Thursday, April 30, 2009

One Week Post-Op

I'm so sorry that I have not updated anything since my surgery! Face book has become my favorite past time and I have neglected my blog terribly! I know that the last time I updated I was just going into my pre-op diet. That went pretty well, after the first 5 days. Those first days were miserable for many different reasons that I will not divulge to you. After those days, I guess my stomach shrunk, and although I reallly wanted to eat, I wasn't miserably hungry. On the day of my surgery, last Wednesday the 22Nd, I had lost 13 pounds! So for all of you that are looking for a good diet... The liquid diet sure works! lol... Anyways, the surgery went well, the nurses were angels and I was home by 3 that afternoon. I had a few bad days after that because the pain was pretty bad. Most of my pain in the first day or two came from the CO2 gas they put in my body during the surgery. It affected my back and shoulders alot. I tried to come back to work on Tuesday, and that didn't really work out too well. I was just wiped out. Yesterday was my first full day at work, and I did OK. By the end of the day I was really tired though. I am still on the liquid diet, and I didn't really get my appetite back until Sunday, so i was a little weak. My band is empty right now. I will go to the doc on the 20th of May for my first fill. After that I should be able to eat regular food, and I cant wait! I am realllllly hungry these days, and the shakes are killing me! I weighed on Tuesday morning and I have lost another 3 pounds, so its minus 16! I promise that I will update more often... and I am going to start taking pics of my progress. I expect that after my fill on the 20Th I will be able to get back to my regular life of eating people food, and going to the gym. I know that will speed up the weight loss process. I'm so happy that I did this, and just pray that these next weeks of liquid/mushy foods will go by quick! Thank you all for your prayers and concerns over the last week. It has really meant alot to me!! Ta Ta for now!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day one of the pre-op diet

Well... Its about noon. This morning was the first day of my pre-op liquid diet. I have to be on this diet for the next two week prior to my surgery. This morning I had a really yummy protein shake with blended strawberries in it and I felt great! Its about noon, and I just felt the first of many stomach growlings. I think by this afternoon the reality of what I just signed up for is going to hit me like a ton of bricks when I'm starving. I had an appt with the Doc who will be preforming my surgery today, and he was really great. I brought my parents because I want them to feel good about this too, and he really took alot of time with us to discuss and answer any questions that any of us may have had. I think my dad might be doing a little better with this whole procedure. And, when he sees my progress, I think he will be even more in favor of it, and hopefully do it himself one day! I had my first weigh in today, and they even took a before picture of me. I'm sure it looked gross, but they didn't let me see it lol. Anyway, surgery is scheduled for the 22nd, and it cant come soon enough!I have attached a pic of what they will actually be doing to me, and you can visit my Dr's website at to learn more about it all. I will keep you posted over the next week weeks... if i have the strength to type... jk... On that note, I think I am about to go enjoy a delicious protein shake to take the edge off!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Saturday Morning Reflection

Well... its Saturday morning... I'm sitting in bed with a cup of coffee... and I'm content! I wish I could do this every morning. Typically I sleep until the last second and then bolt out of bed and get ready real quick and leave. Anyway, I was just sitting here reflecting on the last few days... and on the days to come. I cant believe I am going to have this lap band surgery in like 19 days. Last night I watched this video about the surgery. It told me what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. It was very interesting. I didn't get scared when I was watching it even though they talk alot about the risks involved. Thank God, I am a pretty healthy person, for being a chubby girl :). Being the chubby girl has been a life long struggle for me. Its in my genes... my whole family is overweight, except for my mom that is! I have been thinking... My brother and I both ONLY look like our dad... its like my mom wasn't even involved in us...but maybe, just maybe... underneath the chubbiness is a little woman like my mom! Time will tell! The research I have done says that I should lose about 2 pounds a week for the first year. According to my calculations that would be about 120 pounds in the first year... now THAT is exciting. I remember a few years ago, I lost 65 pounds on nutri-system. I cant tell you how good I felt! Now, I have gained about 20 of that back, which is just sick, but it seems like I will lose that pretty quick seeing that I will not be eating solid foods for about 6 weeks starting this Wednesday. I am going to attach my before and after pics from when I lost the weight on nutri-system just so you can get a little preview... I'm just excited! Please pray for me. I know this first two weeks especially is going to be super hard. I went to Costco last night and stocked up on protein powder, juice, jello and broth.... mmmm yummy LOL.... Anyways, Have a great day... Ill post again after my appointment with the doctor on Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Some exciting news :)

OK, so some of you may know this, and some may not. On April 22Nd, I will be having lap band surgery. I am really excited about this journey I am about to go on! Ya, I will have some pretty rough days ahead of me for the next month or so when I am pretty much on a liquid diet, but in the end, I am going to be healthier, and hopefully a little cuter too ;) I am going to use this blog as a sort of journal so that all my family and friends can keep up with my progress. I will be starting the pre-surgery diet on April 8th, and on that day I am going to weigh myself ( of course that's top secret information :) And then I will take a before pic that I will post. I will try to update about once every few weeks to let you all know how I am doing and show you the progress I am making. Just thinking about it right now gets me all excited. The skinny girl inside me is just dying to get out LOL... Anyways, pray for me.... and I will keep you posted.. :)

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