Saturday, June 23, 2012

Weekly Weigh In, Before and Progress Pics, 2012 BOOBS, etc.

Getting back to weekly weigh in as part of my get back on track plan.

Saturday 6/23/12 - 270.8 (lowest I have been since surgery was 264, but got back up to 284 so I'll take 270!)

Above is me probably at my highest recorded weight of 386.

The above pictures were me at around 358, after I had started my medical weight loss program pre-surgery. Please ignore the junk in the background!

The above pics are me this week, so around 270.  Still about 100 lbs to go, but figured I need to start celebrating my progress.  Again, please ignore the junk in the background! I'm too lazy to crop it out! LOL

I have signed up for BOOBS 2012 in Chicago and I'm really excited to go!  I think this will be another piece of motivation for me.  I want to get as healthy as I can so I can walk all over Chicago!  I have never been to the Windy City, but I plan on looking up places of interest so I can plan some excursions while I'm there.  Anyone have any favorite places they have been in Chicago, please let me know.  Also, if you are going to BOOBS 2012 and have something fun planned let me know that too so I can see if I can join you!

I have been asked for WLS advice for the first time.  I never even thought about that aspect of it.  Just like I have asked Maria and other bandsters a billion questions, I'm sure others will ask me.  I've been asked about it before, but more out of curiosity, not for someone considering it.  I feel a little intimidated actually.  I am going to respond to her email with all the info I have and tell her to research, research, research!  She is considering all of the different WLS, but I really feel everyone has to do what is best for them, so I won't push her towards any particular one.

That's all I've got for today.  Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Whole Foods Convert!

I went into a Whole Foods for the first time tonight.  That place is crazy awesome!  To say I was overwhelmed is an understatement.  They have make your own trail mix and like 12 kinds of bulk granola!  I went crazy in the produce section, hope I can use it all before it goes bad!  It is definitely more expensive than a regular food store, but it is good stuff.  I will definitely be back!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Trying to get my mojo back!

Hello blog world, long time no see!  I've been struggling still with my journey, and recently trying to get my mojo back.  I've been gaining and losing the same 15-20 lbs.  I've been frustrated with my band and mostly with myself.  Really, I know the band is a tool, and it is my head that needs fixing, but how does one do that?  Electric Shock Therapy?  My surgery support group was fine in the beginning, but it became mostly about people fulfilling their pre-surgery requirement, which wasn't much help to me.  I'm not generally a "group" kind of person anyway.  Probably why I've tried WW several times, only to quit pretty early on.

My wonderful boyfriend has been so supportive, and he knows I've been struggling and full of frustration.  He had a sit down with me last night to talk about it all.  Much as I tried to avoid it, because that is what I do, he insisted and he can be pretty persuasive.  So several tissues later, because frankly I cry at the drop of a hat, especially when talking about my weight issues, we had hashed out some things.  He mentioned how I did better pre-surgery than I have since.  He suggested I go back to what worked for me then.  Nothing that I didn't know, food journal, slower eating, more days of exercise, reading the blogs even if I'm not posting, etc..  He promised to help in any way he can, and said he understands that I will always struggle with this, but that I can't give up because he needs me too much.  I do love that man so!

All this being said, I am thinking about going to BOOBS.  I think meeting some of you wonderful and inspiring people face to face would be an amazing thing.  Anyone who has been there before have any insight on what to expect, and what were some of their favorite things about it?  Any newbies like me considering going?  I know I'm late to the party on this one, so I'm not 100% on it yet.