Saturday, September 27, 2014

In good company

I actually just saw that I started this post back in June... so why not post it...

I know I said before I would post more and be accountable- yeah, I know that was a month ago. But I seem to be in good company. I just caught up with the few blogs that I keep up with and it seems we have all had the Spring time funk but just as I am doing they are getting back into the groove of things.
Last time I was here I was getting too comfortable in the 160's...169 to be exact, not a happy moment. I have been about as active as a slug in a coma so I am surprised that I am currently at 163- I can handle that but I know I can go lower. The lowest number i have seen on the scale was 139...  not sure I want to go that low again, I was feeling too skinny then... did I just say that.
I know I need a fill, I have been able to eat as much as a foot ball player - I have been starting my day with a 2 egg spinach and mushroom omelet and from there I keep snacking through the day, I just can't get a grip on my hunger, but I'm feeling gun-shy about getting a fill right now because I'm getting close to TOM and I usually always get tight as a drum during that time and with too much fluid in my band it means i can't get fluids down at all... not a pretty picture but if I don't do something soon I will be pushing the 170's again...uggh.
The one bonus to my weight gain is that the 'girls" filled back out- man have I missed them, (so has the hubs ;) ) they were looking like deflated balloons, but I don't think that is a good enough reason to keep the weight on if I can slim down again.
Now that summer break is only 7 short school days away my PTA duties will no longer be my excuse for never having time to get my sweat on so I need to work on other excuses a real plan to get to the gym. I seriously haven't been to the gym since the start of last summer break and I miss it. Thankfully my boys are old enough to watch the princess while I go to the gym so I'm going to try to make it out of the house at least twice a week to start and work my self up to 4 times a week- mainly to get my sweat on on a regular basis but also so that I get a much needed break from 3 kids that will be home all day.
OK, so the sweat plan is laid out and ready for action but not so much my food... I know one thing that needs to be done is a fill- so I will have to get on the phone tomorrow and hopefully get an appointment this week- before TOM settles in for it's visit. After that I think I may try our the 3 day juice cleanse that Mrs. Laura Belle documented, you know to get back on the right track,

ok so that was all back in June- here it is September 27th... man I am bad at keeping my blog up to date...  but you can tell i tried... :)


I'm alive- i think....

I know I know, in my last post I said i would be back more often and here it is 5 months later.... liar liar, yes my pants are on fire.

Well let me do a quick recap on my life-
Lets see- the boys finished up their 6th grade year and the princess finished her preschool year.
Summer lasted too long, for all of us. There is not a lot to do in Las Vegas with kids and not a lot of money so we stayed in for the most part seeing as all the temperatures were up near 120 most of the summer.
So nothing really to report for the summer.

School started the last week of August here and at the same time my husband got promoted which means a shift change from day shift to graveyard... uggh- but he's now a boss and got a raise. Just as all this is going on I deiced to apply for a job within my church- and God only knows why I got it so now I have a full time day shift job... we are still adjusting but its all good.

The boys are now in 7th grade and doing good- both still in band/orchestra (they liked it so much that we actually bought them their instruments...but have I heard them practice.... not once.... don't get me started on that)
The princess is now in Kindergarten and hates it... well that may be too strong, she does not like her teacher- but I do, the first 2 weeks of school she was the one that was crying in class... she has even played sick once to get out of going to school... hubs caved and sent her to nana's house for the day so he could sleep and I wouldn't have to miss work... yeah, she was totally faking.
I have been working since the 4th of this month and I love the work and getting a pay check helps too. My prime focus last year was being president of the princess' PTA, I still have that position but I have put it on the back burner and only get to the school for a little bit on Fridays compared to all the time last year.... guess what- they are still moving forward, even without my constant management.... see miracles do happen.

Ok, so whats going on with my band... glad you asked....I just posted all this on FB so here it is again.

2 years ago this coming November will be my 2 year Bandaversary and in this 2 years I had lost 80pounds... at the beginning of this year I started having issues with my band being too tight- so I had fluid taken out of my band 3 different times and only one fill... and in this time I have gained back 30 pounds- so I went in yesterday because I am still having issues, the new RN went to take fluid out of my and come to find out I have NO fluid in there.... we are both surprised, So she looks over my chart and it seems they stopped tracking how much fluid was in my band... seriously, they didn't keep track of it- so the last time I went in was 3 months ago where she said she took out fluid but nothing was indicated on my chart as to how much she took out or how much was in there...uh why not? well seeing as I have no fluid in my band whatsoever I now get to go get an upper GI to find out if its a slip or an eroded band but seeing as I have had no fluid in the band for 3 months and the slip didn't "correct" itself I have the feeling that it has eroded which means Olga may be getting evicted- yes I named my band Olga ... I am very hopeful that my insurance will cover the cost of the removal - from what I remember the insurance said that they only cover 1 bariatric surgery per lifetime... so does this removal count as a bariatric surgery?... trying not to freak out and I know that God has got this- so as much as I hate to have to lose Olga it is not good for her to stay- throwing up daily some times multiple times and eating soft foods for the rest of my life mainly shakes and smoothies is not an option. So please pray that the insurance covers my upper GI and that whatever is going on in there is fixable. Thanks in advance.

OK so that's all for now- I promise, not pinky promise but I will do my best to kind of promise to update this sooner than in 5 months...

See ya'll on the flip side.