Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hello, anybody out there?

I am sorry that I haven't written much lately, life has been a little busy.

I definitely did not feel well after my second fill and it really took me a while to get back in the swing of things. I actually thought that I was going to have to go back and have more taken out. I didn't have too and I am grateful for that.

My next fill is next Thursday. I forgot the date and scheduled a Pampered Chef Party for the same night. So, I will be having people over and not eating anything that is fixed. Generally, after a fill I am not hungry for a while so that will take the temptation away. Plus laughing with your friends is just as good as eating.

I think for this next fill I am only going to get a 1/4 cc and see how I do, that is if they let me do that. Then make another appointment for only two weeks out and see if I can handle more.

For the two weeks after my fill, I really had no energy and slacked off on exercising. I know that I shouldn't have, but I just couldn't do it. I am now back to exercising daily and the scale has started moving again. I am down two pounds in the last two days. Let's see if it goes back down tomorrow.

So, the lesson that I have learned is this: If I do not exercise, I will not lose weight. Very simple, but very true. I have to move for at least 60 minutes a day to get the reward of the scale going down. I can do that, just put my mind to it and realize I have to help the band help me.

Friends are asking if I regret the band considering the problems I have had lately. I answer them - it's not easy but it is the best thing I can do for myself. The band is my partner and I have to show it the respect it deserves. And as a partner I have to carry my end of the bargain and that is movement.

That ah-hah moment is very much appreciated. Move your butt, Deena. I got it now.

Walked the dogs for fifty minutes tonight and then took a half hour back ride. I peddled the entire time, no coasting for me. My legs can feel it, too. Mona gave me her bike when she moved and I rode it tonight. It is like "Tubby" from my youth. Big seat for my butt and big tires. It rode so smooth. Thank you Mona.

We have hardly been home these last two weeks. Since Neal dislocated his knee cap, we have been to many doctors appointments and now are going to physical therapy three times a week. His knee is getting better slowly but surely, so that is a good thing. He really wants to play football this fall, I am just not so sure. What's a mom to do?

I am off to bed now, I have tomorrow off and have lots of house chores to do. All bedding is being washed and hung on the line. Nothing smells better than freshly dried sheets. Dogs need baths and I need to weed the garden and water all the plants. Then, I get to clean house. We are having a cook out on Saturday evening and I want the house to look at least a little presentable.

Hopefully, when I get up tomorrow I will have lost a little more weight. It would be a good way to start the holiday weekend, giving me motivation to eat the right foods. I'll let you know.

Have a great Independence Day. God Bless America!!!!!


  1. I found your blog through IBC's website. I was banded by Dr. Sid on June 9. Congratulations on your win! I will send you some new followers.

  2. Hey Deena,

    Heather sent me over. I just started following you. I hope you had a good 4th.

  3. I just started following you too and I gave you a shout out on my blog. You are doing well and the exercise will soon grow to be an addiction! I was banded on Feb 23rd and the help I have gotten here is wonderful!! Good luck to you!

  4. We are here and showin you the love baby!
    Where did you have the surgery done?

  5. Heather sent me too. I was banded in February and have lost 62.4 lbs. Here is my blog:

  6. Congratulations! Heather sent us. :)

    You will find a wonderful support group in bandland. There is always someone who has been thru a similar situation and can provide insight and help. My dr.'s office gave us cute little plastic baby spoons during one of our orientation classes to remind us to take small bites. :)

    I was banded May 25. You are doing great so far and now you will have more friends to cheer you on along the way! :)


  7. Hi Deena...Heather sent us.
    Keep up the good work.

  8. Hey Deena, Congrats on winning the contest. Heather sent me over to check out your blog. You are doing so well. Congrats. I was banded on March 23rd,2010. You are right, the band is your partner and you have to respect it for it to work/help... Some days are easier than others but I 've never regreted my decision... There is alot od great support in this blog community. *Maria*-blogger from "This one time at Band Camp..." check out my blog at

  9. Congrats on winning a band! what a great giveaway. Came over from Heather's and want to welcome you.

  10. New to your blog! Can't wait to follow you!!

  11. Hi there! I was banded 17 months ago, so if you have any questions just ask! I don't think that's really normal to be so lethargic after a fill. I'm going to guess that it's because of a severe drop in calories. You should get some calories (and some sugar) to keep your energy levels up. Can you try making a smoothie? (1 scoop protein shake along with some fruit of your choice, milk) That might help your energy!

  12. Heather sent me over -- nice that you *won* a lap band! Thanks for re-emphasizing that we have to respect our bands and that we have to work *with* them to get the optimal benefit from them. I'm still waiting for my surgery date. This is the longest wait I've ever had, I think! HAHA

  13. Wow everyone - I just found all these comments. I will check each of your blogs out soon. Life is so good sometimes I just can't believer how good.

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