On the loser’s bench again

March 12, 2009 at 10:39 am 2 comments

I went into see Dr. M and tell him the news about Sydney last week. It is so hard to tell people, but he knew something was up as soon as he saw my chart because I’d lost about 11 lbs in a month. He decided to have me come in for a fill under fluoro to check my band placement, pouch and port to make sure nothing moved during the pregnancy.

I went in for my fill and there were quite a few other bandsters waiting and we all started talking. They were mostly newbies. One of them remembered me from the seminar I spoke at back in August. My fill went well. He said the band looks as perfect as it did the day he put it in. I commented that the first time I came in for a fill, I could barely fit between the table and the xray thing and now there is a bunch of room. He gave me 1 cc. I didn’t have an unfill during the pregnancy, so I have about 7.5 or 8 cc in my 14 cc band. I’m glad I still have plenty of room in there.

I’m restarting my weight loss numbers from his scale last week. I was 257.2. Today, I was 255.2. I hope it keeps moving down. I don’t feel a lot of restriction and I’m not eating well. I know that I am doing a lot of emotional eating and I’m trying to conquer that. I made an appointment with a counselor for April 1. I was on a pace of about 10-12 lbs a month, or about 2.5-3 per week, pre-pregnancy. I don’t know if I can ever get back to that pace, but we’ll see.

Eric and I are going to walk in the March of Dimes March for Babies in memory of Sydney and in honor of our other preemie, Hailey. Technically, all 3 of our kids have been premature. Christian was born at 36 1/2 weeks, about 3 days shy of 37 weeks, and he was big, healthy, and didn’t spend any time in the NICU so I don’t even think of him as a preemie like Hailey and Sydney. The walk is on April 25. I’ve added the link for donations here, if anybody would like to support our team and honor our precious girls. It is a 3.1 mile walk so I plan to start walking again to get ready for it. Before I got pregnant, I was up to about 1.75-2 miles a day regularly. I do remember going to the zoo and walking about 4 miles in a day, so I know I can do this. I’ve wanted to participate in this walk for a long time, but I never felt up to it because I was too heavy and 3 miles seemed like way too much. This is going to become our tradition now and I can’t wait until Christian and Hailey are old enough to walk with us. I thought about them doing it this year, but I know them and they’ll give out after a mile and one of us would have to drop out. Maybe next year or the year after.


Entry filed under: exercise, family, food, goals, medical, weight loss.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. GF  |  March 12, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I think it’s wonderful what you’re doing for the March of Dimes. You’ll get it figured out. Take time to heal, physically AND mentally.


  • 2. Diz  |  March 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    You are such an inspiration! Your children have the best parents they could have. You lead by example and doing the March of Dimes walk will help others as well as help you both. My prayers are with you all. You can do it!


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Highest weight: 350 lbs
Surgery weight: 339 lbs
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