Wednesday, September 14, 2011

hair and burbs oh my!!

Wow had forgotten how long it has been since I last posted. Alot going on around the house front. Normal summer stuff and the all present kid drama.  You would think as old as my kids are thing would calm down but no such luck LOL 

well I did get a fill this month, I was only down 7 lbs from last month. which bummed me out but it beats gaining 7 lbs. I know alot of people would love losing that much.

I have noticed with this fill I am very tight, and really restricted on eating.  I am not sure if maybe I am too tight or not. The reason I am wondering is that seems no matter what I eat or drink or how fast or slow I go I get the burps so bad.  Anyone got any ideas on this?

The other HUGE concern I have is with the amount of hair I have started losing. I didnt when I first had the surgery but the last month or so I feel like a shedding dog. I am talking handfulls at a time.  I asked the Dr about this he said it was normal and should be stopping soon.  Anyone else have this happen to them?

I have still been trying all kinds of food and still havent found any I can eat. just not the amounts as before.  So knowing this and knowing what works for my body ( carbs are sooooooooo bad for me) I try to stay away from the bad except for very small amounts and stick with the protien.

I hope everyone else is having a great summer and enjoying great success on this journey.


Monday, August 8, 2011

No fill

Well went to the Dr today and I was down 12lbs more. I am almost down 60 lbs total since the 6th of May. I didnt get a fill today, I think I am ok with where I am at.  This would have been my 3rd one.  I know I can eat a about 1/2 an ounce more food then what he wants me to and with that amount more if I do eat it I am stuffed and uncomfortable.  So he said we would wait to see how I was doing next month.

I had packed away some of my skinny clothes so the other day I thought what the heck I will get them out and see how much more I have to lose to get into them.  I got into them all, it was so exciting.

I have been missing in action for a few weeks, didn't realize I had been gone so long.  We have had great weather and so have been doing other stuff.  Also been doing a bunch of sewing for my granddaughters.

I have been out riding my bike, not every day cause it has been so hot even in the evenings.

Well I hope everyone has had a great week

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lesson learned.

Thanks for all the concern, I for sure have learned my lesson but good.  No need to go to the DR I am fine and the band seems to be doing what is suppsoed to.  I did the liquids that evening and the next day I was good with food again.  I made sure to take it easy and only did soft stuff.

Thank goodness it is the weekend, work has been such a pain the last few days. Driving me crazy with schedule changes and special projects going on.

We went boating last weekend and next weekend they have a big boat races and do all kinds of stuff so we are going to that.  This weekend just staying at home, I hope to get some sewing done.  I have cut out a bunch of summer clothes for my granddaughters. Might check out some yard sales even.  Always on the look out for more fabric and sewing things.  Like I need any more I have about 5000 yards of material as it is. Can we say hoarder. LOL

So what are you plans for the weekend? Are you being hit by that crazy heat wave? If so make sure to stay cool and not get over heated.

Have a great one.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What the heck was I thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I dont know why but yesterday I ate and ate and ate, even though my stomach was YELLING at me to stop, nothing would do tell I made my self sick. Some kind of crazy breakdown I guess.

Now today I havent been able to eat anything, not even my protien drinks and have managed about 1 cup total of water. Dont feel like I am going to toss my cookies but just seems my stomach is bloated and when I did try to drink or eat I got maybe one bite or a swallow and felt like I was stuffed and couldnt get anything else in there.  So I figure it's payback for the way I treated it yesterday.

If tomorrow is the same I will call the Dr make sure I didnt screw myself up.

So anyone else ever do this?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

where did the week go

Well today is my last day of vacation and it's back to work tomorrrow.  Had a wonderful weekend, a friend of ours has a boat so we went boating and then came home today. Had great weather for it, it started out kind of cloudy but then the sun came out.

We stopped to eat and I think this has been the first time we have gone out to a resturant. It took me awhile to deicde what to try to eat. I got to thinking that what was the point since I couldnt eat any of the great looking meals they had in the menu. But I got rid of that thought and ordered a small meal and brought most of it home.

I have noticed that with this second fill I can really tell the difference from the first one.  With the first it seems like I could eat so much more, even though I tried to make sure I didnt. With this fill if I eat to much I get the stuck sick feeling which I have discovered is NO fun.

