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.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Sorry about the side ways pic. But the is My son, daughter in law and granddaughter hiking to one of the lakes. Thats my son. It will be me next spring.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

6 month in Band camp

6mo,really? What a ride! I never imagine what this would be like and do not know just how to describe the journey but here goes. Of course it all started way befor surgery. The waiting, the hunger, the "is this really going to happen to me feeling and will it work". I had no idea what BP"S, slimming, and stuck meant. I do now. i would do it all again and again. I have cried at the hospital in pre-op and at the Dr. office. I have gotten very angry with staff when I did not get the answers I wanted or the fills fast enough. If I can give any advice I would say slow is working wonders. I had to learn a lot and am still learning and losing. I feel better than I have in years. i am down 47 lbs and 55 to go. I am proud when I walk in a room in my size 16 jeans. and I have to say things have hot in the bedroom. wink, wink. So I have learned that in bolg land that if you blog it you have to do it, right? Well I have not committed to to many goals. But I have come up with one I want and it is scary to put it in writing. but this is it. my oldest son, wife and granddaughter hike. Yep Hike, I always said I am not a hiker and did not want to, but this summer my son tried to get me to hike to a lake in the mountain. I told him I just wasn't ready yet. Well i saw photos of some of the lakes they hiked to and said to my self I want to go there. I love the water and to swim and the lakes are the most beautiful I have ever seen( in pics only) I want my own pictures and I want to jump in the lakes and lay in sun. Thank you to all my followers and the help, sharing and support you have given me. I cant wait to meet all of you in person. Love you all. Chris

Friday, November 5, 2010

OMG I have restriction!!

Wow I got a .75cc fill on Tues. and wow I am tight. There so many things You guys have post about that I had not experienced until know. Like I had one bite of Fried mind you fish and out it came. I gurgle like crazy with every drink or bit I take and last night I was a woken to a big PB that went all over my bed. This happen 3 times in the night, no warning. I had to thy the FRIED fish one more time last night, I will never do that again!!!! I was thinking I need an unfill but I am going to give it the week end. I have been able to eat just about anything before this fill. That has changed and i am in the learning process again. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, Fooled me, Tricky Band. Good news is I have lost 2 lbs this week that bring me to -45. weeehee and my size 16 regular not W fit great. I have read many post and not comented, I would like too but... Shuuuu I am doing this at work as I have no Internet at home. Wish you all a fun and relaxing week end.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

1st gain and a fill

Got a fill on Tue. .75cc that brings me to 10.25 cc in 11 cc band. I am really tight, so far I have eaten cream soup, protein drink and yogurt. lots of gurgling as the food goes down. I am SURE this is the sweet spot. I new it! I gain .4 lbs from my last appointment. not much but a gain is a gain. It should come off quick with this fill. I am hoping to loss about 7 lbs by thanksgiving. That will put me at 50 lost. Happy Hump Day.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Going for a fill and the Holiday challenge

Well it has been 3 weeks from my last fill and I am still hungry every 2-3 hours. I have 9.5 in my band now and I am little nerves about getting too full, but I am going for it. I do not want to go into the holidays being able to eat like I can now. I had a hamburger on bread with cheese, pickles and lettuce last night. I don't think I should be able to eat that much. And I have only lost about 1.5 lbs. I think I will do the Holiday challenge.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

more babies

not band related, but I am going to be the grandmother of twins in April and another one in may. Three new babies in 3 weeks I am very excited. On the band front I think I need one more fill. I was sure the last one was going to be IT, but not quite. I am getting hungry every 2-3 hours. I have been eating mostly chicken and fish with soon veggie and staying away from carbs. No wt loss this week and that's OK I just want to not be hungry for a longer time. I have not had any trouble eating anything and no PB's,no indigestion, pooping good and feel great, if I could just get my belly to stop growling. Think I will call Reeger.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I am in oneunderland

Right on, Right on. I am finally under 200 lbs. I hit the 199 mark last week but did not want to post it until I was sure I was really there. I started at 199.8 on Thur and went from that to 200.2,199.4 and today it was a straight 199. i am feeling so good. My hubby & I went to fundraiser dinner on Sat night and I got so many complements I think he was a little jealous, I even got a public kiss and some hand holding. Now if he only had a job, Just kidding we are hoping he will back to work in another mo. Thanks Jen for the advice.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

