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.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Coming out of my slump ...

Ever since I had my latest fill I've been doing really well with my eating and weight loss. However, it has been quite difficult to take my medication. I've had a couple of instances after taking a pill (not a big one either, maybe the size of a tic tac) where I've had excessive salivation and even some gagging and heartburn. After this happened I got nervous to take my pills and have been avoiding them most days. Which for anyone who takes "happy pills" knows is not the best thing to do! Well, I used to have one of my medications in liquid format that requires you to mix it in with some kind of juice. I decided today that I would try that again - even though I wasn't thrilled about the extra calories the juice would add. I needed to do something because I could feel myself starting to slip into a downward emotional spiral and that is not a good thing.

What a difference!

I feel so much happier today than I have the past week or so. I finally told myself that I can deal with the extra calories each day in order to maintain my sanity. Plus I even got my walking buddy at work out and about for an afternoon walk in/around/up/down our parking garage at work. I would like to do that every day at least once a day, and try to build up to twice a day. l need to measure it one day, but if I had to guess it is probably a half mile with the route we take. Every little bit helps right?! :)