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Goal Setting

If I can lose these 18 pounds I would be 199. I would love to see the 2’s out of my life. I am going to work hard to have these 18 pounds gone before March 1, 2012. That is my goal and I am will meet it. During my progress I have not been making goals on my numbers; but I think it’s going to be important to me some goals here on out. I was happy to lose any weight. LOL I must work harder this month.

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The Fill Questions

So I go to my Surgeon and get a fill on January 3, 2012. The process my surgeon use for the fill is one of yet a complicated one. After sticking the needle and thing in, I sit up on the side of the bench then he withdrawals the fluid. My guess is to measure home much I have in. Then he places it back while I am drinking water. During that process he asks me does that seem to stick or does it rolls smooth. After the first or second yes or no I am completely confused on what rolling smooth is and what’s sticking around. LOL.   That being said... Since that fill I have been able to eat more than I have since having the lap band. I don't like the fill process and I feel that at this point I should have a better understanding of the process.   After working out last night I was able to drink almost half of my bottle water before stopping. Now I have never done that since being band. I want to be able to know the difference of being filled and being topped off. No I don't want to be so tight I can't drink water but darn. I am work hard to watch what I eat and workout hard. But the purpose of having the band was to have assistance in my weight loss process.   Plus I feel like knowing how much I have in my band is important... it top secret at my Surgeon's office. I asked him what his target weight is lost for me and he act like I cussed him. LOL I think he worried that I am questioning him. But I really not..... I just want to make sure we are both on the same page.   The office I attend has several Surgeons there and I think it's more of a competition going on.   Oh…. I have scheduled another appointment which means more money on my side.     Work with Surgeon…LOL

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Me

Hello all,   Well it has officially been 6 months since my lapband surgery. I can say I do not regret my choice to have the procedure; I am glad to see the weight lost. I haven't had any problems which I think is great; no issues with food.   However, I must say I thought I would have lost more than 52lbs by now. I work very hard to watch what I eat and make sure I work out. But it seems that in the begining I would drop a or two a week. Now I haven't lost a pound and a month or two.   I am not complaining I really just venting. Like I said I am happy with the weight lost I have had.   So... Just wanted to share my LAP Band Journey.

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Update

Hello all fellow LP members,   It’s been a whiles since a post a blog. A lot of changes have taken place since my last post. One of the most important thing is I am still losing weight. AMEN! I am working very hard for every little pound that drops off. It may not be much but I am counting every ounce. LOL     I have people asking me all the time how much have you lost you look so nice. I am trying not to let it go to my head. But BABY it feels good to look at yourself in the mirror and say WOW is that me. I look better because I feel better. My friend status has risen since my weight has dropped on Facebook. LOL! Not sure just if that’s a good or a bad thing. My friends tell me that I am a different person and more approachable. I didn’t realize that my weight made me so angry, I guess I will label it misplaced anger. Since a label is required in my daily life while not label myself. LMBO   I have found a new love, Working out! Crazy right? I started out walking now I am running the running is like a rush. When I have the time I would like to run in a mini marathon. I am not going to say there haven’t been bad days but, the good days out weight the bad. The only regret I have is not getting the lab band sooner.   I am not tight but I have just enough to help me control my eating habits.     Until the next time!     Start weight 274   Current weight 222    

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Update

Hello all fellow LP members,   It’s been a whiles since a post a blog. A lot of changes have taken place since my last post. One of the most important thing is I am still losing weight. AMEN! I am working very hard for every little pound that drops off. It may not be much but I am counting every ounce. LOL     I have people asking me all the time how much have you lost you look so nice. I am trying not to let it go to my head. But BABY it feels good to look at yourself in the mirror and say WOW is that me. I look better because I feel better. My friend status has risen since my weight has dropped on Facebook. LOL! Not sure just if that’s a good or a bad thing. My friends tell me that I am a different person and more approachable. I didn’t realize that my weight made me so angry, I guess I will label it misplaced anger. Since a label is required in my daily life while not label myself. LMBO   I have found a new love, Working out! Crazy right? I started out walking now I am running the running is like a rush. When I have the time I would like to run in a mini marathon. I am not going to say there haven’t been bad days but, the good days out weight the bad. The only regret I have is not getting the lab band sooner.   I am not tight but I have just enough to help me control my eating habits.     Until the next time!     Start weight 274   Current weight 222    

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People... UGH!

One of the strangest things happened to me today. I went to a yearly meeting with my agency; and I saw a co-worker. She walked up to me and said, “Hey girl how are you? I see you have lost a some weight you feeling okay?’. My first expression was wow the nerve of some people. If I was ill what would make her think I would discuss it with her?   My response to her was, “I am feeling great”.   I have only lost 38lbs. I could only wonder what she would have said if I have met my goal weight... SMDH    

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Concern -- that I am not filled enough!

