Wednesday, December 22, 2010

12/22/10

hey!!!!!!! so on the weight loss front i'm holding in at around 240...............people have brought so much food into our room where I work its so hard to avoid it...............still haven't been able to find my niche with exercise :(. I hope everyone has a great Christmas!!!  Here are a few pictures of my niece..........



Monday, December 20, 2010

12/20/10

hey!!!!!!!! so my weight is staying around 240. I still need to get on a better workout regimen. any ideas? eating wise i have been doing better than what i was i do not bring home bags of candy or anything like that. I just need to get on a routine and stick to it. I think i'm going to start by not stopping at dunkin donuts to get something to drink in the mornings because that leads to me getting other food. I'm going to stick to maple and brown sugar oatmeal for breakfast and probably a turkey sandwich with light mayo for lunch. How is everyone's week? This holiday challenge i did horrible with, but the next challenge i join i'm going to lose as much as possible. I'd love to be at the 220's by 1/6/11 i don't see that happening so i'll settle for like low-middle 230's. 1/6 is my next dr appt

Friday, December 10, 2010

yay!!!!!!!

i'm so happy!!!!!! i've been sticking to working out even though I don't really like it. I need to to be able to get the body i want and get healthy and gain confidence..........It's weird even though i still am big i still think relationships and stuff for me doesnt' happen because of my size......but it sounds like from talking with friends and family its more of a confidence issue.........so I gotta try to improve on that but don't really know how. On the weight loss front i was at 239.8 today which is a loss of like 8-9 pounds since last thursday....hopefully that will continue........the band is definitely helping

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

good news from me..........

hey........................so this fill is deffinatly helping.............i just gotta be careful on how fast i eat because since thursday i've thrown up 3 times, but that is a lot less than when i was at this fill level before last thursday i was around 248 area today i'm at 241.8 already so the weight is coming off and i've been exercising hoping i can get in a routine i wanna get to 195 by may.....think it can happen???  It's amazing how much i can't eat which is a good thing

Monday, December 6, 2010

so far so good..............

i'm back on track!!!!!!!!! i've lost 4 pounds since thursday!!!!!! :) now I just need to stick to an exercise routine. Before surgery I did great but since surgery it's been really tough to get on it and stay on it...........i just have to my goal is to lose another 45 pounds before the WLSFA's meet and greet in vegas during the month of may..........It feels so good to have more restriction. I have thrown up twice since thursday, but i think that is my own fault.........and its better than last time i was struggling where it was every day almost and usually 2-3 times a day............i don't know why i couldn't handle 6.5 cc then, but I can now.....but hey i'll take it.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

i got a kick in the ass.............

Alright............went to the dr's...............he was saying how i'd be 300 pounds again before i know it.......he gave me .5 cc fill where i was having trouble with it last time.........i really wanted .25 cc but i didn't dare ask him for it........we will see how round 2 goes with this fill i wanna lose like 55 pounds before may 13 when i got the vegas meet and greet for wlsfa.............i'm going to try working out in the morning again.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

appt tomorrow

Ok! So I'm finally starting to get back on track.........i'm nervous for my appt tomorrow as it will show prob a 15-20 pound gain in like 6 weeks...................wow not good. I was going to reschedule, and try to lose weight first that way I wouldn't get yelled at as much, but I need a fill. any suggestions for keeping with exercise I always get off to a great start and then fall off again........I just need to tell myself to do it to become and get the body i want

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey!! I just wanna wish everyone a happy thanksgiving i will update you all on my band next week. Thank you for all your support!!!!!! :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

wow

I need to get back witth he program! I obviously need a fill..............also ive been making bad food choices........:( i've put on like 15 pounds since my last fill about 5 pounds was expecteted................i gotta step it up

Thursday, November 4, 2010

i'm now an uncle :)

hey!!! i'm now an uncle ! my sis had her baby girl at 11:51 am on 11/3/10  weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces and 19 inch long! She's doing great!!!!!!!!!!! Mom is doing Great!!!


Monday, November 1, 2010

plateau???

