Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Back from Labor Day

Wow! I leave for a weekend and I actually find out that people have READ my ramblings! Very Cool! I have a crazy work day......... (Here's a twist on my personality) I work in an actual Convent, I also spent last weekend at a motorcycle rally. I've been riding my own bike for 11 years... since becoming a mom 4 years ago.. the long road trips are a thing of my past, but I still love the feeling of riding through winding hills and smelling the smells of the outdoors............. ahhhh the weekend. To answer the questions posted in the comments section... 4 months banded and I am down nearly 50 lbs. I have what is known as the "small" band, which is marketed to hold 4 cc's of saline. (My doc says up to 5 cc's) To date I've had 4 fills and am hovering right around 3.95 cc's of saline and I am very restricted. As I type this I'm drinking coffee with sf creamer a morning ritual. I eat very little right now....... and the blessing is that I'm very rarely hungry! I have to really work on protien and water. I never thought in a million years that I would take a few bites of cottage cheese and not even think about food til 1:00 p.m. Yesterday Coffee w/sf creamer B: Cottage Cheese (maybe 1/2 cup) L: Mexican Restraunt: a few chips and salsa, 1 chicken taco D: 1/2 of a grilled hamburger dipped in Ranch, 1 pc of cheddar cheese SN: SF pudding cup NOTE: Crunchy crumbly go through the band EASY. Doughy and Gooooey end up acting like a cork.
If I were toooooooo restricted I would not be able to eat the solids and that would require that I get a slight unfil, but I can eat solids so its just the mental issue of only eating a tiny portion. I have decided that I'm going to have to really think about a protein shake in the morning as I'm supposed to get 64 grams of the stuff in during the day. I could eat most any type of food prior to this last fill.
Prior to first fill, (after initial healing time of liquids and mushies) I ate ANYTHING.. also known as BANDSTER HELL.
Second Fill: Thin crunch pizza crust
Third Fill: Maybe a bite of the very brown crunchy crust.

Here is a pic of my scars 2 days afer surgery

Below is an actual picture of my band. I asked the doc to take this for me and after he laughed he complied!
I think its cool, you may think its gross... :)
Have a great day everyone!


Anonymous said...

hey its tara, here is the website i was talking about where i made the extra summer cash.......... the website is here

Danyele said...


I'm SO HAPPY that you joined our Sassy Sistahood :-D