Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!

Lets start off with the numbers. I have 6.75ccs in my 10cc band and I'm down a total of 31.5lbs since my pre-opt diet at 272 on 5/10/12.

Ok, so I had a .4cc unfill on 9/4/12. When I went for my unfil, I was up 2lbs, so now I'm down 3.5lbs.

For national Talk Like a Pirate Day, if you dressed like a pirate you got a free dozen glaze doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. So this morning we dress my 18 month old up as a pirate and collected the bounty plus 3 additional free doughnuts.

Here is what I learned today. Doughnuts in the morning (ya know, when your tighter than normal) is not a good idea. I did not get stuck but there was the ever so awesome slimming...... and since we were on the road to the babysitters, I decided to spit out of the window (I wasn't driving) which landed on the back sit window (yuck) at least I was nice enough to not spit in my husbands cup. 

It has been a rough few weeks. On the food front it could have been worse. I'm down, so that's awesome! I'm working out more. By the way, I didn't go through with my 2 mile walk. After the lose of my friend and some other things, I just wanted to stay home and clean. I'm looking at 5ks coming up in the area.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Unfill and Bad News

On Monday I was stuck and I knew I was too tight, but I was able to get into the surgeons office on Tuesday and get .4cc removed, so I have 6.75cc in my 10cc band. Funny thing, I was 2 lbs up even though I had been too tight to really eat for a few days. I also found out that when your too tight, when the needle is put into the port the saline that needs to be removed just comes out on it's own.

On Wednesday, my best friend's husband passed away unexpectedly. He was only 37 and had been battling weight problems and some of the health issues that go with being over weight for a long time. He had surgery to convert from the Lap Band to Gastric Bypass last April and was down 140lbs. His Sleep Apnea was gone and things were looking up.  At this point the cause of death is unknown and the full Autopsy will not be back for a few weeks.

I feel horrible for my friend and I just keep thinking that 32 is too young to be a widow. How would I handle it if this happened to me. I'm certain of one thing, we need to get a Will set up with a guardian named for out child. It's just scary to think about.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Vote for Paxton - A Shameless Plug

I entered my son in the Gerber Generation Photo Search contest on Facebook. We would apperciate all the votes we can get! See how cute he is.....

To Vote you have to have a Facebook page. Go to (the "Website"), click on the Photo Search thumbnail, "Like" the page to become a Fan (if you are not already a Fan), allow the "Photo Search 2012" application when prompted to "Get App." You should be able to click on the "Vote Now" link at the top. At the bottom you will see the Find Your Favorite Face Seacrh Window, under the Baby info you can enter Paxton's ID 61343 to easliy find him and vote.

 Voting ends on 9/24/12.

Please let me know if your child has an entry or if there are any issues with the instructions.

Monday, September 3, 2012


I was suppose to have another fill last week, but I called and told them I didn't need a fill and scheduled a just in case appointment for 9/19. Since I didn't get a fill, you'd think I would be OK, but I'm not. I'm pretty sure that I was close too or in the "green zone" before this week, but now I'm too tight. What happened? I'm not sure, but I have been on liquid antibiotics for an infection, so maybe that's is the culprit.

I have noticed that my band just keep getting tighter and today I got stuck for the first time eating protein in a restaurant.  I actually had to make myself throw up to relieve the pressure. Yep that sucked.  I'm going to call the surgeons office tomorrow and see if I can get a slight unfill ASAP, until then I'm going to have to be careful.