Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Inspirational Thanks and a New NSV

My lap-band is everything I hoped for. I really was totally prepared and had realistic expectations prior to surgery. I knew my food intake would be restricted by my brain and lips would not be. I had Googled lap-band blogs and came across Amy W.'s, and soon was swept away into her life like characters in a great novel. I laughed. I cried. I cheered her on! (I totally think her life, would be a great movie, don't you?) I loved that she was/is so honest and helpful, and here is a happy girl who was still happy at her highest weight, and here she was over 300 pounds herself and now is below goal, Amazing! Truly an inspiration!

It was through her blog, I found Grace, as a follower, who I was able to read up from almost the time of her surgery, or slightly after. Again over 300 and is now at 215. This blows my mind.

And there are others, many others, but these ladies are the first two blogs I found that I have followed religiously, and I really attribute some of my success to their words of wisdom, so thank you ladies!

Without further adieu, my new NSV....
Around that time of the month, I CRAVE chocolate.  Any other time, I could care less.  Well, I went to TJMaxx yesterday and of course when you check out, they have all the little fancy popcorns and  random doo-dads and fancy little chocolates between the candles and the mp3 player head phones. I bought a bag..err two bags of fancy gourmet chocolate. Prior to my lap-band, I would have eaten the ENTIRE bag. I had a single serving of 3 small pieces for 150 calories. I was satisfied and put it away.

The lap-band has really helped my relationship with food. I don't over indulge anymore, but I treat myself every once in awhile. I make great, healthy choices 99% of the time, and it is working for me. I no longer desire to eat an entire pizza, but I do enjoy having a slice every once in awhile. This is HUGE for me!

With that, time to get back to studying!
Until later,


  1. Aren't blogs great? I feel like I learn so much from eveyone and it inspires and motivates me. :)

    Good for you for keeping things under control! I'm having a little issue with that right now, but I'm sure I will work it out.

  2. You are a sweetheart! Thanks for the shout-out! Keep up the amazing work :)