Monday, December 19, 2011

I found your commits

My last few blogs had no commits and I just thought well that's what happens when you do not commit and keep in touch. But I saw Lap Band Gal and she said she liked my post.  Well I found them today, I am not out of the loop.  Thanks for the support. On word!
I did not get a fill on the 9th, go figure the old band girl tightened up on me. I rescheduled but I am at a really good spot right now.  Probably the best ever. I can still eat anything but finally only small amounts.  Hungry about every 3 hours.  And making better food choices.  I did try eat a Sees candy after dinner last night, no way, my band was having nothing to do with that. Weehee.  It is amazing that in just 3 days of watching what I eat I lost a lb. this morning.  I did get my blood work done today, thought I would wait unit I was taking my vitamins for a while but it is what it is with no vitamins. I will see what I am short on and take care of it. 
Oh the exercise.........I will get there.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

blog to myself

Hey Chris, you can do this. and only you can.  you know that Sees candy is not what you should be eating.  At one time you did exercise and enjoyed it, why are you not doing it now?  What is the hold up? You don't like gyms, so find a class you love to dance, do your Wii Just Dance.  Put your tennies under your desk again as a reminder to walk.  So you got on the scale today and had gained 3 lbs, are you surprised? No,  Lets see cookies at work, that Sees, cocktails with friends, snacking on cheese crackers, smoky cheese.
You need do do your blood work what are you waiting for? Oh haven't be taking your vitamins, so start today.
i noticed your size 12 pants are little tight, do you really want to have to go back to the 14's? I did not think so.  How about all those cute 8's and 10's you have in that other room, wont it be nice to fit in them.  Just get rid of all the big close, all of them, the big sweater and shirts you like to wear, be gone with them and never look back, never!!!
You have lost 62 lbs, that's a lot, the most you have ever lost at one time. 38 to go to get to your goal.  I know you have never reached a goal weight in your life. It is scary, not sure why. Look at your swimming pool and think of your self in a cute swim suit next summer. You have your son Kyles wedding in July.  A nice size 8 dress would be great.  What to do about the skin?  Don't know.
Keep going you can do this, get healthy for your grandkid all 7 of them. I now you want to hike with your granddaughter, start now she would love it and all those grand sons, you want to keep up right? Work you band and quit acting like you are on maintenance, you have a ways to go.  And watch the cocktails the holiday they are not good for you.  and drink your water and count calories. Just a reminder, love your self and eat well.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

19 mo. out from surgery, how far can I push my band?

I am not a good Blogger but each time I come back and read your Blogs I am inspired again.  I just got a new droid phone and hope to stay in touch more often.  So many for you are doing so well with your wt loss I am jealous.
My delima, I wish I could just ignore how much I have in my band but I cant.  I am at 10.5cc in my 11cc realize band.  No wt loss in months.  I have some PBs that are totally my fault but most of the time I can eat anything, all meat, bread, pizza, pasta. And that is regular bit sizes not tinny ones.  My portions are smaller and I follow the rules most of the time.  I drink 60 to 70 oz. of water a day, very little actual exercise, I stay busy and active on the week ends.  I know I can do more but...............I want to push my band a little more.  I want to not be able to eat bread and pizza. I want to have to slow down eating and take small bites.  I all so know its about hunger control. I do get hungry about ever2 1/2 hours to 3 and that's not bad.  It is all different on each day.
I have a appointment Friday for a fill, what to do.  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

1st Zumba Class

I am blogging this so I can not back out. I am going to my 1st Zomba class tonight.  I had to by some sweat pants to wear as every thing I have is really big and would not stay on if I move.  Up date tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I need some in put.  I was up a 4 am this morning with really bad stomach pain.  I looked back at my posts and realized I had the same thing in May.  This time it only lasted about 45 min.  I still do not feel that well but I am wondering if it is my gall blader.  I talked to Reager this morning and she could not say.  I do not have any other symptoms but the pain. Any input?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pics of me and Grand baby #6 & 7

  • This is me today with my new Grand daughter.  16mo after being banded and 66 lbs lost.
This is me in April 2011with my grand son, 13 mo. after Band and 60 lbs lost
This was me In June 2010 4 weeks banded and about 15 lbs lost.

