Monday, August 16, 2010

8 months and 33 pounds later....

Not thrilled with the results or the I will
keep plugging away....I now see just how much harder
I have to work and how much further I have to go. So instead
of being discouraged...I am motivated!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

7 months 30 pounds. Slow but sure.

Long time no post...months actually. I barely have time to check email let alone keep up with how everyone is doing. So today I will check in and check everyone out.  I finally reached the 30 pound mark at 7 months. This last fill has really made a difference. I am eating half as much as before. And my appetite is pretty slim. I am almost wondering if I don't need a bit of an un-fill. It has only been a week, so I will give it a chance and see how it goes. I will be taking some new pics soon to post and see the diffenence. Funny thing is, this loss has been so gradual that not many people are saying much about my weight loss. I expect people to notice, but no one is saying anything. Weird. Oh, well. 30 is 30 and I am pretty happy about it.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Help!!! Chicago??? PLEASE fill me in!

Hi...well I have not been on in over a month and it is my loss. I guess I have been in a funk with this band....still not losing much at all, and really discouraged. I go for my 3rd fill today, and hopefully this will help. I am losing about a 1/2 lb a week. VERY SLOWLY! 

But as I logged on today, I notice there is a trip to Chicago planned, that I have missed hearing about. Can someone tell me WHEN, WHERE, HOW, WHAT it is all about?  Detroit is very close, and I may be able to make it. Please fill me in and let me know WHO to contact!  Thanks, Linda

I can be emailed at: too!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

2nd Fill and hoping it makes more of a difference

I had my second fill yesterday. He put in .75cc which brings me to about 4.25cc in a 10cc band. I am hoping this one makes a difference! Met a bunch of bandsters in his office and at support group last night. Of the 4 people I met, all of who had been banded over a year and a half ago, there were two at 70+ pounds, one at 90 and one at only 30 pounds.  The one that only lost 30 in two years was in her 60's and that may have had something to do with it.

Let's hope this fill it the ticket! Or at least it will be closer to it! More news later...Cheers!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Lane Bryant Bathing Suits

I have been away from blogging, both reading yours and writing mine for a few weeks now. I am still really busy with my Dad. Doing lots of back and fourth between the rehab-nursing center and hospital on a regular basis. Believe me it never ends. But he seems to be dealing with it all pretty well emotionally but not yet regaining much strength.

So to deal with the “stress” I have wanted to revert back to one of the things that has always made me feel better emotionally. Go shopping. Now I know our one of our goals is to say goodbye to Layne Bryant forever, but I am honestly not there yet, (still holding at 245 lbs, my next fill is in two weeks where I hope to see some changes soon after) Anyway, they have something new that I think is just a great idea and I had to go out and get one today. It’s a bathing suit with a built in under wire (plunge style) bra in actual bra sizes! Lane Bryant’s 'plunge style' is their answer to Victoria Secrets push up. There is nothing worse for me than wearing a regular bathing suit that flattens me out and gives me pancake boobs, and this top does not! It actually gives me cleavage holds the girls up nicely.
 This is the top and bottom I bought:

So, now I have this great bathing suit and have nowhere to wear it because Florida at this point isn’t looking like a real probability this spring. Not yet anyway. So, that would mean that the soonest I would wear it here is in June, 4 months away. A lot could change body wise in 4 months. So, I bought it tight, and I have the option to take it back within 60 days if I want. So I figure if I see a significant change in two months, I will return it and go one more size down.

So glad spring is around the corner!

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Week Away...but not on vacation

I got back on-line today with Blogger for the first time in over a week. It has been a long week or so dealing with my Dad and his health issues. He was in the hospital for 6 days and has since been transferred to a Nursing/Re-hab facility. So, I think things may be looking up for him. Not sure at this point. The body only bounces back so much at 89! But he is trying.

Needless to say, I have not been concentrating on “Linda” much at all the past 10 days. My weight is actually up two lbs and I am really pissed off at myself. I have been eating all the wrong stuff. Lot’s of carbs and fatty stuff. Comfort food to ease the anxiety I have about my Dad. It is very easy to “eat around the band”. The last two days, I am concentrating on protein, (mostly fish) and vegetables and cutting the carbs and fat from the diet to see if this helps. It is also my TOM so, that may have some bearing on my weight gain.

I was so thrilled to be nominated for a “Beautiful Blogger” award by Tracy from Metamorphic Journey. It really warmed my heart to be thought of and I will try to keep the chain of nominating going when I have a chance to sit down for more than 10 minutes at the computer! There are so many of you out there who are “beautiful bloggers” and Tracy is one of them. She is very inspiring and has done a great job losing weight in a short amount of time because she is very, very focused. Something I need to be more of! And I will be…soon. Thanks again Tracy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Survived my first PB! Woo Hoo!

Just had my first PB and it was gross. Soooo I thought I would share it with you all, since this seems the place to do so! Not that you asked!!  If you read my last post you know  that my Dad is very ill, home bound and being a bit of a difficult P.I.T.A. He pretty much only eats when either my sister or me cook something for him and serve it to him. No problem. My pleasure. If that is what makes him happy at this point I am here to do it.  So I went to the deli and picked up some nice Honey Ham, Super Sharp Cheddar and some nice bakery style bread and decided to make him a grilled ham and cheese. So, I am standing there assembling the H & C sandwich and decide to pop a piece of ham in my mouth….chew once or twice then swallow. What could be more normal right? WRONG! Maybe pre band that would be normal but not now. So, I first felt the pain, then the slimy part (eww) and then it happened. (yes I made it to the bathroom) Up it came. Just when I thought that would be it, and I resumed my kitchen duties, here it came again. Twice. Ugh. Not fun. I felt horrible afterward. I am glad I was home and not at a restaurant.

So, I sit here on my Dad’s home computer circa 1998 and write this to you. He only ate about two bites of the sandwich. Poor guy.

Anyway, I am heading home soon to share the whole experience with my husband. He just got home today from a week long business trip and I am sure he will be thrilled to hear my PB story too!

Thanks for letting me share...cause you know what they say; Sharing is Caring!