So what have all of you been up to on this great weekend?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

missing in action

I have been missing for awhile and honest have a good reason.  Not sure how many people are like me but there I times that  I LOVE to be in  the house alone when everyone is gone or at work. But because of how many people that live with us it is very few and far between times when this happens.  Most times when it does it's only for a couple hours or so.  Well this week everyone was gone all week YEAHHHHH.  So I got the days to myself and then my husband and I got the evenings by ourselves.  Now dont get me wrong, I love my kids and grandkids but some days it is a nut house here.  My daugher and son-in-law with their 5 kids and my son and his daughter all live with us.  My son-in-law just got custody of his 3 boys, how could we tell them no they cant come live with us.

Anyway back to the weight loss. Since my last fill a month ago I have only lost 10 lbs.  I thought it should have been more, but I know why I havent.  I started on regular food and have wanted to try and see what I couldnt eat.  So far there is nothing that I cant eat. So now it's me putting a stop to eating bad and eat the right stuffl

I did go for my second fill yesterday and he put in 2 1/4 cc. I can sure fill the difference in this one compared to my first one.

So how are you doing?  Any good tips or ideas to help me and others along the way?  I can use all the help I can get  lol.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

birthdays and real food

Well my birthday was all I could have asked for.  I did get my bike from my DH and he made sure to get me the helmet, lights, and mirror to attach to the handle bar. I got on it the first time and thought I was going to take out one of our bushes LOL.  I had forgotten how long it has been since I last rode a bike.

My daughter made my cake and my son-in-law cooked a really nice steak for me. Not that I could eat that much but it was the thought that counted. My grandkids made me cards, and then sang Happy Birthday to me.

Well as you can tell I am on to solid foods yeah, have to say I have been trying a bite of everything so far. I want to see if there is stuff I cant eat. Nothing has bothered me so far other then eating to fast. I had a stuck period, not fun at all.

My DH is going to do a cook out so we will have all the kids and some friends over to eat. It has been so pretty today not clouds in the sky and tomorrow is supposed to be the same.

Hope everyone has a fantastic 4th of July and have a safe one.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

One of those days :(

It has been one of those days, work was such a pain. Where I work shuts down for a week or so twice a year. But they have special projects going.  OMG trying to figure out who is working and who is not then this one gets upset cause they dont want this shift or that one.  It is crazy, I have been at the schedule for 3 days now and will have to work on it again tomorrow.

they had free donuts and coffee today at work. I wanted one so bad (stress eating) but I didnt, stuck to my mussies.

well hope everyone has had a better week then me LOL one great thing I am down about another 4 lbs.

I need to retake my measurements and see what I have lost there. I still havent gotten into any big excerise program which I probably need to, but I have been walking and am hoping to get a bike for my birthday, which is just a few days away.

have a great friday gang

Monday, June 20, 2011

4 days to the weekend LOL

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  If you were with your Dad or with your hubby I hope that was wonderful. My dad passed away several years ago, but I think of him often.

Me and the hubby went to a yard sale on friday, I got the best deal, a rug cleaner for $3.00 and the woman promised it works. It looks brand new. The need to be out of their house and so they had stuff marked to go. I saw the same one at Lowes for almost $200. My hubby got a huge pile of lumber all in great condition for $10.00. Love deals like this LOL

Well mussy food is still on the menu, but it beats all liquids.

It has been great weather here, supposed to be in the 90's later this week.

Not a lot going on with me, just glad not to be sick.

Well I am going to go finish a dress I am sewing for my grandaughter. Yesterday when I worked on it, if anything could go wrong it did. Just one of those days I guess.

Have a great week gang,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1st fill

Ok the first fill wasnt to bad, I think it hurt more when he pulled the needle out then when he was putting it in. LOL

He said I was doing great, I am down 38 lbs. I told him I had been worried that I wasnt doing good at all. He said I was in the top 10% the others that he has. Made me feel good.

I made sure to ask what size band I have and how much he filled.  So I have the large band and it holds 14cc and today he filled it with 3.5 cc. It was kind of weird trying to decide if the amount was right. He put so much in first and then had me drink and then after decided I could use some more. The one strange thing, was that my left shoulder started hurting again like it did right after surgery.  I still have some pills that he gave me for that, so I took one of those.  Has any one else had that same thing happen? Has me wondering if maybe I am too full or just iratated my stomach from him pushing and filling me up.

