Friday, July 17, 2009

A Kick in the Rear, Please!

Thought of all of you yesterday and all the wonderful progresses you have made since being banded. I really find all of your day to day stories so encouraging and can see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel for me. But I am really having a problem with getting motivated to exercise right now. So often I feel lethargic like all I want to do is just go home after work and lay on the couch. Or any energy I do have, I use for cleaning my house or getting dinner ready etc. My question is when did you all start feeling like you had the energy to start moving? Did it come naturally after you started dropping weight? I long to have that feeling of having tons of energy to accomplish things and be more active. It is really sad that I live in a great urban neighborhood where everyone walks/bikes to everything and I don't utilize it! Grocery stores, library, restaurants, bookstores, bars, shopping, you name it. And I only live 3 blocks from town! I can count the times I have walked or biked into town this summer on one hand. I just have no energy or motivation. I am wondering if this is all physical or partly mental with me. Or both. Of course it is harder to move around and it hurts more when you weigh 265 and 47 year old! But that is a poor excuse, don't you think? Help, I need some motivation and advise if you can give it. Feel free to be blunt even if it hurts to hear it. I think I need a good kick in the derriere!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Something to look forward to?

Went to my second Lap Band Support group meeting last night. Mostly made up of post op patients and just 3 of us who were pre op. One interesting thing that came up at the meeting was of course the subject of productive burps, or sliming, or throwing up. Everyone said, that it happens. One woman says it happens to her at least 5 times a week. They all said, that when they go to a restaurant, the first thing they do is check out where the bathrooms are so that they are prepared, just in case. To someone who eats and rarely throws up anything, it sounds horrific. But what was interesting,even with the PB/Slim is that they are all really happy with the band and would recommend it. Two of the women, who were over a year out of surgery, had only lost about 40 pounds each. The other two who were post op had lost about that much in the last 6 months since surgery. I will definitely keep going to these meetings. It is great to learn from those who have gone through it already.