday, August 10, 2009      2 comments

It is amazing how stress can make you tired! I took a road trip (well, via plane and automobile) with my 81 year old father, and his girlfriend, to see my brother in Maryland this past weekend. I was the chief tour guide, ticket holder, bill p... Read more
Staying Band Friendly at Disney World
Thursday, July 30, 2009      1 comments

It has been sometimes challenging to stay bandster friendly while staying at the world... not due to my wanting "cheating foods" but finding foods that will go down well, and are within nutritional guidelines. I guess I would rate my week s... Read more
It's All Good
Sunday, July 19, 2009      2 comments

I had a very bad episode on Thursday night... I ate a bit too fast, and some of my food ended up being totally NON-BAND-FRIENDLY. I felt very sick. Face was flushed and hot, nose running like a faucet, left shoulder pain, tight in chest..... a... Read more
Bad foods go down easy Good foods are a struggle!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009      10 comments

Isn't that always the way? It's incredible how onion rings go down smooth and easy and silent -- and a grilled turkey burger (no bun) takes awhile to get down.... the lap band causing gurgles along the way. LOL. Well folks I am realizing ... Read more
Well that was quick! -2 lbs.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009      1 comments

Got on the scale today and I am down 2 lbs. Cool! Now I am only .5 lbs. away from losing 40 lbs. with my lap band surgery since early April. Wow. -40 lbs.!! Go me!! Had some trouble getting food down yesterday. Lots of gurgling and fee... Read more
Hoping to lose 2.5 lbs. by vacation July 24th
Monday, July 06, 2009      2 comments

In the pre-lap band world, it would be a no brainer to lose 2.5 lbs. on Weight Watchers or TOPS -- in 18 days. Unfortunately, as my body adjusts (meaning frequently plateaus) with the unique characteristics of a lap band journey, I am not as ho... Read more
Dreaded Awful Plateau
Monday, June 22, 2009      1 comments

That darn scale is just staying right in place.... I guess the good thing is, it ain't going up either! I have to get more committed to daily exercise. I did exercise 2x (half hour on the elliptical) once yesterday and once Thursday nigh... Read more
Nipping this behavior in the bud!
Thursday, June 18, 2009      1 comments

As Barney Fife often told Andy Griffith, "nip it. nip it in the bud!" I confess that I have been discontended and grumbling.. which in turn has led to a slight let-up in ... Read more
Quote from "Nights in Rodanthe"
Monday, June 08, 2009      1 comments

DH and I watched "Nights on Rodanthe" with Richard Gere and Diane Lane last night. (I bought it for $1 at a yard sale this weekend.) I loved this quote at the end of the film, when the main character is speaking to her daughter. "....the... Read more
Basic Stepping Stones to Guide WLS Patients
Tuesday, June 02, 2009      2 comments

I went to my local Weight Loss Surgery support group this past Saturday, and found a handy dandy little chart (purse sized) that I want to commit to memory. It outlines the optimal "nutrition facts" for my meals after WLS. For each meal: ... Read more

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