Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The second goal

So in an effort to not look at the big picture I have been setting small 20 lb goals for myself.  I am proud to say that I have now lost 80lbs and have reached my second goal of 250lbs!!!

The slight depression has relatively cleared up but does tend to rear its ugly head when I have a bad food day.  For the most part I am good.  So it's on to my 3rd goal.  I'm gonna keep trucking to 230lbs and then life may change again as who knows what will happen!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

A first Thanksgiving

I have wanted to do another post for like the last week but just hadn't time to actually sit and type it.  I have been thinking about this post for a couple of weeks actually because I have been having a hard time dealing with some things lately.  I went to the doctors a couple of weeks ago and told him that I was feeling kind of down because I was missing food.  I said that it's not the fact that I can't eat the food it's because I can't eat the food the way that I want too.  For example I can eat a burger without the bun and no fries but what I would truly enjoy right now is the whole experience of a good burger fixings and all and a side of fries.  I am figuring that I am going through what I would have gone through last year if I hadn't gotten pregnant and he seemed to agree.  So this truly was my first Thanksgiving with the band.  Oh and by the way I did just fine and I had my turkey and ham and all the trimmings and it was good even if it was at work and not my family!  Oh and for the update I'm at officially 253 lbs. and have lost 77 lbs.  and I am 3 lbs from my second goal of 250! To which I cannot even remember the last time I was that weight.  I'm thinking maybe 10 yrs ago??

Another first Thanksgiving is the fact that it's Steve's first with the band as well.  He is doing well I think but he hasn't been adjusted yet but he will be in a few weeks.  He's been losing weight and was 12 lbs done when he went in for his first checkup.  He doesn't like to talk about it too much so that's all I will say about that! Ha Ha!

The last first but certainly not least is Aaron's first Thanksgiving.  He is almost 7 months old now and really really trying to crawl forward that is.  He has the rolling and the moving backwards down pat but he just can't seem to get it all coordinated yet with going forward.  I know it's gonna be soon and can't wait.  He continues to be the joy of our lives and is always keeping me entertained.  I definitely do miss him when I have to work but it's all best in the end as the days I get to spend with him are priceless! 

All in all it was a bunch of firsts for all of us this Thanksgiving season and knowing that this holiday went well the future doesn't seem so dim and I'm actually looking forward to the Christmas season!

Monday, November 15, 2010

A continuing saga

I have been missing foods like crazy lately and the only reason that I can think of as to why is I miss the experience.  I can eat anything that I want but the issue is I always have to modify the meal in some way.  I can't sit and eat a big burger and fries or Portillo's beef because I can't eat the bread.  So for me I have to deconstruct the meal and only eat parts of it oh and fries are definitely out of the question.  I do have some good news though as of this morning I am down a total of 76 lbs!  That makes me feel better overall and my surgeon is just as thrilled that I have lost that much so fast.  He told me on Thursday that he normally looks for his patients to lose about 70 lbs in a year and he's so impressed with me because I have done 76 in 6 months! So for me there is great news and not so great news as I still miss food.

On another note Steve is doing great in fact I think he is doing better than I did when I had the surgery!  He bounced back so fast and when he had his post op appointment he had already last 12 lbs!  I am so proud of him one for going through the surgery and two for being able to bounce back so quickly after having the surgery!

So together we continue this journey and I know this is all for the best as we will both be healthier for keeping up with our 6 month old.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A new chapter

Today is going to be an interesting day.  All the while I have been struggling with living the "band life" I had no idea well some idea that my husband was watching me and struggling with decision himself as to whether or not he wanted to go through the same stuff that I do.  Well about 3 months ago he decided that for Aaron he wanted to go through with it.  He chose to do the lap band as well.

I don't know exactly what his thoughts are on the whole subject he tends not to be very vocal about those things.  Don't get me wrong we talk about things but there are certain subjects that he just doesn't talk much about and his weight is a big one.  So today at 1:30 this afternoon his life will change forever.  I for him hope that he will have the same success as I have been having and that by Christmas he will have dropped about 30-40 lbs.  I know that he will be happy and I will be happy for him.  One thing he recently told me while he was spending the day with Aaron was that he was so thankful to me for giving him Aaron and that he loved us both immensely!  He is the best!

So pray for both of us as we continue on this journey now as we together head towards a healthier lifestyle and that because of this we will both be able to enjoy that little boy that our Great Creator has brought into our lives.