Saturday, December 5, 2009

I did it I did it!! 5K!!

Today I walked/ran my first 5K!! I didn't even die!!
My number was 1687 and I have it taped to my bathroom door!! I will never forget how good it felt to cross the finish line. I was at the back of the pack, but I finished!!

I am the third one from the right in the picture below!!

I am so happy to have this NSV today!! christmas party tonight so bring on the drinkssss!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I am a Athletic Girl stuck (not for long) in a fat body!!

I have decided that I love working out!!

I have been working out every day for at least 2 miles on the treadmill and then doing the circut for another half hour or so. Doing a 5k in January so hoping to get my speed and endurance up by then!!

My surgeon's office is having a group of people walk/run at the breast cancer walk in January!! I am so excited and hopefully I will be able to finish the entire 5k!!

Update on me since surgery:

I have been doing great! I have lost a total of 37lbs since 9/23/09!!! I am going for my 3rd fill next Thursday! I have been stuck at my current weight for over a week even though I have increased my exercise a lot....

I am able to eat pretty much anything that I want at this point, but just smaller portions!

I have been so busy at work over the past few weeks and have not done an update recently...I can't wait for this 4 day weekend to be able to catch up on everyone and post a couple of times! I really miss reading all of your blogs!



Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fill # 2 and my recent crazy life!!

I was away for a while sooooo here is a little Me update!!
Fill number 2 was the day I got home from vacation from NC! NC was GREAT..the weather was cool and crisp and the leaves were amazing!

I went in for fill #2 and has lost 8lbs in 2 weeks. Dr. was not going to give me the fill, but he decided to after I told him how I had been eating. I was able to eat everything and had never gotten stuck. I got a 1.2cc fill. He pulled 1.6cc out and put in 1.2 more for a total fill of now....2.8! With some extra in the tubing and port.

This fill has been so weird though....The two days after liquids and then soft foods and then the third day I tried to eat and everything got stuck....EVERYTHING!! The next day and every day since then I feel like I have no restriction at all. Weird....

I called and they told me to give it a week and to come back in if I still feel like I have no restriction...ok whatever....will do!

Still trying to think of a name for my band......all suggestions welcome!!

My crazy life:

One of my best friends at work had her baby yesterday!!

Welcome to the world Hunter Emmett!!

My husband's uncle passed away :( So sorry honey! So glad you have amazing memories with him!!

Work has been crazy. We had our evaluations this week for 3 days all day........ the county coalition comes into the preschool to evaluate all of the classrooms and teachers!! We did GREAT though!! My staff was so nervous all week...they all try so hard when it is eval time

I am treating them all to a catered lunch next week!!
Thanks for reading about my craziness!!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, October 23, 2009

On Vacay, band tight on plane...weird!!

My friend and I left today for a few days away in NC! We flew out of Palm Beach and arrived in Charlotte this afternoon. We also have her 11 month old baby with us. Traveling with an infant can be challenging, but she was so good.

We are just going to relax and enjoy the beautiful fall leaves. We are staying at her parents house and it is amazingly beautiful!!

So I have always heard of the band being tighter on an airplane, but I wasn't sure if it was an individual thing or something that happens to everyone....well, it happened to me. I could feel the band get tighter and then could feel way more restriction on liquid during the flight.

Tonight at dinner I got stuck. It hurt! I got up and moved a little and it felt better, but for me it is true that the band gets tighter when flying!

So, I am scheduled for a fill the day after I get back. I wonder how this will affect things??

I am just going to try to relaxxx, enjoy my vacay, eat well and have fun!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hungry Day today, but Good News!!

Well, today was a hungry day for me. I have been really good about just dealing with my hunger and drinking alot of water and it usually not so much!! I was hungry all day...I didn't eat badly, but I was hungry and craving food all day. I had a super stressful day at work with deadlines and that used to drive me straight to candy and snack food. I avoided it today, but I wanted it!!

Good News:

I hurt my elbow a few days, I know what you are the hell is that good news??

Well, I guess I did it playing Wii fit or something and yesterday I finally broke down and went to the Urgent Care Clinic after work. I was telling the nurse that I had lap band and he was taking my vitals etc...He asked what I weighed and I told him what I thought...he said "do you wanna check" I sais "sure"...I got on the scale and I was down 4lbs since my fill!! 4lbs and I really haven't felt that restriction yet!!

