Sunday, 27 September 2009

Getting excited

I am sooooo looking forward to Slimmingworld tomorrow. I can hardly wait. I have been such a virtuous little lap-bandster I am looking forward to hitting my 30lb down goal - so I need 2 and a half pounds to meet that. I reckon I will have done that for sure.

Funnily enough I actually feel thinner in myself. I was lying in bed and thinking how strange it was to have a flat tummy. Its not so puffy or pudgy as it was just a week ago and to have actual noticeable size changes in just a week, means that things must be going well. I know muscle weighs heavier than fat, so the loss might not be great, but things are shifting around underneath my clothes alright! Its wonderful.

Yesterday I had a little treat for being good all week. I get two omnibus editions of my favorite shows - Home and Away and Neighbours. So I sat down with a pint of squash, a coffee, a glass of wine and 2 slices of cheese to last me the mammoth session! Both were serious tear jerkers this week with two main characters dying... talk about emotionally draining for the viewers, but very good. I was crying my eyes out for 4 straight hours!!

It was a great evening and we didn't get to bed until 2:30am. We followed that by a long lay-in this morning until 11am which was just Brill!

Yesterday actually started off not too good on the band front. When I am stressed or rushed it doesn't work. I got up with plenty of time to get ready for work & have a coffee and a shake, but things didn't go right. As I sat down to drink my coffee, I was thinking "gotta get this down and then go... I have 10 minutes bla bla" and the coffee just would not be told! Because I knew I had to drink it quickly, it did not want to perform... my band obviously doesn't like to perform under pressure. So I had half a cup of coffee and it sat there on my band ALL DAY from 11am until I came home at 5pm. When I got in I did the "1 minute sip rescue plan". This is a plan I have devised to get things back on track.

If you cant drink, eat or are a bit sore, then you have a teaspoon of water and wait a full minute and then have another teaspoon. then repeat until you are sure its not building up in on the band and going to come back at you. Then you reduce the time to 50 seconds and 40 seconds and 30 seconds and then take sips from the glass.... bigger and bigger until you are drinking ok. At the first sign of any pressure, you have to stop and wait.

This works every time for me. It just makes sure you are giving yourself time to sit it out and do it properly. I could then drink my protein shake and about an hour later I served the family lasagna and salad and I had a coffee, some soup and followed it with pureed ratatouille.

So yesterdays food was a lot less than other days. I had been hungry most of the day, and it interesting to me to find that I wanted to eat something in the evening that was high in calories for the first time this week. So maybe this is the key to success for me. Keep full during the day, take time out to have meals and then the hunger/cravings don't start in the evenings. well, it's something to think about.

Anyway, off to help DH hang a new door in our porch. Yay!

6 comments:

  1. My trainer kept making the same point to me this evening when I was at the gym, that I'd lost a centimetre round this bit, 3cm round that bit, etc etc - and that changing shape is as important as losing pounds. I suppose it's just that one wants to SEE it. At least I can see the difference in the scales, and the tape measure just doens't give me the same buzz.
    Good luck tomorrow! (Teacher's pet...)
    Caroline

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  2. lol You love Neighbours and Home and Away? Aussie made stuff that we all groan about here but overseas gals just love. Good to know we produce something worthwhile :)
    You're doing so great!!! Glad to be back so I can catch up on all your posts ... like the sip thing with the water too. Will file that away under: something I might need to use one day.
    Cara :)

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  3. Hi

    Wow. I've been reading your blog for a little while, found it on someone else's, but only when you posted recently about this being your 13th fill did I realise you were banded *ages* ago.

    I went back (I'm obsessive :-) and read your whole blog in my "free time" over last few days.

    Wow, you have had some journey.

    I like your blog, I think I'd like you in real life. I also don't send my children to school, and I have a son in Y5.

    I was banded in Dec 07 in Belgium by CD Bruyne. I thought I'd had a hard time on my banding journey; but yours is much harder.

    I'm around goal weight now (we'd all love to lose an extra 10 pounds, right?)

    Rooting for you, hope this 13th fill hits the spot and you are able to get to serious weight loss.

    Are you a member of Education Otherwise or on the Weight Loss Surgery Forum?

    Will be following your progress with great interest
    Love
    Hx

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  4. Hi

    Wow. I've been reading your blog for a little while, found it on someone else's, but only when you posted recently about this being your 13th fill did I realise you were banded *ages* ago.

    I went back (I'm obsessive :-) and read your whole blog in my "free time" over last few days.

    Wow, you have had some journey.

    I like your blog, I think I'd like you in real life. I also don't send my children to school, and I have a son in Y5.

    I was banded in Dec 07 in Belgium by CD Bruyne. I thought I'd had a hard time on my banding journey; but yours is much harder.

    I'm around goal weight now (we'd all love to lose an extra 10 pounds, right?)

    Rooting for you, hope this 13th fill hits the spot and you are able to get to serious weight loss.

    Are you a member of Education Otherwise or on the Weight Loss Surgery Forum?

    Will be following your progress with great interest
    Love
    Hx

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  5. wowza-all day with coffee on the gut sounds tight to me. Did you have any indigestion? Im glad you got water through.

    Hopefully as you lose some more weight the band will loosen just a little so you can eat a little but not too much-plus no hard core cravings!

    Tina

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  6. Hi, me again. Could I possibly have your email address, been re-reading, I so so so feel for you and your struggles. I've had most of them. I've found solutions, I would like to chat, if you have time, email me at henrrietta@hotmail.com

    If you want to, like. I know you have lots of friends and followers. But wow, you are having *the worst* time with a band that I can possibly imagine.

    Ok I'll say it here (no flames please)

    Two things that have really helped me in my banding journey are
    (a) reductil - appetite supressant, makes a huge difference to how much I *want* to eat in a day; and
    (b) xenical - fat reducer, makes a huge difference to how much of the fat I've eaten each day gets to be absorbed by my body

    I've done ok (or well) with my band (BMI 22 compared to 32 pre op); but I would not/could not have done it without the occasional help I get from these meds.

    I don't take them always, regularly or together. But they do help.

    I'll even send you some :-) if you would take 'em. I'm floored by your story.

    Love
    Hx

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