Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Those are the breaks

I know I have already informed the whole world via my last post that I had a UTI and that it was crazy and it has further upset my plans to rule the world, lose weight.  For any of you familiar with UTI treatment you know that it means lots of water and lots of cranberry juice.  Water is fine in fact I can honestly say that I drank enough water this weekend to meet my quota for a week.  However, the juice killed me.  I drank 2 of those huge bottles of juice (like 120 oz ea) and yes, it helped me and was great for the illness but I stopped counting the calories that I was putting into my body.  The empty calories at that.  It was a very hard thing to do even though I knew it was best for me.  My prize for giving my body the best care?  2 lbs weight gain!  Yup, thanks for taking care of me and as your body I give you two more pounds of me to love.  Stupid UTI!  On the up side I am better and no longer drinking juice but just water.  It was a bad weekend and my husband is now sick with some weird virus that I am just hoping that my Antibiotics will keep me protected from.   I hope all of you are having better luck with your bodies than I am.   

Friday, May 20, 2011

- week


It's that time of the week again.  The time that most overweight people hate........weigh in day.  It is a little different after you get a band.  You are excited to see if you lost but you are scared that nothing happened.  So now you know the emotions that I wake up to every friday morning.   This morning was no different.  I was really excited because I had a fill last saturday and wanted to know if it helped but I was also nervous because I had recently gained three pounds without any warning.  I stepped on the scale closed my eyes waited a second and then peeked down.  Safe!  I lost the three pounds and a few ounces more.  Back below 290 and back in the 60 lbs lost range.  Now I can let my love hate relationship with my scale rest another week.  

Week in Evaluation:  
Water: so bad in fact that I have a bladder infection.   Well, at least that kicked me back into the water drinking machine that I need to be.

Meds: Back on track although I am also back to splitting my pills so they pass through the band

Exercise:  My exercise right now is yard work and house cleaning.  Both are also leaving me sore.  It is amazing how many muscles you use to mow.

Mental/Physical:  Mentally I am still pretty run down and stressed out.  We are still way over scheduled and will be until baseball season is over (3 more weeks).  We are also still worried about my parents and trying to help when we can.  Physically my fill level is good but with the Infection I am super tight and having problems with everything I am eating.  I am probably going to go soft foods and soups until I am healthy again.  I can not go the whole weekend in a stuck episode. 

I hope all of you had success this week with the scale!

~Fat Girl

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Featured Product- Cups in Hand Soup

It has been awhile since I had a featured product but this is one that I should have posted a long time ago.  I only think of it now because I ate them for 3 days after my last fill.  I also ate them during my liquid stage after my surgery too and they really do taste great.  The chicken and stars and creamy tomato are my favorite but I really have not had one yet that doesn't taste good.  I love that they are able to be stored in my desk at work and microwave in 1 minute and then pop the lid on and it is a sippable soup.  I don't have to worry about having soup stains on my boobs from a drippy spoon either.  I like to keep them around for those days that I seem to be a bit tight or when I am in a hurry and know that I will not be able to take the time to chew and eat slowly.  I hope you guys give them a try.


Monday, May 16, 2011

My third fill

I am the proud owner of 6.5cc of saline.  I do not even want to calculate what the unit price of each cc is because it would not be good.  But as my dear and sexy husband keeps reminding me there is no price on me being happy and healthy.  (I wonder which of us pinches pennies harder)  I went with my sister in law on my 5 hour trek to see my fill doctor.  Once again it was a great experience.  My SIL was going for her first fill in 18 months (pregnancy) and I was in much need of that reminder that the band gives when it slaps you in the face for not eating right.  We ended up a little late because of traffic but when we got there we were met with smiles and exclamtions about my loss so far. 

Once I was weighed and measured (btw first time at the doctor getting to tell them not to start at the 300's) I was sent back to the fluoro room.  Oh, I had maintained my weight from my last weigh in and saturday. Anyways, I get back there and we do our thing and I am just happy when they tell me that everything looks great.  I don't know if you guys remember but a few months ago I thought I might have flipped my port during a workout.  That was not the case and we did some barium swallows to make sure that I got a good fill and that I would not be too tight later. 

My SIL was next and she is a testament as to why Fluoro is a good thing even when it costs a bit more and in my case a lot more hours of travel.  Like I said before she has lost 100lbs and also had her first child (thanks to the band) six months ago.  Once they looked at her under the machine the doctor noticed that her port is now tilted and he would need to go in differently than normal.  He said that it is not uncommon for people that have lost a lot of weight or had a child to end up with a tilted port but that without fluoro most doctors would have just put the needle in and it might have punctured the band.  I am glad that everything was good and she got a great fill.

I am hoping that with this fill I will get to my next mini goal (275) by the end of may or early june but you never know how the weight will come off.  All I can do is hope on my elliptical and eat right to do everything I can to meet that goal and if I still fall short I will know that I tried my hardest and that is all that counts.  I am feeling pretty good so far with the fill and am back to having to chew, small bites and look at bread and know that the pain it will cause me is not worth the taste.  (sad that I still need that reminder) I am back to the 60lbs loss (already down the three I gained at TOM) and hoping to make 70 lbs in a few weeks.  Like I said time to start stepping.

~Fat Girl

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Quick update

I have not been hiding but have just been really busy and a little...well, you guys know the term when you don't have something nice.  That is what the past week has been like for me.  I live in Arkansas and for those of you that are not aware Arkansas had some major storms, tornadoes and flooding last week.  Our house is fine but my parents house was flooded. We ahd to get the water out, rip up flooring, clean everything feed people, gather workforces and take care of food.  It was a blessing that it only rose 6 inches in the house and not higher but it still caused a lot of damage.  This added in with baseball, gymnastics, church, mike classes and my period made for one week from hades.  Not to mention that my birthday came and went with me being too busy to celebrate.  I didn't mind that much because my husband had planned a romantic getaway for the two of us to celebrate in memphis but when the flood waters decided to take that away this overworked and stressed hormonal woman just gave up.  I was pretty down for a few days and I just figured that since I try and keep my blog upbeat that I did not need to vent and whine on here until I could do it without sounding like a spoiled brat.  I am much better now, still over worked and stressed but no longer hormonal and that made a huge difference.  My parents are still dealing with everything but FEMA has now started helping and after friday my husband will start summer break and not have an assignment pending that is taking up all of his time.  Life will be good once it settles down.  Oh, and my kids and husband did great on mother's day and even took me out to dinner on saturday for my birthday.  It ended up being great.

On the weight loss side:  I gained 3 pounds while on my period and I know why.  It was not from what I ate but from what I did not do.  I did not drink water, did not take meds and I was on my period.  I didn't do any workouts but honestly I got plenty of workout with the clean up and having to replant my washed out garden.  I am having to get back into the habit of drinking water and even taking my meds regularly, it is amazing how little time it takes to break a habit that took months to create.  Hopefully, I can get this fixed and it helps that I am having a fill on saturday.  High hopes that everything is fine. 

I am sorry if I have been neglecting this blog and not commenting on all of the ones I read but I have been checking in on others but just could not sit down to post myself until things worked out a bit.  Here is to a great rest of the week and happy losses to everyone.

~Fat Girl