5 mo. and 6 fills

I got a .25cc fill on Monday. I am really surprised how much I can still eat. I had clam chowder last night, chicken w/noodles today. I can still eat about a cup#@###??. I can fill it, but nothing bad, Whoopee! I also know this can change in a min. I must have gained at some time in the past mo but over all I am still down 41 lbs. The good news is of the 6.5 lbs loss in the past 5 weeks was all fat! no muscle loss. One lbs to oneunderland. I think I will paint this week end and work off come calories.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I love my band

All is well in Band camp. We are getting along realy well. I have figured out how to keep her happy and working for me. Although I have not lost any wt in 2 weeks I have not gained. I have an appointment next Monday for a fill, I think I am going to try a little teeny weeny one. Even with every thing going well with my band the rest of life is kind of sucking right now. My hubby is laid off of work and we have put our house for sale.So I have had some adult bevrages that have not helped with the wt loss. But I have been painting and cleaning to the house in good shape to sell. We went fishing with our garndson the other night and there was the most beautful sun set I have ever seen and I thank God for showing it to me and how lucky i am for my life and family. This too shall pass.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

40 lbs gone

Went to see my Doctor for a 6 mo check up. I am still on blood pressure meds, but according to them I have lost 40 lbs. My wt was 242 last time I was there and today I am 202 :). I am going with the start wt of 242 not 239, I know 3 lbs is not that much but I love the 40 lbs gone! I started in a size 20 pants and 3x top I am now in a size 16 and 1x top. If I ever get to taking pics of some close I will post them. I have some 3x casual jackets and 20 Capri jeans. If you want them site unseen e-mail me with your address.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


My band and I are getting along very well.NSV#1. I do not feel I am at the "green zone" but really close. I am glad I did not have a fill last week as I am working on my relationship with my band. I have not had any Pb's or up chucking, yippee! I still get hungry about every 2 to 3 hours, but small amount of food satisfy me. I did start counting calories, and I am keeping it at about 1200 per day. I have also stepped up my exercise to 3,4 or 5 time a week. I am 3 lbs from oneunderland. And my hubby called ME skinny the other day. I think he was horny but I still loved it. NSV #2. Saterday I painted my entire kitchen. this is somthing I could not have done in a day 6 mo ago, NSV #3.

Monday, September 13, 2010

No fill for me and looking for name for "the band"

It seams I am full. Full of what I am not sure. I am feeling like I need to learn a little more about my band before I am any fuller. I do need to name my band because it had taken on almost a life of its own. So we are working on working together and it really needs a name instead of just "The Band". I am sure it is a she. because she is not very tolerant of some of my behaviors, but I love her and want her to be my friend. What are some of the names you have heard out there?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Do I need a fill?

I have a appointment on Monday for a fill. Do I need One? I can eat about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of food at a time. I have PB or up chucked about 4 time in the last 2 weeks. One was on bread, I will no longer try to eat it. One was on spaghetti, I think it was the ground beef, so skipping ground beef. And one was chicken salad, chicken was dry and it was in a restaurant, Poo that sucked the 1st restaurant PB. I had leftovers last night and thought all was well and nope up it came. Too dry. Is this just learning what I can eat or am I at the green zone? I still get hungry between meals after about 3 hours and a small snack helps. But I have only dropped a few lbs the past 2 weeks. Do I need a fill????????? Oh PS I am liquids today.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Alls good in band camp

My last fill has been great. I am eating very little and not getting hungry. I have an appointment next week for a fill, how do I know if I need it or can handle it? I just went behind my office an picked a handful of blackberry's. Very Yummy. Cant wait to go to our family cabin on Friday. This is my most favorite place in the world. It is on the salmon river in Klamath National Forest. We have 100 acers of beautiful land. My sons and grand kids are coming too. I will post pics next week maybe even some of me. And we will be spending a day at Mathews Creek, the best swimming hole in the land. When I die I want my ashes to go into Mathews creek so I can swim forever.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

my belly did not touch the table

Went to lunch with my hubby yesterday at a place we go often and I looked down and realized my belly was not touching the table it was actually inchs away. I use to squeeze into the booth. What do you call that a NSV!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fill 5

Had my 5th fill Friday for a total of 9.25 cc in my 11 cc band. I could hardly swallow water, Yikes. Every thing gurgles as it goes down. It is very nice I am hardly hungry and can finely only eat about 1/4 cup of food at a time. The one thing I do not like is the goal weight thing. At the Doctor office we weigh on this body composition analysis machine and it give your wt, blm and a lot of other stuff. But as i loss wt the goal wt keeps going down, whats up with that? My original goal wt was 145 and now it tells me it is 138. I am sticking with the 145 that is 94 lbs to loss and If/ no when I get there I will see. but to loss a 101 lbs would be cool. I have a ways to go but with this last fill I think it is going to be easier. happy Monday everyone!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Check out my new look

Not very good at this blogging thing but have figured out a few new tricks. Now you can follow my wt loss and fills. Maybe next I will figure out how to post pics. I think the fill from Friday is kicking in. I have a lot of gurgling today. Why dose it take a few days to fill? nothing changes. I had a great week end with 2 of my grandsons (5&3).

