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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday, Tuesday

Well, Tuesday is my last day of solid food.  Hmmm...when you look at it like that it sounds kinda bad.  Wednesday and Thursday I am on a liquid diet. Protein shakes, chicken broth....and water.  I am so excited! Only because that means I am that much closer!  Yahoo!  Any pointers from veteran bandsters?  I am open to suggestions, tips, pointers any kind of help at all! 

I can hardly believe that Friday I will be an official bandster!  This has been such a long journey.  It started way back in August 2009 with my first informational session.  It has been almost a year and I know that all my hard work thus far will be worth it.  I am looking forward to sharing the next leg of my journey with you guys and learning all you have to share.  I know I need to take some pre-op pics but gosh I really hate having my picture taken.  It will be a great comparison down the road but blech, right now it stinks. 

Well, my jello is calling my name and my lunch is almost over.  One more day of solid food.  Any ideas for my "last meal"?

Monday, June 28, 2010


Four days Ladies!  That's right! I get banded on Friday, which is Four days! Quatro dias! Whoo Hoo!! I have lost 11 pounds in my pre-op yahoo for me!  Whoop Whoop!!  I am having a great week!  I'll keep you posted!!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

I have a date!

I have a surgery date that is, July 2!  I am soo excited!  I got the phone call today letting me know my surgery date!  I will keep everyone updated!  Whoo Hoo!  I am almost there! 

Friday, June 18, 2010

It's Friday!!

Thank the Lord it's Friday!  I never thought that today would arrive.  This has been the longest week ever!  VBS was fabo but man what a long week it has been!  I am going home to bed and I'll get up Saturday.  I hope all you bandsters have a great weekend! 


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Meeting with my surgeon!

Well ladies, I meet with my surgeon next Tuesday!  Whoo Hoo!! That puts me just one step closer to getting banded! I am so excited!  This has been such a journey and to almost see the light at end of the tunnel is exciting. Once, I'm banded I will have an entirely different journey and I am ready for that one to begin as well. 

I have been doing really well on my low carb diet.  Hamburger patties, greek yogurt, sugar free jello, cheese and of course my Atkins mocha latte shakes.  They really are the bomb! 

Hope everyone has a fabo day!
- Janet

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

VBS is going to kill me.

I love Vacation Bible School.  I really do, but today was our 3rd day and I'm not sure if I'll make it to day 5.  It is from 6-9pm and I have to be at work at 10pm til 7am (yep, I work night shift) I try to get to VBS early so I have been getting up around 4pm.  It's killing me.  Now, those of you who work days may be thinking what's the problem?  I'll explain, imagine getting up at 4:00 in the morning and heading off to VBS with 10, (very active) first graders for 3 hours and then going to work for 9 hours.  It is exhausting.  I was so out of it last night at VBS I had gathered up my kids and were headed out of the sanctuary with the 3 & 4 year olds.  The director was like, First Graders, where are you going?  All I could do was shrug my shoulders and say I have no idea.  We all returned to our seats.  How embarassing!  Praise the Lord I didn't lose any kids! 

Anyway, my low carb diet is in its 2nd week and going rather well I have to admit.  I have eggs and sausage for breakfast, hamburger patty, yogurt, sf jello and cheese for lunch and for dinner an Atkins shake and maybe some cheese.  My liver should be the size of a 4 year olds by the time I get to surgery.  I am also happy to report that I am down about 6 lbs!  Whoo Hoo!  Of course I am so tired and sluggish from lack of sleep this week that I can't really appreciate it.  It is getting closer every day and I am so excited!  The doctors office emailed me on Tuesday and wanted to know if I could come in on Wednesday at 8am to meet with the doctor.  I hope she means next Wednesday, the 23rd.  That would be doable, this week...it ain't gonna happen.  The fact that live 2 hours from the doctors office, I work til 7am and with VBS this week that would be a negative.  I thought about saying yes for about 2 minutes and then I was like are you crazy?  You are already tired, do I really want to drive 4 hours round trip and wait God knows how long on the doctor.  I will pass out riding down the road!  Nope, not gonna happen this week.  I really hope it's next week. 

Well, that's about all I got.  I can't wait to be a bandster. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Pre-op Diet is on!

Well, my pre-op diet is now in process.  I have 4 weeks of low carbs with each week the carb count dropping.  This week my carb count is 45 carbs per meal.  So, far I'm doing really well.  It is amazing how many carbs are hidden in our everyday foods.  It is no wonder I am obese!  Well, I shall press on.  By-by bread!  So long soda!  Hello new way of living!