Thursday, September 22, 2011

2 weeks post-op - where has the time gone?

Two weeks ago, I became a bandster.  Today, I have absolutely no regrets, and would do it again.

Life has been very busy and chaotic, which does send a sense of worry over me; since I am really trying to focus on my eating and health.  Believe it or not, the routine I have seems to have stuck.  Even when I'm swamped and busy, my stomach lets me know that it's lunch time and it's not waiting.  It's been nice utilizing my measuring cups; and now instead of them being a hassle we are all used to them.

At dinner I use my 1/4 cup to scoop my sides of veggies, and my daughter thinks it's so great she likes to as well.  My husband uses it because he doesn't want to dirty another dish, haha.  We've become quit fond of fish as a family, and I'm surprised how well Little Ms. is accepting of it.  Her favorite this far is salmon, but she doesn't mind talapia or mahi mahi. 

Tonight is my husband's grandmother's birthday, and we'll be going out to eat with the entire family.  I am a little worried about that, for a few reasons.  I know that my band is empty, so I don't want to be tempted to eat more than I should, for the fact that if any repercussions do occur, that would not only be embarrassing, but painful I'm sure.  Also, I have no idea what to eat.  My husband let me know the restaurant, and he recommends some fish and a veggie, or even mashed potatoes, since we know I can eat them fine.

Since I have been able to eat softer foods, I've been trying to stay away from mashed potatoes, because in reality they are really not good for you (but SUPER yummy...I've always said they were my favorite food lol).  I've been gearing away from anything with carbs lately, in hopes that it will aid me in my weight loss.

I am currently down one pound since my last post five days ago.  I have been told by many that I should expect to plateau.  That bums me out, but anything I can do (avoiding carbs) to help, I'm going to try.  Since I'm still not approved to start exercising, the only real control is what I shove in my mouth.  My goal is to be as close to 200 pounds (preferably under) by the time I'm approved to begin exercising.  I'm currently only 5 pounds away.  I know I can do that, and am hoping to instead of plateau, just slow down on the weight loss.  I know I'm not going to lose another 15 pounds (because I don't want to stick with liquids again).

I'm off, I have some work stuff to accomplish, and have been so excited.  I accepted a new position that is one day per week (since I'm a full time student, it fits well into my schedule), and they're already thinking of adding some hours for me.  I may be up to 3 days per week, which although it's part-time, is perfect for me.  The company is also very amazing, and I can't wait to help do great things for the community.

- Until next time.


  1. So glad you stopped by my blog. I just love this blogging and being able to get to know people who are going through the same thing as you.FYI- You were banded on my Birthday! I look forward to keeping in touch. congrats on your success!

  2. A plateau right now is expected. You will lose more as soon as you're able to up your calories. Sounds a little backwards, but that's how it worked for me!

    You're doing great - keep up the good work!

  3. Congratulations on your new band! Your new life will be full of excitement and some set backs, but you will do wonderfully. Glad you found us Bloggers to help you through!

  4. I am beyond grateful for the blogging community. Whenever a comment is left it goes to my phone, and it's such a nice pick me up when I read them. They always seem to come at the right time.

    I'm still learning how to use my phone to comment back; and haven't gotten that far. Soon I hope.