Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Just a quick note to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New year.

2010 is going to be the year we finally crush the weight battle we have all been on for years.

I am thankful for everyone's blogs out there. They have been so helpful for me in my journey to know that other people are going through the same ups and downs as I am. Reading them keeps me focused even if I have a bad day here or there.

Also just wanted to wish Vanessa good luck on Monday, you will do great. See you on the other side :-)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Duh!! Meant to say I am at 179lbs not 189lbs :-)

Week of ups and downs!!!

First of all I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I am trying to catch up on everyones blogs as I had a crazy week down in Florida and didn't get a chance to do much reading.
So last Saturday went down to Florida for Christmas. My mum and dad 2 sisters and 1 brother all live down in Florida. I am the oldest. My parents have been together since they were 15 so I am 34 and my parents are still young ( dad 56 and mum 52 ) . Anyway so we have been through so much. my mum has been through cancer twice at such a young age. My dad has been having some problems with his vision and his dr sent him for a Cat scan of the brain. Well they discovered a mass/ lesion on the right side of his brain. If you can imagine the shock that we were in as my dad has always been healthy and the strong one. They discovered this on a Friday and was referred to a neurosurgeon for the diagnosis on the Tuesday so we had to go through 4 days of wondering what was going to happen and if my dad was going to die. Basically the surgeon said that there is part of it that looks suspicious but he could have had it there for a long time and maybe something that he has had for a while. They have decided to wait on a biopsy as anytime you go near the brain it is not a good thing. So they said they will watch him and have anther scan in 3 months to see if it changes...WTF I am not sure what to think about this. Yes I am glad that they do not think it is life threatening right now but wait for 3 months to see if it changes? Anyway so as you can imagine it was very stressful for a few days down there but Christmas day was great. Dad is feeling better after seeing the surgeon so we were able to have fun. Probably ate too much and drank too much but I did make my Christmas goal, actually surpassed it. I am not at 189 lbs woo hoo!!!! That is 45 down!!!
Well just a quick note as I am trying to get caught up at work so hope everyone is doing well
Take Care

Friday, December 18, 2009

Quick Update

So I went back to the drs today and had .25mls removed. I actually found out that I now have 5.85mls in my band. I am hoping that this does the trick as at 7am tomorrow I will be on a plane to Florida ( if the snow stays away as we are supposed to get 10 inches starting tomorrow late morning )

I also have lost 1 pound since Tuesday woo hoo

Anyway I am not sure if I will be able to update while in Florida so just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Have fun and be careful of the goodies :-)

Yana good luck on Tuesday all my fingers and toes are crossed for you.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Oh no too tight!!!

Ok so I had 1 teasspoon of mashed potatoes and 2 teaspoons of creamed spinach. Been stuck for 45 minutes and it is sore and slimey. Called drs , need to go get some taken out tomorrow before I leave. So mad!!! I guess I wanted restriction but not as tight as this.
So they are squeezing me in tomorrow with Frank, have not heard the best things about hi. Heard he is very nice but sore with the needle and me having a freaky port scares me. Oh no!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hmm fill

So I had a fill yesterday, .5 ml. I am obviously still on liquids but I am having feelings I have not had before with my fill. Yesterday all I had was 2 cups coffee and then last night had a cup of soup and managed to get half down and then though oh I am full ( yeah !!) but the weird thing is that I have more saliva in my mouth? Strange ? coincidence? i wont really know anything until i start mushies tomorrow but now I am getting a bit paranoid because what if I am too tight. I leave on Saturday for Florida for a week but what happens if I am too tight? Will I know when I start mushies? Hope so then that way I can run in Friday for a quick unfill but what if mushies go down fine and I have problems with solids? Aghh so confusing with my lucy. I guess all I will do is wait it out till Friday because I really think this is me at my sweet spot and don't want to get any taken out.
Does anyone else salivate more?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Love my drs scales

Hi all,
So I just got back from the doctors and according to their scales I have lost 6 pounds in 3 1/2 weeks. Woo hoo for me. I am so excited about that as this morning my scales were not co-operating with me so I was nervous to get weighed in today. Anyway so happy!!! My appointment was with Gasper but they have a new dr in the practice and they asked if I would mind if she did my fill under Gaspers supervision. Hmm no I don't as long as you don't hurt me and make sure you get the needle in the right place. Anyway she tried to get it in but because of my crazy port ( does flips etc and in a weird angle ) she couldn't. So gasper did it. He only gave me .5mls because he said I am losing great but I think my portions are still a little larger than what I want. So I am a happy camper and hopefully this is it for me.
Busy week this week, have so much work to do as I am going to be out all of next week. I head to Florida for Christmas on Saturday so I am trying to get everything I can wrapped up and then pass the rest of my jobs along to a colleague while I am gone. Gasper actually asked me if I was sure I wanted a fill before I went down there but I figure if I am too tight I can go back on Friday and have a little removed.
So also wanted to say what great time I had on Sunday at the NYC bandster brunch. It was so great to meet Catherine, Jen, Heather and Colleen. We had a couple of drinks and some great food and vowed to get together again soon.
Well if I don't get back on here before Christmas just wanted to wish you all a great holiday season and don't eat too much ( or drink too much )

Monday, December 7, 2009


So we decided to be brave the crazy crowd this year and go to Santaland at Macys. Wow is all I can say. The tourists are crazy around here. We were there at 10am when Macys opened. By the time we got up to the 8th floor there was already about 150 people in line. Not too bad though. In and out in 1 1/2 hours . So worth it to see the little man run up and give Santa a huge hug. Here is a pic

Friday, December 4, 2009

Busy Bee

So I have not posted for a while cause I have been so busy lately. This is my favourite time of year getting ready for Christmas and it is so great to see it through the eyes of a 2 1/2 year old. Telling him all about Santa and his reindeer's and sleigh. He has so many questions and you forget that these are all firsts for someone so little. He somewhat understands all about Santa and Christmas and he is so excited. I have to also remind him of the importance of the season not just Christmas but about baby Jesus being born. We are catholic and I try to get to mass every Sunday but it is hard . I know I know. So anyway I just love this time of year.

We put our Christmas tree up last weekend. It looks amazing. I have to put pics up. The smell of a real tree in the house just seems to put you in a better mood.

On the lap band front everything is going pretty well. The last fill I got I think has put me near if not at my sweet spot. I cant eat in the morning and I really really have to chew my food. The one thing I am still doing is eating most of my calories at night. I still stay around 1000-1200 calories but I wonder if it is hampering my weight loss by consuming them mostly at night? Thoughts?
I also have accepted the fact that I am goign to be a slow loser and that is ok. I try not to compare my weight loss with others and have to look on the positive. I lost 1.2 lbs this week and I think my average will be around that per week which is ok for me. I know that the more weight you have to lose, the faster it comes off in the beginning so I am happy with my 39 lb weight loss over all. Just about half way to goal for me I think.

Anyway have a great weekend