Does kind of trip you out when he has you sit up with the needle sticking out. LOL So now its back to liquids for 48 hrs oh yeah LOL but two more weeks and its real food for me, cant wait. 

Well need to go do a couple things before dinner (brorth) have a great evening all

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy monday

Well hope everyone had a great weekend. We did go fishing and caught our limit. Then gave it to a friend of ours since we wont eat it.

Well I go Thursday for my first fill. Not sure what happens so am a little worried but not to much. You know considering how much I used to eat and how much I am eating now, you would think the weight would be falling off, like 5+ pounds a day. but I guess most people think that way too, or maybe just me LOL.

I do know haven't been getting enough water, but gosh it seems like it takes me so long to drink my protein drinks then my 3 mussy meals that I don't have time to drink.  something I need to work on for sure.   Any tips or ideas?

Well gang that it for today have to go watch my Mariners baseball.

Friday, June 10, 2011

happy weekend

I hope it is good this weekend, they have free fishing weekend here where I live. My DH go every year, just him and I.  It's funny cause if we use worms I wont bait my hook, if I catch a fish I wont take it off and I dont eat the fish. I just like reeling them in LOL.

As far as eating it is going ok, I think I have went over my ounce of food a couple times. I have tried to stay in line.  I have been able to walk some, now that I am feeling better.  I feel like my weight is stalled, but I go to the DR for my first adjustment next week. 

well everyone have a great weekend,

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

one month

Well it has been 1 month as of yesterday that I had surgery.  As far as that I am feeling good, still have the other hanging on.

I started mushies but have to say that since I started them seems I am more hungrey. I do have a question, because I am having a problem with the protien drinks. I have bought a few different ones but they all seem so sweet. I dont know if I can keep this up for the rest of my life if I have to drink those forever.

Any ideas ?

Friday, June 3, 2011

wont go away

Well this crap is still hanging around with me, but I am getting better.  If I could get it out of my lungs. Well one more day and it's mussy time YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. 

Well we have had some great weather, even if I havent felt like enjoying it. I hope everyone else has also.

I do have a queston, what kind of schedule do you use to make sure to get your meals, protien and water?
I know I am not doing as good as I should but it seems like there isnt enough time in the day.  Any ideas and help would be great.

Monday, May 30, 2011


Well I have been MIA for a few days, it has been years since I have been this sick.  It has really kicked my butt.  I am starting to feel half way normal today.

I know one thing, that I havent been able to get all my drinks down but I hope to do better today. I hated that I was sick my whole 3 days off, but better then having to miss more work.

So I hope that everyone else has had a fantastic weekend and been able to spend time with loved ones.

Well better go see what the herd  is up to the grandkids want us to take the atv's out into the pasture to ride so have to see what grandpa thinks. He is such a pushover when it come to them. LOL

Have a great day gang,

Thursday, May 26, 2011


One of the great things about blogging, is having people make comments.  They are filled with such support and great ideas, it has made this trip so much better.   So I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you great people that leave comments.

Well broke down and went to the Dr. today because of how sick I am feeling. Seems I got hit good, with a sinus infection and bronchitis. He gave me an antibiotic and cough syrup I hope that it takes effect some before the weekend. I would hate to have 3 days off and be sicker than a dog.

So what kind of plans do you have for the weekend?  I hope where ever you are that it's a perfect day and you have the best time of your life.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

that was weird

Haven't blogged in a few days and then when I tried to sign in it said it wasn't active. Crazy stuff. LOL

Well had just gotten to the point that I was feeling really good, no shoulder pain so I didn't have to take the drugs the DR gave me and I had started walking.  Well the grand kids came home with a cold and so it went to everyone in the house but me. Now that they are all getting better guess who ends up sick  ME :(   I hate missing work, since I had already missed  a few days because of the surgery.  Oh well I guess that's life and if that's the worst I can complain about then my life is pretty good.

There is another woman at work who had the lap bad done the same day as I did.  She keeps complaining how hungry she is. I think it's more in her head then really being hungry.  I know that I really am not but I am lucky that my daughter still lives at home and does the cooking so I don't have to fool with the food right now. Maybe that is why is hasn't bothered me so much.