I think i hit a plateau :( even though its only been a few days my weight seems to be holding between 231-233. I think this is because, before i got .5 cc taken out i wasn't eating enough and now i'm hungary between meals and I think i need a little fill maybe .2-.3 at my next appt. I managed to so far still avoid candy like resses and I've been exercising again so hopefully the scale will move. It's just frustrating because i wanna stay and remain in the 220's and below and its just hard to get there. So i didn't make it to the new year without any candy i'm just going to try and be careful.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Making a commitment

hey!!!!!!! its almost halloween!!!!! any fun plans??????? so i've decided to make a commintment to myself..........i know its going to be exremely tough but from now and i'd like it to be atleast to the new year i'm not going to eat any chips or any candy like resses and kit kats. I need to rid my body of these bad foods.......i worke up this morning and i saw a .2 pound gain i know its not like hardly anything but i was hoping for a good loss.................so that is my goal and i'm sticking it to it from this time unitl atleast the new year.............

Thursday, October 28, 2010

you tube

hey i started a you tube channel as well you can follow me there at http://www.youtube.com/user/ajs02080?feature=mhum

Monday, October 25, 2010

my trip to the er!

So, alittle bit of news.......on thursday i went to my band appt and they removed half a cc........it feels so much better I can eat about half of something and thats it....for those of you don't know i only have one eye......after my bariatric appt i went to my retina specialist. I've been having times where my vision goes away for like 10 sec then comes back. During that time I see black or a flash of lighting. The dr said my retina looks stable but i needed to see a neurologist or neuro opthamologist and that he was sending me to the er.....he said he thinks he knew what it was but didn't say what.......Of course during this time i'm thinking tumor. I got to the er and saw a neurologist who did all sorts of testing......they also did a brain mri....they said it looked normal they gave me 2 options either try to schedule appts as outpatient or stay overnight as inpatient. I decided to stay as inpatient because with one eye and not knowing what it was being an inpatient would give me an anwser sooner. The next day they did an ultrasound of the coroted artery and an echo cardiogram. I also saw a neuro opthamologist. The testing came back negative. They think what i'm having is Visual headaches. They were gonna try propholaxis but couldn't gurantee it would help. I chose to hold off for now.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

dr's tomorrow

so.......i have my appt tomorrow. i've been staying on liquids like the nurse said.....i took some medicine and its not available in chewables or liquid so i have to swallow them and i don't know if thats what did it, but around an hour later....i vommited........i'm hoping i don't have a slipped band. It just seems like the band is tighter now than it was before. He'll probabaly send me for a barium swallow or endoscopy, Which would make me happy that way i know the band is alright....i'm hoping just a small unfill will help. Does anyone every have a fill and all of a sudden it seems tighter than normal most of the time?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

weight loss surgery foundation of america

Hey!!! Check out wlsfa.org they are truly changing lives by inspiring and motivating others. They also help fundraise and make it possible for people to apply for a grant for weight loss or reconstructive surgery. visit their website............it is inspiring.

ugh liquids

so i started liquids like the nurse said for a few days to get rid of the inflamation..........less than 24 hours and its already been not fun :(..............on a good note the scale said 228.4 this morning so i'm not complaining with that i've gotton back on the exercise and have done 30 min 3 days in a row sooo yay...........o ya i also have blackberry messenger feel free to add me my pin is.......321E7EF8

Monday, October 18, 2010

I emailed the dr

so I emailed the receptionist in my dr's office trying to see if i can in before next thrusday.....i deff feel like i need a small unfill.............6 was to easy and 6.5 seems more than enough. is that possible???? I feel like I tried to be slow chewing on my eating.......and its not working......I don't think there's errosion since its too tight i'm hoping he does a swallow but not a endoscopy.......i'm just sick of vommiting all the tiem..i've tried warm stuff and i thought it helped but apparently not :(....................well how is everyones day going?.........so the nurse called me i'm going on liquids untiill thursday :( but they are getting me in on thurday at 1 a whole week early so that'll be cool their so nice hopefullly i don't get reprimanded for waiting on this for so long.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

that was interesting

ok!!!!!! let me have you opinion i have this friend who i made plans with almost a week ago to go to the  movies with this weekend. Today she called me to set up a time and stuff and then she told me this other guy was going to. I didn't know this guy. Were just friends but it felt awkward that she didn't ask me if i minded or anything. I wasn't going to work out today..............but i did 30 min on the exercise bike.......i had my mom take a picture of me after my workout for you.........