I have very few pics of myself but I am glad I have the ones I do to see the changes.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Pooping is so different after surgery, Right?

Do you ever want to weigh your self after one? I know gross, but I was just thinking.....................

Monday, August 15, 2011

I love my band

Had a fill Friday .3 cc. bring me to 10.5 cc in my 11 cc realize band. My PA said we could go more than 11 cc carefully.  I am loving this fill. I have learned in the past 15 mo to slow down eating or my band will let me know. So by listening to her(the band) I am eating slower and much less than 4 days ago.  I did up chuck last night but it was my own dam fault.  Had to have just   one two more jalapeno pepper popper.  not a good thing to bring up.  I love poppers so I grew my own peppers this year and if I want them then I have to make them myself.  Helps to make the decision to eat them or not when I cant just go to the freezer and get them.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I ate 3 pieces of pizza

Thad's right last night I had 3 pieces of pizza, thin crust but just the same 3!  I had a whole egg sandwich the other day and I can eat like their is no tomorrow.  Sooooooooo I called for a fill and turned down a appointment for tomorrow because I have a big party to go to (lots of good food) and I had a fill last year on the day of this same party.  i made an appointment for 2 weeks and after hanging up the phone I had to ask myself WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?  I wanted to eat all the good food tomorrow night and wait for the fill I know I need,  so I called back and took the Friday appointment.  NSV for me. 

I am still studying (HeeHee) the couch to 3 miles program.  I will do it. Just not sure what I am waiting for.  The exercise fairy to zap me with her wand, Oh is that Reeger? ( my PA) I am going to have to come clean tomorrow with my lack of exercise ( walking 1-3 time a week for 20-30 min)  Please fairy come see me.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I need to take my vitamins

Thanks for the reminder from Lapband gal about taking vitamins.  I have been feeling really tired lately and I realize have not taken ANY vitamins in a few months. Eak!  So I just ordered a new supply of Iron, calcium, D,  B-1 & 12, Iron and omega 3.  I have lots of Multi already.  And once again I have added a  protein drink to my morning routine and guess what............I have lost 1.5 lbs this last week. I always lose when I up my protein. 
i am down 64 lbs and in a size 12 with a big muffin top :(.  My body is so different from the last time I was this wt about 15 years ago. I have an old lady butt, flat.  Boobs are longer and legs are skinnier and my middle is well a big muffin top.  What happen to my pear shape I had all my life? Its like I have turned up side down.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

in the 170's and my hubby is going back to work

I finally got to 179 this week. It took forever.  I do realize I have to kick it up a notch to keep losing. I am down 63 lbs in 14 mo. i really thought I would have lost a lot more by now. I have 37 more to go.  I am walking 3 to 5 time per week but I now I need to do more.  My last fill is working great.  Some days I can really eat and others are just how it should be, wish I had more should be days. Not ready to try a fill yet.
I am getting an above ground pool next week.  Are there any good wed sites for water exercise out there?
Oh and the best news of all, My hubby is going back to work on Monday.  May be less stress will help with the wt loss.
Things are looking good in my life these days.

and I cant post comments. I do not know why, sorry gals I am reading your blogs.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Another fill :)

WaHoo.  Got a small fill .3 cc on Monday and it is great!  I have had 2 unfills this year and this fill is working wonders.  I can go from breakfast to lunch without a snack, I have a smack mid after noon, and I am not very hungry at dinner. Wow I always new this could happen but after a year I am at the my SWEET spot.  No BP's , no up chucks.  I think it took me that long to learn to eat slower and take small bites.  Until Monday I could take regular bits and eat at a normal persons pace.  I have slowed down, take small bits and stop eating when I have had my allotted portion of food.
I have a new follower, 68 and I am behind by 6 lbs of keeping up with my followers and lbs lost.  I am 1.5 lbs from being in the 170's.  I found some size 20 pants from last summer and could not believe that was me 12 mo ago. I am in a 14/12 and large tops.  I have a stack of 8's and 10's  hand me downs waiting for me. 
I tried on some swim suits in Reno a few week ago and this candy bar looks better with wrapper on!  Whats up with the elephant skin on my legs?  Oh well I would rather have that then have them filled up with fat.