I have been reading and researching the entire Lap Band system for 2 years. All the literature I have read warns you have having your band too tight. I believe that is stuck in my head and that’s why when I go to get my fills I am so nerves.   I went to get a fill on August 2, 2011. I don’t feel any different than the day before I went to the appointment. I can almost eat anything but; I just make myself stop because I really want this to work. I can guzzle water after a workout better than before. I feel as if I have had a un-fill; I am scared that my band may not be in the correct place. I have so many things running in my head. Not to mention that I have gain 3 lbs since my fill. I want to call the Doctor but I don’t want to be panic for no reason. I am not in pain, I can eat and I am gaining weight.   I walk 3 miles a day, workout 4 times a week, I eat very small portion only because I use the portion plates. I just don’t know what direction to go.   I don't know how much is in my band... what size is my band.. and my Doctor don't seem to be open to discussing those questions. Any advice?    

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Getting crazy!

I am going crazy! The weight lost has completly halt. Yes. I am getting very upset For the last 3 weeks I have been at the same weight. I have been working out like a mad woman yet, no change.. My eating habits appear to be good. I do the three meals a day, I don't eat beef or pork, I don't drink soda or coffee. I have only had one fill since the surgery, and my appetiate has change I offened sleep, clean or workout to avoid eating.   I am scared to eat anything, I believe I am just going crazy trying to make my band work.. Maybe I am rushing things I don't know.    

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Gas

Well all I am officaly a bander.   The surgery went great however, I woke with the worst gas you could ever imagine. I am still a little sore. But I am trailing the path    

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Today is my day

Well today is my day to receive my long awaited lap band. Pray for me guys, for I have already prayed and I know God will take care of me.

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Day 3

Day 3 of the liquid diet and you guys & girls were all correct. It's getting better I want say I have complete overcame the shakes for some textured food. However, i think I am going to live on day one I didn't think I was going to make it. LOL   I must say this protein shakes are keeping me gassy.But other than that I am have no complaints. Come on June 8, 2011..   As I travel this journal I am learning more about my love for food...    

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Starving

Hello Lapband World,   I writing today because I need a little encouragement. Today is my first day for the liquid diet and I am starving. Not to mention my office order out for lunch. I know I have to do this and why I am doing this but just needed to vent.   Why does their lunch smell so good?    

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I have my date... :)))

While in Vegas received an email from the surgeron stating that I have been approved and my pre-op date will be 5/27/11 surgeron appt 6/1/11 and surgery date is 6/8/11. I am so excited and yet scared too. I know this is for me I have been thinking and praying for years about this surgury it was until I had a breast reductions that I realized that I really don't like this muffin top I have. LOL   I have been though a lot in the last 3 years and I am ready for the new me. I know I am going to have some struggles but with God on my side I know I am going to make it.

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Approval

This Lapband process has been one long and emotional process. It's has been at least 8 months since I started this process. I know it's going to be a life learning process so I guess the 8 months is preparing me. Today I received a phone call from my insurance stating that my surgery has been approved and I would just need to call my Doctor to schedule my surgery. My stomach dropped, I was excited yet nervous at the same time. This approval came 2days after I had to call the Doctors office, Insurance, and my primary Doctor to ask were was my status. Nobody new anything, the medical clerk told me they never received a request. After many phone calls I was told that this would be worked out.   So, today I am Thankful and ready!    

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It's all about me!

Don't you just hate when people tell you, “You really don't need the lap band. You look like you can work it off". Well if you don't I do! I had a woman at my church tell me this and she has had the Gastric Bypass. My first impression of her statement was, well don't that just beat all. She has lost a lot of weight and is looking real nice; why wouldn't she want the same for me... Not that I care about her opinion it's just as I am traveling down this journey I am look for encouraging words only.   Maybe her words were meant to be encouraging however, she has had GASTIC. LMBO! A co-worker who has had the lap band tells me daily how much it’s not worth eat while she snacks at her desk daily.   I am excited and I am working hard in the gym, I have my eyes set on the prize and I am not letting no one and that means no one get in my way of a new me! UGH! I feel better now. LOL      

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Mixed feelings

Hello all,   I am so excited about the journey of the lap band however; I have mixed feelings about telling my family and friends that I have decided to take this route. I said this because this summer June 2010; I had a breast reduction and everyone thought I was being so vain. I loved my breast deductions but, it made me see how much I really need to lose weight. Thanks to my reductions, I now look 7 months pregnant. LOL   I have so many questions! This website seems to be very helpful.

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