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Blog Comments posted by SunnyRachel

  1. I weigh myself on Sundays. Yesterday I got on the scale like always, but this time my husband got on the scale right after me. He is 6'2" with long, muscular legs. He seems to only have some weight in his belly...but I always look at him as the skinny one.

    I watched the scale think about it...then POOF! His weight was identical to mine!!! I thought it was so funny!

    I was 280 when we met, and if he ever offered his jacket when I was cold, I could never zip it. Today, approaching our Ninth Wedding Anniversary this week on the 17th, I can go into the closet and wear one of his shirts, and it will fit loosely! I can't believe we weigh exactly the same. Now if I can just have legs like his! ha ha ha ha

    Thank you, lap band! :(

  2. I think our ideas of what "eating too much" is can be a little off at times.

    I thought I was eating too much, but when I went for what I thought would be a fill, my doctor was really pleased with my loss. They gave me a form when I walked in that I did not expect, which asked me what I ate the day before. I had to carefully put down what I thought. What I thought was a lot, he thought was pretty good. He made the point that a tighter band is not always the way to go, and I didn't get a fill that day. I'm still losing though.

    Maybe if you kept a journal until your appointment of what you are actually eating, your doctor can help you determine if you really do need one. S/he may think you are actually right on track. Giving them an accurate picture of your day might help their objective eyes.

    Congratulations on your progress! It sounds like you are doing great! That's very inspiring!

  3. Happy New Year!

    Something that caught my attention in your message ...

    "I must say that for now my motivation stems from a fear of failure."

    For me, I used to make goals in the negative for ages. Then I realized that by speaking the negative, my brain was not catching the not part. So for example, "I won't burn the toast. I won't burn the toast." My brain fixated on "burn the toast! burn the toast!!" So if you say, "I don't want to fail! I don't want to fail!" -- well, you can figure it out next.

    So now I try to keep it simple... "I'm drinking more water today," et cetera, kept in the positive tense... speak only what I want to actually happen.

    So what motivates me.... remembering how much fun my family has in the summer at Knoebels, a campground/amusement park, and how much easier it is for me to walk around all day, even back to the campsite, when I have no back trouble... and how much more comfortable I am when I'm pain free...and can enjoy those moments with them! Having more quality time with my family is what motivates me.

    I know you will make 2009 a fabulous year for you!

  4. Was not as scary as I thought, but I still acted like a baby. My surgeon tried to comfort me, and I tried to be funny. I said, "I forgot to bring my teddy bear." He just chuckled.

    It really was just a little pinch like everyone said...but you know, you have to try it yourself before you are convinced, right? ha ha ha

    So I asked what my band capacity was, which I was not sure of before. I have a 10cc band, and at the surgery, he placed 3cc at that time. So he asked if I wanted one or two, but decided to go right in the middle and give me 1.5 cc.

    I came home and mixed up a packet of low sugar Quaker oatmeal with milk. That was an hour ago, and I still feel really, really full... in fact, it's almost a little uncomfortable.

    Yay! We have more restriction!!!

    The scale had only moved three pounds since my post-op on 11/14. I wasn't disappointed, but he said it was time to get things moving now. I'm really excited!!!

    Happy New Year!! :confused:

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