Friday, October 15, 2010

10/28

so.......10/28 is my next dr's appt i think i'm gonna try to convince him to take .25 cc out because i'm having to much trouble trying to keep food and liquid down especially in the morning and early afternoon........sometimes i vomit 2-3 times a day and sometimes 1 and sometimes none......i think its just  how fast i drink or eat and i try to eat or drink slower but still having trouble any ideas?? he may want to do endoscopy but i'm still having restriction so i don't think its eroded......its strange at night i could eat a huge sandwich if i wanted with no problem but during the morning and early afternoon nope.......I think just need to really focus on how much i'm drinking or eating at once............i'm gonna try that and see if it gets better before i go to the surgeon.....does anyone have problems with salad at all?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

amazing!

hey!!!!!! so i caught my first glimpse of the 220's this morning! I weighed in at 229.2.......I want to say how amazing I think all of my followers are............YOU are all doing great! your so inspiring and have been so supportive! I can't thank you enough for all your help and advice.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

100 pounds!

Sol...........................i weighed in at 231 this morning which means starting with my first dr's appt in november of 08 i'm down 100 pounds.........lets hope the scale stays theres overall i've probably lost more like 130 pounds, it feels good to be successful.....i got back on the exercise last night i only did 15 min on the bike, but it tells me how out of shape i am cuz i thought it was going to kill me

Monday, October 11, 2010

questions to ask yourself

So I find duriing weight loss i've been often asking myself why am I doing this??? What are you reasons? Half of me always says to be healthier.....the other half says because I want to become more attractive and have better luck with the ladies. Also theres a risk of heart disease from my dad's side so I want to be healthier because of that and it will decrease my chances of having something happen. What are your reasons and motivation for weight loss?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

thursday!!!!!

its rainy up here in vermont today :(...............................So i'm trying to muster up energy and motivation to work out tonight.........even if its just for 15 min its better than nothing........my scale creeped up alittle bit to 233.0 but i belive its just because i've been eating alitle bit more lately. In good news my vommiting has been very minimal the past few days...... yestarday was like maybw 2 or 3 times but thats my fault for eating or drinking to fast but theres been days where none at all so that makes me happy and I hope i can continue on that route...........only about 70 more pounds to go till i'm hopefully at what will be my goal weight i'd love to be below 200 before christmas.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

nsv..................kinda

Happy Wednsday!!! My second job that I quit, I may just take a few weeks off then only do like a day or 2 a week.............A couple people posted on my facebook about how i'm looking good and even though one of them is my cousin...........it feels really good to hear that. my weight is holding around 232.6 i have a dr's appt 10/28 so i'm hoping to be in the 220's around then.......i want to just hurry up and be in onederland but i know i'm prob looking at that around the end of the year....................what are your thoughts on plastic surgery?

Monday, October 4, 2010

choices.............and monday and stuff

we can either make good choices or bad choices................so today i weighed in at 232.8!!!!! so from when my surgeons office first weighed m3 i was 331 so thats almost 100 pounds down. I really weighed more than that before i went to my surgeon, but thats just what they had me at...................So I  noticiied when i take my time eating and drinking even if it takes me forever I have less problems with vommiting......but on certain foods like french frys and hot dogs. I have issues. Also I seem to have more issues in the morning, but i'm hoping i'll improve i finally gotta settle into my own as in my previous post its not normal to vomit 3 times a day. I think i just truly eat and drink to fast. On a good note i'm hoping my sickness is going away. I'm having trouble breathing so i'm getting a prescription called in tonight and gotta pick that up as i leave work...........i quit my second job. I decided it was time......i just don't feel as great and i've been feeling run down.......hopefully when I kick this cold I'll be able to really focus on working out and the weight will drop even quicker. I hope everyones having a great day!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

and the dr said................

so...... I went to my pcp yestarday. I had a low grade fever my bp was 98/45 and he put me on antibiotics for bronchitis. Hopefully i start doing better and not feeling so run down. I told him didn't think the vommiting with my band was due to erroision or slippage because i didn't have any pain and i said i think it is a result of me not eating or drinking appropriately and i told him its been bad for like a month or 2.............so enough about me how is everyone?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Its only tuesday :(

Hey! so my weight is now at 235.0!!! The one thing thats been happening since my last fill is i've been vommiting quite a bit sometimes 2-3 times daily. My last filled was about 2 months ago! I don't think my band has slipped because i'm still restricted and I don't think I have errosion because i'm not having any pain. I think alot of it is just be taking to long to figure out when i can or can't eat. I have to go to the dr's today because i've been feeling worn out and sometimes running a fever :(...................Sounds like everyone had a great time in chicago which is great!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

new low weight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!/nyc

Hey! I hope everyone that is in chicago is having a fantastic time.......I got back from nyc on thursday. I had a fantastic time! Also i'm happy to report i've his a new low weight i'm now at 236.6........i'm excited for the 220's to get here.........