I have not been able to comment for weeks. I do not know what is wrong.
I cant comment

Thursday, May 19, 2011

OK 3/4 cup beans held me about 2 1/2 hours yesterday and today the same beans for breakfast and about the same.
1:45 lunch one corn tortilla about 2 oz pork, rice and beans. 4:00 HUNGRY.  not as hungry at night very small dinner.  No wt loss, need more exercise, protein, and water.  Fill appointment on Thursday so I will be watching closely what I eat and how long I am not hungry for the next week to decide if a fill is what I need or just a kick in the butt.
Oh ya off to Reno NV this week end with Hubby.  Haven't been since we got married 5 years ago.

Wishing you all a wonderful week end.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I just eat 6 club crackers and 1 1/2 egg salad in 15 min.  Do I need a fill? That's a lot at one time with no problem.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Better after a nice week end

Nothing has changed but my attitude.  I planted more in my vegetable garden, did a lot of mowing (exercise) and I am thankful to have a job.

Last Friday I had the bad pain in my upper right chest area. It came on fast and lasted about 2+ hours.  Any ideas.  I have never had that kind of pain before.  And I have learned the my jaws hurt if I am too full.  Do any of you have this?

Friday, May 6, 2011

I neaver post when I have gained

I think I did post one gain.  But I tend to go away when thing are not going well.  I am trying to change my ways.  I need the support of our blog family.  I am up 3 lbs to 185, and no I will not take my 60 lbs gone nose piercing out, its mine and I will  lose the lbs AGAIN. 
Did not get the job and did not get a raise I asked for 4 weeks ago after 4 years.  I am stuck in sooo many ways. And if things come 3's well I am there.  Our house has been in foreclosure waiting to get a loan modification with no results for 6 mo and yesterday I was told there is a sale date of June 15 on my home.  Well that's 3 and I am done.  I wanted go dig up the garden I just planted, eat every thing, quit my job and live in a tent.  Yep I am doing the poor me.  I almost made myself cry typing this, but nooooo I will not.  I know I will not starve and I will be living somewhere next year.  I know I love my husband and cherish my family and friends and I will get thought this.
Needles to say I am going to drink adult beverages after work today.
I am singing in my head the county song "theres a tear in my beer"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I said I am going to match my followers with weight loss in pounds.  That was at 58 followers and then 60 and I got to 60 last week and now I have 67 followers.  I am loving it.  Thanks to all my followers.  i have to step up my exercise.  One year anniversary is coming soon.

I have a job interview on Friday.  I have hated my job for some time and after 11 years and no raise for over 4 years and losing sick time some holiday pay, it is time for me to move on.  Change is hard and my husband is getting a little wigged out/insecure  with all the changes in me this last year since I got my band, lost weight and had my nose pierced.  And now a possible job change.  Did I say the job is grave yard?  i have never worked grave yard but I am definitely a night person so I am sure I will adjust well.

OK I just went for a walk in the middle of the post and I have to laugh at myself.  I was walking by a construction site and found myself holding in my stomach, that just cracks me up that i did that.

Monday, April 25, 2011


I am at the -60  lbs. this last week and see I have 2 more followers, so I need to lose 2 more lbs this week.  I got my nose pierced on Saturday to celebrate my 60 lb lose. Did It hurt?  OMG! I t hurt really bad so I took myself shopping and got a new pair of jeans size................12, I cant believe I can get into a 12, did I say 12!  It feels so good and I am more motivated then ever.  My sister gave me a lot of size 8 and 10 in summer clothing and I will be wearing them this summer. I did not think I would fit in them ever, but I have hope, It is surprising that at 182 lbs I am a size 12. I would thing at 182 I would still be in a bigger size.  i have had people ask my how much more I am going to loss and when I say 40 more they think that is too much until them how much I weight now. 
Happy Monday

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I need to keep up with my followers

Grand baby #6. Kolton.

