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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Progress...or lack thereof

I don't know if it's because I haven't gotten my first fill, but I am not losing as much weight as I would want to.  I feel like going back on the liquid protein diet to jumpstart the weightloss but I also love and enjoy food.  Urgh...anyone out there have or had the same problem?

I must admit though...I am loving the new body.  I feel so much more comfortable in my clothes.  I am still in between sizes but I no longer struggle to buy anything at the stores.  Recently I bought a denim shirt- size LARGE.  I don't think even an XXL would have fit back in December.  I do see myself shrinking.  My shoes fit loose, my rings fall off, and I can slide my Tiffany bracelet off.  It's the little things that stand out to me.  I have lost a good portion of the belly but still have massive thighs and arms that will need a lot of work at the gym. 
The denim shirt at my friend's art event- 02/02/12

Speaking of, did anyone have a hard time toning?  Have any of you considered a tummy tuck?  Or did the excess skin mold with your new body on its own?

On a happy note: I adopted a puppy this week!! He's beyond adorable and loving.  I went to the nearest pound and saw the cutest 3 month old terrier.  He was as happy as could be despite being behind ugly bars, sleeping on a cold floor, and having two other roommates.  I named him WHISKEY (yes, alcohol was my inspiration).  I have faith that he will be the perfect therapy for my mother.  My dad passed away 7 months ago and after spending over 30 years with him, she needs a cheerful companion to help her cope.

I had just picked him up from the animal hospital (he was neutered) - 02/04/12

Whiskey and Taquito (my 7 1/2 year old baby) -02/05/12

Back to lapband land--- I'm sure the next few weeks before my first fill will continue to be challenging.  I still get hungry but I get full with just a few bites.  Fast forward two hours and I'm hungry again....and so the cycle continues day in and day out.  Slowly but surely, the weight is coming off though.  I have to remain positive and assertive with all these changes- both mentally and physically.

"The road to success is always under construction."
-Lily Tomlin

4 comments:

  1. #1: Cute boots!
    #2: Do you have a realize band or lap band?

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    1. Thank you!! I have the realize band :)

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  2. Things will definitely start getting easier when you get fills. Just stick with it. You've already come so far and you're looking great!

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  3. Looking good! Whiskey and Taquito are adorable by the way :o)

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