Friday, September 17, 2010

New small size

Hey! Just alittle update my weight is holding around 240 pounds which hopefully i'll be able to drop more soon..........I so psyched i tried on a large jacket last night and it fit............i used to wear like 2-3xl so now that i'm the large -xl range i'm really happy.........i'm going to nyc on monday! i'm going to try to make some good choices and I will be doing a lot of walking.

Monday, September 13, 2010

monday!

one week until i'm in nyc!! my weight is at 241.2. I"m hoping to get in the 230's before nyc...........What are everyones thoughts on excess skin and plastic surgery after being banded???

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

nyc in less than 2 weeks!

I'm Psyched!  I'm going to nyc in less than 2 weeks!!! I've been there before, but its always excited to go back. I'm still having a tough time in the morning with being able to drink and eat......just something i gotta get used to

Friday, September 3, 2010

new pic.........

new pic....I promised i'd post.  

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Soooooooooooo all good news!!!

I've been able to keep what i'm eating and drinking down today!!!!! yay!!!!!!!! That made me feel very successful. I'm also going to be an uncle in less than 2 months. My sister is going to have a girl. In band news I think i 'm happy with my restriction and everything is going well............I'm hoping my weight stays at this number, but today I weighed in at 240.8!!!!!!!!! Just for memories these pictures is how i used to look. I need to take an updated picture of how i look today.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

hey check out this blog and my weight

Hey Everyone!  Hope your having a great day! I weighed in at 242.8 this morning! Yay for me! I'm trying to get into a regular exercise routine. Any suggestions? Also check out Breanne's blog! She is very inspiring! We have been talking about exercise the last few days she was banded around the same time I was and is doing fantastic!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

In the morning..............

i always have trouble and vomit and its hard to keep stuff down any advice?

Friday, August 27, 2010

MY latest dr's appt

hey!!!!!!!! so my latest dr's appt went well i lost like 15 pounds in the last month. he knocked on the door and opened it and the first words out of his mouth was dammmmmmmmn i'm not touching it. He was happy. I have to go back in 2 months. My most recent weight at the office was 244.8 but i've been weight around 242 243. My goals to get down to maybe 225 or lower before i go back in a few months. Which means I have to up the exercise, which i have totally been lacking. I started a second job in addition to my current job. In addition to my hospital job i now work at kmart. We get some interesting people and the pay's not great but its a job just for alittle extra money. I gotta kick up the workouts and stay off the junk...............Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 16, 2010

another new low

ummmmmmm wow! My new low is around 245! I 'm happy and for the most part everything has been going really well, however for awhile I think I was battling dehydration and malnutrition. Then the drinking got easier so now i'm working on nutrition. I think what it is even though I've had my fill for almost a month I was pb ing and vommiting alot I think i'm finally used to smaller portion sizes and how much I can drink or eat at once. How has everyone been?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

NEW LOW

hey so i'm at my new lowest weight!!! i weighed in this morning at 248.4 which is probabally the lowest i've been in about 9 years! i'm at 6.5 cc now in my 10 cc band.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

liquids

hey!!! If your at your sweet spot do you have trouble getting in 64oz of water a day?? cuz i'm having trouble with that.

Friday, July 23, 2010

feeling the restriction

WOW!!!!!!! i'm on yogurt and liquid man is it interesting..........if i take more than a few sips of liquid every 10 min i will vomit.....crazy..................any thoughts? definatly cool its just going to be interesting once i try solid foods.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

fill recieved

I went to my dr's office he put in 1/2 a cc so I now have 6.5 cc in my 10 cc band.!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

fill tomorrow!

i have an appt tomorrow!!! i'm going/want to get a fill. I can't decide on weither i should get 1/2 cc or 1 cc..........i definatly can't eat like what I used to, but i feel like sometimes i can eat too much! right now i could probably eat a few cups of food at once....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

its wed!!!!!!!!!

