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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Total Pounds Lost

Speck Challenge Weigh In
Last week 200
This week 199
total loss 1 lb

I am thrilled...no more 2 in front of my weight...I hope...I pray...I will fight hard!
I will admit..I cried on the scale this morning...it felt weird..it felt like a lightness in my heart.
Its crazy that such a stupid thing as a scale and a number on it can make me so happy but it did.
I need to work on it not meaning so much to me.  I am starting to believe that I need to be happy with me, really regardless of my weight.  I need to be happy and healthy..that is going to take some work.

So update:
I went back and got an unfill yesterday morning..I didn't even leave the fill in for 24 hours because really, it hurt to drink.  I could only sip a few sips until the pain in the chest started.  I know that feeling..crap I have been overfilled now 3 times. So I knew what it felt like and I knew it would only get worse.  He took out .4 of my .5 fill..so I am now at 4.4  and that is really what I wanted to be at when I went in for the fill...just a top off to get me back where I was in October.  I feel great.  That restriction is where I like to be.  And for any newbies...the restriction level a person has and likes is different for everyone.  How tight I like to be may not work for someone else and vice-versa.

I loved all your comments on my nutritionists advice.  I should have mentioned, take it with a grain of salt because I did.  I liked hearing a different point of view but I also know what worked for me in October was less carbs and I am not about to bring them back in to the extent she wanted.  I will however take notice of my snacking and try to improve on it with more protein.  I was kind of getting away from lunch meat because I noticed the sodium count was so high for me.  I am going to try less lunch meat and more meat period but watch the sodium and try to get reduced sodium or different meat choices.  I will also try to watch my sugar spikes and see if I notice hunger pains shortly after something with sugar in them.  I think I will go look at some fiber gummies too.  So there were a few things I picked up from her I do want to try.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving...not sure if I will post again until Monday..I get a little lazy getting on the computer when I am at home.


Jen said...

Yahooooooooooo!! Congrats!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anna said...

Huzzah! Cheers to Onederland and cheers to you! Happy Thanksgiving :)

Linda said...

Yea!!! Such an achievement!

Elizabeth said...

I am sooooooooo happy for you!!!!

Chris said...


I can remember breaking down in tears when I first saw that '1' on the scale, too - you're doing so well, and I love how insightful you are about your entire journey! YOU ROCK!!

RockBand Barbie said...

Soooooo happy for you!!!!! You are the bomb dot com!

speck said...

I am so proud and happy for you. Don't look back...I know it's going to only get better!

And glad you went with your gut on the fill.

Happy Thanksgiving. Love you my friend.


Michelle said...

Wowza!!! Congratulations. I got a fill too yesterday... I think I'm good right below 5cc too. I'm desperately scared of an overfill. I never wanted to be uncomfortable or restricted to that point either.

Have a good holiday

Connie O said...

Congratulations! That's a very, very significant PIZM (psychologically important zero mark). It's really a double PIZM!

When I was in therapy last year, I commented on the zero marks being important even if it is only a 1-lb. difference, and my therapist acted like she didn't know what I meant. I said, "Doesn't everybody feel that way?" And she wouldn't answer. So annoying.

I don't think it's crazy to celebrate PIZMs as milestones, but I think you're smart to understand that they're tied in with other issues of self-care and self-esteem.

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adorkbl said...

Woooooooot! Congrats on Onederland. That is so freaking awesome!!

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Vanessa said...

Wooohooooo! congrats!!!! Onderland!

Azmomo2 said...

So exciting!!!! WTG!!! Congrats!!!! Hoping to be following you soon!

Amy said...

congrats :) so proud of ya!

Leigh C. said...

Awesome, just awesome! Happy Thanksgiving:)

tz said...

awesome and inspirational! I agree, do what works!

MandaPanda said...

Congratulations!!! I'm sure that gave you something to be thankful for. Glad you got your unfill. I'd be a little peeved at the doc since you told him from the get-go that the fill was too much but I digress..

Momee3021 said...

Sorry Im so late here but I have been thinking about you and Onederland and I just had to check in. You hit Onederland on my baby's birthday so it will forever be set in my brain. I am SOOOOOO proud and Im hope you are as proud of yourself as all of us following your blog. I think of you often especially when Im in my rut which has been quite consistent lately. And I wish you well and cant wait for you to reach goal you are so close - 68lbs you lost my kid and a tube of ice cream.... Can you believe that you lost an entire 4 foot 1 inch - 8 year old boy holding a giant tub of ice cream. So for all your AWESOMENESS Im sending you 68 GIANT HUGS from Canada (((((sorry my hands are cold)))))!!!!!!!!!! xo