I am sooooo excited!!

That brings my total to close to 25lbs!!

My dog weighs 25lbs...I mean he is super cute and all, but I don't want to carry him around all day!!

XOXOXO - Robyn

Random Side Note: Grad school Application is finally submitted. Committee meets on Friday for acceptance. Keep your fingers crossed!! I'll let everyone know either way!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Support Group and Some Random thoughts!

Tonight was support group at the hospital where I had surgery. I did not know what to, off I went thinking that there would be maybe 10-15 people there.....oh no....there were about 50 people!

It is run by the psychologist and nurse manager at JFK bariatric (my surgeon's office). It was really good.....there were people there from pre-surgery to 2 years post-op and most of the time was an open forum!

One girl (about 24) was talking about the negative comments some of her "friends" have made about her taking the easy way out....she said she no longer has them as friends. She was upset and said that she is 1000 miles away from home and going through this alone while at college....this really made me think about all of the support that I have had!

My best friends call everyday to check on me and my DH has been great! Everyone (although not many) at work has been so supportive and I have not heard one negative comment recently!

We all know how the gossip mill works so I am sure there has been some talk, but I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT!

Another lady was talking about how she was banded 10 months ago and has only lost a few pounds, but she can barely eat...blah, blah, blah.....a few minutes later she was saying how she eats with a tiny spoon and that eats lots of deserts....ok, maybe thats a part of the reason you have not lost....just a thought!!

Leaving for NC in 3 days!! Pretty excited and pretty ok with what I am eating! I think I am losing, but don't record my weight everyday. I am trying for once a week!

Good news is that someone at work noticed today! They did not know that I had surgery and they said..."you look like you are losing weight...are you ok??"
Since when did being fat = being ok?? Ha...they were trying to be nice so I forgive them!!

Oh, went to see Where The Wild Things Are and I was highly dissappointed! It was nothing like the book....although, I was not sure how you can turn a 7 sentence book into a 2 hour movie, but they tried (at least they think they did).


I am going back to finish my MASTERS DEGREE!! GOOOO MEEEEE!!!
I am starting back in January at Florida State University (Sorry Kristin....GO GATORS!! :) XOXOXO)

This is what my degree will be in:

Instructional Systems (major in Performance Improvement and Human Resource Development)Master of Science!! MY boss said today "with a title like that it better be a BIG diploma"........I agree!!

So, there are all the happenings in my life in a nutshell!!

XOXOXO and Welcome to all of my new followers!! I love you guys and your blogs!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

My First Fill and my first stuck...WEIRD!

Well, my first fill was an experience and a half!!!

I went to my Dr. office for my fill yesterday. I went and got weighed. I only lost one lb since my first post op biggie to me I knew I needed a fill. Good news...I have lost 18 total!!

Well the Dr. came in to do my fill and easilly accessed my port. No pain at all! I could feel the fluid going into my band...It didn't hurt at all it was just a weird feeling.

He put in 7cc, because he said that 3 remain in the port/tubing?? He left the room and I was in the room with the nurse (I ♥ her). She told me to drink a cup of water.

1 sip into the water and it got stuck. It hurt...water hurt!! She looked at me and said...are you ok and I just starred at her blankly....she gave me a plastic tub and I slimed and threw up the water. I couldn't even swallow my spit. She went to get the Dr. and he came in to remove some fluid. Again no pain at all accessing my port!!

Ok...maybe someone can answer this, but when he went in he wanted to retrieve fluid from my band....he only got out 4cc??? he put in 7cc's?? how is this possible? Is it because 2-3 remain in port/tubing?

From the 4cc's that he pulled out he put 2cc's back in. so my first fill was 5cc's with 3 in the port/tubing so 2 in my band?? confused!!

I was able to drink and finish the cup of water!! So home I went...well, off to my crazy world of work!

I stayed on liquids yesterday and today moved to mushies....I have no restriction!

How can I go from completely being blocked from swallowing being able to eat 2 egg whites and grits for breakfast and cup of chili for lunch??

Can 2cc's really make that big of a difference??

I am a little frustrated, but I know that this is a process and it may take a few fills and that it is an ongoing thing! I am trying to eat healthy and stick to around 1200 calories a day, but I am not really losing. you would think that just the reduction in calories alone would make me lose weight....not to mention the addition of exercise etc....

I know I will be successful because I know what I need to do!!