Yay!!!!!!! so for the past few weeks I just was sad and at sometimes depressed. I'm going better now....I fell off the wagon for a few weeks. I'm back on it now eating right and exercising again......i just need to stay on it. Its hard because people tell me do this for you and you have to love yourself and i'm just not used to hearing that........i've lost about 4-5 pounds that i had gained already......i put on like 8-10 pounds. I'm going to have a fill next wed so i'm happy about that. My endoscopy went find and everything looked good. How is everyone doing?

Monday, July 12, 2010

what do you do for cardio?

question for everyone! What do you do for cardio?? How many days a week and for how long do you do it?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Walk/5k questions

Hey! So I did it................................I signed up for my first 5k.........i'm going to walk it. I would run, but i'm visually impaired and i've always been told running isin't good for the eye that I have left. In order to develop endurance and stamina, I was wondering if anyone had any helpful tips in preparing for this event? Please share your ideas and comments or experiences. Thanks

Wednesday, July 7, 2010











results are in of endoscopy!!!

The past few weeks have been tough. I've just been feeling down and haven't done nothing and make unhealthy decisions. I need to learn to do this for me. I've been obsessive with texing and emailing and facebooking my friends too much. I've done this because i've felt alone. I need to stick to this and finish what i started once i stick to a regular regimen the weight will fly right off. On a good note I had my endoscopy yestarday and the doc said everything is good! So I will be going into the office later this month to hopefully get a fill. As the restriction I feel is not at my sweet spot yet. How has everyone been?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

why less restricion?

I got a fill in may and had really good restricion now it doesn't really feel like its there or as much. Any ideas? Has this happened to anyone else?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

possible errosion

hey! i had an appt with my surgeon yesterday! I asked for a fill and he said you already at 6. He wants to do an endoscopy to fine out if the band has eroded or not. What causes band erosion? could it be from something I've done. In alittle over a month i'm down 8.4 pounds from when he last saw me so that is a bonus.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

i was impressed!

I was kind of impressed with myself yesterday! I worked 9-9 and got out of work and went home and did 30 min on the exercise bike. I so didn't want to...............but once I was down there and got on the bike it wasn't that hard. My goal that i've made is to workout every day untill my next dr's appt on june 11th. It will be tough, but I think it's possible. How much cardio do you usually do a day and how many times a week?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

restriction question

Hey I had a fill a couple weeks ago and I had more restriction then than I do now? Is this normal? My weight is weird because it fluctuates and I can stay at the same weight for a bunch of days then all of a sudden drop 3 pounds. Hope everyone is having a good week.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thank you everyone!

Thank you everyone for all your comments and thoughts from my blog yesterday! Thank you to all my new followers. I have to learn to show more confidence. Even if I think I am showing confidence I think others feel differently. Thank you everyone for picking me up when I was down. Its all about lifestyle change and being in this for the long run. Barbara your always there for me whenever I need advice. Thanks! You all are fantastic.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

thoughts from me!

Why are there times that I feel like so many people that I know have someone except for me? It raises questions to me that I ask myself like am I worth it? don't I deserve to be happy? It's weird, how being picked on when I was younger for only having one eye and now even when I'm older (25) it still affects me. People notice I don't have the confidence. Even though I try to show confidence people somehow notice. Even if I don't recognize that I don't have confidence. I don't know how to gain the confidence. I guess its because I've never had the social interaction really in my life that other people have had or haven't experienced things that others have had. I'm hoping loosing more weight will make me more attractive and desirable. On the weight loss front I am down about another 4 pounds in the 253-254 area.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

new weight!

Yay Me! So i about 1-2 weeks i have lost betweent 7 and 8 pounds!!!!!! I'm lifting weights mon,wed,fri and doing cardio 5-7 days a week! It feels good being able to stick something. I have more restriction with my recent fill! My most recent weight today was 257.6 i'm hoping i get in to the 240's by 6/11 which is my next appt. That would be my lowest weight in like 9 or 10 years!!!. How much cardio do you do every day?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Restriction??

Hey! So i got my fill thursday! and the first few days it seemed like I had good restriction. Today howver it doesn't seem that way as much. Any ideas? I'm excited though because if the scale was right i lost about 5 pounds this past week. Time to update the ticker! It seems like when i eat salad i get fuller sooner sometimes. Why is that?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

another fill!

Hey! So today 5/13/10 i got another fill! I now have 6cc in my band. I was at 6 before, but was too tight and they took someone else. Today they put me back up to 6. I don't know why. I hope I can tolerate it better this time. Any advice is welcomed! My trainer Ally came over last night and we did some weights. It felt really good to do weights last night.

