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?! :)

12 comments:

  1. I'm glad you nipped that funk in the bud!

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  2. Heck yeah, every little bit helps! I'm glad you found a good solution for getting your medicine taken.

    Super proud to hear everything's going well in the weight loss area, too!

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  3. Oh I'm so glad! My BBF should be happy!!

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  4. Where there's a will ...there's away! XO

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  5. Yes yes - never skip a dose! Glad you are feeling better.

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  6. Okay...no more skipping meds. I'm glad you can take it in the liquid form. Glad that the fill is working for you. Keep it up.

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  7. yes! skipping happy pill meds is a definite no-no - I speak from experience! lol :)

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  8. Glad you are feeling better!

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  9. If I can ask... which happy pill is it? I am supposed to take Zoloft but stopped taking it because of the sliming, stuck, heartburn issues. I really need to get back on it. Never thought of crushing into juice.

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  10. new follower - will be attending Boobs this year :)
    http://lifeisjustbeginning2011.blogspot.com/

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  11. New follower here. Not attending BOOBS, but maybe I can make it next year.

    Glad you are feeling better and yes, every little bit counts!

    I am with you on the avoiding pills thing because of the sliming, etc. that can come along. I had to switch from one little time released wellbutrin to 3 big ones a day post band. I am lucky to get my morning pill down even with a pill cutter and an alarm alert on my phone to take them. Here it is, 10:00 a.m. and I still haven't taken the first one yet. Grrr.

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