Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fun With Pics...

So in honor of being 50 lbs down I thought I would post some pictures.  I really thought this would be easy, however I have been working locating a normal full body shot of me pre-surgery for weeks now.  I can't find anything, so the picture I posted about a few months ago will have to do.  This picture was taken of me at one of my closest friends wedding, I look like a beast!  The during picture is of me in a fabulous dress that I received from Jen, I beleive she received the dress from one of the other Jens.   You can click on each of the pics to enlarge them - if you dare!  Enjoy...

The "Before Picture" here is me getting ready for dinner with my friends, which turned out to be a surprise party for my 30th birthday!  The "During Picture" is today in my office...

This is a great dress and made me feel very Joan Holloway!  In fact one of my co-workers made a pen necklace for me to wear!  I post this picture in honor of Pie's recent post! 

This is me getting ready to meet up with Catherine for brunch a couple of weeks ago.  I am in another fabulous dress that I received from Jen as well!

Sisterhood Rocks!  Now if only I could get my shit together and mail out all of my clothes to you Cheeseburger Girl!  Love ya all!

Monday, June 21, 2010


I did it!  Yay, I am down 50 pounds!  I don't really have much time write right now because I am a little crazy at work, but I just had to post about this!

I hope to have fun comparison pictures to post soon!  For now, I will leave you with a pic of me and my friends at a wine tasting on Friday night...

Oh and me being silly with my new glasses...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Weighed Myself - Strong Letter to Follow...

Dear 48,

I have enjoyed our time together these past two weeks; however I am ready to move on.  It's not you it's me...

Well, actually it is you - YOU SUCK!



Monday, June 07, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Trip

Hello Lovies!

It has been a while, I ended up skipping last week's post because things are crazy right now.  I am reading everyone's blogs and trying to get caught up, slow down please!

Let's see - I went for a fill on the 25th in preparation to the big family outing that was planned for Memorial Day weekend.  The fill ended up being a smidge too tight - I couldn't really get much down without getting uber stuck.  In fact, I actually slimed for the first time ever - gross!

Memorial Day weekend was a weekend revolving around food.  It started when Dan and I arrived in CT on Sunday and stopped at our favorite place to eat.  I have been thinking about the food there all week!  Unfortunately I could not get much down and had to excuse myself three times. That night was the big surprise dinner for my Mom, it was held at a Chinese buffet.  Please don't get me wrong - I am not a total snob, but I am just not into the whole buffet thing.  I never really was, even before being banded.

No one in my family knows about me being banded except my brother, who could not make it that weekend.  I was very worried about stuck too much.  I was also nervous people would notice how little I was eating.  My entire family is overweight, big time and they love their buffets!  I decided to start off with the Wonton Soup broth, I figured the warm liquid would help loosen my band.  As soon as I sat down to eat, my cousin said - "Is that all your getting!" - WTF, really?  I told him "it's a buffet, right?  I can go back up to get more, right?!"  Wow, calm down buddy!  There still will be plenty of food left when I go back up.  This is what I don't like about buffets.  Your mind set is all wrong, it does something to you.  I don't know how to explain it.

After I finished my soup (within the same time everyone was on their second plate of food) I saw some sushi.  The fish was sliced real thin, so I took them off the rice and just ate the fish dipped in some wasabi soy sauce that I like to mix together.  Very good!  Then I got some peal 'n' eat shrimp - I tried to really focus on protein.  I got stuck and went to the bathroom a couple of times, but the last trip was when I slimed.  I thought I was going to be sick so I ran to the stall and out came what I imagine was slime, yuck.  I was mortified - so gross!

This whole trip was so frustrating because even though I couldn't get much down, I was starving.  So, I decided that the soft serve ice cream would be nice and easy to get down.  It was, but I didn't even close to finishing half of it.  It was taking me so long in between bites that it melted!

Then on Monday was the BBQ at my Aunt's house.  I tried to eat a hamburger patty with cheese on top, no bun.  I finished about half and felt like everyone was watching me cut this hamburger up into the tiniest pieces!  Then the home made Rhode Island style clam chowder that my Mom and Aunt made was ready.  That was perfect, I ate two little bowls of broth!  I guess that helped me loosen, because I went to pour another one and was able to eat the clams too, yay!

When Dan and I got home we stopped and picked up some dinner, it was pretty late but we both were hungry after sitting in traffice all evening.  Surprise, surprise I couldn't get a thing down.  SO FRUSTRATING!  I decided that I need to get an unfill, which I got the next morning.  I didn't even bother to call - I know they are in early on Tuesday, but they only see appointments - they don't answer the phones until they "officially" open. They were very nice and got me in right away to meet with Gaspar.  Turns out I lost 6 lbs in a week!  Really no surprise since I haven't eaten much!

This level feels really good and I managed to keep the 6 lbs loss and this week added two more lbs bringing me to a total loss of 48!

That's about it for now!  Hope you all had a great weekend!