Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Back from vacation....ready for another one!

I have been away from blogging for almost 2 weeks. We were on vacation from work and some of my husbands family came to stay with us for a week. It had been 2 years since we had seen them...and it was a blast having them here! My girls have missed their Grandma and Grandpa alot! So it was great seeing them reconnect. And I get along with my inlaws, in fact I am closer to my mother in law then my own mom. They had lots of good things to say about my weight loss, so that was nice!

We basically just showed them around Colorado..the mountains and Black Canyon, etc. We stayed up late at night talking and playing card games. It was a relaxing, peaceful week and a half. I loved every minute of it, and it was really hard to say goodbye when they left.

Ok, about how I did band wise. I took a week off. It is the 1st time since I have been banded that I didnt weigh every day, obsess about what I was eating, and work out. I had ice cream for the 1st time since I have been banded. As a result on yesterday when I stepped on the scale I wasn't too happy...for the 1st time I had gained weight. But already have a couple of them gone, and in a couple days I will be back down to where I was, so I am not too mad. I had a great vacation, and I refuse to have regrets. This is not a diet, but instead a lifestyle and if I want to let go one week out of almost a whole year, well then I can't turn around and beat myself up over it.

I have lots of blogs to read to catch up, but I hope you are all doing great!

I will close it by sharing some pictures from my vacation.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My new outfit

I had a nice long weekend. We were busy most of it cleaning and getting our house ready for company. My hubby's mom, his stepdad, his sister and her husband are coming to stay with us for a week. It will be great to see them, it's been almost 2 years! My girls have missed their Grandma so much..and since my family doesn't have anything to do with us, all they have is his family.

Here is a picture of my my hubby took Sunday before church, it's my new skirt I bought...I love it! I see pictures of this like me and I can't hardly believe it's me...and it also makes me wanna keep going, and losing! I am so close to 100lbs down now...I love my band!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Dr appt today

Today I had my Dr appt. I haven't seen my Dr in 2 months...and I was anxious for a fill.

So, first off they weighed me, down 18lbs in the 2 months since I have been there. So that was cool! It's been a really great 2 months for me...I know it won't last, but I am enjoying it!

So the Dr walks in the room and does a double take, and says "you are just disappearing on me". That was sooo cool to hear. He told me good job on the weight loss, and asked why I wanted a fill, since I was losing so well. I said I am following the band rules, but my hunger has increased the last couple of weeks. He said, well you have lost 6 lbs every month for 3 months in a row...so ok, I will give you one. Well, he was confused, it's only been 2 months since I have been there, so I have lost 9lbs a month for 2 months...but I wasn't going to correct him since that would have probably meant no fill...So I hopped up on the table and he gave me .5 of a fill. And boy, restriction! I felt it right away as I was drinking my water, I took a healthy swig and it went down so slow I was afraid it wasn't going to go down...and he watches too to see if he needs to remove any, and I didn't want any out....I got it down!
So I am doing liquids today...and probably liquids and mushies tomorrow. My next appt is in 3 months, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving...I have mixed feelings about that...but I am going to keep it. It will keep me on track for Turkey day!

The more I lose, the more hungry I am to lose, if that makes sense....I just keep pushing myself to keep that scale moving down..I know if I stop, or take a week or two off, I will lose my momentum and it will be harder to get it going again. I want to get this weight off of me and get to my goal. Which I did ask my Dr about today, my goal weight. He got out his little chart and said 146lbs for my height would be the high end of a good weight for me. He said he would be happy to see me at 150, 146 would be great, and 140 would be in the middle of my weight range. So, on here my 1st goal is 160, I always knew I would want to go lower than that. So I think my ultimate goal will be 146...but I think I would be happy with 155. So...I guess I will just take it a day at a time, and see how I feel as I get down there....

Happy Thursday Everyone!