Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pictures As Promised :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful evening, talk you in the morning!  XOXO


Hello my lovely ladies!! I am so happy!! I just passed my stone!!! I went to the bathroom (sorry if too much info) and there it was! I seriously am so relieved because I did not want to have to have surgery again so soon at least.  So anywhoo... hope everyones afternoon is delightful!! xoxo

A much needed post!

Liebster means ‘beloved’ or 'favorite' in German and it’s an honor to receive this award. The Liebster Blog Award is designed to bring additional recognition to those bloggers with less than 200 followers. If you receive the award, you should link back to the blogger that nominated you and nominate five more blogs. Also, don’t forget to let them know that you nominated them. A huge thank you to Rachel, Andrea & Jackie who nominated me:) Lots of hugs and loves to you ladies!! xoxo

So now for my nominations:)

#1- Molly SHe has lost over 125 lbs and looks rockin!  I haven't ever told her this, but she was one of the reasons I decided to do this, After reading her blog from start to finish I saw her incredible journey and sucess and said I can do this too! Her blog is witty and I think we would be get along just splendid in the real world as well.  She truly is an inspiration!

#2- Lucy She was just banded about 12 days ago and is doing great!! I wish her the best of luck and hope we can swap stories along the way and be a great support to one another:)

#3-Kristina She just was banded a few months ago and is doing great!! I just think she is too cute and her posts are always entertaining!

#4- Dwindling Dame  She is just about 2 weeks post op and is feeling great! You should stop by and check her out!:)

#5- Kristen she is over 200 followers but thats because she is pretty great! I love reading her posts and her recipes are pretty awesome too!

You all are awesome and there are so many more!!!

On the kidney stone front, went to the dr. yesterday there is still a stupid stone lingering... which i knew cause let me tell you, I can feel it.  It comes in waves though.  Sometimes I am totally pain free other times I am bent over in agony!  So he  is giving me one more week to pass it on my own or he will have to surgically remove it through my hu nanny(not fun) :( So wish me luck!

On a fun note- A few days ago we had family pictures and they turned out awesome being down 20 plus pounds really helps too!:)  I will post some later tonight!  They are on my home computer and I'm writing at work!:) Hope everyone is having a wonderful wednesday! xoxo

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two week Band-iversary:)

It is crazy to think how fast two weeks go, and how good I feel(minus kidney stones).  Today was the first day I have gotten to eat something substansial and let me tell you it was so delicious.  I had mashed potatoes and gravy. Yum!! I have realized that I still have some eating issues.  I feel hungry and I just want to shove whatever and however much i can into my mouth!  I am not quite sure how to get a hold on this but I am working on a few things that will hopefully help.  Now that I am feeling better I want to start #1 excercising . Recently bought a wii and have some very fun games such as zumba and ea active trainer that will hopefully keep me interested!  #2 eat more protein which has been hard during this liquid phase and I really hate protein supplement powder.  ugh #3 Journaling my food intake to keep me accountable and #4 Water, Water, Water!  So hopefully these things will help me stay on track!:) Hope everyones day is going splendid!:)xoxo

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

kidney stuff!!

hello everyone!! I have missed blogging, life has been crazy and slightly painful!!!:) Monday I had a four hour episode of the most painful pain in my life! After a 3hrs of an awful er experience they told me I have a kideney stone... so now i guess i wait to pass it? Not so clear on this, and to top it off I was down 21 lbs and now I'm up 2 lbs. I was so sad, and I am practically eating nothing.  I am very happy with the weight loss so far but just discouraged that its not continuing, I really haven't changed anything.  Has anyone else experienced this?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hello Ladies!!

Thanks for all of the positive comments, sorry I am not commenting back sometimes it will let me, other times it won't.  :(  I have had alot of energy and I'm super excited! It is my 4 yr wedding anniversay today and I think the first time we haven't celebrated by going out to eat.  It looks like its paying off though because I am down 20 lbs as of today (including pre op diet) woo hoo!!  I am kind of hungry here and there but I think It is more mental than anything.  I tried really runny applesauce today and it kind of hurt.  I think I will have to give it a litte more time.  Went through the biggest ordeal of my lapband life today, I have a uti and I got antibiotics for it yesterday, well needless to say if applesauce hurts you can imagine those huge horse pills hurt really bad.  So I tried crushing them, ya.... not so good either. I even tried mixing it in applesauce it did not help one bit. So I called my obgyn and she told me about this powder form of antibiotic drink that you mix with water and after a two hour wait at the pharmacy finally got it under control.  Now I am just worried about dealing with the pill ordeal in the future.  Oh well, I will take it as it comes:)  Hope everyone is doing great!!! Its almost friday!! xoxo

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Hello everyone!! I hope you had a wonderful labor day weekend!  I am feeling 100 times better, still a little dizzy and winded every now and again but pretty good.  I went back to work today for a half day(its not over yet) but so far so good.  I am just ready to get this thing going I wanna start working out and being able to eat more protein to keep this weight loss coming!:) I am down 17 lbs as of today(from pre op diet) so I am feeling really good.  My husband is doing a liquid diet  which is really sweet of him, and then when I can eat solids we are going to start a high protein and better (healthier) eating habbits.  He has been my biggest supporter through out all this, I don't know what I'd do with out him!  We went to his parents house yesterday for a labor day grill out and I thought it would be alot harder then it was, everyone was so kind about my liquid phase and apologetic about eating but really it didnt bother me at all.... I think food and I are finally breaking up after a 26 year lust fest! lol  I just have to keep reminding myself that I would rather have a pair of skinny jeans then a cheeseburger and food is only satisfying momentarily.  Weight loss will be much more satisfying in the long run.  Well, I  hope you have a great Tuesday everyone!! xoxo

Sunday, September 4, 2011

More updates and questions :)

Hey ladies!  So I am feeling better still not up to par but better.  I have been walking more and trying to eat/drink more which is super hard.  When I swallow I think I can feel it sitting in my esophagus waiting to go into my stomach which is very uncomfortable? Normal?  And my surgeon also said he had put 5 cc in my band just to get it to be a normal placement, he said I am the first patient he has ever had to give that much of a fill to... has anyone else experienced this? It makes me worry I wont be able to have enough restriction, he assures me it shouldnt matter.  My 5 cc would be like someone elses 1cc still confused about it?!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A quick question

Is it unrealistic to plan on going back to work on Tuesday, when my surgery was Thurs am?

I'm here just taking it slow:)

When I imagined this surgery and afterwards I was kind of thinking it would be pretty easy, which I am sure compared to other surgeries it is a breeze.. Me being a surgery virgin, I was not quite prepared.  I will have to tell you my surgery story later:)  It really all went very well and I have no big complaints but where the port is it is so so so so tender like I have done 1000 situps.  I hope everyone else experienced this, my surgeon told me it was because they had to dig in and attach it to my muscle(which makes sense)  Also, I have a heavy feeling in my chest and when I breathe, Im hoping its just gas and it will go away soon... no bad shoulder pain though!?  I would love to hear from you ladies to see if all this is normal?:) Thanks for all your wonderful comments and support it truly helps!  I am just looking forward to the next few days and feeling better:)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Brooke got banded!

Hello everyone...this is Ryan...I am Brooke's huband.  Brooke got out of surgery and is now in recovery and doing well.  I am glad she went thru it and we are excited about starting the more healthy rest of our lives together....thank you all for the support you have shown.  It really helped her thru the last 2 weeks.  Love you Brooke!