Well I am off to go curl up on the couch with my kleenx box.  everyone have a wonderful day.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Today post doesnt really have a lot to do with the band.  But a couple of other things on my mind today.

Do you have an obsession? I have to confess I have 2 and knowing what my weakness is you would think I would stay away but I am addicted.  So let me confess, my 1st and by far the most excessive is when it comes to sewing and FABRIC. I measured it once and had over 4000 yards of material, now I have bought sooooooooooooo much more I am probably close to 5000 yrds.  Is that crazy or what? I go to yard sales and second hand stores and when I find a great deal on a fantastic piece I buy it. I will probably croak before I ever get half of it sewed LOL.   I just added a new baby to my collection and its a 1947 White sewing machine. Now this makes 5 that I own. I am one of those that paid more for my machine then I did for my car.

My second obsession is earrings, I have over 400 pair. Now they dont have to be expensive just big and gaudy is what I love. LOL  But I only wear them once in a blue moon,  I have some that I have never worn.  Crazy I know.

Second thing on my mind today is about that show about extream couponing, do any of you watch it? Are any of you into it?  Not that I need another obession but I really want to get started in doing this.  I have a good size herd still living at home and this would help a bunch.  So if you are give me tips and tricks that work for you, I need all the help I can get.

Hope this has been a great weekend for everyone.

take care

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Saturday Everyone

Yesterday was fantastic about 80, and sunny.  today not so good, looks like it could rain some.  I did go out and walk yesterday and plan on it later today. I had to run errands this morning and need to do a bit of housework (yuck) then will try to go for my walk.

Talking about walking, I never realised how much you have to walk to get 10,000 steps a day.Where I work for our insurance to get a discount for the next year they come up with things you have to do.  So the thing we have to do for a month is to count how many steps we take a day. The sent us a peodometer to wear, so I started with it yesterday. I thought as much as I walk at work and home and then the walks I am taking would add up in no time.  Boy was I wrong, I got 8050 steps in.  Guess that is better then nothing.

Thanks for the info on who to see about my blog, have to do that.

Also thanks for the ideas on mushy stuff.  I am making a list so I have it all on hand. I even went out and bought little containers so I can have them all ready to go.

I hope everyone one has a fantastic weekend, 


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Afternoon all

As promised I am finishing my blog from this morining.  I have started to excerise and have managed 3 days so far  YEAH ME !  since I still have some pain I am starting out slow.  I did the WII for 30 minutes on Tue and walked for 45 minutes on Wed and today walked about 30 minutes.

I took a peek at some of the blogs of fellow bloggers who have left comments.  Gang there is some GREAT information and support out there. I feel lucky to be able to reach out to others who have been succesful at this journey or like me starting out.

Only thing I am upset about is that you all have such cool looking blogs, I really need to learn how to do all that.  That will be one of my goals along the way :) 

well time for my nightly liquid dinner  yummy :(  just kidding it really isnt that bad now that I have gotten used to them.  I only have a couple more weeks June 4th to be exact and I go to MUSSY stuff can you tell I am excited.  lol

Go away for a day and look what happens :)

I didnt get on line yesterday and today I look and their are 22 followers. Made my day, didnt think I would get 1 let alone 22.

Thank you all so much for the comments on the shoulder pain, I did get a better nights sleep last night, it woke me up about 4am. But thats better then it has been.

Computer wouldnt work this moring, connection problems so now I have to go get ready for work But I will be back to post more later.

To all the band members have a great and wonderful day

Monday, May 16, 2011

YEAH a follower :)

I just logged in and saw I have my first follower,  Who has a great blog and was full of information and insperation when I started this journey.

I havent weighed in the last few days, not feeling 100 % yet. Not so much my surgery spots. But my shoulder still seems to have pain and for some reason it seems to be getting worse. One of the women I work with had this done a week before me and she has no shoulder pain.  I know we are all different and heal at a different rate. I did call the DR so he ordered me some other medicine to relax the musles, which he said should help, hope so.

