Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Weekly weigh in

Did you miss me?  I had a wonderful vacation.  BFF & I went to Tulsa to see the USA Men's Volleyball team play France in World League play.  I tried to eat/drink what I enjoyed, but to not make excuses to eat things I didn't really want/need. 

After doing SO well (and spending so much time hungry) Monday-Thursday, I didn't want to ruin it on vacation.  I'm happy to say that I lost 3 pounds this week.  I know the first week is always the best, so I'm not getting cocky or anything.  I'm just happy that my hard work paid off.  Four pounds to go to my first mini goal and 37 more pounds to go in my 40 by 40 challenge.

Today was my fill appointment.  I know I had a rough time last week with my hunger.  I know realistically that it would be hard for me to sustain my good behavior this way, but my biggest fear is being too tight.  To me, that just isn't acceptable.  Seeing that I had very little issue eating sushi rolls (in one bite, albeit chewed well) and pizza.  I felt that I should proceed.  The doc checked out my band and it looks great!  She gave me another baby fill of one tenth of a cc.  Everyone marveled again about how sensitive I am.  Yeah, yeah, I know.  Anyway, I'm hoping this will do it.

I am sipping at my coffee and it is going down, but it is definitely slow.  I will have to follow the liquid diet for two days rule this time for sure.  I feel confident thought, like always, that the swelling will go down in a couple of days.  Then I'm hoping that I can proceed with good healthy food in proper portions along with my exercise plan.

No working out today.  Tonight BFF & I are going to some show that is similar to a Cirque type performance.  Hopefully it will be fun.  I'm trying to convince myself to go to CrossFit Thursday and Friday in addition to the elliptical tomorrow and Thursday.  The other option would be Jazzercise Thursday and Saturday instead.  That would be good too, but I need to be more consistent with CF.

I have only lost weight two weeks in a row twice so far this year, so I'm committed to making sure that happens this week.  I often use a liquid diet to eat things I want like ice cream, etc.  Not this time!  Logging everything like I should.

Hope your week has started off well!



Lap Band Gal said...

Nice weigh-in! :)

I am loving your renewed accountability and check-ins.

Sarah Kopf said...

Three pounds is three pounds, honey love! Nicely done! :)


Cat said...

So very happy for your loss Hero! Keep on keepin on - that's what I'm doing. Also - you inspired me to come back too...so I am!

Island Bandit said...

that's FANTASTIC! Any loss is worthy of celebration, but a loss while on vacation.... that deserves a standing ovation :)
Happy to hear you're on the right track.... and that both you and your doc listen to your body when it comes to fills.
Way to go!!!!!

Steph said...

I am just as sensitive with my fills and unfills so I understand. My band has been seemingly wide open since my 1 cc was removed prior to my flight next weekend and then the week after, so I'm hoping the swelling and elevation changes will put me at a good level of restriction while on vacation. Fingers crossed that I do as well as you! :)

Cheri said...

Congrats on the most awesome loss!! Well I relate on the "never two weeks in a row" thing! (I'm UP a darn pound this week, but I expect it will go down next week, I know it's not me being "bad"). Glad you were careful with your fill - that I do NOT relate to yet. I know I'm only 4ccs in my band, but I've yet to feel any restriction. Not complaining, just chatting. ;-P Hope you are having a great week Beth Ann!