Monday, May 10, 2010

rought week

Hey! It was a tough week. I took a mini vacation from work and went to Boston for a couple days. Had a great time, But I ate like crap. Im back on track now. One thing I noticed is how easy it is to gain weight. I need to get on a routine and stick to it. I always do great for a week or 2 then go off then back on. I need to stick to it this time. One thing that is motivating me is i'm going to NYC in september! I'd like to get to the lowest weight possible, which means i need to buckle down.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

5/1/10

May already?????????????????? Seriouslally wow! I can't believe it. So this wee has been pretty good for me. I've been working out and trying to eat good. I feel like I can really be successful. It gets tough when I don't see the weight coming off, but I just have to think of the end result. I going to try to start going on the treadmill/bike longer or alternate more. I just need to keep telling myself that i'm trying to be healthier. How was everyones week?? Any nsv's?

Monday, April 26, 2010

MONDAY!!!!!!!!

Happy Monday! I had a good weekend. I've been really watching what i'm eating and working out. I'm continuing to do the exercise bike, but I think tonight i'm going to try to jog on the treadmill. We will see how that goes. I'm so happy I don't have that drama in my life that I had a couple weeks ago things have been nice and relaxed. Thank You to all my new followers! Welcome! For those that have been following me Thank you! I think i will post pictures later this week. I hope everyone is having a good day and thank you for all your support.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

happy................but working today

Ugh its saturday and i'm working. Luckily i only work saturday's for another month or so and then back to doing one saturday every 12 weeks. I worked out again last night! That was my fifth day in a row. I know some people take a day or 2 off from working out, but if I do that I have a feeling i'll stop working out which is why I want to work out every day. That way I will stick to this. My trainer/friend Ally came over last night. She gave me some new exercises with weights to do. Thanks Ally for that. It feels good to finally be back in a groove with working out. My eating has been better to. I still feel like I need a fill, but only maybe .1-.25 cc and I think that will do the trick, because last time I was overfilled. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Friday, April 23, 2010

TGIF!

Happy Friday! Anyone have any plans for the weekend??? For me i'm gonna work out! I've been sticking to working out all week and it feels good. I'm eating good too. I'm hoping the weight will start falling off soon. I hate how it takes longer to take it off. I've mainly been doing the exercise bike. I did some weights on wed and will do some tonight. I did 45 min on the exercise bike on wed which for me is really good. Maybe i'll try the treadmill tonight. It just seems like i burn more calories on the exercise bike. Does that make since? I've been trying for lunch to stick to the smart ones and lean cuisine and i've noticed that they have a lot of sodium so i've also been drinking a ton of water. How much cardio do you ususally do on any given day and how many days a week?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Thursday!

Hey Everyone!! How's your week going? I'm happy to report i'm having a very good week. I've been eating properly as well as exercising. I've been doing 30 min of cardio daily. Well since monday anyway. What are some of you reommendations for exercise that you enjoy?? I'm hoping to drop some weight pretty quickly. I noticed the longer i eat better the less i crave junk food. I've also been making sure that i get enough fluid. How long do you exercise daily? I hope everyone is having a good week. Thanks for being an inspiration.

Monday, April 19, 2010

workout today

I feel like since surgery i've been such a slacker. I've been eating the wrong food and not sticking to exercising, which i need to do to get healthier and weight less. This is all changing today. Starting today I'm sticking to it. I"m going to get in a great workout this evening and start eating better. I need to change for the better. This is a lifestyle change. I'm hoping when i go back to the Dr's in may to get another fill. 6cc was to much and 5.5 doesn't seem like enough so i'm hoping for just a little pinch or 2 more. Thank you everyone for inspiring me to change myself for the better.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Its saturday!

Hows everyones week? I have a friend who's taking her test today to become a certified personal trainer. She's really knowledgable. She really motivates me to want to work out and lose weight. How long does everybody work out on the treadmill for?? It's crazy how judgemental a lot of people can be when it comes to looks.

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's Monday!