I see my followers are growing up to 60 and i am 2 lbs behind. I will be there by Monday.
Thanks Followers.

Monday, April 18, 2011

What I did this week end

This is the area I rototilled and mowed.  Not sure if I will plant all of it but its a start.  I had sore arms and legs the next day so guess it was exercise.  One new follower so I better get one more pound off to keep up. Happy Monday????

Friday, April 15, 2011

58 gone and 58 followers

I just noticed I have 58 followers and have lost 58 lbs.  I want more!  May be if I bolg more I will get more followers and will have to keep up with the numbers and pounds.  So I need about 40 more followers to get to goal.  I am thinking I need a small fill.  I can eat every thing and big bites and a lot. 

these are my new twin grandsons.  they make grandchild #'s 4 & 5, 2 more on the way.

So many of you guys are such great Blogs and I love to read them.  I have not gotten the hang of it yet, all my thoughts and feeling do not come out very easily in written words.  But I am going to keep trying.

I have decided to plant a big veggie garden this year.  I did not have a garden last year because my surgery was on May 12, planting time.  I also realize I am not a very  good gardener but I really love to do it, so I am doing it anyway good or not.  i also love to can my own foods so I hope the garden will give me enough to can this year.  This means I have to work in the garden more and that equals exercise, I may be on to something.  i am starting seeds this week end in my green house.  I am doing zucchini, yellow crock neck,cucumbers, string beans, snow peas, carrots, lettuce, spinach, tomato's, peppers and herbs. We will see what grows.  I will post pic as I go.
Happy week end Band Gang!

Friday, March 25, 2011

I gained, bad word, bad word, bad bad words.

I really want to say WTF and a lot more.  Had an unfill last week and gained 2 lbs.  F.... it I was going to get my nose pierced at 60 lbs lost and now I am only at 55 lbs down, but I am going to do the nose think tonight!
Happy week end.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Did some one call my husband?

Had fill on March 9th after not losing for 3 mo.  It was great, I went for a check up 4 week later and lost 8 lbs of fat and gained 3 lbs of muscle, 5 lbs gone, not bad. My PA thought I mite be too tight but I said " I am fine"  wrong.  this week on Monday night I started slimming and could not stop. all night.  Went in to see the P.A. and had an unfill after she had to really talk to me for me to let go.  What I learned was to trust her and myself.  That means when I am too tight to go in and fix it not wait, because the wt lose was great (5 lbs in a week) I do not have to live in discomfort to lose, right?  Well she reminded me the band can only so 1/3 of the work and it is up to me.  Well I guess I have to step up the exercise.  Well the husband thing is, I got home and told him I had an unfill and he too reminded me, before I told him the about the  talk with my PA, that the band is only part and I need to do my part WTF. he got out my bike and fixed the tires so I could ride, got to love him. I think he listen to all the preop stuff.
I know that if I need a fill I can get one any time, that's the trust I have gained from my PA, Love you Reager.
It is my 5th wedding aniverser today.  and I am 57 lbs less then when I go married, and it fells great.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I think I lost my butt

This Pic was back in Aug when I still had boobs.
I am down 52 lbs . The changes to my body are really showing now. The boobs are long the belly is long, the muffin top is still their, bat wing arms and a flat butt. But I feel incredible about my progress. My NP said there is no time limit on this journey as long as I keep moving, Good one to remember.
I have been keeping track of what I eat a bout 50% of the time and I have only walked 2 times in 2 weeks. But I did walk today in the snow. How come when I loss lbs I am more motivated to do the right things and when I am at a stand still I am very lazy, wait I think I just answered myself, Da.
My band is pretty tight and I like it. I am not getting hungry as often but I do eat about 4 times a day but really small amounts 1/2 cup. My fave are beans, all kinds of them. I can still eat bread most of the time if it is toasted. Had a bad PB followed by full vomiting the other night. Chinese food :( ate too fast and out it came, you would think I would know better after 9 mo. Still learning and everyday is different with the band.
I think I will get my nose pierced for my reward when I lose 60 lbs.

