Thursday, May 30, 2013

4 Days

...since my last vomiting episode.  It happens so frequently I had mostly stopped keeping track.  Now that I'm blogging for the world to see I thought I would share it.  After all, it's part of the journey.

It happened on Sunday, after I wrote my last post.  A little back story.  Most days I have to take liquids really slow first thing in the morning.  After an hour I can usually drink normally and after 2 hours I can usually start to eat mushy foods or smoothies.  After 3 hours I'm usually good to start eating real food.  Well, Sunday I decided to eat something I shouldn't eat when I shouldn't eat it.  And it didn't go down... at all.  After trying all my regular tricks I finally gave up and brought it back up.  I've learned a few things over the past year and 3 months of having the lapband. One of those things is that if it hasn't gone down and I'm still in pain about half an hour later it isn't going down and I may as well get rid of it.  I've also learned that when I'm really stuck like that a mere sip of water will instantly bring it all up.

I'm not proud.  I'm disappointed in myself really.  I know that I need to chew better.  Once I figure that out I don't think I'll have these problems.  It's just too bad I haven't learned the chewing lesson as quickly as I've learned all the other lessons.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday Weigh In

Current Weight: 227
Starting Weight (pre-surgery)t: 280
Goal Weight: 150
Dream Weight: 135

This is my starting weigh in for this blog.  I'm happy with it.  I'm 3 pounds lighter than I was when I first decided to start this blog, so that's a good thing.  I think I'm being more conscious of what I'm eating and how much I'm eating.  The "official" back on track day is June 1 so I still have a few days left to indulge but after that it's time to get real serious -eeek-

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Back to Basics

Yesterday a weight was lifted... from my shoulders that is.

Leonard announced his intentions to change his eating habits, starting June 1st.  He says he will be eating primarily whole foods- fruits, veggies, meats, some cheese and sour cream and smoothies.  There will be no more processed foods, grains, junk.  It felt good to hear him say that because I've been thinking for a while now that I need to get back on track with my own weight loss.  It's hard when both people in a relationship aren't on the same page or at the same place in their lives.  That's not to say it can't be done, I'm just saying it's hard.  And I knew that I needed to get serious, with or without him.  I'm so happy it will be with him.

I'll be back on Sunday (if not before) to post a weigh in so you all know where I'm starting.  I actually weigh every day.  It works for me.  Weight can creep on so fast and I don't want that to happen so by stepping on the scale every day I'm able to stay more accountable.  But Sunday will be my official weigh in day for blogging purposes.

I'm looking forward to revisiting this journey.  And I'm so happy I decided to share it publicly.  I do hope I'll make some new friends along the way and find some support as well as offer some.  It really is amazing what one can accomplish with a little support.

Until next time-
I wish you health and happiness.