Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss/weigh in/ lessons learned

I enjoyed being reminded today of the wonderful Dr. Seuss. I loved reading his books growing up and now reading them to my boys. Dr. S was a smart cookie.
I weighed in today at 180.5, I am down 2.1 pounds this week!! I can feel those 170's just right around the corner. Once I hit the 170's I will have officially lost more weight then any of my past attempts at weight loss the last 10 years. I will only be 20 something pounds away from my goal weight. Am I dreaming?? Is someone going to wake me up and I will still be obese?? Hell no, I have worked hard over the past 5 months. I remember one of my earlier posts that talked about "Earning your Body", I am realizing exactly what that means and what it takes. This band is a tool...plain and simple. I know when I am following the 10 golden rules and the times that I am not. It makes a difference. I have also learned to be kind to yourself but not too kind that you slip back into bad habits.

Tonight, I tested one of the rules and i made a mistake. We went to Chipotle for dinner tonight. I haven't drank soda pop since the night before my surgery and tonight I took a big swig of my husbands diet coke. Wrong idea.....instantly my eyes started to bulge and water, I got that terrible pain in my chest and knew I need to go to the bathroom and PB. Yep, I frothed at the mouth like a rabbid dog!! No fun. I felt so terrible I couldn't even eat any dinner. Good thing is I don't feel like doing that ever I guess I am fully cured of my Diet Coke addiction.

Well I hope you all are doing well and have a great weekend!


  1. TOO FUNNY Kelli! Just last weekend my man and I were at Cheesecake Factory and out of the BLUE I decide to order a diet coke. I haven't drank soda since Dec 2010/Jan 2011, before surgery. And I used to be a diet coke ADDICT - had to have atleast 1 a day!!

    Needless to say, I took one drink of it and it tasted like CRAP. It was not the glorious reunion I had thought it would be!

    My fiance about fell over when he heard me order a Diet Coke. lol I told him I was feeling adventurous that day. :)

  2. Wish I had that problem with Mountain Dew. I have only drank it once since surgery, but it went down smooth as butter!! Great job on the loss!!

  3. Love that Dr. Suess quote! Good job on the loss this week!

  4. I never have problems drinking soda, wish I did!

  5. Given my Diet Coke addiction...I am hoping for a similar experience once banded. Maybe I will try to learn from yours. ;)

  6. How exciting....why is it that we like to test our limits? Sounds like you are really understanding your body and what it takes to get the pounds off...That is something I have just started and don't know when I will ever master it!