Friday, February 4, 2011

I am doing the band dance. 50lbs gone!

It's been a long time coming but I am down 50 big ones this morning. I am back on track. I went to a support meeting last night and am always glad I did. It dose help keep me motivates. Got a good idea for eggs. One of the ladies at the meet said she uses large shredded wheat and dips them in egg and cooks them in a nonstick pan, flatting them as they cook and eats them like pancakes, I think I may try this.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Back in the saddle

Well its been awhile. 3 mo. I definitely hit a stand still. The holidays kicked my ass.(I gained) I was looking at my last post and did not make that goal but I am 1 lb away from 50 lost. I have been able to eat almost anything, 6in open face Sub way and pretty big bits. No PB"s, no sticking. Last week I started writing down every thing i was eating and that really helped. Yesterday my best friend Band (still do not have a name for her)decided to remind me she is still there. It took me 30 min to eat 1/2 a 7oz Lean Cuisine. I believe that it how it should be, right? Usually it only take me 15 to eat almost all of one. I have a n appointment with my PA next week, I was sure I would get a small fill, but we will see how the nest few days go. I am down 1.5 lbs this week. And got in a size 14 pants and XL top this week. I started in 20"s and 3X"s. I am cleaning out one of my bed rooms and setting up my Wii and a DVD player to exercise. I have found I will not do it in my living room. I got a Dirty Dancing DVD and it is fun I just don't want anyone to see me try the moves. Its pretty funny. I have to get in shape for the hikes I am going to do this summer with my son.

Friday, December 17, 2010

only 1.5 lbs to go to have lost 50lbs

OK, I should be at the 50 lb down by now, but.................I will make by Christmas. That is my gift to myself to be at that goal. I better get off my butt and move. One of my drivers gave me a box of See's candy today. I am not going to open it (until I am at 1/2 way, 51 lost.) I wont open it, I wont, I wont. I have been cooking like crazy. Apple pie, tamales,carmel corn,tacos, Hot apple pie(Booze), biscuts, usually if I cook it I do not eat much of it. So my co workers are loving it, I bring it to them. Merry Christmas

Friday, December 10, 2010


Before my unfill I could not eat hamburger, but I have had a little in the last 2 weeks until last night..........I made the best cheese burger on an English muffin, lettuce tomato pickles. Well about 4 bites in I new it was not staying down, yep out it came UP with a vengeance. It was the worst up chuck i have had to date, Dam Hamburger! On the up side I did not think I had lost any wt in the past 2 weeks but I just looked at my wt from my last Dr appointment and realized I have lost 2 lbs. Whip pee! I have 2 lbs to to get to 50 lbs lost. almost 1/2 way.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Has anyone tried Wii Zomba?

I am looking for some exercise to do inside and came across a Wii Zomba. It looks fun and a work out at the same time but I don not want to spend the $ unless I will like it. My unfill is going well. I almost think I need a little teeny bit more. i can eat every thing even bread. Still getting hungry every 3 hours. I am thinking at this point (6.5 mo.) that is as good as it is going to get. No wt loss in 3 weeks :(. but Thanksgiving dinner was really good. I had everything! I wounder why I have not lost any lbs? Go figure. Happy Friday! Chris

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy unfill

Wholly Cow I was tight. Had a unfill Thur of .35 1/2 of the fill from 2 weeks ago. I feel alot better. I can sleep without up chucking. I have the greatest PA ever. She always explains thing to me and is willing to do what I want, of at least make me feel that way. Apparently my stomach is not working with my head and telling it when I am full, I have to pay closer attention to my band and the little sighs it gives me. I go back in 3 weeks to see how its going. I love the not getting hungry for hours and the 6 lbs loss in those 2 weeks. Hoping it stays the same with the unfill.