Let the Journey Begin

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Man, I should really start posting more often!

Things have been going good with my fill. I could probably use another one but I am not sweating it. I am still losing and that's all that matters. I eat about 1500 calories a day and exercise between 30 and 60 minutes. I have been getting pretty hungry after dinner; usually around 11pm. I guess I should just go to bed a little earlier.

My son woke me up at 3am and my tummy was growling! Speaking of my son; he is 14 months old and still wakes up several times at night. Sigh. I have been putting him in bed with me because I am tired and I want to go back to sleep. The only problem with this is that I get woken up 2 hours later with toddler feet kicking me in the face, little hands pulling my hair, and poking me in the eye. Or, I wake up to him squealing with laughter because he pulled his socks off and it is 3am which means PLAY TIME! Oh how I long for a solid 8 hours.

Why, oh why did I buy skinny cow ice cream sandwiches and Edy's popsicles? And why did I eat 3 of said ice cream sandwiches in one day? What is funny is that the next day I managed to drop 2 lbs. Funny how that works.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fill me up!

Friday finally came and I had my fill under x-ray. It was quite a weird experience. He filled my band all of the way at first and man was that uncomfortable. He then removed some of the fill and all was good. I have 4cc in my band and I am feeling pretty good. I can still eat normally, just a little bit slower and I make sure to chew really good of course. I don't think I would want to me much tighter. I would not want it to take me forever to eat a meal or be so restricted that I can't eat certain foods. My next appointment is in 2 months.

What is really great is that since Friday I have lost 2.5 lbs. I have started walking in the mornings with my son in the stroller and my dog on a leash. We have been walking 5000 steps. I also had my husband bring my elliptical down from the 3rd floor so I can use it more easily. Seeing the scale drop this weekend has given me so much motivation!

FYI...you know you weigh yourself too much when your 14 month old scoots himself over to the scale and puts his feet on it. He is a riot!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friday, where are you!

I need a fill so bad! Bandster hell truly is hell. I am eating way too much with no problems at all. Yesterday I ate a large sandwich for lunch and today I had lasagna! I have also been eating ice cream frequently. This definately needs to stop. It is a big weakness of mine so I am going to have to cut it out completely. I know a fill will not help in this department so I am going to have to rely on true will power. I know I can do it because I have completely cut out soda which was a 3-4 can a day habit right up until surgery.

My fill is this Friday and I cannot wait! It will be a fluro fill so I think I will get some pretty good restriction right away. Something I so desperately need.

I also need to start kicking in the exercise. I have bought some Sketcher Shape-ups to wear everyday on walks and I have the 30 day shred DVD. I need to do both everyday but I may do a walk everyday and switch up the 30 day shred with my elliptical.

Today we went to a town about an hour away called Heidelberg. It is a big college town with a ton of shopping. It has the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe. We walked for 4 hours shopping around. I cannot wait to go back and shop for clothes after I loose about 75 more lbs. I think I am going to save up $2,000 to have a big shopping spree when I meet my goal. Maybe I will have my shopping spree in Paris! It is only 4 hours away. I love living in Germany!