Physical, Emotional and Mental steps on my journey towards healthy living on every level

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Another week goes by

I went to the Y this morning and I have lost 2 more pounds. I only went 3 times last week though, so I am learning that I need to go more if I want more weight loss I guess.

But at least it's coming off, even though it isn't as fast as I would hope.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Even though I did not go to the Y the week Bart was out of town, I lost FOUR POUNDS this week. I'm so excited.

I also went and had a little more of my lap band filled. I have only had a yogurt and half a sandwich today and I'm not hungry. Hopefully this trend will continue. I am now almost down to the point where I was one month after surgery two years ago. If I can lose another 13 pounds I will weigh less than I have in many many years. At least 14 years, actually.

I'm motivated and trying not to think about any of it too much. That seems to work best for me.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Still on Track

I have been to the Y at least 4 times a week for a month. Today was weigh in day and I lost another 3.5 pounds, taking me to 10 pounds in four weeks. I'm very excited to report that kind of progress.

In addition, I got my x-ray done and have a lap-band fill appointment scheduled for Tuesday morning, a week from today. I am a little worried about a change right now because what I'm doing seems to be working, but I think if I actually continue with having these fills, I will not feel as guilty about the money we paid for the surgery in the first place.

The last 4 weeks I really haven't been hungry. I have been limiting my food take considerably, but haven't felt hungry. For me it works to eat the same thing every single day for breakfast and for lunch. I know that this would bore most people to death, but it works for me.

In the morning I have a half a glass of milk and a special K protein bar. For lunch I have turkey and swiss on rye with light mayo. For some reason, the rye bread and my lap-band get along better than other breads and apparently rye bread has a lower glycemic index. At night I have small portions of whatever Bart serves, and I don't eat anything else for the rest of the night. This routine seems to be working very well.

Speaking of glycemic indexes, my blood sugars have been lower the past 10 days than ever before since I was diagnosed.

So, on the health front I have reason to be feeling pretty good about things....