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fridays fill

had a fill of .5 cc on Friday that brings me up to 8.5cc in my 11 cc band. I am waiting for the restriction. I can still eat about a cup of food at a time. I really thought this was going to be it. But my last fill took awhile before I felt it so I will wait and see. I have to be really close Right?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

3 months post op and 30lbs gone

I cant believe it has been 3 mo. The scales are good to me today I am 30 lbs down. I have had a few barfing episodes in the last week (Chinese food is out). I think as I get more restricted I am having to be way more careful how I eat. Before I was eating everything without any problems. How do you know when you have enough fills? I have a appointment on Friday and I still want a fill but the barfing thing is kind of scary. And I am sure they will think I am losing just fine. Thanks to all of you for your support. And...I got into close I have not worn in years, & Yes I still have them.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dreaming of Onderland

How many of you guys are with in 15 or so lbs. of Onderland? I have 14 lbs to go and am setting a goal for...............Oct 1st. Anyone want to join me?

Monday, July 26, 2010


OK I just ate a Taco Bell encharito and beans, all of it every bit. My next fill is not for 21/2 weeks. have not lost a pound for over a week. My band is at 8 cc out of 11cc. How full can you get. I can eat just about anything. My last fill was great for about 8- 10 days and then the pit got hungry. Help! I was out of town all week end and realized how other peoples housed have sooooo much temptation. Had some pretzel M&M's, Doritos and a few drinks. Humm I wounder why I have not lost any weight. I have a big party to go to in 2 week and will see a lot for people I only see once a year. I really wanted to be down way more. So the plan is Walk, Walk,Walk and no more snacking.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Crow is good with wine

Well, had my fill on Wed. that bring me to 8cc. I almost go a way without having to eat crow, until I stopped at Star Bucks and ran into the program director that pissed me off so bad last week. I apologized and she was very sweet and said not necessary she understood my frustrations. My PA was wonderful and spent a lot of time with me. I do believe I have good restriction. Yippee I lost 3 lbs from last appointment. no muscle loss all fat. I guess I am going to be OK, as you all told me. Thanks everyone. No did not have any wine, waiting for the week end for that, HeeeeHeee! 1:45 update OMG I am full, full, full and doing the happy dance!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

fill 3 tomorrow

I am really hopping this is going to be the ONE! I have 6.5 cc in my 11 cc band. not sure how much of a fill I will get Just hope it is a good one. I have to eat some crow tomorrow at the Dr. office after my little ninny fit after my last fill. How dose crow taste? What if it gets stuck, HEEEhee. I can still eat what I thing is a lot, what is a lot? one cup + ? I will never eat pizza again, it all came up after 3 bites, yuk.

Friday, July 9, 2010


I came home from work last night, late after visiting my dad and nephew. My hubby had cleaned the kitchen and folded laundry, what a treat. I love that man. Having a yard sale tomorrow and getting rid of a lot of junk. It is really time to lighten up in more ways than lbs. Wishing all you bandsters a successful and relaxing week end.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

1st goal

Only 1 lb to go to meet my 1st goal of 25lbs lost. I made the appointment to have my car detailed next Friday. I am sure I will lose the 1 lb. by then.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

cant eat today

Eating has been hard today. This is the 1st time this has happened to me. Tried eggs this morning only had 3 or 4 bite, chicken for lunch 3 bites and could not eat any more. Kind of hungry but the stuck feeling is keeping me from eating. i feel like I need a big drink of water to wash it down but I did that once and I slimmed, that was grossssssss! 2 more lbs to get my car detailed.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010



Friday, July 2, 2010

waiting for fills sucks!

Holly CRAP! had a fill on Monday 6/28 and still hungry. Called the Dr. office on try to get in sooner than 7/14 for a fill and you would think I was well................ not treated very well.! I am pissed. I had to tell the director to quit lecturing me it was not what I needed. After the nurse talked to me I understand why I could not get a fill sooner but that was my 3rd phone call and no one had explained it to me, just said no appointment's available. I cried on the phone which I hate!and I am embarrassed and feel really dumb. I am sure my file is flaged as a bitch now. I don't want to go back it is embarrassing.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2nd fill, how long before i know if I need more?

