Don't have pics ready yet but wanted to get back to blogging...boy I missed it and missed ready about all of you. I did get to stay in touch with my fellow boobs girls because there were NUMEROUS emails and challenges that came and went.
So I think I did pretty well on my vacay. I really tried to watch my portions and what I ate...I did indulge here and there but only 1 bite.
Had a couple sad moments too. Its amazing to me, how what I eat is affecting my mom. She is pretty negative about this journey and I never expected it. I will explain thru some examples. The second night they had spagetti and I only have 2.8cc in my band so I thought I would be able to eat it....um no. pasta is just bad...I even ate it slowly and small bites but got stuck and had to throw it up...I was so embarrassed because we all eat dinner together(uncle, aunt, mom, stepdad, and cousins(10) of them) and they all noticed I had to leave the table and that I didn't eat much spagetti. My mom especially. Later we were watching fireworks and eating popcorn and my mom said "are you sure you can eat it" yes I was able to eat popcorn. I explained again that this is a learning process and I should have stayed away from the pasta but she just disapprovingly looked at me. Then I told her about an article I read about Rex Ryan losing 100lbs and giving credit to the lapband and we also talked about alcohol and how some banders switch their addiction to alcohol when they don't have food which leads to other problems with their marriage and such, she then says "well, I have not seen anybody turn out hot from the lapband, they all still have extra weight" wow--I just didn't know what to say. I was floored that she could discount someones loss. Too me I interpreted that as great you lost weight but your still fat. I share so much with my mom by talking to her everyday that I am sad that I am unable to share this journey with her. She makes me so sad and upset with her comments that I am really going to have to pull away from her on this. I love her to death but this is actually really upsetting me. My nutrionist suggested I start seeing a therapist because my mom is such an influence in my life and she is so negative about the band, I think he may be right. He thinks her comments will sabotage me from reaching goal
Anyway...I did take a peak at my weight and I have lost since last week and that makes me happy. I am trying to make Wednesday my weigh in days so I am going to wait until next week for official weigh in. I did lots of walking on vacay and no snacking. My meals were not always the best but they were not terrible.
So I will tell you more fun stuff about the trip once I get my pics in order