I think I need to take smaller doses or do away with the pain med the DR gave me, I went back to work and the last week I cant hardly keep my eyes open at work. But I know that any time a medicine says will make you drousy or sleepy, it will kick my butt. I cant even take OTC that is for sleep, takes me a couple days to know the effect. I am such a wimp with stuff like that LOL.

well off to see how my other roll models are doing with their journeys and see what good advice I can find

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bye Bye 20 lbs

Went for my first post-op appt and I am down 20 lbs  yeahhhhhhhhhhhh.  Has this been the easiest thing I have ever done, HECK NO. But it has not been as bad as I thought either. 

Trying to find a good protein drink I like has been the most challenging but have found a couple that help me make it thru. Then with the broths and such, I am doing ok.  It helps when my hunny tells me how very proud he is that I can be this strong.

I have a couple more weeks then mushies here I come. lol

Well off to check other bandsters and get encouragement

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

5 days and counting

Today is my 5th day with the band. I am feeling better, but seems the more I have started to eat (liquid diet) the more the gas pain has gotten worse. I took one more day off work today, to see how I do with little pain medicine. I am one of those people that if the medicine say could cause sleepyness I will be out like a light. Thats all I need would be go to work and be asleep at my desk drool running down my face. lol

I go to the Dr tomorrow for my first follow up. Cant wait to see how much I may have lost. 

have a great day all

Monday, May 9, 2011

another day with the band

This is my 3rd day with the band. Yes it is a bit better, am I ready for cartwheels heck no.  No I am not as tough as I thought.  I wanted to be back to work today. But needless to say I didnt make it.  I knew to expect the gas and the shoulder pain which at times has been better then I thought it would be.  But no one mentioned and I didnt think about how hard it would be to get up out of bed. Yeah that was gut wrenching. I am still not happy with the protien drinks, I have ordered somemore to try a different kind.

A woman I work with did this last week and is back to work today. She seems to be doing good so far, I like having someone to do the journey with.

I didnt walk as much today, but I need to tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

almost here

I weighed myself today and am down 10 lbs not that I can see any where it's missing lol.  Well friday is almost here, I have to be at the surgery center at 5:30 am. Little scared now that it's almost here. Not sure why but today I have been kind of sick to my stomach, havent gotten all my protien in yet.  Hope this isnt some kind of virus. thats all I would need.

well off to check more blogs, to see how great everyone else is doing.

Monday, May 2, 2011

4 days to go

Ok I have only 4 more days to go before surgery which is May 5th.  Crazy thought running thru my head, like " who needs to be skinny and healthy"  "so what if I cant walk in a few years" or my favorite " why would this work since any other diet never has".

But then I think what do I have to lose if I give it one more try. Maybe I could be smaller, and feel 10 times better then I do now.

I have been on the liquid diet for 1 week as of today. It hasn't bothered me except for twice, when the family had something for dinner that I wanted sooooooooo bad.  But I stayed strong and went off to another room and had my broth and protein drink

I wish anyone that said that doing this was taking the easy way out would try it for 10 days and see how easy it really is LOL.

Well time for more broth, speaking of broth has everyone tried the Better then bouillon. OMG it is soooo good, all 3 flavors. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 4 and still ok

Ok today has been day 4 of just the liquids. I am doing better, not as hungry, which is a good thing. I am a bit tired already of the sweet drinks.  I am just not into sweets.  I am doing the broth which helps some.
The lady I work with goes for her surgery tomorrow, and I am the following friday.

I was having a bad day on tues, I had a horible headache and having my own pitty party I wanted to give up and eat.  But I didnt,  yeah for me LOL

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day One, liquids

Well I guess today was a sucess if you count that I did not cave and eat something.  I probably should have tried some liquids experiements before I had to do it for real LOL.  The one thing I did miss, most was having something crunchy to have in my mouth.  I think thats what I miss most.  It also seemed like I couldnt get on a schedule as to how I wanted to eat. Seems like I was drinking something the whole day. My daughter was teasing me that when I go to bed tonight it will be like a waterbed.

1 day down to a better healthy me.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

It Starts

I start my 10 days liquid diet tomorrow. I have everything hopefully ready to go.  I have broths, and jello and suger free popsicles. I also have my protien drinks ready to go.  I have a few to try out to see what I like and what I dont.

Today I also weighed and measured and took pictures so I can follow the journey. I will post those on here later. 

I even bought a book to make sure and track what I am eating/drinking.