Sunday, September 16, 2012

Weekly Weigh in and Stuck like Chuck!


Weekly Weigh in: (This is my 49th week! 3 more weeks and I'm 1 year out!)

08/22/2011: 299.9 (first consult with surgeon)
10/06/2011: 284 (weight at surgery date)
08/26/2012: 215.6
09/15/2012: 212.8
Loss: -2.8 pounds!
Total Loss: 87.1

Well, I'm three weeks from my 1 yr anniversary and not as close to my 100 pound loss goal as I wanted to be, but I am OKAY with that!! I have busted my ass for the last year and am feeling fantastic and that is ALL that matters!! My 1 yr anniversary happens to fall on a weekend that I will be at the beach for a conference for work and will enjoy anniversary in style!!

I'm still getting stuck more than 'usual', so I've made an appointment with my Dr, but it isn't until next month; so, I've decided to try the pouch test, having liquids for a day, then mushies, then soft foods, etc., to see if my pouch is irritated for some reason. Also, the stress of school is 'over' for two weeks and then I start my last, very last quarter, so the two might help a lot. I'm just praying that it's irritated and stressed and that it's not something 'else'. I'm too close and have come too far....I can't even say it. Nevermind.

SO, I'm still open to any advice that you can give me re: my stuck like chuck position!

I hope you all have a great week!! Hugs!!

PS - Rueben, I miss you like crazy! I hope your new job is working out...I'm also wondering about Europe!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I need your help

I know that I haven't been a good blogger lately, but I really need some advice. I've been getting 'stuck' an awful lot lately. Like, sometimes it hurts-stuck, major 'sliming' and almost to the point of vomiting-stuck. I've never gotten stuck this many times in a row before. I tried to keep track of it to see if it was a particular food or time of day or where I'm sitting when I eat and there's not anything that I can think of that is causing it.

Could it be my bra? Seriously - I wear an underwire bra and I've heard that sometimes it causes pressure on your liver, which pushes on the band - could this be?

What do you suggest I do? Now, don't get me wrong, there are some times that I don't get stuck - so I'm not stuck all the time, but more than I used to be. I have been a little overly-stressed because it's the end of the quarter at school, and I've been having really busy and overwhelmed at work some.

PLEASE give me your advice. What should I do? Should I do liquids for a few days to see if that helps? Change the food? Anything that you have tried that worked!?

BTW - I did call and make an appt with my Dr, but it isn't until 10/8.

Thanks, in advance, for your wisdom! I will be blogging more often now that I'm finished with this quarter of school!

Hugs!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weekly Weigh in and Blah

Well, I know it says that there is a weigh in, but when I weighed, it remained the exact same as last week. This is very frustrating to me. I have busted my butt and watched everything that I've eaten and no progress. I'm in my 47th week, only 5 weeks from my one year anniversary! I'd like to be at one of my goals by then. I mean, it won't be the end of the world if I'm not, but it sure would make me feel much better!!

Anywho, on to other news, one of my closest family members finally said something about my loss - I know that sounds narcissistic, but she never said anything about it, and at this stage of the game, it's very obvious. I wasn't waiting for her to notice, but now that she has, it makes me feel better!

I have two more weeks of this quarter, and then I'm off for a two week break. Then, on October 1, I start my very last quarter and will be a college graduate (hopefully), by the end of the year. But, the first weekend after I start my last quarter, I'm going out of town for a work conference, which just happens to be at the beach - tough job, but someone has to do it! This will make the third year that I've gone; the first year, our school hosted it, which means I put all the work into it. Last year, I was the go-to gal for the people that hosted it last year. This year, I get to go and just enjoy myself, and learn as much as I can.

This coming weekend, we are having family pictures taken. My parents, my son and I, and my brother and his wife. I'm kind of excited and kind of nervous at the same time. They were taken a couple of years ago, and I wasn't at my heaviest, but was still pretty heavy when they were taken last. It will be fun to see the change - me getting smaller, and my son getting bigger.

On another note, I've decided to try and go after my exhusband for more child support. Two years ago, while he was unemployed for two years, he went and had it reduced to just over 1/4 of what he was paying; he's been working for almost a year now, and I think it's high time he start contributing more. It wasn't such a big deal during the summer, but when school started and small stuff that you have to pay for started adding up, and now that I've come to reality that I'm worth more than I give myself credit for, I've decided to 'stick it to the man'. The first time I went and applied for enforcement, the guilt gave me the shingles - I'm hoping that there is no guilt (cause there shouldn't be any!) and I hope that he won't make my life miserable as a result. Last time, he said that he was upset because I didn't 'tell him' that I was going to child support enforcement....so this time, I think I will apply for assistance and then tell him, so he won't be surprised - apparently, he doesn't like surprises - lol.

Well, that's enough for one day. I'm at work, early as usual, and writing this, so I'm hoping that this becomes part of my ritual. If not, until next week, have a good one!!

Hugs!!

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