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Happy Hump Day!!


It's Wednesday y'all!! I know some are saying...and your point. Well, we are half way done with the week. I'm trying to motivate myself. It ain't working. Do you ever have a day when you just feel like you could just go back to bed. Today is that day for me. Not to start over but to just sleep in. So many things I wish and pray for and one of them is to be rich (or financially comfortable) so that I don't have to get up at the crack of dawn to go to a job that I am not using all of my gifts and talents. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful and by no means should I complain because there are people in this country who are not employed, much less have the great benefits I have, but I do complain. Its hard to be creative person and be in a place that you literally sit and do nothing all day. Ahhh well, it is what it is.

Yesterday I had my EGD and it went well. I now have booked my 3-4 hour appointment with the doctor to discuss going foward. So I have a question for you all....

Before you were banded, did you ever feel like or think, what if I'm not successful at losing this weight even with a band?

I ask that question because I've done this diet thing so many times and now that I'm so close I'm a little scared of the what ifs. Anyway, have a great day my band buddies. Onward and forward.

11 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm not banded yet either but I have had that same thought crossed my mind a couple weeks ago. But I am having some success just by practicing the mindful eating so I'm positive I can make the transition and be successful.

~Sarah
http://nwanonymom.blogspot.com/

Cheeseburger Girl said...

I did wonder that myself.
The conclusion I came to was:
If the only thing that happened was it kept me from gaining more weight, then I would consider that success.
That made it easier for me to go into it with less anxiety.
I know I would have put on 2-5 lbs in the 6 weeks since surgery instead of losing 30. If I don't lose another pound, I'm still better off than where I started.

Sandy Lee said...

Oh yes, I still think I won't be successful. But then I see the scale still going down after 4 months and believe just a little. My main reason for getting the band was to Keep it Off! Something I had never been able to do. Thanks for reminding me it was Hump day. For some reason I thought it was Tuesday-getting forgetful in my old age.

Pie said...

I think it's very, very common to have that thought. It's especially hard when you have great loss one week and then the next couple weeks you stall. You kinda ask yourself, "So that's it? That's all I'm gonna lose, huh? This is the end, this is as far as I can go." And yet, six months later you're down 20-30-50 lbs.

I sympathize with your work situation. I sorta fell into my job six years ago and it's challenging and interesting but it's not something I chose. It's a lot of computer and desk work which I'm realizing just isn't me. But it pays too well to just up and quit. That's one of my many goals in this process though - to figure out myself and what I'm good at and pursue it! It's about so much more than weight loss!

-Grace- said...

I thought about that all the time. It's such a huge undertaking and after failing so many other times, one wonders how, if ever, this could work.

Pamela E. Williams said...

Thank you ladies. Its good to know that I'm not alone in this.

@Sarah, I'm following you. Thanks for posting your link.

@Pie, I've been here for 12 years (but not in the same office) and it has gotten to the point where I feel stagnate. I know what gifts I have and what I want to do, but sometimes it seems so far away. I just keep myself encouraged though.

amandakiska said...

I was so afraid of failing that I didn't tell anyone except my pastor, my mom, my sister & my fella. As it turns out, I didn't need to worry. I've lost 60 lbs. since February.

Cindylew said...

I thought about it and I still think about it...especially now that I'm in that place called "bandster hell"...eating 1,100 calories a day and maintaining the same weight for three weeks and in an almost constant state of hunger. I'm told it's all part of one of the phases in this process. Just keep realistic expectations and do tons of research so that you know what to expect. I did that and it's still hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel from here.
I hope that didn't sound too negative...I'm sure one day soon I will be able to say "I love this band" as most of this sisterhood has already done.

Pamela E. Williams said...

@Amanda, CONGRATULATIONS!! I know you must feel wonderful to have lost 60lbs.

@Cindylew, I have read so much about bandster hell. I'm not looking forward to it, but hope to plan ahead to try to avoid it. I'm assuming that I can't but I will try. My journey is just beginning.

Sandy Lee said...

Just to followup on a comment you left me about veges. I can eat almost any cooked veges including broccoli and asparagus although I have eaten some raw broccoli heads. Had a small problem with corn a few months ago and haven't tried again. And you saw that raw carrots are now off my list. Cooked carrots seem fine. Trial and error and each person is different

Joey said...

For sure!! I think we all have that fear. For me it's like an insurance policy. I can't undo a weeks worth of good days with one trip to McDonalds. Now that I'm more than half way I feel like I really can get to goal. Such a good feeling. You can do it!!