Saturday, September 7, 2013

Band Abuse.....& Last Mad Monday weigh in....

Hey all! How's it going? Things here are going ok. I know I know, its been 1 1/2 weeks since I blogged. I am like seriously dropping the ball all the way around!

OK Let's start with this past weeks weigh in....not good. But I knew it wouldn't be. And the results are 208.6. Up .8 from the 26th of August....
So my totals are:
66.2.0 lbs down since 8/22/12!
51.6lbs down since surgery on 10/15/12!
I'll be damned I am going the wrong way....So I have gained .8 lbs since surgery on July 31st. I guess that's not horrible.
What's happened over the last week and a half. Lets see, I had an unfill. I was so tight I was getting stuck on virtually everything. So I opted to go in and have an unfill. They took out .4 cc's. YIKES!! That's a lot! So now I have 6.9 cc's in my 10 cc band. I have been really struggling with this whole green zone thing. It's just not clicking with me or something. I have also really been struggling with the 208 weight range. I thought I had it beat right before surgery and now I am back where I started. Super discouraged right now!!
I went and saw the doctor a few days ago. The good news is I am healing up nicely he said. He also said I am released back to almost totally full exercise. No sit-ups, crunches or anything that will work my abdominal muscles heavily but I can run, elliptical, use my resistance bands, etc. & no exercise ball work.
Great I can get started moving again! The bad news....I got sick this past Tuesday and I feel like death warmed over....I had a sore throat for 3 days and now my head is so stuffed up I can't stand it. And since I can't breathe I am not working out.
I am hoping I feel significantly better by Monday. I would really like to start doing something. I am so out of practice and I feel so lazy.
Onto my band abuse...Yes I have been totally blowing it. I have been eating and over eating at that. I don't know what the hell is going on with me. I feel like I have been eating a ton. I have even been stuck a few times at my current fill level. And I don't ever feel hungry. So I am either eating way to much or my band is still overfull. I am going with the eating way to much thing. I am even eating when I am not hungry. And I know it too. But I am doing it anyway. BAD BAD BAD Chris!!!
Hopefully I can get back in the correct mind frame and start working out again once I feel better. I really need to not give up. I can break this plateau and start loosing and eating better again.
Our business is struggling too. Bad! I keep hearing everyone say the economy is doing better but let me tell you, we sure as hell can't tell....I am worried about finances, and our house, and everything else I can possibly think of. Do I feel stressed, no not really, but I think I am. And I think I am stress eating, kind of. Can you stress eat if you are aware of the fact that you are eating too much? So I am going to be physically working at the business here in the next couple of weeks. Gotta get some stuff moving!
Volleyball started back up for the girls. It is in full swing. We had the first tournament last Friday and then 2 games this past week. The team is looking pretty good. My girls are in the video below. #4 and #12. Same team this year! It will make it easy to watch them both.
OK my blog friends. I am done for today. Stuffed up and tired. So, have a great evening! Hopefully tomorrow I will blog again and get back to reading what is happening in your world. I really miss you all.


  1. Just try one thing at a time. Try getting in all your water for a few days. Take it back to post surgery band rules and know that you can do this.

  2. Sorry about the band acting up and the stress eating, at least you know you are doing it, but sometimes it's hard to reign it in. I don't have any advice for you on the fill stuff but maybe another band person can chime in there...

    Oh my 11 and 12 year old love playing VB. They have only done rec but we are considering club in the coming years. They took a break from VB to play softball so when that ends we are looking in Jan to return to VB. That is awesome they play for the same team!

  3. Don't beat yourself up! I had the same surgery (to put everything back together) and I still remember the after-affects of that make it hard to stay on any health plan and of course not being able to exercise doesn't help. Plus, the stress you are under also is hard.

    I have a feeling that the change in seasons will be a positive move! I know you can do this! :)

  4. Thanks for all if the encouragement! It's so greatly appreciated!!

  5. Me too! I'm having a hard time with overeating also. I'm going to try the 5 day pouch test to get myself back to basics...I start tomorrow...

  6. Stress is one of the hardest things to cope with when we have habitually reacted to it by turning to food! Maybe when you start working in the office, you'll be able to create some structure for your days to help you get back on track.

  7. temporary setback, it will work itself out. I know when I got a big unfill it really messed with my head. Remember, you are in control!!

  8. Hope you are ok and and not impacted by the horrible rains!

  9. great job! you will get there = )