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Are Those My Cheek Bones I See? Things I Discovered This Week..

suzbuni

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So after a bit of a stall in weight loss, I hit a milestone today. I am now down a total of 40 pounds from my start weight. The last two pounds took their sweet time comng off but today I was so excited when I got off the scale I was jumping up and down -naked, in my dining room. Thank god my kids were still asleep. Now only 80 lbs more to go. I am third of the way to my goal and I'm use over a month post op. This week I made some discoveries I want to share:

 

First- If I'm going have any money left to buy nice clothes by the time I reach my goal weight I need need to figure out how to get clothing now for my change body that doesn't break the bank but I still feel good in. I bought a pair of size 18 jeans two weeks ago-$25 on sale - too big now. All my other jeans too big to wear out of house cause if I move around too much they fall down, or they look too frumpy because too big. So...I found a new second hand store that had just open near by a friend of mine took me too on Wednesday. It was nicer then most and had some really nice clothing for cheap. I got three pairs of designer jeans-one still had original price tag of $65 -size 16, all for under $20 TOTAL! - They were really tight on Wednesday, had to lie down to get zipped, but not so bad today. I actually got them on and up while standing up with no problem.

 

Second- Oikos Key Lime Greek Yogurt-If you crumble up a small bit of graham cracker on top, It tastes very much like a Real Key Lime Pie. 11 grams of protein and 150 calories. I felt like I was being so bad but I wasn't.

 

Third- When I was putting makeup, to go to meeting at kids new school, on this morning I noticed I had cheek bones again!!! So cool. I actually skipped to my friends car in my new not too tight jeans.

 

Take care everyone.



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wow 40 lbs in a month??? that's awesome. I was banded on 12/16 and i'm discouraged b/c i'm not shedding any pounds. I lost 11 right after surgery and that's it..I did shed some inches though b/c now my clothes are getting too big. I just long for the day that i step on the scale and notice a difference... So do tell us, what are you eating and are you exercising??

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Thanks for the positive feedback. It is funny how close I feel to all my Banded friends online here. My 40 pound lose started on Dec 4th on my preop liquid diet. I lose 20 pound prior to surgery on Dec 19th. Then the next 20 came after surgery in the last 5 weeks. It came off fast at first then almost total stopped for a couple weeks before last 4 came off. I was going to gym or walking on track at least 4 times a week til last 2 weeks. Then I just been cleaning out my house like a mad woman before nursing school starts back up this monday. I got rid of 10 bags of clothes(not all mine- kids too) and three trips to dump to clean out kids rooms. Laundry non stop. so even though I wasn't at gym, I kept moving all day. I have at least 2 protein shakes a day and/or a greek yogurt. That gives me about 45-55grams of my day's protein. I am really scared about not get all my protein in, so I have either one at breakfast and one at dinner, lunch or as a snack. I make either unjury or click in the morning. Sometimes with a bannana or strawberries blended in. I actually keep two cases of premade shakes in my car. I have muscle milk light(100 cal) and GNC lean shakes. I hardest thing before being banded was eating on the go. Running here are there for kids and getting fast food, so I have my shakes in the car and never have to worry that I am starving and need to crap so I don't go crazy. If I don't have my mornng protein shake I have an egg or baby cheese omlet. I have soup/ and small salad for lunch. I have been going out a lot the last couple weeks, since I have off and I was trying to catch up with friends. I just put the side items or 2/3 of meal in a to go box before I start. Or just order off appetizer menu. For example Thrusday I went to Japanese Hibachi for lunch with my girlfriends. I was really nervous, they serve it with a salad, which I ate and about 2 cups of fried rice and 1/2 cup of veggies. I got scallops and shrimp. I was afraid anything else would be to hard to swallow. I actually got stuck in the first two bites!! I was bummed, I think it was the veggies, to hard. I had two spoonfuls of rice- so it could have been that too. Not sure. I just sat there for about 5-10 minutes til it passed. After I then only ate the scallops and a shrimp. I packed up all the rice and veggies for my kids for dinner. Dinner I made a lot of soups, and mealballs or fish. Chicken can be ify. Can't always get it down. Steak not so easy either. I tried pasta for first time this past weekend. Just a bit or two. Mostly I just eat the meal sauce. I made fish last night. Tonight I had an egg for dinner, I went to egg farm with kids this morning and got a load of fresh eggs. So I had one for dinner. yummy fresh. So that's me. That's what I do. Good luck, don't worry if scale doesn't move for a while it likes to pause for a more dramatic effect sometimes I think. Ok I have rambled on enough. Take care. Suzie

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SO awesome Suzie! Wow 40lbs, such an inspiration! I know what you mean about keeping protein drinks in your car. I have a baby container (literally purchased in the baby aisle) that has three sections. They each fit one scoop (20g protein) powder in it and I ALWAYS have my shaker with me. I just never want to be somewhere and give in because I'm not prepared.

I went out to eat at one of our favorite italian restaurants where I would normally consume about three beer bread rolls, 1/2 of a huge cheese garlic bread and then a full plate of pasta. TONIGHT though I had a literal pinch of bread, then I ordered the grilled salmon with baked potato and broccoli. I had her bring out a box with the meal and immediately wrapped up most of it. I had "just enough". I'm still finding when that last bite it, you know. I also think its funny that everyone kept saying, are you SURE you don't want something to drink? I finally got a tea and took a few sips (timing it so I would not be eating 15min. before) so it worked out perfectly then I took the tea to go.

Have you had a fill yet? I'm kink of looking forward to the 9th of Feb. I've done really well, but looking forward to no hunger between meals.

Keep up the fabulous new you!

Mags

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Wow, you are doing awesome! Nice to hear your story! I understand the clothing situation, that's for sure. But I go to Marshall's, Ross and TJ MAxx. My friend came over yesterday and I unloaded alot of clothes to her. She asked me why do I have so many clothes if I am going down in size. Well, for 1, those stores aren't too expensive. And secondly, I'm gonna look cute in whatever size I may be!! I don't want anything frumpy anymore!

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wow thats amazing! very inspiring. its only been a week since my surgery but so far im about 15lbs down. hopefully ill get where i want to soon. thanks for sharing ur story and def keep us posted to ur success.

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Mags, Thanks for the idea. I like the baby food container idea for protein powder. I actually got an battery oped blender for my locker. I get my first fill on Feb 8th. I will let you know how it goes before you go the next day. I can't wait, I doing ok too, but willpower is not all it crack up to be sometimes. Mostly evenings, get hungry, I go hide in my room when kids start to snack. Would like to get the help from the band if I can. Suzie

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