Friday, November 30, 2012

Catching Up

First off, I hope everyone had the happiest of Thanksgivings!!!!  This was my first Thanksgiving banded and well, let's just say it was interesting and I am still learning things about my band 6 months later!!!  I had a PB episode that day and another that weekend.

My weight has been fluctuating, which has been a high source of stress for me. So, I've decided to take a bit of a break. No, I'm not going to eat everything in sight, but my brain needs a break from the obsession roller coaster.  Right now I'm just shy of 90 lbs. that's in less than 9 months. That's pretty amazing. So, I just need to give myself a break. I was really hoping for that 100 lb. mark before the end of the year, but it doesn't seem like its going to happen. With the holidays and shopping, parties and work, and most of all reflecting on my Savior's birth (which I need to do more), I really need to relax.

So, I hope all is well with you. I'll checking again,hopefully sooner than later!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Down on Myself - Pity Party Post - You've Been Warned :)

Well, I saw a new number on my scale. 91.4.

And then as quick as I saw it, it went away. Because I gained back 3 lbs. Do you get down on yourself when this happens to you? Does this happen to you? Oh please tell me I'm not the only one.

I'm not giving excuses, we were celebrating my hubby's birthday which falls on Thanksgiving this year.

Other good things have been happening too. My daughter got on the A-B honor roll at school!! She rocked it this marking period. My son is doing really well. We have rough days still but I'm now seeing more good than bad.

I guess since I lean toward this being a WLS blog and the vast majority of my readers are right there with me, I tend to mostly talk about that. I was SOOOOO excited to see that number and then to make such awful choices and let it slip away is discouraging. Like feeling like I'm back to old ways. Then I try to remind myself when I go through the grocery store I'm not making the same choices I used to. No more Hostess fruit pies for breakfast. Or chocolate covered doughnuts with Mountain Dew. Right?!

I'm, coincidentally, "feeling the weight" of Thanksgiving upon me after making such bad choices for myself this weekend.

Sorry for the pity party post.

Friday, November 9, 2012

TTT, a day late and a dollar short

1.  Had a quick appointment with my nutritionist just to kinda check in and see where I am at.  Apparently, I'd lost 9 lbs. last month.  Sure didn't feel like 9 lbs.  I guess that's the problem with weighing yourself everyday, you don't really SEE the results like that.  Going to try to not weigh myself as much (yeah, right).  I was thrilled to hear how much I had lost, but man, when you weigh yourself so much, you really don't see it, do you?

2.  My NP popped her head in for a brief moment to ask how I did and when she heard how much I had lost, she gave me a warning.  I say popped her head in because if I had "officially" seen her, I'd be paying for it, but my nutritionist is free.  She told me that some Roux-en-Y patients end up with gall bladder issues after their surgery and they start losing a good majority of their weight.  Apparently, I'm keeping a rate of weight loss with Roux-en-Y patient vs. a Lap Band patient.  So, they want me to keep an eye out for gall bladder issues.  Should I have any, my bariatric surgeon could remove my gall bladder.....  Did you know this was complication?  I didn't.  Sigh.

3.  My daughter has been working her BUTT off in school.  7th grade is HARD!  But, she is reaping the rewards.  First marking period is over and although I don't have her "official" report card yet, I can keep up with her grades online and as long as they stayed the same (forgot to check at the end of the week of the marking period), she has all A's and 1 B.  AND the B was in Gym!!  Way to go M!  She was rewarded with a new game for the Wii she really wanted.....would have been a great Christmas gift, but she deserves it!

4.  L has been doing pretty good in school too.  We just have a lot of behavioral stuff to work with him on the ASD.  I think those things will come along as he gets older, more mature, more understanding!!

5.  L had his birthday parties (yes, you read right parties....we had 2) this weekend.  We had our first sleepover with cousin E, who is his dad's younger brother's son.  They are only 7 months apart.  I don't have his parents permission to put his pic on my blog, yet, so you just have pics of my kids from this weekend to look at :)  E, is very good at trying to figure out L.  They are buddies!!




6.  We both had election day off this year.  Actually, we all had election day off this year.  The kids were home with us too!  P and I got up and went to polls pretty early in the morning and voted.  Here's a pic from the morning.  I apologize in advance for no make up on me and the weird pic face he tends to do.......sigh.

7.  My darling hubby is an awesome daddy!  My parents bought our son a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Secret Sewer Lair Playset, while my in-laws awesomely bought all the TMNT to go with the playset!!  However, the playset, has to be put together.  Here is a hard working Daddy, tired after a 10 hour day at work, and roughly a 2 hour drive to and from work, working on putting it together.  It's a 2 day project to say the least :)  (P.S.  I took this pic with Instagram)

8.  My church is doing a Pinterest party for our ladies Christmas party and I have so many ideas on what to do for it!  I am going to try to go out today and get the supplies for the things I need to get it done....or maybe tomorrow...yeah, tomorrow might be better!!

9.  It's getting quite cold here!  Winter coats, hats and gloves have come out of our closets and onto our bodies!!  We have not seen any snow but I bet it'll happen sooner than later!

10.  It's almost time for our tree!!!  I'm getting excited about putting our decorations up!  We always do it the day after Thanksgiving (which coincidentally is my hubby's birthday this year as well).  I'm paying a friend come give the house a good clean before we put the tree up that week so I feel fresh and clean before the holidays start!  I think I might be more excited about that maybe.......any moms or women in general out there get that?  Just me?  I know it can't be just me!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween 2 Days Later...Oops!

Sorry for the late post, but we've been busy :)

Here is a pic of our girl, who is growing up, way too fast!!  Any guesses on "Who" she is???  Our blogger friend, Sarah, from UK, has the best chance!!

Here is our little guy!  Tomorrow is his birthday.  MAJOR post on that tomorrow!  But, he is an ANGRY Bird, and well, he kinda fit his name this night (I don't know if he was having a bad ASD night, but he was complaining his knees were hurting - growing pains maybe?).  He was really into the whole Trick or Treating thing for about 30 minutes and then the last 30 minutes he was trick or treating he was just grouchy and done!  So, he left with his dad about 30 minutes early.

Today, I went to visit L at school with cupcakes for his class to celebrate his birthday!!  Here is a pic of him.  It's not a very good one, but I was trying not to get any other kids in the picture because I was putting it on the internet and didn't want to have their faces on it.

Really quick on the band note, I did hit the goal I was hoping for!  I am officially down 88.8 :)