Join me on my journey from a "Fat Farm Chick" into a "Healthy Hen" with the help of my new Lap-Band.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

NOT your average stumbling block.

I have been working so hard and I am so proud of the 55lbs I've lost in the past few months!
I have been a good girl.
I have been getting my 40 grams of protien each day.
I've been eating low fat and low calorie meals.
I've takin it light on the carbs.

Until this week-end.....
this week-end I was invited on an all expense paid trip to New Orleans.
This wasn't your average sight-seeing trip either.
This was a gathering of some top-food bloggers and foodies from the Houston area.

Yep... for some un-known reason, they invited me!
Oh the food we have eaten!
The prosciutto wrapped figs, the rabbit crepes, the cheesecake, the steaks that melt like buttah.....
The Po-boys,seafood , gumbo, pastries, the FOOD!
the drinks, red wine, white wine, cocktails... the drinks!

needless to say, I think I may have gained 56lbs back this week-end alone!
but I have had the most wonderful time eating my way through the culture of New Orleans!

Tonight, I go back to the real world...
Back to the protein shakes,
Back to the dreaded Treadmill,
Ahh it was nice while it lasted!

more soon...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's Working!!

The Man-of-My-Dreams decided that he was sick of watching me walk around in jeans that were falling off and flapping around.
So... I went to buy a new pair of jeans.

Shopping for clothes has never been something I enjoy very much, I can't stand the "Plus Size" clothes... for some reason the designers have decided that just because I have a big butt, I must want a big red flower across my chest, or horizontal stripes!! (((shudder))
Or... better yet!
Baby Doll shirts that make me look pregnant.
Don't forget the designers that think I should wear teenie-bopper-show-your-middrift-shirts.
Oh Yes.... THAT would look great on a fat chick!

It's frustrating to say the least!

When I entered the store to buy jeans, I was lost.
I mean.. I just lost 55lbs.. I didn't even know what size I was now.

Shhhhh! don't tell anyone, but thenlast jeans I bought (the ones I was wearing) were a size 24.
I grabbed a 22 and tried em on.
They were too big!
I went back and grabbed a 20.
Still too big!!
So I went back for a size 18.
Oh My Goodness!!! They fit perfectly!!!
If anything, They are a smidgen big!
I was in shock!!
The sales lady tried to get me to try on a 16, but I didn't dare!
I was thrilled with my 18's!

I am only buying one pair because soon, They will be too big too.
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would have THAT problem!

Things are movin right along!
and I still haven't had my first fill yet!
Lucky Lucky me!

I wouldn't say it's been easy.
But it is definitely doable.
and it's GREAT!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What does "Full" feel like? the Cup v's the Balloon

One of the most frequent questions I get asked about my life after Lap-Band surgery is
"How does "full" feel to you now?"

When I have eaten enough to be "full" it is a totally different feeling than it was pre-band.
Before my band, when I would eat and get "stuffed" it felt like a balloon that was over-filled....
It made me want to un-button my pants.
It was uncomfortable.
But it was all in my stomach.

After my band, when I eat enough to be full (about 3/4 a cup of food) I don't feel "stuffed", I feel "full".

Instead of a balloon that is ready to burst if I eat any more food...
I feel like a cup that is too full of water and fixing to run over if I add any more to it.

You feel full to

My stomach, feels fine, but I literally feel like I cannot swallow another bite, or it just won't go down.
It is strange, but I'm learning.
This is just another one of the changes that I am learning about from my body and the Band.

In case you were wondering...