Had my 2nd fill Monday 1.5cc. Had eggs today with no problem. How long will it take for me to know if I need more. My surgeons office is really booked and I could not get an appointment for 2 1/2 weeks, I really do not want to wait that long if I need a fill. I am 7 week post op and down 20lbs, only 1/2 in the last 3 weeks. Time to get this show on the road. I could call and push to change my appointment. I think I will wait until Thur or Fri. Well just answered my own question. thanks for your help. PS had a protien drink at 7:00 am, eggs at 9:00am and its noon and I am hungry.

Monday, June 21, 2010

the sisterhood of the traveling pants

How does sisterhood of the travling pants work? I have some Jeans and Capri's I would love to pass on. Size 20


My son is married to a wonderful gal I love very much. As for me I had FUN, too much fun. My eating was OK but the Mie Ties did me in. I gained 2 lbs, shit. I got lots of walking and swimming in. I am worried that the small things are going to keep me from losing. I have another fill in a week and hope that will help, so far the 1st fill did not change much. I am still hungry. How often can you get fills? I am really ready to get this going faster.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

1st fill

Had my 1st fill on Wed. 5cc, I felt some restriction. Hope it stays. i do not want to be hungry anymore. I have been able to eat just about anything, so not sure how this will change after the fill. Going to Hawaii on Sunday, my son is getting married. any travel ideas, will be on the plane about 6 hours, hope I fit in the seat. Reager gave a card to use at restaurants asking to let me order small meals or off the kids menu, has anyone used this?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I have been hungry for weeks. had my 1st follow up on Monday and was told Yep that's how it will be until the fills start. What the crap, did I miss this part in all the appointments and reading I had before surgery? I really thought maybe the band had slipped or something else was wrong. I can eat way more than the egg size poach I was told i had. I was feeling really disappointed, angry*******************.BLAH, BLAH OK, better. 1st fill in 2 weeks, yippee. is this going to make much difference? of course I am eating regular(low fat) food with out any problem. will this change with the fill? I am totally confused and feeling really stupid. Going to a support meeting tonight, poor people.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I'am hungry

whats up with that? I am having a hard time not eating. I am hungry a lot! when is the earliest you can get a fill? And will that help? I was not expecting this! I am going to support group next week.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

magic cat purrs: I am Banded!!!

magic cat purrs: I am Banded!!!

I am Banded!!!

Wow! Its done. Back to work after 1 week, kind of sore. Had a bad experience at the hospital, glad to get out. only stayed over night but did not get released until after 3:00pm, BITCH for a nurse. Was in a lot of pain, waiting for pain meds. The good news is I am down 14 lbs. I am hungry and that is really hard because nothing has bothered me so far and no nausea.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

16 hours to go

Wow I cant believe it has gone by so fast, I am starving, cant wait to not be hungry. My hubby is going to stay in the Hosp. with me I am glad. the cats have to stay home and wait. I do not have Internet at home so I will post on Monday! Thanks for all your support.

Monday, May 10, 2010

2 days

Full liquid diet tomorrow. And surgery on Wed. I want this over and move on to a healthy me. I wish i could bring my cat with me to the hosp. you know Magic Kitty purrs. but they will be waiting for me to get home. Cleaning house this week end and found there stash, 1/2 a bird, a lizard and one dead mouse, good kitties.

Friday, May 7, 2010


I just want to say thanks to all of you for sharing. I have been looking at old blogs and getting a good idea of whats ahead of me from all you posts. I feel like i did before having a baby, I want to nest and get my house in order before surgery. Is too funny, the band is like having a new baby all kinds of thing to change and think about. Happy mothers day to all the mom's of kids and Bands!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

6 days to surgery

Ok, that was a big breath! Nothing to do But liquids until surgery. I think I will tan my bellie this week end, let it get some color before everyone is looking at it, yuk. OH and I lost my 1st 5 lbs.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

emotions are flying

Did the preop yesterday and back to Medford today to see surgeon and Kathleen. I was a little overwhelmed with info, I wish I would have had before a week before surgery. I was a little overcome with the $$$$ amount the hosp. wanted up front but I can handle it, may have to cancel Hawaii in June ( my sons wedding) some hard decisions to make. 1st day of liquids so far so good.

Monday, May 3, 2010

9 days

I have 9 days to surgery. Wondering if I should start liquids now or wait 2 more days? Mondays always seam like a good day to start things. What about sex after surgery? How long do you have to wait?

Friday, April 30, 2010

will check in on Monday, no Internet at home, I live way out of town.
4 days until pre surgery liquid diet. just a little worry.

Thursday, April 29, 2010