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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Liquid diet- Day 4!!!!

I am proud to report that last night was a complete success!!! Good music, great company, and delicious WATER!! Yes there were plenty of drinks around and everyone asked over and over if I wanted a drink but I simply said, "No, I'm driving but thank you."  I was on my feet for about five hours and even danced a bit but I can definitely tell that I have gotten weaker.  I have 13 days to go before surgery so I hope I don't get much weaker than this.  Other than that though, I have been okay on the hunger side.  I am having light soups along with my protein drinks, vitamins, and lots of water.  I should be fine for these next two weeks (and the week after surgery). 

On a happier note, I am down to 230 lbs!!!! I'm yo-yoing between 228 and 230 but as of a few minutes ago- it's 230.  Soooo....9 pounds in four days!! Wow.  I'm one happy camper!!

I don't think I'm going to post tomorrow.  I have to meet a friend after work (no food involved) and then I'm going to a lounge at night to do some pre-new year's partying!! Again, no food and no alcohol.  I've got this all under control.  I'll keep it light on the dancing too just in case my 5 inch heels wear me out ;)

Cheers to another successful day and a few pounds lighter!! It's safe to say that in the next few days I'll reach the 10 lb loss that the doctor requested (insert proud feeling here).

"Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it."

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Liquid diet- Dia 3!!!!!

So I've almost made it through most of day 3.  I felt SO much better today at work.  I'm actually going out tonight with a few friends but I'm hoping alcohol won't be tempting.  I sound like an alcoholic but the truth is, almost every social event revolves around a "social drink".  Therefore, I know I will be put to the test tonight as I stand there with a nice looking lean bottle of water while everyone sips on their "social drinks".  I'm hanging in there though...three days are THREE days and I can't slip. 

Oh and I forgot to mention yesterday that I got myself a nice digital scale!!!! No more wondering what the little arrow is actually pointing at.  I gotta say, this scale is awesome!! Good deal too- only $40!!  I'm not going to weigh myself tonight but I'll do it tomorrow and hopefully see a lower number. 

Can I be honest?  I am THRILLED with excitement!! I only made the decision to get the Lap-Band a month ago and did all my courses, tests, and lab work in the last three weeks.  I know it seems a bit impulsive but I've been carrying this weight around for TOO long!  A change needs to happen asap...and it starts HERE

Speaking of change: When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.  ~Victor Frankl

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Liquid diet- Day TWO!!

Well day two was a lot easier.  I have fought off temptations pretty well but more than that- I've already lost 6.7 pounds!!! Kinda crazy right?  I'm only supposed to lose 10 before my surgery and I still have 15 days before that.

I'm still taking my vitamins: B Complex, Multi-vitamin, and iron.  Urgh.  I'm not crazy about vitamins but luckily, I haven't forgotten to take them.  Now I have to remember that I have to take vitamins for the rest of my life.  Small price to pay though ;)

Seeing this small weight loss has definitely put me in the zone....yay!!! I can't wait to shop freely and without the burden of "will this fit me?" or "do you have this in a bigger size?"  I'm excited (to say the least) and have every intention on embracing this new life.  A very HAPPY life. 

On that note: "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."

Monday, December 26, 2011

Liquid diet- Day 1!!

After much thought, I decided to create a blog solely dedicated to my Lap Band story.  I had been thinking about the surgery for years but only recently decided to do it because I saw my friend's success in a year.  I've always been a big girl and have tried all the "diets" and healthy lifestyles combined with exercise but nothing ever worked.  I've come to realize that it's simply genetics and I needed a more drastic measure. 

My surgery is scheduled for January 11th, 2012.  Today was Day 1 of my liquid diet.  The Dr. asked me to lose 10 lbs to help shrink my liver before surgery.  God help me.  I've done liquid diets before but this is on a whole new level!!  It's safe to say that I'm hungry, a bit weak, and have a headache!  Let's hope tomorrow runs a bit more smoothly. 

So there you have it.  I'm a big girl with an even bigger dream!! I look forward to hopefully sharing my success story with everyone.  Can't wait for this exciting new journey!!

"Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake."  ~Author Unknown