Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Final appt. today

So I went to my final appt today. Handed over the big cashiers check, made my after surgery appts, met with my surgeon and we are good to go baby!! Thursday I start my two week liquid diet which I am slightly nervous about only because of my diabetes and I hope I don't get low blood suger attacks. Suggestions from anyone? I am getting excited for this new journey in my life to begin....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ultimate Insult!

My Husband and I went on a date tonight and after dinner we walked the mall. We entered into American Eagle store and I went to the skinny jeans layed out. I picked up a pair of probably size zeros and commented to my husband "just think someday soon I will be able to shop here for some clothes, how exciting!" Just then a young skinny sales girl walks up to me and says " Oh, are you shopping for jeans for someone else tonight?" I just about died.... its really sad that I don't even think she realized what she had said. She just took one look at me and assumed. Well, someday I am going to be able to fit in those jeans and guess what------ I am going to shop next door at Abercrombie and Fitch then!!!! Just saying......

Monday, August 22, 2011

weight loss joke for the night....

Having lost weight over the past few years, a lady was discarding things from her wardrobe that no longer fit.

Her seven-year-old niece was watching as she held up a huge pair of slacks.

"Wow," the lady said, "I must have worn these when I was 183."

Her niece looked puzzled, then asked, "How old are you now?"

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Food Funeral...is there such a thing?

This past week I feel like I am in mourning for the foods I know I won't be able to eat after I am banded. Is that crazy or what? Does that mean I am truly a food addict or just prepairing myself for the changes I need to make? So today I thought about the Bread sticks at Olive Garden as I polished down two that will probably be my last. Yesterday, I thought about Cinnabuns (and I haven't even had one in years) but the mere idea they will be off the list made me crave one. I think the biggest one has been my Diet Coke, I have been sucking them down at a faster rate these past few days. I feel like the prisoner getting ready for the lethal injection and the Warden asking what I want for my final meal!!! I think this is probably pretty typical of what others may feel as well. I will start my modified liquid diet on Sept 1st so I have a few more weeks to process all of this and prepare for my life changing event. I will try not to think of it as the ending of me enjoying food but to the beginning of a new, healthier me.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Results of my EGD

this week I had an EGD (endoscopy). They told me that they had to take a biopsy of a spot that may be cancerous, so this had me worried just a bit. Well the Dr. called back yesterday and said "all is well, no cancer, just an inflammation of my esophagus". Thanks goodness, I began to worry that I had made it this far only to find out they were going to find a reason to cancel my lapband. On a side note I had heard that Myoplex was a good protein shake and that CVS pharmacy had them on clearance 75% off. I made a mad dash out last night and hit all the CVS's that I could. I scored at least 10 packs.   They are normally 12 bucks and I got each one for 3 bucks. Yahoo!!!  I am pretty sure I will be sick of it by the time I get through my pre/post op diet but what the hey I can not turn down a bargain like this!! I am also excited that I got an email from a girl named Amy who has just had her lapband done in July by the same group. I can't wait to connect with her and others to get the "skinny"(no pun intended) on how all this bandster stuff works....

Monday, August 8, 2011

And so it begins....

Hi, my name is Kelli and I have decided to be banded. In 2001 during my first pregnancy they diagnosed me with Type 2 Diabetes (not the gestastional kind). I have also been diagnosed with Hashimotos Disease ( an autoimmune disease that is attacking my thyroid). I have been on a continual steady climb with my weight over the past 10 years despite diets, diet pills, exercise programs, medication adjustments  etc etc. I really feel like my metabolism is stuck in reverse. In 2007, I did manage to lose 50 pounds with weight watchers but in a matter of time I gained it all back and then some. I know some of you reading this know exactly what I am talking about. Today, I am at my highest weight ever and I know that I need to change this. I thought long and hard about this decision and have researched lab band for about a year and a half now. I really want to put my Diabetes in remission and lose this weight for good. Even though I qualify for the procedure with my BMI and medical history I found out that my work put an exclusion on our insurance policy for any bariatric services. Therefore, I will be paying for this surgery on my own. This is a huge life and financial decision. Last Thursday I went for my second appt. and I was cleared for surgery. My Surgery is scheduled for Sept. 15th. I am excited, nervous, scared and just about any other emotion you can think of! I plan to Blog my feelings before and after surgery as a tool to help me learn and be successful with this change. And so it begins....