Progress

Monday, November 22, 2010

100...

Followers, that is.  Wahoo!  I couldn't imagine 5 people who would listen to me babble on about weight loss efforts in "real life" much less 100 in the virtual world.  Thanks to each and every one of you for tagging along on my journey and lending much needed support.  Y'all rock!

Overall, it was a productive weekend.  My hubby and I got the house ready for Turkey Day.  This included vacuuming and shampooing the carpet, cleaning the upholstery, scrubbing down the kitchen, cleaning out the pantry and grocery shopping.  I have Wednesday off in order to prepare more so it should all go off without a hitch.  Makes the weekend go by too quickly though.  Back at work today and not uberexcited about it.

I am now down to 201.5.  That's only a half pound down from last week but I think I know what's contributing to the slow loss so I'm OK with it.  Time of the month has come and is lingering so I'm sure that's not helping.  What makes that even weirder is that I'm on birth control and this isn't when it was supposed to come.  Will have to talk to the doc about this at my annual appointment.  I've been sick ever since my walk (and a little before actually) so I know my body is holding on to whatever fluid it can get.  So this week is all about hydrating and getting better.  My cold has moved into my ears and now I can't hear out of one of them and my throat is killing me.  I'm considering seeing a doctor but I don't think there's much he can do.  Unfortunately, I'm not one of those people that just can't seem to muster the energy to eat when I'm sick.  I crave comfort food so part of the challenge has been resisting the urge to "feed a cold."  Isn't that how it goes?  "Feed a cold.  Starve a fever."  Ugh.  Can't wait to feel better.  Seriously sick of being sick. 

So as I was saying...that puts me at 1.6 lbs from Onederland.  I can't wait to see that 199 on the scale but I'll be patient.  It's been 3 months since surgery and I've lost almost 28 lbs.  Couldn't be happier with these results.  That second fill has had some effect.  I'm having a harder time with certain breads and I can certainly eat less.  My next appointment is December 9th which I may push back due to insurance reasons.  We'll see.  Hope all of you had a fantastic weekend and enjoy your holiday week here in the U.S!

9 comments:

Alison said...

Hope that you feel better soon, you'll be in onederland in no time!

Amanda said...

You will be in onederland in no time my dear! Fabulous! Have fun with Thanksgiving! We are having company at my house too!! I am the same when I am sick! It is rare that I DON'T want to eat!

Amanda said...

just a response to your comment! :) I agree with really discussing the lapband with him! He isn't against doing the surgery or the aftercare. He is actually pretty aggressive. He is more about seeing results and having a successful surgery. His patients seem to do better with the sleeve. My insurance doesn't cover that either! But in talking with him and he actually see's how much research I have done he is happy with that! Now the clinic (where all of my aftercare will be)..they are all for it. I mean mostly they push people towards bypass. But when I am one on one with the drs and nurses they have all said they think I am a good candidate for lapband. Most people want results right now. Lapband doesn't give that! :) I feel confident with this guy. He's nice too!!

nikki said...

So exciting! You will be in onederland before you know it! :)

amandakiska said...

I know you'll see Onderland before you know it. Enjoy your holiday and feel better!

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

I hope you feel better soon... I'm sending you a (((hug))) and a cuppa virtual chicken soup..

Onederland is soooo close - you're almost there!! I'll be waiting to hear!!!

And, congrats on the 100 followers! We are ALL enjoying your friendship, learning from you, and enjoying being a part of your life! Thank you!

THE DASH! said...

Very cool - 100 is a great number to reach. Enjoy your holidays :)

Lynda said...

So happy for you on the weight loss (and also majorly jealous!). You're doing great!

Angela said...

So very happy for you! Onderland is right there waiting for you. :)

I know how excited I was to see 259 on the scale today I can only imagine how you are feeling. I think when I hit onderland the earth is going to shake or you will at least hear me screaming from here in Yuma.

Congrats on your followers. You rock!!!