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Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekend recap, and the vice grip I call my band!


Howdy folks! I just loved this picture, even though it's Migraine Barbie, just picture the vice a little lower down on the throat for my purposes!


My weekend was crazy busy, Friday we had our school auction for my youngest son. It was fun, busy, but fun and we raised $80,000.00 for the school! Saturday evening, we went to a shrimp boil and enjoyed a wonderful evening at our friend's boat house, great food, great atmosphere and great company! My band was so cooperative that night, I barely ate during the day but that night, miraculously I was able to eat a bit of everything (sadly that included 440 calories worth of coconut pecan cookies!) but it was great. Sunday morning, I woke very early because my boys had to serve at church at 7:30. As always on the mornings they serve, we went to McDonald's after to pick up breakfast. I usually don't eat in the mornings until 9:30 or 10, because I'm tight, I'll enjoy my coffee then eat later on. Now looking back, I realize that I didn't have my coffee for one thing and secondly, I decided I would try to eat at 8:45, these were both mistakes. As soon as I realized I couldn't eat, I stopped, but it set the stage for a day of misery for me, that along with the fact, that the night before I overindulged. Has anyone else noticed that when you over do it one day, the next day you're super tight? Well, it's a pattern for me. Anyway, I was stuck early on in the day, I just waited it out and it passed and I napped. I tried to drink a glass of milk at lunch time, stuck, later on I got stuck on water, then on a bit of wine (trying to prime the band) stuck on warm tea, stuck on water, stuck on ice cream, I threw up several times last night and was really hurting. I was really thirsty and hungry and feeling very sorry for myself....(another pattern!) Anyway, today I'm better, still very sore, but able to drink water and coffee this morning. I'm sticking to liquids and mushies today and hopefully things will be back to normal soon. I will, one day learn how to avoid days like that. I hope. I know that when I am having a day like that, I shouldn't try even ice cream, just try to sip water...slowly! It's frustrating and it really brings out the whiny baby in me, but it is a small price to pay for all the rewards that the band has brought me. It feels good today to be on the smoother side of things. I hope you all have a wonderful day and a great week ahead of you!


Big Hugs!

T

10 comments:

Pamela E. Williams said...

Awww Hugs right back!! I hope that band loosens up for you and you get to feeling bettter.

$80K is WONDERFUL! Congrats on raising that much money.

Jess said...

I hear some ya'lls stories about being REALLY tight and it sounds awful. It seems like I've got it pretty easy compared to some of you. I mean I get stuck once and a blue moon but for no more than maybe 3 minutes and it dislodges and then I have NO problem eating anything after that one time. And I have NEVER been stuck or had paid from just a drink. That sounds so scary. Maybe you need an unfill. I don't know how you deal with that.

Amanda Kiska said...

No fun! Feel better!

Kristin said...

Oh, those days are so miserable. I'm sorry. Hang in there.

Lap Band Gal said...

Hope you feel better soon...love the new blog layout :) HUGS!

Jacquie said...

I have felt your pain Theresa! Literally. Take it really easy and slow today....it sounds like you are very inflamed if liquids are not going down!

I feel nothing since my .1 cc fill last week but I knew going in I wanted to go slow after my complete unfill in January.


I love your new blog layout! So you!

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Sorry, sweetie. Feel better soon!

Read said...

Oh, those days are the absolute worst!!! Whine away!! I would have done and tried every single thing you did and it wouldn't have helped me any either. I'm glad it's a little better today and that you're going to take it slowly - You'll be back to yourself tomorrow!!

Amy said...

Ugh, been there, done that. And I usually start freaking out that I've done some damage or something. Take it very, very slowly and commit to liquids for 24-48 hours. It sucks, I know, but you'll be fine. Hang in there!

Barbara said...

Yikes.. everyone seems to be getting tight these days.. it must be the change in season or something..Laughed at the picture though I know migraines are killers.. I could just feel that pain. hugs