09 August 2010

I've Been A Bad, BAD Girl!

I have been so hungry the past day that I have eaten whatever has been in my path! That means that I've actually eaten a few times and strayed from my "full liquid" diet.

I have to confess: I've eaten Betty Crocker mashed potatoes, refried beans, and macaroni and cheese. I have a tub of KFC's mashed potatoes awaiting me and my next hunger pangs. I have my post-op appointment tomorrow at 11:30. I am definitely going to ask about moving to mushies early!

And, I keep forgetting not to drink with my meal. That's the way I've done it for years and years, so that's my habit. I think that will take a little more work on my part.

Other than that, I am doing well. Last night, Hubby got home to his parents' house, so we drove the hour and a half to our house. We had to come back today (long story. don't ask!), so we drove the hour and a half back. I'm okay with all that riding. We have two cars at his parents' house right now; I don't know when we'll take the second card home. Riding was okay, but I know I'm not up to driving that far!

One thing I forgot to mention -- WEIGHT LOSS! I'm down  29.4 pounds since I started my pre-op diet on 13 July! I can wear jeans that I haven't been able to wear for months. They aren't really comfortable, so I may wait a few more pounds before I start wearing them, but they fit! Good thing, because my current jeans don't fit so well anymore.

Hope you all are doing okay. I have a busy week, but will try to be better about visiting your blogs and commenting. Thanks so much for all the love! You all keep me going!


  1. Wow! Fantastic weight loss and great NSV with the jeans fitting! Keep up the good work! *Maria*-Blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..."

  2. Here is the link for one ounce of those KFC potatoes.


    Figure a Tablespoon is 2 ounces. After losing 30 pounds in less than a month, you deserve a quart of those potatoes. Get the KFC Mac and Cheese also, very tasty... Why stop there...You have a band ....

  3. I had a hard time getting used to not drinking with meals and after too. I just chew gum after a meal and before you know it, 30 minutes is gone.

  4. I'm sure Allan's comment will help you *eye-roll* Shame and sarcasm are always good ways to reinforce behavior...

    Remember the band is around your stomach, not your brain. We all have gone through this. No need to beat yourself up over it. I find it's best to analyze the why so you can recognize the feelings/thoughts that happened in order to prevent this from happening again and move on.

    You may be able to eat this much because you are drinking during your meals. Be sure to avoid beverages during and at least 30 minutes after eating (I know you know this already). Instead of mashed potatoes, I would eat more protein. It should help you stay full longer. Welcome to Bandster Hell :(

  5. Only sending love to a friend that strayed... Get back on track, roll your eyes,,, Don't do it again..

  6. 'Sending love' via a close-range shotgun blast to the face, but, yeah ...

  7. Yay for your loss and NSV!!

  8. You are doing great!!! Thanks for being my 100th follower and I'm so glad to be following you, too!