So its monday! I'm excited for this day to be over. I'm going to go home and workout for awhile and do some crunches as well as work with some weights. How is everones day going? It has been so hard lately to resist temptation like people bringing food in at work. How do you resist temptation? I have a friend who is about the become a personal trainer so she has been coming over once a week to give me ideas and tips. She's really knowledable. It's gonna be hard for me to go the lengh of some activys that she wants me to do, but I know it will only help me and the more I do it the easier it will get. What does everyone use for motivation? I personally use everyone's blogs and follow other people on youtube for my motivation. I also watch biggest loser. Everyone's story is so inspiring. Thank You for motivating me to do my best.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

a new chapter

So My weight loss hasn't really exsisted the past month. I have a friend who's very knowledgable and becoming a personal trainer so she is going to come over and train me once a week. I'm excited for this it's going to really help me. My first workout with me will be tonight. Questions how do you keep yourself from food temptations?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Trynig to post more.

Hey everyone! I'm trying to post more! How is everyone's week going mine's ok I still feel really good after i had some fluid taken out, but they took alittle to much out so my next appt i'm going to go in for another fill. Since its nice out i'm going to go home after work and shoot the basketball around. Its been in the 40's and 50's in vermont so pretty good weather right now. It's better than snow. What is everyone up to for exercise tonight?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

some fluid gone

So I was still having a lot of problems and vommiting every day. I went in monday and had the NP remove some fluid. I feel so much better now.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

for people with the band questions about eating

People that are at their sweet spot how much can you eat? Like if you were to eat a sandwich how much would you be able to eat?

Thanks

updated before/current pic







hey so i updated before and current pics to more recent

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

motivaton!!!!!!!

so i have a question for everyone, what are some of the things you do to keep yourself motivated? You all look amazing and beautful. What are your typical eating patterns and workouts like?

yay for me!!!!!!!

So..........................I had my upper GI this morning. The dr thinks it may just be edema. They said that the fluid was flowing nicely through the band and it looked good and wasn't obstructed so I think its just getting used to it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

to full?

So I went to the dr's and he didn't seem to think 1/2 cc would cause a bunch of difference so now I have to go in for an upper gi tomorrow.

restriction question

Hey! how do yo u know when you have enough restriction? What are the signs of having to much fluid in your band?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

updated page

Hey Everybody so my fills is maki ng me feel like i have more restriction. I updated my blog page let me know if you have any suggestions. It's hard to stay away fromt he bad food but so far i'm doing a good job. I'm excited to drop all this excess weight. I'm stuck at work till 3:30 then going to grab a quick workout.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

6 cc

Hey! I went to the dr's this morning and he put 1/2 a cc in I now have 6 cc in a 10 cc band i already feel like i'm feeling more restriction. When i get out of work i'm gonna go home and work out. Now time for liquids for a few days.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

12 pounds

So since i've started getting my act togather in around a month i have lost 12 pounds. I'm happy that having a healthier lifestyle. What are you doing to encourage yourself in having a healthier life style.

Monday, February 15, 2010

tonight

Hmmmm i'm thinking tonight I will go home and either do the bike or treadmill for 1/2 an hour then try boxing for nintendo wii then i'm going to prob do some strengh training well maybe i'll do strengh training first. What is everyone doing for their workout today?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

yay for me!!!!!!!

so a few weeks back when i said i'm getting back into it. I really have i'm happy i've lost about 10 or 11 pounds in about 3 or 4 weeks so i'm happy and its going well! I'm excited to finally lose all this excess weight. The band is really working well and I like it. I like the restriction it gives. How's everyone doing?

Friday, February 5, 2010

happy

It feels so good to be successful. I've maintained exercising and trying to eat better. It feels good trying to be healthy. I've been trying to buy organic, Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

i've been jumpstarted!

So i've really got back on the wagon and been jumpstarted i lost about 7 pounds or so in a week -week and a half. I'm doing cardio 7 days a week. I've also been eating more organic food and i'm really excited to shed all this excess weight as i still want to lose around 100 pounds. Hope everyone is having a good week!

Andy

Friday, January 22, 2010

motivated

Hey! so now i'm completely motivated to do this and stick to the plan. I'm happy and now i have got into a rhythm for exercise and do it daily. Once I get on the machine it feels good when i get off. Do you think its good to only weight yourself once a week? the reason why i say this is i'm going to weigh myself on tuesdays because that is the day of the biggest loser so we will see how the progress is.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

i know

I finally have gotten back into it of diet and exercise. I will not let myself get off of what i'm doing this time. I want the band to help me but i must help myself. I started eating better and exercising regularly a few days ago. I need to stick to this and i'm excited to lose more weight and do better. i'm trying also to eat more organic food.