How did I let it happen? How did I wake up one day to find myself at 286 pounds and completely miserable in my own body? It happened, I can't blame anyone but me. And only I can fix it. So I am. On December 23, 2009 I had Lap-Band Surgery with Dr. John Marsden. I'm down 100 pounds so far with about 25 to go.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm Alive!

I promise.

It seems like I've been out of pocket forever! And really I don't have any good reasons for not posting. I was busy at work last week, but what else is new.

I've been keeping close track on my calories burned and calories consumed and while I am down in the scale department, its not as much as the numbers say I should be. It will all balance out, I am sure. I am feeling rather zen about the whole thing to tell you the truth. I don't know why that is. Logic over emotion at the moment.

This morning the scale read 179! I'm pretty excited about that. I also went and had a fill this morning. It was the first time since October 26th! I can't believe it has been that long. I kept wavering about whether or not I needed one. And I'm glad I went. I got .4 put in (bringing me up to a total of 5.5ml) and even the tech said "wow, you did need a fill didn't you?" ha! They said everything looked good anatomy wise. Pouch looks fantastic and my guts are in good shape :)

Tonight is my monthly support group meeting and I am so super excited to go! I love seeing my group and to hear the encouraging things they have to say.

Another thing that is going on is that I'm starting to notice that some of my clothes are getting to big again. I have some size 14 pants I've been wearing that were a little snug right out of the dryer when I first got them, but this morning when I put on a fresh pair right out of the dryer, I didn't have to suck anything in to get them zipped up. And the XL shirt I have on is a little hangy-off of me these days. None of it is so bad that I'm having to hold things up with a belt or suspenders yet, but its getting there!!

This weekend I did quite a bit of moving around. On Saturday we cleaned out 2 closets in the house. Put out a lot of trash and made up 4 or 5 boxes for a garage sale at the beginning of May. Then on Sunday, I went to see Limitless at the movies. I love Bradley Cooper! I could stare into his eyes for hours. I really enjoyed the movie and it even rated a mostly enthusiastic "It was alright" from my husband. Which for him, means that he enjoyed it. After that we went to The Container Store and got some shelves for my office/craft room to aid in my organization efforts. My muscles are griping at me this morning but I'm totally OK with that. They will get used to it.

Well, I better be off and get some work done before the day is all gone. Have a great day everyone, and keep on keepin' on!


1 comment:

  1. You look fabulous, dahling! Thank god for group. Seriously. And thank you, friend. :)