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Six Months Come and Gone!!

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sandradee0124

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I missed my six month bandaversary which was 11/26. I was at my mom's who saw me for the first time since before my surgery. She was very suprised when I walked into baggage claim at DFW. I got a lot of positive reinforcement at her house (not from her but from everybody else). Since I decided to do lap band back in January I'v lost about 84 lbs. I'm under 200 for the first time in 6 years and I wear size 14 pants. My arms are horrendous and I am going to focus on them with a trainer (still in 16W), but I'm very very pleased with it all.

 

I had a terrible Thanksgiving. I am still very reactive to stress, and I was stressed out that morning trying to get everything done. At 52, you would think I wouldn't feel like a bad child around my mom, but I do. I took the first tiny bite of mashed potatoes and it CAME RIGHT BACK UP. Luckily in my napkin, but it was like potato slime. Nothing else would work so I just pushed food aound my plate and pretended to eat but my aunt and daughter caught me. I got better by Friday but I realize how stress affects me. This never used to happen. I just got home last night and I feel somewhat better. We worked out every day but Thursday and I lost another 4 lbs last week so I'm happy. My goal is to be at goal by my 1 year anniversary which is 6 months and about 50 lbs away.

 

I have to go back to work this afternoon; I have an interview with a company closer to home this morning. Nice to "see everyone" again and wish me luck today!

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Totally get the "Mom" thing... sorry that your holiday was effected by stress. My mom has not mentioned a thing about my weight as well ( she did when I was fat though) I use this as inspiration to loose MORE!!! You have done a fabulous job!!! Be proud of yourself!!! My GOD 84lbs is a HUGE deal and you are certainly getting praise from me!!! You are an inspiration to all of us that read your blog!!! Happy Anniversary!

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Happy Bandiversary! And I do get the mom thing as well, amazing how they can still effect us! Sorry about the stressfull Thankgiving, too. I hope you are around people who do not effect you that way for Christmas! You have done an amazing job! I know you will be at your goal by your next anniversary! Keep up the great work!!!!

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Good Job!!! You have worked really hard and I bet you look great!!!! I guess in regards to the whole family stress thing, you can tell yourself that it is their problem and not yours...:blink: Keep up all the great work and you are really on your way to the much.better healthier you... Alisa

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Sandradee - Congratulations. I'm in the DFW area, so that caught my eye in your post. Hope you had good luck at the interview. You're doing great by the way.

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Will be waiting to hear how the interview goes . . .they'll love you, I know it! Stress is a bugger .. . sounds like you dealt with things as best you could. Wonderful weight loss - congratulations!

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Catching up...sounds like all is going well and happy 6 mo. Bandiversary! Good luck with the interview and the next eye (both my parents have macular degeneration, and being an artist my vision is something I appreciate). Hope all that vomiting at least gave you some WL! ((hugs)) BG

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HI SANDRA

I BELIVE THE MOM THING IS UNIVERSAL. ALL HELL BREAKS LOSE WHEN MOM IS ON HER WAY!!!!!! I'M CONCERNED THOUGH ABOUT YOU SAYING THA T YOU HAVE TO GET TO GOAL BY YOUR BANIVERSITY. YOU HAVE DONE GREAT SO FAR, THAT I WOULD HOPE YOU ARE NOT GOING TO ADD MORE STRESS ON YOURSELF BY HAVEING TO GET TO A NUMBER. SURE, AIM HIGH, BUT IF YOU ENDED 10LBS SHORT BY THAT MAGIC DATE YOU WOU;D SEE YOURSELF AS A FAILURE.

BASK IN YOU SUCCESS AND ENJOY THE RIDE TO FAT FREEDOM!!

TAKE CARE, WE ARE ALL HERE FOR EACH OTHER........

DEBI

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Sandradee, I am so glad that you are back. You feel like an old friend to me on this site. I was afraid that you didn't like the new format and you were not going to post.

I wish you the absolute best on your interview. I am sure that anyone who meets you will love you. I do get the stress. I am an emotional eater who is learning not to use food as an emotional crutch. I actually loss weight over Thanksgiving as well. It was the first time in my life. Keep up the great job!:D

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